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Attractive Georgian Cottage On Harbour Front With Wonderful Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Comfortable Spacious 3 Bedroom Cottage with Uninterrupted Sea Views from Cabin

Attractive Georgian cottage, comfortably furnished and modernised but retaining its charm and character. Its situation is one of the best in the village on the harbour front looking out to sea. 2 sitting rooms and separate dinning kitchen.The front sitting room (see picture) has wonderful views through a picture window of the harbour and open sea. Staithes is a historic fishing village in the North York Moors National Park, the haunt of painters and photographers. There are many original oil paintings in the cottage painted by the mother of the current owner.

The cottage was half of the original "Shoulder of Mutton" public house. The village was full of smugglers passages.


• Large well equipped kitchen. Fridge with freezer compartment. Electric cooker, toaster, filter coffee maker, microwave and dishwasher. Hearth with traditional range and electric fire. Beamed ceiling, quarry tiled floor.

• Sitting room 1: Pine panelled walls, oak floor, beamed ceiling, Victorian fireplace with coal effect fire, flat screen TV, video and DVD. Sea view.

• Sitting room 2: "The Snug" with large picture window overlooking harbour and open sea. Books and games. Oak floor.

• Bedroom 1: comfortable king size Hypnos bed, sea view.

• Bedroom 2: double bed and single bed, with sea view.

• Bedroom 3: single bed.

• Bathroom: electric shower over bath, toilet, dual voltage shaver socket and shaving mirror, heated towel rail.

• Heating downstairs: 3 electric storage heaters, 2 convector heaters, and 1 coal effect fire. Upstairs: 1 storage heater, 2 convector heaters.

• Private front terrace overlooking the sea: chairs available.

• Features: Unimpeded sea views from most windows.

• Heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included in rental.

* Complementary bottle of wine

• Garage available, included in cottage rental.

Sleeps: 5. Sorry no pets, no smoking.

More Details

Mrs Hilary Hobbs
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Mrs Hilary Hobbs

Hilary is a retired social worker whose parents bought the cottage in 1954. Her mother was a painter and loved the village. Hilary and her husband Chris took over the cottage in 1980 and have totally renovated it.

Mrs Hilary Hobbs purchased this cottage in 1954

Why Mrs Hilary Hobbs chose Staithes

The village is full of history. It is visually a very beautiful village nestling in the natural harbour made by the Cowbar and the Staithes Beck. The property is spacious and although modernised, retains many of the old features. With its harbourfront position It has some of the best views out to sea in the village.

What makes this cottage unique

Stunning location on harbour front with wonderful sea views.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Staithes in Hinderwell

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Single bathroom with electric shower over bath and shaver socket and shaving mirror. Toilet included.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Sea views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sea views. Very comfortable kingsize Hypnos bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing


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Attractive Georgian Cottage On Harbour Front With Wonderful Sea Views
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews

Peaceful escape from the everyday!

  • 5 of 5

The property was right on the harbour so every morning began with views out to sea and long the cliffs. We loved discovering Staithes for the first time and felt at home straight away! We can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Myfanwy Thank you very much for your review.I am very pleased that you liked Staithes and the cottage and hope you will return soon. Best Wishes Hilary
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Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cottage right on sea front great view comfortable and spacious. Only problem no parking at the cottage and the steepness of the hill up to the garage provided was not mentioned in any of the information. Nine out of ten.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A cosy and convenient ‘home from home’ with lots of charm and interesting features.

  • 5 of 5

We didn’t get very good weather during our Easter Break, yet staying as a family group in this cottage still made our holiday relaxing and enjoyable. This is due to the cosy and relaxing nature of the cottage and it’s location. You can while away the hours looking out of the big window over the harbour and we enjoyed the supply of quality books, games and DVD’s to supplement our own. Our bedroom looking out over the harbour too was very comfortable and we all slept well all holiday. One of the things I really liked was being able to find yourself in the heart of the village with its charm, cafes, pubs and interesting shops just a few steps from the peace and quiet of where you are staying. The kitchen is well equipped. I particularly enjoyed the individual paintings and pieces of pottery that add a unique character to the house.

The only thing I would suggest to improve the stay would be to install a side gate; rope or No Entry sign on the side steps as many people think they lead somewhere and end up looking at you in the front room! This would give a bit more privacy I feel.

Overall if you like individual and characterful places to stay this really suits.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear |Judy Thank you very much for your review.I am so pleased that you enjoyed the cottage despite the weather. I was particularly pleased that you liked the paintings as they were done by my mother. Thank you for your suggestion about the side gate, I think it would give more privacy. I hope you will choose to stay in the cottage again soon. Hilary
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Quaint and traditional with fantastic harbour views

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean and well equipped. There are sea views from the majority of the rooms.

The sea views from the second sitting room are nothing short of breathtaking. It was lovely to sit and watch the waves crashing over the harbour breakwater during a particularly stormy day.

We will return again next year to this little hidden treasure.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David Thank you very much for your review.I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the sea views. I hope that you will visit again soon. Kind Regards Hilary
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Excellent location on the waterfront

  • 4 of 5

We loved the cottage. Well equipped and plenty of room with wonderful views over the harbour.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great cottage with fabulous views

  • 4 of 5

A thoroughly enjoyable trip. We adored the cottage and all its beautiful paintings. The storage heaters and little radiator fires were more than adequate for a stormy feb half term; and the kitchen is a good size and well equipped. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Miranda Thank you very much for writing a review, I am very pleased that you liked the cottage. The paintings are my Mother's,most of which she painted at Staithes. I do hope you will be able to stay again soon. Kind Regards Hilary
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cod And Lobster Public House, Staithes
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
A1 (M)
Nearest Restaurant
Endeavour Restaurant Staithes
Nearest Beach
Staithes Harbour
Car: recommended

The cottage is perfectly located for exploring the North York Moors, Eskdale and Whitby. Rockpooling, fishing and fossil hunting are all close to hand. The Cleveland Way (long distance path) passes through the village.There is a small museum in the village, as well as excellent shops, pubs and restaurants. The Cbeebies cartoon @Old Jack's Boat (which features Bernard Cribbin as Jack, is filmed in the village.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Staithes, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
2 Sep 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
7 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
10 Sep 2018 - 10 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
11 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
30 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Cancellation Policy: non-refundable deposit of £50 on booking.
Full balance of holiday payable one month before date of holiday.
This is only refundable if cottage is re-let.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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