A charming, semi-detached cottage, part of the old Bethel Chapel, tucked away in a quiet corner in the coastal village of Staithes.
This lovely, characterful property is on the bottom two floors of a converted chapel and provides the perfect holiday home for exploring the dramatic heritage coastline and the beautiful scenery of the North York Moors National Park.
Bellebeck offers comfortable and homely accommodation, with a spacious sitting room with a lovely feature stone fireplace housing an electric woodburner-style stove.
There are original beams and beautiful, stripped wooden floors throughout, whilst upstairs are two cosy bedrooms, the double with an exposed stone wall.
The well-equipped, modern kitchen leads from the sitting room, whilst outside is a small gravelled patio where you can sit and enjoy a morning cup of coffee in the sunshine.
A two-minute walk brings you to the local inns, tea rooms and shops of this quaint, atmospheric village, where the old fishermen's cottages slope down towards the sea.
Wander around the cobbled streets and narrow alleyways, or take a stroll beside the harbour or an invigorating clifftop walk along the Cleveland Way.
The Staithes Heritage Centre Museum is also well worth a visit, with its exhibits and information on Captain Cook, who lived in the village.
With easy access to nearby Whitby and many other local attractions, this cottage provides an excellent base for an enjoyable holiday.
Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and electric stove.
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.