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Lilly’s Cottage

Yorkshire Coast, North York Moors

  • The lovely open plan living space with its bright seaside feel.

    The lovely open plan living space with its bright seaside feel.

  • For your entertainment there's a SMART TV & DVD Player with Wi-Fi and a BOSE docking station too.

    For your entertainment there's a SMART TV & DVD Player with Wi-Fi and a BOSE docking station too.

  • Time to kick off your shoe's pop the kettle on and relax.

    Time to kick off your shoe's pop the kettle on and relax.

  • Settle down on the comfy sofas after a bracing walk along the beach.

    Settle down on the comfy sofas after a bracing walk along the beach.

  • The cosy kitchen comes complete with a dishwasher and fridge with ice-box

    The cosy kitchen comes complete with a dishwasher and fridge with ice-box

  • Settle down to lunch after picking up some fresh seafood from the local fishmonger.

    Settle down to lunch after picking up some fresh seafood from the local fishmonger.

  • Lots of original features add bags of character to the cottage.

    Lots of original features add bags of character to the cottage.

  • The beautiful master bedroom on the first floor.

    The beautiful master bedroom on the first floor.

  • Stretch out on the king-size bed.

    Stretch out on the king-size bed.

  • Pretty fabrics and furnishings give the house a homely feel.

    Pretty fabrics and furnishings give the house a homely feel.

  • Lots of space and light in this room.

    Lots of space and light in this room.

  • A gorgeous original fireplace adds to the room's character

    A gorgeous original fireplace adds to the room's character

  • The master bedroom has an en suite shower room.

    The master bedroom has an en suite shower room.

  • The remaining two bedrooms are set on the second floor.

    The remaining two bedrooms are set on the second floor.

  • Let's discover the second bedroom...

    Let's discover the second bedroom...

  • Set in the eaves of the house, this charming room boasts another king-size bed.

    Set in the eaves of the house, this charming room boasts another king-size bed.

  • Wake up to the sound of seagulls calling high overhead.

    Wake up to the sound of seagulls calling high overhead.

  • The final room is a very sweet twin room.

    The final room is a very sweet twin room.

  • The family bathroom complete with a free-standing bath to sink into each night.

    The family bathroom complete with a free-standing bath to sink into each night.

  • Lots of reminders of your seaside location.

    Lots of reminders of your seaside location.

  • Enjoy a G & T outside and watch village life go by.

    Enjoy a G & T outside and watch village life go by.

  • The view along Chapel Street, just one of Robin Hood's Bay's cobbled streets.

    The view along Chapel Street, just one of Robin Hood's Bay's cobbled streets.

  • Wake up and dawn and go for a walk along the beach.

    Wake up and dawn and go for a walk along the beach.

  • Explore Robin Hoods Bay's gorgeous streets

    Explore Robin Hoods Bay's gorgeous streets

  • Discover the local shops, cafes and pubs

    Discover the local shops, cafes and pubs

  • Photo of Lilly's Cottage

    Photo of Lilly's Cottage

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 2 mins
  • Shop Within 2 mins
  • Internet Access
  • Pet Friendly
  • LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Docking Station
  • Travel Cot / High Chair
  • Cot

About Lilly’s Cottage

Tucked away in a labyrinth of pathways and streets tumbling down towards the sea, Lilly's Cottage is a gorgeous 3-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.

Subject to a recent refurbishment, 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 to retreat back to 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 LCD TV & DVD player available too. Wi-Fi and a BOSE docking station provide further entertainment.

The handsome open place 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.

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.

Bedroom 2 and 3 are on the second floor, another generous king-size room and a charming twin moor. 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 is unsuitable for those with reduced mobility. Small children should be supervised.

As is the case with most cottages in Robin Hoods 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 just minutes away!

Local Area

The cottage location is fantastic.  Perched on one of the most popular streets in Robin Hood's Bay, you are just a few minutes' walk from the beach, and a stone's throw from the Bays many cafes and shops. 

Robin Hood's Bay is a much-loved gravity-defying picture-postcard village just a few 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 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. For confirmation of dates and times check www.whitbywalks.com

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.

Reviews

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Comfort and Equipment
9.4
Location
9.4
Cleanliness
9.6
Local amenities
9.0
Value for money
9.2
Overall rating
9.2
Scores 9.2 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
10 out of 10

Patrick

Harrogate GB Family
What a wonderful place we will definitely be back
Confirmed guest: 20 November 2017
Published on: 21 November 2017
10 out of 10

Margaret

Sheffield GB Couple
Great cottage - really enjoyed our four day break. Two minor issues - needs a curtain over door window and shower wouldn't stop dripping (annoying when trying to sleep!!!)
Confirmed guest: 08 September 2017
Published on: 17 September 2017
9 out of 10

Louise

London GB Friends
The cottage was beautifully decorated and equipped. Would definitely recommend.
Confirmed guest: 04 September 2017
Published on: 21 September 2017

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