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Cliff Head

Whitby, Yorkshire
Original Cottages

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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Waterside Views
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Romantic
Internet access
Open fire / wood burner
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • A beautifully updated Grade II-listed property dating back to the 17th century
  • Situated in a quaint ginnel in the heart of the old village of Robin Hood’s Bay
  • Featuring exposed beams, a warming wood burner and an open fire

Property code: OC-R049

Formerly a butcher’s shop and fisherman’s cottage, this cosy and rustic retreat provides a lovely getaway for couples seeking a romantic hideaway along the North Yorkshire coast. Offering views of the sea and the towering cliffs of Ravenscar, the cottage is ideal for keen walkers and holidaymakers exploring this stunning area. Robin Hood’s Bay is a picturesque fishing village known for its twisting cobbled streets, and has a pretty beach and a surprising range of great restaurants, pubs, cafes and independent shops. Heading north along the coast, Whitby is just 6 miles away – a popular seaside town known for its association with the story of Dracula. Also nearby is the lively resort of Scarborough, just 17 miles to the south.

Entering this welcoming cottage, the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner occupies the ground floor and makes a great living space with plenty of useful equipment. You can sit back in the lounge area in front of the wood burner to chat about the day or watch TV, while the dining table to the side is perfect for sharing a romantic meal. The fully equipped kitchen is to the rear of the room, perfect for rustling up your favourite dishes. Heading up the first flight of cottage-style stairs, the first floor features a delightful lounge to unwind in at the end of a great day. With plenty of seating and an open fire, this is an ideal space to relax, watch a movie or catch up with a good book. The first floor also has a shower room. A second flight of cottage-style stairs curves up to the second floor where you will find the cosy double bedroom, with plenty of storage space, some handy seating and views out to sea.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Gas hob with electric oven and grill, larder fridge, freezer, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Wood burner, open fire
  • 2 TVs and 1 DVD
  • Private parking for 1 small/medium car
  • Beach, pub and shops 400 metres
  • No garden
  • Please note, steep cottage-style stairs and low, sloping ceilings
  • Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 1 dog allowed. Additional charges may apply

Laura Noble-Crookes

This property has been let with us for over 10 years and is managed by Laura.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dorothy, 23rd April 2024

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Reviewed by Nick, 7th April 2024

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Lovely, cosy cottage with everything we needed in the most perfect location and stunning sea views. Bonus parking spot too - extremely rare in RBH but the seagulls enjoyed using the car as target practice!! (...but that should be expected being literally 12ft from the seawall!!) The cottage was very well equipped, always felt very warm even on aRead more couple of very wet, cool days. The shower was excellent (always good before and after long days out and about). Bonus to have good Wifi and TV reception too. We ate pizza at the Smugglers which was fresh and delicious and steak at Brambles Bistro which was excellent - the Bordelaise sauce was to die for!! The cottage is great for 2 people and a small dog - we would highly recommend it but would advise that it is a very cosy and old cottage and therefore not necessarily built for tall people or those that may struggle with stairs. Also need to be a bit brave driving through the tight village roads and reversing down the hill from the parking bay. Be aware that other drivers will also be navigating or parking on the same roads so patience is a must! We hope to return one day as this is a great place to stay and enjoy everything that Robin Hoods Bay has to offer. Hide

Reviewed by John, 31st March 2024

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A delightful and unique place to stay, with stunning views from most windows. Well equipped and with comfortable lounge and bedroom. Would stay again.

Reviewed by Suzanna, 11th February 2024

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This cottage is spectacular very cosy , and feels so homely the sea views out of most windows are just incredible. The decor is perfect , bed super comfy , kitchen well equipped couldnt ask for more ! we will return !!

Reviewed by Paul, 31st December 2023

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Excellent property and perfect location with the added bonus of a parking spot

Reviewed by Clive, 14th December 2023

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Reviewed by Stuart, 5th December 2023

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Lovely, well equipped cottage in a great position in Lower Robin Hoods Bay. Fabulous views from the upstairs rooms, lots of quirky ornamental stuff throughout the property (as is the case in many of these cottages), stairs are easier than some we've been in, great kitchen, some nice 'welcome' goodies from the owners, excellent WiFi. Nothing notRead more to like, really. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 23rd November 2023

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Reviewed by Anita, 2nd November 2023

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Gorgeous property, full of character and brilliant location. Suited us perfectly. Easy access to lots of walks and could both see and hear the sea from the house. Loved it.

Reviewed by Kate, 22nd October 2023

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Reviewed by Joanna, 9th October 2023

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Reviewed by Kathryn, 27th August 2023

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Reviewed by Alison, 4th June 2023

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We had a wonderful time at your cottage, we were very relaxed and very comfortable. The actual location of the cottage was superb and would recommend to anyone. We had our own parking spot which was ideal as parking is very scarce, we just parked up and went everywhere on the bus. Great holiday.

Reviewed by Joanne, 16th May 2023

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We had an amazing time, time out to relax in a perfect cottage in a beautiful location, we love Robin Hoods bay and have been there many times and we keep coming back, the accommodation never disappoints ??

Reviewed by David, 16th May 2023

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Overall the cottage was very good. The upstairs lounge was particularly nice. The location is very good. There are a few areas that are a little tired - varnished table/work tops tend to get a bit sticky after cleaning, the bathroom cabinet door was very loose, shower caddy fell off, bathroom sink tap leaked (needs a new washer). One negative (not Read morethe fault of the owner) is in the car parking that is directly under a chimney which is a seagull perch. After less than two days the car was such a mess that it was impossible to see through the screen. We werent anticipating this so had very limited materials with which to clean the car for safe driving - advice beforehand and provision of a bucket to swill/wipe down the car would help. Hide

Reviewed by Jonathan, 11th May 2023

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Equipment, location.

Reviewed by Geoffrey, 25th April 2023

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The property was perfect for us and the description was spot on. I also like the fact that you can book 3 nights on the website which helps for short breaks.

Reviewed by Dorothy, 2nd April 2023

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Reviewed by Gill, 29th March 2023

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Excellent cottage, loved our stay, bathroom very small as is shower but not a problem for us. The bed and mattress past its best, could do with a review with high season on its way.

Reviewed by Simon, 25th March 2023

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The cottage is beautiful, in a stunning location and with the unique bonus of a parking space - although the largely car-free nature of RHB is a huge plus. In a cottage of that age and so rambling, the odd cobweb or speck of dust wouldnt have been a surprise but it was immaculate. My only minor gripe would be that no soap is provided in the bathrooRead morem, a must for before youve had chance to unpack or after youve finished packing to leave. But otherwise, 10/10 Hide

Reviewed by Georgie, 1st March 2023

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The cottage was amazing. Perfect location and fantastic views.

Reviewed by Krista, 19th February 2023

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Cliff Head Cottage was lovely, warm and comfortable! It was well equipped generally. We definitely plan to come back.

Reviewed by F, 11th February 2023

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The cottage was super cute and decorated in keeping with it. Never stayed anywhere that provided so many extras such as wood and coal for the fire, condiments etc and the basket with goodies in was a nice touch and there was even milk in the fridge. The views from the cottage were amazing, we certainly felt relaxed after our stay here.

Reviewed by David, 30th January 2023

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Reviewed by Louise, 5th January 2023

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Our only issues were the tv downstairs wasnt working, we did change the battery in the remote with no success, this was only a problem because we stayed with our dog and wanted to be downstairs with her , also when we arrived just after 4pm there was a car parked in our parking spot and two other cars behind it I tried nearby cottages with no luck Read more, so after I long journey we parked at the bottom and took the dog on the beach for a wee within 10 minutes or so we had a parking ticket, I appreciate that you cant control issues with other cars but it did put a dampener on the beginning of our stay Hide

Reviewed by P, 27th November 2022

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Second visit this year and the cottage was better than we remembered from March.

Reviewed by Fiona, 25th November 2022

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Reviewed by John, 24th July 2022

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Everything was as it said and we had a great week. No complaints at all.

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