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Old Joiners Shop

Staithes, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 927817)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Seaside
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation

Reviews & Ratings

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "This is easily one of the best located properties in the village, the setting is like a painting and the patio area gets full sun in the afternoons."

    The property has everything and carefully thought out. The bed was a little small however I am 6ft 3. It was a perfect week in a lovely setting, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2022

  • "Quaint accommodation, ideal for the 2 of us, with a lovely finish to the property."

    Idyllically situated overlooking the estuary with just a short stroll to the harbour itself. We will definitely come back to Staithes, as we loved our time here!

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2022

  • "This was a brilliant little place to stay with everything you could need."

    We absolutely loved our a week stay and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by KeithJan 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the Old Joiners Shop."

    Whilst small it had an amazing finish and everything that we needed for an amazing stay. The owners have put in a lot of love and effort to make this an amazing transformation which looks amazing on the beck side as well as a great base to enjoy your holiday on the Yorkshire coast. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by MelanieNov 2021

  • "One word: AMAZEBALLS"

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2021

  • "Our second visit to The Old Joiners Shop and it certainly won't be the last."

    Everything you need is there very clean and comfortable. People are always walking by and commenting how nice it looks.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "The steps up to the property may be difficult for the elderly or anyone who has difficulty walking."

    Not a complaint, just an observation. Loved the property and would book again.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2021

  • "Delightful cottage with innovative interior."

    We really did enjoy our stay. One caveat - we found the mattress somewhat uncomfortable and possibly needs replacing.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2021

  • "Location is great, right in the centre, the steps to the property require a bit of care, particularly when carrying luggage."

    It was smaller than we expected. though the use of space was very clever, we still had to pile up some things on the floor. The kitchen is well set out with plenty of utensils. Knives need sharpening and the cooker hood is noisy. Little space for food storage. There's a fold out dining table but we didn't use it since it would leave little space to move around. Taps in the kitchen and bathroom need tightening up. Bathroom is well set out, a good shower with plenty of hot water. The poorly fitting bathroom doors and open top means toilet privacy is limited. Anti-slip mat in shower has some black mould. The bed, a standard double, is comfortable. The outside space is great, though there's no morning or evening sun.

    Reviewed by NigelSep 2021

  • "We really loved it here, cannot think of a negative comment to say!"

    Was very sad on having to leave such a fantastic place. Its one of the nicest, cleanest, unique places we've stayed. Get yourself booked in here and you will not regret it and its in a great position with a fantastic view, and so quiet at night you'll sleep like a log in the cosy bedroom. More cutlery here than in your own kitchen so don't worry about bringing anything! Brilliant fire with crackling noises which was so lovely to look at. I wont say anymore, stay here to discover just how fantastic this little gem is and enjoy staithes.

    Reviewed by LisaSep 2021

  • "Amazing conversion of an old joiners shop into comfortable accommodation for two."

    It has everything you need to sit and watch the world go by or enjoy the wonder cliff top walks.

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2021

  • "We had an absolutely lovely stay in the old joiners shop."

    It has everything you need for a chilled holiday. The location is perfect for just watching the world go by.

    Reviewed by LucyAug 2021

  • "The location of Old Joiners Shop is perfect."

    The view over the Beck is lovely and the walk to The Royal George just 100M. The accommodation is perfect for two people and facilities spot on....even a dishwasher!!. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "Sunning conversion to create a comfortable and unique holiday let"

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "Plenty of hot water with a VERY good shower."

    The bed was also very comfortable. The only down side was the amount of small red ants on outside patio table and bench.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "It’s a magical place to watch the world walk by."

    Highly recommended and will be booking again very soon

    Reviewed by JillJun 2021

  • "I just loved the comfort, convenience and quirkiness of Old Joiners' Shop, and was in complete amazement at the ingenuity of how the place has been converted to this lovely, comfortable, cosy, but with all the modern conveniences one could wish for, including Wi-fi, (very much appreciated, with mob phone reception being v bad from the place, andceven down by the harbour, with the HUGE cliffs eclosing the place, and having to walk upbtge VERY steep hill, to the top car park to get reception!"

    So well done Gary and Julie and your team on creating such a gem of a place, WITHIN such a small, or 'bijoux' as i describe it to my friends and family! I paericukarly luced tge lighting in the place - again, PURE GEINIUS, and the sliding internal door separating the living fr sleeping room, and the ickle door that swings either way for the bathroom! Loved the large sliding door outside too, that made the place look like the orginal work shop, wirh ggd iriginal joiners' axw fie ghd handle, but would have appreciated a bit of a clue vwhwn first arrived, having successfully gained access to the key in the keysafe, as to how ro gain access to the KEYHOLE!!! Luckily, the lovely, local helpful Bill, who owns the neighbouring store/workshop, saw me puzzling this conundrum fr across the other side of the beck, where he lives, and shouted across instruction! Only downpoint was THE PARKING, but ime sure you'll have had many comments/complaints re this in the past..... Should have been made clearer in the info re place about the charges, ans complexity of all the different car parking options and operatives in area, and suggest that some sort of permit couke be issued/bought for hollday people staying in the village, especially if they're there for a week ir more

    Reviewed by LynneMay 2021

  • "The Old Joiners Shop is an amazing bolt hole in the centre of Staithes."

    It is a perfect base for exploring the area, including walking parts of the Cleveland Way. The accommodation is very well appointed with everything you need in an extremely well planned out space. We’ll definitely be returning again and would highly recommend a stay in this beautiful place.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2021

  • "Had a really great time and looked to book the same weekend for next year."

    Very disappointed to see a £200 increase in price!

    Reviewed by JillApr 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the ‘Old Joiners Shop’."

    Clever use of limited space. It was perfect for us. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by ElaineApr 2021

  • "The cottage is just perfect ."

    The view amazing .Everything we needed after lockdown .The weather was perfect .Parking can be a problem .we pre booked at Glendale car park , at the top of the village .Never used the car all the time we were there, because we just didnt want to leave this idyllic village .

    Reviewed by LynneApr 2021

  • "It was a stunning cottage in a stunning location."

    We booked for next while we were still there. Absolute gem of a place.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2020

  • "The joiners shop is a lovely place to stay."

    It has been renovated with a passion and provides everything you could want from a holiday let. It's location is exceptional overlooking the beck. And close to pubs. Shops and the harbour.

    Reviewed by BelindaOct 2020

  • "Brilliant location, facilities amazing."

    Me and my son have had a lovely short break away wish I could have stayed longer. We will be coming back again.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2020

  • "Lovely transformation from a workshop into a holiday let, a lot of thought has gone in to it."

    Very comfortable, everything you need is in there, perfect for two of us. We enjoyed it so much we have already booked again.

    Reviewed by SSep 2020

  • "The only down side was we could have had more information about the steep hill from car park to the cottage"

    Reviewed by DerekAug 2020

  • "Fantastic accommodation , spotlessly clean, fantastic spot, can't wait to go back"

    Reviewed by DuncanAug 2020

  • "Lovely well thought out little cottage."

    Plenty if utensils & towels etc. Nice owners. Would highly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by JuliaJul 2020

  • "Brilliant little place."

    Loads of nice touches, really comfy. Stayed during storm Dennis and was happy all snug as a bug in a rug. Loved the place and will re-book again.

    Reviewed by AndyFeb 2020

  • "The cottage was amazing, bigger than expected and really well done however the heating was hit and miss and took ages to get hot then was way too hot and the cottage wasn’t as clean as we would have hoped with dust and cobwebs all over the place, perhaps because we were a last minute booking."

    We did have a lovely stay so thank you.

    Thank you for your Feedback. This is really important to us in order to help us make any necessary improvements that will benefit our property. I was surprised to see your comments as I inspected the property on the morning of your arrival. Rest assured we will be keeping a closer watch on the issues you have raised, as its our wish to keep the property in the highest of standards. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ZoeFeb 2020

  • "Had a great time as always ,easy to book , lovely place to go ."

    Reviewed by WendyJan 2020

  • "The Old Joiners Cabin was absolutely outstanding inside and location of views added to the cabin praise."

    Love the little streets and 2 min walk to the harbour with a few vintage tea rooms, 2 lovely pubs and a few tiny shops. Harbour was lovely even in the brisk winter winds. Perfect location for trips to Whitby, Sandsend, Robin Hoods bay and many more lovely places.

    Reviewed by GlennDec 2019

  • "The most unique, incredible find."

    Everything about the space was so well thought out. It was really romantic and we’ll certainly be booking again. Thankyou

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay, small but perfectly formed!"

    Very well thought out, would love to return...(didn’t want to leave!)

    Reviewed by CathieOct 2019

  • "Fabulous little gem, very glad we booked it!"

    Reviewed by TammySep 2019

  • "The parking arrangements at the property are unclear ie: you are expected to pay for parking during your stay."

    This added unexpected expense to the stay.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2019

  • "Amazing space,finished to a very high standard ,everything you would need for ..."

    Amazing space,finished to a very high standard ,everything you would need for your stay is provided,had a lovely time there and Staithes is a beautiful place as well,make sure to explore village and surrounding areas

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "We had a lovely time in Staithes at The Old Joiners Shop, Everything was spot on, all needs catered for and everything you could need for a perfect stay."

    Park at Glenvale, only about a 5 minute walk away. Already booked for next year, there is no better place for 2 people to stay in Staithes! (And the cutlery wasn’t hard to track down!)

    Reviewed by AdamAug 2019

  • "Really cool place to stay."

    Reviewed by Jeroen OscarJul 2019

  • "It was a lovely venue, very well designed and different."

    I would stay here again. It was good to have a pint of milk, as the butchers had closed by mid-day. I have a couple of minor niggles. The complimentary wine didn't appeal - it was one with added fruit, not real wine. The hospitality tea and coffee had not been checked for a while - the coffee was old and stuck in one big lump. The teabags in a plastic bag saying 'ordinary tea' tasted terrible. There were no dishwasher tablets, and it wasn't worth us buying some for 2 nights. We had difficulty finding out how to switch on the bathroom towel rail. When I contacted Gary the week before our stay, to ask about un-loading, he said to look out for traffic wardens, but there is a designated unloading area on the street nearby, which he didn't mention. I also enquired if there were any extra pillows or a parasol for the terrace, but got no reply to these queries. Otherwise, a great stay in a lovely location.

    Reviewed by KathleenJul 2019

  • "Loved our experience of Staithes and the Old Joiners shop, good facilities, views and things to do"

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2019

  • "Had a great holiday here for 7 days, the weather was perfect so we could sit outside and enjoy the view, quite a small space but well thought out would certainly recommend to anyone visiting Staithes."

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2019

  • "When booking for two weeks, why do you charge double the booking fee?"

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2019

  • "A fantastic property beautifully restored with plenty storage space."

    It had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. The location was great and we had a really relaxing break. I would not hesitate to recommend this property.

    Reviewed by AndreaFeb 2019

  • "The Old Joiner's Shop is a brilliant place to spend a relaxing break in a beautiful part of the country."

    The property certainly qualifies as an "Amazing Space", being small but having everything you need for a self-catered holiday. The clever use of every bit of space means there is ample storage without feeling cluttered. The location is ideal for exploring the coast in either direction, and Staithes itself is a lovely place to spend some down time. If there is any down side it is the climb up and down the steep hill to the car park, but then the lack of cars makes for a sense of peace and quiet (other than the seagulls). We will definitely recommend The Old Joiner's Shop to friends and family, and would love to return at some time in the future.

    Reviewed by KathrynFeb 2019

  • "We went here for our honeymoon after getting married two days earlier."

    Amazing little cottage the conversion is amazing. As a person who dabbles in DIY the space has been so well used. Its not a big space but we knew this already and it was such a lovely clean environment to be in space wasnt an issue. The fire is amazing. The bathroom is well laid out and spacious. The bed was comfy and as cold as it was in December we didnt feel it at all. Well Done on the conversion lovely place. We hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by AlexDec 2018

  • "First impressions were very good and on the whole were fulfilled."

    However, there were three disappointments. The main one is that the mattress on the bed is of poor quality and past it’s best. This was disappointing in a property portrayed as one of high quality. We found this mattress was most uncomfortable. The second was that the cooker hood fan doesn’t work. The light worked so the hood is powered but the fan function did not. Finally there was a lot of fluff and dust behind the sofa and table when we pulled this out to use. Of the three items we have mentioned the mattress would put us off returning to what is otherwise a delightful place to stay.

    Reviewed by RosemaryNov 2018

  • "Old Joiners Shop is a fabulous property, well designed and equipped, in a great location."

    Coastal walks right from the door, views over the beck, very peaceful, choice of pubs and coffee shops, a deli and a butcher that also sells newspapers. the only drawback is having to leave the car at the top of the hill. Would definitely recommend this property, and stay there again.

    Reviewed by SaraNov 2018

  • "Great accommodation and great location in Staithes."

    However, the information should be clearer about parking. Parking is free 24/7 from Nov to March in the council car park at the top of the hill. I have already recommended it to several friends and would love to go again soon. Had a great time.

    Reviewed by LindaNov 2018

  • "This beautifully converted joiner shop is small but beautifully formed."

    the position of the accommodation is wonderful and makes a good place to sit and watch the world go by. we really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by KathleenOct 2018

  • "It’s a lovely little place, well equipped with everything you need and a lovely little place with three pubs that do food which are very reasonably priced."

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2018

  • "Staithes is a very beautiful village which is part of a lovely stretch of coastline and very worth a visit."

    You need to be physically fit to get the most out of this area as there are a lot of no go areas for cars and a lot of very steep hills to walk down and climb back up at the end of your visit. The locals are very welcoming and extremely friendly. A great place for families, walkers, dog owners and couples like ourselves looking for peace and quiet in lovely surroundings.

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2018

  • "This property was absolutely lovely."

    We really enjoyed the accommodation and the area. The facilities were very good and the workmanship in the property was brilliant.

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2018

  • "We had a fabulous holiday the Old Joiners Shop is a lovely cosy holiday home it has everything you could want, very clean and comfortable."

    The lovely walks , the pubs in the village serve excellent food we couldn't have asked for anything else.

    Reviewed by JoanJun 2018

  • "We had a lovely time in a fantastic well organised cottage in a great location and close to some lovely pubs that served food that was fantastic value and a great choice , will be returning."

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2018

  • "Spent a lovely long weekend at The Old Joiner’s Shop at the beginning of June."

    The property is even better than it looks in the pictures, and has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing break. Perfectly located at the bottom of the hill and looking out onto the beck, a minute or two walk to the Cod and Lobster (super friendly and exceptional food) and the sea. Comfortable, clean and beautifully maintained. Staithes itself is a gorgeous little village and will certainly return.

    Reviewed by AnnabelJun 2018

  • "Relaxing place to unwind."

    Great use of space in the cottage. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2018

  • "We loved our stay at the Old Joiners Shop in Staithes!"

    It was perfect for us. We were walking on the Cleveland Way and it’s right on the path! It was in the main downhill part of the village handy for both pubs, we ate at the Cod and Lobster and that worked well. The Old Joiners Shop is so well done , it had everything we needed in a small space, well thought out use of space, quirky touches, it was warm and cosy, great to come back to after a day walking. We’d love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by HilaryApr 2018

  • "Everything."

    From making the booking to leaving Joiners on departure day. An incredible location in a beautiful village of Staithes. A timeless place we have stayed in over 10 times in recent years. Our first in Joiners and definetly not our last. We remember this building in our earlier visits and the conversion and been breathtaking.

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2018

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    Very cosy. Great location. Fire was very realistic. Quality accessories. Would have liked a washer/drier instead of a dishwasher. Parking was free (until 1st march). Cod and lobster pub food was super. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by AnneFeb 2018

  • "What a fabulous find!"

    Lovely setting in a gorgeous fishing village, quirky and cosy. Lovely little touches such as bottle of wine and pint of milk in the fridge, enjoyed seeing the pictures of the origins of the original joiners shop a real labour of love to transform to this apartment , very clean and nice and warm. Very friendly village made to feel very welcome. Would definitely return, very well done to the owners

    Reviewed by CatherineJan 2018

  • "Love the cottage and the location, will be back some time!"

    Reviewed by JoanneDec 2017

  • "The old joiners shop cottage was amazing."

    From the outside you would never dream how lovely it is on the inside. Although compact every inch has been perfectly utilised, so comfortable and warm, very lovely walk in shower that greets you when switched on then say bye when finished, can't compliment the owner Gary enough. The location perfect, we were going to arrive earlier than stated time so quick text to the owner and he said be fine to check in at 1 , it was nearer 2 before we arrived but knowing we could get into cottage was a nice feeling after travelling 90 miles. Gary also text back good places to eat in the village too, how kind. A brilliant Christmas, and birthday spent at the old joiners shop. Would highly recommend..

    Reviewed by ChristinaDec 2017

  • "Brilliant cottage."

    Super restoration of the old woodworking shop and beautifully designed and appointed. Facilities first class. Will return for sure.

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2017

  • "Great property and would love to return"

    Reviewed by StephanieNov 2017

  • "Very expensive for what it was."

    No cutlery in the property - not a problem for us as we did not plan to cater etc. On the day of checkout an attempt to enter the property without our permission was made. We were aware of the door being opened but no one had knocked etc. The door could not be opened as we had left the key in. It was before 9:30 am so we were well before the departure time. When challenged we were told that the female whom did not identify herself "just wanted to drop the washing off". We were in the process of getting ready so we had to retreat to the bedroom and allow the female (still did not explain whom she was) to drop Two large bags of bedding/wine/milk etc. This should not happen and should be left until paying customers have vacated the property. No apology was made and we were made to feel like an inconvenience and that we had done something wrong. My wife was very upset. THIS NEEDS ADDRESSING.

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2017

  • "Great little holiday cottage that is very well presented and excellently equipped."

    It has everything you need for a comfortable stay, the owners left tea ,coffee and milk which was really appreciated after a long journey and also a bottle of wine which we thought was a very nice touch. Its location near the beck/bridge makes it an ideal location for the pubs and harbour although it was pretty busy at times when we were sat out on the terrace. The only grumble ( not at the property as this is fantastic) is the inconsiderate parking of some people.

    Reviewed by JulianAug 2017

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    The scenery was beautiful of the harbour and the sea. We went to the 2 pubs -The Royal George and The Cod and Lobster to have a lovely meal. The house and streets are so quaint, they are some great walk ways too. The Seagulls screetched morning, noon and night, however, after the first night we got used to it. We went day trips to Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, and Scarborough which aren't that far away from Staithes. Went on steam train from Whitby to Pickering costing £62, loved it. Went on the boat at Whitby which was only £3 per person. I felt relaxed and would recommend this holiday.

    Reviewed by Karen and MattAug 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with modern kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Small front stone terrace overlooking the beck with furniture
  • Sorry, no dogs and no smoking
  • Shop and pub and beach 3 mins walk
  • Public car park at the top of the village, 5 mins walk, but can load/unload close to property
  • Note: There are 10 steps up to the entrance of this property
  • Note: The front terrace has an open large drop to the beck
  • Note: This property is not suitable for children or infants.

The property

This endearing little cottage, has been creatively converted from an old joiners shop, in the charming seaside village of Staithes.

Small but perfectly formed, it provides the perfect romantic retreat for couples wishing to explore this beautiful heritage coastline.

Quietly tucked away, it has a bright and cheerful open plan living area, with a modern kitchen and comfortable seating, along with a state of the art electric feature fire, that crackles and creates a lovely ambiance to the property.

French doors throw in plenty of light and open onto a stone terrace, where you can sit and relax with a glass of wine and watch the boats bobbing about in the water.

With lovely views of the estuary from all windows and quality furnishings, the Old Joiner's Shop can't fail to please.

Every bit of space has been cleverly utilised, with quirky hiddden cupboards and shelves, along with a bespoke sliding door to the bedroom and the contemporary shower room, with a large walk-in shower.

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.

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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