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  • 12 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "As a family of 10 we loved the communal spaces that accommodated our large group."

    The kitchen is well equipped with more than enough items for dining in. The house is decorated and furnished in an eclectic style and the location is great for walking, sightseeing and shopping. The owner provided comprehensive information for using the equipment and good local knowledge for places to visit etc. we particularly appreciated the amount of items in the welcome pack, bread, milk, butter, biscuits, donuts, drinks, fizz, beers, even sweets and Easter eggs for the kids. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend for large family groups.

    Thank you very much. We appreciate your kind words. We like to provide a good welcome pack, as often our guests travel from a long way to get to Scarborough, so not having too worry about a cup of tea or coffee when you get here is the least we can do as hosts. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Mar 2024

  • "We had a fantastic week in Highview!"

    ! 11 people and 1 dog. Lots of space , all had own bathrooms!! House was always warm and cosy. The welcome pack was amazing and very thoughtful. Owners John and Kim were very helpful and sent us lots of information about the area and checked in with us during our stay with restaurant recommendations. House was in a perfect position looking out over the north bay. Would definitely like to go and stay here again.

    Thank you very much for staying with us and treating Highview well. You are most welcome to stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Feb 2024

  • "The property is in a wonderful location with sea views and an easy walk to the North Bay and the town centre."

    Until recently it was a B&B and retains that look and feel. The furniture and decor is a little worn but charming and comfortable. From the ground floor, Kitchen and Dining room, the nearest shared toilet is on the second floor. So a bit of a hike. We had a very enjoyable week and would stay again.

    Reviewed by John3.8Oct 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our family holiday in "Highview"."

    There was everything we needed there for a perfect stay. The rooms were all lovely and tastefully decorated with comfy beds! The showers were all great and worked perfectly. The property is close to all local amenities, such as Peasholm Park and the lovely beaches of Scarborough. Lots to see & do! Highly recommended. We hope to return soon.

    Thank You David. It was a pleasure to host you and your family and friends. We would welcome you back any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "High View lives up to its name, with views of castle, sea and headlands."

    The property was spacious, clean and well equipped. The owners had thought of those little extra touches like basic provisions on arrival. A good grocery shop round the corner served day to day needs. What to do: plenty! Many kids' attractions like the castle, Water Park, Sea life centre, and of course the beach. Lovely coastal walks and talian gardens. There is more to discover on our next visit. Highly recommended. Jean

    Thank you very much for your review Jean. We are very happy that you all enjoyed your time at Highview and in Scarborough. We would look forward to you returning. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect location for a short walk to North Bay beach with lovely sand and a couple of shops, and a little further to Peasholm Park."

    The chip shop at the bottom of the hill is really nice. 15 mins walk to South Bay for shops and Arcades. Saves finding parking. The house was lovely, with large dining table, Snug for kids, and amazing view from Living room window. The beds were incredibly comfy and suited our large group perfectly. Homeowner John was incredibly helpful and responded immediately to anything we needed. Highly recommend this property.

    Thank you very much Karen. The way you guys did not let the weather beat you was brilliant!! You and the family are welcome back at anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous big family property with space for all."

    Great location, in quieter part of the town but only a short walk to castle, styractions etc.

    Thank you for staying at Highview Karen. You put up with all the weather had to throw at you and still had a great time. You are welcome back any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jul 2023

  • "We came with 3 generations of our family for a week and had a very relaxed time."

    I think we used the cars on one day but otherwise found plenty to do in the town itself. Fortunately the weather was quite good so we did quite a bit of wandering and spent time on the beach. John, the host was very helpful with suggestions of things to do and he was very accessible, we felt we could contact him for help and advice. The market hall is certainly worth a visit and the lovely artesan baker provided our lunch on a couple of days. The house is in a lovely position and the sea side of it is especially quiet, apart from the waves. There were 8 of us staying and we had plenty of space, there would certainly have been room for more. The house was well equiped and the details were fairly accurate but I did find the description of the sleeping and bathroom arrangements a bit confusing. Just another point which might be useful for future guests, although there are games to play, there are none provided for under 5s, not a problem but probably useful to know.

    Thank you Carole. We are glad that you had a good stay. And thank you for pointing out the clarity around the bedroom description. My view is that if you found it a little unclear, then others will as well. So I'll have that updated . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous family holiday, hosts were very attentive and responsive to email."

    There were a few grocery items left when we arrived to tie us over until we managed to do a shop which was really helpful. Property is great for a larger/extended family as you can all spend time together but with it being so big can all have your own space too. Only downside for us was the amount of stairs as we had elderly/heavily pregnant individuals in our party and no telescope in the property (as advertised on the pictures) as this left one of our party particularly disappointed. Would recommend this property and definitely stay again, sea views were picturesque. Thank you for our stay!!

    Hi Jan - thank you for your review. We very much appreciate the comments. Concerning the the stairs, it is an unfortunate thing we can not change about the property due to its nature and age. You are very welcome to comeback whenever you like and thank you very much for the respectful state Highview was left in. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan4.1Apr 2023

  • "Lovely stay only issues were the wi fi was not working very well spoilt family ..."

    Lovely stay only issues were the wi fi was not working very well spoilt family view when chilling at night And the heating was at times far too hot tried turning it down only for it to go up again I know this may seem a strange comment but it made for uncomfortable sleeping and of course is wasted energy which is costing some one money The welcome pack was a lovely surprise and it was much appreciated by all ,thank you for the high quality accommodation

    Thank you for your feedback Terry. We are happy that you enjoyed Highview. Regarding the Heating and WiFi, you should have called or e-mailed, as both were easy to resolve. All radiators have thermostats so that each room can be individually adjusted. We do tend to leave the heating on the high side for the comfort and control of the guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry3.8Mar 2023

  • "We throughly enjoyed our stay at Highview , the house is beautiful with a well equipped kitchen , comfortable beds , lovely furniture and stunning views ."

    Great location within Scarborough and the perfect place for our Birthday celebrations. We had a lovely stay, and found the owners very helpful .

    Thank you very much. You are more than welcome to return. Frankly, having people like yourselves stay is the reason we do this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was as described, it was warm and welcoming with a nice welcome pack and Christmas decorations throughout."

    The beds were comfortable and all the bedding and towels very clean. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed to cook our New Year’s Day dinner. The views from the property over the north bay are spectacular, and Peasholme Park and central Scarborough are in easy walking distance. Whilst there we had a small maintenance problem which the owner John dealt with very quickly and efficiently, arriving only 15 minutes after being contacted. Our party of 11 all had a very enjoyable stay thank you John and Kim.

    Thank You Chris for you feed back. You were a wonderful group. We are glad that despite the efforts of the National Grid, you still had a your New Years Day dinner. :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Highview."

    It’s a lovely, spacious place with a nice homely feel. The location was perfect - the sea view of North Bay is just stunning and there are so many great cafes and restaurants within a short walking distance. It’s also easy to visit places further afield (like Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby amongst others). John and Kim were very welcoming and attentive hosts. I would thoroughly recommend staying at Highview!

    Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family. It makes it all worthwhile. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gayle4.7Oct 2022

  • "Perfect location for a family get-together."

    Everything we needed.

    Thank you very much Matthew. You were great guests. We hope to see you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay - house facilities are great, lots of room for everyone, bonus having so many showers!"

    Kids loved playing hide and seek. Location was amazing - really close to the North bay beach during the day for surfing and a 10min walk over to the South Bay at night for amusements. Stunning views out to sea from lounge - especially the sunrise we watched on our first morning. Thanks so much for easy communication and lots of information and advice before and during our stay. We will happily return again and recommend to others - thanks for making our holiday stress free!

    Thank you for your comments. We look forward to seeing you and the family next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful property and a fantastic base to explore Scarborough."

    Beautiful views from the property over the sea but within walking distance of all attractions. Owners extremely friendly and checked in to ensure we were happy with everything. Information handbook was excellent and a massive help. Property itself was well equipped and had the space we needed for a large property. Everyone was impressed and we have discussed staying again.

    Thank you very much for you very kind review. You are more than welcome to return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was really good, comfortable and ideal for a big group."

    The views are really lovely and very close to the beach and attractions. We all said we would definitely like to stay again.

    Hi Susan, very kind words. You are more than welcome to come back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful location and spacious comfortable accommodation."

    The view from the living room in particular was stunning. The welcome pack was generous and very carefully selected by an obviously very thoughtful host. We all from the youngest 1yr old to the oldest 70* had a wonderful stay

    Thank you Kathy. Its been a great summer, and whilst particularly hot in the week that you came, it does show the area off to it's full potential. We hope to see you and the family again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.1Jul 2022

  • "The best equipped self catering we have stayed in for years."

    Slightly quirky that one en-suite had a bidet instead of a toilet.

    It was our please to accommodate you and your family Carole. We hope to see you back in the coming years. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole4.1Jul 2022

  • "Lovely holiday home A wonderful surprise was left for us when we arrived , the welcome basket was by far the best we have ever had!"

    Property is beautiful we loved the high ceilings and the lovely furnishings , the beds were so comfy that we all looked forward to going to bed each night. The property was lovely and warm and even though large nice and cosy. That fact that the property was just across from the north beach was amazing and we had some lovely views , and on a walk into town we even saw some dolphins . The owners where wonderful and very helpful . I hope that future bookings enjoy the house as much as we did !

    Thank you very much for your kind words Emma and the respect that you showed the old house was much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2022

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  • Spread out over four floors
  • On the ground floor there are entrance halls, a large kitchen, and a large dining room
  • On the first floor you will find a sitting room with ample seating, on the second floor there is a snug
  • Additionally, there are five bedrooms spread amongst the top three floors, configured as follows: A first-floor twin bedroom with ensuite shower, basin and WC
  • A second-floor king-size bedroom with a small dressing area and ensuite shower, basin and WC
  • A second-floor four poster bed with views of the coast and castle with ensuite shower and basin
  • A second-floor separate WC and basin
  • Two third-floor family rooms
  • Each with double and single beds with ensuite shower, basin and WC
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 3 x Smart TV's, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent (Please do not charge your electric car at this property)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 3-4 cars
  • Small, front patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking or vaping
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.5 miles
  • Pets: 2 x medium sized dogs are welcome at this property.

The property

Highview is a spacious seafront holiday home resting in the coastal town of Scarborough and within easy reach of the North York Moors National Park. This wonderful retreat is the perfect family base to celebrate a special occasion or for a traditional coastal getaway to this stunning region of Yorkshire. Take the opportunity to visit York, Leeds, Whitby, Beverly and other cities, towns and villages in the region. The striking blue exterior is a wonderful contrast to the period and characterful features that await you inside, as well as carefully selected furnishings and everything you could possibly need to enjoy a week-long break. Be welcomed into the formal dining room, where seating for up to 12 guests sits in front of the bay window, offering far-reaching views of the surroundings to enjoy as you tuck into your meals. Prepare such meals within the well-equipped kitchen, which is spacious enough for a couple of budding chefs to whip up home-cooked meals for the entire family, along with a dishwasher and washing machine for easy clean ups. Venture up the staircase to relax in the sitting room, where you can tune into the TV or get lost in a book to pass the time during a rainy evening. Alternatively, if you seek a moment's peace and quiet away from the rest of the group, head to the second floor where a lovely snug room awaits with a small collection of books, TV and seating. As the evening draws to a close, be spoiled for choice by the sleeping accommodation that awaits you with five bedrooms situated across the three top floors to choose from.

Designed to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement for up to twelve people. During a balmy morning, you and your loved ones can look forward to soaking up the sunshine on the patio area or catch the final glimpses of sunshine with a glass of wine. Scarborough comes with everything you could possibly need, including a selection of shops for picking up the essentials, as well as several eateries to suit all tastes, whether it be fish and chip shops, fine dining seafood or traditional pub grub! During the summer months, head down to the beaches of North Bay and South Bay to soak up the sun or try your hand at boating in Peasholm Park. For the more adventurous there is Surfing and Kayaking in the local area. There are established hikes for all levels of walkers. If you are visiting with younger guests, they will be delighted to make a splash at the Alpamare Waterpark and the Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary. Highview promises a refreshing getaway for the whole family to enjoy this coastal part of Yorkshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £600.

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About the location


Pickering 17 miles; Whitby 20 miles; York 40 miles.

Popular since Victorian times, the vibrant seaside town of Scarborough retains many of its original fine buildings, parks and gardens, as well as its historic castle which overlooks the town. North Bay and South Bay provide two superb stretches of beautiful, golden sandy beaches, popular with families and small children. There are a number of child friendly activities and many excellent visitor attractions for grown-ups too, including the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough Spa and Scarborough Open Air Theatre for live music. Scarborough is a great location for outdoor activities, with golf courses, lovely coastal walks along the Cleveland Way, stunning cycle routes such as the old railway to Whitby, beautiful sailing and championship quality surfing. Add to this all the usual seaside entertainment and bustling promenades located close to the beach and Scarborough is the destination with something for everyone. Ideally situated for touring the coastline and the moors, Scarborough is an ideal base for a fun-filled break.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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