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The Anchorage

Staithes, nr. Whitby Grade 3 Star rating View Map
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On the quayside with views over the harbour, this stone cottage is ideal for exploring North Yorkshire Moor and coast.

View of harbour

The Anchorage is a picturesque fisherman’s cottage, in an enviable, south-facing position right on the quayside in the pretty fishing village of Staithes. This holiday cottage boasts the most wonderful views across the harbour and into the bay, the perfect place to sit and relax. The property is tucked snugly underneath the cliffs which rise to the rear. This well-equipped and cosy property is furnished to a very good standard, retaining much character with many delightful features and charming paintings of Staithes.

There is vehicular access and parking for 2 cars outside the property (for which permits are provided), a rare commodity in Staithes.

Staithes is tucked into a cleft of rock which forms a natural harbour in this rugged path of coastline north of Whitby. This is an excellent base from which to explore the North Yorkshire Moors and the coast, and is renowned amongst walkers. The famous Cleveland Way on the cliff side is very close by, from which beautiful walks and views can be enjoyed.

The beach, renowned for its fossil hunting, is on your doorstep, and the village, with its cobbled streets, restaurants/tea shops and art gallery, is an enchanting place to discover.

Staithes has historical, seafaring connections, and Captain James Cook, discoverer of Australia, lived in Staithes between 1745-46 working as a grocer’s apprentice, and this is where he first gained his passion for the sea.

The town has a long association with artists, who have flocked here since the 1900s, whereupon a group formed, known as the ‘Staithes group of artists’, including Laura Knight and George Wetherill (the ’Turner’ of the north). Countless artists have and still do visit Staithes regularly and find inspiration among the huddled cottages, winding paths, towering cliffs and wild seas. This association with art is still strong, with painting breaks and tuition held in the village. To celebrate this history, each September residents open up their houses displaying local artists work for the public to see.

The children’s CBEEBIES programme ‘Old Jack’s Boat’, featuring Bernard Cribbins and his dog Salty, is set and filmed in Staithes - a very exciting prospect for the younger visitors to the town! Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

This property has electric heaters and comprises:
Ground Floor:
Lounge/dining room: With electric fire, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen: Gallery style with electric oven and hob, fridge and microwave.
Open-tread staircase to:
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and additional single (for alternative sleeping).
Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

All electric and bed linen included. Please bring your own towels. Travel cot and highchair on request. Outdoor folding seats provided. Parking for two cars (permits provided). Please note: The property is on the quayside, young children must be supervised.

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  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Sea ViewSea View
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-01
    The most fantastic location overlooking the harbour. Parking was fine and convenient. Good for visiting local area and walks along the coast. Had a couple of maintenance issues which were fixed promptly.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-15
    Brilliant location and comfortable cottage. Some confusion over dustbins, and (pleasant ) disagreement with neighbours over where we were supposed to park. Overall a fantastic holiday (our second time ) and we would go again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-06-13
    This is a delightful cottage with wonderful views across the harbour, very clean and comfortable. The car permit allows you to park anywhere along the Cowbar side of harbour so no need to spoil your view parking your car outside the cottage. Ideal base for this part of the country, well worth using regular bus service to ride out and walk back along the beautiful coastline. Highly recommend cottage and Staithes.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-04-18
    We had a fantastic week in The Anchorage. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived and we couldn't have asked for a better location, being able to park right by the cottage is also a huge plus point in Staithes. I would certainly recommend it if you want to get away from it all (no internet or mobile signal) and relax in picturesque surroundings.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-03-21
    Lovely cottage, wonderful situation, even the weather was reasonable. The cottage was well equipped, very clean and was ideal for exploring the North York Moors. The pubs were reasonable and it was fun exploring the lanes looking for the "Illusion trail" of 3D paintings by Paul Czainski. Only small problem was that the wheely bin was full to overflowing, whether it was because the binmen hadn't been or because other people were using the bin, I don't know.

    Response from: Administrator

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback. We are very glad you enjoyed your holiday in the cottage. We apologise about the problem you experienced with the bins, this issue will be resolved this week. We hope to see you at The Anchorage again soon!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2014-12-06
    Got to be the nicest place I have ever been the location is just magic can not speak highly enough about the place

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2014-11-22
    The cottage is in a ideal setting to explore the surrounding area or well placed just to sit and relax. The only downside is that we could,nt get in till after 3pm even as we stayed out of season which means that the day is nearly lost and we had to leave at 10am on our departure day.

    Response from: Administrator

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments; we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Even though it is out of season, the cottage is booked every week and the property needs cleaning between 10.00am and 3.00pm ready for the next guests, therefore unfortunately it is not possible to allow different arrival and departure times.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2014-11-29
    A brilliant little cottage in an idyllic spot. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay

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9.3 out of 10 – based on 16 reviews collected by Reevoo

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