Cowbar Cottage

Staithes, North York Moors and Coast (Ref. 11884)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
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  • Pets


The property

A traditional, mid-terraced cottage, overlooking the picturesque fishing village of Staithes in the North York Moors National Park.

Providing simple but comfortable accommodation, this Staithes cottage is ideal for families wishing to enjoy this beautiful part of the Heritage Coast.

Open tread stairs lead up to the two bedrooms, with fine views of the sea, open countryside and hills, whilst the homely sitting room offers a cosy woodburner, exposed stonework and beamed ceiling.

Outside, across a communal path, this Staithes cottage has a small garden, a lovely place to sit and enjoy the sea air.

A five minute stroll from this Staithes cottage takes you down the hill to the village, with its quaint cobbled streets, local inns, tea rooms and shop.

The art gallery, museum and craft centre are worth a visit, whilst the small, sandy beach with its rock pools and coves are ideal for children.

Enjoy a bracing cliff-top walk on the Cleveland Way, which lies on the doorstep of this Staithes cottage, or explore the dramatic scenery of the countryside with its many pretty moorland villages.

A lovely Staithes cottage, providing a good base.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single with additional pull-out bed. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburner and sofa bed.


  • Night storage heaters downstairs, electric heaters upstairs with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, video
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car, 2 additional parking permits for roadside parking
  • Small lawned garden to rear with furniture accessed via steps
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Open tread stairs lead up to the bedrooms
  • Note: Access to the garden is across a communal path, and down approx 8 steps.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Relaxing, friendly and comfortable”
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    • “This holiday was so memorable, the cottage is beautiful and has been furnished very well. Loved the log-burner, it got used quite a bit. Extremely comfortable sofas and beds. The owners are particularly accommodating and helpful, which is always a very good sign. It was very reasonably priced for the quality of this property. Bargain really! The location and views were stunning, exploring the local area was great. We were a party of a 5yr old, 18yr old, 2 parents and a grandparent and it suited us all very well. Definitely looking to book again.”

    RachelO, Macclesfield, December 2012

    • “Excellent value for money”
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    • “Lovely cottage super position. Fully equipped and comfortable except the double bed isa "roller" my husband and I decided to sleep in separate rooms as there were only two inour party nevertheless we thoroughly enjoyed our stay”

    Tomba2, Heavenly Worcestershire, January 2014

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    • “Car parking outside the house not on offer on many of the Staithe houses. Cosy atmosphere with the wood burning fire. Ample hot water from the solar panels. Very quiet location with easy reach of main part of the village. Co-op store had all the food items needed so no need to go to Whitby. Very well equipped house”

    Mr Webster, St. Andrews, October 2014

    • “A lovely warm cottage which was very well equipped.”

    Mrs Leatherland, Alfreton, October 2014

    • “On arrival at the property we felt completely at home with the fantastic welcome that we received. The house had everything that we needed and more. The views were stunning, the locals were friendly and we were all able to have a much needed break in a fantastic setting.”

    Mr Cole, Grantham, August 2014

    • “A well equipped and comfortable cottage in a fabulous location. Ideal for wonderful beaches which are not commercialised.”

    Mrs Bradley, Crewe, June 2014

    • “The owners have made this a property which is a true holiday experience rather than a mere holiday let. Their care and attention to detail was presented with thought and consideration in delightful personal touches, making staying here so special. From the point of booking confirmation to after we arrived home, the owners created a non intrusive yet 'always there if needed' managed customer relationship. We have young children and they loved the Cottage and surrounding area as much as we did.”

    Mr Horrocks, Dukinfield, May 2014

    • “Beautiful location, loads to see and do for everyone - our children are aged 10,8 and 5. Very comfortable and relaxing. The many personal touches in the cottage were much appreciated.”

    Mrs Stimpson, Berkhamsted, May 2014

    • “Lovely homely atmosphere. Plenty of good books, CDs and little extras. One of the best cottages ever, and we have been to many over the years.”

    Mrs Killingbeck, Beverley, February 2014

    • “The cottage was very well equipped and had a plentiful supply of logs and candles. Lovely welcome with fire set, beds made and biscuits.”

    Mrs Jackson, Chorley, November 2013

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About the location


Whitby 10 miles.

The charming and sleepy seaside village of Staithes, with its cobbled streets and back alleys, is something of an artist’s dream. Its pretty houses and cottages are clustered around the old harbour and surrounded by high craggy cliffs on three sides, with a sheltered sandy beach set amongst the rocky coastline. The village can claim connections with Captain Cook who was apprenticed to a draper near the harbour. Nowadays, Staithes is a must for anyone visiting the Yorkshire Coast and has a good selection of pubs, shops and tea rooms. Staithes is still home to an RNLI lifeboat station and a small fleet of cobles (fishing boats) landing fish, crab and lobster, with boat trips for birdwatching, fishing and even whale watching available. It’s also the location of the popular BBC children’s TV series, Old Jack’s Boat. Staithes has a strong attraction for artists, with an annual Art and Heritage Festival, galleries and artists studios with art courses and workshops regularly on offer. There’s a free Illusion Trail, which guides visitors around the network of ginnels (alleyways), with trail guides available locally. The best views of the town can be enjoyed from the Cleveland Way which runs down the cliff to the sea’s edge. Altogether a superb base for exploring the Yorkshire Coast, visiting the larger resorts of Whitby or Scarborough and enjoying the moorland villages of the North York Moors National Park.