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Duck Cottage

Flamborough, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 12291)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "We were very dissapointed with Duck Cottage the living / kitchen area is very small and dark I would liken it to something out of a Catherine Cookson novel."

    The back yard should not be advertised as somewhere to sit out in as it was in need of a good clean out and makeover . Having booked holiday accommodation with Sykes for the last 20yrs this fell way below your usual standard, if this was my first booking with you i would not choose to book through you again, However because we have booked though you in the past and not been dissappointed before we will use you again. regards Kath Nixon

    Reviewed by KathleenJul 2022

  • "The cottage is really cute and traditional, which we loved."

    The staircase is steep and the floors are a bit creaky, but all adds to the charm. The only thing that I would have liked is a proper shower, apart from that it's a really lovely cottage, and despite been close to a pub it was very quiet.

    Reviewed by VictoriaJul 2022

  • "Very cosy and comfortable cottage."

    Extremely well situated for visiting the surrounding areas. Proximity to food shops very useful. Bedding and towels were good quality and beds were very comfortable. The shower was frustrating to use as it was difficult to get the right temperature . Adequately clean. Although we were warned about the steepness of the stairs, we would not choose to stay here again because if this.

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2022

  • "Lovely and comfortable excellent location"

    Reviewed by JennyMay 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, ideally situated to enjoy Flamborough & the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by JuliaDec 2021

  • "I would recommend Duck Cottage we had a lovely time lots of lovely walks around."

    Reviewed by SueOct 2021

  • "Very nice cottage, great location, surprisingly big inside, well stocked kitchen, good Freeview TV and selection of DVDs, just needs a proper shower installing, didn’t need the car all week, lots of really good walks, really pretty coast line, lots of hidden coves and great views, lots of birds and we saw seals close by to the lighthouse beach."

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2021

  • "The sofa as seen better days felt like you was sat on the floor could do with replacing."

    Every thing else was great and met expectations have stayed here before and will stay again. Great location.

    Thank you for your feedback. The sofa is a multiyork sofa and the cusions are duckdown so sometimes they may need plumping up. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2021

  • "Lovely quaint cottage, very warm and cosy."

    Beautiful scenery and walks on the doorstep, ideal for nature lovers. The owners were very welcoming and helpful, will definitely be staying here again.

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2021

  • "We had a great week."

    The cottage was very comfortable, snug and warm on a cold April day, with a nice place to sit outside on a warm day. It suited us just fine. The Co-op was just round the corner; along with other shops in the village we had all we needed on our doorstep. We walked along the cliffs in all directions and just left the car where we'd parked it until the last day of the week. It was good to see the gannets quite close by on the cliff-tops where they were gathering grass for nesting material. Other birds were all staking claims on the cliffs.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyApr 2021

  • "The cottage / is in a nice place to get to other towns and beaches : etc / but sadly the property is very tired - and wasn’t as clean as would expect On seeing others and comparing - it could do with a refurb : we own a large building & property company ."

    Furniture could do with replacing : foam / and comfort has expired - downstairs carpet & rug was in need of machine cleaning - Found slug trails side of the arm chair near the tv -

    I am sorry that Duck Cottage did not match your expectations. The sofa is made of goose down feathers and is a multi york sofa. The carpet was steam cleaned professionally recently. Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Customer feedback is very important to help us continually improve our standards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2020

  • "The location, because the weather was not great (rained everyday) the cottage was near to the shops, all the pubs, even the bus stop, so you was not walking far to get wet ."

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2019

  • "The accommodation was not what we expected we took into account the age of the ..."

    The accommodation was not what we expected we took into account the age of the property but we were disgusted with the bedding and towels that were there being very grubby looking and the property was not very well looked after I expected a something better than this for the price

    Reviewed by NormaSep 2018

  • "Cottage is well located for exploring the local area."

    Unfortunately the local pub is very loud on a Friday night until midnight, which didn’t suit us with our children. I’m sure it’s ok for others, and it’s nothing the cottage owners can do about it. The cottage is lovely and is well equipped with board games, kitchen equipment etc. We found the shower wasn’t great, and feel the cottage could benefit from a better clean in between lets/prior to people staying

    Reviewed by SuzieAug 2018

  • "Flamborough is a hidden gem of a place everyone is friendly the dog and duck pub serves up good food and drinks at very reasonable prices."

    Perfect as a base if you like walking or just to explore the area

    Reviewed by BelindaJul 2018

  • "I found the cottage reasonably clean and comfortable."

    Lack of a shower wasn't too much of a problem as I used the hand held shower over the bath but as mentioned by others it was difficult to get a constant water temperature. The availability of parking spaces on nearby streets was a concern but I did manage to get a 'space' most days on Allison Lane, glad I have a small car. Some intrusive noise from the nearest pub (2 dozen steps or so from door to door) on weekend evenings for a while but the worse noise was my last night, on the Friday. Live music in the pub was incredibly loud, went on until midnight, then customers stood outside for another hour chatting and laughing. Had to have the bedroom window open as the weather was hot this week. However they did finally decide to go home and I got some sleep eventually! This aspect of the cottage location would really put me off booking it again, unfortunately. My sister joined me later in the week and we ate out at the Rose and Crown pub where we had a fantastic meal (their fish pie is delicious) very reasonably priced, and also at The Seabirds Restaurant, another good meal there. However, the cottage is a good base from which to explore the surrounding area and for nearby cliff walks. My favourite was to park at Thornwick Bay and walk north to the RSPB reserve at Bempton cliffs. The views were stunning all the way and the photographic opportunities of the seabirds at Bempton amazing.

    Reviewed by FionaJun 2018

  • "A nice cosy, quiet cottage ideally situated for exploring this part of Yorkshire."

    Very clean and comfortable and equipped with everything you'd need. Small supermarket, two pubs and a restaurant very close by. Perfect!

    Reviewed by DouglasApr 2018

  • "Everything !"

    But could not understand TV but that could be me !

    Reviewed by AllenNov 2017

  • "We had a really good relaxing break at Duck Cottage."

    The location was great with lots of local amenities in the village and close to the coast. The nearest pub is only a 15 second walk from the front door and serves some good value meals. The cottage was very quaint yet reasonably modern considering it’s a 17th century building.

    Reviewed by AdrianSep 2017

  • "A really lovely quaint cottage, close to the coast with very good local amenities."

    The stairs/ladder to the attic room are steep but presented no problem for older children. They loved the upstairs space. Would go back again.

    Reviewed by EdwardAug 2017

  • "A beautiful cottage in a fantastic location."

    It was a touch of luxury with really super hosts. A perfect location for exploring a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by GavinFeb 2017

  • "Convenient location for our interests of coastal walks."

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2016

  • "Duck Cottage is small but atmospheric."

    It is a handy base for Scarborough, Flamborough and Bridlington, and even as far as Hull. The village has great small shops and nice pubs. In early September, the gannets at nearby RSPB Bempton Cliffs are amazing. A good week chilling out.

    Reviewed by WayneSep 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin (accessed via a flight of 8 very steep steps)
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and seating area with open fire
  • Electric heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Smart TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Electricity and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Unrestricted roadside parking 20 yards away
  • Small enclosed yard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Note: There are steep stairs to first floor and 8 steep steps to second floor bedroom, making it unsuitable for young children and guests with limited mobility
  • Note: Sloping ceiling in twin bedroom

The property

A delightful 17th century, traditional end-terrace chalk stone cottage, centrally located in the village of Flamborough.

Oozing charm and character, this Flamborough cottage appeals to couples or small families wishing to explore the dramatic coastline but be within a few minutes' drive of the popular resort of Bridlington.

With a seaside theme throughout, this quirky and inviting fisherman's cottage has a cosy and comfortable open plan living area with a beamed ceiling, warming open fire and a modern galley kitchen.

Traditional cottage stairs, concealed behind an original pine door, lead up to the pretty double bedroom and bathroom at this Flamborough holiday home.

The second floor spacious twin room, or crow's nest is accessed by a short flight of 8 very steep stairs.

All the amenities of this quaint village are on the doorstep, including a small supermarket, bakery, butcher, chemist, pubs and a fish and chip shop.

The beach lies one mile away, with caves and rock pools to discover.

Enjoy a spectacular, bracing cliff-top walk to see the colonies of sea birds or visit nearby Bempton RSPB nature reserve to see the puffins.

Four miles from this Flamborough cottage is Bridlington with long sandy beaches, donkey rides, shops and restaurants.

Stroll along the promenade or through the pretty ornamental gardens, take a cruise on the Yorkshire Belle or see a show at The Spa.

With many attractions in this lovely area, this Flamborough cottage has something for everyone.

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About the location


Bridlington 4 miles; Filey 7 miles; Scarborough 18 miles.

The pretty village of Flamborough occupies a superb setting, perched on a picturesque peninsula on the East Coast of Yorkshire, 4 miles from Bridlington. Housing traditional fishermen's cottages and a small selection of welcoming pubs and restaurants, Flamborough also has much to offer the rambler, historian and birdwatcher. There are spectacular cliffs, which form an eight mile stretch of Heritage coastline, and at Flamborough Head, stand two historic lighthouses, one of which is the oldest one in Britain, built in 1674. To the north of the village, the magnificent 400 feet high cliffs are home to one of the largest colonies of nesting sea birds in England. Discover the puffins at Bempton, follow the fascinating natural trails at South Landing and the wooded ravine at Danes Dyke, or explore the smugglers’ caves at North Landing. Enjoy a spot of fishing or a boat trip to explore the sea caves. Flamborough Head is a wonderful place for anyone who enjoys beautiful coastal scenery and bracing sea air.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas