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Large traditional house in the heart of old Staithes. Lovely outside deck

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Pelican in Staithes, North Yorkshire Moors, England - Quiet and convenient location. A few steps from pub & restaurants and two minutes walk to safe beach

Pelican is a beautifully refurbished quirky yet contemporary 3-storey village town house offering comfortable accommodation for larger groups and families. Situated in the cobbled heart of old Staithes - walk out of the back door and watch the ever changing tidal beck or stroll out from the front into the unspoilt high street with its traditional shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. The harbour, beach and rock pools are an easy few minutes walk away. For more adventurous walkers, Staithes is situated on the Cleveland Way with excellent walks both north and south from the village. Staithes also has a well established artist community, renowned art gallery and annual arts festival held in September.

Emma Wood
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 January, 2017

About Emma Wood

I spent many childhood holidays in Staithes in the holiday home my family bought in the 1970s and fell in love with its unique charm then. Guy and I have visited as often as possible over the years and have been lucky enough to buy our own seaside home in the village. We live in Yorkshire so get to spend plenty of time in our favourite place with our three daughters, family and friends.

Emma Wood purchased this house in 2014

Why Emma Wood chose Yorkshire Moors and Coast

Staithes is unique. It has all the traditional charm without the tourist hustle and bustle. Despite this unspoilt beauty, Staithes has plenty going on with a thriving diverse community of fisherman, artists, small businesses and restaurants.

What makes this house unique

Pelican is in the heart of the village and when we're there we really feel part of Staithes life. It's one of the few larger properties in old Staithes so plenty of room for our family and friends to stay. We love sipping a glass or two in our decked yard and wandering down to the bridge glass in hand to watch the sunset.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)


Quite simply a fabulous house in a fabulous destination

  • 5 of 5

Our week in Pelican could not have been better. The moment you walk in the door you feel at home - little treats for adults, kids and dogs! Everything you could possibly want is provided, enough to keep you occupied yet not so intrusive as to make you feel you can't just simply relax.

The kitchen was extremely well supplied with cooking equipment and crockery and was immaculately clean (as was the rest of the house) but the nearby pubs, cafes and bistros (what a choice for such a small place) are definitely worth a visit. The Cod and Lobster and Cleveland Corner were fantastic and everywhere is so dog friendly. All the rooms were welcoming and cosy and the house was adored by the kids - they made themselves right at home and loved having their own bathroom.

Staithes itself provided plenty of activities: exploring the nooks and crannies of the village; hunting for fossils; the Captain Cook Museum; the stepping stones and skimming stones in the river; the shops; discovering the history like the site of the viaduct and of course Captain Jack's house. Further afield there are numerous excellent beaches, great road cycling and Mountain Biking at Sutton Bank, the wonderfully interesting Ironstone Museum and walking up Roseberry Topping.

I will be recommending this to friends and family and hope to return with them - it wouldn't be fair if they went without us!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review. Sounds like you had a fun packed week. So much to do on this beautiful coast and within the national park.
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location, fabulous property. Very well equipped and spacious. Attention to detail was brilliant. Lovely touches to welcome you, fresh flowers, bottle of wine, chocolates, fire all set. Could not fault this in any way. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you loved our seaside house. Looking forward to welcoming you back
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Gorgeous and spacious bolthole within minutes of the sea

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful winter stay in the Pelican - it was really comfortable with some nice homely touches and great mid-century style furniture - all within walking distance of everything Staithes has to offer. Emma was easy to contact and made sure we had everything we needed, including a cot for our baby. We're planning to return in the summer months as this place is really special.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house, beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing everything we needed. Some lovely extras, ice cream was amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent - fabulous location!

  • 5 of 5

Christmas at Pelican was great - 7 of us had a fun time exploring Staithes, watching the winter waves crashing in and eating delicious food in the local cosy pubs. We were made very welcome wherever we went and were blessed with some gorgeous weather! Just watch out for those Traffic Wardens....they're very keen! ;)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely House in the Heart of a Traditional Fishing Village

  • 5 of 5

We had a long weekend, seven adults (plus a large dog) fitting comfortably in a traditional yet very large, recently renovated house. Right in the heart of the "Old Village" of Staithes, handy for three great pubs who all do great food and which are all dog friendly. The owners had left lovely welcoming gifts to even more enhance our stay. Day trips out to Whitby and Saltburn all worth it despite this being December. Lovely to escape the pre-Christmas frenzy and relax with nearest and dearest. Can't wait till next time and will definitely recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Feb half term
10 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
26 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
10 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 19
10 Sep 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
October half term
13 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Friday although some flexibility possible
Check in from 3pm and check out before 10am please.

Notes on prices:
Please ask for weekend (3 day) and mid week (4 day) short break prices and availability. Up to 25% reduction on weekly price in some weeks

£20 each additional cleaning if bringing canine pals (max 2 dogs)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Staithes in North Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • First floor family bathroom with bath/shower over, WC and sink. Second floor shower room with WC, sink and spacious shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Large room with two windows looking on to the cobbled High St. King size bed. Bedroom 2 - twin beds & views across the beck. 2nd floor bedroom 3 - double room with king sized bed, two large windows. Bedroom 4 - twin or double and beck views. Cot available on request
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • bay
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: We welcome well behaved dogs but have to charge an additional £20 fee to cover cleaning costs Outside: The outside wooden decked seating area provides a private haven where you can enjoy a morning coffee, or evening glass of wine. With bench seating, table and chairs there's space for your party to enjoy a barbecue. The pretty path from the deck leads through the gate to the beck and footbridge. This outside area also provides plenty of storage space for all of your beach and fishing gear, walking boots, wellies and surfboards. We've even provided a beach cart to help transport your stuff (and toddlers) back and forth! Utility Room: Accessed via the 1st floor bathroom the utility room contains a large capacity washer/dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels provided. Property cleaned weekly. Electricity included Other: Double glass doors open into the dining room. Left open into the lounge this creates a large open plan space. The dining room easily seats eight to ten at the large farmhouse table. This room has views onto the deck and down the path to the beck.

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