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The Old Life Boat House Pet-Friendly Cottage in Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Old Life Boat House Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
The Old Lifeboat House is a conversion of a lifeboat house in the seaside town of Hornsea, near Bridlington. This detached, upside down cottage sleeps six people in three ground floor bedrooms, consisting of one double with en-suite shower room and two twins, as well as a ground floor bathroom. The cottage also has a first floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire. Outside is off road parking for two cars and a small, enclosed rear patio with furniture and barbecue. The Old Lifeboat House is a wonderful place to stay and explore Hornsea Mere, stately homes and further afield the North York Moors National Park.

Hornsea is a seaside resort, which lies on the east coast, 15 miles south of Bridlington. This town boasts a wide, safe sandy beaches, a promenade with well kept gardens and a number of shops, pubs and cafes. Close by is Hornsea Mere, the largest natural lake in Yorkshire offering sailing, fishing and boat trips.

The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.

Gas central heating with electric fire in sitting area. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Small, enclosed rear patio with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Beach 2 mins walk. Note: Access to the off road parking is via a narrow passageway at the rear of the property, please take care.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
  • Near pub

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Mr Corbett
January 2016
The Old Lifeboat House was well equipped with everything we needed. It is a different and quirky property, with a bit of history.
Mrs Eastwood
January 2016
The Old Lifeboat House is a beautifully decorated and transformed cottage, great location and everything you could need was in there. Lovely, cosy, warm accommodation we will definitely be returning
Mrs Deeley
December 2015
I love Hornsea, and the Old Lifeboat House is the ideal place to stay with everything in easy walking distance, and lots of dog walking areas. This cottage is such an unusual building, and deceptively huge and roomy with a very well equipped kitchen. Highly recommended. We were very lucky with the weather being good and very mild and sunny with some beautiful sunrises.
Mrs Smedley
November 2015
The Old Lifeboat House was set up to a very high standard, this makes for a very relaxing holiday. We like this area because of its long sandy beaches we are great for dog walking. We hope to go again in the near future.
Ms Dodd
August 2015
The Old Lifeboat House was a fantastic property to stay in, we received a very warm welcome from the owner. The house was quirky and had everything we could of needed for a weeks holiday. I would defiantly recommend this property and we would love to re-visit.
Mr Wolfe
August 2015
The cottage was first rate, exceptionally clean and very well equipped. It was a pleasure to come back to each day.
Mrs Alderson
June 2015
The Old Lifeboat House was fantastic! We had a great time, it was immaculately clean, the decorations were just right and there were a range of extras. We were met by the owner on arrival and he showed us round and how everything worked.
Mrs Bhuller
May 2015
Loved it! Just perfect!
Mrs Frost
May 2015
We enjoyed the house immensely. The proximity to the seaside was appreciated by our two grandchildren. Ease of access to shops and eating places in Hornsea was a plus for the less mobile members of the group.
Mrs Bolton
February 2015
The accommodation position was excellent within the town. Excellent ambiance, overall a very good property. Would come back again.
Mr Thacker
December 2014
Good positioning for walking to the beach, shops/town centre and Hornsea Freeport. The host was very nice and friendly and helpful. A gorgeous house, even our three teenage boys enjoyed it. Well done.
Mrs Bott
November 2014
The standard of accommodation was outstanding. Modernised to an excellent standard. Was comfortable, warm and beautifully decorated. The building from the outside was very traditional but inside had the wow factor, we loved it!
Ms Robinson
November 2014
The Old Lifeboat House was a beautiful place to stay, roomy and well laid out. We would not hesitate recommending the accommodation to others, and would definitely consider a return ourselves!
Mr Murphy
October 2014
A wonderful house, cannot praise the house highly enough.
Mrs Bryan
October 2014
The cottage has been inventively rebuilt from the old lifeboat house to create an interesting space. The open plan living area/kitchen was stylish, very user friendly and spacious. The cottage was quiet, but close to amenities and the sea. The historical photographs of the original building were interesting and thoughtfully placed. A good variety of books and leaflets had been provided and on arrival there was milk, tea, flowers and a bottle of wine.
September 2014
The Old Lifeboat is an excellent place to stay. The upside down design is a great idea, all rooms are very well designed, great for family and plenty of space for children. Everything which may be required was on hand should it be required. It was very clean and very well maintained, excellent all round. This was our second holiday here, there were no tell tail signs of wear within the house, it was very well maintained throughout.
Mr Rodgers
August 2014
An excellent property, Hornsea is a very friendly place, very clean and has plenty of lovely beaches where dogs were allowed, our dog enjoyed herself very much in the sea. We also found a great place to eat just around the corner which had lovely food, friendly atmosphere, a special area for dogs and reasonable prices. As I have said in my feedback I would recommend this property very highly to my friends and family.
Mrs Jones
August 2014
The house was charming and had an interesting history. It was nice that the owners had the old photographs on display. There were only four of us so it was really spacious but is light and airy enough for six. The patio area is perfect and the large shed ideal for bicycles, that was really useful. It was also a real bonus to have plenty of off-road parking. The Old Lifeboat House is perfectly placed to explore the area either on foot, by bicycle or by car.
Mr Chadwick-Taylor
February 2014
Located near the shops and sea front, warm and cosy. The Victoria pub just a 10 minute walk away did great Sunday meals and there were also good shops. Everybody was very friendly, I would highly recommend this cottage.
Mrs Parsons
March 2014
The property was very well equipped and very clean. Lots provided to make a lovely holiday.
Ms Bromley
January 2014
Novel historical place to stay. Re-furbished to a very high standard, well equipped with everything you need, lots of space, quiet. Within walking distance of shops, buses, beach and mere. Clean, warm and cosy. On arrival we found a vase of flowers, bottle of wine, bag of toffees and some very welcome milk in the fridge so we could brew up. Liked the pulpit on the landing, very different and what a convenient place to store leaflets and information on the history of the house.
Mr Myers
December 2013
The 6 of us spent christmas here, and were all very impressed indeed. It was fantastic accommodation, located within a short stroll from the front, or town centre. The property is very cosy yet spacious.
Mr Bacon
December 2013
Excellent accommodation, we cannot think of any way that it could be approved. We fully intend to go back.
Miss Hilton
November 2013
Love the property. Fabulous location as it was central to every thing. The property was warm and welcoming. Had everything we needed at hand, really appreciated the homey touches.
Mr Wragg
September 2013
Accommodation was excellent. Really nice property. Nice warm welcome from the owner. Really couldn't fault this property.
Ms Fozard
July 2013
Great accommodation in a great location.
Mrs Coulton
August 2013
The open plan living accommodation worked really well as a sociable space for us all.
Mr Gardner
September 2013
We liked the old lifeboat decorations and the facilities were brilliant. We will be rebooking our next holiday there.
October 2016
What a brilliant place i highley recomend it it was very clean and tidy and lovely personal touches !
Tracy D
August 2016
We have just returned from a one week stay at the Old Lifeboat House. We had a lovely week. The house is very comfortable, clean and well equipped and we loved the topsy turvy living accommodation. There were flowers, chocolates and wine for us when we arrived, which is a really nice touch. The outside patio was a really good sun trap and there was use of a bbq too. Would really recommend it for families as it is child and pet friendly.
January 2016
Just returned from our new year week at the old lifeboat house, we were very impressed, this cottage has everything you could ever want, brilliantly equipped, lovely cozy warm lounge area and three fabulous bedrooms, very clean and well decorated even included a Christmas tree - we will definitely be returning.
Alex W
August 2015
A great place to stay in a beautiful part of the world. The Old Lifeboat House is full of character while having all the mod cons needed for a comfortable stay. Oh, and the sweets and wine might have helped too :)
Deborah H
June 2015
What an absolute joy it has been to stay in The Old Lifeboat House in Hornsea. A perfect seaside family home. The facilities and furnishings are excellent. Location could not be better, for the old town and the beach. We have all had the most enjoyable week with many many happy memories. Thank you to the owners for caring.
January 2015
Really nice cottage. Clean and tidy.5mins to beach and town.Upside down house downstairs 3 bedrooms one with en suite. Main bathroom downstairs also.Upstairs very large kitchen diner.Places to visit Hornsea free port about 5mins away by car.Harpers chipshop lovely. Hornsea town nice but very quiet.
April 2014
we enjoyed our stay at hornsea and a very warm welcome. the cottage in a good aria a few minutes walk to the beach and shops (a good selection of shops )also a good pub (Victoria) for food near by. fish and chip shop very good and we loved it there and would highly recommend this cottage .
Mr Fennelow
April 2016
A very nice property, this was our 2nd stay. It is a well laid out cottage with first class amenities. We hope to return to The Old Lifeboat House next year.
Mr Whittingham
May 2016
The open plan living space was ideal for our family get together. Overall, there are only so many times you can use the word 'superb' in a review, so I'll just use it the once - superb!
Mr Barrett
June 2016
The Old Lifeboat House is calming and relaxing and spotlessly clean. The house is quiet and tranquil, and the owners have gone that extra mile to make the stay wonderful, everything you need is there. It's a 'Tardis', looks small from the outside but once you get inside it is huge. Brilliant place to stay!
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