Bannister Cottage is beautifully presented - fine quality furnishings and fittings throughout. It is very roomy and the second floor space is a super playing/reading area. The owners supplied a delightful welcome tray and offered their help with anything required. In the event, everything was excellent. This was a late booking in order to see an area with which we are unfamiliar. Bannister Cottage provided an ideal base from which to explore Saltburn and Guisborough via the Cleveland Way right from the front door. Further afield, we discovered the NRM Locomotion at Shildon, Ormesby Hall and Beamish Museum. The village has a range of nearby eateries - The Royal George being particularly good. The supermarket is well stocked and the butcher sells a variety of very high class meats. Although there is no parking immediately outside the cottage, this never proved a problem. According to the information in the cottage, loading and unloading is permissible. A very pleasant experience in an attractive and interesting location.
We booked as a last minute get away for New year and looked at the place and location and thought it would be fab for us, our little girl and the dog! Looking at the pictures we didn't think we would be able to take our pooch as it looked too nice, I had to double check! But you can and it is so nice being able to be somewhere nice, clean and of a high standard with a dog! It's also nice walking in and not realising dogs are allowed here! (Fresh,clean).
The cottage itself is lovely, cosy and very well equipped! We walked in to a Christmas tree :) which our little girl loved!- thank you.
Yes it is on a main road, and the windows are single glazed at the front as the owners have kept the original features which I think is a good thing but is a little noisy. I struggle to sleep so always have earplugs with me but my little girl and husband slept fine and the back of the house is super quiet! The dog stayed in the kitchen and didn't mutter once, and she can be quite protective if she hears anything!
The high street has everything you could need and there are a couple of pubs nearby!
Overall a great weekend away! Would highly recommended and would return!
Unfortunately although the cottage is very well presented it's location on a very busy road and the fact that the windows at the front of the house are not double glazed meant the traffic noise made sleeping in the master bedroom very uncomfortabe. The road was busy until well after 11pm and morning traffic starts around 6am. There are double yellow lines outide the property so parking is either outside someone elses house across the road or in the nearby car park. I was not comfortable with either option.
After a long day walking or sightseeing I was also disappointed that there is no bath.
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