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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "A really well located holiday home that’s surprisingly roomy yet still cosy."

    The kitchen was very well equipped which was really appreciated, and each of the bedrooms was so cosy and made for a great night’s sleep. We couldn’t find the back door key but that was probably just us being daft, everything else was made so easy by the instruction email. Very much enjoyed our stay in your wonderful home and we’d love to come back again.

    Hi Alice So glad you enjoyed your stay at Clevelyn. Regarding the back door, there is no key. The door can only be opened from the inside using the two bolts on the inside of the door. Please return as welcome back any time. Allison & Tony Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Mar 2024

  • "We absolutely loved this place, comfortable, full of chatacter and tastefully furnished, we didn't want to leave!"

    Really appreciated the milk and bread which was kindly left for us by the owners. It was cold when we first arrived and took some time to warm up, it could have been more welcoming if the heating had been on in advance of our arrival. Otherwise, though, everything was perfect.We fell in love with Staithes and will be back.

    So happy you loved staying in our holiday home. We take on board what you say about the heating being on before you arrive and will strive to do better in the future. You are welcome back anytime, and thank you for your positive review . We will do better next time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jan 2024

  • "We (4 adults) stayed at Clevelyn for 5 nights."

    We had a very comfortable stay in the cottage. Everything was as described. The cottage is very well situated for the village. However, we would recommend booking the private car par in the peak season as you cannot park in the main village. We would recommend Clevelyn and Staithes as somewhere to see and visit.

    Thank you so much for your positive review. You are welcome back to Clevelyn anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful weeks stay in this lovely traditional seaside cottage."

    Clevelyn is in such a perfect location and is spacious, very well equipped and beautifully decorated. Thank you for the welcome pack too which was much appreciated! The place does need a little painting and new carpet in areas but this didn’t spoil our enjoyment. Will certainly highly recommend the cottage to friends and family! Great communication and info from Sykes during booking too, thank you. I must mention the parking though which we found quite a pain to be honest. Two options for parking. Council at £6 for 24 hours and an alternative at £16!! No matter what time we got back the council park was always full! Waited over half hour for space one evening and then over 20 mins the following day! Then didn’t want to use car again for rest of week for fear of not getting a space. We used buses thereafter which thankfully was a really good efficient service! I noticed a resident only parking area adjacent to car park which was always half full. Just a suggestion but could a parking permit be obtained for guests and cost of this added to the price of cottage??

    Thank you for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay in ‘Clevelyn’. You are more than welcome back. As to the parking unfortunately a parking permit would not give you access to the residents parking spots. They are for permanent residents of the village only not holiday let owners. There is a private car park ‘Glenvale’ you can book online and pay upfront for the duration of your stay which guarantees you a dedicated parking spot. Painting (which is touched up regularly) and new carpets is on our agenda for Jan/Feb 2024. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Aug 2023

  • "Comfortable family home we loved Staithes."

    Thank you for your feedback. Hopefully you will return to ‘Clevelyn’ soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Kitchen/dining room fully stocked with all the cooking equipment needed for an army. (I didn't do any, as I was only their for the weekend, but cupboards were full). Staithes has a (short) steep hill from the car park, but an easy walk into the village shops. Short drive to Whitby and Saltburn beach. Ideally placed for the Cleveland way with buses returning from Whitby etc.

    Barbara Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Lovely to know you appreciate our well equipped kitchen, I’m always adding stuff! Please come back and stay in Clevelyn again, you would be most welcome. Allison & Tony Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was far better than any dog friendly accommodation we have ever stayed in, it was very clean, comfortable and well appointed."

    The location was perfect very close to the centre of staithes and 2 of the pubs which both served amazing food. We had a wonderful week and we will definately return.

    Sharon Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We try and accommodate dogs as best we can. We have a dog ( a naughty Frenchie!) so it’s lovely that you acknowledge we are pet friendly. You are welcome back anytime to stay in Clevelyn. Thank you for such a positive review. Tony & Allison Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2023

  • "We had a great break at the cottage."

    Just missed an outside space for dog.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay in ‘Clevelyn’ we don’t advertise that we have outdoor space, but appreciate one would be helpful! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very spacious cottage, clean & comfortable enjoyed it so much we’re already looking at when we can book again"

    Joanne Such a lovely positive review. So glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely cottage minutes from the seafront and centre of Staithes."

    Plenty of room for a couple with two children. A great Christmas in the cottage with thoughtful decorations provided for the festive period.

    Thank you for your positive feedback Mary Glad you had a lovely time in Staithes and in Clevelyn. You are welcome back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely comfortable stay in Clevelyn cottage."

    It is very well equipped with just about everything you could need. Missed not having a pair of scissors and a measuring jug in the kitchen. Would like information pack to be left more prominent with how to turn heaters on as it took us quite a while to find the switches and cottage was really cold on our arrival. We have stayed in several cottages in staithes and found the Clevelyn to meet all our needs in space and comfort. Hope very much to visit again next year

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We have now bought more scissors and jugs. They were bought originally but may have been broken and disposed of over time. We have also taken on board your comments regarding the information pack. You are welcome back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Dec 2022

  • "Very good"

    Thank you for you feedback Nick. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick3.8Nov 2022

  • "Great base, staithes is a beautiful little harbour town with quaint shops and two lovely pubs."

    Visited Whitby, Scarborough, Robin Hood bay and goth land where they filmed heartbeat. The holiday cottage, was very clean and comfortable with all the home comforts you require for a week away from home.

    Thank you so much for your review. So glad you had a lovely holiday. You are welcome back any time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday staying in 'Clevelyn', which was very comfortable and well equipped as well as being a delightful cottage."

    I think it makes a huge difference to the standard of the property when the owners actually use the property themselves. We were very fortunate in this respect and the reviews and comments I have posted reflect the care and attention given to this property by the owners.

    Iain Thank you so much for your positive review. As you say Clevelyn is our holiday home and we absolutely love it and are glad others feel the same way. You are welcome back anytime. ⭐️ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is the second time we’ve stayed at Clevelyn and it didn’t disappoint."

    Beautiful, comfortable accommodation and very supportive and responsive owners. We’ll be back

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Happy you love the cottage as much as we do. Please return for a third visit, you would be very welcome ❤️ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Al5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, in a beautiful setting."

    Well equipped and very comfortable cottage. Had a great stay.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Pauline. Glad you had a lovely time and you are welcome back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is the third year running we have stayed in this cottage."

    Absolutely love everything about it especially the location.

    Sandra Thank you so much for your feedback. You welcome back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2022

  • "We struggled to work out how to turn the radiators on."

    .. probably just us being daft but an instruction tag might be helpful for future guests. Really lovely and cosy once they were on though and so much bigger than it looked on the photos. Great location too in the centre of the village

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay and you are welcome back anytime. We take on board your comments regarding the radiators and will print out clear instructions, as they can be difficult to work if you are not used to them. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jan 2022

  • "What a great location and a thumbs up to the owners and cleaners,Wii’s definitely be back"

    Good afternoon Thank you so much for your positive review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2021

  • "Clevelyn was a beautiful house, very clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated."

    It was equipped with everything you could need for weekend or longer stays. 3 great pubs within a short walk, definitely eat at the George and Cod and Lobster. You can catch the bus at the top of the hill into Whitby and surrounding villages which are worth the trip. Staithes is a beautiful seaside village and very friendly. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Sep 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, I was a little concerned when I read a previous customers comments but I needn't be."

    The cottage is in a lovely spot in Staithes. There were 5 of us that stayed and there was more than enough room. We loved that the property is over 4 floors. We did have a couple of queries while we were staying in the property and the owner quickly responded and sorted them out. If we stayed at Staithes again we would consider returning to this property

    Reviewed by Teresa4.7Sep 2021

  • "The cottage itself is very quaint and quirky ."

    However it was very dirty . The kitchen cupboard doors were filthy the oven was a disgrace bathrooms the same . I had to spend a hour cleaning before we could relax . And this during Covid times when I would have expected everywhere to be sterile clean on arrival ! Once cleaned we enjoyed are stay very much . Lovely location !

    Reviewed by Claire3.1Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Perfect for a family of four.

    Reviewed by C4.4Jul 2021

  • "Having missed out on Staithes last year and our normal bolt hole no longer available, we chose Clevelyn."

    we were not disappointed. An excellent house with all the facilities. 6 of us were accommodated easily and all being well we'll be back next year. One request. There are plenty of signs saying Mind Your Head on the way down to and up from the kitchen, my bald scalp says I didn't on a number of occasions. Please could you put a bit of padding on the offending bits.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2021

  • "Amazing property."

    Very well equipped, it feels like a home rather than a holiday let. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Steph5.0Dec 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage, great location, beautifully decorated."

    We had a fabulous holiday at Staithes, would definitely stay at Clevelyn again.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2020

  • "We have been well overdue our holiday this year having both been working from home since the onset of the pandemic."

    We have holidayed in Staithes before and were really looking forward to our visit this year. Clevelyn didnt disappoint. First and foremost from the second we walked through the door we knew the place was clean, it smelt it! The kitchen was spotless with freshly pressed tea towels and a new dish sponge. ( I had brought all of my own things in case I needed to use them but there really was no need). The bedrooms and bathroom were all beautiful made up and the lounge was just so comfortable - we relaxed immediately. The weather was poor but who cares about that, we still went on cliff top walks and adventures and we still managed to have amazing food in the Cod and Lobster and pints in the Royal George. I love the little butcher shop and stuffed my face with chocolates from the deli. A proper holiday and just what we needed. We will be back !

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Oct 2020

  • "A residents parking permit would be great as to pay for your seven day ticket at £70 you need to go online."

    The signal is not always great and if you couldn't get a signal at time of arrival you may struggle as the only other option would be to pay with change. The cost would be added to the rentals weekly cost. The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed. It really is a lovely location (if a little hard on the legs) and we would def recommend to friends and family and return again.

    Reviewed by Corrie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely premises and very comfortable little things like decorations welcome pack ..."

    Lovely premises and very comfortable little things like decorations welcome pack fishing net and games helped us have a special week thank - you

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was a wonderful holiday cottage."

    Was surprised it was over four floors with kitchen in basement! Cute fisherman's cottage in perfect location in Staithes.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is beautiful and roomy ."

    Everything you need inside .

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2020

  • "The location was brilliant."

    2 minutes to get to local pub and grandsons loved crabbing. The whole family loved the quaintness of the cottage. Grandsons particularly liked the lighthouse bedside lamp in their room. Small touches.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in the beautiful Staiths."

    The cottage came equipped with everything we needed. Had a great holiday thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2020

  • "Well What can I say this cottage is just wonderful , this is the 3rd time we been and we took friends with us this time who also have now fallen in love with the cottage ."

    It has everything you need . It just feels like you at home , I could happily live there .we will be back soon

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2020

  • "A beautifully furnished cottage with everything you need in a great location."

    It’s our favourite cottage by far in the 4 years we have been going to staithes

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Feb 2020

  • "A lovely quirky cottage in a beautiful village, the cottage was furnished really ..."

    A lovely quirky cottage in a beautiful village, the cottage was furnished really nicely and the bed extremely warm and comfortable

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Oct 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic!"

    The owners have thought of everything! Great location of the property, really clean, all amenities you will need! Thinking of returning for a weekend in January! Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Oct 2019

  • "Slightly disappointed in Clevelyn, Staithes."

    Lovely village, however I wasn’t fully aware of the extra cost of the daily parking (£5 per day) which added to the cost of the holiday. I feel this should be made aware of in the cottage info. Whilst the cottage had been refurbished in places, new furniture/ kitchen etc, it was also quite grubby in other areas. The windows were very dirty so too areas in the kitchen cupboards/drawers. The toilet in the main bathroom had a tendency to block and the hot water in the evenings ran out. Also felt the bed linen in the double bedroom on the top floor was of a poor quality. All in all , frustratingly the property let itself down which is a shame.

    Reviewed by Linda2.2Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, great value for money."

    Lived the little extras

    Reviewed by Aimi5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had an absolutely amazing weekend away ."

    The cottage is just perfect. It has all the home comforts you need it’s like a home away from home . It’s ideally situated a short walk from the car park and a sort walk to the coffee shop,pubs and shops . We went for a beautiful walk , had a trip to Whitby and a couple of drinks in the pubs We will definitely be back .

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage in a fabulous location."

    Originally from the area I wanted a base to show my partner and children the sights. We have four boys ranging from 14 to 13 weeks and the cottage was ideal. The boys loved exploring the four floors and having their own rooms on the top floor. The facilities were great and catered for our every need. The cottage was very tastefully decorated with lovely little touches. The only ‘issues’ that some people need to consider is that there is no parking at the property and the stairs are quite steep. Both of these are highlighted in the Cottages’s description and weren’t a problem for us. We sourced local free parking and actually enjoyed the stroll to and from the cars each day. Staithes itself is beautiful. The kids loved playing in the harbour and the river behind the cottage. There is a butchers and sweet shop minutes walk from the cottage and a Co-op and fish and chip shop within walking distance. Out of Staithes we visited Saltburn, Runswick Bay, Falling Foss , Sandsend and Whitby and all were an easy drive away.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Aug 2019

  • "Great house and location."

    More picture of the front and back and the hill the house is on would have been good to have seen

    Reviewed by Honor4.4Jul 2019

  • "Location of the cottage is excellent, literally a 2 mins walk to the beach."

    A great base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4May 2019

  • "Love, love, love Clevelyn and the charming village of Staithes."

    Just what we needed for a family break.

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0May 2019

  • "Clevelyn is a lovely cosy cottage, with lots of lovely features and home comforts."

    A group of us went for a 50th birthday, a great space to cook and eat in the kitchen, lovely log burner, comfortable bedrooms and a great location. Lots of great walks from the door and a lovely local pub or two! highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Heather Marie5.0Apr 2019

  • "A bit dusty in this cottage Windows needed cleaning A bin was needed in the ..."

    A bit dusty in this cottage Windows needed cleaning A bin was needed in the en suite A dishcloth wasn’t left in the kitchen

    Reviewed by Janice4.1Mar 2019

  • "Lovely well appointed cottage in ideal location."

    Cleaner was still there after 3pm and I think rushed a bit. The fire place didn't look like it had been cleared in weeks as we had to clear out a lot of compressed ash. No logs or lighters provided which would have been a nice welcome. Ensuite shower room and separate bathroom were really good although the amount of hot water in the cylinder only allowed a small volume of water in the bath before it cooled off. Overall very good and would definitely recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Feb 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage with all you could possibly need and more in a really beautiful part of the world."

    We stayed over Christmas and owners supplied a Christmas tree and decorations which was a really nice touch. We all had a wonderful holiday (including Moomin the dog) will definatley return

    Reviewed by Fay5.0Dec 2018

  • "Fantastic area for a winter break."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2018

  • "Fabulous weekend, this is our 7th visit to Staithes and Clevelyn has been the best accommodation by far."

    We will be back!!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Oct 2018

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  • Over four floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor double, 1 x second floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Electric panel heaters with woodburner
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for woodburner available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Load/unload outside property only
  • Council run car park and Glen Vale car park, at top of bank approx 5 mins walk away
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One well-behaved pet allowed
  • Shop, pub and beach 2 mins walk
  • Note: There are steep, winding cottage stairs in this property
  • Note: Limited mobile phone signal.

The property

This fabulous mid-terrace fisherman's cottage sits on the main street in the historic seaside village of Staithes in the North York Moors National Park.

Immaculately-presented throughout, this Staithes cottage is ideal for friends and families wishing to explore the stunning heritage coastline and the wonderful countryside of the North York Moors.

Tastefully renovated to a high standard,Clevelyn is deceptively spacious, with split-level living areas and accommodation across four floors.

The light and airy sitting room has a contemporary feel with quality furnishings, featuring oak flooring and a warming woodburner, whilst doors open onto a large hallway with stairs leading down to the modern, well-equipped kitchen.

With a tiled floor and dining area to one end, this bright and cheerful room provides a lovely, sociable area to sit together at the table, play games or enjoy a glass of wine whilst discussing the day's activities.

Steep and winding cottage stairs lead up to the three individually styled bedrooms, each with comfortable beds and one with the added benefit of an en-suite shower room.

Just two minutes’ walk from Clevelyn brings you to the pretty harbour, beach, pubs, tea rooms and shops.

Spend the day exploring the quaint cobbled streets and alleyways or enjoy invigorating cliff top walks along the numerous footpaths in the area.

Nearby Whitby is well worth visiting, with its famous abbey, long sandy beaches, excellent restaurants, quirky cafes and independent shops.

With many attractions in this beautiful area, this cottage offers something for everyone.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas