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Lovely kitchen to make a very special romantic meal
Relax  outside on the patio
Charming living room
Enter the living room with characterful cast iron fireplace
Snuggle up on the sofa
Relax with your favourite tipple
Plan your day over a cup of morning coffee
Wonderful kitchen with living flame coal effect fire
A warm welcome at Hidden Gem
Doggies welcome and walks from the doorstep.
Cosy double bed
Breakfast in bed this morning?
Gorgeous bathroom with overhead shower
Refreshing shower
Very stylish bathroom
Sit outside and enjoy the chimenea
How lovely
Take a walk to the Bay Horse
Village pub
Dating back to 1668 make your way up to the steps cottage
1 / 20  Lovely kitchen to make a very special romantic meal
2 / 20  Relax outside on the patio
3 / 20  Charming living room
4 / 20  Enter the living room with characterful cast iron fireplace
5 / 20  Snuggle up on the sofa
6 / 20  Relax with your favourite tipple
7 / 20  Plan your day over a cup of morning coffee
8 / 20  Wonderful kitchen with living flame coal effect fire
9 / 20  A warm welcome at Hidden Gem
10 / 20  Doggies welcome and walks from the doorstep.
11 / 20  Cosy double bed
12 / 20  Breakfast in bed this morning?
13 / 20  Gorgeous bathroom with overhead shower
14 / 20  Refreshing shower
15 / 20  Very stylish bathroom
16 / 20  Sit outside and enjoy the chimenea
17 / 20  How lovely
18 / 20  Take a walk to the Bay Horse
19 / 20  Village pub
20 / 20  Dating back to 1668 make your way up to the steps cottage

Hidden Gem

Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • 17th century coastal bolt-hole in Robin Hood’s Bay
  • Warm and cosy for a romantic retreat
  • 5-minute stroll from the beach
  • Plenty of rural and coastal walks from the doorstep
  • Terraced garden for enjoying summer afternoon
  • Explore the seaside town of Whitby (5.5 miles)

 

Property code: G0186

Tucked away in the heart of Robin Hood’s Bay, this 17th-century cottage is an idyllic coastal bolt-hole for couples yearning to explore and enjoy beautiful sandy beaches and the crashing waves of the sea..

Set within one of the most popular coastal locations in Yorkshire, this cosy cottage enjoys an elevated position which is found residing in a little street which winds its way down to the ocean in Robin Hood’s Bay. Wainwright's famous coast-to-coast walk starts just a few yards from the doorstep, perfect for keen walkers. Within half a mile are a variety of shops and eateries, while in the opposite direction are the Cleveland Way and Fylingdales (both under 2.5 miles). The pretty cobbled streets, harbour and beaches of Whitby are 5.5 miles away or venture slightly further to the coastal villages of Sandsend, Staithes and Runswick Bay (all under 15.5 miles). Nature lovers will also appreciate a visit to nearby Ravenscar (11 miles), a perfect spot for seal watching around the headland.

The entrance to this quaint period cottage can be found via a flight of stone steps, which lead to a clifftop garden. Step through the doorway to reveal a welcoming kitchen/diner featuring shaker units, a sleek granite worktop and a living flame coal effect gas fire to keep you warm and toasty in the chillier months. Bijou yet, equipped kitchen with everything you will need to rustle up dinner for two, there is an induction hob, electric oven and built-in microwave as well as a compact fridge and mini freezer. For the perfect ambience, turn on the living flame coal effect gas fire and settle down at the rustic table to enjoy your cooking with the warm glow of the flames in the background. A characterful lounge provides a snug relaxing space to unwind with an original cast iron fireplace, exposed beams overhead and original stripped pine doors. Sink into the sofa or comfy armchair and enjoy a classic movie together on the TV. Wi-Fi and a SONOS sound system allow you to listen to your favourite music, and there is also a stack of books and walking guides available. Upstairs you will find a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a bathroom next door with a bath and shower overhead, the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the coast. Both the bedroom and bathroom are located in the eaves of the property with low ceiling height.

Outside, a small sheltered terraced garden boasts a patio, bistro table and rattan chairs, an idyllic spot for enjoying an afternoon tipple before heading into the village for dinner. And as darkness falls, a chimenea provides cosy warmth long into the evening. There is also secure bike storage.
 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with bath and shower overhead
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, compact fridge, mini freezer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Living flame coal effect gas fire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Smart TV with Netflix and SONOS sound system in lounge
  • Books and walking guides available
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop, pub and beach within 0.5 miles
  • Low ceiling height in the bedroom and bathroom
  • This property does not accept children
  • Secure bike storage
  • Parking - please note, there is no parking available at the cottage however it is sometimes possible to purchase a private permit for the nearby carpark. Please note this cannot accommodate for vehicles larger than a Range Rover. If this is not possible, parking is available at the top of the hill in the council car parks (charges apply).

 

Set down a charming little street which leads down to the sea in Robin Hood's Bay, you are a 5-minutes’ walk from the beach and a variety of cafes and shops. The road also leads directly onto the Cleveland Way and local footpaths to Fylingdales.

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 many charming locations on the coast.

For dinner, head down to one of the romantic bistros or nautically themed inns where you can soak up the atmosphere with 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. Traditional sweet shops stock all your old favourites and there are several 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 ultimate 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 gorgeously 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 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 15.5 miles, and each has its own unique charm. Ravenscar (11 miles) is also a great spot to go seal watching as they bask in the sunlight around the headland.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Julie 2nd October 2020

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Beautiful place welcome packs very much appreciated, a lovely gesture! Doggies really enjoyed their treats! great location definitely will visit again!

Reviewed by Audrey 25th September 2020

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We had a lovely short stay at Hidden Gem. Very cosy. Location is ideal for coastal walks, village amenities and ambience. The steps to the property added to our workout! Beautiful part of the UK.

Reviewed by Sue 18th September 2020

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This cottage is very quaint but not comfortable especially when you have taken 2 medium size dogs. One small dog only would be my recommendation.

Reviewed by Shaun 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by KAREN 7th August 2020

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This is a beautiful cottage in a great location in RHB. The small outside seating area is a bonus. Very well equipped and the owner is excellent (very communicative and helpful)

Reviewed by Marie 30th July 2020

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Perfect Ideal location We were spoilt and so was our dog. Nothing could have been done to improve this perfect cottage and all involved.

Reviewed by Ann 25th July 2020

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Quirky cottage in an idyllic quaint village. Couldn't fault a thing, the cottage was very well equipped and spotless. Patio area was great for chilling and giving dogs a bit space. The daily climb up from bottom of Robin Hoods Bay to the top has improved my leg muscles no end lol, no good for anyone with mobility issues, but we would definately go Read moreback one day. Hide

Reviewed by Debra 17th July 2020

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Lovely cottage, in a great location, only 1 minute from the beach. Very quaint and quirky, with everything you need for a comfortable holiday. Great restaurants nearby, the Wayfarers and the Grosvenor hotel, also excellent fish and chips st Maid Marion's.

Reviewed by Ruth 16th March 2020

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Reviewed by Anne 6th March 2020

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Reviewed by Lauren 14th February 2020

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This is a beautiful cottage in a quiet corner of the village. The cottage is clean, well equipped and very cosy. It is beautifully decorated, with a calm and relaxing feel. The little garden is a huge plus and the little extras, like dog towels and Prosecco on arrival, really made it that extra bit special.

Reviewed by Ben 7th February 2020

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Stayed for a week, location was perfect and the cottage had everything we needed. Would stay again

Reviewed by Carol 31st January 2020

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The property is very comfortable. The owner has provided everything you need, even a hairdryer, next to a plug and a mirror. That doesnt happen very often. The location is brilliant, literally minutes away from the beach, walks and several bars and eateries. It was our first visit to Robin Hoods Bay but we are already planning a return visit.

Reviewed by Margaret 25th January 2020

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A very cosy cottage, immaculate with soothing colour scheme and very tasteful pictures. Very well appointed. Great location at the bottom of The Bay, very private with small outside seating area. Thoughtful welcome pack. Kitchen well equipped. Very reassuring to be able to contact owner before stay and know she was there if we had any problems. WouRead moreld definitely plan to return Hide

Reviewed by Julie 16th November 2019

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Reviewed by Victoria 23rd September 2019

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Beautiful quirky property in a perfect spot. Only minutes away from the beach and local amenities. Would highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Richard 9th September 2019

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Reviewed by James 6th September 2019

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Reviewed by Joanne 23rd August 2019

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Hidden Gem is the perfect location, 2 minutes and youre on the beach. It is cute and great for a couple. Myself and my partner parked the car and didnt move it until we left 4 nights later. Plenty coastal walks to do and places to visit round about.

Reviewed by Maureen 19th July 2019

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Wonderful location in Robin Hood Bay and this cottage had everything you could need! Really thoughtful owners.

Reviewed by David 28th June 2019

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Great location & fabulous cottage with high quality finishes

Reviewed by Julian 21st June 2019

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We stayed at Hidden Gem for a week and we found it ideal for me, the wife and two small dogs. Its probably less than a couple of minutes walk down to the dock where theres pubs restaurants cafes and shops etc all very close. The cottage was very clean and well equipped with virtually everything required. Theres a small garden/terrace with a tablle,Read more 2 chairs and a chiminea. All in all a very enjoyable stay. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 17th June 2019

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Lovely well equipped cottage. Thoughtful owner

Reviewed by Pam 2nd June 2019

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Reviewed by Adrian 20th May 2019

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A lovely little cottage just right for two people (and a dog), right in the heart of Robin Hood's Bay, comfortable and fully equipped with everything you need.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 17th May 2019

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Beautiful cottage, beautiful village, lovely little touches.

Reviewed by Ruth March 2019

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. Perfect location for stunning walks and scenery, The resturants we tried were fabulous, Bramblewick (RHB) Marine (Whitby) and Ditto (Whitby). Hope to return later in the year

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Lovely kitchen to make a very special romantic meal
Relax  outside on the patio
Charming living room
Enter the living room with characterful cast iron fireplace
Snuggle up on the sofa
Relax with your favourite tipple
Plan your day over a cup of morning coffee
Wonderful kitchen with living flame coal effect fire
A warm welcome at Hidden Gem
Doggies welcome and walks from the doorstep.
Cosy double bed
Show 8 moreBreakfast in bed this morning?

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