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Little Pearl

Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming seaside bolthole sleeping 2 guests in comfort
  • Wander into the village to find a wide variety of traditional pubs and quaint independent shops
  • Located in the heart of picture-postcard village Robin Hood's Bay
  • Wander the cobbled streets and enjoy a sedate pace of village life
  • Explore the rugged coastline as you make your way toward to the town of Whitby
  • Spend your days on the beautiful sandy beach as you enjoy your prime location taking you from your doorstep to the coast within minutes
Property code: G0088

Beautiful seaside escape tucked away in the picturesque fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, well-appointed to explore the delights of the stunning Yorkshire coastline with your partner.

Just minutes from the beach, this cottage is a gorgeous little seaside bolthole tucked away in the picture-postcard village of Robin Hood's Bay. This beautiful sandstone cottage is perfect for couples looking for a romantic escape to the coast, with all of the bay's attractions right on your doorstep.

Inside the property, the immaculate interiors are fitting for the handsome exterior. Step through the cream stable door to discover an elegant and stylish cottage with a cosy, comfortable vibe.

Inside you'll find an open-plan living area home to the living room, kitchen and dining area. At the heart of this space is a cosy wood-burning stove - such a pleasure to return to a real fire every evening after a bracing walk along the coast. For your entertainment there's a HD Smart TV with Freeview provided and Wi-Fi is also provided. There's a large comfy sofa to curl up on and a charming French chaise which comes all the way from Paris.

At the opposite side of this beautifully elegant space sits the kitchen and breakfast bar. Picture yourself settling down to a glass of bubbly here before heading down to the local bistro for dinner. The charming kitchen features stone grey units and a chunky wooden work-top, with cupboards stocked with all the equipment you'll need to rustle up something yummy. How about some fresh Whitby crab from the fishmonger in the bay? There's a Nespresso coffee machine, a dishwasher and a fridge with an ice-box compartment.

The bedroom in this lovely property is set up the unique winding staircase on the first floor of the cottage. This peaceful and sophisticated room boasts a sumptuous king-size bed and a soft luxurious carpet underfoot with some fabulous views from the dormer window too. The bathroom sits right next door. It feels like a 5-star hotel in here with beautiful floor to ceiling tiles throughout. There's a bath with a monsoon rain shower overhead, so you can enjoy a refreshing shower in the morning and a long hot soak each evening... Heaven!

The exterior of this pretty coastal cottage could be on the cover of a postcard with its honey coloured stone and elegant sash windows. The outside offers the luxury of your own private terrace (something of a rarity in Robin Hood's Bay) set in an elevated position above the cottage. A lovely spot for lunch alfresco in the summer months, with the seagulls calling far overhead. Patio furniture and a chimenea are also provided.

Please note babes-in-arms are welcome but due to the nature of the stairs it is not suitable for toddlers or some guests who may have difficulty climbing stairs - please see the images.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with bath, monsoon rain shower and WC
  • Hob, oven, fridge, icebox, dishwasher, coffee maker
  • Outside space with seating
  • LCD TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Traditional wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Welcome hamper included
  • Pubs and shops within half a mile
  • DVD player
  • Babes-in-arms are welcome (please bring your own cot/highchair) - due to the nature of the stairs this property is not suitable for toddlers
  • 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).

This property’s location is perfect. Set down a charming little street which leads down to the sea in Robin Hood's Bay, you are under half a mile from the beach and the bay's many cafes and shops.

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.

This property is personally managed by Rupert.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gail 21st February 2020

Amazing location in Robin Hood's Bay...... tucked away in a side street close to the dock. Everything provided was of a high standard.

Reviewed by Ros 7th February 2020

Cosy clean little fisherman's cottage bolt hole with a great central location in the village. Comfy for one or two people, well-equipped, relaxing colours to the decor. No view really but not many of these cottages do. Lots of stairs in RHB be warned!

Reviewed by Kay 23rd December 2019

Quaint and cosy cottage only a few yards from sea . Ideal location for walks along Cleveland Way.

Reviewed by Jo 15th November 2019

Gorgeous cottage, lovely welcome hamper, everything needed for a comfortable stay! Would happily return!

Reviewed by Susan 20th September 2019

Pretty but lacking on some practicalities. No pass included for Fisherhead car park which is so much easier to get to than those at the top. The person who ends up sleeping under the sloping roof is likely to go home with some bumps on their head! No matter how careful you forget occasionally. Steep steps up to cottage itself, not unusual in RHB. SRead moreunny sitting out spot, good shower, comfy bed, very close to pubs and restaurants. Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 12th August 2019

Great location and probably the most comfortable bed we have slept in.

Reviewed by Emily 21st June 2019

A very cosy romantic place to stay. Fairy lights and candles make this place very special

Reviewed by Rosemary 17th May 2019

Pretty much the best location in the village,10 second stroll to best restaurant and beach. Couldnt have asked for a better mini break. Owners went above and beyond to help me with a surprise trip for my husbands 40th. We couldnt have asked for more. Thank you x

Reviewed by Martin 13th May 2019


Reviewed by Helen 19th February 2019

Beautiful place, perfect for a weekend if R&R, real little Bolthole

Reviewed by Ruth 18th February 2019

We'd love to keep this wonderful place all to ourselves but that wouldn't be fair! This was the most perfect place and we can't wait to return. Back at work in London and missing Little Pearl, Robin Hoods Bay and stunning Yorkshire so much!!!

Reviewed by Lynsey 8th February 2019

Loved this little cottage. Perfect for couples, has everything you need. Could just do with a footstool to use with the sofa to stretch you legs out on in front of the tv after a long day walking! Would definitely recommend though as we both said we would come back to the same cottage again ?

Reviewed by Steven 31st December 2018

A lovely home-from-home place to stay.

Reviewed by Janet 12th December 2018

Perfect little gem spotlessly clean and the little hamper was a lovely gesture, l will definitely book again and will recommend to family and friends many thanks and a very merry Christmas

Reviewed by Nigel 4th December 2018

Even better than the brochure

Reviewed by Claire 24th November 2018

Lovely cottage and location, kitchen very well equipped and the bed comfortable. The carpet, rugs and under the sofa cushions had a lot of debris...which came to light when I lost the back of my earring and we lifted and shook the rug and looked in the sofa. Only a minor thing in a great cottage.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Claire,Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you had a lovely time. Your comments have been passed on to the owner and the issues have been addressed. Thank you for bringing this to our attention as we are always striving to maintain our high standards. Yorkshire has so much to offer, we would love to welcome you back for another stay soon. Take careMaureen

Reviewed by Liz 13th October 2018

Fantastic cottage. Beautifully renovated and luxuriously comfortable. Quiet location in the bay. Local amenities very good. People very friendly and helpful. Cant wait to return

Reviewed by Allison 9th October 2018

A beautiful cottage in a beautiful village We will definitely be back

Reviewed by Sue 2nd October 2018

Great location and very cosy cottage - more like a boutique hotel and prefect for a romantic get away

Reviewed by Jim 29th September 2018

Only observation: directions to find it need to be far more explicit for someone arriving in RHB for the first time!!!

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Jim,Thank you for taking the time to complete a review.We do appreciate all feedback and we will be taking a look at the directions for Little Pearl.I do hope we can book you into another Gorgeous Cottage in the future.Take careLouise

Reviewed by Alison 18th September 2018

Absolutely beautiful cottage. Lovely little touches like hamper and picnic basket. Definitely returning for another stay.

Reviewed by Liz 17th September 2018

A lovely little cottage right in the heart of Robin Hoods Bay. Plenty of nice walks and great location. Worth bearing in mind that not all the pubs accept card payments and there is no cash machine in the village.

Reviewed by David 11th September 2018

We were totally satisfied with our stay at Little Pearl. Its a beautifully dressed cottage, comfortable, with easy access to all amenities in the resort. We would love to stay there again.

Reviewed by Frank 2nd September 2018

A fantastic location and would definitely come back again!! The proprietors were excellent. One minor point is you need to identify clearly the outside seating area as this is not clear.

Reviewed by Barbara 25th August 2018

The only downsides to Little Pearl are1) the lack of parking. This applies to all the cottages in lower Robin Hood s Bay but I dont think its mentioned in the description. 2) steps up to the cottage are steep especially when carrying luggage and to get to the patio area is even more difficult. My husband tripped and hurt his elbow. Its worth it to Read moreenjoy the sunny aspects but not if you dont like heights. Definitely not the place for anyone who isnt quite fit. Very comfortable and has everything you could need. Situated in the heart of the lower bay so near to restaurants and the beach Hide

Reviewed by Linda 13th August 2018

Little Pearl was lovely and we would stay again but feel and I say this sadly that the bathroom really needed a deep clean specially the right hand end of the bath/the grout on the outside of the shower screen and the whole floor needs a really good clean also one bath towel each not quite enough foRead morer a weeks stay apart from that the house is clean

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Linda. It's great to hear that you thought Little Pearl was lovely and that you would stay again. Since your review, the silicone has been replaced around the bath and the owner is planning on redecorating the bathroom shortly. Thank you for your feedback, without this we would not be able to improve our service to our Gorgeous Guests. We do hope that you visit again soon, take care, Maureen. Hide

Reviewed by George 29th July 2018

A nice apartment ideal for a holiday in a lovely part of Yorkshire.

Reviewed by Ellen 22nd July 2018

Lovely little cottage. Convenient for all the village amenities.

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