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Former Smugglers Cottage In Yorkshire Seaside Village

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Cottage in Staithes, North Yorkshire Moors, Quiet Location, Good For Walkers, Dog Owners, Cyclists, And Fossil Hunters

Lynn Cottage is a delightful, former smuggler's cottage positioned in an ideal location, right in the heart of the fishing village of Staithes, on the Yorkshire Coast. It has an abundance of character and charm and has retained many original features including beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls. Lynn Cottage has been furnished and decorated to a high standard and provides an excellent standard of accommodation to couples and families looking to enjoy this beautiful coastline. The warm, welcoming log burner is perfect for unwinding in front of after a busy day exploring. The area is a haven for keen walkers and dog owners with numerous pathways located close by. The best views of the village can be enjoyed from the famous Cleveland Way which runs down the Cliffside to the sea's edge and covers 110 miles passing through some beautiful resorts like Runswick Bay, Sandsend and Whitby. The area is renowned for its fossil hunting and fishing and Staithes is one of the most photographed villages in Yorkshire and claims 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 is the setting for the new CBeebies children's series ‘Old Jack's Boat' with Bernard Cribbins. It also has a good selection of pubs, shops, tea rooms and an Art Gallery. Staithes is also well known for its group of Victorian artists and art classes which are still very popular today. The historic town of Whitby is only 10 miles away and is famous for its connections with Bram Stoker's book, Dracula and also its delicious fish and chips which you must sample whilst enjoying a great day out with the family. The cobbled streets lead to a sandy little cove and cliff top walks afford stunning views. Whitby is a short drive from the holiday home, as is Goathland, Heartbeat's very own village. Shops and pubs 100 yards.

Property Manager
Katy Stott
Member since: 2014
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Katy Stott

Owned by a family who live on a farm in West Yorkshire.

Katy Stott purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Katy Stott chose Staithes

We bought this cottage as an alternative to campervan holidays as we have a toddler and it's not possible to get a travel cot in the VW!

I holidayed on the Yorkshire Coast as a child and have some fantastic memories that I'm hoping to pass onto my daughter and step-son.

What makes this cottage unique

I love the fact that we don't need to drive once we're there. We love the beach, cycling, walking with our dog and nice country pubs. We can enjoy all of that without even getting in the car.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say we had an absolutely lovely stay in the cottage. It felt like a real home from home and was fully equipped with everything we could have possibly wanted. I know the weather hasn't been that cold but we found the cottage really cosy and warm. I think I mentioned to you before, we've stayed in a few cottages in Staithes, but this is definitely our new favourite - it's really good value for money and will be great to bring the rest of the family to. Again thanks for making it an easy and enjoyable booking. I'm sure you'll hear from us again. All the best

Amy, Steve and Baxter the dog! (Oct 2014)
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Staithes in Hinderwell

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • First floor Bathroom 1: With shower cubicle, WC and basin. Second floor Bathroom 2: Bath with shower attached, WC and basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Child Bed , Bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: First floor Bedroom 1: With double bed. Bedroom 2: With bunk beds. Second floor Bedroom 3: With double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: One well behaved dog allowed per stay. Car parking is not included and should be arranged separately. Changeover day is Friday. Outside: The cottage has private yards front and back, with a picnic bench, deck chairs and garden bench to the front. The barbecue is kept in the outhouse to the rear of the property. Utility Room: N/A Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are provided. The property is cleaned and linen changed in between guests. Other: Power, heating, bed linen and towels provided. An additional winter fuel supplement is included in quotes for stays from October to April. £10 per short break and £20 per week. High chair and cot available. Parking should be arranged separately and is payable locally in car park at the top of the village


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Former Smugglers Cottage In Yorkshire Seaside Village
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 14 reviews

Lovely location

  • 4 of 5

Cottage had everything we needed

The location was great for exploring the area

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Staithes...and another lovely cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

Homely feel, relaxing, lots of room and to sit outside enjoying the evening sun was a real bonus.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for us. Comfy and well equipped. Great location in heart of Staithes. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy and comfortable cottage!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is nicely furnished and spacious. Plenty of room for family of five and dog. It was a little chilly in February but the log burner worked well and there were blankets and hot water bottles for bedtime.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy cottage in great location in Staithes village

  • 4 of 5

Great for walking , visiting local pubs and chilling!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nestled in the picturesque village of Staithes, Lynn Cottage is set back from the main road that winds through the village down to the harbour giving quick access to all the local amenities. It is very well equipped and comfortable with everything you could wish for, including free wifi - extremely useful in a village with no mobile phone reception. We would have loved to try out the wood burning fire but the weather was not cold enough - in fact the night-store heaters were a little too warm on a couple of days. In general, cars are not permitted in the old village as there is no parking, so you wake up to the sound of seagulls every morning not traffic, but there is a council car park at the top of the cliff for visitors or, like us, you can pre-book into the Glen Vale car park ensuring that you have your own parking space throughout your stay.

If you are looking for a peaceful home away from home, Lynn Cottage definitely fits the bill.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
Car: recommended


Nearest town: Loftus (3 miles)

Nearest railway station: Saltburn (8 miles) or Whitby (10 miles)

Shops, restaurant and pubs: 100 yards


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please note rental prices vary by season, length of booking and popularity of period. Rental prices start at the standard price featured on this site. Please contact the owner for a specific quote for your dates.

Booking Notes:
An advance payment of the whole rental rate is required 60 days before arrival and is payable either by cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Please note that subject to availability, 3 night breaks may be possible. Please contact for prices.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.