Tucked away – I know we always say this when we’re describing a place to stay in Staithes – but this charming little house defines the phrase.
Jane Gjertsen and her husband Tom have had twenty years of fun here, bringing their kids on bucket & spade holidays and now you can enjoy it too.
It’s a 19th century fisherman’s cottage full of character and charm: Jane’s magpie and design eye is keen and there’s much here to delight. The quirky kitchen with its mismatched free-standing units has everything you need plus one of those funky vintage Scandinavian cupboards with chunky glass compartments for sugar, flour etc.
The cosy, beamed sitting room has a big open fire and Ercol easy chairs to curl up in. Up the steep, narrow stairs there’s a double and twin room furnished simply but with style: lovely striped linen curtains at the windows and smatterings of retro floral fabrics here and there. To finish off, there’s a rather sexy wet room on the ground floor. All this and you’re a mere mackerel’s whisker from the harbour. Jane and Tom run the Ship Inn a fabulous caff in Port Mulgrave – walk to it from Gun Gutter House along the headland. Grand stuff.
How much? From £150 for three nights
Kid’s stuff? Yep, room for tots and teenagers
Well-placed? Sooo much to do on and around the Yorkshire Coast: fossil-finding, steam train riding, fishing and just fooling around in rock pools
Good grub? You’re spoilt for choice. In the village, the Cod & Lobster for great beer, fish & chips and our favourite place to eat EVER The Fox & Hounds just down the road. At Sandsend you’ll get the best scone and coffee at Woodlands – even nearer home, To Dine For in Hinderwell will sell you terrific home made dinners if you can't be arsed to cook.
Gun Gutter, Staithes, North Yorkshire TS13 5BHTel 07711 653221
Part of Stay North Yorkshire
Review by Mandy, 5 February 2012blog comments powered by Disqus