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Lilly's Cottage

Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming seaside cottage sleeping 6 across 3 bedrooms
  • Enjoy the convenience of a number of wonderful village pubs and independent shops within walking distance
  • Located in the heart of the fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay
  • Plenty of space to host 2 canine companions alongside the family
  • Spend your days meandering the cobbled streets and charming shops of the former smuggling village
  • Head along the rugged coastline made up of sandy beaches, rock pools and dramatic cliff tops to visit the gothic town of Whitby with all its attractions
Property code: G0087

A bright and airy seaside cottage located in the heart of the quaint fishing village that is Robin Hood's Bay, perfectly appointed to explore the stunning Yorkshire coastline with all its attractions.

Perched on one of the most popular streets in Robin Hood's Bay, you are in a prime location with charming eateries, independent shops, traditional village pubs and a beautiful sandy beach all within walking distance from the cottage. The village is full of stunning gravity-defying cottages which was once home to the busiest smuggling trade along the Yorkshire coast. Meander the cobbled streets and drink in the truly relaxed pace of village life before retreating to your home from home. Although you might not want to leave, the endearing gothic town of Whitby is located just 5.5 miles away, with plenty of attractions to fill your days.

 

Step inside to reveal a bright and airy space bursting with character, with its seaside trinkets, paintings and charming antique French furniture. The ground floor is home to an open-plan living space encompassing the lounge, kitchen and dining area all set to the seaside theme. Following a day of breathing in the fresh sea air cosy up with the family in front of the living flame fire. The handsome kitchen is home to all the amenities you'll need to cook up some local seafood before dining at the cosy table. When the day is done, retreat upstairs to one of three generous bedrooms complete with soft furnishings to offer a restful night's sleep. The master bedroom is located on the first floor, boasting an original cast iron fireplace, king-size bed and en-suite shower room. A further two bedrooms are located on the second floor; another generous king-size room and a charming twin. These rooms share the large family bathroom on the first floor complete with wonderful roll top bath and fireplace so you can truly unwind and lose yourself in the bubbles of an evening.

 

To the front of the cottage there is a bistro table and chairs, so you can sit out on the street to soak up the sun with your morning coffee. With sandy beaches, picturesque cliff tops and wonderful walking trails locally, you won't be short of options when it comes to all manner of outdoor pursuits.

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

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 king-size bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 family bathroom with bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Ceramic hob, electric oven, fridge, icebox, dishwasher
  • Nespresso coffee maker - pods provided
  • Outside seating area
  • Living flame fire
  • Electricity and heating included
  • LCD TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 medium sized dogs welcome
  • Travel cot, high chair and stairgate available
  • Please note this property is an old fisherman's cottage and the stairs are steep - therefore children must be supervised at all times
  • Pubs and shops within half a mile
  • DVD player
  • MP3 docking station
  • Parking - please note, there is no parking available at the cottage however it is sometimes possible to purchase a private permit for the nearby car-park. 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).

The cottage location is fantastic. Perched on one of the most popular streets in Robin Hood's Bay, you are under half a mile from the beach, and metres from the Bay’s many cafes and shops. Robin Hood's Bay is a much-loved gravity-defying picture-postcard village under 6 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 there are a variety of lovely options from romantic bistros, to nautically themed Inns which have a delightful evening atmosphere set with candlelight. There are also several good pubs in the village with great 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 gorgeous little boutiques selling all manner of delightful things.

 

As hard as it will be to drag yourself away from Robin Hood’s 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 in Robin Hood's Bay  www.whitbystoryteller.co.uk or from the Whale Bone Arch on the West Cliff in Whitby. For confirmation of dates and times check www.whitbywalks.com

 

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, (5.5 miles) Staithes (15.5 miles) and Runswick Bay, just 13.5 miles away, are all within easy driving distance, and each have their own unique charm.

 

 

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 23rd October 2020

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Beautiful and stylish cottage worth every penny. Great location.

Reviewed by Donna 9th October 2020

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Lillys cottage is a lovely place to stay, it is charming and beautifully designed. The owners were very helpful and made us feel comfortable with the welcome packs provided. The location could not have been better set within the beautiful surroundings of Robin Hoods Bay and just a short walk to the beech, which was great for walking Ruby on a morniRead moreng. I will definitely return and can not wait for my next visit. Hide

Reviewed by Leann 25th September 2020

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The cottage was wonderful and very cosy whilst the wind blew a strong autumn gale! Elaine the owner was Incredibly helpful and her communications were superb - even checking we were ok as the weather changed. The hamper on our arrival was great and very much appreciated. Would definitely recommend. So many personal touches, like a basket of doggie Read moregoodies in case theyre needed, lovely hand washes and creams all around and hairdryers, hairbrushes and other things just in case you forgot. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 18th September 2020

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Lilleys cottage is excellent in every respect and a fabulous base in the heart of Robin Hoods Bay!

Reviewed by Claire 14th September 2020

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Lillys is beautiful. Set back down the passage away from the busy flow of day trippers, we felt privileged to have our own little refuge albeit for just a few days. Lillys had everything we needed - just perfect.

Reviewed by Verity 4th July 2020

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The cottage had everything we needed and was very comfortable. The location was brilliant and the cottage very welcoming. We had a great time and would definitely like to stay here again!

Reviewed by Susan 20th March 2020

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Perfect location and beds so comfy. Lovely to be able to walk the dogs first thing in the morning.

Reviewed by Anastasia 6th March 2020

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Reviewed by Annabel 30th December 2019

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This is a beautifully furnished and decorated cottage and is very comfortable. It's also well positioned in the village. We were particularly impressed by the lovely Christmas decorations which were much appreciated as was the welcome hamper. The only slight downside is difficulty with parking. We never got on the nearer car park and were reluctantRead more to move from the station car park once parked as we feared we might not get back in. Not the hosts' fault obviously but difficult for less fit people Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 20th December 2019

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Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location, we had a brilliant break! Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Catherine 29th November 2019

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Lilys cottage was a gorgeous little place to stay in Robinhoods bay . Clean and well equipped with all you need. if you like Robinhoods bay then you will love staying here as it is right in the heart of the charm and magic of RHB !

Reviewed by Chris 4th November 2019

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Reviewed by David 14th October 2019

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Reviewed by Kate 7th October 2019

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Lillys cottage is cosy and comfortable. A real home from home. Dougie our 8 year old westie was very comfortable and Elaine and Glenn catered for him well. We just had to take towels for the beach walks. The bath is to die for!! The welcome pack is a lovely touch and even a separate one for Dougie. This was our second stay and they had made a lot oRead moref improvements since last year. We will be back again! Hide

Reviewed by Angela 27th September 2019

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Reviewed by Kathleen 23rd September 2019

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Reviewed by Simon 17th September 2019

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Beautifully presented immaculate cosy cottage would definitely recommend this

Reviewed by Lisa 15th July 2019

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Reviewed by Ian 5th July 2019

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We have stayed at Lilys cottage 3 times and have another stay booked in September this year. Its a lovely cottage that all our family love visiting, especially Frank our dog who cant get enough of the fantastic beach.

Reviewed by rebecca 1st July 2019

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Do not hesitate to book this cottage it is an absolute gem and stunningly beautiful on a lovely cobbled street in easy reach of all the essentials - beach, ice creams, cafes, pubs etc. We were left a beautiful hamper for both us and the dog on arrival and there was nothing we could want for it was so well equipped. I was worried the downstairs was Read moregoing to be too small for two adults, a toddler and a dog but it was perfect and so cosy - we will 100% be back. Thank you Elaine xx Hide

Reviewed by Emma 24th June 2019

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A lovely cottage very well presented and a great location.

Reviewed by Lindsay 10th May 2019

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Is even better than it looks in the photos . Some much appreciated welcome gifts.

Reviewed by Michael 5th March 2019

A beautiful cottage in a magical little seaside village. The cottage was very well appointed with everything that we needed. The beds were especially comfortable and we slept soundly. The welcome pack was appreciated and the little dog box was a lovely touch. Nice texts from the owner Elaine were received well. The reception room is a little bit smRead moreall for six people and a dog, however, we made it work. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 9th February 2019

Great cottage, such attention to detail and everything you could possibly need provided. The cottage is in a good position in the bay although there is no parking we were aware of this and free parking at this time of the year was available at the top of the hill. Helped us walk off the lovely food we had at the local pubs and the Bramblewick whichRead more we would recommend. Super time we would definitely go back to Lillys cottage in the near future. Hide

Reviewed by Tony 15th January 2019

Excellent thank you

Reviewed by Emily 18th December 2018

Lillys cottage is beautiful, warm, cosy and spotless!!!! We had the most wonderful stay and would highly recommend it to anybody els :-) we will definitely be back.

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