Cowbar Cottage

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

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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    2 Customer Review(s)

    January 2014
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    “Excellent value for money”
    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


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

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.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas