Derwent Retreat ref: UK32443

East Ayton, near Scarborough, Scarborough, Filey & Area

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • More Than Dog Friendly 


East Ayton is a peaceful village just 5 miles away from the popular coastal towns of Scarborough and Filey which boast beautiful long golden beaches. Here at Derwent Retreat you have a great choice of nearby attractions whilst enjoying a tranquil location. This detached property is encircled by the garden, boasting a hot tub on the back patio. Inside you have a well presented living room, ideal for unwinding together in front of the wood burner. There is also unlimited Wi-Fi and a Smart TV allowing you access to your Netflix and Prime accounts. The well-equipped kitchen and open-plan dining area lead out onto another outdoor dining area from the front patio doors. The property also has a a ground floor double bedroom with an en-suite walk-in shower. Upstairs there are another two bedrooms, one double and one twin zip and link bed which can be made up as a double on request, making this property flexible for different families as well as groups of friends.

There are a selection of amenities available within walking distance from the property including a garage with a shop, post office, chemist, two food serving pubs, a renowned fish and chip takeaway, as well as a further fish and chip shop. Nearby Scarborough is a popular and historic resort, offering two sandy bays, a long promenade and the ruins of Scarborough Castle, perched high on the cliffs above. Stroll through the colourful ornamental gardens of Peasholm Park on the North Bay, or South Cliff Gardens above the historic Spa complex, visit the Rotunda Museum or have fun on the amusements. Culture lovers will be impressed by the renowned Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round, which features excellent productions, or the large, open-air theatre which hosts many well-known bands. For children you have the Sea Life Centre, Alpamare Water Park, Playdale Farm Park, Dalby Forest Go Ape and Activity Centre, Castle Howard, Wykeham Lakes Fishing and Water Park, Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, and Mini Monsters indoor soft play for wet days, all within a 30-minute drive.

East Ayton itself has a number of local footpaths and walks to explore right from the doorstep, taking in the Natural Nature Reserve of Forge Valley and Raincliffe Woods, with connecting walks through the fields of the local Ayton Castle. Landranger maps are available to borrow from the property or can be bought from the local garage. To the west of the property along the A170, you can find the picturesque villages of Thornton-le-Dale and Pickering Town, which hosts the Wartime weekend events and the North York Moors Steam Railway taking visitors all the way to Grosmont. Dalby Forest can also be found close to Pickering, with its cycle hire shops, visitor centre, cycling and walking trail routes, all within a 20-minute drive of the property.

The surrounding countryside is well worth exploring, with its heather-clad moors, delightful coastal villages and a wonderful network of footpaths and trails to follow. Derwent Retreat is an ideal destination for those looking to explore the surrounding coastline and North York Moors National Park, offering an interesting and varied holiday all year round. Beach 5 miles. Shop 350 yards, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner and 40" Freeview Smart TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, slow cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and patio doors leading to sitting-out area.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed, 28" Freeview Smart TV and en-suite with walk-in shower and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. 2 travel cots, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack and doggy extras.


Enclosed, lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Hot tub for 4 (private). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    0.2 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.6 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.6 miles
  • Railway station distance
    4.4 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Scarborough is situated at the southern end of the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast and, together with Filey, offers beautiful beaches, coastal walks and a variety of entertainment for the whole family.

Scarborough is a town of two halves, with South Bay full of amusement arcades, fish and chip shops and donkey rides, whilst the more genteel North Bay is home to several parks and grand Victorian buildings. The whole family will want to take a trip on the miniature North Bay Railway, which will take you to Sea Life Centre and to the Historic Water Chute and Boating Lake.

Filey is a small traditional seaside town, home to an award-winning museum and a nature reserve that is a haven for wild birds. The town is situated at the eastern end of The Cleveland Way, a long- distance footpath that skirts the Yorkshire Moors and has many beautiful walks with stunning views to offer. Kids will love visiting the Alpamare waterpark for all kinds of aquatic fun, with slides, waves and much more to enjoy. 

Within easy reach is the famous Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, which has something to offer every member of the family, from thrilling white-knuckle rides to children's entertainment. For something really out of the ordinary, pay a visit to Pesky Husky, where you can take part in a kennel tour followed by walk or even a trek with these charismatic dogs.

Things to do nearby

Filey Beach

Filey has been a seaside resort since Edwardian times and a fishing village for much longer. The beach is lined with a historical promenade from where the beauty of the dramatic Filey Brigg can be seen.

Wolds Way Lavender

A family run attraction with lots to see and do. Lavender fields, nature walks, tea room and giftshop selling unique gifts.

Scarborough Castle

This 12th Century castle conceals over 2,500 years of turbulent history. It is said the King Richard III enjoyed the view from the battlements so much that he still walks them today! Specially constructed viewing platforms offer visitors wonderful views of the coastline and town.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

One of the country's most popular steam railways, covering 18 miles between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont, travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Stephen Joseph Theatre

The theatre has a national and international reputation and is home to Alan Ayckbourn, the world's most performed living playwright. A backstage tour lasting about 45 minutes can be booked by contacting them.

North Bay Railway

Travel on Britain's biggest miniature railway affording spectacular views of the North Bay, historic headland and Scarborough Castle

Sea Life Centre & Marine Sanctuary

Overlooking the North Bay and home to thousands of sea creatures as well as a busy hospital for orphaned and injured seal pups. See their Humboldt Penguins and collection of Giant Japanese Spider Crabs! Open daily except Christmas Day.

Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park is open for everyone to enjoy all year round, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Entrance to the Park, which is never closed, is FREE. Well behaved dogs, held on leads by their well behaved owners, are welcome to the Park.


Scarborough, Britain's first seaside resort is a great a place to stay for a holiday or short break, with the safe, sandy, accredited North Bay Beach and South Bay Beach with the historic Scarborough Castle between them.

Scarborough South Bay

There are two beaches within walking distance of Scarborough.

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