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Three Charming Self Catering Cottages With Wonderful Sea & Countryside Views - Forget-Me-Not

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights



Forget-me-not - sleeps 4

1st floor bedroom 1

king size bed, sea & countryside views

1st floor bedroom 2

Twin 3ft single beds can be linked to create a super king size bed

1st floor bathroom

Bath (plus mixer shower on taps), separate shower cubicle, wc, wash basin & heated towel rail

Ground floor kitchen/diner

Well equipped kitchen with electric oven, hob, extractor hood, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave/grill, toaster, kettle

Dining table & seating for 4 people

Ground floor lounge

Good size lounge with patio doors leading to an outside paved patio area with wonderful sea & countryside views. Comfortable leather sofa & 2 high back chairs. 32" tv with built in dvd, freesat, selection of books & games.

Ground floor - porch/downstairs loo

The cottage benefits from underfloor heating

Wifi free of charge Travel Cot/High Chair available to pre-book

Pets welcome by prior arrangement. We do not allow pets upstairs in the bedrooms or on the furniture. No smoking property.

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About the property


A 1760's agricultural stone barn conversion into 3 charming cottages, retaining many original features. Furnished & decorated to a high standard, providing comfortable accommodation, which you will enjoy returning to after exploring this beautiful part of the country. Ideally located just off the A171 in the North Yorkshire Moors - great for country walks & visiting the villages & coast all year round. Wake up to wonderful sea & countryside views, enjoy breakfast on your patio in the summer months & our underfloor heating system provides cozy nights in during the winter. We have some fantastic dark skies, perfect for star gazing and an abundance of wildlife - the sun rising and setting is pretty amazing too. The scenery is stunning whatever the season & can be enjoyed by couples, families, walkers & cyclists. Groups can rent all three cottages, ideal for a large get together. Pets are welcome by prior arrangement in selected cottages - £10 charge per pet for Shortbreaks and £20 per pet per week . The changing seasons make Meadowbeck Cottages perfect for a stay all year round. Short Breaks Available - please see our website.

We have also converted our dutch pole barn into a games room, including Pool Table, Bar Football, Darts Board & TV area.

New for this year our Shepherds Hut which sleeps 2 and offers charming, cozy accommodation - fully equipped and a unique experience - please see our website for details.

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Lisa Rowett-Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 February, 2017

About Lisa Rowett-Smith

We live in England in The North Yorkshire Moors, with our 2 dogs Bailey & Teodora, 2 cats Cia & Lyon and 2 donkeys Willow & Bracken. We moved to the countryside in 2012 and renovated our 1760's agricultural stone barn into 3 holiday cottages. We have since turned our utility barn into a games room for our guests and are now updating our own home (the guests had to come first).

We have also planted an orchard so fingers crossed in the future, our guests will be able to pick apples and try their hand on the press we intend to use for making cider. It has been an exhausting journey, full of surprises (mostly good but others not so) however we have managed to stay married to each other and wouldn't swap it for the world. A friend visited recently and said we had found a little piece of heaven and we think we have. We are hoping to get some chickens next and share our fresh eggs with the guests.

Lisa Rowett-Smith purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Lisa Rowett-Smith chose North Yorkshire

We fell in love with the area whilst visiting my parents who live nearby in Scarborough. We were keen to buy a property which allowed us to run a holiday cottage business but also gave us the opportunity to renovate a building ourselves and start the business from scratch.

We moved in July 2012 & started work on the barn, which has only housed cows and swallows since 1760.

It has been a very frustrating & exhausting year but we have managed to complete the renovations and opened for business in late Summer 2013. We love living here and are looking forward to sharing it with visiting guests.

Before and after photos of the project can be seen on our website.

What makes this cottage unique

Meadowbeck Holiday Cottages are in a great location. Stunning countryside and moorland views, as well as the beautiful coastline - what more is there?

Easy to access just off the main A171 Scarborough to Whitby road, yet in a quiet, peaceful area within the North Yorkshire Moors. There is plenty of free parking directly outside of the cottages for easy access.

The cottages have great countryside and sea views, a pub serving real ales and great food just a short walk away. There is an abundance of wildlife on our doorstep and the lack of light pollution gives us some amazing night skies - perfect for star gazing. Easy access by car or bus to a number of quaint villages and coastal towns.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dean, Adele, Oliver & Harry Pearce

'We have had a lovely few days, it feels like home for us. See you again'

Jane & Karl Morgan

'Thank you for a wonderful new years break. We love the cottage (Forget-Me-Not) and the area. We will definitely recommend you & hope to return'

Brett & Julie

'Excellent break. Cottage ideally situated. Owners could not be friendlier. Would love to return soon'
Dec 2013
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Changeover Day:
Depending on existing bookings we can be flexible on the arrival day. At Peak times, weekly stays are to arrive Fri/Sat - occasionally Sunday.
Arrival after 3pm & Departure by 10am
Short Breaks are available - PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE OR ENQUIRE

Notes on prices:
Prices per night shown are based on a 3 night break. 2 night stays considered Off Peak Season. Please see our website for Short Break Prices.
There is an additional charge of £20 per pet per week (£10 for shorter stays)
PLEASE NOTE: Pets by arrangement only in Forget-me-not and Cowslip
Swallows Rest is kept strictly pet free
All towels, linens, heating, electricity and water are included within the rental prices.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)


Fabulous cottage in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time staying at Forget-me-not cottage and would definitely recommend it to others. The cottage was so cosy even in the coldest weather, made even more so by the under floor heating! The cottage had everything you would need and was in great location for exploring Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby. Hopefully we will return again soo .

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Forget-me-not over the Christmas break. The underfloor heating does keep the cottage warm and cosy during the winter months and we are glad that you appreciated it. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed at forget me not cottage with my husband and 3 year old son. The owners were extermely welcoming my son loved feeding the donkeys, playing with the owners dogs and even letting the chickens out one morning. The cottage was well equiped and nicely decorated. I would reccomend this cottage to others. There were lots of places to visit and explore in the local vacinity.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your first visit to the area and had a weeks stay with us to explore. It's great to hear that you found Forget-me-not provided accommodation you found pleasing and it's always a pleasure for us, when children enjoy fussing over the animals.
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A lovely cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at forget-me-not cottage. The interior was pretty, tastefully furnished and very well maintained. The location ideal for visiting the coast and the countryside. The hosts warm and friendly. Our children loved the donkeys! We would love to return. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate you reviewing your stay and are so pleased that you enjoyed staying in Forget-me-not. The donkeys always look forward to school holidays, when they get lots of attention and extra carrots and we are delighted that your children had fun meeting them. We do hope you manage a return visit.
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Perfect dog friendly family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful clean cottage, peaceful setting and we loved it. Loved the furnishings in the cottage and the whole 'feng shui'. Perfectly located for Boggle Hole, Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby. Our dog, enjoyed it as much as us and our two children. Favourites being the cottage itself, the donkeys, dogs, views, location, surroundings fields, boggle hole, robin hoods bay and falling fos.

Highly recommend and we hope to return.

Thank you Lisa and Graham -great hosts xx

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased that you all enjoyed a relaxing week staying in Forget-me-not. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family - the children were delightful and gave all of the animals lots of attention. We hope to see you all again.
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  • 5 of 5

For-get-me-not - and we won't! Loved every thing about the cottage inside and out. It was spotlessly clean, tidy and ideally appointed. The view out the front towards the coast was superb.

Lisa and Graham are lovely hosts- they should be really proud of what they have achieved here.

We are looking forward to returning...sooner rather than later.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate you taking time to review your stay and your great feedback. We are proud of what we've achieved - it's worth the hard work, when guests comment on the renovation. So pleased that you enjoyed your week in Forget-me-not and hope to see you again.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Forget me not cottage and it was absolutely stunning. Inside and outside. Very comfy and bigger than expected. Lovely hosts and lovely area. My daughter loved the resident doggies and donkeys.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in Forget-me-not. Great to hear that your daughter loved our extended family.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Scarborough in Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bath with showerhead taps also separate cubicle with shower
  • The full bathroom is decorated and tiled in natural colours. Relax in the bath or refresh in the separate shower with enclosure. The bath also has a showerhead tap. Heated Towel Rail. Please note - there is also a downstairs loo and wash basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 x 3ft beds - can be linked to 6ft double on request
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms are tastefully decorated/furnished and inviting - providing you with a comfortable, restful and cozy stay. Bedroom 1 (King size bed) has wonderful countryside & sea views. Bedroom 2 contains two single (3ft) beds - these can be linked to create a 6ft super king size bed but must be requested at the time of booking/prior to arrival. A Travel cot can be provided - please reserve at time of booking.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All three cottages can be booked together by a large group - max occupancy 11. For guests staying two weeks, a mid stay linen/towels change is provided & included within the rental price. Travel Cots & High Chairs available on request - please advise at time of booking. Please note - We have now completed the conversion of our utility barn which provides a games room (including pool table, bar football, darts board) & TV area. There is a Washing/Drying Machine, Iron & Ironing Board, Sink, Shower and WC within this communal area. There is also storage for cycles & other equipment you may not wish to store in the cottage. We have plenty of on site parking - straight outside the cottages. There is also a bus stop just at the top of our lane on the main Scarborough to Whitby route. Outside: We have walks right outside our door. Each cottage has a paved patio area contained by a small picket fence - with views to the sea & countryside. There is plenty of open space to exercise pets and a wash facility for muddy paws and cycles. Free Onsite parking available - directly outside of the cottage.

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