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Blackbird Cottage Exterior
Blackbird Cottage traditional front appearance overlooking quiet country lane
Blackbird Cottage compact country kitchen
Blackbird Cottage compact country kitchen
Blackbird cottage dinning room conservatory seat 6
Blackbird Cottage snug cosy lounge with abundance of reading books
Blackbird Cottage snug cosy lounge with abundance of reading books
Blackbird Cottage ground floor bathroom
Blackbird Cottage ground floor bathroom staircase leading to double bedroom
Blackbird Cottage romantic double bedroom
Blackbird Cottage light and airy twin loft bedroom
Blackbird Cottage side garden with patio furniture
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Whitby, Scarborough District, North Yorkshire, England

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Very good - based on 26 reviews
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Mark2270
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent cottage”
Reviewed February 24, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
1
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Cottage was great, so central and very cosy, perfect if you also have dogs as gardens great plenty of space. Cottage itself has every thing you need, great location to Whitby and robin hood bay, well worth a stay.

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Liked best: location and cosiness
Liked least: Shower not very good
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Mar 2, 2015
Hello Mark

Very pleased that you have an enjoyable stay. Thank you for your very kind comments. Hope to welcome you back soon

Kind regards

Loraine Shelton
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BumblesF
Sheffield
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed January 6, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed in this cottage with our friends, their 18 month old daughter and both of our dogs for New Year.

We felt the cottage was in a great location, was warm (the gas stove was fantastic), clean and well equipped.

We went on lots of beach walks with the dogs, found supermarkets nearby and walked up to the Plough pub which was also great.

We were in the twin room and due to the style of the cottage there was no door which meant we could hear everything happening throughout the rest of the house so we didn't have the best sleep but understand this is not something that could be easily resolved.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 7, 2015
Hello Sam
I think you must have found some of the local places that we do when we stop there. It is a lovely location. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

Kind regards

Robert
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Lorraine...
Hedon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent place to stay..”
Reviewed November 18, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We really enjoyed our weekend stay...
Warm and cosy peaceful all round lovely place to stay..
Was lovely clean and welcoming ..

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 24, 2014
Hello Duncan & Lorraine

Thank you very much for your very kind comments. Much appreciated we are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay. Hope to welcome you back soon.

Robert,Sue Crosbie
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Jay H
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cosy, Comfortable and Relaxing!”
Reviewed April 1, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
3
people found this review helpful

We had a very relaxing weekend stay in Blackbird Cottage!

We received a fantastic service from Robert & Sue after booking last minute.
The Cottage was lovely, very cosy and welcoming, it had everything we needed. We especially loved the Gas Stove!

It was in a very peacefull little village but we were still only a 10 minute drive to Whitby Seafront.

We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend to others, we will definatley be back!

Thankyou!

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Liked best: loved the Gas Stove!
Liked least: Honestly, no complaints, all as described!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Mar 31, 2014
Hello Jay

Thank you for your kind comments. Your feedback is very much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards

Loraine
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Merseyside
Reviewed January 31, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
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Management Response
Jan 31, 2014
Hello Janet
Pleased you enjoyed your stay. Glad to be able to help at short notice. Hopefully you will be able to stay longer next time and have more time to enjoy the area.
Robert
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LeedsBint...
leeds
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Attention to detail!!!!”
Reviewed January 17, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

Nice location,nice cottage,but needs some attention to detail!....Outside lights not working!!Torch provided,but no batteries!Let my dog out on the first night,and the door shut behind me,and could not see the key pad to get back in!!The stairs to the attic are so dangerous,and not for the faint hearted!!Seating in the living room not very comfy,two sofa,s would have been much better!! The shower might as well not be there!!!Terrible trickle of cold water!!!Noted many previous complaints about this,but nothing has been done!My daughter,and partner left day two,and we followed the next day(one day early)!Shame could be a very nice place to stay,but needs some attention!!!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: attention to detail,and attic stairs!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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Management Response
Jan 16, 2014
Hello Julie
Nice Cottage, Nice Location, Yes, we think so but like everything there is often more to it than meets the eye:
The neighbours prefer the darker village environment and asked if we could restrict the use the small outside light (sensor lights are affected by the wind, even here ). Whilst we were happy to do this we have now made arrangements for this to be replaced with a period alternative. Torch batteries are replaced very regularly. The door has a "snick" to remain open, useful when in the garden.
Upper level stairs are original "cottage" stairs typical in houses in Whitby/Robin Hoods Bay. No problem for most and children love this room but of course steeper than modern stairs.
Hand held hose from tap provided for ease of hair washing but this is a characterful 19th century cottage which does not have the water pressure required for a shower so we do not say it has one.
Seating not been an mentioned but appreciate your suggestion of two, two seaters.
Thanks for taking the time to comment. We will do what we can to look at the points you made.
Robert
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357Barry
Stockport, United Kingdom
1 review
“Let down by failure of health and safety issues”
Reviewed January 15, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

No working outside lights & poor lock to door- told months ago to replace, not done fell down twice on outside uneven paving stones, steps awkward to load and unload car, not suitable for older or disabled persons, shower was awful, remove bath and modernise with a wet room and proper power shower-Wi Fi essential and not provided, also upstairs bedroom first floor window full of condensation and window would not open, the owner were told months ago in visitors book to sort out the lights and shower, and still not dome so

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Liked best: The quiet location
Liked least: no outside lights, poor lock to a code door, and awful inadequate shower
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 14, 2014
Hello Barry
Whilst the streetlighting adjacent does light the front of Blackbird Cottage the neighbours prefer a more natural village environment with less artificial light and therefore asked if we could not use the small outside light (as the sensor sometimes is affected by the wind). Whilst the streetlighting is enough for most, we had decided to make arrangements for a suitable period alternative light, which should be in place by the time this is published.
On site car parking is unusual with 19th century cottages but here will accommodate a larger car (Discovery etc.,) with care. The second entrance has no steps. Paths and access have not been an issue before.
There is a hand held hose from the tap provided for ease of hair washing but this is not a shower as the cottage does not have the water pressure required for a shower so we do not say it has one.
WI Fi is available on some mobile phones hot spot but this is village North Yorkshire. We do not get asked for this much as most holiday makers don't look for this but we are looking at this again.
Original style sliding sash windows can stick in winter. This was working but we will check this. The lock has been checked and found to be working properly as designed.

You did, unfortunately, experience a power failure whilst at Blackbird Cottage which turned out to be a failed main switch. I must say Northern Powergrid staff were most helpful in establishing the problem quickly and "Handy Andy Electrician" in Whitby should receive special praise for replacing a failed mains switch within the hour. Excellent service.

We are not complacent and take your comments seriously.

Regards

Robert
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