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Lavender Cottage, Filey holiday complex, Leisure facilities, direct beach access

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 633 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in The Bay, Filey, Yorkshire Coast, England - Holiday Village With On Site Facilities, Swimming Pool, Walking Distance To Beach

Lavender Cottage is a stylish 2 bedroom open plan self catering cottage situated on the outskirts of Filey, within the award winning complex known as 'The Bay'.

The Bay is a holiday village situated within 100 acres of well maintained grounds, meadows and lakes. It has its own on-site facilities and private access to 5 miles of sandy beach.

The cottage is fully central heated with double glazing and comprises of an open plan living dining kitchen with hallway and cloakroom to the ground floor. The living area provides DVD TV, DVDs, Wii, board games and books for guests use. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, integrated fridge with freezer compartment, cooker and microwave. French doors offer access to a south facing patio with patio furniture and a semi-enclosed garden. The first floor comprises of a double bedroom with walk in wardrobe/dressing room with hairdryer, twin bedroom and family bathroom with a shower over the bath. An ironing board and iron is also supplied.

Facilities offered to our guests include complimentary access to an indoor heated swimming pool with separate children’s pool, sauna/steam room and gym. There are numerous boules courts around the village, a children’s play area and football pitch.

Private access is permitted directly from The Bay to five miles of sandy beach which permits access for dogs all year round (certain areas are restricted at specific times).

On-site facilities provided include pharmacy, café/bistro, pub and 24 hour security. Additional facilities are available at the leisure complex at an additional cost and include beauty treatments, tennis, fishing, rifle shooting, fencing, archery, table tennis, mountain bike hire and childrens activities.

Lavender cottage permits up to two well behaved pets, however there will be an additional charge due to extra cleaning costs. There is plenty of parking around the property.

Sorry but no smoking is permitted within the house.

It is possible to link into BT Wi-fi hub free of charge if your provider is BT using your BT home account so please bring your log in details with you, alternatively free Wi-fi can be accessed at the on-site pub.

The cottage location is an ideal base for exploring the North Yorkshire coastline and surrounding moors. With plenty of cycle trails, golf courses and scenic walks including the Cleveland Way National Trail which starts on the cliffs of Filey. Filey is a charming unspoilt seaside resort and is located approximately 3 miles away from The Bay. Scarborough, Bridlington, Flamborough Head and the RSPB nature reserve at Bempton Cliffs are all within a short drive, with the historic town of Whitby and city of York being slightly further afield.

More Details

Chris and Jayne
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Chris and Jayne

Lavender cottage is owned by Chris and Jayne who live in Derbyshire.

We first came across The Bay in 2011 after taking a day off work to walk our German short-haired pointer along the beach from Hunmanby Gap to Filey to have some of the town's famous fish and chips. On seeing The Bay we fell in love with the place straight away.

We bought the cottage in late 2011 and have added many extras to make the cottage a real home from home and to ensure your holiday is as enjoyable as possible.

We visit the cottage as often as we can to escape everyday life as it's a great place to relax and unwind. We hope you enjoy the comfort of our cottage and enjoy the superb facilities that The Bay has on offer.

If you have any questions please get in touch.

Chris and Jayne purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Chris and Jayne chose Yorkshire Moors and Coast

We know the area well from family holidays and we've had many lovely times visiting the beautiful North Yorkshire coastline and roaming the surrounding moors. The area has something for everyone from stunning scenery and glorious stretches of sand to family-friendly seaside resorts and tiny fishing villages.

The cottage is new and modern but with a traditional look that blends into the surroundings. It provides a peaceful retreat with plenty of on-site facilities. The beach, wild flower meadow, lakes and facilities such as a leisure centre, swimming pool and pub are all a short walk away.

The location is within easy access to Filey, the North Yorkshire Moors, bustling towns of Scarborough and Bridlington and a bit further afield Whitby and York.

What makes this cottage unique

In all seasons it's a great place to get away from it all. It has a very relaxed feel but there is plenty to do if that's what you prefer.

A stroll along the beach, dip in the indoor heated swimming pool, and drink in the pub are all a short walk away. The Bay is a safe family friendly environment with 24 hour on-site security.

The cottage is in a great location with open aspect and sunny terrace. It's well decorated, furnished and has everything you need. We've also left a selection of books, DVDs, Wii, board games and beach accessories for our guests to use.


Filey Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 633 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • On the first floor there is a family bathroom with shower over bath, heated towel rail, toilet and wash hand basin. On the ground floor there is a cloakroom off the hallway with a toilet and wash hand basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master double bedroom has a walk in wardrobe/dressing room, two bedside cabinets and a set of drawers and TV. The second twin bedroom has a large wardrobe, bedside cabinet and a set of drawers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Prices include bed linen, towels, tea towels, travel cot, heating and electricity. There is a small charge for up to 2 well behaved pets. Periods of stay consist of: 4 nights Monday (arrival 3pm) to Friday (departure 10am) 3 nights Friday (arrival 3pm) to Monday (departure 10am) 7 nights Monday (arrival 3pm) to Monday (departure 10am) 7 nights Friday (arrival 3pm) to Friday (departure 10am) 7 nights Saturday (arrival 3pm) to Saturday (departure 10am)* *available during peak periods - please enquire Please note we aim to respond to enquiries within 24 hours. Outside: French doors lead from the dining area to the south facing patio area where you can enjoy sheltered sunbathing during those sunny days. Patio furniture with four chairs and parasol provide a peaceful back drop to enjoy those alfresco experiences. The patio area leads to a large lawned and well maintained shared semi-enclosed garden area. The meadow and lake area is accessible minutes from the rear of the property, which provides an ideal exercise area for jogging or walking the dog. There is ample parking around the cottage. Utility Room: The under stairs cupboard stores the vacuum cleaner, dustpan and brush, child gate, high chair and beach accessories. An iron, ironing board and clothes dryer can be found in the airing cupboard upstairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, towels and tea towels are included in the price. Guests are each provided with ua bath towel and hand towel. Prior to guests arrival the cottage is professionally cleaned. There is no maid service. Other: The front door leads on to a spacious entrance hall with storage for coats.


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Lavender Cottage, Filey holiday complex, Leisure facilities, direct beach access
average rating of 4.859375 based on 64 reviews

5 Star First Class Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

Lavender Cottage is a beautiful, peaceful place to stay. Although in a complex the design means you are never aware there are other people around. It is maintained to a very high standard everything is very clean and the furnishings and linens are good quality. The cottage is so warm and cosy and comfortable a home from home to us and we have returned each year. There is everything you need in the kitchen with good quality crockery, pans etc and plenty of them and a dishwasher too!

We have never yet used the facilities in the complex but they look good and the people seem very friendly and helpful.

The beach is just fabulous! Mile upon mile of sand and sea, long walks where you hardly meet anyone. The short walks around the complex are also nice and well maintained and clean with good paths.

We'll be back again next year please.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Property first class

  • 3 of 5

New, well appointed 2 bedroom house.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very happy holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a very happy and enjoyable week in Lavender Cottage. The Cottage is clean and cosy and we love the seaside themed decor. We took our 4 month old son for his first holiday and the cottage was like a home from home and had everything we needed. Highly recommend a stay here- we hope to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emma for your kind review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you all back again the same time next year. Chris & Jayne
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We would certainly recommend Lavender Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful, very clean, tastefully furnished and well equipped. Jayne and Chris have thought of everything including toys to take to the beach!

The Bay is ideally situated between Filey and Bridlington. The complex is well designed and the facilities are good. We loved an early morning swim in the pool and an afternoon visit to the John Paul Jones pub.

We enjoyed lovely walks along the beach to Filey and along the cliff tops around Flamborough.

Lavender Cottage is a gem and we look forward to our next visit.

Ian and Doreen

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pleasant stay at lavender cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days at lavender cottage, myself, my husband and our two boys 5 & 3, just before schools started back. All four of us throughly enjoyed ourselves, the cottage itself is excellently equipped, I had taken everything with us, even down to foil for the kitchen, but this was all provided, Chris & Jayne really have thought of everything , this really is a home away from home. The facilities onsite are very useful, especially the pool when the ŵeather is a little more inclement. Occasionally depending on the time you went to use the pool, there may be a small wait, but to be honest this never bothered us. If you don't want to wait, use the pool outside of peak times, i.e. first thing or later on in the evening. We tried the fish and chip shop in Hunamby, which was lovely, and a good recommendation from Chris & Jayne, as ŵell as the onsite pub and Lorenzo's for ice cream. We also took our boys to the York train museum, with it not being too far away, which they enjoyed and it's well worth a visit. Also the bus into Filey was good fun for them and then we walked back along the beach to The Bay, which was possibly 3/4miles. This did obviously take us a while with their legs being somewhat smaller than ours, but the sand castle building along the way kept them entertained. All in all we would throughly recommend staying here, I'm sure even in winter you would find plenty to do, we will hopefully be returning before we are unable to fit in the cottage as a family any longer, as we are expecting our third child next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is really good to hear you found everything you needed in the cottage and you all enjoyed your stay. May we also offer you our congratulations on your news and hope to welcome you back soon. Chris & Jayne
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Wow! What a great find.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have just spent a 3 night break at Lavender Cottage, which is situated towards the entrance to the site, with our 7 & 9 year old Granddaughters.

The cottage has a lovely layout, was spotlessly clean with stylish contemporary décor and a well equipped kitchen and has a really nice relaxing feel to the place. There was a lot of thought put in by the owners to the requirements of a family on a beach holiday. Our grandchildren had great delight looking through the beach box, the games and the books.

The cottage is a credit to the owners and the company who clean the cottage. The photos on the website do not do it justice.

We intend to return to the cottage in the future as a couple and our granddaughters have informed us they want us to take them again next year. We loved it so much none of us wanted to leave.

The site itself is well laid out with clean and tidy garden and bin areas and although this is a dog friendly site we only encountered one thoughtless dog owner who forgot to take their poo bag. The site appeared to be very quiet, certainly where we were located, with a pleasant 20 minute walk to the sea.

The pool was good but we did not use the Pub or restaurants as we ate a hearty lunch out each day.

The Bay is a great place to stay for visiting Scarborough and Whitby and the Park and Ride for both these places is easy to get to and cheaper than trying to find parking in the towns, especially during school holidays. Filey being a smaller resort doesn’t appear to have a P&R but there was no problem finding a space at the car park near the Golf Course.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much John for such lovely comments, we are so glad your grandchildren appreciated the games and beach accessories and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Chris & Jayne
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Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Facilities offered to our guests include complimentary access to an indoor heated swimming pool with separate children’s pool, sauna, steam room and gym.

Additional facilities are available at the leisure complex at an additional cost, including beauty treatments, tennis, fishing, rifle shooting, archery, fencing, table tennis, mountain bike hire and childrens activities.

On-site facilities provided include pharmacy, café/bistro, public house and 24-hour security.


Filey beach, with miles of beautiful sands, is a short walk through the holiday village. The charming town of Filey is approximately 30 minutes easy walk along the beach. Please be aware of tide times.


The Bay is situated just off the A165 coast road between Scarborough and Bridlington. Travelling by car is not essential as there are railway stations at Filey (3 miles), Bridlington (7 miles) and Scarborough (8 miles). There is a regular bus service between all 3 of these towns with a bus stop on the main road at the entrance to The Bay.


Walking - 5 minutes to the leisure centre, public house, café/bistro and pharmacy

Walking - 15 minutes to the beach

Driving - Approximately 2 miles to the village of Humanby; 3 miles to Filey; 7 miles to Bridlington; 8 miles to Scarborough; 30 miles to Whitby; 40 miles to York

Further Details:

Basic provisions can be purchased at the on-site pharmacy from Monday to Friday. A Tesco supermarket is located within Filey. Primrose Valley Spar shop, a 10 minute walk away, provides all essential provisions and is open 7am until 9pm. The on-site public house serves good quality food and drink. The café/bistro serves cakes and take away pizza.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $131.56
Pet Fee $39.47

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required on booking, balance payable 45 days (approx 6 weeks) prior to visit. If booking is made within 45 days (approx 6 weeks) of arrival the full amount is payable on booking.

Please ask about alternative methods of payment to on-line bookings we also accept bank transfer or cheque which exclude the on-line service charge.

A housekeeping bond of £100 will be requested when the full amount is due. This is security against damage, the need for additional cleaning, loss of the leisure pass/keys or misrepresentation of booking. This will be returned within 14 days of the end of your stay.

Changeover Day:
Usually Friday or Monday and Saturday during peak periods.
However, during quieter periods please enquire if you would like something different.
Check-in from 3pm. Check-out by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks (Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon) are available at a reduced % of the weekly price shown in the table. During peak periods these may not be available. Please send an enquiry to get a price.

Prices include bed linen, towels, tea towels, high chair, travel cot (bedding required), heating, electricity and complimentary leisure pass for access to the on-site indoor heated pool, sauna and steam room during your stay.

There is an extra charge for up to 2 well behaved pets of £30 to cover additional cleaning costs.

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.

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