Gun Gutter House



(59 Reviews)

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

1 bathroom

Property Overview

Gun Gutter House is a charming holiday home located in the quaint fishing village of Staithes. Sleeping up to 4 guests, Gun Gutter House is ideal for families or groups of friends looking for a coastal retreat in North Yorkshire.

Property Details

The Space
This newly refurbished two storey house is a gorgeous little getaway by the sea.

Access to the property is through a traditional walkway lined with crab pots, instantly giving you that wonderful fisherman’s village experience.

On entering the property you are presented with a small entrance hall, synonymous with fisherman houses. To the right you have the cosy living area. This space features deep teal sofas, a traditional open fire and hard wood floors. Overhead you have the original beams and a decorative chandelier. Enjoy an evening in front of the tv or make plans for your day ahead in these gorgeous, characteristic surroundings.

To the left of the front door is the beautiful and bright kitchen and dining area. The traditional style, bold blue doors and Belfast sink brings a real sense of charm to the room. Fully equipped with everything you should need for a short break you can cook up a feast in here or enjoy some local produce from Betsy & Bo. The round wooden dining table seats four people comfortably with farmhouse style chairs and blue striped cushions.

The downstairs is a bright space flooded with light from the large sash windows.

Back through the living area to the rear of the property you will find the bathroom. This is a modern style wet room fitted with an electric shower, WC and basin. Small grey tiles cover the walls and floor, the room is finished off with a wall hung mirrored cabinet and chrome heated towel rail.

Take the stairs to the first floor where you have the two bedrooms. The first room features white walls and original white wood panelling. The double bed features a stone coloured headboard and is dressed with crisp white linen and blue patterned cushions and matching throw. The original fireplace brings charm to the space while the bed side tables and matching blue velvet lamps bring a sense of simplicity.

The second bedroom features two single beds and has a nautical theme to it. The beds are dressed with a bold red throw and a striped cushion while the bedside lamps feature octopus and tangled tentacles. This bright and airy space is the perfect retreat after a busy day by the coast.

Situated right in the heart of the historic fishing village of Staithes, once home to Captain Cook, you couldn’t be more ideally placed for enjoying everything this village has to offer.

Staithes is the quaint coastal hamlet which was recently named one of Britain’s most beautiful seaside villages. It has high cliffs, winding streets and mismatched cottages bursting with charm.

The village is also known for its abundance of fossils which can be found along the small beach and in the cluster of rockpools. This area is nicknamed the ‘Dinosaur Coast’ as it’s packed with history.

Staithes is a magnet for art and artists alike. Throughout the village you’ll find amazing painted illusions known as the ‘Painted Illusions Trail’ created by the famous artist Paul Czainski. It is also the home to the impressionist art society, known as Staithes Group, and their work can always be seen dotted around. Visit Staithes Gallery and browse the wonderful exhibits inspired by the village.

Getting Around
Gun Gutter House is within walking distance of all that Staithes has to offer and within 30 minutes’ drive time of Saltburn and Whitby.

Staithes has great bus links to surrounding areas including Whitby, Sandsend, Saltburn, Middlesbrough, and Scarborough. The X4 bus runs from Middlesbrough to Whitby passing Staithes Lane End making it very accessible to other desired bays.

The closest train stations are located in Saltburn and Whitby.

  • TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Paid parking off premises
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Heating
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Private entrance
  • Baby monitor
  • Fireplace guards
  • Bed linens
  • Coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Cookware
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Internet
  • Hot water
  • Essentials
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Pets allowed

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

Check-in: 15:00

Checkout: 10:00

Guest Reviews


(59 Reviews)



Excellent location in the heart of Staithes, very close to the beach and the pub. Lovely and quiet with a very comfy bed and brand new kitchen. The toilet was leaking during our stay which was a shame but hopefully that will be rectified soon. Our first time in Staithes, we had arranged private parking but it was still a good walk up the hill. Excellent ice cream and pizza shop in the village called Cobbles, well worth a visit!



Great house, fabulous location very near to the beach. A quaint but perfectly formed little house known locally as “The Dolls House”. The underfloor heating in the bathroom was bliss, kitchen is extremely well equipped for all needs. Would recommend. Thank you.






Very well equipped cottage. Great location in the old village and we really enjoyed our stay. Only negatives were the cottage was very cold on arrival and took a little while to warm up. Not much cupboard space in kitchen to store food.



Nice, well equipped cottage in a quiet location.



Location and facilities and the open fire.



Super location, lovely place and great service - highly recommended!

Lisa M.


My experience was overall 5 star rating the property was lovely and clean , kitchen had everything you needed , lovely open fire , games and DVD’s for the kid’s for the nights i would definitely recommend it amd would stay again lisa



We really enjoyed our stay at Gun Gutter house. It is quite small but It was absolutely spotless, well equipped a minutes walk to the pub The Cod and Lobster and the seafront. The fire made it so cosy and warm. We had an issue with the lock on the front door on our last night which was resolved quickly and efficiently by the really friendly maintenance team. We will definitely be returning.



The log fire was wonderful on the chilly evenings, the location was fantastic.
The shower room was extremely cold and water temperature goes cold very quickly.



We absolutely loved our stay at Gun Gutter House. The place is very well modernised, very clean and warm. We have stayed at many properties in Staithes and this is one of the best. It is a little smaller than expected but it is a lovely place with every you could need. The location is so close to the Cod & Lobster and the beach. We couldn’t recommend this property enough. We loved it.



Fantastic location, close to the beach and local eateries. Beautiful little fishing village with lots of amazing walks.
Very clean and cosy, well equipped kitchen. Dog friendly and blankets provided for comfort. Note car parking has increased to £10 a day.



Excellent location
A little smaller than expected



Lovely cottage brilliantly located in Staithes. Great for a weekend away or longer.



Cute little house for a long weekend in Staithes - all rooms are small but very functional and in a great spot; 5 seconds from the pub and the harbour.



the decor was lovely- very modern and clean. the beds were very comfy
it was quite cold when we first arrived and took a while to warm up because there is not central heating



We enjoyed our stay in Gun Gutter House. The house was clean, well equipped and comfortable. The location - less than a minute's walk to the Cod and Lobster - was great and the bed in the main bedroom was comfortable, if a little small.
The property does have two bedrooms but from a size perspective I think that with four people it would have felt cramped - it was just about right for the two of us.
We had a great time in Staithes - lovely pub, beautiful walking along the cliffs towards Runswick Bay. Thanks for having us....



Staithes is a hidden gem and well work visiting. The property is brilliantly located and as described. Be aware that car parking is at the top of the hill, out of season the small council car park is free, otherwise it is £10 for 24 hours. Loading is permitted near the property, but spaces are limited.



A cosy little cottage in a great location right in the heart of Staithes. It was warm and well kitted out, and we really enjoyed our stay.



Amazing location. Loved the cosy fire in an evening. Nice and clean.
There is a problem with the electrics. The power goes off each time you switch on the shower. There is damp in a number of rooms. The toaster didn’t work. Lots of great dvds but no DVD player.



the location is great, gun gutter is a quiet area but close to the harbour and the pub. the property is well equipped with just about everything. the kitchen is modern and well stocked. the tv has sky and Netflix and access to other on demand tv very easily.
if you have the shower on the high setting the electrics trip out.
the electric wall heater in the lounge and main bedroom isn’t easy to fathom and could benefit from some clear instructions.






We have enjoyed our stay, the accommodation was as expected and in a superb location. Excellent modern kitchen with good quality fittings. High quality home accessories, ie plates and cutlery etc. Very accommodating for our dog. Overall a great stay and would visit again.



We had a lovely time in the cottage, which was very cute and in a great location.



30 second walk to The Cod and Lobster, 60 seconds to the beach! Cottage is very small but perfectly formed for a short break. Great for a couple or for 2 couples if you are well acquainted and using the cottage as a base to explore Staithesand the surrounding area. Beds are super comfy and kitchen well equipped. Bathroom needs some tlc but is perfectly functional.






Great location. Lovely kitchen with everything you could need. Cosy cottage. Clean. Great use of space considering size of cottage.
The bathroom needed some work. Had to be very quick in the shower as the wet room started to fill to a worrying level. 50% of the time the shower fused the electrics. I find it hard to believe that this only started to occur during our stay.



Small cottage , very close to sea and pub . Very cosy, bit smaller than photos make it look ! But everything you need! Staithes beautiful place



Good location, comfy beds, kitchen reasonably new
Wet room drain blocked on arrival , as was the hand basin in the wet room. There was dampness on the walls in the living room, and the bedroom in particular, and the paint was peeling off the walls in those areas. The heating radiators instructions in all rooms weren`t clear, and the controls were either broken or locked out, so you couldn`t alter them. The house was cold, which possibly contributed to the damp feeling throughout the house. Handles on all doors throughout the property were possibly original and hanging off the doors. We were actually locked out of the stairs at one point because of this.



Nice little cottage in a brilliant location. Ideal for short breaks for small families.



excellent location, small but well equipped cottage in great location. very clean and tidy, great stay!



Immaculately clean, very charming and comfortable cottage, in a great location - close to the beach and to the excellent Cod and Lobster pub/restaurant.



Characterful property full of history and rustic charm right in the middle of the village, steps away from harbour, pub and amenities. Property was well equipped but fairly small. This was fine for us as a couple but feel it would be too cramped to accommodate any more adults.
Access to property is down a narrow alleyway. Vehicle can be unloaded by the Cod and Lobster (limited waiting time) and parking is up at the public car park.



My friends and I had the loveliest stay here, the cottage was so gorgeous and right in the heart of Staithes, very accessible to everything and was so clean upon arrival, thank you so much!x

Stuart H.


Had a lovely stay in the cottage. Some lovely homely touches to help make the stay nice. Overall very good



This is a beautifully appointed cottage in the heart of the village, perfect for accessing all Staithes has to offer but tucked away up a quiet street so you aren't disturbed by many passers by. The cottage is well equipped -the kitchen especially and the table comfortably seats 4 so eating in is easy. Beds are really comfortable with fantastic high quality linen. It was really nice to have plenty of towels provided as well -even though we were only there for a couple of days.
The only down side is that while the living room is beautifully furnished it is small and as a family of 4 we weren't able to comfortably watch TV together -not a problem on a short stay but for a longer holiday there isn't much room. Probably not such an issue if your children are small though.
The hosts were really helpful and really quick to answer any questions.



Location and lots of character.



Location and comfortable beds and well equipped cottage
The 3pm arrival and 10am departure

Lindsay M.


Such a lovely cottage, easy to find right next to the nice pub & close to the beach, the cottage is nicely decorated, lovely bathroom & fab kitchen with everything you need including a dishwasher, the owners were very informative and friendly, staithes is such a pretty place & not too far from Whitby & robin hoods bay, will definitely recommend to family & friends



Beautiful little cottage in the heart of Staithes, just moments from the Cod & Lobster pub and the harbour. The team at Stay were extremely prompt and responsive when an issue was discovered over the weekend, and dealt with it quickly and professionally.



This is a great cottage, superbly located close to the harbour and with lovely touches in a homely and welcoming environment. The Stay staff were excellent throughout and kept in touch with us to make sure everything was fine. The extra cleaning made everyone feel safe and the little touches around the cottage helped make our short break even more enjoyable.



Beautifully furnished, cosy, super fire, great location

No fuel for fire on arrival.. No Dvd player but lots of dvd's! Bigger cups/mugs



A beautiful cottage in a great location with comfortable modern facilities without losing its character.

The cottage was clean and presented beautifully. Perfect position close to the harbour and the fantastic Cod and Lobster



Gorgeous cosy cottage in an incredible location. We loved the open fire! Staithes is so so beautiful, and we can’t wait to return.



Lovely home, brilliant location very clean.



Location amazing, easy check in,
Very small, quite a squeeze for family of 4 (well at least two lanky teenagers!



Only a few steps from the beach.
Location was great for us.






Gun Gutter House is a beautifully appointed cosy cottage. The space is very stylish, with a fantastic open fire, everything you could need in the kitchen and a large bathroom. The main bed is wonderfully comfortable and everything was spotlessly clean. The location is literally a stone‘S throw from the very picturesque harbour and the local pub is at the end of the street. There are great little coffee shops in the village and lovely coastal walks straight from the front door. We had a couple of queries during our stay and communication with the host was very prompt, very helpful, and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely stay again.



Lovely stay. Lovely location. Would come back again.

Sarah C.


We had a fabulous stay at Gun Gutter House....a beautiful seaside cottage just as we hoped. Excellent location and wonderfully equipped!



A great little cottage in a lovely location, very close to the harbour side,tucked away in one of the many little alleyways in staithes. We had a lovely stay, communication was very good, cottage very clean and comfortable.



Great place! The location is perfect to enjoy this beautiful little village.



Pleasant cottage in a great location in the centre of Staithes (very close to the cod and lobster pub). Excellent new kitchen.
The cottage is very small - sleeps 4 people but feels cramped. We encountered problems with the electrics when using the shower.



This is everything you want from a cottage and more. It is in a tiny ally, that has a certain aroma at the entrance due to the bins of the pub but it is all good once you get to the front door of this authentic cottage. It is so near to the beach that when my wife wanted a coffee, I - yes, I! - could pop back and make her one with the ample supply of capsules provided. Bedding was super crisp and beds comfy. Loved our stay.

Tim J.


As good as it looks.



Great place. Slightly smaller than expected but cozy nonetheless. The bed was quite comfortable. Has all the amenities you need. Need to note that the road it is only accessible by foot.



The property is in a fantastic location, literally seconds from the beach and the pub. The facilities were excellent, with quality products provided. I brought a coffee machine but there was no need as a nespresso machine and pods were on hand. The beds were comfortable and the furnishings very tasteful. There was a range of books and board games which we made use of and maps of the area. There was a welcome tablet, which was a nice touch. The kitchen was our favourite room and toasty warm, we played lots of games at the kitchen table. A really lovely stay and we wouldn’t hesitate to book again.
It was difficult to get beach items dry, with just one heated towel rail. There might have been a clothes airer but it was raining when we stayed and there would have been no room for it outside or in. I appreciate there is little the owners can do about this.



A lovely little cottage very close to the harbour . Good communication with hosts .

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