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Mill Cottage

(Ref. 951987)

Hinderwell near Runswick Bay, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cosy and comfortable cottage, We thoroughly enjoyed our visit."

    Reviewed by David and Paula5.0Dec 2023

  • "We loved mill cottagelitt is just as described and with little touches, like homade jam left for us."

    The cottage is central in the village, with two pubs, that are dog friendly thirty seconds away, butchers, chippy and a co-op nearby. It was perfect for us, being near all the places we wanted to visit. We would really like to stay again, but for longer next time. Constructive criticism. I was excited to find tea pots ( rare these days) but no tea cosy. No potato peeler ( my arm hurt using a knife) What a lovely little cottage and the owner obviously takes pride.

    Reviewed by Robin4.4Nov 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage ticked every box for us could not have exspected more again many thanks to a lovely owner"

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Sep 2023

  • "A very comfortable, clean and well-equipped cottage."

    Would not hesitate to stay again.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in this little cottage."

    A perfect location for exploring the Cleveland Way and surrounding costal areas. The cottage was very comfortable and very well equipped with everything we needed. We especially like the garden which is enclosed and peaceful and great for our dog. Local pubs serve excellent food, butchers and chip shop right next door and bus stop with great service just a short walk from the cottage. Parking is on the main road but we never had any trouble finding a parking space close by. The welcome pack was a really nice touch thank you. Would highly recommend and would definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage."

    Garden secure for our little dog. Cottage lovely. I know we couldn't park in front of the cottage but it wasn't a problem. We have booked for next year! Fabulous.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2023

  • "Mill cottage was absolutely beautiful clean, comfortable & had everything we needed, Hinderwell is a lovely little village, we will definitely be back."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, garden was beautiful."

    Would recommend a stay there.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cute and very clean cottage in a great area for sightseeing"

    Reviewed by Jean5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and clean, great location for walking and ..."

    Lovely cottage, well equipped and clean, great location for walking and visiting, lovely welcome pack left, very thoughtful, great outside space to enjoy the sunshine

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Apr 2023

  • "Once again we found nothing to complain about our stay at Mill Cottage."

    It was delightful and the walled garden a real bonus for dog honours and a pleasure for the humans to enjoy the sunshine - even in March!

    Reviewed by Catharine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location!"

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a cosy cottage in a good location."

    Two pubs, a butcher/convenience store and garage are within walking distance and it’s a 20 min walk to Runswick Bay. The cottage is well maintained and very comfortable. We stayed over New Year and it was perfect for a one week stay. Good shower, heating, log fire, comfy beds with high quality towels and bed linen provided, central heating and a log fire. It was lovely.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    The owner supplied useful items as well as some lovely extra touches. We had a lovely and very comfortable stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you could want we went in November so didn’t ..."

    Lovely cottage with everything you could want we went in November so didn’t really get the benefit of the lovely garden but overall very good

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Nov 2022

  • "A lovely, comfortable and well equipped cottage in the small village of Hinderwell."

    No on site parking available but parking on the main road was fine. The secure enclosed garden was ideal for our dog. The cottage is well placed to explore the numerous beaches nearby.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Sep 2022

  • "One of our most enjoyable weeks in the Whitby area over many years experience."

    A very cosy and surprisingly quiet cottage for its position on the main Hinderwell Road. The private garden was a perfect place for relaxation between trips and so quiet and peaceful. The lack of on site parking was a worry but loads of on road parking was always available. Very clean and the best holiday cottage shower I have used - good constant temperature and a surprisingly good water pressure. Top marks for the way the cottage was presented - an ideal spot for 3 people and a dog to have a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at Mill Cottage."

    It's in a great location to access all the main villages and resorts on the coast nearby... the x4 bus was invaluable to get us to all the places we wanted to go without driving and having to fund parking etc! The garden at the cottage was lovely and so safe for our cockerpoo Benji..ha has a ball and the flagged patio area was lovely to enjoy a vino or two on after a busy day! The cottage itself was lovely but just a little tired in places that's my only negative. All in all a lovely holiday!

    Reviewed by Dawn4.1Jul 2022

  • "Lovely clean, well equipped cottage."

    Has everything you can possibly need. Comfortable bed. Lovely well kept enclosed garden suitable and safe if you have a dog. Hamper provided by owner much appreciated. Thoroughly enjoyed holiday. Lovely area of Yorkshire plenty of walks and lovely beaches. Runswick Bay only a mile from cottage is well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with a beautiful secure garden for dog to play in and for us to sit out and enjoy the sun."

    The location is ideal, very close to Staithes and Whitby, the dog loves the sea so we went to coast every day, go to sand send as great beach and only 29p parking for an hour, plenty time for dog to enjoy the sea. We then explored the moors, loads of lovely villages, and great walks, we had a fantastic week.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely extremely well equipped cottage."

    It was spotless when we arrived. Practically perfect in every way. The garden was beautiful and very safe for our dog. We were really pleased with the welcome package provided by the owner. Lovely village with an excellent pub Badger hounds and a very well stocked butchers with all the essentials you may need.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely cosy cottage that had everything we needed for our stay."

    It had a well maintained, secure garden which was a relaxing place to sit out in and have a coffee/wine and read a book. It was great for our dog too. The welcome pack left by Christine was a very kind gesture and very much enjoyed . It is nicely placed to visit Staithes and Runswick Bay, which we did during our time there.

    Reviewed by Tracey3.8Apr 2022

  • "Had a lovely week in the delightful village of Hinderwell."

    Very friendly place. Lovely comfortable cosy cottage with enclosed back garden ideal for our two dogs. Garden very pretty & well kept with nice patio area which gets the sun for most of day. Overall a lovely holiday. Ideal place to explore the coastal towns of Whitby & Scarborough. Also Robin Hood's Bay & Saltburn & Staithes. Hope to be back one day. Thankyou very much.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage and very comfy."

    Christine had every detail down in writing so everything and where to go was at our disposal. Caught first three days in sunshine on patio which was a sun trap. Garden very safe for my cocker. He loved it and fish shop a few yards away and butchers which sold everything. Sirloin was delicious. Pubs a few yards opposite which sold fab meals but we couldn’t fit it in. Central for Whitby Runswick Bay and many other places. Thank you Christine wouldn’t hesitate to come back.

    Reviewed by Rosemarie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Christine had thought of everything to make our stay a wonderful experience. The best well equipped cottage I have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by Catharine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely, well presented cottage in the village of Hinderwell."

    The description of the cottage is very accurate and the cottage is tastefully presented.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and garden."

    Ideal if you have a dog! Good location for surrounding walks and beach. Good food at the pub across the road and the fish shop close by!

    Reviewed by Christina4.4Sep 2021

  • "Splendid."

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Sep 2021

  • "Little cottage, set back off the main high street but perfectly positioned for fantastic walks, 2 pubs, chippy & butcher ( who does lots of other things to) ."

    The cottage was spotless, quality bedding and great range of usable utensils in the kitchen ( sharp knives/ decent pans) . The log burner in the lounge made for a cosy evening & the local garage sold more supplies. BbQ supplied was used, and the Spar on the road in to staithes sold coal. The garden was a sun trap and full of little birds. Christine the owner was so helpful, great communication and left a wonderful welcome pack…. Even with mixed weather we couldn’t fault it. A fabulous holiday that we hope to return to.

    Reviewed by Feralie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with private garden and pleasant aspect."

    Very convenient for local towns and beaches.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with a beautiful garden."

    Facilities met our needs for the week and then location was a perfect base to explore Whitby and the surrounding areas. The owner visited us on our first evening to make sure we had everything we needed and the welcome goodies were very much appreciated. Garden was safe for our dog and the outdoor seating was perfect for the gorgeous weather we had. Would definitely recommend and we’d love to return again!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic cosy cottage in a lovely location ideal for coastal walks."

    The enclosed garden is really well kept and ideal to sit out with the dog.

    Reviewed by Diarmuid5.0Apr 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage everything you needed was provided."

    Cosy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, welcoming with wine and jams, well equipped, great garden for dogs, local to different beaches."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Sep 2020

  • "Super cottage in convenient location for walking and visiting Staithes, Whitby, Sandsend and Saltburn - all on the bus."

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful little cottage with a lovely garden."

    Lots of nice walks on the doorstep. Plus we were greeted with homemade jam, wine and snacks for the baby, so we were sold from the start. Highly recommended!!

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is a great cottages well stocked with the utilities you need, with a lovely garden in a great location."

    Whilst it’s just outside some of the main beachside towns it’s only between a 2 and 4 min drive to Runswick bay or Staithes or you could just hop on the local bus which runs every hour. Make sure you take cash though as the large majority of shops and cafes are cash only

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2020

  • "Excellent stay, good enclosed garden for the dog."

    Clean and comfortable, everything you need to have a good stay. Great location, with 2 beaches in walking distance. The welcome was very nice thanks, will stay again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2020

  • "Cottage is in a good location for walks as they're right on your doorstep or not too far in the car to Whitby if your legs are too tired!"

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.8Jan 2020

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage."

    Loved everything about it. Will definitely return

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2019

  • "This was our second visit to this charming cottage, which speaks volumes for the accommodation as far as we are concerned as we have never done this before."

    The cottage and location are wonderful. We couldn't fault anything and hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful walled garden."

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.4Aug 2019

  • "Perfect for Staithes and Whitby and runswi k bay"

    Reviewed by Leonard5.0Jul 2019

  • "We have stayed in quite a few Sykes cottages and this is one of the best."

    A very clean and comfortable cottage with a well equipped kitchen, sweet shower room with a lovely view and a most comfortable bed. The added bonus is the a south west facing private garden with superb wooden chairs and table. Big thank you to the owner for her thoughtful welcome gifts, particularly the delicious homemade jam! As we enjoyed mainly good sunny weather we spent quite a lot of time relaxing in the garden and it was great knowing the dog couldn't get out.. Hinderwell is a friendly village and a great base for visiting the many delightful beaches and tourist favourites near by.We enjoyed our week very much and would like to stay there again. Eleanor

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was everything we could have wished for."

    We loved the garden and being able to let our dog out knowing she was safe and couldn't get out. Absolutely stunning

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2019

  • "Hinderwell is perfectly placed for visiting the area."

    Although the main road is very busy the cottage is tucked away & surprisingly quite with a lovely sunny garden which was perfect for our dog.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2019

  • "Delighted with our stay lovely comfortable and extremely clean cottage we loved ..."

    Delighted with our stay lovely comfortable and extremely clean cottage we loved it we would certainly return though we have just booked another one of your cottages in Goathland this time

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2019

  • "Very relaxing break in a lovely comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay in mill cottage."

    It was like home from home very clean and comfortable. The cottage had everything we needed in it , it was nice and quiet.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was just what we wanted, It was very comfortable and warm, well equipped and in an ideal place for exploring the area."

    Since we were here last, it has changed ownership with great positive effect. The new owner, Christine, paid us a visit whilst we were there to meet us and check that there were no problems. A very lovely lady who can be assured that we will be there again!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jan 2019

  • "Everything was fantastic gorgeous cottage"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Nov 2018

  • "Clean cosy warm hot water all the time, heat on when we needed and even we lit the wood burner ."

    brilliant cottage all round

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2018

  • "Brilliant holiday to Mill Cottage Hinderwell."

    The owner telephoned us 3 days prior to holiday to explain how to get the key and to answer any questions we may have had, this I thought was excellent as we were going to phone the day after. On arrival we were pleased with the accomodation and with a welcoming pack which included wines. The cottage was just as the pictures and write up stated on your website we were not disapointed. As this is our second time in a Sykes holiday accomodation we did not expect anything less. The cottage was clean and well laid out with all the essentials on hand very well equipped. Hinderwell is a good base for sighseeing in the area with places like Whitby, Redcar, Middlesborough. Scarborough on hand as well as the Steam Engines where we were able to view in the engine sheds and the home of Heartbeat where they carried out the filming. The Brown Cow over the road where we were able to take the dog and we ate there on several occasions as the food is good and the people very friendly, as with the butcher in the village who supplies the pub with meat which resulted in us bringing a good selection of top quality meat home. All in all we were extremely satisfied both my wife and I and her nephew as well as the dog who also enjoyed herself. Once again many thanks Pat & Dennis Casement

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Sep 2018

  • "Well,we were happy there, our dog as well it was just enjoyable week thank you."

    Reviewed by B K4.4Aug 2018

  • "Very good cottage our 4stay"

    Reviewed by Leonard5.0Jul 2018

  • "A quaint little cottage,set in a little village, with everything you could need included to be self sufficient."

    Central for great walks and bays. Would definitely recommend. Local people are friendly and accommodating. Outstanding views and lots of places to visit.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was really lovely, clean, warm and very tidy."

    The garden was a bonus with us having a dog and we could let her out without any problems. The only thing i would suggest would be to have either a freezer or a freezer compartment within the fridge as we struggled to keep what we had frozen wise frozen. The 2 pubs which we thought we were near only on served food and the other was only open 3 nights in the week which ment we had to travel further afield for meals out. All in all it was perfect place to stay, just enough room and everything to hand. I think it is relatively new to the owners so it does take time to get everything right but so far they are doing a wonderful job. We would recommend the cottage to our friends and family and Sykes have done us proud once again.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Mar 2018

  • "The photographs do not do this cottage justice."

    Not the best weather, but super comfortable. The fish and chip shop and local shop very close. Fish and chips a must....10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Feb 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted, galley-style kitchen with dining area
  • Gas central heating and woodburner in siting room.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge-freezer and washing machine
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview, WiFi, DVD
  • BT landline for use with an honesty box
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on main road around corner from property
  • Enclosed lawned garden and stoned patio to rear with garden furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

The property

A cosy, stone-built, semi-detached cottage just off the main street in the attractive village of Hinderwell, eight miles north of Whitby.

Lovingly refurbished and full of character, this traditional Hinderwell cottage boasts beamed ceilings, exposed stonework and a recently upgraded kitchen.

With a warming woodburner in the homely sitting room and an open staircase leading to two pretty bedrooms, this welcoming Hinderwell cottage provides excellent holiday accommodation.

Outside this Hinderwell cottage, a pretty, walled cottage garden with a stoned patio is the perfect spot in which to relax and unwind, after a day on the beach!

Hinderwell offers excellent amenities, with a butcher's, hairdresser's and two pubs, whilst the beach is just one mile away.

Enjoy bracing cliff-top walks, or visit the old fishing ports of Staithes and Runswick Bay, steeped in history, with quaint cottages and narrow alleyways.

Explore the seaside town of Whitby with its famous abbey and Dracula connections!

With the spectacular countryside on the doorstep, and numerous attractions in the vicinity, this Hinderwell cottage makes an ideal base.

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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
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  • Christmas