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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 0 - 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 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, Italian bistro/café, 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 Filey

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
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • 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 4.864865 based on 74 reviews

A Wonderful Break

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Lavender Cottage before, we had a lovely time then and had a lovely time now. We were booked for a week which turned out to be full of snow but the cottage was really cosy and the holiday complex was kept clear and open even the swimming pool. The walks along the beech were bracing but well worth it - and we had some sunshine! Thanks to Chris and Jayne for their communications, everything was very straight forward and easy. We can definitely recommend a holiday here.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christina for taking time to write a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your latest stay at the cottage, hopefully the snow didn't affect your holiday too much. We hope you had a safe journey home and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Chris & Jayne
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Beautiful, well positioned, perfectly equipped cottage in a prime location close to the beach 10/10!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week but wished we’d stayed longer! We had everything we could need!

The cottage is comfortable, clean and very well equipped.🏡🛁🛌🖼🃏🎮📀🎞🎶📖

We took the pets and they enjoyed their stay too. ❤️🐾🐾 The pond and beach close by made for perfect walks.🦆🌊🏖We didn’t take kids but could see there was plenty for them to do both in and out of the cottage. Also the safety gates, twin room, bath and shower and layout were perfect for a family.

Close to all local amenities: 🛍⛽️🍲🍷🍻🎰🎱🏊🏼‍♀️🏊🏾‍♂️🏹🚲🧖🏽‍♂️🧖🏽‍♀️💆🏼‍♂️💆🏼‍♀️💅🏼shop/petrol/restaurant/bar/pharmacy/leisure Centre/beautician and more.

The pharmacy sells basic provisions but the spar is a short walk or drive away. There wasn’t anything we needed so enjoyed days out to the lovely, regeneration started, local seaside towns, and even though we went in the snow the harbour was still very pretty.

A walk on Bempton cliffs is highly recommend. Breathtaking! See the gannets, we definitely want to return when the puffins are around!

My husband had a massage with the lovely beautician, Vanessa, on the Bay site within the leisure centre. We both enjoyed the facilities and found them and the staff to be of a high standard. The pool, steam room and sauna were a pure treat. There is a small warm pool for the tiddlywinks.

We cooked and had movie and games nights at the cottage, very cosy and a restful home from home.

When we ate at the local pub on site it was plentifully, tasty and freshly cooked. I’d highly recommend the fish and chips! And the beer. We sampled the BLT 😋and coffees after a morning stroll on the beach with the dog. Couple of games of pool in the Dog friendly pub!🐶

The Bay itself is pristine and well managed. We saw maintenance teams busy making things perfect in time for the summer season and a new arcade for families is being built at the side of the swimming pool.

The only downside was lack of recycling facilities but that is no reflection on Lavendar Cottage.

On the whole all the cottages in the Bay are pretty and the well maintained. Lavendar Cottage is the perfect place to come and relax, walks and scenic views a plenty if that’s more your thing? The accessibility was easy with good parking and easy tarmaced pathways to the beach. We would recommend this stunning British holiday location to anyone. As we, the family and pets, will definitely be returning this year!.. in fact we’re already planning our next vacation there with friends this time. ❤️

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review, we really appreciate your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the facilities and found lots to explore around the surrounding areas and had everything you needed in the cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Chris & Jayne
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Cosy, clean, well equipped cottage in purpose-built resort village.

  • 4 of 5

Great for walking on the beach to Filey. Fantastic for dogs. We also visited Scarborough, Bempton Cliffs (really friendly RSPB Visitor Centre), Flamborough Head and Hornsea. Lots of DVDs and games available for the evenings :)

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review Paul, we are glad you found the cottage a good location for exploring the area. Chris & Jayne
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Excellent well equipped property

  • 5 of 5

Excellent fully equipped property, located in an ideal place for dog overs, beach access to Filey was excellent, meal at the on site pub was good

No wifi access wss both a blessing and a hindrance with 2 teenagers and I can't help but think it would be the only addition required to the cottage

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review Keely, we appreciate your feedback. We are pleased your enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Chris & Jayne
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Beautiful property in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed was already supplied within the property. The rooms are all tastefully decorated, clean and well equipped. The sofas and beds are very comfortable. Bay Village is an excellent location with brilliant facilities and easy access to the beach. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jane for taking time to write a review, your feedback is really appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your break and look forward to welcoming you back. Chris & Jayne
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Beautiful,charming,comfy and clean- exceptional!

  • 5 of 5

We visit the bay regularly and we came across this cottage - firstly it was lovely to speak to the owners before committing to the property -Jayne was very friendly and accomadating - I thought this was a nice touch of genuineness.

The cottage is lovely -very roomy and exceptionally clean. It has comfortable sofas and beds and was suitable for my small family. Location was perfect and everything was to hand. I liked the games available and even having children’s bowls and cups was a nice touch- and nice to feel welcomed.

Overall the place is beautiful and immaculate and well cared for. Jayne was a lovely person to talk to and I will definitely come again to the cottage and the Bay and will highly recommend this place -honestly by far the best place we have stayed in when at the Bay.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Helen for such a lovely review it is really nice to receive such positive feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay 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, Italian bistro/café, 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 $138.49
Pet Fee $41.55

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.