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Lenwood

Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire
VE We’re good to go scheme
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
Luxury
Romantic
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.

This exquisite 3-storey, 2-bedroom sandstone cottage is tucked away down a crooked cobbled street in the heart of Robin Hood's Bay: one of the prettiest and most-loved villages on the Yorkshire coast.

Inside you'll find a bright and welcoming holiday home you'll instantly fall in love with. Chic cheerful interiors bring a smile to your face from the moment you walk in, and the village and sea views from the top floor across the rooftops are breathtaking, making this the perfect romantic little seaside hideaway for couples and small families alike.

Downstairs is home to a generous living room boasting exposed original floorboards and a cosy wood burner set on a quarry tile hearth. Sunlight streams through the elegant Georgian sash windows bathing this room in warmth and light. Grab a glossy mag, light the fire and snuggle up on one of two comfy sofas for the afternoon. For your evening entertainment you'll find a 32"" TV with Freeview, a DVD player, Blue tooth speaker and there's also Wi-Fi included if you want to catch up online.

Make your way up some steps into the gorgeous kitchen. This colourful room features beautiful handmade brick floor tiles, units in cardroom green and wood panelling on the walls. Bright seating gives the whole thing a playful, happy feel. You'll find all the usual mod cons including a dishwasher, fridge with ice-box, gas hob, electric oven and microwave. A stable door leads to the most delightful little courtyard and allows you to open the top and let the outside in during the summer months.

Both bedrooms are set upstairs – please be careful as the stairs are a little steep and winding. The first lovely double bedroom can be found on the first floor featuring a handsome cream double bed with warm wooden floors underfoot. This room looks out towards the village with the sea beyond. Next door is the house bathroom, another cheerful room with a fabulous claw-foot free-standing bath and shower overhead. Sage green tiles on the walls compliment the Victorian style black & white tiles on the floor.

The second bedroom is on the top floor. Make your way up wooden steps with a rope bannister (also steep) to discover a further double room. The views from this room are amazing, and well worth the climb up! There's a day bed in here too making it just the place to escape to with a good book; the wildlife on the walls will also remind you of your seaside location.

Make your way back downstairs and through the kitchen into the pleasant little cobbled courtyard. Something of a rarity in the lower bay, this pretty cottage enjoys its own private outdoor space. Garden furniture means you can lunch alfresco and it's also the perfect spot for that afternoon G & T.

This lovely accommodation also has the luxury of a parking permit for the private car park in the lower bay - another huge plus for a property in the village, particularly in the busy summer months.

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.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Barry 29th November 2021

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Lenwood is such a lovely, cosy and dog friendly cottage in an excellent location. We had a very relaxing break in the stunning Robin Hoods Bay.

Reviewed by Anna 19th November 2021

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Lenwood cottage was lovely home from home. We had a great week and it is in such a lovely position near to the beach and in the lower area or Robin Hoods Bay. Would definitely book again.

Reviewed by Wendy 12th November 2021

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Reviewed by Keith 5th November 2021

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I really enjoyed the week at the cottage the location is super and the cottage is warm and comfortable. . It was very well cleaned before we arrived and it even has a small dishwasher not mentioned in the spec. I would recommend this property . In fact we have already booked for November 2022 .

Reviewed by Gail 1st November 2021

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This is such a well thought out property full of character, and bright and cheerful. So close to the beach, just perfect

Reviewed by Jane 1st October 2021

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Cosy cottage in beautiful location.

Reviewed by Julia 13th September 2021

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Absolutely gorgeous cottage, comfortable and clean, couldn't wish for more. Recommend this to anyone. Parking Permit a bonus.

Reviewed by Kay 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by dianne 3rd September 2021

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Quirky, tastefully decorated, comfortable, cute cottage in a fantastic location very near to RHB beach and Smugglers Pub and Bay Hotel. Weather was perfect and the small outside space was a definite bonus as we used it every day. Probably the most pet friendly place weve ever stayed in- our golden retriever had the best time ever! All in all, a NorRead moreth Yorkshire gem. Hide

Reviewed by Lorraine 30th July 2021

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Absolutely loved Lenewood.... beautiful in every way. Stunning location, stunning cottage, beautiful touches by the owner. Will be returning for more adventures for sure. Thank you.

Reviewed by Julie 23rd July 2021

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We enjoyed a lovely week at Lenwood, the location was perfect and the secure outdoor space was great for our Golden Retriever.

Reviewed by Craig 16th July 2021

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Cottage could have been cleaner, location is fantastic, but challenging to access. We did feel the cottage was overpriced.

Reviewed by Alison 25th June 2021

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Lovely cosy cottage in great location Could have been cleaner

Reviewed by Fiona 11th June 2021

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The cottage is beautiful and the location is fantastic. You need to be able to do steps as there are steps to the cottage and steep stairs inside to the bedrooms so not for anyone with mobility issues. The facilities were great for us, a couple with a small dog and we love being in the lower bay. It is close to the chippie and the bars, beach and sRead morehop. The eggs, wine and jam are a lovely touch. We really enjoyed our stay here. Hide

Reviewed by Lorraine 4th June 2021

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Lovely little cottage close to sea.

Reviewed by Sally 10th May 2021

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Beautiful cottage, nice little enclosed shared garden for our small dog's the little gate kept them safe although a larger dog would easily hop over if they wished to but was perfect for our needs, pleased we took our stair gate/fence to keep the dogs in the lounge area as the steps into the kitchen & up the stairs were steep & slippery this workedRead more perfectly! Loved the owners fresh egg's from their own hen's & the other little extras went down a treat. Seagulls noisy early morning due to nesting Hide

Reviewed by John 3rd May 2021

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Reviewed by Sam 30th April 2021

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Fantastic cottage, beautifully decorated, well equipped and welcome basket very thoughtful, very well situated for amenities of lower village, beach access and local walks.

Reviewed by Caroline 26th April 2021

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Lovely cottage, stylishly decorated, great location. The hosts make you feel trusted and welcome. Very dog friendly yet still super clean. Would highly recommend and hope to return.

Reviewed by Darren 12th April 2021

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Our family had a wonderful stay at Lenwood. Its a great cottage in a beautiful location with some amazing walks from the door. There are some lovely little touches, like the welcome pack and even towels provided for your dog. It is a very pet friendly place to stay. It was nice to have access to the beach with only a very short walk. the local shopRead mores are also really nice and there is some great food to be had without the need to leave the town. Hide

Reviewed by Anna 11th December 2020

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We had a lovely stay at Lenwood. Great location in the village, clean comfortable and well-equipped. Our 6'3" son had a little difficulty negotiating the stairs but that's all part of the charm. Fantastic welcome hamper.

Reviewed by Geoffrey 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Cathy 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Lynne 4th September 2020

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Lovely little property. Everything you need. Haven't slept so well in some time. 8 or 9 solid hours every night. Very, very dog friendly inside. Throws provided so dog can feel at home as well. Old towels, toys and water bottle also provided. Lovely eggy breakfast first morning compliments of the owners hens. Only negative comment, probably not suiRead moretable for extremely young or extremely old due to stairs. Hide

Reviewed by Tinne 14th August 2020

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Beautiful cottage in the best location possible. Highly recommended

Reviewed by Sarah 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Jason 17th July 2020

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Unfortunately decorators woke us up on the opposite property at 7.30am with noisy ladders. Could this work have been done during lockdown or at least started at 9am?

Reviewed by Sally 6th July 2020

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Excellent all round stay.

Reviewed by Laura 28th February 2020

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We really enjoyed our stay in Lenwood cottage. Finding supplies of tea, biscuits and wine was a lovely touch especially after a long journey. The cottage is cosy and quirky; a lovely place to return to and relax in front of the log burner in the evenings. The location is great too. Wed recommend visiting the Fishbox, they do wonderful fish and chipRead mores! Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 17th February 2020

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Great place for a couple and their pooch! First time to RHB for us and wed come back...the cottage was so cute.

Reviewed by Rachael 21st December 2019

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Fab location

Reviewed by Paul 9th December 2019

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Would have been nice to have had some kindling and matches for the log burner .There was a dirty wet cloth on the sofa plus someone's hat also under a cushion . The bed in the first bedroom collapsed twice so had to sort that out , all the metal framework is buckled add not fit for purpose

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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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