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Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming sandstone cottage sleeping 4 across 2 bedrooms
  • Convenience of welcoming village pubs and independent shops within walking distance
  • Located in a tucked away position within the heart of the fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay
  • Plenty of space to host 2 canine companions alongside the family
  • Take a trip along the coast to visit the gorgeously gothic town of Whitby
  • Don your walking shoes to enjoy endless walks along the dramatic cliff tops and rugged coastlines
Property code: G0085

Exquisite three-storey sandstone cottage tucked away in the heart of the fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay; one of Yorkshires prettiest villages in prime position to explore the rugged coastlines.

Nestled behind the narrow, cobbled streets of the picture-perfect fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay is this charming sandstone cottage. Situated on the North York Moors Heritage Coast, families/friends and their canine companions will love the close proximity to a number of coast and countryside walks. You and your four-legged friends will love exploring and soaking up the dramatic, rugged coastline, the sandy beaches and the heather-clad hills of the National Park. It’s location also means you have easy access to the many shops and restaurants within the bustling village.

With an eclectic blend of traditional, country-cottage chic and contemporary pops of colour, this cottage is full of character. The ground floor is home to a lounge with rustic charm and a cosy wood burner. Up a few stairs, you will find the modern, but well-equipped kitchen, with a small dining table in the corner. Another narrow staircase leads up to a bright and airy double bedroom and a stylish family bathroom. The second bedroom can be found on the next floor and affords views across the rooftops to the sea. Outside, there is a quaint cobbled courtyard – a rarity in this area!

Should you want to venture further than the village itself, Whitby (6 miles) has lots to offer. A popular seaside resort, it has a range of independent shops/eateries lining its medieval streets and with its strong connections to Dracula, the 13th-century ruins of St Hilda's Abbey are part of the town’s rich heritage. You could even take the steam railway to another popular seaside resort, Scarborough (16.5 miles). Head inland to explore the natural beauty of the North York Moors National Park, which is also home to many picturesque towns/villages, each with their own character.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 1 family bathroom with free-standing bath, overhead shower and WC
  • Hob, oven, microwave, fridge, icebox
  • Outside seating area and garden
  • Traditional wood burner - logs, kindling and coal are provided
  • Electric and heating included
  • Parking - please note there is no parking at the property but the owners provide a private parking permit for the nearby car park. Please note this cannot accommodate for vehicles larger than a Range Rover.
  • LCD TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pubs and shops within half a mile
  • Children welcome but must be supervised at all times due to the steep stairs and low window sills on the sash windows
  • Please note, as with most properties in Robin Hood's Bay, the stairs are steep and winding in places

The location of this property is fantastic. Set in the heart of Robin Hood’s Bay, all of the village's tea-rooms and shops and pubs are just metres away, and you can be walking on the beach with sand between your toes within minutes from the front door.

Robin Hood’s Bay is one of the most popular coastal locations in Yorkshire, or the UK for that matter. Once home to the busiest smuggling trade on the Yorkshire coast - said to involve fisherman, clergy and gentry alike - today the village has adopted a much more sedate pace of life. The village is a maze of cobbled streets and higgledy-piggledy houses which seem to tumble down towards the sea. Walkers can delight in the fact that Wainwright's famous Coast to Coast walk starts (or finishes depending which way you look at it) just a few yards from the door. And the Bay itself is just one of the charming locations on the coast.

For dinner there are a variety of lovely options from romantic bistros, to nautically themed Inns which have a delightful evening atmosphere set with candlelight. There are also several good pubs in the village with great pub grub. If you want to dine in, take advantage of the well-stocked local stores there, including an excellent fish mongers selling the freshest locally caught crab. The kids will love the traditional sweet shops and there are several gorgeous little boutiques selling all manner of delightful things.

As hard as it will be to drag yourself away from Robin Hood’s Bay, you really ought to explore the rest of the coast. Much like its Cornish counterpart, the Yorkshire coastline is a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages. With long sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside trimmings of yesteryear, this is proper bucket 'n' spade territory. That's not to say it's stuck in the past, in fact the coast's villages and towns combine the traditional with the contemporary effortlessly with trinket shops and tea rooms sitting alongside upmarket champagne and oyster bars.

This region is best known for the gorgeously gothic town of Whitby. Playing host at one time to Romans, Saxons, Celts and Danes amongst others, the town's rich heritage is immediately obvious. Straddling the river Esk and dominated by the 13th century ruins of St Hilda's Abbey on the East Cliff, Whitby's crooked cobbled streets and picturesque harbour have been a magnet for artists and tourists alike for centuries. Providing the backdrop for some of Lewis Carroll's work, it was also famously the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. For a real sense of the town's atmospheric ambience, climb the 199 abbey steps at dusk and wander around St. Mary's churchyard on the headland. You can further indulge a desire for the macabre on one of the regular ghost walks from Whale Bone Arch on West Cliff.

Although you could happily spend a day or two mooching about the independent shops, bars and cafes along Whitby's bustling medieval streets, it's well worth striking out to sample some of the other less known coastal villages nearby. Sandsend, (5.5 miles) Staithes (15.5 miles) and Runswick Bay, just 13.5 miles away are all within easy driving distance, and each have their own unique charm.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rachael 21st December 2019

Fab location

Reviewed by Julia 1st November 2019

Brilliant cottage- 1 minute from beach(dog heaven). Everything you would want - I went on my own but it would accommodate 4 people at a squeeze.

Reviewed by Angela 28th October 2019

Excellent property and place to visit. We will be back.

Reviewed by Eloise 18th October 2019

Beautiful character cottage with lots of lovely things on arrival. The dog box with blankets,toys,water bottle was a lovely touch, as was the beautifully furnished cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed the fresh eggs and loaf left with milk for a cuppa and the bottle of wine chilling in the fridge. The beds are very comfortable and Ive stayed in a few proRead moreperties in the Bay over the last 18 years. We will definitely return with our two dogs and 2 kids Hide

Reviewed by Lorna 11th October 2019

Lovely location, fabulous doggy friendly place - Small but perfect for a cosy week a deux with Percy Poodle. Great place!

Reviewed by Karen 27th September 2019

A comfortable cottage in a picturesque setting. A great location if you can cope with the narrow stairs in the cottage and the steep paths in the town. Good local pubs, excellent fish and chip shop and a useful village stores. Be aware, though, that some places close at the end of the season.

Reviewed by Jeanette 6th September 2019

Lovely cosy cottage, very peaceful and great location

Reviewed by Rachael 30th August 2019

The selling factor for us is location location location with added bonus of allowing us to bring our dog. It has permit parking and a very homely, welcoming vibe plus the added bonus of a welcome pack for both you and your furbaby. If you want to stay in a cosy cottage with lots of positives then Lenwood is a good choice.

Reviewed by Jane 23rd August 2019

A smart, cosy cottage in an amazing location -- literally a stone's throw from the beach.

Reviewed by Jessie 16th August 2019

There was a lovely welcome pack and the cottage was more like a home than a holiday rental, there were loads of towels and it was well equipped, it was also near the bottom of the Bay and the beach but was lovely and quiet.

Reviewed by Wendy 12th July 2019

Absolutely fantastic location, minutes from the beautiful beach. The cottage was quirky, cute and had everything you could possibly want. I highly recommend it and wouldnt hesitate to stay again.

Reviewed by Eric 20th May 2019

A very welcoming and well equipped cottage. As is the nature of properties in the village access within and to the property is quite steep, but otherwise the location is excellent. The welcome pack is a nice touch. Parking is reasonably close by and easier than anticipated.

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