Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Nestled on the coast of the North Yorkshire Moores National Park in the heart of Captain Cook's fishing village & within the setting of the childrens TV series Old Jacks Boat. Atcot Cottage offers a stunning fireplace, beamed ceilings, well equiped kitchen, beach, harbour (with good fishing), 2 pubs, restaraunts, shop and cafe within 200m. With golf nearby and of course home to the world famous Staithes group of artists, Atcot Cottage is a genuine gem! A great base for walkers with the Cleveland way running through the village. North Yorkshire Moores Steam Railway and beautiful waterfalls of Falling Foss nearby.
Perfect for a family with 2 children (give them a room each!) or for 3 adults wanting their own double bed each.
Lovingly restored 18th century three storey smugglers cottage, retaining original features including stunning stone fireplace, beamed ceilings and original floorboards on the first floor. Compact and cosy, tucked away down a little alleyway in a courtyard only accessed by two other cottages, it is a perfect holiday location for getting away from it all. Only 200 yards to the pretty harbour with beach, and well placed for exploring the lovely North Yorkshire Coast and Moors, with Whitby, the Cleveland Way and villages of the National Park nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.
Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, both with wooden floors. Second floor: 1 double bedroom. Beams throughout.
Woodburner in living room (logs/coal not inc) Elec CH,DVD. Stereo/CD. Elec cooker. M/wave. Shared courtyard and furniture. No smoking. elec/bed linen inc. Bring your own towels please.
Although Atcot cottage has 3 nice double beds. The owners (Tim and Clare) recomend a maximum adult occupancy of 4 in order that you all have enough living space in the lovely, well equiped lounge kitchen diner.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Beach in the harbour 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Durham Tees Valley International 55 km, Nearest railway: Saltburn-by-the-sea 14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
Northern England region
There's nowhere else on earth quite like the North York Moors National Park. Where else can you experience a landscape where stunning moorland, ancient abbeys and picturesque villages live side by side with stunning beaches, tales of pirates and captain cook. It's a living, breathing scene that will take your breath away. Wether you want to spend your day fishing, looking in the rock pools, galloping down the beach, perfecting your golf swing, collecting fossils, cycling or eating in the world famous fish restaraunts of whitby. The north Yorkshire National Park has something for you.
A walkers paradise, the Cleveland way runs straight through the Saxon village of Staithes which is makes Atcot Cottage an ideal base for you to enjoy unrestricted access to explore some of the highest cliffs and most glorious views in england.
Climate; the east coast of england enjoys a suprisingly dry climate due to the prevailing westerly weather systems dropping the majority of their rain on the rest of the UK before reaching Staithes! This can often make for crisp clear skies in winter and warm blue skies in summer even on weekends when the forecast was perhaps less than perfect. Even if the weather lets you down with a roaring fire in the cottage and pubs, butchers, shops and restaraunts within 200m this is a destination that the weather will struggle to spoil.
Staithes has a sheltered harbour, bounded by high cliffs and two long breakwaters. Staithes is a destination for geologists researching the Jurassic (Lias), strata in the cliffs surrounding the village where amazing fossils can often be found! In the early 1990s, a rare fossil of a seagoing dinosaur was discovered after a rockfall between Staithes and Port Mulgrave to the south. This fossil has been the focus of an ongoing project to remove the ancient bones of the creature. Port Mulgrave remains one of the best places on the northern coast to find fossils of ammonites and many visitors try their hand at fossil hunting amongst the shaly rocks on the shoreline in the hope of finding a perfect specimen.
Despite the village now being a popuar tourist destination, the traditions of the village have not died; many of the local women still wear Staithes bonnets, and the Staithes Fisher Men's Choir is still going strong. There is also an active local participation in the local RNLI Lifeboat crew who can be seen practicing each sunday morning.
The CBeebies series Old Jack's Boat, starring Bernard Cribbins is set in and filmed in Staithes, with Old Jack's House located on Cowbar Lane in the town.
Art in Staithes
The village was home to a group of twenty to thirty artists known as the "Staithes group" or the "Northern Impressionists." The group contained renowned artists such as Edward E. Anderson, Joseph R. Bagshawe, Thomas Barrett and James W. Booth and was inspired by other impressionists such as Monet, Cezanne and Renoir. Dame Laura Knight became the most famous member of the Staithes Group; she and her husband and fellow painter Harold Knight kept a studio in the village.
To celebrate this history, Staithes held a Festival of Arts and Heritage in 2012. Many houses and other properties opened their doors to the public as pop-up galleries, creating a trail through the village. In addition, events celebrating the heritage of Staithes were held. Such was the success and interest in the festival, the villagers intend to make this an annual event.
Links to Captain James Cook
In 1745-1746, Staithes's most famous resident, James Cook (born in Marton near Middlesbrough), worked in Staithes as a grocer's apprentice where he first gained his passion for the sea. He moved to nearby Whitby where he joined the Royal Navy. William Sanderson's shop, where Cook worked, was destroyed by the sea, but parts were recovered and incorporated into "Captain Cook's Cottage". This has been the residency of a local Staithes family for several generations.
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1 Nov 2014
"A quirky, cosy and great cottage to stay in"
This is a real gem of a cottage. It's tucked away off the main road in a warren of similar houses which gives you a great insight into how the people of Staithes used to live. The cottage is we… More
15 Aug 2014
As you walk through the alleys and pathways to the cottage.....you start to wonder what can be at the end! But once you find it.....and step inside it's a great holiday destination. The cottage i… More
9 Jul 2014
"Lovely, clean and comfortable cottage."
4 of us stayed for 2 nights. The cottage was very clean and well equipped. The beds are extremely comfortable. Excellent directions. Would recommend.… More
17 Jun 2014
I couldn't recommend Atcot Cottage enough. We were made to feel extremely welcome from the moment we first enquired about booking. Tim did everything to make sure we had everything we needed to t… More
29 Apr 2014
"Lovely cottage - would recommend and would stay again"
I stayed here for 3 nights with a female friend (or the widow and the spinster as she refers to us!) and we had a great time. Nice quiet cottage tucked away from the mainstreet. Within easy travelling… More
22 Apr 2014
"Cosy and full of character - just like Staithes"
We loved Atcot Cottage and so did our kids. It was full of character and really well positioned to make the most of Staithes. Brilliant directions and local info from the very friendly owner prior to … More
18 Apr 2014
"Cosy hideaway - a story book fisherman's cottage!"
From booking until leaving the owners were extremely helpful and informative - just like everyone we met in the village. The instructions to find the cottage were clear and our 6 year old found the twists, turns and ginals very exciting. (He also enjoyed finding all of Old Jack's haunts.).
We were lucky to get perfectly sunny days and that meant the nights were cold so we got to enjoy lighting the wood burning stove too. The use of space was inspiring and everything from the "feel" of the cottage to the lack of intrusive wi-fi and mobile signal was extremely relaxing. The three bedrooms made it very flexible for our group since we took a good friend with us and she could have the top floor to herself.
We would definitely stay again.
8 Apr 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this sweet cosy cottage. We found it well equipped and warm, the log burner was easy to use and definitely appreciated as the weather was not too kind to us. Staithes… More
4 Apr 2014
"Charming cottage, fabulous break."
We stayed in Atcot for a few nights, we found it to be warm, clean and provided everything we needed for a fab family break, the children liked the picture of old Jack,lovely wood burner, well equippe… More
2 Feb 2014
"A wonderful winter break away from it all in super location."
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights at the end of January/beginning February. Atcot Cottage is a perfect location for a get-away from it all short winter break. It offers privacy in its location… More
Thank you very much for your review. I'm very pleased that you had a lovely time. I'm glad you found the third floor master bedroom in the attic in the end! I guess you must have been sleeping in the second bedroom initially! With its' 3 double beds, Atcot is surprisingly spacious upstairs isn't it :-)
Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
All the best
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