Self catering holiday cottages in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England

Scarborough with its two stretches of sandy beach is one of Yorkshire’s top seaside towns.  With a cheerful air, the emphasis in this coastal town is on fun.  By the seafront at South Bay Beach there are excellent facilities with a number of shops, casinos, amusement arcades, fish & chip shops and cafes.  Scarborough could be an excellent choice for family self-catering breaks and equally for cottage getaways with friends.

About Self-Catering Holidays in Scarborough


When it comes to spending time on the beach, building sand castles or paddling, the two main offerings in Scarborough are South Bay Beach or North Bay Beach.  South Bay Beach is the busiest, easily accessible from Foreshore Road and conveniently located with amenities nearby.  North Bay Beach is Scarborough’s blue flag award winning beach and has excellent facilities with the Beach Centre and showers located close by.  


Scarborough’s Top Attractions include:

  • 2 stretches of sandy beach at South Bay Beach and North Bay Beach
  • The Castle Headland – visit Scarborough Castle for fine views fit for a King or Queen, of the harbour and South Bay down below.
  • Pleasure Steamers – take an enjoyable cruise on historical steamer ships.
For great views in Scarborough, head for the heights of Olivers Mount, located just outside of the town, here you can marvel at great views of the town down below.  For many children a trip to Scarborough just wouldn’t be complete without a donkey ride on one of the sandy beaches.  For more family fun, a trip on the North Bay Railway is said to be one of Scarborough’s best attractions.  This pleasure train takes passengers on a scenic journey along almost a mile of track from Peasholm Park to Scalby Mills, taking in wonderful views of the North Bay en route.  What is extra special is that this train is accessible for dogs, wheelchairs and pushchairs!

We trust that you’ve found our hints and tips on things to see and do in Scarborough on a self-catering holiday helpful.  As you would expect Scarborough has its own dedicated tourist information office.  We strongly recommend that you visit for free leaflets, information and a bit of friendly advice on the local area.

Staying in Scarborough offers plenty to see and do.  If you want to enjoy a mix of scenery on your cottage holiday though there are lots of options.  It is a little known fact that the seaside town of Scarborough is just a few miles from the glorious greenery of the North York Moors National Park so keen walkers can head here for guided footpaths and more.  The attractive seaside town of Whitby is also just a further 20 miles up the coast.  For a taste of city life, the historical city of York is only 41 miles away so there is certainly plenty of choice when it comes to how to spend your time in this part of Yorkshire.

We hope that you find a good quality coastal cottage in Scarborough and that you have the very best of times.

Book a Scarborough cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Yorkshire on holiday.

12 rental properties

Low Moor Holiday Cottages, Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

4 bedroom Cottage

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
4 bedrooms
4
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

A collection of 4 high quality country cottages nestled by rolling farmlands and countryside within the gorgeous North Yorkshire Moors National Park, 4 star rated and with WiFi internet access, these cottages are wonderful for peaceful rural retreat breaks and are just 5 miles from Scarborough.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £250

Coastal Cottage near the Quayside, Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

4 bedroom Coastal Cottage

sleeps 4 - 9 guests
4 - 9
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

Holiday in Scarborough in a secluded setting, just moments from the seafront and a short walk from the beach, with spacious rooms, a games room with snooker table and a lovely enclosed courtyard garden, this beautifully presented 4 bedroom cottage is well placed for discovering the delights of Scarborough and the nearby North York Moors National Park.

Special features: games room.

Weekly Price from: £490
Next availability:
from 20 September to 25 September 20 from 09 October to 16 October 20

The Sands - Sea Front Apartments, Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Cottages

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

A collection of award winning holiday apartments right by the seafront on Scarborough's blue flag award winning North Bay beach, with high quality interiors and a location like this, these are very special holiday homes.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £400

Bay Dream Modern Pet-Friendly Cottage, North York Moors & Coast, Filey, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Scarborough 7 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

High quality 2 bedroom dog-friendly holiday cottage with own garden situated just 3 miles from Filey on the North Yorkshire coast and close to the North York Moors National Park, located on a holiday development where guests benefit from access to excellent shared leisure facilities on site including an indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna.

Special features: pool (), tennis court, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £265
Next availability:
from 04 October to 10 October 20 from 16 October to 22 December 20

Maris Holiday Cottage, North Yorkshire Coast, Filey, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

4 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Scarborough 7 miles away

sleeps 4 - 8 guests
4 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Escape to the North Yorkshire Coast for a relaxing break with a stay in this appealing 4 bedroom dog-friendly cottage, situated within a holiday village just 3 miles from the coastal town of Filey, close to the North York Moors National Park, the facilities on site include a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £422
Next availability:
from 31 August to 04 September 20 from 11 September to 30 October 20

Dairy Countryside Cottage, North York Moors National Park, Staintondale, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, Scarborough 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Stylish one bedroom holiday barn situated close to Staintondale, with a Whirlpool bath and king-size bed plus a location close to the coast within the North York Moors National Park, this is a great place for a romantic break for two.

Weekly Price from: £348
Next availability:
from 17 July to 18 July 20 from 31 July to 03 August 20

Smithy Cottage, Filey, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Scarborough 11 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Unique 2 bedroom historical cottage with enclosed patio garden which was originally a blacksmiths, situated in a lovely rural hamlet close to Filey and Bridlington.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £250
Next availability:
from 14 July to 18 July 20 from 19 July to 20 July 20

Mel House Cottages (Swimming Pool, Spa, Sauna), Pickering near Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

10 bedroom Bungalow, Scarborough 15 miles away

sleeps 1 - 19 guests
1 - 19
10 bedrooms
10
6 bathrooms
6
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4

A delightful collection of 4 star rated holiday cottages (including 2 wheelchair accessible cottages; 'Mallard' and 'Swift' have been M3 rated), in a pretty village location within the North York Moors National Park boasting excellent shared leisure facilities of an indoor heated pool, spa and sauna, exclusive to guests.

Special features: free internet access, pool (A heated swimming pool in the Leisure Suite on-site. It is 1.2 metres deep throughout, is roughly 6 metres long by 3 metres wide, and has a counter-current device permitting swimming 'on the spot'. ), games room, indoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £300

High Mill House, Pickering near Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

4 bedroom Unique Holiday House, Scarborough 15 miles away

sleeps 6 - 12 guests
6 - 12
4 bedrooms
4
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed

Attached to a historic water mill in Pickering, this roomy 4 bedroom holiday house offers unnrivalled views of the historic North York Moors Steam Railway which passes right past the house (sorry no pets permitted).

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1236
Next availability:
from 14 July to 07 August 20 from 17 August to 21 August 20

River Bank Cottage, Whitby, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage by the Riverbank, Scarborough 17 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Escape for a romantic break or tranquil holiday in this delightful 2 bedroom holiday home, with a riverside garden this is a great place for a fishing break or take it easy holiday in Whitby and is conveniently close to the North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £450
Next availability:
from 10 October to 19 October 20 from 27 October to 22 May 21

The Old Watchmaker's Cottage, Cropton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Scarborough 18 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Pretty one bedroom stone-built holiday cottage with a village setting within the North York Moors National Park, ideal for romantic breaks.

Weekly Price from: £240
Next availability:
from 07 August to 14 August 20 from 16 October to 06 November 20

1 Corner Cottages, Dogs-welcome, North York Moors and Coast , Cropton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Scarborough 18 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Picturesque, dog and family friendly country hideaway with beautiful gardens, located in the village of Cropton in the North York Moors National Park, perfect for discovering the charming towns and villages of the moors, for visiting Helmsley Walled Garden, Duncombe Park's fantastic gardens and for visiting the historical city of York for a day trip This stone built cottage is located in the village of Cropton in the North Yorks Moors and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

Weekly Price from: £275
Next availability:
from 06 November to 21 December 20 from 05 January to 05 March 21