Most Pictured Cottage goes on the Market
Date of Article
Jun 19 2009

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Immortalised on the front of the Yorkshire Tea box, 250-year-old Beckside Cottage in Staithes, North Yorkshire is reckoned to be one of the UK’s most pictured properties.

Beckside Cottage, Staithes

Carter Jonas’ York office has been instructed to sell the former fisherman’s cottage, which sits in a prime position overlooking the confluence of the Roxby Beck and harbour, close to Staithes beach. Used as a holiday home and successful holiday rental for many years, the property is “a particularly rare and very viable investment”, according to Edward Stoyle, the agent selling the property.

He continues: “The cottage has featured on numerous adverts and literature promoting the heritage coastline, one of the most notable being the Yorkshire Tea box and more recently the Millennium calendar.

“The current owner rents it out as a very successful holiday cottage, and it is booked for the entire season by many returning holiday makers.”

Staithes is a highly sought-after and picturesque village, part of the Heritage Coastline and noted for its sheltered harbour bounded by high cliffs. It was here that from around 1745 James Cook spent several years as an apprentice to a grocer, a formative time during which historians have suggested he first felt the lure of the sea.

The current owners have ensured that the cottage retains a great deal of its original character, though they have fitted a new kitchen and bathroom with under floor heating. The property has three bedrooms with views across the bay and the benefit of a parking space.

Beckside is being marketed with a guide price of £295,000. For more information, contact Carter Jonas’ York office on 01904 558200.