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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Pickering, North Yorkshire, England

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Very good - based on 17 reviews
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FionaGLan...
Lancaster
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Pretty conversion but sadly not a comfortable stay”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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I'll start with the positives then move on to the areas that, for us, let the property down but we think could very easily be rectified. The Hayloft is very spacious, clean, prettily furnished, and reasonably well equipped. The owners are friendly and were extremely quick and gracious in sorting a couple of items in the cottage. We appreciated the Prosecco left for us to see in the New Year and the generous starter pack of logs and kindling. The negatives were the small double bed, only 4 foot, which had not been explained in the cottage rental details. We were forever waking ourselves up because we were on the point of falling out of bed (and we're both slim!) A poor night's sleep was compounded by noisy central heating pipes that regularly knocked, tapped and creaked. Ironically the Hayloft's charming bedroom is large enough easily to accommodate a 6 foot bed, which surely would be a fabulous selling point for any property? The nice soft bath towels were also minimalist, the ends only just met when I wrapped myself in it and the essentials were just about covered! The sofa desperately needs to be resprung or reupholstered, it looked inviting but unfortunately was uncomfortable. I found the pillows to be hard but my husband was OK with them, and the owner swiftly found me a softer one (thank you Ian). The kitchen area would benefit from lighting, it is very dim and difficult to work in. Although there is room for one, there is no washing machine - the cottage info states that the nearest launderette is in Scarborough - which we felt was an oversight in a spot that is typically going to be booked by walkers, cyclists and dog owners. No clothes airer either, so we had to drape wet gear round the bathroom as best we could. The bathroom was massive and crying out for a beautiful walk-in shower instead of the rather underpowered electric shower over the corner bath. The bathroom suite was probably installed in the early 1980s, judging by the style and colour. My respectful suggestion would be that the owners (indeed any owners of a holiday cottage) live, sleep and cook in their cottage for a couple of days to understand better the positives and negatives.

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Liked best: Pretty furnishings, the warmth of the property, secure parking
Liked least: The bed and noisy central heating pipes; the sofa
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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ali_tabar...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great spot for exploring Yorkshire, cosy accommodation”
Reviewed September 8, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed here with our 5-month old son, and had a lovely 10 days. The accommodation comprised one bedroom, an en-suite bathroom and a lounge/kitchen/diner. The bedroom was comfortably large enough for both of us and a travel cot, and the lounge was very spacious indeed. The kitchen was well-equipped and with all mod cons, and the bathroom did the job (though the shower could perhaps do with an upgrade). Overall, it was very comfortable - not 100% modern in certain respects, but by no means dated or worn.

The owners were lovely, and really helpful. The place itself had a very welcoming feel to it, not least because of the delicious cakes left for us on the first day! The village itself is really picturesque, and it is close to the busier but still pretty Pickering, and the glorious walking country of the North Yorks Moors. We were very lucky with the weather, so managed to get to the seaside a couple of times, and also fit in a few walks. We felt thoroughly relaxed and recharged at the end of our stay, and hopefully we will be back sometime.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Shower
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Ibstock
Reviewed June 30, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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ramsgate
Reviewed September 12, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Margate
Reviewed December 1, 2011 for a stay in October 2011

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Berkshire
Reviewed September 22, 2011 for a stay in June 2011

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Peak District
Reviewed September 11, 2011 for a stay in June 2011

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