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Sunnyside, Robin Hood’s Bay YO22 4SR
For latest information and bookings (it’s best to phone!) Please contact us directly on 01947 880660 or 07593 108965 or e-mail: carol@rhbay.co.uk Carol Foster, Coralline, Silver Street, Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire, YO22 4SB


Olsen Cottage is owned and looked after by Carol and Jim Foster, who

have lived themselves in the old village of Robin Hood’s Bay since 1989.

We have welcomed guests to Olsen Cottage since 1995 and aim for a

cosy, homely atmosphere in keeping with the character of the cottage.

We have brought the facilities up to date with a new shower room and

kitchen units, complete with legible oven controls (!), and we do try to

keep the cost of a holiday affordable for most people.

We are proud suporters of the community life of the village. Jim is

Chaiman of the Lifeboat Branch, and has run the local Folk Club for

over 20 years. Carol ran Ashleys gift shop on Chapel Street for the

same length of time and has been involved with various village

organisations over the years. She currently serves on the Fylingdales

Village Hall committee.

Nelson is our cat - he doesn’t visit the holiday cottage, but you may

spot him around the village.

We like to ensure guests make the most of their visit to our very special

village, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for any advice you need

or recommendations you might find helpful.

The name Olsen Cottage derives from a 19th century Norwegian ship’s

carpenter, Oscar Magnus Olsen, who married his Captain’s daughter,

came to live in the village and served on the Lifeboat crew. Jane Olsen

bought the cottage in 1903 for all of £50 - if you decide to book a visit,

look out for the copy of the house deeds framed on the kitchen wall.

Look at the signatures. They tell a story.

Jim Foster

Carol Foster