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The Anchorage

Staithes, near Whitby, Yorkshire
Grade 3 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 1
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This property is part of our Welcome Cottages collection

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On the quayside with views over the harbour, this stone cottage is ideal for exploring North Yorkshire Moor and coast.

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.

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. The kitchen and bathroom have been fully renovated in 2019, and the property is well-equipped and cosy. It 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.

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

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 13/04/2019
    We enjoyed the Anchorage but the bed arrangements were a bit strange. The cottage is for up to 4 people but in one of the bedrooms there was a small double bed and a not very comfortable folding bed. 2 single beds would have been better.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay in the Anchorage. There are two bedrooms in the Anchorage with a double bed in each. Both double beds are the same size. In one there is also a single to allow for sleeping in the double bed or separately in the two beds. The Anchorage is a small fisherman’s cottage and the beds have to be relative to the size of the cottage which our frequently returning guests believe to be perfectly fine.

  • 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.

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