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Driftwood

Filey, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 1043784)

3.8

Good

Sykes rating

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Sauna Sauna
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Water leaks in toilet, children couldn't sleep on noisy beds, kitchen cupboard door broke, very unclean, cleaned it ourselves, vacuum cleaner disgusting couldn't use as it stunk the house out."

    Bath water wouldn't drain away as drain blocked so couldn't shower either, no blinds in bathroom, front door wouldn't lock properly. Overall not a happy holiday experience with the property.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2021

  • "Lovely break and cottage was clean and very well equipped."

    Great location on The Bay too as just round the corner from the pool and shops. Can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by KatharineAug 2021

  • "A very comfortable house with easy access to facilities, the beach and good walks"

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "For this particular property, we would suggest that more attention to detail is required."

    For example, the hob had not been cleaned thoroughly and the oven shelving was definitely in need of a clean. The fan oven did not cook equally on the top and bottom shelves and there was no lid on the kitchen bin. The shelving under the lounge TV was dusty and the remote control for the lounge TV did not work due to needing replacement batteries. Blinds or curtains for the window in the bathroom would also have been appreciated for some privacy. On the one occasion we had to call the owner, (Steve), he quickly responded and was able to resolve our query regarding the heating. We really appreciated the location of the cottage and the fact that it had a fenced off patio area, as this was ideal for us with a dog. The meadow area near to the cottage was also great for walking the dog and so too was the short walk to the dog friendly beach. The click and collect meal from the on-site pub was inedible, which was a shame as when we had previously stayed at The Bay, prior to the pandemic, we had really enjoyed the pub meal there. The fact that we had a positive experience at that pub during our previous time at The Bay, together with the pub being dog friendly, was a deciding factor in us staying at The Bay again. We were able to have good days out during our break, with The Bay being in a good location, and so would consider The Bay again for a possible future break. We will also use Sykes Cottages again, as we have had positive experiences with them in previous years, which include the way in which our previous two bookings during last year were cancelled and managed due to COVID 19.

    Reviewed by TonyJun 2021

  • "We enjoyed staying at Driftwood."

    It was lovely to have a secure garden because we could open the patio doors and know our dog was safe. The garden was a sun trap so we enjoyed eating outside on several occasions. The Bay is a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "Although the cottage was fine there were some areas that could have been cleaned better."

    With covid deep cleaning being the benchmark nowadays l did wonder if this had happened although to be fair, it could have been shut up for a while and not been used.

    Reviewed by MaureenMay 2021

  • "Beautiful, highly recommended, will definitely be booking again, xx"

    Reviewed by VanessaMay 2021

  • "We had a great time."

    The house was perfect for our needs. Great location for a walk into filey but with other places also close at hand there was plenty to do. Loved that the garden was secure and we found this quite sheltered from the wind but the bench could do with a tighten up.

    Reviewed by KendraApr 2021

  • "Great find, so glad we booked."

    House literally had everything you would every need. I also loved the secure outdoor area which was great for the dog. Beach is beautiful and nice walk to filey along the beach. We had a fabulous time, thank you!

    Reviewed by SianApr 2021

  • "In my opinion the site and facilatiey was top notch."

    you could not ask for better. the staff and owners wer atentivr poliet and promet at dealing with any thing that arose. Thank and see you soon.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2020

  • "The extractor fan wasn't working very well."

    !!!

    Reviewed by FrankSep 2020

  • "We have stayed at the bay now for several years and over time all properties we have stayed in are becoming tired looking and I feel losing their initial wow factor."

    All owners need to reinvest in their properties , having said that Driftwood was very comfortable, clean and well equipped and as always provided an excellent base to explore the Yorkshire coast. I know times are challenging at the moment and I did feed it back to the leisure complex but the restriction of 1hr once a day in the gym is understandable if the gym is in high demand , however when I asked the question if the gym had not got max 6 in could I return. Apparently not even if it’s empty , the reason given was to reduce touch !!! Which I find difficult to understand as another 6 people could potentially’touch’ rather than let 1 return. The staff should be empowered to use their judgement and make a sensible decision based upon demand in my opinion.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2020

  • "This was great accommodation which is well positioned and has good facilities on a lovely development with a decent Pub /Restaurant on site and i would recommend it for equipment and location I must also recomend Sykes for customer service when we could not use the washing machine The problem was dealt with quickly with Sykes people keeping us updated on what was happening ."

    Then contacted us to be sure we where happy this to me is excellent Service and could not have been better An excellent Holiday

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2020

  • "We’ve stayed in this property a few times over the years but it is becoming tired looking."

    We’ve found the beds uncomfortable, bedding in need of replacing. Washing machine not working, fridge freezing food, extractor fan not working. I found the storage poor in the main bedroom that cupboard just isn’t big enough and only 2 drawers available to use. A lot of windows have blown and have gaps in them. I don’t give bad feedback normally but I was disappointed it has great location and The private garden bit is good but it used to be better than it is and people deserve And expect better

    Thank you for your feedback, as the new owner of the property I have taken your comments on board and will look to rectify any issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CraigAug 2020

  • "Cooker extract fan not working and covers that protect the same unit spontaneously dropped out onto cooker hob."

    Washer start/stop button broken off and missing.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2020

  • "The property had everything that you would need for a short break."

    It was cosy and a nice family base on an evening. The Bay is a great location to stay at. It is only a short walk to a beach from the property. The beach is lovely and clean, we enjoyed walking down to it every morning to exercise the dog. The only downside to the property was the parking. We only managed to park the car outside the property once, the rest of the time we had to park at the side of the road.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2020

  • "Great location, we had a lovely holiday."

    Reviewed by KatherineJul 2020

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The property

Filey 2 miles.

This lovely, end-terrace cottage is situated in a modern holiday development called The Bay, two miles from the traditional seaside town of Filey.

Well-equipped and furnished in a contemporary style, this Filey cottage is an ideal base for families.

This bright and spacious Filey cottage offers excellent accommodation consisting of an L-shaped open plan living area with patio doors that open onto a small paved patio, two tasteful bedrooms and a bathroom.

This Filey cottage is surrounded by communal lawned grounds, ornamental lakes and picnic areas, and on the complex itself there is an indoor swimming pool with sauna and steam room, gym facilities, tennis courts, putting green, fishing and a beauticians, along with a good pub serving food, a cafe and a chemist, plus a short walk brings you to a long sandy beach.

The quaint seaside town of Filey has fine promenades, lovely gardens and a unique coble landing for small fishing vessels.

Explore Filey Brigg with its rock pools and enjoy donkey rides on the beach, plus Bempton RSPB reserve is well worth visiting - especially in the summer to see the puffins, gannets and kittiwakes.

Scarborough and Flamborough lie close by and offer varied attractions, and the Yorkshire Wolds are within easy reach.

This Filey cottage offers something for everyone.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, wifi, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Small, private patio area with furniture
  • Extensive communal grounds with picnic areas and BBQ
  • Free use of onsite indoor swimming pool
  • Gym, tennis courts, archery and bike hire are available at an additional charge
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and pool cafe 3 mins walk
  • Beach 15 mins walk. Note: Between the dates of 4th November to 16th December the leisure centre will be under renovation with no access to the pool, sauna and steam room
  • The gymnasium will still be accessible. However, there will be access to the Flower of May campsite swimming pool Monday to Friday
  • Access is complimentary with the Bay leisure pass.

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About the location

FILEY

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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