About Us

Sealey Cottage is a family-owned property located in Staithes old village on the North Yorkshire coast 10 miles from Whitby. The holiday cottage was refurbished in 2012. It is available for weekly hire or short breaks throughout the year. There is only pedestrian access  to the cottage and the village has no through traffic. Sealey Cottage has a history of over twenty years of happy holiday visitors who have enjoyed its cosy charm and beautiful location. Please be clear that this is a simple, down-to-earth family home with modern, but basic facilities.


The Accommodation

This stone built holiday cottage has 3 floors, sleeps 4 people (plus 1 on a single sofa bed) in 3 bedrooms . There is an open fire downstairs (coal and wood supplied) and background heating from storage heaters.

Ground floor- Living/dining room with kitchen area. Sea view, open fire, small TV with DVD, electric cooker, fridge, microwave, sink.

Equipped for holiday use.

First floor - Front bedroom with sea view, single bed plus single sofa bed. Back bedroom with single bed.                                                                                                                   Second floor - Front bedroom with double bed, sea view, immersion heater in airing cupboard, bathroom with bath and toilet.

Outhouse/coalstore in front of cottage

Staithes and cars

There is no vehicle access to Sealey Cottage – parking is permitted for loading and unloading in the harbour area leaving about 40 yards to walk up Barrass Square including some steps. During your stay your car must be left at the top of the steep hill. There is a council owned pay and display car park at the top of the bank and also, closer than this,there is  Glen Vale Car Park www.parkingstaithes.co.uk which is private and a space may be booked in advance.

Our experience is that the parking situation is a positive aid to a relaxing holiday. The car is out of sight and out of mind, but available when really needed.



Public transport

Whitby has a railway station and there is a bus service along the coast.

​Pets, smoking, power, coal, cleaning, bed linen

One well behaved pet is welcome, but must stay downstairs and please take extra care to remove all hairs etc before you leave. No smoking inside the cottage please. Electricity and coal are included, but please be sensible. We do not provide towels, sheets, duvet covers, pillow cases or tea towels. Beds have duvets, pillows and various blankets. We ask that all guests leave the cottage clean and tidy – there is a hoover etc on the premises.

“Emergency” food supplies

We like to maintain a small stock of basic non-perishable food. Please use and replace on a like-for-like basis.

Changeover times

Arrive after 3pm, depart by 10am, unless by prior arrangement. Sometimes the village becomes congested with cars on a Saturday so we encourage visitors to arrive on a different day.

Prices, availability and booking

Flat rate charge per night at any time of the year with a minimum of two nightsTo enquire about availability or to book please contact Eliza by telephone or email (see Contact).

© 2013 by Sealey Cottage

Call us to book:

0115 9392353