Tawny Owl

Staithes, Yorkshire Coast

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Superb, well presented cottage with hot tub

You can book this property from:

  • £706 per week
  • £101 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room


  • Family friendly
  • Cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Pub 2 miles
  • Shop 2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Hot tub
  • 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 bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement 

Property Name: Tawny Owl 

Description: Cottage 



The nearest bus stop is: Boulby, 50 yds 

The nearest train station is: Station Square, Whitby, 10.5 miles 

The nearest food shop is: Staithes, 1 mile 

The nearest pub/restaurant is: Dale House, 5 miles 

The nearest petrol is: Hinderwell, 2.8 miles 

Mobility equipment hire is: Guisborough, 13.3 miles 


Arrival and car parking 

Type of parking available: Private 

For what sized cars? Large 

Good space to unload once parked? Yes 

Number of spaces available: 4-6 

The parking surface is: Tarmac 

Distance to the property from the parking: Driveway 

Is parking level? Yes 

Distance to nearest parking area: 20 yards 

Is it pay and display? No 

The width of the path to the property is: 5ft 

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 0 


Main entrance 

How many entrances are there to the property? One and one fire door 

The doors widths are: 3ft 31” 

Keyhole height: 3ft 

How many steps are there to the entrance: None 


Living and dining rooms 

The flooring is: Tiled 

The door widths are: 3ft 

Is there good space between the furniture: Yes 

Is it movable or fixed: Movable 



The flooring is: Tiled 

The door widths are: 3ft 

The worktop height is: 3ft 1” 

Is the oven set high or low? Low 

The fridge height is: 3ft 1” 

The freezer height is: 3ft 1” 

Is crockery stored high or low? High 

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: Washer dryer, iron, ironing board are in the boiler room (2 steps) 

Bedrooms and landings 

How many floors does the property have: One 

The number of steps between floors is: Master none, second two 

The flooring is: Tiled 

The door widths are: 2ft 9” 

Bed sizes are: 3-4ft, 5ft  

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable 


Bathrooms and cloakrooms 

The door widths are: 2ft 9” 

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: Yes 

Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?: Yes 

Is there a ground floor WC?: Yes 

Is there a ground floor bath or showroom?: Yes 

Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? No 

Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up?: Yes 

The flooring is: Tiled 



Is there a land line for guests to use? No 

Mobile reception details: Poor 

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)?: Yes 

Are electrical sockets generally set low or height: Low 

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No 

Any other information: 



Tawny Owl is a superb high quality cottage with a hot tub, on the ouskirts of the fishing village of Staithes. It is beautifully presented and decorated to a high standard and great attention to details. All the rooms are situated on the ground floor level so the cottage may be suitable for guests with limited mobility and in wheelchairs. There is a private off-road parking near the property. The cottage is located at the top of the cliff, within a mile walk to the charming seaside village of Staithes, with a lovely sandy beach, shops, pubs and restaurants. Tawny Owl can be used in conjunction with Barn Owl next door (WA022).

Entrance: Ramp access into the kitchen/lounge/diner.
Kitchen/Dining Room/Lounge: Fridge, freezer, gas hob, electric oven with grill, dishwasher, microwave. Dining table and chairs. TV with Freeview.
Bedroom 1: Double bed, wardrobe, dressing table, TV with DVD. 
En suite Wet Room: Shower, toilet and washbasin.
Bedroom 2: Two steps up. Double bed, dressing table with drawers, hanging space, TV with DVD.
En suite Wet Room: Shower, toilet and washbasin.
Laundry: Washing machine, tumble dryer (shared facility currently not available due to Covid 19)

Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Parking: Off-street parking for two cars.
Garden/Patio: Shared patio with outside seating. NOW WITH HOT TUB SHARED WITH BARN OWL (WA022)
Heating: Gas central heating with underfloor heating throughout.
Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.
Notes: Towels are provided, but not for use with the hot tub. Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. Static cot and highchair available. Shared hot tub (seven seater jacuzzi). Please note that this property has two double beds and therefore is not suitable for children/teenagers of mixed sex. There is a working potash mine within a mile from the property. Mobile phone signal is variable.
Pub: 1 mile Shop: 1 mile Beach: 1 mile



The property was lovely and our hosts were very friendly.

Mrs Carol W,


Area Information

Cowbar is a picturesque hamlet tucked under the Cliff Nab connected with the village of Staithes by a footbridge. It is popular with artists, photographers and birdwatchers. Cowbar is an ideal base to explore the beautiful Yorkshire Coast and Moors.

The neighbouring village of 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 Cowbar and Staithes and the surrounding area and local events see our Yorkshire Coast Guide and the Festivals & Events Guide.