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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
Take a walk to the Bay Horse
Parts of Robin Hood's Bay, dating back to 1668
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Hidden Gem

Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire
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
Decorated for Christmas
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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Please note. The cottages is accessible via historic steep steps, in keeping with the layout of Robin Hood's Bay
  • 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.
  • 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

 

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 48 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 29th November 2022

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Great location well decorated cottage with everything you need for a stay there

Reviewed by Vanessa 25th November 2022

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Absolutely had a fantastic stay loved the cottage so much .

Reviewed by Mark 18th November 2022

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Quaint cottage in a great spot in The Bay. Perfect for 2 people, but you need to be ok with steps to stay here (or anywhere in Robin Hood's Bay). The dogs loved it here as well.

Reviewed by James 28th October 2022

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Very unique and cosy cottage, very relaxing. Robin Hoods Bay very close to Whitby with lots to do. Would recommend Hidden Gem if planning to visit the area.

Reviewed by Mark 21st October 2022

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Reviewed by Vincent 18th October 2022

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Hidden Gem . It had all the comforts of home. The welcome items were much appreciated. Its location is perfect for all the shops, bars and restaurants too.

Reviewed by Jeffery 30th September 2022

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Reviewed by Jane 2nd September 2022

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A beautiful little cottage in a perfect spot. Everything you could need for a holiday for 2 plus our faithful hound.

Reviewed by Sandra 12th August 2022

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Lovely cottage in a great location, close access to the Cleveland way coastal path, excellent fish & chips from the Maid Marion.

Reviewed by Gaynor 22nd July 2022

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Thank you for a wonderful week at the Hidden gem, it is a beautiful cottage. The welcome pack for our dog and us was a lovely touch. You have honestly thought of everything no need to take anything but toiletries dog food, and your clothes. The bay is stunning and people so friendly and welcoming. Fantastic walks for our dog and if you are brave enRead moreough to walk to Whitby go via the Cinder Track. . Amazing fish and chips at Maid Marion just below the cottage and Fantastic food in Brambles enjoy Hide

Reviewed by Keith 8th July 2022

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Lovely, idyllic cottage in fantastic location right at the end of the bay. Well stocked with everything you need. Excellently maintained and a lovely welcome pack including a bottle of decent wine. Great contact prior to the holiday from the owner even if she was sunning herself in France. Cant fault the place. Would strongly recommend and also dogRead more friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Mike 1st July 2022

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Really kind owner who keeps a lovely period property.in a brilliantBay location. The outside area restricted by lack of view and sunshine for enjoying sitting out of an evening. The cottage was well equipped, spotlessly clean and cosy, good TV reception and excellent WiFi..

Reviewed by Steve 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Deborah 27th May 2022

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Cottage was clean and nice but access difficult due to the stairs

Reviewed by Kerry 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by David 13th May 2022

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Beautiful cottage of character in a stunning location. Fully equipped and very clean. Also very nicely decorated and furnished. We loved it!

Reviewed by William 3rd May 2022

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For me, it is the perfect space in the perfect place. I loved every minute of my stay. However, prospective guests need to realise that it is located right at the bottom of the steep road and there are steep steps up to the cottage. This could be unsuitable for people who have difficulty walking.

Reviewed by Maxine 29th April 2022

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Fabulous cottage in a grest location . Lovely and clean with everything we needed for a perfect weekend away. Lovely bottle of proseccos on arrival for us and a nice bag of biscuits for Kenny the labradoodle.

Reviewed by Penny 18th March 2022

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Recommend this cottage for a peaceful holiday everything we needed .

Reviewed by Elizabeth 4th March 2022

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This is the second time Ive stayed in this gorgeous cottage. Its clean, cosy and its the perfect location - just a minutes walk to the beach and all the amazing local cafes, shops and pubs! Jayne is a wonderful host and the cottage had everything we needed with a few special treats added in to welcome us on arrival. Robin Hoods Bay is a magical plaRead morece. This cottage is ideal if youre active (lots of steps) and looking for somewhere to explore the gorgeous scenery on the door step! Hide

Reviewed by Jenna 22nd February 2022

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Beautiful cottage perfect for us in a beautiful location

Reviewed by Anne 18th February 2022

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Would highly recommend this fantastic cottage which has everything you would need for a lovely holiday - so clean, well decorated and warm- which was a big plus in February! Really handy for the beach- only a couple of minutes walk- and lots of good places within easy walking distance for food/ coffees as well as other local, interesting shops.

Reviewed by Abigail 4th February 2022

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Beautiful cottage with all you could need in a beautiful location! Only downside would be having to carry heavy bags from the car up the stairs to the cottage but that cannot be helped. You are a stones throw away from the beach and pubs with lots of lovely walks nearby. Really recommend.

Reviewed by Alison 28th January 2022

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This cottage truly is a Hidden Gem in every sense. Superb location close to all this lovely little village has to offer, beautiful beaches and great walks on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Claire 22nd December 2021

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A lovely well equipped cottage, with a warm welcome box on arrival and spotlessly clean. The owner was super helpful in our planning and there is certainly all you need for a relaxing, comfortable holiday break, right by the sea.

Reviewed by Phil 8th October 2021

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A beautiful little cottage with lots of charm in a fantastic location. Very clean and had everything you need for a holiday for two.

Reviewed by Robert 4th October 2021

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Great location lovely cottage jayne very helpful would love to stop there again

Reviewed by KIM 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Jodie 20th September 2021

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Reviewed by Philip 10th September 2021

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The cottage is in a great location, and the facilities in the cottage are all good (I don't like electric hobs) All in all a lovely place to stay.

Reviewed by Sarah 3rd September 2021

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No words would do justice to the cottage, the area and the owner. Amazing, fantastic best hoilday ever

Reviewed by susan 27th August 2021

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This cottage is extremely comfortable and cosy. It is small but adequate for two people. It is in an ideal location right beside the beach and the pubs! The cottage is clean and has everything you need with a little space outside to sit. Perfect .

Reviewed by Neil 24th August 2021

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Reviewed by Allison 13th August 2021

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A beautiful house in a wonderful location. Very clean and well equipped. The owner ( Jayne) had thought of everything we could possibly need to make our stay enjoyable right down to portable chairs for the beach. Jayne was also very helpful when I called her before going and suggested walks for us to do. We were also left some lovely treats which wRead moreere very much appreciated. We really enjoyed our stay here. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 30th July 2021

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Reviewed by Jane 23rd July 2021

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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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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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