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Old pantiled, stone cottage. Original features, modern comforts, family-friendly.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage in Hinderwell village, Nr. Staithes, Yorkshire. 3 bedrooms. North Sea coast path, N. York Moors. Good food and eating out.

6 The Warren is set back from Hinderwell's high street. You can watch the world go by, but not be disturbed by it.

The colourful garden catches the sun throughout the day, making it an ideal place to unwind, play or chat. The living spaces are flexible enough to allow individuals to find peace and quiet alone and for everyone to sit together to eat, chat and play. We love to eat together, and the kitchen is equipped to cook. The local butcher stocks a range of local produce, with other fresh ingredients sourced from some local farms. The Co-op in Staithes will do all other basics, with bigger supermarkets and other specialist suppliers in Whitby. Equally, there are dozens of excellent pubs and restaurants along the coast and in the moorland villages - you never need to eat the same food twice! In addition to this are Whitby's fish and chip shops, with stiff competition from the local village chippies.

There are plenty of local activities, with surfing, sailing, swimming, sandcastles, fossil hunting and fishing from the beaches: Saltburn, Staithes, Runswick, Sandsend, Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay. The moors provide walking, cycling and mountain biking routes, as well as scenic drives. Pony trekking is available in nearby Borrowby. Many villages have art and craft studios including fine art at Staithes, pottery, glass and much more. Details are in the cottage.

Younger visitors will enjoy looking for CBeebies' "Old Jack's" house and haunts in Staithes.

Historians can explore Captain Cook's legacy; ancient churches and Northumbrian Saints; fishing and lifeboat stories; industrial heritage and of course fossil hunting at Runswick and Port Mulgrave.

The Cottage.

The attic space has expansive views inland up to the moorland edge. This is an ideal space for contemplation and creativity.

The living room has TV, DVD, board games, books, iPod/MP3 Player dock and Wi-Fi. Stay connected or shut the world out - your choice. Dining table plus additional table, 3 piece suite, side tables... and a woodburning stove to keep you warm and cosy.

Gas central heating provides hot water on demand and controllable comfort whatever the weather.

The dining kitchen is well equipped with roasting and baking trays, a good range of pans and steamers, plenty of oven to tableware and enough willow pattern to feed a rugby team! There is a lovely vintage oak and formica table, the Yorkshire range (decomissioned) and an easy chair for Mum to chat from while Dad and the kids are cooking the dinner.

Downstairs shower room with separate WC and wash basin.

Upstairs WC and wash basin.

Bedroom 1: 1 king-sized, 1 single, travel cot available. Views over the garden, original Georgian sash window. High chair, travel cot and baby bath are available in the walk-in cupboard.

Bedroom 2: super-king/twin - optional configuration. Views up to the moorland edge. A lovely sunny bedroom.

Attic: twin beds, loads of space, table and chairs, fine views up to the moorland edge and Borrowby Dale.

Optional landing bed if preferred to bedroom 1 single, which also makes a great hideaway space to escape to with a book.

Reading/writing space on first floor landing with rocking chair and desk.

There is a generous boot shelf above the washing machine for your country walks, and local maps and guides in the hall cupboard.

The cottage also has garden chairs, a few beach bits including a wind break, an iron and ironing board and clothes airer if needed.

The garden has a secluded patio with fixed seating at the far end, with lawn and beautiful borders.

More Details

Catherine and Stuart
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Catherine and Stuart

Ours is a family cottage that we use ourselves. We have always holidayed on the North Yorkshire coast due to family connections, and because we love being in the countryside and we love walking.

We both work and cannot use the cottage as much as we would like. Friends always enjoy staying with us, so we thought it would be good to share the cottage with others.

It is because of our work that we ask for first contact to be by email or text. We can then get back to you during the evening.

Why Catherine and Stuart chose Hinderwell

This cottage has plenty of history, and in renovating, we have been able to leave many ancient features which you can look out for.

In the attic, there is wattle and daub on some walls beneath the limewash, complemented by new lime plaster in other places. We have left the outline of ancient doorways, the bannister and the old panelled doors.

The first and ground floors are mid-Victorian, when the kitchen ceiling was raised(!) The staircase still has panelling from this renovation.

Our renovation added modern comforts and hygiene, whilst still showing off the history. You may use the ham and bacon hooks in the hall, but you might choose to use the fridge.

The early 20th Century Yorkist Range was in use until recently. The central heating, modern cooker and leaky chimney make this a visual feature only.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage looks small and cosy, so couples fit in and feel at home - but with 3 stories, it really does sleep 7 with comfort.

The cottage is ancient, and has been altered several times throughout its history. We have sought to maintain its historic feel through the use of vintage and traditional furniture and fittings, complemented by new and modern where appropriate.

Beware the low ceilings in places, and several low doorways that can be painful to the unwary.

We love arts and crafts, and there are a number of original artworks (by family members )in the cottage to add to the look and feel, creating the right atmosphere for your holiday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have seen so many birds: 106 species in 10 days! The highlight though has to be whales, yes, whales; a mother and a baby off Boulby. I stood and for about 10 minutes and saw the long long backs come up and dive a couple of times. HH, Swansea

It was like a step back in time, fabulous memories of family cottage holidays; only this time in real comfort with central heating and hot showers.

KB, Wakefield

We will be back. My mum (85) can manage your stairs, the beds are comfortable, the cottage is warm, it was lovely to be able to have some time together go and visit places and then be able to relax.

P G , Wakefield
May 2013
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Hinderwell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No dogs upstairs.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Toilet 2 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Ground floor shower room with washbasin. Separate wc with hand wash basin. First floor wc with washbasin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be configured to make a king size double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Attic room, sloping beamed ceiling, sitting space and views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Master bedroom - family room option. Views over garden.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double and single bed. Travel cot available. Wardrobes and drawers. View over garden. Bedroom 2 with twin or king sized bed, view to moors. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds - attic bedroom, stunning views over fields to moor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is cool in summer thanks to the thick stone walls, and warm in winter thanks to the gas central heating and woodburner. Where possible, we have used vintage family furniture and fittings, in keeping with this ancient cottage. The attic had been virtually untouched for over 100 years when we took possession, and we have re-used ancient boards to create the fitted cupboards in the attic. This is in keeping with the wavy lime plaster, the board doors, and the ancient handrail. It is clean, modern, and bright - but with a very old feel. Outside: The back yard is a suntrap. The front garden is down a small flight of steps, with a small patio at each end. There is fixed bench seating at the far end and folding chairs in the cupboard under the stairs. The garden consists of a long central lawn with flower borders down each side giving year round colour and interest. Utility Room: Washing machine, washing line, boot shelves. Iron, ironing board brooms and vacuum in the cupboard under the stairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is included, towels are not usually but can be for an additional laundry charge. Cleaning and linen change weekly and between guests. Other: Stunning attic room, opened on renovation doubles as sitting room as well as bedroom. Exposed timbers, lime plaster and wattle and daub walls with real character. Quiet landings to escape with a book, each with their own character.


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Old pantiled, stone cottage. Original features, modern comforts, family-friendly.
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Cosy yet spacious, well equipped character cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely welcoming cottage with lots of space for our group of artists to spread out or come together to eat/cook. Comfortable beds, power shower and pretty garden. Great location in a very friendly village. We were lucky to visit during the scarecrow festival and enjoyed the community spirit. Parking not a problem on the street nearby. Garage in the village, good pizza at weekend evenings in the local cafe.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and warm. Very handy for Staithes which we visited several times and on a good bus route

  • 4 of 5

We chose Hinderwell as the start to St Hilda's Way - in the event we covered 3/4 of the route only cutting short the difficult route through Easington Moor. We found the well in the local church - thanks Catherine for your note. The cottage met all our needs and was well equipped, warm and comfortable. One of the highlights was a detour walk from Whitby to Robin Hood's Bay - a gorgeous walk on a lovely day. The walks from Danby to Sleights were also lovely following the Esk Valley Walk which was very well way marked. The people we met in Hinderwell were lovely particularly your neighbour a stone mason who was a mine of information. Thanks for a great stay in an area blessed with contrasting scenery and a variety of places of interest to visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Lovely, cosy, clean and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second stay we have had at this cottage. We love the fact that the cottage is very spacious for our family of 5. It is warm and cosy and more so now due to the new wood burner. The children love the hatch between the kitchen and the living room! It has a very old fashioned feel but has a modern kitchen with everything you could possibly need and a lovely modern shower room. It is a very quiet area, this year we enjoyed walking to Staithes and Runswick Bay. It is a lovely cottage to enjoy a relaxing break away from it all. We have always had great communication with the owners. I am sure we will be returning again soon. I highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place and great location

  • 5 of 5

Great bolt hole and base to go walking along the coats from. Had everything we needed (could have done with one or two more DVDs for the kids but if that's all that's missing then that's no problem!) Lovely warm & clean - just what you need if its been a bit blustery. Nice chippy near by with Whitby fish!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your holiday - it is a great place to escape with lovely walks.
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Quaint cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a quirky cottage which seem to go on for ever. It was in a lovely location, and very quiet. I can not fault the owners at all for the service they provide,even when we booked it at very short notice. Even lack of parking facilities did not affect our stay. Lots of lovely places to visit round about and an abundance of cafes and restaurants scattered around, beautiful walks and beaches. A lovely stay which I could not fault.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you liked the cottage. Like you, we always find parking close by, even at busy times.
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Peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

The owners were very helpful in making sure we had everything we needed and made us feel very welcome before we arrived. We had a 3 year old and a baby with us. The 3 year old loved the cottage and elected to sleep up in the attic where there were lots of toys and games to explore. The master bedroom was surprisingly spacious and the bed very comfortable. The cottage was very well equipped for cooking etc. Great location for walks to various beaches. Only downside was the cottage lacked a view and was quite dark due to its style/ age. When by the sea it's nice to be able to see it or at least look out over a garden. The little garden was pretty but with kids more outdoor space would be better. I would recommend this cottage overall.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Runswick Bay


Runswick Bay: 5 minutes drive, 30 minutes walk via road, 40 minutes by cliff path.

Staithes: 10 minutes drive, 45 minutes walk via cliff path.

Sandsend/Whitby: 15 minutes drive.

Robin Hoods Bay: 30 minutes drive.

Saltburn/Redcar: 20 minutes drive for surfing.


Nearest Airport - Teesside

Rail at Middlesbrough, York

Buses run past the house between Middlesbrough and Whitby. Whitby is accessible from Leeds and York via the Coastliner service.

Allow 2 hours driving from Leeds.


Whitby - 8 miles

Staithes - 1.5 miles

Runswick Bay - 1 mile

North York Moors Danby Centre - 10 miles

Robin Hood's Bay - 15 miles

Further Details:

For Walkers: The beautiful Coastal Path, part of the Cleveland Way, miles of paths over moor and through dale bottoms, taking in village, field and woodland. Many walks straight from the house, many more within a short drive. Maps and books available in the cottage. All stunning, terrain to suit strollers and mountaineers alike.

For Families: great beaches - Runswick Bay in the UK top 10 (2013), Sandsend, Whitby, Saltburn, Robin Hood's Bay. Days out such as Go Ape, The Shire Horse Centre, Flamingoland, NY Moors Railway with Harry Potter connections and plenty more. Fossil hunting at Port Mulgrave and Runswick Bay.

For the Artist: galleries in Staithes, Loftus, Sandsend, Port Mulgrave, Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay and many moorland villages. Beautiful scenic views, nature in all it's forms and constantly changing light for painters and photographers.

For cyclists: miles of quiet country lanes, moorland and woodland tracks plus sections of the old coastal railway line to Robin Hood's Bay and beyond.

For heritage lovers: North York Moors Railway, industrial heritage such as mining and alum works, fishing heritage, museums in many villages such as Staithes, Skinningrove and Kirkleatham as well as Whitby, packhorse ways, agricultural heritage ranging from medieval ridge and furrow to enclosed field lanes, moorland standing stones and crosses and hundreds of ancient buildings, most still in use as farms, pubs and churches!

For watersports: sailing at sea and on Scaling Dam, surfing all along the coast, but surf schools at Saltburn and Sandsend/Whitby.

Fishing: from boats at Staithes and Whitby, from beaches, from the pier at Whitby, coarse fishing at inland dams, and fly fishing on the River Esk (permits needed).

For shoppers: Whitby for books, clothes, Goth fashion, boutiques, outdoor gear... Markets at Guisborough, Stokesly, Thirsk. Arts and crafts in towns, villages and private galleries.

Pony trekking nearby at Borrowby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please check availability and contact the owners to enquire. Email preferred: we can telephone you back (evenings only).

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day Friday. Enquire for short breaks or long journeys.

Notes on prices:
Prices are based on full weeks during school holidays. Weekend and mid-week breaks are available during term times - please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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