- Swimming pool
- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Games Room
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
57 Customer Reviews
"Dotty’s cottage is a lovely place for a week away, it is clean and comfortable with everything you need."
Janet was accessible when we had a query.
Hi Louise, Thank you for the feedback. I am pleased that you had a good stay at Dotty's. Property Owner
"Very nice property thoroughly enjoyed our stay We’ll be back !"
Hi Stephen, Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Dotty's. Property Owner
"First class accommodation and location."
Ideal for a family holiday and pet friendly. Made full use of the leisure pass included in the holiday price by going to the 25 m swimming pool, sauna and steam room every day.
Hi Paul, Thank you very much for your feedback. I am pleased that you had a 100% stay at Dotty's. Property Owner
"The cottage was great."
Everything you needed was in the cottage, comfortable, clean. But the step going out to the patio area was a bit high it needs a second step.
Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, the outside areas belong to the holiday park and have I asked them if this is possible to no avail. However, this property is one of a few that does not have steps to the front door, so this is accessible and wheelchair friendly for anybody struggling. Property Owner
"A very nice property in a great location central to Whitby, Scarborough, Bridlington and Flamingo Land."
Lovely furnishing throughout, although wall clock did not work. Creaking stairs and wobbly dining table could be improved. Also one of the twin single beds had a loose slat. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend staying here
Thank you for your feedback, I am pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and would recommend to others. I have taken your comments on board and will rectify. Property Owner
"The property is as described We have visited The Bay many times previously although this was the first time in Dotty's Cottage Good base for exploring the East Coast Dog friendly Clean bedding and bathroom Fantastic shower !"
We had a power cut the first night which obviously the owner could do nothing about but she did message and keep in touch We felt the sofa / tables could have been cleaner. The sofa needs a good vacuum and the table hadn't been wiped down cleanly But other than these minor points ( oh and the weather was a bit unkind !) We had a lovely stay
Thank you for your feedback, it is important to me. I am pleased you had a nice stay and will pass on your comments regarding the sofa and table to my cleaning manager. Property Owner
"Lovely cottage, had a great time there."
Would recommend to everyone.
Thanks Valerie. I am pleased that you had a great time at Dotty's. Property Owner
"Lovely house, the welcome box was so nice, directions were perfect and owner was very helpful."
We would definitely stay again!
Thanks Sarah, I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Dotty's Property Owner
"We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage."
My little boy and the woofers soon made themselves at home. Felt like home from home. Will definitely stay again.
Thanks Fiona, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay at Dotty's Property Owner
"Lovely holiday in a beautiful cottage."
Made to feel very welcome
Thanks Susan, I am pleased that you had a good time at Dotty's. Property Owner
"We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage."
It is situated in a great location and was very comfortable. It had all of the home comforts that we like and really was home from home.
Hi Nicki, Thank you so much for the 100%. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Dotty's. Property Owner
"A lovely stay at this excellent cottage."
Fully equipment with all the comforts of home. The welcome pack was a nice touch as were the dog blankets, though we brought our own. Would highly recommend.
Hi Margaret, thank you very much for the 100% score, it is much appreciated. I am pleased that you enjoyed your time at Dotty's and would recommend to others. It means a lot! Property Owner
"Very nice cottage, friendly owner and great communications."
Thanks very much for your feedback. I am pleased that you enjoyed your time at Dotty's. Property Owner
"Cosy cottage at a lovely location."
Thanks very much for your feedback. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Dotty's Property Owner
"Had a lovely relaxing stay at Dotty's sunshine cottage."
The cottage has everything you need for an enjoyable stay, the owner Janet was really helpful when we needed to contact her. All in all would not hesitate to book and stay again!
Thanks very much. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Dotty's! Property Owner
"The cottages was welcoming and provided everything and more,we had a lovely break and the owner was in contact if needed."
The welcome pack was a lovely gesture and the beds and sofa's were very comfortable,we will definitely return for another break.
Thanks very much for your feedback. I am pleased you had a lovely time at Dotty's and I hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner
"We have stayed at The Bay several times, but this has been the cleanest, most comfortable house so far."
Warm and cosy with huge fluffy towels. The owner provided us with lots of helpful information. We would definitely love to stay again.
Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback. It means a lot to me. I am pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Dotty's and visit again soon. Property Owner
"We had a lovely comfortable stay."
Cottage was warm and cozy and felt home from home.
Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Dotty's. Property Owner
"Another outstanding stay at The Bay - Filey"
Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Dotty's. Property Owner
"We annoyed our stay the cottage was very clean and comfortable it is in a very nice location and would definitely recommend The Bay for all ages ,the only down side is the steep slope to get onto the beach which we were unable to do ."
Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Dotty's. Property Owner
"Lovely clean cottage on a well kept holiday village, with everything you need for a family of 4."
We left a foam mattress for the travel cot as there wasn't one.Within easy reach of Filey and Scarborough. Thank you Mrs Woodhead.
Thanks so much. I am pleased that you had a good holiday at Dotty's and in Filey. Much appreciated. Property Owner
"This I’m afraid is a beautiful Cottage seriously let down by lack of maintenance and TLC."
Several comments in the feed back book that obviously have not been read. To name but a few. No frying pan, just a griddle pan with a cracked handle making it dangerous to use. Door to dish washer twisted and hitting washing machine cupboard door. Plinth under both hanging off. Step from patio door to patio very high and needs an intermediate step. Stairs creaking like mad. At least 2 interior doors do not latch. No pole for opening and closing roof window in the bathroom.
I am disappointed that I only received this feedback on your return from holiday as I do encourage all guests to call me if there are any issues. I do provide my own contact details along with those of my Cleaning Manager and The Bay Reception. The Visitor Book is not a Complaint Book/Maintenance Book and as I do not live in the Filey area I do not see it, hence the contact details. I always deal with any maintenance issues as soon as I am made aware of them. Following your feedback, the Maintenance Team were sent out the same day I received it and have reported that there is nothing wrong with the interior doors or the stairs. The door to the dishwasher was a bit off line but not twisted and this has now been rectified. The grill pan has been left over the flame which is why it has cracked. It has been checked and is not dangerous but will be replaced now that I know about it. There is an extractor fan in the bathroom so no requirement to open the roof window. The plinths are purposely not fastened down so that access can be made to the appliances. One traps the other and I could have explained how to do this. However, I am going to speak to Maintenance when I next visit to see if there is a better option. The outside of the property does not belong to me and is the responsibility of the site. There is a step to the rear but one of the few properties with no steps to the front if visitors struggle with steps. I will ask the site manager if they are prepared to put in another step when I next visit but personally do not feel that this is an issue. Property Owner
"Lovely cottage and lovely position on the estate."
Did smell strongly of dog when we arrived so may benefit from air freshener after each visit and stairs hadn't been hoovered down. Put a couple comments in visitors book as asked re kitchen plinth. Otherwise lovely place and really pleased we could take our cockerpoo Marley with us. Enjoyable stay and the beds were very comfy. Terribly hot..but that was the weather..nothing owner can do! Would recommend and visit again thankyou.
Thank you for your feedback. The kitchen plinths are not fastened down so that the appliance plugs can be accessed. Unfortunately they sometimes get dislodged when the floor is cleaned. I have made my cleaners aware and this can be rectified by trapping the long plinth with the shorter plinth under the cooker. There were no dogs prior to your visit so unsure of what the smell was. I will look into it and also apologies that the stairs were missed. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback is important to me. Property Owner
"Hi, just had a week in Dotty's cottage, cleanliness not great especially around ..."
Hi, just had a week in Dotty's cottage, cleanliness not great especially around the cooker,hob, and utensils,tin opener broken, frying pan dirty,ring around the bath, dishwasher door and washer door both need attention,two sofa beds in lounge, arms are down to wood under fabric and springs are completely knackered, don't know if they're any good as beds, spent most of the week sat at the table or outside where some of the patio set is on its last legs, barbecue not usable, but great suntrap and good location, better than some we've stayed in, get these bit's sorted and cleaning more detailed and we'll return if that's ok, cheers Chris
Dotty's Sunshine Cottage. All my guests are provided with my contact details, my cleaning manager's contact details and that of the site and any genuine concerns are dealt with immediately. At no time did you make contact and the first time I heard of any issues was via the feedback on this site. I was at the property only 6 weeks prior to your stay and there was absolutely nothing wrong with the sofas. To give you the benefit of the doubt, I asked my cleaning manager to take a look at them, in case someone had broken them within this short period of time. She reports to me that they are fine and certainly not "knackered" The patio furniture was only re-varnished last year and again was in good order 6 weeks ago, my cleaning manager states that as of Friday when she visited it is all fine, as is the brick barbeque. With regard to the cleaning, again I gave you the benefit of the doubt and asked my cleaning manager if there was any possibility that this could have been missed. She informed me that she had checked it herself before you arrived. With regard to the utensils, it is impossible for these to be checked after every visit, especially during the summer months and it is an expectation that guests return items to the cupboards and drawers in a clean and workable state. I am surprised therefore due to the fact that you have stated that you experienced a great deal of discomfort during your stay that you would wish to stay again. Thank you very much for your feedback, The comfort of my guests is paramount and any issues reported to me are dealt with immediately. Property Owner
"Love The Bay at Filey, but this cottage was not suitable for us, our mobility not brilliant found the step at the back entrance too high, stairs not easy and very creaky, bed very comfy and the cottage well presented, cleaning in kitchen could be better, will not be visiting again."
"This is our third time at The Bay and Dotty’s Cottage was the best property we have stayed in."
It’s deceivingly spaceful, when you come in the front there’s a spaceful entrance area which is great when you’ve been to the beach with buggy and bags. we liked the open plan kitchen as we have a 3 year old to keep an eye on, the outdoor space at the back is great and the bedrooms are very comfortable. A real home from home.
"Generally very happy with the cottage and everything provided, however we had no aerial signal signal for the television for the majority of the holiday and despite calls to the owner and into reception where promises of it been sorted each day never materialised."
As we were advised the maintenance worker would need to have access to the property we were on alert not to be too far away it did impact a bit on the freedom of our holiday. Although the owner did apologise for the disruption it was a widespread problem on the site and beyond her control there was nothing from reception to update the situation onus seemed to be down to us to 'chase up'. As the site are aware of this problem as seems to be an issue it would have been nice to at least offer a radio.
The issues with the TV signal was widespread over the site and was being addressed by the site maintenance team. I did make contact with the guests every day via phone and text and followed up with site but unfortunately the delay was due to ordering a part and the issue was rectified the day after the guests left. Access to On Demand, You Tube etc was available on the Smart TV for access to music and TV programmes. The work was done externally so there was no requirement to stay in. Site also have a spare key to enter the property with the permission of the guests. Property Owner
"Please replace/provide items when requested by past guests"
"We had a fantastic break at this lovely cottage and would definitely like to return sometime"
"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.
"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.
"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
"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."
"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
"The house was perfect for our break away with our dog, couldn’t have wanted more."
We will definitely visit again.
"Dottie’s is great value for money, very comfortable, and great facilities."
We will return to Dottie’s in the future.
"Lovely well equipped cottage, extremely dog friendly area, would recommend"
"Lovely cottage within walking distance of beach."
Swimming pool on site as well as pub for food. All dog friendly.
"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
"Wonderful clean and comfortable cottage beautiful place for a little holiday for our family of four plus our dog."
"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."
"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
"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.
"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!
"Lovely cottage, couldn’t fault it."
Booking through Sykes was hassle free would certainly use again thank you.
"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.
"The whole experience from the booking of the holiday right through to the cottage and the site everything was first class thank you."
"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.
"Brilliant location and very comfortable facilities in the Cottage."
"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!
"The cottage was lovely,extremely clean and the attention to detail in household items and supplies could not be faulted."
"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
"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 :)
"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.
"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
"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
"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.
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- 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, childrens 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.
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.
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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