Greenfield Cottage

Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire
+44 (0)7900 127252

Tucked into the lower half of Robin’s Hood Bay, a cosy Victorian cottage with art on the walls and views to Ravenscar and the sea


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Reconnect in this former smuggler’s cove in the North York Moors National Park. Cook together in the charming kitchen – handmade and hand-painted – and serve up suppers on the table in the bay window. On rainy days take lazy breakfasts in bed or stoke the fires and sink into the sofas with books and games. Bedrooms are beautifully outfitted in antiques.

When the sun shines you’ll find a little bench on the front path for your morning coffee – greeting the locals as they go. Martin and Diana have left you the essentials – add to them with dressed crab from the fishmonger or scones from the tea room.

Check the tide and amble to Ravenscar’s wild seal colony across the wide stretch of sand or bring bikes to pedal part of the Coast to Coast route which starts nearby.

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We think you'll love

  • The cosy coastal romance, just moments from the bay
  • Martin and Diana’s warm and quirky decor
  • The bay’s dog-friendly ethos: no beach restrictions and very welcome in pubs
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You should know

  • Parking is in a small car park that gets busy in high season
  • Surrounding streets are very steep


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dog bowls, poo bags, towels, throws for sofas and a jar of treats. Wicker baskets (bring some bedding - own scent is important) and a cosy place by the wood-burner.

Dogs £20 per dog per stay. Max. 2.

Open woodland starts at the end of the cottage path. The village is dog-friendly with all pubs and most cafes and shops allowing dogs. No dog restrictions on the 4-mile beach all year round.


Nightly price
from £75
Weekly price
from £495
1 Cottage for 4
From £753 beds3 bedrooms


We found Greenfield Cottage recommended in Alistair Sawdays dog friendly places to stay – we were not disappointed. The cottage is utterly charming and whilst its roots date back to the early 17th century it has all the mod cons that you could wish for including a dish washer. The cottage is spotlessly clean and you have the option to have it as warm or as cold as you choose. Everything is just as described and shown on the excellent website. We loved the history of the cottage set out in the pamphlets provided by the owners and you can find lots of objects relating to the Sedgwick family.

Alan, Bolton

The most wonderful weekend in the most wonderful cottage. The attention to detail is amazing and the quirky nature of the collectibles, leads to the most interesting of stays. So well thought out and one of the most homely places we have stayed. I found new things to look at every time I moved around the rooms. The most comfortable bed ever and the views, even of the stormy weather at times, from the top floor bedroom was stunning. Wonderful dog friendly cottage and village. We'll of course be returning. Thank you for sharing our home with us.

Claire, Mansfield

We had a lovely stay at Greenfield Cottage, it's an absolute gem of a place. The cottage is wonderfully furnished and full of individual and eclectic style. The design of the cottage is really artistic, you can really tell how much thought and design has gone into it. It was immaculately clean, everything is very well thought out and we couldn't want for anything. Our dog too had a smashing time, and it was really great to have baskets and blankets supplied as well as a little pot of dog treats!

Hazel, London

Martin and Diane have created and preserved this lovely cottage to a very high standard. It is situated in a peaceful street yet close to the bay and beach. The view of the sun rise from the top bedroom was a sight to behold. Thank you again.

Graham, Brundall,Norwich,Norfolk

Lovely charming cottage with great sea views from upper bedroom watched the sun rise over the bay and it was magical. Great spot close to all amenities ie pubs shops etc . Highly recommended

Gina, Newcastle

Hidden within the labyrinth of the narrow streets of Robin Hoods Bay is this absolute gem of a cottage. It’s a fantastic combination of comfort and character, rich with visual treats and playful details - the longer you stay , the more you discover.

Richard, Sheffield

What a joy to stay at Greenfield Cottage, so beautifully renovated using lots of reclaimed materials. We could have spent all day looking at the artefacts safely displayed about the cottage. Its obvious an artist has worked on the restoration, adding some highly amusing detail. Its also very comfortable with top quality beds, furnishings & linen, plus all you’ll need in a modern kitchen. 2 minutes from a huge clean beach, cafe’s pubs, bistro a few indie shops, fab chippy & the Cleveland Way close by - so loads to do without any commercial nonsense. Can’t wait to return.

Suzanne, Leeds

Dear Diana and Martin. I was utterly charmed by your cottage when I recently stayed there. With its delightful “curiosity shop” interior, modern amenities and exceptionally high standard of cleanliness. Greenfield Cottage is the perfect home from home in Robin Hoods Bay. I will definitely be staying again!

Rachel, Bedford

Greenfield Cottage is really cosy and full of character, well equipped and spotlessly clean. It's like an Aladdin's cave with a surprise discovery in every nook & cranny. We really loved staying here - it's a gem!

Eva, Berkshire

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The neighbourhood

The whole of the lower village is listed and around the cottage little houses snuggle up together on the bumpy narrow alleyways that make up Robin’s Hood Bay and its maze of cobbled streets. You’ll feel wonderfully tucked away, yet you’re just moments from the sea and 200 yards from the nearest pub. Take your pick from the Bramblewick or Smugglers bistros or The Laurel Inn; The Bay Hotel and The Dolphin do pub grub and welcome children and dogs. Dracula’s gothic Whitby is just over five miles away, with its long pier and beaches.

Local points of interest from Martin & Diana Decent

  • Enjoy spectacular walks along the Cleveland Way, which passes through Robin Hood's Bay. The coastal path is lined in spring with violets and primroses. In late summer you will find rosehips, and sloes within the smell of coconut/vanilla the scent of gorse.
  • At low tide take a long walk along the beach towards Ravenscar where you can find fossils in the exposed seabed and whole bivalves in the shingle. At the Ravenscar headland you can usually watch the established colony of grey seals basking on the rocks.
  • Cycle the "Cindertrack" which skirts the village. - It's a traffic free cycle route with some inclines but no hills! North to Whitby or south to Scarborough and beyond. Cycle hire is available at Hawsker a few miles away and this includes electric bikes.
  • Explore the National Park by car or check out the North Yorkshire Steam Railway which runs from Whitby to Goathland or longer to the old market town of Pickering ( approx. 2 hours). Enjoy the dramatic scenery of the National Park from a unique viewpoint.
  • Nearby Whitby is a magnet for tourists. With the 7th Century Abbey, Dracula and occasional Goths, Captain Cook's Endeavour, and The Magpie - voted best UK fish and chips. The free art gallery has a fine collection of works by Laura Knight's Staithes Group.
  • Even the amateur will be impressed by the local bird life! Swallows swoop and dive from early summer around houses. The beaches attract turnstones, eiders, grebes, various gulls and oystercatchers at low tide and cormorants drying their wings in the sun.


Martin & Diana Decent

Martin and Diana Decent have spent three decades escaping to Robin’s Hood Bay with their children. Now they have their own corner of coast to call their own they’ve filled it with their collection of art and trinkets, proudly displayed for all to see. They live in Sheffield but have enlisted a local caretaker to look after you and the cottage.