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Bay View | Luxury Coastal Cottage | Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby

Bay View

Ravenscar, Whitby, Yorkshire, UK

Nestled between emerald hills on the cliffs overlooking the world-famous Robin Hood’s Bay, this luxury self-catering cottage is a true tonic for the busy soul. Sat beneath huge, enveloping skies and with endless views of the sparkling sea stretching around the horizon, Bay View affords an inspiring solo escape or romantic couples’ retreat on the rugged Yorkshire coast.

Introduction

As breathtaking in an angry storm as it is on the bluest of summer days, this luxury coastal cottage near Whitby rests gently between heathered moorland and the wild North Sea. Silent aside from the waves and distant sea bird colony’s chatter drifting on the breeze, here is a home where stillness can be truly appreciated and the views roll endlessly on. Spend days exploring the area's tiny fishing villages that cling precipitously to the cliffs, and evenings tucking into homemade dishes by the roaring fire.

Inside

A snug mezzanine bedroom in the rafters of Bay View provides a blissful place of relaxation, where mornings reward the early bird with fortuitous wildlife sightings and night owls with twinkling skies from the comfort of marshmallow pillows. Downstairs soothe muscles in the large bath tub, before towelling off and sinking into the sofa’s embrace, fire lit, red wine in hand.

Outside

While away the hours in Bay View’s undulating coastal gardens and woodlands, reclining on the suntrap terraces and inhaling the sweet floral perfumes. With well-tended seasonal vegetable and herb patches, a happy bee colony, fruitful orchard and a seemingly endless supply of berries and nuts, deliciously fresh produce (and even the odd bottle of homemade sloe gin!) are in abundance. Set hearts thumping with a stomp along the coastpath and reward your efforts with a fireside tipple at one of the characterful local inns.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 guests
    From £995 per week, £750 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOne double bedroom with king-size bed on the mezzanine level, one ground floor bathroom with bath and walk-in shower
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilySorry, no children or babies
  • PracticalitiesParking is available for up to two cars. The house has an oven, fridge-freezer, coffee machine and dishwasher as well as a washer-dryer. The lovely owner lives next door in the converted farmhouse and will not disturb your stay unless you need her.
  • Homestay includesBose sound system, Sky TV, WiFi internet (typical rural speed), barbecue built into the courtyard garden (charcoal provided), breakfast or supper hamper, Arran Aromatics toiletries, linen, towels, logs and kindling for the fireHouse book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
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Whitby

Perfectly placed for exploring both coast and moors, Whitby is a seaside town and beautiful sea port set in the Borough of Scarborough on the east coast of Yorkshire.

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Getting there

  • On the Map The cottage is situated between Whitby and Scarborough in North Yorkshire near Robin Hood's Bay.
  • By Car Follow the A171 between Whitby and Scarborough and follow the directions to the property.
  • By Train Whitby train station is approximately 11 miles away.
  • By Air Leeds airport is approximately two hours' drive away.

From the owner

“Bay View is a place where time seems to stand still, where each season holds its own beauty, where the sun rises in spectacular fashion, the skies meet the sea and the full moon glinting its silvery light across the bay is simply magical.”

From the owner

City people born and bred, we found ourselves being increasingly drawn to the coast and countryside of North Yorkshire - with its vastly diverse and spectacular countryside and coastline. In 1999 we were lucky enough to achieve our dream of finding a home for our family that would enable us to live in this wonderful part of the country.

From the beginning we wanted to share our little piece of heaven, and we are thoroughly enjoying giving our guests the opportunity to experience the beauty of the area. Aside from us, you will find your nearest neighbours are the rabbits, deer, pheasants, partridges, badgers and sheep (to name just a few) who can be found on your doorstep.

Since our arrival at the farm we have worked hard to transform what was mostly overgrown shrub land into a beautiful garden for you to enjoy. As for Bay View Cottage, believe it or not, this comfortable retreat was once just the stable block! But after lots of care and hard work, we hope it provides you with everything you could need for a relaxing break beside Robin Hood's Bay. 

Dawn & Steven

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Whitby with an insider’s perspective.

Walks and Wanders
To Do

Walks and Wanders

Set in the middle of the North Yorkshire National Park, there are country walks a-plenty. Pick up the popular circular walk along the beach to Robin Hood’s Bay where you can enjoy traditional fish and chips and hearty Yorkshire ale.

The Falcon Inn, Nr Cloughton
To Eat

The Falcon Inn, Nr Cloughton

A family-run gastro pub with striking floral displays in the summer and beautiful snowy scenes in the winter, the Falcon Inn is attractive all year round and is a place you will want to visit time and time again. Take a pew in the bar and spin a yarn with the locals overs a tipple or two.

History and Intrigue 
To See

History and Intrigue 

With so much history, heritage and culture you cannot help but fall in love with North Yorkshire. Don your discovery boots and visit the picturesque fishing town of Whitby, before sampling the rich heritage of the city of York with its minster, ancient walls and cobbled walkways.

Rainy Day Activities
To Do

Rainy Day Activities

Should the weather keep you indoors - or if you cannot tear yourself away from the cottage´s views – make use of the board games and books, or simply snuggle up by the log fire and enjoy an afternoon of leisurely relaxation!

Guest Testimonials

We loved this cottage for our Christmas week getaway. A perfect setting away from all the craziness of Christmas. The cottage was decorated with thoughtful touches. We very much enjoyed cosy nights in listening to the wind and rain by the fire, watching the ships and wildlife through the binoculars. We enjoyed the coastal walk to Robin Hood´s Bay and a day at Whitby. The cottage has everything you could possibly need. It feels like a private hideaway and is a perfect spot to charge your batteries and prepare for the year ahead.

A wonderful and magical spot. What a view and location. Thank you for your lovely warm welcome, the little extras of ingredients for our first meal, the flowers and the bottle of fizz in the fridge were all wonderful and truly appreciated. Your cottage and its location are idyllic. We wanted to bottle it up and take it home! We have had a lovely relaxing week, taking in the walks along the Cleveland Way, and had a lovely day at the Great Yorkshire Show and also Castle Howard. Best of all knowing we had a cosy cottage to come back to.

Not our honeymoon, but after a few days it began to feel a little like that. We love the peacefulness of this lovely place, sitting outside watching the sea and the wildlife (pheasants, deer, rabbits, hares). We´ve walked to see the seals close up, and to Robin Hood´s Bay, and afterwards we´ve relaxed here in the evenings. It is perfect. Thank you. We´d love to come back sometime.

Thank you for such a relaxing stay in a truly beautiful location! We loved to spend hours enjoying the view from the sun loungers whilst listening to the seals. Such a peaceful, romantic getaway - the perfect place to spend our honeymoon. Thank you.

We turned the corner and there it was, a view that makes your heart soar! This is truly a small piece of heaven, everything has been thought of and no detail overlooked. Even the choice of music was if it was our own! We can´t say how wonderful these few days have been. The good weather enabled us to sit and eat outside, indeed, it´s been hard to leave the house when everything you could want or need is here. True luxury in every way. Thank you for creating such a wonderful place, that truly does ones soul good. We will definitely return.

Our first visit, but definitely not our last! Thank you so very much for a magical stay; we enjoyed and appreciated all the thoughtful and luxurious touches. We loved every second here, and a surprise engagement has sealed it in our hearts forever!

What a magical place! Thank you so much for sharing it with us for a few days! We never tired of the ever changing view. You have made something very special here with every detail thought through. A real home away from home. We will return!

This is our fourth visit to to this little slice of heaven. We first visited in 2015 for our very first weekend away together. Since then we have returned every year, getting engaged and celebrating our honeymoon. We love it here, it´s simply paradise! It´s lovely to be able to open up the french doors from the lounge and walk out to that view! The view from the upstairs bedroom is wonderful and how beautiful to wake up from the gentle morning light. As ever thank you for a fanatic stay filled with happy memories.

I just wanted to say thank you for looking after us, we felt very welcome and we have enjoyed every minute. We hope to be back soon and we will definitely spread the word! Thank you for making my Mum´s birthday very special.

We wanted to let you know that we had the most fantastic break. Bay View is right up there with the best properties and best locations I’ve stayed and the owner was extremely welcoming and helpful.

We had a truly magical time! Bay View is beautiful, with lots of lovely touches, including the mince pies which were delicious. It´s so peaceful and tranquil, with stunning views and the weather has been great. We will be back. So grateful for you sharing your home, thank you.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bay View and felt totally relaxed. The location is excellent for walking and exploring and remote enough to block out the outside world - the view is amazing. We have booked a few times with Unique Homestays and have never been let down by the online and verbal communication or the properties. Thank you.

Our sixth visit, our favourite getaway and a chance to revisit our favorite haunts and discover new delights. This cottage is a hidden treasure set in the most amazing countryside, so cosy and welcoming. We were blessed with lovely weather and were able to sit out and enjoy the garden with its beautiful bulbs and wisteria. Thank you for another wonderful stay!

We have stayed in Yorkshire lots of times but this is definitely the most idyllic venue we have been to! The Cottage was so comfortable and was a real haven from which to watch the world. We had some fabulous walks, enjoyed some great fish & chips, and marveled at the spectacle of Le Tour de Yorkshire - a grand day out! The owners were great hosts who would not have been more approachable. They will look after you very well, so enjoy!

We´ve had such a lovely and peaceful time in this gorgeous, cosy cottage. So wonderful to wake up to sea views and a beautiful landscape. Thank you for being so welcoming and for all the treats - we´ve felt very spoilt this Christmas, and it´s been everything we hoped it would be! We will miss it here, along with the walks and the sheep whom Michael has made a number of contented efforts to befriend (unsuccessfully!). Thank you so much!

We had the most amazing time here at Bay View for our honeymoon. The walks are beautiful (even if you choose to go on the mistiest day all week!) and it was fun to visit Whitby. We´re definitely leaving with huge smiles on our faces although a little sad that it´s now back to reality. Thanks for making us feel so so welcome, we´re sure to be back again in the future!

We came for our Pearl Wedding Anniversary and we were not disappointed. We have had a wonderful few days at this beautiful spot with 5-star accommodation. Everything was so well done and thought out. Thank you to the owners for your warm welcome, the little extras you provided and of course the all-important bubbly! We would love to come again in the summer so that we can sit outside and take advantage of the views, although on two nights out of the three, we were blessed with a heaven of diamonds above us. It was amazing!

Thank you for creating Bay View for us lucky guests to enjoy! It is so peaceful and picturesque. We went for walks along the coast every day but often yearned to be back at the cottage, soaking up the tranquility and the lovely views. Thanks for the warm welcome, your help arriving and your help leaving! Hugely appreciated

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful home. We had such a relaxing time. The views were amazing and the walks were great. It was good to see so much wildlife, so close. Thank you!

Simply perfect in every way! We couldn´t have asked for a more relaxing or romantic cottage for our weekend away. We have loved snuggling up in front of the fire on dark evenings. The views are amazing and the attention to detail is second to none. A truly luxurious cottage which we will most definitely return to.

Beautiful Cottage and wonderful scenery. Chilled out, relaxed and content having thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Thanks to Dawn for allowing us to have an excellent short holiday with good walks and lovely views.

This is by far the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in (and we have stayed in quite a few). In a perfect location with stunning views, decorated and furnished with care, a totally relaxing haven. We stayed for our wedding anniversary and will definitely be back. Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday, we couldn´t have asked for more!

We stayed here to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and it was an idyllic spot for some peace and quiet. The views are outstanding and it was a great place from which to explore the coast and the moors. Everything inside the cottage is perfect and tastefully decorated.

After a stressful journey we arrived at Bay View, and the views upon arrival were to die for. There were deer on the lawn and stunning walks in every direction. We enjoyed strolling along The Cinder Track and eating fish and chips at the Magpie. We searched for fossils along the cliffs in the Robin Hoods Bay, but no luck. The coffee at the YHA cafe more than made up for it though. Thank you to the owner for such a lovely welcome and for all your help with sorting out our tyre!

We have been very fortunate in our lives in that we have traveled quite widely and have experienced many lovely forms of accommodation. We think that Bay View is now probably top of our list. The location is perfect, the view is literally awesome, the standard of the property and facilities is second to none and the owner is the icing on the cake. She was the perfect host, very welcoming but then left us alone to relax. There was literally nothing that could have improved this stay.

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