Pennysteel Cottage - Access Statement
This access statement has been provided for your information.

Location & Communications:

  • The cottage is located in the old fishing village of Staithes within 2 minutes walk of the local pub serving excellent, good value food.
  • There are no parking facilities for cars at the cottage as parking is not permitted in Old Staithes (Except for very limited spaces).
  • However, a FREE parking pass is available for visitors’ cars in the public car park at the top of the village. Access to this is up a steep hill, which takes about 7 minutes to walk. It is not suitable for those with difficulties climbing steep hills.
  • Cars can be parked on the High Street for off-loading baggage, and then must be moved to the car park. There is a short passageway down to the cottage. The cottage is at the end of this, overlooking the sea. The cottage is secluded and away from the High Street.
  • A local bus service collects passengers from the village (via a bus stop at the top of the hill on the main road - A174), serving – Whitby and Middlesbrough. Rail links can be found in these towns.
  • The nearest medium sized town is Whitby (10 miles) and small town – Loftus 4.3 miles away.
  • The cottage has a BT telephone call box. Mobile phone reception is poor.


  • There is a paved footpath from the High Street to the cottage.
  • The entrance doorway to the cottage is a standard width. There is no step into the cottage.
  • The entrance way leads into a small lobby where the telephone call box is situated and some hangers for coats, and the electricity shut off box.
  • There is then another doorway of standard width, leading into the Lounge and Dining area. There are no steps in this room. The room has mats and quarry tiles on the floor.
  • From the Lounge there is a step of with a very slight step of 10 cm / 4 ins. into the compact Kitchen which overlooks the sea. There is a set of small folding steps available for those of short height to reach the top shelves. The kitchen units are all easily accessible.
  • Patio doors lead out of the Living Room onto a paved Terrace which overlooks the sea. There is a wooden garden table and four chairs for eating out, and a built in BBQ. There is a sturdy wall of 120 cm / 4 ft at the end of terrace.
  • The stairs leading up to the first floor are of moderate steepness. There is a handrail up one side of these. The stairs turn half way up forming a “U” shape. The stairs are fully carpeted.
  • On the first floor is a Single Bedroom and a Double Bedroom (no steps into either of these) and a Toilet with a Wash Basin. Both bedrooms have wooden floors with rugs.
  • A second set of stairs of moderate steepness, (carpeted) and a low beam at the top (also in a curved “U” shape) takes you to the top floor where a Twin Attic Bedroom can be found (with low height at the foot end of the beds) and the main Bathroom having a Bath with stand in Shower, Toilet and Wash Basin. The bedroom is fully carpeted, the bathroom has a linoleum floor covering.
  • There are smoke detectors on all floors.

If you have any additional queries that are not answered here, please contact Chris Wade on 01377 219901 / 07801 124264 or via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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