12, Chapel Street
Robin Hood's Bay
Burnharbour Cottage, an 18th century Grade II listed fisherman's cottage, now converted to a holiday cottage, is located downbank in Robin Hood's Bay and has been tastefully refurbished to provide a welcoming, warm and cosy holiday home all the year round.
The two bedroomed cottage has full gas central heating, a modern bathroom with bath and shower, a kitchen with fridge, microwave and cooker, and a lounge area with tv/dvd. The first floor bedroom is spacious with a double bed, handbasin and tv. The second floor bedroom is pine panelled and has two single beds.
Please note that the cottage is not suitable for wheelchair access, whilst stair access to the first and second floor bedrooms may be difficult for those with mobility problems.
The cottage has a small outside seating area and it would be appreciated if any smokers could use this facility.
All gas and electric costs are included in the cost of your stay and all bed linen is provided. The only items you need to bring are personal towels. We can also provide a highchair and baby changing mat upon request.
The cottage is a two minutes walk from the beach (or a one minute run for excited children and dogs!)
It is also less than two minutes walk (or one minute run for excited grown ups!) from three wonderful, friendly and traditional pubs - The Laurel, The Dolphin and The Bay. There are also two pubs with catering facilities at the top of the bank - The Grosvenor and The Victoria.
Robin Hood's Bay is acknowledged to be one of the most picturesque and unspoilt fishing villages in the country. It is steeped in history and there are many fascinating anecdotes of smuggling and secret passageways. Robin Hood's Bay boasts many and varied walks - the old railway track; the beach to Boggle Hole and beyond; the famous Coast to Coast path (which ends at Robin Hood's Bay) and the Cleveland Way.
Burnharbour Cottage is located downbank; after The Laurel turn left at the bridge onto Chapel Street, go past the bakers and the bookshop and it is the last cottage before "Swell" (formerly The Old Chapel).
The village was the home for many years of the author, Leo Walmsley. Walmsley wrote a number of books about his time at Robin Hood's Bay. In the books he used the fictitious name of Bramblewick for Robin Hood's Bay and Burnharbour for the port of Whitby - hence the name of the cottage.
The Coastguard Station
Robin Hood's Bay
The beach is a wonderful play and leisure area for children and adults. There are two long scaurs where rock pools and marine life abound. There is a safe sandy beach area and further round the Bay towards Ravenscar is one of the best fossil and jet hunting spots in the country.
The Dock of the Bay (Wayfoot) still keeps its maritime influence and is the mooring area for a number of fishing boats. Wayfoot is the traditional focal point for community activity and regularly hosts folk singers, morris dancing and similar entertainment. The recently refurbished Coastguard Station is also in Wayfoot. This building is now owned by the National Trust and has been expertly transformed into a fascinating Exhibition Centre.
View of Robin Hood's Bay dock in the early morning
Robin Hood's Bay welcomes visitors all year round and, in a recent innovation,
the village transforms itself in December into a festive grotto of fairy lights
and Christmas displays.
Both Whitby and Scarborough are within easy reach and the bus connections are extremely good. There are two Scarborough Council car parks at the top of the bank and parking here is free for all Burnharbour Cottage guests. There is also (pay) car parking available in a private car park downbank at Fisherhead.
Parking and public transport
Please send all booking enquiries to
Ms. Julie Lord