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How to Search for Self - Catering Accommodation in the area

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How to Search for Self - Catering Accommodation in the area

I have to say that having used tripadvisor for years, I am constantly amazed at how difficult it often is to navigate the site. There seems to be little or no uniformity to go on. The latest example is that I'm looking for self-catering - probably a single storey cottage - in the Moors National Park. I started with a property which wasn't quite right, but I thought I'd check it out on Tripadvisor. That led me to see that it was listed under "Specialist accommodation in Whitby". OK the particular property was in Commondale, many miles away, but I felt it must be covering the whole Whitby area. Properties are listed in ratings order which is great. Here I saw one or two promising places, and I then wanted and still want to do an identical search for the southern part of the Park area. I entered Specialist accommodation in Scarborough - seems sensible to me - but no results!

What am I supposed to do? I have tried many variations to find a list of self catering properties in the Park area, but can't. Can someone tell me how to search to bring up the properties I'm looking for?

Please! I've asked Tripadvisor but with no response.

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1. Re: How to Search for Self - Catering Accommodation in the area

hi dave,

Tripadvisor is great for hotels, but avoid for self-catering - I find it not only incomplete, but I also suspect that it is not as impartial as the rest of the site.

Instead, do an internet search on North Yorks Moors Holiday Cottages - Holidays4U, ownersdirect etc have guest books and reviews which can help you decide. There are also usually some local specialist companies, so have a good look around. We stay a week in the UK each year in self-catering acccomodation and have found some great places, but none via TripAdvisor.

Happy holiday hunting!

Edited: 5:17 pm, March 16, 2013
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2. Re: How to Search for Self - Catering Accommodation in the area

Sykes, Easy Cottages, English Country Cottages, Hoseasons, Cottages4u - just a few of the many companies that you can use.

...and I found them all at one time or another by googling "English holiday cottages"

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3. Re: How to Search for Self - Catering Accommodation in the area

Hi,

I Used Sykes Cottages and booked a self-contained just out of Helmsley. They were teriffic to deal with and very helpful. www.sykescottages.co.uk.

Their website lets you select an area and search for self-contained, B&B or other types in the area. It let's you see them on a map so you can see where you will be.

Good Luck!

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