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Driftwood Cottage

(Ref. 1082811)

Hinderwell, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "A good, small cottage with excellent kitchen, bathroom and living room."

    The log burner was lovely and a necessity as we stayed during a very cold week. We found the bedrooms cold at the begining of our week but they had warmed up by the end! We enjoyed staying in Driftwood cottage and had a lovely winter break in Hinderwell. The pan selection was limited/small with no lids provided so we were glad we had taken a large pan from home. The carpets upstairs appeared not to have been vacuumed which was a shame as we also couldn't find one to do it ourselves. Otherwise it was ideal for us and our dog especially with the secure outside areas which would have been well used in better weather!

    We hope you had a lovely stay at Driftwood. We very much apologise for the carpet. The cottage is usually cleaned to a very high standard as we expect. A vacuum is a good suggestion. We’re glad your dog could take advantage of the outside areas. Many thanks for your feedback and we hope to welcome you back to Driftwood again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Davina4.1Jan 2024

  • "Driftwood is a lovely cottage."

    It's facilities make it a home away from home and a great base for exploring the local area. The kitchen was well equipped, everything was clean and tidy and the bed very comfortable. The off road parking was a bonus and the very secure front and back gardens brilliant for our lively dog. The only improvement I could suggest would be a clothes airer, so we could hang out coats out to dry (we had sleet and snow during our visit) but that would be it. We would definitely come back again.

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We’re pleased that you had a relaxing stay at Driftwood and your dogs were able to take advantage of the front and back gardens. An airer is a great suggestion especially for the wetter periods. Despite the weather, we’re glad you found Driftwood ideal for a bit of sight seeing. We look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property was very clean and tidy, with very comfortable beds."

    However it was really cold and took an age to warm the house up. The sofa wasn’t very comfortable for relaxing on at the end of the day. The welcome pack was ‘interesting’, a bag of crisps and some plum cake that was two weeks past its best before date, and an half eaten bag of shrimps and bananas…. A pint of milk would have been more welcome. We sadly suffered a 10 hour power cut whilst there (not the owners fault) but none of the local shops could open so it’s worth noting where you can buy groceries from a little further afield as we had to go to Whitby for ours on our first morning. The garden was a massive bonus for our dog.

    We sincerely apologise for any upset caused whilst staying at Driftwood and any faults will be addressed straight away. As winter months are coming in, we will ensure cottage will be pre heated moving forward. We hope you will come and stay with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail3.4Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need for a quiet few nights away"

    Thank you for your kind feedback, it is much appreciated. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Driftwood. Hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charley5.0Oct 2023

  • "Such a delightful cottage!"

    We felt at home instantly and it was well equipped with everything we needed. Lovely garden front & back with seating. We love this location as it’s so accessible to so many places. Have stayed in a few cottages in & around Hinderwell but this has to be a new favourite!

    We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Driftwood and thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are glad you found the location of the cottage ideal for visiting different locations. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very nice cottage."

    Spotlessly clean. Excellent facilities. Would use again.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Driftwood Cottage."

    It was very cosy and comfortable, and made a great base for visiting the beautiful Yorkshire coast. Runswick Bay beach is around a 15 minute walk from the door and Whitby, Staithes and Saltburn are all a short drive away. Hinderwell has a couple of good pubs and a lovely tearoom, and isn't as busy as some of the other villages in the area. This was the best place we've stayed in this area and will definitely return!

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback. Sounds like you made the most of the local area. Glad you enjoyed Runswick Bay and the local pubs. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine4.7Jul 2023

  • "New fence around the front, lawned secure garden, was great for our Cocker Spaniel."

    With a private drive, to allow off road parking. Great, secluded suntrap, rear seating area. Excellent village location, just along from the local pub, (The Badgerhound) with great food, (Sunday Lunch was excellent),and The Brown Cow, for a nice pint. Perfect location, to access the Cleveland Way coastal path, to visit Staithes, Port Mulgrave and Runswick Bay. Bus stop, is right outside the property, to visit Whitby. The bed was super comfy, with a nice kitchen and down stair bathroom. Would re-book this cottage, when visiting the east coast of Yorkshire

    We are very pleased you had a lovely time whilst staying in Hinderwell and very much appreciate your positive feedback. Glad the new fence enabled your Cocker Spaniel to securely enjoy the front garden. We hope to welcome you back to Driftwood Cottage and thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2023

  • "Well appointed property."

    Good base for easy access to local walks. Comfy bed and modern bathroom. Off road parking a bonus and lovely enclosed garden to rear for chilling.

    Thank you very much for you kind feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay at Driftwood and we hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Very clean with all the amenities we required. A nice welcome pack and fresh flowers to arrive to. Situated in a good location for walking and in easy reach of the many tourist attractions in this area. Will recommend and come back.

    You feedback is much appreciated and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Driftwood. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage!"

    Facilities were fantastic, kitchen was well equipped and we were able to cook dinner every night. Bed was very comfortable. Went during a few cold and rainy days but the heating warmed the rooms instantly! Came with our 3 month old and dog and would definitely come again.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back along with nicer weather. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was like an ice box when we arrived and took a long while to heat up."

    The bathroom towel rail was on. Daylight could be seen all round the back door, no draught proofing. Like previous visitors we needed to use the duvets from the single beds to supplement the inadequate duvet on the double bed. I appreciate that visitors have differing expectations but I don't consider the kitchen well equipped. We asked for a tin opener on the first evening which was brought the following morning. There were no lids for pans or any dishes which could be covered sustainably so energy efficiency was negligible. It would help if visitors didn't have to walk on soil to access the key safe. The front gate and fence need immediate attention- the gate latch is hanging loose and the fence it hinges on is near to collapse.

    We are so sorry to hear that your stay was not as comfortable as should be expected. We are sorry that you thought the temperature wasn’t adequate on arrival. Previous feedback and experience suggests that the cottage heats up incredibly quickly once the radiators are switched on. We apologise for the gate and are aware that it has become slightly loose. A new fence and gate is due to be installed in the next few weeks. We appreciate your feedback as we want to ensure that all guests have a comfortable stay at Driftwood cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan2.5Feb 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay with my dog in Driftwood cottage, it’s in a perfect location, very close to Runswick bay and lots of other walks."

    Very cosy, comfy and nicely furnished with new kitchen and everything we needed. Any queries soon answered by owner. Would love to stay again!

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We would love to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Feb 2023

  • "Had an enjoyable stay at Driftwood cottage it had everything we needed including ..."

    Had an enjoyable stay at Driftwood cottage it had everything we needed including comfortable bed everything finished to a good standard did have difficulty opening back door and would have liked live channels on TV would definitely stay at the property again

    Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. We will ensure the door handle is changed for a lever handle and we will be getting a tv aerial installed asap. We look forward to welcoming you back. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Feb 2023

  • "There were many nice aspects to our stay including the off road parking, comfy double bed and the log burner."

    However we couldn't get the bathroom door to lock or even close properly which wasn't great as it was next to the dining area. Also looking up at the ceiling in the dining area was a little off-putting as there were lots of nails and shards of wood sticking down. It would be nice if all the property had been finished to a high standard.

    Thank you for your feedback and we hope you enjoyed your stay. Apologies for the bathroom lock. We were unaware that it wasn’t locking properly and I will ensure to fix it straight away. With regards to the ceiling, we will take a look at this. We didn’t want to loose any original features, but if possible we will improve this. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa3.4Jan 2023

  • "Great property, we had a lovely stay."

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single with truckle bed
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Front lawn and rear courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles and beach 1.1 miles
  • 1 well behaved dog accepted

The property

Nestled at the heart of the quaint village of Hinderwell, North Yorkshire in The North York Moors National Park is Driftwood Cottage.

This fabulous cottage boasts a central location to the village’s amenities and close proximity to the coast, a charming woodburning stove and private courtyard, all perfect for couples or small families seeking a coastal retreat.

After traversing the surrounding countryside, enter into your new home-from-home and unwind in the sitting room in front of the Smart TV while your partner pampers you with a romantic meal prepared in the contemporary, fully-equipped kitchen.

Enjoy this at the dining table and reminisce on the memories you have created so far; if the sun is still shining why not delight in an alfresco affair at the furniture in the courtyard.

Toast your retreat with your favourite tipple and marvel as the stars fill the sky before heading inside to wash off the day’s adventures in the ground-floor bathroom.

Be sure to catch your rest on the first floor, choose from the four poster double bedroom or the single with handy truckle bed.

From your door find the local stores in the centre of the village where you can stock up on essentials or treat your loved ones to a delicious meal at The Brown Cow or The Badger Hounds.

Venture to the coast to admire the sea views at Runswick Bay Beach or join the Cleveland Way, an iconic 110 mile walking route traversing countryside, moorlands and the coast, perfect for guests wanting to experience all the terrains of North Yorkshire.

Head south to explore Whitby, stroll its stunning stretch of sand before taking the challenging 199 steps up to Whitby Abbey offering picturesque and panoramic views across the town and the North Sea; time your visit right to experience the famous twice-year Whitby Goth Weekend music festival.

Other coastal towns such as Staithes, Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Robin Hood’s Bay are also easily accessible by car.

Adventure awaits on the coast at Driftwood Cottage

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Whitby 9 miles.

Hinderwell is a small but bustling rural village with shops and pubs close to the picturesque fishing villages of Staithes and Runswick Bay, whilst being just 9 miles from the charming harbour town of Whitby. Hinderwell is ideally located for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside, ranging from the dramatic cliffs and smugglers’ coves of the coastline, to the deep secluded dales of the North York Moors National Park. Walking, cycling, gliding, riding and fishing are all well catered for in the area, making this the perfect location for a relaxing break.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas