As an American hiker I want to add to the chorus cheering the wonderful hosts and accommodations at Roraima House and give a shout out to all hikers who want a base for coastal hiking. Staithes, an unspoiled fishing village rich in art and history, is an eight mile hike along the Cleveland Way coastal trail from the train station at Saltby. My window at Roraima overlooked the tallest point on England's east coast. Over afternoon tea and breakfast, Stuart and Sandra pointed out the special places of interest only a local hiker would know. With their guidance, I followed a footpath to a little known hilltop bench to drink morning tea while watching the sun rise before returning for a fabulous breakfast. I didn't want to hike with a pack, so staying at Roraima was perfect. I hiked the coastal trail and returned by bus, which run every 30 minutes between Whitby and the coastal towns along the way. This allowed me to walk any portion of the trail in any order--I could spend most of the day in Whitby and still hike to my heart's content. When I got tired of beautiful vistas of cliffs and sand beaches, I headed out on a woodland road up to the moors from Staithes. Not a single car passed in four miles; violets were blooming in the middle of it and the banks were an herbarium of spring flowers. My circle hike came back along a quiet farm road that followed a ridge back to Staithes. The view of the coast just kept unfolding for the three miles downhill into town. Just rural walking at its best. Never had a better time than staying with Stuart and Sandra at Roraima.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imposing Victorian Sea Captains house. Extensive, recent, sympathetic refurbishment creating a beautiful home & B&B. Full of period features, stained glass windows, antiques & our collection of art work. King-size, four-poster, huge en-suite with shower & roll-top bath. Double en-suite room and top floor 'family suite' with double & twin, kitchen/diner/lounge & bathroom. Fresh home made cake served in the afternoon. Sandra & Stuart look forward to welcoming you to Roraima House. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Roraima House Staithes, North Yorkshire