Welcome to Greylands Cottage
GREYLANDS COTTAGE is a sandstone dwelling adjoining the 17th Century, Greylands Farmhouse (A Grade II Listed Building) on a working farm within the North York Moors National Park, and 700 yards from the cliff tops and spectacular views of the Yorkshire coastline.
The cottage has been used as a holiday home since 1989 and more than half our visitors return more than once, and in some cases every few months.
Located on a Working Farm on the North Yorkshire Coast
The farm is a 200 acre mixed farm with sheep, beef cattle and horses. On arable land we grow barley, beans and wheat. We will be pleased to show visitors around the farmyard, which is very popular with the children. If you visit in the springtime, you can watch the sheep giving birth and assist with feeding the pet lambs. The cows calve at varying times of the year and you are most welcome to watch.
Greylands Cottage is situated behind Greylands Farmhouse at the northern end of the village’s High Street, close to the Church and the turning to Port Mulgrave.
A Quiet Village Location - Perfect for Families
Hinderwell is a small village, but well supplied with shops and amenities, these include: Garage, Post Office, Butcher, Hairdresser, Beauty Salon, Fish & Chip Shop, Tennis Courts/Sports Hall, 2 inns and 1 bistro and two churches. There are three Inns within 250 yards of the cottage, all serve food and children are welcome. Hinderwell is on the main Middlesbrough to Whitby bus route, a bus passes the farm entrance every hour - very useful for getting home from long walks!
Hinderwell is ideally situated for exploring the local countryside. The area abounds with pleasant country walks and there are several easy circular routes from the cottage as well as longer distance walks. The farm also has land on part of the Cleveland Way, a lovely cliff-top walk through the Heritage Coast, which is easily explored from our base in Hinderwell. We can provide maps and suggestions as to other local walks. The picturesque village of Runswick Bay is 1 mile south, and the fishing village of Staithes is 1 mile to the north. Whitby is 15 minutes drive south.
Easy Access to Yorkshire's Best Attractions
Venture inland and explore the North Yorkshire Moors and Dales and the historic City of York. James Herriot country is an hours’ drive west. “Goathland”, the village ‘Aidensfield’ in ITV’s Heartbeat is 12 miles away. Greylands Farm and Port Mulgrave were used as locations for filming back in 1994. There are many local attractions and there is a selection of Tourist Information handouts in the cottage.
Wonderful Wildlife and Walking Opportunities
Greylands Farm is a wonderful place for wildlife, as part of the farm is in a “coastal habitat conservation zone”, which ensures that wildlife and the environment are protected. We actively encourage birds and wildlife to live and breed in this part of the farm. It is not accessible by using public footpaths, so you will need to be shown where to go, it is our secret really! We are also involved with the ‘Stewardship Scheme’ in promoting the welfare of local wildlife, providing areas of sanctuary in un-farmed land and structuring our farming activities to have the least effects on the natural environment.