Forge Valley Cottage

Scarborough, Yorkshire Coast

  • 4 Star
  • A delightful country cottage a great space for a romantic break.

You can book this property from:

  • £646 per week
  • £92 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.04 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.

  • Please note this property is not suitable for children under the age of 10 years of age.

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: Forge Valley Cottage
Property Location: 29 Castlegate, East Ayton, Scarborough, YO13 9EJ
Description: Semi detached cottage

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: Adjacent to Spar garage 400 yards
The nearest train station is:  Seamer 2.5 miles
The nearest petrol station is Spar garage 400 yards
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: Several Scarborough town 4.5 miles
The nearest food shop is: Spar Shop 450 yards
The nearest pub/restaurant: The Dennison 580 yards, Forge Valley 850 yards, Walkers Fish Restaurant 400 yards
Mobility equipment hire is: Scarborough centre 4.5 miles

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: onsite offroad
Number of spaces available: 1
For what sized car: Large car – Range Rover Volvo V70 Estate
Parking surface is: gravel
Is the parking level: yes
Is there good space to unload once parked? yes
Distance to property from parking: length of garden path
Distance to nearest public parking area: On street Castlegate, village hall 500 yards
Is it pay and display? free
The width of the path to the property is: width of garden path 28”
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? One to entrance, but there are steps onto and from the garden path

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: Porch 32”, Main door 34”
Number of steps to the main entrance: 1
The height of the key safe is: N/A
The height of the keyhole is: 36”
How many other entrances to the property are there? none
Is the entrance well lit?

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: Wood with carpet
Are there are any rugs? no
The door widths within these areas are?  31”
Is there good space between furniture? yes
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

The flooring is: tiled
Is the floor level and step free? yes
The width of the doorways is: 27”
What height is the worktop to the floor? 37”
Is the oven set high or low? 2 openings grill top 29”, lower oven 19”
The fridge height is: low
The freezer height is : small freezer in fridge, worktop freezer in outbuilding 40”
Is crockery stored high or low: high
Are wall plugs set high or low? above worktop
Are electric sockets high or low? above worktop
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes;  what and where? Fan in bedroom

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? 2
The number of steps between floors is: 11
The flooring is: stairs and bedrooms carpeted
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? yes
The door widths are: 32”
Bed sizes are: 1 king size, 1 x single day bed
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: tiled
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: 25”
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? no
Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? no
Is there a ground floor WC? no
Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? no
Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? no
Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? no

Outdoor facilities
External areas are: sloped lawn, stepped path, gravel drive
Is permanent seating provided? Yes garden bench, seats on patio & in summer house
Is there outside lighting? Yes and the street light remains on
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) no
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? no
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? Entrance gate and steps
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? Small decorative water feature, significant drop beyond the fence.

Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? No
If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls? N/A
Mobile phone reception information: Now good (4G mast in village)
Closest public telephone is: Next to the dentist 400 yards
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? yes
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? Fire + carbon monoxide just standard alarms installed

Additional relevant information
Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:

This property is suitable for able-bodied adults, we deem not suitable for the disabled or small children


This delightful stone-built two bedroomed cottages is situated on the outskirts of the popular village of East Ayton, in a beautiful setting overlooking the River Derwent and across to Ayton Castle. This is a perfect country idyll, yet only minutes from local shops, a pub, and one of the best fish and chip shops in the Scarborough area. On entering, you are setting foot in an altogether more tranquil environment, with many original features, blended with modern conveniences. The kitchen has plenty of space, and the wooden table is great for sharing a meal at the end of a day spent exploring the coast or the moors. The spacious lounge, with its deep-set Yorkshire sash windows and wooden window seat, is a charming and peaceful place to relax; see if you can spot the carved mouse typical of Robert Thompson of Kilburn, renowned local furniture maker. …You can have great fun in this property searching for other little mice hidden away! Upstairs you will find a real country bedroom with its brass bedstead, decorative cast iron fireplace and plenty of storage, plus a discrete TV. There is a further pretty single bedroom with a day bed and TV. The bathroom has a bath with shower over. Outside you have the use of a charming cottage garden with a secluded summerhouse set with views across the river to the castle. All in all this is a wonderful retreat from hectic everyday life. A short drive or bus ride away is the popular seaside resort of Scarborough with its two sandy beaches, lovely parks, castle and many fantastic shops, pubs, tearooms and restaurants, and the picturesque Forge Valley is on your doorstep. There are numerous walks through the Valley [which is a National Nature Reserve], with a Geological Trail, and pathways through the sites of Special Scientific Interest with their rare flora and fauna. Close by are coastal paths, disused railway tracks and the Wolds Way, and for the more energetic the Moors-to-Sea Cycle Trail and Sustrans routes.

Entrance: Through garden, one step up into porch.
Hallway: Stairs to the first floor. Coat rail.
Kitchen/Dining Room: Folding wooden table and chairs; tiled floor. Fridge with icebox, electric ceramic hob, electric oven and grill, extractor, microwave, toaster. Utility cupboard, and another with boot storage, hooks and shelves. [The washer-drier and an additional shelf freezer are in the outbuildings]
Lounge: Adjoining the kitchen. Gas fire, wooden floor, Smart TV, two-seater sofa and armchair, nest of tables, stool, Grandfather clock [not in regular use], bookshelves, cupboards with games +c, feature wooden window seat.

Bedroom 1: This beautiful bedroom has tasteful decor, and offers a modern king-size bed, chest of drawers, a mirror and stool, and bedside cabinets and lamps. Wash-stand  and rocking chair, built-in wardrobe, feature fireplace and original beams, wall-mounted TV.
Bedroom 2: A lovely bedroom with a single day-bed, shelving and reading light, free-standing wardrobe, chair, and TV.
Bathroom: Bath with shower over. Toilet and washbasin, heater and heated towel rail, tiled floor and walls.

Pets: Sorry, we do not allow pets.
Parking: Off-street parking on the gravelled area in front of the garage and next to the entrance gate.
Heating: Gas central heating + enclosed gas fire.
Short breaks: Friday-Monday and Monday-Friday only.
Notes: Towels are provided. Unlimited Wi-Fi. No smoking. Mobile phone signal ensured by mast in centre of village. Children of 10 years or above are welcome.
Nearest Pub: 1/2 mile, Shop: 400 yards, Beach: 5 Miles


Area Information

Scarborough is an all year round destination, with its busy fishing harbour and marina a hub of excitement whatever the weather. Scarborough Castle is set in a stunning location and offers visitors panoramic views over the dramatic coastline. The 2,500-year old building is a must see for anyone visiting the area, and a wonderful day out for everyone.
There's so much to see and do during the day in this lovely seaside town, but also plenty of places to relax and unwind in the evening, including many bars and eateries along the seafront