Old stone cottage in terraced row on cliff top. Views of rolling hills on one side, sea and village on the other, 5 minute walk downhill to the village, cafes, pubs and beach. Cosy in winter time, airy in the summer, perfect place to unwind.
Ours is a cosy, light-filled stone cottage in the middle of a row of old miners' terraced housing with some sea views on one side and rolling hilly fields on the other. We love being part of the Staithes village, but benefit from being on the hill top of Cowbar Nab, so we have the views and we're able to catch the sunlight for much longer than those living down in the village. We also have a private parking space, with permits for two more cars! This is a real advantage for unloading, and if you are planning to explore the surrounding area. The cottage has a light airy feel, but the wood burner and storage heaters keep it snug in the winter.
Down some steps there is a small lawned garden which is sunny nearly all day. On the other side, there is a private area to sit out and enjoy the sun from mid-day onwards, as well as take in the spectacular sunsets. The cottage is available all year round, with a minimum stay of three nights. If you’re looking for a long term stay for an extended break or to work on a project, we can negotiate some attractive rates! We clean the cottage ourselves so we can keep standards high. We’re sorry we can’t accommodate pets, and we ask you not to smoke inside the cottage.
The kitchen is galley shaped with sea and cliff views. It’s basic and practical with simple electric oven, fridge, washing machine, microwave, toaster, kettle and blender, as well as a vast collection of crockery, cutlery and pans. There is a dining room with table that seats 6. We can also provide a high-chair if needed (plus some tot-friendly wooden toy train tracks and toy animals for fun). The living room has a sofa which converts to a double bed if required and a wood-burner, television & DVD player with Freeview and CD player, as well as a wide collection of books, games and CDs. Phone signal is usually ok at this outpost and internet connection was installed in April 2015 for those who want to plug in.
The wooden open tread stairs lead up to three rooms. The double bedroom, with double bed, has a walk in cupboard and chests of drawers for storage, and looks out onto fields and hills. The small bedroom, with twin beds (one pulling out from underneath the other) and small wardrobe, has sea views. If you would like to borrow a travel cot, just let us know. There is also a small bathroom with bath and over-bath shower (with sea view when the window's open...) and heated towel rail. Additional heating is from a combination of night-storage heaters and plug in radiators and the hot water comes from a solar panel and an electric immersion heater, which is on a timer, with a booster dial in the dining room.
We welcome a maximum of four guests. All fuel and linen is included in the rent. The walk down to the village is beautiful but steep and there is no public parking in Staithes, which might be something to take into account if any of your party has restricted mobility.
Everything in the cottage is yours to use including the logs for burning and the nightlights.
Interaction with guests
Our interaction is mainly through text and email, given that we live an hour and a half drive away, so you'll have plenty of privacy, but we're always available to contact and can visit if any issues arise.
Sorry, we don't allow pets in this place, or smoking anywhere indoors. You don’t need to do a massive clean up when you go, but we'd ask that you please do follow the short checklist in the house manual before leaving - simple things like switching off radiators and closing windows. Please do also wash up and put any rubbish in the outside bin. If you visit during the summer, the plant pots would be grateful for some watering. Other than that, we’d just ask for common courtesies to the neighbours in regards to noise, and simply respect the property as you enjoy it! :)