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Destination guide

Discover the draws of a Filey holiday cottage

Neatly sandwiched between 2 of North Yorkshire's most celebrated nature reserves – the North Yorkshire Moors and the Flamborough Headland – Filey holiday lettings promise a taste of charming English countryside and coast. Walkers, boaters, golfers and beachcombers all love the place, charmed by its blustery sands, high cliffs and manicured golf courses. But that's not all. A rich fishing heritage and enchanting Gothic churches add an intriguing edge of history to the place, while hearty English pubs and seaside restaurants beckon foodies and ale lovers, alike.

History

Delving into history near Filey holiday rentals

Filey's origins go all the way back to early medieval times, when it was just a sleepy civil parish on the English coast. The Grade I listed St Oswald's Church still stands on a low, leafy hill on the edge of the town – it dates from the 12th century. Later times saw Filey develop into a lively fishing port, with white-painted cottages collecting around its central harbour and skiffs bobbing in the water. You can trace that heritage at the Filey Museum, where centuries-old carriages and boats are displayed in a restored fisherman's lodging from the 17th century.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Filey

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Filey has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • West Avenue Pitch and Putt (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Lebberston Golf Club (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Bondville Model Village (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Spa Cliff Lift (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Bridlington Bay Golf Course (7.7 mi / 12.5 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Filey

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 21°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Filey

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Filey. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Filey Beach (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Bempton Cliffs (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
  • South Cliff Italian Gardens (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Sewerby Hall (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • South Bay Beach (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Bridlington Beach (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Filey

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Hunmanby Station or Filey Station to see more of the city.

How to get around

Travelling around your Filey holiday home

Filey is a compact little town, centred on the neat lanes of Mitford Street and Station Avenue. You can easily walk between all of the main sights, the beachfront and the pubs and restaurants, if you're planning on staying in a Filey holiday rental, there. When it comes to breaking into the surrounding North Yorkshire countryside, it might be best to have a car at hand. Your own wheels can get you to the rocky cliffs of Flamborough Head in less than 20 minutes and up to the rolling North Yorkshire Moors in under 30 minutes.

Food & drink 

What to eat near Filey holiday cottages

Foodie travellers will have plenty to get through in the gastropubs and country restaurants of North Yorkshire. A whirlwind of Wensleydale cheese, parkin – a dark gingerbread – and homemade fruit chutneys are on offer in the delicatessens of the region. Then there are the frothing English ales that await in the pubs, the perfect accompaniment to a classic Sunday roast with all the trimmings –and a double serving of Yorkshire pudding, of course. Tearooms close to your Filey holiday home are the perfect place to recharge with steaming brews, after all those bracing walks along the beach. Be sure to order your mug with a side of sweet curd tart or a buttery shortbread biscuit.

Essential info

Important things to know when travelling to Filey

  • Be ready to navigate winding country roads if you're planning on driving while staying in Filey holiday cottages
  • A 10% tip is normal etiquette for good service in restaurants
  • You can call 999 to reach emergency services and the coastguard
  • Be sure to pack plenty of warm clothes for that trip to Filey – things can get chilly on the wild North Yorkshire coast
  • Filey holiday rentals tend to be most popular in the summer months, between June and August

How many holiday rentals are available around Filey?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 867 holiday lettings around Filey. From 634 bungalows to 634 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Filey?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Filey. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Filey Station: 1,210 holiday lettings
  • West Avenue Pitch and Putt: 1,208 holiday lettings
  • Filey Beach: 1,223 holiday lettings
  • Sewerby Hall: 1,036 holiday lettings
  • Bridlington Harbour: 1,072 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Filey listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Bungalows in Filey?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 634 Bungalows in Filey. Our other popular types of Filey holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 634 self catering accommodations
  • Caravans: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 93 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Houses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Filey?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 161 holiday homes with pool available in Filey. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.