Sunnybank Thatch

Runswick Bay, North York Moors & Coast(Ref. 1015647)

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Isn't this a perfect ‘chocolate box’ cottage? It’s very special – from the thatched roof with its straw pheasants and luxury interior, to stylish bathrooms and a fantastic Hot Springs Hydro Massage Spa – it’s perfect for a family, two couples or a couple wanting a stunning romantic retreat. This fabulous thatched cottage – with its own hot tub – is glorious, with chandeliers, an open fire and charming décor. Whether you want a romantic retreat or a family holiday, this lovely house offers superb accommodation in a great location near the stunning Runswick Bay.

Simply superb!! Our first cottage holiday and already booked for next year! The cottage is beautiful and far exceeded our expectations

The facilities were excellent, our own personal spa, everything is thought about, even a doggy spa area! Excellent location, a good base to explore the local coast, lots of walks. Would highly recommend!!!



Ground Floor
The vestibule leads to a hallway; there is a sitting room with a wood burning stove, TV, wooden floors and comfortable seating. This leads to a fabulous, elegant kitchen with granite work surfaces and smart cream painted cupboards. The kitchen is very well-equipped and has an electric oven, hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There is a table and comfortable leather bar stools to enjoy breakfast plus there is underfloor heating beneath the terracotta tiles – very cosy.

There is a downstairs WC and a rear hallway which leads to the superb courtyard that has seating – perfect for enjoying a cuppa or glass of wine outside – and a fantastic Hot Springs Hydro Massage Spa where you can relax under the stars!

The cottage also has a dining room with an original oven range (decorative) plus a wall-mounted TV, with table and chairs for four people to enjoy dinner in these very pleasant surroundings. There is a second WC off the main hallway which also has a shower.
First Floor
Upstairs is a half landing that leads in one way to a stunning large bathroom that has a double-ended Jacuzzi bath and TV set into the wall; there is a very large double shower - which includes a solarium if you want to top up your tan! - a WC and double hand wash basins. The bathroom opens onto a wonderful wooden balcony that wraps round part of the house. There are two bedrooms, with pretty windows that look out from under the thatched roof, and have original fireplaces, which are decorative. The bedrooms are a double bedroom with a brass bed and a TV plus a twin bedroom with two full size 3’ single beds (the twin beds have Zip-and-Link beds if a second double bedroom is needed).
There is garage parking plus a separate parking space a few yards away.





Sunnybank Thatch is located in the village of Hinderwell, approximately 1 mile from Runswick Bay and is set back 200 yards from the main street. The village has excellent facilities including a shop, deli/cafe and two pubs.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Hinderwell, residents very friendly and helpful

The Badger Hounds very friendly and excellent food. Yorkshire Coastal Cottages very helpful in dealing with our queries. Would certainly consider using them again.

What's on nearby?


Whitby Famous for its Festival weekends, Regatta Week and Folk weeks, as well as the hugely popular ‘Goth’ weekends.

Captain Cook Museum A must see for local Whitby history and the famous Dinosaur fossils.

North Yorkshire Steam Railway Links from Whitby and Pannett Park.

WHITBY & SANDSEND BEACHES These are top ‘Blue Flag’ rated beaches, for cleanliness and safety.

WHITBY FISHING Hire a boat and tackle for a day in the North Sea or join others with their simple lines trying their luck off the Pier.

SEA TRIPS Take a trip on the water with speedboat ‘Velocity’, replica galleon ‘Endeavour’ or the many other vessels that take you on short coastal trips – one of which includes a lovely sunset trip on the ‘Esk Belle’.

Other Info

Offering superb accommodation in a great location near the stunning Runswick Bay.

Notes to guests
Access Statement
Guest Comments

Free Wi-Fi included.

One well-behaved pet welcome.

Please note, as the hot tub is emptied, cleaned and refilled after each stay, the water takes time to heat up, so it may not be up to the top temperature on the day of arrival.

Access Statement for Sunny Thatch

Arrival and car parking facilities;

The remote control on the key fob will open the garage door, press the top red button and hold for 5 seconds.

Take care when driving into the small garage and close the garage door either with the key fob when you are sure the car is parked safely.

Or close the garage door by entering the house through the door and press and hold the gold, door-bell type button when you are sure there is sufficient clearance.

Additional parking is in the car park just at the side of the garden at the rear of the property. PLEASE ONLY PARK IN SPACE NO 1

Access from the front of the house;

Small step 12cm to main entrance; the stable door 83cm wide is always unlocked but may be locked from the inside with the bolt located 84cm high

Ground floor;

Access through the porch door onto a wooden floor with mat width 80cm mortice lock, 84cm from floor.

Straight ahead is a ground floor toilet and shower, door 71cm width;

To the right; carpeted relaxation /dining room, 74cm wide entrance with a small ridge on entering. Dimmer light switch to the right, 140cm high

Lounge to the left with wooden floor and large floor rug, entrance 75cm wide, light to the right, 136cm high.

Kitchen and informal dining with tiled floor, 74cm entrance with light to right 135cm high. Work top height is 89cm, bar table with bar stools with adjustable height

Off the kitchen; sliding door 63cm, entrance to; cloakroom 63cm wide, light switch 135cm high.

Back door;75cm with step 10cm, leading to outside patio and hot tub

3 steps to the left (22cm high) leading to car parking area. Small step up 15cm high to tiled area, leading to a small locked shed for chemical and cleaning storage.

Garage opens by remote on key fob or by pressing gold button on wall inside the back door

First floor to bedrooms and house bathroom

Bannister rail to the right, carpeted stairs and landing, 11 steps to small landing, bathroom to the left up 5 steps onto landing, light switch 140cm high on right.

Bathroom ; wooden floor with access to patio doors, 130cm wide onto secure balcony, light switch on left 140cm high prior to entering the bathroom. Pull switches in bathroom on left, jacuzzi bath 65cm high with hand shower and TV in wall pull cord light to right of bath. Double shower with solarium 23cm height, wash basin 90cm high, vanity unit 46cm above wash basin, toilet 40cm high.

From top of stairs, small landing to right, 5 stairs, light on left 150cm high.

Bedroom 1 to left, carpeted, door 69cm, light switch to right 150cm high, super king sized bed; bed height 70cm, can be split to make 2 singles.

Bedroom 2 carpeted, door width 69cm, wall switch on left 150cm high, brass double bed 65cm high.

Simply superb!! Our first cottage holiday and already booked for next year! The cottage is beautiful and far exceeded our expectations. The facilities were excellent, our own personal spa, everything is thought about, even a doggy spa area! Excellent location, a good base to explore the local coast, lots of walks. Would highly recommend!!!
Miss Loveday
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Hinderwell, residents very friendly and helpful. The Badger Hounds very friendly and excellent food. Yorkshire Coastal Cottages very helpful in dealing with our queries. Would certainly consider using them again.
Mrs Cordiner
We would happily return to Sunnybank Thatch. It’s home from home with all the hassle taken out and a welcome return coming in from out of the cold at this time of year . Excellent pub with excellent food on the doorstep what more could you want .
Mrs Stoyles
Fantastic little cottage. We would definitely return.
Ms Hyett
The cottage was well equipped, fabulous hot tub, beautifully decorated and very close to Runswick Bay and Whitby. 4 guests attended and enjoyed the stay!
Miss Ellis
We had a long, relaxing holiday in this lovely house. The location is perfect for experiencing the Yorkshire coast by car, bus or long walks. Returning from a day trip, one can find restaurants and classic English pubs nearby. Hinderwell is a charming little village with good infrastructure. On a rainy day though, there is no need to leave this cozy cottage with its well-equipped kitchen, spacious bathroom and hot tub.
Mr Kugler
Lovely cottage in an excellent location for seaside activities (gowns ups and kids). A bbq and a few more TV channels would be handy, but on the whole this is an excellent holiday cottage.
Mr Mayou
Best equipped cottage we have stayed in. So thoughtful and a real home from home.
Mr Woodward
A beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need,it exceeded our expectations. Only one niggle it stated in the welcome pack that on leaving at the end of the holiday that the keys were to be taken to the Whitby offices so that’s what we did,on arrival at the office we were told we should have left them in the key safe.this added an hour to our journey as we were going onwards north to continue to another place on the Scottish Borders.Please let future holidaymakers know this.
Mrs Gent
Left the gorgeous Sunnybank Thatch this morning! The Badger and Hounds is a 3 min walk from the property and has great food and atmosphere. Also the Barn Owl Cafe and Bistro at Staithes is fab too! Really enjoyed our stay. Many thanks.
Tibbetts Party
Wonderful party. Well appointed and so cosy. Will definately use again. Thank you.
Challenger, Goole
Fabulous - thank you!
Lovely cottage and in the main good weather.
Loved the cottage, made us feel very at home. Hot tub was great - we used it every day. Didn't even know sunshowers existed but loved it! Also we had some great adventures, especially to Port Mulgrave - rope down to the beach and lots of fossils! Thank you!
The Scott Party
Fantastic cottage, lovely hot tub and glorious weather. Great walks and Runcible Spoon Cafe great value for lovely food and service as was Dittos in Whitby and Dottys Tea Room in Staithes.
Rycroft Party
Many thanks for a memorable stay in your country cottage. The cottage provided more than expected and the hot tub was pure heaven. Brown Cow good for food and is open every day.
The Goodwins, Doncaster
Wow, what a beautiful cottage. Wish this was our home! Amazing Jacuzzi bath and great hot tub. Really enjoyed visiting surrounding areas - Saltburn, Runswick Bay, Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay. Welcome pack fab.
Dionne and Neil
Beautiful cottage, fab hot tub, great pubs, so friendly! Spare logs at the garage at the end of the village.
The Radleys - return visit
Pitch perfect. Just perfect. Loved the hot tub, bath and shower. Can recommend 'The Brown Cow' pub for good food. Loved the welcome pack. Thank you.
Family Dukes and Atkinson, Hull
We've had a lovely time at Sunnybank Thatch - such a cosy home away from home! Loved exploring all the beautiful places nearby Staithes, Runswick Bay,Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay - then coming home to a soak in the hot tub! We hope to come back soon. PS Recoomend pizza from the Runcible Spoon and scampi at The Brown Cow!
Andy, Emma and Elsie the Bulldog
Beautiful and well-appointed house; loved the hot tub. Ideal village for exploring the NE Yorkshire coast.
Brian, Rosalba and Luciano
We all thoroughly enjoyed our week. Walking, relaxing and stocking up on many zzzzzzz! Perfect place to wind down. Gary and Wilfred loved the dog shower, we loved everything. Thank you.
Ady, Rick, Gary and Wifred
Lovely cottage from the fixtures and fittings to the brill hot tub. Great walk to Staithes along the coast (about 1 hour) even our two daughters enjoyed it. Lovely village and lovely little shop - fresh bread, etc. Shop also great for take away pizza!
The Caudwells
Beautifu home. The beds so comfy. Hot tub amazing.
Mr and Mrs Jones, Leeds
Fantastic break, cottage brill and everything we could have wanted. Swimming in Runswick Bay fab.
Alan and Julie Radley
Lovely cottage. Specially appreciated the sun shower.
Fee and Chris
Lovely cottage. Thank you for the generous welcome pack.
The Cawthras
Fantatic cottage and we loved the area (so did the dog) what a way to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
Jenny and James (and Sky!), York
Lovely cottage. Home from home. Hot tub great. Thank you.
Nicola, Peter, Pip and Poppy (dogs)
Lovely cottage in a perfect location. Classic walks from the cottage for instance - Runswick Bay, Staithes and Sandsend. Hot tub was a treat after a long walk. Recoomend the Badgers Hound for food. House perfect especially the various luxury functions. Will return again!
Hazel, Neil, Meg and Matt
Lovely cottage with everything we needed. Lovely walks along the beach. Super break - thank you.
Jane, Paul, Issie and Snoopy
Fantastic cottage, loved the hot tub and jacuzzi and al the other mod cons. Fossilling at Port Mulgrave was rewarding as was steam train and Flamingoland! Thank you for the welcome pack. Have recommended to many friends and family and will return again.
The Pallisters
Lovely week; cottage to a high standard. Nesting baby swifts in the garage an added bonus!
John and Sharon
Fabulous cottage - really enjoyed our stay. Home from home. Thank you.
Pete, Janine, Chris and Daisy the dog
Had a great break in this lovely cottage - so cosy and well-equipped. Dotties tea room in Staithes stil a favourite and had an excellent 'Hogmany' supper in The Brown Cow - just be aware of the size of the gammon steaks!
Dave, Margot, Kenneth and Linda


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