On the famous North Yorkshire Coast and a 10 minute drive from Whitby lies Robin Hoods Bay.
The Loft overlooks the Bay from Velux Balcony Windows and is only a 10 minute walk from the cottages of the Lower Bay and the sea.
This unique and beautiful Self-Catering Holiday Accommodation offers free on-site parking and free wi-fi access.
The Scarborough to Whitby railway line was opened in 1884. It linked the coastal resorts to the York / Leeds network and many holiday maker's from West Yorkshire took advantage of this new method of transport.
The Victoria Hotel and many of the Bay-top guest houses were built to accommodate the tourists arriving by rail.
As many of you will remember, Dr Beeching had some radical plans for the railway network and in 1963 the Scarborough/Whitby line was one of the many to face closure under his "rationalisation" plan. The last train to run through Robin Hoods Bay was in 1965.
Soon after the closure of the line, Station Waiting Rooms was used as a meeting place for the elders of Robin Hoods Bay. This continued until the early 1990's when the village hall became the new "Old Folks" club and Station Waiting Rooms was offered for sale.
I was fortunate in being able to buy the property and for the first two seasons a good friend of mine, Martin (Lobby) Robinson rented the premises. His entrepreneurial spirit gave rise to an art gallery during the first season and a cafe/gallery in year two.
After Lobby moved on and got married I used the Waiting Rooms as a weekend retreat. I restored the building and after a few years decided to make use of an area that I had always felt had a lot of potential and so in 1999 the 'Loft' was born.
It was converted by Straws Builders (RHB) and the results are better than I could have hoped for. There is 12" of Rockwool between the ground floor and the loft, therefore sound insulation isn't a problem.
The loft has lots of natural light and there are spectacular views both from the dining area and from the Velux balcony windows in the lounge area. Great care and attention has been taken during all phases of the design and construction work and all planning, building and fire regulations have been met or exceeded.
The result is a feel of quality, spaciousness and tranquility.
Unspoilt by consumerism and concrete, the Bay has changed little since being the smuggling capital of the North East in the 1700's. The narrow winding streets and alleyways conceal many beautiful cottages, some of which date back to the early 15th century.
There are cafes, pubs, local attractions, an excellent beach and many interesting walks (a guide book is provided in The Loft). From Station Waiting Rooms to the Old Village is a 5 minute walk.
The Bay Bank is steep and for those who prefer a lift up (or down), the local taxi service will be happy to oblige. It's a 24 hour service and the Bay Taxis number is 01947 880603.
"We thought the loft looked stunning in the photos but it was even better in real life. We have loved it here and will definitely be back"
"Wonderful Place to stay, one of the best in Robin Hoods Bay. Views are spectacular. Loved it! Thanks"
"We all really enjoyed it - great place, I'm sure we'll be back. Many Thanks!"
"Great chill-out week, batteries fully re-charged. Weather not great but who cares when you've got this beautiful loft to stay in - very warm and cosy. Several friends came to visit us and they all loved it too! Thanks Rob, hope to see you again soon."
"It is a wonderful cosy place we will be coming again, it is perfect in every way. Great!"
"Superb location and views. the 'loft' is brilliant and even the weather was great. Hope I can visit again Rob!
"We had a great time as usual, a great walk to Runswick Bay and lovely to come home to the loft, See you soon Rob!"
"The Loft is very eccentric, we loved it, all snuggled in. Weather perfect for walking. LittleBeck Wood is magical. We have had a wonderfully relaxing week, fully recharged. Tip: Keep beer at bottom of stairs and fridge is perfect at Number 2. Thanks Rob, your vision of the Loft is inspiring."
"Second time at R.H.B, First time in the Loft, Family came to stop for one night, Ended up stopping three, need I say more. Even got up early to watch the sunrise. Thanks Rob for a lovely stay."
"Thanks Rob, been brilliant. Hope to see you in June. Watch the lunar eclipse via your brill windows."
"Lovely, light and airy is the Loft, and the armchairs are so soft. Fantastic is the view of the bay, and I can't think of anything else to say, but thank you Rob, you've done a good job!"
"Excellent walking week, weather good and dry. The loft was really a fantastic place to sit and look over the bay to Ravenscar, especially with good pubs and a Knonenburgs and Whiskeys!! - We will return - Thanks Rob!!. Hope we bought the winning raffle ticket."
"We've had a super week - our third visit to R.H.B but first time in 'THE LOFT' - we loved it, Rob: You make people feel really welcome - Thank You!"
"This is our third time, what can we say, We (liked love) Robin Hoods Bay, this is the place to stay (XXX)"
"Fantastic! We think we have found the best place to stay in R.H.B!. Things to do in the rain: Cinema at Malton, Like cinemas used to be. Plays cards in the pub! Things to do in the Sun: Loads of nice walks around here, we walked to Ravenscar one day and Whitby the next. Fossil hunting, try Saltwick Bay or Whitby. Hire bikes from Hawsker. We got a tandem with a buggy on the back for Ben. What a laugh! Visit Thornton-le-Dale. What a gorgeous village. Places to Eat: Tearooms at Ravenscar. Flyingdales Inn esp, Steak Pie and Sticky Toffee Pudding. Home made pizzas in the Loft!! Thanks Rob, we'll be back!"
"Very nice place, everything you need, Emily didn't want to go home. She loved her room with the triangular door. Thanks Rob and Julie"
"Thank you very much Rob. We enjoyed staying in the Loft. It was very comfortable. The kids enjoyed going to the beach with all the rock pools and finding crabs. The views from the Loft was great over the bay. Love Ian, Christine and Kids X"
"Cheers Rob, thank you for a lovely stay, we had a great holiday and we hope to come back soon. The view and the room with the triangular door are ace!! Thanks, love Jonathan, Elizabeth, Fiona, Cathal and Sophie XX"
"Had a fantastic week, fabulous digs - very "cosy" with the six of us and Grandads bringing his crash helmet next time! Richard and Linda did the "Smugglers Trod" from village hall 15-mile jog/run/walk over moors and were "FIRST!" man and lady. We could show Paula Radcliffe a thing or two!! Thanks Rob for the shower afterwards, great hospitality!! Will see you again, soon, hopefully."
|4th November - 16th December 2023||£430|
|16th December 2023 - 2nd January 2024||£610|
|6th January - 10th February 2024||£440|
|10th February - 24th February (Half Term) 2024||£550|
|24th February - 23rd March 2024||£460|
|23rd March - 27th April (Easter) 2024||£580|
|27th April - 25th May 2024||£490|
|25th May - 1st June (Spring Bank) 2024||£570|
|1st June - 29th June 2024||£550|
|29th June - 20th July 2024||£560|
|20th July - 31st August 2024||£650|
|31st August - 28th September 2024||£570|
|28th September - 19th October 2024||£495|
|19th October - 2nd November (Half term) 2024||£580|
|2nd November - 14th December 2024||£450|
|14th December 2024 - 4th January 2025||£650|
Out of season Weekend and Midweek Breaks are available.
December / January / February (excluding Victorian Weekend):
2 day weekend: £280
3 day weekend: £320
March to November (to include Victorian Weekend)
2 day weekend: £300
3 day weekend: £330
Midweek breaks, especially out of season, can be booked at bargain prices.
Please contact me for availability by telephoning: 07802 984 692 or 01947 880 021 or via email.
Please ring me at any reasonable hour and I will give you details of availability and answer any questions you may have.
My answer phone will take your details if I am not available and I will return your call.
I look forward to hearing from you.