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, 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. The original fireplace is a lovely feature, there’s a table and chairs too, perfect for playing board games or simply relax on the comfy furniture after a day on the beach and catch up on the days adventures.

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.

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. 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!

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.

All linens included

Winding stairs, may not be suitable for those less mobile

A minute’s walk to the beach

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)

There is a steep hill from the top of the village down to the Bay which may not be suitable for those less mobile

Sainsbury’s deliver

Village stores

Pubs and cafes, and restaurants in the village


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.

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