Cliffroyd Seaside Cottage | Beautiful Escapes
North Yorkshire Coast


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This former fisherman’s cottage on Covet Hill is in the heart of the old village of Robin Hood’s Bay, just steps from the beach, boasting panoramic sea views across the bay. The cottage is spacious, light and bright, set over three floors and lovingly renovated by owners Daphne & Chris. Their attention to detail and use of colour throughout has resulted in a warm and cosy Victorian home from home, perfect for families and friends with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The star feature of the cottage is a first floor balcony with far reaching views across the Bay towards Ravenscar, it will be hard to steal yourself away from this Beautiful Escape by the sea.

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Living Space

Tall Victorian windows fill the room with light and provide views to the village and the Bay, there’s a table and chairs in this room too, perfect for playing board games or if you want to take it easy you can relax on the comfy furniture the perfect place to be after a day spent exploring. The original fireplace is not in use but remains as a lovely feature and focal point.

Kitchen & Dining

The kitchen is bright and well equipped, it has views out to the village and the Bay. Furnished with a dining table and benches and everything you need to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and supper!

Village Suite

Climb up the old wooden staircase to the first floor and discover the first of the three bedrooms. The Village Suite is a lovely room with a Victorian window offering views across the red roof tops to the village, the original fireplace and a vintage style iron bedstead complete the Victorian feel in this pretty bedroom which also has an en-suite shower, basin and loo.

Bay Suite

Also on the first floor, Bay Suite is a bright and cheerful twin room, painted in a lovely sunshine yellow with views out to the Bay.


First floor cloakroom, W.C., basin and a peep of the sea!

Balcony Suite

The secret doorway on the first floor landing gives access to a winding wooden staircase to the second floor and the Balcony Suite with en-suite bathtub, loo and basin. This suite, as the name suggests, has a balcony with far reaching views across the beach and Bay to Ravenscar, the perfect spot for morning coffee or an evening sundowner. Imagine waking up to wonderful views of this magnificent seascape!


Robin Hood’s Bay

  • Village general store
  • Post Office
  • Children’s play park
  • Pubs
  • Bistros and cafes
  • Fish ‘n’ chip shops
  • Shops
  • RNLI visitor centre
  • Beach cafe – not all year
  • Robin Hood’s Bay is a magnet for rock poolers with expansive pools at low tide

Exploring the North York Moors National Park

  • Whitby 5.5 miles
  • Scarborough 16 miles
  • Runswick Bay 14 miles
  • Sandsend 17 miles
  • Staithes 16 miles
  • North York Moors Visitor Centre – Danby 22 miles
  • Yorkshire Cycle Hub 18 miles

Further afield

  • RSPB Bempton Cliff’s – 31 miles
  • City of York 45 miles
  • Castle Howard 39  miles
  • Howardian Hills AONB 37
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park miles 80 miles
Good to know
  • Cliffroyd is at the bottom of a steep hill winding down into the old village, access for vehicles is limited to loading and unloading
  • There is a steep hill from the top of the village down to the Bay which may not be suitable for those less mobile
  • Parking is in the public car parks at the top of the bank (cars are not permitted in the lower Bay village except for unloading)
  • Cliffroyd is a three storey listed cottage and has winding staircases:
    • It may not be suitable for those less mobile
    • There isn’t a stairgate
  • Washer
  • T.V.
  • Wi-Fi
  • All linens included
  • Travel cot & highchair on request
  • A minute’s walk to the beach
  • Sainsbury’s deliver
  • Village stores
  • Pubs and cafes, and restaurants in the village
  • Fireplace is decorative and not a working fireplace


Double bed




Twin Beds

King size bed





One of the most famous walks in the UK, Wainwright’s Coast-to-Coast walk finishes in Robin Hood’s Bay and the village also lies on the Cleveland Way footpath as well as many local circular walks, the village lends itself as the perfect village bolthole for a walking holiday exploring some of the best walks in the country.

Robin Hood’s Bay is just 5 miles from Whitby and is a much-loved gravity-defying picture-postcard village. Once home to the smuggling trade on the Yorkshire coast, said to involve fisherman, clergy and gentry alike, today the village has adopted a much more sedate pace of life.

There are also several pubs in the village with great pub grub. If you want to dine in, take advantage of the well-stocked local stores there, including a fishmongers selling  locally caught fish. There are independent shops and cafes dotted around the village and not forgetting the dinosaur museum!

As hard as it will be to steal yourself away from Robin Hood’s Bay, you really ought to explore the rest of the coast. The Yorkshire coastline is a mix of rugged cliff tops, with RSPB Bempton Cliffs just 30 miles along the coast, visit in May/June to see the Puffins. With so many peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages, long sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside attractions of yesteryear, this is proper bucket ‘n spade territory.

Exploring the North York Moors National Park

  • Whitby 5.5 miles
  • Scarborough 16 miles
  • Runswick Bay 14 miles
  • Sandsend 17 miles
  • Staithes 16 miles
  • North York Moors Visitor Centre – Danby 22 miles
  • Yorkshire Cycle Hub 18 miles

Further afield

  • City of York 45 miles
  • Castle Howard 39  miles
  • Howardian Hills AONB 37
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park miles 80 miles
  • York mainline station, 50 miles, London 2 hours
  • Whitby station 12 miles
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport 48 miles
  • Leeds Bradford Airport 80 miles


We love to hear back from our guests to find out their experience with Beautiful Escapes.

July 2023

This was our 4th time staying in Robin Hoods Bay which says it all, it is a very special place. Not overly commercialised like a lot of places are now, it still feels authentic.

Beautiful cottage, well presented and in a good location near the beach, the balcony was lovely, we enjoyed the views espcecially watching the sun go down with a nice cold drink in the evenings.

Jane and family.

June 2023

We had glorious weather for our week in Robin Hoods Bay, the cottage was excellent just next to the beach and we loved sitting on the blacony.

We would use Beautiful Escapes again, very knowledgeable about the cottage and the area.

Barbara and Jim, Ann and Vic.

March 2023

Cliffroyd is a fab cottage, great location and well equipped, eveything we needed for our stay. You can’t beat being in the old Bay at the bottom of the bank, it’s magical, like going back in ime so unspoilt. We went to Whitby and Staithes and also Runswick Bay, highly recommend.

Jane, Tony & Claire

February 2023

Lovely cottage, everything we needed for our stay in the Bay, great views from the balcony!

Dave & Fran

August 2022

We absolutley loved staying at Cliffroyd, it is just steps from the beach and the view from the balcony is breathtaking!

It is really easy to unload/load the car at the bottom of the bank near the cottage and park in one of the car parks, you don’t need a car here unless you want to go out exploring. We went to Whitby and Scarborugh on the bus, the children loved the adventure of it all. We drove out to the Moors and enjoyed the senery and walking such stunning views.

We highly recommed Cliffroyd and would defnitely book again with Beautiful Escapes.

Sarah, John & Family

April 2022
Cliffroyd is a delightful home from home. Really appreciated the lovely furnishings and thoughtful facilities – well equipped kitchen, plentiful selection of towels including large bath towels, books/games in the lounge, fresh milk and welcome pack. The property is in a superb location, we really enjoyed being so close to the beach and loved the balcony space. I wanted to mention that the shower has very poor pressure.
This was our second holiday in Robin Hood’s Bay and it was just as good as the first, we really love the area and hope to return again sometime.
Thank you for making our holiday run smoothly. The booking process with yourselves was very straight forward and I would recommend Beautiful Escapes to family and friends. The cottage information pack is very helpful. I also appreciated the welcome text and your help in arranging a later check out.
Best regards

New Year, December 2021

I am just getting in touch to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our New Year break at Cliffroyd. It is a wonderful cottage and we hope that we will return in the future. The cottage lived up to expectations. Everything we needed was provided. The photos were an accurate representation. Thank you so much. Please let the owners know how lovely we think their property is.

Janice and family

July 2021

We had a great time staying at Cliffroyd with our extended family,  it is a lovely cottage nicely furnished with  a homely feel and just steps from the beach. The weather was fantastic which was a bonus, a real bucket and spade holiday, the grandchildren loved every minute!

Ann, Mick & Family