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The Station Master's Office

Loftus near Staithes, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 922557)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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65 Customer Reviews

  • "Very pleased with the accommodation , very clean and fresh feeling ."

    Would recommend a car as lots of lovely seaside locations with a short drive . Saltburn on the Sea is very nice Victorian town . I would recommend this property for a couple of any age is a modern interior with all the comforts of home , good Wi-fi speeds large tv screen etc . Thanks to the owners .

    Reviewed by NigelOct 2021

  • "Cottage was excellent and great value for money, very clean and had everything you needed."

    Very central to places such as Whitby, Straites and many more. Ownere Brenda and David very helpful and friendly, lots of goodies left such as biscuits,cake,tea and coffee ans lots of butter and jams. Towels changed mid week which was excellent. Would 100% recommend this cottage and we will be coming back.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2021

  • "Our 3rd stay at Station Masters Office."

    Its perfect in everyway. We could not ask for more. Brenda and Dave go more than the extra mile to make the holiday. A true home from home

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2021

  • "The stationmasters office is like home from home, this was our second visit and probably not our last."

    An ideal base for visiting many areas of Yorkshire. The hosts Brenda and Dave were very friendly and welcoming with lovely gifts on our arrival and clean towels midway through our stay, everywhere was spotlessly clean and so warm and welcoming at the end of the day. My scores reflected the fact that we could not find any fault.

    Reviewed by LeslieOct 2021

  • "It's so clean and comfortable well equipped I highly recommend a visit ☺"

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2021

  • "The hosts were very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly."

    We were celebrating our wedding anniversary so on top of the cake milk and biscuits they provided we were then given a card and bottle of proseco. which was gratefully accepted. The cottage was spotless and had everything we needed The pictures do not do the cottage justice as it was more spacious than we thought, The bathroom and shower were exceptional. The covid packs that were left for us was a great idea even down to rubbing down towels plus an umbrella and walking stick. The railway viewing platform is a must for the railway buffs. The outside converted waiting room was ideal for a nightcap or early tea or coffee.. Overall we would thoroughly recommend this cottage to all. Loftus itself is very run down due to the economic climate the local pubs did not serve meals but travel 2.5 miles to Easington and The Tiger Inn is spot on.

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2021

  • "Although the property looked small from outside, it had a sizeable living area, huge shower room and a very well equipped kitchen."

    The porch was useful too, for storing walking gear, especially when the weather was inclement. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and looked newly decorated. A lovely surprise was a welcome pack, the milk especially was a nice thought and very useful. Halfway through our week's stay we were brought clean towels, which was great and certainly not expected. Our hosts could not have been more welcoming or more hospitable. They seemed only to pleased to share their knowledge of the local area, great for if you are keen walkers. I would happily recommend the property to anyone who wants to explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by SuzanneSep 2021

  • "Cottage amazing- could not be better!"

    Fantastic location near a lot of interesting places.

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2021

  • "Wonderful studio style accomodation, lovingly prepared with excellent little touches like tea, coffee and condiments."

    Plenty of recommendations for places to visit along with places to eat. Brenda even changed our towels after 3 days which was very thoughtful! Plus you can go and see the trains from the viewing platform! We would highly recommend and hope to visit again as definitely didn't have enough time to see everything!

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "Having been in various cottages we are somewhat sceptical as to what we find."

    This time out of all the cottages we have used over the years this one stood out. Brenda and David the owners have thought it through and provided everything you need for a relaxing holiday. They were extremely helpful in suggesting places to visit that we would not have thought of and the railway line behind the property is quite novel. The Stationmasters office is a good base to visit that part of Yorkshire

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Brenda was a lovely hostess, chatting with us and giving advice about things to see in the area."

    We had a very good "welcome pack" of shortbread & cake, and milk in the fridge. Plenty of tea bags, coffee sachets and condiment sachets were provided. The bed is super comfortable and excellent quality bed linen. Great size shower room. The only thing lacking (not a biggie though) is the fridge has no freezer compartment, so no ice cubes for drinks. We enjoyed sitting at the back of the house in the covered gazebo watching the occasional goods train pass by.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2021

  • "This little cottage is a gem."

    Perfect for 2 people wanting to explore the local area. The owner is a lovely lady and Sykes are very friendly and efficient

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "Great place to stay ☺ A proper little Home from home ☺ Could not find ..."

    Great place to stay ☺ A proper little Home from home ☺ Could not find anywhere nicer to stay in this area than the station masters office ☺ Have stayed there a few times now and each time have been made to feel really welcome ☺ Beautifully clean and tidy cottage ☺ Comfy bed ☺ soft white towels , changed mid week ☺ Well placed for visiting visiting the coast and North York moors ☺

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean, well appointed."

    Brenda and Dave anticipated everything you might need, including a hairdryer. Generous welcome pack, plenty of cleaning products and thoughtful touches like condiments and a change of towels mid week. Owners of other holiday lets could learn from them. Access to the front garden is a kind gesture, we took advantage of sitting in the sun watching the world go by. The porch is great for shoes, coats etc. This is a beautiful part of the world, easy access to beautiful countryside and beaches.

    Reviewed by SimonMay 2021

  • "Comfy cottage with all facilities you need."

    Close to all seaside's along that coast. Host's really nice people and will give you any information. We can recommend.

    Reviewed by RoyMay 2021

  • "Lovely property."

    A good base for exploring Saltburn and surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by IanApr 2021

  • "The cottage was centrally located to visit all local areas ."

    The facilities were great and the cottage was very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by NigelOct 2020

  • "The size of the accommodation was larger than we expected."

    There was a large porch before you went into the cottage where you could hang any wet clothing etc. The bathroom was a very good size with a lovely large shower. It was like a home from home with everything that you could possibly need. We were given clean towels and tea towels half way through the week. There were radiators in every room and two in the main room. Good parking. A few minutes and you were on the Moors. We had an excellent week.

    Reviewed by JeanOct 2020

  • "Had a lovely comfortable week in the Station Masters cottage."

    The cottage is very clean and Brenda and Dave make sure your stay is just perfect. Nice local walks and friendly people.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2020

  • "This is the best self catering accommodation that we have stayed in."

    Perfect for 2 people who need a bit of relaxation but its also close enough to the coast and shops oif you want to go out and about

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2020

  • "The station masters cottage is a great place to stay , cosy and clean with brilliant hosts ."

    The ideal home from home for anyone who wants to visit the North Yorkshire coast or go walking on the Cleveland way.

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2020

  • "Had a great stay at the Station Masters Office."

    Cottage was very clean and every thing you needed for the stay was there. Host Brenda and Dave had a lot of local knowledge of places to visit and eat. Towels were changed during our week`s stay which was a nice touch. Train rumbled through a couple of times a day but not at night and no disturbance.Cottage was a great inexpensive little find. Gerry & Carole (14/08/2020 -21/08/2020

    Reviewed by GerryAug 2020

  • "The accomodation was excellent and was exactly as described."

    The owners made us feel welcome & were very helpful & not intrusive during our stay. The cottage was the cleanist one i have encountered out of all the ones i have booked through Sykes.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2020

  • "Great location for exploring all the lovely East Coast beaches etc."

    The room was exceptionally clean, the bed so comfy. The little touches the host left for us, including milk, which was very kind. Would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by DianeJul 2020

  • "Lovely place to stay and great location to visit nearby places, either on foot,by bus or car."

    Spotlessly clean, with a spacious bathroom and a well equipped kitchen. Bigger than we expected, as there's also a porch where you can leave coats, shoes, bags etc. Brenda was very friendly and helpful, with advice on where to visit and clean towels half way through the week. Lovely spot at the back to sit out, or in the front garden if you want sun. We slept extremely well, amd would defintely return next time we visit that beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Very comfortable and clean, and there are plenty of kitchen utensils etc. Lovely welcome gift of cake, biscuits, tea, coffee, condiments. Also, plenty of washing/cleaning bits etc. Lots of useful information on how things work as well as guides and takeaway menus. David and Brenda are really hospitable and helpful when needed. This is very good value for money and well placed for visiting the usual hotspots in the area. I would highly recommend The Station Master's Office for a holiday.

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2020

  • "Had a 5 night stay at station masters cottage for my 60th birthday, I couldn’t have asked for more, it was extremely well presented, everything that you required, definitely a 5 star place to stay."

    Reviewed by GrahamJan 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation, well equipped kitchen, very comfortable bed, generous sized bathroom with good sized easy access walk in shower."

    Lovely owners. Great location for exploring the beautiful coastline & villages and North Yorkshire Moors. We shall return.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2019

  • "Cottage spacious and very clean."

    Owner and family very friendly . The welcome pack and the mid week towel change were a plus. The train line was added interest ( but not in the middle of the night. However this was due to a catch up after a bank holiday and was not normal). More road noise than expected but then home for us is on a very quiet street. Lots to do in the area. Overall we had a great week.

    Reviewed by Linda & PeterAug 2019

  • "The cottage was immaculate, bed comfortable, everything we could have needed was supplied - including plenty of tea bags, coffee, condiment sachets."

    The cakes and milk were a very nice bonus touch . The trains were scarcely noticeable .

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2019

  • "Beautiful apartment, converted from the former station master's office next to the owners property with every convenience and more."

    Tastefully furnished to a very high standard. Welcome pack provided with milk, cake, biscuits, tea & coffee which was a nice surprise. Loftus is a convenient place to stay being only 4 miles from Saltburn ( we caught a bus from the main road) a beautiful, little seaside town, less frenetic than Whitby but equally charming, and Staithes a similar distance in the other direction. Lovely walks are accessible from the property and this area must have one of rhe most beautiful coastlines in England.

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2019

  • "Good location for exploring the coast."

    Very comfortable bed and surroundings. Loved the train at the end of the garden. Brenda was a very good host and we would be happy to stay here again.

    Reviewed by BrendaJul 2019

  • "The station masters house is probably the nicest place I have booked so far [and I have booked a lot of cottages over the years] When I arrived after a long journey."

    I found tea,coffee,milk even cake and biscuits ..the owners really have thought of everything.lovely bed, large bathroom with huge shower . towels and tea cloths changed midweek . The place is clean bright and airy . As railway enthusiasts we were thrilled to have a goods train chugging down the line to and from boulby mine a few times a day . If you enjoy exploring and getting out and about this is the place for you . Heritage steam railway starts in whitby which is a short drive along the coast with beautiful scenery to stop and look at along the way. would definitely return to the station masters house

    Reviewed by DawnJul 2019

  • "The cottage was immaculate, spotlessly clean, very restful and tastefully decorated, we were made to feel very welcome with a whole range of things we we have not experienced at other cottages."

    It added to and made this holiday one of our top experiences we have had from Sykes.

    Reviewed by LeslieJul 2019

  • "All was good thank you."

    Benda and David keep a very tidy property.

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2019

  • "The weather was'nt too good,but we found the locals very friendly ,good food at the pubs near bye,lots of places to visit if your willing to travel,had a great time."

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic place 10/10 to the owners."

    .. 10/10 to the cottage itself . O.K. it rained non-stop while we were there , so make sure you have books and maybe a jigsaw !! Watching the trains go by was such a treat . Loftus itself is a bit of a dump , but the Chinese takeaway is fantastic foodwise . Thankfully there are some really nice places nearby - Saltburn and Skinningrove for example . Don't bother with Whitby - seriously - we went there and couldn't park !!! It was mobbed . Would we go back ? Like a shot .

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "A very well appointed cottage."

    On the small size but more than adequate for a short stay. The owners who live next door are a lovely couple. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2019

  • "From opening the door and seeing the welcome pack to the last cuppa before leaving."

    ....the place was a delight lotsa nearby places for a daytrip Staithes was good apart from the HILL Brenda and Dave very welcoming, friendly and helpful for pointing at the right places for food etc..... Already thinking mebbe next year ????

    Reviewed by MaureenMar 2019

  • "The house welcoming and the hosts had gone out of their way to ensure we had a great break."

    The house was comfortable, well decorated and extremely clean. The only problem was that we will expect all other houses we visit to have the same excellent facilities.

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2019

  • "This property was a perfect size for a couple."

    The owners left tea, coffee, fresh milk, cake & biscuits for us which was much appreciated after our long journey. It was incredibly clean, warm and comfortable. The information on the flat and the local area very thorough. There is a fabulous fish & chip shop in Liverton Mines. Good local walks. We would recommend the property and area very highly. We’d certainly go back again. Thank you

    Reviewed by FionaNov 2018

  • "To go back and it was as good if not better then the last time"

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2018

  • "Great place to stay, very clean and cosy, with a bed that was so comfortable I didn't want to leave it behind!"

    Good base for visiting lots of different places. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by JennySep 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely they couldn’t do enough for us."

    Bus service very good ideal base to see north York’s . Had lovely meals in tiger inn at easington ,

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2018

  • "There is actually no rear garden to sit in."

    Just a concrete yard with a seat and table overlooking a broken down fence. You can sit in the front garden which belongs to the owner but it's next to the road. The cottage is ideally located for all the local seaside places Saltburn, Runswick Bay etc. Don't be put of with its location. Loftus, well the less said about that the better.!!!!! Particularly liked the hessian sacks up to the windows at the pub down the road.!!!!!!

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2018

  • "This was a lovely cottage very clean spacious and very comfortable would go again"

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2018

  • "Excellent location!"

    Very nice Cottage with plenty to see and beautiful walks.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage, really comfortable, friendly but not intrusive owners."

    Reviewed by BrendaMar 2018

  • "The property was absolutely beautiful."

    The owners had decorated for Christmas for us and left a Christmas card and crackers, which was a really nice touch. We also found a bottle of fizz in the fridge and a Christmas cake and shortbread! They couldn't have been more helpful when we left a coat behind; the lady sent it first class and refused our offer to pay for postage. We had the best time and it made our first Christmas as Mr and Mrs a truly memorable one.

    Reviewed by JamesDec 2017

  • "No every thing was great but not keen on Loftus but were out every day"

    Reviewed by KennethAug 2017

  • "Nothing important but because of the photos we expected a nice garden to sit in to watch the trains."

    The photos were actually of the owners garden - we just had a tarmacked yard- & no trains at all when we were there.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2017

  • "Excellent bus service to all walks ie Cleveland way ."

    Some walks direct , no need for bus transfer

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2017

  • "Arrived at our destination on 28thOct for 6 nights on the 4th night my wife was taken I'll and finished up in James Cook University Hospital Middlesbough after informing the owners about what had happened they couldn't have been more helpful and obliging if we had been family and let us stay for two extra nights after my wife was released and was told we could stay longer if she unfit to travel es we had a 3 hour drive at no extra cost for that they have our heartfelt gratitude Brenda and David we thank you so much."

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2016

  • "Numerous places we visited and were in easy reach of the holiday home."

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2016

  • "The apartment was wonderful, beautifully laid out and had everything we needed."

    It was clean and is decorated to a high standard. The hosts were friendly and welcoming and the little extras they supplied was very generous. We felt very comfortable and relaxed during our stay. The immediate area seemed run down but it is a great base for exploring the Yorkshire coast and as it is on the edge of the Moors, some of Yorkshires' beautiful scenic views are around the corner. Saltburn-by-the-Sea was lovely with a nice beach and good facilities.

    Reviewed by LynneAug 2016

  • "It exceeded my expectations; the property was in a great location to visit local attractions and the East coast of North Yorkshire and it was a very well presented property too."

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2016

  • "No only i think we plan to return for the third time to this cottage"

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2016

  • "The Station Master's Office was very clean and cosy and the owner was so helpful and friendly."

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2016

  • "The Station Master's Office was a great base for touring this part of Yorkshire."

    All places of interest easily reached and we had some great days out, suitable for everyone.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2016

  • "A very comfortable property with friendly owners!"

    Reviewed by SueMay 2016

  • "A great deal of care and consideration has been shown by the owners to ensure this accommodation is very much a home from home and is furnished and equipped to the highest standard."

    Reviewed by JanSep 2015

  • "The property was very convenient for lots of interesting places we wanted to visit."

    Access and parking was easy. The property was warm on chilly evenings and the wi-fi and mobile signal perfect.

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2015

  • "Friendly hosts, handy for coast and Moors."

    Booked on short notice, doubt if this will be able to be done in future when people get to know about this excellent accomodation

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2015

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    The rooms are spacious well decorated and spotlessly clean. The location is great for visiting the coast and the moors.

    Reviewed by FrancesJul 2015

  • "This is a great base to tour and explore North East Yorkshire with the owners being warm, welcoming and obliging."

    The accommodation is excellent. As "Arnie" said, "I will be back."

    Reviewed by DanJun 2015

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The property

This charming studio cottage is part of the former station master's house, in the hamlet of Liverton Mines on the outskirts of Loftus village.

Offering all ground floor accommodation, the property has been tastefully modernised to a high standard.

Entry is via a porch to a small kitchen, which leads into the spacious open plan studio, which incorporates a comfortable sitting area, a dining table and a double bed, plus there is a contemporary fully-tiled shower room.

With fine attention to detail, the property feels warm and welcoming, in a pleasant setting.

Outside, to the rear is a private patio garden, directly adjacent to a commercial goods train line, with six trains trundling by each day.

This is not a fast or noisy line, and will undoubtedly interest railway enthusiasts.

In fact, part of the fencing has been cut away to afford a better view!

Close to some lovely sandy beaches and excellent walking trails, this station annexe is well placed for couples wishing to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside and the popular seaside towns of Saltburn and Whitby.

The nearby fishing villages of Staithes and Runswick Bay have strong Captain Cook connections, with small, pretty coves, coble landings and quaint, tiny fishermen's cottages that tumble down towards the sea.

Explore the narrow, cobbled alleyways and partake in coffee and cakes on the waterfront.

The wide expanses of the North York Moors are on the doorstep, with many attractions, including fishing on the nearby Scaling Dam, the Danby Moors Tourist and Exhibition Centre and the steam railway at Grosmont.

An excellent base for a varied and interesting holiday.


  • All ground floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with double bed, sitting area and dining area
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview and Virgin Media, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared front lawned garden with bench, private covered rear patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Not suitable for children and infants
  • Note: The property is adjacent to a live railway, with 6 goods trains a day, for 10 days in every fortnight.

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About the location


Saltburn-by-the-Sea 4 miles; Hinderwell 6 miles; Whitby 14 miles.

The village of Loftus lies 14 miles north of Whitby on the east coast of Yorkshire. Originally an old alum mining village, it comprises terraced houses, old stone cottages and a few grand stone dwellings. The long and lively main street hosts a variety of shops, eateries, pubs, banks and an impressive town hall. Lying behind the main street is a leisure centre with an excellent swimming pool. Loftus is well placed for discovering the small coastal villages of Runswick Bay and Staithes, the latter being a popular choice for artists. Four miles to the north is the elegant spa town of Saltburn with its golf club and long pier stretching over the wide sands. The stunning North Yorkshire Moors countryside is on the doorstep and the Jurassic fossil coast lies to the south.

Note: Not suitable for children and infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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