The Compass Rose ref: UK11224

Scarborough, Scarborough, Filey & Area

4 Stars



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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Station within 1 mile 


The Compass Rose, a lovely example of a terraced Georgian town house, offers elegant accommodation over three floors. Built around 1730, the house stands on the foundations of a medieval stone cottage. Brimming with original features, this home successfully combines old-world charm with contemporary style. Outside, the sweeping stone steps lead up to the quirkily shaped front door. Inside, the generously proportioned rooms are light and airy thanks to the large Georgian sash windows. The elegant bathroom with its roll-top bath and double shower, and the characterful kitchen/dining room with hand-built units and window seat, bring modern touches to this historic property. The open fire and original wood-clad walls in the cosy living room make it an inviting place to return to after a day out exploring, and the comfortable, stylish bedrooms are a haven of calm.
This charming house also has the benefit of a delightful enclosed garden. With a small lawn and flagged dining area, it is a wonderful place to relax on a sunny day or warm summer’s evening - and if you stand in the right spot you even get a view of the lighthouse! Situated on a quiet street, yet only a couple of minutes’ stroll from the busy harbour and seafront, The Compass Rose is perfectly positioned to enjoy the delights of this lovely seaside town. The North Bay and South Bay beaches as well as Scarborough Castle are within easy walking distance, as is the town centre with its many bars and restaurants. The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough Spa and the Open Air Theatre provide plenty of great entertainment throughout the year. For walkers and lovers of the outdoors there is easy access to the Cleveland Way and the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.
If you feel like venturing a little further afield, it is only a short drive north to Whitby and the quaint village of Robin Hood’s Bay, or south to the resorts of Filey and Bridlington. This area also boasts many stately homes such as Castle Howard, Sledmere House, Burton Agnes Hall and Sewerby Hall. Visits to the ruined monasteries of Rievaulx Abbey and Fountains Abbey are a must for history lovers, and the medieval city of York can be reached in less than an hour by train or by car. Beach 500 yards. Shop and pub 300 yards, restaurant 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

8 steps to entrance.
Living room:
With open fire, 28" Smart TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet, heated towel rail, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Separate toilet.

Second floor

Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.


Enclosed tiered garden with lawned area, patio and garden furniture. Parking permit for 2 cars included. No smoking. Please note: There are 9 steps in the garden. Sorry, no hen or stag parties.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    300 yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    1 mile
  • Lake
    500 yards (beach)

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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