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Maris Cottage

The Bay near Filey, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 26096)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • 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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35 Customer Reviews

  • "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 MargaretApr 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 AnnDec 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 HyacinthDec 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 EllieNov 2021

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

    Good location, clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2021

  • "Brill holiday, lovely accommodation."

    everything wanted. thank you again. xxxx

    Reviewed by SandraSep 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 CarolineAug 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 JulieJul 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 JoanneJul 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 NicolaMay 2021

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

    Reviewed by MarkSep 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 SusanSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 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 JulianAug 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 ChristopherFeb 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 GeorgiaNov 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 JoanneSep 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 KellyAug 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 DavidJul 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 FionaMay 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 DianeMay 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

    Oct 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 RichardSep 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 JanetJul 2018

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

    Reviewed by LorraineJul 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 IanJun 2018

  • "Parking bit limited ."

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

    Reviewed by KathFeb 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 JamesNov 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 MartinNov 2017

  • "Lovely cottage comfortable and well equipped."

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

    Reviewed by NJun 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 HarjinderFeb 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 MariaNov 2016

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

    Reviewed by TonySep 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 JohnSep 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 ClaireAug 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, washer/dryer, 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
  • Off road parking for 1 car plus guest parking
  • 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 7.5 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, 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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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