Clifftop walks, windswept moors and North Yorkshire fishing villages can all be discovered on self-catering holidays in Staintondale. This quiet village lies on the North Yorkshire coast, in the North York Moors National Park. With Scarborough to the village’s south and Whitby to its north, it is an idyllic base from which to explore the region. The area is famous for its archaeological discoveries and has a history of smuggling, thanks to the many secluded coves which dot the rugged coast. Take a stroll from your Staintondale holiday cottage and you will discover a traditional rural community which time seems to have forgotten. The village itself is little more than a scattering of farm buildings, historic homes, a graceful church and a village hall.
The charming and modern Hayloft Cottage is a converted hayloft in Staintondale, with views of the ocean and the surrounding North York Moors. The two-bedroom, pet-friendly coastal cottage in North Yorkshire features exposed beams and a stone exterior as well as a sun-drenched garden.
A stone-built holiday cottage in Staintondale, Granary Cottage treats guests to blissful rural charm within the North York Moors National Park. The pet-friendly coastal cottage houses contemporary features, peace and tranquillity and stunning ocean views from its spacious gardens.
The countryside around Staintondale is wonderfully unspoiled, with ancient woods and fields descending to clifftops which tower above the North Sea. On the clifftop, you will find a World War II radar station managed by the National Trust. Just south of the village, Flossies Farm Shop sells the freshest local produce. In the neigbouring village of Ravenscar, there is a tearoom serving light lunches and homemade cakes. At low tide, you can walk all the way from Staintondale holiday cottages to Ravenscar, and along the rocky shore. After three miles, you will reach Robin’s Hood Bay, a pretty village overlooking a spectacular beach with rockpools and a sweep of golden sand. The village runs all the way to the cliff-edge, with cobbled alleys where a variety of independent businesses can be found.
Continue north along the coast and you will reach the historic port of Whitby, known for its working harbour and impressive architecture. South of Staintondale, Scarborough is one of the country’s original resorts, with plenty of nostalgic amusements and a vast beach. On Staintondale’s doorstep, the North York Moors National Park covers 554 square-miles of dales, heather moorland and woods, where hiking and wildlife-watching can be enjoyed.