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Orchard Cottage

Robin Hoods Bay, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1002416)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "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 DavidNov 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 PeterAug 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 SimonAug 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 MatthewJul 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 LauraJun 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 SallieOct 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 JaneSep 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 SusanAug 2020

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

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 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 JanaOct 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 LauraJun 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 LisaMay 2019

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

    Reviewed by DebbyMay 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 MichaelApr 2019

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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.

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 ground floor bathroom for your to indulge with a hot soak in the tub or an invigorating shower.

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.

With support from our guests, we can help maintain South House Farm holiday cottages as a green tourism business.Our first step to looking towards a greener future was to update the domestic sewerage system to a biologically and environmentally efficient system some years ago.

Following this change we continued to incorporate the sustainability concept by installing a bio mass boiler.

This replaced the old system of individual oil fired boilers that had previously provided heat for the cottages and the farmhouse.

More recently, we reduced our carbon footprint further by installing solar panels, which now help provide us with low cost, low carbon electricity for our family and guests - we export any surplus to the National Grid.

Another project which has evolved over the last 20 years at South House Farm is the natural organic approach we have taken to the surrounding farmland, which over time has provided a habitat for a plethora of birds, small mammals, insects flora and fauna which can be enjoyed by all our visitors.

A more ambitious plan of ours for the future is to expand our facilities to encourage cyclists to visit and enjoy our beautiful county.

We hope that these small contributions within the business will help you appreciate your surroundings more and that you support our green ethos for South House Farm.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with basin, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, 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
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • 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: There is a ladder-style staircase up to the 1st floor. Please note: This property has feather pillows and bedding
  • Please note: This property is not suitable for people with mobility issues

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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
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