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“I miss you Kauri Cottage”
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Cottage front and main access - view to communal lawns
View of front of Kauri Cottage front from the River Esk
Ground floor well equipped kitchen
Ground floor well equipped kitchen
Dining Room with French doors to outside patio seating and communal lawns
Dining Room with French doors to outside patio and communal lawns
Dining Room showing aspect of kitchen
Dining Room showing aspect of kitchen
Second Floor Lounge
Second floor lounge with French doors to outside balcony. Double sofa bed for one or two guests
View from second floor French doors and balcony
First floor bathroom with shower
Second floor double room
Second floor double room
Second floor double room
Second floor bathroom
The famous St Hilda's Abbey
Whitby at night
Beach Sunset
Twin bedroom on top floor
Twin bedroom on second floor next to double bedroom
Single bedroom on first floor
Tourist boat from Whitby harbour to Ruswarpalong the River Esk  on the high tide
Sight seeing cruise from Whitby Harbour up the River Esk.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Whitby, Scarborough District, North Yorkshire, England

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782Defaul...
Bingley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I miss you Kauri Cottage”
Reviewed August 3, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

What a wonderful place to stay. The age group of our extended family was from 12 to 82 plus a small King Charles spaniel. It is not often that a location and accommodation can suit everyone, but Kauri cottage achieved it with all of our party. We stayed Mon - Fri, the house was clean, comfortable and well thought out. The tranquil setting was exactly what we wanted and after full days out in local tourist places we were able to return to relax and enjoy the views. Our 12 year old was utterly transfixed with a crab line at the waters edge until dusk each evening and never once asked to use X Box or the like. I will most definitely be booking again.

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Liked best: The location/scenery and the clean and modern facilities of the house.
Liked least: No wi fi and would have liked a comfy chair in the dinning room for my dad who is old
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Aug 5, 2013
Martin and I are really pleased you have enjoyed the cottage and its surrounding areas - it is always good that the youngsters are entertained which generally makes for an enjoyable holiday for the adults !!. I guess the dog was happy too with the water and the grassed areas to roam around.

Your feedback is appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Kauri Cottage in the future.

Kind regards and thanks - Julie
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ElaineWB
Birmingham UK
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Superb cottage in great loation!”
Reviewed August 2, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We have just returned from a week's holiday at Kauri Cottage with our family to celebrate a 60th birthday. The cottage is absolutely delightful, beautifully furnished and fitted out with everything we needed. The photographs really don't do it justice! Everything is beautifully co-ordinated and extremely comfortable. Clearly, a lot of thought has gone into making it a home from home. There were also lots of information leaflets about local things to do and places to visit.
The location is also amazing, being just under the Larpool Viaduct alongside the river. The geese provided our morning entertainment, particularly our daughter's attempts to avoid them!
We were fortunate to have good weather and were able to walk into Whitby several times. The walk is a strenuous one, but well worth doing over the viaduct and Cinder Track.
I really can't recommend this cottage highly enough.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 3, 2013
Thank you so much for posting a review. We have upgraded the cottage this year and it is something we try to do each winter ready for the forthcoming season. It is sometimes difficult to assess what people want but a 'home from home' atmosphere is what we strive for and we are delighted everything was to your satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Many thanks and regards - Martin and Julie
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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 23, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The distance to the nearest shop (Sainsburys is a 10 minute drive away)
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Jul 23, 2013
We are delighted you had a good holiday at our Cottage and glad you had time to appreciate its location (which we think is great too!). The steam trains passing and the wildlife are certainly very relaxing and most children enjoy feeding the ducks. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon and we thank you for taking the time to do a review for us.

Kind regards - Martin and Julie
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mrs_spenc...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing Cottage in a brilliant spot”
Reviewed July 22, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We booked this cottage for our coast 2 coast bike ride so this was perfectly positioned near to the finish at Whitby. The cottage itself was in an amazing position near to the viaduct - what a spot!!! It suited us as a mixed group of work colleagues, we all managed to have our own room. The cottage was very clean the booking process was very easy, we would love to come back! (maybe not after 150 mile bike ride!)

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Management Response
Jul 23, 2013
Many thanks for your review of our cottage - hope to see you again in the future - perhaps for a relaxing time as opposed to a very busy and energetic one !!

Kind regards - Martin and Julie
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Dawn D
Blackburn, United Kingdom
1 review
“Could not fault anything”
Reviewed July 8, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

I never leave reviews as I always feel people have their own views, but I feel I have to leave one for this Cottage. It was absolutely faultless all we needed to take was towels everything else was in the cottage even things I don't have at home. Me and my husband went for our Silver Wedding we just wanted to celebrate on our own away from the hustle and bustle of every day life and it was perfect, yes the floor boards squeak but no big deal and the photos definitely do not do the Cottage justice, 20 minutes walk away from Whitby along the viaduct or 5 minutes drive definitely go again PERFECT!!

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Liked best: The peace and quiet
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 18, 2013
Many thanks for your kind review and we are delighted that your anniversary break was enjoyed at our Cottage and that everything was to your satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
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floatyshe...
West Yorkshire
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Website/photos don't do it justice!”
Reviewed July 5, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

As a group of 5 we stayed at Kauri cottage for a quiet girly getaway weekend. We were surprised at how large the cottage actually is and all the extra little things that are not advertised on the website/page like an ipod dock, board games, dvd collection and coffee maker. There are also tonnes of little things that most cottages don't come with like matches, washing up liquid, even shot glasses!

The cottage was lovely and clean and beautifully furnished including lovely pictures and mirrors etc in all the rooms. It felt really new and freshly refurbished in comparison to lots of other holiday cottages which can feel tired and worn.

There was ample parking and ample furniture even including some nice garden furniture on the patio that we used when having a BBQ one evening.

The only downside was that the floorboards on the middle and top floor were rather creaky which made sneaking round on a morning difficult.

The owners of the cottage were also really helpful in answering any queries we had in the run up to staying very promptly.

Would definitely return if going on a group break!

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Liked best: Kitchen/dining area is a very sociable layout
Liked least: Creaky floorboards!
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • 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
Jul 6, 2013
Many thanks Rachel for taking the time to post a review for us. We are delighted you and the girls had a good time and you were happy with the service/amenities we provide.

The floor-boards are on our agenda for next year (they have definitely got worse this last 12 months or so) so hopefully when you return you can potter around at your leisure without disturbing your friends !! Hope to hear from you again in the future.

Kind regards - Martin and Julie
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coopsjane
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent modern cottage”
Reviewed May 14, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Great weekend break. Cottage had everything that was needed and extremely clean. Easy access to all amenities. The cottage is located in a picturesque setting. Suitable for families or groups of friends.

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Liked best: Well equipped clean cottage
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • 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
May 17, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to do a review on the cottage and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your weekend. I will pass on your very positive comments to our housekeeper too - thank you. We hope to see you again soon.

Regards Julie and Martin
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