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Ocean View House - Holiday Cottage With Elevated Sea Views



Updated: 29-Sep-2016
Ocean View House, Staithes, Nr. Whitby, North Yorkshire

Ideal for larger families and groups. Unrivalled sea views from the kitchen/diner on the second floor of the cottage. Ocean View is a most impressive double fronted Grade II listed stone property located on High Barrass. There are sea views from most of the rooms and the kitchen/diner has been located on the top floor to maximise the awesome panoramic views of the harbour and North Sea beyond. Ocean View sleeps up to 8 people in one twin and three double bedrooms. Ocean View is situated on Barrass Square just off the main High Street and is only a short walk to the harbour, local pubs and village amenities.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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We had a lovely time at Ocean View - the house is lovely and we had a brilliant weekend...... we would definitely book the house again - a great size and beautifully refurbished, in a great location.
May 2009
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Winter break in Staithnes

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd stay at Ocean View in Staithes.

Staithes is a beautiful village on the coast which is a true hidden gem and break from stressful lives!

Ocean View provides excellent accommodation for 8 with lounge and kitchen providing ample communal space.

The house is always clean, well provided for in terms of kitchen necessities and linen and Amanda and the management team always very helpful.

We had a late arrival this time and the heating was on which in February was essential!! There have also been left items and the team have been so accommodating in reuniting us with them!!

We love it and will be returning again!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I know you are regular visitors to Ocean View and am delighted that you continue to enjoy your holidays at the house. Hope to welcome to back very soon!
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Lovely Family Seaside Holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had a brilliant week in Ocean View. The cottage was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. The location was perfect, so close to the sea, the children enjoyed being able to just pop back to the harbour after tea for a climb on the rocks or a paddle in the harbour. The views from the top floor are stunning, the kitchen is a lovely place to sit and enjoy them. Staithes is a delight and we also really enjoyed the beach at Runswick bay, the cliff top path from Staithes to there is about 3 miles with more stunning sea views. Would recommend Staithes as a destination in general and this cottage in particular.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing a review of your recent stay at Ocean View. It sound like you all had a lovely week and we hope to welcome you back very soon!
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Fantastic break in Staithes

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic weekend break at Ocean View House in Staithes. We loved the location, just a short walk from the beach and from the shops and pubs. My children especially loved the area having found out that Old Jack's Boat was filmed in Staithes. The property itself was also very comfortable and very well-furnished. The highlight was the wonderful kitchen/diner at the top of the property which had a magnificent view of the harbour!!! We would definitely love to come here again and with Whitby and Scarborough nearby there is a wide range of activities to do for both adults and children.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a very quirky and charming part of England and both Ocean View and Staithes help to encourage that feeling! We are delighted that you had such a great time for your early Easter break helped by what proved to be some great weather. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place to stay with amazing views from the kitchen. Well equipped with plenty of space. Staithes is very welcoming with plenty of choice of places to eat. Or you can shop at the friendly local butchers. We can recommend tea and cobble cake at the harbour tea shop. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your Easter break at Ocean View and thank you for giving Ocean View a great rating! Hope to welcome you back soon.
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Great Escape

  • 4 of 5

We all enjoyed a lovely stay at Ocean View during the first week of August 2014. Two adults, two girls of 16 & 12 and a boy of 9. Every day we enjoyed chilling on the beach & crabbing in the harbour which is unspoilt. There is a Coop supermarket on the other side of Staithes which we visited most days for a Sunset barbecue on nearby Runswick beach & for ingredients for lovely evening meals in the top floor kitchen diner watching the sunset over the harbour. Cars have to left at the top of the village which really isn't a problem apart from when you arrive and leave with narrow streets and little in the way of parking. I had an unfortunate argument with a bollard at the harbour side in my rush to move out of someone's way. There is no Internet & no mobile phone signal in Staithes, which we didn't miss at all, even the teenagers! The property was clean, well laid out and felt like home. The view especially from the top floor did not disappoint.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review for Ocean View. Delighted that and all the family enjoyed your week over the summer and felt that the photos and description of the view from the top floor was accurate!! Access and using cars can be a challenge, but that is old fishing villages for you!! Hope to welcome you back very soon.
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Perfect holiday accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Second time staying in this great cottage. Very clean and has everything you could need. Fantastic view over the harbour.

A lovely cottage in a super location.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed your second visit to Ocean View and found everything as you would want it for your holiday. Hope to welcome you back in 2015! Best wishes Amanda & Kevin
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Durham Tees Valley at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Staithes at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Hull at 90 Miles Nearest Golf : Whitby at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Saltburn or Whitby at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1(M) at 50 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Staithes at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Runswick Bay at 3 Miles Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Picturesque Staithes is famous for its’ fishing and crabbing. The view across the harbour is idyllic and is often the subject of many artistic endeavours. There are also many lovely cliff top walks nearby and the area is a bird watchers paradise!


Staithes has a small harbour beach 200 yards from the properties, Runswick Bay 5 miles - long sandy beach renowned as the best beach combing beach in Britain, Sandsend 7 miles - beautiful long sandy beach with stunning views towards Whitby and very popular with surfers.


Staithes is on the main bus route from Middlesbrough to Whitby with hourly services. Stations - Saltburn by the Sea 9 miles, Whitby 9 miles. Airports - Durham Tees Valley 25 miles, Leeds Bradford 75 miles, Newcastle 75 miles. Use of a car is not essential, but recommended.


Whitby 9 miles, Saltburn by the Sea 9 miles, North York Moors Railway at Grosmont 11 miles, Scarborough 28 miles, York 45 miles.

Further Details:

Two local pubs The George and Cod & Lobster in the village plus The Cleveland Corner bistro, an intimate dining experience. In Dalehouse there is the Fox & Hounds and in Hinderwell the Badger Hounds offering good pub food. All are within 10 minute drive or 30 minute walk if you are feeling energetic! Further afield there are many award winning restaurants in Goldsborough, Sandsend and Whitby.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £35

Booking Notes:
Changeover Day: Friday for full week arrivals. Fridays or Mondays for short breaks, but other arrival days may be considered. Arrival is time is 4pm and departure time 10am.

Our minimum stay is 2/3 nights most times of the year unless otherwise shown on the pricing table. If you can only stay for 2 nights this will entitle you to a later departure time- please ask for more details.

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • House bathroom with full sized bath and shower over, en suites to bedrooms 2 and 3 with walk in showers, en suite wet room and separate toilet to twin bedroom on lower ground floor


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is a king sized room on the first floor with sea views Bedroom 2 is a double located on the first floor with lovely sea views Bedroom 3 is a small double on the ground floor with some sea views Bedroom 4 is a twin on lower ground floor


  • Golf ...
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Friday arrival day for full week bookings and Monday/Fridays for short breaks. We may be able to consider alternative arrival days outside main school holidays - please ask.

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