Find out everything you need about Field Cottage in Staithes, North York Moors and whether this holiday rental is right for you.
An immaculate North Yorkshire stone cottage for two it is situated between the Loftus and the colourful harbour village of Staithes.
With views out to the moors, it is less than half a mile walk to the Cleveland Way coastal path that is renowned for its glorious scenery of coast and country. The neighbouring Street House Farm Cottage sleeps four providing an option of Field Cottage forming part of a larger booking.
The cottage comes well-equipped with everything you need including binoculars so that you can see the bird and wildlife up close from sitting room window.
This delightful stone-built rural retreat sleeps two and is all on one level. The bedroom, along an inner hallway, is king-sized and there is a walk-in shower in the modern ceramic-tiled bathroom.
The main living area, under exposed beams, includes a kitchen with a breakfast bar overlooking a spacious sitting room that has glass double doors framing exceptional views of the North York Moors.
The outdoor area includes a private space with a covered love seat and French-style wrought-iron table and chairs for alfresco dining. Field Cottage has the option of being booked with the neighbouring cottage that sleeps four.
This stunning farm location that with the Cleveland Way on its doorstep. A brisk 15-minute walk with your wagtail will bring you to the charming little village of Easington with its community pub, the Tiger Inn where you can sample some real North Yorkshire Ales either in the lawned beer garden or, when it turns chilly, in front of the pub’s roaring open fire.
This area is a nature lover’s haven and the National Trust’s Hummersea Nature Reserve is on the cottage’s doorstep. It is a stunning stretch of coast that includes a wide swathe of slope that is rich in wildflowers such as the fragrant orchids and spiny restharrow. The high cliff face support nesting seabirds in spring and summer and there is a small single beach at the foot of it . For flora fanatics the grass-of-Parnassus produces its single pristine five-petal flower between June and September. The reserve forms part of an alum quarry that dates back to 1655 where you will see the last remains of an alum house embedded in the cliff.
Just three miles from the cottage is the picture-postcard fishing harbour of Staithes. The steep walk down to the harbour is worth the trek because the quaint tearoom of Dotty’s Vintage is a great place to refuel with a refreshing cup of Yorkshire brew and a slice of homemade cake. The tearoom is famous for its giant scones topped with fresh cream and locally produced jam. Don’t worry about calorie overload because the pleasant three-mile walk along the coast to Runswick Bay, voted Britain’s Best Beach in 2020 by the Sunday times, will soon work it off.
Field Cottage could serve as a “just the two of us” romantic retreat with a private outdoor area ringed by a stone wall or it could be part of a larger booking of up to six because the holiday home next door sleeps four. Whatever its purpose, it is a perfect place to see both coast and country.
This charming holiday home has been thoughtfully designed to include a vista of the moors that is going to be hard to match. From the depths of the sofa, with the help of the binoculars provided, you will be in for a flora and fauna fest. You are likely to spot an elusive roe deer, golden plovers, black grouse or even a kingfisher if you’re lucky. The interior, much like the exposed stone exterior, remains sympathetic to its surroundings. There are thick exposed beams, smooth wooden floors, a breakfast bar with contemporary lighting and an inner hallway that leads to a king-sized bed and a freshly quarry-style tiled bathroom with a walk-in shower.
If you are looking for a location that offers a variation of things to see and do, then this slice of North Yorkshire is going to tick all the boxes.