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Roxby Cottage

(Ref. 1015761)

Staithes, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "On arrival, cottage found to be neglected."

    Crockery, cutlery, glasses all dirty and smell of bad drains in kitchen. Fridge door shelf broken, no veg. basket or shelf. Freezer inaccessible due to cleaning tools being piled against it. Also, remains of a plastic bag which had/did contain something, frozen into bottom of freezer. Ice cube trays filthy. Insufficient cooking utensils - no small pans!! Broken toilet seat in downstairs loo - unsafe! Toilet brush upstairs broken AND DIRTY! Rug in twin bedroom had to be lifted - trip hazard - and then discovered it was dirty, not having been vacuumed for ages. Blind fixings falling out of the wall. Extractor in bathroom, although switched on, not working. Also, drawer units in bathroom had to be cleaned. Not only did we have to deal with these shortcomings in the cottage itself, but we then had to experience outrageous invasions of our privacy. The first issue was to contend with men hanging around at the door to our cottage (in Gun Gutter alley), vaping! This happened on 2 separate occasions. My daughter had been startled one night, when she went out to put rubbish in the bins. She found 2 boys lurking in the darkness, vaping! She challenged the boys, and was met with aggressive responses, and one of them ran away after she caught him peeping into our kitchen window where I was working. We immediately reported this to the local pub, and it seems that someone there had directed their staff to use our sheltered area for vaping/smoking. We still had a second incident, when on another evening, another man was found there and when challenged he agreed that this shouldn't be happening and said he'd speak with the landlord. We had no further problem but not a nice feeling for 2 ladies on their own! The FINAL unacceptable happening and the most shocking I feel - on Friday 15th, on returning from our morning walk, ready to get on with breakfast, we found an ESTATE AGENT waiting at our door. She was waiting for VIEWERS TO ARRIVE, to view the property which we later discovered had been on the market for sale since June this year!!! We had to vacate the cottage whilst 3 people were shown round. A TOTAL INVASION OF OUR PRIVACY. Our personal belongings were on display, and we felt quite violated! We were told the viewers had come a long way, were expected almost immediately, so we had no option other than to go out and find somewhere for coffee. It was too late to cancel the viewing. We were sitting outside at a local eatery for almost an hour. On returning to the cottage, people were still milling around and did eventually leave us to get on with our breakfast, albeit rather shocked by what had happened. Things got better, more shocking!!!!! Later in the day, just after lunchtime, there came a knock at the door. My daughter answered and a woman marched in, saying that she had bought the house that morning, she'd had her offer accepted and she wanted to show her friend around! As she chatted to my daughter, her friend started opening doors and looking into the other rooms, and then she said she was 'just going upstairs, for a nosey'!!!! Yet another violation,. another complete invasion of our privacy - we felt so unable to control or question the situation. We did feel the new 'owner' and her 'friend' were possibly a little inebriate, maybe celebrating the new purchase. BUT, how were we allowed to book cottage in July when it had already gone on the market for sale, and why were we subjected to these invasions of privacy by estate agents, viewers, and then the new owner???? According to the estate agent,the owner had already told Sykes to make no more bookings when the property first went on the market back in June, which might explain just why the place seemed so 'run-down'? Who knows. Overall - Far from the relaxing. peaceful break we had planned.

    Reviewed by Kathleen1.6Sep 2023

  • "This is the most delightful cottage in the perfect setting in Staithes, overlooking the harbour."

    It had everything we needed and is well furnished and clean with a very comfortable bed in the main bedroom - there were only two of us staying. The kitchen is small but well equipped. The living/dining area is spacious and with wonderful views. Likewise, of the three bedrooms, the main bedroom is spacious whilst the other two are quite small but all have good hanging space. Our stay was at the end of September when it was getting a bit chilly and the central heating worked well and kept the cottage at the perfect temperature. With two good pubs nearby as well as shops to provide most needs for the week this cottage and Staithes itself is definitely to be recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Roxby Cottage."

    The lounge / diner area is light, spacious, comfortable and has great views over the harbour. Upstairs is very pleasant too, really well organised to make full use of the space, a very comfortable big bed in the spacious main bedroom, and the bathroom was very clean, smart, and a good size. Everything was of good quality, in good condition, clean and welcoming. We didn't miss our own outside space as there's the harbour and beach 10 steps away, not to mention the fabulous walks right around the harbour, the beck and even up to the clifftop if we were feeling energetic! It was fascinating watching harbour life, from 7 am with the fishermen and dog walkers to the evening stragglers on the beach. And yet surprisingly quiet and peaceful. The pub nearby was most convenient, and up to its usual standard. We appreciated the complimentary parking permit, and we enjoyed the walk up to the car park, there are so many lanes, secret ginnels and amazing views along the way. Sykes were very prompt and efficient at sorting out a small issue with a blind, which was appreciated. All in all we had a marvellous week at Roxby Cottage, we enjoyed all that Staithes had to offer and would stay again at the cottage in a heartbeat! Thanks for a great holiday!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is in a lovely position right By the harbour side."

    It’s tastefully decorated & was very cosy even in December. We thought there was a problem with the heated towel rail in the bathroom ( there wasn’t) but we were really impressed with the courteous and prompt help from Yorkshire coastal cottages & the owner if we had needed it-so would definitely book though Yorkshire coastal cottages again

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Dec 2021

  • "By the sea lovely views."

    Reviewed by Megan4.7Sep 2021

  • "Broadband was an issue throughout our 3 night stay."

    We reported this to yourselves, however communication about this issue was patchy and the problem was not resolved during the duration of our stay. Also I believe your listing should be VERY clear about the steepness of the hill to the carpark, which whilst for us wasn't an issue could easily have been for others. PS a bread knife would have been useful All that being said we had a happy short break at Roxby Cottage

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7May 2021

  • "The arrangements for parking were not clearly described."

    The fact that that car park was only accessible via a very steep road unsuitable for disabled people in wheelchairs or with a physical infirmity (arthritis) was not mentioned. And, although we followed the instructions with respect to using the parking permit to the letter, we still received a parking ticket. I have phoned three times to request a copy of the parking permit, but so far none has been sent.

    Reviewed by Dominic3.4Oct 2020

  • "We had a fantastic weeks stay in this cottage."

    Lovely interior, comfy beds and just a stones throw away from the beach.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Lovely quality of bedding and towels.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Nov 2019

  • "This is a beautiful cottage, nicely furnished and very tastefully decorated."

    It is kept immaculately clean. It has everything we needed for our stay. It was the second time I had stayed here (although I actually booked through a different agency). It has lovely views across the harbour

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2019

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The property

This is a charming cottage with lovely light and airy decor and stunning views of the sea, beach and harbour. It has a wonderful large, open plan living area with beamed ceilings and great views.

The living space includes a sitting room with comfortable seating and a Smart TV/DVD. There is a dining area with a table and chairs to comfortably seat five. The immaculate kitchen has an oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge and microwave plus there’s a separate utility room with a washing machine/dryer and freezer. A useful cloaks/WC is located on the ground floor too. On the first floor, the master bedroom has a king size bed, an occasional chair, full length mirror and wardrobe with good storage space.

This bedroom also enjoys sea views. The twin bedroom also has lovely views of the beach and out to sea with two full size 3′ single beds and a wardrobe. The third bedroom has a day bed and wardrobe. The house bathroom is a good size and has a bath, a shower over, WC and hand wash basin. One small well behaved dog welcomed

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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Free Wi-Fi Parking permit provided; you can park near the cottage to unload luggage then park at the Pay & Display car park which is c. 800 yards away. Welcome hamper on arrival

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas