Runswick Bay is a village divided in two, with one half
located at the top of the cliff and the other at the bottom.
The newer portion of the village, located at the top, has a
road leading down to the old fishing village, nestled in a
sheltered location at the foot of the cliff. The old village
is a picturesque artist’s paradise with its quaint cottages
and colourful gardens, overlooking one of the loveliest sandy
bays in the North of England, indeed, the beach was named the best beachcombing beach in
the UK. Although a popular and busy holiday resort in
summer, Runswick Bay can also offer a peaceful, relaxing break
at any time of the year.
Plum Tree Cottage is one of the old fishermens’ cottages.
Sleeping up to 4, it is situated in the heart of the old village only 100 yards from
the beach. From its elevated position, Plum Tree Cottage
offers staggering views from the lounge balcony, which is
located on the 1st floor, where one can sit and
watch the ever changing sea and all the passing sea traffic –
either from the balcony itself or from behind the comfort of
the French windows.
In the old
village there is a pub and a café, whilst at the top of the
hill there is a second pub and a fully licensed hotel. A
mile up the road, in the nearby village of Hinderwell, there
is a Post Office, newsagent and general store along with a