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Romantic by name, romantic by nature, welcome to the super cosy Feather's Nest. This gorgeous one-bedroom cottage is set in an elevated position in Robin Hood's Bay and boasts stunning uninterrupted views along the Yorkshire coast. With its chocolate box good looks and stylish contemporary interiors it's the perfect choice for couples looking for a luxury escape to the seaside...
A cattle byre in a previous life, Feather's Nest has been subject to an outstanding renovation which has transformed it into an elegant and comfortable holiday cottage. Honey sandstone walls so typical of this part of Yorkshire give way to a surprisingly spacious and striking open plan interior. Inside you'll find the main living area with a double height ceiling housing the kitchen, dining area and lounge.
A classic mix of old and new, exposed walls and beams combine with solid oak flooring underfoot, muted seascape colours and a contemporary wood burner to create a chic and comfortable effect. For your entertainment the lounge includes an LCD TV, DVD Player and You View. There's a comfy sofa to snuggle up on and an easy chair just perfect for reading by the fire.
The beautiful bespoke kitchen boasts oak worktops and a range of top BOSCH appliances including a larder fridge-freezer, oven and dishwasher. There's also a microwave and Nespresso Coffee maker for your convenience. The cupboards are well stocked with everything you could need and the delightful dining area is set right by the window so you can enjoy views of the coast over breakfast.
Make your way to the opposite end of the lounge and you'll find a large family bathroom with Villeroy & Boch fittings. Again elegant and contemporary style is the order of the day. There's a bath with shower-overhead, perfect if you enjoy a long hot soak after a day's sightseeing.
The bedroom is at the end of the cottage and again has those dramatic double height ceilings giving it bags of light and space. It's a room for romantics with its soft blue hues, French-style furniture and huge chandelier. So peaceful and relaxing in here, and the double bed is a delight to retreat to each evening.
With so much to love about the interiors of this luxury Yorkshire Coastal Cottage it's a thrill to find the garden so delightful too. Spacious and sheltered, there's a patio area to dine alfresco in the summer months (furniture provided) and a lawned area to lounge about on in those balmy seaside afternoons. Enjoy wonderful views down towards Robin Hoods Bay and all along the coast.
And as a bonus there's off road private parking for one car, through the big wooden gate. Please ensure no more than one car is parked here, any other vehicles please park in the public car park, which is only five minutes away.
Feather's Nest's location is fantastic. Set in an elevated position at the top of Robin Hoods Bay the cottage enjoys uninterrupted views of the stunning Yorkshire Coastline. Walking / cycling enthusiasts will love the fact that the famous cinder trail runs along right beside the cottage. You can walk right along the coast from Whitby to Scarborough, a wonderful way to while away a few hours, even if you just do a few miles!
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 head down to the very romantic Bramblewick Bistro, or the nautically themed Smugglers Inn opposite. Both have a lovely atmosphere particularly at night when you can bunker down for a candlelit dinner over a bottle of wine or two. There are also several good pubs in the village with 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 really lovely little boutiques selling all manner of delightful things.
As hard as it will be to drag yourself away from Robin Hoods 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 the weekend 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, Staithes and Runswick Bay are all within easy driving distance, and each have their own unique charm.