The Herbary ref: UK30755

Scalby, near Scarborough, Scarborough, Filey & Area

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  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


This open plan, semi-detached cottage has been lovingly refurbished, and the space has been cleverly utilised to ensure that you have a comfortable, well equipped, self-catering stay. You are sure to be snug and cosy with the wood burner, as there is nothing like relaxing on the sofa after a day of exploring while watching the flames snap and crackle. Open up the huge wardrobe behind the dining table and you will find an entire kitchenette inside! Complete with a hob, sink, kettle and microwave/oven, you can cook meals together including a hearty full English breakfast to start your day. For long summer days, you can enjoy your meals al fresco out in the garden.

Scalby is a village on the outskirts of Scarborough and on the road to Whitby. The village has a general store, a couple of popular pubs and you are just over the road from a lovely, friendly café, making it a good location for a meal or a social evening when staying on holiday. As well as a Methodist chapel, there is St Laurence’s Church, a Grade II listed building dating back to 1150AD. It was presented on that date by Eustace Fitz John and is the oldest recorded building in the village. There are tennis courts, a bowling green and playing fields for cricket and football. There is a regular bus service linking the village to Scarborough and Whitby. For the more energetic, take the Cinder Track either on foot or by bike, and enjoy the stunning coastal views along the way. Scalby is also on the route of the Tabular Hills Walk, which links Scarborough to the market town of Helmsley on the western side of the North York Moors National Park.

There are many activities and attractions in the area. Dalby Forest has world cup mountain bike trails, Go Ape tree adventure and nature walks. The RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs is worth a visit, and is home to thousands of sea birds nesting precariously on the cliff face. Keen birdwatchers can see kittiwakes, gannets and puffins, and offshore porpoises and grey seals can be spotted.

Scarborough is just a 10-minute drive away where you have the castle overlooking the wide sweeping beaches, and Peasholm Park with oriental gardens, an open air theatre and paddle boats. There is also the Alpamare waterpark and spa, where in an evening you can soak in the steaming pools outside while watching the stars.

Traditional seaside resorts can easily be reached including Whitby, famous for its fish and chips and cliff top abbey ruins. Also worth a visit are the quaint fishing villages of Robin Hood’s Bay, Staithes and Runswick Bay. Further inland, the medieval city of York can be reached in around an hour, with its Roman city walls and towering minster. Why not take a nostalgic journey on a steam train through the North York Moors from Whitby to Pickering, calling at Goathland, made famous as Aidensfield in the TV series ‘Heartbeat’? Beach 2½ miles. Shop 175 yards, pub and restaurant 25 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner and Freeview Smart TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric hob, combi microwave oven/grill, fridge/freezer and coffee machine.
Bedroom area: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.


Garden. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    0.1 miles
  • Distance
    2.8 miles
  • Restaurant
    25 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    20 yards
  • Railway station distance
    2.8 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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