Rockpool Cottage ref: CC243129

Staithes near Whitby, Whitby & Area

4 Stars



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  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Stairgate 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Parking - On Site 


Rockpool Cottage a four star graded property is positioned on the harbour side in the highly regarded picturesque village of Staithes on the North Yorkshire Coast. The cottage boasts a delightful southerly outlook with uninterrupted sea views of the bay and out to sea from the living area and main bedroom. It is sheltered by high craggy cliffs at the side and rear of the property. With vehicular access and free parking for two cars at the property itself, a rare commodity in the village!
The property has been refurbished to a very good standard with tasteful decor and furnishings throughout, whilst maintaining its original character and charm. It is an ideal place to unwind and relax. This well equipped property provides an excellent base for couples and families looking to explore and enjoy this beautiful area.
A short stroll will take you across the bridge and harbour side, making this an ideal self catering property from which to enjoy a beach holiday with all the family. Situated in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park area, it is haven for keen walkers with the cottage situated close to the famous Cleveland Way that runs down the cliff side to the sea edge covering 110 miles and for cyclists following the Tour de Yorkshire route. The area is renowned for fossil hunting, fishing and interesting rock pools hence the naming of the cottage. Staithes claims connection with Captain Cook who served his apprenticeship to a draper near the harbour. Nowadays Staithes is a must for anyone visiting the Yorkshire coast, with its quaint cobbled streets, good selection of locally sourced restaurants, quaint tea rooms and art galleries. It is also well known for hosting Staithes Art Festival each September when the village opens its doors to the public displaying local artists work.
The enchanting CBeebies ’Old Jacks Boat’ is filmed in Staithes and is a must for all youngsters to visit and explore where all the adventures took place. The historical town of Whitby is 10 miles away and is famous for is connections with Bram Stoker’s book ’Dracula’ and of course delicious fish and chips which you must sample whilst enjoying a great day out. You can even step back in time and explore local areas using the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway whilst taking in the picturesque surroundings.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has electric heaters and comprises:
Lounge/dining room: With electric fire, Freeview TV, DVD and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping only).
Kitchen: Galley style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and table top freezer.
Open tread staircase to...

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and single pull-out bed (for flexible sleeping only).
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All electric, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Telephone for incoming calls only. Welcome pack.


Small yard with furniture. Parking for two cars with permits. No smoking. Please note: the property is on the quayside.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    10.0 miles
  • Lake
    0.5 miles

About the local area

Found on North Yorkshire's east coast, Whitby is a picturesque seaside town brimming with maritime history and rich cultural heritage. Surrounded by the North York Moors National Park and beautiful coastline, the town and its nearby areas are brimming with attractions.

Nestled in valley at the mouth of the Esk River, Whitby is a great place to visit, with steep winding streets and little boutique shops selling local delicacies and handicrafts. Built on both river banks, it is unified by its landmark swing bridge that spans the water.

Visit the port where Captain Cook first took to the seas, the harbour framed by Grade II listed piers, each with its own lighthouse. Explore the Whitby Abbey ruins, home to the ancient poet Caedmon and St Mary's Church, which dominate the east bank; climb the 199 'Church Steps' to reach the graveyard on the cliff top.

The coastline is a part of the 'Jurassic Coast', renowned for its fossils. In Whitby, fossilised dinosaur footprints are found imprinted on the beach. To see a larger selection of local fossils, visit the Rotunda Museum in nearby Scarborough.

Whitby is small but culturally rich. There are museums, art galleries and also the Pavilion Theatre that hosts a range of events in the summer and the Bram Stoker Film Festival every October. A place of literary traditions it was, amongst other things, used as the setting for 'Dracula'.

There is a yearly regatta every August and numerous sea and land activities for adventurers, from the Cleveland Way to windsurfing and diving off the shore.

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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