About Us

Runswick Bay Cottages was founded by Helen Massey in 2003.

I was fortunate enough to have grown up in Runswick Bay and know every corner of the village which is heaven for children to explore. I bought my first cottage in Robin Hood's Bay in 2003 but was thoroughly disappointed by the impersonal service given by the large agencies at the time. A lot of the cottages I stayed in were tired and run down and I was determined that my little cottage wouldn't be the same so I set up my own business -  Romantic Cottage Holidays.

I run the company single handedly, the cottage owners are personal friends. After 14 years and now looking after cottages solely in Runswick Bay, I decided to change my business name to "Runswick Bay Cottages".
As a cottage owner myself, I would be delighted to help you get the best from your holiday home if you're in Runswick Bay and thinking of renting. 

For my guests, I am passionate about ensuring that you discover the magic of Runswick Bay - whether you want to stay for 3 nights or 3 weeks! 

There are no hidden charges when you book with Runswick Bay Cottages. I'm a Yorkshire girl who likes to talk so if you have a query or question about your stay - just call, email or Whatsapp..... I'd be happy to have a chat!

My office hours are
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday
9am to 12 Noon Saturdays 
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays

T: 07970 300068

E: stay@runswickbaycottages.co.uk

Twitter: @StayInRunswick

Instagram: @runswickbaycottages

Facebook: www.facebook.com/runswickbaycottages

Media Coverage

February 2019: The Guardian Newspaper, Travel supplement "Europe's 50 Best Beaches" Runswick Bay selected as best beach and Castle House chosen as the place to stay.

February 2019: Runswick Bay in Top 10 UK Beaches

July 2018: Yorkshire Post Saturday Property Section. Full page article on Helen, her family and Castle House "Renovated Seaside Home That's Now As Stunning As Its Views"

March 2018: Awarded Twitter accolade " #QueenOf Self Catering"

January 2018: Helen was interviewed for BBC Radio 5Live Money Matters programme

July 2017: Homestyle Magazine features Castle House, Runswick Bay

April 2017: Helen and the cottages were featured on BBC Look North’s evening programme interviewed by Danni Hewson

February 2017: Castle House, Runswick Bay features in Simple Things Magazine

February 2017: In partnership with the North Yorkshire Moors National Park – former Coast magazine editor Clare Gogerty reviewed Castle House, Runswick Bay for a feature on "How to Hygge in Yorkshire"

April 2016: Fuchsia Cottage, Runswick Bay features in Yorkshire Life magazine

May 2015: Helen was honoured to be nominated at the Sue Ryder, Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards in Leeds.

30th April 2014: We were delighted to have been handpicked by Jacqueline Gold as one of her Top 3 Female Entrepreneurs. Celebrating Women in Business.

Can't find what you're looking for? Why not call us - 07970 300068

Email stay@runswickbaycottages.co.uk