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Ships Bell

Staithes, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1036543)

4.3

Yorkshire Coastal Cottages rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Amanda

    “If you require solely a roof over your head, very limited hot water (3 people and a child washed once, even after following the heating manual), no cleaning supplies, no sugar and milk, no TV (other than Internet via) and left over toilet tissue (which wasn't alot!”

    ). The kitchen tap is terrible and permanently leaked, the wooden kitchen side shows signs with rotting wood below said tap. After a very long journey and the price paid, compared to other stays, we all were less than disheartened upon arrival, to attend the convenience store for the most basic of items. The best bed in the house was the main bedroom on the second floor, mattress wise. The single and double on the third floor mattresses where pumped up with a duvet cover under the fitted ...

    ). The kitchen tap is terrible and permanently leaked, the wooden kitchen side shows signs with rotting wood below said tap. After a very long journey and the price paid, compared to other stays, we all were less than disheartened upon arrival, to attend the convenience store for the most basic of items. The best bed in the house was the main bedroom on the second floor, mattress wise. The single and double on the third floor mattresses where pumped up with a duvet cover under the fitted sheets, so not a comfy stay. I think the home owner needs to do some much needed maintenance, kitchen tap, lights in the living room, bathroom taps which swing round, hot water, TV and proper mattresses. We tried to source another house via Sykes Cottages, however was permanently engaged, so be warned because they will not help you. Staithes is a 10/10 , however will book somewhere else in the future. Glad to be back home, however miss the gorgeous Staithes already.

    - Amanda, April 2024

Summary

  • Over four floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking available at nearby public car park
  • Small seating area to the front
  • No smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles and beach 0.3 miles
  • Note: Low ceilings due to original beams in the lower-ground-floor kitchen/diner, please take care
  • Note: There are a few steps leading up to the property, please take care

The property

Resting in the quaint coastal town of Staithes in the North York Moors National Park is Ships Bell.

This historic, stone-fronted property boasts charming characterful features including exposed stone walls and beams, three well-presented bedrooms and a woodburning stove, the perfect setting for families seeking a coastal getaway.

After traversing North Yorkshire’s coastline enter to find a homely sitting room where you can warm your feet by the woodburning stove in front of the TV before heading to the lower-ground-floor to prepare a hearty meal in the fully-equipped kitchen.

Dine together as a family at the table before climbing the stairs to wash off the day’s adventures in either the ground-floor shower room or sleek first-floor bathroom furnished with a claw foot bath.

When sleep calls, rest up ahead of another adventure-filled day in one of three bedrooms; choose from a double, a second-floor double and a single.

In the morning enjoy your evening coffee while marvelling at the view across Staithes from the small seating area at the front of the house.

Then head into the heart of the town to stock up on essentials at the local store or treat your loved ones to a special meal or drinks at The Royal George or The Endeavour.

Meander through Staithes’ charming cobbled streets to find the small, secluded beach and harbour where you can admire vistas of the North Sea.

Venture further afield to Whitby to tour famous attractions including Whitby Abbey, the harbour, Captain Cook Memorial Museum and the Whale Bone Arch then indulge in the town’s famous fish and chips while strolling along its golden sands.

The brave among you may dare to climb the infamous 199 steps or visit the Dracula Experience with live actors.

Outdoor enthusiasts will be in their element as they can join the Cleveland Way which runs from Helmsley to the coast and down to Filey, totalling an impressive 110 miles.

Delight in North Yorkshire’s attractions at Ships Bell.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location

STAITHES

Whitby 10 miles.

The charming and sleepy seaside village of Staithes, with its cobbled streets and back alleys, is something of an artist’s dream. Its pretty houses and cottages are clustered around the old harbour and surrounded by high craggy cliffs on three sides, with a sheltered sandy beach set amongst the rocky coastline. The village can claim connections with Captain Cook who was apprenticed to a draper near the harbour. Nowadays, Staithes is a must for anyone visiting the Yorkshire Coast and has a good selection of pubs, shops and tea rooms. Staithes is still home to an RNLI lifeboat station and a small fleet of cobles (fishing boats) landing fish, crab and lobster, with boat trips for birdwatching, fishing and even whale watching available. It’s also the location of the popular BBC children’s TV series, Old Jack’s Boat. Staithes has a strong attraction for artists, with an annual Art and Heritage Festival, galleries and artists studios with art courses and workshops regularly on offer. There’s a free Illusion Trail, which guides visitors around the network of ginnels (alleyways), with trail guides available locally. The best views of the town can be enjoyed from the Cleveland Way which runs down the cliff to the sea’s edge. Altogether a superb base for exploring the Yorkshire Coast, visiting the larger resorts of Whitby or Scarborough and enjoying the moorland villages of the North York Moors National Park.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas