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Courtyard Cottage

(Ref. 1045780)

Hunmanby, North York Moors & Coast Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "A more spacious cottage than expected which is excellently equipped."

    The location was perfect for local transport and lovely walks.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jun 2024

  • "Had a great time loads of space - lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Jun 2024

  • "It was superb accomodation, we explored North Yorkshire from this beautiful cottage."

    We enjoyed the whole experience regards

    Reviewed by Tina5.0May 2024

  • "Holiday cottage was perfect for our week away."

    It had everything we needed and was very comfortable. Excellent location and local amenities were fab. Beds were all very comfortable and cottage was warm. Bath took a while to fill/ drain but not really a huge issue. Wifi worked perfectly well throughout the house which was useful for evenings as we were too busy out and about in the day. Always managed to get parked out front or just across the road so that was easy. Great little touches for families as well such as the step in the bathroom, plastic cups and plates and a highchair (not that we needed it). A really happy holiday was had by all.

    Reviewed by Vicki3.8Apr 2024

  • "Carpet coming loose on stairs which was a bit dangerous with 3 small children."

    Otherwise a lovely cosy cottage with plenty of space for 7 people and everything you need.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful village, anything you need is within a few minutes walk."

    Nice friendly pubs with good food and a park for the children. The cottage had everything we needed for our party of 6 and a dog. There are several steps in the cottage that can take you by surprise, especially at night until you get used to the layout! The garden would benefit from a little tlc, but overall happy with our stay and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Aug 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    As listed . Could do with hairdryer. That’s the only thing we found missing. Would book again.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage!"

    Well equipped and comfortable. Lovely and clean too. Set in a lovely little village. Co-op a minute away, and a pizza, Chinese and fish and chip shop 5 mins walk away. Lovely pubs all within a quick 5 min walk. On street parking was never a problem and we had 2 cars. Only issue (and I’m being picky ) was the wifi. Only really worked upstairs in the property. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely clean cottage, well equipped with the only improvement being the addition of a tumble dryer especially when the cottage caters for a large number, having 3 kids out of 7 of us and rain a tumble dryer would have made a massive difference, rather than bringing wet clothes home due to not being able to get them dry in time to pack, also would allow us to wash and dry the towels as using one set of towels for the whole week unable to wash and dry was not ideal."

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage amazingly spacious more than enough space for 7 adults."

    Great weather could have done with more outdoor chairs we enjoyed our breakfast outside and had to bring more chairs outside. Will definitely book again great for our family wedding and visiting family

    Reviewed by Camilla5.0Jul 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    Location / accommodation brilliant for a group of friends visiting the area for the first time. Great local amenities. More crockery and cutlery would have helped at times. Also a lamp or two in the dining room or dimmer switch on main lighting for better ambience for evening dining in would be a nice touch. Oven instructions could have helped though we did work things out between us.

    Reviewed by Davina4.4Apr 2023

  • "Telephone call Friday upon arrival as no log started pack."

    Telephoned on Monday 13th March regarding lack of cleaning in property and issues. Sykes said they would call me back when the got hold of owner. Email sent today, (no telephone call), Friday 17th March requesting photos as evidence. Sent a number through as requested. Awaiting reply. Cottage otherwise lovely, just didn't expect to have to clean up on arrival . Hopefully issue will be resolved.

    Reviewed by Tracey3.4Mar 2023

  • "Overall a fabulous property in a great location, would love to have returned at the same time next year but sadly the property was already booked."

    Facilities marked down slightly because of insufficient cutlery & crockery. The property accommodates 7, but 1 set of plates and cutlery isn’t enough, some extras would have been good (maybe 10 pieces for the in between meal nibbles). There were only 6 folks, so 1 of us had to eat with a spoon, maybe a folk was lost previously, so spares are needed. Otherwise no problems at all, we had a wonderful time. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Dec 2022

  • "Great cottage, spacious and comfortable."

    Mattresses were good and comfortable. Parking on street was never a problem and it is close to pubs, tea room, food shop. Mostly the kitchen, which was very nice with a large oven and hob, was well equipped. But if I have to be picky I'd say they need to provide more than one Tea towel for a week, a pair of oven gloves and some bin liners. Also two bedrooms have no hanging storage so that was awkward at times. A few hooks and hangers in both bedrooms would have been good to hang dresses etc. If two people are sharing the twin room, one small set of drawers with some of the handles missing is not enough storage. Put some hooks on the wall perhaps. It states on the description the cottage is a 'stones throw' away from the sea, so I took that to mean I could walk it, you can't! I wish I'd checked the map before booking. It's a misleading description and Sykes need to take that wording out. The cottage is deceptional and is larger than it looks. It's probably not suitable for the very elderly or anyone with walking difficulties as it has one or two steep steps in the kitchen and dining room and a few smaller ones too. Generally it was clean and well equipped and I would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Larraine4.1Nov 2022

  • "We were delighted to see the incredible layout of this cottage, which didn't look very big from the outside, but which was Tardis-like inside."

    We had a lovely break, and would recommend the cottage. However, in a week where the weather was rather changeable, we would have appreciated being able to dry our wet washing in a tumble dryer, and would have liked to have more that 8 sets of plates, cutlery etc, which meant the dishwasher was needed every day.

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2022

  • "The uneven floors were of great concern as were the stools in the kitchen."

    They were far too wobbly for any of us to sit on, especially my wife who suffers from Parkinson’s and Osteoporosis. A fall could have resulted in a broken bone and I’m sure the owners would prefer to avoid that happening. Also the island itself moved very easily at the slightest pressure and would benefit from a secure fixing being fitted to avoid an accident. Other than that it’s a beautiful kitchen.

    Reviewed by Francis Malcolm4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely weekend in your delightful property."

    I must admit I was a little worried about parking as we needed to take 3 vehicles bit it was not a problem at all. Hunmamby is a delightful village with everything you might need.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Oct 2022

  • "Courtyard cottage is absolutely lovely it’s very spacious and has everything anyone could possibly need to have a wonderful holiday."

    My only slight criticism (as this is more an error on my part because I perhaps should have asked this question of Sykes upon booking) is that the cottage does have a number of steps inside the property going between the rooms that weren’t mentioned in the description. One particularly large step that caused a bit of an issue with one of our party who has accessibility problems is the one between the kitchen and the dining room which is the access to the stairs up to the bedrooms - my recommendation would be for the owners to consider installing a handrail to assist people like my sister in future so they don’t have any issues. My fault entirely for not checking upon booking but it was quite a large step and I did feel it should be mentioned as I had to help her up and down it safely so she didn’t fall. I chose the property because of the open showers due to her accessibility issues so it was a shame to then have steps inside that we weren’t expecting but it is a lovely cottage and I would absolutely recommend it for a lovely well kept accommodation.

    Reviewed by Sandra3.8Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage in a great location."

    It was so much bigger than I imagined. Every room is very tastefully decorated. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need. The location is perfect, 4 pubs in the village offering good food, big shops and a couple of takeaways. So near to Filey and the East Coast so makes a fantastic location to explore.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2022

  • "We appreciate that it is a pet friendly property but we did not expect the amount of dog hairs found and the smell of dogs."

    The drain in the back yard overflowed every time someone had a bath or shower. Bed in main bedroom was very firm. Overall the cottage was well equipped and we had a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Steven3.4Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Hunmaby the cottage was in a great location."

    We did find the bed very hard in the main bedroom. A few more basic cooking necessities such as salt, pepper and cooking oil would have been appreciated. Also a few extra toilet rolls would have been welcome.

    Reviewed by Cate4.1Aug 2022

  • "Courtyard Cottage, what a gem of a place to stay."

    The cottage was classic on the outside and contemporary on the inside. Our large family group was spoiled with space, which accommodated for both quiet time and family fun time. Hunmanby village was lovely, the locals were very friendly. The train station was a super link to Filey and Scarborough and saved on arguments about who had to drive back home. Hopefully we will be back soon.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2022

  • "Super cottage in every way"

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely clean, spacious cottage."

    Fabulous location in Hunmanby village with plenty of amenities near by. Walkable distance to a lovely beach at Hunmanby Gap with Filey and Bridlington a few minutes drive away. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Jul 2022

  • "The only thing we battled with were the showers and getting the water the correct temp."

    We seemed to either boil or freeze. The cottage is very well equipped and the beds are really comfy. It is a lovely place for a getaway.

    Thank you for your feedback especially about letting us know about the shower. We have a plumber investigating this and hopefully will get resolved very quickly. Also thank you for your lovely comments, so pleased that you found the beds comfy and the cottage met your requirements. We hope you will visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a fantastic property."

    Did worry about off street parking but actually had no trouble finding space for 2 cars! Clean spacious house close to friendly pub (dog friendly too!) and local shop. Property well maintained with all equipment required supplied

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2022

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x twin with TV, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range oven and hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x TV's, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Enclosed rear patio garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There is secure bike storage in the utility room, which could house 4 bikes

The property

Positioned in the heart of the historic village of Hunmanby, a stone's throw from the glistening waters of the North Sea, rests this wonderful four-bedroom holiday home, Courtyard Cottage.

Enjoying close proximity to a wealth of must-see sights and attractions, including Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast and the bustling resort of Scarborough, Courtyard Cottage makes an excellent base from which to explore the delights of North Yorkshire.

Park up on the roadside and make your way inside this wonderful abode to begin your staycation, dusting off your sandy toes and unloading your belongings into the handy hallway upon entry.

A lengthy journey calls for rest, so kick back and unwind with a steaming cup of tea and a sumptuous spot in front of the television, gently warming your toes with the crackle of the woodburning stove in the cooler months.

As stomachs start to rumble, make your way into the well-equipped kitchen, where an elegant island takes centre stage, providing a sociable spot to share a glass of wine as the designated chef gets to work on preparing a hearty meal to be enjoyed in the adjoining dining room.

If you're not ready for the fun to end, carry the conversation outdoors and soak in the last of the evening sunshine with your favourite tipple in the enclosed rear garden, or head upstairs, pour in the bubbles and indulge in a blissful soak with a good book in hand in the bathroom.

Four well-presented bedrooms can be found set across the way, with two sumptuous king-size rooms, a twin and an intimate single, whilst an additional shower room is settled on the ground floor, ideal for larger groups!

Enjoying a central location within the village of Hunmanby, you'll find a wealth of amenities nestled on your doorstep; treat your loved ones to a bite to eat at The Cottage Inn, pick up a delicious takeaway to enjoy from the comfort of your holiday home at the Captain's Table, or stock up on goodies at the local Co-op.

For a unique experience, tour the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, where adults can sample Yorkshires first single malt whisky, whilst those who prefer craft ales may prefer a tour of the Wold Top Brewery.

Be sure to pack your trunks and head to the pristine sands to The Bay Beach, providing an idyllic setting to bask in the summer sunshine, build sandcastles or simply paddle the shores.

If you'd prefer to stay on land, travel north along the coast to Filey, where you can explore Filey Museum, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the vibrant grounds of Glen Gardens, or come face-to-face with wildlife from across the world at the Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park.

The bustling resort of Scarborough is a must-visit whilst you're in the area, with its glorious beaches, amusement parks and golf club, whilst the towering woodland of the North Riding Forest Park is a great alternative for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle.

Explore North Yorkshire with a group retreat to Courtyard Cottage.

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About the location

HUNMANBY

Filey 3.2 miles; Bridlington 9.1 miles; Scarborough 9.5 miles.

Hunmanby is a charming village perched on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, made famous by the artist David Hockney. Surrounded by stunning scenery and beautiful landscapes, this popular bustling village looks down across farmland towards North Yorkshire's historic seaside resort of Filey. Hunmanby lies directly between Scarborough and Bridlington, and still boasts its historic Market Place Cross and Hunmanby Hall Golf Course. It offers excellent amenities, including ancient coaching inns, shops, tea rooms and eateries, as well as a train station offering access to popular Bridlington, Scarborough, Whitby and beyond. Just three miles away sits Filey, a lovely traditional seaside town boasting two elegant promenades and beautiful sandy beaches edged by rows of neat, colourful beach huts. With the rolling countryside to explore and the nearby seaside towns dotted along the North York Coast, Hunmanby is well-placed for an enjoyable holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas