Cottage of the Week – The Barn at Scalby Lodge, Scarborough

Never ones to rest on our laurels, this week we set about finding a property that could out-do last week’s connection to a very famous Briton (Winston Churchill since you asked. Check out The Lookout here). After much frantic searching of properties with the vaguest connection to people of renown from this fair-isle, we finally remembered that a number of our featured properties are owned by perhaps the greatest, and most famous, of living Britons…

Her Majesty the Queen owns the properties at Scalby Lodge – including the large and delightful The Barn. These former farm buildings and cottages have been transformed to offer incredibly relaxing holiday accommodation whilst showcasing the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Just a short distance from your front door you have both the North York Moors National Park and the glorious Heritage Coast of Yorkshire. In fact, just walking from your front door will plant you firmly in the footsteps of royalty; her majesty paid a visit in 2010.

It should be clear from the photos that The Barn and Scalby Lodge offer a fairly regal holiday experience – even without royal ownership. Sleeping up to 10, it offers a wealth of comfort and space to ensure that every holidaymaker can relax and enjoy their break however they see fit.

A large and light living room offers a wood-burning stove. The equally generous proportioned kitchen allows you to see if ‘too many cooks’ really do spoil the broth – though it’s well equipped enough to allow the preparation of a far more sophisticated menu. It is owned by the Queen, after all!

Three double bedrooms offer 5-foot beds and a TV. One of them also offers an en-suite shower room with toilet. There’s also a twin bedroom and a bunk bedroom. For those keen to stay connected there’s Wi-Fi in the property for those all important Facebook status updates, tweets and Instagram posts.

The surrounding area offers an equal array of activities. For those looking to relax there’s an enclosed garden with seating and a BBQ. The 5 acre shared grounds also offer a children’s play area and plenty of space to explore and enjoy.

Local attractions include direct access to Scalby Pond boasting a private hide which guests are welcome to use. Scarborough is known as the first seaside resort and has been welcoming guests for more than 300 years. It boasts two beautiful beaches, with the North Bay being popular with surfers and the South Bay perfect for a fun-filled family day at the seaside.

If you fancy a regal stay in one of Yorkshire’s most scenic locales then you can find more info and make a booking on The Barn’s listing on cottages4you.

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