Once the home of James Cook, who was an apprentice in a grocer's shop here before finding fame at sea; Staithes is worth visiting and not just because of its links to one of Britain's most famous sailors. It was also one of Britain's largest fishing ports as well as having huge amounts of mineral deposits. Jet, Potash, Iron and Alum have all been found nearby. These mineral deposits have also made it popular with geologists, both professional and amateur.

With its sheltered natural harbour lying between two cliffs and its tiny cottages, shops and inns jostling for space at the bottom of the cliffs, the village of Staithes is beautiful. It was this quaintness that led to the Staithes group of artists settling in the area around 1900.

To find out more about Staithes and its most famous son, a visit to the Captain Cook and Staithes Heritage Centre will allow you to discover all you need to know. Sited in a Methodist Chapel, the heritage centre focuses in on all aspects of Staithes' history including its fishing and smuggling past. The story of James Cook can be found on the top floor of the museum, complete with a recreation of the grocer's shop he started his working life in.

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There are 53 cottages near Staithes.

Seatoller ref: UK2006

Kettleness near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£337-£798
4 star rating
Seatoller
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An ideal, family holiday home, close to many scenic walk and cycle routes.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    3

Mariner’s Cottage ref: CC243091

Skinningrove near Staithes, Whitby & Area

£342-£562
3 star rating
Traditional Fisherman’s cottage situated near to sandy and secluded beach
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    4

Low Borrowby Cottages - Main Barn ref: CC243039

Borrowby near Staithes, Whitby & Area

£435-£1181
4 star rating
Two luxury cottages nestled in a delightful tranquil setting in the North York Moors National Park
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    2

Tinakori ref: 26536

Staithes, near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£331-£834
3 star rating
Follow the winding cobbled streets 500 yards from this cottage to reach the beach and harbour in Staithes.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    0

Ash Cottage ref: CC243024

Staithes near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£300-£652
3 star rating
Historic harbourside cottage with stunning sea views
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    0

Holly Cottage ref: CC243083

West Barnby near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£340-£787
4 star rating
Delightful cottage situated in a pretty village and just a short drive to the coast
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    4

Keel Lodges - Captain’s Quarters ref: 16266

Staithes, near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£484-£1631
4 star rating
Just off the Cleveland Way this property is ideal for larger groups, with wood floors, four poster and enclosed garden.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    0

The Lily Pad ref: CC243050

Easington near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£283-£562
4 star rating
Perfectly positioned for keen walkers, very close to the Cleveland Way
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    2

Felicity Cottage ref: 1009

Staithes, near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£291-£835
3 star rating
With access to the Cleveland Way, this 200 year old cottage is great for walkers and people wanting a relaxing holiday.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    0

The Red House ref: CC243107

Staithes, Whitby & Area

£301-£798
2 star rating
A perfect place to stay for families looking for a beach holiday
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    0

Keel Lodges - Bo’suns Rest ref: 16265

Staithes, near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£298-£1075
4 star rating
World War 1 army barrack, ingeniously transformed into welcoming and comfortable accommodation, Whitby close by with its abbey and harbour.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    0

Thistle-Doo Nicely ref: 14379

Staithes, near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£367-£786
3 star rating
Explore Whitby’s Benedictine Abbey, Captain Cook’s house, or venture further inland the North Yorkshire Moors National Park from this fisherman’s cottage.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    0

Keel Lodges - Coble Cottage ref: 16262

Staithes, near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£217-£656
4 star rating
Historic and unique accommodation in former World War 1 army barracks, comfortably restored, yet keeping rustic charm and character.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
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Pilgrim Cottage ref: W43022

Staithes, near Whitby, Yorkshire, Whitby & Area

£258-£551
3 star rating
A Grade II listed character cottage for two, tucked in the heart of the fishing village of Staithes.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    0

Cresta Bungalow ref: DC4468

Port Mulgrave near Whitby, Whitby & Area

£385-£686
4 star rating
Cliff top location with sea views.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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  • Distance from Staithes (miles)
    1