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Kauri Cottage - a luxurious property on the River Esk

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Cottage front and main access - view to communal lawns
Cottage front and main access - view to communal lawns
Ground floor well equipped kitchen

Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cottage
Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful short break/holiday within the fishing village of Whitby and its surrounding areas. Idyllically located by the River Esk, Kauri cottage boasts stunning views and open countryside easily within reach, yet remains ideally positioned for easy access to Whitby. Sleeping seven in total comfort and is perfect for a couples break or for families looking for a Whitby getaway without the hustle and bustle of the town. With a first-floor balcony and an outside seating area to the front of the property, you will find this a great place to watch the steam trains on the opposite river bank. The ground floor comprises a large, modern, open plan kitchen and dining area with french doors onto the patio area, communal lawns and a cloakroom/wc. The large first floor lou...Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful short break/holiday within the fishing village of Whitby and its surrounding areas. Idyllically located by the River Esk, Kauri cottage boasts stunning views and open countryside easily within reach, yet remains ideally positioned for easy access to Whitby. Sleeping seven in total comfort and is perfect for a couples break or for families looking for a Whitby getaway without the hustle and bustle of the town. With a first-floor balcony and an outside seating area to the front of the property, you will find this a great place to watch the steam trains on the opposite river bank. The ground floor comprises a large, modern, open plan kitchen and dining area with french doors onto the patio area, communal lawns and a cloakroom/wc. The large first floor lounge enjoys french doors and a balcony overlooking the River Esk, a bathroom with shower and the single bedroom. The second floor has the master double bedroom, a further twin bedded room and a second bathroom. We also offer high speed Wi-Fi connectivity together with Satellite.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Full1 Sofa3 Twins
Bathrooms
1 Half bath2 Full baths

Meet the host
Martin H
Hosting since February 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsYou will access the property via our key safe which is situated under the balcony by the front door. We are contactable at any time should you have any issues or problems to report. Our housekeeper resides in Whitby so is also on hand if required. There is a black folder in the top right hand drawer in the sideboard in the dining room which provides a lot of information and also a perspex frame.

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Reviews (128)
Andrea L
Andrea L
Dalton-on-Tees, United Kingdom2 contributions
Perfect
Can not fault this place. They have thought of everything. Would return and would recommend. Thank you to the owners.
Visited July 2023
Written September 18, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

racheyx2016
racheyx2016
2 contributions
Very well presented cottage in a great location.
Absolutely lovely cottage in a great location. It has a fabulous home from home feeling with no expense spared in making it look and feel special. It had everything we needed. We will definitely book again!
Visited June 2023
Written June 17, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cattie1
Cattie1
1 contribution
Lovely, well presented holiday home
I visited with 6 other ladies sharing the cost between us, making it very cheap for 2 nights. We were a little worried it may be a little small inside but it was very spacious inside, with 3 bathrooms, (2 with large baths) and enough space for 7 people to sleep. The owners kept us informed from the moment I boomed throught to the day of arriving with plentiful information including restaurants and places to go on Whitby. Inside the property was reallyvwell kept and presented nicely and had all items we needed except for towels. They even had a coffee machine and biscuits ready for us! They did say there would be milk and a bottle of wine but they weren't there when I got there. (Maybe one of the other ladies snaffled them though 🤣) but would be a nice touch for guests. The owners were extremely pleasant and sent us information about arrival the day before. You are a 5 minute car journey (or £6 Uber ride) to Whitby Town centre or a 20 minute walk (uphill!) But would be a nice walk in spring/summer. There is a lot of outdoor space for children to play and I noticed a little park nearby.
Visited February 2023
Written February 20, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler454345
Traveler454345
Many thanks for your kind review. I will check with our housekeeper as milk and wine are the norm for our guests on arrival. Apologies if she forgot to leave them out!! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Written March 14, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vicki S
Vicki S
1 contribution
Excellent
Fantastic location with lovely views of the viaduct and the river Esk. The house is very comfortable and well equipped with everything you could possibility need. There are nearby foot paths and lovely walks to Robins Holds Bay and Scarborough. The walk from Sandsend to Runswick Bay is longer but well worth it for the scenery. Overall this is a excellent place to stay and explore the local countryside and Whitby it's self.
Visited September 2022
Written September 15, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler454345
Traveler454345
Many thanks Vicki for taking the time to do a review for us. As you mention there are plenty of walks from the cottage and surrounding areas and our location is also only about a 25 minute walk into Whitby itself. We hope to be able to welcome you to our cottage again in the future. Kind regards - Martin and Julie
Written October 4, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KAMtrips
KAMtrips
Doncaster, United Kingdom5 contributions
Fantastic location & great for families
Great 4 day trip in the summer holidays, 2 adults and 5 children! The cottage had everything we needed with the benefit of lots of outdoor space, 3 toilets and 2 rooms with tv’s in! Lovely to have separate kitchen/ living room space. The views of the viaduct and river were great and so lovely to be o the banks of the river where the kids were able to spot lots of wildlife including g herons, salmon, jelly fish and eels!! Great base for a short break or longer!
Visited August 2022
Written August 18, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler454345
Traveler454345
Many thanks for taking the time to do a review for us. The viaduct, the river and the steam trains right on our doorstep are a real winner !! We hope to be able to welcome you back soon. Kind regards - Martin and Julie
Written October 4, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nicola w
nicola w
Scotland, United Kingdom53 contributions
AMAZING HOLIDAY
After a long awaited trip after covid, we had another amazing time in Kauri cottage. The improvements were weclomed. The cottage is very clean, tidy, has all the amenities needed to stay with a family of 8 for 10 days. The range of our family was 3-65 and all enjoyed. I would like to thank Martin and his wife for another great holiday, heres to the next one!
Visited July 2022
Written July 15, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler454345
Traveler454345
Many thanks Nicola for your review. We have made improvements to the cottage this year with more to come so great to know they were liked and appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thanks and regards Martin and Julie
Written August 24, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Roving55217657224
Roving55217657224
2 contributions
Stay in an Idyllic holiday home in Whitby
We have just returned from a fantastic weekend break at Kauri Cottage. The house is idyllically placed in a countryside setting. It is by a river and under a historic viaduct, with wonderful open views. Ducks regularly waddled by to say hello! Whitby is a vibrant place and easily accessible by both car and foot. In fact, we’d highly recommend the walk as it is along an old railway track which has been made into a walkaway, across the viaduct and through lovely countryside to the town. In total it takes around 20 minutes. There is also ample parking for multiple cars at the house, if required. The house was pristinely clean and included everything we needed for a weekend away. Three bathrooms/toilets came in handy with the group of us and plenty of room to settle in, with a dining room, large kitchen, lounge and three bedrooms. There are also two terraced areas to sit out at and take in the wonderful views. All in all – very highly recommended! Thank you to the hosts for such a lovely stay.
Visited May 2022
Written June 7, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler454345
Traveler454345
Good morning Paul - many thanks for taking the time to do a review for us. We are really pleased you had a good break and that the cottage was perfect for your needs. As you say the location is great and the gorgeous ducks do provide a lovely distraction !! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards Martin and Julie
Written June 10, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

robertmarshall2017
robertmarshall2017
2 contributions
Fabulous Cottage
Excellent location, which we found very easily, stunning place in beautiful surroundings. The cottage was very tastefully decorated, and had all the equipment, and utensils for every need. The cottage had three floors, the middle one with a balcony, and fabulous views. An easy walk into Whitby town, with lots of restaurants, and if you like fish, and chips it’s definitely the place to be. We will be back again, and again. Eileen and Bob.
Visited April 2022
Written May 4, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler454345
Traveler454345
Many thanks Bob and Eileen for taking the time to do a review for us. We are currently undergoing a refurbishment programme which is going well, but not quite finished yet. Really pleased you enjoyed the cottage and the surroundings which we think are great too, and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards - Martin and Julie
Written May 5, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Storyteller824212
Storyteller824212
1 contribution
Great location
Myself and my family only stayed for 2 nights but the cottage was so lovely. It was very well located on the outskirts of Whitby but only a short drive into Whitby and there was plenty of parking at the cottage. The cottage was very well equipped and very well set out we particularly liked the large kitchen diner. We would definitely recommend to friends and family and would love to return in the future
Visited April 2022
Written April 11, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler454345
Traveler454345
Good afternoon Chris - many thanks for your review - glad you enjoyed the cottage and felt comfortable during your stay. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards - Martin and Julie
Written April 26, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lynne H
Lynne H
Wakefield, United Kingdom5 contributions
Just book!
We’ve just spent our first weekend at this lovely cottage and have already booked our next visit. It is beautifully located at the foot of Larpool Viaduct, with easy access into Whitby. The cottage had everything we could have wished for - a real home from home! Why delay - get it booked!
Visited March 2022
Written March 29, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler454345
Traveler454345
Hi Lynne - many thanks for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your first visit with us, and we look forward to seeing you again in a few weeks. Kind regards - Martin and Julie
Written April 1, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Parking
  • Parking available
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Washer

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Map
About the neighborhood
The town of Whitby itself is a charming mixture of old and new boasting a number of high quality restaurants and wine bars together with the more traditional pubs and cafes. Shopping also has lots to offer with a wide variety of boutiques, craft shops and general outlets to browse. The beach can be accessed from the town and stretches for several miles to the quiet back water of Sandsend if you are feeling energetic.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
From the north follow the A171 crossing over the bridge which looks over Whitby and the harbour. Turn right at the next junction after the bridge onto Larpool Lane. From the south follow the A171 and before crossing the bridge looking over Whitby and the harbour, turn left at the junction onto Larpool Lane. Drive along past the houses on Larpool Lane and the road narrows into a country lane. Continue along for about 1 km and just before a small bridge over the road you will see a driveway sign on the right - 'Captain Cooks Haven, Riverside Walk, Riverside View'. Turn into this driveway and continue driving slowly down towards the river down the steep hill until you drive parallel with the river. Continue towards the large viaduct where you will find parking for Kauri Cottage. Parking spaces are not allocated so you are able to park in any of the marked spaces under the viaduct and beside the river. If you are arriving by train or bus you will arrive in the centre of Whitby. Your best option from here would be to get a taxi. Taxis are available from the taxi rank which is situated by Trenchers Fish Restaurant by the harbour. It is approximately one mile to Kauri Cottage and our full address is 9 Riverside Walk, Off Larpool Lane, Whitby YO22 4NY.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

Notes from owner
Part weeks are negotiable if available. We have a minimum two night stay in place all year.

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