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Fern Cottage

(Ref. 1046579)

Hinderwell near Staithes, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful cottage we had a great week, absolutely nothing that I could find fault with."

    Nothing but praise, many thanks.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very comfortable and spacious property."

    and very well equipped. All you would want from your holiday

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Fern Cottage."

    It has everything you need for a family (or a group) stay and the location is excellent. We enjoyed coastal walks and days out and there is lots to see, plus a good bus service if you want to leave the car at the cottage.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic property 2 bathrooms everything you could need in the kitchen and a dishwasher and washing machine."

    ..2 pubs opposite my husband and friend sampled both 3 times excellent was the outcome...front and back garden....just fantastic.....if you love whitby Scarborough. Staithes thirsk and york can't loose

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have stayed here a number of times and hope to do so again in the future."

    We can’t recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Fern Cottage."

    We had everything we needed, the beds were comfortable and it really felt like a home from home. It was lovely and spacious with plenty of room for the 6 of us (4 adults, 2 children). Hinderwell is a lovely village too with plenty of amenities including a little playground which our children loved to go to.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really well equipped and comfortable cottage ."

    Really enjoyed the stay and the facilities provided .

    Reviewed by Danny5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, would definitely stay again and happy to recommend."

    Badger Hounds pub directly over the road good for food but limited vegan options but not a problem. Staithes is wonderful though watch the parking, park if you can in the council run car park at the top of the cliff (left hand side). Schoolhouse cafe in the village is fab too, great food. Walk to Brunswick Bay about a mile and a half away, though the slope back top can be a tough challenge! Co-op just down the road so good for convenience. lovely cliff top walk to Staithes with superb views. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage,very comfortable all the things you need."

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage stayed in June 2023 we will return"

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely spotlessly clean comfotable Cottage."

    Great location for accessing the coast and further inland.All we needed for self catering with lots of crockery and cooking equipment. We rediscovered Cluedo with our grandchildren and played most nights with the Woodburner to keep us toasty.The guide books for local short walks were invaluable. All in all 5*

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage, Netflix in front of the wood burner was a real bonus on a cold sleety afternoon!"

    Loved feeding the birds and the location was perfect for coast path walks without needing to use the car, but also when driving out the cottage was convenient for the rest of the coast and inland. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2023

  • "We have had a lovely time at this wonderful cottage, it is very well maintained with all good quality equipment, on our arrival we found the cottage was spotless and clear instructions on how to work the appliances."

    It is situated in a lovely village with 2 pubs, Fish & Chip shop, butchers shop & also Tea Room in the old school which is very welcoming & run by volunteers. We felt really comfortable & it is a real Home from Home, will definitely stay here again, Many Thanks to the owners.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Nov 2022

  • "This was our 4th stay here."

    We love it for so many reasons. The property is everthing we need. Our only issue was with the shower upstairs, that we were unable to use because it only sprayed up to the ceiling, but with 2 showers this is hardly a problem. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a very relaxing week in a wonderful cottage the cottage has ..."

    We had a very relaxing week in a wonderful cottage the cottage has everything you need & is ideally placed for many attractions many thanks to Richard & Sue

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, tastefully furnished, comfortable, and practical."

    Convenient to local amenities (i.e. nice pub across the road and chippy a 3 minutes walk away), and also the local attractions such as Staithes or Runswick Bay, just a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Aug 2022

  • "We have stayed here before and have always really enjoyed the property and the area."

    The new owners have invested money, time and effort that have all really paid off noticeably. This is a gem, a real home from home.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a great time with the family, the cottage is in a great location, pubs close by,chip shop and a local store 20 minutes walk from the cottage."

    It was our second visit to this cottage and would highly recommend it for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Facilities very good and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2022

  • "A very good cottage facilities wise and location between Whitby and Saltburn and opposite a very good pub."

    Clean and welcoming and good layout

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7May 2022

  • "Perfect for touring North Yorkshire Moors and coastline."

    Ideal cottage for a family.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2022

  • "Our very peaceful week spent at at Fern Cottage has delivered on every level from the very outset."

    The cottage is very clean, spacious, well furnished and equipped to a good standard (plentiful stock of crockery, sharp knives, good variety of pans etc.). The bedrooms (one is en suite) offered very comfortable beds, plentiful storage hanging rails & drawer storage and the USB facility in the bedside lights were a very welcome novelty ! The large, well equipped Kitchen allowed made it easy to prepare food in (noting that the microwave was integral to the built in oven) and the private back patio offering a sunny morning “first cup of the day” sanctuary was pure indulgent therapy. The easily accessed (double space) private parking provision within the property was a much appreciated added luxury and replenishing the bird table with the fat balls and seed treats provided by the owners gave us all hours of joy. We felt very lucky to have the opportunity to enjoy the same home from home comforts that Richard and Sue would afford themselves when they stay at the Cottage. Each Sykes Cottage offers an individual delightful charm, Fern Cottage is no exception to this. We have enjoyed memorable opportunities to walk along and explore the beautiful local beaches, Staithes Harbour, Runswick Bay, Skinningrove (South), Robin Hoods Bay,Sandsend Beach (& Sandside Cafe). The Cod and Lobster Pub in Staithes Harbour offered vey large portion servings on nights we ate out. To mark my Dads 83rd birthday, he asked to re-visit the lovely Whitby centre and we sat people watching from the pier recalling many happy childhood visits to it’s Harbour and pier on our visit. We would of gone out to sea on a boat trip to Scarborough but the tides offered awkward sailing times. Later in the week we drove northwards, on the one rainy day we had, to visit the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Hartlepool and witnessed the difference in coastal scenery from Noses Point through past Hartlepool (and the Hartlepool Monkey statue), through to Redcar, Saltburn-By-The-Sea, Marske by the Sea and Skinningrove Beaches. Inland we have been charmed by the contrasts seen in vast open upland moorland, undulating upland livestock farmland, coastal cliff top horizons through to the gentle village and streamside scenery of Great Ayton and the Waterfall Gardens, Thornton le Dale (and Mathewsons Classic Car Auction), Snainton and Pickering to name but a few. The Rapton Viewpoint (YO13 9EB / (54.2896588, -0.5643036)) offered breathtaking opportunities to marvel at local birds of prey in action. I would highly recommend spending a couple of hours in Malton and locating the Groovy Moo Ice Cream parlour for a treat. Needless to say, we now have to go home but leave knowing we really want to stay to see more of what this beautiful area has to offer….enjoy !

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely property with great facilities."

    Minor point- took a while to work out the microwave was part of the oven. Otherwise no issues, the cottage is Very spacious and comfortable. Good location and parking.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fab cottage in a great location."

    The kitchen was well equipped and the folding doors into the living area made it feel open and sociable whilst cooking in the evening. The bedrooms were all comfortable. Everywhere was clean and tidy. Thankyou so much. We would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2022

  • "Our stay was absolutely perfect!"

    We all loved the games and books included in the cottage and they have included everything you will ever need inside the property. We fed the birds a couple of times with the provided bird seed/fat balls and we all enjoyed watching the birds regularly. We used the log burner almost every night and found it very warm and cosy with only the lamps and fire for light, we would definitely recommend this cottage to others and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Mar 2022

  • "A good location with lots of places close by to have days out."

    Hinderwell has 2 pubs, a chipshop and local butchers for sampling good food and beer. The house is comfortable and had a travel cot, change mat, stair gate and IKEA highchair - great for our baby. A good selection of games and books The house is well heated and radiators are easy to turn up and down. The downstairs living space is large with plenty of sitting space Points to improve, in our opinion The log burner needs the chimney sweeping. The fire would only draw with the door ajar and went out very quickly when the door was shut. A point raised by a few previous guests. The double bedroom (non ensuite) door is difficult to close. Only a frustration for us when putting our baby to bed! We did have a blocked toilet which took too long to fix. The toilet was draining slowly whrbWe found our own plumber as Sykes, and the owner, struggled to find one quickly enough. With a baby, me being pregnant and mobility issues, this made not having a downstairs bathroom an issue for us. The owner did send tools however which my husband tried without success. This meant a day lost and I had to clean the bathroom thoroughly. The other members of our party had to move rooms to allow us all to use the ensuite during this time. We did receive compensation though which was appreciated.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.1Nov 2021

  • "We've stopped here about four times now and the house is always cosy."

    Fern Cottage is well placed for local attractions. We had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2021

  • "Fantastically well equipped and comfortable cottage in an excellent location which we would highly recommend to others"

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic break at Fern Cottage with our little boy."

    The owners had thought of everything and there were lots of really useful touches to help make our stay go well. Loved reading through all the local guides at night in the courtyard with a glass of wine! Thank you for a great holiday. We'll be back again one day.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Sep 2021

  • "Superbly equipped clean cosy cottage, with well maintained garden; with a pub/eatery across the road."

    Ideally placed between Whitby and Saltburn-by-the-Sea, with Staithes and Runswick Bay in between.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is the best cottage we have stayed in, fantastic location and within walking distance of Staithes,Runswick Bay, 2 pub's on the doorstep,chip shop, what more could you ask for ."

    We'll be back in this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Well equipped and convenient location for exploring the area

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage that had everything we needed, including a lovely and well kept garden and a very well equipped kitchen (especially helpful as neither of Hinderwell’s pubs serve dinner on Monday night!"

    ). The only small thing that would have been useful was a microwave but this is minor, and everything else in the cottage was perfect. The owners were also very helpful with answering a couple of questions we had about arrival and we would not hesitate to return to the cottage. Thanks very much and see you again!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Fern Cottage."

    Felt very (Covid) safe there. We also had everything we needed and a few things more!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2021

  • "We were nervous about going away because of the Covid situation but the cottage was so clean and comfortable and enjoyed being there in an evening and relaxing."

    We loved the property so much that I'm sure we will stay there again the future.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Apr 2021

  • "The accommodation was very easy to find."

    The parking was very good. It is situated in a fantastic location with a lovely pub/restaurant across the road. Other amenities such as a amazing fish & chip shop & butchers selling essentials close by. Small supermarket within a mile. Although downstairs facilities suitable for a person with mobility difficulties, there are steps to the property. However a folding ramp might solve this. It is worth noting there is a very small step on entry to the righthand bedroom at the top of the stairs that when taking in the luggage I didn't see because the carpet made it blend in. I broke my toe. However this did not spoil my holiday & we have re booked the same property for our wedding anniversary in March. We are hoping to return again in the Autumn.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great location for a coastal walk with 2 village pubs."

    Cottage was well equipped, warm and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Nice well equipped cottage in a lovely village would be unlike to stay in this ..."

    Nice well equipped cottage in a lovely village would be unlike to stay in this cottage when visiting Hinderwell again as the noise from the property next door over the bank holiday was awful loud music while after 2am is not our idea of a country cottage

    Reviewed by Lynne3.8Aug 2020

  • "We all loved the cottage our 6 year grandson especially loved the garden area ."

    bought fish and chips at local shop which was lovely ,and local butchers good quality produce you can even buy a news paper there . friendly staff in both shops

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Aug 2020

  • "What a lovely cottage!"

    We had a fantastic 3 nights in August. We wish we'd booked more nights as we didn't get to enjoy the outdoor space. The kitchen is better equipped than our own! Could easily cook in it but we ate out each night. The badger and hounds across the road was very tasty. We took our 5 year old with us as well as my parents. She slept downstairs and wasn't bothered by us talking in the living room. The ensuite room definitely had a smaller bed in it (which is probably the only negative) we were lucky that it wasn't hot when we were there as the upstairs rooms might get hot. Special mention for the fossil finding kit. What a lovely touch. We took it with us to Staithes and did find a fossil. We are contemplating booking here again as it was so lovely. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lara4.7Aug 2020

  • "A lovely property in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jul 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge/diner with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Sky TV with movies, Netflix, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden to the front with lawned area, patio and furniture
  • Small courtyard to the rear with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: Please bring own beach towels
  • Note: Mobile phone coverage can be intermittent depending on provider
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in first floor bedrooms
  • Note: Changeover day is Friday.

The property

Staithes 1.5 miles.

Fern Cottage is a well-appointed abode emanating charm and character, that can be found nestled in the village of Hinderwell, close to the village of Staithes and the North Yorkshire coast.

Ideally situated within reaching distance of both coast and countryside, this delightful dwelling offers the best of both worlds and provides the ideal base for an exciting group getaway to North Yorkshire.

Be welcomed into a wonderful lounge, complete with traditional woodburning stove and two plush sofas, where you can kick back and relax as you enjoy a thrilling movie on the TV.

A charming dining table can be found resting in the other side of this warm and welcoming room, perfect for hosting a family feast as you share your fondest memories of the holiday so far.

Across the hallway, the kitchen has been designed to a high standard, boasting all of the essential appliances and a sociable kitchen island, giving a farmhouse feel.

Discover a contemporary bathroom housing a spacious bathtub and a separate shower, so that you can choose to have a relaxing soak in the tub or an invigorating shower at the end of an action-packed day.

The ground floor also hosts a pretty twin bedroom, delightfully decorated with crisp white bedding and views out to the well-kept garden.

Climb the open tread staircase up to the first floor to find two beautiful bedrooms including two doubles, both of which offer a truly serene setting, perfect for winding down as you let your head hit the pillow.

One of these bedrooms has the additional benefit of an en-suite shower room, so you can enjoy in a quick rinse at the start of each new day.

Make the most of warmer climates with lunch alfresco in the enclosed front garden or bask in the sunshine as you sip on a refreshing beverage in the rear courtyard.

Head down to the local for a tasty pint of ale, before moving on to one of the well-established local restaurants for a mouth-watering three-course dinner.

Explore the sandy beaches of Staithes and Runswick Bay or hop in the car and head to this historical seaside town of Whitby, well-worth a visit during your stay.

Embark on an awe-inspiring walk along the coast or seek thrills at the nearby Flamingo Land, home to a number of exhilarating rides and exotic wildlife.

Live unforgettable moments with your loved ones on a stay at Fern Cottage.

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About the location


Whitby 10 miles.

The charming and sleepy seaside village of Staithes, with its cobbled streets and back alleys, is something of an artist’s dream. Its pretty houses and cottages are clustered around the old harbour and surrounded by high craggy cliffs on three sides, with a sheltered sandy beach set amongst the rocky coastline. The village can claim connections with Captain Cook who was apprenticed to a draper near the harbour. Nowadays, Staithes is a must for anyone visiting the Yorkshire Coast and has a good selection of pubs, shops and tea rooms. Staithes is still home to an RNLI lifeboat station and a small fleet of cobles (fishing boats) landing fish, crab and lobster, with boat trips for birdwatching, fishing and even whale watching available. It’s also the location of the popular BBC children’s TV series, Old Jack’s Boat. Staithes has a strong attraction for artists, with an annual Art and Heritage Festival, galleries and artists studios with art courses and workshops regularly on offer. There’s a free Illusion Trail, which guides visitors around the network of ginnels (alleyways), with trail guides available locally. The best views of the town can be enjoyed from the Cleveland Way which runs down the cliff to the sea’s edge. Altogether a superb base for exploring the Yorkshire Coast, visiting the larger resorts of Whitby or Scarborough and enjoying the moorland villages of the North York Moors National Park.

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Note: Changeover day is Friday.