Auntie Annie’s & Alum Cottage, Staithes
Auntie Annie's- (the one with the red door)-may be hundreds of years old (17th century), but it offers all the facilities of the modern age.It even has it own private parking space adjacent to the cottage,with a further permit to park on the harbour! Alum too has parking permits for 2 cars just a few yards from the door. So with both cottages you have the convenience of your car nearby with no extra costs and no hills to climb! A real asset in Staithes.
If you prefer Alum Cottage, next door but one to Auntie Annie's- we are sure you will not be disappointed, as the interior is deceptively spacious and well equipped. It also offers en suite facilities. Please see our photos of Alum to see what we mean, although they hardly do it justice. So its your choice - which cottage will you choose?
And what a choice you have -between two of the best cottages in Staithes. Both have their own different characters. Both cottages allow one well behaved dog. Smoking not allowed in either cottage. Fresh bedlinen and electricity and free parking included. No hidden extras.
Alum and Auntie Annie's are among only a few holiday homes in this idyllic and famous location. In this picturesque setting both cottages nestle perfectly beneath Cowbar, which is part of the heritage coastline. The stunning views will make you want to return time and time again. A few steps over the bridge and you are onto the cobbled streets of Staithes High Street. These are just some of the reasons why these cottages appears in famous photographs, paintings and postcards.
We pride ourselves that we care about our visitors and want them to have a good holiday and will help in any way we can to ensure this.
How did Auntie Annie's & Alum Cottage get their names
In Auntie Annie's, the converted attic room of this cottage was where Annie Parkinson worked until her mid 90's and made her quilts, one of which can be seen in the museum in Staithes.
Alum Cottage was first used to store alum mined in the area and it too is over 200 years old. The alum was brought by horse and cart to the warehouse and from there was loaded onto ships and on to its destination. It was later used as a fisherman's warehouse before being skillfully converted to the surprisingly spacious and attractive cottage it is today. Please see our recent pictures of Alum.
We are sure you will enjoy your stay at Auntie Annie's or Alum cottage and we look forward to seeing you again.