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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 33 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by Tracy 17th February 2019

Amazing cottage, beautifully appointed, tasteful decor warm and cosy. So close to the beach and the top bedroom has a room with a view! A lack of space to store groceries, but nothing that couldnt be overcome. The fire needs smaller logs which burn better. Great touch to Have a box of goodies for the dog with a towel, blanket, toys and other hRead moreelpful things. Welcome goodies for us was a kind touch. Very highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueljne 2nd February 2019

We really enjoyed our stay although most places were closed due to the time of year. The cottage was lovely and in an ideal location. There were little issues with the cottage but we found it fine for 2 of us.

Reviewed by Jonny 29th January 2019

Quite outstanding cottage. Fantastic location, facilities and comfort. Can not recommend Lenwood highly enough.

Reviewed by Catherine 19th December 2018

A fantastic cottage in the bay, beautifully decorated, everything you need, like a home from home. The most comfortable bed. Especially loved the dog box - as did Brody the labrador. I would definitely stay again. Only two slight things we found personally: Height of the shower - if you are taller than 5ft 5 you will struggle to get your head undeRead morer the shower without having to duck... this wasn't an issue for two of us but the for the others it was.There isn't much storage space for your shopping in the kitchen if you are staying for a week or more. Hide

Reviewed by Neil 8th December 2018

We loved it!

Reviewed by Yvonne 24th November 2018

Really quaint cottage tucked away in the heart of the lower bay. Equipped to a high standard. Cosy with log burner.

Reviewed by Lesley 17th November 2018

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. My husband and I along with our two dogs had a great break.

Reviewed by Amanda 13th November 2018

It arrived back after three wonderful nights in Lenwood with our pooches!Off the beaten track, so peaceful and quaint, and a stones throw from the beach. Stayed in RHB a few times but this was the best cottage of all. So much so we've booked it for a week at Christmas 2019!Yes it's up a steep rocky set of steps, but that's only what I'd expect fromRead more any accommodation here. If you go down you always have to climb back up. That's RHB for you!There's a starter pack of kindling and coal so take lots more with you. The welcome pack is fab too, eggs, milk, bread, biscuits and jam, and fresh flowers dotted around too. We met the owner Steve on our departure, what a lovely man he is too. We'll be back, and before end of 2019?? Hide

Reviewed by Agnes 20th October 2018

You have to be aware of the climb up and down and parking issues. As the weather was so good we had difficulty parking in the car parks, this was a minor issue and did not spoil our holiday. In high season this could be a problem but if like us you used the car sparingly it should not be a problem. A cosy , comfortable cottage after long walks withRead more the dogs. We will recommend to our friends. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 15th October 2018

Great cottage but Robin Hood's Bay too "holiday house" for usHad the feeling nobody actually lives there and shop owners etc not very friendly.Also the parking away up the hill became a bit off a pain.Lenwood itself was lovelyIt was the location that we didn't love

Response from Canine Cottages:

Hi Jane,Thank you for taking the time to complete a review.I agree Lenwood is a great cottage and is very popular with our guests. I am sorry to see you didn't enjoy the location as much as previous Gorgeous Guests. I do hope we can book you into another Gorgeous Cottage sometime in the future and if you would like to give us a call prior to choosing a cottage and we can recommend the perfect location for you.Take careLouise

Reviewed by Mark 2nd October 2018

We enjoyed our stay, there was a problem with the shower fitting which the owner attended to straight away.The cottage was clean tidy and well equipped. The welcome pack was in the fridge, that's a nice touch.We would stay in Lenwood again.

Reviewed by Emily 29th September 2018

Amazing little cottage in a fantastic village!

Reviewed by Elizabeth 29th September 2018

We, my two grandaughters age 9 and 5 and not forgetting our little whippet Tiffany all had a fantastic weekend at Lenwood cottage. It was beautifully furnished, so clean and comfortable. Everything was on our doorstep and great places in the area to explore. The welcome pack was a lovely gesture, thank you for that. We will definately be back

Reviewed by Wayne 23rd September 2018

Very nice cottage which is well appointed and well laid out, it was extremely nice to find a good welcome pack waiting for us on arrival, our only gripe would be the towels smelt as they had been washed by someone who smoked, but overall a very pleasant stay in a comfortable cottage. Thank you.

Reviewed by Julian & Lorraine 23rd September 2018

Having looked into it we found that virtually all properties in the Lower Bay has no parking available so in advance we booked a space in Fisherhead Car Park which is only a minute or twos walk away at the most. You can park outside The Smugglers restaurant for a few minutes if necessary to load/unload which is slightly closer and in the opposite dRead moreirection but Fisherhead is definitely more convenient. The welcome hamper was full of good quality local treats which was a nice touch. There is even a kit of matches sticks firelighters and logs for the woodburner. It is very clean throughout and well appointed with a high quality kitchen and bathroom. There is a reasonably powerful shower over the bath and plenty of hot water from the combi boiler. If I was being picky though I have to say that the bathroom could do with a blind at the window - even though it's a small window and does have most of the glass obscured, you can see the pathway outside. However it didn't bother us to be honest as we propped a piece of cardboard over the glass and is only a minor point easily remedied. The Smugglers is a short walk and serve great food but book a table in advance for the evenings as they get very busy. The Victoria Hotel in the Upper Bay is worth a visit too as the beer garden has far reaching views.All in all a superb cottage with all the amenities on the doorstep and will hopefully return. Hide

Reviewed by Kelly 15th September 2018

Fabulous cottage in a great location. Highly recommended. The welcome pack was an extra bonus.

Reviewed by Louise 4th September 2018

Lenwood is a lovely welcoming cottage. Its in a great position, was clean and is furnished to a high standard. We would highly recommend that you book . We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Rebecca 2nd September 2018

Everything I had wished for , a great cottage in my favourite part of the country will definitely be booking again although the bay hill didn't get any easier to climb up lol.The views were fantastic and the character of the cottage, you could imagine it being a busy household back in the day.

Reviewed by Richard 11th August 2018

great location, nice welcome hamper could have cleaned a little better dust and spiders webs in places.

Reviewed by Jane 5th August 2018

Lenwood is a beautiful cottage in an excellent location. Close to the beach, restaurants and the village shop. The cottage is well presented with all you could need for a relaxing holiday. We would definitely book Lenwood again. A word of warning, parking is at the top of the village and the walk up is very steep. Not for the unfit! But the views aRead morere stunning. Hide

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