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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Whitby, Scarborough District, North Yorkshire, England

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Rebecca M
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely family stay”
Reviewed June 3, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Can't recommend these cottages enough. Fabulous location. Owners are very helpful and friendly. The cottage is well equipped and very homely. Only little niggle is that the floorboards are a little creaky but it's an old stone farmhouse so can't really complain! We will definitely be going again.

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Emma2867
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Brilliant location”
Reviewed April 5, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We've just got home from a five night stay at Horseshoe Cottage and we had a great time. The cottage is comfortable and has all the basics we'd expect, it was clean and tidy on arrival. Beds were comfy - the floorboards are very creaky upstairs but didn't wake our kids so didn't cause us any problems. Bathroom is very tiny but did the job! If I could change anything, I'd put a blind or a curtain over the inside of the front door as it looks straight into the living room where we sat on an evening... I'd also possibly swap out a kitchen cupboard with a bit more fridge/freezer space, but those are just minor things really. The owner is on hand if needed and sorted out our one issue straight away for us. Lovely grounds, fantastic location just a 1 min drive/5 min walk from the supermarket, and a few minutes drive into the centre of Whitby. Our kids loved the games room. We would definitely come back.

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Liked best: Location and grounds, comfy beds, beautiful stone walls, size of living area
Liked least: Squeaky floorboards/small bathroom
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mattyback...
Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Brilliant location but came away a bit disappointed”
Reviewed July 19, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Stayed for 4 nights (Monday to Friday) with my wife and our 2 year old daughter.

Pro's:
Location wise you can't go wrong. Supermarket less than a minute car drive away. Whitby less than 4 minutes.

Outside the cottage is excellent for young kids, as you can let them roam free without having to worry about speeding traffic etc. Daughter loved the rabbits, ducks and hens. She was a bit young for the climbing frame but still enjoyed the see saw and slide.

The cottage itself had all the amenities you would need.

Con's:
On arrival the cottage did seem clean enough as the floor and main surfaces were clean. However, I'm allergic to dust as it makes my nose stream, and after a closer inspection (please don't vision my wife and I going round the cottage like they do from the TV program "four in a bed") there was a lot of dust. I complained on Tuesday morning to a very pleasant young lady who I assumed was Jackie (apologies if it wasn't). I explained there was dust on the walls, lamp shades, bedroom side lamps and on the lower frame of the circular table in the living room as my daughter wanted to keep putting her fingers in it. Jackie organised somebody to sort this out whilst we were out for the day. When we returned, the table in the living room had been replaced which was appreciated but little else seemed to have been done. The pictures added were taken after somebody had been in to clean. The picture where I'm holding a long stem of dust, came attached to my head whilst I was cooking in the kitchen.

The next issue is the stairs and 1st floor floor boards. They are extremely noisy where ever you move and stand, which woke our daughter up a few times. Got to a point that we didn't dare to go to the toilet in the middle of the night. However I don't believe this is a fault of the owners, but to do with the age of the building. If it is just adults or kids are past toddler age staying then this might not be so much of an issue.

Would we stay again.... Probably not unfortunately.

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Kathryn H
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic time had by all”
Reviewed July 5, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Lovely surroundings very quiet. Spacious all bar the bathroom. Far to small esp when you have 4 small children with you.

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Claire K
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money ”
Reviewed May 5, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Stayed for 3 nights, lovely place and friendly owners. Everything we needed was there and close to Sainsburys for extra things. The hot water stopped working and was fixed immediately. Very comfortable stay. The WiFi wasn't very good but didn't ruin our stay. Will definitely return and recommend.

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Steve a
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Superb accommodation!”
Reviewed April 13, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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person found this review helpful

Fantastic one night stay, easy booking, great communications. The cottage was in great condition, very clean with more than enough space for the 4 of us and Gary the Dog! Lovely surroundings and the kids loved the play area and safe open aspect of the outdoor area.

Superb location, very peaceful yet a 2 minute drive into Whitby. I would highly recommend this accommodation and we will definitely return.

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Liked least: Everything!
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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klur2002
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great last minute choice”
Reviewed February 10, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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person found this review helpful

What a great weekend we had in the cottage. Fab location and lovely cottage. We will definitely book again, in the summer next time so we can have a nice walk to Whitby.

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