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  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice little apparrment , only issue was the heating , boiling hot in the entrance hall but heater didn’t seem to work at all in the sitting room/ kitchen area , we ended up putting a blanket over us in the sofa ."

    Also struggled with the lock in the internal door door downstairs and were stuck trying to unlock it for abit 5 mins , managed eventually so didn’t bother locking it t again , just locked outside door . Apart from that it was lovely , clean and everything there we needed Thankyou

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Mar 2024

  • "Lovely flat with very friendly and helpful owner."

    I would definitely recommend. Would love to return sometime soon .

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2023

  • "We spent a lovely week at Picadore, a much needed rest for us both."

    The apartment is perfectly placed just outside the main shopping area making it so convenient to pop to the shops. Martin (the owner) has worked hard made it very homely and comfortable and Picadore is very true to the online photos. The quality of the bed linens was excellent and we slept extremely well in the king size bed, it was very comfortable. The bathroom was also great and the kitchen had everything you needed. Cleanliness was excellent. Wifi was good too. We could have easily stayed for another week and we are hoping to return to Picadore in the near future. Would absolutely recommend to all.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay at Picadore. Thanks for your feedback and for leaving the property in such pristine condition. Your appreciation makes all the effort really worthwhile and I thank you for that too. I hope to see you again very soon, Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ernest5.0Nov 2023

  • "Excellent flat in a great location !"

    Comfortable with everything needed for a great stay!

    Very glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope to see you again soon, Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Miriam5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really comfy apartment, clean,and well equipped."

    Very central for everything and really helpful, friendly owner. We had a great time, with dog. Loved the coloured mood lighting and wet room. Would love to go back!

    Thanks for that really nice feedback Susan. I’m so glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope to see you again before too long. Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was the best property we have ever stayed in when visiting Scarborough."

    The apartment was spotless and well-equipped with everything you could need. The bed was comfy, there was lots of space to relax. The only thing we might have found helpful was a guest handbook with what to do with rubbish, what to do at the end of our stay. However as the owner also owns the gallery below the property and he was around each day, we could pop in and ask him. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Thanks for your feedback, I appreciate it very much. I have taken on your point about having a guest handbook, and will try and have one in place for your next visit. Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2023

  • "Martin was very helpful ."

    Great location everything quite near and a good pub the Scarborough Arms just minutes away . great flat with everything you need very comfy bed and great shower with plenty of hot water . Had a lovely time

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2023

  • "My husband, son, small dog and I stayed at the property for the second week in April ‘23."

    We really liked everything about the flat - Martin the owner is lovely and so helpful, the location is great as near to the lovely beaches at North Bay, Peasholm Park, the harbour, South Bay and lots of shops! And a nice pub nearby. The accommodation is superb - really nicely done up and really clean & comfortable. We definitely plan to have another holiday there!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Brilliant central apartment in Scarborough, located on the North Bay but close to the town centre and South Bay."

    Spotlessly clean apartment with modern furnishing. I really enjoyed the Bluetooth mirror in the bathroom to play things from my phone whilst getting ready. The bed is very comfortable. Strong hot water and heating systems which was very welcome on colder days and evenings. Full kitchen for cooking if you want to eat in the apartment. Great for dogs, a lovely bean bag style bed provided for them to relax and sleep. The owner is very kind and understanding and great to deal with. Easy Check-in and check-out.

    Thanks for your feedback Marc. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Picadore and will come again."

    Great position for town, with parking pass included and everything you need. We picked this property as it was one of the lowest priced, and we were delighted with the value for our money. It exceeded our expectations. Very friendly host.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay in a great location close to town and beach owner really nice and helpful, everything needed in the apartment, we have rebooked again very happy guests."

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2022

  • "We've stayed at Picadore previously and had no hesitation going back."

    It's a lovely apartment, very nicely decorated and had everything we needed. An added bonus is the coffee shop that has opened in part of the printers below. I really enjoyed the cups of coffee I had there, admired the prints on the wall and had one of my own pictures printed at a very reasonable price. All in all I couldn't fault anything.

    Thanks Jane, so glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you again. Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely apartment, has everything you need."

    Very clean and tidy.

    Thanks for that Karl. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again, Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely place, comfy bed!"

    Really enjoyed our stay here, Martin, the owner was very helpful.

    Thanks a lot for your feedback Helen. Very glad you enjoyed your stay at Picadore and I hope to see you again. Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2022

  • "A very relaxing comfortable and well furnished for whatever we needed."

    Very close to the beach... centre...we went to the beach 2times a day most of the time...and it's very neat and tidy...loads of quality bath towels... pillows... kitchen wares... everything was top notch...and even lovely remote controlled lightings ... I mean it was very nice. The host was absolutely gracious. Lovely place ... definitely recommend and hope to be back again.

    Thanks for the feedback. So glad you and your lovely family enjoyed your stay at Picadore. Good luck with the new job and hope to see you again, Martin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Picadore is the perfectly placed, and appointed, staycation, location."

    It is right in the heart of everything, making everything walkable in Scarborough and easy drives to the whole of the beautiful coastline. The apartment is stylishly decorated with everything you need. A full size, well equipped, kitchen, good size bathroom, with walk-in shower and really comfy bed. And Martin is the perfect host, he made everything really easy, from meeting us with a parking pass when we first arrived, to being on hand throughout, great stay, we highly recommend Picadore.

    Thanks for that guys, so glad you enjoyed your stay in beautiful, springtime Scarborough and I hope to see you again sometime soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely flat well positioned for North and South bay attractions no off road ..."

    Lovely flat well positioned for North and South bay attractions no off road parking handy for everything shops pubs take aways

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Mar 2022

  • "Picadore is a lovely little bolt hole out of the main area but east walking distance."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Dec 2021

  • "Thanks Martin for creating such a welcoming flat which is really comfortable, clean and quiet."

    Loved my week there and appreciated the location of the flat, recommendations on things to do, and the kindness you showed.

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Oct 2021

  • "A lovely spacious apartment, situated close to Scarborough town and the beach."

    The owner Martin was friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.4Oct 2021

  • "Our family of four had a really nice stay."

    The flat is very homely and has everything you need. The location is perfect. Very near both beaches, “the strip”, the castle and town centre. Martin is a very friendly and helpful host.

    Reviewed by Mikael4.7Aug 2021

  • "The apartment was very tastefully decorated and comfortable."

    It had everything we needed. It was close to other North and South Beach and the town centre. I would rebook.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a lovely apartment, it was more than expected."

    Martin made us feel so welcome and was very friendly.Only 5-10 min walk to the beach, to the shops and the castle right on your doorstep, would highly recommend. Steve and Sam

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely apartment in great location."

    Martin was really helpful. Good WiFi in case you need to work.

    Reviewed by Rosemarie5.0May 2021

  • "Picador is an excellent flat location is excellent facilities excellent"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2021

  • "A great place, in every way!"

    Comfortable, well-equipped and clean. Also well-situated, quiet and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very welcoming host, made us feel at home."

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

  • "The Picadore was lovely, we had a great stay and have already recommended it to friends and family."

    The accommodation was lovely. Martin thought of everything. The only suggestion I would give is the accommodation could do with some coat hooks, otherwise, amazing and we will make a return visit. Martin was friendly and informative.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great property and great host."

    Perfectly located for North Bay walking and easy access to the South Bay including restaurants, bars and shops. The flat is warm, cosy and pretty much a home from home. Everything you need, washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher, modern bathroom and comfortable furnishings. My daughters loved the lounge LED lights and the bluetooth bathroom mirror was a hit!!! Felt very safe and at night was lovely and quiet. Bonus is free on street parking outside the flat. Martin was on hand if needed and made himself readily available. Martin even rang us to let us know about the dolphin spotting opportunity, a very thoughtful host. Will defo be returning soon we hope. Thanks Martin and Sykes cottages

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fabulous modern,comfortable apartment just as stated on the website,this was my 4th visit and will be returning next year."

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very modern and clean apartment with a spacious bathroom and a large bedroom and all you would need in the lounge- kitchen area but we probably won’t be going back because we are dog people and all the floors are wood which our dog didn’t like also there was no where for the dog to go toilet also there was 17 step to go down to go out also very difficult to find a parking space near by."

    But having said all that if you do not have a dog the apartment was comfortable and central and the owner was very approachable and friendly

    Reviewed by Anita4.1Oct 2020

  • "The Picador Apartment is a lovely modern well equipped apartment."

    It is spacious, good kitchen, nice crockery, cutlery. Good utility room with all amenities and cleaning materials. Large lounge diner nice soft furnishings and Modern TV. Bedroom well furnished, comfy bed and pillows with good quality bedding and towels. Spacious shower room, good water pressure for shower. The location is ideal for the North and South bays and nearby a variety restaurants public bars and local supermarkets. The owner is very helpful and welcoming. The apartment is perfect for a self catering holiday. Highly recommend and we will return. Many thanks to the owner.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic time Martin was a great host always there if we needed anything, we had some long walks with our dog too ."

    We would go back apartment was great .

    Reviewed by Cathy4.7Mar 2020

  • "After being recommended sykes cottages accommodation I was very pleased with the place I chose to stay and will definitely be using sykes again."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2019

  • "A very comfortable apartment well worth a visit close to all amenities."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Picador."

    We had everything we needed and the flat was really comfy and cosy. Perfect location for both North and South bays. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Sep 2019

  • ". The apartment is very clean, comfortable, very well equipped and left nothing to be desired. It is well positioned for access to both north and south bays, and the castle, also for shopping and all other amenities"

    . Martin, the owner was very pleasant and helpful. Anne and David

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2019

  • "A beautiful fantastic flat to stay ."

    A perfect host .Friendly and always there in the shop or on the end of the phone if you needed anything. A totally enjoyable holiday and would recommend the picadore to everyone...We will definately be returning there for our next holiday.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2019

  • "Amazing place!"

    The owner was very welcoming and on hand if we needed anything. The place was fantastic so child and dog friendly,super stylish comfortable. Great location too. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fantastic property."

    Friendly owner. Very modern and stylish with everything you need. Parking was easy, great location.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2018

  • "We had a lovely week in Scarborough."

    Martin was a very friendly, helpful man. The flat is lovely. Very stylish. I loved playing around with the mood lighting on the remote control. Every colour, you could change it whenever you want. Martin put up a Christmas tree for us and some decorations which made it feel very cosy. The location is perfect, about as central as you can get. We came by train, and everything was in walking distance. North shore and South shore really easy to walk to, and shops only a couple of minutes on the doorstep. Pubs, restaurants, takeaways, excellent amenities. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Picadore and Scarborough. A lovely town any time of year!!! Thanks Debbie and steve Loughborough.

    We're so happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was superb, very comfortable and homely but also very stylish."

    Very close to the town center so on several days the car didn’t move, an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Deanne5.0Oct 2018

  • "Picadore apartment has the 'wow' factor"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent holiday apartment, well located with short walk to the North and South Beaches and the town centre and with plenty of on street parking."

    The apartment has everything you need and it shows that a lot of care and thought has been put into making it as homely as possible. Wouldn't hesitate to return in the future.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2018

  • "The apartment was fabulous!"

    Martin very helpful and went out of his way to accommodate us! Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this as a holiday destination.

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Jun 2018

  • "Thank you, once again, a successful holiday cottage sourced through Sykes."

    We appreciate the easy to use search facility on your website. The search term combinations mean that we can search for a particular week and number of people and pet AND find somewhere that is close to the coast and within our price range. We've found that other sites are not as easy to use. We're not so keen on the pop-up 'someone just booked in Durham' messages though - unnecessary and annoying. Worst of all - it can end up covering up your own search results - maybe get rid of that before it starts to put people off!

    Reviewed by Lyn4.7May 2018

  • "Fantastic flat very modern, comfortable and spacious, had everything you could need, home from home even a washer and dryer if needed."

    We can highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Rowena5.0Apr 2018

  • "Great apartment with everything you need, lovely and modern, good location, would definitely go back again"

    Reviewed by Kelly4.8Dec 2017

  • "What a great holiday we had Martin the owner showed us around the flat and was ..."

    What a great holiday we had Martin the owner showed us around the flat and was very helpful The flat was stunning no expence spared on decor Large tvs in living room and bedroom Motion senser lighting in hallway LED strip lighting in room and bedroom Washing machine , dryer and dishwasher And to round it off blu tooth mirror in bathroom so you could have you own music on Best place I've stayed in Scarborough will be booking again

    Reviewed by Richard4.8Nov 2017

  • "I couldn't say what we enjoyed the most everything was A1 well beyond expectations"

    Reviewed by Ann-maria5.0Aug 2017

  • "Fantastic flat meaningful could walk to everywhere in Scarborough."

    Martin very helpful. Flat was a great base and very comfortable

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2017

  • "This is a beautiful flat."

    The decor is very stylish and modern. It is in an ideal location near the beaches and the town and we loved it.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2017

  • "Fabulous, comfortable apartment in the centre of Scarborough, easy access to both bays and visitor attractions."

    Lovely welcoming host, great holiday :-)

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Apr 2017

  • "Highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2017

  • "Lovely property."

    Owner friendly and helpful.Good location.Close to all amenities.thought parking might be an issue but it was o.k.A lovely break.

    Reviewed by Janet4.8Sep 2016

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  • All second floor
  • One family bedroom with 1 king-size double and 1 single daybed with Jack-and-Jill access to wet room
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed
  • Utility.
  • Electric radiators
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking outside property and in surrounding streets on first come first served basis, scratch card permits provided
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 min walk
  • Coast and beach 5 mins walk.

The property

This superb, second floor apartment is set above the owner's picture gallery in the heart of the popular seaside town of Scarborough.

With all amenities on the doorstep, it is the perfect base for couples and small families to enjoy a wonderful holiday by the sea.

Although on the second floor, access is via the narrow side lane and just up one flight of private stairs into the apartment.

The bright and spacious open plan living area feels warm and welcoming, with sunshine streaming in through the wide windows and a large comfortable corner sofa to sink into and relax in the evening.

With a contemporary streamlined kitchen and a dining table in the window, this lovely room can't fail to please.

The king-size bedroom is to the rear of the apartment and has the benefit of an additional day bed and a Jack-and-Jill wet room, a very individual and opulent shower room, with Bluetooth speakers set into the mirror.

With tasteful and quality furnishings throughout including oak flooring and Egyptian cotton bed linens, guests are assured of every comfort here.

Step outside the apartment and you have pubs, shops and restaurants all at hand, with an excellent Chinese and Italian just a couple of minutes’ walk, or stroll along the road to visit the castle ruins, perched high on the cliff top.

Walk down to the seafront and small harbour, where there are golden sands, donkey rides and traditional seafood stalls, with cafés, fish and chips and candy floss to enjoy!

The choice of attractions in the immediate area is enviable, including the open air theatre in Peasholm Park, Scarborough Cricket Ground, the renowned Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round, the Sealife Centre at Northbay and art galleries and museums.

If you can tear yourselves away from the town, the surrounding countryside of the North York Moors has miles of scenic cycle routes and a wonderful network of public footpaths that take you through spectacular scenery and moorland.

With all this at your fingertips, Picadore provides a luxurious base for a brilliant holiday.

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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:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas