Just back from a lovely, relaxing long weekend up on Yorkshire’s East Coast. The best we’ve had so far as a family.
We’ve walked on beautiful beaches, eaten out, swam, chilled and simply enjoyed each other’s company – bliss. My favourite part overall has been the gorgeous beach hut we stayed in at new holiday development The Bay at Filey.
We stayed in one of The Bay’s Nikki Beach Huts perfectly made up of a lounge area with log burner, kitchen-diner, twin bedroom with Jack and Jill doors to the shower room/toilet, and master bedroom with an ensuite featuring a rainforest shower. The space has been used so well and the three of us and a dog had more than enough room to spread out and snuggle up.
The finish of the hut, named Mariners Beach House, is to a very high standard and the owners’ stylish and well-thought-out touches, such as beach-themed trinkets and homely cushions and throws, add to a true sense of cosy seaside luxury. Everything was catered for and our little boy thought it was magical, he kept looking up at the porthole-style windows and raising his hands in astonishment – he’d never seen a window so high before.
I can only imagine how nice it is in summer: Watching the sunset from the decked area off the lounge, glass in hand and bi-folding doors flung open.
Built on the site of Billy Butlin’s mid-centrury holiday park, The Bay boasts a picture perfect range of spanking new holiday homes for sale or rent and families are snapping them up at a rate of knots. Gone are the traditional chalets of yesteryear, replaced by nautically-neat beach huts and quaint brick-built houses, all within a stone’s throw of Filey’s stunning five mile sandy beach. On site is a leisure complex complete with pool, sauna and steam room and gym, an Italian restaurant and pub.
I’m so glad to see some investment being poured into this coast; From The Bay’s impressive array of holiday homes to scaffolding shooting up along Filey’s once dingy promenade, it’s clear that once again families are favouring our British seaside and they’ll not be going home disappointed. I mean what more could you want – sand, a bucket and spade and a sense of life being breathed into places which for so many hold so much nostalgia.
This has been the most enjoyable break I’ve been on with a baby in tow, I think it’s down to the familiarity of the area and the laid back feel to the beach hut. It was homely, practical and cosy. It felt so special and I’ve come home feeling relaxed and refreshed. Highly recommend.