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Review of 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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Linda P
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Absolutely Perfect”
Reviewed August 31, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Myself and my husband came with 3 teenage boys for 1 week at the end of August.

Like all the other reviews Kauri Cottage has everything you could possibly need, it is really well equipped, beautifully decorated to a high standard, so comfortable, easily fits 7 people, we couldn't fault it at all. Great communication from Martin and Julie, everything went really smoothly.

The setting is beautiful by the River Esk and the base of the viaducts. The stream train also comes past which was nice to see.

Our teenagers were very happy here because it has Wi-Fi and there are also plenty of films to watch.

We did drive into town a few times because my husband recently had a heart attack and found the climb from the cottage up to the Cinder Track a bit hard. Once on the Cinder Track the walk into Whitby is great, lovely views of the Abbey, perfectly flat. You come out near the little roundabout near Pannett Park.

We would definitely recommend Kauri Cottage, it is perfect.

Thank you Martin and Julie.

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Liked best: The cottage itself is so comforable
Liked least: The climb up to the Cinder Track
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
Oct 10, 2016
Thanks Linda for your review - pleased to hear that you all had a good time and the cottage fulfilled all your needs. Hope to welcome you back again soon.

Kind regards - Martin and Julie
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Patricia...
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful, peaceful location.”
Reviewed August 22, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

My family and I had a wonderful holiday at Kauri Cottage after visiting for the second time. The owners Martin and Julie, cannot be more helpful and are always available if you need advice, either before or during your stay.The kitchen is equipped with anything you may need, there is even a picnic blanket and cool box. Our teenagers were kept busy crabbing in the nearby river Esk and everyone enjoyed watching steam trains passing at the opposite side of the river. Whitby is a 15 to 20 minute walk away over the historic Larpool Viaduct, from where the views are simply breathtaking. Kauri Cottage is well worth a visit and we will be back again soon.

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Liked best: The peaceful location and friendliness of the owners.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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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Management Response
Aug 23, 2016
Many thanks Pat for taking the time to post a review - we love returning guests and we thank you for your kind comments. We look to keep the cottage at its best all year round with new additions and updates as and when required, and hopefully we manage to do that to everyone's satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming you back for a third visit at some stage in the future.

Kind regards - Martin and Julie
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Rebecca M
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Very enjoyable stay”
Reviewed August 22, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed for a few days at this property. I couldn't fault it at all. It had everything we needed. Beautiful and comfortable furniture and decor, lots of games, books and DVDs provided. The cottage is close to the river and the location is quiet and peaceful, very scenic. We got taxis into Whitby due to having small children with us, but you could walk. I would definitely recommend this holiday rental. We had a lovely relaxing holiday.

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Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Aug 23, 2016
Thanks very much for your review Rebecca - glad you had a relaxing and enjoyable time at our cottage. Any recommendations to friends and family are greatly appreciated, and we hope to see you again too in the future.

Kind regards - Martin and Julie
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Mark B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Relaxing Stay”
Reviewed August 13, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Our stay at Kauri Cottage was very relaxing. It is well located, within walkable distance of the centre of Whitby and close to the Cinder Track which leads to Robin Hoods' Bay.

The cottage is well-equipped and given the quietness of the holiday village it wasn't at all difficult to sleep at night.

We travelled in a group of five and found the flat suitably spacious for our needs. All instructions and information were sent in advance by the owner, making it easy to resolve any small issues.

A lovely break - thanks again,

Mark

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 23, 2016
Many thanks Mark - we too believe the cottage is well located - near enough to enjoy the bustle of Whitby, but yet far enough away too to appreciate the quiet times. All the best to you and your family and if you visit Whitby again we would love to welcome you back to Kauri Cottage.

Kind regards - Martin and Julie
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Manchester England
Reviewed July 23, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Liked best: The peaceful zetting
Liked least: The hill going out to the cinder track . But good for the legs.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
Aug 23, 2016
Many thanks Linda for posting a review for us - sounds like the two little ones had a great time (and hopefully the adults too!!). The weather too of course does provide an added bonus !! Hope to see you again soon !!

Kind regards - Martin and Julie
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Reviewed July 9, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 10, 2016
Many thanks Michelle for your comments - glad you and your family were happy with the cottage and the facilities we provide. We hope you are able to visit us again in the future.

Kind regards - Martin and Julie
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TAR80
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely break in a super cottage”
Reviewed June 4, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We had an excellent stay in this cottage. We found it to be comfortable, clean and very well maintained. We all loved the location and the young children in our group were very impressed with the stunning views of the viaduct and river. We would definitely stay here again in the future and we would definitely recommend to friends.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jul 10, 2016
Many thanks for your review and recommendation to others - much appreciated !! We look forward to welcoming you back to the cottage in the future.

Kind regards - Martin and Julie
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