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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Whitby, Scarborough District, North Yorkshire, England

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Ben-Rhydd...
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“We enjoyed our stay”
Reviewed 13 August 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We had a very pleasant stay in April. The cottage is very well equipped and well located for walking into Whitby. We were going to stay again in August but had to cancel due to a bereavement. Not certain if we will get our deposit back, although we see it has been re-let.

Date of stay: April 2013
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Liked best: It was not busy in April and we had the grounds to ourselves.
Liked least: The bed settee
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
15 Aug 2013
I appreciate anyone taking the time to review our property. We do try to refund all payments if we are able to re-book without any loss, and often do so. Unfortunately this cancelled week, being Mon to Mon could NOT be re-sold.We kept the dates available as long as possible, then had to show them as unavailable, due to cleaning availability and our own personal commitments.
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Date of stay: June 2013
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Liked best: The location, it was so Peaceful
Liked least: There wasnt anything to Dislike !!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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jaderic01...
teeside
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“too many stairs & very drafty in kitchen + awful utensils - no comfortable places to sit & awkward dutch barn doors”
Reviewed 13 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
3
people found this review helpful

Dog food under furniture + doggy hair!? Terrible shoddy kitchenware worse than I would camp with & dangerous frying pan like tin can buckled when heated - worse was the toxic glade/fabreeze puffed out in bed/rm & LR the smell had impregnated the cheap linens like high school hallway - the saving grace was the lovely ducks & the tranquil river esk surroundingsPS Tried to use put U up but digustingly dirty with hairs all over & parts disintigrating even a darned area to a duvey cover = they are about 5 quid in Argos or a charity shop??!!

Date of stay: June 2013
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Liked best: environment & surroundings outside
Liked least: all of the interior especially bedroom & kitchen - the bedroom made me sick because of stinking cheap perfume which was toxic instead of opening a window they had gone overboard with the fake smells
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
14 Jun 2013
I am surprised to say the least by this review, especially as these comments are not reflected in our visitor's book by this same customer, who in fact left a favourable report. I challenge anyone to view the visitor's book, which contains two years of complementary reviews. On this site our previous reviews have all been 5 star. Prior to this customer's arrival double glazing was installed throughout the property so I would not expect to find any drafts. The doors are a traditional solid wood cottage style, and we clearly advertise that the accommodation is set on 3 floors, and hence has the corresponding number of stairs. We pride ourselves on our cleaning standards and are disappointed at this customer's comments.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Date of stay: April 2013
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Liked best: The view of the river and steam train
Liked least: Walking up/down the hill
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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Thanet UK
Reviewed 27 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
1
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Date of stay: August 2012
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Liked best: everything
Liked least: the wet weather
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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4sheepdog...
Ripon, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely place to stay for relaxing break”
Reviewed 11 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012
2
people found this review helpful

Myself my daughter and my 4 year old grandson stayed in the cottage from 7th - 10th May. Delightful little house, beautifully clean & very well equipped, the view from every window is over the river and the steam train line, we were like the railway children waving every time a train went past. Owner very helpful, booking was so easy and they even text to say the house was ready & we could have it early.

We had a lovely weather which made the trip even better.

Just for information the walk from the cottage to Whitby is lovely but maybe just a little bit too far for a little one to do both ways.

Date of stay: May 2012
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Liked best: The position of the property
Liked least: Nothing to dislike about this property
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 May 2011 for a stay in April 2011
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people found this review helpful

Date of stay: April 2011
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Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Luxury-minded travelers
Rugged travelers
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