Are pets allowed?
Yes well-behaved pets are welcome to stay on the ground floor of Greystones, there is a small extra charge of £20 for this.
Is there anywhere to eat in Staithes?
Yes! there are plenty of places to eat, see our food section for details. There is a welcoming bistro – the Cleveland Corner Cafe; two pubs serving food – The Royal George and The Cod & Lobster; and for immediate food when you arrive on a Friday evening for a long weekend there is a fish & chip shop in the upper village.
Is Greystones safe for children?
As Greystones dates from the 17th Century it wasn’t built entirely with child safety in mind – nevertheless the hazards are not significantly from any modern house. The open fire in the lounge (if lit, the main and entirely sufficient heating source is the electric storage radiators) should be protected by the provided guards. The stairs to the first floor are not excessively steep, the stairs to the second floor are steeper but still less steep than many Victorian villas. One stair gate is provided. The front and back doors have locks and top bolts to prevent escapes.
Is Greystones suitable for people with mobility problems?
Obviously Greystones isn’t a bungalow but it has a downstairs toilet, if someone can manage in an ordinary house there are no extra barriers to mobility in Greystones. The stairs are not steep and the en suite bedroom has an easy to access shower and toilet.
We will be arriving late on the first day of our holiday, does this matter?
No, not at all. We send all our guests an information pack, including a code for the key-safe box outside the house, so you can let yourself in when you like.
If we arrive late will there be anywhere to get food?
The Co-operative store in the upper village is open till 10pm every day and carries a wide range of groceries including bread, milk, wine, and frozen meals. There is also a fish & chip shop. Food in the pubs and bistro in the lower village does finish by about 8.30pm.
Is Greystone suitable for less than 9 people?
Yes, although Greystones is a large house it doesn’t feel too big for smaller groups. It naturally divides into three areas with double bedrooms and their own bathrooms, almost like 3 wings, so it is very good for 3 couples who like their own space and privacy. Using the ensuite bedroom above the kitchen is it great for a couple, you can forget about the rest of the house. Ring us for a highly discounted rate for couples in the off seasons.
Are bed linen and towels included?
Yes all the beds will be made up with fresh bed linen (Egyptian cotton) and towels are provided at an extra cost of £2 per person.
What about car parking?
There is no long term public car parking in the lower part of Staithes but there are two car parks which are only 250m up the Bank from Greystones. For arrival and departure there is short term (40 minutes) public parking on the road outside the house. The private car park, Glen Vale, is slightly nearer to the house and cheaper at £5.00 a day. It also has the advantage that you are given a traffic cone with a Greystones label on it which you use to reserve your space when you go out. At busy holiday times it is essential to book space in this car park (01947 840590). The main public car park is situated at the top of the Bank on the right as you drive down into the village. The charge for this is £5 per 24 hours payable at the pay & display meter (but in Winter it is free, usually November to January). Weekly and weekend passes are also available in advance from the council. The advantage of using this car park is that your ticket will be valid at all other long stay car parks run by Scarborough District Council (e.g. in Whitby, Sandsend, Robin Hood’s Bay) which will present a big saving if you intend to visit those places.