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River Cottage

(Ref. 4265)

Dalehouse near Staithes, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "River Cottage is well appointed & equipped & very comfortable."

    It is a credit to it’s owners and there attention to detail, in short it is a true home from home.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2024

  • "Thank you a lovely stay and would use your property again if avail location good for walks and drives etc to other locations and felt at home straight away."

    Many Thanks

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Dec 2023

  • "It says a lot for the property where the only thing I think could be criticised is the water flow from the shower."

    The cottage was lovely, quiet and a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is clean,comfy and quiet."

    There are no towels provided nor tea/coffee ,milk to make a “welcome “ on arrival to cottage This would be appreciated.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Oct 2023

  • "Excellent location Pub next door which does lovely home cooked meals Bus runs at ..."

    Excellent location Pub next door which does lovely home cooked meals Bus runs at the top of the Hill every 30 minutes both ways To Whitby and Saltburn

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Oct 2023

  • "Very nice cottage."

    Clean and well-equipped. A quiet place to stay. Inviting pub attached to the property, however, we experienced no noise from it at all. We would consider coming back.

    Reviewed by Frank4.7Jul 2023

  • "Nice stay with an excellent and very quiet pub next door with really good home cooked meals."

    Plenty of local walks albeit hilly in places although we expected that. Convenient for Staithes and Whitby. Very comfortable all round.

    Reviewed by Simeon5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent all round."

    Rooms spacious, warm, very well equipped and well presented. Semi detached to a charming country pub - served very good food (evenings 6 pm to 8 pm only) and good beer. Very quiet too! Outside space is limited but this was not a problem to us as a couple. One of the best places we have stayed, and would happily return to!

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great with a good pub next door"

    Reviewed by Alfred5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage extremely clean and tidy in an idilyic location."

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and spacious just a shame there was no washing machine as having two children it is a necessity and the nearest launderette is 12 miles away!"

    Don't micro pack! but the owners seem to think a dishwasher and clean pots takes priority to clean clothes very odd. The other bit of a disappointment is that there is no mattress on the main bed it was a giant piece of foam and was extremely uncomfortable! I would have expected a proper mattress. I wouldn't choose to stay here again for those reasons.

    Your booking was made 13 months prior to the stay and so if the washing machine was a necessity to your stay then you had over 1 year to check whether the facilities suited your requirements ,rather than waiting until you arrived at the cottage. Also a washing machine is not listed on the itinerary on the Sykes listing. The mattress is a new memory foam mattress which many guests have commented on how comfortable it is. Regards, River Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, clean tidy, amenities near by, no issues at all"

    Thank you for your review Sue, so glad you enjoyed our cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and well equipped."

    my only points would be a washer drier would be useful, and change the sofa bed in the lounge as not very comfortable

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "The Cottage was very nice, well laid out and well equiped."

    The Negatives was that the Wifi was not included in the rent and the Mobile phone connection in the area was very poor. The other factor which should be in the listing is the fact that you have to walk a fairly steep hill to get to any amenities. Anyone who has slight walking difficulties would struggle.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Jun 2021

  • "This was a lovely clean and well presented cottage."

    It was well equipped, comfortable and a great location.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Apr 2021

  • "After deciding that Staithes itself looked very compact and difficult to park in, we were unsure of booking a place just outside Staithes."

    We neednt have worried , it was perfect, very comfortable, quiet and with parking. The bonus was the great country pub next door. Reviews all said it didnt cause any disturbance which was correct. The pub had only just opened and served unbelievably cheap beers and the food started being served on the Thursday which was great for us. Loads of country walks directly from the cottage and close enough to beaches, holiday towns and villages for a quick drive out. The cottage itself was very modern, warm and quite spacious. Very well appointed with lots of crockery and utensils pluse spares of everything - not always our experience with some lets. Not much outside space for sitting out with a small enclosed courtyard at the back with no views. WiFi was an extra £10 but well worth it, especially as no mobile signal. All in all very enjoyable and good value for money. I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage."

    Lovely walks straight from the door step.

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely, high quality cottage with walks from the front door."

    Staithes is a short walk away (with steep hills!). Lovely area to explore. Only downside of this delightful place is the difficulties for taller people in the bathroom (sloping ceiling everywhere except the shower ... ouch!) and kitchen (very low cooker hood). Otherwise gorgeous!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2020

  • "A very well appointed Cottage in a nice quiet location."

    There are walks from the doorstep and Staithes is within easy reach by foot. The Pub next door is very welcoming and comes highly commended with great home cooked food to be sampled. Note; we didn't suffer any disturbance at all so no worries there! We had a minor issue with the Shower which was repaired in a very timely manner - thanks. River Cottage provides an excellent base to cover this part of North Yorkshire and is well recommended.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Feb 2020

  • "The situation of the cottage, close to Whitby, good for walking and beautiful views"

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2019

  • "Extremely clean, neat and tidy."

    Good little pub adjoining the cottage, causes no disturbance. Good-sized kitchen if you like cooking, although no colander. Comfy bed. No "welcome pack" after a long journey. Taps in bathroom much too small, so impossible to get hands under them. The little courtyard is a bit tatty and bare. No real designated parking space in pub car park: it's a free-for-all with no space at all sometimes. On the expensive side for what it is. Hate the Sykes "book now before prices rise" rubbish. It has the opposite effect on us.

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Jul 2019

  • "Its a lovely well appointed holiday home."

    All you could ever need is included. The owners give good communication and keep the property in very good condition. Cleanliness is outstanding. The position of the home is in a very quiet village with easy reach of Whitby on the main roads and easy reach of the moors. the shops are in Staines which is in walking distance although up a hill out of Dalehouse but only a 2 minute drive. The Pub next door is very friendly with a lovely local atmosphere. We would use this property again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2019

  • "Really good location for exploring the area."

    A nice quiet retreat with good village pub next door and shop nearby.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Jun 2019

  • "Excellent location for exploring Yorkshire."

    Very good walking in the area, from the house you can walk to Roxby and on the way take the public footpath just before you reach St Josephs church. The walk through the fields and woods was so nice then you are back on the road and take a left turn and it brings you back to the house. Two hours well spent.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2019

  • "River cottage is a beautiful cottage in a quiet village."

    The country pub next door was superb.. All communication with Sykes and the owner were first class.. Would highly recommend..

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely, clean cottage in a quiet location."

    It was ideal base for exploring. Would definitely go again

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2019

  • "River Cottage is very well furnished and equipped."

    It is very comfortable and an excellent base for visiting the North Yorkshire coast and moors. The Fox and Hounds next door is very welcoming, excellent food, friendly staff and good cheap drinks - yes it’s still £1.80 for a pint of Bombardier.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Aug 2018

  • "Next door to a very pleasant friendly quiet pub with good food."

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Aug 2018

  • "We enjoyed our week near Staithes and Whitby, visiting several places in the area."

    River Cottage is lovely and clean and thoughtfully laid out. The Fox and Hounds next door is nice and friendly and good value. There is an excellent view of the harbour in Staithes from the Cod and Lobster pub at the bottom of the village; well worth a visit even with a steep climb back up. We love this part of Yorkshire and the fantastic scenery.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7Jul 2018

  • "River cottage is beautiful."

    It is spotlessly clean, extremely well equipped and the decor and furnishings are of very high quality. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, thank you.

    Reviewed by David And Mollie5.0Jun 2018

  • "Cottage was comfy clean and comfortable."

    It was next door to the village pub,there was no noise and it was nice to be able to wander in knowing it was a short walk home.The pub itself had fine meals and good (inexpensive) drinks.the staff were most helpful. It was a short walk into Staithes and there were a number of coastal resorts up and down the coast to drive to. All in all a most enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2018

  • "First class facilities"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2018

  • "Great cottage very handy for exploring the area."

    Not for general steep hills as it is steep locale

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Jul 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely very clean &modern."

    The fox &Hounds next door was great, food good, landlord &staff made you feel at home . Loved the location &surrounding areas would come back next year.

    Reviewed by Joan4.8Jun 2017

  • "Very cosy and comfortable cottage, it was lovely to come back to after a day walking."

    The position was great, very secluded. I was unsure about booking somewhere next to a pub because of potential noise, but there was none whatsoever, in fact it was a particularly quiet location. The only negative point is that I was disappointed to be asked to pay separately for access to the wifi. I would expect it to be included in the rental cost. Wifi is particularly essential as there is absolutely no phone signal at the cottage.

    Reviewed by Gwyneth5.0Oct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Modern, well-equipped fitted kitchen
  • Dining room with French windows to small decked courtyard
  • Light, airy sitting room with views over woodland.
  • LPG central heating with electric fire in the sitting room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Towels not inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Parking for one car in pub car park, additional parking in layby 50 metres along the road
  • Small enclosed decked courtyard with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk
  • Note Wi-Fi is option and can be paid at an extra cost to the owner
  • Quiet country pub next door.

The property

Staithes 0.75 miles.

An attractive traditional, semi-detached sandstone cottage in the rural hamlet of Dalehouse, on the edge of the historic village of Staithes.

This characterful Staithes cottage has been lovingly renovated with a contemporary feel, and provides bright, cheerful accommodation.

The cosy dining room has French windows leading to a small private decked courtyard, and the spacious sitting room has views over woodland.

This well-equipped Staithes cottage offers very comfortable family accommodation with easy access to Staithes itself, local beaches and beautiful walking trails.

The fishing village of Staithes offers quaint, cobbled streets and a feeling of stepping back in time, as it is little changed since Captain Cook's day.

This Staithes cottage adjoins a quiet country inn which provides good food and refreshments.

Staying in this Staithes cottage, you will be well placed to visit the North York Moors and surrounding picturesque villages - be sure to try the steam railway which starts in Grosmont only 11 miles away over the moors.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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 Wi-Fi is option and can be paid at an extra cost to the owner

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas