12 guests

6 bedrooms

6 beds

4 bathrooms

Raven House

in Whitby


(45 Reviews)

Raven House is a period property with character in abundance. Located in the delightful fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay, this expertly designed property features, six bedrooms, four bathrooms, private outdoor space and incredible sea views. A home perfectly located to explore the narrow, twisting cobbled streets of the village, visiting the many restaurants, pubs and independent shops. If you are looking for a stylish stay by the sea, Raven House should be top of the list.

Trip Details

Property Highlight #1

Stunning Period Property with Style in Abundance

Raven House has been beautifully refurbished with the highest quality finish.

Property Highlight #2

Impressive Coastal Views

You'll be able to take in views of the sea and North Yorkshire coastline during your stay.

Property Highlight #3

Private Parking

Raven House benefits from private on site parking for up to three vehicles.

The Space
Head through the welcoming hallway, over the delicately patterned tiles and you will reach the luxurious living and dining room. A great space for entertaining friends and family. It has two comfy velvet sofas, two green padded chairs arched around a coffee table, and a flat-screen TV. You can sit in the bay window, watch the world go by and admire the great sea views.

The dining area features a long wooden table with ample seating for all guests staying at Raven House.

The kitchen at Raven House is modern in terms of appliances, yet traditional features create a homely space. The space has all that you need to cook a sumptuous feast for your group so after a day exploring you can enjoy a dinner party with your loved ones.

Raven House is home to six bedrooms, four of which can be found on the first floor. All with their own individual style, you’ll find two king rooms, as well as two doubles on this floor. The two king bedrooms also boast their own ensuite shower rooms for your convenience.

The second floor is where you’ll find the property’s other two bedrooms. You’ll find a king-size ensuite bedroom, along with a super-king room. The beds in the super-king bedroom can also be split into two singles upon request.

Raven House’s family bathroom is located on the second floor. Featuring a bathtub and a separate shower, you’ll have a choice of how to enjoy a morning or evening cleanse. The space is also home to a WC and wash basin.

Raven House has been expertly designed with 'home' in mind, perfect for the whole family to enjoy a relaxing stay on this beautiful part of the north Yorkshire coastline.

The property also benefits from two outdoor areas. The front patio is a great spot to relax with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. It has a lounge-style outdoor dining set, perfect for when you want to dine alfresco. The rear patio has a bistro set for those moments you want to take in the fresh sea air in the peaceful surroundings.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during guest bookings. For this reason, we require all our guests to transfer a Damage Deposit (refundable, subject to an administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Robin Hood's Bay is a picturesque old fishing village on the Heritage Coast of the North York Moors.

A truly wonderful place for adults and children alike, with its beautiful beach full of fossils, cobbled streets full of shops to explore, characterful winding alleyways and a whole host of places to eat and drink, there really is something for everyone.

Getting Around
There is a regular bus service from Scarborough through to Middlesborough which calls at Robin Hood's Bay, Saltburn, Whitby, Runswick Bay etc. In the summertime the X93 runs every 20 minutes or so. This bus route has been voted one of the most scenic in the country and you may even catch the bus which has commentary for your route.

Robin Hood's Bay has it's own taxi company who can help you explore the area, booking ahead is advised.

With easy access to both Whitby and Scarborough, together with other parts of the stunning North York Moors National Park and Heritage Coast you are perfectly placed to enjoy this beautiful part of the UK.

  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Desk
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Family/kid friendly
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking on premises
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Near Ocean
  • Oven
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Sea view
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for events
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Village
  • Washer
  • Water View
  • Wide clearance to bed
  • Wide hallway clearance
  • Wireless Internet

Guests have access to the full apartment. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

There is private parking for up to three vehicles at the property.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00


From the guestbook


(45 Reviews)



Spacious comfortable and in a great location with lovely views at the front<br/><br/>Some poor standards of cleanliness <br/><br/>There were dirty pans in the kitchen cupboard when we arrived <br/><br/>The spray arms and jets in the dishwasher were absolutely filthy blocked and with black grime . They hadn’t been cleaned in a long time.<br/><br/>The bathroom door handle, toilet roll holder and sliding bathroom door in the ensuite on the 2nd floor were all in a state of disrepair when we arrived.



Location is perfect, spacious property with plenty of room for us as a family of 12! Bedrooms and bathrooms were clean.<br/><br/>My only complaint would be the floors downstairs weren’t clean. There was bits of food/crumbs and dirt in the kitchen, hallway and living area. Upstairs felt clean. We had two crawling babies with us so it was a shame the floors downstairs were dirty as I didn’t like to put them down on the floor!



Raven House was beautiful, spacious and in the perfect seaside town setting. The views were wonderful, overlooking the sea and the quirky rooftops of Robin Hoods Bay. Just a short walk from the bay with a handful of lovely pubs and cafes. An easy drive to Whitby for a nice trip out, just 15 minutes away. The hosts were very good with communication and the house was clean and very accommodating. I would recommend Raven House for a large family and friends getaway.



absolutely stunning house and perfect location. Will definitely return soon



Great location, parking for 3 big cars. The house itself is spacious with comfy beds and good quality linen. Excellent for a larger gathering. The only downside was the kitchen, is a pretty poor standard and poorly equipped. Poor quality crockery ( no oven serving dishes) cutlery poor, glassware not great. We had an issue with the oven which was addressed, but was dangerous. A few small touches would take this property to the next level.





Location, sea views, spacious, stylish, well maintained<br/><br/>I liked everything



It was in a fabulous location not far from the beach.<br/><br/>The property had loads of potential but lots of things didn’t work - extractor fan in the kitchen, doors didn’t close, back door lock was very stiff.



We had a wonderful stay, we will definitely be back! Better than described, beautiful sea views and an amazing location!



Great location, space and house. Great for large groups and families. Only downside was it was very dusty under the downstairs furniture with crisps etc. overall great place and time

steve s


This house is in a great location but is sadly let down by the owner, and/or the company who manages and cleans it. There are loads of cobwebs, the stairs had clearly not had a vacuum, the floor in the living room and dining room have not been cleaned, and likely for some time. We had young children with us and could not let them crawl on the floor. Mould in some shower cubicles, door handle on at least 1 ensuite falls off, toilets don't always flush properly, and I could go on. Looks good in the photo's but sadly not that good when you get there.



The views, location<br/><br/>The property was not clean



While the house is in a great location and was plenty big enough for the 8 of us that were staying ( it’s big not for 12) there were many things wrong - many of which have been noted in previous feedback from 6 months ago and no action has been taken to fix them. A list of issues: <br/>One toilet was not flushed and contained urine<br/>The glass in the oven door was loose and likely to fall out<br/>Dishwasher heater element not working so things didn’t dry<br/>Nowhere near enough cooking equipment for cooking meals for 8 let alone 12 people<br/>Several doors would not latch shut and didn’t have locks ( including the main bathroom - so you had to leave something heavy behind the door to ensure privacy<br/>Top floor en-suite door would not full close and had no handle on the inside - again a problem with privacy in the en-suite and the sliding door pelmet was falling off<br/>Damp marks on several ceilings from earlier leaks <br/>Several Cupboards and drawers with missing handles <br/>There is more but I have no more room



Very spacious in a brilliant location with sea views<br/><br/>Could have done with a toilet on the first floor



Location! A great location in Robin Hood Bay, close to The Victoria Hotel (restaurant & pub!). Parking spaces - 3 in total, spaces 2&3 a bit tight but spaces nonetheless. A lovely well house, large enough for several families, but cosy.<br/><br/>Very minor, could’ve done with a door mat on entry. When visiting in October lots of wet, sandy & muddy boots. We ended up using cardboard to manage this.



The location<br/><br/>TV didn’t work properly and dish washer . Parking tight



Sehr schöne Unterkunft in sehr guter Lage. Etwas ungünstig ist das 3 der Zimmer nicht über ein eigenes Bad verfügen und sich das eine Bad im 2. Obergeschoss. teilen müssen. Die sauberkeit bei Ankunft war ok aber nicht überragend. Der Trockner wie bereits beschrieben defekt, und die Spülmaschiene reinigt nur begrenzt gut. Besteck musste von Hand gewaschen werden. Geschir vorgespült. Wenn man sich darauf einlassen kann ist es trotzdem eine großartige Unterkunft und bei einer Belegung zu 12. ist auch das Preis Leistungsverhältniss sehr gut. Besonders Das Wohnzimmer und das Esszimmer sind super um gemeinsam Zeit zu verbringen und vor dem Kamin zu sitzen.

Shelly Jade


First thoughts when seeing Raven House - Wow that view, what a beautiful building and parking spots! So close to the sea front. You get 3 parking spots although one is quite small so not the best for a really long car. Beautiful décor, large fridge, dishwasher etc. First night, took my daughter to bed in the first double bedroom at the top of the stairs, turn out the lights and cuddled her up as she didn’t want to be alone (she is 3) turn the lights out and I could feel movement. I thought it was a fly and brushed it off, felt it some more and ignored it, daughter couldn’t seem to sleep, put lamp on, she noticed a bug and there they were, BED BUGS all over the pillows on the headboard of the bed, under the covers, I’m itching just thinking about it. 9.30pm we call the Management for the Property, we are told that the cleaners and pest control will be round in the morning. Given how many bugs, if the bed had been stripped and changed that morning, they would have noticed them hiding. The other rooms were fine for bugs. We moved into the living room with all our stuff and slept on the sofas pushed together (not ideal when my partner is 6ft4. Dust all over the tv unit, table mats that have cuts from knives all over them and frankly need to see a bin. For a house that was refurbished since Feb 2022 (thanks zoopla) I am surprised they haven’t maintained the cleaning or replaced table mats, broken ovens etc. Kitchen oven the glass was not safe (noticed another review about this from a while back so good to see they cared enough to look into it) the inside of the dishwasher was filthy and they only left 2 dishwasher tablets for 4 days between 13 people (make sure to bring your own) they left only one hand soap for one of the 3 bathroom toilets (so make sure you bring some). The extractor fan in the kitchen didn’t work either. Read a review the washing machine didn’t work but we didn’t actually check that ourselves to properly comment. We know the house wasn’t clean especially after the cleaner called her boss to tell them the whole house needed a top to toe clean and brought in 3 people to clean it. Pest control finally came at 4.50pm (just before we were going out for a beautiful birthday meal) we were told that no one actually called them until 11am that day (so they lied the night before and lied when they kept saying they would be there in the morning) we were told we needed to vacate the property for fumigation or stay on the sofa for the rest of our stay. Given the short notice (which wouldn’t have been so short if they had followed through with what we were told and they came in the morning) we had the option at 4.50pm on a Friday to try and find alternative accommodation or we could move into their other property in Scarborough. A property with no sea views and no where near as nice a location. This took up a lot of our time we should have been enjoying a special birthday meal in a beautiful castle. We then couldn’t stay later as we knew we needed to vacate the property when we got back, with two kids under 3 (which the company were made aware of) and no one could enjoy alcohol as again needed to pack up a whole property to move after the meal. For a house so beautiful in a location so lovely, with such effort taken to refurbish, it baffles me that they have not kept it in a good state of repair or cleanliness. I understand things happen and mistakes are made but the LYING about calling pest control and them coming in the morning was what really annoyed and upset me. I hope that they take something from this review and bring this beautiful property to the standard it deserves as the views are breathtaking as is the location itself and room sizes, furniture and decor is beautiful.

Bill G.


It wasn’t the greatest stay with several property issues which needed sorting…<br>Where do we give full feedback?<br>Front door locks unopenable on arrival.<br>Back door key snapping on second turn… no spare keys!<br>Locked out day 3 due to key safe jamming beyond repair.<br>Extractor in kitchen not working and filthy.<br>Extractors in bathrooms not working.<br>Flooding in hall during torrential rain- back door leaking after repair.<br>External maintainance to patio poor weedy and littered- front and back.<br>Fire grate filthy when opened to operate.<br>General cleaning poor-crumbs on table on arrival and kitchen surfaces greasy- we gave a thorough clean before using.<br>Minor irritations incl. curtains / bathroom door fittings falling out.<br>Kitchen pans dreadful- no non stick frying<br>All too small for a large group<br>No large serving dishes.<br>Poorly finished grouting in bathroom tiles.<br><br>Good point incl space and location but for future guests satisfaction a good overhaul is needed to check everything.<br><br>Your maintenance team did turn up in good time and tried to resolve issues but fact was in total we had Maintenance with us over 5 hours over 3 days.<br>We were also locked out for 2 hours! <br><br>Overall we will not return and shall not recommend. No Senior representative has contacted us to apologise or to check how we feel- very disappointed….<br>Not what the offer promised or the price should deliver.<br><br>This was a family special occasion and your property failed.



This property is absolutely stunning, so spacious, so peaceful and an ideal location, however, the property is not maintained to an acceptable standard.<br/>Not one single door in the property closes the way that it should, the carpet is coming away on the stairs causing a trip hazard, the dining table is scratched and full of holes, every drawer in the bedroom furniture is either broken, missing a knob, or coming away from the runner, there are light fitting missing in various rooms, the plug socket in one of the rooms comes away from the wall when removing a plug, the curtain pole in one of the rooms is so close to the ceiling you cannot close the curtains, some of the tie back holders have come away from the wall. Lastly, the property cannot have been "cleaned" prior to arrival. Admittedly the beds were made up and there was fresh towels, but there had been no dusting/sweeping/mopping carried out for quite some time. We are leaving the property cleaner than when we arrived...



Great house for a large party of 11 , needs maintenance here and there and a good clean in the kitchen , bathrooms , door handles , bedroom doors all need attention , curtain rails , I could go on , but we loved Robin Hood bay .

Aileen A.


This property was an amazing location and wr did enjoy our stay immensely. But minor niggles - the blurb quoted a giant cleaning charge but the property didn't reflect marvellous standards (cobwebs and dust , grout in bathrooms mouldy ) the cutlery and kitchen equipment were poor quality. Also main bathroom on top floor was awkward but we should have realised this . Not much storage for clothes in bedrooms. I'd still book again though . Lovely house and views .



Loved the house and the location. All the rooms were very spacious including the hall. We appreciated the large fridge and freezer and the huge dining table for our group. The beds were comfy although recommend bringing own pillows - they were hard!! <br/>Place felt very dusty and in need of a deep clean. Bits on all the floors and there was mould in all the showers. We cleaned on arrival as we had young children crawling round and a newborn so it needed to be clean. <br/>Also worth mentioning the washing machine is in an outdoor shed and the tumble dryer didn’t work but there was a clothes airer that we set up in the porch. <br/>Despite these few issues we would still recommend- we had a wonderful week here



We had a lovely and happy time at this property. The location is excellent with stunning view of the bay. It felt homely and we did have all we needed. Minor critical points , main bathroom on second floor not ideal ; crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils not of a good quality ; for steep cleaning charges there was no evidence of high quality practices ( cobwebs ) and not enough storage for clothes ( we had a wardrobe with no handle and there were no drawers at all . ) I just mention these as I'm sure others would also pick up on this . It however wouldn't affect my choice to book again but it might others.



well maintained property, breathtaking sea views. beds were comfortable and the state of cleanliness was very good.<br/><br/>kitchen was not equipped greatly, more information on waste management would have been appreciated.



Great weekend with 6 couple. Beautiful views from some of the rooms. House was clean, nicely decorated but some issues. Disappointing issues previously highlighted have not been addressed.<br/>Loose glass in the cooker, broken extractor fan not working, dishwasher loose, broken corkscrew!!! No lock on bathroom door, some bathrooms very mouldy. <br/>Disappointing my request for single beds in one room to accommodate recent surgery not done and host stay said could not be done until following day, as bedding would have to be sourced. <br/>I would suggest taking your own washing up liquid and tea towels. <br/><br/>As 6 couples we found one of the bedrooms too small, double bed squeezed in. No downstairs loo and main bathroom on top floor is not ideal. Would be better to lose a bedroom and create another bathroom. <br/>Some of the issues are very minor and would be so easy to rectify, have to wonder why they haven't been done.<br/>Lovely Sunday lunch at The Victoria, Pizza West in Whitby highly recommended.



Cleanliness. The en-suites had some black mould. <br/>There was thick dust & hair under the settees. There was evidence of dried on sugar on the kitchen work surface and I found it necessary to clean the kitchen cupboards before putting my items away. The dishwasher was showing red lights for both rinse aid & salt and we were left with only 2 dishwasher tablets-10 people for 4days! The back door, which was the entrance for guests, had a substantial amount of rubbish, leaves, j-cloth & tissues, mixed in with the hose pipe which, whilst useful, could have been on a hose tidy.



We were very happy with Raven House. The house is big and spacious with very nice decor throughout. There are many rooms that allow for privacy and a large living area for a large family or friends. The area is very nice, beautiful views of the sea and coast. It is a very quiet place, so it feels very relaxed and peaceful. Local restaurants have nice food, and we found it to be very welcoming. If you want somewhere quiet, peaceful, and relaxing, this is ideal. We will be back at a later date.<br/><br/>There was nothing that we were unhappy with. It was all positive.



Had the most amazing 4 days in such a beautiful house at the top of the bay overlooking the sea. <br/>Would definitely stay here again and 100% recommend. <br/>My family loved it as there are lots of places to eat & drink close by, with a nice pub a few doors down.<br/>3 parking spaces making it easy as it sleeps 12.



Enjoyed our stay.



Fantastic House, really helpful host. Thank you.





We had a wonderful stay for Christmas at Raven House. The house has great indoor space, comfy beds and outstanding views. Watching sunrise and sunset from the front of the house everyday was really special. The house does require some attention in certain areas as previous reviews also refer to. A deep clean and some repair work and this would be absolutly perfect. All that being said it didnt impact too much on us enjoying our stay and we would definitely stay again.



A really lovely house in a fantastic location. Most of the rooms have a view of the sea and the sunrise across the bay is amazing if you're up in time. Beds are comfy and there are plenty of en-suites which is helpful for big groups.<br/><br/>Recommend a walk to Boggle hole and the cafe there, but beware of the steps! Ate at the pub up the road which was nice and there are some lovely shops and cafes down the hill which will easily pass an afternoon.<br/><br/>The only reason for our rating (which only just scraped a 4) is that there were lots of issues around general maintenance that need attention. Cutlery needs replacing, bedroom door fell off hinges, loose glass in oven, missing door handles in ensuite, dripping taps & squeaking doors. If the owner sorts these issues, then property would be perfect.



Perfect spot in Robin Hood Bay with easy access to the town, the coastal path, the beach and nearby pubs. The house is managed by a rental agency rather than a direct owner (we hired through Airbnb) which we found difficult when things did not go quite as expected. This included the tumble dryer not working, basic items in the kitchen not being available, hot water not working and the house not being properly cleaned prior to our arrival. I’d also suggest future visitors bring their own dog bowls (great the house is dog friendly) and nespresso pods if you fancy using the nespresso machine. The hot water was eventually fixed and caused by the cleaners using the boiler room as storage and over filling the space / knocking the timer off the wall. A super friendly engineer eventually came and fixed the problem to all of our great relief.



Fantastic location and a great property for large groups. The views from the front facing rooms were exceptional. Host and Stay were really easy to communicate with. I would highly recommend.<br/><br/>Would advise bringing your own soap and toilet rolls.



Loads of space, amazing views over the sea and lovely, luxurious bedrooms. This place is ideal for a big get together around the huge dining table and as a base for exploring the wonderful coastline and hills of North Yorkshire . There are just a few areas of maintenance that need attention in order to ensure the entire house feels ‘five star’.



Brilliant house in a fantastic location. Very quiet area but full of things to do including pubs, cafes and shops!



Amazing location



We had a fantastic stay at the raven house. It’s a lovely Airbnb located in a beautiful location. Efficient check in with good communication. The Airbnb is modern and clean. Highly recommend.





house was gorgeous, spacious and modern. Plenty of room to eat/socialise as a family of ten, but also big enough for space from each other when needed .<br/><br/>The kids were a little upset there was only 1 tv in the whole house, didn’t do them any harm. the neighbour 2 doors down was not very nice either, shouting at a little girl who wasn’t aware pass the plant pots was private. Totally understand, they do not want holidaymakers in their garden, but could have been nicer about it. Do not go past the plant pots ?



We stayed at this property for a total of 3 nights and we were pleasantly surprised to find that a lot of the rooms had a direct view of the sea. It was truly stunning. <br/><br/>The property is generally clean and decorated well but some rough edges are to be found here and here if you want to be extremely picky. For example, the bathroom seats in my en-suite room was loose. The extractor fan was also not working but making a really loud whirring noise. <br/><br/>The only real gripe that I had with this property is that it was advertised with a functioning washing machine as well as the usual essentials that you’d expect in most places (hand soap etc) but neither was accurate. The washing machine was in a shed outside but the power was cut to the shed so the washing machine wouldn’t work. The hand soap wasn’t provided and we were told to purchase that ourselves. <br/><br/>I do want to end on a positive note though because those were 2 small inconveniences. <br/><br/>The property is in a beautiful location and the rooms are spacious. The property is generally very clean. It has decent wifi connection throughout the 3 floors of the house and even offers parking for up to 3 cars which was extremely important to us. <br/><br/>I would recommend this place to others. You won’t be disappointed and I hope you’ll also have amazing summer weather like we did during our stay.



We had a lovely stay at Raven House. My family & I had a fantastic time. The house is beautifully decorated and it made our stay extra special. Location was perfect with an amazing view of the sea.

Home Truths

Raven House is spread across three floors so you will need to climb stairs during your stay.


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