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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 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 chippy.

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...

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

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.

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.

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:
March 23, 2017

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 Yorkshire Moors and Coast

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 may 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.

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:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • 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 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double or twin beds. Lovely views. Built in wardrobe. Bedroom 2 with double and single bed. Travel cot available. Wardrobes and drawers. View over garden 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
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • 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 loft insulation. 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Old pantiled, stone cottage. Original features, modern comforts, family-friendly.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews

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: Oct 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: Jul 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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is exactly as it is described in the listing, clean with a home from home feel. Perfect for families as there is lots of space and it is only a short drive to the beach at Runswick, bit longer to sands end. The owner provided everything I required and I would definetly recommend the cottage to a friend. I hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a good time, and you found everything you needed. I think you found that although it looks small from the outside, there are several extra corners,and landings, that give a feeling of your own space. Looking forward to your next visit.
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Home away from Home

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was clean and well maintained, comfortable and very much a Home away from Home.

It is in a very convenient location for getting to the beach at Runswick Bay, and for exploring the moors.

Will be visiting again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, we like to leave it as a welcoming home for our visitors to relax in. I am glad you have commented about the different age ranges it is suitable for: young families enjoy it , especially with the CBBC Old Jack connection. There is plenty for families with active teenagers to do; and then the house is comfortable for the adult only couples and groups who enjoy walking, and visiting what the National park has to offer. Do come again.
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Hinderwell review

  • 5 of 5

We found this house on owners direct, to be honest the photos didn't do it justice. We thought that it was quaint & old-worlde, which made it a really special holiday.

The owners were very friendly & gave us great instructions for finding the house, parking & told us all the things we needed to know.

We found the house to be the most intriguing place we have stayed, it was like stepping back in time with; antiquated furniture, kitchen things, furniture & even an old aga. Our family enjoyed talking about the things we saw & what they were used for, even the free standing wardrobes led to stories of adventures to Narnia!

The house is off the main road, so very peaceful & safe for children. The kitchen was very well equipped & enabled us to cook every night - using the serving hatch was fun :-)

We found the maps in the cupboard to be a really useful idea & enjoyed a days walking in Hutton-le-hole (I even bought one of them on amazon!).

Hinderwell, is in an ideal location with Runswick Bay just 20mins walk away and perfect for fossil hunting. It is a great base from which to explore the surrounding coast & countryside.

Our family with a fourteen year old boy & eleven old girl, loved our stay there - the attic bedroom is amazing & fed their imaginations - it even got them drawing & off electrical items - bonus!

Thank you to Catherine for sharing this house via owners direct & for her thoughtfulness in providing information. This is a house that will reappear on our bucket list.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We love the cottage and the area around it, and there are so many walks and things to do, I am so glad you enjoyed it as we do. I think the attic is special, even in February the views can be lovely! We will be very happy for you to come again.
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Rates & Availability

Hinderwell Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 17
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring 17
Apr 24 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May Half Term 17
May 26 2017 - Jun 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 17
Jun 5 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Summer 17
Jul 21 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Indian Summer 17
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
October half term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Autumn
Oct 30 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 17
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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

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


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