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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at Driftwood, it is well situated for all amenities but nice and quiet!"

    It was nice and clean and the new sofa and outside garden furniture was a nice surprise!

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2024

  • "The house was lovely, had everything you needed and the location is perfect."

    Only point being cleanliness, we did have our dog with us so wasn’t too bothered. If you allow pets then the people cleaning should move the furniture to clean as pet hair gathers there. Unfortunately access to the beach was closed for a week, it would have been nice to know this, but doubt the owner knew either. All in all we had a lovely time and would book again

    Reviewed by Michaela3.4May 2024

  • "Great property in a good location on this holiday resort."

    Good facilities onsite. Enjoyed the stay (so did my dog!) . Definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Sep 2023

  • "Firstly the bed was comfortable lovely clean bedding and towels but sorry to say it went down hill from there, cobwebs from underneath kitchen cupboard to the utensils on worktop and cobwebs covering the whole front of tv stand."

    The upstairs bathroom toilet really stained ready for a deep clean storage poor in main bedroom beware of the dangerous long screws sticking out inside draws . Think the settee is well past it’s life as most of the main bedroom furniture bed side light not working. We were fortunate the weather was good to us and did not require the heating as the control on the wall was totally blank . To the owner if you are paying for the service of outside contractors for the work to ready the apartment for next guests you need to have a word as you are not getting value for you money.

    Reviewed by David1.9Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Driftwood."

    Lovely, comfortable house with the bonus of an enclosed outdoor seating area. Perfect location. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Sep 2023

  • "Great stay loved the little enclosed garden for the dog."

    Just a bit of tlc in the bathroom Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Raymond4.1Aug 2023

  • "Very pleasant Very well decorated very clean and tidy Would definitely stay again"

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property itself is fantastic - situated on the bottom end of the holiday village, and therefore within a 2 minute walk of the pool, bar, shop and restaurant."

    A comfortable 2 bedroom (double and twin), all bed linen and towels were clean. Plenty of holiday spares were available in the property too, such as DVDs, board games, windbreaker and toys for the kids. Plenty of crockery and cookware. There is a hoover downstairs and most cleaning equipment, although with hardfloors it would be beneficial to have a mop too. Only area for improvement would be the mattresses, which are achingly soft and springy. The complex itself is good too - the beach is a (realistic) 10 minutes walk. Pool facilities are reasonably clean and both the sauna and steam room are excellent. Due to size of pool vs number of visitors, pool numbers are capped at 45, therefore you occasionally find yourself having to wait. Shop is well stocked, and there is a pharmacy if required. The bar - whilst pleasant - is heart-attack-inducingly expensive. Ordered a Guinness & a J20, and when the barman said "£10.30 please" I had to double check! Only drawback for family holidays is that there is no evening entertainment.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Aug 2023

  • "We had a brilliant time at driftwood,so very comfortable and cosy."

    Everything we needed for a good holiday base.We would love tocome again and would highly recommend, thankyou

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Driftwood."

    A lovely cottage with everything you need for a week by the sea. The cottage is well equipped, comfy and clean. The Bay site is handy to get to the beach and we made use of the facilities on site too. We couldn't find a pass in the cottage but the staff on site at the pool were happy to let us in to swimming without one. We would definitely be back to Driftwood cottage . Thank you for a wonderful stay .

    Thank you so much for your great feedback, sorry about the pass, I keep replacing them but not sure where they disappear to, but as you say the staff are really accommodating Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Driftwood."

    The cottage was well equipped and it was lovely that it was an end cottage with a small courtyard. It was comfortable and had everything for all ages. We would stay again at Driftwood.

    Reviewed by Ruth3.4May 2023

  • "We have had a lovely time in a lovely holiday home that has everything you could need and more for a week at the seaside."

    The house was clean, tidy and well kept, with nice soft mattresses, fluffy towels and extra blankets in the cupboards if needed. Plenty of pans, plates, bowls and cups in the kitchen and a washer/dryer which has been really useful. The house is literally across the road from the pool, archery, tennis and other activities the Bay has to offer. 10 minutes walk to a great, dog friendly beach and a nice stroll along the beach to Fileys Coble Landing. We really did not want to leave and would absolutely move in permanently if we could.

    Thank you for your great feedback it is really appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Feb 2023

  • "Looking i bit tired, could do with a paint."

    Furniture a bit of a mish mash dont go together. Could do with a deep clean, toilet stained in bathroom and taps could do with a good clean. Windows look like they havent been cleaned inside or out, cobwebs on the inside.Sofa a little low and hard to get up from, and im not elderly.

    Reviewed by Alan3.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Driftwood cottage."

    It was well equipped, clean and well maintained. Lovely facilities and very close to the beach. It was the perfect getaway for a family of four.

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback it is a great result me from some of the negative ones I’ve had with people wanting compensation I try to be fair Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay and thought it was good value for money."

    There were a few maintenance issues that could be addressed though. The locks on both toilet doors didn't work. The outer handle on the patio door didn't engage the catch meaning it was possible to lock yourself out. The small freezer compartment door of the fridge was broken. There was light staining on the living room ceiling possibly from a previous leak from the bathroom. The facilities on the site are good and the it is only a few minutes walk to the fabulous beach.

    Reviewed by John3.8Mar 2022

  • "The property had not been well cleaned."

    The lock on bathroom upstairs is not working and one of us got locked in toilet downstairs as lock got stuck. Otherwise a loverly property and location.

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Mar 2022

  • "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 Karen2.5Aug 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 Katharine4.4Aug 2021

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

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 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 Tony3.4Jun 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 Julie4.1Jun 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 Maureen4.7May 2021

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

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0May 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 Kendra5.0Apr 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 Sian4.4Apr 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 Alan4.1Oct 2020

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


    Reviewed by Frank4.7Sep 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 Jane4.1Sep 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 Philip5.0Sep 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 Craig2.8Aug 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 Robert3.1Aug 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 Emma3.8Aug 2020

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

    Reviewed by Katherine4.4Jul 2020

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  • 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.

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.

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About the location


Scarborough 7.7 miles; Bridlington 10.5 miles.

Set in the magnificent Filey Bay, Filey is a traditional English seaside resort with a friendly atmosphere, offering a restful holiday, making it an ideal place to stay for walkers and wildlife watchers at any time of the year. 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. The town itself seems almost caught in a time warp, retaining much of its character with individual shops, narrow paths and ginnels and there is 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 and there are loads of family activities such as Alpamare UK waterpark, Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park and the Filey Dams Nature Reserve, a wetland reserve where all kinds of common and rare birdlife can be seen. A short drive brings you to the busier town of Scarborough where you will find great beaches, a castle, the Rotunda Museum and the acclaimed Sea Life Centre. Other towns worth visiting close to Filey include Bridlington, Whitby, Hornsea and Saltburn, which all demonstrate the vibrancy of this picturesque North Yorkshire region.

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Please note: this property accepts a minimum of 3 night stays.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas