Safe Harbour Cottage

Staithes, North York Moors and Coast (Ref. 905401)

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Cottage features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

This attractive, end-terrace cottage is set in the heart of the picturesque fishing village of Staithes in North Yorkshire. Offering a well-presented holiday base, this Staithes cottage is perfect for families and friends wanting to explore the dramatic Heritage Coast and the stunning scenery of the North York Moors. Upstairs, this Staithes cottage offers a spacious, sumptuous super king-size bedroom, a cosy double room and an adult bunks bedroom, all tastefully furnished with a nautical theme. The open plan living area of this Staithes cottage boasts a modern, well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area. With an inviting open fire, it is the ideal spot for cosy nights in and relaxing after days exploring North Yorkshire. Both floors of this Staithes cottage offer access to pretty patio areas, each with their own outdoor furniture, where guests can sit, relax and watch the world go by! A stone’s throw from this Staithes cottage brings you to the sheltered sandy beach. With its many rock pools and coves it is the ideal place for children to play and explore. The Heritage Museum and art gallery are well worth a visit. Browse the many inns, tea rooms and shops, hidden amongst the quaint alleyways and cobbled streets, of this historic smuggling village. Take an invigorating walk over the clifftops along the Cleveland Way trail and marvel at the breathtaking views of the Yorkshire coastline. A few minutes’ drive from this Staithes cottage, brings you to the popular town of Whitby. Enjoy perusing its many excellent restaurants and interesting independent shops, before tackling the 199 steps, up to its famous abbey. A trip on the steam railway from Grosmont is a must; an ideal way to enjoy the beautiful countryside, as you wind through its heather clad moors on your way to Pickering! A wonderful cottage in Staithes, an ideal base for exploring the delights of the North York Moors and Coast!


Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire.


  • Night storage heaters with open fire
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for fire available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Parking available in nearby car park approx
  • 2 mins walk away
  • Ground and first floor patios with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 1 min walk
  • Note: Double bed accessed from one side only
  • Note: Permit provided for car park at top of the bank, loading/unloading outside property only
  • Note: Front patio is enclosed but rear patio is open

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Fantastic seaside retreat- amazing place.”
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    • “Stayed at the Safe Harbour Cottage for a romantic break away from reality. We weren't disappointed - SHC is a beautifully renovated retreat in a breathtaking hidden gem of a village. The Owner has spared no expense in fitting out the cottage with all the mod cons (even smart TV with broadband) and some lovely finishing touches, the open fire an large comfy sofa perfect. Ample size for at least 6 adults or suitable for family use. The rental was as smooth as it could be- very reasonably priced, again the owner puts enough effort and obviously cares that you enjoy the time spent in Staithes. Evenings in Staithes is a little quite at this time of year but it was perfect for us, Whitby town is just 10 min away. Will defo be returning for a longer stay in 2015.”

    Mortysgang, Bolton North West England, December 2014


    • “Beautiful Cottage, the comfiest bed I have ever slept on and an amazing location. I could not have asked for a better place to stay - we will definitely be returning! The village is so friendly and welcoming - our best break this year!”

    Mrs Perry, Sheffield, October 2015

    • “The cottage was very comfortable, clean and warm. It is ideally situated for the beach and walking along the Cleveland way. The children (and dogs) loved the rock pools, catching crabs and finding fossils. The owner and the locals are very friendly and helpful with anything to do with the cottage or the village. We had a brilliant week and hope to return soon.”

    Mrs Guest, Barnsley, May 2015

    • “Lovely holiday spent in a lovely cottage. The location of the cottage close to the sea and beach was the thing our kids and us loved the most. The cottage itself made us feel like we were at home.”

    Mr Przybysz, Bedford, March 2015

    • “Very clean, well furnished cottage.”

    Mrs Baldwin, Chorley, June 2014

    • “A very beautiful and well decorated Cottage. The candles, pictures, ornaments and cushions gave the Cottage a homely feeling and we felt very relaxed. Left the car at the top of the hill most days and explored the coastal routes by foot. After walking all day it was nice to come home to our cosy Cottage and the two pubs in the village serve excellent food.”

    Mrs Wright, Worksop, June 2014

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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.