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Abbey View Cottage in North York Moors and Coast, North Yorkshire

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Abbey View Cottage description

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This charming, stone-built barn conversion is located opposite a working dairy farm in the small rural farming village of High Normanby. Close to Fylingthorpe and just two miles from Robin Hood's Bay, this property is composed of a double bedroom, a well-equipped galley kitchen and an open plan living space with seating area and electric stove. Traditionally furnished throughout, the property has an appealing garden to the front, as well as impressive views across open farmland to Whitby Abbey.

With its narrow cobbled streets and quaint cottages, Robin Hood's Bay is one of the most picturesque villages on the English coast. Situated between Scarborough and Whitby, this charming fishing community is located at the edge of a sweeping bay backed by cliffs and rugged moorland scenery. Visitors can enjoy a variety of beach and cliff top walks, or alternatively more serious walkers can attempt the long distance trails that pass through the Cleveland Way, the Lyke Wake Walk and the Coast to Coast walks – all of which take in Robin Hood's Bay. The village amenities are superb, offering everything a guest might need, while charming alleyways and plenty of places to relax, make this a wonderful spot for a vacation.

The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.

Oil central heating with electric stove in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, TV, video, DVD player, stereo/CD player. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Side lawned area. Sorry, no smoking. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile.


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  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
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  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • On a Farm
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Mr Lynn
June 2019
As my wife is disabled it would have been helpful to know that there was a step from the lounge to the bedroom
Mrs Baugh
April 2019
Very cosy and welcoming, a very relaxing break.. Thank you
Mr Grayson
February 2019
Lovely cottage hidden away.. Good walking area.
Mr Cope
February 2019
Great location and comfortable small homely cottage
Mrs Simpson
January 2019
A delightful cottage but with a few limitations.. If you're an internet junkie no wi fi. Quirky plumbing could be off putting for some ( first time I've seen backfill in the loo when draining the sink!!!!). Other than that, a winner for us.
Mr Berrisford
November 2018
Good base for a walking holiday.. Plenty to do in the area, even in the winter months. Whitby only 15 mins drive away. Toasty warm cottage. Good shower and comfortable bed. TV reception could be patchy on some days. Nice people and would go back.
Mrs Barker
September 2018
We sometimes showered in not very hot water
Mr Peck
September 2018
Lovely, quiet and private.. Loved meeting the cats. It was just what we needed/wanted.
Ms Martin
July 2018
The cottage was cosy and spotlessly clean.. It had everything we needed for a perfect stay.
Mrs Huddlestone
May 2018
Very relaxing holiday just what we needed
Mr Sharples
February 2018
The cottage is great for a few days away, the weather was so cold whilst we were away but the heating made the cottage so cosy to return to.. Its small but really cosy, great for out miniature schnauzer, she had a great holiday as well. I'm sure we will be back.
Mrs Bellas
November 2017
Beautiful warm cosy cottage.. Fabulous views.
Mrs Pitrik
August 2017
The location was great.. The cottage very homely and the owners very friendly. Great walks and views. We loved it.
Mrs Jennings
June 2017
Perfect owners .. Aware of just how much contact needed with their guests .
Mrs King
May 2017
As I've got disabilities the shower step was way to high for me to step into.. For this reason only we won't be booking this cottage again. The people and the cottage were lovely apart from that. Thank you so much.
Mr Loundes
August 2016
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 Rhodes
July 2016
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.
Mrs Wilkinson
January 2016
It was quiet, clean, private, warm and cosy. A lovely relaxing break.
December 2015
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.
Mrs Brown
August 2015
It was a lovely cottage, very clean and quiet and we would stay again.
Mr Bennett
June 2015
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.
Miss Clarke
April 2015
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 Verdon
April 2015
Friendly, welcoming and beautifully situated.
Mr Williams
December 2014
Abbey Cottage is first class, made most welcome. You can see from Robin Hoods bay to Whitby on a clear day.
Mrs Moore
November 2014
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.
dave k
October 2014
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.
Ms Pegg
June 2014
A cosy cottage with approachable owners. In a lovely part of the country with lots of exciting places to visit.
June 2014
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.
Mrs Provodenko
December 2013
Very good location, convenient to explore the surrounding area. The area is very beautiful. The hosts friendly and approachable.
Tom K
December 2013
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.
Mr McGregor
November 2013
A pleasant cottage in a quiet location; ideal for a quiet break.
October 2013
Nice situation quiet lots of good walks. Owners very friendly, would definitely go again.
Mr Midgley
October 2013
Cottage is well located for Whitby and surrounding area. The rooms were clean and well organised, and all on one level.
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September 2013
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.
September 2013
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!
Mr Smith
July 2013
Great location and very helpful and friendly hosts.
June 2013
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.
Mr Eldon
April 2013
A very relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. The owners were very friendly.
Mrs Johnes
September 2012
Locality offering a variety of places to visit and activities to take part in.
Mr Mccann
August 2012
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.
Mrs Vickery
July 2012
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.
Mr Bashford
July 2012
In an excellent area with great views. Very warm and cosy.
Johnston Family
October 2011
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
Mr Johnston
August 2011
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!
August 2011
Had a wounderful holiday after many years of holidaying abroad. Cottage very cosy and ideal for us. Will definately visit again.
Malcolm S
May 2011
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.
Mr Pearson
March 2011
The location was good and the cottage was warm. The bed was comfy.
February 2011
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!
Mr Stockill
January 2011
Very friendly owners. Good information given - lots of tourist and local info in cottage. 2 miles from everywhere.
Ms Dale
September 2010
We liked the friendliness of the owners, the location and view, the compactness and cosiness of the cottage, and the tranquility.
Mrs Davidson
August 2010
We liked the cottage, the surroundings and the owners. Standard of accommodation was good.
January 2010
The location was excellent, quiet but easy access for town and amenities. The owners were very helpful and friendly. The cottage was very cosy.
Mrs Wilson-Garside
December 2009
It was great, the cottage was wonderful and the fact the owner had some animals was fab for the children.
December 2009
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.
December 2009
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.
Mr Mumford
September 2009
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 Nagra
July 2009
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 Norris
July 2009
Cosy cottage in a tranquil surrounding, beautiful scenery and plenty of places to visit nearby.
Mrs White
June 2009
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.
Mr Arnold
May 2009
The owner was a lovely lady who could not have done more to make our stay very enjoyable.
Mrs Lengden
December 2008
The cottage and its environs were exactly as described and well up to expectations.
Mr Allen
December 2008
The views from the cottage were outstanding. When the skies were clear you could see Whitby Abbey and its surroundings were clear.
Mrs Clarke
October 2008
Made very welcome by the owner and the cottage was excellent!
Mrs Crane
October 2008
A good base for a variety of attractions giving a very peaceful position away from town and hustle bustle.
Mrs Dieroff
September 2008
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.
Mr Watson
August 2008
Rural, quiet and peaceful retreat.
Mr Pagram
July 2008
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.
Miss McAvoy
April 2008
Lovely little cottage Very cosy. Perfect location for getting to plenty of places.
Mr Steer
February 2008
Peaceful, remote, excellent scenery.
Mr Langford
November 2007
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.
Mrs Young
October 2007
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.
Ms Smith
September 2007
We were making a return visit because we enjoyed it so much the first time - and we had just as good a time again.
Mr Savage
September 2007
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 Hikmatulla
August 2007
Everything was excellent - we felt at home.
Mr Mrs Cooper
August 2007
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.
Mrs Gill
June 2007
Cosy cottage, had everything we needed plus extras. Excellent host. Super walks. Would return.
Mr Ward
May 2007
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 Lovell
April 2007
Cottage and owner excellent. Good for walking.
Mrs Lamont
February 2007
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.
Mr Lockyer
October 2006
Excellent location for access to North Yorks Moors and Whitby.
Mr Thorsen
October 2006
A good location from which to tour the area
Mrs Hill
October 2006
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.
Ms Smith
September 2006
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.
Miss Ainley
July 2006
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.
Mr Tarrant
May 2006
No mobiles, laptop, or faxes; just peace quiet!
Mr Newman
February 2006
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.
Miss Roberts
November 2005
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.
Mr Morgan
November 2005
Beautiful surroundings, peaceful, owner very friendly and non-intrusive and close to local attractions.
Mr Chambers
September 2005
I liked everything about my holiday, it could not have been any better.
Mrs Signorato
December 2004
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 !!!!!
Mr Fawcett
December 2004
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.
Ms Harding
December 2004
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.
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