- A perfect cottage in a beautiful location. Gorgeously decorated and well-equipped, with charming owners.
Published on: 07 January 2019
Escape to the seaside at Rock Lobster, a gorgeous contemporary holiday home set just 100 yards from a gorgeous beach down a coastal path. Bright stylish interiors and a fabulous location make this the perfect choice for couples and small families looking for somewhere special to stay along Yorkshire's Heritage coast.
This pretty coastal retreat has been subject to a complete refurbishment recently both inside and out. The immaculate interiors have a nautical feel, with bright white walls, white shutters and striking blues reminding you of your seaside location.
Inside you'll find all the accommodation on ground level. Enter the cottage via a spacious porch complete with a bench and shoe rack - a handy space to take off those sandy shoes and jackets. Make your way through to a generous living room bathed in light from shuttered double windows to the side. Underfoot you'll find gorgeous solid oak flooring giving the room a real warmth and there's also a cosy wood-burner to snuggle up beside too.
You have the choice of a large comfy sofa to stretch out on or handsome easy chairs. Settle down with a cuppa and that book you've been meaning to read for ages, time to unwind! Or use binoculars to watch the passing ships! For your entertainment there's a large flat screen SMART TV with built in Freeview and a DVD player. Wi-Fi is provided and there's a Blue-tooth speaker so you can play your own music.
The beautiful oak flooring continues into the kitchen / dining room at the rear of the cottage. Another lovely light-filled room with an elegant contemporary style. The glossy white kitchen units come well equipped with everything you'll need. Indulge with some freshly caught seafood from a local fishmonger (there are several excellent ones in Bridlington) or the fishermen at Flamborough and rustle up something gorgeous for dinner. The kitchen has all the usual mod cons including a dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
The stylish dining table and chairs sit in front of patio doors leading out into the back garden. It's a lovely spot to enjoy a long lazy breakfast over the morning papers. Or challenge someone to an afternoon of board games over a glass of wine.
There are 2 bedrooms in Rock Lobster, both of which have soft grey carpets underfoot. The master bedroom boasts a king-size bed dressed in crisp white cotton bedding. There's another Freeview TV in here so you can enjoy a spot of morning TV in your PJs. Wake up each morning, throw open your curtains and enjoy the view. This stylish bedroom looks out to the front directly across to Flamborough Head Lighthouse and the sea beyond.
The second bedroom features two full size single beds and another wall-mounted TV. The house bathroom sits next door, it has a bath and separate walk-in shower with chic grey Laura Ashley floor tiles.
Outside Rock Lobster you have the choice of a beachy front garden complete with pebbles and rope swags or a large lawned garden to the rear. Catch the sun rising each morning on the front bench and in the afternoon throw out a picnic blanket and take advantage of the evening sun to the rear. Patio furniture and a Weber charcoal BBQ are provided.
Rock Lobster has a stunning location right by the lighthouse at the top of Flamborough Head. The cottage faces east out to sea so you can enjoy watching the sun rising each morning. The Lighthouse offers seasonal tours , and it's well worth climbing the steps to the top. There's a great cafe within walking distance which does yummy all day breakfast and THE best chips. There's also a nice cafe/bistro under the lighthouse - both have gorgeous sea-views..
The coastal path runs past the lighthouse offering breath-taking walks along the cliffs. Just a hundred yards away from Rock Lobster you'll find a cliff path that takes you down to a fantastic beach surrounded by white cliffs with amazing rock pools waiting to be explored!
Flamborough village is just few miles away. It's a charming little place with white-washed cottages, a Grade II listed Norman Church and a castle to explore. For eats try Seabirds gastro pub, but make sure you book in advance. The village has a Viking heritage. The Flamborough Fire Festival is a Viking themed parade, held on New Year's Eve.The parade starts in the centre of the village and features the Flamborough Fireballs, Torches, Battle of Flamborough led by King Canute and Viking Longship which is pulled through the village streets by Viking warriors.The parade finishes with a Fireworks Spectacular held at midnight to celebrate the New Year! Like the Obby Oss tradition in Cornwall, it is an ancient and local spectacular not to be missed in the dark days of winter.
Part of the Yorkshire Heritage Coast, Flamborough Head is best known for its towering cliffs which are home to the largest colony of seabirds in the UK, and one of the largest in the whole of Europe. People come from all over the world to bird watch here, with eider ducks, oystercatchers, gulls and cormorants among the many breeds on show. Nearby Bempton Cliffs are teeming with birds and is one of the best places in the UK to watch puffins.
This area of the Yorkshire coast is also home to lots of sea-life and its possible to spot seals basking on the shorelines and whales swimming off-shore. How about a spot of sea kayaking or a boat trip around the headland to get up close. If you're a wildlife enthusiast, it's pure heaven! The Living Seas Visitor Centre (run by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust) is at South landing just five minutes' drive from Rock Lobster. They organise nature trips for adults and children which are great fun for the whole family.
There are also several very family friendly sandy beaches within easy reach. The idyllic beaches of North and South Landing are perfect for little ones to splash around in the sea and discover mini beasts lurking in the rock pools. The beaches here are also great for a spot of fossil hunting too. And if all that sounds a little too energetic, how about just throwing down a blanket for an afternoon picnic!
Rock Lobster is within easy read of the rest of the Yorkshire Coast. Much like its Cornish counterpart, the North 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.
There are lots of great seaside resorts to visit nearby, including world-famous Scarborough. Make your way up through the historic streets to explore Scarborough Castle, or pop into St Mary's churchyard to visit Ann Bronte's grave. Enjoy a stroll around the South Cliff area taking in the famous Spa and Italian Gardens. Catch the Cliff lift down to the beach and walk around to the peaceful North Bay, visit the renowned Sea Life centre or explore the beautiful Peasholm Park with its boating lake, woodland walks and oriental influences.
Or how about a trip to 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. Robin Hood's Bay and Bridlington are also worth a visit, each have their own unique charm.
Rock Lobster position means you are also perfectly placed to take in the best of Wolds and North York Moors. This dramatic landscape of heather and open moorland is just a short drive away. And with lots of attractions like Sewerby Hall & Gardens and Burton Agnes within easy reach, lots of choice for daytrips.