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Orchard Cottage

(Ref. 1002416)

Robin Hoods Bay, North York Moors & Coast Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a spectacular location."

    We’ve booked again for July!

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Feb 2024

  • "This cottage does not come up to standard for two reasons, the stairs are a joke and should not be allowed to be used they are total unsafe for anyone to use ."

    The bedrooms have been shoved in a loft area so you constantly banging your head.hope these issues are addressed has the location is lovely

    We are sorry you were disappointed with your stay, we were on site all week and had you flagged any issues we would have done our best to help. The stairs are ladder style with banister and handrail and not suitable for visitors with mobility issues and this is clearly stated in the details. The stairs are also clearly visible in the photos. The bedrooms are loft style but are spacious and we have never had any issues with complaints about where the beds are positioned, there is room to pull the kingsize bed out further from the slope in the ceiling if required and we would have happily done this for you had you notified us of your concerns. The twin room has no issue with ceiling space where the beds are positioned. Orchard Cottage is our most popular property with visitors returning year on year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan3.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage,beautiful views."

    Just what is needed for a relaxing week away

    Reviewed by Lizzie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Amazing cottage!"

    Stunning views, great facilities and felt like home from home. We enjoyed it so much, we booked for next year too!

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great holiday despite the weather, cottage is in a beautiful location with views of the sea and countrieside from most of the windows."

    Great walks almost from the doorstep, we rarely went out in the car. The location is away from all traffic, the only sounds are from birds, sheep, cows and the occasional tractor so great for relaxing. The only negatives are no local shops, steep stairs which are only suitable for the agile, ceilings in the bathroom and bedroom are quite low so need care if you are tall, and for us coffee addicts, no caffatiere!

    Hi We are pleased you enjoyed the location despite the nearest shops being in Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby, we are rural and we think the peace and quiet makes up for the missing shop on the doorstep! The stairs are ladder style but we do make this clear in the details. We are so sorry about the missing cafetiere, it must have been broken and we had not realised. We would have supplied one during your stay had we known. It has now been replaced Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jul 2023

  • "2nd visit to Orchard Cottage lovely stay very peaceful area, great walks to Ravenscar and Robin Hoods Bay."

    Thank you for your continued custom! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Picture postcard views from every window."

    We stayed at South House Farm last year in another stunning barn conversion but chose Orchard Cottage this year because of its private patio and garden with wonderful rural and sea views, and wasn't disappointed. It has a brand new kitchen and shower and is immaculately clean as was Mill House last year. The only negative is the stairs, which are steep and the treads are very narrow which wouldn't be suitable for anyone with mobility issues. The owners are lovely, and there if you need them. The perfect location to relax and unwind and extremely suitable for those who like to walk. There is a regular bus service available to Scarborough and Whitby from the village of Fylingthorpe, which is about a 30 minute walk from the property. We had a very enjoyable week and didn't want to leave. We'll be back!!

    Thank you for your lovely comments! Hopefully we will see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernice5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Orchard Cottage."

    The location was great - very peaceful, beautiful views, relatively easy walk to Robin Hood’s Bay and the beach, and a short drive to the main road. Our children enjoyed staying on a working farm and being near the cows and sheep, the tennis court was an added bonus. The beds were also very comfortable. We had to turn the heating down as it was very warm upstairs. It was nice chatting to the owner when she popped round to arrange for someone to fix the bathroom window. If we plan a trip to this part of the country we will definitely look to return here.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our second visit, this year, to this wonderful location."

    Situated close to the coast with lovely views of both sea and countryside. Well equipped cottage with a good heating system. Headroom upstairs is challenging, due to this being a repurposed farm building, but you adjust to it. Well located between Robin Hood's Bay and Ravenscar. Both easily walkable, but be aware there are steep inclines. Walking poles are recommended. Also check the tide tables (provided at the cottage) if using the beach. Whitby is a 20 minute drive. Access roads very narrow, so approach with care. If you are looking for a peaceful spot to unwind, this is it.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2022

  • "A delightful, modern, relaxed & comfortable farm cottage with parking for 2 cars in a quiet, rural setting which is steeped in local history, from smuggling & early Alum production to Ravenscar - the town that never was!"

    Walking access to picturesque Robin Hoods Bay is provided via the beach (at low tide), or the Cleveland Way footpath when the tide is too high. We first stayed at Orchard Cottage in July 2005, as a result of which we've made it our base for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors & coastline ever since. So many wonderful memories of our holidays syaying at Orchard Cottage, & hopefully many more yet to come in the years ahead.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback ! We look forward to seeing you again soon ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Sep 2022

  • "It is our second stay at Orchard Cottage."

    It is clean and comfortable.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are always delighted when people return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2022

  • "South House farm is one of our favourite places in the world."

    Beautiful location. Lovely, clean, unpretentious accommodation. Good facilities. Lovely owner. The stairs at Orchard Cottage were a bit of a challenge but there was more than fair warning in the cottage description. We love the accommodation at South House farm. We hope to stay there again sometime soon.

    Thank you so much for your feedback we are delighted you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elli5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, nice views and nice location at Boggle Hole."

    It's nice for a get a away from it all holiday. It would not be suitable for people with mobility problems due to the stairs . It is very hilly so good for walking but you would need to be reasonably fit. Although this is a very nice place to stay I would not book with Sykes again as their customer service is disgraceful.

    Hi Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and are sorry you had a disappointing experience with Sykes. We will be investigating this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janette4.4Jul 2022

  • "We spent last week here and it was lovely, so peaceful and the weather was a bonus."

    Thank you so much for your feedback we are delighted you enjoyed your stay ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much and overall the property was perfect but the staircase was a problem and felt unsafe."

    It is on this basis that I would not recommend this property in future.

    Thank you for the feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Orchard Cottage and are of course disappointed that you felt the staircase was unsafe and therefore do not recommend the property to other visitors. The staircase is ladder style and not suitable for those with mobility issues and this is described in the details where one of the photographs also shows the stairs. The staircase does also have a handrail on both sides to assist those who are less able. The house is a converted farm building and therefore is delightfully quirky and adheres to all safety aspects of building regulations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Jun 2022

  • "Orchard Cottage was a lovely place to be, surrounded by fields, nice walks, easy access to costal towns."

    The cottage was clean had very comfortable beds the owners were very nice and helpful. We will return soon.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Christine we are so glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay in the cottage."

    We consider the following need to be improved : 1. More coat hooks in the bathroom with a suitable hook near the window for hanging a towel for when exiting the shower. A stool or chair to put clothes on, we moved a dining chair into the bathroom for this. The shower fitting does not stay in place but drops down so has to be hand held and then try squeezing soap out of the bottle with one hand, very difficult, 2. Coat hooks in the Bedrooms. 3, The small basins waste pipes gurgle and plop which become very irksome. 4. Lighting in the Kitchen casts shadows over the worktops when preparing food. 5. The Microwave is located in an awkward position and should be raised above the worktop so the door can swing over a plate or utensils in front of it. 6. The dining table was just large enough for 2 and would be inadequate for 4. Some of us like to read whilst having breakfast so more space on the table is essential. Some of the kitchen knives need replacing. handles falling apart and wouldn't cut hot butter!

    Thank you for your feedback . Orchard cottage is our most popular property and people always love it so we are so disappointed you found so many irksome things that did not suit your needs in the property. However we are installing a new bathroom and kitchen including a new extra kitchen window that overlooks the garden. These works are taking place in December 2022 In the meantime we will do our best to ensure that the suggestions you made are adhered to. Thank you once again for visiting we hope you enjoyed the views, the gardens and the tennis court despite the lack of a bathroom chair ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger3.8May 2022

  • "Orchard Cottage is very spacious and very well equipped."

    The outside photo on the website gives the impression that the cottage is much smaller; perhaps a better one would be one showing more of the patio area and part of the garden. The location is superb and for tennis fans there is access to an impressive and well-maintained court. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay and strongly recommend Orchard Cottage, especially to those seeking a quiet location yet with access to local amenities.

    Hi Peter Thank you so much for your feedback ! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by P5.0May 2022

  • "Property exactly as described."

    Probably the best equipped cottage that we have ever rented Location is outstanding. An ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle.

    Hi Alan We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you so much for your lovely feedback ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2022

  • "A comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Fantastic views and walking in the area.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was advertised as being in Robin Hoods Bay which is not exactly correct as it is a 20 minute walk along the beach at low tide or a longer much more strenuous walk on the cliff tops."

    To get there To drive it’s 2.7 mile to the main road and then about another 3 miles to the village or there is a shorter more winding route through Fylingthorpe We have no mobility problems so we were ok but anyone who has would find the stairs to the bedrooms very difficulty and a little scary. That said the accommodation was spotless and contained everything we required for the week including excellent internet access. We were very pleased with it.

    Hi Wayne Thank you for your positive feedback It is clear on the details that that farm is located out of Robin hoods bay and we also have a special point on the details regarding the ladder staircase and the property being unsuitable for those with mobility issues due to this fact . But thank you for your comments as it may alert customers to read the details more carefully Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wayne4.7Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cosy clean cottage."

    Will definitely be back couldn't believe we were sat out in the garden in January.Thank you for a lovely relaxing holiday x

    Hi Sandra So glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again ! Steph Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jan 2022

  • "The cottage was fantastic, very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay."

    Location to die for and even in November we sat out on the patio every evening. Will definitely be back for more.

    Thank you for your feedback we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a brilliant week staying in Orchard Cottage."

    Perfect for family breaks so close to the beach. Enjoyed walks down to Boggle Hole and Robin Hoods Bay. Beautiful setting. Also a perfect base for exploring North Yorkshire. The cottage is clean, comfortable and spacious. Set amongst the fields we enjoyed saying good morning and good night to the cows and sheep every day. Breakfast on the patio overlooking the sea was brilliant. Narrow country lanes are a bit nerve wracking to drive down if you're not used to it, but all part of the experience!

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Aug 2021

  • "Cottage is in a quiet location in the heart of Fyingdsle area."

    Close to the boggle hole beach and Robin hoods bay. The walking around there is great but everywhere is very steep and hilly so be warned effort is required to get the most out of this place. Many areas are can be reached by car . I would recommend this cottage for those who like quiet and wildlife too. I would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Aug 2021

  • "We had a two week stay at the cottage as a family of four, a three year old and 6 month old."

    The cottage was very clean and well kept. The stairs a little steep but there is a fitted stair gate at the top, bonus! The location is fantastic the tennis court is well worth a visit, there is a small amount of equipment there. The sea view is stunning! The bed is one of the comfiest we have stayed in! The beach is a short week although there is a big hill to walk back up, there was even a tide timetable in the cottage which was very useful! Overall a great stay and good value for money.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Jul 2021

  • "Our 6th time at these cottages and it was as lovely as ever."

    We enjoyed using the tennis court and had some long was on the beach. Looking forward to returning next year.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is our second time at South Farm, this time in a different cottage."

    We love its remoteness, the walks, the beach and the comfiness/warmth of the houses...and of course the views!

    Reviewed by Dominic Charles5.0Oct 2020

  • "Maybe to emphasis that there is a ladder to bedrooms which would not be suitable for some people, especially as bathroom is downstairs."

    Owner has strategically placed hand rails, but it could be difficult for some.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2020

  • "This was our fourth stay at the properties at South House farm, we love staying here due to the stunning, peaceful setting of the cottages and the short walk to the beach at Boggle Hole."

    Hand soap, cleaning equipment, towels and tea towels which was lovely, along with a few kitchen staples such as salt, pepper and tea bags. The property was clean on arrival although I didn't give full marks for this as the deep cleaning didn't seem to extend to the inside of the kitchen cupboards, which I wiped out myself before putting our food in. But overall a lovely stay and I would go back.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2020

  • "Nice surprise to discover cottage was only about 200 yards from the sea!"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and there was everything we needed."

    The area was wonderful with easy access to all major attractions. We absolutely loved the beach between Robin Hood's Bay and Ravenscar.

    Reviewed by Jana5.0Oct 2019

  • "Our fifth time at these cottages, as wonderful as ever."

    Lovely, well equipped cottage in a great location. Will be back next year.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2019

  • "This is a lovely location."

    Perfect for walking. The cottage was lovely in many ways and very clean. The stairs are a bit on the steep side and the beds were a bit lumpy and seemed to be on a slope. We would still choose to go back here as otherwise everything was perfect for us.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7May 2019

  • "A perfect get away from it all cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Debby5.0May 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was lovely in an amazing location. It was well equipped and comfortable and everything worked well including a very efficient central heating system The only drawback was that it was at the end of a three mile single track road which made it rather 'hairy'. at times. The walk along the beach or clifftop to Robin Hood's Bay became a regular excursion for us. The whole area is very peaceful and tranquil and on a number of occasion we had breakfast on the patio taking in the amazing views. One very minor issue was the appearance of bat or mouse droppings in the kitchen area. The cottage is located in a very rural area so perhaps some evidence of 'wildlife' is to be expected and the owners did their best to resolve the issue.

    Thank you for your comments. The location of the cottage in an idyllic rural environment near the sea does require traveling down a pretty country road. Plenty of passing places are available and the road is well kept by the highways agency. Apologies for the droppings ! This problem has now been resolved ! Unfortunately as you mentioned a rural location does mean some wildlife! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and many thanks once again for your comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by M4.7Apr 2019

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with basin, 1 x twin
  • Please note: This property has feather pillows and bedding
  • Ground floor bathroom with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • External shared laundry room.
  • Eco biomass central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, TV with Freesat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Residential fuel and power inc. in rent (car charging is available at a supplementary cost)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Two electric vehicle charging points are available in the main yards at South House Farm for customer use
  • Bike storage
  • Large front lawned garden with furniture
  • Shared tennis court (bring own equipment)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Electric cars can be charged at the property but there would be a supplementary charge, information will be at the property and please contact the owner regarding this
  • There is a ladder-style staircase up to the 1st floor
  • Please note: This property is not suitable for people with mobility issues

The property

Orchard Cottage is a stone, detached barn conversion with stunning far reaching views over the coastline, nestled within South House Farm, in a beautiful region of Yorkshire.

It is an ideal getaway for families and friends seeking a much-deserved break away from a busy lifestyle.

The capacious and characterful open-plan living area has a lovely homely feel, with sofas, beamed ceiling and well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar.

There are many lovely walks from the doorstep and a plethora of cycling trails to enjoy.

You have a choice of a king-size double bedroom and a twin, each with built-in basins for your convenience.

There is also a newly fitted ground floor bathroom with walk in shower basin and WC.

From the living area, glass doors open onto a paved patio and a large lawned garden; a beautiful spot to sit and relax, admiring the ever changing vista.

With a refreshing beverage in hand and your favourite book, drink in the views in the company of your loved ones.

There is an array of wildlife enveloping you, with foxes, nesting birds and roe deer to name but a few.

Boggle Hole is renowned for fossil hunting and rock pooling and the youth hostel offers a superb café, where you can sit with a coffee watching the waves roll in.

Stroll to Robin Hood's Bay of an afternoon and enjoy the delightful amenities it has to offer.

You can also spend a day discovering the abbey at Whitby and castle at Scarborough.

This is a superb retreat for an enjoyable family holiday.

South House Farm holiday cottages takes pride in helping sustain the environment within the North Yorkshire Moors national park.

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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 has feather pillows and bedding.
This property is not suitable for people with mobility issues.
Electric cars can be charged at the property but there would be a supplementary charge, information will be at the property and please contact the owner regarding this

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season