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Lilipad Cottage

The Bay near Filey, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 939242)


(52 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "We are just back from an excellent weeks holiday."

    We greatly enjoyed the cottage, the Bay Pool and Pub, the walks in the area and had wonderful weather. Everything was up to standard, as described. Dawn ,the owner was very professional and helpful . My wife and I will definately be booking again next year. Many thanks to all involved.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2022

  • "We have stayed at Lilipad Cottage on numerous occasions and have always been delighted with the condition and cleanliness."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "Lovely cosy relaxing cottage."

    Would definitely book again. We had a great time. Thank you to Stephen & Dawn .

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2022

  • "A perfect cottage for us, perfectly located, well-equipped and comfortable."

    Loved the nautical/cat theme with lots of personal touches around the property. Made it feel homely. Only thing we’d say is that we’d have appreciated instructions in the property book on operating the smart thermostat which controlled the heating system.

    Reviewed by MalcolmApr 2022

  • "Lilipad Cottage is a very high spec accommodation which is maintained to a high standard."

    Very clean and comfortable with all the facilities we wanted. A really nice touch was the Easter Eggs in our welcome pack, just an example of the care the owners take. The Bay itself is a great location for the north east coast and the site is maintained to a high standard. Lilipad is in a nice quiet location but still within a short stroll of the facilities. Ace!

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2022

  • "Lillypad cottage is lovely."

    We arrived on a very cold and wet afternoon. We walked into a lovely warm and cosy cottage. It has everything you could wish for and more in a holiday cottage. Very light, comfortable. A real home from home. We loved it so much that we have booked it again for later in the year. Nice walk down to the beach too.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "Your cottage is beautiful and perfect for a family of 4 with lots of space."

    The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed including extras like condiments.

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2022

  • "This is a delightful property which is exceptionally clean and well equipped."

    The holiday village is clean and well maintained and is ideally situated a short walk from magnificant beach. We had a thoroughly enjoyable few days staying at the cottage and exploring the local area. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by NigelFeb 2022

  • "The Cottage is absolutely beautiful with a home from home feeling and has everything you could need."

    The owners take pride in there property and it shows it was spotless and lovely attention to detail very nice ornaments and decorated for Christmas. I have stayed on The Bay in the past but this property is the best I have stayed in by far. Thank you to the owners for making our Christmas one of the best we have had for a long time.

    Reviewed by AnnDec 2021

  • "Dawn & Stephen’s cottage was the perfect place for a midweek relaxing break."

    It had everything you could possibly need, very cozy and warm, spotlessly clean, hone from home. We arrived on 1st December and the cottage had a Xmas tree and lovely decorations which added that extra special touch. Not to mention that Santa had left delicious treats for us and a welcome bottle of milk in the fridge. Communication was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. We would not hesitate to recommend Lilipad cottage and hope to be back next year.

    Reviewed by MarianDec 2021

  • "Out main issue was being unable to charge our electric car on site!"

    If the management are unwilling to allow charging from individual properties they must make appropriate provision. This one factor would prevent us from holidaying here in future. The cottage was comfortable and thoughtfully furnished. It was well equipped for four people. It would have been helpful to know in advance how heavily subscribed the activities on site would be- we weren’t able to get places for archery on arrival. Also we couldn’t get information about the full range of activities (no leaflets available) It would have been good if we had known we’d need to book in advance.

    Reviewed by SueOct 2021

  • "We gave returned to the cottage for a long weekend."

    Facilities are clean, user friendly and comfortable. Excellent base to explore the east coast.

    Reviewed by CarolynOct 2021

  • "Relaxing in very comfortable,clean cottage."

    Reviewed by GeoffreySep 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time at lilipad cottage, the owners Dawn & Stephen have gone that extra mile with little extras that you don’t normally get I."

    E Netflix, toilet rolls, washing tablets etc. As well as been well looked after internally, the cottage was in an ideal location for us to explore the Yorkshire dales. The bonus of having onsite facilities of a shop, bakery & pub which we used as well as the indoor swimming pool free access (via booking system) was also great. 10 minutes stroll down to the Sandy beach & only a 40 minute walk along the beach into Filey, all in all we would recommend lilipad cottage to couples & family’s for a home from home staycation .

    Reviewed by AndreaAug 2021

  • "There didn’t seem to be a place to recycle our paper/card products on the site."

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2021

  • "The host left us tea, coffee and milk, games to play and the wifi was a winner with my neice."

    It was like home from home. A fantastic location between Scarborough and Bridlington

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2021

  • "Enjoyable stay."

    Despite Covid the owners have maintained standards making our stay feel safe.

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2021

  • "Lilipad Cottage was a lovely property and the owners take such pride in making it so comfortable for people."

    The Bay is a great location to spend a holiday despite the ever changing weather that we had. We went to Bempton Cliffs and saw the puffins, gannets and numerous other seabirds, we also went to Flamborough Head and saw a family of seals basking on the rocks plus an unexpected close siting of a barn owl. Sewerby Park is a nice visit, we took the return little train ride to Bridlington where we had the wonderful Yorkshire Coast fish and chips. Filey and its beach are one of the best seaside resorts and after each excursion retuned to chill out at lovely Lilipad Cottage.

    Reviewed by SurinderMay 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully clean and had everything in it that you could possibly need."

    Everything was so comfortable and the site is immaculate. A real ‘Home from Home’.

    Reviewed by JuliaMay 2021

  • "Had a great few days at Lilipad cottage which was possibly the cleanest place we've ever stayed."

    We'd love to come back again.

    Reviewed by GarethApr 2021

  • "The cottage more than lived up to it's description - lovely comfortable bed and sofas - extremely clean - can't think of anything the owners haven't thought of by way of equipment - sun on the patio all day an added bonus."

    Used the pool and had drinks at the John Paul Jones pub at The Bay - the staff doing everything to make things covid safe. We look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by PamelaApr 2021

  • "We re-booked before we left."

    That says it all!

    Reviewed by TerrySep 2020

  • "We had a lovely time away again and will definitely be booking for next year"

    Reviewed by FrancesSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need in a great location."

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "This cottage was perfect, immaculately clean."

    The Bay is a well presented site with good facilities. In perfect proximity to the beach with a lovely walk into Filey in less than an hour.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2020

  • "A lovely cottage with all the home comforts."

    Very clean and tidy. The site itself is kept exceptional clean and tidy. Will be looking to book again when we are through the current situation.

    Reviewed by NeilMar 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped including baby/kids cutlery and crockery which was great for us."

    Wanted for absolutely nothing. Comfy beds and good shower with fluffy towels. Site was great and used pool every day. Thanks for a great stay

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage break with the family for New Year on the beautiful Bay in Filey."

    Dawn had left us little treats and went the extra mile to make is feel really welcome. Cottage is very cosy and ultra clean. A great base for long beach walks and movie nights in. My children already want to go back. 5 stars for Lilipad Cottage.

    Reviewed by IanDec 2019

  • "Lily pad cottage is a fantastic find."

    It is Cosy, comfy and clean. It is well equipped and you feel right at home straight away. This was a fantastic base from which to spend a wonderful family break. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by VickiNov 2019

  • "This was our first time visiting Yorkshire and we had a great time."

    The beaches at Filey and Whitby were fantastic. Our pre-teen kids had a brilliant day at Flamingoland and pottering around on the various beaches. Our stay in a holiday village as opposed to a caravan site was brilliant. The facilities in the cottage and within the village were great. Both very welcoming and very clean. The site was very safe for the kids to have some independence. As ever our stay with Sykes was excellent. We have now stayed in Sykes cottages in Scotland, England and Wales and we are never disappointed.

    Reviewed by CraigOct 2019

  • "Everything was excellent from the cleanliness of the property to the position in a quiet cul de sac."

    To the point that we have booked to visit again next May 2020.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "Spotless beach themed cottage everything just perfect for us cannot fault this amazing holiday experience."

    Reviewed by MarieSep 2019

  • "Having previously owned a caravan next door on the Haven Park, Primrose Valley, with the problems that it brought , it made a refreshing change to stay somewhere where we could relax and feel that we had an holiday."

    Lillipad Cottage was an excellent choice being located in a quiet part on The Bay. It was clean, comfortable and provided everything we needed during our stay. It was nice to able to leave our bedroom windows open on a warm humid night without being disturbed by drunks, screaming women and noisy kids running around after 11 pm at night. It was comforting to see a visible security patrol which you would regularly see at the entrance to The Bay. All in all The Bay was a great place to stay with not over the top facilities which provided a nice family pub, cafe restaurant, swimming pool, sauna , Gym and activities for children. Lillipad Cottage was within easy walking distance of all these facilities with an added bonus of easy access to the beach and the lovely Filey Bay. There were two car parking spaces alloted to this cottage with further parking nearby so you can leave the car without any worries and go off for the day. Ideal base for exploring the north Yorkshire Coastline with must visits to Flamborough, Bempton Cliffs, Sewerby and Burton Agnes Hall, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, North York Moors, Pickering and North Yorks Railway, Scarborough and Bridlington which are all within a short drive. Thank you to the owners of Lillipad Cottage for providing a lovely holiday home which allowed us to have a relaxing holiday We will definitely be returning next year.

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2019

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful week in Lilipad Cottage in May 2019."

    It is in a brilliant location and is equipped with everything we could possibly need. The sun was shining everyday so our toddler made the most of digging on the beach, splashing in the sea and building sandcastles. We hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by AnyaMay 2019

  • "My little family and I stayed here Easter 2019."

    This beautiful little cottage has everything you could wish for. Modern but homely, very clean and tidy. Perfectly situated in walking distance to the leisure suit, pub, arcade and beach. Booking was easy. The owners are very accommodating and willing to help in any way. They even left a little gift for us on arrival. We loved our stay and will definitely be returning. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Vicki-leaApr 2019

  • "The whole process from booking to arriving was very easy, The cottage was very clean and had all the home comforts required."

    It was obvious that the site is well maintained and looked after.

    Reviewed by NeilMar 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Lovely decor, spacious with 2 young children and really nice little touches-clothes, dishwasher tablets etc left. Plus wine and beer! Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by CharlotteAug 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage!"

    ! Very clean, spacious and comfortable. Couldn’t fault anything it was amazing, excellent location had a fantastic time, loved it so much we rebooked while we were there to go same time next year!!

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2018

  • "Wow what a lovely place its home from home right from the start of walking into the cottage you feel relaxed."

    The cottage has everything you need and the area is very nice plenty to do. The owners have done everything to provide holiday makers with everything for a lovely stay. Thank you and well done.

    Reviewed by StephanAug 2018

  • "The cottage was gorgeous n like a home from home."

    Very well equipped and very clean. Had the best holiday ever and the weather was fantastic too. Its been a suberb holiday. Won't stay anywhere else on the East coast.

    Reviewed by AndreaJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, immaculately clean & extremely well equipped."

    The bay is a great place to spend a holiday.

    Reviewed by GemmaJul 2018

  • "Excellent location, immaculately clean."

    Good for up to four people, though the second bedroom is a bit tight for two (large) adults.

    Reviewed by LesleyJun 2018

  • "A lovely cottage, clean and comfortable."

    Only a short 10 minute walk to the beach. A great base for exploring the area. And with the added bonus of free use of the sites indoor swimming pool.

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2018

  • "The Bay at Filey is a wonderfully peaceful location, and Lilipad Cottage was definitely the best self-catering accommodation we have ever stayed in."

    It was immaculately clean, really well equipped and very much a home from home. Definitely would stay there again.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2018

  • "Had an absolutely fantastic few days here at very short notice."

    Cottage is perfect, well equipped & lovely quiet location. Our toddler loved it. We've stayed in other properties on the Bay & this has been the best by far. The owner Dawn has been great to deal with, we will definitely book again. Thank you for a great stay x

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2018

  • "The cottage was as described and we had a lovely holiday!"

    Reviewed by LucianaApr 2018

  • "The break was enjoyed by ourselves and 2 Grandaughters aged 7 & 3."

    They loved their holiday home.It was modern,very warm and welcoming.The complex was ideal for young children with a playground ,an indoor swimming pool and safe for them to use their scooters without the fear of fast traffic. We would definitely recommend the place.

    Reviewed by S.rFeb 2018

  • "Myself and my wife really enjoyed our visit the cottage was great defo consider booking again thanks"

    Reviewed by TrevorDec 2017

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    We had a lovely weekend at this resort and would definitely like to return. The owner was extremely helpful with a few queries we had.

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2017

  • "Amazing cottage better than expected home from home definitely will be booking to go again"

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2017

  • "This is a superb property on an excellent site"

    Reviewed by FrancineApr 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with walk in shower, 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, free standing fridge-freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Communal grounds with picnic areas and lakes
  • Communal leisure facilities, inc. indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room
  • Optional charge for other facilities inc. scuba diving lessons, fishing, bike hire, beauticians, archery etc
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Chemist on-site, small convenience store and pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Other additional facilities and activities are available at additional cost, payable on-site
  • Note: Open lakes in grounds, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Strictly no electric car charging at the property

The property

This beautiful cottage is situated on The Bay holiday village, just three miles from the seaside town of Filey, and is just the ticket for exploring the stunning Yorkshire coastline and beautiful surrounding countryside.

Lilipad Cottage provides fabulous open plan living, yet is a cosy retreat whatever time of year you choose to visit.

French doors lead to a private patio overlooking...

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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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Please note that from November 2021 the bath will be replaced by a walk-in shower.
Note: Strictly no electric car charging at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas