Scarborough is one of those traditional British seaside towns that come steeped in memories of childhood visits in the summertime. And even today, British seaside holidays still hold all the charm of yesteryear, with Scarborough being the perfect choice for a trip down memory lane.
When visiting Scarborough, I recommend staying at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel. The hall is a former country house and it still retains a lot of its rustic charm. The space is large and there’s lots of natural light in the rooms. The bathtub was literally amazing – that flow of water! – and I spent nearly an hour and a half in the bath reading and relaxing.
It’s surrounded by beautiful countryside and fields. Walk 500 metres from the hotel and you’re in the stunning Yorkshire Moors National Park or drive 10 minutes back into Scarborough and you’re by the sea, making it the perfect location for a relaxing staycation. It’s isolated and full of natural beauty; however, because of its rural location, mobile reception and WIFI can be slightly spotty- an excellent motivator to make you dedicated to unplugging over the weekend.
And luckily the hotel is very dog-friendly! In fact, you’re almost guaranteed to see a handful of canine faces at some point during your stay. There’s a £10 tariff per dog per night and if you’re bringing your pet you must mention it when you book the room (so that the hotel can make sure that you’re in the right dog-friendly rooms). The staff are always excited to meet your dog, and as a dog-owner it’s delightful to have your four-legged friend seen not as a burden but as a welcome guest!
The Ox Pasture Hall is about seven minutes outside the town so if you don’t have your own transportation you’ll have to travel by taxi. However, the hotel can help you organise this and a single trip into town will cost you about £10.