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Archie's Anchor

(Ref. 989594)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful place amazing didnt want to leave given everything to make you feel at home"

    Reviewed by NigelJul 2023

  • "We feel this property is the best we have stayed in."

    All the information given was very clear. The accommodation was spotless and we were very comfortable with close proximity to the sea front and it was nice to be able to park right outside the property. The only thing we missed was a small sharp knife to slice vegetables as the large knives were too big for this task, however it wasn’t a problem as we only cooked a main meal once (we like to eat out a lot on holiday). Overall a fantastic apartment, pity about the weather but we enjoyed our break anyway.

    Thank you Sandra for taking the time to post such a fantastic review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. Somehow, a previous guest managed to cut the end off the veg knife!! We have now added replacements. We look forward to welcoming you in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2023

  • "Second stay at archies anchor."

    Didn't imagine you could improve the perfect apartment but the new layout makes it even more stunning.

    Thanks Kerry, to improve even further, renovations to the bedrroms and bathrooms are planned for later this year...watch this space! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KerryMar 2023

  • "The apartment is beautifully furnished, with everything you could possibly need for a perfect stay."

    It’s in a wonderful location with views of the sea and the castle from the huge bay windows. We will definitely return, and would not hesitate to recommend Archie’s Anchor.

    Reviewed by EileenMar 2023

  • "An excellent apartment, very clean and has all the facilities you will need."

    Great views and short walk to everything.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2022

  • "The flat was lovely and clean and the welcoming supplies were very much appreciated."

    The proximity to the cliff lift was perfect for a nice walk into the town then a walk along the beach coming back then up in the left - ideal! The rooms were very good sizes and we had no difficulties at all with anything. This is a fantastic place for dogs, the beach, the welcoming shopkeepers, cafe and bar owners. Scarborough must have the happiest dogs in the UK. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing."

    All the facilities and extras you could wish for. Exceptionally clean - we don't usually fully unpack as drawers & wardrobes are often not clean enough or smell musty but this time our cases were empty and tucked away till repacked. A true home from home. The decor and furnishings were lovely. The view from the lounge and kitchen were amazing - sea and castle and Esplanade Gardens. We loved sitting at the table with our meals. The smart TV for a great addition as I could log into my Amazon Prime account if I wanted to. Nothing to not love and we will definitely stay there again. That part of Scarborough has always been our favourite so the location is also perfect. Quick tip if you want to avoid the steps/slope to the blue bridge into town turn left and then at the end turn right so you can walk along Ramshill and go over Valley Bridge. They're working on the cliff lift but it's a long job of course. Also go the St Martin's Church for the amazing Pre-Raphaelite designs and fab cafe (they have a proper cafe kitchen so you can have cappuccino etc, and delicious Welsh Rarebit and home made cakes). Clock Cafe is also always lovely and has one of the best views in Scarborough - if the flag isn't flying, it's closed.

    Thank you Allison for taking the time to post such a fabulous review. My housekeeper will be delighted for the much deserved recognition of her work! The 100% scores just keep coming which we are most grateful for. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AllisonSep 2022

  • "Lovely holiday to scarborough in August."

    What a lovely spot this is. Views are wonderful. Owners have provided lots of little extras not usual in holiday accommodation so we were really pleased to land on this. Will definitely be returning. Thank you

    Thank you for your positive review and 100% score. We are pleased you enjoyed the little extras too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by TracyAug 2022

  • "We had a great week in Archie's Anchor."

    The apartment was modern, spacious, clean and well equipped. The living area is huge with amazing views to the sea. The modern kitchen has everything you could need. The beds are comfortable and having an en suite bathroom as well as a family bathroom was a great addition. We didn't have a problem parking and always managed to get parked right outside the apartment. The location is great and so near the beach. It's just a shame the cliff lift wasn't working during our stay. The nearby Mexican resturant El Gringos is well worth a visit. Highly recommend Archie's Anchor for a family holiday. Thanks for having us ❤️

    Thank you for the lovely review and your 100% score, it's great to hear you all enjoyed your family holiday! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KateAug 2022

  • "Archie's Anchor is a beautiful apartment."

    It is spotlessly clean and very comfortable. We loved the spectacular view from the sitting room. During the very hot weather we were pleased to be staying somewhere which was so cool. We would recommend anyone to stay there and are already planning a return visit.

    Thank you for your lovely review and 100% score. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you to Archie's when you return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by DoreenJul 2022

  • "Immaculate apartment, cool and airy (which is a plus point)."

    We did miss being able to sit on the balcony, the table and chairs have gone. A word from the owners that the cliff lift is out of action would have been appreciated. We did our usual walk down through the Italian gardens to the sea and then discovered the cliff lift wasn’t working to take us back up!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with positive comments and 100% score. I am sorry the cliff lift was out of action during your stay, I wasn't aware of this. For future reference, I purchased a new bistro set at the beginning of this year which is stored in the cupboard in the hall area of the apartment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2022

  • "This I'd such an amazing apartment to stay in."

    Very clean, has everything you need, amazing views and so close to everything you will need or want to do. This was our second stay and will definitely be booking again.

    Thank you Adele for your lovely review and 100% score. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdeleMay 2022

  • "The property is very spacious and clean with a lovely view over the harbour."

    Generally we really enjoyed our stay but some aspects were a bit disappointing. Key safe access via a low, dark cupboard was an issue (although we appreciate there is another key safe outside for emergency use). We didn't realise that access to the balcony was via the lounge window and did not feel it safe to use this. This should be mentioned in the property details. A recycling bin in the kitchen would be helpful, as we felt that having to use the fire escape to access the bins was dangerous. These comments are meant to be helpful and might not be an issue for some guests.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2022

  • "I can't believe how lucky we've been to have spent a week in such a beautiful apartment."

    The veiw through those stunning windows is wonderful. Archies anchor is so tasteful and comfortable with everything for the perfect place to stay. Great location for exploring Scarborough and even free roadside parking.

    Thank you Kerry for your lovely review and 100% score. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KerryMar 2022

  • "We have stayed many times at this apartment over the last four years and have always found it to be very clean, with all necessary facilities and is very spacious and well situated with beautiful views."

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2021

  • "A really lovely apartment, very comfortable and relaxing."

    Love the little extra touches, tea coffe milk & biscuits. Great to have a view of the castle& harbour,would stay again.

    Reviewed by MaureenOct 2021

  • "The appartment is delightful."

    Beautiful sea view. Very clean and well equipped. I only marked comfort down as my preference of mattress is not the same as the ones in the property

    Reviewed by MichelleSep 2021

  • "Everything went smoothly."

    Full instructions given on how to get in the property. Was as amazing as it looked and very much enjoyed our stay. Lots of thoughtful little touches especially being able to have a coffe or tea or cold drink as soon as we arrived without having to go out to find the shops. it was nice to just drop the bags and sit on the balcony and enjoy the view with a cold drink. The flat was clean and tidy with a homely feel. Very spacious and with lots of light. There are two lots of steps up to the flat. There lovely gardens across the road where people often walk dogs, Small Sainsbury a short walk away. Good bus service. The boat ride to Whitby is a good experience - take binoculours to see the seals. Lovely local pub The Cask Inn. Food is good and it has a weekly Jazz club on Wednedays but you need to get there early to queue up. There was a cost to get in but think the price varies depending on who is playing.

    Reviewed by HayriyeSep 2021

  • "We've stayed here a few times now and have booked next year already."

    So I think that says it all!

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "The flat was great."

    The only improvement I would suggest are the bedside lights, which are very poor.

    Reviewed by ClareJun 2021

  • "It was in an ideal location well equipped and just a lovely place to stay"

    Reviewed by DeliaSep 2020

  • "What a wonderful place to stay, it was the most perfect setting."

    The host had done everything they could to make sure the stay was just right. There was everything you might need for your stay, especially in the kitchen, every small detail had been thought of. I would Definitely stay there again. Thank to the host

    Reviewed by JuneSep 2020

  • "Stunning light airy apartment."

    Original features and lovely big windows with views over the bay and castle. We had a great week with plenty of walks and visits to the north bay, Peasholm Park and eating out in The Green Room (fantastic but you need to book), Lezzet Bistro and Eat Me cafe - all wonderful. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by AlexAug 2020

  • "The flat was so worm and comfortable."

    the location was perfect and all in all it was a lovely holiday. would definitely recommend this property. thank you for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by SandraOct 2019

  • "Excellent flat and location."

    A problem in the bathroom was dealt with efficiently Two criticisms: No razor socket. I had to buy an adaptor. The flat was very well lit except there was no light over the table in the sitting room which was needed in September.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2019

  • "Apartment very nicely decorated, everything provided that you could possibly want including some treats in the fridge."

    Location was excellent.

    Reviewed by JudithJul 2019

  • "We stayed at Archie's Anchor for 2 weeks at the end of June - beginning of July."

    It was a beautiful apartment, very spacious. Even bigger than it looks it the pictures. Stunning views of the gardens, sea and castle from the huge windows and balcony. The apartment has everything you could need for a comfortable stay. We look forward to returning very soon.

    Reviewed by KerryJul 2019

  • "Would definitely stay here again"

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2019

  • "Nothing all was good can't complain about anything."

    Plus we had brilliant weather which was a bonus.

    Reviewed by RobinMay 2019

  • "Key safe very difficult to use, little light and needs kneeling on floor for success, not easy for old with bad knees and sight problems."

    Otherwise good, better than previous favourite in area.

    Thank you for your comments. A new key safe has now been installed outside and is more accessible. Thanks again, Sykes Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by DerrickMay 2019

  • "The entrance hall and stairway to the apartment is in need of decorating and a ..."

    The entrance hall and stairway to the apartment is in need of decorating and a good clean this part of the building lets the apartment down

    This part of the building is communal - we are currently in discussions regarding renovation and decoration in the future with other residents. Many thanks for your constructive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JuliaApr 2019

  • "The owners seem to have thought of everything, so very well equipped."

    Only minor problem was the front door lock which was very difficult to unlock.

    Thank you for your comments. We are glad you had a good holiday. The lock has been replaced and is now in good working order. We hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SamuelMar 2019

  • "An absolute gem."

    Beautiful apartment, perfectly situated. We would most definitely recommend, and likely to go back.

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2019

  • "Archies Anchor is a beautiful apartment."

    It was so comfortable it felt like home. We had a wonderful week and can't wait to return. Looking at the view of the sea from the apartment was a lovely part of our holiday, it made staying in Scarbourgh even better than it usually is.

    Reviewed by ClareFeb 2019

  • "Excellent apartment - we wanted for nothing and it was extremely comfortable."

    Excellent customer service from Sykes too when checking final details etc. Really pleased and had a fab holiday - thank you.

    Reviewed by CherylJan 2019

  • "We were met with a small hamper for us and one for the dogs, basics in the fridge and cupboards."

    The description and location were fabulous, as was the welcome manual, so informative about all things local. We would highly recommend Archie’s Anchor it is so well equipped, clean, bright and warm.

    Reviewed by RobDec 2018

  • "Everything was perfect, the apartment was clean, spacious with all we needed."

    Our Christmas welcome pack and gift for our dog was an unexpected and much appreciated. We will be staying there again.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2018

  • "My husband and I really enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment which by far exceeded our expectations."

    The beds were very comfortable with the memory foam mattresses.This apartment is large enough for 2 couples or a family of 5 without being on top of each other with 1 bedroom and bathroom private to the rest of the rooms.The owners have done a lovely job with the decor and furnishings and in spite of the large proportions,the flat is very cosy.The view from the floor to ceiling windows is to die for looking out over the castle and south bay.It has everything you might need with lots of little extras.We will definitely be returning as we visit Scarborough several times a year.It is situated very close to the Spa Cliff lift and there is a good selection of shops close by.If you find it a little far to walk from the town centre,I reccomend you catch the number 1 bus to Cayton which stops very close to the appartment on West Street.

    Reviewed by PatriciaNov 2018

  • "Fabulous apartment."

    Every little detail had been considered. We had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by ClareOct 2018

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at Archie’s Anchor."

    The flat is beautiful and very comfortable with stunning views. We enjoyed being able to take Dougal our dog who enjoyed the park opposite every morning plus a great romp on the beach which is really close. The weather was also perfect and we all had a great time. We are now returning to work well rested and relaxed. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth-annOct 2018

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  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC; 1 x small double; additional Z bed with memory foam mattress topper
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area, balcony and electric stove.
  • Gas central heating with electric stove
  • Electric double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking using a permit at the front of the property and on nearby streets
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk, sea front and cliff lift 2 mins walk, beach 5 mins walk.

The property

This fabulous first floor apartment is set in a converted Victorian property, in the elegant Esplanade area of South Cliff in Scarborough.

Perfectly placed for both the beach and the town centre, it would appeal to couples and small families looking for a seaside holiday in this popular coastal town.

A communal entrance leads up to the apartment which offers bright and spacious accommodation, retaining original features such as high ceilings and ornate ceiling roses.

The sitting room is a delight, with a floor to ceiling bay window throwing in plenty of light and the afternoon sunshine streaming in.

A large sliding sash window opens onto a small private balcony, where you can sit and relax with a glass of wine, whilst admiring the beautiful vistas over the sea and the castle.

The dining table is set in the bay window to also capture the views whilst enjoying breakfast before heading off for the day.

There is a modern, well-equipped kitchen complete with everything you'll need during your stay and which also has access to the balcony.

Both bedrooms have quality memory foam mattresses and linens, while the king-size has an en-suite shower room too.

The Z bed is available for flexibility, with room for it in the main bedroom.

There are two steps down to the second bedroom and the contemporary family bathroom.

This apartment couldn't be in a more convenient location, with all that Scarborough has to offer right on your doorstep.

It is just a stone's throw to the sea front and the cliff lift, or you can stroll through the ornamental Italian Gardens.

The vibrant and bustling harbour is just a 10 minute walk, with cafes, shellfish stalls, ice-cream and amusements.

The town centre is also just a 10 minute walk away.

A must is the superb open air theatre which lies at North Bay and hosts many famous names throughout the year.

Culture lovers can indulge in the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round, founded by Alan Ayckbourn, with many of his plays premiered there.

For country lovers, the North York Moors National Park is only a short drive away, with heather clad moors, cycle trails and numerous public footpaths.

Take a trip on the steam train that runs through the stunning scenery from nearby Pickering to Grosmont or explore the small fishing villages, including Robin Hood's Bay, that are scattered along the rugged coastline.

With so much to do in this wonderful area, you will want to return again and again to this comfortable and spacious apartment.

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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