My booking enquiry was accepted promptly by Barbara which enabled us to quickly finalise our plans for our weekend away. Barbara kept me updated with all the information we required to plan our stay with clear information throughout. The accommodation was spotless when we arrived and everything was in working order. The location and outlook from the property was/is fantastic, plus we were able to wave to the steam train on more than one occasion across the river. The weather was perfect which added to our enjoyment, but I’m sure this cottage would be just as relaxing in wet weather too. The layout of the cottage is perfect, with the kitchen and dining on the ground floor, along with a toilet. There’s the lounge and balcony on the 1st floor with a single bedroom and bathroom/shower, with the 2nd floor having the remaining double, twin and a further bathroom. The BT Broadband, TV and WiFi was an added bonus, which enabled us to keep in touch with friends and family and allowed us to share our relaxing and exciting break through a video chat with our son in Australia! We were able to leave the car in the parking area in front of the cottage and walk in to Whitby along the disused railway track. This was a perfect home from home which I’m sure we will use again!
Kauri Cottage is a centrally located accommodation, giving access to Whitby (20 minute walk over an impressive viaduct), Robin Hood's Bay (2 hour walk and bus return) and other local areas. The cottage is well appointed and comfortable. However, it should be pointed out that the information for the cottage on Trip Advisor, under 'Amenities', indicated that 'linens' are provided. This is correct for sheets etc, but TOWELS are not provided. This information is on the Cottage website, but could be missed if basing information on the Trip Advisor site. This may not be a problem for people from the UK but, for people from overseas, it requires either the purchase of towels, or the carrying of towels, taking up limited luggage space. In our 5 weeks in the UK and Republic of Ireland, staying at a range of accommodations, this was the only place that did not supply bath towels and we found this to be very unusual.