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Lilly May Cottage

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "I have stayed in lily may cottage 3 times now and it never disappoints ..."

    I have stayed in lily may cottage 3 times now and it never disappoints everything you need spotlessly clean and in a great location x

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0May 2024

  • "This was our second time in staying at the property and we were not disappointed."

    Such a cosy accommodation set in a lovely location. Tracey the host is so hospitable, helpful and friendly. We love the walks on the doorstep particularly as we took our dog. The Dane Dykes is only a short trip up the road which is great for shelter from the rain or sunshine as it has a beautiful woodlands walk. However the walk from the property to Thornwick Bay up the road is just as lovely too and free to walk around. We were made to feel very welcomed at the house lots of comfort and everything is to hand all our us had a very restful, enjoyable two weeks. We would definately stay again.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2024

  • "Another enjoyable stay in this comfortable holiday property."

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lilly May is a very comfortable homely cottage with everything you need and in a good location for visiting other places"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property was beautifully clean and comfortable with lots to do in the area, however when we arrived one on the front lounge windows was open, 13 cushions were piled on the small sofa (how to arrange them?"

    ). Also no note to tell us freezer and cooker hood didn’t work and there was no dishcloth, no oven gloves and only one tea towel.

    Thank you for your lovely comments we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. I’m so sorry about the cushions in the living room that was my fault as was cleaning the cottage myself that day. The Freezer had been turned off from the inside for some reason again my apologies as it is working fine when turned back on. If you’d called I would have popped down and sorted this for you straight away. I provide cloths and scrubbers along with the dishwasher and dishwashing tablets, the oven gloves I thought were in the drawers of the kitchen again my apologies these will be replaced as are not there anymore. I hope this didn’t spoil your holiday thank you and kind Regards Tracey. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy4.1Jul 2023

  • "Lilly May is a spacious, clean, well-equipped house that covered all our needs very well."

    It is an ideal base for investigating the local area.

    Reviewed by Aidan5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is our second stay at the property it's beautiful and clean and extremely comfortable and centrally based."

    Reviewed by Pat4.7Jul 2023

  • "A very nice house , extremely clean and well equipped for your stay I would highly recommend this house ."

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jun 2023

  • "Another lovely stay at Lilly May."

    Has everything you need. Hope to back again soon.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Apr 2023

  • "Flamborough and the surrounding areas are lovely, we have had some great walking."

    Property spotlessly clean, but a few basics missing - eg, cafetiere and cups, non-slip shower mat and bath mat. Parking a bit of a problem for a bigger car as the driveway is shared with a van and trailer driver - so a bit tight!! Very upset to be falsely accused and charged an extra £20 ( which Sykes have very kindly paid for us ) for something we know we did not do.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased you like our cottage and enjoyed your holiday. We do have parking at the rear of the property in front of the garage and also under the window, it states the driveway is shared in the guest information book. Bath mat and slip mat are kept in the bathroom cupboard. We provide cups, tea pot etc but no cafetière but I will buy one for any future guests wanting to use one. As for the additional costs incurred, my housekeeper sent pictures of the bedding which had paw marks and dog hair in the bedroom, which she assured me were not there the week before. I ask all guests not to have pets on the furniture or upstairs and can only go by what I have been told and pictures sent. Thank you. Kind Regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline3.4Sep 2022

  • "Comfortable well appointed cottage in a good position to access many parts of the East Yorkshire coast."

    The enclosed garden was ideal for our dog. There is a great choice of pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance of the property.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really enjoyed it ,nice house comfortable,,and such a lovely place will definitely be going back"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

  • "Our third visit in under a year, need I say more?"

    Lovely cottage, comfortable, clean and well kitted out for whatever you might choose to do during your stay, great location for walking, dining out and exploring the local area. Love it!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful, spotlessly clean it had everything you could need."

    Flamborough is a beautiful part of the Yorkshire coast and the locality if the cottage is perfect for local restaurants and pubs. The only thing I would say is that check out time at 9.30 is the earliest we have ever had when staying in your cottages

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lilly May Cottage is extremely clean, well equipped, very comfortable & well situated to enjoy Flamborough, Bridlington & the surrounding area."

    We would thoroughly recommend this property.

    We are very happy you enjoyed your holiday at Lilly May. Thank you so very much for your lovely comments! Hope to see you again very soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2022

  • "Our stay at Lilly May cottage was amazing,there was everything you need,there wasn't a speck of dust to be seen it was spotless."

    Very spacious and a lovely garden to sit in the Sun the bed was really comfortable and a lovely rainfall shower and bath. The village is lovely it has four pubs that do food and are also dog friendly,there's a Coop a newsagent two fish and chip shops,a chemist and a vegetable shop. We didn't want to come home it was that comfortable,we will definitely book again,we have been coming to Flamborough now for 8 years and its by far the best cottage we have stayed in close to all amenities we have found a little gem!!

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Lilly May! Thank you so very much for your lovely comments. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely week."

    It’s well presented, spotlessly clean and comfortable. This is a great cottage for people who enjoy walking and it’s in easy reach of Beverley and Scarborough, Hull and York.

    We are so happy you had a great holiday. Thank you for your lovely comments. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne4.1Apr 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a great location."

    It was spotlessly clean and really comfortable with everything you need for a perfect stay. I would highly recommend Lilly May. My only issue is the 9am check out time but I guess that this is standard due to Covid? It didn't spoil our stay though.

    Thank you for your lovely comments we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at the cottage. In regards to the 9am check out I have is changed this now to 9.30am just to give guests a little more time to get ready for departure. Hope to see you again. Kind Regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2021

  • "The property is a house not a cottage."

    It was very clean and had everything we needed. I didn't like the quilts on the beds as they kept slipping off and were noisy. Not sure if these were used due to COVID. I thought having to be out for 9:00 am was early, it is usually.10:00 am. The house was situated in a brilliant place to be able to walk to the shops/pubs.

    Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your holiday. I have taken a look at the early checkout and have changed it to 9.30 am. The Duvet protector is there to protect guests due to the Government COVID rules put in place. Thank you, kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very well positioned for Flamborough head and Bridlington."

    Nice pub "Seabirds Inn" 5 minutes walk, best to book a table as very popular. Couple of negatives, parking is on the road as the drive is shared - I feel this could of been made clearer, basic things like bin bags\tin opener\back door mat\bath mat\coat hooks were missing. Also when leaving we had to strip the beds and put in laundry bags which I dont think is necessary. Overall we had a nice holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you like our cottage and enjoyed your holiday, we do have parking at the rear of the property and also under the window, as for stripping the beds, we were advised to ask all our guests to do this due to the Covid rules. Thank you, kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie4.4Oct 2021

  • "A clean and comfortable cottage with everything that we needed for a pleasant break."

    The only downside was parking as the driveway is actually shared so you have to park out front which was tight for an Audi A5. Smaller cars will have no problem.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Sep 2021

  • "Really enjoyed staying at Lilly May Cottage."

    Close to shops and to Bridlington and Filey. Nearby walks for our dog.

    Thank you for your lovely comments hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lilly May cottage is a beautiful house with all you need, set in the heart of Flamborough close to both shops & pubs ."

    We had a fantastic time exploring the coast on walks with our german shepherd Lady then at the end of the day relaxing on the huge sofa. We did not want to leave as it feels like home

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "Such a great location, all amenities within walking distance."

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jul 2021

  • "House was lovely for what we needed."

    Very clean and tidy.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Jul 2021

  • "Amazing, immaculately clean house equipped with everything you need and lots of things on the doorstep."

    Fabulous new comfy and very large sofas. Lovely secure garden and very peaceful surroundings. Had a brilliant week ~ thank you Tracey and Sykes Cottages. Most definitely would, and hopefully will, book again.

    Reviewed by Nadine5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was spotless and everything you needed lovely private garden so was ..."

    The cottage was spotless and everything you needed lovely private garden so was great for dogs in a brilliant central location definitely book again x

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2021

  • "High bath sides are a problem to get into bath, if you are an older person there is no grab rail."

    The gas fire is out of order but they only tell you that in the booklet that is in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Jun 2021

  • "House was in an excellent location."

    Very clean & very good facilities.

    Reviewed by Danielle4.7May 2021

  • "This is a very clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    The garden is a sun trap and very secure. We have already booked to visit again.

    Reviewed by Rosaline5.0May 2021

  • "Everything was great from the ease of booking, the travel and key collection instructions."

    The cottage was fantastic, beautiful in an excellent location and equipped with all home comforts and more

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely holiday home in a great part of the country."

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.7Sep 2020

  • "The property was spotless well equipped ideally situated for a thoroughly enjoyable holiday"

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a fabulous week at Lilly May Cottage."

    It is very comfortable, clean and beautifully furnished. We really liked Flamborough Head and were delighted to have seen the puffins.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2020

  • "Apart from a couple of very minor niggles this property met all our expectations and very comfortable."

    It was spotlessly clean and having a nice large TV and Sky was really good, so many places we've stayed have a silly little TV! On the whole a very nice property and lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2019

  • "An excellent accomodation let down by the seating in the livingroom,otherwise,the best ever!"

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2019

  • "Lilly May Cottage is a excellent holiday property & we enjoyed staying there very much."

    The fact that we had wonderful sunny weather each & every day was a added bonus, so much so we abandoned the ideas of visiting places further afield to enjoy even more what was on our doorstep in & around Flamborough / Bridlington. We would certainly recommend this holiday property to anyone & would love to return to it sometime soon.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lilly may is home from home it’s beautifully decorated & very well maintained."

    It’s in a great spot for exploring what Flamborough has to offer as well as being easy to get to other places on the coast. We really enjoyed our break & would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Aug 2019

  • "Enjoyed it lovely place and cottage"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage is well laid out spacious."

    It is on a road which is a main through route for the village and yet quiet and peaceful. There is an abundance of places to visit in the immediate area, for all tastes really, and it would have been good to stay longer.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jun 2019

  • "The accommodation was welcoming and very comfortable."

    We lived the house and the location. The owner is very friendly and left us a nice welcome package too.The location is perfect for getting to the coast and there are lots of fabulous walks locally which comes in hand if you have a dog. Danes Dyke is a nature reserve just minutes down the road from the house. Filey with its lovely seafront is only half an hour away. Whitby is only just over an hour's drive away too. Seems to be very dog friendly around East Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2019

  • "What a beautiful cottage with everything you need, fantastic kitchen and bedrooms, lovely lounge ,tv and wifi good, very clean well presented cottage."

    Had a wonderful time there hope to return soon, Thanks to Ashleigh and Tracey.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was a real home from home."

    Everything was just great. Situated in a good place in Flamborough. We highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, washing machine, TV with Sky (entertainment package), WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed, rear garden with lawn, two decking areas and furniture
  • One well-behaved small pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles and pub 0.01 miles
  • Note: Property not suitable for children under 12 years of age
  • Note One small dog welcome, pets not allowed upstairs or on furniture at any time
  • Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £150

The property

Tucked away within a picturesque setting is this delightful semi-detached cottage, nestled within the village of Flamborough, in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

This cottage is an ideal remote retreat for a group of friends and families alike to explore this area of Yorkshire and the wonderful, expansive coastline.

Upon entering this fabulous dwelling, you are greeted to a large open hallway, where you can drop off your coats and boots and step through to the spacious sitting room.

Look forward to sinking into those sofa cushions of an evening while keeping up to date with your favourite shows.

The open-plan kitchen and dining area is wonderfully-appointed to the rear of the cottage, with a range of on-hand appliances, boasting a charming oak cashmere unit and rustic worktop.

Gather around the dining room table to enjoy a lovely home-cooked meal, or use as a quiet space to read a good book.

On those summer days, take a refreshing beverage out to the rear garden, with a lawn and two decking areas where you can sit while your little ones and dog can run freely in the secure garden.

Off-road parking is available for two cars.

Flamborough has many tourist attractions within reach such as Flamborough Head, stretching across 8 miles, boasting a cliff, lighthouse and a beach, perfect for family day trips.

North Landing beach also offers opportunities for surfing and fishing.

For a taste of history, visit the 14th century church of Flamborough Castle, known for its stone tower.

Or take a drive towards the bustling town of Bridlington which offers a wide-selection of independent shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants.

Return to 20 Chapel Street for a delightful countryside break.

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

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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.

Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £150.
One well-behaved small pet welcome.
Please Note: This property is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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