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Quayside House

(Ref. 14650)

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Sykes rating

  • 9 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Delightful property, all was just as shown in picture gallery."

    Location is perfect. Kitchen has everything you would need during a stay. Everywhere is spacious and caters for a full house of 9. Host was very responsive, Couldn’t fault a thing and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2024

  • "Quayside house is in a fantastic location for the beach, harbour, castle, local shops, dining options and entertainment."

    The house is roomy and gave lots of space for 4 adults and two children. The kitchen is well equipped and the rooms are all comfy. The quiet space at the back of the house to sit out in the sunshine was lovely. We all slept well in the comfy beds with lots of storage for our clothes and luggage. The car parking space in front of the house is a god send as parking in Scarborough can be difficult at busy times. There is a shop 10 seconds from the house selling essentials which was really useful and the nearest pub is the same distance, we didnt use it so cant comment on quality. More bars, cafés and ice cream are available just a few more steps away. We stayed local, but highly recommend RSPB Bempton, especially between May and July when the puffins are nesting. The castle had a great pirates event and the castle is free to visit for English Herritage members. Whitby is accessible by bus if you want to avoid driving as is Robinhoods bay. Falling Foss is a beautiful location for a walk and a treat at the cafe and Goathland is a short drive away to see where Harry Potter was filmed, see the steam trains and venture into the village to see where Heartbeat was filmed. You can go and see the Naval Warfare in Peasholm Park, swim at Alpamare or relax with a walk in the Italian gardens on the esplanade. With all this to do and a beautiful well equipped base to do it from, what's not to love? We can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect location for South bay, clean, comfortably and well equipped house."

    Space for one car and scratch permit for other. We have stayed here before and can highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Kimberley4.7Jul 2023

  • "The property spotless, very comfortable, perfect location even so close to the front surprisingly quiet."

    Lovely welcome pack. No complaints at all

    Reviewed by A5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent property, will be booking again when available."

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fabulous holiday at Quayside house."

    The house is beautiful with lots of personal touches, and everything we needed for a home from home break. It’s in a perfect location, close to everything and after doing a big shop we didn’t use the car again all week. Yvonne is a great host and left us a lovely welcome hamper, which was very much appreciated. We are all more than happy to recommend this property to anyone looking for a home from home break, and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Apr 2023

  • "3rd visit to this property."

    Clean, comfortable and in perfect location. Good communication with owner. Could do with a new lock on the bathroom door but otherwise spot on. Hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2023

  • "A very spacious, and modern cottage, as close as its possible to get to everything in South Bay."

    Want the pub ????? You can see it from the living room window. Want the Harbor ????? You can see the ships masts from the living room window. Thats how close the property is to everything. Contact with the owner was flawless, and we were made to feel very welcome. The house is a credit to its owner, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in Scarborough.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely location with friendly neighbours."

    Parking is manageable if your car is not too big and second car parking with pass. Cheerful seaside decoration and plenty of room for 5 adults and 2 children. Ideal for the beach and arcades.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Lovely location. Very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2022

  • "Quayside House is a gorgeous holiday home in an excellent location, easily capable of accommodating 9 people."

    It is comfortable, very well equipped and close to all the amenities of a typical UK seaside town. It is also a good base for exploring the Yorkshire coast and moors. The owner is very helpful and will ensure that you have a perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2022

  • "A little gem of a cottage, immaculately presented, very close to all facilities, we will be booking again later this year."

    Parking is difficult for a larger car, this is not a complaint about Quayside Cottage, definitely a great pace to stay and enjoy Scarborough.

    Reviewed by Ron4.4Mar 2022

  • "This was our third visit & was a special birthday request from our now 5 year old."

    It really is the perfect place to stay in Scarborough - a warm, welcoming owner, a beautiful cottage, parking space, perfectly placed close to the beach, harbour, castle & shops. I mentioned our stay was to celebrate our son’s birthday and there was a birthday cake waiting for him, amongst other goodies, when we arrived- it made his day! Thank you so much, we had a fantastic time. The lovely weather was an added bonus too!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "Street parking was a bit of a lottery, but not a lot to be done about it if you want to stay close to property"

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week in Scarborough, and the house was a huge part of what made the holiday."

    The house is spacious, clean, and tastefully decorated. The kitchen had everything we needed. When we arrived there was a hamper waiting for us with the essentials which was a really nice and welcome gesture. The location of the house is incredible. You would be hard pressed to find a more central and convenient location. The house is one minute away from the shops and restaurants on the front. Considering how close we were to the front it was not noisy at all. Wonderful place to stay hopefully we will be back soon.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2021

  • "Perfect location."

    Beautiful property, truly was home from home.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2021

  • "Excellent location for all the seafront entertainment."

    A wonderful welcome box on arrival made us feel excited and ready to start our holidays.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2021

  • "What a beautiful house."

    Very clean and well decorated and furnished/equipped with everything you could possibly need. The location is perfect. I didn't use my car for days! The owner was pleasant and helpful and the welcome box was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0May 2021

  • "The location was brilliant, everything exceeded expectations, the house was roomy and parking was possible on the drive."

    The only small thing that I could find fault with was the back double bed, which needed a soft mattress topper. Having rented holiday accommodation for many years in many different parts of Britain, I would rate this as the best of them all.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2021

  • "House was lovely, really well fitted out plenty of room for you to not feel ontop of each other."

    We have a few teething troubles becuse the house had been shut away so long because of covid restrictions and they sorted them out fast and afficiently. Loved the games room, parking is tight so if you have a big car i would suggest getting the parking permit. The house is ideally situated to get to the harbour and beach and there is a one stop just a few steps away, its an absolute perfect location, its so near yet out of the way. Perfect holiday thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Apr 2021

  • "Absolute gem of a cottage."

    4 double beds, and plenty of space! The kitchen was equipped with everything you could need. The location was perfect, nice and quiet yet still right in the middle of it all! Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return to this cottage. Thanks so much.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "Ideally situated for South Bay."

    Lovely house with all you could need. 3 generations stayed for a week, comfortable big beds, big bedrooms and we borrowed the travel cot and highchair. Owner was very helpful and we had a lovely welcome pack. The 2 front bedrooms might be a little noisy for light sleepers as the businesses in front do have to use noise trolleys for a short time first thing but only one person in our group heard them. The parking space was a little tight for our nissan qashqai but we squeezed in. Parking permit for A2 area given for the week was a bonus. Back courtyard was useful to dry beach towels and a nice surprise as no photos on here. Games room went down a treat and the lounge had comfy sofas. The house has constant warm water and was very warm. The only thing I would suggest is a slightly higher table and comfy chairs in kitchen, all men in our party were 6 foot or over and struggled to sit under the table, but we did eat out mostly so not major problem to us. Used cushions on chairs to help. Wi-Fi was a little hit and miss too, but unless you have teens that's not an issue. Us oldies can survive without that. We would stay here again if we came back to the South bay.

    Reviewed by Kimberley3.8Sep 2020

  • "Perfect seaside holiday cottage with very helpful and accommodating owners."

    Location was so convenient but beware the parking arrangements. Read the small print on which parking areas are covered by the permits if you want to avoid a ticket!! This had been explained, so not the holiday cottage owners fault just the over-excited holiday makers mistake! Fascinating time watching the crabs and lobsters being landed on the quay and sorted for market. The cottage is very well equipped and you would fail to find something that wasn’t provided. The flexible accommodation worked very well for our 4 generation family and the welcome pack was a nice touch much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Aug 2020

  • "Quayside house was fantastic!"

    We were looking forward to a holiday with friends (two families with children aged 6-13) and the house was perfect for us all. Downstairs provided plenty of space for dining and relaxing. Upstairs the bedrooms were lovely and comfortable with plenty of space for us all. Everything we needed was there from cooking utensils to a fishing net! We loved all the sea side decorations and finishing touches. We appreciated the welcome box of goodies too. The house is a minute from the sea front and ideally located for exploring up and down the coast too. We’d love to return sometime.

    Reviewed by Abbie5.0Jul 2020

  • "This was our 2nd time in Quayside House & we absolutely loved it, it was just what we all needed!"

    Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2020

  • "A perfect place to stay!"

    We loved it, it’s tucked away but very close to everything you need. The owner is lovely and the welcome pack was a nice surprise. Wi-Fi was an added unexpected bonus too :) We enjoyed it so much that we booked again within a few days of returning home!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2019

  • "We have had a wonderful family holiday with our grandchildren at Quayside House it’s location is perfect and it has all the facilities you need."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2019

  • "Excellent property well laid out loads of room for everyone and the welcome ..."

    Excellent property well laid out loads of room for everyone and the welcome hamper was a godsend after a long car journey

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic house in great location."

    House was so clean and decor was excellent- looked like it had just been decorated but it is always like this! There is all the equipment you would need. Constant hot water and a lovely bathroom. Comfy beds and bedding. Yvonne is so helpful and will ensure that everything is just right for her guests. I would definitely rate it 10/10

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2019

  • "Everything about quayside cottage was great, spacious, comfortable, the location was superb, the owner friendly and helpful, and the welcome pack just went that extra yard."

    Superb again. this our 2nd holiday in quayside cottage and would use again. As usual with Sykes cottages exceeded expectations, that’s why we keep using

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2019

  • "We stayed at Quayside House as a party of 9, ages ranging from 4 months to 70 years old."

    Everyone had a fantastic time. The house is beautifully decorated and has all the facilities you could need (the games room was a huge hit!). There was plenty of space for everyone and the location was absolutely fantastic - a stones throw to the beach, a short walk into town! Just brilliant! The owners were extremely helpful and the welcome pack and birthday decoration were a wonderful bonus! We would definitely recommend this property!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very well situated lovely clean home."

    Can't fault it at all. Definitely would return here. The owner left a welcome hamper which was a lovely touch. Thanks Lorraine

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Mar 2019

  • "We loved every minute staying here."

    The accommodation was spacious, homely and clean. Everything we needed was provided and a welcome basket was a lovely touch. The decor was beautiful and the owner very helpful and easy to contact. It is so close to the front that it is just perfect for our family with young children. Scarborough is one of our favourite places and we will definitely be returning to this cottage. Definitely 5 stars

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely property in an excellent location."

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Feb 2019

  • "Fabulous holiday home, spacious, clean and in a great location- wish there was a tumble dryer, but that aside would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2018

  • "The holiday was for 3 generations of family and it suired us all perfectly."

    It was spacious and well equipped. Its location was ideal for north and south bay and parking was very useful. We hope to return again soon

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely and convenient location, very well equipped and comfortable, great welcome pack and friendly service"

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0May 2018

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it to anyone ."

    Beautiful house and facilitys

    Reviewed by Harry4.7Apr 2018

  • "A beautiful house in a great location."

    The games room is very well equipped and very useful for entertaining children on rainy days. I would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Apr 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and facilities were excellent."

    The only item we could have done with was a tumble dryer.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0May 2017

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed staying there but only downside Joe would have liked an armchair as he struggles to rise from a settee as he has Parkinson's disease."

    Welcome pack lovely gesture.

    Reviewed by Joe4.8Mar 2017

  • "Quayside house is lovely, it has everything you need and more - the attention to detail is fantastic,."

    It is so close to the sea front you can see the sea. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Vikki5.0Nov 2016

  • "Tasteful, modern, comfortable, spotlessly clean, with everything you need (and more) for a family break."

    Can't fault this holiday home. Parking was a bit of a pain as we had three cars between us and there is only room for one close to the property. However, we were given complimentary parking permits by the owner and were able to park about 10 minutes (uphill) walk away. As the location of the house is so great, we didn't use the cars all weekend so just needed to nip and change the permit each morning. The owner is friendly and helpful and the welcome hamper a nice touch. Had a great time and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Karen4.8Sep 2016

  • "Lovely property large well equipped and boys loved the pool table nice back yard ..."

    Lovely property large well equipped and boys loved the pool table nice back yard for summer evenings and just a stones throw from amusements just what we were looking for only downside was parking very limited if u had more than one vehicle but overall fantastic accommodation

    Reviewed by Lorna4.8Aug 2015

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin with pull out bed, 1 x 4' double bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Spacious fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Second sitting room/games room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, WIFI, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, selection of books and games, snooker table
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car, permit provided for parking nearby for 1 additional car
  • Enclosed courtyard to rear with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Beach 1 min walk
  • Note: This property does not accept stag and hen party bookings.

The property

A fabulous, detached property, set back just off the seafront, in the popular coastal town of Scarborough.

Superbly located, tucked away from the hustle and bustle, yet only a stone's throw to the beach, this Scarborough cottage is ideal for family groups and friends wanting to enjoy a traditional seaside holiday.

Restored to a high standard, with oak flooring downstairs and furnished and decorated with a nautical feel, this Scarborough cottage offers spacious accommodation, with a comfortable sitting room and the benefit of a second sitting/games room - ideal for the younger members of the party and allowing plenty of space to spread out!

The modern, well-equipped kitchen of this Scarborough cottage has a dining area, which provides a lovely, sociable space to sit around the table with a cup of coffee and chat, whilst upstairs, the four bedrooms are tastefully styled.

To the rear of this cottage in Scarborough, is an enclosed sunny courtyard, the perfect spot to sit and relax with a glass of wine after a long day on the beach!

Rarely found in central Scarborough, the cottage boasts private parking for one car on the forecourt and a parking permit for a second, a real bonus for guests.

All the amenities of this vibrant seaside town are on the doorstep of this Scarborough cottage, with a vast array of restaurants, cafes, pubs and amusements.

A short stroll will bring you to the majestic castle set high on the cliffs, or to the Spa Theatre, which hosts shows and films throughout the year.

Enjoy a trip to the Sealife Centre or wander around the pretty gardens such as Peasholm Park and the Italian Gardens.

For those in search of lovely countryside, the whole of the spectacular North York Moors is within easy reach and many small coastal and inland villages, including Robin Hood's Bay, Danby and Staithes.

A wonderful base for all the family, all year round.

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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