6 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds

3 bathrooms

Watch House

in Scarborough


(27 Reviews)

Watch House is a beautiful three bedroom, three bathroom property located in Castle Gardens in the heart of Scarborough in North Yorkshire. Expertly designed with modern interiors and incredible views across the South Beach, Watch House will provide a stay to remember in Scarborough on the Yorkshire coast.

Trip Details

Property Highlight #1

Stunning Sea Views

French doors open out to beautiful views of the cliffs and sea in the distance.

Property Highlight #2

Log Burner

The property benefits from a log burner so you can cosy up with your loved ones as the cold nights draw in.

Property Highlight #3

Excellent Location

Watch House is in the perfect location to explore Scarborough as it is just a short walk from the local attractions.

The Space
Watch House is a stunning detached property carefully curated with style and comfort in mind. Boasting a south facing outdoor space, an open plan kitchen, living and dining area plus three bedrooms, there is ample space for the whole family.

On the ground floor, you’ll find two bedrooms, a family bathroom and a utility room. The first bedroom features a double bed and an en suite shower room. Great for children, the second bedroom includes twin single beds. Both bedrooms have a tranquil feel and premium bed linens to ensure a comfortable night's sleep.

The family bathroom has white tiles complemented with dove grey wood panelling. Modern and clean, there is a bathtub with an overhead shower, a WC and a Victorian style basin.

At the rear of the property, there is a south facing outdoor space which boasts a seating area and table. A real treat in Scarborough, this private space is ideal for alfresco dining. Start your day with a coffee in the sunshine or enjoy a glass of bubbly as the evening draws in.

Take the stairs up to the first floor and you’ll find the beautiful open plan kitchen, living and dining area. Benefiting from incredible sea views from the Juliet balcony, this space is perfect for relaxing. Fire up the log burner in the winter months and cosy up on the sofa watching your favourite shows on the flat screen TV. In the summer, open the French doors and let the warm breeze drift in as you prepare a home cooked meal.

Ultra stylish, the kitchen features blue cabinets and marble style worktops. Amenities include an oven, hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge freezer and dishwasher so Watch House is fully equipped for self-catering stays. Enjoy meals with your loved ones at the dining area which consists of a wooden dining table and modern, white chairs.

Also on this floor, you’ll find the final bedroom in the property. French doors open out to views of the cliffs and sea in the distance making this space really special. The bedroom includes a comfortable Queen bed and en suite shower room.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during bookings. For this reason, we require all of our guests to transfer a £250.00 Damage Deposit (subject to a £10.00 administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver for £25.00 which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Located in the seaside town of Scarborough, Watch House is a short walk from the local attractions. Packed with seaside charm, you’ll find plenty of pubs, restaurants and cafes to discover as well as arcades and ice cream parlours.

There are a number of beaches for you to choose from. The popular South Bay is a short 10-minute walk from the property and here you’ll find a sun trap close to the hustle and bustle of the town centre. North Bay has been accredited with Blue Flag status meaning it’s one of the best beaches in Europe! Cayton Bay is the quietest of the three and boasts a sweeping bay with a rural feel.

Ideal for all weathers, there are lots of indoor attractions in Scarborough for the whole family. Head to Sea Life Sanctuary to see seals, penguins, sharks, turtles and more or Scarborough Castle to explore its 3000 year history. If it’s outdoor fun you’re looking for, The Open Air Theatre is a 5-minute drive from the house where you can see amazing bands, singers and comedians. There is also the Sky Trail Adventure and Peasholm Park nearby.

The seaside resorts of Filey, Flamborough Head, Bridlington and Scarborough are just a short drive away.

Getting Around
Watch House is within walking distance of Scarborough town centre and within 1 hours’ drive time of Staithes, Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and Filey.

Scarborough Train Station has routes to Filey, Bridlington, Liverpool and Sheffield.

There are plenty of bus routes throughout Scarborough. Hop on the 12 route and you can visit neighbouring seaside spots of Filey and Bridlington. The X93 travels through to Middlesbrough with drop offs in Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby.

  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Free parking on premises
  • Heating
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Bathtub
  • Beach View
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Free parking on street > Street parking
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hair dryer
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Internet
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Near Ocean
  • Oven
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Pets allowed
  • Private entrance
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Toaster
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Wireless Internet
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

Parking scratch cards will be provided for use during your stay. These are applicable for use in specific parking zones only.

Watch House may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00


From the guestbook


(27 Reviews)



Its location was good although on a hill<br/>It was very dirty, not maintained well at all inside ir outside the property. For example, There had been plasterwork in one bedroom and there was plaster dust inches thick everywhere. We also messaged prior to arrival to ask if there would be logs for the log burner, when we got there, there was none.



Fantastic house, position and everything you need



The property was very comfortable and had everything that you could possibly need during your stay. Amazing sea views over south bay.<br/>To have the amazing sea views, the property is at the top of steep cobbled streets and steps, which would not be any good for people with mobility issues.



Lovely property in a great spot. A slight smell of damp downstairs but other than that it was just perfect!



great stay, lovely location.



As with any other home that isn't on the sea front, there is a climb to the accommodation that would be tricky for anyone with limited mobility. There were quick steep routes to the sea front and back in minutes or more meandering routes that were less challenging if we were feeling less fit. The home itself is lovely. Comfy & clean and uncluttered with all of the essential equipment for a short or longer stay. The views are stunning from the upstairs sitting area and bedroom and it was great to have a bathroom or shower room for each bedroom. We didn't use the washing machine/dryer but it was good to know it was there if needed. Beds were comfy with nice crisp clean white linen. <br/>It took us a short time to find, sending out a scouting party on foot as the road doesn't pass the property. Although parking (as always in Scarborough) was a tight squeeze, using the provided parking permit we were able to park close to the house quite easily.<br/>We would be happy to stay again.



We had a fantastic bank holiday weekend as a family of 6 adults and 1 infant (ranging in age from 79 to 2 years old). The view from the upstairs of the property really made our stay. Fantastic to watch the beach and surrounding areas get busier as the day went on and then watching the lights come on as it turned dark. Fantastic location (short walk) to the beach front. The property is based on a steep hill and may be a little tricky for those less mobile but the road is very quiet so you can rest. You can allocate a bathroom to each bedroom which made getting ready in the mornings and evenings much easier for everybody. The garden area could do with a little tidying but was wonderful for allowing our 2 year old to keep busy whilst not on the beachfront and the garden gets the sunshine. Would highly recommend staying here and hope to come back!



This house is great, the location stunning and with amazing views! It is so close to the beach and front, the wi fi is fast, the beds super comfy and showers very good.<br/>Its a shame 'host and stay' were pretty poor. They didn't answer their 'urgent' phone line when we couldn't find the parking permits, they had not provided instructions of where to find them and they were hidden in a cupboard under a load of duvets. I had to drive away and pay for parking after a big effort getting the car unpacked. Host and stay were very unsympathetic and and bit blunt in their responses. We felt they blamed us for not looking hard enough and their refusing to reimburse parking was very dissapointing. It was also a bit weird that the washing machine was behind a door marked 'no entry'. Host and stay could not tell us why this was and if it was safe to use. <br/>Next time we will go back to using air b and b individuals homes rather than these agencies as the communication is much better



The place overall is lovely, the location is brilliant and very good value for money. When we arrived the drain was blocked and a plinth in the banister was broken. I rang host and stay and someone came and sorted the drain straight away and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The views from the upstairs floor are absolutely amazing too.<br/>It felt like the cleaning had been a little rushed and a couple of bits had been missed. When we arrived the drain was blocked and a plinth in the banister was broken. It worried me abit as I didnt want them thinking we had caused these so I had to ring hist and stay withing the first hour of arriving but other than that it was very good.



Location brilliant house brilliant stay brilliant view out of this world<br/>No parking scratch cards as promised it cost me £50 not very pleased



Excellent well equipped and comfortable accommodation with unparalleled views.



Location problematic since there was no adjacent parking, and the property was up some external steps. Anyone with mobility problems could not have accessed the property. There should have been curtains in the main living space and more effective blinds in the bathroom. The main dining table had a huge crack running down the centre, so it was difficult to set the table. A tea towel would have been nice and somewhere to hang (wet) coats near the front door. Heat difficult to control on the shower(s). Property looked good but wasn't particularly comfortable.



It's true the house is on a steep road with no immediate outside parking, but the truly spectacular views and brilliant location is more than worth it! Parking is round the corner so not too bad. The house is modern and well-thought with bathrooms for each bedroom, a good-sized kitchen, and the living room upstairs to take advantage of the gorgeous views. However, despite being renovated recently, the wear and tear of being a holiday rental is already starting to show through e.g. worn bathroom tiles and amenities e.g. towels. Also, it feels like luck of the draw if there is what's needed in the kitchen depending on who stayed previously otherwise there could be missing, basic items. That's only a minor point though. The only real pain point is communication with Host & Stay. I had to ask the same question repeatedly, and in the end never got an answer. It wasn't a big deal but would have expected better. Still, would highly recommend this property especially at the price we paid!



Amazing views across South Bay - really handy for the Old Town, harbour and beach. Parking and access a bit tricky but the views make it all worth it. Clean and tidy - good info from the host. Would book again.



Good, comfortable house in great location close to the beaches and attractions. Quiet despite being only a few minutes walk from the front.<br/>Access is via steep slope and steps and it's not possible to park very close to unload/ load but we managed ok as there were 4 adults and only one toddler.<br/>Slight shortage of cutlery but otherwise well equipped. Stairgate provided which was necessary with a toddler.



Nice house with good kitchen <br/>Good garden<br/>Only 3 dining room chairs 3 wine glasses <br/>The towels in one of the bedrooms was full of rips and holes. For a house for 6 was ot good. Also the house is on a very steep hill which was not really specified anybody with mobility issues would have struggled



This would have been a 5 star review as the house itself is fantastic - location is brilliant and the view was absolutely amazing. The house was very clean and well equipped although a high chair would be a helpful addition for families. The house is very spacious and the beds super comfy! We also appreciated that there is a stair gate as we have a 1 year old. The “parking scratch cards” are only for one car which isn’t clear on the description however and we had to pay an additional fee for a second card which then wasn’t there when we arrived. Host and Stay did nothing to resolve this during our stay other than make false promises that it would be dropped off. In the end they agreed to reimburse us for the pay and display costs we had to pay to park the second car somewhere else. Overall it was an enjoyable stay at The Watch House but Host and Stay need to improve their customer service.



Very comfortable property with amazing views and facilities. Would very happily return!



Incredible sea views, very clean tidy property, looks to of been recently upgraded/decorated and to a very high standard.<br/>Luggage etc to be carried from the parking location. Access is steep tough for anyone elderly and prams etc, but this does come with the area, worth the walk and carry to get the sea views in my opinion



The place was great and with a lovely view! The amenities were great with fresh linen and towels everywhere. The only problem was the early check out and late check in that basically make you lose almost a whole day. Definitely recommend and would stay again!

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We really enjoyed our stay at the Watchhouse. The location is brilliant, as both the North & South bays are in walking distance. The property is furnished to a high standard and it was great having 3 bathrooms for our family of 5! Also unusual to get an outdoor garden space so close to the coast. The property wouldn’t be ideal for people with mobility issues as there are a number of steps to access the house & rooms, which we did have some challenges with for our 1 year old-but the host provided a baby gate which was very much appreciated. We would definitely stay again. Thank you for a lovely stay.



The location was brilliant and the house was clean and modern with great views -<br/>Nothing it was perfect



Just lovely!



Absolutely beautiful propert in every aspect - quality decor, bedding high standard, kitchen equipped with EVERYTHING - I’d brought salt, pepper etc but it was all there ??but that doesn’t give any justice to the view!!<br/> I’m going to say it was unimpressive - obviously I’m lying but I don’t want the prices to go up for when we book again ??



Amazing place with views overlooking the harbour and South Bay. Just a short stroll from the beachfront. Sea views from the bedroom and living room/kitchen. Incredible! <br/><br/>All nice and clean and as described. Kitchen had some key necessities which helped. Host really well organised and good communication. <br/><br/>Great house with truly outstanding sea and seafront views.



Lovely property, comfortable with everything you need. great location too

John B.


Great bolt-hole - stylishly fitted and well equipped. Quick access to walking routes (both bays) and good views out to sea. Would stay again!

Home Truths

The property doesn't have separate living, kitchen and dining rooms but it does boast an open plan space where you can relax with your loved ones.

The open plan kitchen, living and dining area is located on the first floor of the property. If you're staying with little ones, a stair gate is provided.

Whilst the property doesn't have on site parking, you'll be provided with a parking scratch card so you can park for free on street in a nearby zone.


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