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Dotty's Sunshine Cottage

The Bay near Filey, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 967801)



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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/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was comfortable and clean."

    Communication from owner was great, she made sure all our needs were met. The facilities at the Bay were good. We loved the meadow and lakes area. The beach is spectacular. 2nd time at the Bay loved our time there.

    Reviewed by TeresaAug 2021

  • "Modern, clean, well equiped cosy dog friendly cottage."

    Small patio area gives great access to outdoors which was great for the kids to play with others nearby. 10/15 mins down to the beach with fabulous walks to Filey or towards Bempton. Site has a pub, cafe, shop, playground, amusements, pharmacy, leisure centre with bookable activities for kids. Overall can make a great holiday and as a base to explore East coast, Wolds and NYM.

    Reviewed by RogerJul 2021

  • "Amazing holiday at Dotty’s Sunshine Cottage, The Bay, Filey."

    Would definitely book again. The cottage is well equipped and has an homely feel as soon as you walk in. Janet the owner has done an amazing job making it one of the best we’ve stayed in on The Bay

    Reviewed by PamelaJun 2021

  • "Although we enjoyed our holiday, the cottage could do with some updating and we would like a quieter location, as being located on the main road it is quite noisy."

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2021

  • "Not really any facilities on site,no shop and not much to do unless you want to ..."

    Not really any facilities on site,no shop and not much to do unless you want to spend all day on the beach (which was a steep hike) all houses are close together, so no privacy with people walking past your windows all the time,couldn't get into the restaurant as its always booked up weeks in advance,spent ages looking for this "special holiday" for my 60th but left disappointed, won't be going back

    Reviewed by DanielMay 2021

  • "The house was perfect for our break away with our dog, couldn’t have wanted more."

    We will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by SueOct 2020

  • "Dottie’s is great value for money, very comfortable, and great facilities."

    We will return to Dottie’s in the future.

    Reviewed by AdrianJul 2020

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage, extremely dog friendly area, would recommend"

    Reviewed by GillianMar 2020

  • "Lovely cottage within walking distance of beach."

    Swimming pool on site as well as pub for food. All dog friendly.

    Reviewed by JennieFeb 2020

  • "The Bay is in a state of further development and has construction traffic using the main parade road."

    It should be noted the period this is to be carried out and what community effects it has on anyone staying there. While the construction crew were washing down the roads water/silt was coming off the site at the evenings which means walking through it. Sometimes noisy during h Tver day due to construction traffic delivery’s

    Reviewed by IanNov 2019

  • "Wonderful clean and comfortable cottage beautiful place for a little holiday for our family of four plus our dog."


    Reviewed by IanOct 2019

  • "Very pleased with my stay at dotty's sunshine cottage ,as always the booking made clear and simple, Instructions easy to follow Dottys sunshine cottage was very welcoming (even biscuits for my dogs, lovely touch ) clean and cosy, Felt it very easy to relax, loved the proximity of the cottage, very quite and within easy reach of the beach Loved the fact that the cottage, holiday complex, in fact filey it self is very dog friendly, A perfect holiday will my dog."

    Reviewed by SueSep 2019

  • "Nice little cottage in a complex, close to the beach and surrounding towns and villages."

    Nice base to stay in and come back to after a day of exploring

    Reviewed by CraigAug 2019

  • "The cottage was lacking in storage space, not enough places to put your things."

    When we arrived we found the table and floor sticky and under the cusions and furniture all sorts of muck having not being cleaned by anyone for a good while. My wife got some cleaner from shop, we then had a good clean up.we could then relax and have a good holiday.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "Cottage was in a really good location."

    Really close to the beach, with some amazing walks. Cottage was nice inside, had everything we needed and no major issues - it could do with some maintenance work doing (the bathroom drain only opened about 1mm for example) but nothing worth complaining about. Only downside to the cottage was that there was no back garden - but this is mentioned on the listing, I just didn't expect it to be as bigger issue as it was, so I'd say if you have dogs, especially young ones, it might not be the best location for you as there are a lot of distractions there. All in all we'd go back!

    Reviewed by StuartJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, couldn’t fault it."

    Booking through Sykes was hassle free would certainly use again thank you.

    Reviewed by AbiMay 2019

  • "The cottage was beautifully furnished and very clean."

    A welcome bonus is the gym/pool pass which the whole family made use of. Would certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2019

  • "The whole experience from the booking of the holiday right through to the cottage and the site everything was first class thank you."

    Reviewed by BrendanMar 2019

  • "Enjoyed a lovely Christmas break at Dottys cottage."

    Very warm and cosy . The owner was very helpful . We have been to The Bay many times so knew it would be lovely.

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2018

  • "Brilliant location and very comfortable facilities in the Cottage."

    Reviewed by CaroleNov 2018

  • "Despite the fact the weather on our first weekend was awful, horrendous winds, the cottage kept us cosy and busy."

    There was a great selection of indoor games and plenty of books and cd’s to keep us entertained. The pub has been extended since we last stayed at the Bay so there was plenty of room for families with children and dogs. We had a great time on the beach once the weather cleared. Another great holiday at the Bay!

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely,extremely clean and the attention to detail in household items and supplies could not be faulted."

    Reviewed by LaurenceSep 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage, very comfortable and a 'home from home', great facilities, ..."

    Wonderful cottage, very comfortable and a 'home from home', great facilities, very easy booking process from start to finish, owner very helpful, highly recommend on all aspects

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2018

  • "I’d consider the bay to be quite unique, like a new housing estate with pretty ..."

    I’d consider the bay to be quite unique, like a new housing estate with pretty cottages, very clean, tidy area, modern, everything you need for families, dog friendly, ideally located for nearby seaside towns and attractions, beach isn’t a long walk and it’s clean and a lot quieter than the packed ones at the main resorts, our cottage was perfect for our family of 4, clean, bright, well equipped, overall we all thought it was much better than we were expecting, we weren’t disappointed with anything and it didn’t make us wish we’d gone abroad instead, if you want a great holiday in this country with your family, including the dog, then you can’t go wrong with this place, we’ll be back :)

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2018

  • "This is the third time we have stayed on The Bay at Filey, however the first time we have booked via Sykes."

    The whole process was simple and straightforward with regular updates before the actual holiday. As to Dotties Sunshine Cottage, although identical to the others we have booked, it was more comfortable and the location was perfect, especially for kids to play out safely and make new friends. I would recommend this cottage and will probably return with our granddaughter.

    Reviewed by Kenneth JamesAug 2018

  • "Dotty's Sunshine Cottage is far above accommodation that is rented."

    It has the most comfortable settee's and bed we have ever slept in on holiday. Kept us refreshed to enjoy every day of our holiday. Molly our dog loved the view from the patio doors and the furry blanket provided

    Reviewed by PamelaJun 2018

  • "Had a lovely time at dottys sunshine cottage ,lovely walk to the beach ,bus stop ..."

    Had a lovely time at dottys sunshine cottage ,lovely walk to the beach ,bus stop outside the bay ,everything we needed in the cottage had good weather to be able to sit outside ,cottage in a good position to get afternoon sun ,would certainly stay here again

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "The cottage was really lovely, clean and fresh felt relaxed as soon as we walked in."

    The whole of the Bay complex was clean and tidy, only niggle was there was no 'corner shop' were you could get your morning paper and milk, you had to drive to the petrol station up the road, but apart from that brilliant. The dogs loved the beach and the walk was very nice down to the beach, going back was a bit steep but after a couple of days got a bit fitter :-). Will certainly book there again if we go back to Filey.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2018

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The property

This modern terraced cottage rests on The Bay Holiday Park and lies in close proximity of local amenities and the beach.

Perfect for a small family or couples, this retreat offers a welcoming stay throughout the year in a wonderful seaside location.

As you walk inside, an entrance hall leads to a cloakroom and an open plan living area.

The duck egg blue sofas give off a refreshing feel, and you can relax here throughout the day, next to the dining area, ideal for enjoying a home-cooked meal in the evening.

Afterwards, why not wander outside through the French doors and spend some time on the patio area, perhaps with a refreshing drink amongst the peace and quiet or socialising with your friends.

The contemporary kitchen has a luxury feel, with a black counter top and neutral coloured units that complement the interior well.

Wander up to the first floor where you will find a light and airy double bedroom hosting a walk-in wardrobe.

The twin bedroom offers an alternative, for the children or additional guests to feel right at home.

Close to these, a family bathroom has a bath with a rainfall shower over, providing a lovely place to get ready ahead of the day, or to unwind after a long adventure.

The Bay Holiday Park offers extensive communal grounds, with picnic areas and two lakes, as well as a host of outdoor activities including fishing, tennis and bike hire.

Guests can book scuba diving, archery and fencing lessons, whilst the indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room will be a big hit with everyone.

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 rock pools to the north.

The bay is edged with two promenades and there are various gardens where brass bands play on a Sunday afternoon.

There is much to admire and explore in this fabulous location.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, rainfall shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking
  • Garden with patio, furniture and brick-built BBQ
  • Communal lawned grounds with lakes, picnic areas and BBQs
  • Communal leisure facilities including free use of large indoor swimming pool, children's pool, sauna, steam room and gym
  • Charge for beauty treatments, tennis, putting green, snorkelling, sea scooters, fishing, bike hire etc
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Use of the indoor heated swimming pool, children’s pool, sauna, gym and steam room is included in the rental price
  • Note: Additional Beauty treatments are available at additional cost, payable on-site
  • Note: Open lakes in grounds, children should be supervised at all times
  • Free WiFi connection.

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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, 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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