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Denby Retreat

The Bay near Filey, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 925372)


Very good

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  • 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/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "The break was lovely and we'll equipped, a dishwasher would be a massive help to give you one less thing to think about!"

    Apartment overall was lovely and the on site facilities were great too !

    Reviewed by SorrelOct 2021

  • "The property is brilliant."

    Everything you need is thought of. It was extremely clean, bright and comfortable. The owner Linda was so helpful when we had problems with Sykes cottages and COVID postponements. Sykes were extremely unhelpful and obstructive when it came to either refunding or rearranging but Linda sorted it all out for me. Would definitely recommend The Bay resort, the apartment and booking direct with Linda Hardwick.

    Reviewed by MandyJun 2021

  • "Staff were very helpful and polite."

    the cottages are absolutely beautiful. cater for every one .the park is super clean .and everyone we met during our holiday were wonderful. and being able to take our dog with us is a brilliant thing for Sykes to allow people to do that .I certainly will be back next year .thankyou to everyone at Sykes for first class service.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2019

  • "What a wonderful holiday!"

    Can’t recommend this flat enough. We had a week here with our two boys at the start of the summer and it was just brilliant. The flat is clean, spacious and well-resourced. Easy parking and the Bay itself is spotless. It’s a 15min stroll to the beach (very family friendly - calm sea, sandy beach and very clean) and there’s the bonus of being able to access the indoor swimming pool on site if weather is poor, or you’ve had enough of the sand! Would be very keen to return next year.

    Reviewed by KatharineJul 2019

  • "Stayed at Denby retreat with my sister her two children & two little Dogs ."

    The apartment is beautiful , clean , cosy & very comfortable . Was very well equipped , had everything that we needed . Very enjoyable stay & will definitely book again . Debbie & julie Leeds

    Reviewed by DeborahApr 2019

  • "The accommodation was great and the local facilities met all expectations"

    Reviewed by AlanDec 2018

  • "This was our first holiday with our 2 new dogs 1 year olds and what a brilliant place to stay at Denby Retreat the owners have thought of everything to make visitors and their dogs very welcome."

    The location is ideal with dogs as they look onto the meadows and the dogs loved roaming around it could not have been better.The Bay resort is excellent with every facility available and the beach just a short walk away. Pete&Joy

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2018

  • "Ideally situated."

    Lovely surrounding. Fantastic apartment. Would definitely recommend and re-book

    Reviewed by RachaelAug 2018

  • "An enjoyable comfortable clean cottage to stay at in a beautiful location at The Bay resort ."

    We would definitely come back and very dog friendly also

    Mr JacksonAug 2018

  • "Great location lots to do in the surrounding area."

    Denby Retreat (where we stayed) was first class......a proper home from home,spotlessly clean,every detail has been thought of by the owners. The facilities and activities on site were great too. We will definitely return .

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2018

  • "Everything was spot on."

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2018

  • "Denby Retreat was a very welcoming home from home very clean and tidy the house was everything you could wish for on a holiday."

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2018

  • "The double bed was a little uncomfortable."

    Main knifes could have been sharper. Maybe a new knife block set is the answer. A deeper frying pan is needed to cook for more than 2 people. Car parking bay could be allocated as we usually had to park 100 yds away from property as the bays outside were usually full. Apart from the above it was a good property to holiday in.

    Reviewed by StevenMay 2018

  • "The second time we have stayed in this flat so we new it was good will stay again"

    Reviewed by MartynMar 2018

  • "The apartment was spotless, warm and comfortable and felt like a home from home."

    A well equipped kitchen and lots of board games to entertain the kids.

    Reviewed by RebeccaFeb 2018

  • "Owners were fantastic, so helpful and informative."

    Apartment was clean, well equipped and location was excellent.

    Reviewed by EllieJun 2017

  • "The property was perfect for our Christmas break."

    The property was even decorated and extra items provided by the owners to help us with Christmas lunch etc. The venue was in a great location to where we needed to be and the owners where so helpful and provided lots of information of the local area and facilities. This property was so comfortable - it was like home from home - we could have moved in!!

    Reviewed by LesleyDec 2016

  • "Really enjoyed our week at Denby Cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    If you love the Yorkshire coast then you will be hard pressed to find a better place to stay.

    Reviewed by GeoffreySep 2016

  • "There wasn't anything we didn't like about our apartment or the village."

    All staff we had contact with were so friendly, the pub was dog friendly and the Italian restaurant served great breakfasts. The whole of the site was immaculately looked after and we'd go back in a heart beat. The dog particularly liked the lake. All in, we'd recommend this place wholeheartedly.

    Reviewed by SueJun 2016

  • "Very clean and comfortable."

    A lovely place to come back to after a long day walking.

    Mrs TurnerApr 2016

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The property

Filey 3 miles.

This modern, spacious first floor apartment is situated on The Bay holiday village, just three miles from the traditional seaside town of Filey.

With light and spacious accommodation, this lovely apartment is ideal for families wishing to enjoy the extensive on-site facilities, along with direct access to an expansive, beautiful sandy beach.

There is a large open plan living area, furnished and decorated in a contemporary style, with a well-equipped, galley-style kitchen, dining area and comfortable seating, while the double bedroom has the added benefit of an en-suite shower, in addition to a family bathroom.

There’s also an adult bunk room available, along with a double sofa bed in the sitting area to enable flexible sleeping arrangements.

Outside are extensive communal grounds with two lakes, barbecues and picnic areas for guests, while the popular pub and cafe are just a five minute walk.

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

Outdoor pursuits include tennis courts, a fishing lake and putting green, or why not relax with a beauty treatment, and children may wish to partake in a snorkelling lesson?

A pleasant stroll brings you to a glorious Blue Flag beach, whilst the traditional charm of Filey will not fail to please, with its pretty promenades, colourful beach huts and unique coble landing for fishing boats.

Go rock pooling and crabbing on Filey Brigg, take an invigorating clifftop walk or visit 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 welcoming apartment provides an ideal base for an excellent holiday.


  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x adult bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven with ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair, please bring own cot bedding
  • Parking for 1 car in shared car park next to property
  • Communal lawned grounds with picnic areas, lakes and BBQs
  • Communal leisure facilities including free use of large indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room
  • Gym, beauty treatments, tennis, putting green, bike hire etc are available at an additional charge
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • On-site shop, pub and cafe 5 mins walk
  • Beach 10 mins walk
  • Note: Use of the indoor heated swimming pool, children's pool, sauna and steam room is included in the rental price
  • The gym and additional facilities and activities are available at additional cost, payable on-site
  • Note: Lakes on-site, children to be supervised.

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About the location


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, 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 - The owner has been informed the site is due to have 75 new lodges added, this will be taking place opposite the property. There may be associated noise and the works plan to be completed by the end of October 2019.

Note: Between the dates of 4th November to 15th December the leisure centre will be under renovation with no access. However, there will be access to the flowers of may swimming pool Monday to Friday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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