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The Anchorage


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Staithes, near Whitby, Yorkshire
Grade 3 Star rating
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 1
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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, bed linen and Wi-Fi 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.

Show amenities 


  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/02/2019
    Could not be in a better place! Warm and cosy and clean

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 03/11/2018
    Loved our stay - very comfortable, warm, cosy little cottage.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2018
    We all enjoyed our holiday at the Anchorage. The location in Staithes is superb. The cottage is well equipped and extremely comfy. Our only slight negative comment was the lack of hot water pressure in the bathroom which meant that the shower was poor. That said we have booked the cottage again next year and we certainly recommend Anchorage Cottage.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments; we are glad you enjoyed your week in the Anchorage and that you are returning next year. With reference to your comments about the shower pressure - the shower pressure is the same as any of the other cottages in Staithes. No one else has commented on this before.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2018
    Fab cottage in a perfect location. Love the place, been 3 times now and booked for 2019 too!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/06/2018
    we had a great week at the anchorage, the only things we were disappointed with was the living room could have done with redecoration and the lounge furniture were a bit tired,

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your week in the Anchorage. Almost all the furniture and carpets upstairs and downstairs in the cottage are new, of very good quality and have been purchased during the last 18 months from John Lewis and Arighi Bianchi in Cheshire.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 07/04/2018
    We love the position of this property,and it is a nice place to stay. However, it is not cheap, so feel that its ambience would be improved if things such as a welcome pack were available, more than one toilet roll, more than 1/2 “ of liquid soap, spare bed linen, light bulbs etc. It just feels a bit inhospitable and thrifty, for little reason. Also, although we were aware of lack of WiFi, buying it during our stay was unreliable. It would greatly improve the holiday experience in this cottage if a WiFi connection was made available.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments. Over the past couple of years a lot of effort and money has been put into renovating the Anchorage both inside and out, including a completely new, luxury bathroom installed just before Christmas 2017. The reviewers prior to yourselves described it as 'a very cosy house', 'loved their stay', ‘booked to come back on the second day because they loved it so much'. You scored the cottage 8 out of 10 overall, 8 out of 10 specifically for 'comfort and equipment' and 9 out of 10 for 'cleanliness' so the criticisms in your review hopefully didn't affect your stay too much. We want everyone to enjoy their stay at the Anchorage. The Owner and housekeeper contact details are provided and we always encourage anyone staying to contact us if any problems arise so if you needed extra clean bedding for any reason or lightbulbs our housekeeper would have come straight down and changed the beds/lightbulbs for you. I apologise only one toilet roll was left for you - this was a mistake it should have been more than that. I cannot comment on the reliability of the Wi-Fi that you bought as this was nothing to do with us. We are looking into installing Wi-Fi in the cottage over the next couple of months and once it is in the cottage will be advertised as such.

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8.5 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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