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Grimes Nook

(Ref. 933837)

Staithes, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

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73 Customer Reviews

  • "Most of our stay in staithes was good and we would like to return in the future."

    There is a few things that would be ideal for future visitors - Somewhere to keep bathroom toilettes - lamp bulbs / one was out , no WiFi to contact you but we were ok with one lamp , just so you are aware it needs replacing . - broken glasses in cupboards on arrival - more trays / roasting tin for oven maybe - bigger toaster - had to squash bread to fit in very small toaster . - better pillows and the bedding was very bitty and tired . On arrival the cottage looked nice and was warm, so thankyou for pre warming on such a cold day . To my horror both sofas have a lot of mould behind the big cushions, this I know to be a health hazard and I’m very upset about it .. I suffer from asthma so this worried me a great deal . Peace and tranquility!! None of this I’m afraid .. The noise from the tenants above in grimes cottage was horrendous.. on our last night they decided after making so much racket for 3 days and nights to switch the washing machine on which probably ended around 1am . As for there being no Wi-Fi ,and leaving our I pads etc at home to read a good book whilst away , we did not get that holiday , relaxing feel you described in the description details and have returned home tired and a little stressed having very little sleep . My husbands 60th birthday treat was a flop

    Reviewed by Bernadette2.8Feb 2024

  • "This was perfect for a little break away."

    Cottage had everything we needed and was lovely and cosy.

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Jan 2024

  • "The cottage itself was small but clean and well maintained, ideal for the two of us."

    We knew there was no WiFi but there was no mobile signal either. Installing broadband and WiFi would have made this a better stay.

    Reviewed by Les4.1Jan 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely and cosy especially with the log burner."

    The location was excellent and we managed to get free parking in the council car park for the 4 nights we stayed over New Year. The only thing that let it down was the cooker, the oven shelves were black.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Dec 2023

  • "This really was a great find & an ideal getaway for 2 people."

    The property is all on one level and located minutes from the sea, the main high street and 2 pubs. The living area was clean, comfortable and really cosy, especially when the wood burner was lit. The kitchen area was well equipped and functional, although the table a bit wobbly. But note that there is no mobile signal available at the property, however a short walk to the harbour or pub will resolve this issue. We were a bit worried about the inconvenience of having to park the car at the top of the village, but to be honest it wasn’t an issue as we spend most of our time meandering around the little streets & alleyways and enjoying the coastal walks. Just be prepared and bring groceries and wood for the fire, with you so you don’t have to keep walking back up to the top. This is a beautiful location and we will be back, though not suitable for people with limited mobility as there are steps to navigate to the property.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Nov 2023

  • "We have stayed in the lovely little cottage a number of times and have always found it to be clean, cosy and tidy."

    The location is great, close to the beach and of course the 2 pubs. It is our ideal, special place and wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in Staithes

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is a very cosy cottage you cannot see the sea from the cottage but that reflects in the price you pay but the location is just 2 minutes walk to the beach."

    It is clean and you have everything you need to self cater including a dish washer. There is a small space to sit out the front of the cottage and if anything that is the only slight fault the bench could be replaced with a bistro set and a bit of a clean on the front area but that in no way spoilt our holiday. Would I stay here again definitely yes and Staithes is just a wonderful beautiful place to stay we will definitely be returning

    Thank you for your feedback and compliments. Bizarrely we have just bought a new set of outside seats and table and again attending to the seating area. Really appreciated. Best wishes and thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Johanna4.4Jul 2023

  • "The property is in a nice and quiet location near to the harbor but set back from the main road."

    The property is clean and tidy with good basic facilities available. Overall it is comfortable, tidy and fit for purpose but may benefit from a spruce up in the near future. I would not hesitate to book again, as it is well managed and supported by lovely local caretakers, which gives this a more personalized stay.

    Reviewed by Zoe3.8Jun 2023

  • "Lovely location, clean and well appointed holiday let."

    Furniture and linens a little tired. Outside of property and bench dirty and has algae on concrete could do with a jet wash just to give a better first impression. Welcome notes need updating as there are some references that do not apply. Kitchen table very wobbly.

    Reviewed by Kelly3.8May 2023

  • "This was a charming place, perfect in many ways, however I hadn't appreciated the fact that there was not only NO mobile reception, but that the property had no Broadband/Wifi."

    Had I realised (and in future I will double check), I probably wouldn't have booked as I need to be in contact with Home (personal reasons). Listing says limited mobile in property, but omits saying None, and no Wifi. Worth noting that as no parking close to property, the walk to car park is up a steep hill, although not a big issue if mobile. Everything else was lovely and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark3.4Apr 2023

  • "This is a great property!"

    The location is perfect and it’s very comfortable and clean. The property was lovely and warm on arrival. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great place to stay, could do with a shelf in the shower area for soap etc and perhaps a nest of tables in the lounge area as nowhere for your cuppa."

    Otherwise it was great Thanks Bob and Lorraine

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jan 2023

  • "Love Grimes Nook."

    Have stayed here half a dozen times. It is just right for 2 people. Glad to see my suggestion of a bath mat was taken up. I would like to see a small nest of tables ( or something) so i could rest a cup of coffee whilst sitting on tha sofas. Also, the information badly needs updating and the knives sharpening.

    Reviewed by Cath4.4Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely modern cosy cottage, we extended our stay in staithes but our accommodation was booked so we swapped to here, after 4 floors for a week it was lovely to have everything on one level."

    Understand the choice on no Wi-Fi but think it needs a rethink as no mobile reception in staithes other than Wi-Fi calling it causes issues with parking payments etc. can easily use the pubs but it’s be better to have at home. Would return.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage but please provide a coffee table as there is no where to put our cups whilst sitting in lounge."

    The shower tray is large but there is a "soft" area near the plug hole which is awkward to stand on. The windows were dirty but everywhere else lovely and clean. One toilet roll not enough for a week's stay. Hard pillows for our liking. The rail outside in front of bench needs attention as it's very loose. Just a few little niggles. All in all it's a cute little cottage and close to the beach. We love Staithes and will be back.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jun 2022

  • "Second time we have stayed here, recent refurbishment is very nice and was perfect for our needs."

    Location great for the beach and the pub. We would stay again.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Apr 2022

  • "Property had been renovated to a lovely condition."

    We enjoyed our stay at Grimes Nook. Gwilym

    Reviewed by Gwilym4.7Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect for the two of us the two dogs, clean, warm, comfortable, fab location."

    Absolutely ideal! A couple of tiny extras would have helped: salt and pepper in the kitchen, and perhaps some cooking oil (many places offer these basics). One loo roll didn’t quite go far enough (and we didn’t realise!) . A cafetière would have been lovely. We couldn’t find the games - and as the few people who actually like board games, we were a bit disappointed as they are mentioned. One final thing - the note said there were matches in the box with the wood but there weren’t so we couldn’t light the fire. Sorry about the list but hopefully these can be added for the next guests - it really is a fabulous place, thank you so much, Mandy!

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Jan 2022

  • "Not having WiFi wasn't a problem, just the poor selection of TV channels on a night ."

    The shower tray felt like it was going to give way whilst stood in shower.

    Reviewed by Mark3.4Jan 2022

  • "This apartment was well appointed with an excellent location, near to the High Street and Harbour."

    On issue was the number of things that needed attention. The kitchen waste leaked onto the kitchen floor, the freezer compartment was frozen solid so couldn't be used, the light in the hall light was out, the toilet roll holder was hanging off and the Kitchen clock didn't work. (We were able to fix the key items very quickly) A check list for the cleaner perhaps.

    Reviewed by Steven4.4Nov 2021

  • "A little hidden gem!"

    We spent the weekend in the cottage and it was bliss. Everything was at hand and well equipped. After reading some of the reviews I was a little dubious about the booking but once there- I was in heaven. I don’t understand how this quaint little cottage can’t please people- but each to their own. I cannot wait to rebook this for a weekend in the summer.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Nov 2021

  • "If you like to spend your 'get away from it all' holiday living under a wooden stage populated by tap dancers wearing clogs then this is the property for you."

    Grimes Nook should be advertised with a noise warning... The lack of any floor covering in the apartment above means that you can share your neighbors holiday with them! Every footfall, word, wag of the dog's tail, opening of a drawer, pull of the loo roll can be yours too! All a special delight if they are early risers!! Sharing is caring but this is beyond unbearable. Add to this the general state of the property... Grimy Nook would be more appropriate. We had to wash everything in the kitchen before we could use it. The mugs (Wilko specials) were stained dark brown, the wine glasses smeary and dirty. Let's hope you don't need to grate cheese... unless you like rust on your spag bol! Let's hope you don't like ice in your gin, either ... the freezer was completely frozen up. We managed to chip the ice tray out but there was no way it was going back in, and I don't go on holiday to defrost other people's freezers. Then, if you manage to cook anything (and you need to be aware that there are NO basic essentials provided in this place at all) beware that the table doesn't collapse as you eat... It's pretty close to it! Maybe after you've eaten you'd like to use the shower room? Well, best to wear gloves when turning the light on. The light pull... a cord with a plastic toggle on the end... was once white... no more. It's now brown and indescribable near the toggle. Really?! These cords cost pence to replace... Unacceptable!! Never mind COVID precautions, what about e-coli! Never mind... let's use the loo. Generosity knows no bounds here with 1 complimentary loo roll! And let's hope you don't need to clean the bowl... You do NOT want to touch the loo brush which is a health hazard and lives in a damp damaged, yellow-stained corner (loo brushes cost a few pounds... surely this could be replaced every month). OK... Now I need a shower to get clean... The shower is ok, as long as you can fit through the tiny opening, but when you get out, the bath towel is not much bigger than a hand towel and the kind of quality you'd get in a charity shop to line your new puppy's bed with. Whilst house training. Still, the location was great... the owners clearly agree because I certainly can't see what else we paid the ridiculously overpriced rental fee for. We left after 4 nights as we could bear it any longer Avoid this place... Its an utter rip off.

    Reviewed by Penelope1.9Oct 2021

  • "This is a fabulous location."

    The cottage was as described and perfectly well equipped for two people with dogs, it's probably going a bit far to describe a patio area and the railings at the front are in need of some repair. A great spot and quite happy to return.

    Reviewed by Julia3.8Aug 2021

  • "I have stayed at Crimes Nook several times and always enjoyed it."

    It is ideal for me and my dog. Sometimes my daughter comes along. I like the renovations to the place, but have one or two issues. The most important one concerns the shower. It is desperately in need of a non slip in-shower mat, as the floor is very slippery, especially if you have used conditioner on your hair. The door is also very small. I was ok but my daughter is a big girl and had to manoeuvre her body in and out. There is nowhere to put toiletries so they have to be crammed onto the sink, or put on the floor. Also, no coffee table any more, so maybe a small nest of tables? I realise Grimes Nook maybe a work in progress and be fairly Spartan because of Covid restrictions and I will still look forward to staying there.

    Reviewed by Cath4.4May 2021

  • "Grimes Nook is a really lovely little cottage and well situated for a quiet break."

    It is nicely decorated and a lot more modern than we expected. Very clean and well looked after. It is close to the Cod and Lobster and the food there was beautiful. If there was anything to improve on it would be the parking information. The only place to park is at the council carpark at the top which is fine but then once I got there found that it was coin only and I didn't have coins. Then noticed that you can call to pay but guess what, no signal!! That part wasn't fun but all adds to the experience. Maybe if that information would have been given to us before our visit it would have been helpful. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay there and will be going back.

    Reviewed by Sheldon5.0May 2021

  • "Cosy cottage in heart of village just right for a relaxing break."

    Would love to come back post covid when everything opened up.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cottage was extremely well presented and clean but unfortunately luck of the draw when you have a family staying in holiday let above, it was rather noisey at times."

    Beautiful place Staithes and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by David4.1Oct 2020

  • "The accommodation was accurately described, the furniture and fittings looked new ."

    We would have liked to have WiFi available and would look for this in our next holiday let especially during COVID where places have to be pre booked. On a minor note a cafetière would have been nice to make coffee.

    Reviewed by George4.7Oct 2020

  • "It was a lovely little cottage just as advertised."

    It had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We were aware of the issue of no parking prior to arrival, so we planned in advance moving our stuff, which we did in 2 trips. (It’s £6 for 24 hours). After reading a review a couple of days prior to going which mentioned damp and dirty bedding, I was a little concerned, but happy to say this was not the case for us. There are 2 pubs with a minutes walk which are both nice. If there was one issue it would be the upstairs neighbour being noisy, however I wouldn’t let it put you off going, if you’re a light sleeper just take earplugs!

    Reviewed by Gayle4.7Sep 2020

  • "A fabulous hideaway in a beautiful location , The locals were really friendly and having the Cod and Lobster public house so close was a real benefit especially after our long and invigorating cliff top walks."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2020

  • "Makeover of the cottage was/may have been needed but we preferred it the way it was before tbh."

    Still a lovely cottage and we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay again. Would just change one thing - please bring back the upper cupboards in the kitchen - we had nowhere to store our food. Still overall, you have done a very good job of the refurbishment albeit we preferred the olde worlde style that the cottage was before. The newer, modern feel detracts from the quaintness of the cottage and its surroundings. Everything you need in this cottage. Great job!

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Mar 2020

  • "I believe the owners are aware that this cottage is due for an overhaul."

    This is a 300yr old property and therefore has some draw backs. The wall in living room is very damp. It would have been nice to have had the heaters on when we arrived as the place was cold and took a day to warm through. The kitchen is compact but has everything we needed. The bed could do with a new mattress. The bathroom is spacious and there is plenty of hot water. We loved the position in the heart of Staithes and we were fully aware of the problems with vehicular access, which would make this property difficult for anyone with mobility issues but this is made clear in the property details. All in all we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by David3.4Dec 2019

  • "I am really surprised at the negative comments left for this cottage."

    I found the cottage absolutely divine. Everything you need. Comfort and cosiness. We thoroughly relaxed. (I am a very busy operations Manager) the area is delightful. The cottage is a stone's through from the sea front. The dog loved it as well and relaxed. We will definately be visiting this cottage again. Thank you so much for a truly amazing few days break! Sue, Steve and Socks

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Nov 2019

  • "The cod and lobster is a beautiful little pub serving excellent food."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Oct 2019

  • "My husband and I have just had a lovely relaxing weeks break in Grimes Nook."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable and close to all amenities.It was great not to have wifi and a phone signal which helped us to have a chilled break. You can get a phone signal further up the hill if you needed to.The weather was very wet so the log burning stove was great.My only suggestion would be to have a tumble dryer in the cottage rather than a dishwasher as wet clothes were difficult to dry.We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was so damp we had to dry our clothes on the heated towel rail before wearing !"

    ! The wall was wet to the touch and black ! Even the top of the log burner was rusty .it was so bad I wanted to go straight home again .however we went out and bought logs,coal etc the next day to light the log burner to warm the cottage . The cottage is advatised as having parking ! When you download the details you find out the parking is a root March to the top of cardiac hill in a paid car park !! You have only 40 mins in the village to unload ! On a more positive note the village is beautiful! The harbour ,little shops and pubs are really friendly and welcoming , we will definatly go back to Staithes but not to wet cottage .

    Reviewed by Lesley2.5Oct 2019

  • "My recent stay in Grime s Nook was my third."

    I enjoyed it very much. However, it was rather more damp than it has been previously.

    Reviewed by Cath3.8Oct 2019

  • "Generally the holiday cottage/apartment was fine."

    We were disappointed by the noise of a child or children running endlessly (it seemed) in the apartment above. Sound insulation is essential for Grime's Nook! The mattress on the bed was very uncomfortable and the duvet cover was barely adequate. But overall there apartment was good and we enjoyed our holiday there.

    Reviewed by Brian3.4Sep 2019

  • "Staithes itself is lovely , the cottage looks great but on entering it’s extremely damp, the bedroom smelt of wee ( could be the damp or someone’s pet), the bed was horrendous as were the pillows and the sofa smelt of damp too, after leaving and staying somewhere else I noticed that We’d brought the damp smell away on our clothes too !"

    i’m Not a fussy person and don’t usually complain unless it’s warranted and I so wanted to like this place but unfortunately it’s very tired And needs a bit of tlc , we booked for 4 nights but ended up leaving on the 3rd as we wanted a good nights sleep, unfortunately I wouldn’t book again

    Reviewed by Mandy1.6Sep 2019

  • "Floor was dirty, toilet flush was broken so had to have lid off cistern, cottage ..."

    Floor was dirty, toilet flush was broken so had to have lid off cistern, cottage was damp and smelt, only one wine glass, bed was very old and incredibly uncomfortable, bathroom dirty, very different to photos, welcome info pack out of date, only 1 bog roll, milk on arrival might have been nice

    Reviewed by James1.9Aug 2019

  • "There was a distinct smell of dampness in the property when we arrived and we found black mould on the back wall of the dining area and front wall of the bedroom ."

    There were cobwebs between wardrobe and wall and attached to the ironing board and broken airer stored there . I didnt feel I could hang clothes in the wardrobe either . My husband swept and washed front step and entry . I contacted the owners and they sent the caretaker who was very pleasant and dealt with the mould . There was a dehumidifier in the apartment but was not on when we arrived and there were no instructions about its use .Overall cleanliness was dis appointing but kitchen and bathroom were clean and well equipped . I do feel it should have been made clear how steep the approaches to the house and upper village carpark were . On the plus side it was a lovely area and we did enjoy our stay there .

    Reviewed by Sheena2.8Aug 2019

  • "We have stayed at Grimes nook previously but this time we found the standard had dropped significantly, On arrival we found a very noisy dehumidifier running the property constantly smelled damp and musty."

    We also noticed damp above skirtings in bedroom and kitchen area, bed very uncomfortable and even felt damp we had to use heating to try and combat this problem. We will always use Sykes but will certainly not book this property again which is a shame as we love staithes.

    Contact details for the caretakers are readily available for guests to use if there are any issues, it is disappointing that contact was not made during your stay as the cleaners live locally and were available to assist to make your stay more enjoyable. Historic sandstone cottages are made from porous stone, they look beautiful but absorb water and this can take weeks to dry out depending on the rain fall. We have done our best to combat this by adding a dehumidifier in the property and it does get inspected regularly and cleaned with special surface cleaner to keep it under control, unfortunately we experience very heavy down-pours just before and during your stay which did not help the situation. Over all we hope this didn't impact your stay at Grimes Nook. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen2.8Jul 2019

  • "The place smelled of damp and felt damp."

    The bed was so uncomfortable. The mattress was old and way too soft and lumpy. The bedroom smelled of damp. The lounge and kitchen were ok. The bathroom was ok. We would not go back there because of the damp.

    Reviewed by Jan3.8Jul 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay at "Grimes Nook"."

    As we had just arrived from overseas, a "Welcome Pack" of just a few tea bags, milk would have been very much appreciated. I had tried to anticipate what was needed, and had most essentials, but late afternoon, a long journey etc. did miss on a couple of things. Have never stayed in self catering before, where there wasn't a starter pack. I understand the owners not having internet connection, but it would certainly help when one is trying to look into tourist attractions in the area, sometimes communication links with family when needed. Visits to "Dotty's" had to be daily, maybe a good way of increasing her trade. Sorry about the negatives. There were many positives, good weather, a beautiful spot in Yorkshire and a very comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by Glenys4.4Jun 2019

  • "Cottage was damp; neighbour upstairs was noisy - overuse of washing machine; overpriced"

    Reviewed by Kim3.1Jun 2019

  • "We would not stay at this cottage again."

    The bedding was not 100% clean, the mattress protector was stained and there were hairs on both it and the extra bed cover. The cottage was quaint but also rather gloomy and not a pleasant place to stay, we actually left a day early. The cottage just had the feel of being neglected, the chair in the bathroom had a big hole in it, the pull cord for the light had been broken and bodged rather than be fixed properly. Also the decorating which although wasn't too old had been done poorly with paint on things where it shouldn't have been (like on electrical fittings) and with the windows being painted shut. The heaters warmed up quickly but the cottage still felt cold and I'm not one who normally feels the cold - I do not consider them adequate. I expect better than this when I rent a cottage from Sykes, generally we do get better and we are happy but this is now the second holiday we've been disappointed with which is why I marked down the question regarding whether we would recommend Sykes to others.

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Apr 2019

  • "Lovely place , if you want to chill and re _charge then this is for you !"

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Apr 2019

  • "Lovely clean cottage equipped with most things needed in the kitchen."

    Really comfy sofas. Lovely peaceful setting and the owner's recommendation of private parking in Staithes was really useful (details came with the booking confirmation). Negative points: the bed is really really soft; far too soft for us - and the bedroom lacked any sort of low-level lighting. The DVD player's connection to the telly was very temperamental - possibly the DVD player is coming to the end of its life. None of the windows opened.

    Reviewed by Annabel3.8Apr 2019

  • "Excellent location seconds from the harbour and the wonderful Cod and Lobster bar and eatery."

    Need to be fit enough to climb steep steps below or above cottage. Facilities all you need. Mind there is a flat above so if footsteps bother you consider this. We loved our holiday . So many huge beaces to walk on around there. We will be back.

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2019

  • "My recent stay at Grimes Nook was my second holiday and I have booked again for another short break in October."

    It is ideal for me and my dog, small and cosy, with all the facilities you need for comfort. The only downside ( if it bothers you - it didn't me ) is the lack of mobile reception. I really like Staithes, it is a fascinating village in a beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by Cath5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage and village experience was lovely."

    The owners recommended we get a parking permit for the council car park. We did and it’s also valid at so many other towns. Whitby/Scarborough/ sands end etc Regards mark

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had 5 days at grimes nook and really wished we'd booked longer."

    The cottage is lovely, perfect for couples looking for a bit of romance. Clean and tidy with everything you could possibly need supplied. The area is great with good views and a real close knit community village atmosphere. The cod and lobster pub is literally 2 minutes away and shares the same welcoming friendly spirit as the rest of the village. We was made to feel extremely welcome and will definately be looking to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Mar 2019

  • "We have stayed at Grimes cottage twice, but first time in grimes nook."

    Although smaller, grimes nook suited us better as all on one level. Also with the dogs, they don’t like to be left downstairs so they were happier in the next room. Everything we needed was there and lounge seating very comfortable as was the bed. Only thing needed was WiFi, but we knew that before booking. I would highly recommend grimes nook for 2 people and grimes cottage for 4 people.

    Reviewed by Doug4.1Mar 2019

  • "Had a long weekend stay in the cottage and loved it!"

    Has everything you need for a couples retreat and was very clean. Wood burner was fab on the cold nights and certainly kept the place warm! Ideal location for walking down to the pub for a drink on an evening and exploring the local area. No issue for us unloading despite it being busy on arrival as we just unloaded bags on road quickly and waited with them whilst the other person took the car back to car park. Definitely worth a stay here!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2019

  • "More wood and coal for fire."

    When fire not lit and heating on cold sat near the back wall, and when fire is lit still cold to the back. Maybe another radiator on back wall.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Feb 2019

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage and am in process of rebooking a return visit in June this year for a week."

    Was cosy, clean,comfortable and very well kitted out.

    Reviewed by Roisin5.0Jan 2019

  • "Always a pleasure to stay at this delightful property"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Nov 2018

  • "A gorgeous cosy place to stay with everything 2 mins away."

    Perfect getaway for 2. We loved the fire and even stayed in Saturday night in the heat and snugness rather than brave the outside!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Nov 2018

  • "I really liked the cottage."

    The downside was that as it was a converted net store underneath another cottage/ house, there was noise from above , which was occasionally intrusive. Other than that I loved the place and the holiday x.

    Reviewed by Cath4.4Sep 2018

  • "Came here last year."

    ...and this was just the perfect place to be again. A absolutely gorgeous cottage and a stunning village. Only one complaint...the windows were painted shut, so we were unable to open them, making the cottage very warm and stuffy in the hot summer. That being said, we are certainly going to be back

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Aug 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay."

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Jul 2018

  • "Just to say you could say on your site that anybody with walking difficulties should think before booking in Staithes as it is dominated by hills & steep steps otherwise its a lovely quiet place."

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, would love to stay there again."

    Reviewed by Klaire4.7May 2018

  • "Great little cottage"

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Apr 2018

  • "Lacks wifi in an area with no phone signal"

    Reviewed by Arron4.7Apr 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely village."

    Very clean, comfy and cosy. Very pleased we were warned about the steepness of the bank and lots of steps!

    Reviewed by Janice4.4Mar 2018

  • "Overall a nice cosy cottage, It would benefit with a door between entrance and living room due to a gap in front door."

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Feb 2018

  • "We had the most special time at Grimes Nook, the cottage was so cosy and in the middle of the picturesque Staithes village."

    We have already booked for a week next year. My only question would be could their be guidance as where best to unload car, appreciate you have to park at the top of the hill but wasn't sure where I could drive down to to unload all our bags. In summary fantastic cottage in a perfect location, I expect this will be the first of many visits. Gary

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Nov 2017

  • "First Aid kit not full."

    No plasters. Broken dining chair. Not made clear in recycling instructions, where to locate green and blue bags.

    Reviewed by Linda4.6Jun 2017

  • "Cottage was comfortable and in a prime location"

    Reviewed by Derek4.6Apr 2017

  • "The location of this property is unsuitable for people with any walking difficulties."

    Reviewed by Bernard4.4Mar 2017

  • "Simply perfect for what we wanted lovely and cosy for 2 people and a dog !"

    ! Great location for walks and the pub !! Enjoyed our stay that much we have booked to go again in may !!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Nov 2016

  • "Fantastic short break."

    Booking was easy and straight forward

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2016

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  • All lower ground floor situated below Ref
  • 933838
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchenette, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Electric panel heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, 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
  • 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
  • Front patio with bench
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and beach 2 mins walk
  • Note: This property is accessed via a short flight of steps
  • 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
  • Note: No children, including infants
  • Note: This property has recently been refurbished
  • Note: There is no glass on the front of the woodburning stove, pets to be supervised at all times

The property

This cosy lower ground floor apartment was formed from the net store of what was once a fisherman’s cottage, quietly tucked away within the charming village of Staithes.

Set over the lower ground floor level, this holiday home is situated below a two-storey cottage and is an ideal retreat for couples wanting to get away from it all.

The open plan living area with exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings and a warming woodburning stove creates the perfect space to snuggle around on cooler evenings!

With a pretty double bedroom and spacious shower room, Grimes Nook provides traditional, comfortable accommodation.

Outside is a small front patio with bench where you can sit with a morning cup of coffee, whilst soaking up the atmosphere in this quaint, historic village.

A two minute walk brings you to local inns, tea rooms and village shops, whilst the harbour and beach are just a stone's throw away.

Wander around the narrow, cobbled streets and alleyways, or enjoy an invigorating walk along the cliffs to nearby Runswick Bay.

A little further up the coast you will find the old spa town of Saltburn, with its elegant architecture and lovely sandy beach, whilst the vibrant port of Whitby offers excellent restaurants, independent shops and ancient abbey.

With both the stunning North York Moors and the coast to discover, Grimes Nook can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

Note: This property is situated below Ref. 933838, together they sleep 6 people.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas