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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Roma Cottage

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Exterior of cottage with small patio area

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome

Roma cottage is the ideal location, right in the heart of Staithes, but away from the road so perfect for small children. All three bedrooms have a spacious airy feel and are individually styled with the attic master bedroom having ensuite facilities. This charming cottage is ideal for a romantic break for two - just through some coal on the fire and open the wine! Its spacious layout is just as suited though to a great family holiday. Pictures speak a thousand words, so please look at ours; you will see quality bedlinen, thoughtful touches, loads of kitchen enquipment and 2 bathrooms, all presented to a high standard throughout. Come and see where the popular CBeebies series Jacks Boat is filmed. Staithes is a quaint working fishing village that has been designated as a conservation village, due to its unique character and is within the National Park. Its cobbled streets and narrow alleyways reflect its rugged past. With its own small sandy beach, welcoming pubs and cliff top walks, no wonder its refered to as "a bit of cornwall in Yorkshire". It is the perfect base for walking, touring and exploring the coast and North Yorkshire Moors. Whitby is only 9 miles, Scarborough is 35 minutes by car and Heartbeat Country is all around. The Cleveland Way passes through this unique conservation village and stunning cliff top walks are straight out of the front door.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach 200 yards 400 m
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 10 m
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Whitby 14 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors BBQ
Further details indoors

On the ground floor is a living/dining room with beams and a kitchen with slate floor. The living room has a lovely open fire, Economy 7 ch keeps the cottage warm and cosy through winter. Broadband wifi, widescreen TV, dvd/video player and a library of films and books. The kitchen has an electric cooker, washer, dish washer, fridge and ice box.The first floor homes one double and one twin bedroom (with a playstation 2 to keep the kids out of the way!) and a bathroom with bath, separate shower and toilet. The second floor has one double bedroom with authentic beams, kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Electric and bed linen is included in the price. Outside to the front is a small patio area, kitted out with furniture, perfect for a glass of wine in the evening. To the rear of the property lies an enclosed private yard with BBQ.

Further details outdoors

Down in the old part of Staithes parking is restricted to 40 minutes. However a good well lit council car park is available approx 300 yards from the cottage and accessed via a shortcut path that overlooks the village. We provide a parking permit so there is no charge to guests.

Further details

- The owner is happy to accept dogs if advised prior (a charge of £10 applies). . But ask that they are not allowed on the furniture or in the cottage if wet. Both pubs are dog friendly and will let you take them in, as regretfully we would have to charge for any damage done if left in the property on their own.

- The cottage has a payphone as mobile signals can be a bit hit and miss, depending upon phone provider.

- We do not supply personal towels, but tea towels, dishcloths etc are all there for you.

- The fire will be layed ready for lighting along with a scuttle of coal. More can be purchased at the hardware shop in the village.

- We now have up to date availability and "book on line" facility through our website and secure payment can be made via paypal using a credit or debit card. Alternatively if time allows, payment by cheque is fine and you should email or phone requesting a manual booking form.

- The owner is always happy to help with any queries potential guests may have so please feel free to ask.

- Cot and high chair are available free of charge upon request.

About this location

The Yorkshire region

The North York Moors National Park is one of the most stunning landscapes in the country, it will simply make you stand and stare. You can wander through woods, saunter through picturesque villages of honey sandstone, throw pebbles in a stream or build sandcastles on the beach. All around are the signs of past generations, historic abbeys, embattled castles, churches, crosses, ancient routes. Jurassic geology is perhaps second to none and particulaly good around Staithes. Here the Father of English Geology made his discoveries and at the coast you can see dinosaur footprints and search for fossils as he may have done. Explore the Yorkshire Heritage Coast, from sandy beaches to working harbours and brightly coloured fishing boats. From imposing abbeys to quaint coastal villages, and from bustling seafood markets to the UK’s most delicious fish and chips, this is the stunning Yorkshire Coast. With charming seaside resorts including Scarborough, Whitby and Bridlington waiting to be explored.Yorkshire’s award-winning beaches with blue flag status are all along the coast and Staithes is a great lbase for exploring them all. The award winning town of Whitby is just 10 minutes by car - sample the kippers from the smokehouse at the base of the 199 steps, then climb up to the Abbey for fantastic views across the Esk Valley. Wander into the many Whitby Jet workshops then have fish & chips on the pier, or treat yourself to a meal at the famous Magpie fish restaurant.

Other attractions include; Scarborough's water park and Sea world, York, Flamingo Land and Heartbeat's Goatland, to name but a few. Bike hire, horse riding, golf and swimming are near bye. Locally surfing is on the increase and we are told the waves out of Staithes and nearbye Saltburn enthusiasts attracting more enthuisiasts all the time.


Staithes’ towering cliffs, quaint, higgledy-piggledy cottages and winding streets lend it the air of a place lost in time. With its sweeping, sheltered bay and collection of charming red roofed cottages and tiny pedestrian lanes. This village's unique charm, with its huddled cottages, and choppy sea, has long been a powerful draw for those interested in fine art, geology and getting back to nature.

Staithes was once an important fishing base, home to locally built boats and a small fleet of brightly coloured Whitby Cobles. Now, the boats are used by local fishermen to catch cod, lobsters and crabs and some vessels offer short pleasure cruises. The beach and cluster of rock pools make this a wonderful place to explore, and there are so many fossils that this area that it has been nicknamed the ‘Dinosaur Coast' - so keep your eyes open! The Royal George and Captain Cook Inn are both perfect for popping in for a drink after a walk along the coast and the Cod & Lobster offers the ideal place to enjoy a real ale while watching the waves. Whatever you choose you will be guaranteed a cosy atmosphere, real ales, real coal fires and a warm and friendly welcome. Both pubs in the village welcome well behaved dogs and children!

Take a walk accross the cliff tops to Port Mulgrave (approx 1.2 miles or Runswick Bay (approx 3.5 miles) and one of the Yorkshire Coast’s prettiest destinations with a good quality local pub and cafe. If you dont want to walk back, just catch the bus from the main road.

Fishing trips out to sea can be arranged in the village or you can fish from the pier. Surfing is becomming increasingly popular and a surf school is located in Saltburn, just a 15 minute drive away.

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Review 1-7 of 7

27 Jun 2014


"Very nice cottage but on steep hill."

The family met at the cottage .Very nicely decorated and well equipped .Bedrooms are of a nice size. Kitchen a little small galley shaped but servicable Small area at front to sit in .Staithes itse… More

You can drive down into old Staithes at any time to unload or drop people off. Street parking is allowed for 40 minutes throughout the day, or no time limit from 6pm to 9am. The lack of traffic and lovely cobbled streets all add to the peace and tranquillity of the village.

28 Apr 2014


"Easter Break"

Roma Cottage was a great base for a very enjoyable family holiday spent visiting Whitby and Scarborough. Staithes itself is quaint and peaceful and the local people are friendly.The cottage was warm… More

6 Jan 2014


"Perfect Weekend Getaway!"

Stayed at Roma Cottage for a long weekend in early November and had a wonderful experience. The property is close to the harbour and shops, set back from the cobbled main street and although there … More

29 Dec 2013


"Comfy little cottage"

Stayed here for Christmas week with my adult children. There were 3 of us, so Roma Cottage was ideal with 3 rooms... I couldn't find many 3 bed roomed properties in staithes.
Booking was very easy - Diane, the owner, was very helpful and answered my questions very promptly.
None of us had ever been to Staithes before, nor had any knowledge of it. But it is a very small place!! The cottage was easy to find, and in itself is well located being within easy reach of the harbour, but without any direct sea views.
The cottage is very cosy, all 3 bed.rooms are of a good size, but the top floor is not for 6footers- which fortunately I'm not. But the shower is very cramped...
The cottage has very good wi fi - it was easy to connect phones and tablets, and even when all 3 of us were on together, it was still fast. And it does have most features that you would expect, a microwave, 3tv's, fast wi fi,and including a washing machine , but we did miss a deep freeze. It has a good sized tv with plenty of channels - not sure if it was free view, or free sat, but there is plenty of choice. And it's well furnished. The open fire is a bonus as we could get the lounge very toasty, and the electric storage heaters kept the property nice and warm. I've never understood how they work, but they didn't need adjusting.
It's not the height of luxury, and is quite traditionally furnished and decorated. But it is very good value.
And there are some wonderful walks to be done straight from Staithes without having to use the car.
The downside? Well, it is pretty inaccessible. Not knowing staithes, I didn't fully appreciate the owners explanation as to car parking! But the cottage is not on the road, but is approached by a choice of 2 flights of steps, and a short walk along an alleyway. But there is very limited parking in the street and it's not the sort of road where you can double park, or just pull up, because there literally isnt anywhere to do so without completely blocking the road. Or, to park where you can and walk back to the steps. Which is all Very well for a B and B but in a self catering rental, where we had come with boxes of food and kitchen stuff, it was hard to unload. Especially in the rain!! And even though the website says its 300 yards to the car park, it is actually up a very steep gradient .....
There is no phone signal in the village - not in the house, or anywhere down to the harbour. The nearest signal appeared to be about 50 yards out in the street and back up the hill!! But that isn't a huge problem and probably applies to all properties below a certain line.
The cottage is quite compact, and sleeps 6. Well, I have to say 6 people in Roma Cottage would be very cosy indeed!!! It was ideal for the 3 of us.
Neither of the bathrooms appeared to have any heating, and were cold and damp.
And while it is well equipped, it is a little worn in places... The kitchen in particular- some of the cupboard doors aren't hung straight and some don't close properly, and some of them have the veneer peeling, there is a small amount of black mould in the main bathroom, and some of the wall tiles in the top bathroom are loose - one in particular seems to be wedged in rather than stuck to the wall!!
But on balance, it was ideal for us. Staithes is lovely, the cottage was fine, and very good value, and we had a very enjoyable Xmas holiday .

Read any tourist info about Staithes and you will hear what a delightful, charming fishing village it is - no double parking, no vast dual carriageways, just a small, quaint delightful escape from cars. No need to walk up the hill 300 yards, just use the steps and take lovely pathway overlooking village. All 3 bedrooms are comfortable doubles and served well by 2 bathrooms, we have many parties of six and no complaints yet about any lack of space. Yes top shower over bath is low slung, due to it being partly in the eaves of the very large attic bedroom. We take particular care to ensure our bathrooms are fresh and clean, the odd condensation mark is swiftly removed, just like you would at home. They are deep cleaned regularly and maintained to high standards. The kitchen cupboards may not be straight if you use a spirit level, but they certainly look it - see the pictures (taken this year). We certainly do not market our cottage as the height of luxury as we would have to double our prices to cover the costs. But we do constantly get excellent feedback for it being warm, cosy, well furnished, clean and very good value for money 4* accommodation - it is what it says on the tin!!

15 Mar 2013


"Bit of a break"

Stayed for 4 nights for a winter break in this cottage. Very well equipped for the 6 of us. Good furnishings not like some holiday homes which are furnished from second hand shops! Good location in t… More

15 Mar 2012


"lovely and relaxing"

lovely spot...everything we need for a short break .

11 Mar 2012


"A real home from home"

Roma Cottage is a cosy and comfortable place to say, scrupulously clean and tastefully decorated. There are 3 bedrooms each sleeping 2 people and with 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite) there was plenty of room for everyone. We loved the open fire which was ready for lighting when we returned from a stunning walk along the cliff top. The kitchen is really well equiped for those who like to cook for themselves but we enjoyed a tasty bar snack at the Cod and Lobster and an excellant steak at the Bistro, both within 5 minutes walk of the front door. Staithes is a delightful unspoilt coastal village with a small beach and a wonderful unhurried atmosphere and Roma Cottage the perfect spot from which to enjoy it. We will definitely return!

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    • 3 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:04 Mar 2015

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