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Beautiful Grade 2 Listed Town House With Sea Views - sleeps 14 in 8 bedrooms

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Filey, Yorkshire, England - 4 Minutes Walk To Golden Sandy Beach Yet Only 2 Minutes Walk To Town.

Special offer late booking discount for week 28th July 2017 to 4th August 2017, reduced by £500, now only £1,400.

Built in 1830, this grade 2 listed house retains all of it's charm, with a wealth of period features, having been sensitively restored and brought into the 21st century. It's equipped to a high standard to ensure a real home from home feeling, with comfy beds with white cotton bed linen and towels, board games and toys, a play station and everything you might need for cooking a special meal, from a garlic press to gigantic saucepans. Filey is a hidden gem of a resort, with a 4 mile gently shelving sandy beach which children adore, a golf course, lawn tennis club and sailing club, all of which accept holiday makers. The next bay, Cayton Bay, has a surf school. Walking is fantastic with both the Cleveland Way and Wolds way starting or ending in Filey. There's a small station with trains to York, or you can drive in about an hour and it's well worth a visit. The North Yorkshire Moors steam trains run from Pickering, where you can stop off at Goathland, better known as Aidensfield in Heartbeat, or head through to Whitby and see the delights of the northern end of the moors. Filey is the home of the Yorkshire Cobble, the oldest style of fishing boat, based on Viking longboats, and they are still used today by some of the towns fishermen. The house is warm and cosy in the winter, and you feel amazing after a long walk on the beach but it's cool and welcoming after a hot day lazing in the summer sunshine. It's a very spacious house, great for sharing with friends or family, allowing room to be separate and room to be together. We rarely accept pets and ask guests not to smoke in the house.

Melanie Welford-Carroll
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

About Melanie Welford-Carroll

We bought Savona to use as a "home from home" weekend get away, to help our daughter who suffered badly with asthma and allergies. The sea air helps her to breathe easily and she hardly needs to use her inhalers when we're in Filey. We rarely allow pets at the house to help ensure it's as low allergy as possible and now that she's 17 she's so much better. We still all really enjoy staying at Savona but now go with a house full of teenagers! It's lovely to read the guest book and see that the house is bringing pleasure to so many other families and that so many birthdays, anniversaries and special family reunions are hosted at the house.

Melanie Welford-Carroll purchased this house in 2004

Why Melanie Welford-Carroll chose Filey

Filey is the nearest seaside town to drive to from our house and, unlike its near neighbours of Scarborough and Bridlington, is really quiet and unspoilt. It's the kind of town where I'm happy to let my children wander around the shops and go to the park. When we bought Savona we found out that it belonged to the brother of my uncle, so that was a huge coincidence!

What makes this house unique

When we stay, our children bring friends and they can have their own space, watching what they want on tv, playing music or just chilling out without disturbing us and our friends. There's plenty to keep them occupied, from the usual games and barbecues on the beach, to surfing lessons or body boarding. Being 17 and 15 they love the independence of walking to the local Italian restaurant or shops without parents and we're happy to let them. We enjoy a walk on the beach followed by a huge brunch with bacon and eggs, then reading the Sunday papers. Bliss!

Filey Brigg is another family favourite, with masses of rock pooling and crashing waves over the rocks. It's a photographer's heaven. Be sure to refer to the tide tables first though, as you must allow time to walk back!

Guestbook comments from the owner

A perfect setting for our family reunion, even the weather came to the party! A good week was enjoyed by all. Thank you.
Aug 2016
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Filey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet , This toilet is on the same floor as bedrooms 1 and 2
    Shower room 2 - shower , This wetroom style shower is on the same floor as beds 1 & 2
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is ensuite to bedroom 5
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is on same floor as bedrooms 5 and 6
    Toilet - toilet , This toilet is on same floor as bedrooms 3 and 4
  • Wet room shower Shower room with basin and WC Roll top bathroom with shower over, plus basin and WC En suite bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC (bedroom 5) Separate WC Separate WC
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom is on the same floor as bedroom 1
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This bedroom is on the same floor as bedroom 4
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , This bedroom is on the same floor as bedroom 3
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom is on the same floor as bedroom 5
    Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single , This bedroom is on the same floor as bedroom 7
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , On the same floor as bedroom 6 Has a sofa, chair,TV and XBox
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , On the same floor as bedroom 2. Has a sofa and tv
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , On the same floor as bedroom 8 and has a tv
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 super king bed & wash basin, sofa and tv Bedroom 2 twin beds & wash basin Bedroom 3 king size bed & wash basin Bedroom 4 single bedroom & wash basin Bedroom 5 super king bed and en-suite bathroom, sea view, sofa, chair, TV and Xbox 360 Bedroom 6 twin beds, & basin, sea view Bedroom 7 twin beds & basin, sea view, with TV Bedroom 8 single bedroom, sea views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The house has a great many stairs and is therefore not ideal for the elderly or disabled. There is unrestricted parking on the street in front of the house plus parking for 1 car at the back of the house. Outside: The house has a very small gravelled garden in front and a paved area behind but essentially outside space is very restricted, however the band stand park is about 100 yards away with many benches and places to sit. Glen Gardens and the beach are both only 4 minutes walk away and so there's an abundance of places to enjoy sitting outside, barbecuing or picnicking. There are 2 swimming pools in Filey open to the public and a large open air paddling pool beside the sea for smaller children. The "Country Park" above Filey Brigg is a nice walk away or you can jump of the "Filey Hopper" if you prefer. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble drier, sink and drainer, airer, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: White cotton bedding and towels are included in the price and are changed weekly. Beach towels are not supplied. Mid week linen changes or cleaning can be arranged, but a further charge will be levied. Other: The dining room is something special, comfortably seating 14 around a large table, perfect for family celebration meals. A huge Victorian oil lamp hangs above the table (not to be used due to risk of fire) and a sense of informal grandeur prevails!


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Beautiful Grade 2 Listed Town House With Sea Views - sleeps 14 in 8 bedrooms
average rating of 4.733333 based on 18 reviews

An amazing house in beautiful Filey.

  • 5 of 5

I booked the house for my sister's hen weekend and it was perfect.

There were 10 of us and we had more than enough room for us all to get together when we wanted but with the house being over 5 floors we did not feel as if we were on top of one another.

The standard of the furniture and fittings was excellent and the range of kitchen equipment provided was very comprehensive.

Having a basin in every bedroom was very useful.

The position of the house is ideal,within a few minutes walking distance of a variety of shops for groceries,lovely bakeries & cafes, and of course fish & chips!

The bandstand and lovely gardens are practically on the doorstep with plenty of nice winding paths and/or steps leading down to the beach level.

I would highly recommend 'Savona' and would definitely look forward to staying there again if we have another large gathering.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the trouble to write this lovely review. We try really hard to keep Savona at a high standard, both in terms of cleanliness and equipment and we're delighted you found it comfortable, well located and want to come to stay again in the future.
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Amazing house and facilities

  • 4 of 5

The house is amazing and ideal for my 70th birthday family get together. The write up and photographs do not do it justice it is much larger and nicer than they show.

My only observation would be that there some minor maintenance issues such as several blown light bulbs and showers which did not drain properly however this did not distract from our enjoyment and woul certainly return.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Savona. I'm really pleased that you had a good celebratory holiday. Other guests have told me I should improve the photos I use on the website! I'm really sorry that you had blown light bulbs and poorly draining showers to contend with. Savona has been fully occupied every day since early June and changeovers can be very, very busy between 10am and 4pm and sometimes everything just cannot be checked. I guess on this occasionTanya and the girls just hadn't had time to check that all the lights work and that the showers are flowing well. We'll make both of these a priority before the next changeover so thanks for bringing them to our attention. Needless to say we'd love to welcome you back for another holiday at Savona!
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Fantastic house catered for all our needs, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay it was my dads 70th birthday so 14 of us stayed in the house for the week then 9 others stayed in guest houses on the day/night and joined us for a lovely birthday meal at the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house in a lovely little seaside town.

  • 5 of 5

Nine of us stayed here , aged from 9 months to 70 years , for a long weekend to celebrate Grandpa' s birthday. It was perfect, lots of room to play and hide away. We were already great fans of Filey, the sunny weather and the perfect house made it even more special. Thankyou

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

Really great place with plenty of room.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect house in the perfect location for our seaside visit

  • 5 of 5

Our recent visit was the second time we had stayed at the Savona. The house, in particular the bedrooms are extremely clean, well equipped with facilities and the perfect location for our group of 12. We are already looking to book for 2018!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Ferry
63 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.25 Kilometres


Only a 4 minute walk to the 4 mile, clean, safe, golden sandy beach of Filey bay, bounded to the south by Flamborough Head and Bempton Cliffs (RSPB reserve) and to the north by Filey Brigg. Divers can enjoy the wreck of the Bonhomme Richard, sunk in 1779, which has recently won Heritage Lottery funding. Sailing is popular in the bay and paragliders fly off the Brigg, whilst surfers ride the waves at neighbouring Cayton Bay. There's plenty to do or you can just relax on the beach and watch.


It's easiest to come to Filey by car or train. Once at the house a car is not necessary for shopping, restaurants, the beach or other local facilities. However there's a lot of places further a field to explore so we would recommend a car.

The nearest airports are Durham Tees Valley (68 miles), Leeds Bradford (70 miles), Newcastle (105 miles) and Manchester (127 miles). The nearest port is Hull (45 miles) with sailings to Rotterdam and Zeebrugger.


Located 2 minutes walk to the centre of Filey (bakery, restaurants etc) and about 15 minutes drive to N Yorks Moors, with its stone built villages and pretty pubs, including Goathland, (Aidensfield in Heartbeat), Staithes (Old Jack's Boat, CBeebies and Captain James Cook's home), gorgeous Runswick Bay, Robin Hoods Bay (coast to coast walk), Whitby\Ravenscar (Bram Stoker's Dracula), Pickering's North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Hogwart's Express), or slightly further afield, Thirsk (James Herriott).

Further Details:

Whilst further afield, there are lots of Michelin guide restaurants to try. Here's just a few: Fox & Hounds at Goldsborough, Anvil Inn at Sawdon, La Lanterna, Jeremy's or Green Room in Scarborough, in Whitby\Sands End Estbek House (or Magpie for traditional fish & chips), Cliffemount at Runswick Bay, in York - The Star Inn the City, in Thirsk area Swan at Oldstead(1 Michelin star) or Star at Harome (1 Michelin star), in Pickering the White Swan.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Telephone or email your preferred dates. I will then send a booking form which should be returned within 10 days with a 25% deposit, (either bank transfer, cheque or credit card). The balance is payable 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. On receipt of full payment, access details and housekeeper contact details are supplied.

Changeover Day:
Fridays are the usual changeover day for either weekend breaks or full week holidays, and Mondays for mid week breaks. Standard arrival time is 4pm and departure is 10am.

Notes on prices:
We also advertise on Cottages For You website (property ref 19757). We aim to be substantially cheaper on Owners Direct than C4Y, although the saving during peak summer weeks is minimal as I have to pay a penalty for every owner booking I take. At other times of the year you can expect to save around 20% or more over Cottages For You price for the same holiday.
As a guide our 3 night weekend break is about 70% of the full week price. Mid week breaks are great value, in low season working out at £8.03 per person per night, based on full occupancy of 14 guests - a great deal for the newly retired and those not tied to school holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.