Comfortable home in historic fishing village.

Suurbritannia - North Yorkshire - Staithes

Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,The pretty village of Staithes.
The pretty village of Staithes.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,1.Middle of 3. Steps to front door 2. The View.
1.Middle of 3. Steps to front door 2. The View.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Courtyard. Cushions for corner settee available.
Courtyard. Cushions for corner settee available.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,View of sunset over Boulby seen from front window.
View of sunset over Boulby seen from front window.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Lounge.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Kitchen small, but well-equipped. Utility nearby.
Kitchen small, but well-equipped. Utility nearby.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Dining room.
Dining room.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Main bedroom, king-sized bed.
Main bedroom, king-sized bed.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Front bedroom - king-sized
Front bedroom - king-sized
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,2nd bedroom - double bed.
2nd bedroom - double bed.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Single bedroom.
Single bedroom.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Bathroom with bath & shower.
Bathroom with bath & shower.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Downstairs cloakroom.
Downstairs cloakroom.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,The small outdoor courtyard.
The small outdoor courtyard.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Staithes
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Staithes harbour.
Staithes harbour.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Staithes beach as sun setting.
Staithes beach as sun setting.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,View of Staithes from across the harbour.
View of Staithes from across the harbour.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Staithes Beach.
Staithes Beach.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Staithe's Beck.
Staithe's Beck.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Art's Festival, Staithes.
Art's Festival, Staithes.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Sandend beach.
Sandend beach.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Magnificent York Minster.
Magnificent York Minster.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Whitby.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Moon over Whitby Abbey.
Moon over Whitby Abbey.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Durham Cathedral.
Durham Cathedral.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Scarborough.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,View from Scarborough Castle.
View from Scarborough Castle.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Saltburn Pier - home of historic Cliff Lift.
Saltburn Pier - home of historic Cliff Lift.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Maja fotod, kodu pildid
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Taken in Bonne during house exchange.
Taken in Bonne during house exchange.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,View of rainbow from lounge.
View of rainbow from lounge.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Runswick Bay (7 mins away)
Runswick Bay (7 mins away)
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Runswick Bay beach.
Runswick Bay beach.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Saltburn Cliff Lift and beach.
Saltburn Cliff Lift and beach.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Nearby Goathand (of Harry Potter fame)
Nearby Goathand (of Harry Potter fame)
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Robin Hood's Bay.
Robin Hood's Bay.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Robin Hood's Bay.
Robin Hood's Bay.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Robin Hood's Bay.
Robin Hood's Bay.
Koduvahetuse riik,United Kingdom,Staithes,Meet Bear, he has decided to live with us. A story
Meet Bear, he has decided to live with us. A story
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Three-bedroomed,1 ½ bathroom house, with views over cliffs and sea, in picturesque, historic fishing village situated in beautiful National Park. The house is the middle of the three in the second photograph and the first photograph shows the beck and harbour of Staithes (not the view from the house, which you can see in the other photographs, but the harbour is only a two minute walk away). Own car parking space on private (CCTV covered) car park at back of house.

The house is comfortable with a king-sized bed in the front bedroom, a double in the back and a single (in a room decorated for our seven year old granddaughter facing the front. You will be guaranteed a good night's sleep - it is very quiet. We have some outside space: a very small front garden easy to maintain as it is stone-covered and a small courtyard at the back which catches the sun all morning and half the afternoon in summer. Both areas have potted plants/flowers to enhance them but are not huge. Again, less to worry about and to care for.

Our house looks out onto Boulby Cliff, the highest in England, and is situated in the very pretty fishing village of Staithes with - for a small village - a variety of shops and services offering the perfect sea-side holiday for ramblers, artists, nature-lovers, families or for those who simply wish to enjoy the scenery. The small harbour is still used by the famous cobles (fishing boats) to catch lobster and shell fish and the beach is a popular spot. Staithes, once the home of that great explorer Captain James Cook, is on the 'Cleveland Way', a dramatically scenic hiking trail that follows the coastline. The disused coastal railway line affords more gentle walking terrain and is also popular with cyclists wishing to enjoy the coastal views. Staithes is in the North York Moors National Park, so it is an ideal base for more serious hikers, cyclists and nature enthusiasts.

WARNING: As you will see from our guest reports (see also on our website), we have had many successful exchanges with families; however, I must point out that the dimensions of the house are very "British". Sadly, our houses are quite compact by, for example, German and French standards. That said, the rooms have high ceilings and are actually fairly roomy compared with modern U.K. houses. The big advantage being that there is less to care for and to vacuum at the end of the trip!

Eluaseme tüüp

eramaja, 2 või enam korrust/ peamine elukoht


  • nõudepesumasin
  • pesumasin
  • pesukuivati
  • mikrolaineahi
  • vaikne ümbrus
  • kaunis vaade
  • aed
  • keskküte
  • parkimine


  • arvuti kasutamise võimalus
  • DVD-mängija
  • internetiühendus
  • teler
  • WiFi-ühendus

Muud võimalused

  • mitte ühtegi


  • väikelinn või küla
  • maapiirkond
  • mererand


Ümbruskonna kirjeldus

In 2012 the first Staithes Festival of Arts & Heritage brought some 3,000 visitors to Yorkshire's historic and beautiful fishing village with a glorious mix of paintings, prints, photography and more as cottages became pop-up galleries for the weekend. Visitor numbers have increased annually and it has become the highlight of the year for many. In September 2017 130 artists displayed their creations in 90 galleries, and the village offered exhibitions, talks, walks, film, workshops, pop-up cafés in cottages and a brand new music programme. The next festival will take place on 8th and 9th September 2018).

Staithes is also the location for the Cbeebies TV programme "Old Jack's Boat" (

Within 1-1½ hour's drive are the culturally and historically significant cities of York (York is a compact walled riverside city offering an amazing array of world famous attractions and galleries, independent boutiques, lively events and a lively café bar and restaurant culture)and Durham and the whole area offers a wealth of stately homes, abbeys and other buildings of architectural interest. Scarborough offers a larger, traditional Victorian British seaside resort (said to be the first of its kind).

Just 15 minutes away is Whitby, whose famous ruined Benedictine Abbey, perched high upon a cliff, forms a dramatic backdrop to the town. Whitby has much to offer and is a popular tourist destination, but has avoided the commercialisation which has spoilt many of England's bigger resorts. It was here that Caedmon, a stable boy at the Abbey when Saint Hilda was its Abbess, wrote his Anglo-Saxon "Song of Creation", arguably the first poem in the English language. Bram Stoker became inspired to write his novel 'Dracula' in Whitby. The television series 'Heartbeat' was filmed here. Whitby really is the gem of the Yorkshire Coast'. Throughout the year, it is the scene of numerous events and festivals: Lifeboat Weekend, Folk Week, Whitby Carnival, two Goth Weekends, Pirate Weekend etc. Whitby has a small theatre which also acts as a cinema.

The area boasts the Stephen Joseph Theatre with its resident playwright, Alan Ayckbourn (who, though retired, still writes and directs for the theatre at least once per year), at Scarborough. All his plays have been (and still are) premièred here, before taking them to the West End, and the Theatre celebrated its 50th year during the 2005-6 season. It has two theatres (one Proscenium March and one in-the-round) plus one cinema in the wonderful Art Deco building, where you can also get a delicious meal.

The long, sandy beaches of Runswick Bay, Sandsend, Robin Hood's Bay, Scarborough and Filey (great beauty spots of this wild romantic coast) are all within easy reach, as are the unspoilt, timeless villages of the North York Moors, such as Goathland (of "Harry Potter" and "Heartbeat" fame) and Grosmont (with its restored steam trains plying the 18-mile moorland track to Pickering) offering beauty and tranquillity and ample opportunities to browse and de-stress.

The whole area has inspired artists and writers and the Staithes Group of Artists features regularly in local exhibitions.

Children are well catered for; with Flamingoland Theme Park, Beacon Farm, Mini Monsters (a huge indoor soft play facility) and GoApe (see websites below) only a short drive away; the delights of crab fishing or even more serious sea fishing for the older ones; Kinderland in Scarborough and contact farms, minature railways, boating, go-carts, outdoor crazy golf or the largest indoor crazy golf course in U.K. (or so they claim!) in Skelton.

Shops in the Village (all a short walk from the house):
There is a very good butcher in the village - he opens every morning, except Sunday and has another shop in the next village which opens all day each weekday. He also sells vegetables. In addition, there is also a mobile post office Monday, Wednesday and Friday and general shop who have a daily delivery of fresh bread (sadly it cannot compare to the wonderful European bread!) and a Co-op supermarket who sell "French-type" fresh bread daily.

Further, we have a gift shop, a jet shop, a sweet shop, a fish and chip shop. There is also a very nice Art Gallery who also run Art Courses.

We also have the wonderful fish factory (near the public car park - 5mins away from our house) where you can buy fresh fish from their factory shop. You could be eating cod/haddock etc. for dinner which has been caught that day. They will prepare the fish for you (usually while you look on) if they have none already gutted. They prepare fish for sale all over, and beyond, the area - providing fresh fish for the many fish and chip shops, guest houses and hotels etc. All our visitors love their products. Their oak-roasted salmon is award-winning and has been adopted by Michelin-stared restaurant. They also makes a good oak-roasted salmon paste.

There are Four pubs within a short walk of the house (two of which - Fox and Hounds at Dalehouse, 10 mins walk away and the Cod & Lobster by the harbour, 5 mins walk away) do good meals. Additionally, The Ellerby (whose meals are consistently good and very reasonable) provides a pleasant restaurant or you can eat in the bar and they are only a 6 minute drive away in the hamlet of Ellerby.

The village also has three very good coffee shops where you can buy snacks or lunches (one 2mins walk away from our house, opposite the public car park and the other facing the harbour) and one bistro which is undergoing complete refurbishment (under new ownership) and which is due to open soon (October 2017).

The village even has its own museum:

NB Many of the items on the "tick-list" are available in the village, but some are in Whitby, Saltburn (13/11 miles away).
While some of our exchange partners have had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday here without their car (bus every 30 minutes and train station 11miles away) a car would most certainly increase your enjoyment of the area.

Warning: the walk down to the village will involve a short, but steep incline.


  • supelrand
  • jalgrattasõit
  • kultuuriüritused
  • kanuu-/kajakisõit
  • kalastus
  • golf
  • jõusaal/spordiklubi
  • tennis
  • matkamine
  • ratsutamisvõimalused
  • ujula
  • jõgi
  • purjetamine
  • sukeldumine/surfamine
  • purjelauasõit

Vaba aeg

  • park/mänguväljak
  • kohvikud
  • jõusaal/spordiklubi
  • restoranid
  • ostlemine
  • park/mänguväljak


  • kontserdid
  • kunstigaleriid
  • muuseumid
  • tuntud mälestusmärgid
  • teater

Lähim ühistransport

  • buss
  • rongijaam

Ümbruskonna teenused

  • lähikauplus
  • supermarket


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Whilst we are VERY sad about the UK's plan to leave the European Community, it offers a wonderful opportunity for our European friends to visit the UK while the exchange rate is very much in your favour.
WEBSITES ON THE AREA: (some good photos)






N.B. Our personal website, which contains lots of information and photos, is worth a visit - it contains a lot of information, photographs etc.

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We live in a beautiful area so prefer our exchange to be in small historic cities/large towns with good/reliable transport links.
The small bedroom is decorated for our 13 year old granddaughter who spends several holidays with us. If you have a young son - he may not approve!
If you have mobility problems, please note that there are several steps leading up to our home (although we have installed hand rails).
N.B. Although we have ticked 'plant care needed', you will find this requires very little effort. The garden is tiny and plants are mainly in pots and we have very few indoor plants.


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