Find out everything you need about Reighton House in Reighton, Filey and whether this holiday rental is right for you.
This large, elegant country house in its own grounds is a touch of real class and has plenty of room for a large family, group of friends – four-legged included – and/or colleagues to unwind by the seaside.
It has lots of facilities to keep everyone amused, while its proximity to Filey and the coast makes it an ideal base to explore the North Yorkshire coast.
Enjoy the miles of sandy beaches, clifftop walks and nature reserves, soak up the unique atmosphere of Filey, visit some traditional English seaside towns and experience the hidden gem that is the Yorkshire Wolds.
Sleeping sixteen in six bedrooms over three floors, king-size four-poster double bed with en-suite walk-in shower, wash hand basin and WC, another king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, one more king-size double, a family room on the second floor with four singles, en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, another second-floor family room with a double and single bed, plus one more double bedroom on the second floor.
Elegant dining room based around an open fire with flat screen tv, high spec kitchen and games room with pool table (which also converts into 12 seater dining table), table football and dartboard. Outside terrace surrounded by high walls, with bbq and covered dining suite.
For a large group, including two well-behaved dogs, Filey and the surrounding area have lots to enjoy. Filey Bay has a long stretch of sandy beach, protected by the promontory at Filey Brigg. Take the dogs and explore the rock pools around the bay at low tide, and try to spot the many species of migrant and established sea bird colonies. For the more serious bird watchers, Bempton Cliffs nature reserve is a must, and the RSPB has a well-managed site here, with visitor facilities to match. Keep an eye out for the puffins, seasonal visitors who always go down well with the youngsters.
Take a walk along Filey beach’s famous two promenades, and watch the cobles (fishing boats) launch and land with the day’s catch. Enjoy some of that fresh fish with home-cooked chips, and explore the town, which has retained its character and is a mass of narrow streets and ginnels (lanes) where you can pick up souvenirs and essentials from a host of independent shops, while the dogs enjoy the adventure and follow their noses.
Take a short drive north to Scarborough and visit Alpamare Waterpark, a unique adventure site that will keep kids and adults alike enthralled for hours. To the south is Bridlington, another traditional English seaside resort with excellent views across the North Sea and the Humber Estuary. Head west into the Yorkshire Wolds, home of a way of life unspoiled for hundreds of years, and visit historic Sledmere House and Gardens, a Georgian manor where dogs and kids are welcome.
This holiday home has more than enough to keep everybody happy, including two dogs. It is so spacious and well equipped that you’ll be tempted to stay in, especially if the weather’s not very nice. With its own games room, flat-screen TVs and very well equipped kitchen, that is indeed a possibility. However, its location means you and your group will want to get out and explore the area, starting with the miles of sandy beaches heading up the coast to Filey. Nature lovers and bird watchers especially will have to keep their eyes peeled for the huge range of birds and marine life that thrive along the coast.
Enjoy Filey itself, a rare mixture of seaside resort and working fishing town, where you can enjoy the freshest of fish and chips while exploring the ancient narrow streets. For a slightly different adventure, take the short trip to Scarborough, and enjoy the extremely modern attractions at this thriving coastal centre.
For a more sedate day out, go west into the Wolds, take tea in one of the charming villages and look out for the stately homes in the area. Whatever you and your groups’ tastes, this is an excellent place for an unforgettable retreat with the dogs.