There a few more charming locations anywhere in the country than Staithes. We're biased of course but that's the whole point of Squidbeak! The Endeavour has had mixed fortunes down the last few years, but it's just fallen into the hands of our friends Vicki and Matthew from Whitby Seafish who are running it as a 'kitchen with B&B'. You'll find a review of the food side of things shortly, but let's take a look at the bedrooms.
There are three, all spruced up with comfy beds and lovely linen, spotless en suites and great views. The first floor double is full of light from three windows - there's a big flat screen telly but who needs it when you can watch people wafting up and down the High Street? The second room is just as welcoming but the big attic room is the one for us, with long views over the rooftops to the sea. There are sweet touches like fresh fruit and bowls of toffees, magazines and guide books - Vicki's put a lot of thought into it and she's really pulled it off. She's planning to offer dinner, bed & breakfast deals, so watch this space.
How much: From 85 pounds B&B per room per night.
Kids' stuff: Your little loves are welcome - the glorious top room is perfect for a family, with a double and single.
Well placed: So much to see and do in and around Staithes. Start by seeking out artists Paul Czainski's fabulous Illusion Trail in the village. Pick up a leaflet at the fabulous Staithes Gallery. When the tide's out, the foreshore is the perfect place for a spot of rock pooling and fossil hunting. Take Sean Baxter's Real Staithes tour along to Port Mulgrave; what he doesn't know about local flora and fauna you can fit on the back of a fag packet. Runswick Bay's perfect crescent beach is a bracing walk along the headland and of course just down the coast are the fleshpots of Whitby.
Good grub: Just a matter of strolling downstairs! There are a couple of good pubs in the village too, and The Cleveland Corner Bistro is across the street. Seadrift Cafe on the front serves great coffee and home made cakes and at the top of the bank, Angie & Lou's Tea Room is just fab - more cake! A bit further afield, Woodlands and The Fox & Hounds are two of our fave places. Across the moors, The Wheatsheaf Inn is worth the drive, and of course let's not forget the peerless Magpie Cafe in Whitby.
High Street, Staithes, North Yorkshire TS13 5BQTel 01947 841029
Part of Stay North Yorkshire
Review by Mandy, 15 November 2014blog comments powered by Disqus