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Dovecote cottage

(Ref. 992655)

Flyingthorpe, North York Moors & Coast Show on map

3.8

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (5)
  • bed (5)
  • cottage (5)
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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Very pleased to have found wheelchair friendly accommodation in such a beautiful and quiet setting."

    Hi Ruth glad you enjoyed your stay in Dovecote Cottage, we hope to see you again Alan & June Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Sep 2023

  • "Our stay at Dovecote was lovely."

    However, we do feel that it would benefit from some constructive criticism: The overall cleanliness behind curtains, corners of rooms, etc were cobwells. The quality of the beds was poor. It gives the impression of a rustic style cottage but done on the cheap. The sofas desperately need replacing for comfort and aesthetics. The stairs need maintenance desparately. As it is a large property, you would assume that children would be staying and as we have previously experienced in other rentals, board games, books and DVDs have been available. Knowing the Yorkshire weather, sometimes days are needed to be home based and these would have been a great benefit. Also, the weather required us to go and buy clothes horses to dry our washing. A fifty pound expense where these have been part of the accommodation from Sykes. It may be useful for Sykes to give the owners a bit more feedback so that similar services are offered at all their properties. Also a welcome pack would be great. Other accommodation have provided these. e.g. milk, bread, eggs, biscuits, tea and coffee. It is a small expense to provide a warming impact on customers. A few small changes could encourage people to return year after year, rather than just once. The landlord and his wife are lovely. There is a fantastic play area for the children and the scenery is idyllic. A very well equipped kitchen.

    hi Roy surprised you found the beds uncomfortable, We have just replaced all mattresses with good quality British mattresses, and are getting good reports, we removed games and books during corvid, Most children bring their own game consoles, rare we leave the farm so difficult to get fresh products ready for changeovers days, stairs have been inspected by a joiner and although a bit bounce its fine to use, will tell cleaners to be a bit more attentive to corners and behind curtains, my wife does try and keep the cottages clean, but with 5 cottages and only 5 hours not always possible, assume everything else was clean We do our best and can't please everybody, but looking at the review below some people are happy, and we get many repeat bookings, some have been coming for years Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen3.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovley relaxing stay."

    Very peaceful lovley views Ideal for walkers I am going again

    Hi Trish glad you enjoyed your stay in Dovecote Cottage, look forward to seeing you again and thanks for giving us 100/100, June does pride herself on providing guests with a nice clean cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trish5.0Jun 2023

  • "Nice cottage with spectacular views only problems are as previous visitors have said is that the beds are uncomfortable, the taps need replacing as they are hard to turn on/off & seating could do with an upgrade also be careful when going upstairs as the two top treads feel they might give way all of these problems can be easily sorted with a bit of general maintenance, other than a bit of redecorating the cottage would be great we would certainly recommend it."

    Hi Gordon mattresses changed this week ( in all cottages), and taps replaced those stairs have always been a bit bouncy , have had a joiner look at them and he said they where ok apart from these minor faults, we hope you enjoyed your stay and if you ever return may be able to give us a higher score Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon3.1Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property with a great view of the bay."

    Couple of minor gripes the tap’s need attention and we could not get the downstairs bedroom warm. I appreciate it was only April. We had a good week and would book again in the future.

    hi Glen glad you enjoyed your stay with us, sorry for the few minor problems, we have had a plumber look at those taps, and now I think the only thing to do is replace them completely TAPS CHANGED .lower bedroom is always a little colder it's lower than rest of house and heat rises will see if we can fit a bigger radiator, mind you in summer we don't have that problem, hope to see you again Alan & June, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenn4.1Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Dovecote Cottage during half term."

    There were five Adults and three Children and it still felt spacious. The owners were friendly and told us about the area.There were lovely walks along the Cinder path in to Robin Hoods Bay, it was perfect.There is a play area at the side of the cottage ,which the children loved.The dogs loved the walks and there was so much to explore. I would recommend this Cottage and cannot wait to return. Julie and Arnold and Family

    Glad you enjoyed your stay in Dovecote cottage , we look forward to seeing you again Alan & June Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arnold4.7Oct 2022

  • "Owner friendly and present throughout stay happy to help of anything is required."

    Hi Rebecca glad you enjoyed your stay in Dove Cote cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.4Sep 2022

  • "This could be an amazing cottage."

    Sadly though it was let down by the dust and cobwebs. I appreciate it is a very old property but a lot of the cobwebs had been there for some time and I had to remove large spiders from children's bedrooms several times in the night. There was no cleaning products so we had to buy our own, and the hoover makes all the right noises but doesn't pick a lot up. It would also have been nice if there had been more toilet rolls than one per bathroom. The views from the cottage were second to none and the owners were very nice. It was just let down by cleanliness.

    Reviewed by Tony1.9Aug 2022

  • "This was potentially a beautiful cottage with spectacular views but it was let down by the standard of furnishings and the plumbing issues."

    The property was quite tired and would benefit from new carpets, sofas and mattresses. One of the single mattresses was so worn and thin that I could feel the bed beneath when I sat on it. The downstairs taps were really difficult to turn on and off and would gush and then drip until they were fully tightened, which took some force. The en-suite toilet randomly continued to run even when the cistern was full. The fridge light flashes rapidly which is quite annoying. The couple in charge of the property are very nice and helpful and there is a lovely children's play area attached to the cottages. The heating is very responsive and gives lots of hot water, it's a pity the taps let it down! In the end we left the cottage two days early because my wife didn't find it welcoming. Given the price we paid for a weeks stay I don't think this was value for money at all.

    Reviewed by Manton1.9Jun 2022

  • "No internet connection and listing stated Wi-Fi available"

    Thank you for your feedback. Apologies you couldn't find our Wi-Fi. Please rest assured we have now fitted modems in all cottages, so problem solved. BT have given us fibre to the farm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4May 2022

  • "Stunning surroundings, lovely farm and accommodation."

    Hosts are amazingly helpful and genuinely decent people. Will hopefully be staying again.

    Thank you for your comments, hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Warren5.0Apr 2022

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite wet room shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available on request
  • Off-road parking
  • Patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.7 miles, beach 2.6 miles
  • Note: All entrances to Dovecote cottage are ramped to allow wheelchair access
  • Note: This property accepts bookings with a minimum of three nights
  • Note This property only accepts full-week bookings Saturday to Saturday in late July and all of August.

The property

Fylingthorpe 1.7 miles.

Tucked away on the outskirts of Flyingthorpe is this historic, terraced cottage of Dovecote cottage.

Part of a listed, 18th-century farmhouse overlooking the sea, this pet-friendly abode is ideally located for families to explore the coast and countryside of North Yorkshire; all entrances are ramped providing easy access for wheelchairs, prams, and those with limited mobility.

Park in the off-road parking space and take in the panoramic views, before being welcomed into the open-plan living space.

You'll find everything you need to whip up home-cooked meals for your loved ones, complete with a washing machine and dishwasher.

Why not pop open a bottle of fizz as you dine at the large table for eight?

Floor-to-ceiling windows bring in plenty of natural light and lovely views, whilst you relax with a good book or choose from the selection of games and DVDs.

Completing the ground floor is a double bedroom with an en-suite wet room, ideal for those with limited mobility; upstairs you'll find another double and two twin bedrooms, all served by the family bathroom.

Start your day with a cup of coffee at the picnic bench on your private patio to plan the day's adventures.

Will you venture further into the North York Moors or head to the sparkling coast?

However you spend your holiday, book your next family-friendly holiday at Dovecote cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 992661, 992992, 992993 and 992664, together sleeping up to 32 guests.

Demesne Farm Holiday Cottages

Demesne Farm Holiday Cottages consists of five lovely cottages set on a courtyard in an 18th-century, listed farmhouse on the outskirts of Fylingthorpe, North Yorkshire. This pet-friendly collection offers three or four bedroom properties, the main having an en-suite bathroom, as well as fully-fitted kitchens, off-road parking and a children's play area, while the surroundings provide incredible views of the sea and countryside where you can explore the likes of Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby, and the North York Moors National Park. Take a break from the kitchen at one of the nearby eateries such as the Fylingdales Inn, a rustic pub serving classic British dishes, or savour takeaway fish and chips by the sea at Fish Box in Robin Hood's Bay. The picturesque fishing village also has a fascinating museum exploring its smugglers' past, as well as the National Trust's The Old Coastguard Station. Further afield, you'll find the historic Abbey and a golf course overlooking the sea in Whitby, and a golden sandy beach and Peasholm Park in Scarborough with plenty of family-friendly activities. With plenty of walks, cycle routes and scenery to enjoy, there's something for everyone with a stay at Demesne Farm Holiday Cottages.

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About the location

FYLINGTHORPE

Robin Hood's Bay 0.6 miles; Whitby 5.2 miles; Scarborough 15.8 miles.

Fylingthorpe is a North Yorkshire coastal village, close to Robin Hood's Bay, offering a pub serving food and drink, a shop for picking up any essentials, a bakery and a horse riding centre. The ancient fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay showcases rows of fisherman’s cottages, cobbled streets filled with shops, tea rooms, inns and restaurants, and a sandy cove. A short drive away is the historic port of Whitby, where there is a colourful promenade which covers a 3-mile stretch of award-winning sandy beach. Flyingthorpe rests on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, where you can find scenic walking and cycling routes, as well as the opportunity for golfing and fishing, and a steam train ride to discover some of Yorkshire’s finest scenery, such as the beautiful Esk Valley and the famous village of Goathland. A little further south is the elegant seaside town of Scarborough, where you can find an aquarium and a medieval castle.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas