The Bay Review – Filey

The Bay, Filey – May 2019

The main thing I recall is nearly getting blown away – quite literally with the unpredictable English weather. But the location and holiday overall was really lovely.

Staying in a Superior Beach House (pet friendly), with 2 bedrooms, sleeping 4. Not comfortably, but we all managed to fit in with our belongings. Designed as a beach house the accommodation itself was clean and well laid out. With a fully equipped kitchen, including dishwasher and washer/dryer. It had everything we required when we cooked meals whilst there.

There was a joint dining and lounge area with a comfortable sofa and log burning stove. There are bi-folding doors leading onto a decking, which had fairy lights around it as a nice touch also had outside table and chairs. The master bedroom had an en-suite with a rainfall shower and the second bedroom for us had twin beds (however these can be arranged in a format of your choice).

Small print to help you out – Towels and bedding were provided, however everything else you need to take eg washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets – if your questioning whether to take it or not, probably best to pack it!

The facilities suffered badly with the wet and windy weather when we visited, also disappointing was the closure of the swimming pool throughout our stay. We saw the swimming pool but I can’t really pass any comments other than that.

Taking this out of the equation we took part in archery which could be played by both adults and children – the facilitator was extremely friendly and after some practice made a competition for both sides to participate in. There was also other activities to choose from which included tennis (was too windy for the ball for us), other activities include family geo-caching, body zorbs, clay play, swimming pool most activities I believe are weather and date specific.

We made use of the fully equipped gym room, membership was open to the locals so it wasn’t overly busy and had everything you needed for a quick gym session whilst on holiday.

We relaxed and had a drink in the pub, this was by far the busy place to be throughout our stay. Open to all ages you could relax and have a drink of choice or something to eat if you didn’t fancy cooking.

Although at the time it wasn’t of interest to us, there was a playground with swings, stepping stones and monkey bars. Perfect for toddlers and little ones.

You can easily walk from The Bay down to the beach on a dedicated path way, perfect for walking up to a 5 mile stretch or paddling in the sea. Do be aware however there is quite a steep decline down for those not so mobile on their feet.

Within easy reach of both Scarborough and Bridlington the location really is ideal for exploring the seaside towns, beaches and eating plenty of fish and chips. Overall the service at The Bay was very friendly and it had everything you needed on hand. It was a perfect place to use as a base to explore the local area, or you could simply stay on site for the duration of your holiday and enjoy the facilities – the choice really is up to you. We would return.

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