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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
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
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 2 canine companions 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 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 are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 king-size bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 family bathroom with bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Ceramic hob, electric oven, fridge, icebox, dishwasher
  • Nespresso coffee maker - pods provided
  • Outside seating area
  • Living flame fire
  • 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 - please note, there is no parking available at the cottage however it is sometimes possible to purchase a private permit for the nearby car-park. Please note this cannot accommodate for vehicles larger than a Range Rover . If this is not possible, parking is available at the top of the hill in the council 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 in Robin Hood's Bay  www.whitbystoryteller.co.uk or from the Whale Bone Arch on the West Cliff in Whitby. 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.

 

 

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Graham 18th September 2020

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Lilleys cottage is excellent in every respect and a fabulous base in the heart of Robin Hoods Bay!

Reviewed by Claire 14th September 2020

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Lillys is beautiful. Set back down the passage away from the busy flow of day trippers, we felt privileged to have our own little refuge albeit for just a few days. Lillys had everything we needed - just perfect.

Reviewed by Verity 4th July 2020

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The cottage had everything we needed and was very comfortable. The location was brilliant and the cottage very welcoming. We had a great time and would definitely like to stay here again!

Reviewed by Susan 20th March 2020

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Perfect location and beds so comfy. Lovely to be able to walk the dogs first thing in the morning.

Reviewed by Anastasia 6th March 2020

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Reviewed by Annabel 30th December 2019

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This is a beautifully furnished and decorated cottage and is very comfortable. It's also well positioned in the village. We were particularly impressed by the lovely Christmas decorations which were much appreciated as was the welcome hamper. The only slight downside is difficulty with parking. We never got on the nearer car park and were reluctantRead more to move from the station car park once parked as we feared we might not get back in. Not the hosts' fault obviously but difficult for less fit people Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 20th December 2019

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Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location, we had a brilliant break! Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Catherine 29th November 2019

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Lilys cottage was a gorgeous little place to stay in Robinhoods bay . Clean and well equipped with all you need. if you like Robinhoods bay then you will love staying here as it is right in the heart of the charm and magic of RHB !

Reviewed by Chris 4th November 2019

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Reviewed by David 14th October 2019

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Reviewed by Kate 7th October 2019

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Lillys cottage is cosy and comfortable. A real home from home. Dougie our 8 year old westie was very comfortable and Elaine and Glenn catered for him well. We just had to take towels for the beach walks. The bath is to die for!! The welcome pack is a lovely touch and even a separate one for Dougie. This was our second stay and they had made a lot oRead moref improvements since last year. We will be back again! Hide

Reviewed by Angela 27th September 2019

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Reviewed by Kathleen 23rd September 2019

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Reviewed by Simon 17th September 2019

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Beautifully presented immaculate cosy cottage would definitely recommend this

Reviewed by Lisa 15th July 2019

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Reviewed by Ian 5th July 2019

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We have stayed at Lilys cottage 3 times and have another stay booked in September this year. Its a lovely cottage that all our family love visiting, especially Frank our dog who cant get enough of the fantastic beach.

Reviewed by rebecca 1st July 2019

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Do not hesitate to book this cottage it is an absolute gem and stunningly beautiful on a lovely cobbled street in easy reach of all the essentials - beach, ice creams, cafes, pubs etc. We were left a beautiful hamper for both us and the dog on arrival and there was nothing we could want for it was so well equipped. I was worried the downstairs was Read moregoing to be too small for two adults, a toddler and a dog but it was perfect and so cosy - we will 100% be back. Thank you Elaine xx Hide

Reviewed by Emma 24th June 2019

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A lovely cottage very well presented and a great location.

Reviewed by Lindsay 10th May 2019

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Is even better than it looks in the photos . Some much appreciated welcome gifts.

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!

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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