Find out everything you need about Grimes Nook in Staithes, North York Moors and whether this holiday rental is right for you.
This charming lower ground floor apartment has recently been given a sparkle to provide well-presented accommodation for up to two people and has the option of being part of a larger party booking.
If romance is in the air then this magical location with its bustling harbour and colourful fishermen’s cottages is going to win your heart. Once a trawling net store, Grimes Nook is tucked away on the lower ground floor of a two-storey fisherman’s cottage that is also a holiday home.
A two-minute walk brings you to the pubs and shops of Staithes and an under three-mile coastal walk takes you to an award-winning Blue Flag beach at Runswick Bay.
You can either book this charming apartment independently or secure it as part of a larger group reservation if the upstairs section of the home is included. The accommodation is all on one level and is accessed by a few steps. There double bedroom has a walk-in shower with a heated towel rail and there are electric heating panels throughout.
The open plan living space has laminated wooden flooring, a fireplace with a log burner and the dining table and chairs separate the kitchenette from the seating area.
Outside there is bench for an alfresco brew first thing and the offload and loading space is about 100yrds from the apartment. There is Pay and Display parking at the top of the village.
Staithes upholds it history of art that dates back to the celebrated 1800s Staithes Group of Artists to this day. For a weekend in September the residents of this colourful fishing village open their cottage doors to the public and become temporary galleries selling everything from painting, printing, ceramics, textiles and jewellery. It hosts up to 100 artists in 60 venues up and down the village. You can walk the maze of lanes and alleyways popping into pop-up front room galleries as well as going on guided walks and taking part in workshops. There is also a jam-packed live music programme that features everything from busking to full concerts. The town is awash with colourful light displays and the pubs, tearooms and shops enter into the spirit of the occasion too by extending their opening hours.
At any other time of the year the highlight of your stay could be the Real Staithes Day Tour. Fondly called the “ Local fisherman and conservationist Sean will be your guide of this magical walk around this Jurassic coastline. Starting early on the foreshore in Staithes, the walk takes you to Port Mulgrave where you can look for remains of an era when the land was covered by a tropical sea. There’s dinosaur bones and fossils from ammonites and pointed belemnites to the devil’s toenail. The walk covers a range of topics from foraging and edible plants on the foreshore, to the sea life in and around rockpools. At Sean’s fisherman’s hut you will be met by his wife Tricia where an alfresco lobster lunch around a roaring fire awaits you. You will return via the steep clifftop following the Cleveland Way back to Staithes in time for afternoon tea.
Given its size, this little village has a lot to offer from festivals to fossil-hunting, and lobster lunches to lazy days on an award-winning beach. Grimes Nook is an ideal base for two or as a separate apartment for a couple that is part of a larger party which has the option of booking the fishermen’s holiday cottage above.
The living accommodation is small but perfectly formed and has everything you will need for a hassle-free break. The kitchenette has an electric hob and cooker, a fridge freezer and a handy dishwasher. All on one level, and accessed down a few steps, it is a private retreat that promises uninterrupted days of peace and tranquillity.
The name Staithes is a Viking meaning “Landing Place” and although you won’t be using this delightful destination as a raiding base, you will be landing in a part of the North Yorkshire coastline that is going waste no time laying claim to your heart.