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52 Ways To Enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay: #1 Stay In A Cosy Old Fisherman’s Cottage

52 Ways To Enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay: #1 Stay In A Cosy Old Fisherman’s Cottage

Stay In A Cosy Old Fisherman’s Cottage

The number one choice of 52 ways to Enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay had to be Stay in a Cosy Old Fisherman’s Cottage. After all you might just struggle to fit 52 ways to enjoy Robin Hood’s Bay into just one day.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stay in a cosy old Fisherman’s Cottage?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stay in Robin Hood’ Bay?

Read on and find out why a cosy stay in coastal Robin Hood’s might just be for you.


Robin Hood’s Bay

Perched on the coast between the surrounding cliffs of Scarborough and Whitby sits a Bay. The backdrop of the Bay is an old Yorkshire fishing village. This is Robin Hood’s Bay the gem on the picturesque coastal edge of the North York Moors National.

Built on a steep hill the old 17th Century village heads down to the Bay. Winding streets, steep steps and cobbled alleyways make up what was once called Baytown. A maze of a village it’s easy to get lost here in Robin Hood’s Bay. Just all part of the magic of what makes it so special. 

Smuggling in Robin Hood’s Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay harbours a deep rooted history of smuggling. The Kings Beck, cottage cellars, secret passages and snickets all helped with the illicit activities. Smuggling of Rum, Tea, Silk and Tobacco. There wasn't a person in the village that didn't participate in the illegal activities. Be it the smuggling, hiding, transporting or protecting of the secret goings on.

Legend has it that contraband could leave the Bay and reach the top of the village without ever seeing daylight.You can still see evidence of Robin Hood’s Bay’s smuggling past to this day and you can learn more at the local museum.


Robin Hood’s Bay Houses

Back in the days before the Victorian upper village was built Robin Hood’s Bay was home to many fishing families.

Red pantiled rooftops complete with smoking chimneys tumble down towards the sea. Each one towering above the streets and alleys much like Diagon Alley. It’s difficult to know sometimes where one sandstone cottage ends and another begins.

Many are built on four floors, occasionally less, occasionally more. Steep stairs, uneven floors, higgledy piggledy rooms and sometimes low ceilings and narrow doors. All this just further adds to the cosy feeling and magic of Bay houses. 


Modern Day Robin Hood’s Bay

Not so old inside these days many of the cottages have undergone makeovers. You’ll find a range of more traditional cottages, luxury cottages and everything in between.

The range of facilities across our collection of Holiday Cottages is varied. Each cottage is lovingly owned and cared for by a different owner. If there is a particular facility or feature you are looking for please contact us and we will advise of the best property for you.

For an in depth Robin Hood's Bay Guide from getting here to parking to eating out head here


Large Holiday Cottages

Robin Hood’s Bay boasts little in the way of Large Holiday Cottages. Particularly in the lower village of Robin Hood’s Bay. The upper village boasts large Victorian Terraces and stone built Semi-detached Houses.

Here at Baytown Holiday Cottages we can accommodate larger parties from 7 (up to 6 Adults and 1 Additional Child) through to a Party of 10. All of our properties feature in size order. Largest to smallest as you scroll down our Accommodation page and All Availability page.

Relax, laugh, eat, drink, and explore together. Create a memory that will never fade. Enjoy luxurious surroundings and come together with friends or family. Celebrate and gather in style on the Yorkshire Coast. All that you have to do is find a reason to celebrate. 



Family Holiday Cottages  

We offer a large collection of family holiday cottages. Properties sleeping from 4 up to 10. Perfect for small families, to large families and those special family celebrations.

We can accommodate families up to 8 in the lower village of Robin Hood’s Bay. In the upper Village we can accommodate families up to 10.

Robin Hood’s Bay has been a firm favourite of many families for generations. Each one visiting as a child and then bringing their own families. Each generation falling in love with the magic of Robin Hood’s Bay. Letting it take hold. 

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages

Do you love to holiday with the dog(s)? Let them discover their own magic in Robin Hood’s Bay as there’s no need to leave the dog(s) at home. Every member of the family or group can join in the fun.

Robin Hood’s Bay is such a dog friendly village. Your pooch will be accommodated in so many ways from walks, to eating out and a cosy spot to stay. They even have their very own shop too.

Maximum number of pets accepted in a dog friendly cottage may be negotiated. If you do have additional pets please do contact us with your enquiry. 

Couples Holiday Cottages

Treat your loved one to romantic walks along Bay beach, dinners for two and a cosy cottage retreat. Watch the sunrise or sunset and sit under a sky full of a thousand stars. Many of the cottages sleeping from 4 up to 6 are all suitable for 2 also.

Want to escape to work on a big project or study? Traveling alone? Take time for yourself, rewind, switch off or draw inspiration from your surroundings. Whether you need quiet time to study, work or just want to escape the world, cottages sleeping up to 4 will be perfect in size for you.

If you are wanting to work or study do check cottage listings for the all important WI-FI. Looking for complete escape we do have cottages available without Wi-FI for a social media detox.

Cottage Amenities

Here at Baytown Holiday Cottages we have cottages that have the following features and amenities:

Log burners and open fires, sea views, private gardens, parking in the private Fisherhead car park, parking in the upper village Council car parks.

Due to the nature of how the village is built many of the cottages may not have washing machines, also some may just have showers and no bath. More spacious larger cottages will have washing machines and baths too.

No two cottages are the same and range from 2 through to 4 floors.

It is not possible to drive up to many of the properties in Robin Hood’s Bay. Which makes exploring the alleyways and cobbled streets all the more fun and magical.


Out & About in Robin Hood’s Bay

On the doorstep there are a number of Pubs, Restaurants, Cafes, Tearooms and takeaways. There are quaint little shops and village stores. The beach boasts rockools, sandy stretches, pebbly stretches, fossils and is dog friendly all year round.

Robin Hood’s Bay is the end of the Coast 2 Coast walk. Enjoy dramatic cliff walks along the Cleveland Way or follow the old railway line The Cinder Track if you don’t have a head for heights. You can also cycle along The Cinder Track with cycle hire close by.

Robin Hood’s Bay is surrounded by fields and moorland. The old Alum Works can be found just off The Cleveland Way and The Cinder Track. Ravenscar the Town That Never Was is just further along from the Alum Works. Here it is possible to observe colonies of Seals.

June usually sees the Bay host the Robin Hood’s Bay Folk Weekend and in December The Robin Hood’s Bay Victorian Weekend.


Stay in Robin Hood’s Bay

So why not stay for a while?

Smaller properties are available from 2 nights and the larger properties from 3 nights. All dependent on the time of year. All of our cottages are priced accordingly throughout the year. A little reminder all of our properties feature in size order. Largest to smallest as you scroll down the Accommodation Page.

For a quick look at our availability at any given time you can use our All Availability feature. Just click the green and yellow Check Availability button on the Home page of our website.

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