The latest offering from BBC’s CBeebies, ‘Old Jack’s Boat’ looks set to do for Staithes what ‘Doc Martin’ did for Port Isaac and ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ did for Holmfirth.

Starring veteran Jackanory and Womble’s narrator, Bernard Cribbins as retired fisherman Old Jack, alongside his trusty hound Salty, the children’s story-telling programme was filmed last summer in the picturesque harbour village of Staithes, near Whitby, on the North Yorkshire coast.

Once a thriving fishing port, this timeless coastal hamlet, with its winding streets, quaint little cottages and beach nestles quietly amongst steep sided cliffs – an ideal base for discovering the north east coastline and perfect for bird watchers and fossil hunters alike.

So if you’re still wondering where to take the kids this year, then look no further than these holiday cottages.  You might, however, want to think ahead about your answer to any requests to see Old Jack’s magical boat, ‘The Rainbow’…

You might also like to take a look at holiday cottages in Whitby.

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