Minstead Cottage

Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire Coast

  • 3 Star Gold
  • Cosy little period cottage in Robin Hood's Bay

You can book this property from:

  • £318 per week
  • £45 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • Bunk bed to sleep 1


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels not provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Family friendly

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.



  • Ground floor toilet

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement for Minstead Cottage,Peacock Row, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, N.Yorkshire 



Minstead Cottage is situated in a coastal village on the eastern side of the UK 6 miles south of Whitby. As is typical of these old fishing villages which dot this coastline the access to them is difficult. This cottage lies in the older part of the village and is accessed down a steep hill initially and then up several steps where it then levels out to give direct access to the cottage. The beach is approximately a 5 minute walk away.
An end terraced two storey property at the end of a small cul de sac passage of cottages. The accommodation in Minstead brielfly comprises on the ground floor: Kitchen, Liviing Room, Entrance Lobby, Bathroom (bath,hand basin WC). First Floor: 2 Bedrooms (one with ensuite shower).
There is a paved yard to the front. 


  • Nearest Railway Station - Whitby 6 miles North 
  • There are several taxi services available in Whitby - taxi rank just outside the station across the road by the harbour. 
  • Bus services run hourly from the Bus Station outside the railway station in Whitby. The X93 runs from Middlesborough to Scarborough stopping on Thorpe Lane in Robin Hoods Bay. Please bear in mind that this stop is at the top of the steep hill down to the village. 
  • The streets around the village, once you have left the main road, are, to be fair uneven. Most are paved but there are some cobbled areas also. Access to the beach, by the main roads, is tarmacced. 
  • There is a local store (The Muir Lea Stores), a short distance away, which provides a good range of goods. 
  • The national supermarket Sainsburys is on the outskirts of Whitby. 


Key Collection, Welcome and Car Parking 

  • The key can be collected from the key safe attached to the wall by the kitchen entrance. Details will be given by Yorkshire Holiday Cottages prior to your visit. 
  • Parking is a problem in Lower Bay. There are no car parks with the cottage. There are two public car parks in Upper Bay including Blue Badge spaces. The one nearest the cottage, opposite the Victoria Hotel, has limited spaces and can fill up quickly. The other(opposite the Grosvenor Hotel) is much larger but is much further away. 
  • Access from both car parks necessitate traversing the steep hill. 


Entrance to Property 

  • There are two entrances to the cottage. The main door gives access to the entrance lobby which leads to the living room. 
  • The door which is used the most is that to the kitchen - a stable type door with a step down in to the kitchen and restricted head height. 
  • Access from the yard is reasonably level. 
  • Door opening widths are : Main door 709mm/31ins. Height 1.98m/78ins. Kitchen 706mm/30ins. Height 1.78m/70ins. 
  • There is an external light which illuminates the yard and both the kitchen and lobby are well lit internally with ceiling lights. 
  • Floor surfaces are principally carpet but there are lino floor coverings in the kitchen. 


Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways 

  • Hall ,Stairs and Landing are carpeted and well lit. 
  • Stairs to the first floor are quite steep but there are handrails on both sides. 
  • The lobby area has limited access. 
  • Min width - lobby - 706mm/30ins. Stairs 709mm/31ins. Landing 706mm/30ins. 


Sitting Room/Lounge 

  • The lounge is compact. There are two sofas(one a sofa bed) a central coffee table, bookshelf, TV, DVD and CD player. 
  • There is a level access from the lobby and 2 steps from the kitchen (at a lower level). 
  • Furniture is moveable although the sofas are heavy. 
  • Lighting is good - 2 wall lights and a ceiling light fitting. 
  • Carpet fitted to the floor. 
  • Door widths - kitchen/living room 700mm/28ins. Lounge/Hall 700mm/28ins. 


Dining Room 

  • There is no Dining Room. 



  • Kitchen accessed from the yard and from the lounge. Both have steps down. 
  • There is a small area where a fold down table and 4 folding chairs are located. 
  • Sink has a mixer tap. Cordless kettle. Gas hob. Electric oven. Floor and wall cupboards. Integral fridge with freezer box. Fitted washing machine. 
  • Lit by fluorescent tube and wall light. 
  • Lino floor covering. 
  • Oven/hob 806mm/34ins. Microwave 1.22m/48ins. Work surface 900mm/36ins. Highest door of fridge 503mm/21ins, lowest 208mm/11ins. 


Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas 

  • All bedrooms are on the first floor. 
  • Main bedroom is a double room. Double bed and fitted wardrobe with cupboards above. Built in wash hand basin with hot and cold water. 
  • Second bedroom has two bunk beds and a free standing wardrobe. 
  • Ceiling lights in both bedrooms. 
  • Floor surfaces are carpets. 
  • Walls and doors magnolia/white. 
  • Ample space to one side of the double bed. Restricted access to the other side. 
  • Door widths - Double 609mm/27ins. Bunk 509mm/23ins. 


Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets 

  • Ground floor bathroom has level access from the lobby. Door opening 604mm/25ins. WC height floor to seat 308mm/15ins. Washbasin 800mm/32ins. 
  • One small step up to shower on first floor but access restricted. 
  • Ceiling lights. 
  • Grey cushion floor fitted to bathroom. 
  • Walls white. 
  • Doorways wood stained. 


Additional Information 

  • Trained assistance dogs are welcome. 
  • Local Hospital at Whitby(close to railway/bus stations) tel: 01947 824208 
  • Doctors at Whitby 01947 820888. 
  • No internet available. 
  • Mobile phone reception in lower bay is poor/non existent.


This snug little cottage is situated in the heart of the old village of Robin Hood's Bay. It has been lovingly restored and retains many original features like beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls. Sleeping four in two bedrooms, although there is a price reduction for couples outside peak weeks. The property is just a few minutes' walk from the beach and all of the shops and cafes in the Bay. A fifteen minute drive takes you to the beautiful and historic town of Whitby whilst 25 minutes the other way is the large seaside resort of Scarborough.

Through a gate into a small yard.
Kitchen: Fridge with icebox, gas hob and oven, microwave and washing machine.
Dining Area: Folding table and stools.
Lounge: Wall-mounted TV with DVD, beamed ceiling and electric fire in an ornate surround.
Bathroom: Bath, toilet and washbasin.

Bedroom 1:
Double bed, built-in wardrobes, wall-mounted TV/DVD.
Bedroom 2: Full-sized bunk beds and en suite shower.

Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Parking: No parking provided.
Heating: Gas central heating, electric fire in lounge.
Short breaks: Accepted all year round.
Notes: Please bring your own towels. Reduced price for two people outside peak weeks. WiFi is not available. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is weak

Pub & Shop: 0.1 miles.


Sweet basic little cottage in a great location.

Mr H,


Area Information

Robin Hoods Bay 
One of the jewels in the crown of the North East coastline is the small fishing village of Robin Hoods Bay. Located five miles south of Whitby and 15 miles north of Scarborough, it is the perfect place for a self-catering holiday. Steeped in history this quaint village with its winding cobbled streets, dotted with cafes, pubs and shops it is well catered for visitors. It boasts a stunning beach at the foot of the bay which provides a paradise for family fun. Children will be entertained with plenty of rock pools to splash in and fossils to hunt, while adults can take in the breathtaking views of the cliffs which tell the enchanting history of the place.