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The Old School House - Fylingthorpe

Fylingthorpe, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Grade II-listed, converted school house in a quiet village close to Robin Hood’s Bay
  • Cosy up in front of one of the wood burners or sit and dine in the delightful courtyard
  • Spend a day down on the beach and find rock pools to explore or discover ancient fossils
Property code: 85927

A Grade II-listed former school house is the essence of heart-warming Yorkshire country living, offering spacious accommodation for six guests, enjoying both rural and coastal walks nearby.

Step back in time and stay in the quaint chocolate-box village of Fylingthorpe, a picturesque spot that’s just a stone’s throw from the ever-popular coastal village of Robin Hood’s Bay. Providing the perfect base for touring the coast and country of stunning North Yorkshire, this converted schoolhouse is on-hand to offer a remarkable stay for up to six guests.

Set off each day to discover the Heritage Coast of the North York Moors, perhaps stopping off on dog-friendly beaches with your beloved canine companions. The cobbled streets of this fishing hub are overflowing with cafe culture eateries, inviting local pubs and eclectic shops to browse, perfect for losing yourself in the laid-back pace of holiday life.

The property itself benefits from a traditional country aesthetic to match its Grade II-listed features, each room crammed with character and lovingly updated to feature a stylish decor. Unique period features include pretty mullioned windows, feature fireplaces and a unique spirelet, whilst the stand-out decor within proudly displays brightly coloured accents and antique-style furnishings.

Step inside to arrive at a narrow hallway with flagstone flooring. Following the hallway will lead to a bespoke kitchen with everything you may need to keep the holidaymakers fed and watered. The kitchen comes with a handy breakfast table, offering additional workspace or a spot to sit and keep the cook company. From here you can also enjoy stunning views into the rear courtyard, perhaps watching as young ones play whilst you prepare a hearty family meal.

Step through into the dining room to find space for everyone to sit down together. Arguably one of the more traditionally dressed rooms, this space features vintage rugs and curtains which lend an olde-worlde feel to the space. Throw a log on the wood burner to keep the room cosy as you dine in cooler months. Despite its original aesthetic, the room is equipped with a TV for staying up to date with current affairs over breakfast.

Whilst breakfast may be a time to catch up on the news, evening time offers you the chance to relax into a quality drama or catch a blockbuster film. Step into the colourful lounge and sink into a cushy sofa or armchair to do just so. Here you can switch on the Smart TV and choose from all of your favourites to fill the evening. This room also presents a feature fireplace and wood burner for staying cosy and warm during film time or box-set binging.

Finally, find a handy ground-floor WC to complete this downstairs offering.

When it’s time for bed, the first floor beckons. Mosey on up the staircase to find three pretty bedrooms, each of which has been updated to the highest of quality and offers a peaceful night’s sleep.

Two king-size bedrooms offer equally attractive surroundings in which to wake up to each morning. Both are lovingly presented with vintage interiors and plenty of space for getting ready. Completing the property’s bedtime offering is a twin bedroom that’s snug and cosy, ideal for younger visitors or two friends.

Offering plenty of facilities for getting ready bright and early, find two bathrooms upstairs on the first floor. One is presented with a walk-in shower, ideal for cleaning up ahead of a day’s adventure, and one boasts a deep bath that you’ll love to slide into after a day of hiking or biking.

At the break of the day, you can enjoy a morning brew in your private courtyard, a fully enclosed space to the rear of the property. This outdoor area also offers access to the external utility room with a washing machine and shower, ideal for those returning from the sandy beach.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 king-size and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 shower room with shower and WC and 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and microwave
  • Outside utility area with washing machine, dryer and shower
  • Smart TV in lounge & dining room
  • 2 wood burners (first basket of logs provided)
  • Small courtyard with seating
  • Lockable bike storage
  • On street parking subject to availability
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • Please note the windows in the Grade II listed property cannot be opened as they were sealed many years ago and are now too delicate to repair
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • 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.

Robin Hood's Bay, just 1 mile from the stunning village of Fylingthorpe, 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 on which way you look at it) in the village. And the bay itself is just one of the many charming locations on the coast.

For dinner, head down to one of the romantic bistros or nautically themed inns where you can soak up the atmosphere with a candlelit dinner over a bottle of wine or two. If you want to dine in, take advantage of the well-stocked local stores, including an excellent fishmonger selling the freshest locally caught crab. Traditional sweet shops stock all your old favourites and there are several 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 ultimate bucket-and-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 tearooms sitting alongside upmarket champagne and oyster bars.

This region is best known for the gorgeously gothic town of Whitby (5.5 miles). Playing host throughout history 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 the weekend 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, Staithes and Runswick Bay are all within 15.5 miles, and each has its own unique charm. Ravenscar (4 miles) is also a great spot to go seal watching as they bask in the sunlight around the headland.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Angela 5th July 2024

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This is a perfect location with a short walk into the village and avoiding all the hassle of parking. The pub down the road and Barnards bakery nearby were a bonus. A really lovely house to stay in which wed highly recommend.

Reviewed by Elaine 14th June 2024

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A lovely well equipped cottage with comfortable beds. A good location for exploring Robin Hood Bay, Whitby and the surrounding moors.

Reviewed by Peter 7th June 2024

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Great location, a nice pub and food a few minutes walk away also two small shops, handy for anything you may have forgotten. A lovely and comfortable old house with period features, equipted with everything you need.

Reviewed by Anthony 12th April 2024

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Lovely long weekend, perfect location and house was very well put together. Dog friendly was great, treats left for us and for Gruff. Would love to return. Have passed on details to friends already.

Reviewed by Malcolm 5th April 2024

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An amazing property in a superb location, walking distance to Robin Hoods Bay, easy access to Whitby and elsewhere with a bus stop immediately outside. Clean, spacious, dog friendly, would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Amanda 28th March 2024

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The Old School House was very comfortable and had everything we needed. We were grateful for the thoughtful welcome pack and the dog bowl full of water for our dog on arrival.

Reviewed by Rebecca 29th December 2023

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We had a brilliant stay at the old school house. The bedrooms were of a great size, with comfy beds. Well equipped kitchen and lovely welcome gift. Location was perfect, easy walking distance to the local pub, which had lovely food, and we walked into robin hoods bay a few times. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Paul 22nd December 2023

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It would be useful to show a floor plan of the cottage. We believed that the master bedroom benefitted from an ensuite bathroom. However, in reality, whilst there was a separate shower, the room was not connected to the master bedroom, nor did it have a sink and toilet, which meant that to clean your teeth, you either had to queue for the main bathRead moreroom, or clean your teeth in the sink in the Kitchen or downstairs toilet. Hide

Reviewed by Katherine 28th October 2023

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An absolute gem of a holiday let. Full of character, beautifully decorated and very well equipped. A short walk into Robin Hoods Bay but unlike holiday lets at the bay itself, we had no problems parking on the street which made the location preferable. Having a bus stop outside the front door with regular buses to both Whitby and Scarborough was brRead moreilliant. The outside dog shower was incredibly handy after taking the dog out to a rainy Whitby. Highly recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by Arthur 21st October 2023

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A charming house in a lovely area. The walk to Robin Hood Bay was lovely. The surrounding towns and villages were brilliant. The house was perfect for our needs.

Reviewed by Lynn 23rd September 2023

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The cottage was perfect for our stay. It was clean and very welcoming. The welcome pack was lovely even for the dogs. The location was ideal for exploring the area and the butchers provided excellent bacon and sausage. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Ed 18th August 2023

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The house is very cozy, with beautiful iron radiators in every room that keep you toasty, even if there weather turns a bit ...Yorkshire during your holiday. The bathroom is spectacular, with a huge walk-in shower. The kitchen is really well equipped - the highlight is a hot water tap that delivers instant boiling water. I had no idea how useful thRead moreat would become. Very dog friendly. No garden but a secure patio area and a dog-washing shower! Hide

Reviewed by Alison 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by David 7th July 2023

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The cottage is excellently positioned. It was ideal as a base to explore the area. The welcome pack was a very nice touch. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. The beds were exceptionally comfortable! Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Benjamin 23rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Joanna 9th June 2023

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We had an amazing week here at this beautiful old school house. We were very impressed with the size of all of the rooms and how they were presented with everything you needed. The kitchen was very well equipped and the welcome package was well received! It was great that there were logs/kindling already available to use for the log burners, howeveRead morer it was such lovely warm weather whilst we were away that we didnt use them in the end! Would love to come back! Thank you so much, Joanna Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn 2nd June 2023

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A lovely property in a great location for walking and exploring. The local facilities were very handy and the welcome pack was very generous. Robin Hoods Bay just a short walk away too.

Reviewed by Elke 29th May 2023

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We had a lovely stay in this charming cottage. It is super clean, well equipped and has a great location to explore Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby and the surrounding area. Communication was prompt and easy, I would definitely recommend this place.

Reviewed by sandra 7th April 2023

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The old school house was truly a gem,located within a 7min walk to Robin Hoods Bay. Lovely walks close by including the Cinder path to Boggle whole where you divert down a mountain and back up to get home . The Cleveland Way is stunning. Also the Foss water fall however very muddy and not sign posted also the cafe gets extremely busy. Mr Donaldson Read morevery helpful when we had issues with the heating. Parking a bit can be awkward, but on the whole a pleasant stay. Hide

Reviewed by Jordan 17th March 2023

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The Old School House is fantastic, situated perfectly in Fylingthorpe, you have access to the Cinder Track, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby etc. The cottage itself is great, comfortable and spacious, youre warm, you have a lovely place to sleep (and you do feel very well rested). I also loved the very generous welcome basket, certainly not expected but verRead morey nicely received and enjoyed. Hide

Reviewed by Josephine 18th November 2022

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Reviewed by Malcolm 21st October 2022

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Excellent property, superb location and the welcome pack was a lovely bonus, would definitely return .

Reviewed by Rosemary 12th October 2022

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Reviewed by Elaine 7th October 2022

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Such a great location for walks, with the local pub and shops just down the road or Robin Hoods Bay a short mile away. The beds were so comfortable and the kitchen perfect for cooking in. The cherry on top were the essentials awaiting us in the kitchen- teabags, coffee, butter, milk, eggs, bread and of course prosecco and cake! Thanks for an amazinRead moreg stay! Hide

Reviewed by Louise 26th August 2022

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Reviewed by Jan 5th August 2022

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The situation of this house is perfect and there is an easy and scenic walk to the beach at Robin Hoods Bay. The local playground is just 2 minutes away. The house was a good home from home with a welcoming welcome pack and comfy beds.

Reviewed by Beverley 29th July 2022

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A beautiful home and very well equipped. The arrival/welcome treats were an extra special touch that made us feel so welcome. The location is lovely albeit a little hilly. Lots to see and do for all ages. We particularly enjoyed a visit to the North Yorkshire Water Park.

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