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Shell Cottage luxury seaside retreat, dog friendly, close to beach, indoor pool

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Shell Cottage luxury seaside retreat, dog friendly, close to beach, indoor pool

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire cottage

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Gym
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
Filey, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHunmanby Sands11 min walk
  • Popular LocationMuston Sands4 min drive
  • Popular LocationReighton Sands4 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
    1 single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Shell Cottage luxury seaside retreat, dog friendly, close to beach, indoor pool

Family-friendly cottage in Filey with fitness centre
Shell Cottage is a perfect retreat for couples and families alike, set amongst acres of peaceful wild flower meadows with private access to the stunning sandy beach. The resort facilities include exclusive access to indoor swimming pool, fully equipped gym, a beauty salon, tennis courts, archery, fishing, mini football, bike hire and water sports. There is even a golf course just 5 minutes drive away. The holiday village has a family/dog friendly pub serving delicious meals, an Italian restaurant and a pharmacy that sells those basic essentials.

Shell Cottage has been furnished and decorated personally by our family, making this retreat a real home-away-from-home. The cottage has comfortable accommodation with a car parking space next to the property and additional parking on site if needed. It offers a spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with TV / DVD, downstairs cloakroom and of course Shell Cottage is pleased to offer all guests free WiFi. The cottage sleeps 5 and has a double bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and TV and a triple bedroom with a triple bunk (double bed and single top bunk). The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could need including washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, and iPod docking station. There are lots of games provided to keep guests entertained! A travel cot and high chair are also provided for your little one. A hairdryer, iron and ironing board are also available.
French doors open on to your private patio, with solid teak garden furniture and built-in BBQ area where you can relax whilst the children safely play on the lawn. Shell Cottage warmly welcomes your furry friends, we even have spare food bowls to help ensure their stay is as comfortable as possible.

Shell Cottage at The Bay, Filey is the perfect base to explore the Yorkshire coast with more than 100 miles of stunning shoreline.

In the area you can discover secluded coves, beautiful beaches and picturesque fishing villages. Visit the nearby Victorian seaside town of Filey, with its own five mile stretch of beaches, offering something for everyone.
Moving further north brings you to Whitby where you can discover its fascinating history and walk in the footsteps of Captain Cook and Count Dracula. Go back further in time to the idyllic traditional fishing village of Robin Hoods Bay and explore its ginnels and cobbled alleyways.
To the south lies Bridlington with its flat golden sandy beaches. Both Flamborough Head and Bempton Cliffs are a haven for wildlife. Learn to surf at Scarborough or pay a visit to the theatre. Visit Staithes and walk down the steep bank to the cobbled streets and quaint fishing harbour.
15 minute walk through the site to the 5 miles of sandy beach that is Filey Bay. Walking North along the beach for 25 minutes takes you to Filey town.
The use of a car is helpful, but there is a bus service from The Bay and also easy access to Filey train station.
8 miles to Scarborough and 7 miles to Bridlington
Further Details:
The Filey area offers: horse riding, an 18 hole golf course, the North Yorkshire Moors, the historic city of York and the breath taking Yorkshire heritage coastline – all close by.

Facilities and Activities on Site include:
• Indoor heated pool and toddler pool
• Swimming lessons
• Gym
• Gym classes
• Beauty therapies and treatment room
• Public house
• Italian Restaurant and Coffee Shop
• Archery
• Crossbow
• Air rifle shooting
• Disc golf
• Table tennis
• Fencing
• Fishing (rod licence required)
• 7 hole putting course
• Junior archery
• Snorkelling and Seascooters
• Tennis court and short tennis
• Waterwalkerz and Body Sorbs
• Aqua glider
Note some activities are seasonal

Guest accommodation at this cottage offers DVD players and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Cots/infant beds are also available.
Recreational amenities at the cottage include a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Shared/communal pool


  • WiFi available

Family friendly

  • Cot/infant bed available
  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer


  • TV
  • Games room
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Cycling on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Cycling nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 5

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

About this area


Located in Filey, this cottage is near theme parks and near the beach. West Avenue Pitch and Putt and Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Treasure Island Mini Golf and South Cliff Italian Gardens. Travelling with kids? Consider Spa Cliff Lift and Bondville Model Village. Discover the area's water adventures with snorkelling and sailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking and mountain biking. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Hunmanby Sands - 11 min walk
  • Muston Sands - 4 min drive
  • Reighton Sands - 4 min drive
  • Filey Beach - 5 min drive
  • Lebberston Golf Club - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Filey Station - 6 min drive


  • The Piebald Inn - 5 min drive
  • The Sugarcube - 6 min drive
  • Frothies - 6 min drive
  • Cobbler's Arms - 6 min drive
  • The Brown Room - 6 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 59 out of 64 reviews
5 - Excellent 92%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 64 reviews
4 - Good 8%
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4/5 Good

Nice cottage in a lovely setting and very good location
We had a nice stay at the cottage. The resort is lovely and very close to the beach. Great location for exploring Filey and surrounding areas.
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5/5 Excellent

A seaside vibe property
Excellent accommodation which was well equipped and beautifully decorated which gave a seaside vibe. Very clean and the bottle of wine and welcome goodies a lovely touch. I would recommend to anyone.
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5/5 Excellent

Great property
Great property, conveniently situated between Filey and Bridlington. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable living area. The whole process was hassle free with clear communication throughout thanks!
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5/5 Excellent

Week at Shell Cottage
This was the second time we've stayed at Shell Cottage. This is an easy place to relax in and very well located for exploring Yorkshire Coast from Bridlington up to Whitby. We'll come again.
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5/5 Excellent

Lovely property
We enjoyed our stay here very much, we would have preferred a private garden but this is not something that is available at this site.
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