• About The Follies - The Old Folly

    Choose from a variety of nearby activities, including golf, fishing, walking and bird watching.

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    • Asset 46

      1 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 2 people

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      1 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Television
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Coastal within 3 miles
      Coastal within 3 miles
    • Coastal within 5 miles
      Coastal within 5 miles
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
    • Station within 1 mile
      Station within 1 mile
    Safer Stays

    We have encouraged all of our owners to adapt their cleaning routine. The provider of this accommodation has confirmed they are following the Safer Stays principles, which include:

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    • Extra time for property to air
    • Safe key collection and key drop
    • Hand soap or sanitiser provided
    • Social distancing guidance
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Choose from a variety of nearby activities including golf fishing walking and bird watching. Cosy living room with rug on stone floor Gothic arched windows and insets in walls vaulted ceiling and original Gothic archway leading to grounds. Well-equipped fitted kitchendining room with stone floor. Bathroom with shower over whirlpool bath and toilet. First floor Minstrel gallery double bedroom with standard 4ft 6in double bed and sloping ceiling with restricted head room from foot of bed.\n \n \n\nElec full oil CH bed linen and towels inc \n\nTV\n\nDVD\n\nStereoCD\n\nMwave\n\nWasherdryer\n\nDwasher\n\nShared freezer\n\nShared \n34\n-acre natural grounds\n\nParking\n\nGarden with patio and furniture\n\nMountain bike loaned\n\nChauffeur service in Bentley Arnage to local restaurant by prior arr\n\nPet free of charge\n\nNo smoking\n\nUnsuitable for the infirm and children\n\n Originally built in 1825 as a ruin this unique Grade II listed building has been sympathetically transformed into two lovely detached gatehouses yet retaining all the visual appearances of a ruin. Built in stone from Filey Brigg The Follies are set in \n34 \nacres of natural grounds and visitors are welcome to wander through them where there is an abundance of wildlife including rabbits owls and squirrels.\nCentrally located for exploring the North Yorkshire coast moors and wolds the historic town of Filey is only 3 miles distant with its wide sandy beach and all the attractions of a popular seaside resort. Scarborough and Bridlington are both easily accessible as is the beautiful city of York. There is a 9-hole golf course locally fishing available nearby and an RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs providing interest for bird-watchers. There are plenty of local shops and pubs within walking distance and good railway links. Shop 500 yards. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/143/840/143233.jpg IJQ

    The Follies - The Old Folly reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.2 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews

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    out of 10

    Lovely quirky cottage. Good location for East Yorkshire coast and within reach of North Yorkshire Moors. Well appointed cottage. Comfy lounge. Well equipped kitchen diner. Friendly owner. A relaxing break. Met all expectations.



    out of 10

    Had a perfect weekend. Very relaxed! The Folly is cosy and comfy with everything you need. It really is a beautiful place. 2 great pubs 10 minute walk away and filey is 10 mins drive or 1 stop on the train. Thank you Vicky for the wine and chocolates, such a lovely thought.



    out of 10

    Brill place to stay. The village has good pubs, brill deli. Vicky & Mike were very good hosts - always on hand if wee needed anything.



    out of 10

    Fantastic little old gate keepers cottage , it’s so cosy . The double bed is more like a big single and if I are over 5 foot 6 u might bang your head on the beams a lot and struggle getting under the shower . Hunmanby village had everything u need , 3 dog friendly pubs which all serve food and it’s a 5 minute drive to the beach . This is the 2nd time here and have booked to go again later in the year . Oh and the lady who owns it is very friendly and welcoming , and left us a bottle of wine and box of chocolates . 



    out of 10

    had the most amazing time. Great walks pubs shops. Easy to get to both Filey & Bridlington Will definatly return.



    out of 10

    A superb holiday accommodation, exactly as described on website. Easy access to village and all amenities. Ideally placed for touring coast and in shore attractions. Very friendly owner only too willing to help with local information and recommendations



    out of 10

    Very cosy and comfortable. Well equipped. Delightful host.



    out of 10

    To all those looking to stay at the Follies you must take note that it’s not properly stipulated in the description in regards to the true layout of this cottage. If you suffer with a bad back or weak joints then avoid this place at all costs. What it clearly does not state is that the bedroom ceiling is so sharply vaulted you cannot stand up and walk normally around the bed to access the wardrobe or dressing table, you must either double yourself up and walk like a cripple or if your very tall like me you must go around the bedroom on your hands and knees!!! The plus side is if you do sustain an injury the bed is comfortable for to pass out on. You must also not be kidded in believing that York is easily accessible, on a good clear road you can get there in an hour. However the A64 goes down to one lane on many occasions so you will find your journey thwarted with traffic and as such the “easily accessible” York is about 2 hours to get too. I choose this place because it appeared to be idyllic and quirky not to mention the many stars other people have given it, all I can say is these other high starred comments are clearly from people who naturally live in hovels, I have stated in true 4 and 5 star cottages and this is not one of them. Also if you require wi-fi then you will be spending a great deal of time wandering the gardens and grounds as the signal comes from the owners house and does not penetrate into the cottage as the walls are so thick. That also goes for network signal, great if you want to lose all access to the rest of the world but useless otherwise. From the pictures you would be led to believe that you are in a rural paradise, what you are getting is a cottage that is directly on the main road through the town and you do not get the peace and tranquility you may be looking for with the regular hum or traffic passing by your windows. Otherwise the bed is comfortable and the shower has acceptable water pressure but that’s it!! It became so uncomfortable that we left a day earlier then intended and when we informed the owner of our early departure she neither looked surprised or even enquired as to why we were leaving, clearly didn’t care or was interested. To all those who choose to stay here and ignore my comments I wish you all the best with your head injuries from that vile bedroom ceiling. Also if your taking a dog, just be warned there is no welcome pack for your four legged friend and they stipulate that dogs are not to be left unattended in the cottage or to access upstairs or sit on the furniture unless you clear up after the fur and prints they may leave in their wake. Best of luck!!!



    out of 10

    This is an amazing place,everything youneedalso the beach is beautiful.we have booked again already for next year .just stunning.



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