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Luxury Spacious Coastal Filey "Anchor Cottage" - September & October Promotions!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Anchor Cottage-ALL YOU NEED FOR A GREAT HOLIDAY-Superfast Wifi, beach access, use of pool/gym/pub/play area

Enjoy the comfort and space of the contemporary three bedroom luxury cottage with stylish interior perfect for all year round holidays - perfect for two families (who may want to share the cost) / holidays with up to 8 guests in a large spacious house!

Book Anchor Cottage today- each booking includes super fast fibre wifi, power, cleaning, bedding & towels, unlimited access to the bay filey leisure centre, swimming pool, gym and tennis courts plus much more.

Key Features:

*Beautifully designed luxury cottage

*plenty of space for two families@!!!!

*all towels and bedding included

*use of indoor heated pool and refurbished gym (2018)

*pub and the new family indoor all weather entertainment centre are a short walk away

*super fast broadband and TVs throughout the house.

*indoor kids entertainment centre and adventure playground on site

*walks on the amazing meadow and beach

*wheelchair / pushchair ramp

*large patio area with brick built BBQ, table and seating for 8 people.

*dog bowls and outside space for doggies (we accommodate up to two pets)

*cot and highchair included

*Access to the 5 star award winning holiday village, The Bay Filey

*Private Beach Access - one of the best sandy beaches in the UK and rated Britains Best Beach by the Sunday Times in 2018!

@We do offer a sofa bed for when we accommodate 8 guests (bedding for the sofa bed isn't provided) and we only recommend 7 adults maximum for each booking - as we don't want you to be disappointed - even though its a large house 8 adults can be a little cosy :)

Key house features:

Kitchen / Dining - a very large, fully fitted contemporary style free flowing kitchen with all integrated appliances, large dining area seating 10, wall mounted TV, 2 seater pull out sofa bed and drinks fridge for entertaining!

Lounge - with 6 seater leather corner sofa, BT HUB, Console Wiring and Armchair. We also offer a TV/DVD and large games /DVD selection.

Entrance hall and cloakroom with downstairs WC

Main bedroom - king size bed, sofa, dressing table and stool and TV/DVD mounted on the wall as well as a large wardrobe and bedside storage.

Two twin bedrooms each with large built-in wardrobes, drawer units and LCD TV.

All bedrooms benefit from superb luxury pocket spring mattresses.

The bathroom is a family bathroom with a shower over bath, cabinet, WC and heated towel rail - ideal for drying your clothes after a day at the pool or beach.

This property is strictly No Smoking and to maintain the family friendly nature of the development we do not allow groups of single guests or groups of 8 adults in the house.

Location - The cottage is conveniently located near the entrance to the Site, just off the A165, allowing easy access to all the amenities this stretch of coast has to offer. A short walk away is a family friendly Public House which serves freshly prepared meals & ales throughout the day, Separate Resturaunt - a Brasserie and Coffee Bar, a Pharmacy and private access to the beach.

More Details

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Anthony

Anchor at The Bay is owned by the Smith family from Leeds, West Yorkshire - Anthony, Kirstie, Adam, Harry & Katie (plus Barney our dog).

We bought the property in 2013 and, although bookings from guests will always take priority, we spend as much time as we can there. We've had many great times at The Bay and really hope all our guests enjoy it as much as we do. Thanks for taking the time to look at our listing - if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us using the enquiry form or give us a call.

The house is a real home - from home and when you walk in the door you will see our holiday logo - "this is our happy place"

Best wishes

The Smith Family

Anthony purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Anthony chose Filey

We love the walks around the house, the beach and the pool. Its quiet, very warm and cosy (cool in summer) and has all the amenities you could want! Your older and younger guests benefit from unlimited high speed property and this is essential in this gorgeous part of the world!

The gorgeous kept grounds, CCTV access, security and family friendly paths and cycle ways make a great break.

What makes this cottage unique

We have a separate lounge! Only our house style has a separate lounge and we are sure you will love they layout and space that we offer. (all of the other houses on the bay are open plan kitchen / diner / lounge - which ours has with the extra benefit of a lounge - or snug!

As the ex-showhouse our furniture is much better and we also have a connected house - featuring unlimited Wi-Fi and Hive Central Heating with unlimited hot water via a modern combi boiler.


Filey Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • Master Bathroom with WC, Sink, Shower, Bath and storage. Large Towel radiator for drying a families towels after a day at the beach / pool. Downstairs cloakroom with WC and Sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Beautifully furnished including a large king sized bed. TV and DVD player included. Shaver socket and Hair dryer as well as views to two aspects. Bedrooms 2 & 3 -twin beds with TV and integrated Wardrobes and storage. Views to two aspects in one of the twins. There is room in two of the rooms for a cot to be placed so you can have the baby with you or with your other children.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes on accommodation: Our cottage is an "Anchor" Property and a holiday in our pet friendly house includes Lounge (no other property type has a separate lounge) with DVD / TV, leather sofa and games selection Dining Room with 2 seater faux leather sofa bed, dining space for 10 & LCD TV Kitchen with Washer / Dryer, Dishwasher, Fan Over, Hob, Microwave, 2 fridges and an ice box Patio with BBQ and seating for 8 and open plan access to acres of communal meadows and parkland 3 Bedrooms, with luxury towels & linen and all with TVs (one king, two twin) House Bathroom and downstairs WC plus free use of travel cot and high chair Free Unlimited Wi-Fi for the duration of your stay Free access to award winning leisure complex including Spa, 20m pool, fishing lake and 150 acres of walks! Outside: Outside there is a brick built BBQ and open plan shared gardens. It is ideal for families and pets. Utility Room: We don't have a separate utility room, but do supply all cleaning products, dishwasher tablets for arrival and washing up liquid as well as foil and other kitchen consumables. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels for 6 are included Linen for all beds is included (small fee for sleeps 8) Cleaning is included in all bookings irrespective of length of stay. If a stay is longer than a week, the house will be cleaned weekly and linen will be changed. Other: Both the lounge and Dining rooms have access to the patio with seating for 8. Free Wi-FI and access to acres of meadows as well as the pool.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 45 reviews

Great Property in Great Location - Just perfect for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fabulous week in the cottage which is perfectly placed to walk the dog and enjoy the huge beach which is only a few minutes walk away. The cottage itself is really well equipped and was very specious for a family of 4. Having the 3 bedrooms was great as our boys like to have their own room and it was really nice to have a spacious kitchen / diner so that we could socialise when cooking.

Anthony was a perfect host and was very responsive with information and responding to requests. It is obvious that they take great pride in the house. The fact there is pub and leisure centre on site made it very relaxing and all the people we met nearby were very friendly making a great atmosphere in and around the holiday park whilst being within easy reach of Filey and the attractions of Yorkshire

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and for the review. We hope to welcome you back soon. Many thanks again. Anthony
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Excellent property in a good location

  • 5 of 5

The property was excellent throughout and was fitted to a high standard with all appliances etc that you could want. Lovely and clean. On a nice development with good facilities and access to a lovely beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely well-maintained cottage in handy location for East Coast attractions

  • 4 of 5

Just a couple of night's stay in what is a clean, well-appointed cosy cottage. Weather was ok but not that good, which always tends to colour one's judgement of a place, but despite that we had a nice short break. The Bay development is well laid out and it was reasonably quiet with the school terms just starting . The rear of the property backed on to several others in an open-plan style, so I imagine it could get quite noisy depending who your neighbours were - but no direct evidence of that to be fair. Went down to the Bay beach on the first afternoon - too far to walk so drove to the Pub car park and walked from there - still a decent walk left. Beach pretty empty but it seems everyone has one or more dogs. Managed to step into some dog dirt on the beach, which is unforgivable really, certainly when we had a 3 year old with us who wanted to play in the sand. Didn't go back to that beach again! Went into Filey second day. Typical run-down East Coast resort that has seen better days, but at least they do ban dogs from the beach May to Sep - big plus point. Despite those slightly negative points, they shouldn't reflect on the Cottage which is a little gem and highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Glad you enjoyed your stay in our house. In answer to your negatives - I’m sorry that it’s too far to come from our home town in Leeds to patrol a public beach and clear up one dog poo on a 5 mike beach which is now the best in the country (Sunday times 2018) As you say there is no evidence of noise and we never hear our neighbours - so we feel it a little unfair to give a 4* review for someones dog poo 4 miles from our house which ruined your holiday.
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  • 4 of 5

We have received a very upsetting message fom owner that in the five years he has owned this property never had damage like this a whole list of things that were found and what he had to do to put this right we were not aware of any of this and then he said cleaners could not get into property at 10 am we had packed up everything my husband was waiting at the car when they arrived I was just saying goodbye to people next door house was ready for them to go in my husband said they had just arrived the owner said they had to leave and come back but as we left they were unloading van,I have booked with Owners Direct in the past also visited Filey Bay and had lots of self catering holidays and have never experienced anything like this I would never anyone's property different than my own there were lots of things that were not as I would have expected with bond cleaning fee and extra for pet the owner has had extra £230 so cost of holiday was £1416,we had a very enjoyable family holiday but ruined by very upsetting message from owner

Thank you

Wilma Burns

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a great time

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to stay

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review ! We are delighted you loved the house!
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  • 5 of 5

So I've just spent my first ever doggy holiday and what can i say it was AMAZING. Anthony Smith and Family your home is the perfect home from home with the added extra of the beach just 10minutes from the front door through a beautiful nature reserve or meadow as it's called.

We spent 2 weeks in the Smith family home and everything from the decor to the weather couldn't have been better. The location of the house was brilliant due to the closeness of the beach and the facilities that the Bay holiday Village provides, Anyone going here or looking for a place to go with either children, animal or both will love everything about it.

The Bay and the surrounding area has so much to do as well, from walking to Go Ape for the more adventurist and shopping in Scarborough or York too not to mention the fun things like Archery, swimming and Tennis that is all free when you stay at the Bay and if you stay at the Anchor you can even bring your dog with you to enjoy it even more.

By the time i put my two in kennels for 2 weeks i was more than halfway to paying my bill for the cottage for 2 weeks so I felt i'd had a holiday at a fraction of the price it would normally cost me. So why The Anchor at the Bay? The location of the cottage is amazing (apart from some traffic noise if you leave windows open) the open space of the meadow is a great place for the children to kick a ball or play with a frisbee without annoying other people and when we did it the neighbours came out and joined in and we had a great time. The house is in the middle of 3 or 4 other houses yet you couldn't hear anything from any of the neighbours and one family next door had 5 children under 10 with them. The house has one family bathroom and a down stairs toilet and we had 5 adults (three daughters in their late teen early twenties) staying and not once did we find this a problem.The lay out of the house is amazing with a separate lounge so when my daughters wanted to watch Love Island my husband went and sat in the seating area of the kitchen and watched the tv in there. there was also tv's in all the bedrooms so five adults could all comfortably watch a programme of their choice at the same time all be it in separate rooms of course.

So all in all an AMAZING holiday was had especially by the dogs may I add who did not have to spend any time behind bars as my daughter calls it when they go to kennels.

We as a family will be returning to The Anchor sometime soon I hope.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kathryn Thanks for the lovely review and for staying in our house. We hope you had a safe trip back and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes Anthony
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Walking from our property, the amazing Filey Bay is only 15 minutes away. Shuttle buggies can take you down a ramp to the beach if you require them. Filey bay is a 5 mile golden sandy beach with a short walk into Filey.


The use of a car is helpful, but the property has a bus stopping outside the main road and has easy access to Filey train station.


Walking - 15 minutes Beach

Walking - 5 minutes to the pub and shop on site.

Driving - 3 miles to Filey

Further Details:

We are proud to be part of the award winning Bay Holiday Village.

If you have never been to The Bay near Filey before, then you will love the all-weather sports / leisure facilities (ideal for Autumn / Winter Breaks), private beach access (minutes away), and coarse fishing lake, golf putting greens, as well as other high quality on-site facilities such as;

Indoor Heated Swimming Pools – Adults + Toddlers

Gym / Fitness Suite

New Adventure Playground

Sauna +Steam Room

Spa – Beauty Treatments

Tennis Court – All Weather

Shore Fishing / Sea Fishing / Coarse Fishing Lake (Rod License Required)

Golf Putting Greens

Mountain Bike Hire

Beach Activities

Go Active Children’s Activities (small charge applies)

Coffee Bar – Cafe Italia

Pub / Restaurant – The John Paul Jones (FREE WiFi)



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $112.79
Pet Fee $33.17
Refundable damage deposit $265.39

Payment is required in advance and flexible payment plans are available for affordability..

Changeover Day:
Departure Times is 10am. Arrival is from 3pm.

Notes on prices:
Please note that all prices INCLUDE bedding and towels

No extra prices are charged for high chairs, cots etc. - these are included in all prices - but you will need linen for the cot bed and sofa bed.

A small fee is payable for up to 2 well behaved dogs - this is to cover the additional cleaning costs.

If sleeping 8 and the sofa bed is used, then please bring your own bedding

Dog Fee - £25
Sleeps 8 Additional Bed Fee - £25 (£6 per night per additional guest) - this is automated on booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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