Sunnybank Thatch

Runswick Bay
+2 WC
All features
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£595 - £995

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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.


Beautiful place with every thing and more. Perfection. Well done .We,ll be back. Thank you.



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.


This property might not be suitable for those with mobility issues.



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.

Superbly equipped

Wonderful cottage. Really enjoyed the hot tub. Weather was kind to us. I’m sure we will be back.

What's on nearby?


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

Notes to guests

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi included.

Pets: One well-behaved pet welcome.

Hot Tub: 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.

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
Lovely cottage and in the main good weather.
Fabulous - thank you!
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
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
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
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
Fabulous cottage - really enjoyed our stay. Home from home. Thank you.
Pete, Janine, Chris and Daisy the dog
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
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
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
Beautiful cottage, fab hot tub, great pubs, so friendly! Spare logs at the garage at the end of the village.
The Radleys - return visit
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
Beautiful and well-appointed house; loved the hot tub. Ideal village for exploring the NE Yorkshire coast.
Brian, Rosalba and Luciano
Beautifu home. The beds so comfy. Hot tub amazing.
Mr and Mrs Jones, Leeds
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
Fantastic break, cottage brill and everything we could have wanted. Swimming in Runswick Bay fab.
Alan and Julie Radley
Lovely week; cottage to a high standard. Nesting baby swifts in the garage an added bonus!
John and Sharon
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 cottage. Specially appreciated the sun shower.
Fee and Chris
Lovely cottage with everything we needed. Lovely walks along the beach. Super break - thank you.
Jane, Paul, Issie and Snoopy
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. Thank you for the generous welcome pack.
The Cawthras
Lovely cottage. Home from home. Hot tub great. Thank you.
Nicola, Peter, Pip and Poppy (dogs)
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


Pet Friendly
Outside Space
Wood Burning Stove or Open Fire
Hot Tub
Washing Machine
Private parking
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