Roraima was built in the 1890s by sea captain John Trattles and named after his steamship the SS Roraima. It is an impressive, large three-storey Victorian house built at the top end of the village of Staithes.
We, Sandra and Stuart, purchased the B&B in January 2009 and have renovated the accommodation with the addition of new en-suite bathrooms, new décor in all the guest rooms and a fully certified fire alarm system (along with other fire precautions throughout as required by the local council and fire division).
To the front of the house is an enclosed garden with seating and we are fortunate in Staithes to be able to offer parking for our B&B guests at the rear of the house. We also have an enclosed rear yard where bikes can be padlocked and stored.
The accommodation is spread over three floors. The ground floor has an impressive entrance hallway and welcoming dining room. The first floor has two guest rooms, both with en-suites and views across to Boulby cliffs and the sea. On the top floor we have two further rooms, a double and a twin with a shared bathroom and lounge/kitchen facility.
The entrance is via a small Victorian tiled floor porch leading to the impressive hallway which has the benefit of fabulous stained glass windows to the front door and the original large pitch pine staircase with more stained glass on the first and second floors.
The dining room has an open fire and fully restored sash windows and also provides lounge chairs and a selection of magazines, books, maps etc for quiet reading in a TV free zone!
Whilst we prepare your choice of grilled locally sourced sausage & bacon accompanied with mushrooms, tomatoes, hash brown, free range eggs & baked beans, help yourself to cereals, fruit juice, fruit & yogurt, freshly baked bread and toast.
After a hectic (or leisurely) day out, return to home-made cake & tea/coffee served between 4.30 & 5.00.
Staithes: home of the CBBC series "old Jack's Boat"