As well as its relatively low prices, Filey has a glorious five-mile stretch of sand. And, unlike nearby Scarborough, the former fishing village hasn’t yet been scarred by tourism. Laura Campbell, of estate agency Finest Properties, said: “Filey is a bit of a hidden delight – tourists haven’t really found it and it has lots of independent shops and café, and nature all around.”
What you won’t find is fine dining or vegan joints. “It has got some really cute cafes, but what you are going to get is afternoon teas, fish and chips, and Sunday roasts,” said Ms Campbell.
Quality property is another plus point for Filey, although, as with all coastal towns, if you want a sea view you’re going to have to pay a big premium. Ms Campbell estimated that a Georgian or Victorian townhouse would cost around £450,000 – but you would need to add around 40pc to see the water.
For smaller properties, a two-bedroom terraced cottage would set you back around £200,000, while a bungalow would be around £400,000.
The Georgian charms of Holt, and its ideal location for the north Norfolk coast, have driven prices up 14pc since 2019 to an average £431,170, making it the county’s most expensive option.
Gorleston-On-Sea, around 40 miles south down the coast, is close to the Norfolk Broads and on the outskirts of Great Yarmouth. Here, you get an awful lot more for your money. Its average prices stand at £211,570, having risen by 13pc in the past two years.