This has been our 3rd visit to Bumblebee Cottage and once again we weren't disappointed. As said in previous reviews there is everything you need for a comfortable stay and to entertain all ages including the furry kids . It literally feels like it's home from home. For some reason there is enough cutlery & crockery for a street party I'd love it even more if big bath sheets were available - bath towels just don't give me the same level of coziness, but fab that towels are available anyway.
We love this area of the coast & can recommend the Royal Oak nearby for good pub grub, the Park & Ride at Scarborough is fab & incredibly cheap. We ventured to Whitby this time too & used their Park & Ride although it was double the price.
We've eaten at The Buccaneer & Italian in Filey, love The Coffee Shed too and the restaurant on the front above the beach shop which is even dog friendly too. On the whole I would recommend Bumblebee Cottage and Jenny is fabulous, very attentive & aims to sort out any problems with minimal fuss & in a timely manner.
Thanks again Jenny ☺
Bumblebee cottage is excellent, it has everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. Even on a rainy day you could never be bored of things to do in this cottage, there is the biggest a collection of DVD's, games and books. There are even toys for the dogs. The Bay is a beautiful resort, very well maintained and the pool and facilities are fantastic. We give this property 10/10 and will look forward to returning again and would recommend to friends and family.
Bev & Ewan and the two springer spaniels Gem Gem and Badger Bobs. x
The cottage is in a very easy accessible location, the beach is a 7 minute walk away, although quite steep going towards the end - great fun when pushing a pushchair back up lol
The cottage itself has everything you need for a comfortable stay - there is more cutlery than you can shake a stick at, highchair, pots, pans, crockery, games galore and more dvd's than I have ever seen in one collection! - and the welcome pack was a wonderful, thoughtful touch.
The swimming pool on site was clean and well managed, the kids loved it.
Filey is only a 5 minute drive away, an although we only briefly visited due to the weather, I'm sure you could make a day out of going.
Scarborough is also a short drive away and would be a good place to go if you fancied a bit more hustle and bustle.
Overall I would recommend this cottage to anybody, as Jenny communicates excellently, the cottage is clean and well equipped and the price is not extortionate.
From the moment my wife and I walked in here we felt so at home. The place is so cosy and welcoming and what a treat to find a few welcome gifts on the table. The cottage is decorated in such a homely way and when it came to the end of our stay, we both felt so very sad to be leaving.
We always try to get away to the coast in the late autumn as it is so quiet and relaxing. Having a rather large dog it is never easy finding a place that can accommodate us. We were delighted to stumble upon this place and manage to get a stay for such a good price.
The cottage is located in the middle of The Bay, where used to stand the old Filey Butlins. I could not believe my eyes when we pulled into the estate, the local amenities are excellent, with a pool, a gym, a pub and several places to eat... and as the name of the estate suggests, this is right on the bay side and minutes walk from one of the UK's most stunning beaches. A very relaxing and enjoyable beach walk to the town and back again.
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to make a lovely meal... there really was nothing missing. we have recommended this to a few friends and we know that at least one of them has been more than once now.
I have begged my wife to go back here and we will be planning our next visit very soon.
We had a weekend at lovely Bumblebee cottage. There was a really nice welcome tray on arrival and the cottage was clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. It was also really well equipped with kitchen equipment, dvds, games, books and even balls for the dog.
The cottage is on a holiday site and a pass for the pool and gym is provided. There is a pub (certainly dog friendly in January, Italian restaurant and pharmacy. I was surprised there was no shop but there is a lot of building work on site so hopefully one is planned.
There is a lovely meadow about a minute from the cottage which was great for a half hour run around for the dog. Then 10 minutes walk takes you to the magnificent Filey beach. A walk into Filey along the beach is about an hour and tgere are cafes and fast food outlets - we always go for the fish and chips! Just check tide times.
We don't live too far from Filey but it was lovely to spend a weekend rather than a few hours so we'll definitely go back to Bumblebee Cottage.
My husband booked us a weekend break in Bumblebee cottage Jan 13th 2017 and I have to say, it was wonderful.
The welcome was fantastic, with Jenny leaving us fudge, champagne and even a 'Happy Birthday' banner for me!
The cottage is clean, well presented and well kept. It has everything you could possibly need, even stuff for the beach, or ideas on where to eat out, and even dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, tea towels etc - (that I always forget!)
The location is great as its close to the beach and meadow, and the log burner was a fantastic welcome, after those long walks along the beach in the icy wind!
We have 3 children aged 11, 9 and 7 + a dog, so it was really lovely to all get away and spend time together, and as there is Wi-Fi, the older 2 were happy on the evenings chilling on the bunk beds upstairs!
There's plenty to do, with a fully stocked DVD collection (forgot how good 'War of the worlds is!), there's board games galore and the pool is close on-site which is great, and FREE!
We have stayed in Jenny's other cottage on-site also: (Kittiwake) last Summer, and I have to say, come rain or shine, the cottages cater for a very lovely get away. And we will definelty be back.
Filey is a lovely town, and we had another fab time here
Many Thanks, 10/10 A*!!!
We have stayed at many properties on The Bay and Bumblebee is most definitely one of the best and I would stay again without hesitation. It is without a doubt the most well equipped rental I have ever stayed in, there is nothing you could want as the owner has thought of everything...and then some. If you have children then the games and DVD selection is impressive, they could never get bored. We took our dog and she settled straight away in the house.
The cottage is so clean and tidy, something that has let other rentals on The Bay down. It feels like they use professional cleaners rather than the ones on site and it shows. It's spacious, the photos don't really show how roomy and well laid out it was.
Communication from Jenny the owner was fab and no issues at all from initial enquiry to refund of deposit.
As for The Bay itself, well we love it and so does the dog. Miles and miles of unspoilt beach and it never seems busy.
We will return of that I have no doubt and Bumblebee will be our first choice.
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