The End of Another Year....
Can you believe it's here? New Year’s Eve 2018 is here!
After our first full year and almost eight months into our second year of business we honestly couldn't be happier.
2018 has been very exciting for us here at Baytown Holiday Cottages.
We expanded our portfolio of cottages from 8 to 15 with our 16th being confirmed ready to be announced in January 2019, so keep your eyes peeled folks for our latest addition.
We added our online booking service working with the man who built our website the wonderful Jack Barber to provide our customers with a choice of ways to book and enquire. Who doesn't love the convenience of being able to book and pay online.
We've attended a range of workshops throughout the year hosted by various members of the fabulous team at The North York Moors National Park in conjunction with the amazing and very knowledgeable Susan Briggs and Tourism Knowhow.
We had the massive opportunity of working with Amanda Brown at A2B PR in conjunction with The North York Moors National Park and Susan Briggs at Tourism knowhow. We hosted a journalist in Orchard Cottage, featured in Prima Magazine's "Best of British Seaside Holidays: Ahoy for Ships and Smugglers" and we hosted blogger WoofWagWalk and the gorgeous Maya and Lucia in Rothwell Cottage for their blog post "Dog Friendly North York Moors Coast".
We've been successful in our application and selected for an exciting opportunity which hopefully we will be able to tell you more about at the end of January or early February so keep your eyes peeled for this too.
All in all, a busy and successful year. Finally we can't believe that the big night isn't quite upon us yet and already forty percent of our bookable cottages for New Year’s Eve period 2019 have been booked already! So, don't delay get booking your Robin Hood's Bay cottage for the 2019 festivities. Bring in 2020 in the heart of a quaint coastal village steeped full of history. Smoking chimneys, red tiled rooftops, once old fishermen's cottages and cobbled alleyways to explore. Sea views across the bay, the most dog friendly village you could ask for and an all year-round dog friendly beach to be explored bring the pooch along too. Famed for smugglers and the smuggling of contraband such as Rum, Silk, Tea and Tobacco. Legend has it that contraband could leave the ships in Baytown as Robin Hood's Bay was once called and reach the top village without ever seeing daylight.
With 6 pubs and bars in the whole of Robin Hood's Bay with the latest addition being the atmospheric Smugglers Bistro "Top Bar". If you don't mind a little walk you could always start in Fylingthorpe at the Fylingdales Inn, then along to the Grosvenor Hotel and down to the Victoria Hotel completing the upper village.
Wander down "Bay Bank" the steep hill which Baytown is built on and roll yourselves into the Laurel Inn. From here pop along and try the latest addition the Smugglers Bistro "Top Bar", then up to Ye Dolphin in King Street finishing up at the Bay Hotel in the Dock. Once you've selected your tipple of choice spill out into the Dock where many will congregate and bring in the New Year with friends and family, and new friends. If you're lucky you may just be treated with New Year’s Eve fireworks.
Not a fan of the hustle and bustle of the pubs, then host your very own little gathering in the cosy cottage you're staying in. With the glow of the fire surround yourself with those that mean the most to you whether that's friends or family and bring the New Year in, in your own special way.
Now all that is left is for us is to say thank you & wish you all a wonderful Happy New Year. May 2019 bring you love, happiness, good health, joy, travel and adventure and a relaxing coastal escape in a Baytown Holiday Cottage.
Love Sian and Sam X