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The Starfish Shack

(Ref. 1051408)

The Bay - Filey, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Where to start!"

    We had such a fantastic stay in Filey, staying at the Starfish Shack at The Bay. Everything was as expected from the pictures and description. The apartment is beautiful, so well decorated, has everything you need, and has a real home from home feel. The beds (sofa bed and kingsize bed) were comfy and enough for the 4 of us. Plenty of bedding, pillows and clean towels. We stayed with two children aged 11 and 7. The hob and cooker were both great, and there was everything in the kitchen to be able to cook as you would at home. It's worth noting that the TV is not a smart TV as listed (just incase anyone was expecting Netflix etc), but this was not a problem at all. Their were lots of DVDs to watch, and the TV's both had all the usual freeview channels. The shower was good, and the shack also provided a hairdryer which was great! We made use of the washer/dryer, and dishwasher which were all really easy and handy. The wifi was great and reliable. The shower was fab. Everything was just spot on; it really was faultless! Check in/out was super simple. We did speak to our host whilst here, and she was lovely! A lovely 3 mile walk to Filey Briggs from The Bay, an hour to Whitby, short drive to Scarborough, Flamborough (lots of seals there at the moment), Bridlington. We didn't use the pub on site, but did use the shop and found it quite expensive. We used the tennis court once which was easy to book, aswell as swimming too.

    Reviewed by Kihli5.0Apr 2024

  • "Excellent apartment, everything you could need."

    Ideal location, short walk to the beach where you can walk to Filey, short drive to Bridlington and Scarborough. There is also the use of the leisure facilities with swimming pool, gym etc - ideal if it's raining. Couldn't ask for anything more.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2024

  • "On arrival the apartment was very cold"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jan 2024

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, had everything could want and in a fantastic location."

    Will visit again!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very much enjoyed my holiday."

    The apartment was very well-equipped and comfortable, and was a peaceful and quiet place to stay. The location was perfect, too. Would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2023

  • "This was a lovely little flat with all we needed."

    I would recommend and return. The only one thing was the boiler which kicked in throughout the day and night so it was noisy in the early hours but everything else was perfect

    Reviewed by Katherne5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our first visit to the area, Starfish Shack was a very comfortable base to explore this part of the Yorkshire coast."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2023

  • "Good stay overall"

    Reviewed by Hannah3.8Apr 2023

  • "Great location."

    We had everything we needed for our stay. The bed was very comfortable, most important I feel. The site was quiet which gave a relaxed feel to our stay.

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Jun 2022

  • "An excellent flat with all of the facilities you could need."

    Bright, clean and attractive. We would love to stay here again.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "He starfish shack is situated on the Bay development at Filey."

    The site is lovely and clean and in easy reach of facilities and lovely coastal walks. There is a shop, restaurant and pub on site, also a swimming pool, gym, beauty treatments, children's area. If you book one of the holiday apartments you can use these facilities and the owner usually leaves a pass for these facilities unfortunately there was no pass avaliable. We arrived on Saturday and all was well. On Monday about 7.30am we wher woken up bu talking and banging and as I looked out the window workmen where setting up scaffolding at the gable end of the property. This scaffolding covered our bedroom window and lounge window. They then started banging and drilling with an electric drill removing all the rendering. We couldn't open our curtains as there was 2 men constantly working there. We went out for the day and when we got back the noise was horrendous. This continued until 6.30pm that day and the same occurred Tue, Wed and Thursday. Are car was covered in cement dust as the company carrying out the work never sheeted up properly. We made a decision to leave on Thursday as a holiday is suppose to be relaxing and this was hell.

    Reviewed by Linda3.1Apr 2022

  • "Apartment was lovely."

    Nice decor and very clean. Bed in bedroom was very comfortable but the sofa bed not so. Also no sheet or duvet cover available for sofa bed. I left a message with the number listed as a contact but received no response. Also no pass for leisure facilities but luckily our family were staying in another cottage which did provide a pass, so we managed to access the facilities using this. Other amenities such as dishwasher and washing machine in apartment were very welcome. Didn’t use either TV so can’t comment on these.

    Reviewed by Nic4.1Apr 2022

  • "It was home from home every thing you needed was they we had a wonderful 7 days ..."

    It was home from home every thing you needed was they we had a wonderful 7 days the bed was comfortable it was clean the beach was near by not too far to walk

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was our 2nd visit and we were not disappointed."

    Warm, comfortable, well equipped with a really comfortable bed and pillows. We stayed over New Year and were very lucky with warm weather which meant we could go in the sea every day and the highlight was New Year’s Eve on the beach. Would thoroughly recommend this as a base especially if you enjoy walking on the beautiful beach.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Dec 2021

  • "We were very happy with the cottage and found the facilities amazing."

    All our needs were taken care of from entertainment to washing facilities. I would highly recommend. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Was a lovely apartment ideal for a weeks break away"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2021

  • "The accommodate was excellent."

    Perfect location with access to a lovely beach. We would not hesitate to recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2021

  • "There was only one thing that I was a bit disappointed by was there were no recycling facilities at the site."

    In the refuse areas there was a glass bin and then general bins but nowhere to put recycling. I was very surprised as it is important to so many people these days.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Aug 2021

  • "We loved our stay, thank you so much!"

    The apartment was beautifully clean and well presented, with everything we could have needed for our two week stay. We have already recommended you to friends and would love to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2021

  • "We cannot fault our holiday,it was a perfect base for us and we loved the proximity of the beach."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jul 2021

  • "Good base to explore the area."

    Nice walk into Filey, not to long, the bay park/site was kept very clean. Never used the pub or swimming pool so can't comment on these.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4May 2021

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  • First-floor apartment
  • One king-size double bedroom with TV
  • Sofa pull out Bed available
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining and sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off-road parking
  • Communal grass areas, plus use of the park and basketball court around the corner and use of swimming pool/gym/arcade room
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.8 miles, beach 1.4 miles
  • Please note the property can sleep 4 in total, the bed sleeps 2 people and there is a pull-out sofa bed available for another 2 guests if required.

The property

This contemporary, first-floor apartment rests on a quiet estate within The Bay Holiday Park in Filey.

Just ten minutes from the beach and a host of amenities, as well as offering access to a park and basketball court, The Starfish Shack is a wonderful couple's retreat for a seaside getaway on the North Yorkshire coast.

Step inside the property and discover a contemporary style with touches of a nautical theme throughout.

Head into the neutrally decorated, open-plan living room with laminate flooring and cosy seating area with a Smart TV, a dining table where you can enjoy a romantic home-cooked meal together, and a well-equipped kitchen with wooden units and plenty of worktop space for preparing delicious meals.

The king-size bedroom is bright and spacious with a lovely beach theme, feature wall, ample storage space and a TV, so you can enjoy your favourite shows from the comfort of your bed, served by the fully-tiled, contemporary bathroom, offering a shower over bath, so you have the option of how you wish to start each day.

Outside there is off-road parking and a small grass area at the front of the property, while the park and basketball court can be accessed just around the corner.

There are a few restaurants and shops within a mile of the property, while the beach at Filey Bay, voted the UK’s Best Beach in 2018, offers a 5-mile stretch of sand that stretches as far as Filey Brigg, a long and narrow peninsula on the cliffside and a site of Special Scientific Interest.

Enjoy a stroll around the scenic Filey Brigg Country Park, partake in a round of golf at Filey Golf Club and spend an afternoon exploring the Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park.

A few miles down the coast brings you to the Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast, a rugged peninsula with sweeping sea views, white cliffs and a charming 17th century lighthouse, as well as the RSPB Bempton Cliffs Seabird Centre, a nature reserve where you can enjoy birdwatching and walking a variety of scenic nature trails.

Head north up the coast to the popular seaside resort of Scarborough, with its two sandy beaches, separated by its imposing 12th century castle on the headland, as well as the North Bay Heritage Railway, a museum, Alpamare UK water park, SEA Life Centre and the Japanese-inspired, tranquil gardens of Peasholm Park.

From here, you can easily access the North York Moors National Park and the lovely Dalby Forest, offering woodland trials for cyclists and hikers amidst 8000 acres.

The Starfish Shack is a great base from which to explore North Yorkshire's coastline and countryside.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Filey 3 miles; Scarborough 10 miles; Bridlington 8 miles.

Located on one of the most naturally beautiful stretches of the Yorkshire Coast, the Bay Filey is fronted by six miles of golden, sandy beach and is an exclusive development of traditional styled holiday cottages, off the A165 Filey to Bridlington road. Filey is a popular choice and is reminiscent of childhood holidays – an elegant and tranquil seaside town boasting a beautiful, award-winning beach, charming shops and plenty of activities for all the family. Filey Beach, with miles of golden, sandy beach nearby – recently voted the UK’s Best Beach in 2018 – there’s always plenty of room for the little ones to let off some steam and for the adults to walk for miles uninterrupted. Or try your hand at water sports such as sailing or surfing or just settle down in a deck chair with a good book and enjoy the sunshine. The Coble Landing is lined with boats and kiosks selling coffee, tea, seaside snacks and even those ever-popular bacon sandwiches, The Coble Landing is a must to enjoy the views before a walk along the spacious promenade, dotted with coastal themed sculptures. Discover the Fily Brigg, where you can walk to the tip of this narrow rock peninsular during low tide and maybe see a seal, sunbathing on the rocks. The cliff top above The Brigg forms part of the Country Park, which is popular with picnickers, birdwatchers and hang-gliders and is the start of The Wolds Way. Filey Museum is a past winner of Discover Yorkshire Coast’s Small Attraction of the Year award, is housed in a building dating from 1696, and is crammed with fascinating memorabilia, including an extensive photographic archive. Dalby Forest is an excellent choice for cyclists, where they can enjoy a challenge at Dalby Forest, or perhaps follow some of the Tour De Yorkshire route and tackle the famous Cote De Harwood Dale or just pedal village to village along the idyllic country roads of the nearby Wolds and admire the views made famous by leading artist David Hockney. Bird lovers will love the nature reserve at Bempton Cliffs to see the 250,000 guillemots, gannets and puffins who flock there to raise their young between April and August. It is a haven for birds and animals, including an important colony of great-crested newts and has an interesting Visitor Centre. Scarborough is 20 minutes north of Filey where theatre goers can enjoy the world premieres of Alan Ayckbourn plays plus Scarborough Open Air Theatre attracts many world-class artists – recent concerts have included Britney Spears, The Beach Boys, Little Mix and Tom Jones!

Please note the property can sleep 4 in total, the bed sleeps 2 people and there is a pull-out sofa bed available for another 2 guests if required.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas