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Fishermans Cottage

(Ref. 990033)

Staithes, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "One word 'fantastic'."

    We loved this cottage. We had everything we needed and things we didn't know we needed! Spotless, lovely atmosphere and a bonus to get a sea view and balcony. A well loved and very special cottage. Would love to come again. Thank you for allowing us to stay there. X

    Thank you for your lovely review and would love to have you return Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Mar 2024

  • "First class through out, enjoyed our week, and would not hesitate to recommend it."

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and hope to see you again sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Feb 2024

  • "Simply Stunning in EVERY WAY."

    We just love Fisherman's. Our Favourite Cottage in this Stunningly Beautiful Village.. Eager to return before we have even unpacked our suitcase. Thank you for all the welcome gifts. Simply Perfect.

    Sorry for late reply and thank you Lisa hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location ."

    Sorry for late reply thank you for your great feedback and hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with everything we needed."

    Cannot fault it one bit. Staithes is stunning. Many thanks.

    Sorry for late reply and thank you for lovely feedback hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Aug 2023

  • "My son and I had a fabulous week staying at Fisherman's cottage in beautiful Staithes."

    The accommodation exceeded my expectations in that it was furnished to a very high standard, every little detail had been thought of with a well-equipped kitchen and it was such a pleasant surprise to find a generous selection of goodies left for us on arrival, including fresh milk in the fridge! I have no qualms in wholeheartedly recommending Fisherman's and hope to return some day. Many thanks!

    So sorry for late reply thank you for your great feedback and hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was probably the best we’ve stayed in."

    It had everything we needed and more. Such thought had gone into the decor. Everything was top quality from towels to linen to crockery. The welcome pack was very generous, even including dog treats. Such attention to detail everywhere. Comfortable, clean and in a great position with glorious views.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Fishermans Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent property comfortable and well equipped."

    Views from every window were amazing, would definitely return to this lovely cottage.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review and hope to have you return Property Owner

    Reviewed by N5.0Jun 2023

  • "I absolutely loved my stay at Fisherman's Cottage, and desperately didn't want to leave!"

    Immaculately clean, extremely comfortable beds, very well equipped. It was cosy and warm. The views from all the windows were stunning. Can't wait to come back.

    Thank you for your lovely review and hope to have you return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely Stunning Cottage."

    Our 2nd Stay in this fabulously maintained cottage. Everything is to a very high standard and Quality. The Best by Far. Breathtaking views. Warm Cosy and so Comfortable. Expecially the new King Size Bed. Extremely Generous welcome pack for us and our Dog. Location is perfect for local amenities, everything is convenient for a Perfect Holiday by the sea, yet private and secluded. Looking forward to our next stay.

    Thank you so much Lisa glad you liked the new bed Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely holiday and cottage comfortable and well equipped."

    Appreciated the quality of bedding and facilities. Car parking proved difficult. Although generously given a permit, it was almost useless as unable to park in permit allocated area. No fault of the owner but council need to reorganise and resign carpark.

    Thank you for your kind comments about Fishermans. That particular weekend was supposed to be an Arts festival but was cancelled due to the death of the Queen. However some events did go ahead and the village would have been busier than usual. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne3.8Sep 2022

  • "We were so sad to leave after a wonderful week!"

    The views from the cottage are amazing and it is very well equipped and presented, including lots of games, books and DVDs. There was a fantastic welcome pack left and the owner was very helpful. Many hours spent fossil hunting, crabbing and rock pooling. We have booked to come again! Thank you!

    Thank you for your lovely review and that you had a lovely time and thank you so much for wanting to stay again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a brilliant location."

    Our kids had a room each and managed to sleep through the seagulls' cries better than we did - that was really the only downside to our week. The cottage is really well equipped and comfortable. Staithes is a great little village with lots of character and plenty to do even before you trek back up the hill. We enjoyed the beach and swimming/snorkelling in the harbour, clambering on the sea wall and watching the boats come and go. There's loads of other stuff to do in the area, we walked on the cliffs and the moors, visited Whitby for the beach and boat rides, went as far as Scarborough for the castle and the water park, and generally enjoyed the local scenery and hospitality. We discovered that some of the pubs shut on random days and may or may not do food, so if you're planning a trip including a pub lunch/dinner, probably best to call ahead.

    Glad you had a good time unfortunately seagulls and the coast go hand in hand. Thank you for your positive review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Toby4.4Aug 2022

  • "A lovely little place, clean welcoming and in a stunning position."

    A great time had by all.

    Thank you Tom for your kind comment, glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tom4.1May 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a fabulous setting The cottage had everything we needed, we ..."

    Gorgeous cottage in a fabulous setting The cottage had everything we needed, we had a very comfortable stay No expense has been spared on the fittings and equipment Highly recommend Thank you

    Thank you Suzie for your lovely comments So very pleased you had a lovely stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage in a perfect spot."

    Thank you Harry for your kind review. Really pleased you had a lovely holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fishermans is a great cottage, spacious and with fabulous views out to sea."

    Everything we needed (and more) was provided and Staithes is such a dog friendly village. I wouldn’t hesitate to book again. Thankyou Dawn for a perfect stay.

    Thank you Ruth for your lovely comments and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Would love to have you return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Feb 2022

  • "Outstanding Cottage in the Timeless and Beautiful Village of Staithes."

    We fell in Love with Fisherman's instantly and You will to. The Quality, Cleanliness and Comfort is the Best we have experienced in a holiday Cottage. The views are Breathtaking as is the Location. The Generous Welcome Packs for Us and Our Dog, Where amazing. Thank You. Already Counting the Days Untill we Return in December.

    Thank you so much Lisa for your really lovely review. We try as hard as we can to make your stay something to remember. Looking forward to having you back in December and thank you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jan 2022

  • "The cottage provided everything that you want to have a wonderful, pleasurable and peaceful break."

    The little gifts for us and the dogs, added another level to the wonderful cottage. Would we go back, yes, it was fantastic.

    Thank you so very much and we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Would love to have you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent cottage and brilliant welcome - lots of instructions and welcome pack."

    Whole place was comfortable and clean and pretty spacious compared with most other Staithes cottages!

    Reviewed by Damien5.0Aug 2021

  • "This place is a hidden gem."

    Right next to the harbour, you can relax and enjoy the sea view and the sounds of the gulls. Bring your binoculars! Everything you want is right here.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage."

    Well equipped and in an idea location. This was our second stay and can’t wait to come back for the third.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2021

  • "A fantastic place to stay The cottage has everything you could wish for Great ..."

    A fantastic place to stay The cottage has everything you could wish for Great location right on the harbour with amazing views The owners could not have been more helpful Thank you

    Reviewed by Marie5.0May 2021

  • "Best holiday home I have ever stayed in."

    The location was excellent, and there can't be many places in the country that can boast views of sea, harbour, beach, river and cliffs from the balcony and north facing windows. The accommodation itself was beautifully and tastefully presented. The cottage was extremely well equipped with top quality utensils, crockery, cutlery etc., even down to a pizza wheel and a proper espresso coffee machine! Parking in Staithes is a bit of an issue, but once we had secured a parking slot in the well described areas, using the parking permit provided, we found that we didn't need the car again until we left for home, preferring to walk out in either direction from the village and use the excellent bus service to return us home.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, wanted for nothing !"

    !! Superbly equipped in every way. Excellent kitchen facilities ! Location was really good - obviously the only downside is the lack of parking and that wonderful steep hill !!!! So apart from that, absolutely spot on !!!!! Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2021

  • "Everything we could wish for a beautiful cottage in a prime location."

    Very well equipped even the dog was well catered for.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2020

  • "This cottage was lovely and cosy with everything that you might need for a super holiday."

    It was very well equipped and the position is fantastic as you can have the full Staithes experience without straying far from the cottage on days when the weather is a bit rubbish . It's in the heart of the village and all it has to offer but tucked away down a little passage. All the windows have a few of the sea. We shall definitely return .

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Sep 2020

  • "A lovely location."

    The owners were so helpful and we had more than enough equipment to look after ourselves. Will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Aug 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage in a great location."

    The village is gorgeous and we had a wonderful time in the well-facilitated, clean, comfy cottage. Great communication from the owner and a lovely welcome package too. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is the third time we have stayed at Fisherman's Cottage."

    It always excedes expectations , it is always a clean, warm, well furnished and equiped holiday retreat. The views from the balcony, a big plus in Staithes , are breathtaking. The help and input from the owners , Dawn and Colin, Hilary who maintains the property is second to none. We have booked a week in the autumn at Fisherman's and can't wait to get there "Sandy toes and salty kisses " Staithes Forever. Stephen and Sandra Brownless.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2020

  • "What a lovely, unique cottage - we will definitely be back!"

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Feb 2020

  • "We rented fisherman’s cottage for Christmas, the cottage was beautifully decorated, with a welcome basket, and dog treats."

    It is perfectly situated in staithes. We had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Dec 2019

  • "Fishermans Cottage has everything you could possibly want and need for a relaxing break."

    Fantastic views and a real home from home feel. Just a minutes walk to the harbour and local friendly pubs and Dottys tea room just metres away. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage spotless, warm everything you could wish for in kitchen if you want to cook."

    Dog blankets, towels, bowls and treats. Lovely balcony to watch the lovely scenery. Bedding exceptional. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2019

  • "This was a beautiful cottage in a superb location."

    We could not have wished for anything more. Home from home.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, it had everything we needed and more."

    The instructions we received regarding parking were very useful. We received a lovely welcome gift and had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fisherman’s cottage was beautiful,it had everything we could need and was very comfortable."

    Staithes is fantastic, a brilliant place to holiday for children & adults alike

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2019

  • "A great cottage in a great location."

    Facilities are superb and the welcome goodies on arrival being an appreciated gesture. Will be back again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fab little find."

    Everything you need for a comfortable stay. Great location. Levels of cleanliness exceeded expectations. Sea views from every room.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Jul 2019

  • "Amazing cottage, so well equipped."

    Couldn't have asked for more, a big thank you from all of us and doggie.

    Reviewed by Clifford5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in the heart of Staithes with all rooms and balcony overlooking the harbour/lifeboat station."

    Owner was very helpful and provided welcome food as well as a parking permit for the council car park at the top of the hill (there is no long-term parking by the cottage). Staithes itself has 3 pubs, two in the harbour area and one at the top of the hill, a small butcher/grocer/newsagent, two tearooms, an art gallery and a "Captain Cook" museum (one of many in the area!) all at the bottom of the hill in the old town, as well as a CoOp at the top of the hill. Great for coastal walks (directly on the Cleveland way), and on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, steam railway etc

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2019

  • "All the equipment was very modern and 'top of the range' but that meant it was too complicated for oldies like us to cope with."

    Also we think you should say that this cottage is not really suitable for elderly and/or disabled people, having only one toilet in the bathroom which is at the top of fairly steep and narrow stairs. And because there is no parking in the village and a very steep climb to the car park.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave feedback regarding your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by A M4.1May 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning location with amazing sea views."

    The cottage was well equipped and extremely clean, providing everything you could want for a stay.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2019

  • "We came to Fishermans Cottage for a week in April with our two young children and we had a brilliant time."

    The house is very well equipped for a family and Staithes itself it’s beautiful. We had a brilliant time. Thank you very much!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2019

  • "The accommodation was excellent, perfect location for our holiday."

    The views was breathtaking as able to see the sea from the windows & balcony. Facilities were very good too. We also enjoyed the food at the local pubs. Even walking 400 meters to the car park was enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2019

  • "This is a very comfortable,homely, dog friendly cottage with fabulous views looking out to sea."

    We have stayed here several times before and hope to return again soon. Staithes is such a lovely place to stay with great scenery,friendly locals and pubs with good food.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely home from home feel, wanted for nothing and beautiful and clean."

    Staithes is gorgeous and makes for a good base so long as you are okay with hills! We will return as soon as ever possible - thank you.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king size, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast table. Lounge/diner.
  • Electric heating and night storage heaters and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV with Freeview, Netflix is available with your own login details telephone (honesty box), WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Car park 400 yards at the top of the bank (permit for one car provided from March - October)
  • Balcony and small courtyard
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 100 yards
  • Note: Limited mobile phone signal, therefore landline is provided
  • Note: Owner may accept one more dog on request
  • Note: This property may not be suitable for those with limited mobility due to a steep climb to local car park
  • Note: this property does not accept any pets other than a dog
  • Note: This property is not suitable for children under 5 years old - including infants. Check in's are restricted to Saturdays only.

The property

This pretty cottage is tucked away into the seaside village of Staithes, a central location with fabulous views from every room, and its very own balcony.

Perfect for families and friends, Fishermans Cottage is a wonderful place to make yourselves at home, a great base for exploring the coastline and the North York Moors.

Built on top of the estuary, the interior comprises a well-equipped kitchen and a small breakfast table, ideal for enjoying a warm cup of tea before the day ahead.

Scenic views almost follow you around, continuing through to the lounge which is comfy and inviting, providing access to the outdoors.

Choose from one of the books available, and relax on the three-seater sofa, or armchairs, escaping into your own world amongst the tranquil outlook.

There is also a dining table should you wish to gather together for some quality time, as the night closes in.

The first floor reveals three stylish bedrooms, with somewhere for all the family to unwind after a long day, and charming furnishings to off-set the layout wholeheartedly.

A lovely family bathroom completes the accommodation with a shower above the bath.

Carefully co-ordinated, this cottage provides a homely base to explore not only the coastline but the North York Moors as well.

Whitby is only 10 miles and offers a swimming pool, golf course and a variety of entertainments.

Nowadays, Staithes is a must for anyone visiting the Yorkshire Coast and has a good selection of pubs, shops and tea rooms.

The best views of the town can be enjoyed from the Cleveland Way which runs down the cliff to the sea’s edge.

A beautiful retreat in a peaceful destination.

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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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Note: this property does not accept any pets other than a dog. Please contact owner if a second dog is considered.
Note: This property is not suitable for children under 5 years old.
Check in's are restricted to Saturdays only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas