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Recent Guest Comments for properties on this page

40c Scarborough Terrace - Alpine Holiday Homes

 This was a lovely clean, tidy property with everything you need (and more !) Lovely and warm with log fire on and was especially impressed with wood pile.....now that's what you call organised !!!! Very comfortable and clean bed. Excellent secure garden for our wee dog. Very good central location close to town. Ticks all the boxes ! 

Modern, opposite golf course, family friendly, mou

 Everything was just as described. We really enjoyed our stay. Thanks. 

Panoramic views of Hanmer village and mountains

 has everything one neds for a holiday. 

9 Devon - Your Favourite Place

 Loved staying at this property. It was clean and modern and had everything you needed. We had a great weekend away and will definitely be back. Even though its not right in the middle of town, it's not that far at all and nice to take wee ones on walks and in a nice quiet street. Thanks for a fab house and also lovely people to deal with :) 

Isobel's on Scarborough- cosy, central cottage

 Had a great time. So nice to enjoy the fireplace on the cold days 

Panoramic views of Hanmer village and mountains

 Great location and space for two families travelling together. Log fire was very welcome for cold snap at Easter. All the facilities we needed and great views.