Stone-built bungalow exterior overlooking a paved courtyard in Robin Hoods bay

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Abbey View Cottage
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Abbey View Cottage

Abbey View Cottage is ideally placed for exploration of the North York Moors and a romantic getaway. The charming stone-built conversion on the North Yorkshire coast sits opposite a working farm in the village of Hugh Normanby. It offers tranquillity as well as impressive views across farmland to Whitby Abbey.

The single-storey property offers a spacious, comfortable bedroom and a shower room with shower, basin and WC. The well-equipped galley-style fitted kitchen caters for the creation of delicious meals and is adjacent to the open-plan dining and sitting area with an electric stove.

In the warmer weather and on sunny days, most guests will be drawn to the lawned garden to take their meals, enjoy a glass of wine and take in the stunning views. The garden provides ample space for the dog to play, and guests are also provided with off-road parking, central heating, TV, video, DVD player and stereo/CD player.

Abbey View Cottage is ideally placed for visits to the North York Moors. Couples can explore nearby Robin Hood’s Bay, one of the most picturesque villages on the English coastline.

They can also explore Whitby and Scarborough and enjoy clifftop walks, sandy beaches, the moorlands, and the Cleveland Way.

To make an enquiry or book Abbey View Cottage, please use the Visit Website buttons for further information. When enquiring, please tell us you found this North Yorkshire holiday cottage in Robin Hood’s Bay on the My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Thank you.




Good location

We stayed here for 4 days and used it as a base from which to tour the beautiful surrounding countryside and coast. It was ideal.
The cottage was probably the cleanest we've ever found.
Good places to eat,all within a fairly short drive.
The owner was a little sweetie, and we loved watching her collecting her eggs and tending her animals.
We really loved the area and will return someday soon.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

a smashing little cottage

A lovely little cottage, exactly as described: warm, comfortable, well-equipped, ideally located - excellent value. The owners strike exactly the right balance of being friendly, helpful and non-intrusive. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.


Peace and alpacas

We booked this property in early October without a thought for the weather, however two weeks before our arrival, the snow fell heavily in the UK. I kept in contact with the owner who assured us they would get us into the fairly remote property at least as they owned a 4x4. The plan was to arrange a Tesco home delivery on the day that we arrived, but the on-line service had stopped taking any more bookings due to the snow. So a quick shopping expedition on our way to North Yorkshire and we were excited. The place is about 1/2 mile off the main road and we found it no problem even in the dark. We were met by Kaye, the owner who soon put us at ease and after a quick run down of the cottage, explained where the local hostelry was. I had been nominated chef for the week, so a quick search round "my kitchen" put me in a great party mood. It was perfect, everything to hand, clean and well equipped. It is a farm cottage on a working smallholding with dogs, chickens, sheep and the alpacas over the fence. The property has a large comfy double bedroom and in the lounge the comfiest sofa bed I have ever slept on. It has constant hot water, a great shower and a stable door to look out into the foldyard. We spent lazy days at home, with the small TV, and plenty of books in the property it was a relaxing break. We are not walkers or ramblers but spent our time equally between "the Bay" and Whitby exploring the lovely shops, pubs and harbour. You cannot go to Whitby without buying smoked Kippers from Fortunes. you cannot visit the Bay without a couple of pints in the pub looking out to sea. We only needed assistance once in our front wheel drive car but the locals were as helpful as any you would wish to meet. Would we go again, you bet your auntie Nelly we would. Lovely cottage, Lovely people, Lovely area!

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Do you want snow with that sir?

A lovely homely cottage in a complex of 3 that could be rented separately or as a family group, lovely owners who were around if required, otherwise not seen. Dog friendly, warm and comfortable.

Ideal for 2 but large enough for 4 with pull out sofa bed. Good selection of DVD, books and local information. well equipped kitchen and large enough to cook Christmas dinner which was important to me.

It is a smallholding opposite a working dairy farm, so don't complain if there are smells of the countryside when you wake up. We had one small problem with access when we encountered a heavy snowfall and could not get up the hill in a 2 wheel drive car. But it made for a perfect white christmas break.


Had a wounderfull holiday

Had a wounderful holiday after many years of holidaying abroad. Cottage very cosy and ideal for us. Will definately visit again.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Fantastic Stay

From arriving to leaving, the owners could not have been better, from delivering fresh vegetable and fresh hen and duck eggs, to advising us on pubs and parking. Spectacular views and a superb base with good walks around and down in to Robin Hoods Bay. Highly recommended

Johnston Family

Brilliant location, wonderful cottage

The cottage was small but it didn't feel like that. We had two adults in the bedroom and two children on the sofa bad. The bedroom was big enough to keep four people's stuff. The rest of the cottage was great too.
Lovely location with plenty to do. Every day we were out for full days of fun.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Comfortable and cosy cottage in an excellent rural location

A lovely cottage, perfectly suited to two people, in the midst of a farm. Plenty of parking, perfectly situated to explore Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, Scarborough and the North Yorkshire Moors. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable. Thoroughly recommend!


Perfect location, perfect facilities, perfect!

The photographs online do not do it justice with the bedroom and living room being much more spacious than they are made to appear.

30 minute picturesque walk into Robin Hoods bay, 5 minute drive to Whitby and 20 minute drive to Scarborough.

Very easy to find and parking excellent, allowing you to reverse up to door whilst unloading the wine as well!

Finally the owners are very welcoming and extremely helpful, whilst at the same time it is very private and we felt totally relaxed in the peace and quiet of the lovely cottage.

Will return again.

Tom K

Very Cosy Cottage

I dont understand why this hasnt been reviewed more. This is a lovely cottage, set in a great location, looking down Robin Hood Bay. The photos on the site does not do the cottage justice, it is much better than the photos. Everything and more is supplied in the cottage.The owners Kay & Alex are very friendly and approachable and nothing is to much trouble for them. I am hoping to go back again and would recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to get away from all the stresses in life. You will not be disappointed. The owners are doing a great job.


lovely surroundings out of the way

if you want peace and quiet come to this cottage around 5-10 minutes drive to Whitby and and views which will want you to build a house there ideal for walkers however you do need a car or bike etc.. its very out the way. couldn't watch a tv program at night with out the signal going funny. tiny bathroom and across the way you have a field to walk your dog and llamas to look at. down the lane which takes you to the cottage you have a dairy farm to your right the lane is very narrow going back down the lane leads to a busy road where if you go right leads to Whitby.

dave k

Rest & peace! Wow!

Just myself & the dog. The cottage was cosy, warm, well equipped and excellent facilities - including a dog walking paddock, and lovely owners. No stairs was such a bonus for me. Such a lovely cottage to snuggle down into after a day's outing. Since leaving we have such a yearning to be back, which we will. Really excellent value for money and an excellent base for going in all directions for days out. Highly recommended.


The cottage was comfy, warm and very clean. The owners were very friendly and left us with tea coffee milk sugar which was so welcome after the journey. Bedding was immaculately clean and soft and the whole break was wonderful. The views were spectacular. Lovely !!!!!

Mrs Signorato

We wanted a nice quiet break and that is exactly what we got. The cottage was just excellent. Good location for touring. Owner very friendly and helpful. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.

Mr Fawcett

We were looking for peace and quiet; easy access to coast and moors; comfortable, cosy accommodation and a friendly, helpful welcome. We also were offered a safe place to let the dog run around. We got it all, plus the alpacas.

Ms Harding

I liked everything about my holiday, it could not have been any better.

Mr Chambers

The hostess was very welcoming and very helpful. It was like home from home. I've already told lots of people about it at work so hopefully they will be booking in the near future as will ourselves.

Miss Roberts

Beautiful surroundings, peaceful, owner very friendly and non-intrusive and close to local attractions.

Mr Morgan

The cottage was particularly well stocked with entertainment for rainy days and long winter evenings (CD, DVD, Playstation even for those who are into such things). Oh, and fresh farm eggs ready in the fridge for breakfast. Handy base to explore the coastal villages.

Mr Newman

No mobiles, laptop, or faxes; just peace & quiet!

Mr Tarrant

Small but perfectly formed cottage, in a wonderful area, peace and quiet was what we wanted and that was what we got. Helpful and friendly owner, but not intrusive. Excellent for a get away from it all holiday.

Miss Ainley

My 7 year old really enjoyed the welcome from the owner, who was happy for him to help out with feeding the animals. We were made to feel very welcome and would definitely consider going back again.

Ms Smith

Excellent location for access to North Yorks Moors and Whitby.

Mr Lockyer

A good location from which to tour the area

Mr Thorsen

The property is perfect for those wanting peace and quiet with lovely scenery. It is well situated for travelling north and south of the coast. Cottage is very cosy and welcoming.

Mrs Hill

The cottage was very well equipped and was like a home from home. We enjoyed walking in the area - very peaceful and a great place to get away from it all.

Mrs Lamont

Cottage and owner excellent. Good for walking.

Mr Lovell

Really nice cottage, quiet, relaxing area and nice owners. Great place to use as a base to tour the North York Moors and the coast. The owners provided everything you could want, including tourist info, DVDs and videos! Also loved the animals on the farm.

Mr Ward

Cosy cottage, had everything we needed plus extras. Excellent host. Super walks.
Would return.

Mrs Gill

Everything was excellent - we felt at home.

Mr Hikmatulla

Very relaxing week...nice owners with a warm welcome. Plenty of parking on the premises, plenty of walks for the dog. I was brought up in a farming area and found the ambiance of the working farm opposite very nostalgic.

Mr & Mrs Cooper

We were making a return visit because we enjoyed it so much the first time - and we had just as good a time again.

Ms Smith

The cottage had everything we needed and the attention to detail by the owner meant we wanted for nothing. The location was quiet and peaceful, just what we wanted with the lovely coast just 1.5 miles away. Plenty of walks nearby.

Mr Savage

The welcome was warm and friendly, very comfortable cottage, lots of walks and within driving distance of the coast, moors and towns overall a very relaxing holiday.

Mrs Young

Good location for coastal towns. Excellent cottage, clean and cosy. A good choice for us taking a dog on holiday with us. Would choose this cottage again.

Mr Langford

Peaceful, remote, excellent scenery.

Mr Steer

Lovely little cottage Very cosy. Perfect location for getting to plenty of places.

Miss McAvoy

The cottage was very well situated and being on a working farm it was quiet. Nice and central for visits to Whitby. I would certainly consider returning again.

Mr Pagram

Rural, quiet and peaceful retreat.

Mr Watson

The cottage was in a very quiet location, with lovely views. It was warm and comfortable and clean. Parking was good. The owner was very pleasant.
Some lovely walks can be done from the cottage.

Mrs Dieroff

Made very welcome by the owner and the cottage was excellent!

Mrs Clarke

A good base for a variety of attractions giving a very peaceful position away from town and hustle bustle.

Mrs Crane

The cottage and its environs were exactly as described and well up to expectations.

Mrs Lengden

The views from the cottage were outstanding. When the skies were clear you could see Whitby Abbey and its surroundings were clear.

Mr Allen

The owner was a lovely lady who could not have done more to make our stay very enjoyable.

Mr Arnold

Although on a working farm it was very peaceful and relaxing. Although we aren't walkers I would say it was an ideal base for walking.

Mrs White

Everything about our holiday was excellent. It was such a relaxing and comfortable break away from city life. The location and scenery was magnificent. Me and my girlfriend thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.

Mr Nagra

Cosy cottage in a tranquil surrounding, beautiful scenery and plenty of places to visit nearby.

Mr Norris

We have stayed in Abbey View twice. Having holidayed in Yorkshire for several years we find this an ideal location for both Whitby, Robin Hood's and the Moors etc. The price is more than reasonable.

Mr Mumford

It was great, the cottage was wonderful and the fact the owner had some animals was fab for the children.

Mrs Wilson-Garside

The location was excellent, quiet but easy access for town and amenities. The owners were very helpful and friendly. The cottage was very cosy.


We liked the cottage, the surroundings and the owners. Standard of accommodation was good.

Mrs Davidson

We liked the friendliness of the owners, the location and view, the compactness and cosiness of the cottage, and the tranquility.

Ms Dale

Very friendly owners. Good information given - lots of tourist and local info in cottage. 2 miles from everywhere.

Mr Stockill

The location was good and the cottage was warm. The bed was comfy.

Mr Pearson

Lovely views and walks, especially down the hill to Fylingdales pub - great food and drink. Excellent location for going to Whitby and surrounding areas. Owners are very helpful and lovely people. Will be going back!

Mr Johnston

The owners were very welcoming. It is a lovely comfortable cottage in an ideal location for visiting Whitby, Scarborough and the Yorkshire Moors. I would certainly recommend Sykes Cottages. Excellent value for money.

Mrs Vickery

In an excellent area with great views. Very warm and cosy.

Mr Bashford

Firstly, we enjoyed the welcome from the owners - along with their friendliness, helpfulness, and guidance and where to go and what to do. We liked the serenity of the location - a separate holiday compound adjacent to a dairy farm (very quiet), with an adjoining paddock where about 6 alpacas would give you the once-over while you were outside having your morning coffee, admiring the view over to Whitby Abbey. We also liked the absolute delight of being in a real farmhouse cottage, with all mod cons, a top-of-the-line bed in a massive bedroom, and everything you needed in the kitchen. Finally, we liked the proximity to the stunning scenery and the towns and villages of North Yorkshire, well within an hours drive of High Normanby: Robin Hood's Bay; Saltburn-by-the-Sea; Guisborough; Hutton-le-Hole; Thornton-le-Dale; Rievaulx Abbey; and of course Whitby. We had an absolutely wonderful relaxing week, and sincerest thanks to the owners.

Mr Mccann

Locality offering a variety of places to visit and activities to take part in.

Mrs Johnes

A very relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. The owners were very friendly.

Mr Eldon

Great location and very helpful and friendly hosts.

Mr Smith

Good clean property with views of Whitby Abbey from the front lawn. Superbly situated for discovering the area. Well situated for loads of walks and beaches. Good pubs and restaurant within half a mile. The owners are very helpful and friendly. Really enjoyed our stay, and will return again.

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Nice situation quiet lots of good walks. Owners very friendly, would definitely go again.


Cottage is well located for Whitby and surrounding area. The rooms were clean and well organised, and all on one level.

Mr Midgley

A pleasant cottage in a quiet location; ideal for a quiet break.

Mr McGregor

Very good location, convenient to explore the surrounding area. The area is very beautiful. The hosts friendly and approachable.

Mrs Provodenko

A cosy cottage with approachable owners. In a lovely part of the country with lots of exciting places to visit.

Ms Pegg

Excellent location, so close to Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay with lots of lovely walks and open moors close by. The cottage is lovely and cosy and exceptionally clean and warm - a credit to the owners.

Mrs Moore

Abbey Cottage is first class, made most welcome. You can see from Robin Hoods bay to Whitby on a clear day.

Mr Williams

Loved every minute of our family holiday, everything was perfect and the owners are so friendly and kind. Definitely recommend and definitely going back.

Miss Clarke

Friendly, welcoming and beautifully situated.

Miss Verdon

A beautiful cosy cottage set in pretty countryside, but close enough to get to Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay ect. A very friendly couple who own the cottages and camping site, it was a very quiet site. It was dog friendly with a comfortable bed so had a sound sleep, what more can you ask for? Will definitely be making a return trip.

Mr Bennett

It was a lovely cottage, very clean and quiet and we would stay again.

Mrs Brown

It was quiet, clean, private, warm and cosy. A lovely relaxing break.

Mrs Wilkinson

A nice clean cottage which was well equipped. The owners of the property were very friendly and helpful. It was a perfect location for us and was ideal for the dogs. Would recommend this property.

Mr Rhodes

Loved the location, close enough to enjoy pleasant coastal walks. The accommodation was very cosy with basic essentials. A proper getaway but still within a few miles of several places.

Mr Loundes