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Lovely kitchen to make a very special romantic meal
Charming living room
Enter the living room with characterful cast iron fireplace
Snuggle up on the sofa
Relax with your favourite tipple
Plan your day over a cup of morning coffee
Wonderful kitchen with living flame coal effect fire
A warm welcome at Hidden Gem
Doggies welcome and walks from the doorstep.
Cosy double bed
Breakfast in bed this morning?
Gorgeous bathroom with overhead shower
Refreshing shower
Very stylish bathroom
How lovely
Village pub
Take a walk to the Bay Horse
Dating back to 1668 make your way up to the steps cottage
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Hidden Gem

Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • 17th century coastal bolt-hole in Robin Hood’s Bay
  • Warm and cosy for a romantic retreat
  • 5-minute stroll from the beach
  • Plenty of rural and coastal walks from the doorstep
  • Terraced garden for enjoying summer afternoon
  • Explore the seaside town of Whitby (5.5 miles)

 

Property code: G0186

Tucked away in the heart of Robin Hood’s Bay, this 17th-century cottage is an idyllic coastal bolt-hole for couples yearning to explore and enjoy beautiful sandy beaches and the crashing waves of the sea.

Welcome to a super cosy 17th century cottage tucked away in the heart of Robin Hood's Bay. It's the perfect little hideaway for couples yearning for a break by the sea, with the beach within a half-mile stroll from the doorstep. Hidden away down one of the Bay's myriad of streets and dating back to 1668, once inside, you feel totally secluded with the joy of knowing all the cafes, pubs and shops in the village are within easy reach.

The entrance to the cottage is via a flight of stone steps, leading to the cliff-top garden. Step inside to find a warm and welcoming bijou kitchen/diner. There's a living flame coal effect gas fire to keep you toasty from morning to night, whatever the weather is doing outside.

The handsome kitchen features shaker units and a sleek granite worktop. There are an induction hob, electric oven and built-in microwave as well as a compact fridge and mini freezer. The usual small appliances are also provided including a cafetière for your morning coffee in the garden. Switch on the living flame coal effect gas fire and settle down to eat at the solid oak table. There are few things more pleasurable than a long lazy breakfast by a real fire. For dinner, pop into the local fishmongers for some seafood fresh off the boat.

Make your way into the charming snug sitting room. An original cast iron fireplace provides lots of character, as do exposed beams overhead and original stripped pine doors. Snuggle up on the sofa or settle down on the comfy armchair with a good book. There is a TV, DVD and Wi-Fi for your evening entertainment, and a SONOS sound system to provide your own soundtrack. You'll also find a good stock of local interest books and walking guides available.

The bedroom and bathroom in this cosy coastal cottage are both upstairs in the eaves of the house so do mind your head on the ceiling up here. The bedroom features a double bed and fitted wardrobes to store all your walking gear. Just next door is the stylish bathroom with a bath and shower overhead. Run yourself a warm bath and sink in, the perfect end to a day's walking along the coast.

Outside the cottage, step down into a sweet little sheltered terraced garden complete with a patio, bistro table and rattan chairs. With sunshine all day and naturally sheltered from the elements, it's just the spot for lunch alfresco or an afternoon tipple before heading down into the village for dinner. And later back in the garden, a chimenea provides warmth well into the evening. Secure storage for bikes too.

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

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with bath and shower overhead
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, compact fridge, mini freezer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Living flame coal effect gas fire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Smart TV with Netflix, DVD and SONOS sound system in lounge
  • Books and walking guides available
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop, pub and beach within 0.5 miles
  • Low ceiling height in the bedroom and bathroom
  • This property does not accept children
  • Secure bike storage
  • Parking - please note, there is no parking available at the cottage however it is sometimes possible to purchase a private permit, for vehicles no larger than a Range Rover for the nearby Fisherhead carpark www.oldschoolhouserhb.co.uk It is also possible to purchase Local Authority parking permits (daily charges apply) for parking at the top of Bay Bank Hill.

 

Set down a charming little street which leads down to the sea in Robin Hood's Bay, you are a 5-minutes’ walk from the beach and a variety of cafes and shops. The road also leads directly onto the Cleveland Way and local footpaths to Fylingdales.

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 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 Hoods 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 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 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 (11 miles) is also a great spot to go seal watching as they bask in the sunlight around the headland.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Scott 2nd July 2021

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Lovely little cottage, great for exploring the coast and a nice welcome gift on arrival.

Reviewed by Maurice 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Jo 21st June 2021

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Reviewed by Keith 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by David 4th June 2021

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Hidden Gem is a beautifully presented cottage with excellent decor and equipment in an ideal location within the village. Access to the beach and green space, literally a stones throw away with the coastal path within easy reach. We didn't really need to leave the village all week as local shops can provide the basics. We can recommend the VictoriaRead more Hotel at the top of the village as welcome and dog friendly venue with stunning views over the bay after a long walk. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 28th May 2021

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Would highly recommend a stay at Hidden Gem, Jayne the owner was absolutely fabulous and nothing was too much trouble and the welcome was second to none. It was like a home from home, the facilities were excellent as was the cleanliness of the cottage, we enjoyed every minute of our stay.

Reviewed by Robert 14th May 2021

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We had a really great time the cottage was excellent nice and clean and modern. The hosts were really helpful and nothing was to much trouble, would definitely go again. Steve &Pat

Reviewed by Barbara 12th May 2021

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Beautiful little cottage, well equipped and spotless in a fab area. Ideal to chill and take in the lovely walks. The local people were very friendly. Still not completely open until 17th May but the weather was good so we ate outside at the Victoria Hotel, it was delicious and also had drinks outside at the Bay Hotel talking to other visitors whichRead more felt great. There is also a fab chippy just by the cottage which we used a couple of times, a little bit of normality. I highly recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 7th May 2021

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My only complaint about RBH is the lack of a bakery. The cottage was compact yet comfortable. WiFi dropped a few times but when you're on holiday this is not a huge concern, it will be back on again shortly. We were lucky with the tide times, which enabled us to walk on the beach after breakfast and in the evening. The dog loved it. There are plentRead morey of great areas to walk within a short car drive as well as from the cottage itself, and the weather is typically English, so come prepared. Hide

Reviewed by Margeret 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Keeley 25th December 2020

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Gorgeous quaint cottage in the heart of the bay! Fab location and very well equipped cottage. Owner very helpful with any queries we had prior to our stay! Willis definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Paul 14th December 2020

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Reviewed by Frank 30th October 2020

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We would certainly recommend this property to anyone who appreciates a lovely cottage in the right location.

Reviewed by Lauren 23rd October 2020

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Hidden Gem is a beautiful hidden get-a-way. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle but just a minute away from the beach. The cottages is beautifully finished, spotless and a real home from home. There is plenty of space and the little outdoor terrace is a lovely place to relax. The attention to detail, including treats on arrival, really make it fRead moreeel special. We already have our next stay booked. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 18th October 2020

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Reviewed by Julie 2nd October 2020

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Beautiful place welcome packs very much appreciated, a lovely gesture! Doggies really enjoyed their treats! great location definitely will visit again!

Reviewed by Audrey 25th September 2020

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We had a lovely short stay at Hidden Gem. Very cosy. Location is ideal for coastal walks, village amenities and ambience. The steps to the property added to our workout! Beautiful part of the UK.

Reviewed by Sue 18th September 2020

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This cottage is very quaint but not comfortable especially when you have taken 2 medium size dogs. One small dog only would be my recommendation.

Reviewed by Shaun 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by KAREN 7th August 2020

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This is a beautiful cottage in a great location in RHB. The small outside seating area is a bonus. Very well equipped and the owner is excellent (very communicative and helpful)

Reviewed by Marie 30th July 2020

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Perfect Ideal location We were spoilt and so was our dog. Nothing could have been done to improve this perfect cottage and all involved.

Reviewed by Ann 25th July 2020

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Quirky cottage in an idyllic quaint village. Couldn't fault a thing, the cottage was very well equipped and spotless. Patio area was great for chilling and giving dogs a bit space. The daily climb up from bottom of Robin Hoods Bay to the top has improved my leg muscles no end lol, no good for anyone with mobility issues, but we would definately go Read moreback one day. Hide

Reviewed by Debra 17th July 2020

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Lovely cottage, in a great location, only 1 minute from the beach. Very quaint and quirky, with everything you need for a comfortable holiday. Great restaurants nearby, the Wayfarers and the Grosvenor hotel, also excellent fish and chips st Maid Marion's.

Reviewed by Ruth 16th March 2020

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Reviewed by Anne 6th March 2020

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Reviewed by Lauren 14th February 2020

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This is a beautiful cottage in a quiet corner of the village. The cottage is clean, well equipped and very cosy. It is beautifully decorated, with a calm and relaxing feel. The little garden is a huge plus and the little extras, like dog towels and Prosecco on arrival, really made it that extra bit special.

Reviewed by Ben 7th February 2020

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Stayed for a week, location was perfect and the cottage had everything we needed. Would stay again

Reviewed by Carol 31st January 2020

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The property is very comfortable. The owner has provided everything you need, even a hairdryer, next to a plug and a mirror. That doesnt happen very often. The location is brilliant, literally minutes away from the beach, walks and several bars and eateries. It was our first visit to Robin Hoods Bay but we are already planning a return visit.

Reviewed by Margaret 25th January 2020

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A very cosy cottage, immaculate with soothing colour scheme and very tasteful pictures. Very well appointed. Great location at the bottom of The Bay, very private with small outside seating area. Thoughtful welcome pack. Kitchen well equipped. Very reassuring to be able to contact owner before stay and know she was there if we had any problems. WouRead moreld definitely plan to return Hide

Reviewed by Julie 16th November 2019

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Reviewed by Victoria 23rd September 2019

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Beautiful quirky property in a perfect spot. Only minutes away from the beach and local amenities. Would highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Richard 9th September 2019

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Reviewed by James 6th September 2019

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Reviewed by Joanne 23rd August 2019

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Hidden Gem is the perfect location, 2 minutes and youre on the beach. It is cute and great for a couple. Myself and my partner parked the car and didnt move it until we left 4 nights later. Plenty coastal walks to do and places to visit round about.

Reviewed by Maureen 19th July 2019

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Wonderful location in Robin Hood Bay and this cottage had everything you could need! Really thoughtful owners.

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Lovely kitchen to make a very special romantic meal
Charming living room
Enter the living room with characterful cast iron fireplace
Snuggle up on the sofa
Relax with your favourite tipple
Plan your day over a cup of morning coffee
Wonderful kitchen with living flame coal effect fire
A warm welcome at Hidden Gem
Doggies welcome and walks from the doorstep.
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Location

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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