About the property
- House2906 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect place for a gathering of friends
We were back at Savona for the 2nd year running. Once again, we found it to be comfortable, extremely well equipped and just a happy place to be! There is so much space - we all had different rooms this year & we all liked them equally.
We met Tanya the housekeeper on arrival & departure - she was so lovely and helpful. Thanks once again for a fabulous break! We will be back.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Savona again this year and I'll make sure Tanya sees your comments - I know she'll be delighted too!
Great location. Lovley large house
This is our second stay at savannah at we were not disappointed. We were a party of 11 friends. The house is very well equipped for a holiday rental.
Location fabulous by the sea .
Brilliant property in a brilliant location!
We had a fantastic time for our third year staying at the Savona. Perfect location and the bedrooms were immaculate. We will definitely be booking again. The only improvement I could mention would be to the lounge. This would not put us off booking at all but it is the only room in our opinion that probably needs a little TLC. Overall though fantastic holiday in a fantastic house.
Thank you for taking the time to post this review. I’m delighted you’re still enjoying your holidays at Savona. If you could spare a little more time to send ring me to chat through your suggestions for the sitting room it would be greatly appreciated. I’m very happy to make some more improvements! Thanks again. Melanie
Fabulous house, well equipped and perfect location
We were a party of 11 staying over Easter. The house was big enough for all of us and very well equipped. We ate at the huge dining table most evenings. Fantastic location.
Brilliant stay at great house- has everything advertised and more. Loved Filey too-we will be back
Clean, warm every utensil you could ask for. Could not fault- even the weather was a lot better than forecast!
Lovely warm house which is very well equipped and in the perfect position
Lovely house which is obviously looked after very well. It had everything you could possibly need for a lovely holiday and is very competitively priced. This was our second stay and we would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
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).
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.