Nestled high on the cliffs above Yorkshire’s infamous Robin Hood's Bay, this captivating coastal cottage for two boasts serenity and striking sea views
Prepare to be mesmerised by stunning coastal vistas, sparkling seas and dramatic peach-hued sunsets from this romantic wisteria-bestrewn bolthole
If you’re looking for a coastal retreat in a romantic setting, then enchanting Bay View is hard to beat with its simply stunning horizon-stretching views over Robin Hood’s Bay and beyond. Situated high on the cliffs close to the seaside town of Whitby with only seabirds and the sound of the sea to break the silence, this quaint one-bedroom cottage for two is made for slow living where stillness, mesmerising sea views, and, after nightfall, brilliant star-filled skies can be appreciated.
Soothing yet cosy, Bay View is a charming stone cottage with a stylish open-plan kitchen and living room, a spacious ground-floor bathroom with a generous tub and a walk-in shower, and a snug mezzanine-level bedroom tucked away in the eaves. Gently reminiscent of a ship, the white-washed interiors feature warming wooden floorboards, chunky supporting beams, sloping ceilings and solid oak furniture, while a small rectangular window next to the king-sized bed – which offers yet more spectacular sea views – completes the cottage’s chic coastal vibe.
Benefitting from such a spectacular outlook, there are plenty of cosy nooks throughout where you can hunker down and read a book, listen to music on the record player and enjoy the uninterrupted sea views. A squishy L-shaped sofa strewn in blankets and placed next to the wood burning stove promises to be a favoured spot to enjoy the scenery in winter, though you may prefer to enjoy the view over a crumbly morning croissant and a cup of coffee from the dark slate kitchen table.
Made for easy indoor-outdoor living, the cottage opens onto a rolling lawned garden which houses four separate outside areas: a wisteria-bestrewn terrace for long al fresco lunches, a sheltered patio with a charcoal barbecue, a romantic ‘secret garden’ – an ideal spot for sundowners on a breezy day – and a decked terrace where you can sit side by side and watch the waves roll in, catch a few rays, or stargaze beside the firepit snuggled under a heap of blankets.
Colourful borders abundant with flowers, a well-tended vegetable patch, a herb garden and a fruitful orchard – which guests are encouraged to make use of – all come together to make the garden at Bay View a veritable Eden.
For those looking to soak up the local sights, a stroll along the coastal Cleveland Way, which you access direct from the garden, takes you to charming fishing villages where local shops and welcoming pubs await. Alternatively, you can while away the hours on the sunny terrace watching the local fishing boats sailing around the bay, the swoop of seabirds such as gannets and gulls or watching the grey seals on the rocky outcrop below and, maybe just maybe, you can catch a glimpse of whales and dolphins dancing in the distance…
Entrance area with bench seat and hanging rail.
Open-plan living space comprising:
Sitting area with a large L shaped sofa, Digital Smart TV with Freeview channels, Netflix and Prime, selection of board games, DVD player, BOSE sound system, radio and record player with variety of music available. Woodburning stove with kindling, matches and logs provided. Fitted cupboard with hanging space. Door leading to outside deck area.
Kitchen with marble work surfaces and integrated appliances including an electric hob, oven and grill, microwave, slimline dishwasher, fridge / freezer and washer/ dryer. Large Belfast sink and draining area. Tassimo coffee machine with initial pods supplied.
Ground floor bathroom with large bath and walk-in shower, towel heater and basin with Noble Isle toiletries provided.
Wooden staircase to mezzanine floor.
First Floor - Mezzanine Level
Mezzanine bedroom overlooking the main living space. With king size bed, chest of drawers, hairdryer, large mirror and DAB radio. Please note that there is restricted headroom to the sides of this bedroom.
Bay View Cottage has several outside areas for guest all of which have sea views. The private patio area, with abundant greenery, at the entrance with a table and chairs for outside dining, a fixed barbeque (initial fuel supplied) and a wrought iron bench. Below this is a flagstone terrace furnished with a large L shaped sofa and table.
To the rear of the cottage, with direct access from the living room, there is a large, decked area with two comfortable exterior armchairs, coffee table and binoculars provided for nature watching. Below this is a loose gravel area with a firepit and two chairs.
The additional ‘wisteria’ terrace is overlooked by the kitchen area and has a breakfast nook area with table and chairs.
There are large undulating lawns to the rear with two large, fixed wooden sunbeds, a wooded area and a pathway that leads directly on to the Cleveland Way. Additionally, there is lower seating area perfect for unobtrusive viewing of the local wildlife.
Ample parking is provided in the car parking area of the farm.
Electric Vehicle Charging
For safety reasons, we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property. If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.
Babies & Children
Babies up to 6 months can be accommodated on request.
Sorry, dogs are not allowed at Bay View Cottage.
Guest toiletries are provided. A hairdryer is provided in the bedroom.
Initial supply of logs for the wood burning stove and firepit are supplied.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available and mobile coverage is reasonable on most networks.
Heating & Water Supply
Central heating is provided throughout the property via an oil fired combi boiler.
The property has a private water supply. The water is treated and the system is checked annually.
The cottage is an annexe to the owner's farmhouse. The owners are on hand if required to help guests get the best from their stay, equally the owners are very respectful of guests' privacy.
Please note that, due to its stunning location, Bay View Cottage is accessed by a steep driveway and 4x4 vehicles are recommended during winter periods.
Not far from Bay View Cottage is Ravenscar: one of the most scenic and intriguing places on the Yorkshire coast. With its dramatic clifftop views and rocky beach coves, not to mention the astonishing views over Robin Hood's Bay - which was once the heart of Yorkshire's smuggling trade - it has plenty to offer hikers, fossil hunters and foodies alike.
There are a variety of tearooms and pubs dotted around this picturesque coastline all within five miles of Bay View Cottage including The Bryherstones Country Inn, which is a firm local favourite. More extensive amenities including a large supermarket, quality independent traders and good local producers can be found half an hour away in the nearby town of Whitby.
You can also enjoy an array of restaurants in this bustling town. Good fish and chips can be found at the Star Inn on the Harbour or at the Magpie, while delicious and contemporary Italian dishes can be found at Pizza West on Whitby's West Cliff.
In true Yorkshire fashion gastronomy abounds in the area and The Homestead in Goathland, which is just half an hour’s drive from Bay View Cottage, is well worth a visit for its relaxed, fine dining. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway route, which connects Whitby and Pickering, stops here and beautiful steam trains pass through this heritage station throughout the day. If you do decide to visit make time to explore the 'Heartbeat' village and stop to take in the stunning moorland views.
A little further afield, but certainly worth the visit, is Helmsley, a picturesque market town sheltered beneath the remains of a medieval castle on the banks of the River Rye. At its heart is a fine market square - which hosts a weekly market - from which you can explore a delightful tangle of alleys lined with independent shops. From here it is just a few minutes drive to the charming village of Harome where there are two wonderful options for dining in the form of The Pheasant and The Star Inn at Harome.
Further down the coast and you can continue to explore the diverse Yorkshire coastline discovering the wide, sandy beaches at Fraisthorpe, the towering chalk escarpment of The RSPB Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve and, beyond that the bustling seaside town of Scarborough.
With the Cleveland Way passing just below the garden of Bay View Cottage, walkers will be in heaven. If you head south, the trail takes you to Ravenscar, passing several cafes, before it drops down into the delightful, wooded bay of Hayburn Wyke where you can stop and enjoy the waterfall and admire the stone pebble beach. Nearby, the Hayburn Wyke Inn is a great source for refreshments to charge you onwards towards Scarborough Castle. Northwards on the trail will afford you outstanding views across the landscape and sea with the occasional sudden drops to sea level at Boggle Hole and Stoupe Beck before reaching Robin Hood's Bay.
The Cinder track, a former disused railway line, is a popular off-road track which passes by the entrance to Bay View Cottage and provides further excellent walking and cycling opportunities. The track stretches from Scarborough through to Whitby, passing through both Robin Hood's Bay and Ravenscar.
Robin Hood’s Bay is a true gem of the Yorkshire Coastline and can be easily accessed on foot - via the Cleveland way, the beach and the cinder track - or by car. Hugged by brooding cliffs and with a charming village of quaint cottages that spill right down to the water's edge it is as pretty as it is interesting. Explore the twisting cobbled streets and alleyways dipping in and out of shops or explore the natural history of the magnificent bay - these cliffs form part of Yorkshire's dinosaur coastline. Dating back to the Jurassic period, the rocks hide treasures that date back millions of years, while fossils and ammonites are often found washed up on the beach below.
Slightly further north is the coastal town of Whitby, which is well-known for its long sandy beach and delicious seafood that can be enjoyed whatever the weather! For a different day out, why not climb the famous 199 steps to reach the ruins of Whitby Abbey? A place of beautiful views and gothic splendour it is said to have been the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Count Dracula.
There is plenty to see and do in the local area and in the nearby larger towns of both Whitby and Scarborough. Bay View Cottage is within great proximity to many charming villages such as Sandsend, Runswick Bay and Staithes which can offer the best that the Yorkshire coast has to offer including scenery, walking, and attractions.
All of this part of the Yorkshire coastline sits within one of Britain's most extraordinary places: the North York Moors. Encompassing rolling moorland, rugged coastline, lush forests and enchanting dales, each exquisite landscape is within an hour's drive of Bay View Cottage. A unique way to travel and experience this wonderful area is to board the delightful heritage North York Moors Railway and travel back in time to a bygone era on one of the steam and diesel trains which pass though the magnificent Yorkshire Countryside.
The North York Moors National Park is home to some of the darkest skies in the UK and every February the Dark Skies Festival celebrates all things celestial. The North York Moors National Park was designated an International Dark Sky Reserve by the International Dark-Sky Association, one of only 18 in the world and don't forget that Bay View Cottage itself is an ideal stargazing spot!
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Our 8th year here and it has been as spectacular as ever. We have had a lovely weekend in 'our paradise', relaxing and listening to the sounds of the sea. A much needed weekend away from being Mum and Dad. The cottage is as perfect as ever. We are always so sad to leave and can't wait to be back! Until next year...Mrs Fancott-Beynon
Our first visit to the cottage and the North Yorkshire coast and we would happily stay longer despite the wet weather. The cottage is lovely. We very much enjoyed Runswick Bay, Sandsend, Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay. During our visit to the surrounding area we spotted dolphins, Great Northern Divers and quite a few Terns.Ms Shelley
What a fantastic place! Beautifully appointed and every need was catered for. As everyone has said, the situation is amazing and, to our delight, we had breakfast overlooking the sea on the 1st October - in the sunshine.Mr Bloodworth
The cottage is truly stunning and we enjoyed our first evening sitting on the decking overlooking that wonderful view. We have called at most of the seaside towns from Saltburn to Ravenscar and enjoyed them all. We would love to come back in Winter and get the stove on!Mrs Horriben
Thank you for a really enjoyable stay. The cottage has the most fantastic views and the rabbits & deer just up the road have kept us amused. Lots of lovely walks.Mrs Snowball
We are very sad having to write this review because it means that we are leaving what is undoubtedly the most beautiful & perfect spot on the North Yorkshire Coast. Bay View Cottage is a slice of heaven, peaceful & with the most outstanding views. We visited many of the wonderful coastal villages & towns, and had some great walks along the Cleveland Way. The sun shone for us all week and we go home feeling relaxed and rejuvenated with a healthy glow. Thank you for sharing Bay View Cottage with us and we definitely plan a return trip.Mrs Inglis
Thank you for such a wonderful and chilled out stay. It was exactly what we needed, watching the boats on the horizon & bunnies hopping on the lawn. Very long walks, peace and quiet - bliss. You're quite the perfect hosts and Bay View is a gorgeous, sweet hideaway and we will be returning.Mr & Mrs Alliss
"We have just had a wonderful stay at Bay View Cottage , fantastic accommodation very much what we wanted, a secluded spot which overlooked the great views of Robin Hoods Bay and Ravenscar. The owners have made this property an extremely high standard property and paid every attention to detail with a few lovely items as a welcome pack including a gorgeous sponge cake delicious!! I would highly recommend the property to people who enjoy walking, visiting local seaside resorts and in the main like to get away from it all for a peaceful few days relaxing."Mr & Mrs Simpson
- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Friday or Monday.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"There are three stunning terraces to chose but my favourite is the wisteria strewn area looking towards South Cheek point in the east."Lauraine - Crabtree & Crabtree