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Waycot Cottage

Staithes, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 5594)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

35 Customer Reviews

  • "We only stayed one night as there was a problem with the accommodation."

    The cottage is small and quaint with original features, tucked away in an alley in the old village. It needs a deep clean, a shower attachment that fit the old bathtaps and new furniture. The owner Margaret was very kind. Parking permit is useful but beware where you park, don’t use the permanent resident bays either side of the playground.

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2022

  • "Holiday cottage was quaint and cosy ,lots of good walking and facilities close by,had a great time at cottage ."

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage, little being the key."

    It was so gorgeous and quaint, and the perfect location for enjoying staithes and all it has to offer, however it is small with limited space to sit as the sofa was not the comfiest. The kitchen is small and the staircases narrow and tight, but the bathroom and beds were gorgeous, the 2nd floor we found had the comfiest bed. The bus stop was convenient around a 10 minutes walk (up the hill), but was so helpful to get to Whitby and Scarborough and the North Yorkshire Moors, and there was some lovely walks from Staithes.

    Reviewed by BenMay 2022

  • "We had a smashing time."

    Loved every minute of our week. Thank you. The Key Safe needs some WD 40.

    Reviewed by IanApr 2022

  • "A lovely , homely cottage tucked away off the main street - so nice and quiet , too."

    Everything we needed for our Christmas stay. Nice and warm. A lovely deep bath and great big bed. No problems at all. Will definitely be back! Thanks.

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 2021

  • "Waycot cottage was a really nice little bolt hole."

    Not for the tall though as my husband whacked his head every day on the kitchen doorframe and light fitting in the front room. (He’s 5ft 10) Highly recommend the comfy bed and wood burner and the owner had clearly gone out of her way with a welcome pack including delicious biscuits. Thank you so much for having us, we had a super week away in our favourite little village.

    Reviewed by SuzanneSep 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect for our family of three - characterful and cosy!"

    Reviewed by RosemaryAug 2021

  • "It was entirely unsuitable for a 3 year old and dog in such a small downstairs room."

    Sockets were overloaded and there seemed to be little regard for basic health and safety

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2021

  • "The small living room downstairs smelt very strongly of dogs."

    The furnishings need updating, as the 2 seat sofa looks and feels old and the living room carpet could do with a clean and no longer looks anything like it does in the cottage pictures. The bath needs new enamel, and has become rough. Having stayed in a number of Sykes properties, this was the first time that we felt that a cottage was overpriced based on its limited space and facilities.

    Thank you for your comments. feedback is very important to us and we are in the process of a complete overhaul of the property. Carpets and furniture will be replaced and the bath resurfaced in the near future. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2020

  • "The cottage needs new sofa."

    Carpets cleaned. Just freshening up.

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2020

  • "Holiday in staithes very good, the cottage bedrooms was clean and comfortable ..."

    Holiday in staithes very good, the cottage bedrooms was clean and comfortable however the bathroom and kitchen was not clean or well maintained- with the covid 19 situation I would have expected it to be clean - visable dirt all over bathroom - not acceptable

    Reviewed by DamianSep 2020

  • "This cottage is even smaller than it looks on the photos."

    It is situated a long way from the car park which is up a extremely steep hill. There is another steep hill from the cottage down in to the harbour. It is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties or disabled. There is a permit for parking in the car park but no information where to park which resulted in us and other people arriving home to fines of £60 and up to now we’ve had three. The cottage wasn’t very clean also.

    Reviewed by DerryAug 2020

  • "Waycott is a lovely cottage ideal location very comfortable and cosy"

    Reviewed by IanAug 2020

  • "My first visit to Staithes, the village has a friendly, relaxed, old fashioned feel."

    The cottage is small, quiet and comfortable, on the edge of the old village, ideal for morning and evening walks when the day visitors have gone home. We enjoyed walking on the beach with our dog, finding fossils and walking along the cliff path from which one day we saw a minke whale.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2020

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Waycot cottage."

    Nice and cosy with logs etc to make a fire if one wanted to.Staithes is a very quaint little village and the people are very friendly.Most days we took Freckles for a walk on the beach which is a short walk from the cottage.

    Reviewed by GwilymNov 2019

  • "The cottage was much smaller than the the photographs implied, the kitchen was really a cupboard."

    The fridge had been switched off so the milk was tepid rather than chilled. The sitting room was tiny and not particularly comfortable. The beds were comfortable but the bathroom was in serious need of a shower as the hand held one was pretty useless really. We left after one night and will definitely not be returning.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday and were very pleased with the cottage."

    We appreciated the parking permit which allowed us to use the big car park at the top of the village, and Waycot Cottage itself was a real sweetie. We enjoyed everything about it - the location, the furnishings,the fact that all the windows opened and closed beautifully ( we were lucky with the weather!), and the cat-next-door who would come and peer at us !

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2019

  • "The cottage is in a nice place."

    Everything was comfortable. Kitchen a little small but we managed. Overall not a bad experience

    Reviewed by AlixxMay 2019

  • "A charming cottage."

    Beds so comfy. Thanks for all the wood for the stove and the parking permit. Most generous. We had a wonderful time. Very quirky .

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2019

  • "It is really important to us that our holiday plans work out well, particularly given we spend most of our time at work!"

    Therefor, booking through a frequently used and trusted site such as Sykes takes all the worry and fuss away. All the necessary steps are made simple, from browsing to booking. However, it is the accuracy of the property listings I find most helpful - this peace of mind is invaluable

    Reviewed by JohanneApr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage"

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, cosy, clean, comfortable."

    Lovely touch with the milk and biscuits. A new favourite cottage, we will return

    Reviewed by CarolFeb 2019

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Waycot."

    Compact and cosy downstairs, the wood burner was perfect for the time of year. Beds were very comfortable. Milk and biscuits on arrival were much appreciated. Our 2 dogs had a great time. Tucked away in a quiet location in Staithes a much needed peaceful break was had by all. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage suited to a couple for a romantic weekend away or with a small dog."

    Would benefit with a shower as limited space in the bathroom but overall loved it. Xx

    Reviewed by JasonJul 2018

  • "Quaint cottage."

    Downstairs is very small. Upstairs bedrooms are lovely. The bath is hard to get out of, grab handles would help greatly. All in all Staithes is a fantastic place to visit. We are going again in September but staying at a different cottage.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2018

  • "My one improvement on a very cozy cottage would be to either make the bath more elderly friendly (a hand hold to ease egress) or remove bath and install a shower."

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2018

  • "Fantastic little cottage - very comfortable for 2x adults, 1x 11 year old and 2x dogs."

    Beautifully clean and tidy, with everything we needed.

    Reviewed by KirstyMay 2018

  • "Lovely place, lovely cottage and lovely locals!"

    Reviewed by CarolineMay 2018

  • "We loved the whole experience, booking was easy, contacting the landlord for access was straight forwards and the cottage was lovely!"

    Reviewed by CatherineFeb 2018

  • "Really enjoyed visit."

    Very clean cottage and chocolate biscuits and milk on arrival very welcoming.Staithes is a lovely village.Very friendly people.

    Reviewed by GwilymOct 2017

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations it's very clean and cosy."

    Only a short walk to the harbour and beach.will be staying here again

    Reviewed by IanSep 2017

  • "Beautiful accommodation."

    Had cause to contact owner, she way very friendly and helpful. A lovely homely feel to the property. She had thought of everything.

    Reviewed by KlaireJun 2017

  • "A very comfortable little cottage."

    Owner very friendly as were the other people in the village.We will God willing be back at Staithes in the future.

    Reviewed by GwilymMar 2017

  • "A lovely cottage full of atmosphere and character."

    It was delightful to hear the cry of the seagulls and Staithes itself felt like a beautiful illustration in a child's picture book! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by AdrienneDec 2016

  • "Lovely cosy, warm cottage with everything you could need for a break away."

    Friendly locals. Lovely village. Great we could take our 2 dogs away with us.

    Reviewed by RhianneNov 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x 4' double, 1 x Double can be twin by request(1 x 3' and 1 x 2' 6" single)
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchenette
  • Sitting room (seats 3)with dining area and multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil-filled radiators in sitting room with multi-fuel stove and storage heaters in bedrooms
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge (no ice box), TV with Freeview, WiFi, DVD, radio
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking in public car park 5 mins walk (permit provided by owner)
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (note this cottage does not have a garden)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: The property has steep, narrow cottage stairs
  • Note: Property does not have a shower
  • Note: Cottage not disabled friendly

The property

A charming, terraced fisherman's cottage, tucked away in the historic village of Staithes.

Quaint and cosy, this traditional cottage has been lovingly restored whilst retaining its original character, with beamed ceilings and steep, winding cottage stairs.

Offering a warm and snug sitting room with multi-fuel stove and a kitchenette leading off, this comfortable little cottage makes a lovely, romantic retreat for couples.

A five minute walk through the narrow, cobbled streets brings you to the harbour and the beach, with local inns, tea rooms and a bistro all at hand.

This cottage is well placed for the numerous walking trails around, including bracing cliff-top walks on the Cleveland Way!

Visit nearby Whitby with its famous abbey and 199 steps, explore the dramatic North York Moors or take a trip back in time on the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, only 11 miles away.

A lovely, cottage not to be missed!

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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: Property does not have a shower.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas