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5 Cliff Lane

Bempton, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 958277)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place, clean."

    Nice touch with arrival gifts. Two niggles, advert states enclosed parking for three cars only room for two. TV keeps needing the Wi-Fi code also the wii game hand controls wouldn't charge up. Apart from these it was a great place. Grand kids loved exploring the garden. Thank you.

    Reviewed by DonaldNov 2021

  • "Due to the recent poor reviews i had read we wondered what we were going to find when we arrived."

    What we found was a very large clean cottage, once the gates were closed the garden was secure. All you needed for a relaxing stay, lots of doors for the children to explore, please if you have read any negative reviews regarding this property don't worry as it was just perfect and yes i will be back to stay in this property.

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2021

  • "Well Sykes we feel very let down by you this time!"

    We have always been satisfied in the main by the standards of service but this booking was extremely disappointing. I had called a few weeks before the holiday to check that points raised in previous reviews would be dealt with before I paid the balance. I was assured that the owner would be asked to rectify the issues but sadly they had not been rectified and it got worse!! On the first evening after emptying the bath, the water flooded the ground floor hallway, coming through a light switch. The owners came and helped up mop up and said they could come back the next day to try to resolve the issue but that night we were unable to operate several lights downstairs for fear of electrocution. We were also unable to use either bath. Added to that were soaking walls which were the same for most of the stay. The owner advised us to seek compensation from Sykes which we intend to do and asked if there was anything else they could do without offering anything. We felt the least they could do was to offer us money for a meal out the next day as our evening meal had been ruined! Sadly in addition there were many other things wrong with the property, some already mentioned in previous reviews. The shower curtain was fitted too far into the shower this making it difficult to move comfortably in the cubicle without wet curtain on your body, the shower curtain stank... I washed it. It was also too short which meant water escaping. This added to the fact that the shower tray leaked despite the owner putting more silicone on when he came to repair the bath meant for an unpleasant showering experience. The leaking shower has caused the door to swell making it difficult to open and close. It was dangerous, especially for a small child or frail person. Again we raised this with the owner who had ample time to rectify this whilst we were out all day on the Sunday, which they knew we planned to do but to no avail! There were also no shelves or hooks to hang anything in the shower or in the bathrooms generally. There were very few rails to dry towels so these we hung on the backs of dining chairs. The kitchen tap is too low to put the kettle comfortably under to fill up therefore this has caused the tap to become loose. It only needs an alternative design kettle to remedy this once the tap has been repaired. There was poor lighting at all doors, and as there are two steps at the front door and very uneven ground in the back garden it was very hazardous returning home in the dark. The back gate was difficult to open and close and even more so with no lighting! The freezer door is hanging off making it difficult to open, the kitchen cupboard doors are shabby, one of the sofas and one bed very uncomfortable. The double beds have been fitted with mattress toppers now so they were okay. There was plenty of hot water which was necessary as showering was so disastrous! The stairs to the family room were dangerous in our opinion especially as the landing light was unreliable. If you remain interested in visiting this property then we highly recommend the RSPB at Bempton Cliffs, Sewerby Hall (amazing value for money!) for a fabulous day out, and the village pub for friendly hosts. We were a little disappointed with The Ship Inn at Sewerby although the pies were good. Sadly Sykes we will be seeking an alternative company when we next book our cottage holiday, you need to buck your ideas up.... You have a lot of competition.......

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2021

  • "We all had a lovely stay in this spacious and well thought out cottage,it was homely and comfortable,the little extras were a nice touch(wine,milk and biscuits)."

    Plenty of games and books to keep us entertained and the added bonus of Amazon and Netflix. The surrounding area is beautiful (Bempton cliffs,Flamborough head,Sewerby Hall)we didn't want to leave.Thank you for an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by MariaJul 2021

  • "The standard of the fixtures and fittings in this property was very poor."

    Even the pathways around the house were full of weeds including nettles showing a lack of care for the property. Definitely needs a full update to meet normal standards. One of the toilets didn’t flush and the only shower despite three bathrooms, failed to work after the first day. Cleanliness generally ok but some areas missed like old balloon behind sofa.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2021

  • "The pub next door is not dog friendly"

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2021

  • "If the surrounding area had not been so breathtaking we would have left the property!"

    ! We knew it was on a road, but did not expect to have people walking past and looking in, especially in the bedroom , no, blinds, or nets, just one curtain!! Cleanliness, Cobwebs, crumbs in kitchen draws, glasses were stained with a film! Pot and pans not clean. Cobwebs round lights in Dining room and corners of every room. Shower needs a shelf! Also floods the bathroom floor when used, Sink in shower room leaking, which we did report to owners! Half the lights not working. Half the Gas Hob rings not working. The upstairs bedroom so dark had to have lights on as No window, Changed to twin room , could feel springs in mattress, so had to use duvet off one bed to lie on, Holes in mattress cover , have photo if required. Garden dog friendly, also lots of weeds, Gates were nearly falling off, so difficult to open and close., the Tv… it took 2hr 20mins to get it working, phoned the owner , had 2 mobile numbers, neither answered, eventually the Lady did, left me a message , as I was on the phone to Sykes, telling me to phone again. I did , still no reply, so I text explaining the problem, she said switch it on and go to the App saying TV prog. After another 45 mins she then decided to tell me it only worked via the Amazon Fire Stick!!!! So anybody who goes ,you cannot get the tv progs, without going thru Amazon!!! This is the most disappointing place we have ever been to!! I do suggest Sykes that you send an inspector round or demand that it is deep cleaned!!! Behind the bedside tables and under the chairs and settees. Luckily the weather was good, as we could not get out quick enough each day.

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2021

  • "Ideal cottage every thing you need in cottage, nice location, ideal for dogs (all tiles down stairs) only criticism would be garden needed tidying."

    would still book again. Graham

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2021

  • "Down stairs sink in toilet leaked."

    The hoover at cottage was very poor. When you are somewhere with children and a dog a hoover is needed when staying for a week. Especially when the grass is not collected when cut and left on the lawn so the kids and dog kept bringing it in the house. Cottage was clean and had a few treats left for us. Very dog friendly. Kids enjoyed the games toys and dvds. Great wifi. If going with kids I would take a black out travel blind otherwise would be very bright early in mornings. We would never book with Sykes again after our experience. We were meant to go in May 2020 but due to lockdown we couldn’t go. We couldn’t get a refund from them so had to move the date and it had to be the same cottage!!. due to our Daughter starting school we then could only go in school holidays which costs us an extra £350. We understand school holidays are more expensive but we wouldn’t have chosen to go then but had to other choice because other wise we would have lost the whole amount originally paid.

    Reviewed by IsobelMay 2021

  • "Very handy for all locations on the East Yorkshire coast."

    The pub three doors down very friendly and serves very good meals.

    Reviewed by FrederickMay 2021

  • "Could not fault the cottage, everything in there we needed, plenty of room and nice and warm on a night, great having the pub nearly next door, the food is amazing, location is great, 6 adults all had a great time."

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2020

  • "We are really disappointed because the photos are from last year misrepresent ..."

    We are really disappointed because the photos are from last year misrepresent the cottage we booked the cottage on last year's rewiews and photos will be contacting you regarding our complaint

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2020

  • "The owners were lovely and answered our call straight away which was great x"

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely pub very near"

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2020

  • "What a lovely stay we had."

    Lovely finishing touches on arrival like a bottle of wine, biscuits milk and tea bags! Would recommend this to anyone wanting relaxing break.

    Reviewed by KerryJul 2019

  • "We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would certainly stop there again."

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2019

  • "Some nice little touches."

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2019

  • "It's location close to the cliffs was perfect and the garden was an asset."

    The extra touches of milk, biscuits, wine etc was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, great location and lots of additional nice touches such as welcome biscuits (even for the dog)."

    Reviewed by IanApr 2019

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The property

5 Cliff Lane is a charm-filled, detached cottage nestled in the quaint village of Bempton, tucked between Filey and Flamborough as it cradles the sweeping east coast of Yorkshire.

This charming dwelling is well-suited to families or groups of friends looking to tour a beautiful part of the country, with slate flooring throughout the ground level and bags of character coming through the walls.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a lovely breakfast table at which to enjoy your first coffee of the day, while the more formal dining room next door boasts a light and sunny feel.

Throw open the French doors to the garden and allow a cool, Yorkshire breeze drift through on a warm summers day as you tuck into a delicious feast.

Spend your evenings unwinding in the sitting room, which features dual-aspect windows letting the natural light in and a beamed ceiling adding character to the space.

Tune into the TV, which has Freeview and an Amazon Firestick, or simply catch up on your adventures from the day as the woodburner crackles away within the inglenook fireplace.

Lastly, the ground floor offers a double bedroom for those less able on their feet and there is also a shower room, ideal for coming in from a long walk and washing away the mud.

If you fancy some time away from the group, climb the staircase from the lounge to the family suite and find a quiet corner to read a book.

This room comes with an en-suite and has a pull-out day bed ideal for those travelling with kids, followed by a double bed and a curtain to divide the two if you wish for some privacy.

A second staircase from the ground floor leads up to the two single bedrooms and the family bathroom, where you can soak away your troubles after a day at the beach.

Doorstep walks will lead you to the RSBP Nature Reserve, where you can experience that edge of the world feeling atop towering cliffs and glimpse a plethora of seabirds and other wildlife.

The local pub is almost next door to the cottage and the well-stocked village shop is just a little further, allowing you to pick up any last minute essentials.

There are plenty more walks in the area, with fantastic opportunities to be outdoors in the North York Moors National Park.

A day out at the seaside can be had at either Bridlington or Filey close by and you also have Scarborough within easy reach, dominated by its castle.

A splendid choice for a holiday.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 2 x single bedrooms, 1 x family room with double bed and pull-out double day bed with en-suite bath, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with electric heaters
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview and Amazon Firestick, DVD player, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawned area, gravelled area and furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles

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About the location


Bridlington 3 miles; Filey 6 miles; Scarborough 15 miles.

The small village of Bempton lies between Filey and Flamborough, on the lovely East Coast of Yorkshire. With traditional cottages a local shop/Post Office and White Horse pub, Bempton and the surrounding area have much to offer. Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve, famous for its spectacular colonies of puffins and other seabirds nesting high on the chalk cliffs, is an absolute must for nature lovers, and there is plenty of good walking country for ramblers, with the spectacular North Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Wolds within easy reach. The area holds a wealth of historic houses including Sewerby Hall and gardens, and Burton Agnes Hall, both close to the village. The seaside resorts of Bridlington and Filey, both with superb, safe, sandy beaches and excellent amenities, have much to offer the whole family. Enjoy a spot of fishing, a boat ride, or explore the caves at Flamborough. A wonderful area to discover all year round.

Please Note: This years Bempton Victorian Christmas Market will be held on Sunday 17th November 2019. The event takes place on the full street of Cliff Lane and is very festive with lots to see & do. It does however, mean that the road is closed off for the day therefore,
vehicle access is unavailable unless cars are parked on an alternative street.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
Book with confidence
If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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