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Lilly's Cottage

Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire
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
Luxury
Family friendly
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
  • Plenty of space to host a canine companion alongside the family
  • 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

A bright and airy seaside cottage located in the heart of the quaint fishing village that is Robin Hood's Bay, perfectly appointed to explore the stunning Yorkshire coastline with all its attractions.

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 round 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!

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 king-size bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 family bathroom with bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Hob, oven, fridge, icebox, dishwasher
  • Outside seating area
  • Traditional wood burner
  • 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 available in local car parks (charges apply)

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 from Whale Bone Arch on West Cliff. 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.

This property is personally managed by Phil.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Michael 5th March 2019

A beautiful cottage in a magical little seaside village. The cottage was very well appointed with everything that we needed. The beds were especially comfortable and we slept soundly. The welcome pack was appreciated and the little dog box was a lovely touch. Nice texts from the owner Elaine were received well. The reception room is a little bit smRead moreall for six people and a dog, however, we made it work. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 9th February 2019

Great cottage, such attention to detail and everything you could possibly need provided. The cottage is in a good position in the bay although there is no parking we were aware of this and free parking at this time of the year was available at the top of the hill. Helped us walk off the lovely food we had at the local pubs and the Bramblewick whichRead more we would recommend. Super time we would definitely go back to Lillys cottage in the near future. Hide

Reviewed by Tony 15th January 2019

Excellent thank you

Reviewed by Emily 18th December 2018

Lillys cottage is beautiful, warm, cosy and spotless!!!! We had the most wonderful stay and would highly recommend it to anybody els :-) we will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Hannah 3rd November 2018

This is quite possibly the best accommodation our family have stayed in. It was a home away from home and we couldnt of asked for anything more. The decor and detail throughout the cottage is amazing and the lovely touches that the owners did were so thoughtful. A lot of other owners should take a leaf out of the owners of this cottages book. We woRead morent be staying anywhere else when we return next year! Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 15th October 2018

Lovely cottage, very clean.The seating area in the lounge does not accommodate 6 adults and this was a disappointment.Also the fridge is too small for 6 people, I would suggest that a larger fridge and smaller freezer compartment.

Reviewed by Dawn 2nd October 2018

We loved the cottage. Stylish, characterful and quirky. It was so close to all amenities and the beach. It was very well equipped. We would love to go again!

Reviewed by Nicky 18th September 2018

Beautiful cottage in glorious surroundings. Very near to the lovely beach at the bottom of the village, with a pub serving delicious food.

Reviewed by Ian 10th September 2018

Everything about Lilys cottage is spot on. The owner has been very thoughtful and created a great end product. We have stayed twice and have already booked for next year. Our dog Frank loves it,as do we.

Reviewed by Tony 4th September 2018

Fantastic cottage in a great location. Blown away by the beauty of Robin Hoods Bay, we'll be back.

Reviewed by Helen 18th August 2018

A clean and characterful holiday cottage in beautiful Robin Hoods Bay! Not very practical for young families enjoying a summer beach holiday due to absence of a washing machine! Went prepared with hand washing liquid, however nowhere to dry clothes/ swimming costumes! A pulley maid above the bath woRead moreuld have been ideal! Also less furniture downstairs would have provided a more comfortable living space! Very cramped for a family of four plus one dog!

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Helen Thanks you for your review. We do agree the cottage is full of character and charm. The cottage is advertised as not having a washing machine however the owner is now going to purchase a Lakeland drier for the cottage. Lilly's is firm favourite with many families returning year after year and we are sorry you didnt enjoy the dcor and furniture as much as our other guests. Yorkshire has so much to offer and we do hope you come back soon. Take Care Marion Hide

Reviewed by Mark 15th August 2018

Loved this cottage, which was the perfect base for exploring a beautiful stretch of coastline. The owners have thought of every comfort and there are some lovely touches you wouldn't normally expect in a holiday let. Bedrooms were spacious, beds very comfortable. Wonderful location, too, so close to the beach at Robin Hood's Bay. The village store Read moreis a minute from the front door, as are the excellent Laurel Inn pub and Bramblewick restaurant. Hide

Reviewed by Steven 23rd June 2018

Lovely location. Really fell for Robin Hood Bay. The local pubs and restaurants were very good, and served good local produce based food. When they were open. However, although Lilys cottage was very cosy comfortable and quirky, it wasnt very clean. The bathroom sink was blocked and we had intermittent hot water. Also no washing machine. Which is Read moreimportant if you are a walker. Not really a standard youd expect given the high price paid. We stay in a lot of cottages all over the country, so its not as if we have unrealistic expectations. Hide

Reviewed by Kate 9th June 2018

A lovely cosy cottage walking distance to the beach. The cottage is well equipped and has been beautifully furnished with lots of lovely touches to make it feel really homely. Very dog friendly too! We had a great stay!

Reviewed by Gina & Simon 2nd June 2018

?Cosy comfortable and cute cottage... Lovely location, one downside lack of parking - permit at fishermans head would have made it! Book well in advance! Fab food places which also accommodated our daughter who is coeliac... Definitely return...????

Reviewed by Mandi 5th May 2018

Beautiful cottsge with everything you need, welcome pack a lovely touch.

Reviewed by Mike 14th April 2018

Perfect location for Robin Hoods Bay, pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance. Ample parking at top of village.Beautifully restored and equipped cottage, would maybe have been a bit too cosy downstairs with 6 adults, otherwise a terrific spot.

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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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