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Former Smugglers Cottage In Yorkshire Seaside Village

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

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.

Katy Stott
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

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 Yorkshire Moors and Coast

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 owner

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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Amazing cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in quite a few cottages in both Robin Hoods Bay and Staithes and this is by far the best. The cottage has everything you could possibly need and the lounge with the log burner is so comfy, homely and stylish. The cottage is perfectly situated just at the bottom of the hill, so no hill to climb after visiting one of the local pubs. Our little dog loved the lovely walks around Staithes and he can highly recommend the cliff top walk from Staithes to port mulgrave. The views over Staithes from the cliff top are a must, it's well worth the stiff walk up the hill from Staithes as its a relatively easy walk thereafter. We had a fantastic stay and will definitely return to this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a cosy, family break

  • 5 of 5

Lynn Cottage is the best cottage we have stayed in in Staithes over a 4 year period! The cottage retains the character of old Staithes, but with all the benefits of modern living. The kitchen is brilliantly equipped, even to the point of cooking a New Year's Roast. The cottage is really cosy with a woodburning stove and night storage heaters and the thick walls mean it's also really peaceful. We had a restful New Year's break in one of our very favourite places. The lack of WIFI and phone signal actually turned into a blessing for us, and meant we spent quality family time. Dotty's tearoom has free WIFI, so a perfect excuse to grab a great coffee and a delicious cake. Best day was beachcombing with http://realstaithes.com/ which taught us lots of new stuff about a place we love. Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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unforgettable experience

  • 5 of 5

Our Christmas holiday break was wonderful. The cottage had everything we needed as did Staithes itself. The decorated tree on arrival was icing on the cake. It was an 'at home' Christmas with us cooking each day and there was every utensil we needed in the cupboards for this and a reliable supermarket at the top of the bank. A few walks around Staithes but otherwise we didn't venture far. On this occasion the lack of a phone signal was heaven, although we did use the red phone box at the bottom of the bank a few times. Yes we'd come again and recommend the cottage to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
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Lovely Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 3 nights in this lovely spacious cottage in the heart of the village. It was a perfect getaway for the three of us (including a toddler - 23 mths). Everything we could possibly need for a toddler was provided, the owner was very accommodating. Would definitely recommend visits to Runswick Bay & Sandsend. Cleveland Corner bistro is also recommended .. we had a delicious meal on our last night. Wish we'd had a longer stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Valentine's 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Feb and Mar 2017
24 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Easter 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Wc 21/04/17
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Wc 28/04/17
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early May 2017
5 May 2017 - 18 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Wc 19/05/17
19 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Wc 26/05/17
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Jun 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Jun 2017
23 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Wc 14/07/17
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 10 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
11 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Wc 25/08/17
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
20 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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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.

Owner'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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Staithes in North Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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