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About the Cottage

Treat yourself to a cracking home from home. Bakehouse Cottage in Sunny Place, Robin Hoods Bay, is a curl-up-with-a-book place with the North Sea just round the corner crashing against the sea walls.When the tide retreats the beach is a world of rock pools, fossil hunting and numerous coastal walks await; the Cleveland Way passes right by and the Coast to Coast walk starts (or finishes) at the Bay Hotel.
We can’t promise you the Old Bakehouse oven (still in situ) will be able to make fresh bread as in the past. Locals, until the turn of the century, would bring their Sunday roasts for the baker to cook for a few pence, once he had finished baking bread. It was all the fisherfolk had in those days and saved the cost of owning an oven.

This Cottage was chosen by The Sunday Times as no.19 in the 100 best holiday destinations.  Chosen for its “charm and character and location in Yorkshire’s favourite fishing village”. A whitewashed former bakehouse on a cobbled walkway called Sunny Place, deep in the laberinth that is lower “Baytown”, you enter trough a small front door to reveal a high vaulted kitchen strewn with baking artefacts, and all you need for a self -catering holiday (washer/drier, dishwasher, oven and gas hob.

Explore further to the lounge with wood burning stove, TV and bedecked with seaside stuff like nautical lamps. Two huge leather sofas ideal to chill out on.The cottage has a wet room shower and loo on the ground floor.

On the first floor is a double room with feature double bed and old fireplace. The dressing area has room for a cot.This cottage is ideal for kids to explore and when they find their room right at the top it’s a real treat of a cabin style bunk bed along with a single too, warm feather douvets.   is WiFi is fast and good which keeps everyone happy. WiFi code given on booking.


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Local Pubs

Three great pubs: The Laurel, The Bay Hotel and The Dolphin (Covid restrictions apply)
All three, open every day, have the same great Yorkshire pub feel, good real ale and charming staff. Prices are a bit tourist led, but who cares, you’re on holiday.

The Laurel has a kids room which enables the bar to remain child free. Dogs will always get a hearty greeting here. Owners will find great beer but no food. A wonderful place to relax in front of a roaring fire. It is supported by CAMRA and the Good Beer Guide.

Dolphin: Dogs allowed in the lower bar area while food is being served (till 8.30pm) and throughout after that. Fantastic hosts. Simple pub grub, always good range of guest beers. Staff local and very friendly, children and dogs welcomed in all public areas. Regular folk evenings,during Whitby Folk week every afternoon folk music, tales and shanties.



Bramblewick is fabulous, a great team run this cosy quality restaurant. It serves great coffee and lunches too.

Smugglers has changed into a pizza restaurant and bar since 2020. (no children)
Best Coffee in the bay is also at Sea View Cafe which also serves up great bacon cobs. Breakfast can also be found in a number of restaurants at the top of the hill. The Victoria Hotel is a great place for dinner or breakfast.

Fish Box  (Eat in)or Mariondale (takeaway) for beautiful Fish and Chips