Staithes is a delightful fishing village, close to wonderful beaches, cliff walks, the Cleveland Way, the historic towns of Whitby & Scarborough, & the North Yorkshire Moors. Roma Cottage is in the heart of the village, but set back from the road. A charming 200 year old ropemaker's cottage, it's peaceful & relaxing, with a cosy log burner, newly refurbished kitchen & bathroom, living room, 3 bedrooms and comfortable beds throughout. Great for couples, families with kids, and 1 well-behaved dog.
Welcome to Roma Cottage, our charming ropemaker's cottage in the heart of beautiful Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast. Unspoilt beaches, fantastic walks and the delights of the stunning North York Moors National Park await you. Staithes was named by the Times in 2015 and 2016 as one of the 10 best holiday home locations in the UK: 'one of the friendliest and most artistic villages on the northeast coast. Its setting couldn't be more picturesque - cosy cottages scrunched up together on winding streets, tucked away in a jagged cove by the sea...a picture-book spot, with cottages packed tight behind the harbour'.
Roma Cottage easily accommodates up to six people plus a baby. It's the perfect base for a relaxing break whatever the season, with its cosy, restful living room and comfortable beds. In summer, sit out on the patio and watch the sunset with a glass of wine; in the chillier months, curl up in front of the warming log burner.
Two hundred years old, but sympathetically restored, Roma Cottage retains many original features, from its beamed ceilings to quaint staircases. It is well furnished and provides comfortable, high quality self-catering accommodation. Set peacefully on a footpath, it is just 2 minutes' walk from the beach, pub and harbour.
Roma Cottage is set up a short flight of steps from the High Street, away from the road. It sits mid-terrace behind the Captain Cook Heritage Centre.
The spacious accommodation is set over three floors, with an attractive patio area with table and chairs to the front of the house and a small enclosed yard with barbecue and seating to the rear.
With three double bedrooms and two bathrooms, Roma Cottage comfortably accommodates up to six people and a baby. In addition to the log burner in the living room, the cottage is heated throughout by night storage heaters.
Bedroom 1 - a restful and spacious room in the eaves of the house. Newly refurbished with King size bed and en-suite bathroom comprising bath with shower over, basin and wc.
Bedroom 2 - a charming double-bedded room overlooking the rear.
Bedroom 3 - a generous twin-bedded room overlooking the front.
Family bathroom - refitted in 2018, comprising full-size bath with shower over, basin and wc.
Kitchen - refitted in 2016 and well-equipped, with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, oven, hob, microwave, and Tassimo coffee machine.
Living room - newly refurbished, with comfortable sofas, log burner, widescreen smart TV/DVD and dining area.
Roma Cottage boasts many additonal features, including:
Travel cot & high chair on request
Books, games and DVDs
Starter logs provided and sold nearby
Free parking permit for car park
One small, well-behaved dog welcome (£30)
Roma Cottage has a NO SMOKING policy
TOWELS ARE NOT PROVIDED
The easiest way to travel to Staithes is by car. From the north, approach the village via Teesside on the A1/A19 and A174 or from the south on the A64/A169 via Whitby and then along the coast on the A174.
Travel via train is also possible and there are mainline stations at Whitby (10 miles from Staithes) and Saltburn (9 miles) and a good Arriva bus service between Middlesbrough and Whitby.
There is no parking permitted in the old village, but loading and unloading is allowed for up to 40 minutes. Cars are then parked in the car park at the top of the village. We provide one free permit for the Residents' Parking area in this car park. Additional cars can park daily in the Council's public parking area for £5.50 for a 24 hour period. Tickets for longer stays may be purchased at the Business Centre in the car park. Between the end of October and the end of February, this car park is free.
With its higgledy-piggledy cottages and winding streets, Staithes has the air of a village lost in time. Once a thriving fishing port, this coastal hamlet is now a well-loved base for exploring Yorkshire's cliff-top paths and discovering the delights of rock-pooling or fossil-hunting on the small sandy beach. A designated conservation village due to its unique character and charm, the narrow cobbled streets and tucked-away alleyways are steeped in history, with tales of smuggling and the bohemian art community known as the Staithes Group. Inspired by the local scenery, the Staithes Group painted in and around the village in the late 19th century. Their legacy continues in the annual Staithes Arts Festival, held over an autumn weekend, when homes and shops are converted into art galleries and pop-up cafes welcoming visitors.
The Cleveland Way passes through the village, with spectacular cliff-top walks from your front door, or rambles into the surrounding countryside of the North York Moors National Park. Or you could take a 2-minute stroll down to the harbour to fish from the pier or enjoy a pint and some home-cooked food at the Cod and Lobster on the seafront. You can take courses in sketching, painting and photography in the village, or book onto an organised fishing trip. You can even learn to catch, cook and smoke your own mackerel. Or if that sounds too much like hard work, browse the Art Gallery and gift shops or settle into one of the delightful cafes for an afternoon with a good book and some home baking.
There are child and dog friendly pubs in the village as well as a couple of bistros, or you can pick up some fresh fish from the award-winning fishmongers and cook at home.
You'll find outstanding beaches at Runswick Bay and Sandsend within five miles. And just ten minutes' drive along the 'Dinosaur Coast' lies the historic town of Whitby, where you can sample kippers from the smokehouse at the base of the 199 steps up to the Abbey, then climb them for stunning views across the Esk Valley. Explore the Whitby Jet workshops and treat yourself to award-winning fish and chips at the famous Magpie Cafe.
A little further afield you can find Scarborough with Sea World and the brand new £14million Water Park (opening Spring 2016), or catch a play at the renowned Stephen Joseph Theatre. You're an easy drive away from Flamingo Land, the Moorland village of Goathland (location for TV's Heartbeat), a steam train trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, or a day out in historic York. Bike hire, horse riding, golf and swimming are all available nearby, and there is a growing trend for surfing locally, with enthusiasts drawn to the waves off Staithes and neighbouring Saltburn.
Large Co-op in the village for food and general supplies
Coal and logs available locally
Butcher and award-winning fishmonger
Working Lifeboat station
Location for CBeebies' Old Jack's Boat
Visit North Yorkshire Moors - (URL HIDDEN)
Yorkshire Tourist Board - (URL HIDDEN)
Staithes Gallery - (URL HIDDEN)
Staithes Town - (URL HIDDEN)
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