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Avon Croft Cottage

Hawsker near Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 951692)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful house, in a really lovely village handy to visit all of the beaches and resorts around."

    Must recommend the local pub The Hare and Hounds across the road, amazing fish and chips. Will certainly return.

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2022

  • "Never stayed in a holiday property so well equipped as Avon Croft Cottage, the owners go above & beyond to make their guests stay good."

    Reviewed by DebbieMay 2022

  • "Very clean and well presented property."

    Master bedroom with en-suite very large and spacious. Kitchen very well equipped with everything needed to prepare a meal. Extra items like tea,coffee,sugar,milk & biscuits were greatly appreciated. Living room had TV with Sky etc, DVD player and plenty of board games for rainy day entertainment but luckily the sun did shine for us. Would definitely recommend to friends and relatives.

    Reviewed by YvonneMay 2022

  • "Avon Croft cottage is absolutely perfect, the facilities were much more than adequate."

    I will definitely be looking to book the property again.

    Reviewed by AmandaApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage ideally placed for visiting some of the North Yorkshire coasts beauty spots."

    Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2022

  • "The cottage was very homely, spotlessly clean and well equipped."

    The location is perfect being only a short distance from Whitby and Robin hoods bay

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2022

  • "What a wonderful place, spotlessly clean, everything that you could need."

    Brilliant location for walks, bus stop in the village where the costal bus runs. We ordered a taxi to go into whitby which wasn't expensive. We ate twice in the local pub in the village which was beautiful. Would definitely recommend and will be booking again!

    Reviewed by LouiseNov 2021

  • "Had a very comfortable stay in Avon Croft Cottage only drawback busy road outside although if using public transport bus service brilliant."

    Reviewed by GlenysOct 2021

  • "Great location for walks along the coast, with a lovely pub a couple of minutes away."

    Lovely to have a choice of duvet for the time of year. Makes a big positive difference. Cottage was exactly as described, so no surprises.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "The house was very clean, with everything we needed for a comfortable stay, it was well placed to visit lots of interesting thing also places, and fantastic scenery, we also found plenty of local places to eat."

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2021

  • "Good location and lovely accommodation."

    Easy access to Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and the Yorkshire coast and moors. Good pubs nearby in walking distance.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely stay, comfortable, and has everything you need within the cottage."

    The cottage had been cleaned to a high standard. Pub just across the road serves amazing food. There is no little convenience store, or bakery, which would have been nice, but just a 10 min drive you will find Sainsbury’s, food warehouse etc, where you can stock up. When we entered the cottage, I was taken back, as in reality it looked so much better, than the photos, fresh grey and white throughout, and cozy lounge. We would defiantly return again, the property quaint, even though on a main road, it really didn’t bother us, not that busy really, and that’s in August. Lovely stay.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2021

  • "Excellent Cottage located in the small Village of Hawsker roughly equidistant between Robin Hoods Bay & Whitby."

    The Cinder Trail, a Cycle/Walking path is just round the Corner & the Cleveland Way, a Coastal Path is approximately 1 mile away. Very frequent Bus Service from Scarborough to Whitby via Robin Hoods Bay passes the Door. Good Pub, Hare & Hounds, across the Road with Danby League Quoits on Monday Nights. Really enjoyed our stay there (the Weather helped) & will certainly go again!

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2021

  • "Lovely stay had everything we could want."

    Chris & Trish

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2021

  • "A really comfortable cottage with everything provided."

    Very helpful owner responding very quickly to questions asked

    Reviewed by JaniceJun 2021

  • "The cottage was very inviting and little touches like cookies,coffee, milk and even a box of luxury toiletries were left for us."

    The cottage is spotless and the pictures don't really do it justice.Very close to cinder track for walks from house and great location to explore the area.

    Reviewed by JillMay 2021

  • "A fantastic cottage with everything you could possibly need ,the cottage was beautiful and immaculate, 1min walk to bus stops to Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay and also to Hare and Hounds pub which can be recommended for meals."

    The cottage is perfect for walks along cinder path to both Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay or even the more challenging Cleveland way ,Lastly a big thank you to Andy and Bridget for the bottle of bubbly and chocolate cake they left for us for our Diamond Wedding Anniversary,We hope to return in the future

    Reviewed by BarryMay 2021

  • "During these difficult times it was a very needed treat to escape to North ..."

    During these difficult times it was a very needed treat to escape to North Yorkshire and Bridget exceeded all expectations to ensure a fantastic staycation

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "This cosy warm cottage was ideally situated, just off the Cinder Track and less than a mile to the Cleveland way along the cliffs - we had a lovely 5 mile walk into Whitby along the cliffs, definitely the way to approach for the first time!"

    The 3 miles into Robin Hoods Bay along the cinder track was easy to cycle with gentle gradients possible even for 5 year-old legs. If your children decide they don't fancy the walk back, there is a bus stopping 100 yds from the house going to Whitby one way and Robin Hoods Bay the other. We didn't get to sample the food at the Hare and Hounds as we left it too late to book - be warned! But the house was super comfy and well appointed with fast wifi, DVDs and TV, as well as jigsaws and games for rainy days. We would definitely book again and the communication was excellent.

    Reviewed by RuthOct 2020

  • "Location of the property was perfect for dog walking, being only minutes from the Cinder Track which takes you into Whitby one way or Robins Hood Bay the other way."

    The property was very well appointed and comfortable.

    Reviewed by KayOct 2020

  • "Only problem was the noise from the heavy traffic but that is a problem that the owners can’t do anything about and we understand that."

    Overall very impressed a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "Everything was really good except there wasn't anywhere round the area that was wheelchair friendly."

    Not that it was your fault didn't realise how steep everywhere was. The property was great and easy access to various places.

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2020

  • "A first class "Cottage" well designed and filled with useful facilities."

    The only draw back was the location alongside a busy road with a bus route causing early awakening. A bit of soundproofing could be added to the bedrooms windows.

    Reviewed by GilbertAug 2020

  • "Beautifully clean for a pet friendly house."

    Great location with lots of lovely walks, a pub serving good food and easy access to NYM's (if its foggy on the coast its usually clear by Thornton Dale) The reason for downgrading to:-) was, the beds which as is often the case they were very firm, and the fridge was a bit on the small side. The outside space was limited but very usable in the appropriate weather. Plenty of games, books, DVD's and kitchen equipment.

    Reviewed by StewartAug 2020

  • "A great location for walking very close to the cyinder path to walk either Robin hoods bay or whitby , lovely comfy spacious cottage , would stay again, ."

    Reviewed by JonMar 2020

  • "Lovely location with some nice walks surrounding it and a lovely little pub,which was dog friendly in the bar area."

    The picture of the cottage was a bit deceiving as the garden area looked bigger in the photo but was quite small in reality. The cottage was comfy, spacious and homely with everything you would need, only criticism would be that the windows locks in the kitchen and middle bedroom need replacing. Overall highly recommended and would return in the future.

    Reviewed by LauraDec 2019

  • "This cottage is spotlessley clean warm and cosy,with heating you can adjust to your likeing, plenty of hot water, gas fire in the lounge the beds are very cumfy, this is the cottage to rent in the winter months the temperature in Whitby last week was a very cold 2s3s4shighest 8 well stocked kitchen if you want to cook, good fridge and freezer, micro wave."

    a perfect cottage for 4 people, and not forgetting our best pal Charlie the dog enjoyed it as well.

    Reviewed by WalterNov 2019

  • "Very good location; cottage more than met all our expectations."

    Very clean, modern property that was perfect for a family holiday, especially with dogs. We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2019

  • "Avon Croft was a lovely house."

    Equipped to a very high standard. It was easily the best equipped - and most dog friendly - cottage I have stayed in.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2019

  • "Great location for coastal visits, made better by being able to bring our 2 dogs with us."

    House had everything we needed and was very comfortable for 5 adults and 2 dogs, lots of information left for guests and a great pub down the road which served delicious food.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2019

  • "The house was brilliant, and in a great location for our holiday."

    Ideal for Whitby and Scarborough. There are lots of great walks for the dogs and ourselves , and the pub across the road serves great food. We would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by DeanJul 2019

  • "Spotless accommodation, ideally placed."

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2019

  • "The cottage was immaculate, well equipped, comfortable and in a great location."

    Parking is a bonus when booking holiday accommodation in and around Whitby. Walking the dog at Robin Hoods Bay was just lovely. The pubs/restaurants are nearly all dog friendly. The owners left us tea, coffee and biscuits. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2019

  • "Lovely clean modern well equipped cottage in a,good location."

    I think it may be worth making people aware that the property is adjacent to a busy road and there is a dog in a kennel at the rear where the dog appears distressed and barks and cries most of the time.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2019

  • "The house was lovely and warm, the heating was on before we arrived, this was much appreciated as we stayed in terrible weather with almost continuous rain."

    The house was very clean, excellent job by the cleaner. Our dog escaped from the enclosed garden by scrambling up the dry stone wall, most of the wall has a fence on top but there is a small section without a fence on top. We would have found it handy if there had been a cloth in the bathroom and a cloth in the kitchen to wipe up water on the floors. There appeared to be dvds but no dvd player. Wifi and internet was good. Kitchen well equipped. Were woken at 6.45 one morning by the neighbours dogs barking, but they did not bark all the time.

    Thank you for your feedback, I'm sorry to here your dog was able to climb the wall to escape, we will look to improve this in future. The cloth is a helpful tip thank you. Regarding the DvD player this is built into the side of the TV. Thank you for you comments and we hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JuliaJun 2019

  • "The cottage was fabulous."

    ...perfect for 6 adults, very comfortable and with everything we needed. Very bright and clean .....we loved it!

    Reviewed by TracyApr 2019

  • "We had a great break in North Yorkshire."

    The cottage was perfect and suited us down to the ground. It was lovely and warm, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The location was also perfect being in walking distance from both Whitby and Robin Hood's bay either via the cinder track or the coast path. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MikeApr 2019

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed in!"

    Very comfortable beds and sofas, nice small garden. Walks along the cinder path both ways, flat and very pleasant. Takes about an hour to walk to Whitby and also an hour to Robin Hood’s Bay. Both Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay are very dog friendly. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by MartinMar 2019

  • "It was just my husband and I in this fantastic 3 bedroom property."

    We often stay in holiday cottages but this was our first time with 'Sykes'. Avoncroft was in an area we have often stayed in but prior to this in a Motorhome. In our later years we want more comfort and certainly found it this holiday. When we arrived the house was lovely and warm as the heating had been put on. In the kitchen we found plenty of chocolate biscuits, tea, sugar, coffee and a pint of milk. The icing on the cake was a tv in the Masterbedroom, and, despite it being mid March, perfect weather - sunshine practically every day - God Willing - we will return........

    Reviewed by PamelaMar 2019

  • "We have stayed at Avoncroft on several occasions, we have always found it well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    The beds are really comfortable. There are walks from the door. Dogs are welcome. Have already booked again for May and hoping to return again in November.

    Reviewed by LyndaJan 2019

  • "Best equipped property we have stayed in."

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2018

  • "Fantastic place to stay, excellent and like a home from home."

    The location was brilliant within easy reach of lots of works with the dogs, particularly good days in Whitby and Rood Hoods Bay, thanks for a great couple of days away

    Reviewed by KateOct 2018

  • "This is a great place to stay and walking distance to both Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay using the old cinder track."

    Not sure this was mentioned in the original details but great for dog walking. Accommodation was extremely clean and very comfortable

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2018

  • "House was well situated, well stocked, clean and perfect for the whole family and small dog."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by RosemaryAug 2018

  • "A beautiful, very well equipped, clean and comfortable cottage in a brilliant location."

    We can really recommend this for a holiday.

    Reviewed by StuartMay 2018

  • "A real home from home."

    Masses of room for all of us; 4 adults and 2 dogs. Everything you could need if you want to cook there, but great food less then 100 metres away at Hare and Hounds. Great place for setting out for walks to Whitby or Robin Hoods Bay, although cinder track very muddy for us after snow and rain. Would certainly return to Avoncroft.

    Reviewed by PMar 2018

  • "Ideally located close to Whitby and also bus service to Scarborough virtually outside the door if you fancied leaving the car at home,cottage was superb."

    As was the local pub and restaurant opposite.cannot find any negatives to say overall it was excellent

    Reviewed by RaymondFeb 2018

  • "This cottage was immaculate throughout."

    It was my husbands birthday and the owner very kindly left a huge celebration cake and candles, what a lovely thought. The cottage was easy to use and very well stocked with utensils, crockery and cookery items. I don't think the pictures do it justice. It was wonderfully warm and cosy in the cottage. Location was great, it was easy to walk to Robin Hood's Bay and Whitby, along a well maintained cinder track which is only a couple of minutes walk from the cottage. The pub over the road was very friendly but clearly a very popular as an eatery as well, booking is definitely advised, would recommend The Windmill in Stainsacre, really accommodating. We had a great time, only sorry we couldn't have stayed longer. Thank you Bridget and Andy.

    Reviewed by KateFeb 2018

  • "Great location,very comfortable cottage and spotless on our arrival."

    Good pub across the road. Situated on busy road,dogs barking in some sort of kennel in neighbours back garden.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2017

  • "The cottage was central for getting to places and a bus service that ran by the front door was an added bonus, as was the pub 100 yds away that sold good food and beer."

    Reviewed by MartynSep 2017

  • "The cottage is ideally situated for Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough"

    Reviewed by GlynAug 2017

  • "We had a very nice week, the cottage was lovely, comfortable and had everything that we needed."

    It is set in a very nice village and had a very good pub as well. There are plenty of walks around the area, The Cinder Track and also the Cleveland Way. It is handy for Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough. We would recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by JuliaMar 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, coffee/espresso machine, slow cooker, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD built into TV, radio, WiFi, selection of games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Small enclosed front garden with AstroTurf and furniture
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 min walk
  • Coast 2 miles
  • Note: COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS Due to the pandemic the cottage will be cleaned thoroughly following the departure of our guests and then every room disinfected with Shield me, an environmentally and human safe high-level disinfectant using a disinfectant fogging machine
  • Disinfectant fogging involves saturating an entire room with a microbial substance that can purify and remove pathogens from the air, as well as from surfaces within the room to ensure your stay is as germ free as we can possibly make it
  • All beds have disposable mattress covers and disposable pillow cases under the normal bedding
  • All bedding and towels are washed at high temperature, the disposable pillow cases and mattress covers are replaced at every changeover.

The property


Please see below for further details. This superb detached property, sits in the small village of Hawsker, midway between Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay.

Lying on the edge of the North York Moors...

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About the location


Whitby 2.5 miles; Robin Hood's Bay 2.5 miles; Scarborough 17 miles.

The pretty village of Hawsker is situated half way between Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay, just two and a half miles from each, making it an ideal base from which to explore the area. Cottages and farms complete this pleasant village, with a local pub serving food, a tea room, a village hall, primary school and children's playground. Set on the National Cycle Network and the Whitby/Scarborough Railtrail (Cinder Trail), Hawsker provides a great base for walkers, cyclists and lovers of the outdoors. The superb coastline in this beautiful part of Yorkshire, and the spectacular North York Moors are well worth exploring, as is the fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay and the ancient port of Whitby. With its winding streets and hidden alleys, Whitby is a charming atmospheric town with a picturesque harbour, long, sandy beaches and the famous Abbey, reached by the 199 steps! Taste the freshly caught fish and chips, take a trip on a local boat or browse a great selection of unique and independent shops.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas