Spindrift Cottage

Staithes, North York Moors and Coast (Ref. 23333)

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Cottage features

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

A delightful, old fisherman's cottage on the edge of the harbourside in the picturesque, historic village of Staithes. Lovingly restored to a high standard, this Staithes cottage offers characterful accommodation, perfect for a traditional seaside holiday. The warm and cosy sitting room of this Staithes cottage boasts original beams and a lovely woodburner, whilst steep cottage stairs lead up to the two country style, pretty bedrooms. A compact, fitted kitchen and modern ground floor shower room complete this little gem of a property, whilst outside is a small, enclosed patio area, the perfect spot to enjoy the beautiful sunsets and ever-changing seascape. Both young and old staying at this Staithes cottage will love paddling in the sea, netting in the rock pools and exploring the cobbled streets and narrow alleyways in this charming village. There are real ale pubs and tea rooms with good food, plus the Staithes Heritage Centre Museum is well worth a visit, with its exhibits and information on Captain Cook, who lived in the village. The surrounding area from this Staithes cottage is a walker's paradise, with the cliff top Cleveland Way trail affording spectacular coastal views and the wonderful moors to discover. With easy access to nearby Whitby and many local attractions, this Staithes cottage is an ideal place to stay.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double with basin and WC, 1 x twin. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.


Electric panel heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, selection of books and DVDs. Electricity and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Parking available at car park at the top of the bank, 7 mins walk away (weekly permit £35.00 and day ticket £5.00), load/unload only outside property. Enclosed front patio with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 mins walk, pub 1 min walk. Beach on doorstep. Note: Internal stairs in this property are steep and may be unsuitable for young children or guests with limited mobility. Note: There is limited mobile phone signal in Staithes.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Perfect”
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    • “Couldn't be happier with Spindrift Cottage. Cosy, quiet, great location and welcoming. The cottage is lovely, homely and welcoming, made a perfect weekend away.”

    TAMember4132012, Thebuttplug, November 2015

    • “Lovely”
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    • “We have been visiting Staithes for many years now on a regular basis as a couple. Spindrift cottage was booked for a weekend for us & my parents for my Father's 70th. We had a wonderful weekend & loved this cottage. It is in an ideal location with beautiful views of the harbour & open sea beyond. Very tidy place & so cozy with a welcoming woodburner. Sleeps 4 with a double room & one with 2 single beds. Very tidy & clean throughout. Will be booking again. Made a special weekend perfect.”

    Jp3030150, Beverley, United Kingdom, November 2015

    • “Best Holiday for Years. Excellent!”
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    • “with two elderly people and one 14 year old grandchild, a hearing dog and a pet dog (both very small) it is very hard to find any kind of holiday that suits all. Staithes was perfect and Spindrift Cottage had everything we needed. The little gated terrace gave my disabled husband the chance to sit with his little dogs and watch us on the beach or the sea wall catching crabs and having a great time, Watching the glorious sunsets where the huge rocks and cliffs turn to gold and seeing all the people going back and forth without getting crowded or knocked over. Because it is so close to the beach early morning and late evening walks were possible with the walking frame. Having the Café/sweetie shop right next door was a bit daunting at first but it became the best asset as my husband felt completely independent and happy if we wandered further afield. He did not feel left out at all. For sandier beaches we were spoilt for choice as the whole area has some of the most spectacular and beautiful in England. The walking (at least 5 miles a day) up and down the very steep hills ensured we went back healthy and fit. The cottage was cosy and luxurious but not aggressively so, we felt very much at ease and there was a great little stone floored lobby for the dog baskets, the dogs behaved impeccably because the facilities and the terrace were perfect for them. We even had a fire on the last night which was quite magical. Fantastic gourmet restaurants nearby! Even my husband was able to walk to one along the High Street.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Clare Oxon, October 2013

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    • “Spindrift Cottage was perfect for our family stay. It was a great mix of cosy traditional cottage but with modern conveniences. It was very clean and fresh and the owner was easily contactable. We will definitely stay here again and recommend it highly.”

    Mrs Lodge, Crook, July 2015

    • “A smashing cottage with great views, in a lovely village. Our dog loved it, particularly sitting on the bench and watching the world go by.”

    Ms Prys-jones, Bradford, June 2015

    • “We spent the Easter Week at this cosy cottage. Situated right on the harbour front it is in a perfect spot. Our grandsons loved the fact that they could play on the sand, go pool dipping and catch crabs and we could see them from the comfort of our own little seating area. Walking our dogs on an empty beach in the mornings was just perfect. We would recommend this cottage.”

    Mrs Chambers, Oakham, April 2015

    • “The cottage was well thought out, and very clean and comfortable. In a great location, lived up to our expectations. Will certainly book another visit to this cottage.”

    Mr Vickers, Darlington, March 2015

    • “A characterful cottage just steps from the harbour and beach, nestled in the heart of Staithes village. A great spot for exploring all that Staithes and the surrounding area has to offer.”

    Mr Ward, Ulverston, November 2014

    • “We were thrilled to stay in this little Cottage which is in a unique location in the village of Staithes. We would even say this cottage has to be in the best location in the village. We met lots of people during our stay and highly recommended the cottage to them. We would definitely like to stay there again in the future.”

    Mrs Lindsay, Southport, September 2014

    • “The Cottage was beautiful, in an ideal spot and was immaculately clean. Would definitely go to this cottage again, highly recommend it.”

    Mrs Lee, Heywood, September 2014

    • “The cottage was in an excellent spot. Loved the little enclosed patio where you could enjoy the sea view and watch the world go by. Also meant our little girl and dog could go in and out but stay safe.”

    Ms Pearson, Manchester, August 2014

    • “Cottage is ideally placed for beach, pub and people watching. Lovely place. Weather was great. Cottage had everything we needed.”

    Miss Brehaut, Leeds, June 2014

    • “What a lovely cottage. It is warm and welcoming and has all that is needed and more to enable you to have a fantastic holiday. The view out of the windows is like walking through a postcard, I can still see the view even though we are now home. I would encourage all my friends and family to take a holiday in this cottage. I think for me it is where I would have chosen to live if we could just do that!”

    Harmer, York, April 2014

    • “Great location opposite the harbour and next to a pub serving good food. Very cosy cottage, a lovely place for a peaceful break away.”

    Ms Otoole, Rotherham, March 2014

    • “The location and atmosphere of Spindrift cottage is serene. The time passed way to quickly and just did not want to leave.”

    Mr Hocking, Stanley, March 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 and there is 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. The best views of the town can be enjoyed from the Cleveland Way which runs down the cliffside 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.