What are the cottages like?

Our cottages on Cowbar Bank, Staithes are south-facing cosy holiday cottages well-equipped for a relaxing, stress-free holiday. Each holiday cottage has a real fire, seats out front from which there is a marvellous view of the sea, the cliffs, higgledy-piggledly rooftops of the village and colourful fishing boats. Sitting here and gazing out to sea is our favourite place to be. Since we established our family-run business in 1990, many people have enjoyed wonderful and refreshing holidays in our cottages, and at least 75% have returned, with many now choosing The Fishermen's Cottages for their holidays or short breaks every year.
Cottage No 3 is the one with the white bay window (see pic below). It sleeps 5 and usually booked by families. It has a living/dining room with a log burning stove, armchairs in the bay window to look out to sea, a dining table and chairs, TV with Sky Entertainment and Kids packages, a DVD and wi-fi broadband. There's a small kitchen with a hob and oven, microwave, fridge and washer-dryer, and a bathroom with bath and shower. The master bedroom is a double with its own washbasin, the second bedroom has twin beds, and there's a very tiny room under the eaves with a single bed.
Cottage No 4 has blue windows and sleeps two in a lovely oak-beamed double-bedroom. The view from the bed is totally divine and would be spoiled by a TV. It has a shower room, comfortable beamed sitting room with an open fire, wi-fi broadband, TV and DVD player, and a small but perfectly equipped kitchen with combination hob/oven/grill and microwave. Cottage No4 is fast becoming known as Old Jack's cottage because it's the home of the main character (played by Bernard Cribbins) in the BBC's children's series Old Jack's Boat which was filmed in Staithes. So enchanted have we been by the looks of wonder on the faces of small children making their pilgrimage up the bank to see if Old Jack is in that we have changed our booking policy to allow two adults + a child. You will need to bring an extra bed though - and the cottage is small. Tell us on booking.
Cottage No 5 is at the top with blue windows and sleeps two in a pretty double bedroom with small ensuite shower room. The cosy beamed sitting room has an open fire, wi-fi broadband and TV and DVD player, and the kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need to rustle up a quick meal, blend a hearty soup or cook a full roast. Note: low-beamed ceiling in sitting room, not for anyone a lot over 6ft!

The cottages contain a selection of books relating to the area - such as guides to the moors and local walks and fiction based on the North East coast.

Full bedlinen is included in the price for each cottage, plus towels in Nos 4&5, and there's parking outside for one car. For more details about the cottages and the village, click on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or scroll down to see more pictures below.

Photos of the three Fishermen's Cottages at Staithes

3,4 and 5 Cowbar Bank

Left to Right - 5, 4 and 3 Cowbar Bank

3 Cowbar Bank - sleeps 5

4 Cowbar Bank - sleeps 2

5 Cowbar Bank - sleeps 2

Interiors - 3, 4 and 5 Cowbar Bank, Staithes

3 Cowbar Bank - the family-sized Fisherman's Cottage

Bay window - 3 Cowbar Bank

Master bedroom - 3 Cowbar Bank

Kids' bedroom - 3 Cowbar Bank

Tiny, tiny extra attic bedroom - 3 Cowbar Bank

Kitchen - 3 Cowbar Bank

Bathroom - 3 Cowbar Bank
4 Cowbar Bank - the cottage the BBC uses for 'Old Jack's Boat'

Sitting room - 4 Cowbar Bank

Bedroom - 4 Cowbar Bank

Shower Room - 4 Cowbar Bank

5 Cowbar Bank - a cosy 'one-up-one-down'

Open fire - 5 Cowbar Bank

Sitting room - 5 Cowbar Bank

Kitchen - 5 Cowbar Bank

View from no.5... with
artists impression of the view

Bedtime - 5 Cowbar Bank, Staithes.