A little bit of what we love about Staithes

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Pre-dawn glow over Staithes village

 The Perfect Hideaway

This village's unique charm, with its huddled cottages, towering cliffs and choppy sea, has long been a powerful draw for those interested in fine art, geology and getting back to nature.

The ‘old village', located in a small, sheltered cove at the base of the cliff, is peppered with small B&Bs and local fishermen's cottages - the perfect place to spend a long weekend.

Pre-dawn glow over Staithes village

Exploring the coast

The soaring, rugged cliffs make Staithes a great place for walking and exploring. Take the coastal pathways to the nearby Boulby Cliffs, or visit the northern headland of Cowbar Nab with its tiny hamlet snaking down the rock side.

The station is open to the public and chronicles the heroic actions of the local life boat crew. The beauty of the village has always lent itself to art and has a long history of well known painters, including a small group of twenty to thirty artists known as the "Staithes Group" or the "Northern Impressionists". The Staithes Gallery is housed in an elegant Georgian building on Staithes High Street and provides a showcase for the very best contemporary artwork inspired by Staithes and the surrounding area.

On top of this, there's also the Staithes Studios Gallery which is curated to reflect a passion for the natural, organic and abstract, offering a hand picked range of contemporary fine art, applied craft, art materials and workshops. Find us at the top of the slip way on the edge of the sea.

Pre-dawn glow over Staithes village

Artists & Historians

Visitors to this small village will be astounded by how much history surrounds it. Visit Staithes lifeboat station on the North side of the river.

Part of the Cleveland Way runs between Staithes and Skinningrove, where you can explore the remnants of the alum mines that once made the village famous. This headland is also an ideal place to bird watch, with plenty of gulls and other seabirds nesting in the cliffs.

After you've finished exploring you'll definitely have worked up an apetite for some food and Staithes is not short of a tasty treat or two. You could try The Endeavour Restaurant who also pull on the fine resources of the area and provide a range of delicious seafood dishes.

If this isn't enough, The Captain Cook Inn offer freshly prepared meals and where possible source locally produced ingredients to cater for every taste.

Finally if you're looking to buy fresh produce, look no further than Whitby Seafish who supply seafood from Staithes Fishermen who still use the traditional methods and are only at sea for a matter of hours! This freshness combined with the traditional methods provides truly exceptional quality.

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 Harbour Delights

Staithes was once an important fishing base, home to locally built boats and a small fleet of brightly coloured Whitby Cobles.

Now, the boats are used by local fishermen to catch cod, lobsters and crabs and some vessels offer short pleasure cruises. The tiny beach and cluster of rock pools make this a wonderful place to explore, and there are so many fossils that this area that it has been nicknamed the ‘Dinosaur Coast' - so keep your eyes open! 

For all your holiday needs when in Staithes, visit The Kessen Bowl. Here, they supply all you may need for a enjoyable holiday from buckets and spades to crab lines and bait and should you wish to more adventurous try one of our body boards or inflatables. They also have all the gifts and souvenirs you may want to take home with you.

Pre-dawn glow over Staithes village

Old Jack's Boat

Old Jack's Boat features Bernard Cribbins as ‘Old Jack', a retired fisherman who lives in a little village on the North Yorkshire Coast.

This little village just happens to be Staithes! Helped along by a cast of colourful characters, ‘Old Jack' tells tall stories from inside his old fishing boat. The series is a mix of live action and animation which allows Old Jack to wander along the seabed, visit tropical islands and fly high in the air on balloons always accompanied by his faithful dog, Salty.

Pre-dawn glow over Staithes village

Festival Fever

Staithes Festival takes place over the weekend of 10/11 September, where scores of cottages and public buildings will again throw open their doors to the public as pop-up galleries for a selling exhibition of work by local and visiting artists.

Visitors will be able to find their way around the delightful maze of lanes discovering the pop-up galleries and tea rooms along the way.

Staithes Festival: www.staithesfestival.com


Wesley Cottage 

It is a double fronted stone built cottage located on the Beckside at Staithes, a very short walk from the beach and the heart of the village.

The cottage offers all the amenities you would expect in a modern house - dishwasher and freezer, multi fuel burning stove, wifi and TV. At the same time it is cosy and private.

Beckside has a unique setting and is favoured by artists with its backdrop of fishing boats and the herring gulls circling around the cliff.


The Location 

With its higgledy-piggledy cottages and winding streets, Staithes has the air of a place lost in time. Once one of the largest fishing ports on the North East coast, this coastal hamlet is now a well-loved base for exploring Yorkshire's cliff top paths and discovering the delights of rock pooling and fossil hunting on the small sandy beach.


Whats included



  • Very spacious living area
  • Freeview television
  • Indoor fireplace - multi fuel burning stove
  • 2 comfortable large sofas
  • Wireless internet
  • Separate dining area (for 5)
  • High chair*
  • Area suitable for laptop use
  • Well fitted and equipped modern kitchen
  • Separate oven and hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Separate Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Useful utility room for storage/coat stand
  • Smoke alarm
  • Carbon monoxide detector

Spiral staircase leads to


  • 2 Bedrooms (double and twin with extra bed)
  • Cot bed*
  • Bed Linen
  • Bathroom
  • Bath and over-bath shower

Property is centrally heated.

The property has a raised area at the front which is suitable for sitting outside.

*Please let the owner know if you would like to use these.

Guest Access

  • Key safe
  • Private entrance
  • Parking nearby

About the property

The ground floor is spacious, modern and open plan comprising a modern kitchen with electric hob and oven and microwave. There are a range of cupboards and the kitchen is well equipped.

There is a dining area with a table and chairs, there is also a high chair available. The sitting area with 2 settees around a multi fuel burning stove. There is also a television. The cottage benefits from Wifi.

The winding iron staircase leads to 2 bedrooms. Bedroom 1 has a double bed with bedside tables, lights and a chest of drawers .

Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds and chest of drawers. Under one bed is a floor mattress which is substantial and comfortable. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BEDDING IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE THIS BED. There is no extra cost for this. A travel cot is available please mention if you would like to use it as it is not on the premises.

There is a family bathroom, bath, toilet and an electric shower over the bath. There is also a full length radiator, the switch for this is near the door in bedroom 2 at skirting board level.

The utility area has a dishwasher and under the counter freezer. This area is also useful for muddy shoes and damp clothing as well as pushchairs or bikes

The cottage is raised up off the road and so has a private space for sitting out.

Wesley Cottage is ideal for families , a small pet is allowed at no extra charge.

A minimum 3 night stay operates throughout the year with a 10% discount for stays of a full week. 

Email: apstarrs@gmail.com || Tel: 0796 321 9053


stories about us
The house is cosy, clean, warm and really comfortable. Nicer than the photos, felt newly decorated and in a great spot in Staithes. Had a fab time and would go back.


Select a Date & Book Now

The rate is £80 per night (minimum stay 3 nights). If you wish to stay a full week there is a 10% discount. Please don't hesitate to email direct to make a booking


We will confirm order via E-mail or Phone

How to Find & Contact Us

Postal Address:

Wesley Cottage



TS13 5BU