Sunnybank Thatch

Hinderwell, Yorkshire Coast

  • 4 Star Gold
  • A cosy thatched cottage sleeping 4 with a luxurious bathroom, fantastic facilities such as a Hot Tub and beautifully stylish interior, the coast is on your doorstep and the gorgeous village of Sandsend a couple of minutes’ drive away.

You can book this property from:

  • £616 per week
  • £88 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 zip & link beds - can be king/super king or single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Secure bicycle storage

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.75 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Smart TV
  • Hot tub
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Preferred changeover day: Friday
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.



  • Ground floor toilet
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: Sunnybank Thatch
Property Location: Hinderwell
Description: Thatched Cottage

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: Hinderwell School
The nearest train station is: Whitby, 10 miles
The nearest petrol station is: Station Road, Hinderwell
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is:
The nearest food shop is: High Street, Hinderwell Lane, 250m
The nearest pub/restaurant: Badgerhounds, Hinderwell lane, 250m
Mobility equipment hire is:

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: One space off-road and one in the garage
Number of spaces available: 2
For what sized car: any. Gargage - limousine
Parking surface is: gravel. Gargae - paved
Is the parking level: Offroad – yes Garage sloped
Is there good space to unload once parked? Offroad – yes. Garage - limited
Distance to property from parking: Offroad 50m. Garage – attached to house
Distance to nearest public parking area: Hinderwell Lane, 50m
Is it pay and display? no
The width of the path to the property is: 84cm
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? 0

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: 84cm
Number of steps to the main entrance: 1
The height of the key safe is: 150cm
The height of the keyhole is: 109cm
How many other entrances to the property are there? 0
Is the entrance well lit? yes

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: wooden and carpet
Are there are any rugs? yes
The door widths within these areas are? 84cm
Is there good space between furniture? yes
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Is the floor level and step free? yes
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

The flooring is: Tiled
Is the floor level and step free? yes
The width of the doorways is: 84cm
What height is the worktop to the floor? 89.5cm
Is the oven set high or low? low
The fridge height is: 10cm
The freezer height is: Icebox in fridge
Is crockery stored high or low: both
Are wall plugs set high or low? both
Are electric sockets high or low?
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes; what and where? no

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? 2
The number of steps between floors is: 14
The flooring is: carpet
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? yes
The door widths are: 84cm
Bed sizes are: (1 zip and link kingsize bed or 2 singles), double bed 1.6m
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: tiled
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: 84cm
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? yes
Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? yes
Is there a ground floor WC? yes
Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? yes
Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? yes
Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? yes

Outdoor facilities
External areas are:
Is permanent seating provided? yes
Is there outside lighting? yes
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) no
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired? no
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? no
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? Hot-tub

Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? no
If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls?
Mobile phone reception information: N/A
Closest public telephone is: Hinderwell Lane, 100m
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? yes
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? no

Additional relevant information
Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:


Sunnybank Thatch is a traditional thatched stone cottage which sleeps 4 and is beautifully finished and decorated with some luxury features, including a Hot Tub which will make a stay here a real experience. If you are looking to stay in a cottage which is everything you would expect from this beautiful area, Sunnybank Thatch is for you. It is situated right in the middle of the delightful coastal village of Hinderwell, close to Whitby and in the North York Moors, famous for its walking trails, stunning scenery, fabulous pubs and restaurants serving delicious food and for the really energetic miles and miles of cycling.  Follow the Tour De Yorkshire route and cycle around the hills and valleys whilst marvelling at some of the most stunning views you will ever see.  Winter or summer there is so much to do here, with local artisans producing a vast array of products, try all that Yorkshire has to offer, you won’t be disappointed. The cottage has 2 bedrooms a bathroom with a TV, sunbed and balcony, a stunning kitchen, tasteful and elegant furnishings and garage parking.  Add to this a woodburner for cosy nights in, or why not take a long soak in the Hot Tub with a glass of bubbles giving you the perfect recipe for a relaxing and luxurious stay.

Porch: This is a useful area which has a quarry tiled floor and a stable door.  Great place to leave your walking boots or sandy sandals.
Entrance hallway: The hallway has a wooden floor and access to the living room and dining room.  There are plenty of coat hooks to hang your coats and the wonderful addition of a fully tiled shower room for dogs only, bring your pampered pooch here. 
Living Room: This is a lovely light room which is traditional but with a distinct contemporary twist and has everything you need for a relaxing stay. A wood burner makes this a cosy room summer or winter, visit at any time of the year and you will find a warm and cosy welcome.  The room has a comfy sofa and chair with matching footstool.  This mixes well with the vintage and antique furniture which adorns this room.  There is a stunning view of the moors beyond from one of the windows.  A chandelier casts a dappled light and the mirror over the fireplace is really the  TV in disguise.  Put your feet up in this gorgeous room and while away a couple of hours before venturing out and exploring the Yorkshire Coast.
Dining room: This room is in a perfect position to take advantage of the views of the front garden with its Mediterranean feel.  The fireplace (not used) is a real focal point and has a built-in old range with a beautiful beam over.  The room has a traditional feel with a beautiful antique corner cupboard, side table made from an old singer sewing machine table and a reclaimed old oak table and matching chairs.  If you just want to sit and relax there are two cosy armchairs and one with a matching footstool.  If you don’t want to miss your favourite TV show whilst enjoying dinner, there is no need to as there is a wall mounted  TV.  A ceiling hung Sheila Maid and original picture rail finish of the traditional ambiance of this lovely room
Kitchen: The kitchen is located at the side of the living dining room.  It is a lovely cream shaker style with built in baskets for storage, decorative plate racks and a breakfast bar with four grey leather bar stools.  The design does not stop there, there is a large Belfast sink with pewter mixing taps, a ceramic hob with inbuilt electric oven, dark granite worktops, in-built combi microwave, filter coffee machine, fridge with freezer box and a washing machine.  The kitchen is well equipped and contemporary.  This is a beautifully finished kitchen with everything you would need to prepare a meal for family and friends and make some lasting memories. Wall shelving displays decorative items and crockery.
Downstairs toilet: A beautifully designed little room with fitted oak furniture, a stone bowl sink, toilet, large contemporary heated towel rail to keep you cosy and fully ceramic tiled walls with a decorative inset.
Back hallway.A ceramic floor hallway which leads to the garden and the garage with a stable door to let in the evening breeze.

Bedroom 1: A stunning room which has been decorated and furnished in a beautifully individual style.  As you walk in you will be met by a brass king-sized bed with a wall-hanging behind and exposed stone walls.  Elegant curtains and wallpaper ensure this room has a true luxe feel.  There is an old Victorian cast iron fireplace (not used) antique bedside table and dressing table with mirror and built in wardrobes.  If you fancy a late-night film or a lazy morning in bed then indulge yourself and watch the TV, perfect!
Bedroom 2: A large twin room which is pretty and spacious.  Wallpapered in a country cottage style and with an antique chest of drawers with a mirror, bedside tables and a built-in wardrobe.  A TV means you can indulge in some me time or just enjoy the view of the landscaped front garden.  There is an original Victorian cast iron fireplace (not used) and a chandelier which adds to the luxury of this very relaxing bedroom.
Half landing: Go up 5 steps from the half landing and you will be faced with a gorgeous view of the moors and fields in the distance. This area leads to the bathroom
Bathroom: Now this is a room you will want to spend some time in, walk in and prepare to be wowed.  There is a large bath which you access via 2 granite circular steps, the bath has built in lighting and at the foot of the bath you will find a TV, pure luxury.  There is a large shower cubicle and there is a ceramic bowl sink on a built in oak and granite vanity unit.  A toilet completes the sanitary ware.  This room leads out onto a balcony overlooking the garden and hot tub.  A large heated towel rail will ensure you stay warm and toasty.  A lovely latched door is a real feature. 
Outside: To the front of the property there is a small garden with large patio trees and decorative touches. The rear garden has access from the rear hallway and has a Hot Tub on the patio, tables and chairs and a half moon lounging chair for those sunny days.  This area is enclosed and is a super place to enjoy an alfresco dinner, glass of something fizzy or just a relaxing morning coffee.

Heating:   Gas central heating
Short Breaks:  Short breaks anytime
Notes: Towels are provided.  No smoking at this property, unlimited Wi-Fi available. Mobile phone signal variable. Hot Tub available. 
Shop: 0.5miles
Pub: 0.2 miles
Pets: 1 well behaved pet welcome
Parking: Garage with remote control door at rear of the cottage, fits one medium car.


Area Information

Hinderwell is a small village between Runswick Bay and Staithes.  The village has a great amount of community spirit and residents take part in an annual scarecrow competition which makes for family fun viewing as the creations line villager's gardens and businesses. There are many amenities including a butcher, a post office, church, a village hall, fish and chip shop, two inns and tennis courts . Hinderwell is an ideal base for walking holidays as it close to many coastal walking routes. Situated on the A174, it is ideal for those wanting to visit Whitby using the regular bus service. This avoids you paying to park in Whitby's busy car parks.

For more information on Hinderwell and the surrounding area and local events see our Yorkshire Coast Guide and the Festivals & Events Guide.