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Prospect House, with Princess Street

House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome

Built in 1745, during the reign of George 2nd, over the last 270 years Prospect House has been home to Customs Officers and Sea Captains. Today this property offers you an intriguing combination of Georgian character along with every modern day facility . Carefully restored and furnished in relaxed 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.

Well behaved pets are welcome and guests can make use of our high speed broadband facility.

Free parking permits are provided for all vehicles for the duration of your stay.

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 Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, 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
Other Linen provided, High chair
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.

In the lounge there is connection for high speed broadband.

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 en suite toilet, 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.

The Yorkshire 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.'

The Old Town

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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6 Jan 2015


"Excellent Christmas Break for all the family!"

We stayed at Prospect House for a week at Christmas and had a fantastic time. The house is old and therefore full of character & charm! We had everything we needed, the rooms were comfortable. Locati… More

4 Jan 2015


"Brilliant Christmas Venue"

We stayed here for a week including Christmas Day and Boxing Day. A perfect venue as all the family came and stayed at various times during the holiday. We were met by the owner Tim who had trimmed t… More

28 Sep 2014


"Has not paid back deposit after 2 months"

We really enjoyed our stay but very disappointingly the owner seems to have disappeared without returning my £200 deposit. There is no dispute over the housekeeping as he initially replied to my… More

22 Sep 2014


"Lovely place"

Lovely house, great location. However stayed in August still awaiting deposit from owner.Perfect for exploring Scarborough, parking can hard to find. House needs a bit of TLC inside.… More

28 Jun 2014


"Great location"

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!

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Calendar last updated:30 Jan 2015

Based in United Kingdom

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