Traditional Fisherman's Cottage + stunning view N4 – Home 267268 Cottage
- 1 bedroom
- 2 sleeps
- min stay varies
Traditional Fisherman's Cottage + stunning view N4 – Home 267268
- 1 bedroom
- sleeps 2
- min stay varies
Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
Description from owner
Wake up to this view, relax and put your feet up, and enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon tea sitting outside our traditional cottage gazing at the splendid view. No need to go anywhere. Regularly stayed in and painted by artists, this 18th Century former fisherman's cottage at 4 Cowbar Bank is quaint and cosy and ideal for a romantic getaway or walking holiday. The cottage is in the middle of the three Fishermen's Cottages, with blue windows and a front terrace with a seat - and now a new lawn! Our cottage is becoming celebrated as the home of the main character (played by Bernard Cribbins) in the BBC's popular children's series Old Jack's Boat on CBeebies. The cottage sleeps 2 in a pretty double bedroom on the first floor with a shower room. The comfortable beamed sitting room has an open fire, wi-fi and Freeview TV + DVD/CD player. Freeview can sometimes be patchy and lose the occasional channel but we have a thoughtfully-stocked bookshelf with guides and
Wake up to this view, relax and put your feet up, and enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon tea sitting outside our traditional cottage gazing at the splendid view. No need to go anywhere. Regularly stayed in and painted by artists, this 18th Century former fisherman's cottage at 4 Cowbar Bank is quaint and cosy and ideal for a romantic getaway or walking holiday. The cottage is in the middle of the three Fishermen's Cottages, with blue windows and a front terrace with a seat - and now a new lawn! Our cottage is becoming celebrated as the home of the main character (played by Bernard Cribbins) in the BBC's popular children's series Old Jack's Boat on CBeebies. The cottage sleeps 2 in a pretty double bedroom on the first floor with a shower room. The comfortable beamed sitting room has an open fire, wi-fi and Freeview TV + DVD/CD player. Freeview can sometimes be patchy and lose the occasional channel but we have a thoughtfully-stocked bookshelf with guides and novels to keep you entertained. There's a small but perfectly equipped kitchen with combination hob/oven/grill and microwave. Full bedlinen and towels are included in the price - and most importantly for Staithes - parking for one car directly outside, which is a saving of £35 a week on the public car park. **Our cottage generally sleeps 2 but given the excitement generated by Old Jack's Boat and the wonder we see in the eyes of Old Jack's fans as they walk up the bank to see if he's in, we have changed our policy to allow one small child to stay too (the cottage is tiny) but you'll need to bring your own bed. Email to discuss.
We don't charge extra for bedlinen, parking, wi-fi or dogs. And the main cottage heating via storage heaters is also included in the price. However, if guests do wish to use the additional heaters we provide ie convectors, fans or oil-filled radiators, these are paid for separately via an electric meter that takes £1 pound coins. Don't worry - you shouldn't expect to use more than £1 per two or three days. Coal and logs are not provided.
We love people loving our cottage and we have many regulars who have been coming to stay for years whenever they can get away. We try to be as flexible as possible about whatever periods you would like to book, obviously depending on what we have available. Always ask! Our friendly housekeepers live very close and are on hand to answer any questions you might have about the cottage, the village or what's best about North Yorkshire.
Further details outdoors
The cottage has a front garden with a bench - and now a lawn - on which you can relax with a drink and simply gaze out to sea. The view is the classic Staithes view, and is painted regularly by artists.
We are situated on Cowbar Bank, just across the footbridge from the main village but with commanding views down Roxby Beck, out to sea, and of the village itself. Cowbar is reached by a separate turning off the A174, a mile north of the main road into Staithes. Don not turn into the main village.
Location description from owner
The Yorkshire region
There was no such village on all the English shores - a place and a people apart' said Victorian artist dame Laura Knight who made her home in romantic and historic Staithes just before the turn of the century.
With her husband the painter Harold Knight, she set up studio in various cottages around the seaside village and attracted a colony of artists who became known as the Staithes Group. Their work featured land and sea scapes of North Yorkshire, but is mostly famed for portraying the hard lives of the fisherfolk living there - many original paintings can still be found for sale up and down the coast.
And the Knights were not the only famous people to settle in Staithes. In the mid 1740's the village was home to explorer Captain James Cook who, whilst working in a shop on the front at Staithes, first fell in love with the sea - 'There he worked all day in an atmosphere of haberdashery and groceries, slept under the counter at night, and in his scant free time listened to the tales of sailormen down by the tiny harbour, or outside the pub Cod and Lobster (Guy Pocock 1941).
These days, famous faces in the village are more likely to be in casts of the variety of films and television dramas which use Staithes as their setting. Recent programmes include the BBC's Coast and Holiday Programmes, telly chef Rick Stein's fish series and TV detective Hetty Wainthrop. And that's not to mention the odd actor or camera crew en route to the moors to shoot the latest Harry Potter film or until recently, ITV's Heartbeat. Oh - and cottage No4 is the location for a new BBC children's series starring Bernard Cribbins called Old Jack's Boat about a fisherman who tells tales...
So what's so great about a holiday in Staithes? It's a natural harbour where Roxby Beck meets the sea, surrounded by breathtaking coastal scenery - a couple of miles north and clearly visible, is England's highest cliff Boulby Cliff (666 feet) . It's on countryside trail the Cleveland Way with stunning walks either along the cliffs or inland. There's a sandy beach, a stony shore and piers for fishing. And it's within striking distance of Whitby (9m), Scarborough (30m), York (48m) and the beautiful North Yorks Moors National Park which boasts its own working steam railway
Staithes itself is picturesque - higgledy-piggledy cottages with red pantiled roofs grouped around tiny yards, up steps, down winding cobbled streets or through a maze of alleyways - and clearly steeped in history. There's not much that hasn't sprung from the sea and fishing - even the houses are named after boats - Blue Jacket House, Star of Hope Cottage, Mizpah Cottage, Confidence Cottage, Unity House and Wavelet. You can even hear the sea shanties of generations of fishermen still ringing round corners. And if you're really lucky, during your holiday you'll catch one of the Staithes Fishermen's Choir's spiritually uplifting concerts.
Today's visitor to Staithes is well catered for by two local pubs both within five minutes walk and serving food, including the famous Cod & Lobster which has been washed into the sea three times. There are two cafes and a restaurant. A great butcher is open six mornings a week, an Aladdin's cave of a gift shop stocks everything from gloves to flip flops to lightbulbs. There's also a large Co-op foodstore at the top of Staithes which is open 9am-10pm. And for anyone seeking examples of the artistic inspiration that first put Staithes on the travellers' map in the 1870s, Staithes Gallery features the work of today's local artists and their impressions of the village and North Yorkshire.
The old traditions persist - and visitors to our cottages still have the pleasure of sitting out front and watching working artists painting the view and listening to the chug chug of fishing boats in the beck.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
- 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- DVD player
- CD player
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
As the cottage is famous for being the home of Old Jack in the BBC's Old Jack's Boat children's series, we are happy for you to bring a small child who will delight in staying. We can supply extra bedding however, you would need to bring a portable bed for your child.
About the owner
Max Velody + Jackie Ambrosini ..
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- Calendar updated::
- 07 May 2017
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Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Nov 2012. Located in North York Moors National Park, it has 31 reviews with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate varies from £300 to £450.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 07 May 2017.
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– based on 31 reviews
- Very Good
Great little cottage, ideal position for a little stroll or long walk. Very adequate for two adults and a dog. Great views both in the day and night. Relaxing and peaceful, and also in easy walking distance of the village pubs and amenities.
Owner's reply: Thanks for a lovely review - you sum the cottage up perfectly. Delighted you had a lovely time and hope you will come again.
“Comfortable with very good views”
No 4 Fishermans Cottages is beautifully situiated with views across the beck and village. There is car parking directly outside. Has comfortable sittingroom,small functional kitchen and walk in larder. Stairs from the sittingroom lead to a very pleasant bedroom and a large bathroom with shower and toilet. There is a small garden at the front with pleasant seating.
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