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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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.
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.
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.
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