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Old Joiners Shop
TS13 5BX

Old Joiners Shop, Staithes, Yorkshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £264.00

This cottage is situated in the village of Staithes near Whitby and can sleep two people in one bedroom.

Old Joiners Shop is a converted cottage located in the village of Staithes in North Yorkshire. Hosting one double bedroom with en-suite, this property can sleep up to two people. Inside you will also find an open plan living area with modern kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

To the outside is a small front stone terrace overlooking the beck with furniture. Resting in a pleasant location and close to the beach, Old Joiners Shop is a lovely cottage in a charming part of England.


2nd stay
We returned for our 2nd stay here. This time in May 2019 and for 2 weeks. The old joiners shop is really a gem of a place. Please see my previous review for this place that I left after my first visit. We have plans to return for a 3rd time. The place as ever is Cosy, comfy and bright. We had fantastic weather allowing for lots of swimming, and exploring. We sat on the terrace quite a lot this time and watcher people pass by. I painted (Watercolour) whilst Sat on the terrace and had so much inspiration from there. The accommodation has everything you need. You feel like you're in a log cabin but a plush one. Looking forward to our 3rd time here in a few months time.

We are on our 4th night in the Old Joiners work shop. I can honestly say we've thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The old joiners workshop is a bijou but well thought out self catering place with an open plan layout and open terrace with seating available. The shower is of decent size and nicely tucked away in the private bathroom. There is lots of storage on offer for your clothes, coats and bits n bobs. The kitchen is well thought out and boasts all the things you'd need for your stay including scales, sieve and decent cooking pans. The views are wonderful, views over the Beck and down to the Harbour. It's quiet here, fresh and unique and everyone has been so friendly. The Old Joiners shop has been intricately thought out, the workmanship is admirable and the lighting adds ambience....lots of choice of lighting. But I must clear 3 things up that other reviewers have been negative about: 1) "No Cutlery" - really??? In a self catering place one would determine there is no cutlery? This comment tickled me but also annoyed me as I feared it would put others off. I can confirm there is Cutlery here and plenty of it. So no need to whip out your own cutlery drawer!!! Just perhaps look a little further and think outside the box and you'll find it. 2) "The mattress is of poor quality & uncomfortable" - OK. Just hear me out. There's 1000's of mattresses on the market right? And we all have different needs and requirements for a mattress, right? Gary has clearly put a lot of effort into this place and planned everything. Do we really think he'd create such a unique place and then stick a "past its best" mattress in it? I don't think so. There is no way one mattress will suit all, but surely we bare this in mind when travelling?! I have issues with sleeping due to cancer treatment and I am very particular about my bedding and mattresses and have the highest quality at home, but I can confirm most days I slept to 9-10:30am and slept like a log. 3) "Parking" - Why anyone would draw attention to this knowing full well when they book ANY place in Staithes that there is no parking for non residents in the village and you therefore have to leave the car at the top of the hill. It's very clearly mentioned in the advert for this place and about Staithes. We have found its a positive thing to not have the car, it's forced us to relax and not galavant about. Granted the hill is steep but it takes less than 10 minutes to walk up it and that's coming from someone who's had chemo, has asthma and is more tired than usual. Things and places to try in Staithes itself: ? Cod and Lobster. We are here 4 nights and had fish of some sort each night. We even met the fisherman who caught my Lobster that day. Great food. Pub grub. Friendly staff. Great for allergies. ? Betsy and Bo. Great for posh pasta meals to cook from home. Sweets and I mean proper sweets and homemade chocolates. ? Dottys Tearoom. We had a cream tea here and it was lush and the staff were so friendly. It also has vintage keepsakes too. ? The Harbour. Walk too and around the Harbour of Staithes. From both sides, so Cowbar and Staithes itself. But check the Tidal times or you'll get stuck. Take a walk down in winter at about 5pm and listen to the immense sound of the waves. ? Wonder the sleepy streets of Staithes. Outside of Staithes: ? Whitby. Great for gifts, lunch out and a wander. ? Robins Hoods Bay. Great for a wander and for those appreciating Architecture and design. The buildings are quite special. ? Sandsend. An absolutely gorgeous little village. Pretty and very aesthetically pleasing.

Incredible Stay
As a couple who often travel to different places within and out of Europe this was without a doubt a standout location. The old joiners cottage was magnificent with its quirky timeless interior with a new twist on it making it feel like a home away from home so much so that we didn?t want to leave. We would without a doubt return back to the wonderful land of staithes and stay in this beautiful cottage, it had all you would need and more and situated right in the heart of its stunning landmarks. Worth every penny. From returning after a long walk along the cliff side taking in the fresh air back to a cozy humble abode this little hidden gem is a unique find that isn?t to be missed. 10 out of 10 from us! xxx

What an amazing place
A fantastic job has been done on this cottage, loads of little nooks and crannies for storage. We did enquire about what we needed to take and told ?everything?, as it's self-catering, but when we got there we found washing up liquid, cloths, cleaning materials, dishwasher tablets, tea, coffee and sugar, plus more! We took a couple of mugs, but didn?t need them as there was plenty of crockery and cutlery (useful as there was a dishwasher), and loads of pots, pans and baking trays. We took a thin duvet with us ? glad we did as the one supplied was quite thick. Staithes is a lovely village, very friendly. Two pubs ? we preferred the Cod and Lobster. There is the Captain Cook (up the ?killer? hill). Co-op good for shopping (but at the top of the hill!), the butcher in the village (open mornings) also sells milk, bread, papers, pies and fruit and veg. We opted for the ?private? Glen Vale car park (£6/day) because we didn?t fancy yomping up the hill to feed the meter but have now found that you can do it online (ringgo).



Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds


Electric heating
Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, radio, WiFi
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Small front stone terrace overlooking the beck with furniture
Sorry, no dogs and no smoking
Shop and pub and beach 3 mins walk
Public car park at the top of the village, 5 mins walk, but can load/unload close to property
Note: There are 10 steps up to the entrance of this property
Note: The front terrace has an open large drop to the beck
Note: This property is not suitable for children or infants

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

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Captain Cook Memorial Museum - 8.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Whitby Abbey - 8.8 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Grosmont, St Matthew's Church - 9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Guisborough, St Nicholas Church - 10.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Gisborough Priory - 10.4 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Thomason Foss - 10.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Mallyan Spout - 11.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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