Delightful little Grade II listed fisherman’s cottage | St Robert’s Chantry, Robin Hoods Bay, near Whitby
Cosy and quaint living/dining room/kitchen | St Robert’s Chantry, Robin Hoods Bay, near Whitby
Robin Hoods Bay, near Whitby

St Robert’s Chantry

  • Sleeps up to 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Up to 0 pets allowed
Pub within 1 mile
Coast within 1 mile
Sea View


out of 5

This traditional fisherman’s cottage in the heart of historic Robin Hood’s Bay is perfect for a holiday, being just yards from the beach and the perfect bolthole for exploring this stunning area.
1 step to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: Freeview TV, DVD Player, CD Player, Open Fire, Selection Of DVD’S
Dining area.
Kitchen area: Electric Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: Double (4ft 6in) Bed, Freeview TV
Wet Room: Shower, Toilet
Second Floor:
Bedroom 2: 2 x Single (3ft) Beds
Electric heating and electricity included. Fuel for open fire available locally. Welcome pack. Public village car parks, local authority parking permit for 1 car included; 20 minutes at any time for loading/unloading purposes at the front door. No smoking. Please note: No children under 6 years old.
North York Moors National Park’s old Robin Hood’s Bay (‘Baytown’) has fishermen’s cottages accessed by cobbled alleyways and flights of steps. The village goes back over many centuries and, like St Robert’s Chantry, nearly all the cottages here are designated as Grade II Listed Buildings and have low-beamed ceilings throughout. So it may not suit holidaymakers seeking space or having restricted mobility and, whilst there are defibrillators provided in th Dock and at three spots up Bank Top, they should think carefully before booking.
St Robert’s Chantry has delightful cosiness and character, including a Victorian cast-iron open fireplace (please purchase dry wood, not coal for reasons of climate change, at general store), an original pine spiral staircase (with ample handrails), and hand-made terracotta roof tiles. The open plan living room/kitchen/dining area has authentic country feel with modern equipment. Guides, maps and DVDs give local information. It’s within walking distance of cafés, pubs, restaurants and take-aways, including fish and chips.
The first floor double bedroom, with wardrobe and dressing table, has a feature fireplace; adjacent is a wet room with a shower, wash basin and toilet. The second floor twin bedroom with wardrobe and dressing table has huge cushions for additional lounging, and two dormer windows – great for people watchers, and seeing Baytown’s Dock and sea view. Select button to read all reviews.
Here are great escapes – beach, sea, cliffs and countryside – only minutes’ walk from sand for pitching windbreak/umbrella, picnicking, swimming, ball games, strolling, photographing/painting, and exploring rock pools of marine wildlife in the ‘scars’ stretching seaward. This east Jurassic coastline has shingle, shells and fossils for aspiring geologists. Cliff walks inspire the soul, and two sea walls hugging the slipway are perfect for enjoying swooping sea birds, panoramic bay views and sky, and distant passing ships – better than TV or the movies!
Baytown shops sell gifts, books, maps, cards, baked goods, ice cream, lollipops, sticks of rock and, periodically, wet fish/dressed crab. The National Trust’s Old Coastguard Station Visitors Centre, the North East Yorkshire Geology Trust, and Robin Hood’s Bay Museum educate and entertain. At Bank Top there’s horseback trails, tennis courts, bowling and putting greens; boating and fishing are nearby. Year-round events include the June ‘Folk Weekend’ and December ‘Victorian Weekend’.
Whitby, 6 miles north, offers golf, boat/fishing trips and Captain Cook attractions; 199 steps lead to Whitby Church and Whitby Abbey (think of Bram Stoker’s novel ‘Dracula’). 15 miles south is our first seaside spa resort where Scarborough Castle divides two Bays: the Grand Hotel, wide sandy beach and Big Wheel, and Open Air Theatre and Peasholm Park’s railway and boating. Inland, North Yorkshire Moors Rail Trail runs from Goathland (Harry Potter’s Hogsmeade Station); both the Cleveland Way National Trail and Wainwright’s Coast to Coast take in Robin Hood’s Bay.
St Robert’s Chantry serves as the perfect bolthole for those seeking respite and adventure in picturesque Robin Hood’s Bay and its stunning coastline and countryside forming this breathtaking part of Britain.


Coastal Within 1 Mile
Fishing Nearby
Golf nearby
Open Fire or Woodburner
Open Plan
Pub Within 1 Mile
Sea View
Welcome Pack


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site parking unavailable

What's included?

  • Electricity


  • No smoking, please