Pelican is a beautifully refurbished quirky yet contemporary 3-storey village house offering comfortable accommodation for larger groups and families. Situated in the cobbled heart of old Staithes - walk out of the back door and watch the ever changing tidal beck or stroll out from the front into the unspoilt high street with its traditional shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. The harbour, beach and rock pools are an easy few minutes walk away. For more adventurous walkers, Staithes is situated on the Cleveland Way with excellent walks both north and south from the village. Staithes also has a well established artist community, renowned art gallery and annual arts festival held in September.
- House215 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 4 nights
Pelican in Staithes, North Yorkshire Moors, England - Quiet and convenient location. A few steps from pub & restaurants and two minutes walk to safe beach
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 16, 2018
About Emma Wood
I spent many childhood holidays in Staithes in the holiday home my family bought in the 1970s and fell in love with its unique charm then. Guy and I have visited as often as possible over the years and have been lucky enough to buy our own seaside home in the village. We live in Yorkshire so get to spend plenty of time in our favourite place with our three daughters, family and friends.
Emma Wood purchased this House in 2014
Why Emma Wood chose Staithes
Staithes is unique. It has all the traditional charm without the tourist hustle and bustle. Despite this unspoilt beauty, Staithes has plenty going on with a thriving diverse community of fisherman, artists, small businesses and restaurants.
What makes this House unique
Pelican is in the heart of the village and when we're there we really feel part of Staithes life. It's one of the few larger properties in old Staithes so plenty of room for our family and friends to stay. We love sipping a glass or two in our decked yard and wandering down to the bridge glass in hand to watch the sunset.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Fabulous Pelican House in wonderful Staithes
What can I say. The house was perfect. It was well equipped with lovely decor. We were a group of 6 adults, 2 children aged 10 and 4. Plus our mad terrier.
The house had a big pelican above the front bay window which made the property easy to find.
When we gained access there was a welcome gift for adults, children and even our dog. It was very thoughtful of the owners
The house had two bathrooms, which was great on a morning when we're all getting ready to head out. The house had everything that made it a perfect home from home.
The weather was not kind to us, but that did not stop us getting out and about. We had a lovely walk on the cliff tops to Runswick Bay, followed by a picnic on the beach. Both children and dog had a fab time.
The harbour wall in Staithes is perfect for crabbing. The most we caught in one go was 31. Not bad for first timers
We went to both pubs in the village and ate there. No complaints, they were both good.
If you have not been to Staithes I would highly recommend you go there and stay at Pelican House. It was a fabulous week.
You're right - even the weather can't spoil a week in beautiful Staithes. Thanks for your informative review. Hurry back and catch a few more crabs!
A lovely and slightly quirky house in a perfect spot in the village.
We stayed just for 2 nights but would have loved it be longer. The house was lovely & clean with plenty of seating & a well equipped kitchen. It was easy to find & convenient for good pubs, local shops & the beach.
Ecellent base for access to coast and moors
A great property . Clean and well maintained with lovely extra touches to make us feel welcome. Nice decoration, spacious bedrooms, bath and shower rooms. We all commented on the interesting and different art work . Beware don’t get caught out parking in the loading bay outside the house even if you see others doing it!
Thanks for your appreciation of the art work. We love collecting different pieces.
Staithes is kept peaceful by the parking restrictions so you do have to respect the 20 and 40 min unloading limits or risk the wrath of the warden.
Plenty of free parking 10 minutes away once you've unloaded so not a problem
Great location and lovely friendly village
Property was as described well furnished and very comfortable. Very homely with great tv and Wi-Fi. Lots of games and the record player was a first for us. Everything worked and the detailed instructions and info were the best I have seen. Beds and bathrooms were great for us. Steep hill And parking at the top made for great exercise. Lack of phone signal was good! The village itself was one of the most friendly and welcoming places I have visited. If you dont like seagulls and the noise they make do not visit but we didn't notice them after the first day. Overall a great place for family and friends Emma the owner was super answered all our questions and was very easy to deal with
Fantastic property, served us very well.
Beautiful house suited our every need.
Loved the central location, the bathrooms, Sky, Amazon and space.
Staithes harbour, beach and rock pools are a few minutes walk away.
There is a small safe sandy beach within the harbour and other rock pools and swimming spots either side of the harbour walls.
Runswick Bay with a larger beach can be accessed via the Cleveland Way (a beautiful 1 hour walk and the chance to get the bus back), or by car (15minutes). Slightly further south along the coast is the wide sandy beach of Sandsend and the beaches and harbour at Whitby (20 minutes drive)
Nearest airports are Teesside/Durham (45minutes); Leeds/Bradford (90 minutes away) and Newcastle (90 minutes)
Nearest stations are Whitby (20 minutes) and Saltburn (15 minutes)
A car is recommended but not essential
Within Staithes there are three pubs all providing lunch time and evening meals (two in the old village and one at 't'top'); a butchers (which also sells basics such as milk, eggs, bread); two restaurants and a cafe plus other souvenir/gift shops. These are all within a few minutes walk of the house.
Further up the village there are other cafes, shops and a supermarket. These are only 10-15 minutes walk although the hill is quite steep.
Most supermarkets (Asda and Sainsburys) will deliver.
Staithes , as well as being an ancient fishing village, is home to the popular Children's CBBC series 'Old Jacks Boat'. Indeed, both twin rooms have a view of Old Jack's house and younger children will have fun spotting the many other locations used in the programme.
A variety of activities and courses are available in Staithes and the neighbouring areas. These include art classes, cookery, coastal foraging, fishing and surfing.
Staithes is located within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and there are many places of interest within a short drive.
A few miles North of Staithes is Saltburn-on-Sea with its beaches and impressive cliff railway (funicular)
For steam train enthusiasts you can access the North Yorkshire Moors Railway within 20 minutes at Whitby or into the Moors at Goathland or Pickering.
Whitby is a larger harbour town with many attractions including the ruined Abbey and the Dracula Experience plus seaside arcades and a funfair.
Captain Cook has several connections with Staithes and the Captain Cook museum is a short walk from the house.
Walking around the cliffs you might still find some of the fossils (trilobites) and jet that made the area famous.
Have a go at fishing, catch a few crabs and if you don't catch anything you can buy freshly caught local seafood direct from the company located at the top of the village. Lobster and crab are the local speciality
Staithes is the perfect base for seeing stunning scenery from the coastal cliff top walks along The Cleveland Way; exploring interesting geology; fossil hunting; rock pooling and crabbing off rocks in the calm waters of the harbour, or simply just taking time out to sit, relax and enjoy some traditional Yorkshire ale in the local pubs.
Don't believe us! See what the Telegraph has to say about our lovely village "The county’s greatest hidden gem"
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Changeover Day: Preferred changeover day is Friday although some flexibility possible Check in from 3pm and check out before 10am please. Notes on prices: Please ask for weekend (3 day) and mid week (4 day) short break prices and availability. Up to 25% reduction on weekly price in some weeks £20 each additional cleaning if bringing canine pals (max 2 dogs)