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Anchor Cottage

Staithes, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 952869)

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    tripadvisor rating

    “Just perfect”

    We had such a lovely stay here. Even in demanding weather, we felt cosy and warm and well-prepared to venture out to the beach and the surrounding walks. So comfortable for the four of us (a 10 year old and a 12 year old) that we've rebooked form later this year!

    We had such a lovely stay here. Even in demanding weather, we felt cosy and warm and well-prepared to venture out to the beach and the surrounding walks. So comfortable for the four of us (a 10 year old and a 12 year old) that we've rebooked form later this year!


  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This characterful mid-terrace fisherman's cottage is set over three floors, tucked away from the heart of the village of Staithes with fabulous sea views from most of the rooms.

This quiet retreat would be ideal for a group of friends looking to discover the fantastic activities on offer in this area.

Accessed up a few steps you enter the cottage into the kitchen which has a dining area.

The cottage has been decorated with a nautical theme in mind to fit its setting with the kitchen being a charming room.

On this floor there is also the family shower room.

The bedrooms are set across the first floor and include a double room which has stunning sea views, and a family bunk room.

Up above here on the second floor is the sitting room which has large windows to the front and rear and is a delightful space to enjoy after a day out exploring.

You can light the woodburning stove and watch as the tides change out at sea.

There is also a small decked patio outside the cottage where you could have your morning cup of tea and breathe in the fresh sea air.

Situated just a couple of minutes' walk from the local amenities and the beautiful beach, this charming hideaway is sure to delight.

You may find that you do not want to leave this picturesque village as you can spend your time exploring the winding cobbled streets or walking the coast.

There are also a number of quaint coastal towns and village just waiting to be explored within a short distance.

Anchor Cottage is a fantastic choice which will provide a lovely base.


Over three floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x triple bunks (double below, single above). Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Second floor sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Electric night storage heaters and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, Bluetooth speaker, 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
  • Loading/unloading outside property only
  • Pay and display parking at the top of the village
  • Small front decked patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Beach 2 mins walk
  • Note: The property is accessed up 6 external steps and the internal steps are steep, not suitable for those with limited mobility.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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