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“Should have been brilliant - didn't quite live up to our expectations” 4 of 5 stars
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High Barrass | Nr Whitby, Staithes TS13 5DE, England   |  
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Ranked #6 of 6 Staithes B&B and Inns
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“Should have been brilliant - didn't quite live up to our expectations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2007

This should have been a wonderful long weekend with some old friends....it ended up being a tight squeeze and a lot of hassle. We all loved Staithes - a lovely little village with some cute little shops and the kind of ambiance that makes you not want to leave. the property looked amazing from the photo's and expectations were high when we arrived. We found the property easily but due to the location and the facilities in the town the car park is about 1km from the property - which was OK and out of the control of the owner. I take my hat off to the owner as they have tried really hard to make this into a wonderful little cottage but the problem was just that...its very small and sold as sleeping 8-10.....There are 3 bedrooms, 1 bed in the living room and 2 beds in the basement....off the shower and Sauna. Whilst we were there 2 of the showers weren't working, the dishwasher wasn't working and the boiler was temperamental and the caretaker was very slow to respond to our requests meaning that 2 of our party had to bath their 6 month old in the basement shower as it was the only room where the shower worked, we had to continually wash and dry up as there was no drying rack for the plates and the dining room - which has a stunning view - barely fit us all in with the furniture that was in there.

We had a great time...but it could have been so much better. I get the feeling that if there were a few less gadgets and gizmo's and a little more practical solutions to the tight space then it would be a lot better.

If you have a smaller party and everything is working you will love this property....esp the view.

  • Stayed April 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Address: High Barrass | Nr Whitby, Staithes TS13 5DE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Staithes
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Staithes
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Ocean View House Staithes, Yorkshire

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