House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Built in 1745, during the reign of George 2nd, over the last 263 years this property has been home to Customs Officers and Sea Captains. Today this house offers an intriguing combination of Georgian character along with every modern day facility . Carefully restored and furnished in smart eclectic style, Prospect House offers a very comfortable base for families or groups holidaying together. There are lovely views of the harbour and beach from some of the bedrooms and a secluded patio is delightful for al fresco dining.
The harbour, South Beach, shops and restaurants are all only a short walk away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||South Beach 182 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Durham Tees Valley Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Scarborough Rail 2.08 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Further details indoors|
The ground floor features an entrance hall, inner hallway, panelled sitting room with gas 'wood burner effect' stove and new 40" Sony LCD television (built in Freeview and DVD), a utility room (complete with washing machine and tumble dryer) and a large Georgian panelled dining room leading to modern fitted kitchen with door to enclosed patio.
The first floor has an attractive double bedroom with partial sea view and a twin bedded room with wash hand basin.
There is also a bathroom / WC with separate shower cubicle.
The second floor has a double bedroom with wash basin and superb sea views and a twin bedded room also with wash hand basin. There is also a bathroom / WC with newly fitted over-the-bath shower.
Third floor has one double bedroom with wash basin and one single bedroom with the opportunity for an additional pull out bed (for + 1) this room is complete with excellent sea view. On the third floor there is also a cloakroom / WC.
|Further details outdoors|
Permitted on street parking within 200 yards. All guests receive parking permits free of charge.
Northern England region
From the Yorkshire Tourist Board, Press release 2008:
'Diverse and beautiful, Yorkshire offers miles of countryside, including National Parks and award-winning gardens, set amid vibrant cities and market towns. There's great shopping opportunities, or explore the rugged heritage coast before journeying back in time at one of the region's many historical sites. Discover Why Yorkshire is a unique place for you to visit.'
Popular since Victorian times, Scarborough boasts restaurants, cafés, pubs and wine bars a plenty as well as a swimming pool, famous theatre, sea life centre and lively night life. Its setting at the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors affords easy access to superb scenery and a host of attractions including Castle Howard, Flamingo Land, Eden Camp, Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, Filey and Bridlington. The city of York is under an hour's drive.
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28 Jun 2014
This is an eclectic house, very comfortable and great for our party of 9 although it also easily accommodated 16 for dinner on the Saturday night. Great location very near seafront everything is walk… More
18 Jan 2013
"Prospect house added enormously to our family New Year get together"
10 of us, grandparents, sons and wives, and grandchildren arrived at prospect house on the 29th december. It was not difficult to find and we loved the quantness of the old town. Tim met us, showed us round and explained about the parking which was no problem. The house is lovely, interesting in layout as a Grade 2 listed building but had all the mod.cons. we needed. The location is brilliant - 3 minutes down stepds and alleys to the harbour. The weather was changeable as one would expect at that time of year and it was lovely to open the door after a long walk and step into a warm and cosy interior. With three floors of bedrooms - oen for each family - there was enough room for everyone to be together but also to go off for a quiet time if needed. We would absolutely recommend the house and have it on our list . Some reviews we read complain about the sea gulls but that puzzled us - are they not part of the seaside experience?
27 Aug 2012
"Great house, great location"
Stayed in this house for a weekend in August with a large group. Had a great time, the house was just what we wanted for a large group to have a weekend away in Scarborough. A really quirky property, full of character. The house is very old and the bedrooms have great decor, character and lovely furniture. The kitchen is fine, not characterful like the rest of the house but all in working condition and well equipped. It might be handy to bring some extra tea towels. There is a nice large dining room, and it is set out more like B+B with a number of small tables rather than one large one. The living room decor is a little dated but sofas are comfy with a big TV and lots of channels. Not really enough chairs in living room 12 adults to sit at once but extra beanbags provided so no real problems there. We spent most of the time sitting in the back courtyard which is small but pretty with plantpots and enough outdoor seating for 12 to squeeze in. Enough hot water for 12 women to get ready for a night out with no problems. The location is lovely, just a short walk down to the harbour front. There is a small shop nearby - handy if you forget to bring enough toilet roll. There is not parking at the house, but we had no problems unloading and then finding a space near by - parking permits were provided by the house.
25 Apr 2012
"Spacious property in great location but quite tired and basic for the price"
Prospect House is in a superb location, just a street or two away from the beach, shops and restaurants and nestled in amongst other lovely, old properties. Parking is tricky here but Tim made it very easy by providing parking permits. The house was very spacious for eight people and we had a wonderful short break in Scarborough however we all felt the break was over-priced and not as relaxing as it could have been.
The property could have done with a deep clean - net curtains and window sills were a bit grimy and the ornaments, in particular, needed a a dust. Junk was also piled into a fire place. We would have liked a proper dining table for all of us to use together, rather than the three tables for four people, a throw-back from the property's time as a B&B I think. We felt the various notes of instructions around the house were a bit excessive and weren't conducive to a relaxing stay. Not providing towels was irritating (but at least we knew in advance) as I had to bring eight bath towels (the other party flew here) which meant they had to double up as hand towels and extra washing for me when we got home. Not providing dishwasher tablets when there is clearly a dishwasher was surprising.
Before our stay, communication was sparse and we would have all felt more comfortable if the usual lease agreement had been sent following payment, rather than an emailed receipt and I had to chase up the small amount of information we did receive.
This wasn't an issue for us but note the arrival time of 4pm, with departure at 10am versus the usual 2 or 3pm and 11am respectively.
All in all, we had a great time but we did feel that the holiday was very much a business transaction for Tim, which is a shame as he seemed very charming when we met.
I don't think our gripes would have been an issue if we'd paid half the price but at this price tag, we'd expected a quality experience from start to finish and I'm afraid, we didn't get that.
Would I recommend this property to a friend? Yes, with provisos: if you're just looking for a base, the house is great; nice and roomy and in a lovely spot with fantastic views from the bedroom windows. For a self-catering summer holiday however, I would recommend looking around first.
26 Jan 2012
"What a find!"
We consider Prospect House to be a real find! It's not far from the beach and shops
Celebrating a family birthday, it had everything we needed for the 13 of us, including 3 children and 2 babies.
Donkey rides and bonfire night on the beach were an added bonus for our weekend!
We may well be back!
5 Jan 2012
"Great NYE 2011"
Had a great stay at Prospect House over New Year period as part of group of 12. House was very impressive - full of original features, warm and cosy but with plenty of space in dining and living rooms to all get together. Great location in old part of town with easy access to castle and beach. Tim the owner was both friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!
2 Jan 2012
"A real find!"
A warm, comfortable and interesting house with some original features and beautifully decorated for our Christmas stay. Despite having 4 cars between us we always found parking within a very short walk. The views over South Bay are wonderful, and even better from the Castle, a short (uphill) walk away. Shops very close, as is the harbour and promenade, yet the location is very quiet and peaceful. The seagulls didn't bother us! - just a brief wake-up call in the morning.Scarborough on Boxing Day was really buzzing.
22 Nov 2011
"Fanatstic period house in Scarborough North Yorkshire"
This was our second trip to Prospect House and we had a fantastic time. The house is well appointed and very comfortable with bags of period charm.
We will be be going again in 2012.
5 Oct 2011
"Dreadful parking overshadowed the holiday"
The parking here is dreadful. You can stop outside the house to unload only. The owner provides parking permits but finding a space on any of the surrounding streets is very difficult and time consuming.
The house is unsuitable for the infirm as it is on 4 floors . It is also unsuitable for anyone with a young or boistrous family as there are many breakble items, and warnings all over the property about things you must not do. This does detract from any feeling of relaxation.
The other big downside is the relentless screeching of the seagulls. I know this is expected in a seaside resort but it is so loud and continuous it is difficult to sleep.
I find it most unfortunate that this guest has seen fit to concentrate solely on those areas of their holiday they found to be problematic. Part of the charm of Prospect House is its location set within the narrow winding streets of Scarborough's unspoilt 'Old Town', built before the internal combustion engine was even dreamt of. There is available space in the surrounding streets, maps are provided, and permits are given for all vehicles enabling 24hour 7 days a week parking free of charge.
Potential guests are advised that the property is not best suited to those with a physical disability.
Saying that, a number of elderly visitors have thoroughly enjoyed their time at Prospect House, having being able to access the first floor bedrooms without difficulty due to the stair's shallow treads and being wide enough for two people to climb hand in hand.
Seagulls, of course have been around since time immemorial and are part and parcel of a holiday by the sea. I suspect that if there had been none in evidence then the complaint may have been “Where have all the Seagulls gone?”
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