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Beautiful Grade 2 Listed Town House With Sea Views - sleeps 14 in 8 bedrooms

People14
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's2
Space 2,906 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

House in Filey, Yorkshire, England - 4 Minutes Walk To Golden Sandy Beach Yet Only 2 Minutes Walk To Town.

Special offer late booking discount for week 28th July 2017 to 4th August 2017, reduced by £500, now only £1,400.

Built in 1830, this grade 2 listed house retains all of it's charm, with a wealth of period features, having been sensitively restored and brought into the 21st century. It's equipped to a high standard to ensure a real home from home feeling, with comfy beds with white cotton bed linen and towels, board games and toys, a play station and everything you might need for cooking a special meal, from a garlic press to gigantic saucepans. Filey is a hidden gem of a resort, with a 4 mile gently shelving sandy beach which children adore, a golf course, lawn tennis club and sailing club, all of which accept holiday makers. The next bay, Cayton Bay, has a surf school. Walking is fantastic with both the Cleveland Way and Wolds way starting or ending in Filey. There's a small station with trains to York, or you can drive in about an hour and it's well worth a visit. The North Yorkshire Moors steam trains run from Pickering, where you can stop off at Goathland, better known as Aidensfield in Heartbeat, or head through to Whitby and see the delights of the northern end of the moors. Filey is the home of the Yorkshire Cobble, the oldest style of fishing boat, based on Viking longboats, and they are still used today by some of the towns fishermen. The house is warm and cosy in the winter, and you feel amazing after a long walk on the beach but it's cool and welcoming after a hot day lazing in the summer sunshine. It's a very spacious house, great for sharing with friends or family, allowing room to be separate and room to be together. We rarely accept pets and ask guests not to smoke in the house.


Owner
Melanie Welford-Carroll
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Melanie Welford-Carroll

We bought Savona to use as a "home from home" weekend get away, to help our daughter who suffered badly with asthma and allergies. The sea air helps her to breathe easily and she hardly needs to use her inhalers when we're in Filey. We rarely allow pets at the house to help ensure it's as low allergy as possible and now that she's 17 she's so much better. We still all really enjoy staying at Savona but now go with a house full of teenagers! It's lovely to read the guest book and see that the house is bringing pleasure to so many other families and that so many birthdays, anniversaries and special family reunions are hosted at the house.

Melanie Welford-Carroll purchased this house in 2004

Why Melanie Welford-Carroll chose Filey

Filey is the nearest seaside town to drive to from our house and, unlike its near neighbours of Scarborough and Bridlington, is really quiet and unspoilt. It's the kind of town where I'm happy to let my children wander around the shops and go to the park. When we bought Savona we found out that it belonged to the brother of my uncle, so that was a huge coincidence!

What makes this house unique

When we stay, our children bring friends and they can have their own space, watching what they want on tv, playing music or just chilling out without disturbing us and our friends. There's plenty to keep them occupied, from the usual games and barbecues on the beach, to surfing lessons or body boarding. Being 17 and 15 they love the independence of walking to the local Italian restaurant or shops without parents and we're happy to let them. We enjoy a walk on the beach followed by a huge brunch with bacon and eggs, then reading the Sunday papers. Bliss!

Filey Brigg is another family favourite, with masses of rock pooling and crashing waves over the rocks. It's a photographer's heaven. Be sure to refer to the tide tables first though, as you must allow time to walk back!

Guestbook comments from the owner

A perfect setting for our family reunion, even the weather came to the party! A good week was enjoyed by all. Thank you.
Aug 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Filey in Scarborough District

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2906 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , This toilet is on the same floor as bedrooms 1 and 2
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure , This wetroom style shower is on the same floor as beds 1 & 2
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom is ensuite to bedroom 5
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom is on same floor as bedrooms 5 and 6
    Toilet - Toilet , This toilet is on same floor as bedrooms 3 and 4
  • Wet room shower Shower room with basin and WC Roll top bathroom with shower over, plus basin and WC En suite bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC (bedroom 5) Separate WC Separate WC
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This bedroom is on the same floor as bedroom 1
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is on the same floor as bedroom 4
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , This bedroom is on the same floor as bedroom 3
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , This bedroom is on the same floor as bedroom 5
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Single Bed , This bedroom is on the same floor as bedroom 7
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , On the same floor as bedroom 6 Has a sofa, chair,TV and XBox
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , On the same floor as bedroom 2. Has a sofa and tv
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , On the same floor as bedroom 8 and has a tv
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (8 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 super king bed & wash basin, sofa and tv Bedroom 2 twin beds & wash basin Bedroom 3 king size bed & wash basin Bedroom 4 single bedroom & wash basin Bedroom 5 super king bed and en-suite bathroom, sea view, sofa, chair, TV and Xbox 360 Bedroom 6 twin beds, & basin, sea view Bedroom 7 twin beds & basin, sea view, with TV Bedroom 8 single bedroom, sea views.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The house has a great many stairs and is therefore not ideal for the elderly or disabled. There is unrestricted parking on the street in front of the house plus parking for 1 car at the back of the house. Outside: The house has a very small gravelled garden in front and a paved area behind but essentially outside space is very restricted, however the band stand park is about 100 yards away with many benches and places to sit. Glen Gardens and the beach are both only 4 minutes walk away and so there's an abundance of places to enjoy sitting outside, barbecuing or picnicking. There are 2 swimming pools in Filey open to the public and a large open air paddling pool beside the sea for smaller children. The "Country Park" above Filey Brigg is a nice walk away or you can jump of the "Filey Hopper" if you prefer. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble drier, sink and drainer, airer, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: White cotton bedding and towels are included in the price and are changed weekly. Beach towels are not supplied. Mid week linen changes or cleaning can be arranged, but a further charge will be levied. Other: The dining room is something special, comfortably seating 14 around a large table, perfect for family celebration meals. A huge Victorian oil lamp hangs above the table (not to be used due to risk of fire) and a sense of informal grandeur prevails!

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Beautiful Grade 2 Listed Town House With Sea Views - sleeps 14 in 8 bedrooms
average rating of 4.8 based on 28 reviews
5

Perfect place for a gathering of friends

  • 5 of 5

We were back at Savona for the 2nd year running. Once again, we found it to be comfortable, extremely well equipped and just a happy place to be! There is so much space - we all had different rooms this year & we all liked them equally.

We met Tanya the housekeeper on arrival & departure - she was so lovely and helpful. Thanks once again for a fabulous break! We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Savona again this year and I'll make sure Tanya sees your comments - I know she'll be delighted too!
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5

Brilliant property in a brilliant location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time for our third year staying at the Savona. Perfect location and the bedrooms were immaculate. We will definitely be booking again. The only improvement I could mention would be to the lounge. This would not put us off booking at all but it is the only room in our opinion that probably needs a little TLC. Overall though fantastic holiday in a fantastic house.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous house, well equipped and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 11 staying over Easter. The house was big enough for all of us and very well equipped. We ate at the huge dining table most evenings. Fantastic location.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Brilliant stay at great house- has everything advertised and more. Loved Filey too-we will be back

  • 5 of 5

Clean, warm every utensil you could ask for. Could not fault- even the weather was a lot better than forecast!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely warm house which is very well equipped and in the perfect position

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house which is obviously looked after very well. It had everything you could possibly need for a lovely holiday and is very competitively priced. This was our second stay and we would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely building, kept to a fairly high standard

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely building which is kept to a pretty high standard. The decor is plain and functional and the furniture and the fittings are well suited to the building. There was a few minor points of concern during our stay but were dealt with suitably by the house keeper. It's a shame there isn't a suggestion box, as there were one or two things that I think would improve the place to some extent. Overall good value.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review, it's very much appreciated. I'm sorry you had a couple of minor concerns during your stay but am very pleased that Tanya sorted them quickly to your satisfaction. We do encourage guests to let us know of any suggestions for improvements, so I'll give you a ring to find out what you'd like to see done and implement them if we can. Having now chatted, I'll ask Tanya to tell our guests that we supply heat resistant oven cloths, not gloves, so no future guests think there's nothing to use! I'll also ask her to point out the auto control on the oven and double check that there is no loo without paper when our guest arrive.
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Location

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Ferry
63 Kilometres
Hull
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Filey
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Filey
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Filey
Nearest Beach
0.25 Kilometres
Filey

Coast/Beach:

Only a 4 minute walk to the 4 mile, clean, safe, golden sandy beach of Filey bay, bounded to the south by Flamborough Head and Bempton Cliffs (RSPB reserve) and to the north by Filey Brigg. Divers can enjoy the wreck of the Bonhomme Richard, sunk in 1779, which has recently won Heritage Lottery funding. Sailing is popular in the bay and paragliders fly off the Brigg, whilst surfers ride the waves at neighbouring Cayton Bay. There's plenty to do or you can just relax on the beach and watch.

Travel:

It's easiest to come to Filey by car or train. Once at the house a car is not necessary for shopping, restaurants, the beach or other local facilities. However there's a lot of places further a field to explore so we would recommend a car.

The nearest airports are Durham Tees Valley (68 miles), Leeds Bradford (70 miles), Newcastle (105 miles) and Manchester (127 miles). The nearest port is Hull (45 miles) with sailings to Rotterdam and Zeebrugger.

Distances:

Located 2 minutes walk to the centre of Filey (bakery, restaurants etc) and about 15 minutes drive to N Yorks Moors, with its stone built villages and pretty pubs, including Goathland, (Aidensfield in Heartbeat), Staithes (Old Jack's Boat, CBeebies and Captain James Cook's home), gorgeous Runswick Bay, Robin Hoods Bay (coast to coast walk), Whitby\Ravenscar (Bram Stoker's Dracula), Pickering's North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Hogwart's Express), or slightly further afield, Thirsk (James Herriott).

Further Details:

Whilst further afield, there are lots of Michelin guide restaurants to try. Here's just a few: Fox & Hounds at Goldsborough, Anvil Inn at Sawdon, La Lanterna, Jeremy's or Green Room in Scarborough, in Whitby\Sands End Estbek House (or Magpie for traditional fish & chips), Cliffemount at Runswick Bay, in York - The Star Inn the City, in Thirsk area Swan at Oldstead(1 Michelin star) or Star at Harome (1 Michelin star), in Pickering the White Swan.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Filey, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid 5
13 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£471
for 3 nights
From
£299
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,100
 
 
Half term May 18
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£514
for 3 nights
From
£299
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,200
 
 
High Summer
13 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
Mid 6
31 Aug 2018 - 11 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£493
for 3 nights
From
£299
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,150
 
 
October half term 18
12 Oct 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Low 2
19 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£471
for 3 nights
From
£299
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,100
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
£1,114
for 4 nights
From
£499
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,950
 
 
Low
4 Jan 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£386
for 3 nights
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
 
 
Half term
15 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£471
for 3 nights
From
£275
Fri,Sun
£1,100
 
 
Low
25 Feb 2019 - 11 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£386
for 3 nights
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
 
 
Easter holidays
12 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Mid
29 Apr 2019 - 2 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
 
 
Spring Bank
3 May 2019 - 6 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 4 nights
From
£250
 
 
Mid
7 May 2019 - 23 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£471
for 3 nights
From
£299
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,100
 
 
Whit & half term
24 May 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Summer
3 Jun 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
£514
for 3 nights
From
£299
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,200
 
 
High summer
19 Jul 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
Mid
2 Sep 2019 - 10 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£471
for 3 nights
From
£299
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,100
 
 
Half term
11 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Low
21 Oct 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£152
for 3 nights
From
£299
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,100
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2019 - 26 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
New Year
27 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Telephone or email your preferred dates. I will then send a booking form which should be returned within 10 days with a 25% deposit, (either bank transfer, cheque or credit card). The balance is payable 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. On receipt of full payment, access details and housekeeper contact details are supplied.

Changeover Day:
Fridays are the usual changeover day for either weekend breaks or full week holidays, and Mondays for mid week breaks. Standard arrival time is 4pm and departure is 10am.

Notes on prices:
We also advertise on Cottages For You website (property ref 19757). We aim to be substantially cheaper on Owners Direct than C4Y, although the saving during peak summer weeks is minimal as I have to pay a penalty for every owner booking I take. At other times of the year you can expect to save around 20% or more over Cottages For You price for the same holiday.
As a guide our 3 night weekend break is about 70% of the full week price. Mid week breaks are great value, in low season working out at £8.03 per person per night, based on full occupancy of 14 guests - a great deal for the newly retired and those not tied to school holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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