About this listing
This is a budget priced room in a sea side bungalow. It is clean and comfortable with two single beds. It is not a self catering space, so it is more suited to those looking to do some sight seeing during the day. A simple breakfast is provided.
BnB - not self-catering.
The bungalow itself is in a stunning location close to the sea. The room is small but perfectly formed and you can have you breakfast overlooking the sea and see horses cantering along the beach. It is not luxurious, it was built in 1925 and is quirky in a pre war sort of way.
Self catering is not offered, but you are welcome to help yourselves to tea and coffee, bring in a takeaway or use the micro wave. There are however, plenty of restaurants in Filey which is only a walk away across the beach or ten minutes in the car, and there is the nearby Primrose Valley Diner for a cooked breakfast if you prefer that to the cereals and toast that I am happy to provide.
Although it is a bungalow it is not very suitable for people with a mobility problem. the shower is over the bath, and there are steps down to the nearby beach. Some people have struggled with that.The bungalow belongs to my brother and I, and inevitably we go there whenever we can, so one of us is likely to be around. We do try to be part of the background.
There is plenty of parking and there is WiFi . I am not an expert on North Yorkshire but I can tell you some of the places of interest and how to get there. There are some lovely walks around the area and Filey itself marks the end of Cleveland Way, which is a beautiful long walk across North Yorkshire .
The locality is also good for birdwatchers;the Bempton bird sanctuary is very close, and one of the photographs is of the brooding Bempton Cliffs. From April to July ,puffins can be seen there, as well as many other sea birds.
There is an excellent theatre in Scarborough , as well as concerts and films, so plenty to entertain you, even though Primrose Valley itself is very quiet. Once you settle in for the night, there is only the sound of the sea for company.
As you will gather there are actually two rooms available in the bungalow and so if you want to bring children they are (website hidden) is safe and I have a collection of buckets and spades for general use.
There is plenty of parking, free WiFi and TV available.
there is also a small smoking area outside with an ashtray for your cigarette ends please.
Interaction with Guests
If guests would like help and advice with anything I will do my best.I am around most of the time as it is my home.
The neighbourhood is really quite quiet and not well developed at all, however if your objective is to get a bit of peace and tranquility back into your life then this is the place to be. Further up the cliff there is a caravan park and they do have many facilities and attractions . Down near the bungalow, however, you cannot hear these attractions at all.
I can provide a simple breakfast of cereal and toast and please feel free make your own cups of tea and coffee when required. At the moment however,I am not in a position to offer self catering beyond the occasional microwave meal.
It is quiet place so guests would be expected to maintain that peaceful atmosphere and there is a smoking area outside the house if people want to smoke. Please use the ashtray provided and not the ground.
I also keep a bookswap shelf if you run out of books where you can either buy one ( proceeds to charity) or swap one
Pets are welcome provided they are well trained and friendly, in fact anyone is welcome if they are well trained and friendly. Just let me know if you do intend bringing your pet(s).
A great three nights with a most welcoming host. Josephine has the uncanny knack of being there when you need her and leaves you be when you're wanting a bit of time to yourself sitting relaxing looking at the magnificent view over to Filey and Bempton cliffs. I felt very much at home and next time I come back to Filey I'll certainly hope there's a room available here with Josephine !!
Josephine - don't change anything !!
She made us feel very welcome and was very generous with her time and advice. We felt very much at home in this beautiful bungalow overlooking the ocean and Flamborough cliffs. We would highly recommend it to anyone.
I would like to thank you once again for a lovely welcome and stay at your wonderfull place. The place is wonderfull and has stunning views but more importantly the welcome you gave both Saffy and me was marvellous. When we return to Yorkshire we will be in contact to see if you have availability. Look forward to seeing you again then!
Jo was a fabulous host. We had a lovely time staying in her cosy cottage.
She spoiled us with a lovely breakfast spread in her room facing the ocean. I would highly recommend staying with her if you are after a relaxing quiet time by the sea.
We loved staying there.
My friend and I had a lovely relaxing time at Josephine's peaceful home. We felt so welcome and she was very hospitable. She made us a delicious homemade breakfast overlooking the ocean and even provided a hot water bottle at night :)
Close walk to Filey and suitable for anyone who wants a break from the city!
Josephine is a very kind person who always took care when I was at her's. Always inquiring if I needed anything. She did all the best for me to feel at home.
Her advices were very useful to me to enjoy my stay on the East coast. I did appreciate her conversation. She kindly answered any of my questions.
It was really great to spend that week with such a nice host.
Lovely venue by the sea. Great plus being able to walk along the (website hidden) was helpful in allowing us to have the internet connection. Lovely breakfast.
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About the Host, Josephine
I am a bit of an ageing hippy and I like living in this beauttful quiet place next to the sea. I am also very sociable however and I like to have guests.
My bungalow was built in 1925 and still retains some of its quirkiness. that means that it is not full of modern technology but I do have WiFi so I can keep in touch with all my friends, and you can do that too. When I am here I lead a relatively simple life, and if you want a restful few days away from the hurley burley then this would suit you. It is within easy reach of Scarborough,Bridlington or York for that matter, so nowhere is too far way. I have books and I have music so you need not be bored. I do like pets although at the moment I don't have any. Dogs like it here, as they too can go for walks on the beach or take a dip in the sea.
If you are a birdwatcher,Bempton Cliffs are visible from the house and it is possible to see puffins there at the right time of the year. the photograph shows the view of Bempton cliffs from my front porch. Even the winters here have their charm so there is something for everyone all the year round.