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Millbrook - Robin Hoods Bay

Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
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

  • 17th century Grade II listed property combining period charm with luxury and comfort
  • Explore the cobbled streets lined with pubs, shops and restaurants
  • Beautiful sandy beach and rockpools to explore just a short stroll away
  • Stunning walks from the doorstep along the Cleveland Way coastal path
  • Charming Whitby just a few miles away, fish n chips a must!
  • Cosy open fire and grand king - size bed to come home to
Property code: G0093

A delightful period property situated in the very heart of the popular fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay offering sandy beaches and the picturesque Yorkshire coastline within walking distance.

Much loved by its owners, this traditional holiday cottage is tucked away in the heart of lower Robin Hood's Bay. Set over three floors with a handsome sandstone exterior and warm welcoming rooms, this period property is perfect for one or two couples who enjoy having everything on their doorstep - including the beach, a 2 minute walk away. This small 350 year old cottage has been renovated with great care to create a luxury bolthole a stone's throw from the beach.

Boasting a cosy and comfortable feel, you can step inside to find a small entrance lobby leading to a bright and charming sitting room, with light streaming in from two large period sash windows. White wood panelling and a roaring open fire complete the warm and pleasant ambience in here. For your entertainment, a TV with DVD is included. The perfect excuse to light the fire and settle down to a cosy evening in front of a movie. There's also a CD player and a good selection of books and games for some offline fun. Wi-Fi is provided too.

The cottage kitchen leads off this room. As with many properties in Robin Hood's Bay, the kitchen is small, but is well-equipped and features bespoke units and solid oak worktops. You'll find a full oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, toaster, cafetière and plenty of crockery, pots and pans. Everything you need to rustle up something delicious. The dining table is set in the main living space and seats up to four people. If you need washing facilities, the property has an outhouse which has been converted into a utility housing a washer/dryer.

Both bedrooms are set upstairs - from the sitting room, open a door to discover winding cottage-style stairs leading you up to the first floor. Please note due to the nature of these old cottages, the stairs are not suitable for those with reduced mobility.

The first bedroom is set on the first floor, a charming room with a king-size cast iron bed taking pride of place. Again, you have the luxury of two large south-facing sash windows throwing in lots of light. You also have attractive views across the rooftops to the cliff top and beyond. Original built-in cupboards and a decorative fireplace add to the elegance of the room. The family bathroom is across the landing from this room. Decorated with handmade tiles, you'll find a bath with a shower overhead where you can indulge in a long hot soak after a bracing walk along the coast.

A door from the landing leads you up to the top floor via a second set of winding cottage-style stairs. Here you'll find the second bedroom set in the attic of the house. There is an abundance of character in here with low beams and stunning views to the beach, moors and village. This room has a double bed dressed in the finest Egyptian cotton bed linen. It also has a very handy en-suite WC.

One of the loveliest things about the cottage is the fact it has its own private outdoor space, something of a rarity in Robin Hood's Bay. This quiet and sheltered patio is west-facing and offers great views down into the village. Patio furniture is provided for you so you can settle down to a peaceful al fresco lunch. Typical of the higgledy-piggledy nature of the village, the patio (along with several outhouses belonging to the cottage) is located 10 metres from the front door along a private path. The cottage 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.

Please note, this property is unable to accept children under five years old.


  • 1 king-size bedroom, 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom, 1 en-suite WC
  • 2 ring induction hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer located in an outhouse a few steps from the property
  • Outside space with seating area located 10m from the front door along with a private path
  • Open fire - logs kindling and coal provided
  • Electric and heating included
  • Private parking permit for a car park in the lower bay included. Please note this cannot accommodate for vehicles larger than a Range Rover.
  • LCD TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop within half a mile
  • Please note this cottage accepts children over the age of 5 years only, please ensure children are supervised at all times; care must be taken with the steep stairs and low window sills on the sash windows
  • Please note due to the nature of this old cottage, the stairs are not suitable for those with reduced mobility
  • Flexible changeover dates available for last minute holidays


Set in the heart of Robin Hood's Bay, the village's tearooms, shops and pubs are within half a mile from the cottage, and you can be walking on the beach with sand between your toes less than a 5-minute walk 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 ends just a few yards from the door.


For dinner, head down to one of the romantic bistros or nautically themed pubs where you can enjoy a great atmosphere, especially when hunkered down for 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. Children will love the traditional sweet shops and there are several boutiques selling all manner of delightful souvenirs.


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 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 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 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 lesser known coastal villages nearby. Sandsend (5.5 miles), Staithes (15.5 miles), Runswick Bay (13.5 miles) or why not try rowing on the river Esk at Ruswarp (6 miles) you could also treat yourself at one of the tea shops. These are all within easy driving distance, and each has their own unique charm.


This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tracey 26th August 2019

This is our third visit to Milbrook it is a gorgeous cottage in a perfect location. Very well equipped and very comfortable. Every essential you need is provided including a very good quality welcome pack. Looking forward to returning soon!

Reviewed by Leigh 19th July 2019

Absolutely gorgeous cottage, so cosy, quaint and pretty. Millbrook is small but perfectly formed. So much thought has gone into making sure everything is there for you. The welcome hamper was so thoughtful and I loved the local produce in it. It was a real home from home, perfectly and thoughtfully equipped. The small patio area is a nice bonus. ThRead moree location of the cottage is amazing, a stone's throw from the beach, and the village is stunning. I would thoroughly recommend this lovely cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 12th July 2019

Really lovely place. The kitchen is the size of a large cupboard, and this is not a place for someone with mobility issues (steep stairs), but the size, cosiness & location of the cottage is part of its charm, and it was very well equipped and beautifully presented done (including very creative use of the kitchen space - so don't be put off!).

Reviewed by Teresa 19th April 2019

Great cottage, great location. Definately worth a visit.

Reviewed by Matt 5th April 2019

Fantastic cottage in perfect location

Reviewed by Barbara 26th February 2019

Lovely cottage in wonderful village

Reviewed by Julia 3rd February 2019

This was our second, winter visit to Millbrook and it was as delightful as ever. It is wonderfully warm and comfortable; and decorated and furnished to a very high standard. The little kitchen is a work of art, with every piece of equipment you might need. We arrived to a very generous welcome pack and loads of coal and wood to make fires. The mainRead more bedroom is spacious and our two sons were very happy sleeping in the bedroom under the roof. The location in a tiny lane in Robin Hood's Bay is perfect, with a view out to sea just a few steps from the front door. The village is of course beautiful - built tight against the cliffs - and has four pubs. The walk along the Cinder Track (the old Whitby/Scarborough railway line) to Ravenscar is a joy, followed by a return along the beach of the Bay. But watch the tides. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 29th December 2018

Fabulous cottage in an amazing location. Place has everything you need for a cosy week away. The owners care, thought and attention to detail was impressive. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Paul 22nd December 2018

We love Robin Hoods Bay so the cottage has to be just right. Millbrook was exceptional, everything about it was perfect. After a cold or damp evening knowing that when you return to the cottage a welcoming open fire awaits. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Kind regards Paul and Jacky

Reviewed by Nicola 27th October 2018


Reviewed by John-Paul 10th October 2018

Truly wonderful

Reviewed by Malcolm 2nd October 2018

A lovely quaint cottage right in the centre of the village. The hamper is a great bonus as was the car park permit. For quaint read low ceilings, especially the top bedroom, took a bit of getting used to. The only criticism was the shower, very difficult to control the temperature and the bath screeRead moren leaked. Otherwise excellent and well equipped.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Malcolm,Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. I agree the cottage is lovely in a fabulous location and I am delighted you enjoyed the generous hamper left by the owner. I have spoken with the owner regarding the points raised regarding the shower. The shower temperature is a bit tricky to get right. The cottage has instant hot water and the shower runs off an attachment to the bath taps which means you have to get the temperature balance right between hot and cold taps before getting under the flow. It is really powerful though and gives a great shower. Care has to be taken that the folding glass shower screen is in place to avoid any splashing. I do hope we can book you into another Gorgeous Cottage sometime in the future.Take careLouise Hide

Reviewed by Julie 15th September 2018

A lovely , compact cottage ! The furnishings and dcor were first class - we would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Laura 12th September 2018

Beautiful stay in a gorgeous cottage. Loved every moment of our stay. The hamper was a lovely touch and much appreciated. Can't wait to return!

Reviewed by Simon 2nd August 2018

Good holiday

Reviewed by Jennie 22nd July 2018

Brilliant cottage, very well equipped and clean in a great location. The outside space is very small but thats just Robin Hoods Bay. Would love to stay again!

Reviewed by Anthony 18th July 2018

A most quaint cottage in a stunningly beautiful area.Completely unspoilt / Who needs to go abroad when you can have a holiday in this area.Cottage is immaculate and perfect location to rest after being out all day.You must try the Fish and chips / Best we have ever had.Cottage is perfectly placed toRead more have trips to Whitby , York and Pickering One small problem with TV . This needs looking at as it takes quite a time to make work.Overall fantastic week and we would definitely have another holiday at Millmoor.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Anthony, thank you so much for your review and feedback. It is great to hear that you found the cottage immaculate and in a perfect location and we would love to welcome you back for another stay at Millbrook. Take care, Maureen. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 19th June 2018

Very comfortable beds, which we feel is important . Well equipped.

Reviewed by B 11th June 2018

A brilliant cottage, very characterful, small but perfectly formed. Very clean and tidy, with everything you could need for a short break. Great central location, and lovely little patio overlooking the main street.

Reviewed by Sara 11th June 2018

Lovely cottage in a delightful position - highly recommend!

Reviewed by David 31st May 2018

A real home from home with everything needed you could possibly want including a shoehorn , games and books. Just wonderful - we should have stayed longer.

Reviewed by Karen 25th April 2018

Second stay in this perfect cosy cottage in a beautiful place. A real home from home. A hop step and a jump down to the beach and amenities but so quiet as obviously no traffic just the odd gull. Best of all a car park pass to the lower car park means no need to climb that killer hill!

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 10th April 2018

Second stay at Millbrook. Great time wad had in this lovely place

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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.

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