Testimonials

Crabapple Cottage

We have had a great time away at Crabapple cottage. we really didn’t want to leave. we had absolutely everything we could have needed and Jane provided some lovely additional little touches to ensure we had a great stay. we would definitely return again. April 24

Great location and really cosy cottage. Well equipped kitchen and the kids enjoyed the trampoline! April 24

Really enjoyed our stay at Crabapple cottage. Lovely base for us to explore the surrounding area, near some great beaches and beautiful coastline. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and would love to visit again. March 24

We had a lovely last minute stay at Crabapple Cottage. The property was spotless with all required amenities, kitchen and bathroom particular highlights! Location was great for us as a base to explore Staithes, Runswick Bay & Whitby, and the nice pubs in Hinderwell were a great bonus. Jane was quick to respond to any queries, and instructions for check-in and departure were spot on. Feb 24

We have just returned from a short break at this wonderful cottage. The communication with the owner prior to check in was brilliant and the welcome goodies were thoroughly appreciated after a rather treacherous journey. The location of the accommodation was perfect and provided a fantastic base to explore the local area. The cottage itself was immaculate and provided all the amenities you could possibly need. We would love to return in the summer months to make use of the huge private garden. Overall, we highly recommend this accommodation and would not hesitate in returning. Jan 2024

The cottage is in a great location within walking distance of the local pub. The cottage is to an excellent standard with a really nice new kitchen and bathroom. The host is very helpful and quick to answer any queries. Jan 2024

Perfect bolt hole- the cottage is thoughtfully furnished with lots of personal touches that make for a cozy holiday home. WiFi is great, garden spacious, kitchen well provided for, bedroom extremely comfortable, parking right outside. The village is superbly situated for walks on the doorstep. The local pub serves great food . Really enjoyed our stay and would come back again! Thank you Jane. Oct 2023

Lovely cottage in a lovely village. Check in easy. Very comfortable cottage with everything you would need. Our dogs loved the garden and many walks. Loved the welcome package very thoughtful. We arranged an Asda online shop to be delivered on our arrival. Very nice stay and would def go back.  Sept 2023.

Great cottage with great facilities, in a nice little village. Sept 2023

The house has everything we could’ve needed. The kids had a safe space to burn off evening energy while we relaxed. Jane responded immediately to the one query we had while there. Everything else was so easy. The surrounding areas of amazing for exploring and sea activities. Will definitely be back. August 2023

The cottage had everything we needed for our 3 night stay and the very generous welcome items in the kitchen were much appreciated. It was conveniently situated for some wonderful coastal walks to Runswick Bay and Staithes. We used the bus to get to Whitby, so didn’t need the car once there. We highly recommend this property and would definitely consider staying again, perhaps for longer next time. July 2023

We loved the location as it was close to the coastal path which led to Staithes or Runswick Bay. We were able to catch a bus only a short distance away, which enabled us to start our hikes at different points along the Clevedon Way. The cottage was perfect for the two of us and my dog Alfie loved the long garden. Jane provided a lovely welcome pack for our arrival which was a real treat! The cottage was clean, well decorated and the bed was very comfortable. June 2023

Such a gorgeous cottage, really homely and close to everything. Jane is a great host and is on hand if needed. The welcome pack was fantastic, super comfy beds and really well equipped. The trampoline was a massive hit and we barbecued 2 nights. We honestly couldn’t fault it and will definitely be back. Absolutely loved it ❤️June 2023

Crabapple cottage was like home from home just much more peaceful! Great location with a fab pub and fish & chip shop on the doorstep. The cottage was very well equipped and tastefully furnished with good quality furniture and items. Jane was very informative and responsive to messages. We had a fabulous restful weekend and will definitely be back. Thank you. May 2023

A truly charming cottage in an excellent location. We have just returned from a short break to Hinderwell and the surrounding area and could not be more impressed. Jane provided all the information in advance and the cottage was spotless, inviting and had all the charm that the photos suggested. The kids were extremely excited about the bunk beds and the trampoline in the garden was a big hit! Will be rebooking again given the opportunity! April 2023

Beautifully presented cottage; cosy, clean, comfortable with everything we needed for our short stay. In a great location, tucked away just off the main road. A generous welcome pack on arrival which went down a treat! Our two boys, 12 and 14, loved the trampoline. We walked from the cottage to Runswick Bay with a successful fossil hunting trip and then carried on along the Cleveland Way to Staithes, before looping back to Hinderwell along the road. We enjoyed a lovely evening meal at The Badger Hounds, just a minutes walk from the cottage – be sure to prebook! Great days out at Whitby and Saltburn-By-The-Sea too. Just wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you very much Jane for letting us stay in your property; we hope to return. April 2023

Lovely stay in Hinderwell over the Easter weekend. The cottage was clean, close to various amenities and villages for some great day trips and the trampoline went down extremely well with our 5 year old! Thank you also for the lovely welcome pack including the chocolate Easter bunnies. Our host was helpful and very accommodating and we would recommend!  April 2023

Beautiful cottage, exactly as described. The large garden was great for the dogs. Would definitely visit again, it’s a great location to explore the beautiful coast and countryside. March 2023

Had a great stay at Jane’s cottage, a lovely base for our holiday in the surrounding areas. Very comfy beds, warm house and well equipped kitchen. Jane’s is a very friendly and responsive host. Feb 2023

Jane is a wonderful host. My husband and I stayed at Crabapple Cottage over Christmas with our little dog, Milly. The cottage was so lovely and cosy and was so well equipped. I cooked a full Christmas dinner with ease. Everything I needed was right to hand in the kitchen. All instructions were clear and Jane was very accommodating to our request to arrive a little earlier than planned. Hinderwell is a gorgeous little village. We attended a service at St Hilda’s church on Christmas Eve and everyone was so friendly. The Badger Hounds pub is just around the corner and serves delicious food. If you’re looking for a comfortable place to stay, with fabulous walks on the doorstep and a friendly local within a minutes walk, look no further than Crabapple Cottage   Dec 2022

Starboard Cottage

Beautiful house which as soon as we walked through the door we felt right at home. Had everything we needed to self cater and such beautiful interior design. Would recommend to all, clean, tidy and just perfect. Jane was a great host, kept in touch, great instructions and gave local knowledge when requested. Thank you Jane and we hope to return. Feb 2024

Had the most wonderful weekend stay at Starboard Cottage. A fabulous guest hamper on arrival with an abundance of goodies for the weekend. The house is wonderful with ample space. Jane was an incredible host with quick and attentive communication. The pub is a couple of doors away which served well for Sunday lunch. The downstairs shower proved very handy for an adventurous dog and child. All in all an incredible stay, would definitely return. Jan 24

A lovely place to stay – home from home. We really appreciated the attention to detail and beautiful decor in the house. The kitchen and bathroom were particularly beautiful and very well stocked . Would highly recommend. Nov 23

Jane proved to be a fantastic host! She has created a beautiful home from home, with stylish and thoughtful decor, excellent amenities and quality furnishings. Excellent communication, with detailed information being sent through prior to the trip, and even a thoughtful finishing touch of a welcome basket. The house is in a quiet street with parking for two cars and just a few footsteps away from The Royal which we frequented several times! The garden is such a plus, and our daughter LOVED the trampoline! A short walk to Runswick beach for fossil hunting and Staithes, Whitby and Saltburn are all so close by. Thanks for having us Jane, we would love to come back! October 2023

Loved our weekend away with my husband and 3 girls to Jane’s place in Runswick Bay. Loved the location – so easy to walk to the beautiful bay. Recommend walking along top bank and through the little alleyways of the village. So pretty. Get ready for steep climb back up! The bay was amazing – so many fossils! We went to the local pub which is super handy and a few doors away. Then Magpie Cafe in Whitby and the Cod and Lobster in Staithes. So much to do and so little time. Jane’s house was so well appointed. Everything you need, kids loved the trampoline, super clear instructions and very responsive. Thank you so much! 🙂 Oct 2023

We had everything we needed , lovely house beautifully decorated and very homely Oct 2023

A stunning stay in the most beautiful setting Oct 2023

We had the most fabulous stay at Jane’s cottage. It was spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated with fantastic attention to detail. The garden is huge and well kept, the location is perfect just a short walk to the beach. Will definitely be back and would thoroughly recommend, absolutely wonderful. Sept 2023

Myself, husband, our 4 month old girl and little dog had the most amazing break away at Starboard cottage – our first family holiday! The cottage is equipped with everything we needed and is beautifully decorated throughout the whole place. The garden is spectacular. Our Cavapoo absolutely loved running up and down, and the bonus of a trampoline brought me back 15 years! Location was great, perfect for Runswick Bay beach, a pub, cafe and then only 15 minutes in the car to Whitby! Jane was very helpful and so quick to respond to anything at all! Sept 2023

We had a brilliant stay at Starboard Cottage. Excellent information beforehand and communication from Jane during our stay and lovely welcome pack too. The house is beautiful and garden with trampoline and football & basketball net was a huge hit with our children. We have visited Runswick before and loved the beautiful beaches, we would love to come again and would very happily return to Jane’s place. Fantastic family holiday! August 2023

Starboard Cottage is a well equipped home-from-home with lovely decor, linen, crockery and furnishings. The trampoline and football goal in the back garden were a great success with my granddaughter. The cottage is a short walking distance from the beautiful beach at Runswick Bay and the location is within easy driving (or bus-trip) distance of Sandsend, Whitby and Saltburn. I would highly recommend it. July 2023

We had a brief but fantastic stay in Janes property. We found it scrupulously clean, very ‘themed’ for the location and extremely comfortable. It truly felt like home. This was ‘back to my roots’ and the beauty of the area had faded over time, we certainly won’t leave it so long to return and Starboard Cottage will be our first choice. No hesitation in recommending this property and if you go to the local pub (50 yards away) try the corned beef pie! Scrummy. July 2023

We absolutely loved staying in Runswick Bay. Beautiful home and fantastic location. We will be booking a return visit soon. Would recommend to all. June 2023

We had a wonderful time staying at Jane’s place. The house is beautiful, very stylish, extremely comfortable and spotlessly clean and the garden is amazing. The location is fantastic, a short walk to Runswick Bay beach which is a really beautiful little seaside village. Would highly recommend Jane’s place! June 2023

We have enjoyed an amazing weekend at the Starboard cottage. The house was more spacious than we anticipated and beautifully decorated. Lots of thought has been put into homely extras which made our stay very enjoyable and the large garden kept both grandparents and toddlers happy! Perfect location for both walking and the beach, we cannot wait to come back! May 2023

We had a wonderful stay at Jane’s cottage. It is beautifully decorated, very homely and very well equipped (everything you could possibly need kitchen wise which is refreshing). The hammock and trampoline in the large securely fenced garden were a huge bonus. It’s a great location, easily walkable to the beautiful beach at Runswick Bay and an easy drive to Staithes, Sandsend and Whitby. Jane was very helpful and easy to communicate with. Would highly recommend staying here and we are hoping to stay again soon. May 2023

Just spent a fabulous 5 days at Jane’s cottage. Wow, it’s beautiful – everything you could wish for and more! Super comfy beds, a cosy lounge, huge bathroom. The kids loved the outdoor space, and spent hours on the trampoline. Very peaceful location, in short driving distance to local shops. Perfect location for visiting the very pretty Staithes, Saltburn and Whitby. Would highly recommend. Thank you Jane for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage. April 2023