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The Anchorage

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Staithes, near Whitby, Yorkshire
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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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  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Free Pets
    Free Pets
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Coastal Property
    Coastal Property
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/03/2017
    I am a regular visitor to the Anchorage. I have been staying for about 13 years. It is the best location in the world to me personally, being right by the North Sea. The cottage itself is the ideal size for two of us, and is nicely furnished. A few things could be better though. The shower head could do with replacing and the toilet seat needs replacing, being badly stained. Also, the feather cushions, which smell and are "leaking" feathers.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your repeat custom. As you are regular visitors to the Anchorage you will have noticed that in the last 2 years we have made a significant number of improvements to the cottage (at considerable expense) in order to ensure all guests enjoy their stay as this is very important to us. We have replaced all the carpets throughout, all the furniture, beds and bedding are new and of very good quality. A new heating system has been installed to replace the electric storage heaters. We have also had some decorating done inside and out. A plumber was at the cottage just last weekend checking the shower and he said that it was absolutely fine. We are going to replace the whole shower later this year just as ongoing maintenance; we intended to do this anyway however we will replace the showerhead now. I did not notice last weekend when I was at the cottage that the toilet seat needed replacing but I will ask the plumber back to check this and this will be done. No-one else has commented that the cushions smell however the housekeeper will check them again this weekend and they will be replaced if necessary. The cottage is a fisherman's cottages - it is advertised as such. However, four people regularly stay and do not comment that it is unsuitable for that number. Again thank you for your comments, you did rate the cottage a 9 so I hope that these small issues you have raised didn't affect your stay. We want all our guests to enjoy their stay at the Anchorage.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 25/02/2017
    Really lovely cottage great setting Have stayed he before and will defiantly return there was one thing letting it down it would benefit from a good deep clean

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoy staying at the Anchorage. The cottage is thoroughly cleaned every week so your comments are of concern to us and we will ensure that this is checked by our House Manager. She had already reported back to us that a previous guest had spilt something on the carpet downstairs which had left a stain which she could not remove so we are having professional cleaners in during March to do all the carpets. We are also having some decorating done (inside and out).

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/10/2016
    It is a brilliant place to stay. It was our second visit this year and it won't be our last. Everyone so friendly, always a local person willing to talk to you. We left just one remark regarding the toilet handle not working properly and I am sure it will be attended to before anyone else moves in. Remarks in the visitors book shows the owner does take notice if anything does go wrong, but thats not often.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; 'Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage.The toilet handle has now been repaired.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 17/09/2016
    Well equipped cottage with parking. Great location.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/07/2016
    nicest place in Yorkshire

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/06/2016
    Lovely cottage in a unique position in a very quaint village. We do think, though, that the details regarding finding the cottage should be amended to say that the turning to Cowbar is three-quarters of a mile from the main Staithes turn-off, and there is a signpost on the lefthand side which reads "Cowbar 1mile". The 600 metres currently mentioned in the details is wrong and can take you up a private road.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 11/06/2016
    So relaxing car parking space a must. Great location

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 07/05/2016
    lovely cottage great position washing machine would make it a little better but over all fab place

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