This tiny cruck cottage with ships' timber beams and thick stone walls is one of the oldest buildings in Staithes. It is believed that it once served as a stable and forge in the heart of the old village. In the early 1900s it was used as a studio by the Staithes Group artists Laura and Harold Knight when they lived at Roxby after their marriage. They walked the three miles down to Staithes to paint each day in all weathers (and back up again at the end of the day!)
It has been restored for use as a cosy studio/cottage. It is completely self-contained with its own private entrance. The studio has been simply but comfortably and tastefully furnished. It has a bed deck (with a double mattress), a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower over the bath, a simple wood or coal burning stove and plenty of space for painting. The futon opens out to form a comfortable double bed.
It is tucked away with its own entrance in Barber's Yard just behind Staithes Gallery. Patio doors open out onto a small paved area overlooking Staithes Beck. It makes an ideal romantic getaway or the perfect bolthole for anyone wishing to get away from it all for a few days and recharge their batteries by the sea.
Rent the Laura Knight Studio
Current prices to rent the Laura Knight Studio are £40 per night (for
two or more weekday nights) and £60 per night (Friday, Saturday or single
weekday nights) or £250 per week. Unfortunately we cannot offer single
nights on Fridays or Saturdays.
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