Robin Hood’s Bay is an underrated gem – one of northern England’s most picturesque places.
The village is surrounded by lovely countryside, boasts a beachside location found just south of Whitby, and has some top quality food and drink options too.
Thinking of taking a trip to Robin Hood’s Bay? Here are six accommodation options to consider.
Clarence Dene B&B
First on our list is Clarence Dene B&B, which is right on Robin Hood’s Bay clifftop. Perfect for a family break or a romantic trip, staff are happy to cater to those with dietary requirements such as vegetarians and people with gluten allergies.
For breakfast, pick from a full English or stay local with a whole grilled oak-smoked kipper from Whitby, with smoked salmon and Mexican scrambled eggs also on the menu here.
Heading to Robin Hood’s Bay for a special occasion? Clarence Dene B&B will even lay on champagne, flowers and chocolates in your room if you give them enough notice to do so.
Prices at Clarence Dene B&B start from £55.00 per night midweek for single occupancy, while there are various special deals up for grabs as well. The accommodation is pet-friendly but visitors who come with dogs will have to pay a small fee of £5.00 per dog per stay.
Phone: +44 1947 880478
In the Upper Bay is Aldersyde, based in a building that dates back to the 1890s when the red brick Victorian villa was built for a local ship owner. The recently renovated accommodation includes three guest rooms.
Full-size private bathrooms with spacious walk-in showers are included in all three of the Aldersyde guest rooms and two of them also offer guests the option of relaxing in a bath. Rooms also come with facilities such as free Wi-Fi, built-in USB sockets and hugely comfortable beds. You can make tea and coffee in your room with the facilities provided as well.
A special offer for those who are operating on a tight budget sees three nights offered for the price of two in the off-season, which runs from the start of October through to the end of March.
Phone: +44 1947 880689
Superb sea views are on offer at Thackwood, which is on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. In fact, those who head into Robin Hood’s Bay from the Coast to Coast Walk will find it is the first house – so the setting is very peaceful and quiet.
Free off-road parking is available and breakfast – the ideal way to start your day in Robin Hood’s Bay – is served in a spacious dining room. Guests rooms, of which there are three at Thackwood, have tea/coffee making facilities as well as useful items such as hairdryers.
Prices for the accommodation at Thackwood, which includes a twin room and two doubles, start from £85 per night and that cost includes the price of your fully cooked breakfast too.
Phone: +44 1947 880858
Also in the Upper Bay part of the village is Fernleigh, an old Victorian sea captain’s house just a few minutes away from the relative hustle and bustle of Robin Hood’s Bay’s centre.
All of the rooms at Fernleigh are en-suite and have a flat-screen TV among facilities that also include free Wi-Fi and refreshing rainforest showers. A full hearty Yorkshire breakfast is on offer to guests, who have the option of lighter fare such as a selection of cereals as well.
Sea views that allow visitors to look out over the bay towards Ravenscar are one of the top reasons to book a stay at Fernleigh, where prices begin at £90 per night, though there are some offers for the off-peak season, with three nights for the price of two, to take advantage of too.
Phone: +44 1947 880523
Station Waiting Rooms
Found moments away from the sea, in a perfect location right in the centre of Robin Hood’s Bay, is Station Waiting Rooms. Unfortunately, this accommodation is not pet-friendly.
Prices start at £370 and Station Waiting Rooms is available all year round, so you can stay there in the height of summer or take a trip there during the off-peak season.
Among the benefits of choosing this Robin Hood’s Bay Accommodation are that it boasts free Wi-Fi and on-site parking, which is a huge plus given the parking challenges in the area.
You could probably guess the accommodation is the site of Robin Hood’s Bay’s old railway station – out of use for many years – while visitors will love the panoramic sea views that are on offer from the Velux balcony windows at Station Waiting Rooms.
Phone: +44 7802 984692
Robin Hood’s Bay Holiday Cottages
Rounding off the list is Robin Hood’s Bay Holiday Cottages, a company offering a total of 30 accommodation options dotted all over the village. Most of these are located in the Lower Bay, though there are some in the Upper Bay too – with alternatives found in Whitby itself as well.
Perhaps the pick of the accommodation run by Robin Hood’s Bay Holiday Cottages is Eve Cottage, a stunning spot that boasts not one but two sun terraces and has a perfect location on Church Street, close to all the amenities the village has to offer.
Woodside is a great choice for those who want to be as close to the beach as possible when they stay in Robin Hood’s Bay, with rooms here also providing lovely views of the sea. And if sea views are at the top of your list when searching for Robin Hood’s Bay accommodation then consider booking a trip to High Sea View, one of the rare Lower Bay options with sea views.
Phone: +44 1947 810579