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Puffin House

Filey, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 932801)


Very good

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  • 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/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house, great location near to shops and bay, would stay again!"

    Reviewed by CharlesSep 2021

  • "Just got back from our second time at puffin house, fantastic yet again lovely clean house close to all amenities and very pet friendly already planning on returning next year."

    Filey is a great place thank you to the owner chris for letting his house.

    Reviewed by HeatherAug 2021

  • "We enjoyed our holiday at Puffin House - it had everything you needed to make our stay feel comfortable and homely."

    Chris, the owner, was very helpful giving any information we needed to help us enjoy our stay there.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "On arrival, on the outside looked small, but once entering the property I found it to be quite spacious indeed, i was so delighted, i found it to be very clean and tidy, there was plenty of tea, coffee, sugar and milk plus biscuits for myself, which came in very handy before I could get myself to the Tesco store roughly a 6 minute walk, having to log fire's were a joy on a night time and 1st thing in a morning, outstanding comfort, everything you need for the kitchen was there and more besides i was in my element i really was, Christopher the owner was very helpful indeed leading me in the right direction as to where the WiFi instructions were as I couldn't see for looking at all, anyone wanting a good shop the sell everything at reasonable prices try Aladins Cave you can't go wrong will definitely be going back December for another weeks break very peaceful and quiet i may add."

    Would highly recommend this lovely place to stay, thank you very much Christopher for allowing me to rent your property Julie

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "Puffin house is a lovely cosy house in a brilliant location,everything you could need on the doorstep."

    Chris the owner is lovely and very helpful,and thanks to Julie the house was lovely and warm and very clean when we arrived. I’m so glad I ignored the one negative review,some people would find fault with Buckingham palace. I can’t wait to go again

    Reviewed by HeatherOct 2020

  • "We were disappointed with the general condition of the property, in particular the living room smelt awful, the carpet is in need of a deep clean, there food residue on one of the settles."

    The kitchen had a greasy smell and all of the cutlery, utensils and glasses were filthy and had to be washed before we could use them. Basically the whole place needs some routine maintenance and a deep clean, bearing in mind the current Covid 19 situation where hygiene is crucial we feel this property did not reach the required standard. We did consider going home at one stage but felt we needed the break, we feel this was overpriced for the standard of accommodation received.

    Thank you for your feedback. i appreciate your concerns, however, you did arrive at the property 2 hours early and we did advise that the cleaning was not complete. As you would not allow the cleaner to enter the property to finish the change over we had no choice but to leave the property as it was. We do advise all guests that the check in is at 3pm. We strive to ensure all of guests have an enjoyable stay and this is reflected in our previous feedback. Thank you for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FrancisAug 2020

  • "Fantastic house very clean."

    Close to all amenities highly recommend and Chris was very helpful telling us where all local places were that were dog friendly. The station pub and cobblers bar are very good. House was close to train station would definitely go back.filey is a great little town and wonderful beach.

    Reviewed by HeatherAug 2020

  • "Good communication with owner prior to stay, close to all amenities in Filey but on a lovely quiet road."

    The property was well equipped, our experience with parking was ok, we managed to park on the road with no problems.Great find if you want dog friendly!

    Reviewed by JayneJul 2020

  • "Our holiday was great ."

    Pufin house was beautiful. Imaculate .warm and cosy .close to all shops .dog friendly .home from home .relaxed enviroment . Loved it cant wait to go again .

    Reviewed by SharonMar 2020

  • "Lovely house and friendly helpful host."

    Molly, our dog, loved the place! Due to parking issues may be less suitable for guests with poor mobility.

    Reviewed by NicholaFeb 2020

  • "A lovely warm cosy cottage, perfect for strolling into Filey, exploring further afield or simply relaxing."

    The owner provided lots of helpful info over the phone and there’s lots more in the house. Would happily stay again

    Reviewed by RosemaryJan 2020

  • "Could do with updating"

    Thank you for your feedback. Puffin House has undergone some recent refurbishment, new plumbing fittings in kitchen and bathroom and new flooring in bathroom and toilet. Sitting room is re decorated and paintwork all refreshed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2019

  • "House was perfect location handy for beach, town centre, supermarket and public transport."

    No bad comments to say at all.

    Reviewed by PippaAug 2019

  • "It was a great base in a quite area."

    Close to the station pub and dickie bees fish and chips shop both worth a visit or two. The house had every thing you need a home from home. Filey is a lovely traditional seaside town with a huge beach.

    Reviewed by SheilaAug 2019

  • "Puffin cottage was clean and comfortable with all the extra bits and bobs to make it home from home, we had 2 glorious weeks of weather to walk our 2 little dog's on filey beach and surrounding areas it's all very dog friendly."

    Puffin cottage is in a ideal area close to the town and dog friendly pubs for a pint and plenty places to eat. We do hope to visit again

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2019

  • "Puffin House is in a quiet residential area 10 minutes walk from the beach."

    The owner made us very welcome and called us the day before to check we had everything we needed and to tell us about local attractions. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LindseyApr 2019

  • "One very minor point."

    There is limited leg room in the WC that took me a while to work out, but in the end, of course, necessity conquered all!

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "We had a lovely week in this cozy cottage."

    Ideally located just out of the town centre. Filey is great for walks and the two dogs loved the beach. Very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2019

  • "A lovely warm comfortable house in the centre of Filey that meant we didn’t need to use the car for days on end."

    Lovely! The place is so peaceful and unspoilt and people friendly. We adored the little house and our break from the madness of home was amazing.

    Reviewed by JosephineNov 2018

  • "Cosy cottage everything we needed, nice and warm also very quiet area, even though we were in Filey."

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2018

  • "Great time lovley house close to filey center everything one needed would recommend it ten out of ten"

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2018

  • "Puffin house is a lovely little home and has everything you need for a holiday base."

    It is clean and cosy and we managed to park outside every day. It is in a great location as it is just a 10 minute stroll to the beach and shops where there is a Tesco. Walk a bit further for 20 minutes and you are in the lovely Glen Gardens with a boating lake, crazy golf, play area, cafe and plenty of open space for the children to run around in but leave the gardens and you are straight onto the promenade and beach. Filey and North Yorkshire in general are very dog friendly with some cafes and pubs allowing dogs inside and most beaches have an area that they are allowed on. We will be visiting Puffin House again in the future.

    Reviewed by LyndaAug 2018

  • "A lovely little house situated in a perfect quiet location."

    Ideally close And within walking distance to all holiday activities, sea, beach front, pubs and restaurants also town centre. The country park was just five minutes walk and adequate for dog walking on the coastal pathways The house nice and comfortable with all that's required for a relaxing holiday . We had an excellent time

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2018

  • "We,have just returned from our week in puffin house,we had a fantastic time accommodation had all you needed,close to filey centre, Tesco,other small shops."

    I would have no hesitation in recommending this for your holiday break,owner always happy to answer any queries.10 out of 10

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2018

  • "Great location and cottage, one of the best proportioned cottages we have stayed in with our dogs."

    We will come and stay again.

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2018

  • "I have already emailed with my comments"

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2018

  • "Brilliant little house in a great spot close to all amenities."

    Very clean and tidy and would definitely recommend. Very helpful owner who gave us some great tips. Filey is beautiful with some good dog friendly pubs. We also had great weather while we were there.

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2018

  • "We have just had the most relaxing break with 2 dogs."

    It was a lovely cottage close to beach, and great dog walks along Filey Brigg. Cottage clean, warm and cosy. The 3 of us and the dogs will be returning soon. Thanks Chris for all your help too Linda , friends and the dogs .

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2018

  • "We had a wonderful few day's at Puffin House."

    It has everything you need in a perfect location for town and beach. The owner was incredibly helpful, giving us advice on where was best to go with the dog. Even the rain and snow didn't dampen our holiday as the house was lovely and cosy.

    Reviewed by LucyNov 2017

  • "I’ve booked quite a few cottages and never had a bad experience."

    It’s great you can get in contact with the owners. We had a lovely week and enjoyed the area very much. Chris was really helpful and happily answered all my queries. Filey is probably the most dog friendly place I’ve every visited. There is even a doggie bakery!!

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2017

  • "Very comfortable, convenient for shops and beach, near country park ideal areas for dog walking"

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2017

  • "One of the nicest ,best value lets we have been to,hope to book again soon ,you will not be disappointed in this lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by LApr 2017

  • "First time in Filey ,lovely place, great for all amenities, had a lovely stay ."

    Reviewed by SMar 2017

  • "Lovely cosy family house, definitely felt at home."

    We had a super holiday and Filey is a lovely place.

    Reviewed by LindseyJul 2016

  • "Very central and the accommodation was ideal as there was only myself my daughter and two dogs so plenty of room."

    Reviewed by JillianJun 2016

  • "Value for money."

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2016

  • "Location of the cottage is good because close to all shops, beach, bus and train station."

    Reviewed by KerryApr 2016

  • "Puffin House is a warm, cosy and well equipped house with a very helpful owner."

    It is in a great location.

    Reviewed by LeighMar 2016

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The property

An attractive mid-terrace Victorian property, tucked away in a quiet residential cul-de-sac, in the popular coastal resort of Filey, North Yorkshire.

With a lovely homely feel, this charming cottage offers family-friendly accommodation for enjoying a traditional seaside holiday, in a most delightful town.

Downstairs, there is a very comfortable sitting room, with a large bay window and a cosy open fire, set in the original ornate iron fireplace.

This room leads into the separate dining room, with painted floorboards and an additional inviting open fire.

The galley-style kitchen provides all facilities to prepare tasty family meals, while upstairs are two spacious bedrooms, together with a family bathroom and separate WC.

Outside, there is an enclosed back yard where you can enjoy a morning cup of coffee, whilst planning your next day’s activities.

A five minute walk brings you into the centre of the quaint historic fishing town of Filey, with characterful shops, tempting tea rooms and independent retailers.

Wander down the cobbled slope to the well-manicured promenade, and the tiny landing, to admire the local fishing boats and buy a toffee apple at the small amusement arcade.

The magnificent sweeping bay is every child's dream, with golden sands, shallow rock pools and donkey rides along the beach.

Why not hire one of the brightly painted beach huts for a memorable day in the sunshine?

If you can pull yourself away from this idyllic place, visit the RSPB reserve at Bempton, with its puffins and kittiwakes, or enjoy exhilarating clifftop walks at nearby Flamborough Head.

The larger seaside towns of Bridlington and Scarborough are just a few minutes’ drive, with the spectacular moors beyond.

A great holiday spot for family fun.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and separate WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • External utility.
  • Gas central heating with open fires
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer in utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for open fires available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking outside cottage on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Enclosed yard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Beach 10 mins walk.

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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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