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St Mary's Cottage

(Ref. 955777)

Scarborough, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Really nice we have stayed before and the cottage had been nicely modernised, excellent location."

    Reviewed by VickiSep 2023

  • "Perfect for a last minute booking."

    Fantastic location and comfortable accommodation. And we always got a parking space nearby. We all slept well in the beds and the linen and towels provided were white and clean. It would have been nice to have a full length mirror and a hairdryer, and the outside area could do with a bit of love but overall we had a lovely stay.

    We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at St Mary's Cottage. Thank you for your comments and recommendations. We will purchase a full length standing mirror and a small hairdryer for the main bedroom for guests to use. We do hope you will visit again soon, Kind Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by BiankaAug 2023

  • "We didn't particularly enjoy our stay unfortunately."

    The place wasn't as clean as we're used to. Unfortunately, there was also a strong mould smell when you accessed the fridge under the stairs. The kitchen was impractical, and there was nowhere to put food, you couldn't open the backdoor when the flip table was up, and you couldn't open the oven if the washing machine was on. It was a frustrating arrangement and felt at times like we were camping. There was very little storage and to make matters worse, numerous cupboards were padlocked.

    Reviewed by AmandaJun 2023

  • "Quaint, cosy cottage full of character."

    The location was excellent for our needs in the old town. Denise was very obliging and friendly. We enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaniceApr 2023

  • "Cosy cottage, equipped with all you need."

    Friendly and helpful owner. We enjoyed the evenings by the stove and hope to come back again soon.

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and that you found it included everything you needed. Hope to see you again soon, Kind Regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by EvaMar 2023

  • "If you want an authentic old town fisherman’s cottage this is the one."

    Great location for access to both the North and South Bays and town. Small and cosy with the log burner, very clean with comfortable beds.

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. We aim to maintain the original character as much as possible. We hope you will return again soon. Thank you for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithNov 2022

  • "We had a wonderfully stay in November with our 2 month old son and our dog Boycey!"

    It was a cosy first family holiday for us and we would happily go back with our little family! That cottage makes a cosy winter getaway for the family and is perfect for dogs! There wasn’t a bath but that wasn’t a problem as we just took our baby bath with us and filled it up with a jug! The cottage felt lived in which is exactly what you want when you’re taking a dog away with you because you don’t want to be worrying about your dog living alongside you in the cottage! The location was perfect and we would highly recommend an ‘out of season’ trip as you can do so much and there are no waiting around or over crowding!

    Reviewed by AmeliaNov 2022

  • "The cottage is ideally located 5min walk from the beach."

    It is a small property and thats part of its character, but be aware the tinyness of the kitchen makes meal prep difficult. The bedrooms and bathroom were great. However downstairs there was a definite smell, not if it was damp or previous pets. We bought several air blocks, but couldn't get rid of it.

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2022

  • "Perfect week."

    Everything was as anticipated and listed. Kitchen is tight but you can soon work around that and we managed to cook a full breakfast and dinner each day with all utensils provided. Host are very helpful when called, and the only times we needed to do so the information was already on hand to sort in the welcome pack (it had just been left somewhere we didn't see it). We are a family of 4 - 2 Grown up Adult Kids - and 18 yr old and a 6 yr :) old. Was lovely to be able to just leave the car and walk to both bays. Though it is street parking do not be put off? On our experience you don't have far to look to find a space. Outside there is an are where you can pull in and unload/ load up even if you have to park on the next street. Our tip? On windy days when the wind is from the Sea, stick to the South Bay Beach- if you have a dog like ourselves then head toward the spa. Other days we prefer the North bay beach but food options there are limited. Less crowded though. Its all about the tide too.... we were lucky with high tides from about 4pm onward through the week. Best Fish n Chips? North Bay Fisheries. Near Peasholm park check google but be prepared to queue. Its worth it. 2nd is the Lifeboat which is 2 minutes walk. We will be back if time allows. A beautiful cottage.

    Thank you for your positive feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at St Mary's Cottage and hope you will return again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by LaurenceMay 2022

  • "We had such a lovely stay at St Mary’s cottage."

    The cottage is in a great location just a stones throw away from the sea front and all the gems Scarborough has to offer. Some reviews said it needs a little TLC and wasn’t very clean, I’d agree with this, but in the same breathe it didn’t bother us, it’s a coastal, dog friendly cottage, who wants pristine? It was immaculate in the places it needed to be immaculate i.e bathroom and beds etc. I will forever have the fondest memories of St Mary’s cottage as the first place we stayed as a new family, baby Zahra loved it too, although small, plenty of place to crawl, and the back yard makes the perfect location for a baby picnic on a nice day. Hopefully one day we will be back.

    We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at St Mary's Cottage. We do feel that the location, being so close to the sea front and Castle, is a great advantage for our guests, especially with small children. We are sorry to hear that you felt that the cottage wasn't cleaned to a high standard, but pleased that it didn't effect your stay. We think the dust may have come from the windows as they were the original with wooden frames and had draftee gaps developed with age. We are pleased to say that at the end of April we had new PVC double glazed windows and doors fitted to the cottage, which have made a huge difference both to the warmth and cleanliness of the property. It is lovely to hear that your stay was your first family holiday with your new baby and that you will forever have fond memories of your stay! Thank you so much. We hope you will return to St Mary's again in the future. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by SophieApr 2022

  • "St Mary’s cottage was exactly as described, cozy & comfortable in a excellent location."

    We enjoyed our stay & hope to return.

    Reviewed by ColinDec 2021

  • "Well presented, comfortable accommodation it has a great boat like feel to it."

    An excellent base to enjoy Scarborough and the surrounding areas of Filey, Whitby & Bridlington etc. Nice quiet street, Parking is a bit awkward as the streets are small and there are limited spaces. but none the less you can park just sometimes you may need to walk to your car a street or two away. Great accommodation, great places to visit, great holiday all round. Would recommend St Mary's cottage.

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at St Mary's Cottage."

    The property had everything we needed and we got a change of bedding and towels midway through the stay which was very welcome. The bathroom has recently been improved with a walk-in power shower, having a large rain-style shower head as well as a standard movable one. Bedrooms were comfortable and clean. Although there is a pub at the end of the street, there was never any noise or disturbance from this, so the location was excellent, being close to the beach, shopping area, church and castle. I would certainly recommend this property to a small family and would gladly stay again. Our overall experience with Sykes was average. Initially it was poor, like many experiencing difficulties in changing a booking due to Covid restrictions. However it appears as if the service you receive depends very much on who you get through to in customer services. Eventually there was someone who was happy to make the necessary changes and I think Sykes have improved since receiving so much bad feedback, being more accommodating with booking changes. Hopefully this will continue.

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2021

  • "Good location."

    Could be cleaner, Cobwebs on ceiling. Stair carpet needs replacing. Shower was smaller than showering in a telephone box. You needed one leg three inches shorter than the other to stand in front of the sink. Kitchen facilities need updating.

    Reviewed by HowardJun 2021

  • "Excellent location."

    Very cosy cottage ideal for 2 people but we would have struggled if there had been more of us staying there. The cottage matched its description on the website.

    Reviewed by MandyJun 2021

  • "Good cottage but very small kitchen and if your mobility isn’t very good there ..."

    Good cottage but very small kitchen and if your mobility isn’t very good there is a lot of stairs and the cottage it’s self is on a very steep hill but other than that enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by GeorgeMay 2021

  • "The parking is a nightmare, so to find no " residents permits" visible, when I got there, was terrible."

    TV, not clear how it worked, no explanation. When I found spare residents permits, in shelf over fridge, worked out the TV/ Video, all in all, not a bad stay..

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage close to the harbour and castle - great location for walks from the doorstep."

    Everything we needed was in the cottage, (a new set of sharp knives would be helpful in the kitchen). Loved the woodburner as we visited in February. Neighbours friendly, would recommend and hope to book again when we next stay in Scarborough.

    Reviewed by SFeb 2020

  • "Fab location, stunning house, perfect family/dog holiday."

    Reviewed by KayDec 2019

  • "The beds bathroom and towels were clean, however the rest of the cottage was dirty."

    Dirt under the couch, balled up socks under the bed. Although the listing stated families welcome there was an issue with putting our child to bed who is too big for a travel cot and sleeps in a bed, could be doing with a baby gate for the stairs

    Reviewed by DanielleSep 2019

  • "I'm thoroughly enjoyed my stay in St Marys Cottage."

    .the cottage was comfortable and clean..a stone throw from the beach which was important. .if will definitely be returning sometime in the future. .thank you

    Reviewed by JAug 2019

  • "Cottage is very cosy, and well equipped with everything we needed for our stay."

    Its in a great location very close to beach, amusements, restaurants etc. The internet was a great bonus as we had two teenagers with us.

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2019

  • "The location being so close to the beach was amazing , the cottage had everything we needed for an amazing time"

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2019

  • "This cottage was perfect for our stay."

    Parking was made easy thanks to our hosts. The cottage is compact but still had everything we needed. Friendly neighbours and lots of hot water. If I could suggest one improvement it would be to make the single beds more comfortable. Overall, a really nice, clean, quiet and well-presented cottage with everything provided for a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2019

  • "Hi i am very happy this holiday."

    Very clean house very deescret and nice.i hope come again thanks all.

    Reviewed by AlaFeb 2019

  • "The location is perfect has a real comunity feel and the cottage had everything you need"

    Reviewed by CharlotteDec 2018

  • "The house is in a lovely part of Scarborough full of interesting old buildings."

    A short walk to the South beach for that early morning paddle. Near St Marys church , then onto a cut through to the North Beach and very close to the wonderful Scarborough castle. Very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, although we were expecting a better outdoor space to the property."

    Could have done with a bit of a dust.

    Reviewed by LindseyJul 2018

  • "Had a great time in the cottage."

    Great location and cottage well equipped. Had to contact owner re bedding, towels and scratch cards for the car parking as we were staying for 2 weeks. Would like to stay in this cottage again and would book with Sykes again.

    Reviewed by SJul 2018

  • "Great little cottage, we really enjoyed our stay!"

    Reviewed by SophieJul 2018

  • "The cottage was OK but needed a really good clean on your site it said there was a court yard but it was a shared yard so I couldn't have the back door open and we had a dog scarborough was great and we still enjoyed the holiday p."

    S look under the sofas

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2018

  • "The cottage was homely and snug and ideal for our mini-break."

    We were very impressed with the quality of the interiors and the location is convenient for beach walks and the town centre while being off the main traffic routes. The kitchen, although small, has very good appliances and equipment in excellent condition (like new) and the extra spaces created by the pop up table and hob covers made it easy to prepare more adventurous meals. We loved it here and look forward to visiting again next year. Stephen & Becky - Northumberland.

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2018

  • "Everything was as described and met with our expectations."

    The communication from Sykes from booking to arrival was great. Thank you

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2018

  • "Owners were good about ensuring how to access the keys and work the heating."

    Reviewed by CarolMar 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor double, 1 x second floor twin
  • First floor bathroom suite with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen diner seating 2
  • Sitting room with a woodburning stove
  • Utility.
  • Electric heating, wood burning stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel co
  • Roadside parking in front of property
  • Shared rear courtyard with furniture
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking.Shop and pub 5 minute walk
  • Note: 3 steps up from sitting room to kitchen
  • On street parking in front of the property and on nearby surrounding streets - free permits available
  • Rear shared courtyard with furniture
  • Shop and pub 2 minute walk
  • Please note: for bookings from 17/06/22 onwards, this property now has a £200 Good Housekeeping Bond.

The property

This is a beautiful, traditional mid terrace cottage set in the heart of old town of the seaside resort of Scarborough in North Yorkshire.

With the central location, only minutes away from the sea front and Scarborough Castle and the incredible facilities in Scarborough, this cottage is perfect for a family holiday or couples romantic escape.

St Mary's Cottage was built in 1860 and has recently had a full renovation whilst retaining its original period character.

Enter St. Mary's Cottage and be welcomed by the original character and charm.

An alluring sitting room, it has plenty of comfortable seating, a small table, a TV with DVD player and a fantastic wood burning stove to provide a prime relaxing spot.

Step up into the kitchen and be greeted by a well-equipped room boasting stylish fixtures and fittings.

Up the first flight of traditionally steep stairs comes a cosy double bedroom with pleasant bed linen and plenty of hanging space.

The first floor also offers a family bathroom suite which has been refurbished in 2020 .

The interior of St. Mary's Cottage is complete with a charming 2nd floor twin bedroom with splendid views across Scarborough town and the sea in the distance. When the sun comes out, make the most of the courtyard to the back of the house, baring plenty of seating.

There is on street parking by the property and free parking permits will be available for visitors in the Cottage upon arrival.

Scarborough is one of the most popular seaside towns in England, offering excellent features including a good range of amenities and plenty of things to do including a great beach, castle and a funfair.

Nearby there are more well-known coastal resorts including Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay and Filey, all offering something for everybody. The beautiful city of York is within driving distance and its certainly worth a visit with its incredible architecture.

The North Yorkshire Moors are close by providing beautiful scenery and walks.

St Mary's Cottage is a stunning property in a great central location within minutes of the beach and sea front.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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Please note: for bookings from 17/06/22 onwards, this property now has a £200 Good Housekeeping Bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas