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Runswick Bay Cottage With Great Sea Views In An Unspoilt Bay - with WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Runswick Bay Nr. Whitby, North Yorkshire, England - Stunning Views, 2 Minute Walk to Beach, Pub and Cafe

Cottage with great sea views in unspoilt bay, sheltered by the north winds by Lingrow Knowle. Stunning views, 2 minute walk to beach, pub and cafe. At the front of the cottage there is a veranda with table and chairs with one of the best views in the village. Runwick Bay was a former fishing village on the north east coast. It is a pretty village with lots of white washed cottages and a lot of charm.

Beverley Brook
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Beverley Brook

We used to visit Runswick Bay on a regular basis before we bought the cottage and would dream about the possibility of buying a small house there. Eventually we took the leap and basically have never looked back. This cottage has given us real quality time together. We will still be using the cottage in between lets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

25 Oct 2014 We have had a fantastic week which began from the moment we arrived. Absolutely brilliant cottage. Views are amazing (even more so at dawn and dusk sitting outside with that view and only the sounds of the birds and the waves.....

9 Nov 2014 What an absolute delight to stay here. It's been better than expected. Total relaxation. Everything had been done to make the cottage so complete. The views are total perfection. We will be returning. Thank you for sharing this wonderful place.
Dec 2009
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Runswick Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 child bed , bunk beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2+2
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Notes on accommodation: Not suitable for toddlers or anyone unsteady on their feet because of steps up to the cottage (although this is why our view is so fantastic). No pets please and no smoking. We will leave you a basket of logs, a bottle of wine and a kitchen pack of (tea towel/dish cloth/bin bags etc). Runswick Bay has no gas supply. There is a wood burning stove, five wall mounted pre programmed thermostat controlled electric radiators and underfloor heating in the bathroom which will keep the cottage cosy in all weathers. In cold weather the cottage will be left warm for your arrival. Outside: The cottage has a south facing veranda. On a good day/night this is your dining room. There is also an electric heater for use on the porch. Cleaning / Towels / Linen The cottage will be clean on arrival with beds made up for you and towels provided.


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Runswick Bay Cottage With Great Sea Views In An Unspoilt Bay - with WiFi
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Some secrets should remain so... Top Gallant and Runswick Bay is one of them. ;)

  • 5 of 5

Yes it rained, but that only added to the magic and drama of Runswick Bay, and the views which Top Gallant offered. Personally, I feel those who stay at this cottage should sign a covenant of secrecy, on account, too many good reviews will make it popular and then it shall be a race to book a week of pure bliss. Mike & Wendy, Eccleshill, West Yorkshire.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ha, love it. Not too much of a secret though please. There are always bills that need paying. Beverley x
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A little piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was warm, cosy, clean and welcoming. Amazing views.

Loved the welcome Prosecco which went down well with fish and chips on the terrace.

Crab sandwiches available in the village pub but watch out for the gammon steaks ( they are huge). Alternatively you can get takeaway sandwiches from the cafe on the beach and take them back to eat with a sea view from the terrace.

Meals at the Ellerby and Cliffmount Hotel (at the top of the village) were excellent.

This is the place if you are looking for rest and relaxation. To be honest we would like to keep this a secret but this place deserves an excellent write up!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

Although not our first stay at Runswick Bay, it was our first stay at Top Gallant and certainly wont be our last! Lovely, little, cosy quirky cottage with fabulous views from the balcony and bedroom window. Waking up to the magnificent view from the huge bay window was a delight, so much so, i didn't sleep well as i didn't want to close the shutters on it and as it was beginning of July it was practically light all night! Absolutely gutted to come home, and Bev welcomes you with a bottle of Prosecco and 2 champagne glasses! Wonderful! Can't wait to go back! It's our hidden gem.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great family break

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic views well equipped very comfortable. Lovely balcony.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely setting, beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

The bed was really comfortable. The views from this quirky cottage are amazing. A fair trade for the many steps up to it. Thank you for fixing the broken washer and leaving us the beautiful flowers.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Weren't we lucky

  • 5 of 5

Arriving on a bank holiday Monday after struggling through a very crowded Whitby we arrived at Top Gallant in the heat of the day!! How wonderful to collapse into the calm of this wonderful cottage and uncork the prosecco left by the very kind owners. Everything has been thought of in this excellent rental property including binoculars in the bedroom where you can scan the activities around the bay which spreads out in front of the bay window and balcony below. We didn't expect such wonderful weather in early May but had breakfast on the verandah on 3 mornings and sat enjoying the evening sun each evening. Many thanks Bev for sharing your lovely holiday home with us we are already trawling our diaries for a return visit!!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Two minutes walk to the beach. The beach is a sandy bay and very safe for swimming.


Runswick Bay lies between the coastal villages of Staithes and Sandsend. - Staithes (10 minutes), Sandsend (15 minutes) the lively town of Whitby (20 minutes) and the historic fishing village of Robin Hoods Bay (30 minutes) - by car. If you want to go a bit further Scarborough is worth a visit. The Yorkshire moors are also very nearby and Steam Trains running from Grosmont.

Further Details:

Parking - We provide a private residents parking pass which will enable you to park your car free of charge. This car park is only a couple of minutes from the Cottage.


Rates & Availability

Runswick Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer 17
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Autumn 17
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas - New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring - early Summer 2018
Mar 23 2018 - Jul 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 18
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Autumn 18
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Change over day is flexible. The cottage is available from 3.00 pm on the day of arrival and should be vacated by 10.30 am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for property in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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