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Rockpool Retreat

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


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely lodge enjoyed our stay only nibble was the tv over the bath does not work the wife was looking forward to bathing in front of the tv and was disappointed it was not working."

    The keycode given for the pedestrian gate does not work we had to reach round and press the button to open it. Overall great lodge and definitely will stay again

    Good Afternoon Lee, Thank you for the overall positive feedback, but would like to offer our apologies for the television in the en-suite bathroom not working. We have now sorted this (it related to a change to the area's mast coverage), but thank you for flagging it. Best Regards, Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee4.1Feb 2024

  • "Great property"

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Feb 2024

  • "On Thursday 9th November 2023 at approximately 10."

    15pm there was a power cut, which lasted until 11.15am on Friday 10th November 2023. During those 12 hours, apart from obviously having no lighting, we had no heating, no hot water and no means with which to make a hot drink. There was a torch in the lodge but the batteries were flat. As it was November, the lodge was freezing. We went up to the Reception area on Friday morning to speak to someone and there was no one there. We didn’t hear anything at all from the site owners/staff regarding what was happening and when the electricity was likely to be switched back on. We had to ring the energy provider, Northern Powergrid to find out what the situation was. I’m afraid this is totally unacceptable. We should have been kept informed. I am now looking to you for compensation for the time we were without electricity, as you did not provide basic amenities, as specified in your holiday details, for 12 hours.

    Reviewed by Claire3.4Nov 2023

  • "We had a lovely, relaxing week staying in Rockpool Retreat - a warm, welcoming, comfortable, spacious & light lodge, with everything we needed for a home from home."

    The site was wonderfully peaceful & a great base from which to explore the many beaches of the North Yorkshire coast with our cocker spaniel. Thank you for having us!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2023

  • "Rockpool Retreat is a beautiful lodge with absolutely everything you could possibly need during your stay."

    Very spacious and lovely finishing touches make it a homely place to be. The welcome pack was so generous with essentials like bread and milk and then lots of yummy treats. Thank you so much, we really enjoyed our break, just wish we could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2023

  • "The chalet was stunning we loved it."

    Lovely location and what a lovely touch being provided with a hamper of goodies when we arrived. Would highly recommend the property you won’t be disappointed and we would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have just returned from Rockpool Retreat."

    It is a lovely lodge, in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Spotlessly clean and has everything you need. Fabulous welcome pack! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Beryl5.0Sep 2023

  • "Cottage had everything that was needed."

    Very clean and airy as only the two of us. Thank you for lovely gift for the start of our holiday. It was very much appreciated. Lovely location we felt very safe with having the gate entry and good to be able to park next to cottage that’s a big thing these days. Had some lovely meals out in the area. Great for walking along coastal path. All in all a very pleasant holiday and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Outstanding lodge everything about it is fantastic."

    Location is perfect for walks down to Runswick Bay. The welcome hamper was fantastic and all the extra touches around the lodge for us to use so we can begin our holiday straight away. The only thing we could have used was an extra key as our family at times wanted to go separate places but couldn’t if the other went out earlier and had the key. The parking permit is a lovely thing but wasn’t sure where or how to use this, it would be very useful if instructions were added to the information folder and much appreciated for those who don’t understand how they work. The lodge was so clean and comfortable and beautifully decorated throughout. Please don’t take the two things above as a negative it would just have been even better for our stay. Anyone considering this beautiful lodge won’t be disappointed. Didn’t want to come home it was that relaxing. Lots of thoughtful touches from the owners throughout the lodge. Just love it all.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely outstanding property fully equipped with all and more."

    Beautifully laid out relaxing and to be honest better than our home from home. We congratulate you on you’re fine attention to detail exclusively fabulous xx. We look forward to booking with you again x. Thank you again for allowing us to experience the pure luxury of your property xx Jo Mark and Katie our cockapoo xx

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Could not be better absolutely fantastic stay Décor very nice although I did get earache from the wife about the length of the curtains as she couldn’t hang them properly."

    Welcome pack a very nice touch and would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing place to stay."

    Really clean.Had a lovely welcome pack with treats for us and our dog.It had all the facilities you needed.Just as good as a five star hotel.Quiet area.Easily accessible to all the nearby seaside towns.Some nice walks nearby for the dog.Thank you to the owners for providing a place to chill and enjoy a great break.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful chalet ."

    Every convenience included . We had a lovely four nights . Secluded spot in beautifully planned small site . Lovely and clean, some treats left. Thank you so much . I would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay."

    So much so we have booked again in same. Park. Lodge was spotless and very well equiped. Everything catered for. My only concern is that the furniture has a "doggy" odour. It did not stop us from thoroughly enjoying our stay. Thankyou to your housekeeper for maintaining a very high standard. Please pass that on. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2023

  • "The lodge was absolutely amazing the welcome pack best I’ve ever had something for everyone."

    The lodge was spotlessly clean the outside area lovely especially for 2 under threes Loved it would go again and highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent lodge."

    Very clean and comfortable. Very good location.Makes for a very good holiday.

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Apr 2023

  • "This was our first time here,and it was so peaceful and quiet, the lodge was one of the best we have stayed in, it had everything you could ask for and more."

    The welcome pack was lovely even treats for our fur babies.we even had our bedding and towels changed as we were there for 2 weeks which was lovely. Bed was really comfy Lodge was spotless could not fault it will be back for sure thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Feb 2023

  • "The lodge was excellent, having stayed on the park before we knew what to expect."

    I was nervous with the cream carpet with a dog in Feb but weather was excellent and I think all was good. Maybe better instructions on how to find the lodge, it was dark when we arrived and didn't know if it was the 1st or 2nd gate apologies if its something we missed in the correspondence. Overall brilliant lodge, excellent area and I'm sure not long before we are back again.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable few days at Rockpool Retreat."

    The site is easy to find and first impressions are excellent. Being low season we were only one of two occupied lodges so it was wonderfully quiet. The lodge itself is well equipped and comfortable and there was a nice welcome basket provided on arrival with the basics. Our first impression was actually, this actually looks better than the pictures! Our only criticism is that the master en-suite bedroom has a full height window and ridiculously thin curtains, they may as well have not been there for how useful they are. A black out blind or a thick thermal curtain would make a huge difference. The local area is nice, it's a tiny village though and given it's location it's very seasonal. When we went the local pubs/restaurants/take aways and even those in the next village were closed outside Friday/Weekend so keep that in mind if your intention is to go out. Runswick Bay itself is a very pretty little area, there is a road down to the beach but unless you're comfortable with walking up VERY steep hills, take the car down there. We stayed with our dog and the site is really well located for going on nice walks. If you go outside the gates and turn right you are very quickly into open fields and you have access to the Cleveland Way foo path that can take you for miles in either direction, aside from a few walkers we didn't see another soul. There is an Aldi/Lidl/Asda all within a 15 minute or so drive and slightly closer there's a BP garage near scaling dam with a really well stocked shop attached. We'll definitely be returning, would be nice to be able to make use of the provided BBQ next time!

    Dear Ben, Thank you for your feedback, and really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. In relation to your comment on the master bedroom curtains, we have recently installed blinds to all the bedroom windows, behind the curtains. We also enjoy staying at the property and they now help on those sunny Runswick mornings! Look forward to welcoming you back at some point in the future and hopefully making use of the BBQ! Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben4.4Jan 2023

  • "Lovely lodge, comfortable homely and cosy with everything you could possibly need for a great holiday."

    Included extensive welcome box with choc treats for the children as well as essentials. Quiet, small site with ample parking and enclosed veranda. Ideally located for cliff walks and the beach at Runswick where the children spent hours looking for fossils. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2022

  • "Couldn’t fault it."

    So clean and comfortable. Quiet location. The welcome basket and bag was a lovely touch. Ideally located for coast and moors. 5 stars from 3 generation of my family. Runswick Bay is stunning and completely dog friendly as are most places. I would highly recommend local restaurant in nearby village Ellerby.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2022

  • "Second time booking this property and the standard of cleanliness remains high."

    Continues to be well equipped and comfortable. Would not hesitant to book again

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay, very quiet, no problems with parking, would recommend staying here."

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Sep 2022

  • "A really lovely and welcoming place."

    Thank you for the welcome basket which was a lovely surprise. We had everything we needed and were very comfortable. The only thing I would change is the curtains in the bedrooms-they were far too thin and let so much light in it woke us all up early. Also we couldn't get the TV in the bathroom to display any channels.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Jul 2022

  • "Great lodge with everything we needed."

    Great stay in our favourite place by the sea.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have stayed in this property before and was again very pleased with level of cleanliness."

    The park itself is very well maintained and very quiet. Dissapointed that this property is no longer available for rent.

    Dear Val, Thank you very much for the positive feedback and sorry for the delay in acknowledging, we have been in the process of renewing the agreement. Rockpool Retreat is now available for re-booking should you wish to and we very much hope to welcome you back in the near future. Best Regards, Andrew & Angela Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Jul 2022

  • "The lodge is in a perfect situation and everything was of a high standard."

    We all had a fantastic stay and will definitely recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Runswick Bay.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Thanks for a brilliant stay - the location is fantastic and absolutely everything we could think of was catered for within the property!"

    Beds were extremely comfortable and made for a great nights sleep. We'd love to return - but sadly when we looked at booking again the property is no longer available for booking.

    Hi Michelle, Thanks very much for the positive feedback and great to hear you enjoyed your stay! We are just in the process of renewing our letting agreement so should be available to rebook in a couple of weeks time. Best Wishes, Andrew & Angela Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and en-suite bath, built in TV, handheld shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin with TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and wine cooler
  • Smart TV, TVs, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed decking with furniture and charcoal barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub and beach 0.5 miles
  • Note: The TVs in the bedrooms only play DVDs

The property

Hinderwell 0.7 miles.

Set on a serene private complex called The Pines at Runswick Bay, Rockpool Retreat presents a luxury holiday lodge to relax in amidst the North York Moors coast.

Close to the delightful beach of Runswick Bay, you can enjoy both coast and countryside in the company of your loved ones in this three-bedroom abode.

Step across the enclosed decking and make your way into the open-plan living space, decorated in neutral hues and quality furnishings creating a fabulous space to wind down in when you're not out exploring.

Choose a film to watch on the Smart TV while the electric stove-effect fire adds a homely aura to the scene then sink into the plush sofas after a day full of walking.

Enjoy cooking in the amply-equipped kitchen fitted with a fabulous range of quality appliances.

Mealtimes can be enjoyed around the dining table serving a chance to regroup and plan for the coming days.

Take an aperitif out onto the enclosed decking to soak in the last of the afternoon sun, while your four-legged friend sits by your side before retiring to one of the three bedrooms.

Choose from a double with sleek en-suite bathroom or the double and twin serviced by a family shower room, all bedrooms are furnished with plenty of storage and TVs perfect for lazy mornings.

The pretty seaside village of Runswick Bay has narrow passages and quaint streets to wander, take a photo of the only remaining thatched house on the Yorkshire coast which was once an old coastguard's house, before finding some excellent food served within The Runswick Bay Hotel, or if you're wanting a beach-side snack pop into the Runswick Bay Cafe.

Enjoy discovering the area from the water with Barefoot Kayak, who are based in the village, offering guided kayak tours, sure to be an unforgettable holiday experience!

Take in the coastal views and the beautiful moors by walking along the Cleveland Way Walk.

Within the heart of the North York Moors National Park is The North Yorkshire Moors Railway, now a well-travelled walking and cycling route of 18-miles.

Don't miss a chance to visit the historic coastal town of Whitby, famously the inspiration of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' it offers many attractions, from the eerie Whitby Abbey commanding extraordinary views over the town and sea, reached via the challenging 199 Steps as well as the glorious Blue Flag beaches where you can sit and delight in some classic fish and chips.

A world of adventure awaits on the coast of North Yorkshire at Rockpool Retreat.

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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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