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Heather Croft

(Ref. 925)

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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage with great views ,could do with a better Tv everything else is fine and reasonably equipped."

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2024

  • "Heather Croft is kept beautifully by Karen and is a lovely comfortable cottage with every need catered for."

    The location is perfect, within walking distance of Robin Hoods Bay and there are loads of walks from your doorstep. It's a peaceful sanctuary and perfect holiday 'home from home'. It's great that it's got its own parking too, unlike the cottages down in the Bay, & nice decking to have a meal, while admiring the view ! Thank you Karen for another fabulous stay

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Apr 2024

  • "Another lovely stay."

    Very clean, comfy furnishings. Cooking facilities were great with new pans. The views were fantastic across the bay. Very close to all amenities and great to get to the cinder track. Hopefully back soon to enjoy again.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a fantastic time at Heather Croft."

    The cottage was absolutely perfect for our family holiday. The owner Karen was so friendly and helpful. The cottage is a real home from home and was very well equipped. Having parking was a real bonus too. And to top it off the views from the decking and the house are wonderful! We’ll definitely return and are already planning our next stay!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our second visit."

    Wonderful cosy cottage, everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. Great views over the bay and we would love a summer visit to make use of the garden and seating area. Owner is very helpful. Parking outside the cottage makes a huge difference. We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Dec 2023

  • "We've stayed a few times at Heather Croft before and are always glad to return."

    The cottage is beautifully clean on arrival with fresh flowers to greet you, and a welcome pack of biscuits! There have been some nice new additions this year ... with cosy cushions & throws to add to the already comfortable sofas downstairs and the new decking & outdoor furniture is perfect. The beds were lovely & fresh & comfy as usual and the kitchen & bathrooms spotless, with a nice powerful shower in the upstairs bathroom. Not having to bring your own towels is a bonus too, as all are provided for you. A lovely, comfy, well looked after cottage in a perfect location with just a short walk to Robin Hoods Bay. See you next year !

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2023

  • "Second stay at Heather Croft."

    Three years after our first holiday there. Still a lovely cottage, well maintained, clean and well equipped. With a nice view from the lounge and kitchen French windows looking down towards the bay. A couple of minutes walk down to the central shop, coastal path and pub. Just away from the crowds, but close enough to join them.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Another enjoyable holiday stay at Heather Croft, lovely cottage with a new smart deck giving super views over Robin hoods bay and Ravenscar."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable holiday at Heather Croft."

    Everything we needed was provided. The view across to Ravenscar was beautiful. We would be delighted to return.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful house!"

    All the home comforts and immaculate. Excellent views too! One of the best holiday homes we’ve ever stayed in at Robin Hood’s Bay!

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely location with the view over the bay and within short walk of the nearest pub/hotel and Cleveland way."

    Great accommodation in terms of quality and facilities. Decking was used extensively throughout our stay and a reasonable amount of wildlife could be seen without leaving the house including nightly visits from bats.. If the owner was looking to improve, a small balcony could be added to the first floor twin room via a door where the window currently is giving an even better view over Robin Hoods Bay. That said, could not fault the property or stay and hope to return to the same property in the future.

    Reviewed by Sean4.7Jul 2023

  • "Such a great holiday house."

    Had everything we needed, everything worked and was super clean. Room for two cars in the drive and easy to find with the sign outside. The garden is amazing. Great sea view when sitting at the outside table on the decking area, and lovely grass to run around on. Doors can be kept open, really fresh. Location is excellent. Up the hill so you have great views, but we easily walked down to the bay everyday for rock pooling with our 2.5 and 4.5 year old. Really easy to drive to Whitby for day trips and the falling foss waterfall and tea room was fantastic. Robin Hood's Bay is so nice! Only a couple days into our holiday, I was planning our return trip. I'd definitely stay at this house again. Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Harriet5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a brilliant stay."

    Perfect location in a comfy cottage which was impeccably clean, including the fridge and oven. We’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Apr 2023

  • "A wonderful place to stay with fantastic views and amazing bird life in the garden, including the family of robins."

    New decking at the back and garden furniture looks very inviting for the sunny months! The new bed in the main bedroom is very comfy. Brilliant position for visiting everything in the area with short walks to the pub and shops. Kitchen has everything you need and all the furniture is very comfy throughout the rooms.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Apr 2023

  • "We found it impossible to contact the owner on the two numbers given to obtain the code for the key safe which we tried the day before our holiday and on arriving at the property."

    We left voice mail messages which were not answered which we thought very rude and the messages inside the property saying ring if you need any further information would have been a waste of time using. We sat out side the property on our arrival at 3 pm on a Saturday afternoon and rang Sykes cottages who thankfully answered and managed to find the code so we could start our holiday. This would stop us using that property again or recommending it .

    Reviewed by Gordon3.8Nov 2022

  • "Everything we wanted in a holiday home."

    Fully equipped, comfortable , clean, spacious. Glorious views to the bay. Parking for car. Perfect for Walking into Robin Hoods Bay, Boggle Hole, fossiling, Whitby. Would gladly stay there again.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Oct 2022

  • "Another enjoyable week spent at Heather Croft."

    A very comfortable cottage well placed for visiting the coast and inland.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very nice property close to all you need for a good holiday."

    Lovely views and well kitted out.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Apr 2022

  • "Well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    Would recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the area.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Heather Croft, comfortable and clean also it was lovely to rent a property with a parking space."

    Home from home I would say. We had some lovely visits out Whitby, the Magpie is a must. Staithes, Sandsend, Runswick Bay to name a few. A pub few minutes walk away that serves excellent food, what more could you wish for.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful well kept cottage, so cosy."

    Would definitely recommend x

    Reviewed by Vikki5.0Dec 2021

  • "Excellent cottage."

    very clean. everything we needed was there. lovely location with great views

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is excellent, it is conveniently located, and is one of the few in Robin Hoods Bay with off-road parking."

    The only reservation is that the mattress in the main bedroom is too firm, making it uncomfortable to sleep in.

    Reviewed by Howard4.7Jul 2021

  • "Location is excellent so peaceful and quiet with lovely views."

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fabulous and well located cottage."

    It's very warm n homely and a view that's just breathtaking. My only issue was the steep inclines down to the beach n then back to the cottage but then I'm from the south n we don't have these! You'd get quite fit. The surrounding locations are all lovely. You have the best of both worlds with coastline n moors. Just a fab location. I best mention they do great fish n chips!!

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Apr 2021

  • "This is a fabulous cottage for families wanting to explore this amazing part of the country!"

    ! The cottage has been done up since the photos - a new kitchen with a dishwasher! The kitchen has loads of facilities and is open plan with the living room so it’s great for the whole family. There is a big garden, gorgeous decking area and a summer house for the kids. It is very clean and well kept - much better than expected. The cottage is round the corner from 2 pubs - one with an amazing beer garden with views over the bay. The centre of the bay is a 10 min walk, there is a post office/ shop with good supplies a 2 min walk away. We were blessed with amazing weather for April and really loved our stay at Heather Croft - we would highly recommend it and hope to come back

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location."

    Perfectly placed for walking on The Cleveland Way

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2020

  • "I have been to Robin hoods bay many times."

    I booked Heather Croft for mums 75th birthday. I took here around the East coast to show her the beautiful views and bays. She was delighted with Heather Croft and her holiday. Thank you Karen and all at Sykes.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Heather Croft is by far the nicest cottage we have stayed in."

    Although it looks quite small from the front view it is surprisingly roomy inside. Everything was clean and modern and the views from the cottage over Robin Hoods Bay to Ravenscar were superb and far exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage in a fantastic location, ideally located for walking the Cleveland Way to Whitby and Ravenscar and beyond."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    Well equipped and fantastic view out to sea from the decking. It's a good hike, all up hill, back from the beach. We did have a problem... the boiler kept going out but the owner couldn't have done more to rectify the situation. We'd definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Mar 2020

  • "Instructions on how to work appliances would be useful and a TV with more than just main BBC and itv channels"

    Reviewed by Gwen4.4Feb 2020

  • "Been using sykes for a while but this cottage was the best so far."

    Beautifully presented and very clean and as an army veteran I am very particular. Thank you for a great stay in your beautiful cottage

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very expensive for one night stay."

    Lovely location and garden. Very bad smell in downstairs bathroom. Noisy freezer in kitchen, heard in living room.

    Reviewed by Kathleen3.4Sep 2019

  • "Excellent holiday cottage, great location with a beautiful view."

    Very spacious property, lots of kitchen stuff, books and games. Onsite parking is very useful. Its the second time we have stayed at this cottage and would stay again! Only negative: could do with little update and maintenance (upstairs toilet door doesn't lock, window frames and decking looking a bit tired). But as mentioned would stay again, no problem!

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Jul 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic brilliant cottage couldn’t ask for anything better."

    would defiantly book again

    Reviewed by Talia5.0Jul 2019

  • "We would just like to say how very much we enjoyed ourselves last week at Heather Croft."

    It is a lovely, well equipped, comfortable, deceptively spacious and well positioned cottage with superb views across the bay, and we hope to stay there again soon.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was clean and tidy and had all the facilities we needed."

    Overlooking the bay, the cottage is situated in an ideal spot for travelling to Whitby and Scarborough. There are some lovely walks in the area too. We thoroughly enjoyed our time ar Heather Croft.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2019

  • "The house is very comfortable and in a great location for exploring the local area."

    The view from the garden is amazing and we really enjoyed having breakfast on the decking.

    Reviewed by Lynda4.4May 2019

  • "The bathroom downstairs has a bad smell Great service as the heater on Sunday was broken"

    Reviewed by Nicole4.7Apr 2019

  • "A real gem of a cottage, comfortable and with amazing views."

    A place I will defiantly go back to.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2019

  • "Heating arrangements not very good."

    place needs a bit of a make over.

    Reviewed by Max2.8Mar 2019

  • "Bit of a Tardis this, looks small on the outside but is quite large on the inside."

    three bedrooms one down stairs two up stairs with shower/toilet room up and bath/toilet room down so ideal for families. Some jigsaw puzzles and games for children and adults to play and some good books to read if the weather is nasty however it was beautiful while we were there . Small but ample garden at rear for kids to play in plus decking area for nice weather and play shed as well. Be prepared for a difficult walk down to the harbour and back as the way is very steep ok if you take your time , exhausting if you try to rush. It would be a profitable idea if someone local had some kind of transport for taking people up and down the hill to the harbour/village for a small fee I think it would be very popular. All in all a great place i would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage is a lovely and well suited for a quiet get away."

    There’s also quite a large grassed garden which is not shown on the pictures. There’s a large supermarket only 4 miles away. Would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was good value for money and the main strength was the wonderful view from the living room and kitchen."

    We even sat on the decking once! It is spacious in terms of living accommodation and reasonably well equipped. The upstairs shower room is small and there is nowhere to put toiletries ( a shelf would help). There is more room in the downstairs bathroom , but a second shower over the bath would be a real bonus! The beds are fine and there is plenty of storage. The cooker is old and would benefit from an upgrade. Unfortunately the kitchen wasn't very clean when we arrived, but the owner was very quick to offer to remedy that. More tea towels would be nice. This is a beautiful area with excellent pubs and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Judith3.4Mar 2018

  • "A few minor repairs needed."

    Toilet flush in downstairs loo. Light switch in downstairs bedroom. New peice of hosepipe so that you can wash your car. Nothing major that would stop me booking again. We love this cottage and the owner is very helpful if you need anything.

    Reviewed by Martin4.8Jan 2018

  • "These days with people travelling from abroad I was surprised that there was no towels, hand and tea but no bath."

    We had to go out and buy some. It seemed strange because everything else was provided. All together a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Jane4.2Mar 2017

  • "Wonderful cottage in a beautiful location."

    We would recommend this property!

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Oct 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double (with room for cot), 1 x twin with limited headroom (both first floor), 1 x ground floor single
  • First floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Well-equipped fitted kitchen with dining area and French doors out onto garden area with sea views
  • Sitting room with additional French doors out onto south-facing balcony.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, video, DVD, stereo/CD, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Large, sunny balcony area set in enclosed garden with sea views and garden furniture
  • Off road drive-in parking to front of property for 2 cars
  • Additional secure off road parking available opposite
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins, harbour and beaches 10 mins
  • Note: Although this is a no pet property, the owners' dogs do stay in the property occasionally, as such, this property is not completely free of pet traces.

The property

Lovingly refurbished, Heather Croft is a superb detached red brick property overlooking Robin Hood's Bay and within a 10 minute walk of the beach and harbour.

The immaculate living accommodation is open plan giving the property a light and airy feel, whilst the full oil central heating ensures that the cottage is warm and welcoming in all seasons.

A particular feature are the French doors from both kitchen and sitting room which lead onto a balcony/decking area with lovely views over open countryside to the coast beyond.

The perfect place for a relaxing holiday on the Yorkshire Coast - a delightful property in a superb location!

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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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter