Gilroyd House in Robin Hood's Bay is a beautiful and spacious stone built three bedroom Georgian house in the heart of this spectacular fishing village, just five miles distant from the bustling town of Whitby.
The property has undergone a comprehensive programme of refurbishment and the house boasts all the usual mod cons, including wifi (although the telephone signal is patchy in the Lower Bay). Please take a look at the photographs to see the quality of accommodation on offer.
The house has two spacious double bedrooms on the first floor and a further large twin bedroom on the second floor. Two of the bedrooms are en suite, with the third being sited next to the family shower room. The en suite on the second floor has a bath, perfect if you like soaking in the tub!
In addition, there is a well-equipped playroom on the top floor, complete with a selection of toys, games, books and a second television and DVD player. A great escape for the kids!
Downstairs there is a sunny sitting room with a beautiful bay window, perfect for people-watching. There is also a separate dining room which leads through to a well-equipped galley kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, slimline dishwasher and washing machine.
This level of living accommodation is unusual in the Lower Bay, most houses having a single living/dining area.
The notorious smuggler's village of Robin Hood's Bay has a rich heritage and plenty to offer visitors. The old smuggler's village of Robin Hood's Bay itself is surprisingly well-equipped, boasting two local convenience stores (one at the top of the hill and one at the bottom), as well as a couple of museums, cafes, pubs and restaurants; and a fish and chip shop to rival the Magpie in Whitby! The bustling town of Whitby is only 5 miles distant and has all the usual amenities, including a large Sainsburys, if you want to do a larger shop.
As well as kicking back and relaxing in 'Bay', there are a wealth of places to go and things to see, both within the Bay and beyond, and we have our own list of special places to visit, including:
-Boggle Hole (just a walk along the cliffs or beach at low tide)
- The Cinder Track (great for walkers and cyclists)
- Falling Foss Waterfall and Tea Gardens
- Whitby Old Town (5 miles distant) and of course the wonderful Whitby Abbey
- The many and varied delights of Scarborough, including Scarborough Castle and the newly refurbished Sea Life Centre (aquarium), from which you can take a small-gauge railway to the beautiful Peasholm Pleasure Park.
Please note that there is no parking in the Lower Bay, although you can take the car down to unload as the road widens just before the house. The hill down into the Bay is very steep and narrow, though, so cars venture down there at their own risk!
There are two car parks at the top of the Bay. Parking is reasonable (free out of season) and can be paid to Scarborough Council in advance for the duration of your holiday. You can also download and use the RINGO app to book and renew your parking from the comfort of the house! Details can be provided on booking.Get the full listing »