Catkin Cottage

Staithes, Yorkshire Coast

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Stunning country cottage for two with many original features and renovated to a high standard

You can book this property from:

  • £371 per week
  • £53 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Pub 0.8 miles
  • Shop 1.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Games room
  • Welcome pack

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.



  • Ground floor toilet
  • Ground floor bath/shower room


Catkin Cottage is one of four cottages converted from the old barns adjacent to the owner's country house. Providing cosy, high quality accommodation for two, the property oozes character with original floorboards, beams and feature barn windows. The finish is to a very high standard with quality fittings and fixtures throughout including granite worktops in the kitchen and bathroom. There is a small private patio with furniture,  perfect for enjoying a glass of wine at the end of a day of sight-seeing in this beautiful area.

There is a small games room on site which includes a 3/4 size snooker table, table tennis, table football and many books, board games and DVDs. The owners can provide special event dinners in the house along with guided walks in the area. Tai Chi lessons and personal tuition available.

Situated just one and a half miles from the popular, busy fishing village of Staithes, the property is surrounded by open countryside and there is access to a 4 acre paddock. This well equipped and maintained cottage is personally supervised by the owners. 

Electric cooker and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave. TV with Freeview and DVD. Dining table and chairs and two sofas. Woodburning stove. Patio door to the private patio, facing South with stunning view.

Bathroom: Bath, shower over the bath, toilet and washbasin.


Gallery Bedroom:
Double bed, fitted wardrobe and cupboards.

Shepherds Hut
This beautiful timber framed Shepherds Hut stands on its own in a glorious south facing meadow above the charming fishing village of Staithes. With a luxurious king-size bed, comfortable sofa, FreeSat TV and a terrace with panoramic views over the woods, valley and the sea, it is a perfect "get-away from it all". This haven of peace is available to book as an accommodation on its own or as additional accommodation, perfect for a couple when friends are staying in Acorn Cottage (WA040) or Catkin Cottage (WA041). Both of these cottages have enough comfortable seating and a table and chairs for four guests so friends can relax, sit and dine together in a cottage or gather at the Shepherds Hut to enjoy the views from the terrace perhaps over a glass of wine. Further accommodation can be booked in Oak Cottage (WA042) or Willow Cottage (WA043). The hut is fully insulated and there is a small electric heater for cooler evenings. Free WiFi is available but dogs are not permitted in the Shepherds Hut. There is car parking in the main car park for one car. 
If you wish to book the Shepherd’s Hut with one of the properties listed above please see here for availability.

Pets: Two dogs welcome.
Parking: Off-road parking for 1 car.
Garden: Private garden with table and chairs.

Heating: Electric central heating.Wood-burning stove in lounge (welcome fuel provided, further supplies available at cost).
Short Breaks: Accepted all year round,  Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday. Full weeks must be Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday.
Notes: Towels are provided.  No children under the age of 3. Shared games room. Microwave, breadmaker, barbecue and iron available for guests to borrow. The owners can provide special event dinners in the house along with guided walks in the area. Tai Chi lessons and personal tuition available. WiFi is available at an extra charge of £20 for a week and £10 for a short break payable direct to the owner. Mobile phone signal is variable.
Pub: 0.8 mile. Shop: 1.5 miles.


The accomadation was of a very high standard in fact the best we have come across and the hosts made us very much at home and welcomed us in for a chat one evening , thank you so much.

Mrs Elizabeth T,


Area Information

Staithes is a pretty, traditional fishing village with bundles of charm located 10 miles north of Whitby and offers an idyllic location for holidaymakers visiting the seaside. The village boasts some of the narrowest cobbled streets in the north and is connected with ginnels, nooks and winding streets. There is plenty to see and do with pubs, cafes, shops, art galleries and a fish smokehouse. The village hosts real ale and jazz festivals during the year and the September Arts Festival is becoming a very popular event which attracts many visitors. For those fancying taking to the waters there are regular boat trips to Whitby from Staithes. There are many walks around the area along the cliff tops and through to Whitby, it is an ideal location for any holidaymaker.

For more information on Staithes and the surrounding area and local events see our Yorkshire Coast Guide and the Festivals & Events Guide.