“Alice Cottage”    at No.7 Bloomswell is half way down 'The Bank' at Robin Hood?s Bay, a fishing and smuggling village built in the 17th century in North Yorkshire.


“Alice Cottage”  has a particularly sunny and open aspect, and has been family owned for five generations. The owner lives nearby for ease of key holding, maintenance etc.

With only a two minute walk to the beach, children will enjoy exploring the rock pools for crabs and other sea life while adults may like to walk to Ravenscar and search for fossils.

The old village is a maze of cobbled streets and picturesque cottages built into the cliffs. Within easy walking distance, there are plenty of friendly pubs and cafes serving excellent food, and at the top of ?The Bank? the newer part of the village boasts further places to eat along with tennis courts, putting and bowling greens.

There are many walks and outstanding views to enjoy, and with much of the coastline now managed and owned by the National Trust and being within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, it is one of the most beautiful areas of England.

The Bay is surrounded by moorland and fields on three sides and the sea on the other. Over the centuries ?Bay? has seen many a shipwreck in the wild seas and it is easy to imagine smugglers hurrying between houses at the dead of night carrying their contraband and disappearing down the tunnels that ran under the cottages. Tales of run-ins with excise men are well documented in local books and visitors will have fun exploring the narrow, winding alleyways.

'Bay' as it is known locally is just 5 miles from Whitby with its impressive ruined Abbey and 17 miles from Scarborough.

The cottage sleeps up to six people and has hot water and
gas fired central heating.

Please note : The cottage is a ?No Smoking? property and
pets are not allowed.