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Grimes Cottage

Staithes, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 933838)


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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Near a shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Pub Near a pub < 1 mile

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38 Customer Review(s)

  • “A hidden gem.”

    My partner and I had a lovely couple of nights. Upon arriving the cottage was spotless- everything we needed was to hand. The area itself was fun to be out and explore. I cannot wait to come back in the summer next year.

    My partner and I had a lovely couple of nights. Upon arriving the cottage was spotless- everything we needed was to hand. The area itself was fun to be out and explore. I cannot wait to come back in the summer next year.

    - Miss Rhodes, October 2021

The property

A delightful, Grade II listed period cottage, tucked away in a quiet location in the ancient coastal village of Staithes.

Enjoying elevated views across the rooftops to the harbour and beyond, this terraced cottage provides the perfect holiday home for families wanting to explore the dramatic coastline and the stunning scenery of the North York Moors National Park.

This traditional cottage offers comfortable, characterful accommodation with the spacious sitting room boasting beautiful wood panelling and exposed stone and beams, whilst the warming woodburning stove invites guests to have cosy nights in!

This cottage has a bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen with dining area on the ground floor, whilst upstairs via steep stairs are two tastefully furnished bedrooms.

Outside is a private, enclosed rear courtyard, which is the perfect place to spend a summer's evening with a glass of wine.

Just a two minute walk away is the centre of the village where you find narrow, cobbled streets and alleyways, an historic harbour, beach, local inns, tea rooms and shops, or you may wish to enjoy a bracing walk on the Cleveland Way clifftop trail.

The old spa town of Saltburn lies a few miles north and is worth a visit, with its pretty gardens, working pier and cliff lift, and to the south is the bustling seaside town of Whitby, which boasts long, sandy beaches, an imposing abbey and famous fish and chips!

With the spectacular countryside to discover and numerous attractions nearby, this cottage is well placed for a wonderful holiday in the North York Moors.

Note: This property is above Ref. 933837, together they sleep 6 people.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Pay and display car parks available in the top part of the village, charges apply at certain times of the year
  • Loading/unloading area approx
  • 100 yards from cottage - no parking at the bottom of Staithes village
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and beach 2 mins walk
  • Note: This cottage has narrow internal stairs
  • Note: Steps lead up to the cottage from the main street
  • Note: Mobile phone reception is limited in Staithes
  • Note: Parking and stairs may mean cottage is unsuitable for the less mobile
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

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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