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Guest House with 8 rooms £48-£53 pppn


Smugglers Rock Country House, Scarborough

Smugglers Rock Country House, Scarborough

Breakfast Room

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Staintondale Road,
near Scarborough,
North Yorkshire,
YO13 0ER


Smugglers Rock Country House is a bed and breakfast establishment located in Ravenscar. It is a stone-built Georgian country house with panoramic views over the surrounding North York Moors National Park and sea. Smugglers Rock is situated in open countryside where there are wonderful walks and nature trails to be enjoyed in every direction.

This is an ideal country holiday area with many picturesque coves and seaside villages - the village of Ravenscar is situated at the southern end of Robin Hood's Bay. The historic towns of Whitby, Scarborough and York and the village of Goathland (the setting for the TV programme 'Heartbeat') are all within easy reach. Smugglers Rock has a homely atmosphere with a beautiful spacious open-beamed lounge and a separate breakfast room. We serve a 'Delicious Yorkshire' AGA cooked breakfast as well as a variety of cereals, fresh fruit salad, croissants and homemade jams and marmalade.

All of our 7 bedrooms (we offer 2 four-poster beds) are centrally heated with ensuite facilities, a colour TV and tea/coffee-making facilities. We are totally non-smoking. Discounts available for children (min. age 5). We offer free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas.

Electric Bike Hire available from 2016.

Children welcomeTelephoneRadioTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsUnlicensedLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingTotally non-smokingDogs/pets NOT acceptedBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVegetarian diet availableWiFi or internet accessHairdryer

Children welcome from age 5.



Staintondale Road,
near Scarborough,
North Yorkshire,
YO13 0ER



See location of Smugglers Rock Country House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NZ 975006  Lat: 54.39159 Long: -0.49915

Road Directions

By Road: Off A171 (Scarborough to Whitby Road) situated 0.5 mile before Ravenscar village. Smugglers Rock is at the top of the hill on the left hand side. The car park is past the house and around the back of the building. The guest entrance is around the front.

Public Transport Directions

The daily bus service (only 2 per day and none on Sundays) from Scarborough stops outside on the main road (10yds from the guesthouse). No buses to/from Whitby.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • UnlicensedUnlicensed
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • HairdryerHairdryer

Children welcome from age 5.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
  • gravel in car park tarmac road to entrance

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesLounge
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • threshhold step only
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours


Access Statement For Smugglers Rock Country House IntroductionL Smugglers Rock is an 8-bedroomed guesthouse set in the heart of the countryside. The house is very old and is not easily adaptable for wheelchair users, although disabled guests who are able to walk short distances and climb one flight of stairs should find the guesthouse accessible as there are no stairs anywhere (except to the bedrooms). Pre-Arrival • Large print brochure, tariff and access statement are available. • Buses to Scarborough are twice daily (not on Sundays) and are accessed less then 20 metres from the guesthouse. There are no buses to Whitby from Ravenscar. • Scarborough is 10 miles away and Whitby 12 miles away. • Nearest equipment hire is in Scarborough. • There is a Radar toilet situated in Ravenscar (1/2 mile away) from the guesthouse. Arrival & Car Parking Facilities • We have an off-road gravelled car park at the back of the house with 12 parking spaces. It is a short flat walk on a tarmaced road to the front of the house with no kerbs. Cars can be parked temporarily at the entrance to the guesthouse to unload/load luggage. • Entry on arrival is by pressing the front door bell. Our telephone number is also on the front door. • Luggage can be taken from/to vehicles on arrival/departure. Main Entrance & Reception • We have only one entrance to the guesthouse. There are no steps involved on the path leading up to the door and only the threshold to cross. The standard sized door is hinged on the right hand side and opens inwards. There is a large carpet mat directly inside the main door. The whole guesthouse is non-smoking. • There is a chair in the hallway. • The whole area is carpeted and lit at both ends with a lamp on the reception desk and on the table at the bottom of the stairs, as well as a ceiling light at each end of the hall. • Large print registration forms, tariff and invoices are available. • The hallway has doors opening inwards into the breakfast room and guests' lounge, and two further private doors. • There is someone on the premises most of the time (and always during the night). Public Areas - General (Internal) • We have no lifts on the premises - there is one flight of stairs with a handrail on the left hand side leading to six of the bedrooms. • There is a further flight of stairs with a handrail on the right hand side leading to the two second floor bedrooms. The stairs and landings are carpeted and the lighting is uniform in these areas with emergency lighting present in the hallway and landings. • The guests' lounge is on the ground floor and is carpeted and has a range of settees and easy chairs with two coffee tables. There is one rug in front of the fireplace. There are three sets of wall lights, a ceiling light and two lamps. • The lounge is non-smoking. Public Areas - WC • There is no toilet in the public area. Dining Room & Lounge • The breakfast room is carpeted and well lit with well spaced tables at a normal height. None of the chairs have arms and some of the tables have a central bar across near the floor. • Breakfast menus and breakfast order forms are available in large print and special diets can be catered for. • The breakfast room is non-smoking. Outdoor Facilities • We have picnic tables at the front of the house on the lawn. Access is relatively level with no steps involved. • There are security lights at points around the building, as well as sensor lights in the car parking area. There are also fixed coach lights on the corner and side of the house leading to the entrance, and by the front door. Bedrooms • Unfortunately, none of our bedrooms are suitable for wheelchair users as they are all at first and second floor level. • All our bedrooms are carpeted with contrasting plain walls. • All the colour televisions are remote control with teletext and freeview. • We have cordless kettles, all of which have water level indicators. • We have no facilities for pets in the bedrooms and all our bedrooms are non-smoking with smoke alarms and alarm sounders fitted. Bathroom, Shower-room & WC [Ensuite or Shared] • All our bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms with laminate or lino flooring, and tiled walls. All the bathroom doors open inwards (apart from the single room which has a sliding door). The shower trays are all a standard height from the floor and have thermostatic mixer valves with the removable shower head on a sliding rail. Touring Facilities (Holiday Parks) • Our Caravan Club CL is on a slightly sloping lawned area. We have 2 fresh water points and one chemical disposal point. Grounds and Gardens • We have picnic benches available for use at the front of the house which has fairly level access to it over grass or on the tarmac road. • We also have picnic benches at the back of the guesthouse and there is level access to them through the gravelled car park and onto the grass. Additional Information • The guesthouse is totally non-smoking. • We are able to store medications/dietary foods/baby foods etc. in our fridge. Contact Information • Telephone: 07123 870044 • Fax: N/A • Minicom: N/A • Email: [email protected] • Website: • Hours of operation: Normal check-in times between 4pm and 6pm, although the premises are usually occupied 24 hours a day. • Local equipment hire companies: Scarborough Mobility, 48 Westborough, Scarborough. Tel. 01723 377515 • Local public transport numbers: Scarborough and District Travel Centre, 51A Westborough, Scarborough. Tel. 01723 507300 • Local accessible taxi numbers: Scarborough - Nippy Taxis 01723 377377. Station Taxis 01723 366366. Robin Hood's Bay and Whitby - Bay Taxis 01947 880603 Future Plans • None currently. We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve if you have any comments please phone 01723 870044. Created on: 1/14/2015