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Guest House with 12 rooms £77-£143 prpnb


The Firs

The Firs


The Firs Guesthouse is situated in the picturesque coastal village of Runswick Bay offering Bed & Breakfast over ground floor and first floor accommodation. We are also pet friendly so you can bring you furry companions too!

Children welcomeTelephoneRadioTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsUnlicensedPacked lunches providedSpecial diets availableLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingDisabled facilitiesCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsTelephone (public)Television availableGames room onsiteGolf available (onsite or nearby)Restaurant open to non-residentsVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementVegetarian diet availableWiFi or internet accessDVD playerHairdryer

Children welcome from age 5.

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The Firs sometimes limits bookings to 2 or more days.

The Firs has availability from 19 Mar 2021.

To book for more than two years in advance, please contact the property directly.

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Children are accepted from 5 years.

Deluxe King
(double room sleeps 2)

(double room sleeps 2)

Family 3
(flexible room sleeps 2 + 1)

King Size
(double room sleeps 2)

(single room sleeps 1)

(twin room sleeps 2)

Availability last updated 2 Nov 2020 18:11

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26 Hinderwell Lane,
Runswick Bay,
Nr Whitby,
North Yorkshire,
TS13 5HR


Hinderwell Lane,
Runswick Bay,
TS13 5HR


Plan route to The Firs using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NZ 805161  Lat: 54.53379 Long: -0.75745

By Road:
Take right turn off A171, 8 miles north of Whitby. At T-junction opposite village pub turn left, property is then 150yds on the right.

By Public Transport:Bus service 4 hourly Whitby to Middlesborough; Middlesborough to Whitby.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • UnlicensedUnlicensed
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Disabled facilitiesDisabled facilities
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • Games room onsiteGames room onsite
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • HairdryerHairdryer

Children welcome from age 5.


Mature / Senior Couple J R
Sheffield, United Kingdom
08 November 2014
Rated as 3 out of 5

“Comfortable stay with accommodating staff ”

The room was comfortable with clean sheets on the bed.
The breakfast was lovely.
The shower in the bathroom was very strange which made the entire floor wet and dangerous.
There were large cats roaming around.
The staff were very nice and friendly

Rated as 4 out of 5 Rated as 4 out of 5 Rated as 4 out of 5 Rated as 3 out of 5 Rated as 4 out of 5
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Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
  • YesClear surfaces such as glass doors have contrast markings
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath
    • YesWet room
  • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available
  • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available
  • YesBath with support handrails available
  • YesWCs with handrails available
  • YesBedrooms available with en suite bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair
  • YesBathrooms available that have been specially adapted for wheelchair users


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 4
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities


Access Statement For The Firs Guesthouse Introduction The Firs is a large stone-built detached property situated at the top of the bank in the picturesque coastal village of Runswick Bay. A family run guesthouse offering Dinner, Bed & Breakfast with various room accommodation sizes on the ground floor and first floor levels. All rooms are en-suite and 4 ground floorrooms have wet room en-suites suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility difficulties. We aim to make your stay with us as enjoyable and as comfortable as we can and will try to assist you in any way we can in order to achieve this objective. Pre-Arrival • Enquiries can be made over the internet via our website or by phone, e-mail and fax. • Bookings are taken via e-mail, phone or post and confirmations are sent via post, this includes a map and detailed directions of how to find us. The web site also provides a locator map which can be enlarged to any size. • Runswick Bay has an hourly bus service from Whitby which takes approximately 30 mins and Middlesbrough which by bus is 1hour 20 mins. • Accessible taxi services are available in the area. • Mobility scooters are available to hire from the local business centre in Staithes which is situated on the gateway car park and other equipment is available in Whitby. Arrival & Car Parking Facilities • The Firs has a level tarmac parking area at the front of the house with marked spaces for 10 Vehicles • 2 Disabled parking spaces are to the side of the house and are signed. • Ramp access from the front and from the side. • Side access is suggested for wheelchair users. This ramp has a turning circle at the top and bottom and ramp access directly into the building. • Further car parking spaces are available around the well and gateways. • The car parking is clearly lit on an evening. • Assistance is on hand for baggage and luggage. Main Entrance & Reception • The main entrance has both steps and ramp access with handrails. • On check-in arrival all guests are given keys to the side door. • The front main entrance has double doors which are only open when reception is manned 8.30am - 2.00pm, 4.00pm - 9.00pm.and access is gained through ringing the lighted door bell. • Seating is available in the reception area whilst checking in or out. • All guests are given a tour of the public rooms, explanations of facilities offered and meal times and are then escorted to their room. • The whole of the ground floor is level and all doors are wide enough for wheelchair access. • Contrast colours are used for walls, door and skirting. Public Areas - General (Internal) • All public areas are on the ground floor. • Floor coverings are predominately carpet however the lounge and dinning room have wooden surround floors with large rugs. • Lighting in public areas can be altered in the evenings but during the day large windows supply natural light. • All doors are wooden fire doors fitted with automatic closers and have a combination of yale and mortice locks. • Emergency lighting with illuminated signs are fitted in the public areas, corridors and stairs to the first floor. Public Areas - WC • Gents and Ladies toilets are situated to the side of reception on the ground floor and are wheelchair accessible. Restaurant / Dining Room, Bar & Lounges, Take Away & Cafe • All meals are served in the dinning room and meal times are explained at check-in and are also available in large print within the guest information pack placed in each room. • Tables and seating are all moveable and 'carver' chairs are available for people who need extra support or lift. • Table sizes and style vary and all tables are able to accommodate wheelchair seating. • Breakfast menus are printed on large Arial print format whilst dinner menu is written on blackboards. Staff are always available at meal times to help with understanding the menu, if needed. • All diets can be catered for, we use wherever possible local fresh produce and therefore can accommodate any kind of allergy or special diet... Shop • Not available in Runswick Bay the nearest Post office and General store is 1 mile in Hinderwell. Outdoor Facilities • Large terrace with outdoor furniture ramped access onto York stone flags. • Well lit on a night Bedrooms • There are 11 letting rooms, 6 on the ground floor and 5 on the first floor. • There are 4 ground floor rooms (1 Twin and 3 Double) with wet room en-suite suitable for wheelchair users or mobility difficulties. The two other ground floor (I triple and 1 Double ) rooms are suitable for those with mobility difficulties, whilst the first floor rooms (2 family, 1 triple, 1 double and 1 Twin) are accessed by one flight of stairs to a half landing then 4 steps to the main corridor. All rooms have hospitality trays, a TV, radio/alarm clock, hairdryer, direct dial telephone system with a 24 hours emergency in house contact number, Mobile alarm bell is available on request. All phones, TVs and plug points are of accessible height. All rooms are thermostacilly controlled from within the room and all have 'kick' emergency windows. All bedding and soft furnishings are non-allergenic anti allergy. All rooms have seating whether this be sofas or arm chairs. All bedrooms are non-smoking. Pets are allowed in some rooms. Bathroom, Shower-room & WC [Ensuite or Shared] • All rooms are en-suite the larger family rooms have a full bath and shower en-suite, triples have hip bath with shower or shower and double or twins have shower en-suites. All flooring within the en-suites is either non-slip tiling or non-slip linoleum. All doors open out of the bathroom and lighting switches are on the out side. There are no internal locks on the inside of the family en-suites. The wet room en-suites are equipped with grab rails next to the toilet and within the shower area. Showers are electric and are controlled by the user. Wet room taps are lever and shower seats are available on request. Additional Information • All our staff are trained in first aid and we have on site permanently an emergency first aid instructor. • Key members of staff are trained in manual handling. • Key members of staff also hold health and hygiene certificates and have completed welcome line. • Fridge space is available for medication • We have a full fire alarm system, extinguishers and procedures of evacuation if needed. • Hours of operation: April -Nov • Emergency number: In House ext 333 We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve if you have any comments please phone or email.