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“A great cottage on the moors”

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Hillsover Cottage, Ainthorpe
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Hillsover Cottage, Ainthorpe
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11 reviews
Hillsover Cottage, Ainthorpe
Twin bedroom, second floor
Single bedroom, first floor
Double bedroom, first fllor
Hillsover cottage, Ainthorpe
View from cottage
Danby Dale
Cycling on the moors
Runswick Bay beach
En-suite double bedroom, first floor
Sitting room with open fire and beamed ceiling
Kitchen dining room
Walking in the countryside
Duck Bridge, Danby
Winter scene, Ainthorpe. Great snowballing and sledging!
Cliff walks to fabulous beach at Sandsend and Whitby beyond.
The magnificent Castle Howard
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Danby, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, England

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Mike_A_19...
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A great cottage on the moors”
Reviewed November 13, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Myself and my partner Emily stayed in Hillsover Cottage with some friends for the week of our wedding at Danby Castle. The Cottage was a great place to stay and was really good value for money. We have stayed in other holiday cottages where we have had to take our own towels and bed linen and loo roll, but everything was provided here. All of the rooms were lovely. There is only the one shower, which is on the ground floor - it would be better if the two other bathrooms had proper showers over the baths. The fireplace in the living room was a real plus for chilly evenings, coal and logs were provided. There was plenty of cookware and crockery etc in the kitchen and a dishwasher. We ate food in the Fox and Hounds pub (who own the cottage) a couple of times during the week - proper pub food, big portions, very tasty. The location is stunning, and also only a short drive to Whitby. All in all we loved staying here.

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Liked best: Felt really homely
Liked least: Slow wifi
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MrsD73250
1 review
“Superb accommodation, open fire was a particular treat!”
Reviewed October 14, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Myself and 5 other adults plus a toddler stayed in this wonderful cottage on self-catering basis, for 4 nights and enjoyed how welcoming and homely, but clean and well-thought-out the accommodation was. The kitchen/dining room was a perfect family area in the mornings and the evenings in front of the open fire were a particular treat. If I were to have any criticism at all - it would have been useful to have seen a floor plan of the bedrooms before we arrived so we could plan who could stay where, also a few more tea towels for the kitchen - which was otherwise very well equipped! We had one dinner in the pub restaurant and the good and service were both excellent!

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sunderland
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“fabulous cottage - fabulous location”
Reviewed August 30, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

WONDERFUL GETAWAY - Spotless and clean with very comfy beds. Location fabulous with sheep grazing outside your front door

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Liked best: Bedrooms
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Han240228...
Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful cottage, friendly staff and a lovely location!”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

I recently stayed here with a group of friends. We arrived on the Friday and were welcomed by the friendly staff. The cottage was spacious and spotless. Set in a lovely picturesque location close to Whitby it really was perfect for what we wanted. The staff were really friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone. Thanks for the great stay, I'm sure we'll be back again soon.

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Dawnton
1 review
“Book with confidence”
Reviewed October 31, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Just stayed at The Hillsover for two nights and just wish we had more time to extend our stay!
It is warm,comfortable,clean,tidy and superbly situated.
Everything you need for a stay is provided including coal and logs for those cosy nights in around the fire.
There are great views over The Moors from most windows and being next door to a fine pub is a real bonus!
My wife and I enjoyed a quiet drink whilst the kids played on the Wii in the games room.
There is also a sauna at the pub which we didn"t use but am very sure we will on our next visit.
20 mins from Whitby this place is ideal as a base to travel or just to get away from it all and do some walking like we did.
Book this cottage with confidence.

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macymo
England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great location, clean and comfortable”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Overall I would recommend this cottage and to summarise here are my pros/cons

Things I really liked:

location - although not in Danby, it's in a hamlet called ainthorpe, but it's fine, next to the pub, and only 2 mins walk out on the moors, 15 minutes to the coast or 5 mins to the wild moors.

Clean- it was clean, and tidy,

Rooms- the bedrooms all have tv's and ensuite, beds are comfortable

Heating- always nice and warm from central heating, and open fire for added warmth.

the price- I stayed out of season so got a good price



things I did'nt like so much:

pillows: if you are fussy about having a good pillow, take your own
cosy ness- it wasn't very cosy or homely , I think that's because it's an overflow for the hotel next for, but the sofa's are not that comfy, there isn't a homely feel, they could do with so e nice art or photos on the walls.

Kitchen - small and if there are more than two of you it wouldn't be very practical.
Smell- there was a really over powering smell , I think it was from the industrial strength cleaning products, I had to go and buy air freshener and scented candles, but it went wore off after a few days.

into- there was a lack of any info for around the area, no walks or anything, they could do with a simple file of local walks , pubs etc.

Also a final picky point, but the welcome letter in the cottage tells you about the services available but every paragraph ends with...there is a charge ...I know this cottage is part of a business but I don't want to feel like it.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Pillows, sofa's and cleaning product smell
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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sunderland
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Liked best: bedrooms
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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