Are Holiday Cottages or Lodges a better choice than holiday caravans in Scarborough?
Scarborough, the first seaside resort in the UK, is ideal for traditional seaside holidays. There is a mix of Victorian-style buildings and cafes, theatres, and amusement arcades along the colourful seafront. It is also known as the "Queen of the Yorkshire coast" due to its two beautiful beaches, one of which has been awarded the Blue Flag.
In addition to the beachfront, Scarborough has a rich heritage and features the iconic Scarborough Castle, which sits on the rocky headland overlooking the golden sands. Standing majestically on Scarborough's skyline, this popular attraction offers panoramic views of Yorkshire's dramatic coastline as well as historical information regarding the region dating back over 2,500 years.
The spectacular natural landscape in Scarborough is another of the city's top features. Within a few miles of the town, you can see the point where the moors meet the sea, offering you stunning views of waterfalls, secluded coves, and impressive cliffs.
You can choose from two delightful bays along its sandy shores. At South Bay beach, you can experience a traditional bucket and spade experience, ideal for families looking for a combination of relaxation and fun activities for the little ones. North Bay is Scarborough's Blue Flag beach, offering a premier beach centre close to the shore with excellent amenities. You can explore the rock pools at low tide or visit the nearby Sealife Centre to see a variety of marine life. Boat trips, donkey rides, and Scarborough's mini theme park provide excitement and fun for the whole family in this traditional seaside resort.
There is an abundance of restaurants, cafes, and bistros to choose from. The city's dining options include a variety of traditional British dishes as well as a wide range of international cuisines. A stay at one of our Scarborough holiday cottages puts you in a great position from which to explore the stunning scenery of the North York Moors and beyond.
A static caravan can really make your holiday feel like you're off on an adventure - not to mention that they're well designed and built to maximise space. If you are buying, static caravans are more affordable than lodges.
The biggest advantage of holiday lodges is that they have more space. Open-plan living, luxury interiors and all mod cons make for a truly luxurious holiday home. In addition to more outdoor space, holiday lodges often have balconies or verandas to enjoy those warm summer evenings - and with wood or wood-style exterior cladding, they are also very pleasing to the eye. If you are buying then aside from superior insulation in the walls, roof, and floors, you can use your holiday base all year round.
Cottages are generally more spacious, better insulated, and more centrally located. Modern caravans and cottages have much larger and better equipped kitchens than they used to be but if you want a similar or better experience than your own home, cottages usually have fully equipped and modern kitchens and bathrooms. If you are buying then it is a significant upfront investment to buy a cottage, and they are more expensive to maintain over time.