Traditional Fisherman's Cottage + stunning view N5 – Home 267269 Cottage
- 1 bedroom
- 2 sleeps
- min stay varies
Traditional Fisherman's Cottage + stunning view N5 – Home 267269
- 1 bedroom
- sleeps 2
- min stay varies
Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0.5 km
- Not suitable for children
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
Description from owner
Wake up to this view, relax and put your feet up, 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 5 Cowbar Bank is quaint and cosy, and ideal for a romantic getaway or walking holiday. The cottage is at the top end of the three Fishermen's Cottages, with blue windows and a front terrace with a seat - and a new lawn. It has recently been used by the BBC as the home of the main character (played by Bernard Cribbins) in their new children's series Old Jack's Boat currently running on CBeebies. The cottage sleeps 2 in a double bedroom on the first floor with a small shower room. The comfortable beamed sitting room has an open fire, wi-fi, Freeview TV and 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, 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 5 Cowbar Bank is quaint and cosy, and ideal for a romantic getaway or walking holiday. The cottage is at the top end of the three Fishermen's Cottages, with blue windows and a front terrace with a seat - and a new lawn. It has recently been used by the BBC as the home of the main character (played by Bernard Cribbins) in their new children's series Old Jack's Boat currently running on CBeebies. The cottage sleeps 2 in a double bedroom on the first floor with a small shower room. The comfortable beamed sitting room has an open fire, wi-fi, Freeview TV and 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.The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to cook a full roast dinner with Yorkshire puddings, whizz up a hearty soup, or simply throw together a salad after a long day's walk. Like the cottage, the plumbing is a period piece but full of character!
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. 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.
Not suitable for anyone over six feet as the beams in the sitting room are quite low.
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'd 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.
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.
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
- 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Balcony or terrace
- Sea view
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- DVD player
- CD player
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- 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
We are happy for people to bring their dog but think this cottage is best suited to one. If you have two quiet well-behaved dogs, please contact us.
About the owner
Max Velody + Jackie Ambrosini ..
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- Calendar updated::
- 15 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 43 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. 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 15 May 2017.
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– based on 43 reviews
- Very Good
“Cosy cottage with fabulous views”
We.ve just had a lovely 4-night stay in this cottage. Although it was very cold outside, the cottage was always warm and cosy and we enjoyed lighting the coal fire on an evening. The cottage is clean and well-equipped and enjoys fabulous views across the beck and the village. The only slight issue was we could hear the people in the next door's living room quite a lot, but the overall impression was still of a quiet hideaway, waking up to absolute peace each morning. We would definitely stay here again!
Owner's reply: Thanks for a lovely review - we look forward to welcoming you to the cottage again.
Well equipped with great view. Cottage very tired with stained carpet and mould in shower. Could be great.
Owner's reply: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the beautiful view from the cottage. Our location is second to none. We have noted your comments. We are one of the few cottages in Staithes who still allow pets and as a result, the carpets can get marked. It's difficult for the cleaners to make a big difference inbetween guests coming in, but we do have the floors professionally cleaned throughout four times a year. However, this winter we will be either reviewing our pet policy or changing to floorboards and rugs.
I think the cottage in a beatiful place. The interior looked tired, when we got there late @ night after a long drive. We found that cats where locked in cottage & had gone toilet by kitchen door& in bedroom.when we first went upstairs to unpack one cat was on the bed & because we had a dog. The dog chaced the cat around, but we where there for a break & I would recomend this part of the coast to anyone. I dont think we will stay in this cottage again.
Owner's reply: We are so sorry this happened. It is a mystery how a cat got into the cottage and we wish you had reported the problem when you stayed six months ago so our housekeepers could have cleaned up. They are very dedicated and are dismayed to hear this story. They would definitely have come out late at night if you had called them.
“the cottage was like wearing your mosst comfortable sweater”
5 fishermans cottage ---- from when we first went it it felt like you had been there all of your life comfortable cosy everthing you could possibly need pots pans crockery warm there are spectacular views from the cottage and up on the cliff tops of the higgildy pigidly houses all stacked this way and that way amazing!! beachcombing we found whitby jet and some fossils. we really didnt want to leave the village has a shop for all of your bits and bobs a butchers petrol station not too far from the village maureen the housekeeper prepares the cottage for your arrival with the open fire want to light it which we did as we dont have one at home and it just added to the ambiance!!!! loved it will be returning (:
No 5 Fishermans cottage is the most beautiful place, in a wonderful Village on the coast of Yorkshire, Staithes. The cottage is comfy, clean and cosy, with everything you need for a long weekend or a week away, the fire was all made up for our arrival, and you can buy extra coal and wood from the village shop or the garage at the top of the village, or you can take your own as we did. The views from the cottage are spectacular, and the seat at the front is ideal to sit and relax with acup of tea or a glass of wine :) The village is picturesque and full of character, with 2 pubs which serve very good food, the Cod and Lobster being our favourite :) There is lots to explore around the village and surrounding area, lots of walking and beachcombing. For a lovely relaxing break, you cant beat No 5! And to top it all there is parking :)
“Fab location, so quaint, a proper little comfy cottage”
We had a lovely time here. It's such a cosy little place, perfect setting for our wedding anniversary and our dog came too. It's really nicely decorated and it's a beautiful view from out the front door. We were lucky with the weather so were having a bbq outside and the little terrace area and watching the world go by. If you want somewhere quiet and chilled out to go then this is the place for you. Take a good book, your favourite music and enjoy some quiet time. Lovely walks close by, watching the sunrise by the cliffs is a must.
“Lovely scenic location with friendly atmosphere”
This is a very comfortable family house, with amazing view and friendly neighbours in a very special place. It is well serviced and clean, with everything you expect to find in a holiday cottage. The house has the advantage of WiFi and a parking space outside, both a bonus in Staithes. Staithes is a lovely place where children can roam freely, play on the beach and explore the rock pools. Every year my daughter has made new friends and we have met up with old ones! There are lots of walks and places to visit nearby, but relaxing and enjoying the scenery from the patio is one of my favourite activities on holiday.
We have stayed in Fishermans Cottages several times and have enjoyed every second. The views of the Sea, the Village and the Beck are beautiful, especially on a sunny morning whilst sitting on the bench in front of the cottage. They are even more special as they are set away from the hustle and bustle of the main old village, being on the other side of the Beck. The cottages are all warm and cosy and have everything in them that you could want, even wifi. The owners and housekeepers are very friendly and helpful, offering any advice and assistance. These cottages and Staithes are truly a little part of heaven!
“The Hideaway that has it all”
We all have our own idea of an idyllic place to holiday, even if it is only for a short time, when our busy life schedules permit it. For us, we do not have to fly to foreign shores to find our our own little bit of Utopia. I like to fish, my wife likes to paint, we both like to walk in beautiful places. We appreciate real ale and enjoy good food. There are 4 pubs within walking distance of the Fisherman's Cottages in Staithes,the first of which is only a 4 minute walk away,and all of which sell real ale and good food. There is a chippy and a quality pizza takeaway. The views from the cottage and the neighbourhood are sublime.We usually stay either at the beginning of the year or the end so the weather is unpredicatble. The cottages are so snug and comfortable that, whatever the weather, the experience is great.
“Coming Home !!”
We stayed in Cottage 5 last September, at the same time as Old Jacks Boat was being filmed. We enjoyed every moment. The year before we stayed in cottage 4, which is featured in Old Jacks Boat, needless to say, we are watching every day!! (That year, the Body Farm had been filmed, so we keep watching that as well!! ) Both the cottages are cosy and clean - the views are fantastic, and we are booking again for this year. Thanks to Jackie and Max for making us feel very welcome, and to Maureen and Bill, the housekeepers for their hospitality - Elaine and John, Lincolnshire
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