Boatman's Loft

Whitby, North Yorkshire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 020018

About Boatman's Loft formerly Old Coastguard Station

A distinctive Robin Hood’s Bay red-roofed cottage on the edge of the beach.

Perched on top of the sea wall, this newly-converted loft space makes for a perfect coastal escape for two. It sits on Yorkshire’s wild and rugged coastline, in the 17th-century fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay. Although it’s a one-bedroom loft, it feels spacious inside and benefits from uninterrupted views of the sea. 

Head out on to Robin Hoods Bay and discover this historic coastal village. Explore on foot, traffic is strictly limited in the village, and stop in at one of the pretty traditional pubs for lunch.

A little further afield, discover Whitby, just a six mile ramble along the clifftops. Enjoy some of the best fish and chips in the UK before vising the town’s ancient abbey.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible

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  • Second floor

    Sitting room with dining area and sea views and open plan kitchen, bedroom (double with 5' bed) and bathroom with shower over bath. All rooms have sloping ceilings.

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see those images in the main website page.

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Parking: Cars only permitted to cottage for access, otherwise parking in council-run car park at top of hill for which council charges apply. Please note that there is a 365 metre steep slope between the cottage and the car park.

*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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