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Goosedale Cottage

Scarborough (5mls S), Yorkshire
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming and quirkily styled family & dog-friendly accommodation
  • Reside in the characterful living room with the pooch curled up by the wood burner
  • Wooden beams, vaulted ceilings and a one-of-a-kind bathroom add further appeal to this Yorkshire cottage
Property code: 86644

Enjoy a relaxing retreat to the Yorkshire coast and stay within this attractive cottage for five, with plenty of walking and cycling tracks, attractions and beaches nearby.

Enjoy an idyllic retreat along the gorgeous Yorkshire coast and stay in this fresh, attractive cottage for five, with plenty of walking routes, cycling trails and sandy beaches nearby.

Set in the picturesque village of Cloughton, this delightful property is perfect for exploring the beaches and cliffs of the Yorkshire coastline and is ideally situated for diving into the magnificent North York Moors National Park. The village has a couple of friendly traditional country pubs, and there’s a handy and well-stocked post office in the next village along. Keen walkers can head along the Cleveland Way which stretches along the coastline, hugging the cliff-tops and passing Hayburn Wyke, a rocky cove with a waterfall which makes an unforgettable spot for a picnic. Trek along the Cinder Track, a former railway line which offers a 23-mile trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The lively seaside town of Scarborough is to the south (5 miles) with its bustling seafront and popular beaches. There are several child-friendly activities and plenty of excellent visitor attractions for grown-ups too, including the Scarborough Sea Life Centre, Scarborough Open Air Theatre and Alpamare Waterpark, all within 4 miles. Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and Ravenscar are all within easy reach (within 15 miles).

Entering this cosy and friendly three-storey cottage, you will be greeted by the airy and welcoming lounge. With a wood burner set in a brickwork inglenook at its heart, this pretty room has been stylishly decorated with great attention to detail and has ample space for you to sit back on the sofas and watch a movie on the Smart TV in the evening. Heading into the light and elegantly designed kitchen, you will find a range of equipment perfect for rustling up all your favourite meals, including an electric hob/oven, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine, as well as a useful dishwasher. When dinner’s ready, serve up your feast and dine at the handy breakfast bar. There’s also a utility area featuring a washer/dryer, which makes a practical space for leaving coats, muddy boots and damp dogs after a long walk along the beach. At the end of the day when you’re ready for bed, head upstairs to the first floor where you will find the first of the property’s three delightful bedrooms: a lovely super-king-size room which can be made up as a twin room on request. There’s also a stunningly decorated bathroom on this floor, complete with a roll-top bath and separate shower, perfect for a refreshing shower at the start of the day or a relaxing soak at the end. A second flight of stairs leads to the second floor and two further bedrooms, both beautifully decorated and tastefully furnished: a charming single room with great views, and a delightful king-size room overlooking Goosedale Moor.

Outside, the back courtyard makes a nice and quiet space perfect for enjoying a morning coffee as you get ready for the day’s activities. There’s storage space for locking up bikes and muddy wellies, and a handy side gate leads out onto a footpath taking you onto a cricket pitch and towards the beautiful Goosedale Moor. There’s unrestricted on-street parking directly outside the property, subject to availability.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (can be made as a twin on request), 1 king-size and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom - bath, separate walk-in shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine and washer/dryer
  • Travel cot and Highchair available
  • Smart TV and Bluetooth Speaker
  • Woodburner - (first basket of logs provided)
  • Small courtyard with secure lockable storage for bikes
  • Shop 3 miles, pub within walking distance
  • Arranged over 3 floors with some narrow steps
  • On street parking (subject to availability)
  • Please note there is a step up into each top floor bedroom from small landing
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

The property has a fabulous location on the Yorkshire coast, with all of the delights of Scarborough just 5 miles away, including its gorgeous sandy beaches, cafes and restaurants.

Make your way through the historic streets to explore Scarborough Castle or pop into St Mary's churchyard to visit Anne Bronte's grave. Enjoy a stroll around the South Cliff area, taking in the famous spa and Italian Gardens. Catch the cliff lift down to the beach and walk to the peaceful North Bay, visit the renowned Sea Life Centre or explore the beautiful Peasholm Park with its boating lake, woodland walks and oriental influences. The old railway line which ran from Scarborough to Whitby is now a stunning cycle and walking route and is the perfect choice if you feel like a coastal walk taking in some spectacular scenery. You are also perfectly placed to take in the best of the North York Moors and the Yorkshire coast.

Sitting at the eastern foot of the North York Moors, the region's dramatic landscape of heather and open moorland is just a short drive away. Somewhat smaller than the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors still cover an area of almost 600 square miles, and, like the Dales, you can easily find yourself miles from anywhere relatively quickly. But there is something distinctly more civilised and less remote about the moors. In place of harsh limestone and dramatic peaks, you'll find gently rolling hills of heather, ancient woodland and lazy rivers winding through lush green valleys. There is a sense of wilderness, particularly on top of the high central moorlands, but it’s cast in comforting soft focus.

The rest of the Yorkshire coast is also close by. Much like its Cornish counterpart, the North Yorkshire coastline is a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages. With long sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside trimmings of yesteryear, this is proper bucket-and-spade territory. That's not to say it's stuck in the past; in fact, the coast's villages and towns combine the traditional with the contemporary effortlessly, with trinket shops and tearooms sitting alongside upmarket champagne and oyster bars.

This region is best known for the gorgeously Gothic town of Whitby (15 miles). Playing host throughout history to Romans, Saxons, Celts and Danes amongst others, the town's rich heritage is immediately obvious. Straddling the River Esk and dominated by the 13th-century ruins of St Hilda's Abbey on the East Cliff, Whitby's crooked cobbled streets and picturesque harbour have been a magnet for artists and tourists alike for centuries. Robin Hood's Bay (11.5 miles) and Sandsend (17 miles) are also worth a visit, each with its own unique charm.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


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Reviewed by Nick 17th June 2022

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We had a fantastic week at Goosedale Cottage - very homely and chic. Handy for four local pubs on foot, and in easy striking distance of Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay (north), Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington (south) and York and Castle Howard (west). House is immaculate with lots of above and beyond touches from the owners. Wed definitely go again.Read more Nick, Hil and Sylvia (Nottingham and Snowdonia). Highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Janet 13th May 2022

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Goosedale cottage is a fabulous home from home. So many places nearby to visit. Walking, cycling and much more. Or a lovely back yard to sit and relax read a book and chat . Cosy log burner if the weather is not so kind. Perfect for the dogs with easy access to walks from the cottage . We stayed as a family of 5 adults and 2 dogs. Worked out perfecRead moret for us ! Hide

Reviewed by Jane 8th April 2022

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The cottage is really charming with lovely attention to details. Everything was clean and the beds were all really comfortable. There is plenty to do in the area and great pubs to eat in too.

Reviewed by Averil 25th March 2022

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A fantastic, dog friendly holiday cottage! Goosedale Cottage is a very welcoming, beautifully decorated and generously stocked cottage with everything we needed for our amazing week. The location is perfect with loads of easy or challenging stunning walks starting straight from the cottage door plus great places to visit by car or bus within short Read moredistance of the cottage too. We relaxed in the evenings by cooking in the well designed kitchen, sitting in the courtyard or eating at a local pub. Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 4th March 2022

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We had an amazing stay at Goosedale Cottage over the weekend. Its a gorgeous house - very well equipped and super cosy. Dog friendly which is a bonus! Fantastic location, you dont need to drive in order to get out for a walk - just a few minutes walk and youre on the Cleveland Way! We honestly cant wait to come back and visit, such a gem!!

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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