Ash Cottage ref: CC243024

Staithes near Whitby, Whitby & Area



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Waterside Breaks 


This Grade II Listed property has the perfect harbourside location- stunning sea views on all 3 floors to the rear, while the front door opens onto the High Street of this popular fishing village of Staithes. Ash Cottage is a delightful 200 year old fisherman’s cottage which has recently been restored. The lounge has exposed stonework and a cosy wood burning stove. The first floor bedroom is spacious and with views of the sea, and a guest area on the second floor has a day bed (but with a steep staircase and no stairgate - young children please be careful!). This area can be made more private and cosy simply by closing the folding doors. Seating to the rear overlooking the sea is perfect to enjoy at any time of day and the sandy beach is a mere 5 minute walk away, as are the pubs serving food, shops, cafes and Staithes Heritage Centre and Captain Cook Museum where you may learn about the life and voyages of this famous seaman who spent some of his childhood as an apprentice in Staithes.
The historic fishing village of Staithes, in the North York Moors National Park, is probably the most frequently
painted and photographed in England. Bounded by soaring cliffs or nabs, its harbour is still home to an active RNLI station and a small fleet of fishing and leisure boats. It was once the home of a colony of artists, the Staithes Group. Its most famous member, Dame Laura Knight became the first female fellow of the Royal College of Art.
A century later, art in all its forms is enjoying a revival, spurred by a popular annual art and heritage festival. There’s a painted illusion trail which takes you around Staithes’ characteristic ginnels and gardens with gulls, mermaids and other visions to trick and delight the eye along the way.
There is plenty to entertain the visitors from art galleries, quirky shops, tea rooms, pubs, cafes, a chocolate shop, a butcher, art workshops and even a private museum dedicated to the explorer Captain Cook who caught his first glimpse of the sea here as a boy.
Younger visitors will recognise Staithes as the home of Old Jack’s Boat, the popular BBC children’s TV series.
There are guided foreshore walks, licenced fishing trips while the Cleveland Way which plunges through down through the village
takes ramblers and walkers up over the cliffs for spectacular views out to sea. Fish and seafood fans will find the freshest catches, from crab, lobster, squid and fish on sale at the top of the village.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has electric night storage heaters and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With wood burning stove (logs available locally), TV with Freesat, DVD, ipod dock, radio/CD player and telephone with honesty box.
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer (under stairs)

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC, wash basin, shaver adaptor, heated towel rail and fan heater.
Steep stairs leading to...

Second floor

Guest area: With day bed (for + 1) and folding doors.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

Third floor

Fourth floor


All electric, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot available.


Back door to the cottage with access to seating with views across to the harbour and out to sea (not enclosed). Please note: there is no parking in Staithes village - the owners have a garage at the top of the village which you may park in front of free of charge. Alternative parking is in the car park - a a permit may be obtained for the week which also grants access to other car parks within the borough. There are steep stairs in the cottage, not suitable for those with mobility difficulties.
  • Nearest town
    Saltburn by the Sea
  • Shops
    200 Yards
  • Distance
    10 Miles
  • Restaurant
    50 Yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Whitby or Saltburn
  • Pub
    50 Yards
  • Railway station distance
    10.0 miles
  • Lake
    500 yards

About the local area

Bracing cliff top walks along the ’Cleveland Way’ can be accessed from the village and numerous other walks throughout the National Park are a short drive away. The bustling fishing port of Whitby is a short drive away where you may sample excellent fish and chips, the 199 steps towards the gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey or simply wander through the quaint cobbled streets. The North York Moors also offer an abundance of activities including walking, cycling, sailing and more.

Things to do nearby


A small picturesque beach situated on Yorkshire's heritage coastline. It is a popular haunt with fossil collectors and fishing enthusiasts.

North Yorkshire Off Road Centre

The idyllic setting of Robin Hood's Bay provides the perfect backdrop for a day that you'll never forget. The centre has its own private hillside and quarry site which has a super selection of terrain providing courses which are perfect for beginners and excellent for the experienced and daring 4x4 drivers.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

One of the country's most popular steam railways, covering 18 miles between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont, travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Situated in the house by the harbour side where James Cook came to serve his apprenticeship in 1746. With period rooms as Cook knew them, original paintings, manuscripts, models and artefacts from his voyages.

Robin Hoods Bay

When visiting Whitby and the surrounding area Robin Hood's Bay, one of the most charming and popular villages in the North York Moors National Park should be one of the first places you visit.

Runswick Bay
Runswick Bay

Runswick shelters at the northern end of a beautiful sandy bay. Narrow paths wind between the attractive cottages and houses with their small colourful gardens.

Staithes Beach

The sheltered harbour at staithes has a small beach and lots of rock pools to explore when the tide goes out.

Farsyde Stud and Riding Centre

Farsyde Stud located in Robin Hoods Bay caters for riders of all abilities in a beautiful location.

Whitby Beach

Whitby beach is a sandy and rocky beach backed up by the cliffs that dominate the area.

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