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Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire

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people Sleeps 4
hotel Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning architect designed house with 5 Star interiors
  • Two generous en-suite bedrooms with super king-size beds 
  • Hot tub, situated in large private garden with wildflower meadow and wild deer
  • Magical woodland setting just a miles walk down to the sea
  • Perfect for walkers / cyclists – famous Cinder Trail 100 yards away
  • Within easy reach of Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby
Property code: G0179

Situated close to the beach and near a former railway line which is now a stunning walking and cycling route, this is a fabulous base for enjoying idyllic cliff-top, coastal and rural walks with spectacular scenery. The pretty coastal village of Ravenscar (3.5 miles) features a popular restaurant and a delightful rocky beach. The bustling seaside resort of Scarborough (7.5 miles) lies to the south with its wonderful beaches and fantastic range of shops, pubs and amusements for all the family. The historic coastal town of Whitby (15 miles) is to the north, and is known for its lovely beach and famous abbey. Heading inland you can discover the wild beauty of the North York Moors.

On entering this fantastic single-level property, you will find and inviting open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The light and pleasant lounge is a delightful space to unwind in, with a cosy wood burner in a beautiful hearth, TV, DVD and plenty of comfortable seating. There's a welcoming dining area between the lounge and the kitchen. The kitchen is stylishly designed and fully equipped with everything you may need including an oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. Exploring this charming property further, there are two super-king-size bedrooms, one of which can be made up as a twin room on request. They each have an en-suite shower room with large walk-in shower and WC.

Stepping outside, the wonderful garden features landscaped wooden decks, outdoor furniture and a spectacular wood-fired hot tub set in a Balinese-style pagoda, offering a tranquil space to relax in after a fabulous day. You may even spot some of the local wildlife including badgers, owls and wild deer.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

Read more Code: G0179

  • 2 super-king-size bedrooms – 1 can be made up as a twin on request
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC
  • Dishwasher, washer/dryer, oven, microwave
  • Wood burner, TV, DVD, MP3 dock
  • Garden with BBQ
  • Hot tub
  • Selection of family friendly provisions including DVD's children's games,colouring pens and books
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Welcome pack included
  • Regret no pets
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Underfloor heating
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Shop within 2 miles
  • Beach within 3 miles (15 mins walk)
  • Scarborough 7.5 miles

This property has a truly idyllic location. Within a mile’s walk from the sea yet hidden away from the world, you will have a real sense of escape. The wildlife is incredible with owls, badgers and even wild deer spotted from the comfort of your patio. The old railway line which ran from Scarborough to Whitby is now a stunning cycle and walking route and passes near the cottage. It's the perfect choice if you feel like a coastal walk taking in some spectacular scenery and it’s just one of many beautiful walks from your doorstep.

There's a cosy 18th-century inn on the way down to the sea, a nice option for lunch and a glass of wine or two in the evenings. The excellent Ravenscar Hotel is also within walking distance of the property. A little further on, you’ll come to the coast where you will find empty rocky beaches and hidden waterfalls.

Positioned just 8 miles outside Scarborough, its position means you are perfectly placed to take in the best of the North York Moors, Yorkshire Coast and York.

Sitting at the eastern foot of the North York Moors, the region's dramatic landscape of heather and open moorland is just a short drive away. Somewhat smaller than the Yorkshire Dales, the North Yorkshire Moors still cover an area of almost 600 square miles and like the dales you can easily find yourself miles from anywhere relatively quickly. But there is something distinctly more civilised and less remote about the moors. In place of harsh limestone and dramatic peaks, you'll find gently rolling hills of heather, ancient woodland and lazy rivers winding through lush green valleys. There is a sense of wilderness, particularly on top of the high central moorlands, but it’s cast in comforting soft focus.

We recommend taking the road from Thornton-Le-Dale or Pickering (both 25 miles) north towards Whitby (15 miles) to experience it in all its grandeur. There are countless pretty villages and towns to explore in the area.

The property is also very close to the 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 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 tea rooms sitting alongside upmarket champagne and oyster bars.

This region is best known for the gorgeously gothic town of Whitby (15 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.

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. Robin Hood's Bay and Sandsend can be reached within 15 miles and Staithes and Runswick Bay are slightly further at 25 miles.


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Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jenny 12th July 2019

A very relaxing holiday in peaceful, secluded location. Cottage beautiful and well equipped. Perfect for 2 couples due to layout of cottage. Ideal location for walking/cycling. We locked our bikes in the tractor shed when not in use. If you like to eat out with a drink then you really need to drive which means someone cannot have a drink. We were hRead moreappy to cook own meals as the weather was good, the garden was very peaceful and private and the table and outside furniture very good. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 5th July 2019

Outstanding cottage in a a perfect private location. The hot tub is an added bonus. The welcome hamper was much appreciated.

Reviewed by Martyn 21st June 2019

We booked the cottage for my wifes birthday and wasnt disappointed, the weather was great 80% of the week so sitting outside on the patio overlooking the beautiful maintained gardens was a bonus. The cottage itself was very well maintained the bedrooms and showers were excellent. I think we will return

Reviewed by Vicki 7th June 2019

The cottage is beautiful and has been tastefully decorated throughout. Its in a great location; theres a pub within walking distance (although torch definitely needed if going at night), picturesque cliff top walks on the doorstep and within driving distance of Scarborough & Robin Hoods Bay. The cottage is also in a very peaceful setting where we fRead moreinished every evening in the hot tub. This took a while to get to the right temperature (a few hours!) but well worth the wait. Hide

Reviewed by Joanne 24th May 2019

Just returned from a week at Wykewood Cottage and it was simply perfect. The cottage is finished to a very high standard and is stunning, we fell in love immediately. We cycled along the Cinder Track to Scarborough twice, walked to the pub a couple of times, drove to Whitby a couple of times and to York Outlet on a rainy day. We used the hot tub evRead moreery night - yes it takes a bit of effort but it is so worth it. The location is idyllic, so quiet and peaceful but easy to drive to some lovely places Hide

Reviewed by Nick 3rd February 2019

Fantastic relaxing weekend and for sure we will be back!

Reviewed by Lauren 28th November 2018

Gorgeous cottage tucked away in a quiet spot where all you can hear is the wind in the trees and the babbling brook. Perfect place to de stress and unwind. Our two small children slept incredibly well which was nothing short of a miracle! Very clean and well equipped, beautiful fire with a big welcoming hearth and the outdoor eco hot tub was bliss Read more(once you get it going, does take a bit of work but well worth it). Surrounding area is stunning, just a short 10-15 min drive to robin hoods bay and then Whitby. As it is so tucked away it is a 10/15min drive to get supplies so pack well but then the peace and quiet is part of the magic of the place.. Hide

Reviewed by Gareth 9th November 2018

Cottage was fab. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Amanda 3rd November 2018

All round fantastic cottage, would definitely recommend and will return.

Reviewed by Alan 4th August 2018

Absolutely stunning cottage, beautiful inside and out and such a wonderfully quiet and peaceful location. Local amenities were OK - a few local pubs with generally OK pub food but not better than that. If you want a guarantee of quiet in a lovely location then this is perfect but be prepared to drive if you are seeking quality eating places.

Reviewed by J 29th July 2018

Peaceful and relaxing holiday. A great place to get away from the crowds. We were able to walk to a local pub for meals, but the nearest supermarket is in Scarborough.

Reviewed by Mark 21st July 2018

Beautiful cottage in a lovely rural location. Very relaxing. The hot tub was especially enchanting with its log burning water heating facilities. Fabulous property decorated and furnished immaculately and with young children, we loved everything being on one level with no stairs.

Reviewed by Claire 30th June 2018

The cottage is absolutely beautiful in an idyllic spot. Lovely and comfortable furnishings with attention to detail. A lot of money and thought gone into making the cottage home from home. Would love to return.

Reviewed by Helen 16th June 2018

Absolutely gorgeous cottage in an idyllic location. The cottage interiors are like something out of an ideal home magazine. The outdoor hot tub is an added bonus. Gorgeous country location with lots of wildlife. Great walks from the door step, including one to the local pub! Plenty to do in the surrounding area. Would definitely recommend Wykewood Read moreto anyone looking for a luxurious relaxing break. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 9th June 2018

Wykewood was probably the best self catering cottage I have stayed in. Top quality throughout with the added bonus of a wood fired Balinese hot tub. The setting was perfect, a rural idyll complete with wildflower meadow and barn owl. Local amenities consisted of an Inn 20mins walk away and Flossies farm shop a short drive away. If you want to gRead moreet away from it all its the perfect place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Sophia 26th May 2018

We had a fabulous stay at wykewood. The cottage and grounds were very well kept and we loved the rural, private setting. We would recommend the cottage to others looking for relaxing privacy and a base to explore the area.

Reviewed by Penny 25th May 2018

The only reason I put No for not returning is that we don't return to places we always go somewhere new!It was a lovely place although a little bit cluttered with too many extras ie candles everywhere and not much room to walk around the furniture.

Reviewed by Roy 15th May 2018

It is a perfect place, the sound of birds, and the surroundings make it magical, its facilities are top notch, lots of kitchen and entertaining items, very comfortable beds and excellent en-suite showers in both bedrooms. Sitting in the sunshine in the patio area was a joy.Its easy to travel from, we did Bempton RSPB, Whitby, Hutton-le-hole and RydRead moreale Folk Museum(brilliant), Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay and Helmsley town and its excellent Volunteer Garden. Sunday lunch at Raven Hotel and dinner at the Falcon were good value.No wonder it is booked up, its a gem Hide

Reviewed by Hilary 1st May 2018

Luxury cottage, loved everything about it.

Reviewed by Phil 29th April 2018

Truly is a gorgeous cottage, well looked after and everything that you would need. The grounds are beautiful and some lovely walks on the doorstep

Reviewed by Kerry 25th April 2018

Beautiful cottage in a truly gorgeous setting. A little slice of heaven. We cant wait to return!

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