The Cottage, Beckside

Staithes, North York Moors and Coast (Ref. 978)

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Cottage features

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

A lovely, traditional cottage in Staithes, a picturesque fishing village which is home to the CBBC TV series Old Jack's Boat.

The Cottage is one of a row of quaint fishermen's cottages situated next to Roxby Beck.

This Staithes cottage is in a pretty setting with boats moored across the beck from the cottage and Staithes' famous craggy cliffs as a backdrop.

The footbridge is close by allowing visitors to cross to either side of the harbour and the village shops and pubs are just a 2 minute walk away.

Inside, this Staithes cottage is cosy and welcoming, with a multi-fuel stove in the sitting room and pretty views over the beckside path to the beck, boats and cliffs beyond.

A lovely Staithes cottage, full of charm and character!


Over three floors.Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor twin, 1 x second floor double, both with pretty views. Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC and small Velux window. Small fitted kitchen with door to rear yard area. Sitting room with dining area and multi-fuel stove. Front door to beckside path and sitting area opposite.


  • Central heating and hot water from multi-fuel stove in sitting room (hot water from immersion heater when fire not lit) with storage radiators in sitting room and twin room
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, portable TV, DVD, radio
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Tiny back yard, additional Beckside sitting area/patio at front of property (accessed across a path) with picnic bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: No parking by property (parking nearby to load and unload, main village car park is at the top of a hill
  • Weekly permit available covering Staithes and surrounding area)
  • Shop, pub and harbour 2 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Quaint and peaceful”
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    • “Quaint olde world cottage, curved staircase, bedrooms lovely, decor is great. Bathroom on 2nd floor however. Clean and tidy but could have done with an extra fettle, thats middle aged people talking.!!! Enjoyed out break tho. No phone signals in cottage area so be prepared to walk uphill to village for that.. The local pub Cod and Lobster on the harbour is fab for food, fish and chips to die for. Would definitely go again.”

    Jooney41, Sheffield, United Kingdom, July 2015

    • “Ideal Spot”
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    • “I rented this cottage with friends as a base for doing the Cleveland way and stayed 3 nights. It is ideally situated at the bottom of the hill in Staithes village. It is nearby the 3 pubs which all served excellent food and beer. The cottage is ideal for fit people and small families, but is not suitable for elderly or disabled. A tip is to park up at the top of the village find the place first, and then drive down for unloading. Staithes village has very limited parking. If you haven't been Staithes is one of the best kept secrets in Britain, a magical place of a bygone era, charming quaint and relaxing place to visit.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Coventry, November 2010

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    • “We very much enjoyed our stay in the beautiful village of Staithes. Cottage was an ideal base for exploration the north Yorkshire Coast. Cottage was small but compact and had everything you could need. Had lots of charming character and personality. We would recommend this to our friends and family.”

    Mrs Taylor, Romsey, August 2015

    • “The cottage is in a great location and the bedrooms are very pleasant. The owner is exceptionally friendly and helpful.”

    Mrs Genge, Lechlade, April 2015

    • “We had a very nice time at the cottage, a warm welcome was given by the owner. The cottage is cosy and quite quirky, which we enjoyed and is well situated by the beck. We will definitely recommend the cottage to friends and relatives. Thank you to the owner.”

    Mr Peet, Nottingham, November 2014

    • “Warm and comfortable cottage with loads of character. Very friendly and helpful owner.”

    Ms Pickup, Hitchin, December 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.