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, restaraunt, 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 and of course only a few minutes drive from the world famous North Yorkshire Moores Steam Railway and beautiful waterfalls of Falling Foss.
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 (initial fuel inc). Elec CH, elec and bed linen inc. DVD. Stereo/CD. Elec cooker. M/wave. Shared courtyard and furniture. No smoking.
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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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
2 Jan 2014
"Lovely winter hideaway"
This is my fourth time staying at Atcot, and won't be the last. A perfect little hideaway to get away from it all and have ultimate relax time. Lots of winter walks in and around the most pitures… More
17 Nov 2013
A lovely little cottage, away for the weekend in Feb, woodburner in the lounge to warm your toes. quiet little village with nothing to do, bliss. Gentle walks and lots to see. the smell of the open fi… More
13 Nov 2013
"Great location and excellent value for money"
Excellent location for a family. Children enjoyed crabbing and pottering around the village as well as meals out in the local pubs. The cottage has everything you need and was lovely and cosy to come back to after a day out. Warm enough without the fire but you have that option available. Staithes is a great location for visiting Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough and Flamingoland took less than an hour so there is always plenty to do.
19 Sep 2013
what can we say?? Amazing. We went in search of Old Jack and Salty dog,unfortunately Old Jack had finished filming the night before we arrived but the kind man in the gift shop told us that Salty dog … More
24 May 2013
I know of only two cottages in Staithes which don't have footpaths or roads passing the front window - this is one of them. Lovely quaint cottage situated in a small courtyard at the bottom of the hill on the same level as the harbour, shop, pub etc. which are only a short stroll away. It is very comfortable with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. We have stayed here a few times (including winter months enjoying the log/coal burner) and will be visiting again in June '13.
11 May 2013
"Relaxing weekend retreat"
A lovely cottage tucked away in Staithes. Within walking distance of the sea, restaurants which serve freshly caught seafood and characterful pubs. Ideal for a weekend getaway.
Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure having you as a guest. We look forward to see you again soon. All the best. Tim Pearson
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