A unique and mesmerising Grade II-listed retreat, less than five minutes' walk from the town centre in England's original seaside resort.
  • Sleeps: 2 per apartment
  • Bedrooms: 1 per apartment
  • Bathrooms: 1 per apartment
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

Over 230 years old, Scarborough’s charming Grade II listed Windmill is the area’s last remaining building of its kind.

Conveniently located in a tranquil cul-de-sac that’s mere minutes away from the bustling town centre, the Windmill is also a short distance from the golden beach and fun, traditional resort that have attracted visitors for over 400 years.

Offering a refreshing alternative to the usual seaside guest houses, there are two stunningly refurbished, self-contained apartments to choose from inside the Windmill itself… whichever you choose, it’s sure to put the wind back in your sails!  

If you’re willing to climb 38 steps to the top, you’ll be rewarded with fabulous 360-degree views of Scarborough and the glistening sea from the Balcony Suite, as well as enjoying exclusive access to the furnished balcony walkway, an ideal spot from which to watch the sunrise over coffee.

Inside the romantic two-storey apartment awaits a modern, well-equipped kitchen – complete with a dishwasher and a microwave, plus a cosy bedroom, and a lounge with a 42″ TV for snuggly evenings in.

But if you don’t have a head for heights, don’t worry. Simply opt for the homely, two-storey Madeline Suite, instead.

Generously spread over the windmill’s first and second floors, the curved and contemporary apartment is sumptuously styled, with gleaming fixtures and fittings that will make it hard to believe you’re staying in such a historic building!

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At a glance

  • A unique, 18th century Grade II-listed windmill, set in a peaceful cul-de-sac that’s just 5 minutes from the bustling town centre, and close to the famous seafront.
  • Choose from 2 self-contained, two-storey apartments in the windmill itself, both sleeping 2 adults.
  • The Balcony Suite is ideal for those with a head for heights, while the larger Madeline Suite occupies the Windmill’s first and second floors.
  • Alternative accommodation options include courtyard cottages and apartments – ideal if you’re bringing family or friends along!
  • A delicious breakfast is served in the dining room each morning, with a broad menu that also caters for vegetarians.
  • The Windmill is close to the area’s many attractions, including Scarborough Castle and the Rotunda, with plenty of scope for activity and adventure close by.


  • Seaside Breaks


Grade II-listed Windmill apartments, both sleep 2 adults. 

Balcony Suite: 38 external steps to access, exclusive access to furnished balcony walkway and sea views.  First floor: double bedroom, bathroom.  Internal stairs to second floor: lounge/kitchen/diner with seating, 42″ TV and DVD player, modern kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, induction 4-ring hob, full-size electric oven, table and chairs.

Madeline Suite: First floor: open plan kitchen/lounge/diner with seating, 40″ curved TV and DVD player, modern kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, induction 4-ring hob, full-size electric oven, table and chairs.  Second floor: spacious double bedroom with sleigh bed, bathroom with large walk-in shower.

Additional accommodation: self-contained courtyard cottages and apartments each sleeping 2-4 guests.

Local Activities

Seafront, beaches, ice cream parlours, watersports, adventure parks, castles, museums, theatres, restaurants, shops, cafés, historic sites

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Being the Windmill’s largest apartment, you’ll have plenty of space to stretch out… whether that’s in front of the curved TV in the lounge, or freshening up in the walk-in shower.

If you’re bringing friends or family along, there are also two self-catering cottages to choose from, both set within the Windmill’s elegant courtyard, and both sleeping up to four guests. Two four-poster bedrooms are also available, both of which look out onto the courtyard and the Windmill.

Wherever you’ve chosen to lay your heads, after a sound night’s sleep you can enjoy a delicious breakfast in the sunny dining room. With a broad menu that offers everything from cereals and fresh fruit to eggy bread and oak smoked kippers, you’re sure to find your perfect fuel for the day ahead.

This is a good thing, because there’s such a wealth of ways to spend your time that you’ll need the energy! Why not start with a wander down to the sea? Here you can savour that fabulous resort atmosphere… think amusement arcades, beach huts, and of course, plenty of ice cream.

History buffs will enjoy a trip to Scarborough Castle, or the purpose-built Rotunda Museum, and there’s plenty of outdoor activity to indulge in, from boating in Peasholm Park to a hair-raising experience on the Sky Trail Adventure bridge!

Things to note

Minimum stay 3 nights during peak season, 2 nights off-peak.  Regrettably, pets are not permitted in any accommodation. One child may be accommodated in the Madeline Suite on request.  Due to safety reasons, children and babies are not permitted in the Balcony Suite.

Where you'll be staying

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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