Wansbeck Cottage ref: UK12421

West Ayton, near Scarborough, Scarborough, Filey & Area

4 Stars



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  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Waterside Breaks 


Wansbeck Cottage has been beautifully renovated in 2019, retaining charm and character from the beamed ceilings to the original doors but with the addition of a modern twist. The cosy living room has an inviting fireplace, housing a warming wood burner, to relax in front of on the cooler evenings. There is a modern well-equipped kitchen with a utility area to one end, while the dining area is set in a spacious garden room, where the light streams in through large glass windows. A stable door opens out onto an enclosed, private rear garden with a small front patio which enables guests to enjoy the sunshine all day long. There is a second garden, situated at the front of the property, with a summer house which is furnished allowing guests to sit in front of the stream and watch the world go by. There are stairs leading up to an amazing bedroom with vaulted, high ceilings making the room feel very spacious and quality linen is provided to ensure a good night’s sleep. Situated on a public bridleway, there are superb walking opportunities straight from the door, while just a 5-minute drive away is the centre of Scarborough.
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, 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. There are many excellent country pubs serving food within a 15-minute drive, as well as a wide range of restaurants in the town itself. A selection of amenities are also available within walking distance from the property including a shop, post office, chemist, two food serving pubs and a fish and chip takeaway.
The surrounding countryside is well worth exploring, with its heather-clad moors, delightful coastal villages and wonderful network of footpaths and trails to follow. Altogether, Wansbeck Cottage is a superb base for a varied and interesting holiday at any time of the year. Beach 5¾ miles. Shop 1 mile, pub 300 yards and restaurant 4 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, 42" Freeview Smart TV and beams.
2 steps to...
Kitchen: With electric range, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Dining/sun room: With stable door leading to rear garden.
Utility room: With washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom: With super kingsize bed and beams.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included, remainder by honesty box. Welcome pack.


Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Lawned front garden with patio and summerhouse. Fishing on-site. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. There is a drop to an unfenced stream in the garden, 20 yards away.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    4.6 miles
  • Lake
    4.5 miles

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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