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Harlequin dog friendly 2 bedroomed cottage at The Bay with access to the beach



Updated: 22-Nov-2016
Cottage in Filey, Yorkshire, England - Your seaside home from home

HARLEQUIN COTTAGE is your luxury retreat and is set amongst acres of peaceful wild flower meadows with private access to the stunning sandy beach. The resort facilities are endless, offering indoor swimming pools, fully equipped gym, spa, tennis courts, archery, fishing, mini football, water sports etc. There is even a golf course just 5 minutes drive away.

The holiday village has a family/dog friendly pub serving delicious meals, Cafe Italia for pizzas, snacks and ice cream and a pharmacy which also sells those basic essentials.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hello and thank you for viewing our cottage.

Harlequin is owned by me Sharon, my husband Andrew and Grace our Sprocker. We are from Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

We bought the cottage in 2014 after a day trip to The Bay having heard how dog friendly it is.

We have tried to make Harlequin a home from home, providing everything that you usually have to hand. We don't want you to have to think about washing up liquid, tea-towels and dishcloths - You're On Holiday!!

We hope that you have found all the details you need. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact us. We would love to hear from you. There are no added fees if you book directly through our website.

Sharon & Andrew www.fileybaycottages.co.uk

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Guestbook comments from the owner


"absolutely fabulous”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago for a stay in December 2014 NEW

Beautiful new house, warm, clean and home from home....lots of extras and an extremely comfortable stay. Lovely resort, fabulous private beach.....short drive to Riley for supplies and a lovely Christmas at walk on the beach. All in all a great short break couldn't have picked a better place thank you very very much:-) more

Jan512014 Chesterfield, United Kingdom

“Perfect , everything we needed”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in October 2014

Had a fantastic 4 days lovely beach where we took the dog every morning then afternoon walked round the lakes all a 3 minute stroll. Close to scarborough and whitby did plenty of sight seeing. The cottage was lovely had everything we needed, Definitely will be back. more

Vanessa G Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

“Superb cottage in an excellent location”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 31 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We had a lovely stay and were sad to leave. We've stayed at The Bay many times and would rate this cottage as one of the best. Compared to some of the other 2 bedroom cottages, this one is more spacious, but more importantly the owner has put a lot of thought into making sure that guests have everything they... more

616LAM Millport, United Kingdom
Dec 2014
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


Best place ever

  • 5 of 5

Have returned to Harlequin for the third time now and it never fails to impress. When expectations have been set so high, nothing else compares. The owners have thought of everything and nothing is too much trouble and the cottage is well equipped to the highest standard. We will never stay anywhere else-why bother when we know that Harlequin will be out home from home. Can't wait to go again next summer-already booked! Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for such a complimentary review and so glad to hear that you enjoy staying at Harlequin so much. We have tried hard to create a holiday home where people can just unpack, relax and enjoy themselves and it sounds like we are getting it right. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Best Wishes Sharon
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The Bay Filey

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic three day stay at The Bay in Filey

The cottage was beautiful and catered for all our needs

A big thank you to Sharon making the break so relaxing and Mollie sends a big thank you

for her doggie treats

We will certainly return in the near future

Janice and Mike Tinkley

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a complimentary review and tell Mollie she is very welcome for her treats - we value our doggy guests. We look forward to welcoming you all back soon. Best wishes Sharon
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Everything we could ask for and more!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, clean and comfortable cottage that had everything we needed and more for a family with a small child.

Everywhere was spotless and even had handy things such as childrens DVDs, board games and umbrellas - all of which we used.

Our 3 year old loved the cottage and it was great he was able to play both out the front and back of the house. The on site leisure facilities were also great and we all had a good time at the beach.

We will definatley be returning and hope to stay in the same cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Claire for such a wonderful complimentary review. It's good to hear that we are getting things right with the things we provide at the cottage. We too think it's great that children can play at the front of the cottage, with us being set back from the road. We would love to welcome you back anytime and look forward to hearing from you. Best Wishes Sharon
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Short but sheer pleasure

  • 5 of 5

Firstly I must highlight the owner Sharon's attentiveness, despite not actually greeting us in person, her communications via e mail are what every hospitality providers should be doing. Being someone who through business have travelled extensively around the world, Sharon shows that the littlest touches makes the bigger picture an overall pleasure.

The property was immaculate, with every conceivable items needed to make this a home from home stay. If your thinking of booking, don't bring the things that you think won't be there as they are. So even for those predictable days when the weather wants to spoil your break, they have that covered too, for a stay at home having quality family fun. As the whole development is relativity new, it does need some work on increasing the eateries available. We had a meal at the John Paul Jones, which was average, then a meal at the relaunched Italian restaurant, which had only been open a couple of days, to use the words of Sonia "soft opening" our meal wasn't the best, however the efforts of Sonia to satisfy us were outstanding, Sonia your a credit to the restaurant, being attentive is okay however you and your colleague were being over attentive. As it was difficult to fully enjoy our time having the meal. I must say these are minor gripes about what was great stay. Thank you very much!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karl for a super complimentary review - you have truly flattered me. We always try to give guests what we would like for ourselves when booking a holiday and it's lovely to hear that we are getting it right. Your comments about the eateries are very interesting. We do seem to hear mixed reviews about the John Paul Jones although we have always been very satisfied with the food in there. Lets hope the Italian improves because it would be a big asset to the site. Thanks again. Best Wishes Sharon
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Clean, well equipped, definitely recommend

  • 5 of 5

The house was excellent, it had everything you wanted, even an Xbox. The bay has some great facilities the pool is really good and the activities are great value for money. An easy walk to the beach is a must. Would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. I'm glad to hear that you found everything you needed in the cottage and that you enjoyed the facilities of The Bay. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Best Wishes Sharon
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comfy cottage

  • 3 of 5

Nice clean,warm well equipt cottage. The only downside is there is building work going on directly behind the cottage with the noise starting at 8 am and continuing all through the day till 4pm.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad to hear that you found the cottage comfortable and well equipped. We have tried to provide everything that a guest could need or want. I am sorry that you were disturbed by noise. I have been assured that this is the final push to get the new cottages ready for the spring. Best wishes Sharon
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Filey Museum
Bella Italia Ristorante

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Harlequin at The Bay Filey is the perfect base to explore the Yorkshire coast with more than 100 miles of stunning shoreline. 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 one of its four theatres. Visit Staithes and walk down the steep bank to the cobbled streets and quaint fishing harbour.


15 minute walk through site to the 5 miles of sandy beach that is Filey Bay. Walking North along the beach for 25 minuets takes you to Filey town.


The use of a car is helpful, but the property has a bus stopping outside on the main road and has 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 on Site

• Indoor heated pool and toddler pool

• Swimming lessons*

• Gym

• Gym classes*

• Beauty therapies and treatment room*

• Public house†

• Coffee shop†

• Wi-Fi access (in public house)

• 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 Zorbs*

• Aqua glider*


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter Warmer
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas & New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Feb 2017
10 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Feb - Mar 2017
24 Feb 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mar 2017
17 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mar - Apr 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Apr - May 2017
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May - Jun 2017
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Jun 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
All prices include bed linen, house towels, wi-fi, access to the leisure centre and all kitchen essentials.

Dogs are free!

A non-refundable 25% deposit is required on booking, balance payable 6 weeks prior to visit.






Further details of short break pricing at other times can be found on our website www.fileybaycottages.co.uk

Changeover Day:
During school holidays and peak periods changeover days are Friday, Saturday or Monday.
We really would like to be flexible with the dates you need. Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am.

Notes on prices:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 633 sq. ft.


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bath (no shower)
  • Upstairs - There is a family bathroom with bath with rainfall shower over, heated towel rail, wc and basin. Downstairs Cloakroom - WC and basin


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has a small walk in wardrobe, two bedside cabinets and a set of drawers, double bed and TV. The second bedroom is a twin and has a large wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinet with a TV/DVD.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Furnished and decorated to a high standard 'Harlequin' offers comfortable accommodation with a spacious open-plan lounge/diner with TV/DVD and a fully equipped kitchen. It has 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom - both with TV. The cottage has Free Wi-Fi. Harlequin at The Bay Holiday Village has a wonderful setting and boasts private access onto the award winning safe, sandy beach. The cosy cottage’s modern fittings are complemented by The Bay’s extensive facilities and is renowned as one of the UK’s most prestigious coastal holiday villages. Perfect for short breaks and holidays all year round. Outside: The patio has a brick built BBQ with comfortable teak armchairs and a table with seating for 4. The large, rear shared garden is mostly flat lawn with attractive planting overlooking a boules court which is shared with the other cottages. Harlequin sits safely behind a courtyard area set well back from the quiet road. Cross the road to enjoy the Meadows or walk for 5 minutes to The John Paul Jones Pub with free Wi-Fi, Sky Sports, Pool and a friendly atmosphere. Here you will also find Café Italia Brasserie, Cafe by day and Brasserie by night and the Leisure Centre. The Leisure Centre has a 20m heated swimming pool, a toddler pool, Sauna, Steam Room and fully equipped Gym - complimentary for all guests. Upstairs you will a Spa and Beauty Rooms. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included along with all kitchen essentials

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