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Delft Cottage

(Ref. 21885)

Robin Hood's Bay, North York Moors & Coast Show on map

4.3

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you for a great stay."

    We loved Delft Cottage and could have stayed much longer than our planned weekend. Warm homely cottage, lovely bed and everything we needed including milk and biscuits!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback we are really glad you enjoyed your stay x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jan 2024

  • "Really lovely cottage in a beautiful place."

    Clean, warm and a home from home.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely clean and cozy but my husband felt that double bed not big enough so he slept in the other bed room also a bit of difficulty getting the shower to correct temperature ."

    All in all we were happy with our stay and had a great holiday

    Reviewed by Annette4.1Nov 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage!"

    Small but pretty much enough size for overall comfort whilst away from your own home. I’d advise on the old school house for parking as the other car parks are a fair walk and with bags that isn’t a whole lot of fun! The pillows were awful lots of previous reviews say the same too. Location perfect for cafes and restaurants and of course the sea

    Reviewed by Keith3.4Aug 2023

  • "We could not sleep on pillows far to hard for my wife and i"

    Thank you for your feedback Im sorry to hear the pillows were uncomfortable for you. I have ordered some softer pillows so that guests can in future choose which they prefer. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frank4.7Mar 2023

  • "Charming clean and characterful, totally in keeping with its environs."

    We used Delft as a base for our walk to and from Whitby and couldn't have been more pleased. Ideally situated. To locate Delft a little more accurately, I'd add to Sykes directions.....go left, left again, and left once more ...or have yourselves a bit of fun like the smugglers used to ..

    What lovely feedback. Thank you so much I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2022

  • "Not for us."

    The pictures of this cottage don’t quite reflect reality as they make it look brighter, bigger and sunnier than it is. The cottage does not get the sun and is therefore quite dark. We found that many of the things in the cottage (eg. the clock, lamps, dustbin, towels, some of the bedroom furniture) appeared to be cheap and neither good quality nor reflective of the style of the cottage. The sash window in the main bedroom doesn’t stay open and I had to use some books to prop it open. We were left the absolute minimum amount of hand soap and toilet rolls in the bathroom and had to go out and buy more of each. It just didn’t seem good value for money and, given the size, it would be very optimistic to suggest that 4 people could be comfortable there. There are better properties in the bay for less money - they just weren’t available at the time. On the plus side, the beds were very comfortable and we slept well. The sofa was comfortable, the little kitchen area was quite nice and well stocked and there are a couple of lovely chairs in the bedrooms. We had lovely neighbours who we enjoyed chatting with, Robin Hood’s Bay was fantastic and we did have a good time despite being a little disappointed in the cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback. Your comments are very important to us. As a bit of background Delft was built in the 1600s and is typical of the properties in Lower Robin Hood's Bay. A 5-minute walk from the beach Delft is an old fisherman's terraced cottage and is a grade 2 listed building. The photos do show the size of the cottage as accurately as we can and we do explain in the property description about the type of property it is. We pride ourselves on the cottage standard and our feedback is usually excellent. We do buy good quality items to furnish the house and ones that are in keeping with the date and style of the property. A welcome pack is left for each guest however as with all holiday lets this is designed as a starter pack. Please note that when items run out guests do need to replace these . We provide our contact details in the guest information book and encourage guests to contact us with any issues during their stay. We were not aware of the problem you experienced with the sash window and have since spoken to a local joiner to see if we can tighten the sash cords for us. Once again, thank you for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila3.1Jul 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely"

    Thank you very much. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Jun 2022

  • "This is a charming little cottage."

    The owners have made the most of the small space and there is everything you need. It’s in a great location. The second bedroom has very limited headroom over one of the beds so I wouldn’t book this cottage for four adults.

    Thank you for your feedback Kate. The top twin bedroom is in the eves of the roof and slopes down slightly over the headboard of one of the beds. This room is ideally suited to children and small adults. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.1Jun 2022

  • "This is a great little cottage… perfect for that short family get away…"

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you very much for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7May 2022

  • "The Cottage is very central to the village and a good location."

    The day we got to the cottage there was a lot of road works in the village therefore we were not able to take the car anywhere near the property to unload. We could have been warned of this but we were not. Instructions on how to find the actual cottage were minimal and we had to ask people as they were walking up the hill. A little map might have helped immensely. The key was in the key safe as informed and was easy to access. There was no permit and bringing down cases for three people and a dog was tough. The cottage was very small but photographed very well in the advert as it was made to look much bigger than it is. It looked much brighter on the photos it’s quite dingy and tired in the front room. Sunny cottage it is not ! It felt tired and in need of a bit of TLC. The kitchen is well equipped and everything worked well. Two tea towels provided. Cloth for the washing up and washing liquid. The double bed room was pleasant but the bed is very small for two fully grown adults. Comfortable mattress with topper on the bed but still not one night of decent sleep as unable to move without disturbing one another. Stools on either side of bed were useless and had lamps on them. Small wall lights would have made better use of the space and a bigger bed, normal sized would have been so much better. We came home a night earlier just to get in our own bed. The bathroom was extremely small. But I guess we can accept that, as it won’t have been something originally in the cottage! but as soon as the door is opened a person struggles to get around it to get into the room without falling over the loo or manoeuvring around the sink. This is doable. The shower is easy to work out and hot . But there was only one bath towel each. No hand towels each. For a week with no washing machine that was insufficient. I had to go out to Sainsburies and buy more towels halfway through the week ! I would just have brought more towels from home if we were warned to do so ! It would have been fine ! But we were just caught unaware as the cottage was said to be equipped. The top bed room is lovely but probably to small for two people. Great for children I expect not adults. We were one other adult my daughter and she was fine but maybe a statement on the advertisement saying small and room suited to children would help the guest make an informed choice. The winding pathways past the property are wonderful and enchanting, giving a real sense of years gone by. Lovely week had despite unpredictable weather. We tried to drink clothes for any eventuality I guess which made us a little more burdened but it was fine. We felt we had certainly exercised by the end of our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. Your comments are important to us. We were unaware of any roadworks during the time of your stay. If we had we known we would of course given you advance warning. There are three car parks in Robin Hood's Bay including the FisherHead Car Park which is a couple of minutes walk from the cottage. Delft is tucked away down a narrow cobbled street 5 minutes from the beach. It sits between a terrace of 1600s cottages most of which including Delft are Grade 2 listed. Each year we have the outside of the cottage painted and every month we are either repainting one of the rooms or replacing items in the cottage. We take on board your comments regarding the towels and now make sure extra towels are left for longer stays. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen3.1May 2022

  • "A lovely quaint cottage."

    Exactly as anticipated. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have stayed in many lovely cottages in Robin Hoods Bay but this is not one of them."

    There is a space for a full size fridge but the actual fridge is tiny and was not working properly. The beds are extremely uncomfortable and the house was not clean. Robin Hoods Bay is a beautiful place but we would recommend that you stay somewhere else.

    Thank you for your feedback. Your comments are important to us. At Delft we have an undercounter fridge freezer pictures of which are available and included with the property description. There is a shop in lower Robin Hoods Bay. A two minute walk from the cottage and open seven days a week the shop keeps a good selection of essential items and there are a number of 'eat out' options on your doorstep. Delft is typical of the fishermans cottages in Lower Robin Hood's Bay. The living space is smaller than the average home and designed accordingly. We would always recommend guests pack a small amount of food as needed for the first night and then decide how to cater for the rest of their stay. There is a big Sainsbury's and Aldi in Whitby a 5 minutes drive away. Beds are unfortunately personal preference and I'm sorry that they were not to your liking. Previous guests have been very happy with them. . Thank you very much for taking the time to feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill1.3Apr 2022

  • "Fabulous location in the quaint streets of Robin Hood's bay."

    Cottage is cosy but a little let down by a lack of TLC. Kitchen area is fine. Lounge furnishings etc need some attention, could be nicer especially sofa & rug seen better days. 4's pushing it, think it should be advertised for 3.

    Thank you for your feedback. The Cottage is busy all year round. Guests are not always respectful and we do accept dogs. We are constantly updating Delft in between stays. Thank you very much for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet2.5Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, smaller than some, the space well designed for cupboards and everything you need is there."

    I have stayed in Bay many times and was delighted to find the stairs are not as steep as some. Would definitely recommend this cottage to others.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you very much for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne Elizabeth5.0Mar 2022

  • "My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful stay at Delft Cottage."

    A beautiful, warm cosy place tucked away in the cobbled streets of the village. The cottage had everything you could ask for, and only a 5 minute walk to the beach, 2 mins to shops and cafes. I think the living and shower room spaces would be challenging with 4 adults in the house, but fine for 2 adults and 1 or 2 young children. There was the occasional noise from next door but nothing that impinged on our enjoyment or privacy inside of the cottage, and these dwellings were originally designed to be up close and personal to promote close community amongst the fishworking families. A thoroughly relaxing stay sadly cut short due to work commitments and storm Eunice. We will be back.

    Thank you so much for your comments we are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graeme4.7Feb 2022

  • "Had a lovely week in Robin Hood’s Bay, weather was lovely so we were fortunate."

    Description of property was accurate and it was very quaint and well equipped. Very comfortable and a short walk to amenities and beach.

    Reviewed by Katrina4.7Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage , very well situated in The Bay."

    Had everything you could ask for. The only minor downside is the TV stop functioning (no signal) for 3 days.

    Reviewed by Jim3.4Aug 2021

  • "Really lovely stay."

    House well located for getting to the beach etc. Worked well with 2 little children but think it could have been a squeeze with teenagers!

    Reviewed by Jess3.8Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is very small and dark and not comfortable in my opinion."

    There is a damp smell on entry and first impressions are not good. The photos give an impression of a sunny cottage but you no sun light inside. The only view is dustbins and a stone wall . You can hear the people in the cottage next door particularly in the bedroom talking and snoring .you need your slippers as the floors are cold.. You need to be very agile and fit as the unloading is a nightmare.

    Reviewed by Denise3.1May 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our time in Robin Hoods Bay."

    Delft cottage was lovely, cosy and very clean. Couldn’t fault it.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay here."

    The cottage was very cute and quaint the top floor bedroom is minuscule and probably would be less comfortable for adults my almost fully grown teenagers managed ok but there is little space to store your belongings, both my kids kept all their packing in their bags. The living space is cosy and at a squeeze we could all just about get on the sofa but none of us is huge so again 4 grown adults might struggle (there is a wicker chair and kitchen chairs that could be used. There was plenty of kitchen equipment available, only two side plates for four of us and a mixture of non matching glasses. All the basics were there for cleaning and washing up plus tin foil and cling which was handy! The cottage was clean and in a lovely part of Robin Hoods bay!

    Reviewed by Lawrence3.4Oct 2020

  • "Only that we really enjoyed it."

    Cottage was lovely and everything went to plan. We would definitely book with Sykes Cottages again.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jul 2020

  • "A lovely spot in Robin Hoods Bay, really close to the beach, pubs and shops."

    The house is very cosy, just enough room for two people plus a Medium sized dog. Easy communication with the owner, milk in the fridge on arrival, the wood burner makes it extra cosy.

    Reviewed by Justine3.1Jan 2020

  • "The only downfall was the amount of steps to carry all our belongings to and from the car"

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Nov 2019

  • "We found the lounge, diner, kitchen area very cold and damp, but appreciate that this is probably typical of the period of cottage and caused by a very shaded location."

    Also, if we had been a family of four, we would have struggled to sit comfortably together as the sofa was a squeeze for three! Really a cottage for three not four.

    Thank you for your feedback. Your comments have all been taken on board. Previous feedback is very positive for this property. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debra4.1Aug 2019

  • "A lovely property in a lovely place."

    Reviewed by Madeleine4.7Jul 2019

  • "Perfect location for a peaceful couple of days away."

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0May 2019

  • "The postcode you are given takes you to a different cottage, so a little bit of exploring was needed!"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2019

  • "Absolutely picture perfect cottage - everything we needed."

    Very cozy and warm after long walks along the beach . Will hopefully return shortly .

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2019

  • "A lovely snug cottage, very warm and peaceful."

    Reviewed by Cz4.4Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, cosy, great location"

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Feb 2019

  • "Love the area but the property is very small and not easy to access to load and unload."

    This was stated in the listing.

    Reviewed by Jonathan3.1Dec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in the heart of the lower bay."

    Cottage was cosy and clean with all the facilities required. It had two bedrooms but living room space would be restricted with four people sharing, overall we had a fantastic break.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2018

  • "A lovely old cottage in an idyllicly quaint spot."

    Everything we could need was supplied. Have already recommended Delft Cottage to another couple with a dog the day we got back.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful little cottage, very good location in lower bay as it is set back."

    Lovely interior with everything you need. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Sep 2018

  • "An absolutely lovely place to stay."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lauralee5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was in a great location and well presented."

    Wi-fi would be a useful addition to the facilities.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic location the village feels as though you have gone back in time and is fantastic to explore."

    The pubs and eateries are fantastic and I would recommend the lower chip shop near the beach.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2018

  • "A beautiful little cottage in a perfect location right in the village."

    We had everything we needed and although the cottage was tiny it was great to come home to each day

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Jun 2018

  • "A pleasant 3 night stay in the Bay."

    A super cute cottage with a lovely welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Pamella3.8Apr 2018

  • "Robin Hoods Bay is a unique experience, the cottages in the Bay are all very different, combining to provide this amazing steep hillside village leading down to the sea shore."

    Delft cottage is well located, well presented and very comfortable, when booking cottages in the Bay you must consider that most were built around four hundred years ago. In the main they are not large properties with high ceilings, if that doesn't bother you then the Bay holiday may be just right for you. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and will return next year, the good news for dog owners is that the bulk of cafes, pubs and tourist locations allow access with dogs. The open fire in the Laurel pub is most welcoming on a cold snowy evening!

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2018

  • "Very cosy for two and large dog, though would be snug at best for four."

    Reviewed by William3.8Feb 2018

  • "Had a great time in Robin Hoods Bay."

    Delft Cottage was a lovely location as our base to explore this great part of the country. Would definitely recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by John4.4Feb 2018

  • "A lovely cosy cottage with character very tastefully decorated and with all you need for a comfortable stay."

    However you do need to be aware that you cannot park near the property and even parking to unload could be difficult. However we felt that the location within the lower village more than compensated and you were transport back in time.

    Reviewed by Linda4.0Nov 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in picturesque little town."

    Luckily the weather was great, even in November. Pubs, restaurants easy walking distance. Had a great time with dearest friends. Great location for visiting Whitby and other nearby areas. Cottage was warm and cozy. It was just perfect for us. It had everything we needed. Thank you Delft Cottage and Sykes Cottages for a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Nov 2017

  • "Lovely cottage everything provided very comfortable good location."

    Reviewed by Peter4.8Jun 2017

  • "I think the inclusion of a car park permit would make this a perfect holiday cottage."

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Jun 2017

  • "I am 6ft 2in so the door to the shower room is lower than the main doors so was a problem having to duck down all the time."

    Reviewed by Philip4.6Apr 2017

  • "A perfect location for fossil hunters, a wonderful winter retreat."

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Jan 2017

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second floor twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove.
  • Gas central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, under-counter fridge, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, CD/radio, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for stove available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Loading/unloading only close to property
  • Parking in public car park 5 mins walk at top of steep hill (charges apply 9am - 6pm 1st March - 31st Oct)
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, £20 pet supplement
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Beach 3 mins walk
  • Note: Steep stairs in property, may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility.

The property

A cosy, terraced fisherman's cottage, quietly tucked away in the heart of the pretty village of Robin Hood's Bay.

Providing traditional and comfortable accommodation, this Robin Hood's Bay cottage is perfect for couples or small families wishing to explore the dramatic coastline and the North York Moors National Park.

Quaint and characterful, this Robin Hood's Bay cottage offers an open plan living area with oak flooring, stripped pine cupboards and a beamed ceiling.

With a cast iron multi-fuel stove set in a stone and brick fireplace, this cottage in Robin Hood's Bay is warm and inviting, whilst the compact kitchen area boasts granite worktops and a Belfast sink.

Steep, winding stairs in this Robin Hood's Bay cottage lead up to a charming country-style double bedroom, with the second floor home to a twin bedroom.

A minute's walk through the cobbled, narrow streets brings you to inns, tea rooms and gift shops, whilst the beach, with its rock pools and coves, is a delight for both young and old.

At the top of the village, the Cleveland Way cliff-top walking trail offers spectacular views, while The Cinder Track disused railway runs for 23 miles and can be enjoyed by cyclists, walkers and horse riders.

With the popular towns of both Whitby and Scarborough within driving distance, this Robin Hood's Bay cottage is in an ideal location.

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About the location

ROBIN HOOD’S BAY

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.

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Please note: this property cannot accept check-ins on a Sunday
Would consider second dog at charge of £20

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas