Primrose Cottage

Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire Coast

  • 4 Star
  • Pet friendly property for a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children, renovated to a high standard, ideal for families

You can book this property from:

  • £728 per week
  • £104 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • Bunk bed to sleep 1


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Parking permit provided

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.3 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Please note, this property accepts a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children.
  • 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.

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: Primrose Cottage
Description: character 3 bedroomed stone cottage   


Parking outside Primrose Cottage is not possible however for ease it is recommended guests drive to the bottom of the hill and park outside either Smugglers (Restaurant) or Dollies (sweet shop) and unload here. Bags can be carried the short distance up Albion Road to the cottage.

There is a parking permit for either of the Council car parks at the top of the hill and this can be found on the coffee table in the sitting room.


  • There is one relatively shallow step up into the house from street level.
  • To the right hand side of the cottage there are steps up to first floor level and a side door (which is kept locked at all times). This is where the keysafe is located.
  • A flagstone path leads to the patio area which is up around 40 steps in total and located on the right hand side directly before the gate at the top. This area is part planted and part flagged. Neither children or animals should be left unattended at any time and guests should be careful as there is a drop to the garden of Flagstaff Cottage below. There is a bench, some chairs stored in side it and a small bistro table here, together with a metal BBQ (not gas).
  • The entrance to the cliff top garden is through the gate at the top of the steps and located to the right hand side. There is a small plaque on the steps to the entrance saying Primrose Cottage. There are around 4 further steps up into this garden area which directly overlooks the beach. Again children and dogs should not be left unattended here at any time and guests should be careful as there is a significant drop to all sides. This area is mostly laid to wood chip in railway sleepers, however there is some planting and stone/rocks to the edges.


  • There is one step 10 cm high leading to the door from the end of the path
  • There is a 20cm step up from this to the inside of the house
  • The door is 100 cm wide and this opens inwards
  • The height of the door lock is 89 cm from the bottom of the door
  • The door has an internal chain guard lock


  • The hall is ‘L’ shaped and is covered with oak effect laminate flooring
  • The hall is 86 cm wide
  • It measures 285 cm from the front door to the toilet door opposite
  • There are 2 bedrooms, a shower room and toilet all located on the ground floor. There are stairs leading to the first floor
  • The lever handles on these rooms measure 96 cm from the floor.
  • The 2 bedrooms and the shower room have privacy locks fitted and the toilet has a bolt on the inside of the door


  • This is opposite the front door and measures 108 cm long x 72 cm wide
  • The door is 76 cm wide and opens outwards
  • There are ceramic tiles covering the floor


  • This is on the right hand side of the hall and measures 220 cm long x 94 cm wide. There is a small utility area to the back right of the shower room – this is for the owners/housekeeper’s use only
  • The door is 66 cm wide and opens outwards
  • The floor is covered with ceramic tiles
  • There is a 800 mm quadrant shower with a door opening width of 37 cm

BEDROOM 1 – to the front of the house

  • This is on the left hand side of the hall and measures 384cm wide x 444 cm long
  • The door measures 73 cm wide, opening inwards
  • The flooring is oak effect laminate with 3 x 100% wool rugs; one at each side of the double bed and one at the end – opposite the fireplace
  • The height of the mattress from the floor to the top of the bed is 57 cm
  • There is 170 cm of space to the left hand side of the bed and 90 cm to the right hand side
  • The room has: a double bed, 2 x oak bedside tables; 1 vintage table with 32” Sony Bravia Smart TV on top; 1 painted double wardrobe with 2 storage drawers; an oak console/dressing table with mirror above; a Lloyd Loom armchair; an upholstered dressing table chair and child’s wicker armchair. The oak blanket box is locked for the owner/housekeeper’s use only

BEDROOM 2 – to the rear of the house

  • This measures 305 cm wide x 248 cm long
  • The door measures 73 cm wide, opening inwards
  • The flooring is fitted with 80% wool carpet
  • The height of the mattress from the floor to the top of the double bed is 54 cm
  • The room has: an oak framed double bed; console/dressing table with mirror above; an Ercol dressing table chair, one bedside table; a built in robe with hanging rail and clothes storage and the blanket box is locked for the owner/housekeeper’s use only. There is a wall mounted JVC TV with built in DVD player


  • The stairs measure 76 cm wide; there are 6 straight running stairs, then 3 which turn, ‘Kite’, then 3 further straight stairs
  • The handrail measures 76 cm from the stair to the rail top
  • The stairs are covered with 100% wool carpet
  • At the top of the flight, it measures 82 cm wide and this leads directly into the kitchen area


  • This open plan area measures 714 cm long x 430 cm wide in total
  • The floor is covered with original seasoned, stripped and lacquered pine floorboards and a sisal rug to the living area
  • The kitchen worktops measure 90 cm from the floor to the top
  • The kitchen area measures 313 cm long x 335 cm to the widest point
  • There is an electric single oven, with grill and extractor fan above; separate Bosch integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • There is a 74 cm wide opening to the dining and living area from the kitchen area
  • The dining table measures 78 cm from the floor to the top – seating for 6
  • There are 2 sofas and a restored period armchair
  • There is an oak bookshelf, 2 x sideboards and 2 small side tables
  • There is a small nautical drawer unit – housing tea towels, place mats etc
  • There is a Samsung 32” Smart TV with Sony DVD player


  • The stairs measure 64 cm wide – they comprise of 1 straight, bottom step leading to 3 ‘Kite’ steps, which in turn lead to a further 7 straight steps
  • There is a timber handrail and spindles
  • These are painted with no other floor covering
  • These lead to Bedroom 3 and the en-suite bathroom


  • This measures 387 cm wide x 375 cm long – at max points
  • There is an 80% wool carpet fitted
  • The height from the floor to the top of the double bed mattress is 45 cm
  • There is 100 cm space to the right hand side of the bed (to the front edge of the triple wardrobe) and there is 74 cm to the left hand side of the bed
  • There are additionally 2 x bedside tables, an upholstered arm chair and a locked blanket box for the owner/housekeepers use only. There is a wall mounted JVC SMART TV fitted


  • This is accessed from the bedroom and the opening from the bedroom to the en-suite bathroom measures 133 cm wide
  • The room measures 176 cm wide x 290 cm long
  • The floor is covered with oak effect laminate
  • There is a roll top bath – with shower attachment, basin and toilet




Primrose Cottage is a superb holiday cottage, a minutes walk from the beach in the iconic village of Robin Hoods Bay. Originally a fisherman’s cottage built in 1668, and now a fully restored grade II listed property, the cottage offers superb accommodation for families and friends (maximum of 4 adults and 2 children). The inns, shops and cafes of Robin Hoods Bay are within easy reach and the ever-popular town of Whitby is a short drive away.

The high quality of the fixtures and fittings provide guests with modern comforts including WiFi, Smart TV and a Bluetooth speaker. A wealth of original features includes exposed beamed ceilings, wooden floorboards and panelling, and cast iron fireplaces, in keeping with the sympathetic renovation of this cottage.

In addition to a small patio area, there is a clifftop garden which provides breath-taking views of the beach and surrounding bay and looking away from the sea back over the pantile rooftops of the village. This is a simply stunning location for a quiet drink or some quality time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Entrance hall
Lounge: Good sized lounge with painted floorboards, shutters, two large comfy sofas, armchair, gas logburning-effect stove, Smart TV and free Netflix and DVD, CD player.
Kitchen/diner: Modern units, oak worktops and a Belfast sink, Combined Fridge/Freezer electric ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, Dishwasher ,washer dryer. Large reclaimed table with pew and chairs. 

Bedroom 1:
 King-size cast iron bedstead, period gents wardrobe, antique chest of drawers, feature fireplace, original exposed floorboards.
Bedroom 2: Double bed, period gents wardrobe, feature fireplace, original exposed floorboards.
Bedroom 3: Bunk beds (4' bottom bunk, 3' upper bunk), antique chest of drawers, TV for use with VCR only, window shutters and original exposed floorboards. Suitable for children only.
Bathroom: Large bath, 'rain' effect shower over bath, toilet, washbasin. Exposed stone wall, original stripped timber panelling and floorboards.

Pets: One well behaved dog welcome.
Parking: A parking permit for the Council car parks at the top of the village is provided. The road outside Primrose Cottage is very narrow larger cars may need to load and unload on the road adjacent to the shops.
Garden: Small garden accessed via many steep stone steps with one bench and barbecue, and a larger clifftop garden reached by more stone steps.
Heating: Gas central heating. Gas stove in lounge.
Short breaks: Restricted during school holidays, available at other times.
Notes: This cottage can be booked for a maximum of 4 adults. Towels are provided. Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge.  There are two apartments above the property. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is variable.


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.