This Grade II Listed property has the perfect harbourside location- stunning sea views on all 3 floors to the rear, while the front door opens onto the High Street of this popular fishing village of Staithes. Ash Cottage is a delightful 200 year old fisherman’s cottage which has recently been restored. The lounge, completely renovated in 2010 now has exposed stonework and a cosy wood burning stove. The first floor bedroom is spacious and with views of the sea, and a guest area on the second floor has a day bed and an additional TV/DVD (but with a steep staircase and no stairgate- young children please be careful!) The twin room is accessed via the guest area. Seating to the rear overlooking the sea is perfect to enjoy at any time of day and the sandy beach is a mere 5 minute walk away, as are the pubs serving food, shops, cafes and Staithes Heritage Centre and Captain Cook Museum where you may learn about the life and voyages of this famous seaman who spent some of his childhood as an apprentice in Staithes.
The historic fishing village of Staithes, in the North York Moors National Park, is probably the most frequently
painted and photographed in England. Bounded by soaring cliffs or nabs, its harbour is still home to an active RNLI station and a small fleet of fishing and leisure boats. It was once the home of a colony of artists, the Staithes Group. Its most famous member, Dame Laura Knight became the first female fellow of the Royal College of Art.
A century later, art in all its forms is enjoying a revival, spurred by a popular annual art and heritage festival. There’s a painted illusion trail which takes you around Staithes’ characteristic ginnels and gardens with gulls, mermaids and other visions to trick and delight the eye along the way.
There is plenty to entertain the visitors from art galleries, quirky shops, tea rooms, pubs, cafes, a chocolate shop, a butcher, art workshops and even a private museum dedicated to the explorer Captain Cook who caught his first glimpse of the sea here as a boy.
Younger visitors will recognise Staithes as the home of Old Jack’s Boat, the popular BBC children’s TV series.
There are guided foreshore walks, licenced fishing trips while the Cleveland Way which plunges through down through the village
takes ramblers and walkers up over the cliffs for spectacular views out to sea. Fish and seafood fans will find the freshest catches, from crab, lobster, squid and fish on sale at the top of the village.
Ground Floor: Property has electric night storage heaters and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With wood burning stove (logs available locally), TV with Freesat, DVD, ipod dock, radio/CD player and telephone with honesty box.
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer (under stairs)
First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin, shaver adaptor, heated towel rail and fan heater.
Second Floor: (Steep stairs - please take care)
Guest Area: With day bed (for + 1 area leading to:
Bedroom 2: With twin beds (accessed via guest area)
All electric, bed linen and towels included. Cot available.Wi-fi availableBack door to the cottage with access to seating with views across to the harbour and out to sea (not enclosed). Please note: there is no parking in Staithes village - the owners have a garage at the top of the village which you may park in front of free of charge. Alternative parking is in the car park - a a permit may be obtained for the week which also grants access to other car parks within the borough. There are steep stairs in the cottage, not suitable for those with mobility difficulties.