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Unrivalled Harbour Front Location and Views; Cosy Cottage; Wi-Fi

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Nov-2016
Three Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms; Perfect for Couples or Smaller Families

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

Top Traveller Review

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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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8 Reviews

4.6
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Cernusco Lombardone Italy
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Character cottage in a beautiful position

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is small but cosy and in an idyllic position right on Staithes Harbour front. However I'd say this is much more of an advantage in summer than winter as in November you get the full force of North Sea winds and the windows of the cottage leave a lot to be desired. We had to block all the windows upstairs and in the lounge with towels to stop the piercing draughts coming in, and the bedroom windows rattled so much it was difficult to sleep. You couldn't sit on the sofa near the lounge window without a biting wind cutting across your neck. So for a cottage in this position I'd say that double glazing is a must, also in terms of heating bills as we had to have all the bedroom heaters going full blast the entire time and the two front bedrooms never got warm. It would have been nice to have some extra blankets available but there were none in the house. And some kind of insulation across the bottom of the inner door in the lounge/kitchen would also help as an icy wind comes under that too.

However, this apart, the cottage is lovely and we all fell completely in love with the roll-top bath. The sofa is very comfy for lazing about in front of the open fire, and the kitchen is nicely decorated and well-equipped. In terms of size I'd say it's too small for 6 people as there were 3 of us and it felt just right. I think any more than 4 and you'd be pushed to be able to seat everyone in the lounge and kitchen comfortably.

The winning aspect of the cottage is obviously its location as to walk straight out of the front door onto the harbour front is wonderful. And Staithes is a beautiful village, full of character. Dotty's tearoom is not to be missed and the owner is a delight, but we weren't impressed with the food in the Cod and Lobster. It certainly didn't live up to expectations.

Some more leaflets about local attractions and things to do in the area would be useful to have in the cottage. The few that were there seemed rather out of date.

Good information from the owner prior to arrival, with directions, instructions about parking and the key etc.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Charming harbour front cottage

  • 5 of 5

Despite not being able to use the fireplace, the cottage was warm and cosy. The location and views are lovely and it is a great place to relax and unwind. We had a fabulous time and hope to be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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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5

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

Perfect

  • 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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5

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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Location

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.

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£540
for 4 nights
From
£135
£725
 
 
Feb Half Term
10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£575
 
 
Easter/May Day
7 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£650
 
 
May
6 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£575
 
 
Spring Bank
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
June
5 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£575
 
 
Peak Season
30 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
High Season
1 Sep 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£650
 
 
Late Sept
12 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£575
 
 
October Half Term
13 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£575
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2017
18 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£540
for 4 nights
From
£135
£725
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£475
 

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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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • 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.

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • 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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