A characterful and romantic stone building infused with authentic style, perfect for exploring the delights of the North Yorkshire coast.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

The Follies, located in the bustling village of Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, consist of two exquisite, detached gatehouses that lovingly retain the appearance and character of their original incarnation –  a purpose-built 1825 stone ruin.

Constructed from authentic Filey Brigg stone, the Follies are perfectly set within ¾ acres of lush, natural country grounds, ideal for taking a turn through on a sunny day and greeting the abundant natural wildlife along your way!

Simply stepping through the arched Gothic doorway of The Low Lodge will make you feel as though you’ve been transported back in time. This romantic and unique cottage for two features elegantly arched windows, stone floors and vaulted low ceilings that inspire a genuine feeling of warmth and cosiness – the ideal setting for a romantic break.

The welcoming living area features a beautiful rug that covers the stone floor, along with a squishy sofa that’s ideal for curling up with a good book. Set the perfect background mood with the stereo, or catch up with your favourite TV shows in comfort!  If you’re in more of an al-fresco kind of mood, you’ll find a Gothic archway that will lead you outside to the leafy grounds, and a garden with patio and comfy furniture.

The kitchen and dining area is charmingly romantic, and well-equipped with everything you’ll need – including a microwave, washer/dryer and a dishwasher. A luxurious bathroom features a whirlpool bath with shower over, not to mention plenty of fluffy towels!

When you’re feeling tired, head up to the first floor and along the elegant minstrel gallery, where you’ll discover a beautiful double bedroom featuring a gently sloping ceiling, equipped with a cosy bed dressed in fresh linen.

By day, why not set yourselves up for the day with a hearty, home-prepared breakfast and then set about exploring the local area? Start by wandering through the grounds, where you’ll meet plenty of friendly rabbits, owls and squirrels!

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At a glance

  • Wi-Fi enabled cottage for two, restored from a 19th century ruin and situated in the North Yorkshire village of Hunmanby, in ¾ acres of natural grounds.
  • Easily accessed by road, with parking available.
  • Regrettably, the cottage is unsuitable for children and the infirm. No smoking is permitted. One well-behaved dog is welcome.
  • Linen and towels included, along with mountain bike hire and chauffeur service to a local restaurant by prior arrangement.
  • Close to a range of local shops and attractions.


  • Dog Friendly


Sleeps 2, double bed, bedding & towels provided, bathroom, shower, whirlpool bath, fully equipped kitchen, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, shared freezer, TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, garden, patio furniture, parking.

Local activities

Mountain biking (loaned from the property), golf, fishing bird watching, walking, horse riding, beaches, coastal walks.

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You’ll soon find you’re magnificently located for exploring the bracing North Yorkshire coast…along with the moors and wolds the area is justly famous for. Just three miles away is the historic seaside resort of Filey, complete with its wide, sandy beach – perfect for strolling along with an ice cream or two!  

Scarborough, Bridlington and York are also nearby, offering a stunning selection of shops and attractions.

Closer to home is a 9-hole golf course, fishing trips and for keen birdwatchers, an RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs. Local shops and pubs can be found within a short walking distance, and for a special treat, how about arranging a chauffeur service to a local restaurant…a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion!

Containing everything you need for a cosily romantic retreat with a unique historic twist, and with so much to explore right from your doorstep, a break spent at The Follies won’t fail to impress. So come and make memories you’ll surely want to return to again and again.

Things to note

Chauffeur service to local restaurant can be arranged on request, pets are permitted free of charge, no smoking permitted, unsuitable for the infirm and children.

Where you'll be staying

Hunmanby, near Filey, Yorkshire

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