Meadowside Scarborough holiday let

Our Secret Scarborough Retreat

Nearly 10 years ago my parents decided to buy a holiday home in Scarborough.  I hadn’t been to the seaside town for years and couldn’t really remember having visited in my childhood.  I really had no idea what to expect. Myself, my Mam, Dad, brother Phil and 6 week old Imogen in the maxi cosi car seat headed down the East coast and lined up lots of viewings of various flats around the town centre.  Fish and chips in Winking Willies (yes that’s the name of an actual cafe!) overlooking the harbour completely sold the town to us.  Such a pretty place. After lots of viewings they eventually settled on a newly converted one bedroomed flat right in the town centre, overlooking the North Bay and close to the castle, beach and shops. A love affair with Scarborough was born.

Happy Memories

We spent most weekends at the flat, piled on the shakey down bed settee. Filling the space with all baby paraphernalia needed for a short weekend away!  The YMCA theatre was just on the door step and Imogen loved seeing the dancing shows for a bargain price.  We have some lovely family memories staying in the flat.  One that pops into my mind was my Granda came for the weekend (before he passed away in 2010) and was left babysitting a sleeping Imogen in her cot while myself, my Mam and Nana pottered off to the Gala Bingo.  When we got back she was sat up on his knee in her gro-bag watching telly laughing away. What a tinker!

Move to Burniston

Soon my parents were coming down most weekends loving Scarborough life.  With their second grandchild (Abigail) on the way they realised they needed something bigger was needed to house us all! A site notice informed them of a Barratt housing estate being built in the village of Burniston just a five minute drive away from the town centre. On the edge of the North York Moors National park.  Meadowside was the last house available on the estate left for sale. As luck would had it they did a part-exchange on the flat to save the hassle of selling.

Barratt Homes Burniston


So this brings us to their current holiday home Meadowside, which is a detached spacious home with all the mod cons (wi-fi is essential these days!) .  Due to my Nana now living with my parents and the fact we have a lot less time to come down on a weekend, they made the decision to let Meadowside through Yorkshire Cottages.  This still means we can come down-we just need to plan ahead book it out with the letting agent.  Maybe one day they will still make Scarborough their permanent home? We are just back from an absolutely brilliant weekend at the home, spending quality time together.  We enjoyed the castle, the Seafood Social in the newly refurbished market Hall and Brytherstones Country Inn for Sunday lunch.  All of which we will be blogging about soon.

Tour of Meadowside

Before we descended with our cases of clothes (and wine!) we took some shots to give a glimpse of the property in case you are tempted by a weekend away.

At a glimpse the property:

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Allows 3 pets
  • Walking distance to 2 lush country pubs
  • 5 minute drive to North Bay
  • 30 minutes drive to Whitby



Scarborough cottage

Dining room which seats 6

Scarborough cottage

Comfy lounge with electric fire and TV

Scarborough cottage

Scarborough cottage

Single bed with a wooden cot.  Perfect for a family with small children.

Scarborough cottage

Scarborough cottage Scarborough cottage

Scarborough cottage

The nautical themed downstairs loo

I can completely recommend Meadowside as a base for a family holiday or for a weekend away with friends.  My parents have put so much work into it to ensure that the rooms are comfortable, stylish with everything you would need for a weekend away.

There are lots of attractions to see in Scarborough Town centre. Burniston is a great location to use as a base to travel further around North Yorkshire too.


2 responses to “Our Secret Scarborough Retreat”

  1. What a gorgeous house. Not been to Scarborough in years x

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