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St Hilda's Lodge

(Ref. 976646)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

33 Customer Reviews

  • "We felt that the lodge was a little un loved and tired."

    Hot tub was murky and sauna was in need of some maintenance. Tv in second bedroom was unable to use as no signal or Internet connection. We even bought a new cable for this to no avail. Oven needs repair as door seal failed. No dryer in lodge as stated in listing. Parking was an issue as we were not allowed to park anywhere near lodge. Farmer quite rude about the parking situation.

    Reviewed by Christian3.1Feb 2022

  • "Well all I can say is this is a lovely lodge and the people who run it seem really nice."

    Main issue is parking and on going dispute between owner and her ex. Ripped the side of my car trying to negotiate the parking past new fences the ex had put up round "his"land. Then ended up with a flat tyre due to a screw which looked the same as the one used for the fences.£140 just for the tyre. We were told not to park at the bottom of the narrow road as that was ex's land but didn't have a choice as parking was so tight. As expected got told off the "ex" to move the car. Other wise we loved the lodge, lovely beds/bedding and towels to die for. Very well equipped and the hot tub although dated was fab. Hope things get sorted out for all concerned soon.

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Jan 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at St Hildas Lodge which was nicely decorated for Christmas."

    It is a lovely place, there were a few light bulbs not working and the parking is a little tight for big cars but these are minor things. We got back home and decided to book it again as we enjoyed it so much. Thank you

    Reviewed by Philippa4.7Dec 2021

  • "It is absolutely lovely."

    There is everything you would want for a great break couldn’t understand the negative feed back some gave we enjoyed every minute. I will be coming again thanks Linda

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Nov 2021

  • "First class accommodation, St Hilda's Lodge is well maintained and we have no hesitation in recommending the lodge as a great place to stay."

    Linda and Anne were so helpful, making sure that we had everything we needed and kept in touch during our stay. The hot tub and sauna are a real bonus especially after walking for miles! The Badger Hounds serves excellent food, run by Stephen & Andy. They are really welcoming friendly hosts and already we are looking forward to our next visit. The week has just flown by and hopefully we will be back soon. Definitely a wonderful experience with a well deserved 5 *****. Dee & John.

    Reviewed by Delia5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a brilliant time in this lodge,very clean and hot tub a bonus after walking all day,location close to all the places we wanted to visit,I wouldn't recommend the fish and chips shop in Hinderwell as were awful, parking was difficult at lodge so we just parked down the lane and walked,we have a large car,would definitely reccomend."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic lodge !"

    Well stocked with everything you need . The people in the caravans nearby were lovely and friendly . Could have done with a little book explaining some basic things all in one place , like the radiators , lights etc ,but Anne was always available to advise and honestly went above and beyond. So nice to be able to sit out the front or the back .The hot tub is nice and private. One side of the lodge is really dark because of the fencing and trees, so would be great of it was cut down a bit to let light in one of the bedrooms and bathrooms ? Will def return !! Thank you so much .

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.7Jul 2021

  • "What a lovely place St Hildas cottage is."

    Plenty of room. Modern clean and everything you need is in there. Hot tub and sauna were great after a days walking. Cottage situated in great place for walking. No hesitation in returning Thankyou so very much.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "The car parking is really poor."

    I only have an Audi A3 and trying to back in up a drive was irritating but getting round the corner at the top, too difficult. I've seen something that says parking for 2 cars..... Also gate through to main road was often locked which meant one night had to drive to the pub or be late. Another night had to walk round

    Reviewed by David4.4Jul 2021

  • "Lovely lodge."

    Beautiful area. Walking distance from lovely pubs and local store. Great hot tub. Clean, tidy with great kitchen and bathrooms. Good sized rooms. Nice decor. Slightly cramped parking outside with caravans around you, but this does not take anything away from the holiday. Good value for money. Owners were great. They kept in touch throughout our stay. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Please ignore the negative and picky reviews about this lodge, it seems some people cannot be pleased."

    We walked into the lodge and said ‘WOW’ because to us it just felt like home. Extremely clean, plenty of towels and the beds were super comfy I had the best night sleep I’ve had in a while. It was so warm and cosy. Linda has thought of everything, the kitchen has anything you might need. With Netflix and now tv you can watch films, the Internet was fab. The hot tub and sauna were the icing on the cake for us, we even sat in the hot tub in the rain we didn’t care. You won’t want to leave, and we definitely will be returning. Thanks again Linda you have created a lovely home from home xx

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Oct 2020

  • "The lodge was very comfortably furnished,well laid out and plenty of kit in the kitchen,although could not find a chopping board."

    The bathrooms though were very cold,no heating,no where for towels to dry....brrrrrrrrr!. It was very unfortunate that the weather was against us the second half of the week,over all a lovely lodge,good welcome and contact with Linda.

    Reviewed by Hilda3.8Sep 2020

  • "There were four adults and our spaniel staying at the lodge."

    We all had a great holiday. The lodge was comfortable and clean with everything you could need. The only thing that would make it better for four adults would be to have a proper shower over the bath in the main bathroom, we all had to share the on suite shower. The area was lovely with a few walks straight from the front door, and not far too travel to other attractions.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Sep 2020

  • "We plan to return"

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really disappointed that the hot tub did not function correctly."

    Got told owner would only charge £100 per night if booked direct. Made some complaints to which you were unable to resolve and was told it was he said she said now and it was up to us to go to owner if not happy. Very disappointed in the service and would not recommend Skyes cottages and would not use again to book another break away.

    Reviewed by Catherine3.8Aug 2020

  • "We had a week in the lodge in July 2020 which we thoroughly enjoyed."

    The only downside was the internet wasn’t working which was very frustrating for my son. Linda was most apologetic and was trying her upmost to get things fixed. Otherwise a lovely break

    Reviewed by Penny4.4Jul 2020

  • "Lovely lodge, all the little essentials like being at home."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2020

  • "The lodge is extremely well placed to explore a beautiful part of coastline and the north york moors, however the small holding is a little run down."

    The lodge is comfortable and well equipped. This said, the listing boasts a hot tub, we had to pay a surcharge for it’s use (not very clear on the listing) and were unable to enjoy it 1 of our 2 evenings, as it was still heating up and if we had not taken a gazebo with us it would have unusable in the rain. Not sure it was value for money.

    Reviewed by Dawn3.8Sep 2019

  • "Very nice and well equipped lodge."

    Fab hot tub. The owner was excellent. Very helpful and kind. We had a really nice holiday- thanks

    Reviewed by Deborah3.8Aug 2019

  • "Fabulous location home from home , spotlessly clean."

    Linda the ownerVery helpful and friendly .

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Jun 2019

  • "Lovely quite location ."

    Linda was in touch with us for if we needed any help or advice. Near to many clean beaches and lovely countryside. Nice gastro pub in village. A very comfortable lodge and beds amazing. Great fresh eggs from the farm . Our granddaughter loved the farm animals and birds. The hot tub and sauna was icing on the cake

    Reviewed by Stewart4.7Mar 2019

  • "A great base for a holiday in this lovely area."

    Hilda’s Lodge had everything we needed. It was clean, very homely and very well equipped. The owner was very welcoming on arrival and very helpful. Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2019

  • "The lodge was amazing, much bigger than it appeared on the photographs."

    Owner Linda was really welcoming and did everything possible to make sure we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Loved the hot tub and sauna. Linda (the owner) was very attentive and helpful. Brought us fresh eggs from the farm too. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Feb 2019

  • "In a few word s you cant improve perfection ."

    .the lodge was everything we wanted Linda the landlady was very welcoming wish we didn't have to leave absolutely superb

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Nov 2018

  • "A lovely cabin with lots of extra and home from home comforts."

    Very clean and the shower was lovely. Comfy beds and the decor was very tasteful. Only point on this is that would have preferred a welcome information folder with details of the internet password ( which did not work) and amenities out and about. Who to contact locally in case of emergencies etc... It would be good to know where to leave the key when leaving at the end of the week as was not sure of the procedure and where to leave it. We left very early due to a long drive home so did not know who to contact so early or where to leave the key. My son liked collecting the eggs but was only able to sample once in the week as the locals seem to have taken them very early. They are lovely and was a nice addition to breakfast. With regard to the booking however I felt when searching for a cottage specific with hot tub through Sykes I did not expect to have to pay extra for this upon arrival. The marketing on this cottage can be misleading so check the small print! It would be better to include in the overall price as the site can be very deceiving and an extra £70 does tap into spending money especially when you are a family and on a budget.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2018

  • "St Hildas Lodge was an excellent choice for our dog friendly holiday."

    It was spacious, clean and everything needed for a very satisfying stay was provided. Linda, the owner, was very welcoming and was always at the end of a telephone if any help was needed, which it was not as everything went smoothly. Hinderwell itself had 2 dog friendly pubs (within 5 minutes walk from the Lodge) and both served a good selection of drinks and very good food. I would highly recommend this Lodge for a holiday and will definately return for another relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Oct 2018

  • "Probably the most relaxing holiday we've had property was super hot tub and ..."

    Probably the most relaxing holiday we've had property was super hot tub and sauna we're fantastic we both said how chilled out we were

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Aug 2018



    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lodge was great."

    Fantastic location for walking. Linda was fantastic with my granddaughter. Let her feed animals ect. Home from home can't say much more.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Jul 2018

  • "The owner Linda goes out of her way to ensure that every thing is ok and nothing is to much trouble the locals are always welcoming and the local pub is good with good food ."

    Would say this cottage takes some beating

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2018

  • "Impeccable hosts - extremely helpful - nothing too much trouble."

    They went the extra mile to ensure our stay was outstandingly fabulous. Simply Paradise!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2018

  • "It's the second time we have been and again thoroughly enjoyed ourselves."

    The lodge is ideally placed for all the sights. The new sauna was a nice extra to the hottub. Linda made us feel very welcome, we loved the little extras, fresh eggs in the morning, fluffy dressing gowns and wine and candles when we arrived. We most definitely will be going back.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, and patio doors onto decking, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with corner bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Electric heating with electric fire in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with movies and Now TV channels, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Small, private deck with furniture and BBQ
  • Hot tub available by arrangement at £70 per week or £50 per short break, payable direct to owner
  • Infra-red sauna with music system
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 mins walk
  • Sea 10 mins walk
  • Note: Cottage is situated on a small, quiet caravan site
  • Special offer: Free bottle of prosecco for all bookings throughout April and May 2018.

The property

A lovely, quality log cabin, on a working livestock farm in the village of Hinderwell, 7 miles north of Whitby.

Stylishly furnished and decorated to a very high standard, this fabulous Yorkshire cottage has an open-plan living area, comfortable, spacious rooms, decking wrapping around the cottage offering countryside views and a fabulous hot tub.

On the farm, collect your own eggs for breakfast and admire the llamas, and pony rides can be arranged locally.

The village of Hinderwell offers excellent amenities with local shops, several pubs and a bistro, whilst the sea is only a ten minute walk.

Enjoy a scenic clifftop walk, or visit the old fishing villages of Staithes and Runswick Bay, steeped in history, with cobbled streets, secret alleys and cottages tumbling towards the harbours.

Explore the seaside towns of Whitby and Saltburn, or drive through the stunning scenery of the North York Moors National Park.

A wonderful base for a Yorkshire cottage holiday, all-year-round.

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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