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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house and area."

    Only downside was the pub and shop were expensive.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location, fully equipped with everything we needed."

    The only critism would be that the cleanliness could have been better. Dirty plates in the cupboard and dirt and dust in some places. All in all we had a great stay and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Feb 2024

  • "We arrived early at 2."

    30 and it wasn't cleaned so no probs we popped to the beach. Got back 3.30 still hadn't been cleaned. Rang the owner left a voicemail rang the cleaner oh it's not one of mine it's my brother's but I'll get someone there. No apologies. 4.00 they arrived. No apologies again so we left them to it and went to the pub for a drink and to calm down. I have stayed at this property before and it's in an ideal location I just wanted someone to be sorry. It said on the wall there should be a welcome pack well there was no milk no biscuits and 3 tea bags.

    Reviewed by Kathryn3.8Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, we will be returning in the future."

    We love to visit The Bay and have been going for years. We are quite picky with our accommodation as we have high standards so it’s nice when you find somewhere suitable. When we had a slight issue the owner dealt with it promptly and politely.

    Reviewed by Amie4.4Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely few days at Spindrift."

    We were very warm and comfortable. Great location with some lovely walks. Great for dogs and everyone really friendly. I would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a week long stay at Spindrift with our 3 year old and 1 year old."

    The house was spotless upon arrival, well equipped and within walking distance to the beach. The house was very homely and spacious.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have just had a great week at Spindrift."

    The house was perfect, very well equipped and a great base for exploring. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Everything was fine apart from, as I have severe arthritis, a grab rail above the bath, which is very high, would be useful in getting in and out."

    Reviewed by George4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property well cleaned comfortable bed and seating good location for short walk to the beach but quite a hill slope to deal with but worth it."

    Will use again

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Apr 2023

  • "Needs attention: front door is difficult to open."

    Twin beds are super uncomfortable. Mattress bedding doesn’t fit well. Dish washer needs attention (it doesn’t clean plates). Glasses in cupboard not clean. Freezer compartment needs defrosting. Windows very droughty. Stairs carpet needs a jolly good clean. TV scene really dirty. Signs of water damage in bathroom. Skimpy with toilet rolls. Eating pub is silly expensive. Good service but the food is not great. The good: great heating. Reasonable shower pressure. Comfortable down stairs (living room and dining area) swimming and beauty facilities great. Our week was not terrible. We enjoyed the location. The accommodation was “okay” but felt it was let down by silly things that could easily be fixed.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Everything you would need. In lovely condition. Close to the amenities on site. A great holiday.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely place for a holiday and cleaned to a very high standard."

    Unfortunately the wooden dining table and chairs out the back of the property had been replaced by a kind of high bar table and chairs and as we had kids that meant we couldn't eat as a family outside. The bathroom could do with a lick of paint and new flooring. But the facilities at The Bay were spot on for our 4 year old.

    Reviewed by Fiona3.4Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful 'home from home'."

    We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful holiday home - the best we have stayed in. There was everything we needed - and a very friendly owner phoned us before we went to update us on how to access the accomodation and to see if we had any queries, a lovely touch. Lovely site and area and within easy reach of holiday attractions. We shall definitely be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2022

  • "Property is one of the best we have stayed in on The Bay and would definitely recommend it."

    It was nice of the owner to ring us but unfortunately we had already set off on our holidays.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "Arrived at 3."

    45pm floors not swept,carpets not hoovered,only 1 bed made,2 bags ofdirty laundry outside bathroom. No WiFi code. Other than that an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.1May 2022

  • "Lovely stay at Spindrift."

    Extremely well equipped and excellent location.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Spindrift, just got home and feel relaxed and refreshed, the house was perfect for us and our dog."

    We have stayed in a few properties on the Bay but this was our favourite so far. We will try to book this property again in future.

    Reviewed by Nicky4.7Mar 2022

  • "We travelled early Feb."

    Home from home feeling. Really didn't want to leave. Big thank you to owner.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2022

  • "It was lovely and most relaxing stay"

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Another lovely comfortable holiday here at the Bay Filey will be returning as soon as possible."

    A big thanks to the owner of Spindrift cottage at the Bay

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very comfortable and clean cottage."

    . coming with children we needed to use the washer and unfortunately it didn’t work very well - would recommend a new one.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.1Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable with all adequate essentials."

    The site is very family and dog friendly. We all had a great time after lock down, where The Bay is a good base to visit most Yorkshire Coast attractions and walks.

    Reviewed by Mary3.8May 2021

  • "Loved the peace and tranquility of The Bay, proximity to the beautiful beach and cleanliness and comfort of the cottage"

    Reviewed by Kath5.0May 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday home a credit to the owner clean comfortable and a most enjoyable stay"

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "Spindrift is a really nice cottage and the owner contacted us the day before which was good and told us how to get to the parking bays and was very welcoming to myself my husband and my 2 dogs (even dog biscuits were left) he even told us where the piebald Inn etc was."

    Spindrift is in an ideal location as it literally 5 mins walk to the pub and cafe etc and just a 10 minute walk down to the beach. The beach is really dog friendly and lovely walks had every day.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2020

  • "Spindrift is excellent value for money self catering accommodation with everything on your doorstep."

    Comfortable clean and ideal for dog owners with a dog friendly beach just 5 minutes walk from the property. Owner contacted me prior to arrival just to ensure I had the correct directions and details for my arrival. On arrival it was good to see that the owners had left a carton of milk and some essentials to ensure we did not have to go searching for tea coffee etc. Pub on site is a little pricey for take away food but nothing unexpected on a complex. Supermarkets are in easy reach if you wish to cook for yourself, Scarborough, Whitby and Bridlington are in easy driving distance however parking can be a problem. York and Leeds are within 1 hours drive if you wish to travel further afield. Overall a great location to relax in a clean comfortable home away from home. when possible we will return.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Sep 2020

  • "We didn’t realise it was on a holiday park."

    So it was a little noisy outside (bedtime hours) and parking was a lottery. There’s no designated parking for that property. The house had mostly everything you could have wanted. Including a washing machine which is very handy! Beaches were beautiful and very close. Animal park in Bridlington was fantastic! Definitely worth a visit to see there birds of prey display! Overall it was a brilliant time to get away after the awful year everyone has had.

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Aug 2020

  • "This was our second visit to Spindrift."

    Excellent property. Good location. I’m sure we’ll be back again.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7Jul 2020

  • "Fantastic New Year Break at Spindrift."

    Perfect location close to FIley and sitting between Bridlington and Scarborough this modern house is just a very short walk from a large beach ideal for dog walkers. The accommodation was fully equipped with everything needed to make it a real home from home. Owner rang before arrival just to make sure we knew how to access and to provide some additional information, the sought of stuff that means you can relax and enjoy the break form the get go. Would recommend this to all families, couples or like us dog lovers.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for our needs."

    We took our two cocker spaniels with us and found it all to be very dog friendly. The cottage was well equipped and the location was perfect for long walks on the beach. Dogs were welcomed in the pub and cafe too. We appreciated a phone call from the owner to give us all the information we needed, including directions to the parking space at the rear of the property. We hope to be able to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2019

  • "Super holiday house with everything needed for a lovely holiday."

    Beach is fantastic,and pub and coffee shop handy. Only slight drawback is not having a shop on site, although is a pharmacy with some bits and pieces. Whole resort kept very clean and tidy, no litter anywhere.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2019

  • "The accommodation was excellent, well equipped and very comfortable."

    The site was in general quiet and very convenient for the beach. We were grateful for your suggestion to do an online Sainsbury's shop, although it would have been good to have had the house number and road, in advance, to make things easier for the delivery man! (The postcode was too generic.)

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need."

    The park is clean and the staff are really helpful. We enjoyed the swimming pool and tennis courts. Visited the pub too. The shop has some basic food in but there is a Spar and a Tesco not far away. Really recommend the cottage and holiday park.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Jun 2019

  • "Yes"

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Jun 2019

  • "The double bed could do with replacing mattress or a mattress topper and the roller blinds in double room to light as soon as daylight comes to bright."

    Apart from that house and complex very good and very dog friendly

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4May 2019

  • "Beautiful holiday house on a great holiday village."

    The house had everything we needed and felt like home for the week. The holiday village was lovely and clean, nice and quiet although busy with other guests, also had friendly staff. Perfect for the beach, swam in the pool every day with our 5 and 7 year old and was a great base for exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Apr 2019

  • "The house was lovely, very clean & well-equipped and welcoming."

    The resort is small and high quality and in a great location with 10 minutes walk to the beach. Both the house and resort were very dog friendly. If I had to quibble with anything it is the fact the onsite shop/ pharmacy is shut at weekends and the onsite pub & cafe food & drink offer doesn't match the overall resort offer.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Apr 2019

  • "Excellent property, perfect for a couple with a dog, easy access to the beach."

    The property is extremely comfortable and in a nice quiet spot. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Mar 2019

  • "The property was clean and tidy."

    Everything needed for a holiday. The onsite facilities were excellent. A perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire coast!

    Reviewed by Julia3.8Sep 2018

  • "We really enjoyed the holiday at the bay as it is quiet and peacefully relaxing."

    Cottage was remarkable we had everything we needed. The only drawback was the parking as there wasn't enough spaces for the amount of cottages and apartments in the close as some people came in more than one car.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was larger than expected, spotlessly clean and provided so many extras e."

    G. Washer and dishwasher tablets, every piece of cutlery and dishes you could ever need, plastic food bags, toy box, books and games. Pleasant and quiet location, centrally located for all the facilities and a pleasant stroll to the beach. A bit hilly coming back up. This is dog friendly, which appeals to most people. We had to roll up the furry rug as it did smell of doggie, but I knew that was a possibility before booking and put up with it. The site was efficiently run and there was always somebody cleaning, tending the gardens or washing windows. The restaurant was extremely busy causing waits of over an hour for food. Pool good for swimming and a small, warm pool for the young children. It would have been nice to see some recycling options for waste. None of these minor negatives would deter me from returning, it is a wonderful, safe and relaxing location in quality homes.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage and not too far to walk to the beach."

    Would like to go again!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2018

  • "This is a great cottage with everything you need in it."

    Would recommend it .

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, spotless, easy access, tea coffee & milk on arrival even treats for the dog, can’t fault it."

    Shame about the pub, food ok, but not a happy bunch, still, Filey’s only a couple of miles away.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely well equipped comfortable clean cottage with good wifi hope to return."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2018

  • "A wonderful cottage in a lovely location we've stayed in a few at the bay and ..."

    A wonderful cottage in a lovely location we've stayed in a few at the bay and this was definitely the best,my daughter enjoyed the leisure facilities and the food in the on site pub was excellent,will definitely be back soon ,,Many thanks the Taylor family Chester

    Reviewed by Les5.0Apr 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, Tassimo coffee maker, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car plus guest parking
  • Rear patio with furniture
  • Communal grounds with picnic areas, BBQs and lakes
  • Communal leisure facilities inc. free use of swimming pool, sauna and steam room
  • Optional charge for other facilities inc. gym, tennis courts, scuba diving lessons, archery, fishing and bike hire etc
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub, cafe/pizzeria and pharmacy 2 mins walk
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Note: Communal leisure facilities on-site, inc. free use of indoor swimming pool, children’s pool, sauna, steam room, gym, tennis and table tennis
  • Note: Optional charge for other facilities on-site inc. scuba diving lessons, fishing and bike hire etc
  • Note: Due to the lakes on-site, children to be supervised at all times. 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 3 miles.

This modern, mid-terrace property is situated on the The Bay holiday village, just three miles from the traditional seaside town of Filey.

With welcoming and comfortable accommodation, the cottage is ideal for families wishing to enjoy the extensive on-site facilities within a short walk of a beautiful, long sandy beach.

The bright and cheerful sitting room has a dining area to one end and French doors that open onto a small patio, a perfect sunny spot to enjoy a morning coffee before heading off for the day.

With a contemporary bathroom and well-equipped kitchen, families are well catered for.

Outside are expansive communal grounds with two lakes, barbecues and picnic areas for guests to enjoy.

On the complex is a leisure centre with a large indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room, which guests have unlimited access to.

Outdoor pursuits include tennis courts, a fishing lake and putting green.

If you just want to relax, enjoy a coffee in the on-site Italian cafe/pizzeria or a meal in the pub.

A pleasant ten minute stroll brings you to the glorious Blue Flag beach, where you can walk for miles on the golden sands, perfect for children building sandcastles and paddling in the sea.

Nearby Filey can't fail to please, with its old world charm, pretty promenades and unique Coble Landing.

This traditional seaside resort is so family friendly, with its brightly painted beach huts, donkey rides and play parks.

Enjoy an invigorating clifftop walk above Filey Brigg or spend an afternoon in Filey Bird Garden and the Animal Park.

A little further along the coast lies Flamborough Head and Bempton RSPB Reserve, abounding with nesting seabirds on the chalk cliffs, including puffins in the summer months, a sight not to be missed.

With the larger resorts of Scarborough and Bridlington close by and the rolling countryside of the Wolds to explore, this well-placed holiday cottage provides the perfect base for a family holiday.

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About the location


Scarborough 7.7 miles; Bridlington 10.5 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, with donkey rides available on the beach, children’s play areas, 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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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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