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The Croft

from £83 /night help

Good 3.5/5 Score from 10 reviews

from £83 /night

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House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The Croft is a large house set in a lovely half-acre garden. Built in the early 20th. century, it has a large

living-room, with ample seating, T.V., and conservatory off. There is also a sitting-room, with more armchair

seating, music centre, desk and piano, more suitable for quiet relaxation.

There are five bedrooms, including an attic room suitable for young children. The main bedroom is with en-suite

facilities, including W.C., basin and bath with shower attachment.

The house is ideally situated for walkers and cyclists, as for those wishing to enjoy the attractions of the resort of Scarborough . Whitby and York are a short drive away, as are the seaside towns of Filey & Bridlington.

As an older property, The Croft is not ultra-modern, but is spacious and comfortable.

It is of 3-star standard.

Size Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach North bay, scarborough 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Humberside 90 km, Nearest railway: Scarborough 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Fax machine, Pool or snooker table
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, King Beds (1), Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

There is a W.C. on the ground floor, additional to the 2 bathrooms.

There is a shower cubicle in the main bathroom, and a shower attachment in the en-suite.

There is a fold-up bed available, additional to the 10 bed-spaces proper.

A high-chair is available, possibly two. Also a cot.

A towel is placed in each bathroom. But guests should bring towels for personal use.

The Aga in the kitchen heats the water, when it is on. When off, the water is heated by

an immersion heater.

In addition to the Aga, there is a conventional electric oven, and a combination microwave


Further details outdoors

There is a parking bay for 2 or 3 cars within the grounds.

There's a washing-line in the side garden.

Further details

A 25% deposit is required on booking, with the balance payable 4 weeks prior to the start date.

A small discount may be offered if payment is made in full on booking.

Pets are welcome, subject to 'house rules'. No charge for one pet, but a £10 charge for 2 or 3 pets,

(a maximum of 3).

About this location

The Yorkshire region

Scalby is located just to the north of Scarborough, the well-known holiday resort. A short distance to the north lie the North York Moors. Inland is the spacious wooded area, Dalby Forest, and nearby the beautiful Troutsdale, and Langdale. The Yorkshire Wolds lie further to the south, beyond the Vale of Pickering.

There are many places of interest in the region, including Castle Howard (25 miles), Whitby Abbey (18 miles),

the historic city of York (40 miles). At Pickering (17 miles) you can board the North York Moors Steam Railway, taking you north to Grosmont (Heartbeat country).

For birdwatchers, the cliffs at Bempton offer views of species such as cormorants, puffins and gannets.


There are attractions to suit all ages in the local area. These include the Atlantis Watersplash World, the 12th. century castle, Kinderland adventure playground, plus many amusement arcades on Scarborough foreshore.

At Scalby Mills lies the Sea-Life Centre and Seal Sanctuary .

There are extensive cycle tracks in the area, as well as coastal, forest and countryside walks. For sports enthusiasts, there are two 18-hole golf courses, sea-fishing on the Marine Drive, roller-skating, & sea-surfing.

Scarborough boasts sandy beaches, where you can relax , bathe, even enjoy a donkey ride! There are other lovely beaches at Filey, Bidlington, and Hunmanby Gap.

Picturesque fishing ports such as Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay are to be found along the Yorkshire Heritage Coastline, which is famous for its dinosaur fossils.

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Review 1-10 of 10

1 Jan 2015


"A very happy Christmas for three generations!"

There were nine of us including two children. The house was big, warm and comfortable. Lots of seating, plenty pots, pans, etc. Got used to the Aga but thankful for the electric oven as well. Not pristine but that suited us - we felt at home!
Mr Dawson responded to our requests prior to our arrival. That was much appreciated.
The area is not new to us, so we enjoyed a return visit - nice walks, sands, and lots for the kids to experience.

Nice that the house did not disappoint, and the party enjoyed Xmas at The Croft.

21 Oct 2014


"Excellent value for a family gathering"

I really enjoyed our stay at the croft to celebrate my dad'd 80th birthday. There was plenty of space - large and small lounge areas, big and small dining tables. Only one bathroom plus one en-su… More

Good that The Croft met with expectations, and the party might return sometime.
I will get more baking trays !

25 Jun 2014


"Beautiful house"

I had a weekend at the croft for my friends hen weekend. We had a great time, the house is absolutely lovely, loads of space, and in a great locations. Would definitely recommend togethers and we woul… More

Thanks for posting such a favourable review. I am glad that the house so suited your needs, and hope you will come back sometime.
Simon, owner

3 Apr 2014


"A little haven"

Came here with family and friends and had great time, plenty of "own space" but great for all being together too. All the rooms were used, and they were clean comfortable and warm. The aga w… More

It's good that this party, coming from Scotland, found The Croft to their liking. In particular, their appreciation of the character of an older property is to be commended.
They will be welcome to come again.

8 Feb 2014


"Great house"

We had a great stay with all bedrooms occupied excluding the attic room. The building was great, a little tired but that was obvious before we went, the lounge provided enough space and seating for all of had all the usual appliances with extra fridge/freezer in conservatory .
For a cheap out of season we found it fit the bill very well and would happily return. Did'nt try any of the local pubs village shop had a good range. 10-15 mins drive to Scarborough 20 mins to Whitby great area for cycling into the forests or along the coast railway.

It's good that this party enjoyed their stay at The Croft. As they say, the area is great for getting out and about. I hope they will come again sometime.

27 Dec 2013


"Lovely holiday at the Croft"

We stayed at the Croft for a week in April, while attending my sister's wedding. We chose the house for its' ideal location and because it could accommodate our party of five adults and thre… More

This review shows that the party was happy with the value-for-money accommodation offered by The Croft. I hope they will consider booking again some time.

7 Nov 2013


"Massive house"

Had a great time staying at this house,large rooms nice n war, ,served us well as a large group for my birthday

It is gratifying that The Croft provided this group with the accommodation they required.
Clearly they read the property details before booking, and were not disappointed.

22 Oct 2013


"Extremely disappointed!"

This 5 bedroomed property was booked for a family long-weekend 11 - 14 Oct 13. The week prior to this weekend was cold with strong easterly winds. On arrival at The Croft the house was cold, damp an… More

This person's views are contrary to most. The Visitors' Book is full of very complementary comments :"Lovely house and gardens. Clean and well-equipped"; "A lovely big house in an ideal location"; "House loved by us all"; "What a gem, wonderful house with everything you need"; "House very comfortable". These are just a few.
This visitor seems to have gone out of his way to find relatively minor things to criticise.
The heating was timed to come on at 4 p.m.. It was relatively mild.
The house is cleaned between lets.Cobwebs are dealt with, but can develop overnight.
The fridge-freezer in the conservatory is a back-up to the one in the kitchen, and is not old.
There is a net curtain in the bathroom. All curtains close.
Bed linen provided is fine.
Electrical wiring is safe. An electrician recently viewed the house.
A new gas safety certificate was issued in July, valid for one year.
Environmental Health visited the house recently. They agree that some of the claims made by this party are "ridiculous".

15 Oct 2013


"Would not recommend this at all. Grubby, poor state of repair, furniture dated, majority of mugs chipped and unpleasant."

Highly disappointing. Poor state of repair. Curtains either missing or damaged. Bedding old, some with stains.bathrooms very grotty. Only one oven shelf in arga impossible to cook for 8 people, 6 hobs… More

The views expressed here are mostly inaccurate.
It would seem that this person was expecting a higher grade of accommodation, and so was disappointed. It is made clear on the website that The Croft is an older property,is of 3-star standard, and people should not expect the standards of a modern, higher-grade property.
There are 2 ovens in the Aga, and so 2 shelves.There is also a combination oven/microwave, and a four-plate electric hob.
There are no bare electric wires.
The main bathroom has an electrically-heated towel-rail. The en-suite has a radiator.
There is a net curtain in the main bathroom. Curtains in the en-suite.
All rooms have curtains.
Bedding provided is of good standard, some of it new.
One or two mugs/plates might have been chipped recently, but there are plenty of others available which are not.
People considering booking are asked to view the photographs of the house, which paint a rather different picture to this review.

19 Nov 2012


"old and tired but this is reflected in the price"

A large property desperate for some tlc but no complaints as this is reflected in the price.One niggle is lack of oven as the aga just doesnt cut it when cooking for 10 and if going as part of a group… More

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    Calendar last updated:30 Mar 2015

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    Languages spoken
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