Millbrook - Gorgeous Cottages

Millbrook

Yorkshire Coast, North York Moors (NORTH YORKSHIRE)

  • Welcome to the very cosy Millbrook in the heart of Robin Hoods Bay.

    Welcome to the very cosy Millbrook in the heart of Robin Hoods Bay.

  • Light up the fire and settle down to a cup of tea and something yummy!

    Light up the fire and settle down to a cup of tea and something yummy!

  • The charming sitting room is a pleasure to sit in with its large double Georgian sash windows

    The charming sitting room is a pleasure to sit in with its large double Georgian sash windows

  • Little reminders of your seaside location.

    Little reminders of your seaside location.

  • Warm your toes by the fire after a bracing walk along the cliffs.

    Warm your toes by the fire after a bracing walk along the cliffs.

  • The compact kitchen is very well equipped with everything you'll need.

    The compact kitchen is very well equipped with everything you'll need.

  • Tea and scones anyone?

    Tea and scones anyone?

  • The lovely dining area sits by the window.

    The lovely dining area sits by the window.

  • Pick up some fresh croissants from one of the village cafes...

    Pick up some fresh croissants from one of the village cafes...

  • Plenty of reading material for those quiet nights in.

    Plenty of reading material for those quiet nights in.

  • Little touches throughout give this holiday home a lovely feel.

    Little touches throughout give this holiday home a lovely feel.

  • Make your way up the winding stairs to bed.

    Make your way up the winding stairs to bed.

  • The gorgeous first floor bedroom.

    The gorgeous first floor bedroom.

  • Plenty of space to stretch out and relax on the king size bed.

    Plenty of space to stretch out and relax on the king size bed.

  • The ornamental original fireplace gives this room bags of character.

    The ornamental original fireplace gives this room bags of character.

  • Pull on your slippers and enjoy a lazy morning while the seagulls call high overhead.

    Pull on your slippers and enjoy a lazy morning while the seagulls call high overhead.

  • Enjoy fantastic views of the village from this room.

    Enjoy fantastic views of the village from this room.

  • Another little reminder of the sea

    Another little reminder of the sea

  • We love the dramatic red walls on the staircase and the fishing memorabilia takes you back in time.

    We love the dramatic red walls on the staircase and the fishing memorabilia takes you back in time.

  • The next bedroom on the second floor.

    The next bedroom on the second floor.

  • Another lovely room which has the advantage of an en suite toilet.

    Another lovely room which has the advantage of an en suite toilet.

  • More stunning views of the beach and coastline.

    More stunning views of the beach and coastline.

  • The house bathroom includes and bath and shower overhead.

    The house bathroom includes and bath and shower overhead.

  • The very handsome exterior of Millbrook, so typical of the houses in the Bay

    The very handsome exterior of Millbrook, so typical of the houses in the Bay

  • And rarely for the village, you have your own private outside terrace which looks down into the Bay.

    And rarely for the village, you have your own private outside terrace which looks down into the Bay.

  • Your view from the terrace.

    Your view from the terrace.

  • Strike out for the beach each morning, just minutes from the door.

    Strike out for the beach each morning, just minutes from the door.

  • Enjoy a pub lunch at one of several pubs just a stone's throw away.

    Enjoy a pub lunch at one of several pubs just a stone's throw away.

  • Settle down to a candlelit dinner...

    Settle down to a candlelit dinner...

  • It's easy to see why Robin Hoods Bay is one of the UK's most loved coastal destinations.

    It's easy to see why Robin Hoods Bay is one of the UK's most loved coastal destinations.

  • Climb up to the top of Bay and enjoy the view!

    Climb up to the top of Bay and enjoy the view!

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 2 mins
  • Shop Within 2 mins
  • Internet Access
  • Wood Burner / Open Fire
  • Off-road Parking
  • Garden
  • Pet Friendly
  • LCD TV
  • DVD Player

About Millbrook

Millbrook is a beautiful traditional holiday cottage tucked away in the heart of Lower Robin Hoods Bay. Set over 3 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 just a stone's throw away!)

Nestling in a corner on popular Chapel Street overlooking a quiet private courtyard, Millbrook is a delightful holiday home with a cosy and comfortable feel. 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 ambiance in here.

For your entertainment, a Flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player and a USB port is included. There's also an iPod docking station, CD Player and a good selection of books and games for some offline fun. Some CDs and DVDs are provided for you too. The perfect excuse to light the fire and settle down to a cosy evening in front of a movie. Wi-Fi is provided too via the Bay Broadband Cooperative.

The cottage kitchen leads off this room. As with many properties in Robin Hoods Bay, the kitchen is small, but is very well equipped and features bespoke units and solid oak work-tops. You'll find a full oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, toaster, cafetiere and plenty of crockery, pots and pans. Everything you need to rustle up something yummy. The dining table is set in the main living space and seats up to 4 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 in Millbrook. From the sitting room open a door to discover winding 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 lovely views across the roof tops to the cliff top and beyond. Original built in cupboards and a period fireplace add to the elegance of the room.

The house bathroom is across the landing from this room. Decorated with handmade tiles, you'll find a bath with a shower overhead. 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 stairs. Here you'll find the second bedroom set in the attic of the house. Lots 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 Millbrook is the fact it has its own private out door space, something of a rarity in Robin Hoods Bay. This quiet and sheltered patio is South-facing and offers lovely 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 10m from the front door along a private path.

Millbrook 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 5 years old.

Local Area

Millbrook's location is fantastic. Set in the heart of Robin Hoods Bay, all of the village's tea-rooms and shops and pubs are just a stone's throw away, and you can be walking on the beach with sand between your toes within minutes from the front door. Robin Hoods 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 Bistro opposite. Both have a lovely atmosphere particularly at night when you can hunker 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 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, Staithes and Runswick Bay are all within easy driving distance, and each have their own unique charm.

Reviews

Millbrook reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Comfort and Equipment
9.2
Location
9.7
Cleanliness
9.7
Local amenities
9.5
Value for money
8.7
Overall rating
9.3
Scores 9.3 out of 10 based on 6 reviews
10 out of 10

Jill

Sheffield GB Family
A lovely fisherman's cottage, hidden away off the main walkways through the hill (so no foot traffic past the front window). Everything you need is in the cottage, and everything is 'Bay-sized': lovely antique furniture, family photos, a great choice of books and games. The kitchen is essentially a walk-in cupboard, but even has a dishwasher and an induction hob. We were lucky with fine weather for walks and views, but I could imagine it would be very cosy and secluded for a winter weekend, so we hope to pop back another time. We had a blissful few days here feeling removed from modern life (although the Bay Broadband is very efficient!).
Confirmed guest: 31 May 2017
Published on: 06 June 2017
9 out of 10

Carol

Sheffield GB Friends
It was almost a perfect cottage. The things we liked were the open fire, all the equipment available in the kitchen. The cottage was warm and cosy as the heating was set for appropriate times making it very pleasant returning to the cottage after long walks; the weather was quite cold for our stay.

There was a fabulous print on the wall above the fire and I contacted the caretaker to discover if there was some information on it and where I may get something similar. The owner contacted the caretaker most speedily and I was contacted a short time later to give me information. I was most impressed with this and hopefully the owners will be able to send me further information when they next visit the cottage.

The staircase to the second floor bedroom was a little tricky to decide how to ascend it. This second bedroom is in the eaves and needed constant thoughts of Duck and Grouse moments although once there it was comfortable when settled in the room. Useful to have a toilet and a sink available to save going downstairs.

Although the directions were detailed to find the cottage, it was still a little difficult to locate. However, this is due to the labyrinth-like layout of the village.

It is a much loved cottage and it was delightful experience to visit. The village is quirky and definitely would wish to make a return visit at some point in the future.
Confirmed guest: 29 April 2017
Published on: 07 May 2017
9 out of 10

Helen

Nottingham GB Family
Superb cottage, beautifully located and with great equipment (particularly comfortable bed and lovely linens). Fire was superb - kicked out plenty of heat

Shower very powerful but hard to temperature control and prone to splashing onto the floor.

Truly a cosy cottage - the downside of which woudl be that the living room / seating would feel a bit cramped with four people
Confirmed guest: 16 March 2017
Published on: 23 March 2017

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