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Spey Cottage

Atwick near Hornsea, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 996654)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Seaside
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "The accommodation was excellent - comfortable, in good condition in every room."

    All appliances worked and heating was set just right. Some slight drainage smell in the bathroom at times. A kitchen tray would be useful. Our dogs were very happy using the ground floor and the patio door was an asset. The external areas of the property need attention: 1) a gate which opens/closes easily - every time you drive in/out and it has to be closed securely to allow our dogs to use the garden safely; 2) the overgrown hedge/posts limit view for exiting the drive by car 3) the patio table should overlook a tidier garden! Thank you - we had a super week's holiday.

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2022

  • "The property was not as advertised and this was pointed out to the owners."

    There were a few issues inside and outside of the property which were also not as we would have expected. To be fair the owners gave us a full refund of their part of the payment. However we were very disappointed that Sykes kept every penny of their fees which was £49 and £122 and totally absolved themselves. Will not be using Sykes again.

    Reviewed by ScottJun 2022

  • "Cottage could do with deep clean in some areas lovely place"

    Reviewed by SueFeb 2022

  • "Nice property, would stay again."

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2022

  • "Great cottage, nice location with a pub with standard (but decent) food down the road."

    In the cottage all the important things covered such as comfortable beds, good showers etc. The only niggle we had was a lack of cutlery (just one each) which means you have nothing for serving or prepping without having to wash up, for such a large kitchen we thought that more of everything in the kitchen would be useful. We enjoyed our New Year break though, thanks very much. :)

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2021

  • "I should point out from the start that this review is not a reflection on Sykes Cottages."

    As returning customers we have never had cause to complain about any previous cottage we have rented. The experience is usually exemplary. Cleanliness was poor when we arrived at Spey Cottage. There was a bag of dog mess hanging from the gate and we had to clean cupboards and shelves before we could use them and as a result washed all cutlery and cups as a precaution. Later in the week we discovered the dishwasher which had been left with dirty cups and had by that time started smelling. The cottage owners say they have since taken this up with their cleaning contractors. Of most concern though was a fundamental problem we had with the heating system which was erratic for six days from the moment we moved in until 2 days before we left. The heating would come on sporadically, and on occasion make the house comfortable, but most often it was cold. The owners said they were unable to find a plumber to fix the issue, this being 2 days before Christmas. In the meantime we were advised to turn the thermostat up to full and we "should get some heat out of it", or light a log fire in the living room. Of course none of that helped the temperature in the bedroom. My wife had to hire a mobility scooter because the frequent periods of cold were aggravating her Fibromyalgia. There was one night my adult daughter had to sleep with her coat on. The problem was finally fixed on the 6th day of our holiday after we reported the previous evening that we had now lost hot water. Despite all of this, the owner's response to our request for compensation was an insulting £50 "as a good will gesture". I'm sure if you have a trouble free stay Spey cottage is good enough, although we personally found the beds uncomfortable - and take the description of a "Games Room" with a pinch of salt. However, based on our own experience, we could not in all honesty recommend Spey Cottage.

    Reviewed by GraemeDec 2021

  • "What a gem of a cottage, well fitted out and ideal quiet location."

    The sea is so close for morning walks. I ti si the kind of place you could think aboiut retiring to. The cottage is fitted out with high quality furnishings and the itchen is idyllic for meals and especially morning breakfast in a cottage experience. Overall, well pleased with our stay and Ellie was in touch with us at all times for any help.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2021

  • "Had a lovely weekend cottage was beautiful would book again"

    Reviewed by SueOct 2021

  • "Our stay at Spey's cottage was wonderful."

    The cottage was nice and clean, plenty of space and a large enclosed garden. We had a very nice text from the owner on the day of our travel giving us the WIFI password, connected straight away without any fuss. Pub down the road and supermarket 5 min drive away. Hornsea, Skipsea, Bridlington and Beverley are all easily accessible from Spey cottage so venturing out was not a problem. Such a lovely place that we hope to book again next year

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "Just had a great 2 week holiday at Spey Cottage."

    great location to explore surrounding areas. Beaches were lovely. Spey cottage garden was lovely and sunny, with BBQ and table and chairs. Big apple tree. Great little games room for kids with a multi functional table, we enjoyed pool and table football. There is a cockerel in a neighbour's garden, which didn't disturb us, lovely to be in the countryside. We loved it, with 2 teens and a Grandma it suited all.

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2021

  • "Spey Cottage is a delightful house in a picturesque village five minutes drive from the seaside town of Hornsea."

    The cottage is well placed for surrounding beaches, Skipsea and Fraisthorpe Beach which is a few minutes drive further up the coast. There is a quaint pub at the end of the road which does great food. The cottage itself is cosy and well presented with lovely features. The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped. The garden was slightly overgrown but that wasn’t an issue for us and our dog loved exploring it! A fab holiday was had by all and we would recommend a stay at this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "Garden was a disappointment totally overgrown had to tie some mesh up on the ..."

    Garden was a disappointment totally overgrown had to tie some mesh up on the front gate using bin bags as dogs would of just got out straight onto quite a busy road the cottage was well equipped and clean but missing basics the cottage sleeps 6 but only has 1 sofa and 1 chair which are both a challenge to sit on as the backs just slip down all the time making it really uncomfortable we found the beds hard too ( but that's just us some people like firm beds and to be fair they were clean and looked pretty new) there is a very noisy cockrell that seems to start from 5 am and goes on till around 7 pm a small hand held hoover that picks up nothing is provided but that was the only cleaning equipment in the house

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2021

  • "The cottage had been beautifully converted and modernised."

    It was well equipped had a great garden which unfortunately for our trip was overgrown and therefore not ideal to sit in. The location was great for exploring the coastal towns. You need a car as the bus service is few and far between. There was a great area to park a couple of cars if needs be. The gate to the cottage requires a repair as was heavy and difficult to lift. Furnishings in the cottage were of a high standard and looked new. The owners have great taste and had really taken time to make the cottage feel homely and welcoming. The large settee and beds (too hard) were unfortunately not that comfortable. We all struggled with this during our stay.. perhaps some velcro would help the settee cushions to stay in place as the sofa itself is lovely. Overall we had a great stay and would recommend it as a place to visit. A beautiful and friendly part of the country to relax and unwind. Thanks

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2021

  • "Spey Cottage had just been opened for lettings in April and most things were brand new."

    The situation of the cottage in Atwick was very good for travelling around the coast, trips to Beverley, Burton Constable Hall (highly recommended) and further afield. They have put a lot of thought into the decor in each of the very spacious rooms. Tom the owner was extremely helpful when I needed to contact him. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by MoyraJun 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Spey Cottage."

    We came along with friends, one of whom had been born and brought up in Atwick, so she remembered who the cottage had belonged to. For me, the ‘games room’ was a let down as everything was in miniature in a tiny, tiny room - barely enough room to swing a cat round. Maybe it would be better used as just a quiet room to read in with the odd board game. The other let down was the garden. It was very overgrown and needed some TLC. The patio only had a table and two chairs. As it happened the weather was poor and we couldn’t sit out, but had it been nice it would have been very disappointing.

    Reviewed by AndreaMay 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage to stay in, in a nice quiet village."

    Dogs loved exploring the garden.

    Reviewed by LloydMay 2021

  • "This property was lovely."

    Immaculate, stylish, comfortable in a lovely location. It was close to a pub that served lovely food and beaches were on your doorstep. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single, 1 x full size camp bed
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting/dining room with open fire
  • Snug/Games room with selection of games and games table with pool, table hockey, table football and table tennis
  • Oil central heating and open fire
  • Oven, ceramic hob, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Tumble Dryer, Microwave, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars, as well as free roadside parking
  • Enclosed garden
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 2.7 miles, pub 0.4 miles

The property

Hornsea 2.5 miles.

Resting just moments away from the glorious East Riding of Yorkshire coastline and on the outskirts of the bustling seaside town of Hornsea is this quaint semi-detached bolthole, Spey Cottage.

With its superb location, close to the beach,...

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About the location


Bridlington 15 miles.

The pretty seaside town of Hornsea lies on the East Coast, 15 miles south of Bridlington. This old Victorian resort has long, wide, safe sandy beaches and an attractive promenade with well-kept gardens, ideal for families. The bustling town centre has an old-fashioned feel with a good variety of small shops, pubs and cafes, whilst nearby Hornsea Mere is the largest natural lake in Yorkshire and offers sailing, fishing and boat trips. Hornsea Freeport is popular for shopping, whilst Bempton Cliffs RSPB reserve can be reached in just over half an hour's drive, offering one of the largest mainland puffin populations in Britain. Hornsea is near to Wassand Hall and walled gardens and provides a good base for touring the Yorkshire Wolds, the North York Moors and the East Riding coastal resorts. The historic city of York and The Deep at Hull are within an easy drive.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Christmas