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Harbour View Cottage - Grade II Listed Harbour Front Cottage



Updated: 29-Sep-2016
Harbour View Cottage,Staithes, Nr. Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

Unrivalled location on harbour front with extensive sea views. Harbour View is a quirky and charming Grade II listed cottage set right on the Staithes harbour. The ground floor is set up for open plan living with well equipped kitchen/dining and lounge areas. The separate shower/utility room is located to the rear of the ground floor. There is underfloor heating and open fire on the ground floor, so Harbour View is a cosy seaside retreat throughout the year. To the front of the cottage is a yard area with seating – the perfect spot from which to enjoy a cup of tea or an evening glass of wine whilst watching the world go by. Harbour View can sleep up to 5 people, though we would recommend a maximum of 4 adults to allow you to enjoy the facilities in comfort.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We just wanted to send you a quick note to say how pleased we were with the cottage. We had a smashing weekend, with the children. York family - March 09

Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. We enjoyed exploring the area - birds at Bempton Cliffs were astounding! We will miss waking up to the sound of the waves!

Lovely cottage in excellent location. Really appreciated the peace and quiet. Our first visit to Staithes but will definitely be back, hopefully to Harbour View. Mr & Mrs Steel - October 09.

We absolutely loved our break. We didn't expect the cottage to be so modern and cosy at all. Its very nice to wake up and look out at the view in the morning. We really enjoyed our stay and will be back!
May 2009
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely cosy cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quirky cottage.Great views of harbour.Nicely furnished,comfy.We thoroughly enjoyed having open fire every night,although when turned up the underfloor heating worked well. Very clean and everything very satisfactory.You do need to be fairly fit to keep climbing up the hill to the car park though!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing a great view. All the team work hard to maintain the standards at the cottage so I am really pleased that you found everything exactly as you would want it and enjoyed your stay at Harbour View. Hope to welcome to you back soon!
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Great location and very clean cottage

  • 5 of 5

Chose what turned out to be the coldest weekend of the winter so far! We need not have worried the cottage was cosy with the underfloor heating and we made full use of the open fire. Found that the Cod and Lobster did food take outs which was great for our first night and then on the last day found the cakes at the cafe about five doors down have to recommend the toasted teacakes with honey and cinnamon and fresh coffee. We hope to return to the cottage this year. Thanks to Amanda for the esae of booking and to Les for his fantastic cleaning.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to submit your review. I was a little worried you wouldn't make it last weekend with all the snow, so it is great that you were cosy and warm in the cottage! High cleaning standards are vital for our cottages, but rarely mentioned, so thank you so much for your positive feedback which I will pass on to Les. Hope to welcome you back very soon.
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely and cosy perfect location everything you could ask for ug the pug loved it hopefully back in October thank you Dave,Carole and ug

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Coastal Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fabulous weekend at Harbour View at the end of March. As the name suggests there is a lovely view of the harbour from the sitting room, kitchen and two of the bedrooms. It was lovely to sit in the warmth watching the activity on the boats.

The cottage is very comfortable especially with the underfloor heating and log fire. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils and the whole cottage has been sympathetically modernised. The village of Staithes is small but there is a good selection of places to eat or have a coffee and several shops to wander round. The main attraction is the beach with its clean sand and rock pools and nearby bay of Port Mulgrave with its abundance of fossils. Whitby is a short drive away along with many other Yorkshire Coast villages.

The owners couldn't have been more helpful and provided a wealth of information about the cottage and the surrounding area with clear instructions for arrival. This proved most important as the village has narrow, steep streets and we arrived as it was going dark.

Be aware that there is no mobile phone signal or WIFI (perfect for relaxing but it took a while for our 12 year old daughter to come to terms with it!) You can drive right to the front of the cottage to unload and re-load but the parking space is in the car park at the top of the hill. It is quite steep but the path is good and there are plenty of places to stop and admire the view and there is a lovely tea shop at the top!

Overall the property was exactly as described. It was great to enjoy the village when the day-trippers had left and to wake up to a glorious view in the morning.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very detailed review of both Harbour View and Staithes - this will hopefully encourage many more people to come and visit this fantastic village and beautiful corner of England. It was great that you had a fantastic early Easter break and we hope to welcome you back very soon. You can let your daughter know that there will be Wi-Fi at the cottage from the end of April!!
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Great cottage great location

  • 5 of 5

Really great cottage and in a great location. Right on the harbour and stunning views. Great underfloor heating downstairs and a great real fire. Had a great stay over christmas and would certainly go back..

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Staithes is the perfect place to spend Christmas and New Year and we are delighted that you enjoyed your seasonal break at Harbour View. Thanks you for giving the cottage such a fantastic rating. We hope to welcome you back very soon!!
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  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely weekend at the Harbour View. It is situated right on the front of the harbour and has one of the best locations in the village. The cottage itself was lovely and has all the amenities. Lovely stay

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing the review of your recent weekend break at Harbour View in Staithes. Delighted that you enjoyed both the cottage and village and hope to welcome you back very soon!
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newcastle at 85 Miles Nearest Ferry : Hull at 90 Miles Nearest Golf : Whitby at 8 Miles Nearest Train : Saltburn by the Sea at 10 Miles Nearest Beach : Runswick Bay at 4 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. Staithes is set right on the Cleveland Way and is the perfect start for many cliff top walks around the area.


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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Updated: 29-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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


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


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

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • House bathroom with feature bath and heated towel rail. Ground floor shower/utility room with underfloor heating, walk in shower, toilet and sink.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Two double bedrooms and one single. A travel cot is available for use in the single bedroom.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Changeover days - Fridays for full weeks and Friday/Monday for short breaks. WE may be able to consider other arrival days outside of school holiday periods - please ask for details.

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