Flamborough ManorFlamborough, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 1PD, England
Gracious accommodation with a personal touch
Quiet and relaxing, this Georgian manor house oozes charm, beautifully set on East Yorkshire’s dramatic coast. With just two guest bedrooms at Flamborough Manor you’re very much en famille, but there are several sitting rooms, featuring open fires and a woodburning stove in the hall. The property was mentioned in the Domesday Book but has since been much rebuilt and improved, and has pleasing, human proportions. Guests love the gentle buzz of quiet activity: this is not just a home, it’s also attached to its own converted stable block, where antiques are sold, books are written and traditional fishermen’s Ganseys hand-knitted.
A massive Portuguese four-poster bed sets a grand tone for the main guest bedroom, extravagantly-carved in the 17th century. The room is l-shaped and has a separate single bed if required, as well as an en-suite bathroom with a cast iron tub. There’s further accommodation in the Morris Room, with an antique French bed and rocking chair. This bedroom has its own private bathroom, with a free-standing cast iron bathtub and tapestries of cats on the wall.
The communal areas are truly a delight. The entrance hall is painted a warm red, with a log-burning fire giving a warm welcome. Though there is full central heating there are more open fires in the dining room and the main sitting room, which has a separate library lined with books. In the summer the garden comes into its own, with a beautiful lawn, a rose garden and a walled garden sheltering delicate flowers.
Flamborough Manor B&B suggests
Flamborough Manor has been closely involved in preserving the traditional skills of knitting Ganseys, the sweaters that kept Yorshire fishermen warm. This is the only place you can buy a traditionally-made Gansey, or – if you’re up for a challenge – a complete Gansey kit.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Children by Arrangement
- Dogs by Arrangement
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Bird Watching
- Places of Historical Interest
- Opening Times: open all year
- Tel: +44 (0) 1262 850 943
- Mob: +44 (0)7718 415 234
- Price Range: from £99
Prices based on two sharing, including breakfast
Double, en-suite - £109
Extra person in the single bed - £29
Double, private bathroom - £99
Single occupancy £69
The Manor is set on the beautiful Flamborough headland, fringed by some of England's most beautiful chalk cliffs and home to the RSPB's Sanctuary at Bempton, famous for its gannet colony and the puffins that visit in the early summer. Flamborough Head and Bempton Cliffs are within easy walking distance, as are several restaurants and pubs. Boat trips and fishing can be arranged, and there are two golf courses in the immediate area. The seaside town of Bridlington is four miles to the south, Scarborough is a half-hour drive north (and Whitby another half hour) while it takes just over an hour to reach Hull or York. Historic houses in the rolling East Riding Wolds (“Hockney Country”) include Castle Howard, Sledmere House, Burton Agnes Hall and Burton Constable. There is plenty to see in Flamborough itself, with the remnants of the old fortified Manor, a Norman church, two golf courses and miles of cliff-top walks. If arriving by Satnav the postcode YO15 1PY will bring you directly to the Lighthouse Road entrance.
"Vintage treats in every corner, lovely house"
Lesley Berry & Geoffrey Miller
- Bio : Your hosts here are Lesley Berry and Geoffrey Miller, a fascinating couple who are sure to make you welcome. Lesley looks after the B&B and is famed for her home-made jams served with your breakfast. She also runs a thriving boutique that preserves the traditional art of hand-knitted Ganseys: this is the place to see outstanding examples of this vernacular art, buy examples or even make your own. There are stocks of knitting kits and 5-ply wool to give you a project for the year ahead. Geoffrey runs a bookshop specialising in out-of-print and Antiquarian books, as well as several of his own titles, focussing on the naval history leading up to the Great War.