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Cupid's Cottage

Bessingby near Bridlington, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 922235)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Electric car charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "A table and chairs would be great outside the cottage, really enjoyed our stay, tranquil part of the country"

    I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay, but if you'd mentioned about wanting private seating, instead of using the communal table and chairs, I would have been very happy to move the bench from outside the house. I used to have a wooden bench either side of your door, but in 6 years neither were used, so when I relaid the courtyard, I took them away and find guests use the space on changeover day, to pull their cars right to the door, to pack or unpack - but I could easily pop a bench there during guests stay. Thank you so much for the hint and I'll try to remember to ask guests in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarbaraApr 2022

  • "Great break in a very secluded and quiet part of the country, surroundings were brilliant and just loved opening the door and hearing the birds sing."

    One mile walk into Bridlington and you have the beach and shops so perfect really. Sarah is thee perfect host providing great facilities and making you welcome. Already booked to go back in July.

    Reviewed by KirkMar 2022

  • "Sarah is a very lovely host and welcomed us with warmth and a large selection of biscuits."

    Cupids Cottage is a perfect cozy cottage for a romantic holiday and our little dog Bear enjoyed it immensely. We would highly recommend a stay at Cupids Cottage which is relatively close to the sea coast. The local choice of takeaways/food shops is excellent and we would highly recommend the 'Local Fish and Chip shop' which is less than a 5 minute drive away (p.s. they also deliver!) The size of the large cod and chips was massive and delicious, we certainly recommend it if staying at Cupids Cottage. All in all, we had a lovely 7 days and would have liked to been able to stay longer.

    Reviewed by EmmaDec 2021

  • "A real stress buster"

    Reviewed by LeslieSep 2021

  • "Such a lovely warm welcome from Sarah and the extras of milk."

    Dog treats and vase of sweet peas from the garden were very much appreciated

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2021

  • "Mrs Hutchinson couldn’t have been more helpful and kind and her garden was superb"

    Reviewed by JeanJul 2021

  • "Sarah takes so much trouble to make sure everything is perfect for each of her guest."

    The location is great because it is just off the beaten track so to speak so is really quiet at night but more than close enough to travel into nearby Bridlington. Just a shame that the Government decided to retain Covid rules for another 4 weeks but hopefully that will be in the past very shortly and then guests will be able to enjoy everything the area has to offer.

    Reviewed by TrevorJun 2021

  • "Nice cottage set in a lovely location."

    Host very welcoming and accommodating.

    Reviewed by HeidiMay 2021

  • "Beautiful little cottage suitable for two plus one little furry friend."

    Comfortable accommodation with all you really need, we stayed for a week and everything was provided for us, Sarah is an excellent host and nothing is too much trouble for her, she went above and beyond to make our stay more comfortable. Cottage is a five minute drive to Bridlington which is a beautiful traditional seaside town with a gorgeous harbour and lots to do, see and eat. We would love to return one day!

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2020

  • "Very impressed with the cottage and facilities ideal for a couple ."

    Conoid 19 precautions well thought out and not to overbearing. Good host very helpful and lots of brochures regarding attractions.

    Reviewed by HywelOct 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and Sarah could not have been more helpful and friendly."

    She made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by JaniceSep 2020

  • "We had a very relaxing holiday and Sarah the owner was brilliant on the day we arrived providing us with a bottle of milk and biscuits so we could have a cuppa straight away."

    It was so peaceful with walks on our doorstep and our dog could roam free in the fields without worrying about traffic. All in all a lovely time away for us both which we would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2020

  • "Lovely holiday."

    Owner so friendly and kind. Really enjoyed the garden and it’s produce.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2020

  • "Lovely place to stay away from the town."

    Wonderful setting. Sarah was the perfect host and does everything to make your stay enjoyable.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2020

  • "Had a wonderful time in cottage, Sarah a lovely host."

    Look forward to booking again in the future

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2020

  • "Sarah was the perfect host, offering us a choice of biscuits and a Christmas Hamper when we arrived."

    Regarding the cottage itself, it was what we expected, clean and well equipped. If I had any niggles it would be the lack of coat hooks in the entrance hall to hang wet coats on, the white plastic handled cutlery in the kitchen was in poor condition (eg: loose handles, signs of rust) and not enough hot water to take a bath. Other than that, a very pleasant place to stay.

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2019

  • "Sarah was lovely and couldn’t do enough for us to make sure we enjoyed our stay."

    We we’re only there for 2 nights and the weather was terrible it poured with rain constantly but we will definitely go back again next year for longer and during the summer

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2019

  • "A very enthusiastic and friendly host."

    Couldn’t do enough for us. A small but delightful cottage. Two minors. No WiFi. Not the hosts fault as there is none in the village. It is provided but just doesn’t work. 2 was the monsoon shower is only that when it’s cold. Again not the hosts fault as water pressure is beyond her control. I would definitely return. Nicely located, quiet and relaxing. What more could you ask for

    Reviewed by AllisonSep 2019

  • "Lovely holiday cottage in a nice quiet village with everything you need just a stones throw away got a very nice welcome on arrival from Sarah who was their if we needed any help or information and could not do enough for us on our weeks stay very nice lady indeed and such a great place to stay hopefully we will go back one day."

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "Sarah is a very friendly and welcoming host who was on hand even before we arrived."

    The cottage is aptly named and excellent for a couple. The added extras are the lovely garden and ample parking as well as fresh laid eggs and milk to start off with. Bessingby is a lovely quiet village adding to the already idyll of Cupids Cottage. Definitely aim to return.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2019

  • "Another great week at this lovely little cottage."

    This is our second visit here (we came for a week last summer). Cupid’s cottage is ideal for the two of us and our dog. The cottage is small but clean and tidy with everything you need. The location is ideal- in a countryside village but only 5 minutes from Bridlington and the nearest sandy beach by car. Sarah (the owner) makes regular visits or is contactable by phone and super helpful. Would certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2019

  • "Unfortunately, the cottage was full of spiders and cobwebs and the rug in the lounge was covered in dog hairs and not in very good condition at all."

    The lounge curtain reached the floor and looked like it was covered in mould at the bottom. The kitchen curtains failed to meet in the middle. The small curtain in the bedroom could not be opened because there was so much dust on it, it would not move. The shower curtain looked ancient. There was a used dish cloth and sponge in the kitchen, fortunately, we had taken our own so didn't need to use the minging ones! The cottage really looked uncared for, it needed decorating throughout. The owner told one of the other guests that she had gone through four different cleaners and was struggling to get anyone, but this did not really account for the lack of maintenance of the cottage.

    1. Spiders. We try to get rid of spiders, every Saturday, but spiders can build a complete web in 1 hour, so they are impossible to keep up with, in the summer. 2. The rug is the rooms feature, but is horrendous to hoover. It was professionally cleaned in the spring, but does seem to attract dog hairs and is the main challenge for the cleaners. I will think of replacing it this winter, but need to find a feature rug to fill the space. 3. Curtains - I'd just had new curtain rails fitted and had bought new curtains, but not had time to fit them, but would have been thrilled if you had mentioned the problem, as that would have allowed me to fit the new curtains. I didn't realise the curtains didn't meet in the middle, on the new rail, but new curtains have addressed these problems. 4. Bedroom curtain - for some reason the hooks don't run well on the tracks - new rail too, so I'll need to get silicone. Would have done this, if you'd mentioned it. 5. Shower curtain did need replacing and I did this as soon as I read the review - just hadn't noticed - so sorry. 6. Dish cloth and sponge - these are items I replace weekly, so no idea A) how I missed doing this and B) how they could have been minging. Do wish you'd mentioned my omission. 7. Cleaners - it has been difficult to get reliable cleaners, who can fit in with variable cleaning days, etc, but the current ones are really good and this is the only complaint I've received. 8. Decorating. The cottages all get repainted, etc, each winter. I am so very sorry that you obviously had a miserable time - and so sorry that I forgot to ask you to tell me if there was anything I could do to improve your holiday, whilst you were staying, as I feel that might have reduced the time that you had to put up with all the faults. I adore trying to make holidays special and feel I let you down badly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlesJun 2019

  • "Had a lovely time."

    Very dog friendly and within walking distance of the coast. Sarah very helpful and informative about local facilities, etc.

    Reviewed by NigelApr 2019

  • "Would suggest that greater prominence is given to “shared garden” in the description."

    Large party in the large cottage asked us what we were doing in “their” garden. A quick firm explanation set the confusion to rights. But nothing was going to stop us using such a lovely space. This is the only reason why we would hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2019

  • "Just a great place owner great and helpfull all you need for great time"

    Reviewed by AlanFeb 2019

  • "This was a lovely little cottage in a beautifully quite position."

    The cottage was well equipped with a very comfortable bed and complimentary milk and biscuits (usually new laid eggs but hens not laying through winter), access to a good selection of DVDs, books and games etc. Sarah the owner was a wonderful lady, she was there to meet me and couldn't do enough to make my stay brilliant. Had a small glitch with the heating one day and Sarah went out and purchased an electric blanket for me, couldn't ask for more than that. Would recommend this to anyone especially if you are looking for a quiet countryside break. Thank you Sarah for such a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by P AJan 2019

  • "The owner was great, friendly, helpful and honest."

    The location was perfect for dog walking. Access to local interest points was great by car and there was plenty to reach on foot too.

    Reviewed by HannahDec 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time at Cupids Cottage near Bridlington."

    Our host Sarah was wonderful and couldn't do enough for us. We spent our wedding anniversary there and Sarah even brought flowers, card and a prezzie! The cottage was spotless and well equipped. It is ideal for visiting all the coastal resorts.2 miles from Bridlington, 3 from Flmaborough Head Nature Reserve, about 12 from Filey, a bit farther to Scarborough with Whitby abour forty miles away. On top of this there is a RSPB nature reserve near by at Bempton Cliffs. All well worth a visit. On top of this we had the "Best Fish and Chips", in the UK, (MAYBE THE WORLD) Yes, we will go again. It was so relaxing. Lovely beaches, nice people and nice places. Sarah also has other beautiful cottages and a very large wonderful farmhouse type building with five bedrooms to sleep eleven people, wood burner, huge living room, wonderful kitchen and really nice furniture. Great for a family get together. It was our first stay in this part of the UK AND WE LOVED IT.! Bernard and Elaine Cocker Chorley Lancs

    Reviewed by BernardNov 2018

  • "We had a lovely week in Cupid's cottage, the owner couldn't have been more helpful, rang us a few days before to ask what milk we wanted for a cuppa when we arrived!"

    ! Lovely little cottage, a perfect base for exploring, will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2018

  • "This accommodation was first class and exceeded our expectations and the next ..."

    This accommodation was first class and exceeded our expectations and the next time we visit England, this will be very high on our wish list of accommodations

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "Could not fault anything about the place."

    A nice short walk across fields down past South Cliff caravan park to the beach and on the seafront to town or another way onto the countryside. I would recommend Bessingby Mews to anyone who wants a quiet place to stay but not too far from things to do.

    Reviewed by JAug 2018

  • "Lovely tranquil setting."

    Only 5 minute drive to the coast. Lovely communal garden which the dog really enjoyed. Very friendly, welcoming host. Lots of local info provided (including info dog friendly cafes and pubs). Would certainly consider booking again.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2018

  • "The owner of the cottages was exceptionally helpful, the cottages were in an ideal location for those that like peace and quiet but were also close to facilities such as shops, restaurants, beaches and attractions."

    Reviewed by TrevorJun 2018

  • "Cosy dog friendly cottage."

    Nice dog walks from outside the cottage. Over the fields to dog friendly beach. Secure garden for dog's to enjoy. Cottage ideal for 2. Only downside not much cupboard space to put any supplies in and sofa a bit low for anyone with joint problems.No wifi. Nice friendly owner who met us and explained everything we needed to know. Thanks for biscuits and Milk!. Enjoyed our stay. Friendly neighbours.

    Reviewed by J.lJun 2018

  • "Sarah was very welcoming and helpful, nothing was too much for her, the cottage ..."

    Sarah was very welcoming and helpful, nothing was too much for her, the cottage was lovely, and in a nice peaceful setting, yet very close to town, a great welcome for our dog, Leon, and a massive garden for him to play in , overall it was great , Brian & Ann

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2018

  • "The peace and quiet."

    Watching the barn owls in the evening.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2018

  • "Lovely welcome, enjoyed our stay very quiet and relaxing ."

    Lovely surroundings and very reasonably priced, everything you need is provided . Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2018

  • "A wonderful warm welcome from the owner with a good introduction to everything available for us to use and helpful communication prior to arrival too."

    Super cosy cottage and adequate space for the weeks stay. Close to local amenities in Bridlington. Off-road parking was useful although relied on other visitors parking considerately! Listing is accurate with the wi-fi availability, but this kept our holiday healthily technology-free, which was just what we were looking for / needing! Helpful local information leaflets, take-away menus and discounts for visitors shared as well as a great library of DVDs for those rainy nights cuddled up and cosy!

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2018

  • "This was are first venture into using a holiday cottage as caravans were our ..."

    This was are first venture into using a holiday cottage as caravans were our thing so we were a bit apprehensive but we needn’t have been Sarah (the owner) greeted us with such warmth and friendliness it was like meeting an old friend she showed us Cupid’s cottage well what a lovely place cosy warm very very clean everything you’d need we as ex caravanners we came prepared with our own towels and bedding(ex Boy Scout be prepared)absolutely didn’t need to every thing was there to make our stay a home from home as a dog owner my dog is very important to me he took to the surrounding s well he loved it the large garden ideal for him to chase his ball I was so impressed with with the whole cottages and house on site I’ve recommended it to several of my friends who love the east coast as I do as arnie (swartzinigger) would say I’ll be back and I do mean sooner rather than later thanks you Sarah you were as lovely as your cottage s are

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    The owner couldn't do enough to make the stay more enjoyable, everything you could have possibly wanted was thought of. Good location with walks in lovely countryside.

    Reviewed by AvrilJan 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Good base for east coast

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2017

  • "We stayed at Cupids Cottage at Bessingby Mews it also has two other cottages plus also a house you can rent for up to ten people Cupids and the house both allow dogs there are also two other cottages."

    Set in lovely grounds it has a very large gated garden for your dogs to have a run and the property lies about one mile from Bridlington Old Town which is really nice plus it's worth the visit to meet Sarah the host what a wonderful lady she is everything and anything she would do to make your holiday a great experience even got a birthday card and present as it was my birthday whilst there.There rom 25/11/17 up to 2/12/17 so yes we got the snow but meeting Sarah made it all worth while ....you must visit you will love it.!

    Reviewed by KevinNov 2017

  • "Never been before found all you needed and more quiet place great for a chill ..."

    Never been before found all you needed and more quiet place great for a chill out holiday massive enclosed garden for the dog great walking in the village and only 1/2 miles away to a beach we will be back again and again

    Reviewed by ElaineNov 2017

  • "Very relaxing holiday."

    The owner Sarah was fantastic couldn't do more for us. Its was my wife's birthday whilst we was away and she provide us a bottle of wine. Fantastic holiday. From start to end the cottage was comfy and very clean. We was well catered for. The location is ideal for vising the local areas

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2017

  • "A very nice welcome from the owner with a walk through of the cottage and suitable places to visit locally."

    A well appointed cottage with everything we needed and a comfortable bed. There is also a very nice garden to enjoy watching the birds in the sunshine. Great location to use as a base to visit York, Whitby and the Moors.

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2017

  • "Cupids cottage is set in the idyllic village of Bessingby."

    This dog friendly cottage has a huge garden which is gated and ideal for a morning run for your dog. A short walk across the fields to the beach and a couple of miles walk down the beach to Bridlington. Loads of stuff to see and do within a 3 mile radius! We had a lovely stay here it was peaceful and relaxing. Sarah and Carol couldn't be more helpful and nothing was too much trouble would definitely book again

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2017

  • "The cottage was just what I required, met the owner the day of arrival she was very friendly and helpful."

    I enjoyed the week and I would book the dame cottage again.

    Reviewed by EwanNov 2016

  • "Sarah the owner is an absolute pleasure to know."

    Sarah made us exceptionally welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We had a lovely stay and will be returning soon. Thank you Sarah xx

    Reviewed by SueAug 2015

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Summary

  • Due to the location, the internet is only suitable for sending and receiving emails
  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, monsoon shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shared external utility.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine in utility, TV with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Electric charging point with designated parking space
  • Two travel cots, two highchairs, a baby gate and a baby bath is available on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared rear lawned garden with BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and dog-friendly pub is less then 1 mile away
  • Walk to the beach is 1.5 miles
  • Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am
  • Note: Due to location, WiFi can be slow
  • Note: The area is dark if walking out on an evening, so torches are provided, but the area is fabulous for star gazing, as there are no street lights around
  • Note: Seasonal Organic fruits and vegetables available for the guests to help themselves (not always available)
  • Note: 2x summer houses: 1x summer house for children adults not allowed
  • 1x summer house with Bird's hide to the rear
  • Note - During Christmas season the property will be fully decorated
  • REYTA 2020 Finalist for remarkable self catering accommodation of the year. The owner has some mobility equipment that is available to Customers

The property

Cupid's Cottage is the smallest eco friendly cottage in the group, situated at one end of the courtyard, near the archway entrance.

This end-terrace cottage offers cosy and compact accommodation for couples, with a small open plan living area, consisting of a kitchenette, a dining table and comfy seating.

Furnished in a modern style, there is a bathroom and a double bedroom.

This property provides a good base in a quiet spot from which to explore the East Yorkshire coast and the beautiful countryside of the lesser known Yorkshire Wolds.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 922232, 922234 and 922233, all together they sleep 19.

Bessingby Mews

Bridlington 2 miles. A small group of three mews properties and large farmhouse set around an attractive courtyard, in a quiet position in Bessingby village, two miles from the coastal town of Bridlington and just one mile from Bridlington's Old Town. Access is via a private arched entrance, with courtyard off road parking outside each property. Sympathetically converted from former cow sheds and farmhouse, the properties are individually styled to provide comfortable and homely holiday cottages, suitable for couples or families wanting to stay in a tranquil and peaceful setting, but be within a five minute drive to the popular and bustling seaside resort of Bridlington. The three smaller cottages benefit from all ground floor accommodation, whilst the larger one can cater for family reunions or groups of friends. Each property has access to a large, communal lawned garden to the rear with mature trees, shrubs and seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs that guests are welcome to pick, plus an assortment of free extras, such as beach items on a first come, first served basis. There is also a barbecue and furniture for you to sit, relax, and meet the neighbours and a summerhouse which makes a fantastic bird hide. There is no pub or shop in the village, however you will find the shop and the dog friendly pub is less than a mile away. The traditional seaside town of Bridlington has long sandy, award-winning beaches, shops, pubs, tea rooms and the Spa Theatre. Stroll along the promenade, build sandcastles on the beach, enjoy a trip into the bay on the Yorkshire Belle, or for the more adventurous, try the pirate ship or the speedboat. The quieter resort of Filey lies a little further along the coast and is like stepping back in time, with its quaint coble landing, cobbled roads down to the beach and its brightly painted beach huts. Nature lovers must visit Bempton Cliffs RSPB reserve, with its wonderful colonies of nesting sea birds, including puffins in the summer months and the largest mainland colony of gannets in the country, whilst the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds are ripe for exploring. With many attractions in the area, these courtyard cottages provide an excellent base for a varied and happy holiday.

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About the location

BRIDLINGTON

Filey 10 miles; Scarborough 20 miles.

The seaside resort of Bridlington lies on the east coast of Yorkshire, south of Scarborough and Filey. Two award-winning beaches of golden sand stretch out on either side of the historic harbour, bustling with activity. Beautifully designed promenades provide everything from fun-fairs to quiet places where you can sit and watch the world go by. Shops, attractions, restaurants and the historic 'Old Town' of Bridlington offer a fascinating contrast to life on the beach, where the latest Dad's Army has been filmed, whilst the Bridlington Spa Theatre on the front provides evening entertainment. There is also the East Riding Leisure Centre, with family swimming area and a variety of other indoor activities. Further afield are the picturesque villages and scenery of the Yorkshire Wolds, the neighbouring resorts of Filey, Scarborough and Whitby and the spectacular heritage coastline. There are numerous places to visit in the area, including Bempton's RSPB bird sanctuary, Sewerby Hall, Danes Dyke and Flamborough Head with its cliffs and caves. A great area for bird and nature lovers, or simply for touring.

There is an electrical socket in the courtyard available for charging cars

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas