Stayed over the weekend and really enjoyed our stay. The property is a quaint cottage with loads of facilities inside it.
One of the cleanest cottages I have stayed in for some time with everything you can think of needed inside it to make your stay comfortable.
The Queen Size bed is amazing and other rooms equally nice but not as roomy.
The living room has a fabulous open fire which makes you just want to stay in and enjoy.
Close to pubs restaurants really handy but hill from hell so beware but close to beach so enjoy your stY
Not very good at al. Staithes is lovely and the location of the cottage is fantastic but the cottage definately needs a lot of TLC and cash spending on it. There are many things wrong and I am not going to itemise other than the main things at are the sideboard which is awfull and the black putrid water from the flowers left since Christmas, overall the cleanliness was not good at all.
Let's start with a positive, Staithes is a beautiful village with a great atmosphere and very welcoming locals. The location of Safe Harbour cottage is fantastic.
The cottage is charming but needs a considerable amount of work to make it a comfortable retreat. Again a positive the main bedroom has a super king bed and it is very comfortable.
The problems were with the outdoor seating - very tired furniture, no access to the higher level seating area from inside ? Lock broken, from outside the door looked rotten so maybe this was the problem.
The towel rail in the bathroom was the only source of heat and this was not working making the bathroom cold, sellotape had been put over the switch to stop activation indicating an electrical fault. Likewise there was a storage heater on the landing that had a note saying not to switch off so again obviously electrical faults throughout.
The washing machine was very smelly and had someone else's clothesline in and rank water obviously not checked prior to our check in.
All of these are small issues but mount up when the cottage is not cheap to rent.
Unfortunately, I approached Sykes cottages with these issues and they did not believe the issues existed as the owner told them they didn't.
I do not do negative postings but due to the feedback and customer service I decided to go ahead with a negative posting re the owner and Sykes.
Staithes is a lovely seaside village and Safe Harbour is in a great spot, just a short walk to the sea but nestled among quaint cottages. The first floor is quite spacious but downstairs is smaller, with a rather cramped living area. The decor is somewhat tired in places, especially the bathroom. However, the cottage is cosy and comfortable.
We were surprised that there was no welcome pack of any kind, not even a pint of milk and a few tea bags. On the plus side, the housekeeper and handyman live just across the road and responded immediately when necessary.
Great wi fi!
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Stayed here in May 2015 is a fantastic location right in the village but actually there is a flat above it which you do you hear noise from the bathroom wasn't very clean and overall it was a bit grotty and tired the cottage cost quite a lot of money and I'm not sure it was value for money