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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All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner and Freeview Smart TV.
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.
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 railway station
Railway station distance