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Bulmers Cottage

(Ref. 926017)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely week at Bulmer Cottage."

    It was quite compact in the living/kitchen area but we got used to it . The bed was nice and comfy and the area was very quiet. We unloaded car on Main Street and it was a couple of minutes walk to cottage with our bags from there, then parked car at top of hill. We were left a lovely bottle of wine and biscuits on arrival which was appreciated. Would definitely return

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Jan 2024

  • "Great stay in Bulmers Cottage ."

    My family have used this cottage many times , very cozy and warm .

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.8Jan 2024

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage is very quirky and has all amenities. Unfortunately the house was freezing the first two evenings as the heating came on at the incorrect time through the night then by 4pm the house was cold but this was resolved. The information file was on a shelf in the corner and we couldn’t find it until I spoke to someone on the phone. You need to supply parking information as we paid £40 for4 nights inthe visitors car park and then found out there were cheaper options. It would also have been helpful to know where we could put glass bottles as recycling is different in different areas. It might also be an idea to advise guests that the bedroom on the top floor has very low ceilings and no where to hang clothes. With these things sorted I would give 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Denise4.4Oct 2023

  • "Great Central location in the heart of the old village."

    Easy walking to both pubs, village shops, cafés, craft centre, beach, and Quay. Stunning walks and views around every corner. The cottage had everything we needed for our weeks stay. ( no parking permit ) we didn't see one anyway.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.4Oct 2023

  • "Comfortable and well equipped though a little chilly in September, we have a multi fuel stove but couldn’t get this one going."

    Loved the rugs though, we are able to get snuggly.

    Reviewed by Julia3.8Sep 2023

  • "We loved staying in Bulmers Cottage!"

    Cosy and comfortable in the heart of the village, it's the perfect place to stay in order to explore the area. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our week at bulmers cottage it had everything we needed couldn't fault the location great walking on the doorstep all so convenient for traveling out and about, will definitely be back for another stay and to be honest can't wait."

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jun 2023

  • "Must admit we were worried after reading feedback about the cleanliness."

    But we found the cottage very clean. Lovely touch leaving a bottle of wine and ginger biscuits for us. Cute little cottage and in a great position. This is our 4th cottage at staithes and the best. Everything you need is supplied. Nice little seating area outside. We definitely will be back.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jun 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage, in a lovely location."

    We enjoyed our second stay at Bulmers Cottage at least as much as the first. I wouldn’t be surprised if we were back for a third time in the near future.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "This is a little gem of a cottage."

    We had a fabulous stay. It was very well equipped and had everything we could possibly need. Only things i would mention is there was no freezer in the fridge which would have been handy for ice for drinks and any frozen food as we did bring some frozen food but didnt realise when we arrived there wasnt a fridge freezer. Also there were quite a few cobwebs especially in the bathroom so i think these were overlooked when cleaning. Other than that everywhere else was clean enough. Thank you for a lovely stay we will be back in the future

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7May 2023

  • "We always read feedback on holiday breaks but like to give benefit of the doubt but I am so sorry to say on this occasion some of the previous feedback was correct regarding the cleanliness, when we entered the cottage there was a overwhelming odour of dogs, after searching where the smell was coming from we found the problem was the small rug in front of the fire it was that strong we had to roll the rug up and cover with a large bag to contain the odour for the duress of our stay-we then had to go and buy a mop and disinfectant and clean the floor area, the upstairs area was very clean but less attention is being shown to the ground floor sitting area by the cleaners."

    it is such a shame as the cottage could be so lovely with a little attention plus the de’cor needs freshening up. One little bit of advice I would like to pass onto the owners is probably no rugs in the living room and a mop to clean the floor.

    Reviewed by Lorraine1.9Apr 2023

  • "Thank you very much for our stay at Bulmer’s Cottage."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Staithes and would love to come back one day. The cottage is very peaceful (minus the seagulls!) and cosy, and well equipped for our needs. The cottage was clean and tidy, although was a little musty when we arrived. I would recommend putting a blind or curtain on the lovely stable door in the kitchen, to maintain privacy in the evenings. We enjoyed a lovely meal at the Cod and Lobster, and enjoyed breakfast at Dotty’s and lovely coffee and ice cream at Cobbles. The little shop was not open until our third day, so we had to get milk etc from the co-op up the road. Thank you for a delightful stay at Bulmer’s Cottage, we look forward to returning one day.

    Reviewed by Rosie4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    There was just the 2 of us with our 2 small dogs and it felt a little cramped due o the size of the 2 enormous armchairs. Would suggest he owners replace with smaller furniture. Apart from that, would highly recommend the cottage and the area. Wonderful

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Apr 2023

  • "I read the reviews on Bulmers cottage before booking and have to say I usually take any negativity with a pinch of salt."

    However there was one issue that repeatedly came up and it was cleanliness, an issue which I have to say sadly in this case was fairly justified! As a former property inspector in the holiday letting sector, I would have been calling my cleaner back in!! Both the kitchen area and bathroom warranted a clean (the kitchen was done by us during our stay), and any money invested on someone to do a decent job of changeovers could be easily recovered by increased letting costs for which most people (me included) would happily pay just so as not to have to complain! This one negative issue aside we had a thoroughly great visit, the cottage was completely charming, comfortable and suited our needs perfectly, the bedrooms were both warm even on the the coldest of nights and the beds were very comfy. We enjoyed a busy but relaxing few days exploring the local area, walking the beaches and trying the local pubs etc. All in all Bulmers cottage represented fantastic value for money for a comfortable stay in a great location. We would definitely like to re visit both Staithes and Bulmers cottage in the future but for a longer stay maybe?

    Reviewed by Jason3.4Mar 2023

  • "Not the cleanest cottage we've stayed in, but it was comfortable and in a great location."

    Smoke alarm in the kitchen was falling to bits so not sure if it is working.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was very difficult to find, we only managed with the help of a local resident."

    It needed a thorough clean, particularly the kitchen area and lounge floor. Other than that the cottage was very cosy, quite well equipped and ideal for the 2 of us and our 2 dogs. We had a lovely weekend.

    Reviewed by Harry3.4Feb 2023

  • "Good point Lovely cottage very well equipped."

    Lovely bottle of wine & biscuits nice surprise Bad points The cottage was dirty felt like it needed a good clean. The fire was still full of ash from previous residents. The bathroom was dirty my husband cleaned it . Shelves thick with dust. All of the cupboards where full other peoples things. No room to put our things in, especially in the kitchen. We ended up phoning the owner because the bedside lamp was flashing and arcing under the bed. Luckily my husband saw it. It could have set the place alight. The owners phoned us back & left a voice message of just background noise. Staithes is a lovely place we still enjoyed our holiday but the cottage would have been lovely had it been clean.

    Reviewed by Julie3.4Jul 2022


    Reviewed by Tim3.8Apr 2022

  • "The property needs a really deep clean, cupboards and drawers have odd things left by other guests."

    Also there is no contact or support from the owner/manager. We needed to speak to them twice and no answer at the door or when we left a telephone message. It’s a very cute cottage but needs more attention as a rental!

    Reviewed by Nicola2.8Mar 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely and perfectly located for morning and evening dog walks to the beach!"

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely and quaint , just as I wanted for this holiday."

    Easy to get to and able to drive down to unload nearby. The only thing I would change is the lock on the door. It was a Yale lock ( scary as you can lock yourself out) and it was a little sticky because it didn't quite sit right. Other than that it was a brilliant stay.

    Reviewed by Cath5.0Nov 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely cosy cottage."

    The open fire was a real bonus. The location was everything we could have wanted being really quiet but still almost next door to some nice shops and pubs, we barely left Staithes all week. I think we are definitely going to be going back at some point.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Oct 2021

  • "Notification of local parking restrictions considered to be imperative."

    Reviewed by Linda3.8Sep 2021

  • "This house and location was perfect and the welcome bottle of wine whas a lovely ..."

    This house and location was perfect and the welcome bottle of wine whas a lovely gesture , the cottage itself was cosy and homely, with all shops and beach just a few steps nearby, would really recommend this property to anyone wanting to visit staithes

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage smelled of dogs which wasn't great!"

    Reviewed by Christina4.4Aug 2021

  • "Having just returned from a week's stay in 'Bulmers Cottage' we were disappointed with the cleanliness of the Cottage."

    We arrived to find the cottage opposite having Scaffolding, totally understand work does go on but a quick email to be made aware would have been appreciated. The cottage itself was suitable for our needs but could have done with a good clean downstairs especially as were in a 'Covid' situation. Some window blinds were broken, wooden blocks were needed & supplied to keep windows open (Not at all Suitable for small children) & Cooker needed a good clean. A beautiful Location & Village extremely Dog friendly, but would not return to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan2.2Jun 2021

  • "Unfortunately the neighbouring property was having extensive work done to re-point their external walls which meant we had to put up with noise and dust from the building works from the Mon-Fri."

    We couldn't sit outside the cottage during the day which was a bit disappointing and the noise from the drilling was pretty bad at times which meant it was not the relaxing break we had hoped for. It would have been appreciated if we had been forewarned of this as we would probably have chosen to reschedule to a different date. It was a pity as in all other respects the cottage and Staithes village were lovely.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Jun 2021

  • "Be careful when parking in the residential car park, if your holiday let does not have a parking permit, put a pay & display on windscreen."

    I assumed there was no permit due to Covid-19 guidelines & got 2 x parking tickets £70 each. Would of been 4 tickets if I did not go up to drive the car. Other than that Staithes & Sykes did not let me down

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, tucked away behind the main street, contained everything we needed even champagne flutes."

    Would re book.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2020

  • "There was rubbish under the bed, otherwise very clean, I guess easily missed."

    The cottage itself is one of the best in Staithes and I say this having stayed in five now. There is little missing, except perhaps a dvd player for rainy days, particularly as the owners have now added internet. Brilliant location, out of the way but central, particularly relevant in current climate.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Aug 2020

  • "What a lovely cosy cottage, right in the heart of Staithes but set back away from the main street down a side alley."

    I read a review on booking.com suggesting it 'needed a bit of love'. It has either had a lot of love since then or the writer was confusing needing love with not being modern and slick. The furnishings are cosy and good quality, very comfortable beds with beautiful linen. Exceptionally clean. So glad we didn't listen to that review.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Mar 2020

  • "Staithes is one of my favourite places to stay."

    The cottage was lovely , very cosy , clean and well equipped. We would definitely recommend and definitely stay again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2020

  • "The property is in a great location and had most things we needed for a week away."

    However, on arrival to the cottage on the Saturday, it was cold inside as the heating had not been turned on until that morning. With there being a caretaker, it would’ve been nice for them to have gone in the night before to ensure both the heating and the hot water were switched on. We luckily found where to turn the hot water on ourselves throughout our stay but this shouldn’t have been our responsibility. There was also a note on the side to say the shower was out of order when we first arrived and needed a part. At this point, we were unsure when the note meant it was going to be fixed. Later, the caretaker came over to tell us it should be sorted the next day (being Sunday) and that we could have a bath instead. This would’ve been fine, if there was actually enough hot water to fill the bath! The shower didn’t eventually get fixed until the Tuesday. Throughout our stay, we came across other minor things such as one of the upstairs bedroom blinds not working (so we had to put a magazine up the window to stop the light coming in) and the fridge door came off in our hands when opening it. The chairs aren’t particularly comfortable and the fire doesn’t give out an awful lot of heat. It is a cute and quaint little cottage that could be so much better with a little TLC.

    Reviewed by Nick3.4Nov 2019

  • "The area itself was lovely, the cottage was very basic, quite unclean, with uncomfortable furniture and beds."

    We would definitely go to staithes again but not back to that cottage.

    Reviewed by Danny2.5Sep 2019

  • "We had the best time."

    Cottage was lovely - just a nice place to stay with everything we needed and a few things we didn't. Staithes is beautiful - already discussed bjust rebooking the same again next year.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2019

  • "Really pleasant and quaint little cottage in a perfect location, would stay there again."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage and facilities were adequate if very dated but there was an extra cost of £6 per day to pay for parking, when I have stayed in Staithes at other properties a parking permit was provided."

    The bed was very uncomfortable, the sofa and chairs looked like something a charity shop would reject! Spend some money on the place, you charge enough for it!!!

    Reviewed by Andrew2.8Jul 2019

  • "Had a great time at the cottage very quaint and well equipped would definitely ..."

    Had a great time at the cottage very quaint and well equipped would definitely be going back would recommend staying here for a relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Jun 2019

  • "This is a lovely little cottage in a good location in Staithes."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2019

  • "It was a lovely place to stay."

    We enjoyed it very much. The hot water for the bath was a little temperamental and closing the front door needed care taking so as not to hurt hands. Having said that, it was in a gorgeous location, was very quaint and cosy. As a family we all have said we would love to go back. There was a great range of homely touches. We didn’t want for anything. We slept very well. Thank you for having us!

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Apr 2019

  • "The location was great, few steps down to the beck with ducks galore"

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Mar 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in the heart of Staithes, we took our own wood and coal for the burner so we were able to enjoy a warm fire on our first night as no shops were open in the village when we got there."

    Loved the cottage, very cosy. Great location in the heart of the village. We had a very relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jan 2019

  • ".What a cosy cottage, equipped with everything you need. The Christmas tree and bowl of hyacinth were a lovey touch"

    . We were so lucky with the weather too. A super short break, thankyou.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2018

  • "Wonderful stay as always never disappoints 5 stars all round"

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Dec 2018

  • "Fabulous part of the country , picturesque location local amenities very good."

    Will definitely return to the area in future.

    Reviewed by Julia3.8Dec 2018

  • "Absolutely brilliant time , the cottage and ease of everything was perfect"

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2018

  • "Perfect location 2 minutes from everything , had a lovely time with our two dogs ..."

    Perfect location 2 minutes from everything , had a lovely time with our two dogs , no steps to climb unless you wanted to , would definitely stay again , was our first time in staithes such a cute little place , look forward to going back , very dog friendly X

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was superb."

    The location was great and it really added to our holiday. My son loved his top floor bedroom and the cottage was larger than I had expected it to be. Unfortunately, I was poorly for the last few days but having a home from home just meant that I could wrap up and take it easy

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Aug 2018

  • "5th time we have stayed at bumpers cottage with 2 Labrador dogs."

    Excellent location. Lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Rick5.0Jul 2018

  • "Wonderful old cottage in a perfect location minutes from the harbour."

    Bars shops great food just everything we wanted. Miles of beaches nearby. Harry the cottage owner is nearby and was very friendly. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2018

  • "Great lovely cottage in a lovely town."

    The cottage had everything you need and the little touches were not expected. Would also recommend a trip to the pubs in town great food and beer. Lovely Christmas get away.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Dec 2017

  • "It was a lovely, cosy cottage, very well located in the beautiful village of Staithes."

    We had fantastic week, thank you.

    Reviewed by M4.8Dec 2017

  • "Lovely quaint cottage in a great location Great place for walking the dogs both ..."

    Lovely quaint cottage in a great location Great place for walking the dogs both around the village and on the Cleveland Way So impressed looking to buy a cottage in Staithes

    Reviewed by A4.2Jul 2017

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    Had everything you would need for a home away from home. Very pleased. Can we book the weather next time .

    Reviewed by Alison4.8Apr 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    However we did have an issue with the heating which detracted from the experience. The storage radiators did not seem to be up to the job of keeping the cottage warm. We may have missed a trick with the controls, but there were no instruction booklets. Consequently, for most of the stay we were struggling to keep warm especially at night and in the bathroom. Additional blankets in the Winter might be a good idea. The cottage itself was very well equipped and is very clean. if I came back, which I am hoping to do, it will probably be at a different time of the year. Also, it would be helpful to have a map of where the cottage actually is in Chapel Yard (there are two Chapel Yards). We had search parties helping us look for it - in the dark. The sat nav took us to the general area, but obviously not the cottage.

    Reviewed by Sonia4.6Nov 2016

  • "A beautiful location."

    Was perfect for a short break with the dogs .

    Reviewed by Karen4.0Sep 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second floor eaves double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, fold-up dining table and sitting area with multi-fuel stove.
  • Electric night storage heaters with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and all coal for multi-fuel stove inc.in rent (guests to provide wood for stove)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking available in public and private car parks, 10 mins walk, at top of the bank
  • Outside area with bench
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 3 mins walk
  • Note: This property has steep cottage stairs and restricted headroom in the eaves bedroom, care should be taken
  • Note: The cottage is at the bottom of a steep hill in the old village of Staithes which has cobbled streets
  • Note: Max 4 people.

The property

A charming stone end-terrace cottage, tucked away in a quiet corner in the heart of the historic fishing village of Staithes, North Yorkshire.

Retaining much charm and character, this charming cottage is ideal for those wishing to explore the dramatic heritage coastline and the stunning scenery of the North York Moors National Park.

With a homely open plan living area, this delightful cottage has beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls and an inviting multi-fuel stove, perfect for cosy nights in and relaxing by, after busy days enjoying this beautiful area.

Steep, winding cottage stairs lead up to the two bedrooms, a double on the first floor and another double on the second floor which is set into the eaves.

This quaint and atmospheric smugglers’ village is packed with nostalgia and charm, with a couple of local inns, quaint tea rooms and a couple of shops.

Wander around the cobbled narrow streets and alleyways and down to the small, sandy beach and coble landing.

With its rock pools and coves, it is the ideal place for crabbing, fishing or simply building sandcastles on the beach.

The Heritage Museum and art gallery in the centre, are well worth an afternoon's visit.

Walkers will delight in an exhilarating clifftop walk on the Cleveland Way, with breathtaking views along the Yorkshire coastline, a superb way to explore this Dinosaur Coast.

Nearby Whitby is a must, with its famous Abbey, reached by the 199 ancient weathered steps.

With many independent shops, good restaurants, traditional tea rooms and the best fish and chips in Yorkshire, there is something here for everyone!

With many attractions in the local area, including the steam railway at Grosmont, the Danby Moors Visitor Centre and pretty coastal and inland villages, this lovely cottage provides an excellent base for a varied and interesting holiday.

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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.

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Note: Max 4 people.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas