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“Very pleasant place to stay, very good value”
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Whitby, Scarborough District, North Yorkshire, England

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BryanFIrv...
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very pleasant place to stay, very good value”
Reviewed October 28, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

A little tricky to find, but worth it. The cottage is cleaned and appointed to a high standard and is very comfortable in deed. It has everything you would want in a holiday cottage and feels very welcoming.

The owners were also very accommodating when one of our party realized she had left her Ipod charger behind and we needed to go back for it.

The double bed in the first bedroom was sooo comfortable, it was actually a disappointment to get home to my own.

I would readily recommend this cottage to anyone looking to stay in Whitby.

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Liked best: The general feeling of homeliness and the high level of cleanliness.
Liked least: The external seps up to the property were a touch treacherous, but that is not under the property owners control.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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richandei
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“excellent”
Reviewed October 5, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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Lovely cottage within easy distance of everything in whitby. Very comfy to relax in after a day's sightseeing and the bed very cosy too. Couldn't find fault with anything in the cottage in general, decor is fantastic. Steps a bit tricky in the dark leading to the front door. Dvd playback a bit stuttery (needs heads cleaning) but wasn't used much anyway.

There is no on-site parking but our car was safe on chubb hill throughout our stay and was only 100 meters away.

Would certainly visit again.

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Liked best: the cosy bed and easy access to town
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Terence C
York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Our happy place : )”
Reviewed August 12, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We stayed for a total of 3 nights with 3 adults and 2 children (ages 7 and 9). The cottage was exactly as advertised - comfortable, homely and an extremely high standard of accomodation. It was really clean and the owner had thought of everything we needed for a short stay - there was a really useful folder with lots of information too. It's location was perfect - we spent lots of time in Whitby (just a few minutes walk to the harbour) and visited the park opposite - which had a nice play area for children. Although there was no parking at the cottage, there was a really useful dropoff point, and we managed to park just a few minutes walk from the cottage. The short break was really relaxing and we would definately recommend this cottage - it was a home from home. The owner was super helpful too.

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Liked best: Everything was perfect
Liked least: The steps to the cottage were a little steep but we were well aware of them - and Whitby properities have steps.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Sep 20, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. Hope you visit again :)
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YvonneA88...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect!”
Reviewed August 1, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The house was absolutely spotless with plenty of fluffy towels, beautiful clean bedding and a pint of milk in the fridge. The added bonus of the little private yard was great to hang the wet towels after some lovely days at the beach. Everything we needed was catered for and we had a fantastic week away. Parking was difficult but we parked a few minutes walk away and left one of the cars for the whole week without any problems. We're now looking into renting another of Sharan's properties just for us. Thanks for giving us a beautiful base for the week.

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Lisa7978
Kilcock, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hidden gem.”
Reviewed July 18, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Superb house for staying in whitby. Arrived to a lovely, clean, well- kitted out house. We enjoyed the decor, comfortable beds and great living space. The yard at the back was a lovely surprise especially as it us a sun trap most of the day. The location is perfect for discovering Whitby. Only a 3 minute walk to the town. So - perfect we parked our car and didn't use it until we were leaving. Pannett park opposite is lovely for the children. There is a great playground for kids of all ages.
We have been so pleased with our rental. We would definitely use the same owner again and would definitely recommend to family and friends.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
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kerrylee2...
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed July 13, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

My boyfriend enjoys sea fishing and often travels to Whitby, so we booked this gorgeous little cottage for a little weekend break.
We couldn't of asked for more. The location was perfect, decor and furnishings are up to date, fresh and clean. The local shops are only a 5 minute walk away and we were able to make use of the kitchen with some fab meals.
As we were able to bring our dog too, we literally felt like this cottage was our home away from home!

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Shalamile...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Upset that we had to leave”
Reviewed July 4, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

First impressions, exactly as seen on holiday letting.

Ideal location and setting if you don 't mind the steps leading to the cottage. We didn't have a problem with them but wouldn't suit anyone with walking difficulties.
The cottage had everything that we needed to make our stay comfortable plus
friendly neighbours
Parking permits were left by Sharan the owner which made things easy. Then we found Hanover terrace which is just round the corner and you are able to park for free.
Arrived home today but already looking to book for next year.

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Liked best: Location, clean and tidy
Liked least: Steps
Traveling group: Friends
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Recommended for:
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