Pelican is a three storey house in the heart of historic Staithes, a picturesque working fishing village within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Pelican sleeps 8-10 in four bedrooms. It has a separate lounge and dining room that can be opened up and a well equipped kitchen on the ground floor. The rear door accesses the decked backyard and our path to the start of the harbour walls. The tidal beck runs right past and beyond into the sea. Stairs to the first floor lead to a bathroom and two bedrooms and then a further flight leads up to the second floor shower room and two more bedrooms.
Adorned with art and many extra comforts, Pelican is a large seaside house in an idyllic location.
Following a visit to South Carolina and a Folly Beach holiday outside Charleston, we would swim and admire the pelicans flying low and scanning the sea, in a Red Arrow like formation. They were hard at work looking for fish and competing with the dolphins below. On return to Yorkshire we visited Staithes as we often did and during the Staithes Art Festival we came across artist Mick Kirby-Geddes, a Holmfirth based metal sculptor. We invested in a larger than life pelican, welded from old gas bottle canisters. Actually it’s not the one on the roof. The first is in our garden in Little Crakehall, Wensleydale. There just had to be a second and the one here in Staithes is nestled nicely on the bay window proudly announcing your arrival to the heart of the village.
Home from home
The house is our home from home and we hope you’ll feel the same. That’s why we enjoy staying here so much and that is of course why we bought the place. It had to be Staithes of course, there were no other alternatives and it took us a while to find the right home but we saw the potential and took the plunge in August 2014. We named it Pelican.
To create this homely atmosphere we try to ensure we provide you with everything you need. Have a look at the Pelican Layout to see how the three floors work. Also have a look at Pelican Comforts where you will see some, not all, of the additional comforts we hope you will enjoy.