Abbey View Cottage

High Normanby near Robin Hood's Bay, North York Moors and Coast (Ref. 1067)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
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  • Pets


The property

Robin Hood's Bay 2 miles. A charming stone-built barn conversion, opposite a working dairy farm, in the small rural farming village of High Normanby, close to pretty Fylingthorpe and just 2 miles from Robin Hood's Bay. Cosily furnished throughout, the property has an appealing garden to the front with impressive views across open farmland to Whitby Abbey. Well situated for enjoying all that the National Park has to offer and perfect for exploring the wonderful Yorkshire Coast. The owners live in the adjoining property and personally welcome visitors. This property is next to Refs. 1813 and 3759 and together they accommodate 10.


All ground floor. One double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Well-equipped open galley-style fitted kitchen area adjacent to open plan dining and sitting area with electric stove. Note: Almost level access.


  • Oil central heating with electric stove in sitting area
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, TV, video, DVD player, stereo/CD player
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Side lawned area
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Very Cosy Cottage”
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    • “I dont understand why this hasnt been reviewed more. This is a lovely cottage, set in a great location, looking down Robin Hood Bay. The photos on the site does not do the cottage justice, it is much better than the photos. Everything and more is supplied in the cottage.The owners Kay & Alex are very friendly and approachable and nothing is to much trouble for them. I am hoping to go back again and would recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to get away from all the stresses in life. You will not be disappointed. The owners are doing a great job.”

    Oakley2013, Corby, United Kingdom, June 2014

    • “Perfect location, perfect facilities, perfect!”
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    • “The photographs online do not do it justice with the bedroom and living room being much more spacious than they are made to appear. 30 minute picturesque walk into Robin Hoods bay, 5 minute drive to Whitby and 20 minute drive to Scarborough. Very easy to find and parking excellent, allowing you to reverse up to door whilst unloading the wine as well! Finally the owners are very welcoming and extremely helpful, whilst at the same time it is very private and we felt totally relaxed in the peace and quiet of the lovely cottage. Will return again.”

    Tom K, December 2013

    • “Comfortable and cosy cottage in an excellent rural location”
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    • “A lovely cottage, perfectly suited to two people, in the midst of a farm. Plenty of parking, perfectly situated to explore Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, Scarborough and the North Yorkshire Moors. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable. Thoroughly recommend!”

    Hulabaloo9, Sheffield, United Kingdom, September 2013

    • “Had a wounderfull holiday”
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    • “Had a wounderful holiday after many years of holidaying abroad. Cottage very cosy and ideal for us. Will definately visit again.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, West Yorkshire, August 2011

    • “a smashing little cottage”
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    • “A lovely little cottage, exactly as described: warm, comfortable, well-equipped, ideally located - excellent value. The owners strike exactly the right balance of being friendly, helpful and non-intrusive. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.”

    Beverley47, Manchester, December 2009

    • “Good location”
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    • “We stayed here for 4 days and used it as a base from which to tour the beautiful surrounding countryside and coast. It was ideal. The cottage was probably the cleanest we've ever found. Good places to eat,all within a fairly short drive. The owner was a little sweetie, and we loved watching her collecting her eggs and tending her animals. We really loved the area and will return someday soon.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Norfolk, December 2009

    • “Brilliant location, wonderful cottage”
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    • “The cottage was small but it didn't feel like that. We had two adults in the bedroom and two children on the sofa bad. The bedroom was big enough to keep four people's stuff. The rest of the cottage was great too. Lovely location with plenty to do. Every day we were out for full days of fun.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Derby, June 2013

    • “Fantastic Stay”
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    • “From arriving to leaving, the owners could not have been better, from delivering fresh vegetable and fresh hen and duck eggs, to advising us on pubs and parking. Spectacular views and a superb base with good walks around and down in to Robin Hoods Bay. Highly recommended”

    Johnston Family, Lancashire, October 2011

    • “Do you want snow with that sir?”
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    • “A lovely homely cottage in a complex of 3 that could be rented separately or as a family group, lovely owners who were around if required, otherwise not seen. Dog friendly, warm and comfortable. Ideal for 2 but large enough for 4 with pull out sofa bed. Good selection of DVD, books and local information. well equipped kitchen and large enough to cook Christmas dinner which was important to me. It is a smallholding opposite a working dairy farm, so don't complain if there are smells of the countryside when you wake up. We had one small problem with access when we encountered a heavy snowfall and could not get up the hill in a 2 wheel drive car. But it made for a perfect white christmas break.”

    BlanchCroft, Derbyshire UK, May 2011

    • “Peace and alpacas”
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    • “We booked this property in early October without a thought for the weather, however two weeks before our arrival, the snow fell heavily in the UK. I kept in contact with the owner who assured us they would get us into the fairly remote property at least as they owned a 4x4. The plan was to arrange a Tesco home delivery on the day that we arrived, but the on-line service had stopped taking any more bookings due to the snow. So a quick shopping expedition on our way to North Yorkshire and we were excited. The place is about 1/2 mile off the main road and we found it no problem even in the dark. We were met by Kaye, the owner who soon put us at ease and after a quick run down of the cottage, explained where the local hostelry was. I had been nominated chef for the week, so a quick search round "my kitchen" put me in a great party mood. It was perfect, everything to hand, clean and well equipped. It is a farm cottage on a working smallholding with dogs, chickens, sheep and the alpacas over the fence. The property has a large comfy double bedroom and in the lounge the comfiest sofa bed I have ever slept on. It has constant hot water, a great shower and a stable door to look out into the foldyard. We spent lazy days at home, with the small TV, and plenty of books in the property it was a relaxing break. We are not walkers or ramblers but spent our time equally between "the Bay" and Whitby exploring the lovely shops, pubs and harbour. You cannot go to Whitby without buying smoked Kippers from Fortunes. you cannot visit the Bay without a couple of pints in the pub looking out to sea. We only needed assistance once in our front wheel drive car but the locals were as helpful as any you would wish to meet. Would we go again, you bet your auntie Nelly we would. Lovely cottage, Lovely people, Lovely area!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Melbourne Derbyshire, February 2011

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    • “It was a lovely cottage, very clean and quiet and we would stay again.”

    Mrs Brown, Luton, August 2015

    • “A beautiful cosy cottage set in pretty countryside, but close enough to get to Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay ect. A very friendly couple who own the cottages and camping site, it was a very quiet site. It was dog friendly with a comfortable bed so had a sound sleep, what more can you ask for? Will definitely be making a return trip.”

    Mr Bennett, GAINSBOROUGH, June 2015

    • “Friendly, welcoming and beautifully situated.”

    Miss Verdon, Colne, April 2015

    • “Loved every minute of our family holiday, everything was perfect and the owners are so friendly and kind. Definitely recommend and definitely going back.”

    Miss Clarke, Sheffield, March 2015

    • “Abbey Cottage is first class, made most welcome. You can see from Robin Hoods bay to Whitby on a clear day.”

    Mr Williams, Goole, November 2014

    • “Excellent location, so close to Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay with lots of lovely walks and open moors close by. The cottage is lovely and cosy and exceptionally clean and warm - a credit to the owners.”

    Mrs Moore, Batley, November 2014

    • “A cosy cottage with approachable owners. In a lovely part of the country with lots of exciting places to visit.”

    Ms Pegg, Corby, June 2014

    • “Very good location, convenient to explore the surrounding area. The area is very beautiful. The hosts friendly and approachable.”

    Mrs Provodenko, Chester, December 2013

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About the location


Whitby 6 miles; Scarborough 17 miles.

Robin Hood's Bay, with its narrow cobbled streets and quaint cottages, is one of the most picturesque villages on the English coastline. Situated between Scarborough and Whitby, this charming old fishing village is to be found nestling at the edge of a wide sweeping bay backed by spectacular cliffs and dramatic moorland scenery, and was once home to author Leo Walmsley. All holidaymakers will love the beach and its cliff-top walks, whilst more serious walkers will enjoy the many long distance trails that pass through the Cleveland Way, the Lyke Wake Walk and the Coast to Coast walks which all take in Robin Hood’s Bay. The village amenities are superb, with charming alleyways to explore and plenty of places to rest, relax and take refreshment. A perfect base for enjoying the Yorkshire Coast.