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“A wonderful week in an idyllic cottage”
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Dunsley has 3 storeys and a private front yard
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Dunsley has 3 storeys and a private front yard
The bright new kitchen is fully equipped, and has a stable door and open fire
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82 reviews
Dunsley has 3 storeys and a private front yard
The bright new kitchen is fully equipped, and has a stable door and open fire
The bright, new kitchen
A scrubbed pine table takes pride of place for dining
The beautiful bedroom, with brass & iron bed, and chaise longue
Dunsley is a romantic retreat with original artwork. This unique, ceramic heart is from New Zealand
Victorian chaise longue in the beautiful bedroom
High-pressure shower and a Victorian tiled washstand make the bathroom fun, and functional
The sitting room features a flat-screen TV with DVD, comfy sofa and chair, plus well-stocked library
Staithes beach and harbour village
The main street, with pretty painted houses
Staithes beach and harbour
The village seen from Cowbar Nab
View down the river to the harbour; Dunsley is a step to the right
The traditional butcher's shop in the main street also sells veg, eggs and preserves
Pretty Staithes, from Cowbar Nab
On the Cleveland Way, just above Staithes
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Staithes, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, England

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MrSharroc...
2 reviews
“A wonderful week in an idyllic cottage”
Reviewed August 22, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Dunsley is beautifully restored and so clean that you feel you are the first visitors to stay there. We were provided with really helpful information from the owners in advance and there is so much to do locally which is all well documented in a helpful folder. The kitchen is very well appointed and the bed was so comfortable! Dunsley is so much more than the majority of 'rental properties' you come across; it is more like a boutique hotel.
Staithes is steeped in history and has two good pubs and a lovely bistro. It is also a wonderful base from which to explore the local area. We particularly enjoyed Whitby, Runswick, Scarborough, Saltburn and Goathland. After such a good week we are looking forward to going back!

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Liked best: Cleanliness,quality of furnishings, value and excellent customer service
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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PSH_50
Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
“Dunsley is...”
Reviewed July 10, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

Dunsley is... immaculate, cosy, very comfortable, quiet and laid back! We loved Staithes and all its little streets and passageways. Try the Smoked Salmon at the Cod & Lobster pub.

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Liked best: The Shower
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Andrew H
Brigg, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The perfect stress busting break”
Reviewed June 7, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

The cottage has recently been renovated to a high standard and is spotlessly clean with lots of nice finishing touches which create a home from home feeling. It has everything you need for a short stay. The kitchen is well equipped with the added bonus of a lovely working fireplace. The bedroom is spacious and on the top floor is a cosy sitting room and the bathroom - which has a large and very efficient shower but no bath.
This is a cottage for the physically active. You have to be OK with steep twisting stairs and you will end up parking some distance (and a very steep hill) away from the cottage but if yopu can deal with that (and we could easily) you will love it.
Staithes is very picturesque with pubs and shops (including an excellent buthchers) in the village, and the walks along the Cleveland way nearby are spectacular. The little seating area at the front catches the afternoon and evening sun and is the perfect place to relax after a long walk.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Jo P
Thirsk, United Kingdom
1 review
“The perfect retreat”
Reviewed May 5, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

On entering Dunsley you immediately start to unwind. A truly peaceful and relaxing holiday. The interior was far superior than we expected. Tastefully furnished and immaculate throughout. 2 Minutes walk from the harbour, with a choice of two pubs providing food and lucky for us live music. The locals are very friendly and welcoming.
Ideally situated for a weekend retreat or a walkers adventure. Sad to leave, will be returning soon.

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Liked best: Everthing
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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S K
North Yorkshire
1 review
“Perfect escape”
Reviewed April 22, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

A perfect place for a relaxing break, great to be able to set off for a walk without having to resort to the car. A 2 minute wander through cobbled streets to the beach/harbour and near enough take a mug of coffee down to the river and enjoy the view and atmosphere. The cottage inside has a warm, cosy feel bringing together the original features you would expect in a cottage of this age with all the modern facilities you need for your stay.

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Liked best: Everything was lovely, from a practical point of view there was a very good information pack and simple to operate systems. Great fish and chip shop at the top of the hill!
Liked least: Shower head leaps off when water pressure changes - beware!
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Mar 23, 2013
Thanks for the feedback, we have now secured the shower head! It still moves on the rail but Duncan has made an attachment so it can't fall off. We've also bought beautiful Zack stainless steel shelf-caddies for the shower... they look very classy.
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Nicola P
Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“The romantic retreat we were looking for. Just perfect!”
Reviewed April 17, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

This lovely cottage is a must for those seeking a peaceful holiday. It had everything that we needed for a perfect stay. The owners had obviously thought carefully about making the stay as comfortable as possible as the cottage had everything we could have possibly needed. It was tastefully furnished, clean and lovely and warm after our day of walking on the coastal path!

The location was perfect too with the harbour and sea and just around the corner. We spent one evening watching the moon on the waves and the stars twinkiling in the clear sky whilst sipping a glass of wine in the local pub. Staithes is a lovely little place with all you require for a relaxing holiday.

The owners were very accommodating and couldn't do enough to make our stay just perfect. We'll definitely be back!

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Liked best: That the cottage was even better than we imagined.
Liked least: The location and comfortable nature of the cottage.
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Hilary P
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Super cottage in Staithes”
Reviewed April 5, 2012 for a stay in June 2011

This is a very comfortable cottage, beautifully furnished and well situated in a quiet pedestrian lane off the main high street. Staithes is a lovely place to stay with beautiful coastal and countryside walks straight from the door. There is a variety of shops in the village with a butcher and fishmonger.
The owner was very helpful and l have no hesitation in recommending Dunsley as a holiday destination.

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Liked best: Comfortable cottage to return to after a day out.
Liked least: Lack of parking
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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