Fishermans Cottage

Fisherman's Cottage

Quaint, cosy fisherman's cottage with an amazing view

Fisherman's Cottage

Lovely cottage with amazing views

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Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer stayed in Fisherman's Cottage and Old Jack's while filming the BBC Series Gone Fishing in 2020. Click on the pic to see what they found.

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Fisherman's Cottage...

... has a cosy beamed sitting room with an open fire, the well-equipped kitchen was refurbished and refitted in 2020. The cottage sleeps two in a pretty double bedroom with small ensuite shower room. Fisherman's enjoys a south-facing sun terrace with amazing views. Please note, the low-beamed living ceiling isn't suitable for anyone much over 6ft tall. The guest welcome pack is crammed with suggestions of things to do and enjoy on the Yorkshire Riviera. There's Wi-Fi, TV and a digital radio Parking is free and right outside. Fisherman's is heated by electric radiators in the sitting room and bedroom, the open fire is a lovely option in winter. If you want to know anything else, please check out our FAQ and T&C, or contact us via phone or email.

Fisherman's Cottage...

... has a cosy beamed sitting room with an open fire, the well-equipped kitchen was refurbished and refitted in 2020. The cottage sleeps two in a pretty double bedroom with small ensuite shower room. Fisherman's enjoys a south-facing sun terrace with amazing views. Please note, the low-beamed living ceiling isn't suitable for anyone much over 6ft tall. The guest welcome pack is crammed with suggestions of things to do and enjoy on the Yorkshire Riviera. There's Wi-Fi, TV and a digital radio Parking is free and right outside. Fisherman's is heated by electric radiators in the sitting room and bedroom, the open fire is a lovely option in winter. If you want to know anything else, please check out our FAQ and T&C, or contact us via phone or email.

Fisherman's Cottage Booking Calendar 2022

Available dates are marked in green, minimum stay is two nights. The price shown is the price-per-night based on a three night break. Two night breaks are liable to a supplement, breaks longer than three nights receive a discount on the daily rate. The price of a week long seven night break is five times the price shown for a nightly break. If the price is £150 a night, seven nights will cost £750. To see the price, simply select the days you want your holiday to start and end using the check-in and check-out tabs below and the price will be calculated and displayed automatically, with any discounts or supplements included.

Fisherman’s Cottage
Ana Avatar

lovely stay lovely place - 25 Jul 2022

Thom Avatar

Cosy spot perfectly located and great hosts. - 22 Jul 2022

Hannah Avatar

Beautiful little cottage; nicely finished and perfectly clean. In a prime location in Staithes harbour. Fantastic views and a 2 minute walk to the pub, ice cream parlour and tea shop. - 19 Jul 2022

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Sally & Yosi

The cottage is full of character and although small, is very cosy and well equipped. The location is just perfect and we enjoyed our weeks stay very much. - 17 Jul 2022

Mark Avatar

Would recommend in a heart beat. Perfect - 11 Jul 2022

Mark Avatar

Lovely cottage will be back can on fault it x had the most relaxing time x - 08 Jul 2022

Julie Avatar

We love Staithes. We had a great few days. Terrific all round. Thanks - 05 Jul 2022

Debbie Avatar

A gorgeous little cottage with so much character and charm. We so enjoyed sitting on the outside bench taking in the splendid view!
Great communication with the host Jackie and it was a nice touch that Jackie popped by to say hello. The housekeepers were very helpful too.
You couldn't ask for a better location in such a beautiful village. Highly recommended.
- 02 Jul 2022

Penny Avatar

I had a wonderful week at this charming cottage in a fantastic location. The cottage had everything I needed for a comfortable and relaxing break. Sitting on the bench outside with a cuppa and a book, watching the world go by, was great, as was following the Cleveland way down the coast to Runswick Bay and back, and up the coast to Skinningrove and back. Altogether a lovely time. I can highly recommend this as a place to stay, especially to lone travellers or couples. - 18 Jun 2022

Chris Avatar

The cottage is small and cosy and in a lovely location. We loved sitting on the bench outside in the morning with a cup of tea or in the evening with a glass of wine as the view across Staithes towards the sea is superb. The facilities were good although we didn't spend a lot of time indoors as we were walking up and down the coast every day. You can walk up or down the coast from Staithes along the Cleveland Way. There is a good bus service along the coast so you don't need to do circular walks. The X4 runs between Whitby and Middlesborough, stopping in Staithes, and gives you good options to walk from A to B along the coast and get the bus back to the car.

We didn't cook as we used take-away options. There is a really good fish and chip shop (Excelsior) at the top of the village just off the main road, Cobbles cafe does a pizza take-away on Thursday and we had a good pie and chips meal at the Royal George pub. Incidentally, grab a table outside the Royal George for a drink on a sunny afternoon/early evening as it's a sun trap. We had another very good meal at the Cod and Lobster pub (which also does a take-away menu) and for something to keep you going if you are hiking, the butcher does excellent home-made pork pies and sausage rolls!

Having a parking space outside is really useful and I can recommend the Kangaroo hand car wash in Easington who must get a lot of business thanks to the seagulls! If you are a light sleeper, you may prefer to bring a fan and keep the bedroom window closed in summer as seagulls start the dawn chorus at about 4am but that is part and parcel of staying on the coast.

Communication was excellent and there is someone in the village to contact in case of problems although we were fine. We loved our stay!
- 11 Jun 2022

Rhea Avatar

Perfect location for a break in Staithes. The cottage is located on a steep incline but the positioning means the views are amazing! Also you are located on the Cleveland Way, great for walkers / runners.
The cottage sits really well and is ideal for a couple or single person and after talking to our neighbours it is in demand. We chose this cottage mainly as it was featured in BBCs Gone Fishing. I read previous comments about parking outside the cottage but can confirm we parked a VW Golf and our neighbours had a Range Rover Evoque with no problems even when the bin lorry came past. The parking space and permit is a huge bonus.
The cottage is pleasantly laid out and the kitchen is ideal and the washing machine and dryer are an added bonus as I was able to rinse out my running clothes after an early morning run. The seating area at the front of the cottage is a great place to unwind and watch the world go by and it has the sun most of the day. The only downside was the size of the sink in the bathroom as it was very small and the hot water came from a separate unit attached to the wall which I found sprayed out and made a simple face wash a task.
You are a stones throw from the main area of Staithes and a couple of nice cafes - Cobbles of Staithes and Dotty’s. Both offer eat in or take away. Overall we had a fantastic stay and would recommend staying at the cottage especially if you like originality and want to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
- 02 Jun 2022

Kerry Avatar

A beautifully cosy cottage with amazing views in a picture perfect fishing village. Great base for exploring the area. Will definitely be back. - 30 May 2022

Derek Avatar

This cottage is in an excellent location close to the centre of Staithes. It is a very old building so it does come with its quirks as described. I know it wouldn't suit a large build or tall person. Communication with Jackie was excellent and quick response time. Also, even though it does have a parking spot right outside it is on a steep narrow road but you can park about 150m further down the road on level ground which suited us. It is located very close to the Cleveland Way path so ideal for walkers, overall we had a very pleasant break. - 06 May 2022

Jamie Avatar

A lovely weekend in a quaint, well kept cottage with modern amenities; the best of both worlds! Lovely location in a friendly town. - 24 Apr 2022

Christopher Avatar

A gorgeous little cottage with so much character and charm. Great communication with the host Jackie and the housekeepers, so helpful. You couldn't ask for a better location in such a beautiful village. Highly recommended. - 18 Apr 2022

Michael Avatar

The cottage is in a wonderful location in terms of view and nearby walking and places of interest. Very comfortable. - 13 Apr 2022

Sophie Avatar

A wonderful stay at Fisherman's cottages! Cottage is clean and well-decorated in keeping with the setting. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and didn't want to return home! Highly recommend getting the fire going for a cosy, relaxing evening. Cobbles over the bridge do home-made takeaway pizzas until 8:30pm which is ideal. Highly recommend. - 09 Apr 2022

Sue Avatar

Lovely tiny characterful fisherman's cottage within easy walking distance of sea, shops and pubs. Good parking at the harbour. Only park outside cottage if you have a tiny car. Wonderful walks directly from the cottage via the Cleveland way. Book well in advance if you want to eat at either of the pubs - good food at both. - 21 Mar 2022

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Molly & Freddie

We absolutely loved our stay in Staithes and Jackie's place was fantastic - we will definitely be back. Such a great location, right in the heart of Staithes and with fantastic views! Jackie was an amazing host from start to finish, and gave so many great recommendations. Can't recommend this Airbnb enough! - 21 Feb 2022

Julie Avatar

A fabulous little cottage with beautiful view. The sun shone most of the day in the front. Perfect for 2 people and a little dog. Parking right outside is a real bonus as most visitors to Staithes have to park at the top and walk down. Very well appointed with everything you need for a comfortable stay including Smart TV.
TIP if you are intending to eat at The Cod and Lobster book weeks in advance of your visit as we did to avoid disappointment.
Also as we went out of season Staithes was very quiet, as we like it, but you might need to bring some food supplies as the only food shop (apart from the butchers) open when we visited was the Co op a short drive away.
All in all , a fabulous location , friendly locals, great walks and a cosy spot to come back to.
- 12 Feb 2022

Liam Avatar

This is an absolute gem of a place in a magnificent little village on the North Yorkshire Coast. Comfortable, clean, unique, perfect for a couple wanting a break or for someone wanting time to themselves. Staithes and the Fisherman’s cottage is one of Yorkshire’s best kept secrets. Jackie was a great host, leaving in depth information and was always quick to communicate when we needed to speak to her. - 07 Feb 2022

Tracey Avatar

We had a lovely stay at the cottage. Its was authentic, quaint and cosy. We enjoyed walking around the village the views and pubs. There are lots of lovely beaches close by, we visited Runswick Bay and Sandsend. We had some lovely walks and and most places are dog friendly. The 2 pubs in Staithes were both dog friendly. We would definatley go back. - 24 Jan 2022

Karen Avatar

Fabulous place - so warm and cosy on arrival. - 21 Jan 2022

Linda Avatar

Staying here was everything we hoped for and more. Sitting on a quiet street at the side of Staithes with its traditional decor and timeless character, the fisherman’s cottage transports you away from everyday life and urges you to take on a slower, more relaxing pace for a few days. We absolutely adored staying here; chatting to people as they wandered past as we drank coffee on the bench outside, and spending cosy evenings with a glass of wine chatting by the fire were highlights for us, as was meeting some of the locals by the harbour and eating lots of glorious (Email hidden by Airbnb) munication from start to finish was amazing; friendly, attentive and responsive, the house was spotless and check in and out seamless. We even got to meet Jackie by chance, who was as lovely in person as she is over message. All in all, we had the most wonderful time and were so sad to have to leave. We miss this quiet corner of the world and the beautiful fisherman’s cottage and hope to get the chance to return soon. - 17 Jan 2022

Sandra Avatar

Charming little cottage with everything you need and in a superb setting. It was very cosy with the open fire lit in the evenings. - 12 Jan 2022

Spencer Avatar

Great location. Great cottage. Lovely village. Not much more to say!
If you’re looking to get away and to relax it’s the perfect retreat. Close to lovely pubs and cafes and on the Cleveland Way for walking, Staithes is the place to unwind and the cottage has everything you need to do this. Clean with all you need to enjoy your stay, it was just what was needed. Thanks!
- 11 Dec 2021

Symone Avatar

Just back from a few great days in this cottage, everything I needed was there, with added advantage of parking outside. Lovely view of the sea from bedroom window and overlooking the boats in The Beck, and moon outside window was perfect. - 01 Dec 2021

Dino Avatar

Lovely cottage. Great to spend my 30th birthday there. Wish we could have stayed longer. - 17 Nov 2021

Peter Avatar

Very cosy little cottage in an ideal location. The bench outside is perfect for breakfast in the morning sun, and passersby are happy to exchange a few words. We were there in September and the bench kept the sun until nearly 4pm which was very welcome. It is a delight to watch the ebb and flow of the tide. If you are a bit older, like us, you may find the bed a little small and the mattress quite firm. Being an old fisherman's cottage, everything is on the small side, but perfectly adequate for 2 people as long as you are not too tall! Jackie is an excellent host and the housekeepers are very helpful. - 22 Sep 2021

Ted Avatar

This is a gem. If you want flash modernistic sleekness, don’t come here. Leave it for those of us who love the quirky idiosyncrasies of an old fisherman’s cottage with all its history and the most magnificent views you can imagine. Throw in a pub with a heart and great food - Cod and Lobster - and you’re in heaven. A blissful few days in a place with no pretensions, comfortable and cosy, with a real feel for people. - 09 Sep 2021

Mick Avatar

This small beautiful, full of character cottage has not only a spectacular view but is also extremely well equipped. It's 1 minute from the town centre with 2 great pubs for eating and drinking, a spectacular Italian deli (a bit expensive) and some great local walks along the coast. We'll be booking up again for our next visit. - 27 Aug 2021

Brian Avatar

lovely traditional cottage , great views & atmosphere - 08 Aug 2021

Helen Avatar

Amazing little cottage in a fabulous location .. will definitely visit again .. - 06 Aug 2021

Shiulie Avatar

Small but perfectly formed - this cottage has everything you need for a relaxing break by the sea. It's in a super position, with great views and a quick walk to the beach. Be warned it's on a steep (but short) slope. Just consider the exercise an added bonus after a lovely meal at the Cod & Lobster! - 24 Jul 2021

Sarah Avatar

Characterful & quirky little cottage in a lovely location including an all important parking permit needed while staying in the village.

Great to use as a ‘home base’ for days out walking and exploring the coastline.

The modern and clean kitchen is fantastically equipped to cater at home.

A little TLC in the rest of the house would perhaps not go amiss to up the comfort level for days/evenings in.

Smart TV and Smart Heating - with limitations & not so easy to navigate and use.

Ours was a Summer visit but imagine in the Winter months with the fire going it is quite a glowing & cosy snug.

Mandy & Keith are very friendly and excellent response time (literally minutes) to queries.

We look forward to a return in the Winter/Spring.
- 17 Jul 2021

Graham Avatar

A lovely cosy cottage in a fantastic location across the footbridge from Staithes village. Everything is within walking distance, and the cottage makes a great place from which to head out in the village (worth booking the pubs in advance if you can during covid), and around North Yorkshire/Cleveland. Excelsior chippy is a must!

Great hosts too!
- 13 Jun 2021

Amanda Avatar

No 5, lived up to expectations, we wanted for nothing. The views are fabulous. There are 4 pubs in the village. We visited three of them and were welcomed at all. The food at each of them was lovely too. - 05 Jun 2021

Robert Avatar

Fabulous location made even better by being able to park outside the cottage, something most properties in Staithes are denied. Great views and very cosy - 14 May 2021

Tom Avatar

5 stars is not enough for the location , 10 stars would be better ! Even if you never got out of Staithes the view sitting outside the cottage would sustain you. The cottage is really snug and cosy and the dog loved the open fire in the cold evenings. Both the cottage and village still have that old world charm and relaxed feel that Robin Hoods Bay has sadly lost. I believe most of Jackie's customers are returning customers and I will be joining them, that's for sure. - 11 May 2021

Jess Avatar

The cottage was immaculate and welcoming. Communication with Jackie and the local housekeepers prior to our visit was very prompt, friendly and helpful. The location of the cottage and the view of the harbour is stunning. Very peaceful but with easy access to the village shops where we bought all our food and also fuel for the fire. We visited with our 7 month old daughter, due to the pandemic this was our first opportunity to get away as a family and was perfect for us. Plenty of nearby walks to take in the sea air and idyllic scenery. My only regret is that we didn't book to stay for a whole week. - 03 May 2021

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No5 is a small, quaint and very comfortable old fisherman’s cottage with amazing views. The bed is very comfy and the en-suite perfectly serviceable. The heating is extremely efficient and effective and the new kitchen is really lovely. Just be aware there is at present no microwave. - 16 Mar 2020

Ian Avatar

A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. We would say to anybody wanting to get away for an intimate and cosy seaside break, “go for it!”. - 02 Mar 2020

Majella Avatar

Fantastic cottage in a gorgeous location. The owners were quick to respond to any questions and were really helpful. The cottage is great, really clean, comfortable and has everything you need. It's really close to the beach and has a lovely view of the harbour. We had a brilliant time in Staithes and we would highly recommend staying at the Fishermans! - 23 Feb 2020

Andrew Avatar

A great cottage, views and location. I wouldn’t hesitate to go again, highly recommended for future guests. - 03 Feb 2020

Shell Avatar

Perched on the sunny side of a hill, this fisherman’s cottage provided the perfect cosy retreat for our Winter stay - open log fire, comfy bed, thoughtfully decorated and with a beautiful view of Staithes and the sea.

We missed the advice on the listing to not book if you are over 6ft. However, my boyfriend is 6ft 2 and had no issues or bangs on the head. In fact, he absolutely loved the place!

Looking forward to returning in another season...
- 22 Dec 2019

Bob Avatar

A really cosy, idyllic and very comfortable cottage wonderfully situated in this lovely coastal village. We'll definitely be back. - 17 Dec 2019

Piotr Avatar

A lovely cottage in a beautiful seaside village with stunning views. Would definitely recommend and will most likely come back in the future. - 08 Dec 2019

Cressida Avatar

Lovely cottage excellent location , cosy warm welcoming & lovely little touches, the views from the front garden bench priceless.
I found myself unexpectedly visiting on my own the lovely people of Staithes made me very welcome.
I can't wait to go back .
- 09 Nov 2019

Lucy Avatar

One of my favourite air bnb experiences. Staithes is such a gorgeous place full of character and charm. It felt like going back in time for a few days. Great walks, cosy pubs and so lovely to return to the charming fisherman's cottage and it's wonderful views. Can't recommend it enough! - 24 Oct 2019

Daniel Avatar

We had a wonderful few days staying in no 5 Fisherman's Cottages. It is a perfect base to discover the beautiful seaside fishing village of Staithes and to explore further afield on the North Yorkshire moors.

It is a very cosy cottage but perfect for two people to share a romantic few days away - the views down over the harbour from the front room and bedroom window are beautiful. On a couple of rainy days, it was lovely to shut ourselves away, light the fire, snuggle up and read our books in the living room. The kitchen had everything we needed for a few days and we self-catered on a couple of evenings, picking up food from the coop at the top of the village (about 15 mins and a bit of a hill away). We enjoyed hearty meals in the Cod and Lobster and The Royal George (the steak and ale pie was amazing) on the other evenings. The smart heating system meant the house was always cosy and warm. The bathroom is small but very clean and functional. The bed was very comfy.

It was great to be able to park directly outside the cottage so that we could easily drive out of town on the days we decided to explore the moors. However, if you wanted to just stay in Staithes for a few days, we could easily have entertained ourselves in the shops, having tea and scones in lovely Dotty's and exploring the walking routes along the coast towards Whitby.

All communication we had with the owner was extremely prompt and helpful and all useful information was provided in advance of our arrival or was available in the house booklet on arrival. It was clear that Amanda was available in the village if we had any problems or queries at any time - luckily we didn't have any issues but she was extremely friendly and polite on the couple of times we emailed her.
- 17 Oct 2019

Claire Avatar

The house of Jackie is very typical since it belonged a long time ago to fishermen. it is very small indeed but has a unique view of the channel that goes directly to the sea. It’s very beautiful and Staithes is a marvelous and kind village. We loved it very much even if it lacked a little comfort. - 15 Jul 2019

Sarah Avatar

A wonderful little cottage right in the harbour of Staithes. Perfect for a cosy stay! - 27 May 2019

Julian Avatar

I really do have to talk about the location first. In the picturesque fishing village of Staithes with windows, and bench on the small from patio, overlooking the village. Couldn’t be better. Parking permit included, which is a real bonus for this small village which restricts all parking. The cottage itself is a characterful small fisherman’s cottage. Cosy but comfortable for a couple. Tight kitchen, but this is simply a constraint for any original small cottage. Communication from the host was always quick. The local housekeepers (live in the village) were available for anything and very responsive. Thoroughly lovely three days. - 13 May 2019

Lesley Avatar

Do stay in this gorgeous cottage you will have an amazing experience. - 30 Apr 2019

Gary Avatar

Lovely little cottage, really enjoyed our stay. Parking permitt , fresh bed linen & towels, kitchen utensils all provided. Wifi also included. Great location to stay. - 18 Apr 2019

Avelynne Avatar

Exactly as described. Lovely little cottage. Lovely village. Will definitely be back 🙂 - 10 Apr 2019

Fonteyne Avatar

Absolutely amazing stay, and can not fault the host as she was absolutely amazing and went above and beyond for our stay, gorgeous location perfect for a little get away, definitely got fitter with all the hills 😄 highly recommend for a cozy getaway - 11 Mar 2019

Andrew Avatar

5 out of 5. Gorgeous place, would recommend it to anyone. - 19 Jan 2019

James Avatar

A lovely cosy place to stay with great views, just a short walk from the centre of staithes. - 09 Dec 2018

Sally Avatar

A great fisherman’s cottage in an amazing location offering great nearby walks and views to take in. Very comfortable accommodation and local food great. - 26 Aug 2018

Diane Avatar

Fishermans Cottage was simply lovely. It was like stepping back in time and being in the middle of one of Charles Dickens Stories. The cottage itself was so quaint, full of character and charm. I personally think it has the best position in the village with beautiful views of the harbour and out to sea. We had a resident seagull come to visit us daily who we called "Cheeky Boy" . The village itself is so charming everyone we met was so friendly we felt like we were among family. The walk to Runswick Bay was quite breath taking and well worth a visit. We also went to Whitby about 11 miles away and while we had a super day we were glad to get back to the peace and quiet of Staithes. The parking was fine everyone being so courteous and helpful. The coop is up the hill and a bit of a walk so my advice is to definitely take the basics with you. We really did have a wonderful time at the cottage and it was everything I imagined it would be and more. My daughter and I feel we have left a little piece of our hearts behind in the cottage so we will definitely have to return one day. Very sad to leave as this cottage worked its magic on both of us. - 10 Aug 2018

5 stars is not enough for the location, 10 stars would be better ! Even if you never got out of Staithes the view sitting outside the cottage would sustain you.
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Bob Mortimer steps out of Fisherman's Cottage and says hi to Paul Whitehouse stepping out of Old Jack's in the 2020 BBC TV show Gone Fishing

Bob Mortimer steps out of Fisherman's Cottage and says hi to Paul Whitehouse stepping out of Old Jack's in the 2020 BBC TV show Gone Fishing