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Maris Cottage

(Ref. 26096)

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a fantastic Xmas break at Maris Cottage."

    Everything you could need was in the house. Beds were comfortable and there was plenty of room for everyone. Would definitely recommend and we would return without hesitation. Only one issue and that was parking as there wasn’t always space but this did not and will not deter us.

    Reviewed by Colleen4.7Dec 2023

  • "Lovely call from the owner Mairi before our holiday began just to check in with arrival instructions."

    The house itself is beautiful and had everything we needed and was lovely and clean on arrival. Plenty of space in the bedrooms for all 7 of us and lovely big dining table which we used a lot! 2nd visit to the Bay and we love the area and will happily visit again.

    Reviewed by Keri4.7Oct 2023

  • "We stayed at Maris cottage to celebrate my mother’s 90th birthday as a family."

    The cottage layout suited us well, with a downstairs bedroom and bathroom which was ideal for my mum and upstairs bedrooms and bathroom for the rest of us. The kitchen was well equipped with all the pans and utensils we needed. Maria contacted us prior to the holiday to confirm bed configurations and arranged for flowers for mum’s birthday to be in the cottage when we arrived which was very kind and much appreciated. We would recommend the cottage for anyone celebrating a similar occasion. John

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Oct 2023

  • "Few minor points to make the property even better."

    .. Would be good to have a bath/shower mat provided so towels didn't have to be used for the floor. The hoover at the property smelt of wet dog, so may need a deep clean or replacing. Had lots of fly's in the property, could be worth investing in a fly catcher device.

    Thank you for your comments. We’re glad that on the whole your stay at Maris Cottage was enjoyable. These points have been addressed with immediate effect, in particular there should be shower mats in each bathroom. Guests are always introduced to the owner and encouraged to get in touch if anything is needed - and we’re always very responsive. Best wishes, Mairi Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Maris House, the location is fantastic for visiting Filey, Bridlington and Scarborough."

    The Bay is nice and quiet and we had no trouble parking. The house was lovely but could do with some maintenance in several places and there were areas which weren't cleaned very well before our arrival. We had a small problem with the kettle but the issue was dealt with quickly once I contacted Mairi the owner and I felt like if we had had any other problems they would have been solved quickly. Jigsaws and games were provided in case of rainy days and TV's in all bedrooms was welcome. The beds were very comfortable and we felt at home there for the week, we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Louise3.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely house."

    Very comfy beds. Great location. Lovely owner. The only small negative I could find was some cobwebs dotted around when we arrived, including some around the kitchen utensils. A lovely place, would happily recommend it.

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Jul 2023

  • "Accommodation was immaculate with everything in working condition The kitchen was well kitted out and the beds were so comfortable The owner made sure that we were happy and went above and beyond to help when I realised that we had left behind my grandsons soft toy -if only the weather had been better Would recommend this accommodation to anyone looking a family break."

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2023

  • "The house was absolutely wonderful; clean, tidy and plenty of space for 8 of us (4 adults and 4 children)."

    The only disappointment was that the swimming pool on site was warm for the first day and then freezing cold after that. The children wouldn’t go in it was so cold and there didn’t seem to be much happening to make it better!

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Mar 2023

  • "House was lovely felt like home from home ,the place had good facilities and was nice and quite just what we wanted ."

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Nov 2022

  • "Stayed at maris cottage last weekend the cottage is perfect very well equipped it has a perfect location would definitely return."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2022

  • "We were highly satisfied with our mini-break at Maris Cottage."

    Accommodation was very clean and spacious, just as described. Mairi was very quick to help and we couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Oct 2022

  • "Was a lovely relaxing stay."

    Lovely and clean, everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2022

  • "Walking into Maris Cottage my heart sank it was drab and dirty."

    It is in need of a refurb. Parking is a free for all.

    We have been in contact with the guest to understand the reason for her comments and agree the cleaning on this occasion was not up to the high standard we expect. Significant action has been taken to ensure this is not repeated and the guest has acknowledged she is satisfied her concerns have been heard. We always respond immediately if anything is brought to our attention, generally receive positive feedback and have many repeat bookings. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda1.9Aug 2022

  • "The house was lovely and comfy with plenty of room for seven of us, Maria went out of her way to make sure everything was right for us even getting a freezer as there was not one ."

    Could not fault the house at all.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jul 2022

  • "This was our fourth stay in Maris Cottage, so we knew we could expect a spacious, comfortable, well-located holiday home in a beautiful setting."

    We also knew that the owner would take care of any questions or issues we had asap (via phone) as she takes a personal interest in her guests' enjoyment.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property provided excellent accommodation and was well equipped for mum and dad, three under 7s and grandma."

    There was plenty to do in the local area and we spent two days on site, with beach, pool and a slime - making activity. Mairi is an excellent host who responds quickly to requests and made us feel most welcome. So glad we picked Maris Cottage this time.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0May 2022

  • "The property is really good and had everything you could need."

    Lovely welcome pack. The facilities on site this time round were a bit of a let down but didn't spoil the holiday and would definitely return to the property.

    Reviewed by Margaret3.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    Everything we needed in the house, we were very comfortable.. Festive decorations lovely. Swim pool nice and easy to book and use. Walk to beach firc4 year old was a little far and steep but we drove elsewhere for her beachside play.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Dec 2021

  • "Just as described."

    After an horrendous year heeded respite and felt we got that. The place felt like home from home without distractions and the host were very inviting and friendly. Clean and welcoming and everything needed was there. Definitely stay again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Hyacinth5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had the most enjoyable weekend in this beautiful cottage."

    The site as a whole is lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was cosy, relaxing, close to amenities and overall a very memorable weekend. We look forward to returning in the not so distant future and will be recommending to family & friends.

    Reviewed by Ellie4.7Nov 2021

  • "This property is anything you need for a weeks holiday."

    Good location, clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Brill holiday, lovely accommodation."

    everything wanted. thank you again. xxxx

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had an enjoyable stay at Maris Cottage."

    The house is spacious, well equipped and very clean. Everything in excellent condition. Comfortable beds, modern bathrooms, strong wifi, and smart TVs in living room and all the bedrooms. The facilities at The Bay resort do need some upgrading, especially the pool but it was a bonus having it. Mairi, the owner, was very helpful and gave us some great tips for our stay.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay."

    An initial issue on arrival was the fact the garden is not secure but we resolved that with a long line to keep our pup on outside. The listing doesn’t say secure garden but I had assumed as the cottage was dog friendly then the garden would be too. Our only other concern was that my mum struggled getting in and out of the patio doors due to mobility issues as she found the step high and the front door path was too uneven for her. Other than that the cottage was great for our needs and we would happily return.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Jul 2021

  • "Great location and lovely home."

    Had everything we needed and so close to a beautiful beach (do be sure to take extra beach towels). Owner was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Nice spacious house and well equipped for a family of foodies that love cooking!"

    Access was easy and the Bay escort is great for all ages with a 20 min walk to beach and nice pool/ cafe etc. Owner very helpful, and sorted a small issue very quickly. Great place for comfortable extended family holiday and bonus that we could take the dog and loads of good walks within a few minutes.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.1May 2021

  • "Good size house ,with everything anyone would need for a few days away"

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week in Filey Bay celebrating our daughters 21st birthday."

    The house had everything we could possibly need. A good base to explore the east coast.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "We enjoyed it Cottage was great We would use again"

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2020

  • "We have been coming to the bay for 4 years and have stopped in numerous houses ."

    The Maris cottage is the best equipped house we have been in to date .There was a problem with car parking but there were resolved .We spoke to the owner who was very helpful and we are coming back for the new year .Would highly recommend this property we had a fantastic holiday and can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Julian4.7Aug 2020

  • "A generally enjoyable little cottage with a few peevs that disappointed an almost perfect experience, Had to wash all pots / pans / cups / kitchen utensils etc by hand as the dish washer was leaving dirty glasses."

    The sofas are kinda filthy and almost knackered, Otherwise everything else was really nice.

    Reviewed by Chris3.8Feb 2020

  • "The cottage is cosy and has everything needed for a comfortable stay."

    There are few 4 bedroom on The Bay site which is a great feature. We would all recommend

    Reviewed by Georgia4.7Nov 2019

  • "The house was poorly kept, not properly clean and smelled musty."

    Spent our first day cleaning. Despite cleaning the smell in the place was hard to shift. The furniture was tired and pouffe in the lounge torn and shabby. The carpets were stained and overall the house needed talc as well as a good clean. This is also documented in the visitors book. It really annoyed me that poor cleanliness is clearly an ongoing issue that has not been addressed. Very annoyed that you continue to promote this house despite negative previous feedback. We spent as little time as possible in the house,Very disappointed and feeling mis informed

    Reviewed by Joanne2.8Sep 2019

  • "The Bay is a fantastic resort for families and although the cottage was spacious it needs some TLC."

    The furniture and blinds were torn, cupboard doors don't close, bulbs were broken and generally the property needs a deep clean, with thick dust everywhere and mould in the ensuite bathroom.

    Reviewed by Kelly3.4Aug 2019

  • "We had a great relaxing time at the Bay and the house was perfect for our wee ..."

    We had a great relaxing time at the Bay and the house was perfect for our wee dug and the Granny as well , with the addition of the extra fridge made storage of our food and drinks far better Will be back the Law Family Glasgow UK

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2019

  • "The front door handle comes off in your hand when you open front door."

    And en suit shower tray drain needs unblocking.needs a new frying pan as no protective cover on handle so burns your fingers when you pick it up to serve your bacon.

    Reviewed by Fiona3.8May 2019

  • "Loved the bay , bedrooms plenty big enough could do with new single mattresses in one room could feel spring's with being adults, not a lot of room in seating area for 8 people, could do with safe for keys being on wall as found it a little low for some people."

    Prob ready for a freshen up paint wise , still had a lovely holiday. Would stay at the bay again .

    Reviewed by Diane3.4May 2019

  • "It's a nice cottage but needs freshening up."

    The sofa cushions are very shabby and the radiator valves downstairs don't work--we couldn't turn them off. The blinds downstairs had no chords so were difficult to raise.There is nowhere to put shower gel in the ensuite and no bathmat there. Only one toilet brush for three lavatories and no spare loo rolls. The ones that were there were half used.There were only two teaspoons. Minor details which are easily fixed. That said, it was well equipped and attractive and we enjoyed our time there

    4.7Oct 2018

  • "Superb location and the only thing that spolit our weekend was the birthday meal in the pub."

    Accomodation was very spacious but is due some decorating and maintenance in the near future. Overall a top weekend in a great location.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Sep 2018

  • "I think the bay is a perfect location for visiting Scarborough,Whitby and Bridlington."

    The walk along the beach to Filey is a lovely day out.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2018

  • "More entertainment at night once the leisure centre closed nothing to do"

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2018

  • "For the quality of the house the shower could have been better."

    The floors were not clean on arrival i.e. kids running about in bare feet, their feet were black. The barbecue had clearly not been used or cleaned for some time. There were no black bags for disposal of rubbish and although we phoned, they never appeared. We would still recommend the site and accommodation

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Jun 2018

  • "Parking bit limited ."

    Lovely site for break, wonderful coast line. Perhaps a minimart on site would be useful

    Reviewed by Kath3.8Feb 2018

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the cottage and would definitely consider returning ..."

    Really enjoyed our stay at the cottage and would definitely consider returning but there was slight issue with the bath overflow and leak to boiler which really do need rectifying The welcome pack was a really nice surprise and overall this holiday has been Fantastic

    Reviewed by James3.8Nov 2017

  • "Increased parking facilities are a real requirement at The Bay as a venue, this was more impacted towards the front of the complex."

    Some guests parked ACROSS the two spaces at their cottage to stop others using the second space.

    Reviewed by David Martin5.0Nov 2017

  • "Lovely cottage comfortable and well equipped."

    Beach was excellent for walks with our dog who loved it.

    Reviewed by N4.4Jun 2017

  • "We all really enjoyed our break."

    It was so relaxing and the cottage was well equipped. Only walking distance to the beach (bonus). No negatives. We will definitely re-book

    Reviewed by Harjinder5.0Feb 2017

  • "We had a wonderful time, the area is amazing cottage was very cosy yet still modern."

    There was plenty of room and everything that we needed was there. I would definatly go back. We used the swimming facilities which was excellent and used the bikes to go around to the beach and which was great fun.Really recommend this we wished we had booked for longer ! Thank you very much

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Nov 2016

  • "The site would benefit from a shop selling basic essentials."

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2016

  • "Yes the Holiday was Brill we had our children ages 32 and 34 plus Black Labrador,My Wife And I plus My wife's Mum age 82,she was the one who was most impressed."

    The only prob was that I as a rather large man sat on one of the Garden Chairs which Collapsed and I cut my finger and was a little bit stuned,but never the Less this was dealt with by Sue who contacted the owner and 3 Guys turned up to take said chair away. I am not one of those people who would blame anyone,but it was dealt with in an Sympathetic manor no prob! Love the bay at Filey and I would Book Again!

    Reviewed by John4.8Sep 2016

  • "Super location."

    Site very quiet. House very comfortable, clean and had everything we could wish for. Far exceeded our expectations. Would certainly book The Bay again and use Sykes again. Thank you for a good holiday and happy memories.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin, 1 x 2'6" twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, 5 x Smart TVs with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Parking is available throughout the site
  • Small patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Communal grounds, picnic areas, lakes
  • Communal leisure facilities including free use of indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room
  • Optional charge for other facilities including gym, scuba diving lessons, beauticians etc, please refer to Aria Resorts website for more information
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 15 mins walk
  • Note: Leisure card loss incurs £30 cost payable to owner

The property

Filey 3 miles.

An attractive, mews-style mid-terrace property, in The Bay holiday village, three miles from the seaside town of Filey.

With four generous bedrooms, this modern Filey cottage is perfect for family groups to get together and enjoy the extensive on-site leisure facilities in a lovely environment.

Light and airy, this Filey cottage offers an L-shaped open plan living area with a well-equipped modern kitchen and comfortable sitting area.

French doors open onto a small rear patio, whilst one of the bedrooms is on the ground floor, ideal for the less able.

This cottage near Filey is surrounded by communal lawned grounds, ornamental lakes and picnic areas, whilst on the complex itself is an excellent indoor swimming pool with a sauna, steam room and gym.

Guests at this Filey cottage are able to play tennis and book scuba diving lessons, whilst a pleasant walk brings you to a Blue Flag sandy beach that stretches for miles.

The traditional resort of Filey offers pretty gardens, two fine promenades and quaint shops and streets.

Why not enjoy a pony ride on the beach or hire one of the brightly painted beach huts?

With rock pools to discover and ice creams and candy floss, the younger generation won't be disappointed!

The surrounding area offers the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds, dramatic chalk cliffs at Flamborough Head and a wonderful RSPB bird sanctuary at nearby Bempton.

A well-placed Filey cottage with something for everyone.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Scarborough 7.7 miles; Bridlington 10.5 miles.

Set in the magnificent Filey Bay, Filey is a traditional English seaside resort with a friendly atmosphere, offering a restful holiday, making it an ideal place to stay for walkers and wildlife watchers at any time of the year. 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. The town itself seems almost caught in a time warp, retaining much of its character with individual shops, narrow paths and ginnels and there is 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 and there are loads of family activities such as Alpamare UK waterpark, Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park and the Filey Dams Nature Reserve, a wetland reserve where all kinds of common and rare birdlife can be seen. A short drive brings you to the busier town of Scarborough where you will find great beaches, a castle, the Rotunda Museum and the acclaimed Sea Life Centre. Other towns worth visiting close to Filey include Bridlington, Whitby, Hornsea and Saltburn, which all demonstrate the vibrancy of this picturesque North Yorkshire region.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas