Exterior | The Old Police House, Hinderwell, near Whitby
Living room | The Old Police House, Hinderwell, near Whitby
Hinderwell, near Whitby

The Old Police House

  • Sleeps up to 6
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Up to 1 pet allowed
Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio


out of 5

A unique and spacious property, once home to the village bobby, complete with prison cell. This beautiful house includes a ground floor bedroom and bathroom. Nestling in the wonderful National Park, but just a mile from the sea.
Ground Floor:
Living/dining room: With electric wood burner and Smart TV.
Kitchen: With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and Smart TV.
Bathroom 2: With shower cubicle and toilet.
First Floor:
Utility room: With tumble dryer and washing machine.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom 1: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate.
Enclosed front garden with garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
This spacious property is beautifully presented throughout, boasting three bedrooms and two bathrooms, it is the perfect size for families as well as friends looking to soak up some of the most beautiful scenery in Yorkshire. Dating back to the 1880’s the police station closed in the 1960’s, and the property has since been extended and completely renovated. Hinderwell is a peaceful rural village, it is hard to imagine that the resident bobby saw much action here!
Inside you have a wonderful country kitchen, well equipped with everything you could wish for when whipping up your favourite meals to share. In the centre of the kitchen you have an island with a pair of stools so that this becomes a social room. The living room is open plan with the dining room – this was once the cell, which is hard to believe in such a bright and welcoming living space. The dining table is large and extendable, so that you can all enjoy meals together. The three piece suite is in front of the TV and electric stove, with large bay windows bathing the room in light. There is additional seating in the sun room which looks out onto the west facing garden, ideal for late afternoon sun. Downstairs you have a spacious kingsize bedroom complete with a triple wardrobe and a beautiful bow window, as well as a ground floor shower room. Up on the first floor you have a further two bedrooms, a second spacious kingsize room and a large twin bedded room. South facing, both have views beyond the village to the hills and both include large wardrobes and bedside drawer units. There is also a family bathroom with both a double sized shower cubicle as well as a free-standing bath. The property is complete with a handy utility room. The cottage has parking at the rear on your own private driveway, with an enclosed garden complete with a patio where you can relax in the sunshine.
For days out you will be spoilt for choice. You are only a mile from the coast, with the nearest beach at Runswick Bay just a quick drive or a 30 minute walk away. It’s sweeping golden beach is great for kids and dog friendly all year round. Further north are the inspiring villages of Staithes and Saltburn, the latter a surfers paradise with a Victorian pier and tram, and beyond the enormous beach going to Marske and Redcar. To the south at Sandsend the waves dramatically crash over the sea wall at high tide, Whitby, bursting with history and drawing guests from around the world; the tangle of cobbled streets in the village of Robin Hood’s Bay cling to the cliff edge, with houses spilling right down to the water’s edge. There are fabulous walking trails including the Cleveland Way which follows the cliff tops.
Inland you have the raw natural beauty on the national park, with ancient forests, rolling moorland and breath-taking scenery. Perhaps take the heritage steam train from Whitby on an adventure across the Esk valley, there are some quaint villages to visit along the way. For those who love the water you can join a local surf school, or row along the river Esk in the village of Ruswarp. For history lovers there are a selection of museums in Whitby as well as the nautical museum in Staithes and the mining museum in Skinningrove. Whitby Abbey and Guisborough Priory are both beautiful ruins, which are picture perfect. The local village has a small fish and chip takeaway, a friendly local pub and a petrol station. There is something nearby for everyone.


Coastal Within 1 Mile
Cot Available
Detached Property
Enclosed garden or patio
Fishing Nearby
Garden or Patio
Highchair Available
Historical Property
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Pets Free of Charge
Pub Within 1 Mile
Shower Cubicle
Unique Cottages
Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please