Chapel Cottage is an end-terrace cottage quietly tucked away in the centre of the coastal town of Filey, in North Yorkshire.
Offering excellent family accommodation, it is ideally placed for enjoying a traditional seaside holiday in this timeless resort.
With a lovely homely feel, there is a cosy sitting room, with a flame effect electric fire set in an attractive brick fireplace.
There is a separate dining room, also with a feature brick fireplace hosting an electric 'stove'.
This room leads into the modern galley-style kitchen which provides all facilities to prepare family meals, with a range of appliances on-hand.
On the first floor are two bedrooms and the family bathroom.
Chapel Cottage is a cosy place to relax of an evening, where you can enjoy a good book before enjoying a well-rested night's sleep.
Steep stairs lead up to the second floor, where there is a spacious double bedroom.
Outside, the enclosed rear garden is safe for both dogs and children, where you can sit and enjoy a morning coffee before heading off to view the local sights for the day.
A rare find in Filey is the private off-road gated parking, just a two-minute walk away.
A minutes' walk brings you into the hustle and bustle of this quaint, historic fishing town, with independent shops, tempting tea rooms and a handful of good restaurants.
The cobbled slope leads down to the charming promenade and the tiny coble landing, where you can visit the lifeboat station, indulge in candy floss or try your hand in the small amusement arcade.
The beautiful sweeping bay is every child's dream, with golden sands, shallow rock pools and pony rides on the beach.
One can walk for miles along this magnificent sandy beach or on the windswept cliffs, part of the Cleveland Way long distance trail.
If you do want to use the car, there lies a country park and and an animal sanctuary on the edge of Filey, or Bempton RSPB Reserve is well worth a visit to see the puffins and kittiwakes.
The larger seaside towns of Bridlington and Scarborough are just a few minutes' drive, with the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds just a little further.
A wonderful family holiday location.
About the location
Scarborough 7.5 miles; Bridlington 11 miles.
Filey is a traditional English seaside resort with a friendly atmosphere, offering a restful holiday, making an ideal place to stay for walkers and wildlife watchers at any time of the year. A real gem on the Yorkshire coast. A fishing town on the North East Coast, Filey has enjoyed a reputation of being a resort since Victorian times, set beside the magnificent Filey Bay, a long stretch of beautiful sand, with Filey Brigg and its shallow rockpools to the north. Filey Brigg is a low headland that protects Filey Bay and provides good bird watching and seawatching opportunities all year round. The 400 ft high Bempton Cliffs (RSPB Reserve) to the south of Filey Bay are home to over 250,000 seabirds in the summer. gannets, kittiwakes, puffins, guillimots and razorbills all nest there. Gannets are regularly seen diving for fish in Filey Bay. The Brigg area is an ideal place to watch for common and rarer waders, seabirds and migrating warblers,finches and thrushes. As well as seabirds, seals and other marine life, such as porpoises dolphins and Minke Whales can be seen in the sea around the Brigg. The town itself seems almost caught in a time warp, retaining much of its character with individual shops, narrow paths and ginnels. There is a small coble landing, a slipway where local fishermen keep their boats, plus delightful beach chalets that can be hired through the summer months. The bay is edged with two promenades and there are various gardens, where brass bands play on a Sunday afternoon. This small town is family orientated, with donkey rides available on the beach, children’s play areas, crazy golf and candy floss. Also in Filey there is the Filey Dams Nature Reserve, a wetland reserve where common and rare waders and wildfowl can be seen as well as autumn gatherings of swallows, sand martins and house martins. Also there is Parish Wood (just off Sycamore Avenue) an unexpected gem that offers a wealth of wildlife. Willow warbler, chiffchaff, blackcap and tree sparrows breed there and a wide variety of other species are regularly seen such as great spotted woodpeckers and sparrow hawks. Parish Wood also provides shelter and food for a wide range of migrant bird species such as goldcrests, pied and spotted flycatchers, warblers, finches, thrushes and woodcocks. A short drive brings you to the busier town of Scarborough where for family fun you can visit the Alpamare Waterpark, a waterpark unlike anything the UK has ever seen before, as well as plenty to explore and discover in this lovely area.
Note: There are steep narrow stairs up to the 2nd floor.