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Lilly's Cottage

Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming seaside cottage sleeping 6 across 3 bedrooms
  • Enjoy the convenience of a number of wonderful village pubs and independent shops within walking distance
  • Located in the heart of the fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay
  • Spend your days meandering the cobbled streets and charming shops of the former smuggling village
  • Head along the rugged coastline made up of sandy beaches, rock pools and dramatic cliff tops to visit the gothic town of Whitby with all its attractions
Property code: G0087

Tucked away in a labyrinth of pathways and streets tumbling down towards the sea, this property is a gorgeous three-storey seaside cottage in Robin Hood's Bay. Dating back to the 17th century, the cottage has been brought back to life with a contemporary but classic make-over.

 

This stylish cheerful cottage is a delight at any time of year. Think crisp white and blue accents, white painted floorboards, exposed beams, tongue and groove panelling and latched doors. This New England clapboard theme lends a real sense of light and space, with lots of seaside trinkets, paintings and French antique furniture dotted around to help you feel at home.

 

Downstairs you'll find an open-plan sitting room, kitchen and dining area, all set to the seaside theme. It's a comfortable space in which to retreat after a day on the beach or exploring the rock pools down in the bay. There is a living flame fire to give a cosy feel to the room and a Smart TV & DVD player available too. Wi-Fi and a BOSE docking station provide further entertainment.

 

The handsome open kitchen includes a dishwasher, fridge with ice box and microwave as well as the usual small appliances. Settle down to dine at the pretty table under the stairs - just the place for a cosy candlelit meal.

 

Please note that due to the age and character of the property there isn't a washing machine, however we can advise of a local launderette if required.

 

There are three generous bedrooms in the cottage, the first of which is the master bedroom set on the first floor. This beautiful room boasts an original cast iron fireplace, king-size bed and views out over the village. It also enjoys an en-suite shower room.

 

Bedrooms two and three are on the second floor, another generous king-size room and a charming twin. Set in the eaves of the house, you can enjoy waking up each morning to the sound of the sea and the seagulls calling high overhead. The second and third bedrooms share the large family bathroom on the first floor, which comes complete with roll top bath and original stone fireplace.

 

Please note this is an old fisherman's cottage with steep stairs, as such it may be unsuitable for some guests. Small children should be supervised.

 

As is the case with most cottages in Robin Hood's Bay, there isn't a garden. However, a bistro table and chairs are provided so you can sit out on Chapel Street and enjoy the sun over your morning coffee. And the beach is under half a mile away!

 

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 king-size bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 family bathroom with bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Ceramic hob, electric oven, fridge, icebox, dishwasher
  • Nespresso coffee maker - pods provided
  • Outside seating area
  • Living flame fire
  • Electricity and heating included
  • LCD TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 medium sized dogs welcome
  • Travel cot, high chair and stairgate available
  • Please note this property is an old fisherman's cottage and the stairs are steep - therefore children must be supervised at all times
  • Pubs and shops within half a mile
  • DVD player
  • MP3 docking station
  • Parking - please note, there is no parking available at the cottage however it is sometimes possible to purchase a private permit for the nearby car-park. Please note this cannot accommodate for vehicles larger than a Range Rover . If this is not possible, parking is available at the top of the hill in the council car parks (charges apply).
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The cottage location is fantastic. Perched on one of the most popular streets in Robin Hood's Bay, you are under half a mile from the beach, and metres from the Bay’s many cafes and shops. Robin Hood's Bay is a much-loved gravity-defying picture-postcard village under 6 miles from Whitby. 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. 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.

 

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 in Robin Hood's Bay  www.whitbystoryteller.co.uk or from the Whale Bone Arch on the West Cliff in Whitby. For confirmation of dates and times check www.whitbywalks.com

 

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.

 

 

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Vincent 12th January 2024

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Nice cottage, excellent location, could do with a couple of small upgrades

Reviewed by Fiona 22nd December 2023

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The cottage is really well equipped, it has everything you need for a family and dog friendly holiday, including dog bowls/blankets etc, it's super cosy and in a great location, close to all the village amenities. It has an en suite and a separate bathroom with a bath which is ideal if you have two parties staying. We have stayed at this cottage twRead moreice now and it is definitely one of our favourites on the Bay! Highly recommended Hide

Reviewed by Angela 3rd November 2023

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Perfect cottage in a brilliant location. Every need was catered for and the cottage was warm and so comfortable. Cant wait to go back!

Reviewed by Andrew 27th September 2023

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Reviewed by John 8th September 2023

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Lovely cottage in magical location ideal for dog owners welcome everywhere.

Reviewed by Alex 25th August 2023

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Lovely cottage right in the heart of Robin Hood's Bay. Spacious, airy bedrooms with comfortable beds. Communal room and kitchen very compact - fine for 4 people but would be a squeeze for 6. Welcome pack on arrival, plenty of towels and toilet roll. Parking permit available for 10 per day, which was a must. Would be happy to stay here again.

Reviewed by Lee 18th August 2023

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All the reviews we read about this property were true! The cottage was really well equipped and set in the most beautiful surroundings. I cant recommend this holiday cottage highly enough and know we'll be looking forward to booking a return visit again soon. My teenage daughter left her jacket and air pods by accident and Elaine the owner went outRead more of her way to help us get them home, cannot thank them enough, lovely people. Get it booked, you wont be disappointed. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 4th August 2023

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Lovely cottage in a great location. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Angela 7th July 2023

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Fabulous stay in a beautiful cottage, have visited the bay before but stayed in Whitby, will definitely be wanting to stay in Lilly's cottage in future as it was a delight. Also special mention for the lovely welcome pack and the ease of contacting Elaine if needed.

Reviewed by Steve 4th June 2023

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Reviewed by KAREN 28th May 2023

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Reviewed by Pam 10th April 2023

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Ideally situated Lilly's cottage enhances the Robin Hood experience. The best of this coastal smugglers village is to be based at the bottom of the village near the sea, great views, restaurants, cafes and a few independent shops.. Very cosy, beautifully decorated and fully equipped, the cottage was ideal for our family of five and two dogs. We allRead more loved the place Hide

Reviewed by Jackie 27th March 2023

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Lovely cottage really enjoyed

Reviewed by Janet 18th February 2023

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Reviewed by David 11th February 2023

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Reviewed by Michael 29th December 2022

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Reviewed by Sarah 21st October 2022

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An absolute diamond find, cottage is at a high standard, very clean and has everything you would want from a cosy cottage in a beautiful village. I have even purchased some of the hand sanitiser and lotion that is in the cottage, Perfect holiday was had. X

Reviewed by Teresa 23rd September 2022

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My family and I loved this cottage, cosy and comfortable. I have been to a few cottage's in RHB and this rates high, welcome basket and blankets, games and books all added to the charm.

Reviewed by Lynn 19th September 2022

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A lovely authentic cottage, great location and fully equipped. The parking permit is a must if you are elderly or have mobility issues. Elaine the owner is extremely helpful. Would recommend

Reviewed by Fiona 2nd September 2022

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We have stayed in several cottages in RHB and this is one of the roomiest and best equipped by far. The location is perfect as it is close to all the facilities, and has two bathrooms which is rare in the bay. It is beautifully furnished and decorated while being practical and comfortable. It suited us perfectly.

Reviewed by Robin 26th August 2022

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We had an excellent family stay, dog included. Superb location - great for exploring the coast and the North Yorkshire Moors. Great walks along the beach when the tide out, and along the clifftop and cinder track paths otherwise. We pre-booked parking which helped (Fisherhead Car Park). We'd also recommend booking the better local restaurants (the Read moreWayfarer and Brambles). The house was spotless and communications from the owners excellent. All added up to a wonderful holiday - thanks! Hide

Reviewed by Katherine 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Amanda 10th June 2022

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We booked this cottage as it was dog friendly. We attended a family wedding in RHB & it was just the best location. Furnishings were lovely, beds & bedding so comfortable and everything was immaculate. Loved the welcome pack & the car park pass is a must for the convenience, well worth paying the extra. The only slight down side is the noisy and boRead moreisterous resident seagulls they were a great alarm call - however we would not change a thing. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 6th May 2022

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Lovely cottage, clean well equipped and a wonderful surprise of a basket of groceries left buy owners. Definitely stay again

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