Filey self catering | Holiday cottages | Magnificent sea views | on The Beach
We can accept bookings for dates after 2nd December when the lockdown will hopefully end. If your holiday has to cancelled because we or you are still in lockdown or tier 3 at the time of your holiday you will receive a full refund.
Filey self catering with
- A living room with panoramic sea views
- Your own bench seat on the front terrace
- Easy access to the sandy beach only yards away
- Easy access to all the facilities of the town centre
- Real flame gas stove or fire in the living room
- WiFi and central heating
There are reductions for couples in all three cottages for much of the year
Stay in our Filey self catering accommodation in cosy beach cottages situated on the seafront for the perfect seaside holiday. Each beachfront holiday home has a living room at the front of the cottage and enjoys panoramic sea views. Our beachside cottages are very well equipped and include wifi and dishwashers. The holiday accommodation is perfect for family summer holidays as well as those short breaks for couples out of the school holidays.
Do read the reviews our guests have written about our Filey holiday accommodation. Common themes include “Fantastic position”, “well equipped”, “cosy” “comfortable”
Why Filey for self catering ?
Filey is such a wonderful place.Read More
Filey is a wonderful traditional seaside town which has always been really popular with visitors over the ages. You will be able to spend time on Filey beach which is Filey’s jewel in the crown. It stretches for miles and has won awards. It is safe and well sheltered by both Flamborough head and Filey Brig. RNLI lifeguards look after the central part of the beach in front of Hope Cottages
Most visitors take a walk along the Brig, play in its rock pools and look at the wild life. You can walk from your front door of Hope Cottages. You should find all sorts of crabs and other creatures. Children love scrambling about looking for things. The Brig is also famous for its fishing giving access to deep water. Cod can be caught at any time of the year if you have the right gear. Mackerel coalfish and pollack are often caught in the summer months. You can read more about the Brig’s natural history at the Filey Bird Observatory & Group (FBOG). You will also see a picture of a whale taken from the cliff top. It is in the wildlife mammals section.
Filey is not too developed
Visitors find Filey has not been developed to the same extent as the other Yorkshire coast resorts and so retains an old world charm and tranquility. There is only one amusement arcade on the seafront on the busy coble landing. Filey’s lifeboats are also on the coble landing as well as shops, cafes and a pub. There is a Filey museum and also Filey animal park which are both popular attractions.
Central for other resorts and attractions
Filey is also close to lots of attractions in Scarborough, Bridlington, Whitby, Flamborough and the North York Moors. The well televised Bempton RSPB reserve is very close by. You can easily see the towering white cliffs of Bempton cliffs from Filey seafront and Hope Cottages.
Compact town centre
Self catering allows you the freedom of eating as and when you wish. You have a good choice of shops in Filey including butchers, greengrocers, bakers and supermarkets and of course Sterchis the famous chocolatiers. There is also a big choice of cafes restaurants and take aways including of course several excellent Filey fish and chip shops. As Filey is not a large town many of the big chains have not arrived allowing the friendly local businesses to thrive. You can find more information on the Filey and Yorkshire coast page as well as lots of photos.
Why stay in our Filey holiday cottages?
Our unique position and being cosy and comfortable.Read More
You will enjoy the unique position of our holiday cottages. You could not find anywhere closer to a sandy beach. If you stay at Hope cottages you will find yourself in the middle of the seafront with easy access down onto the beach. No need to pack up a load of stuff, drive to the coast every day, find parking and then drag it all to the beach. You can just walk across the road and straight down the slipway and you are on the beach. The RNLI lifeguards watch this part of the beach.
Panoramic Views over Filey bay.
The cottages are in a raised position looking straight out to sea. You can sit with your coffee on the front terrace, or of course in your living room, enjoying the view over Filey Bay. You can also see the horizon when lying in bed with your head on the pillow in two of the master bedrooms.
As we all expect today, the holiday cottages are equipped to modern standards including central heating, double glazing, real flame fire, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fibre broadband etc etc .
Town centre close by
Self catering in our cottages is easy as we are so close to the town centre. The town centre is within easy walking distance so again no need to use the car all week if you don’t want to. You can park your car on the seafront and it can stay there all week for free. A short walk up Cargate Hill takes you to you all the shops and eateries you might need. There are also lots of cafes, takeaways restaurants and pubs serving food within walking distance if you do not want to cook.
Why are the cottages called Silverline, Drifter and Endeavour?
It is all to do with the history of the families fishing boats.Read More
These seafront holiday cottages have been in the Watkinson family for over 100 years providing seaside holiday accommodation. John and Peter Watkinson with their wives Cath and Sue have managed the holiday cottages since 2005. Our grandfather Bob who bought the cottages was a fisherman. He had a herring Drifter called Silverline with his brother which was based in Scarborough. Hence the names of two of the cottages.
There are pictures of Silverline, the Drifter and a later Silverline trawler which Peter owned in the cottages. There is also a painting of our Father’s small fishing boat Samaki.
The third cottage is named Endeavour after Peters current fishing boat. He fishes out of Bridlington Harbour for crabs and lobsters in a sustainable way. Bridlington is one of Europes biggest shellfish ports and exports all over Europe. You can see the fishing boats unloading from a viewing platform above the landing berths of Bridlington harbour. This is usually in the late afternoon or early evening depending on the tide.
You really should read the exciting story about the drifter Silverline and a Heinkel III during the second world war at http://www.angelfire.com/de3/fileycasualties/silverline/silverline.htm
I remember the gold ring well and treasure the presents that Rudolf Behnisch brought us all.
Why do you have so few vacancies in the school holidays?
We have many returning guests.Read More
We take pride in providing clean comfortable self catering accommodation fitted out to a high standard. We invest heavily on upgrading and maintaining our standards. Our aim is to continue to invest in our holiday cottages and make this self catering accommodation among the best in Filey. Each cottage has everything you need for the perfect summer holiday or that essential winter break. The sea views are magnificent and the sandy beach so close. Read some of the feedback we have had from our guests. Some guests, now grandparents, have stayed at Hope cottages since they themselves were children. We look after our regular guests and many rebook before we post the vacancies online in October for the following year.