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Post Box Cottage

Dalehouse near Staithes, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 934802)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely clean, spacious cottage, ideally situated for walking,, large Co-op, 5 minutes walk, superb Arriva bus service for travelling the local coast."

    Reviewed by TonieApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at post box cottage, what a great cottage in a fab location, we would highly recommend."

    We felt very welcome and we loved chatting to Gerard about the farm and seeing the new born lambs made our holiday!

    Reviewed by LisaApr 2022

  • "Well appointed very clean cottage in a lovely setting"

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2022

  • "A very well presented clean tidy cottage in a great location ."

    We will stay again.

    Reviewed by HarryDec 2021

  • "The most relaxing holiday surrounded by beautiful views and the comfort of home with the cottage."

    The owners have thought of everything

    Reviewed by NicolaNov 2021

  • "We had an absolutely lovely week at this cottage."

    Everything we needed was there. The hosts were lovely and we had a great time.

    Reviewed by JudithOct 2021

  • "What a beautiful place to stay ,The cottage had every thing that you needed and more ."

    We took washing up liquid etc when we arrived and started to put our things away we found it all even wash tablets for the washing machine .we did use our own though as it felt cheeky to use theirs .The people are so friendly stopped to chat many times The farmer even took our Daughter and my husband a ride around the farm when he found out that she loved animals .we have some lovely pictures of her and snowdrop the mare who loves carrots but is a little greedy ,The cottage is close to a lovely little pub ,great walks .lovely views when out walking .Best foot forward though some hills about .In fact It was so lovely That I could live there we did not want to come home a week is too short for a stay Just lovely

    Reviewed by DeanaSep 2021

  • "The owners were friendly and helpful."

    Advising us on best walks & local places The cottage was very comfortable and we enjoyed the outside seating. FIVE STAR RATED***** Staithes was worth the hill LOL. Sitting on the benches look over the harbour. Takeaways and Plenty of places to eat and drink. My must have was outside the CRAB & LOBSTER eating Tempura Oysters.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2021

  • "The beach wasn't far away."

    Nice local amenities with friendly local people. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2021

  • "Perfect holiday cottage for us."

    Lovely peaceful location, but close to amenities and within easy reach of beautiful coastline and the North York Moors. Accommodation clean and comfortable, everything we needed was provided. Lovely welcome basket upon arrival and very friendly , helpful owners.

    Reviewed by StephanieJul 2021

  • "The owners of the cottage who were on site were so friendly and kind and couldn't have done more!"

    They made us us feel so welcome. The property was immaculate. Thank you all

    Reviewed by JeanJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, in an ideal position for Staithes, the East coast and and the Cleveland Way."

    Reviewed by PhilomenaJun 2021

  • "Cottage in a lovely little village/hamlet with lovely walks in the surrounding areas but involve hills."

    Cottage no complaints at all and owners very friendly and on hand if needed.

    Reviewed by TerenceJun 2021

  • "Lovely hosts in friendly village with nice walks from door and easy to get to lots of places"

    Reviewed by TApr 2021

  • "The cottage was exactly as described, was well equipped with all that was needed for self catering and big enough for 2 adults and 2 children."

    It's in a lovely tranquil spot and close to a selection of great beaches. The children loved seeing the animals on the farm and the owner was friendly and helpful. A perfect stay in a perfect spot. Thank you!

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2021

  • "Great location wonderful thoughtful welcome gift including milk incredibly clean ..."

    Great location wonderful thoughtful welcome gift including milk incredibly clean and very well appointed we will be returning

    Reviewed by DougOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    Only met host briefly but seemed a really nice guy. Offered lots of suggestions on walks, places to visit and eat. Had a great few days thank you

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage well maintained, equipped and cleaned, cozy and warm."

    Owners are very welcoming and friendly who live next door. Fox & Hounds literally 3 min walk a friendly pub with great food and pint £2.50. Fantastic location with 15 min walk into Staithes. Excelsiors Fish & Chips were very good under 10 min walk. Capt Cooks Inn great paddle of ale. Thought Cod & Lobster were overrated on their food. Lovely walks from cottage. Saltburn was a nice Victorian seaside town. Gt Ayton was lovely we parked at Capt Cooks monument and walked a circular round up to Rosebery Topping wonderful views. We had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by CherrySep 2020

  • "Had great holiday the cottage was better that I hoped, The owners were very helpful and friendly."

    we were situated just outside Staithes which was an easy walk away, all other resorts/beaches was in easy reach by car. really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage located in a very quiet location just a 20 minute drive to whitby, nice little pub 2 minute walk away, but unfortunately wasn't doing food with the current situation of the world."

    Owner's of the cottage Gérard Elaine Tom and Amie where lovely and friendly and would definitely recommend and will be looking at booking again next year Jamie & Karen

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2020

  • "This cottage is perfect for a family of four, separate bedrooms for the children and a downstairs loo too!"

    Lovely and clean with a sweet welcome basket on arrival which was unexpected and a lovely touch. Dalehouse is the perfect location to explore lots of lovely beaches and villages, nothing is more than 10 minutes away by car. We visited Whitby, Sands End, Runswick Bay, Saltburn and of course Staithes. Gerard even took our two children (plus husband!) on a tour of the farm via quad bike which made all of their days!! We will most definitely be visiting again!

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "Ideal quiet place,just a 10 min walk into Staithes."

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2020

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable accommodation."

    Good location for walking/ beach, etc. Great welcome from the property owners.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Quiet, pretty village. Great location. Would go back.

    Reviewed by JimAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Only booked two nights here for the weekend. Great location - a short walk to Staithes harbour. Appreciated the welcome treats and was sorry we did not get a chance to thank the owners for these. Can definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by GavinJul 2020

  • "We really loved the cottage, it was just perfect to get away from all the stress lately."

    Ideal location very quiet but handy for Staithes which is lovely. We would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2020

  • "This cottage was absolutely spotless and equipped with everything we could have needed, I would highly recommend it to anyone."

    The owners were incredibly friendly and helpful and were on site to help, but did not encroach on our break at all- the perfect hosts. They even left some welcome treats appropriate to the covid situation. The area in which the cottage lies is amazing, just a short walk into Staithes, but the actual hamlet is lovely and peaceful- a lovely place to sit and have a quiet drink after a day of exploring this beautiful area.

    Reviewed by DanielJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful area."

    Very welcoming family - the tour of the farm to see the new baby animals was an unexpected surprise. Can't wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2020

  • "Perfect cottage with everything you need,warm and welcoming owners elaine and gerrad live next door and nothing is too much trouble, local pub is very hard to walk past and even harder to leave."

    ....all in all home from home ,will return without hesitation

    Reviewed by AnthonyDec 2019

  • "Lovely place, very clean and friendly helpful owners"

    Reviewed by ChristopherNov 2019

  • "This cottage was the best cottage we have stayed in."

    It was well equipped with everything we needed and more. The hosts,Gerrard and Elaine, were very welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. There were biscuits, chocolate, tea coffee, sugar and milk waiting for us on our arrival. I can't praise them and their cottage enough. Would definitely stop there again and will be recommending them to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by VickyAug 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at the Post Box cottage, it was in a great setting and the owners were very friendly and welcoming."

    We were also left a small welcome pack with chocolate, biscuits and milk. Lovely walks near by and a 10 minute walk to Staithes.

    Reviewed by JayneJul 2019

  • "Lovely situated property approached down a steep hill - village is in a valley."

    Your mobile phone will not work here - only if you go to a higher place. As the property is a converted farm barn there is no garden to sit out in but at the front of the property there is small stone patio supplied with a table, bench and chairs which overlooks the road into the village and properties opposite which are pleasant. The facilities in the cottage were excellent, very modern and clean. The owners were very helpful living next door nothing was too much trouble for them. Would recommend if you are aware that there is no garden.

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2019

  • "Great place to stay."

    Loved the location - the local pub well wort a visit

    Reviewed by SteveJun 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage and location, had every thing we needed and it was lovely being there at lambing time."

    Gerard the farmer was happy to chat about the farm and the local area. I believe the info said limited Wi-Fi but this was fine just no mobile reception as it's in a dip.

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2019

  • "We had a great week at Post Box Cottage, very relaxed, great location."

    As always when we stay in Yorkshire everyone very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2019

  • "The cottage owners gave me a very warm welcome."

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, very well located and well kitted out without being cluttered."

    The welcome pack of chocolate, biscuits and milk was much appreciated. The owners were available if needed and very helpful, but not obtrusive. There is an excellent pub 5 minutes walk away. We would definitely stay again if we are in the area.

    Reviewed by JillianOct 2018

  • "The Post Box Cottage was excellent we were made to feel really welcome."

    A real cosy get away we everything you need to make you feel at home.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2018

  • "The cottage is a wonderful base for exploring the surrounding coastline and has a great country pub just up the road."

    It is kept immaculately clean with parking just outside the front door

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet area, but only a ten minute walk into Staithes."

    Cant fault anything about the property, and would be happy to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2018

  • "Post Box Cottage is a comfortable cottage, very clean and perfect for our needs with two small children."

    It is located in an excellent spot for exploring the area, and there is also a lovely pub less than five minutes walk away. We had an amazing time and would like to return in the future. Thank you to Gerard, Elaine and Tom for being such lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by PaulaJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very clean, well stocked. Beautiful surroundings. Great holiday. Thank you .

    Reviewed by NicolaJun 2018

  • "No everything with our recent cottage was fine"

    Reviewed by SApr 2018

  • "The cottage was first class the owners are very friendly and make you feel as if you are one of the family."

    The location is excellent for walking and there is a first class pub close by we would defiantly re-book.

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2017

  • "Gerard and Elaine were the most welcoming hosts friendly and helpful."

    The cottage was spotless and had every possible thing you could need lovely aspect and within reach of many places wonderful holiday and will definitely go back

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely and in a great position to visit the many gems of North Yorkshire."

    Elaine, Gerard and Tom were very helpful and friendly. I would recommend this cottage to friends and family should they wish to visit this part of the country.

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2017

  • "Ideal location for walkers but steep hill to negotiate out of valley for those with limited mobility."

    Perfect rural position with very friendly and helpful cottage owners.

    Reviewed by DianeMar 2017

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet location."

    Great to be able to walk to the coast.Hosts,Elaine and Gerrard welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2016

  • "The cottage was warm and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen."

    The owners are friendly and recommended places to visit and eat and drink. They also provided biscuits, chocolate and milk on arrival which was a really nice touch.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2016

  • "A wonderful, well equipped, comfortable cottage, really well located for exploring the area."

    Friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric stove.
  • Electric central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 1 min walk
  • Beach 10 mins walk
  • Note: Due to rural location, WiFi can be slow.

The property

Post Box Cottage offers family-friendly accommodation with three bedrooms, one double and two single rooms.

Downstairs, the cosy open plan living area is traditionally furnished, with comfortable leather sofas, a well-equipped kitchen and a dining table to one end.

It has the added benefit of a downstairs cloakroom, always useful for families.

Outside, there is off road parking for two cars and a private front patio, enabling guests to sit and enjoy a morning coffee in the sunshine, before heading off for the day.

With Staithes just a 10 minute walk away, and the surrounding countryside at your fingertips, this delightful cottage provides a lovely, quiet place to stay.

Note: This property adjoins Ref. 919000, together they sleep 10.

Dalehouse Farm Holiday Cottages

Staithes 0.5 miles. These two, pretty, stone semi-detached cottages, are quietly tucked away in the small hamlet of Dalehouse, just a few minutes’ walk from the charming fishing village of Staithes. Set on the owners’ farm which has suckler cows and sheep, and where they breed Cleveland Bay horses, the cottages overlook fields and countryside and are in the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing holiday, with an abundance of walking tracks and cycling trails in the area. Originally the milking parlour, they have been converted to a good standard and provide comfortable accommodation with a traditional feel running through them. Both cottages have L-shaped open plan living areas, with leather sofas, electric stoves and family dining areas. The larger cottage offers the flexibility of a ground floor bedroom and wet room, enabling the less mobile to stay, while both have family bathrooms and first floor bedrooms with views of the lambs skipping around in the springtime. With both cottages having off road parking, guests can leave their cars safely behind and walk into historic Staithes, with its narrow cobbled streets and cottages that tumble down the bank towards the picturesque harbour, with a feeling of stepping back in time. Wander around the quaint shops, partake in tea and cakes, or enjoy fine fish and chips in one of the local inns. The Captain Cook's Museum is well worth a visit, or blow the cobwebs away with a bracing cliff top walk along the Cleveland Way long distance trail, that follows the coastline for miles. This special corner of North Yorkshire offers some superb countryside, with the North York Moors on your doorstep and delightful inland and coastal villages to explore, including Runswick Bay, Saltburn and Danby, with attractions such as the Danby Moors Exhibition Centre, the steam railway at Grosmont and the interesting mining museum at Skinningrove. Two well-placed cottages for wonderful family holidays.

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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
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