Trudie Ward's fabulous vintage shop on the High Street in Staithes rightly draws a lot of attention - she opened her lovely tea room next to it a few months ago, and now there are two charming bedrooms on the first floor decorated in her trademark original vintage style. She's got a great eye and the cosy, light-filled rooms are full of old pictures, textiles and furniture, and the en suite bathrooms are spotless - we particularly covet the groovy pink rubber flooring in one of them! There's a brilliant, big, comfy lounge for guest's use, with a wood stove which belts out heat on chilly afternoons; perfect.
How Much: 85 per room per night
Kid's Stuff: Children are welcome
Well Placed: Staithes has many charms; you can easily spend a day or two exploring the narrow cobbled streets and hugger mugger whitewashed, pantile roofed cottages before climbing up the hill to the rest of the world. You're in the North York Moors National Park and there are any number of fabulous walks on and off beaches for miles around. Visit Whitby for the Abbey and kippers (Fortunes are the best) and Saltburn for the pier - it's an unspoilt Victorian seaside town which often gets overlooked.
Good Grub: There's good pub grub in the village and a couple of excellent cafes. We love the Magpie in Whitby and Woodlands in Sandsend. If you want to push the boat out and have a night out to remember, the Fox & Hounds is the place to head for.
28 High Street, Staithes, Saltburn-by-the-sea, Teesside TS13 5DDTel 01947 841096
Part of Stay North Yorkshire
Review by Mandy, 20 November 2015blog comments powered by Disqus