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Abbey View Cottage

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


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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Perfect for dogs too

    Reviewed by VivienApr 2022

  • "Our 2nd stay at this ideal little cottage, remote enough to enjoy peace and tranquility, but still close to visit Whitby and the surrounding seascapes."

    Very well equipped, cosy and clean. We will certainly be back!

    Reviewed by MarieMar 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, purfect for my husband, myself and honey the dog, owners have really made sure even dogs are thought about providing a fenced off dog exercise area."

    Reviewed by NatalieMar 2022

  • "Abbey Cottage was ideal for our 3 night stay; cosy, comfortable and an excellent base to tour the coast and inland areas."

    We were welcomed on arrival by the owner who provided an overview of the well equipped accommodation. Good views looking out over towards Whitby with the cottage set within a rural and quiet location. We would recommend a bathroom refresh as it felt a little tired in its decoration, but it provided an adequate / hot shower as well as the other amenities.

    Reviewed by SimonFeb 2022

  • "We stayed in the cottage from 13th Dec to the 18th Dec and found it absolutely perfect for us."

    Lovely and cosy and spotlessly clean. The owner was very friendly and helpful, but in the main we were just left to come and go as we pleased. I would definitely recommend this property and would love to stay there in future.

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2021

  • "Ideally situated for touring local landmarks."

    Nice little cottage providing basic needs very quiet location.

    Reviewed by MaryNov 2021

  • "It's a lovely cosy cottage, the bed is amazing best night sleep I've had for a long time ."

    Our 2 frenchbull dogs loved it. It's a lovely cottage hope to go back soon .

    Reviewed by SueNov 2021

  • "This is an ideal cottage for a short break of the kind we like."

    An excellent location for getting out and about and exploring Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, Scarborough et al.

    Reviewed by JayneOct 2021

  • "We had a great stay, from the warm welcome when we arrived to the ease of checkout, the whole experience was great, The pictures on the website don't do the property justice, as a few updates to the facilities have been made since they were put on."

    The kitchen has been updated and the furniture changed. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable. It was just the right size for the two of us and an energetic springer spaniel. Good location for exploring the east coast, Easy to find and easy access to the main roads to travel around the area. Would highly recommend this cottage for a well deserved break.

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2021

  • "The location of Abbey veiw is ideal , in the middle of nowhere but not far away from it all , the cottage was warm ,clean and dog friendly, ideal for our stay , the owners met us with the keys and very approachable and freindly , the veiws were lovely and the dog feild was kept clean with cut grass ."

    ..had a great stay would recommend for dog owners ..

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our break!"

    Fabulous cottage. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2021

  • "To far to local amenities by foot"

    Reviewed by GaryJun 2021

  • "Comfortable cosy warm cottage, made welcome by the owners."

    Lovely views and so close to shops and lots of sightseeing.. Would recommend this cosy cottage...

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2021

  • "Very well equipped cosy two person cottage in a rural setting."

    Very friendly owners. Our only comment is that the fron tdoor faces onto a concrete yard with the small grass sitting out area on the other side of the building. A bit more outdoor furniture would be good. We really enjoyed our stay at Abbey View Cottage. The combination of coastal paths with moorland walks and plenty of good places to eat in Robin Hoods Bay and nearby Whitby was ideal.

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2021

  • "Abbey view cottage is lovely."

    It’s location is really good. In a very quiet rural location, and yet close enough to all amenities. The cottage is very cosy and comfortable. With everything you need for your stay. The owners are really friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and hope that we can return again very soon.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Cottage perfect for the two adults and two dogs we booked for - clean and tidy on arrival. Big rooms for a one bed cottage which was nice in the evening, everything we needed in kitchen. Owners around but not intrusive, we needed help with the DVD player; they could not have been more helpful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by FloraApr 2021

  • "Not at all dog friendly."

    Garden detached from the property, across an access track. One corner of this garden had what appeared to be rotting farm waste. Upon opening the curtains in the mornings we were met with a view across the courtyard that was covered in dog poo from the owners' dogs. Nice large bedroom but windows had some damp and mould issues.

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2020

  • "Abbey View Cottage was a brilliant place for our short break with our Springer Spaniel, Benji."

    It was very clean & cosy and a great place for getting around all the fantastic places to see in the area. The owners were very friendly & welcoming & gave us local info. The alpacas in the field adjoining the paddock were also friendly !! I would thoroughly recommend Abbey View Cottage - 10/10.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2020

  • "First time we had taken a cottage over Christmas so a little apprehensive."

    When we arrived we discovered the cottage had a Christmas tree and all the trees in the garden were lit up. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage perfect for 2 (plus 2 small dogs)."

    Nice location away from it all, yet close to main road to Whitby. It has been a particularly wet autumn, so the dog field was a little soggy but nicely enclosed to allow for early morning and late evening toilet breaks.

    Reviewed by AnnNov 2019

  • "An absolute gem of a cottage, spotless and very comfortable, will definitely be rebooking"

    Reviewed by DerekNov 2019

  • "On arrival we were made very welcome by the owner and shown around the cottage."

    The cottage was very cosy and had everything we needed. As the evenings we’re getting chillier plenty of heating was provided. The views from outside the cottage were spectacular looking over Whitby Bay, the Abbey and the sea. The neighbouring farm added to the backdrop. It was situated well for exploring the coast and the moors. Would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2019

  • "The cottage is very cosy and has a good bed and comfortable chairs which are both good after a days walking."

    beautiful walk to robin hoods bay from the cottage and good views of Whitby. have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by TerenceSep 2019

  • "Very relaxing."

    Even though it is close to the camping area it is very quiet.

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2019

  • "This cottage is a lovely cosy little cottage ..."

    This cottage is a lovely cosy little cottage The big disappointment for us was the fact that it had no private outside space to sit out , the garden was right opposite the caravan and camping park, so it was really overlooked

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2019

  • "As my wife is disabled it would have been helpful to know that there was a step from the lounge to the bedroom"

    Reviewed by DennisJun 2019

  • "Very cosy and welcoming, a very relaxing break."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage hidden away."

    Good walking area.

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2019

  • "Great location and comfortable small homely cottage"

    Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2019

  • "A delightful cottage but with a few limitations."

    If you're an internet junkie no wi fi. Quirky plumbing could be off putting for some ( first time I've seen backfill in the loo when draining the sink!!!!). Other than that, a winner for us.

    Reviewed by JayneJan 2019

  • "Good base for a walking holiday."

    Plenty to do in the area, even in the winter months. Whitby only 15 mins drive away. Toasty warm cottage. Good shower and comfortable bed. TV reception could be patchy on some days. Nice people and would go back.

    Reviewed by StevenNov 2018

  • "Lovely, quiet and private."

    Loved meeting the cats. It was just what we needed/wanted.

    Reviewed by AllanSep 2018

  • "We sometimes showered in not very hot water"

    Reviewed by MaureenSep 2018

  • "The cottage was cosy and spotlessly clean."

    It had everything we needed for a perfect stay.

    Reviewed by VivienJul 2018

  • "Very relaxing holiday just what we needed"

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2018

  • "The cottage is great for a few days away, the weather was so cold whilst we were away but the heating made the cottage so cosy to return to."

    Its small but really cosy, great for out miniature schnauzer, she had a great holiday as well. I'm sure we will be back.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2018

  • "Beautiful warm cosy cottage."

    Fabulous views.

    Reviewed by JenniferNov 2017

  • "The location was great."

    The cottage very homely and the owners very friendly. Great walks and views. We loved it.

    Reviewed by AvishaAug 2017

  • "Perfect owners ."

    Aware of just how much contact needed with their guests .

    Reviewed by OlwynJun 2017

  • "As I've got disabilities the shower step was way to high for me to step into."

    For this reason only we won't be booking this cottage again. The people and the cottage were lovely apart from that. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2017

  • "Overall, a small cosy cottage with a comfy bed and seating."

    Good facilities and kitchen. A quiet rural location, but not far from Sainsbury's, Whitby etc. However it did not merit the euphoric comments in the visitor's book (Best ever etc etc ) For the price, I would have given it 5/5, but a few niggles lower it somewhat. We made fair comment in the book, but left a separate note for the owners along the lines :- No one ever enquired '' Everything OK? " We arrived on a very cold afternoon. Suspect no one in previous week, as the cottage was not warm. The extra electric heater ( mentioned on line ) was not working. We used our own fan heater to warm it up. Next day, all was cosy. One bedside light was not working - too small and low anyway. Grill pan handle not complete. One pan lid and handle had loose fixing screws. Kitchen taps very stiff Hardly any washing up liquid. Not much food storage space. Why 9 wine glasses(some dirty)? Tourist info! 2012 bus timetable !!!

    Reviewed by GeoffNov 2016

  • "Abbey view is a lovely little cottage."

    We had an excellent stay due to it's location,which was ideal for exploring the N Yorkshire coast and moors and enjoyed returning to the comfort and charm of this super accomodation.

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Ideal location. Owners were friendly and helpful. Cottage was very clean and had all amenities available. dog friendly too.

    Reviewed by AlbertSep 2016

  • "Owners were very freindly and welcoming"

    Reviewed by GillianJul 2016

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  • 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, WiFi, 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
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: The garden is detached from the property, pets to be supervised

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 6.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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