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Kippers Corner

(Ref. 963081)

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

31 Customer Reviews

  • "Pro’s Location & parking permit Con’s Cottage damp & dirty, needs a good ..."

    Pro’s Location & parking permit Con’s Cottage damp & dirty, needs a good deep clean & painting Would we stay here again, it’s a definite NO

    Reviewed by David2.2Mar 2024

  • "The property was deal for our stay."

    However, it is in need of some tlc. The paint is flaking off the walls in parts, causing my husband to constantly be getting it on his clothes, due to him being registered blind and unable to see it. The heating was on all the time and I was unable to alter it. The bedding was cosy, apart from the bottom sheet which needs throwing away due to wear. I think it needs a proper deep clean to get rid of cobwebs and mould around the windows. The kitchen and lounge area are perfect.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.1Dec 2023

  • "There was substantial mold on the window frames and down the walls, in particular where the bedding was stored."

    This had been highlighted in a previous review (after I had made my booking) and I am disappointed there had been no attempt to rectify this. The bedding had seen better days, but changing it for the bedding in the moldy corner was not appealing. The were light fittings broken and dusty, broken bedside cabinet. Photos can be provided. The check in time of 5pm is quite late and check out of 9am is unacceptable. I didn't see this on the listing when booking. It also stated that earlier check ins or late check outs would not be considered

    Reviewed by Rachael1.6Nov 2023

  • "The holiday cottage was damp , paint coming off walls , mattress tired and dirty ..."

    The holiday cottage was damp , paint coming off walls , mattress tired and dirty , furniture upstairs tired poor quality, carpets need a good clean and so do the windows on the inside full of black mould and cobwebs , tv to small for the room , there was kitchen roll stuffed in letter box first thing we saw on arrival ,the en-suite bathroom shower was dirty inside and out the radiator was rusty only good thing was the kitchen and main bathroom was okay location beautiful

    Reviewed by J Deborah1.6Sep 2023

  • "Issues with damp , general cleanliness , broken slats on a bed"

    Reviewed by John3.1Sep 2023

  • "The bathrooms and kitchen were very nice."

    1 single bed was held together with Duct tape and collapsed when my 7 year old sat on it. Bedroom on first floor had a very old mattress which belongs in the bin, the bed sank into the middle, we had to sleep on the sofa bed. The beds had fluff and dirt underneath it-Dog hair everywhere even though it’s listed as no dogs. Kitchen roll stuffed in letterbox. 20 inch tv very inadequate for that size of a room, plus tv stand broken and remote batteries didn’t work. The arms of the sofa were damp and sticky. The shelves in the kitchen had spoons wedged underneath to keep them up. The last property we rented through you was absolutely spot on but this 1 was not great, thank goodness the weather was good as I would not have like to have been stuck indoors with 3 kids. The internet was brilliant in the village so it wouldn’t hurt to have a decent tv with access to internet when needed.

    Reviewed by Georgina1.6Sep 2023

  • "Kippers Corner is a good sized house for 6+ guests."

    Overall the house is in a good state of repair but could do with some cosmetic upgrades to make it a bit smarter. TV was not working on arrival but caretaker Keith fixed it when reported. Bedrooms and bathrooms are all good but again possibly a bed/mattress upgrade won’t go amiss. Towels were a bit hit and miss also - not quite adult sized for the bath/shower. Kitchen provision was good and everything we needed was provided but lacked real storage space to put our groceries away. Sofas were comfy and bucket seats add 2 more comfortable options in the living room. WiFi was strong and very welcome. A good property and we would visit again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jon3.8Apr 2023

  • "Overall we were happy with the property - loads of character although it could do with a bit of TLC."

    Great location (Staithes is wonderful) and was just what we were looking for, for a short break. Seagulls a bit noisy in the night but that's nature for you. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Charlie3.4Jun 2022

  • "Kipper’s Cottage is situated in a lovely spot in Staithes and was a nice comfortable stay."

    As we were staying with young children, baby gates on the bottom of the stairs and rooms would have been hugely beneficial. More kitchen storage for food would have also been helpful for shopping for the week. We really enjoyed our stay though. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Laura4.1Apr 2022

  • "Really nice cottages."

    Every you will need is there

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Oct 2021

  • "The property had an overwhelming smell of damp, the windows were filthy and many of them wouldn't open meaning the ventilation was poor."

    We love Staithes and go every year for a week. We have booked a different cottage for next year - whilst looking we noticed the price for the same week in Kippers Corner next year had gone up by several hundred pounds - almost to the same price we are paying next year for a larger and much more well maintained holiday cottage just across the road! The windows need sorting, the damp needs sorting, the beds need sorting (slats were missing and some of the sheets need replacing as the double on the top floor was thin, old and bobbly ) The good things were the location, the decor, the kitchen equipment was fine, the shower was good (altho the door kept coming off)

    Reviewed by Claire3.1Aug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Kippers Corner."

    The cottage is beautifully presented and each room has been thoughtfully put together. Great facilities, we were very comfortable in general. The bed in the master suite was a bit rickety and we’d have appreciated thicker curtains as the sun was bright from about 5am - minor issues though.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7May 2021

  • "What an excellent cottage in a prime location!"

    Layout is very suited to either a big family or even a couple of smaller groups. No cottage could be better suited in location - opposite all the conveniences of shops, pubs, as well as the beach!

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Kippers Corner is in a fantastic location in the delightful village of Staithes."

    A handy loading bay opposite the cottage makes it easy for unpacking the car. The village has good local amenities, 2 eating in pubs, coffee shops, ice cream and butchers with a some vegetables. The cottage was well equipped for 6 and the log burning store made all the difference.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is not as the pictures and it isn't suitable for 6 adults."

    The twin bedroom is very very small and there is no storage space whatsoever. Storage in the other 2 bedrooms is also limited and there is no dressing table in the main bedroom. The cottage is very tired and definitely needs a lot of TLC. The outside space is a hazard with very steep uneven steps and also needs a lot of updating. The bathroom although spacious would benefit from a second shower cubicle being installed. The pictures show chairs around the dining table, these have been replaced by stools! The downstairs living/dining/kitchen area is small and cramped. Parking is at the top of a very steep hill so if you are not fit or have mobility issues this could be a problem, although you are permitted to drop off outside the cottage but then have to park your vehicle in the top car park. Staithes itself is a beautiful area and could not be faulted.

    Reviewed by Deirdre2.8Sep 2020

  • "We stayed in Kippers Corner last year with our young grandsons so knew what to expect."

    The cottage was clean & well provided with sanitisers of every type.We had a lovely holiday. Given that the cottage will have been empty for many weeks, it was disappointing to find the fridge & small freezer just as heavily iced up as last year. While we realise there are difficulties because of Covid19 ( & we have a daughter who keeps a B & B in Whitby) it was daunting to hear from Sykes only 8 days before arrival that we could not enter until 5.00pm (after I had booked a supermarket delivery at the same time so had to cancel it) & that we had to vacate at 9.00am having bagged up all the linen.I found this a worry the whole week. We did manage it--we are 70 years old & our grandchildren just 7 & 5 & though very willing not really so much help.It made the last evening & final morning really stressful.

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Jul 2020

  • "Great location in a very pretty quirky village"

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Mar 2020

  • "Kippers corner was a comfortable and cosy place."

    Well equipped, just turn up build your fire and relax. It was our second visit to the property and we thoroughly loved it. Great location.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jan 2020

  • "This is the second time we have stayed in Kippers Corner, it's in such a perfect spot and so homely."

    However, it does need some TLC! For a modern property, the upkeep needs to be higher.

    Reviewed by Harriet4.1Nov 2019

  • "Kippers Corner provided a fantastic base for our half term getaway."

    The cottage is cosy, comfortable and characterful, and the location is perfect - a mere hop and a skip from the harbour. Many thanks for our stay, and to the owners who kindly took the trouble to post a forgotten item back to me.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2019

  • "This was our second visit to Staithes and our second time in Kipper's Corner."

    The village is lovely and the cottage is very comfortable and we will definitely be back to both.

    Reviewed by Shona3.8Oct 2019

  • "WE brought our grandsons aged 4 & 6 for a week's holiday at the end of July."

    We all absolutely loved it. The boys were fascinated by all the quirky sea themed decorations. Everything was as described--spacious, clean & comfortable & VERY close to the beach.Caretaker across the road was extremely kind & helpful with a couple of minor hitches on our arrival.We would love to return & I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2019

  • "A lovely cottage with lots of character, blending history and the old with the new with great flair and style."

    Fantastic location and the lovely log burning stove was a real treat. Thank you

    Reviewed by Louise4.7May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, nice week-end break"

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2019

  • "It was a beautiful location."

    The cottage itself was just what we needed, and an ideal base to explore the North Yorkshire coast.

    Reviewed by Louise3.8Feb 2019

  • "It's a gorgeous cottage, very comfortable and quaint."

    Well decorated and presented we just loved staying there.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jan 2019

  • "Staithes is stunning."

    A real gem. Parking is an issue but well worth the effort. Dotties tea room is a perfect place to have a cuppa and a legendary scone. The cod and lobsters food and welcome is second to none. Sitting outside the pub with the most impressive sea view. The people welcome you. A creative vibe. The cottage was beautiful. Woodburner Huge bath. Comfy beds and very spacious. The owners have improved the cottage greatly. I went in January and it snowed.... the cottage was toasty warm with masses of hot water. A real treasure. Loved every minute of my break. Thank you so much. Highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Suzie5.0Jan 2019

  • "This cottage is marketed for 7 to 8 people."

    Do you think a 2ft 6inch Fridge is adequate? Also within this fridge is a freezer compartment that was ( and I am not exaggerating ) completely full of ice, a solid block). Reported on arrival but told they had not had time to defrost. It had not been done for months/years. Main bedroom mattress well past its date, as others have mentioned, and most uncomfortable. Paint peeling off walls in most rooms and the exterior was probably the most unattractive in the location due to a need to be decorated. The rear communal yard was overgrown with weeds and not something anyone would use. Again for 7/8 people the small tv (18 inch?) made viewing somewhat limiting and the kitchen facilities were not up the usual standard you would expect. Catering for 7/8 people needed creativity with the pans and utensils provided . If you lose anything do not look behind the sofa cushions unless you want to gather enough for another meal. Managed, however, to have a good holiday.

    Reviewed by Alan2.5Aug 2018

  • "A lovely cottage with everything that you could possibly need to stay for a week."

    Situated in an excellent position in the centre of Staithes. In our group of 8 we had a toddler and a 4 year old and there was plenty of room for them to move about, a high chair and travel cot were provided. It was easy to get a supermarket delivery. The only downside was the outside space that had been in the description, we were unable to access it from the rear door because it didn’t open fully (the new owners are going to rectify this) and access from the side of the cottage was difficult because the entrance was overgrown. It wasn’t an inspiring place to sit. For everything else, I would really recommend this cottage, we had a glorious holiday

    Reviewed by Noreen5.0Jul 2018

  • "The pillows were way too soft, would recommend medium to try & suit more people."

    The bed in the ensuite bedroom has a ridiculously soft mattress - this was so soft it was very uncomfortable, again I would suggest a medium one . I didn't get a decent nights sleep all week. Other than that the cottage was lovely & so was Staithes, would definately visit again .

    Reviewed by Jenny4.4Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was very clean & comfortable."

    Hot water was as described, there was an override button in the tank cupboard that gave you plenty of hot water. This button was on a timer for 40 mins. Had everything in it for cooking, Beds were made with clean linen. Ideal for a stay in Staithes. The fire was out of action due to an issue with the chimney that was booked to be fixed, the owner has left plenty of oil filled radiators for use to compensate. Was lucky with the weather on BH weekend, did not need any heating.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with day bed and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor double with day bed, 1 x second floor twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Solid fuel central heating from woodburner
  • Electric range cooker with double oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat and BT Home Hub, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Parking pass for 1 car in car park at the top of the bank (5 mins walk)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk, beach and harbour 5 mins walk
  • Note: This property does not accept pets however pets have previously stayed at the property and may not be suitable for those with allergies
  • There will not pets after April 2019

The property

This fabulous end-terrace fisherman's cottage sits on the High Street in the historic seaside village of Staithes in the North York Moors National Park.

Beautifully presented throughout, this is the ideal holiday home for friends and families wishing to explore the stunning heritage coastline and the wonderful countryside of the North York Moors.

Deceptively spacious, there is a superb open-plan living area with a contemporary kitchen, comfortable furnishings and a lovely warming woodburner, perfect for relaxing in front of with a glass of wine on cooler evenings.

With a tiled floor and a stylish eye to design, this bright and cheerful room provides a very sociable space for guests to sit and enjoy time together.

The three bedrooms are set over two floors and have a nautical theme running throughout with quality bedding and mattresses to sink into after a busy day on the beach.

Both double rooms have additional day beds for flexibility of sleeping arrangements, while one has a modern en-suite shower room.

The luxurious family bathroom has a beautifully tiled floor and offers a roll-top slipper bath, perfect for a deep soak at the end of the day.

A minute's walk down the cobbled street brings you to the pubs, tea rooms and shops, with the quaint harbour and beach just beyond.

Spend the day exploring the narrow alleyways and quirky ginnels, visit the local museum and gallery, or enjoy an invigorating cliff-top walk along the Cleveland Way.

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 lovely 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