The Moorings

Runswick Bay


(65 Reviews)

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

1 bathroom

Property Overview

The Moorings is a delightful holiday home located in Runswick Bay, a stunning coastal town, widely regarded as one of the prettiest spots on the Yorkshire coast. Sleeping up to four guests across two king bedrooms you can enjoy this home with family or friends. One king room can be configured with two singles if this is more suitable for your stay. This well-equipped property with onsite parking and an enclosed garden is the ideal spot for a relaxing break by the sea.


Property Details

The Space
The Moorings has a bright and cosy living area with a comfy sofa, leather armchair and large window flooding the room with light. Fully equipped for self-catering staycations, the kitchen diner has everything you could need to prepare and enjoy meals together.

Outside you’ll find an enclosed garden with a patio and outdoor seating where you can enjoy alfresco lunches, morning coffees and an evening tipple as the sun goes down.

The two bedrooms are located on the first floor. Both bedrooms feature king size beds and premium bedding to ensure you have the best sleep possible. Please note one of the king size beds can be made up as two singles if this is more suitable for your stay.

Modern and stylish, the family bathroom has a deep freestanding bathtub, a walk in shower, WC and vanity unit.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during guest bookings. For this reason, we require all our guests to transfer a Damage Deposit (refundable, subject to an administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Runswick Bay is a beautiful spot on the North Yorkshire coast. Boasting a sweeping bay with a gorgeous sandy beach, The Times and Sunday Times Travel have recognised Runswick Bay within Britain's top 50 beaches. From sunbathing to rock pooling, fossil hunting to long walks along the lapping waves, the whole family will enjoy a day at the beach.

With narrow lanes and red roofed cottages, it’s easy to fall for Runswick Bay’s charm. The village has a local pub and cosy cafe which sells delicious cakes and pastries.

By staying in Runswick Bay, you’ll be ideally placed to explore the rest of the coast which includes Whitby, Staithes, Sandsend and Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

Getting Around
The closest train station to The Moorings is a 15-minute drive away in Whitby so villages and towns along the North Yorkshire coast can easily be reached via rail. There’s also a taxi rank in close proximity to the train station.

You can travel via bus easily from Runswick Bay. Hop on the X4 and you can visit beautiful coastal villages like Sandsend, Staithes, Saltburn and Whitby.

  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Flat smooth pathway to front door
  • Free parking on premises
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Near Ocean
  • Oven
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Village
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

There is parking available for three cars on the private driveway.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

Guest Reviews


(65 Reviews)



Position<br/><br/>An unpleasant smell on first entering and finding the frying pan had not been cleaned from previous guest



The location was perfect for all our favourite places , Runswick Bay , Staithes , Sandsend and Whitby .<br/><br/>Nothing , everything was spot on .



Great location, everything you need for a self catering holiday. Private parking and enclosed garden.<br/><br/>I found the bed too hard but I know that may suit some people.











1930s heaven - lots of original features & really great shower. Loved the location so close to Runswick & bus into Staithes & Whitby. Lovely enclosed garden & patio so had a little place to sit out. Pet friendly. The beds very comfy. Well equipped kitchen & across the road from a pub. I would stay again if they drop the cleaning fees.<br/><br/>The garden area needed cleaning - the seats & patio wee covered in dirt & buds from a nearby tree. I ended up cleaning it! <br/>I think the extra cleaning cost £60 & £25damage waiver is too expensive - I know is host & stay not the owner. It’s adds a lot more onto the price.





Great location, clean towels and clean bedding<br/><br/>House wasn’t clean, downstairs toilet not cleaned from previous guests.<br/>Had no heating and hot water for the majority of our stay. Couldn’t shower or wash our hands. Reported it but slow to be dealt with and still didn’t work. Management company not really responsive to this, stayed in many places in Runswick Bay will not be returning to this one.





Good location at top of the bay, with nice hotel for a meal a few minutes walk. Also the bus passed close by enabling us to get into Whitby easily. House was very comfortable, quiet and warm with good facilities. It was handy to have a driveway to park the car.<br/><br/>The TV was hard to understand - never could get ITV! It would’ve been helpful to have written clear instructions how to operate it. Like previous holiday lets, we don’t mind signing up for a £250 damage policy which will be returned if no damage has occurred. However we do object to having to pay a non returnable extra £10 for ‘administration fees’. We’ve never done this before, and wondered what these fees consist of - something the ‘Host & Stay’ company couldn’t answer when it was put to them!



Great house<br/>Easy access with lockbox<br/>Comfortable with nice warm living room and huge beds<br/>Beautiful bathroom with an amazing bath and spacious rainforest shower<br/>Close walk to Runswick Bay beach<br/>Close drive or longer walk to Staithes<br/>Amazing value really<br/><br/>We couldn't find the muddaddy to clean the dog but other than that it was perfect





elements of the property were cosy, comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. location, parking and outdoor space was great.<br/><br/>Cleanliness was sub standard. lots of dog fur and general unswept dirt on the floors, I personally had to clean through the property to be able to walk around the place bare foot. Table surfaces were unclean with residual grime and food grease in places. we were greeted with a massive unflushed crap in the toilet….. Nice. The TV was difficult to navigate, no terrestrial channels at all and only a handful of channels on pre loaded apps. The beds were ridiculously uncomfortable with bedding that can only be described as suitable for Beamish museum.



great location , awesome small house<br/><br/>nada



Lovely clean cosy warm property.<br/><br/>Great for parking and lovely little garden <br/><br/>Very quiet area but Great for sightseeing.<br/><br/>We had a lovely stay in this property <br/>Thank you<br/><br/>Nothing not to like <br/>Problem with TV but that wasn't the owners fault





location was great and perfect for two couples<br/><br/>very minor issue but door on bedroom didn’t shut.



A suburban house, just up the hill from the beach, with everything you need to enjoy your stay.



Very pleasant location



We stayed for 3 nights in this loverly house. it’s very clean and homely. Great location for exploring the surrounding area. The garden is a added bonus, loverly little sun trap<br/><br/>The bed in the main bedroom was a little uncomfortable



Great location for the beach and walks and lovely and quiet for a peaceful getaway!



We had a great time and really like Runswick Bay…pub across the road is good and serves lovely food.



great weekend in a great location. house was v clean inside. had all the amenities we needed. close to the v lovely beach but dont leave it too late to visit as v small carpark at beach.



Good location<br/><br/>The smell as you entered the porch was atrocious. The whole house smelled of the soot, age and drains. A frying pan had been put away still containing bacon fat and the work surfaces and kettle were splashed with grease.<br/>The microwave and washing machine belonged in the dark ages.<br/>The mattress in the main bedroom was old and had two permanent dips.<br/>Very disappointed.



Fab stay in a lovely spacious house...<br/>Runswick Bay is beautiful and if your looking for a base to visit the local area then this is a great place to stay....





Amazing location, 5 mins to the beach. Private off road parking in a quiet area. Within a stones throw of pubs/restaurants. Nice house. Highly recommended.





The location. The peaceful garden. The comfy living room. Well equipped.<br/><br/>The beds were uncomfortable, we found them too firm. Mattress topper would help. Blinds would also help or blackout curtains in bedrooms. Downstairs flooring very scratched. Blinds would also help in the dining room if you have a dog with you, quite a sun trap.



Runswick Bay is extremely peaceful and a great location for visiting Whitby, Staithes, Robins Hood Bay. The Moorings is exactly as the pictures show, log burner is fab.



Quiet location (end of April 2022) but will need own or public transport after two or three days of walking. Good quality mattress (back bedroom) and bathroom - decent bath and shower, ample hot water with two people. Kitchen short on cupboard space if tend to prepare own meals. Windy in back garden other than immediately next to patio doors. Need bottled water for drinking/tea/coffee. Amazing bay and coastal area in general.



beautiful house, incredibly clean. lovely quiet location, friendly locals, short walk to the beach. great location for exploring the coastline. absolutely perfect stay!



A lovely house , well decorated and equipped, comfy beds and sofa. Weather wasn’t good enough to take advantage of the o





This propery looks better in the photos than in reality.<br/><br/>The hall carpet was stained once you get through the internal porch doors, the wooden flooring is scratched and marked downstairs. <br/>Unbelievably there are insufficient seats both in the lounge and the dining room for the 5 people staying. <br/><br/>Our real bone of contention was that the back bedroom was covered in short white dog hairs, on the throws, cushions and carpets. YUK<br/><br/>The kitchen bifold cupboard door needed a replacement screw to stop it nipping your hand . <br/><br/>The location was great, ‘host and stay’ were sympathetic and offered to come out to sort the issues and gave us permission to deal with the failing smoke alarm that beeped from 9.30pm until 10pm- one evening as the back up battery failed . <br/><br/>The owners really need to deal with the internal doors which do not contain safety glass, add some extra lighting in the form of lamps in the lounge and make it feel more comfortable. <br/><br/>The trump d’oeil is the bathroom. On the first night -when opening the door to visit the loo in semi darkness- they walked straight into the shower screen and were concussed. <br/>You really couldn’t make it up !!!



A great place to stay. We really enjoyed being able to walk from the front door. The house is also on a bus route which was very handy. The house is spotlessly clean and well kept and had everything we needed for our stay.



it was a lovely property in a perfect place<br/><br/>nothing not too like really



the house is well located within walking distance to the local beach. the house is really well equipped, almost like a home to home experience. plenty of cookware, chinaware, crockery and an induction hob. fridge and dishwasher are also available. freezer compartment for the frigo could do with a defrosting but not a major issue at all for our short stay. it is a well loved house for sure and owners/management company must have put a lot of hardwork into it.<br/><br/>everything worked, the private drive/parking was really handy.





A great house, perfect for a long weekend away!



Pubs rarely open and when we did manage to find the hotel bar open they were booked up for food ?



The house was immaculately clean and really well equipped with everything we needed. Location was great, check-in was smooth. Would recommend!!



Very comfortable, clean and organised.



Comfortable, well equipped house in a good location at the top of Runswick Bay within easy reach of all the major coastal attractions and the North York Moors. Comfortable bed with good quality bedding. Garden that is completely dog safe. We would stay again.





Lovely house, clean and very comfortable bed. Pleasant garden area with furniture for sitting out. Would return.



Great location, newly refurbished and well-looked after house. The garden is neat and tidy and a would be a bonus in good weather. Right next to the Cleveland Way, ideal for a walk up to beautiful Staithes. The house has everything you need for a relaxing break.



Fabulous house in great location, right next to bus stop Amazing walks



Lovely house in a great location a short walk from Runswick Bay, which is a beautiful beach. Great place to stay to visit the Yorkshire coast - you're so near Whitby/Staithes/Robin Hood's Bay etc but Runswick Bay is a lot quieter (in a good way). Very handy to have offstreet parking and the property is also less than a minute's walk from the local pub, which is great for a late afternoon drink outside if you're lucky enough to get a table. You can also access the Cleveland Way from next to the pub, offering beautiful walks along the coastal path. House had everything we needed and was nice and quiet. Had forgotten about/was unaware of the third single bedroom until we arrived, but that was a nice bonus. Communication from Stay was very prompt at all times.



Lovely house, easy to find and very good location within easy reach/walk to the beaches!!<br/><br/>The Runswick Hotel opposite does great food (£50 for two adults) and is very dog friendly... but DO BOOK EARLY!!!! It gets very busy as the food is so good! We managed to squeeze in a Tuesday evening 5.30pm but only a table for two in a corner which was fine for us.<br/><br/>Note, shops close quite early so be prepared - co-op in Whitby shuts at 8pm but there is a spa type shop on the main road out.



Lovely house and stay, location was ideal. The garden was however very overgrown and did not look like the photos. <br/><br/>If you’re looking for a quiet get-away, may not be ideal as neighbours had parties most nights which kept us awake. <br/><br/>Otherwise lovely clean and modern house with comfortable beds and great bathroom, just a shame about the external factors letting the property down.



Nice house near good local amenities (pub, restaurant) and not far from the beach (although a steep walk up and down). Very comfortable and well run house. Highly recommended.



We will start with the positives, the location of the house is very good just at the top of the hill into the bay of Runswick. The house inside was very clean and was as per the photos. However just manage future guests this summer on the approach and arrival to the property first impressions were not very good, the drive and garden are overgrown and unmaintained and would appear to have been that way for some time. We picked this house as the garden on the website and photos looked impressive and as a family with smaller children we wanted a nice outdoor space. The garden is very overgrown and not a pleasant space to sit in this did not deliver the quality seen on the pictures, this was very disappointing, run down and a lack of care. Given this is summer time and increased costs in general but also for the school summer hols we did not feel this delivered the overall cost of the let. On complaint on arrival clearly it was too late for us but we would hope they do something about it for the remaining guest booked in for the summer. After requesting photos we have heard nothing further from Stay which again is extremely disappointing.



Overall our stay at The Moorings has been lovely, the house was perfect for me and my family and had everything we needed. However, when we first arrived the front and back garden was very overgrown with weeds and uncut grass that it looked like we was staying at an abandoned house!! If this wasn’t already disappointing enough, the key safe wouldn’t open. We tried ourselves and in the end had to call the air b&b hosts to get someone to come and get the keys for us. This left us waiting in our car on the overgrown drive for 30 minutes. When the (very helpful) gent arrived he had no choice but to bust open the key safe with his tools. This left us feeling very disappointed and uncomfortable about staying at the property. All in all, after a bad start, we did end up having a nice stay at The Moorings.



Good location, clean comfortable cottage. Lovely garden



Stunning house, beautifully styled and presented. Comfortable, spotlessly clean, fab shower, great little sun trap on the patio. Loved it!<br/><br/>One minor point: could really have done without the living room and hall radiators being on all the time! Imagine I would feel differently if we weren’t in a heatwave though ?



It was clean and beautifully decorated and everything you’d need.<br/><br/>The central heating was coming on constantly and made it a little uncomfortable, not necessary in July<br/>The next door neighbours were constantly partying outside till early hours which made sleep not easy and had to change bedrooms. I chose Runswick for some peace and quiet and sadly that was not the case for some of my stay.



We had a brilliant holiday in this house and Runswick bay it is a beautiful place we wanted a break away from the hustle and bustle of life and came here for a break and we have fallen in love with it and will definitely be coming back



This is a fabulous house, very clean, with everything you could possibly need for a break away.<br/>The location of the house is excellent, just a small walk from the beach at Runswick Bay. <br/>The house has very comfy beds, a nice patio / garden area and a great open plan kitchen / dining area. <br/>The location of the house is very quiet, so excellent for a relaxing get away. Although there are a couple of pubs close by for food and drink. <br/>The house is about 100 yards from the Cleveland Way, so excellent for walkers.<br/>I would definitely book<br/>this house again.



Great house - off road parking was a real bonus. Location is ideal too - beach is literally 3 mins walk! Would highly recommend.



We had a lovely relaxed short stay. <br/>The place is spotless, spacious and comfortable. <br/>Kitchen is very well-equipped for cooking if desired. <br/>WiFi, TV, modern bathroom with a lovely tub, nice beds - everything made us feel very welcomed. <br/>The location is great; Runswick bay is just a short walk, and Satlburn, Sandsend and other beaches are just a short drive. <br/>Thank you!



Super clean, comfy and stylish.



Clean and fresh - has everything you could need. Very comfortable, good beds. Excellent bathroom. <br/>Garden and parking.Quiet location.<br/><br/>I couldnt fault it.

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