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Detached House With Large Garden, 2 Reception Rooms, 2 Bathrooms

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Updated: 16-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House in Scalby, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England - Situated In A Prime Location In The Centre Of The Village, Close To Shops, Restaurant, Etc

The Croft is a large detached holiday home, that was built in the early 20th. century. It nestles in a prime position in the heart of the attractive village of Scalby, just to the north of the seaside resort of Scarborough. Set in half an acre of mature gardens, and approached via a private road, The Croft offers spacious family accommodation. Scalby lies on the border of the North York Moors National Park, only a mile or two north of Scarborough. Surrounded by wonderful countryside, it is an ideal base for walkers, cyclists,

and others to explore the region.

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About the Owner

S.J. Dawson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2017

About S.J. Dawson

I live adjacent to the property, and am on hand to deal with any problems/queries which may arise.

Why S.J. Dawson chose Yorkshire Moors and Coast

the Croft occupies a prime position in the heart of Scalby, close to pubs (2),

a cafe, a newsagent, hair salon.

What makes this house unique

A large garden, plenty of space in the house.

A hot-tub available for hire.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Love it here so much. Want to come again. Homely, comfortable, what more do you want" (June, 2013).

"What a gem. Wonderful house, with everything you need. Idyllic place for relaxing". ( July, 2013).

"Beautiful village, and lovely people. House loved by us all, and we would like

to return" (JUne, 2013).
Mar 2012
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Love it here so much. Want to come again. Homely, comfortable, what more do you want" (June, 2013).

"What a gem. Wonderful house, with everything you need. Idyllic place for relaxing". ( July, 2013).

"Beautiful village, and lovely people. House loved by us all, and we would like

to return" (JUne, 2013).
Mar 2012
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13 Reviews

3.6/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


great getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a great weekend. Fabulous accommodation for the money. Booking again for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm naturally pleased that this party were so satisfied with the accommodation offered by The Croft, and have already booked again for next year. Clearly, they were aware before booking that The Croft does not offer the high standards of a modern, up-to-the-minute house. Instead, it offers space and comfort, for those on a modest budget.
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  • 5 of 5

First impression was wow as we went in it was like home and felt very comfortable plenty of space couldn't ask for anything more best by far the best holiday home we have stayed at and will be returning thank you simon for such a lovely stay

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleasing that Colin and friend found The Croft so to their liking. They will be very welcome to come back any time. Simon, owner
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Excellent Quirky House

  • 3 of 5

This wonderfully quirky house was exactly as described - not designer chic but had everything our family party of 9 (aged from 8 months to 64) needed. Brilliant location - loved it! Would come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good that you liked the house. 'Quirky' perhaps, but characterful, I think.
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Quirky and Characterful House

  • 4 of 5

We booked this house for a New Year's Eve celebration and reunion for 8 adults and 2 children. It was a little difficult to find at first as it's tucked away at the end of a drive just off the High Street but this also meant that it was private with plenty of garden space for the children to run around in and explore.

The kitchen is lovely and warm and a great place to hang around. It's very well equipped and we managed to cook up 2 meals to feed everyone. The additions of a few seasonings and oil leftover from previous guests were very welcome and saved us buying these items. The rooms are all large and comfortable. It can take the house a while to warm up in winter but with the Aga in the kitchen, there is always a warm room to sit in.

The large and airy TV room has plenty of board games to keep everyone entertained and we also enjoyed the extensive book selection.

The house is 30 minutes from Whitby and just 10 mins from Scarborough. There is a friendly pub within throwing distance, a local shop just round the corner, a more restaurant type pub 15 mins walk away, a Londis, a supermarket, a chemist and a bank all within walking distance. There are some lovely local walks too, particularly by the river.

The owner states that the house offers a basic and comfortable stay but I think that it offers more than this. If you want luxury and mod-cons then you'd stay in a hotel chain. This property offers character and we loved the quirkiness of it. It doesn't need updating as that would detract from the feel and homeliness of the place. As it is, we felt we could truly unwind and enjoy the house without being afraid to sit down in case we got dirt on the sofa. It's homely, large, comfortable and well equipped. Our extended group certainly appreciated it and the children were sad to leave. Thank you for a very memorable New Year week.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's good that you had an enjoyable New Year in The Croft, and that the house was up to your expectations.
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Family get-together

  • 4 of 5

There were nine of us. The house had lots of room for everyone - a quiet lounge and a larger one, a dining room where we all managed to squeeze in, a big, well-equipped kitchen with an Aga. Had never used one before, so were relieved to know there was an electric oven as well. The bedrooms were fine and the beds comfortable. The kids loved the attic. The weather was cold and most of our group had come from much warmer parts of the world but the house kept us all warm and comfortable. We were able to visit local seaside towns and see a panto. Lovely big garden although the weather stopped us taking advantage of that. All in all, a good place for an extended family. Not too pristine, so we could relax and feel at home.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable atmospheric property

  • 4 of 5

Being just my wife and myself plus our two dogs, The Croft was rather larger than what we actually needed for our first short break in the area however we liked the sound of it and the area and it was available for just the right number of days to suit our needs.

Aware that we would only be using a fraction of the accommodation wasn't a problem but we did make use of the large lounge, kitchen, dining room and the second lounge - where I was able to convince my wife that it was a wise move when we sold our old piano years ago!

After an initial "inspection" of the rest of the house - we closed the doors on the rooms we did not need.

The property is situated in what must be one of the nicest villages in the Scarborough area. As other reviewers have commented, there is a shop, pub (1 minute walk!!!!) and cafe plus hairdressers all on the doorstep.

The weather was generally fine during our stay and also (unknown to us at the time of booking) the Scalby Fair was about to commence. We are just sorry we weren't able to stay until the main event on the Saturday.

I agree with the owners comments regarding the decor of the house etc but feel a little more effort would ensure many more positive comments from others in the future.

The doorknob falling off the ensuite bathroom door was amusing but fortunate I was there to release my wife from what could have been a rather lonely protracted stay!

A few more curtain hooks as has already been suggested would smarten the place up a bit and make it appear more "loved".

The electric oven did eventually die having thrown up ERR08 on numerous occasions. I would expect by now a replacement has been found.

All in all a very satisfactory stay in a lovely part of the country and we will certainly make use of the rest of the rooms and bring the rest of the family next time we visit the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your largely favourable review, Peter. The oven has been replaced. At the time of your stay, I wasn't sure what the problem was. I hope to see you again sometime. Simon
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From the Owner

the Croft occupies a prime position in the heart of Scalby, close to pubs (2), a cafe, a newsagent, hair salon.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : humberside at 65 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Nag's Head pub at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : hull at 55 Miles Nearest Golf : north cliff golf club at 2 Miles Nearest Train : scarborough station at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : a1 at 45 Miles Nearest Restaurant : the Plough at 65 Metres Nearest Beach : north bay at 2 Miles Car: not necessary


Scalby is situated just a mile or so from the beach at Scalby Mills, where you can find the Sea Life Centre, and Seal Sanctuary

The North Bay, with its many attractions, such as Peasholm Park, and sea-front cafes, is not far away.

Round the famous Marine Drive is the harbour, with its light-house. Further on is the foreshore, with many shops and amusements.

If you carry on down the coast, you come to the south bay beach, where the

Spa ballroom and conference centre is located.


Airports serving the area are Humberside, about 60 miles away. And Leeds-Bradford airport, which is much the same distance away. Further away, to the north, is Newcastle airport (about 90 miles).

A car, though useful, is not essential. There are regular buses into Scarborough from the village, 2 minutes' walk from the house.


To the north lie the villages of Burniston and Cloughton. Further on, you come to Ravenscar and Robin's Hood Bay. Whitby is a bout 18 miles from Scalby.

The nearest big town is Scarborough, which is a 10- minute drive from the house (about 2 -3 miles).

Down the coast lie the coastal towns of Filey and Bridlington, which also have lovely beaches.

Further Details:

There are attractions to suit all ages and tastes in the local area. Not only does the beautiful countryside have wonderful coastal, forest and countryside walks, but there are also historic buildings, market towns, pretty moorland villages, and seaside resorts to visit.

There are extensive cycle-tracks in the area, including those in Dalby Forest and the 'Moor To Sea' Cycle Route. Dalby is also home to Go Ape, where you can experience a high-wire forest adventure of zip slides, rope bridges, and Tarzan swings, high up in the trees.

Scarborough is a traditional sea-side resort, with plenty to keep children and adults amused.

Attractions include the Atlantis Watersplash World, the 12th. century castle,

Kinderland adventure playground, golf-courses, sea fishing, rolller-skating, sea-surfing. There is also the Rotunda Museum, which houses the remains of early man.

Picturesque fishing-ports such as Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay can be found along the Yorkshire Heritage Coastline, which is famous for its Dinosaur fossils, especially at Runswick Bay and Ravenscar.

The coastal cliffs also have much to offer bird-watchers, where you can spot cormorants, puffins and gannets, at spots such as Bempton.

For those who wish to travel a little further, there is the historic city of York

(about 40 miles), or Castle Howard (25 miles), one of the great stately homes of England.

The North York Moors Railway is also popular with visitors, and provides the perfect way of exploring the beautiful countryside whilst stepping back in time, and travelling by steam-train.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 Mar 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
31 Mar 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
28 Apr 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
half term
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £35

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is required on booking. The balance is payable 4 weeks prior to the start date.
Enquirers should either email, or phone one of the numbers shown.

Changeover Day:
Friday is changeover day. Arrival is any time after 3 pm. Guests are asked to vacate by 10:30 am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
A deposit of 25% is required on booking, with the balance due 4 weeks from the start date.

Payment in full is required if the start date is within 2 months of booking.
Bank transfer is the preferred payment method. Otherwise, cheque.
Card payments are not possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 16-Mar-2017


From the Owner

A large garden, plenty of space in the house. A hot-tub available for hire.

Property Type

  • house


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The main bathroom is on the first floor :bath, separate shower, W.C.. The en-suite bathroom is off the main bedroom: bath, shower attachment, W.C.. There is also a cloakroom, with W.C. and washbasin, on the ground floor.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms), plus a fold-up bed for 11th. Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom, king-sized bed. Twin bedroom, with wash-basin. Double bedroom, with wash-basin. Second double bedroom. Attic room with two singles (most suitable for young children).


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The Croft is an older property, and the decor, fittings etc. are in keeping with this. Interested parties should not expect anything ultra-modern. It is comfortable and adequately equipped and furnished, rather than luxurious. The standard of the accommodation is 3-star and prices reflect this. Outside: A large garden of nearly an acre, with lawns to front, side and rear. Many mature trees and shrubs. A parking area within the grounds for up to 3 cars. Garden tables, with chairs. Barbeque. A clothes line in the side garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Beds are made up ready for use. A towel is in each bathroom, but guests should bring towels for personal use. The house is cleaned between lets. Guests are asked to leave the house in a reasonable condition, as time between lets is often limited. Other: A sitting-room, with music-centre, piano, writing-desk, most suitable for quiet, relaxing activity,such as reading, listening to music, writing letters. Dining-room, with seating for 6 - 8. Another table and 4 chairs in the adjacent sitting-room.

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