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The Old Jet Works

Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Vintage chic North Yorkshire holiday home with stunning sea views
  • Within easy walking distance of the beach
  • Charming, characterful and packed with period features
  • Parking close by with complimentary parking tickets for duration of stay
  • Situated in the heart of the town, close to shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants
Property code: G0150

Perfect for a couple, this beautiful, quirky property has one of the hottest addresses in Scarborough, set within an historic building close to the Rotunda Museum and Spa Bridge.

In an enviable spot in the old town of Scarborough, this quirky apartment is a perfect bolthole for a couple and their dog looking for a relaxing break on the coast, with attractions, restaurants and entertainment on the doorstep.


The apartment is on the first floor, with a layout that maximises its compact space, and a great vintage style. Wake up to superb views of the sea and the Spa Bridge from the comfortable bedroom with its open stairwell and en-suite bathroom, before heading down for breakfast in the well-designed kitchen. There’s a large breakfast bar to enjoy your morning coffee and pastries or perhaps tuck into a full breakfast to fuel up for a day exploring. And at the end of the day, curl up together on the comfortable sofa with the dog at your feet and watch a film with a fantastic backdrop of the illuminated bridge and sea beyond.


The house is on a pedestrianised road, and it’s a great neighbourhood to explore on foot. Visit the Rotunda Museum and stroll the leafy streets to Scarborough Art Gallery. Enjoy some serious pampering at the Crown Spa Hotel or take in a show at Scarborough Spa entertainment venue. Stroll along the beach, half a mile away, to the pier for some traditional seaside fun, and walk around the harbour to the funfair too, or climb the hill to Scarborough Castle. For a trip out of town, take the train along the coast to Filey and wander along the promenade or let the dogs enjoy a run on the sandy beach.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom – queen-size
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher
  • Electric flame-effect wood burner
  • On street parking available close to the property. The parking needs to be pre arranged with the owner and does come with an additional cost.
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 medium sized dog welcome
  • Shop, pub and beach within 2 miles
  • LCD TV with Freeview
  • Regret no children
  • Located in a Pay & Display area, although subsidised parking can be purchased via owner

The property has a fabulous location with one of the best sea views of any holiday cottage along the Yorkshire Coast. Right in the heart of town, you have all of the delights of Scarborough within a mile including its gorgeous sandy beaches, cafes and restaurants.

Make your way up through the historic streets to explore Scarborough Castle, situated less than a mile from the property 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 around 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 property is within easy reach of the rest of the Yorkshire Coast. 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 'n 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 tea rooms sitting alongside upmarket champagne and oyster bars.

This region is best known for the gorgeously gothic town of Whitby (20 miles). Playing host at one time 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 (20 miles) and Sandsend (25 miles) are also worth a visit, each with their own unique charm.

The property's position means you are also perfectly placed to take in the best of North York Moors. This dramatic landscape of heather and open moorland which is just 20 miles away. Somewhat smaller than the Yorkshire Dales, the North Yorkshire 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 is cast in comforting soft focus.

We recommend taking the road from Thornton-Le-Dale or Pickering north towards Whitby to experience it in all its grandeur. There are countless pretty villages and towns to explore in the area.

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Carolyn 16th August 2019

A splendid location with easy access to so much the area has to offer. Being close to the sea was perfect for us and although the seagulls are a little bit noisy in the mornings it didn't bother us at all. The decor and comfort of this accommodation is commendable and we would certainly recommend it.

Reviewed by Rachel 19th July 2019

The cottage is quirky and therefore absolutely perfect for a getaway for two. We loved it. The owner ensured there was plenty of everything - washing up liquid, shampoo, bath wash, loo roll etc. The location is wonderful, so close to the beach and promenade. The seagulls are really noisy so earplugs would be useful. It was clean, decorated and furnRead moreished to a good spec. Would go again. Hide

Reviewed by Neville 5th July 2019

Museum Terrace is, in fact, a pedestrianised way, so one cannot drive or park there. So the allocated parking is on the street & always out of your sight. Apartment was in a perfect location

Reviewed by Mavis 28th June 2019

A perfect location , well equipped kitchen and all round comfort

Reviewed by Cassandra 17th June 2019

Absolutely fantastic place to stay. Perfect location and ideal for taking the dog!

Reviewed by Glyn 10th June 2019

Ideally located by the Spa Bridge, South Bay. You have to park on the road but not to far from the property (although lugging bags up or down is a bit of hard work) but then scratchcards are provided so that after paying for your first couple of hours parking is free for the rest of your stay.

Reviewed by Barbara 20th February 2019

Lovely place to stay. Very central for Scarborough.

Reviewed by Donma 5th February 2019

Lovely quirky little place for me, my partner and our little dog for 3 nights. Location cannot be beaten with the view over the Spa Bridge and the sea was amazing. Always looking out the window! So snug and cosy with a very well equipped kitchen and a lovely deep relaxing bath. Love all the different little levels and decorated just to our taste! SRead moreadly we didn't have a pen to hand to write in the visitors book! Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte 15th January 2019

Amazing property, brilliant location and definitely worth a trip to Scarborough.

Reviewed by Sarah 7th January 2019

A really lovely apartment: quirky, historic, interesting decor and furnishings with the most fantastic view of Spa Bridge and through this you could see the sea and, in the morning, the sun coming up. It's a few minutes walk to the sea front, the town centre shops and places to eat and drink.It is lovely walking along the seafront in Scarborough buRead moret we also enjoyed getting the train from Scarborough to Bempton, walking along the clifftops then coming down to the beach and walking along to Filey where we then got the train back to Scarborough, we'd not realised what a good coastal train route there was. Hide

Reviewed by Mel 29th December 2018

We had a brilliant Christmas at the Old Jet Works, Chaz our dog loved it as it was so near the beach. We found it vert comfy and in the perfect location for the beach shopping and dog friendly Pubs and cafes. We would recommend it to all our family and friends we will definitely stay there again.

Reviewed by Patrick 25th September 2018

We had a great stay, the flat was in a great position, nothing to be negative about

Reviewed by Chris 18th September 2018

Ideally located for beach walk's, and the town. Having our dog with us didn't stop us from going to various place's dog's are welcome. The old jet work's was a lovely place to relax and unwind.

Reviewed by Jayne 3rd September 2018

Our third year running to this fabulous apartment, location is perfect and managed to get the same parking spot every year too!

Reviewed by Jane 4th August 2018

What a charming place. The layout works really well and it was great to have such a spacious lounge. Lovely bed too!The interiors are funky and it felt very much like home. Parking is a short walk away, but it's under a minute to the beautiful beach.

Reviewed by Alan 29th July 2018

The flat was comfortable and nicely furnished. On the negative side, the cupboards had a damp smell that required anything in it to be washed before use. The bathroom door could use a hook. If there was more than one roll of toilet paper, we didnt find it. The bathroom could also use more light, particularly above the mirror. The flat could doRead more with more cutlery. It would be hard to acknowledge in the property description the noise the seagulls on the bridge make, but its something that could spoil someones holiday. We had to use earplugs to sleep. We had a great holiday, loved Scarborough and, despite the negatives, we would return. Hide

Reviewed by Neville 21st July 2018

Beautiful apartment very comfortable loved the location and views of the bridge and sea from all windows very relaxing easy access to town centre and amenitiesWould have enjoyed been able to watch news etc on tv but found it different changing stations and knowing whats on catered for catch up more.Afraid to have bath or shower in case I slipped anRead mored fell a non slip mat would have been niceOverall had a great holiday would stay again Hide

Reviewed by William 14th July 2018

Parking could be a problem. A hand towel for the kitchen would be helpful.The nearby "spa" was a bonus, with the orchestra a delight. In many ways a great place to stay but may not be suitable for elderly folks with the number of steps and slopes to navigate for access.All in all we had a lovely time in a very comfortable property.

Reviewed by Mark 10th July 2018

The apartment was in an excellent position in Scarborough with easy access to facilities, the beach and the coastal walks. Although parking is not allocated there is plenty of off street parking close by (particularly in Valley Road) and parking was never a problem. The apartment internally was well equipped and the furnishings of a high standard aRead morend also of a very individual nature (slightly 'quirky') which appealed to us. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 7th July 2018

Beautiful and immaculate cottage with stunning views of the beach ! We were left a lovely welcome pack and lots of info of best places eat , drink and visit . We will definitely be returning.

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