Self catering holiday cottages in Runswick Bay, Yorkshire, England

Runswick Bay seasideRunswick Bay for a Postcard Perfect Cottage Break - Runswick Bay is one of Yorkshire’s best coastal villages when it comes to its charming qualities and is an excellent place for a self-catering cottage break.  For an unspoilt seaside location with reminders of its fascinating past, this North Yorkshire spot is hard to beat. As you stroll its streets, you can picture the bustling fishing village that it once was. This industry went into decline, but many artists discovered its attributes and reproduced the dramatic coast on canvas. Smugglers were also attracted to Runswick Bay and used the local caves to hide their ill-gotten gains.  Enjoy browsing for coastal cottages in this pretty village and self-catering accommodation nearby.


Facts about Self-Catering Holidays in Runswick Bay

The village of Runswick Bay is geared toward families on holiday and you will be made most welcome. Cosy cottages, cobbled roads and red pantile roofs are all easy on the eye. However, it’s not always easy on the legs, as it can be very steep here! To compensate, the bay and the sheltered sandy beach is ‘picture postcard’ perfect. Children love exploring the rock pools for signs of life and it’s a good place to find fossils when the tide is low. Surfers and water skiers also make their way to Runswick Bay. Walkers like this area too, as they can join the Cleveland Way from the village, a popular trail that stretches for 109 miles.

Runswick Bay has often won the ENCAMS Seaside Award, which is the blue and yellow flag award. This indicates good water quality and clean beaches. It’s also noted for safe swimming, which is not too common on Yorkshire’s rugged coast.

Also recommended for a visit during your holiday, further up the coast is Staithes, another attractive, old fishing community. Again, steep hillsides, cobbled streets and quirky cottages entice the visitor. It’s famous locally for Dog Loup, an extremely narrow street, said to be the narrowest in the entire county. In common with Runswick Bay, it’s fun to wander round the harbour and go hunting for fossils and rock pools.

Just over eight miles north of Whitby, Runswick Bay is ideally suited for a drive over to see Whitby’s many attractions. Whitby has to be one of Yorkshire’s best loved coastal towns and is well worth a visit.  See the imposing ruins of Whitby Abbey, stroll round the harbour and glean information about the life and adventures of the explorer, James Cook at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum.

This coast is a fascinating one for tales of smugglers and shipwrecks. Today, Runswick Bay and its nearby coastal villages and towns offer warm hospitality, cosy cafes and crafts.  This is a great place for a self-catering break for both families and those on romantic breaks.  Whether you rent a quaint fisherman’s cottage or a cottage inland, we trust that you’ll enjoy browsing through the available options in and near the pretty village of Runswick Bay.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Runswick Bay, Yorkshire, England:

Smithy Cottage, Filey, Yorkshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, North England.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Unique 2 bedroom historical cottage with enclosed patio garden which was originally a blacksmiths, situated in a lovely rural hamlet close to Filey and Bridlington.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £250
Next availability:
from 28 January to 31 January 20 from 10 February to 28 February 20


Special Offer: from 27 January to 31 March 20

Three Peaks Barn, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Chapel le Dale, Yorkshire, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales.

sleeps 4 - 13 guests
4 - 13
6 bedrooms
6
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed
5 star

Farm-stay holiday cottage with 6 bedrooms, games room with pool table and warm bubbly hot tub and generous gardens, accommodating up to 13 in a tranquil rural location close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1342
Next availability:
from 03 February to 06 February 20 from 24 February to 28 February 20

The Old Life Boat Seaside Cottage, North York Moors & Coast , Hornsea, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering Accommodation, North England.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Unique 3 bedroom holiday cottage with light and airy interior which was originally an old lifeboat house, situated just a short walk from the local beach in the coastal town of Hornsea.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £304
Next availability:
from 31 January to 07 February 20 from 10 February to 06 March 20

Rough Top Cottage, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, North England.

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Welcoming 3 bedroom pet-friendly character cottage with a warming open fire and original features along with lovely countryside views, close to Haworth and Bronte Country.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £300
Next availability:
from 28 January to 14 February 20 from 21 February to 06 March 20

Wills Coastal Cottage, Redcar, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, North York Moors and Coast.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Situated close to a local sandy beach just outside of Redcar and near to the North York Moors National Park, this 3 bedroom coastal cottage with its garden games room with snooker table and table tennis has plenty to offer families or groups of friends.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £325
Next availability:
from 21 February to 13 March 20 from 22 March to 04 April 20

We have no cottages within Runswick Bay itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Runswick Bay. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England