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NEW 2016- Driftwood Cottage- Peaceful, cosy, Dog Friendly*& Near to Runswick Bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

With the North Yorkshire Moors on our doorstep its a walkers paradise.

This charming, 2 bedroomed semi-detached cottage is set in a quiet location in the heart of Hinderwell with its own private off street parking area. We are within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park close to the coastal villages of Runswick and Staithes. The Cleveland way is a few minutes walk away and there is a sports centre a short drive away. Nearby amenities include a post office, pubs, hairdressers, cafe, butchers and fish and chip shop. There is a frequent bus service to major towns. *We are pet friendly but please respect the cottage as dogs are not allowed upstairs or on the furniture. We welcome up to two well behaved dogs (medium sized max). Confirm this with us prior to your booking.

A high chair, travel cot and changing mat are provided for our youngest guests. There is also a BBQ available for your use.

With two quality pubs, The Brown Cow and The Badger Hounds, The Runcible Spoon Bistro, superb fish and chip shop, a butchers combined general store and also a Hair Salon, we are short of nothing in Hinderwell.

We are approx 2 minutes by car from the beach, or you can walk in about 15 minutes. In Runswick Bay there is the Royal Hotel pub and the beach side cafe.

Walks along the Cleveland way to Kettleness, Port Mulgrave, Staithes and Whitby are highly recommended, and with a few pointers in the right direction you may find some fossils or even some 180 million year old Whitby Jet.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018


Hinderwell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Electric shower, Bath, WC and basin. Half tiled in white with an electric towel rail fitted.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • The double bedroom decorated in a range of blue's with William Morris print curtains, comfy quality mattress and views of the surrounding countryside. New quality electric radiator fitted.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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NEW 2016- Driftwood Cottage- Peaceful, cosy, Dog Friendly*& Near to Runswick Bay
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews
United Kingdom

Well appointed and quiet

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights with our 5 year old grandson. The size of property was perfect for us. Beds very comfortable. Lounge a good size and dining table and chairs a real bonus as ate in for two nights. Kitchen had everything we needed and more.

The owners had thought of everything to make our stay easy and enjoyable.

Hinderwell is very well located with easy access to a range of beaches. We visited Saltburn, Runswick Bay and Sandsend. All great beaches but for access Sandsend was our favourite. We used the park and ride in Whitby. Would recommend in holiday season.

We have stayed in a number of properties through HomeAway both in UK and Europe. The standard of this one was amongst the best.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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We had a very enjoyable stay at Driftwood cottage. It was comfortable and had everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Zoe for thinking of us and the dog on our arrival. The bottle of wine went down a treat after a long drive up here and our dog loved his treats and extra dog bowl and towel came in very handy.

Driftwood cottage is an excellent base for exploring all the beaches and little places we don’t usually get to along the east coast. It was spotlessly clean, comfortable and was a home from home experience, with all modern appliances we needed. The only one down point we found, there wasn’t enough comfortable seating in the living room for the three of us, with only a small, hard chair to sit in on an evening. The fish and chips from over the road from the cottage were delicious and there’s a local butchers, although it was closed by the time we arrived on Saturday afternoon. We also found a lovely little tea room round the corner at Port Mulgrave called the Ship Inn. They have homemade cakes to die for!

Overall this is an excellent cottage to stay in. We would rent again if we need to stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Well equipped and perfectly located, Driftwood Cottage was perfect for our walking holiday

  • 5 of 5

Driftwood Cottage is situated off the road through the village and therefore has no passing traffic which was perfect as we had our springer spaniel with us.

The cottage was clean and well equipped with everything you need for a lovely holiday. The milk and bottle of wine was very welcome after our long journey up.

We found it hard to find anything to eat on our first evening as one pub in the village had shut, one stopped serving food at 7.45pm!! And the fish and chip shop shut at 8pm but the Runcible Spoon just down the road did us a great pizza although it was an agonising wait for it, thankfully we sat outside and had a couple of glasses of wine as it was warm enough. Once we had done some exploring we found the Runswick Bay hotel (exactly 1 mike door to door and easily walkable) was good for food and very friendly, the fish and chip shop when open is excellent but our favourite was The Ellerby Hotel which had a great selection and was always beautifully presented. In the 3 evenings we stayed in for food the cottage provides pretty much everything you need to rustle up a simple meal.

Even though we stayed during the Early May heatwave we used the wood burner every evening which made the cottage really cosy and the baskets full of kindling and logs that were there on arrival was much appreciated.

Another nice touch was the dog bowl and towel along with the doggy treats for our springer spaniel who loved all the long walks we did.

Zoe messaged us early on during our stay to make sure everything was ok which we always appreciate.

Would we recommend Driftwood Cottage - yes absolutely.

The only slight downside is the parking is quite tight but then we do have a big car and once we’d gone in and out a few times we had it sussed.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Driftwood Cottage is a lovely home from home in a quiet village.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything we needed for our stay. We enjoyed walking to Runswick Bay and Staithes. Had a great day out in Whitby, taking a short boat ride out of the harbour to look back at the Abbey. We loved North Yourshire and I am certain we will return.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely clean cosy cottage.Nice village location.

  • 4 of 5

We found the cottage small for two adults and two collie dogs, space was definitely a issue.The back garden is small and not attached to the cottage so we had to have the door closed all the time. This did not spoil our holiday but we won't return to Driftwood cottage.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holiday in March 2018

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the cottage and were warmly welcomed with a lovely bottle of wine, biscuits tea and milk in the fridge and even biscuits for our 2 dogs! The cottage was very clean with everything you need being provided. It was very quiet and peaceful and handy for travelling to various beaches. Would recommend for a relaxing peaceful break.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
In the village
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Whitby or Hunley Hall
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Whitby (steam train seasonal)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Runswick Bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Pet Fee $26.54

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.