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“Idylic, peaceful, chillaxing.”
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Review of River Bank Cottage

The cottage is on 3 floors 
Quiet location by the river
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The cottage is on 3 floors 
Quiet location by the river
A view towards the moors Riverside Walk
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Very good
58 reviews
The cottage is on 3 floors 
Quiet location by the river
A view towards the moors
Riverside Walk
Riverside Walk
first floor living room
living room to rear
from the living room
kitchen diner looking onto river
kitchen to the patio
bedroom overlooking river
Steam Train seen from cottage
Early morning view
Larpool Viaduct
Riverside Walk from the river
Feeding the ducks on the slipway
Walking the Whitby rail path
Whitby Abbey from the Viaduct
Whitby harbour from the old town
The famous Abbey steps
Taking a sea trip
from Whitby swing bridge
nearby Robin Hood's Bay
Robin Hood's Bay
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Whitby, Scarborough District, North Yorkshire, England

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Very good - based on 58 reviews
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davidjT11...
Kilburn, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awful !!”
Reviewed 21 October 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Prior to booking our stay I spoke to the owners to enquire if it was suitable for 4 people including 2 children aged 13 & 11 and space for 4 bikes. I was told it was ! Imagine my surprise on arrival when the accommodation consisted of a double bed in the bedroom and the worst pull out double bed in the front room I have ever slept on. My son had to spend a week sleeping on the floor as he didn't have a bed. Also the so called bike storage fitted one bike in at a push so I had to store the bikes in the kitchen as the ring for any additional storage on the outside back wall wasn't protected from the weather. The owner just replied for some reason telling me how much his bikes are worth and how he stores them outside. The accommodation is full of clutter so we had to move things off the surfaces to have any room. The shower leaks through the ceiling & the downstairs toilet didn't flush properly. I emailed the owner numerous times but he just kept referring me to the website and implying I wasn't happy with the weather. The fact is I spoke to his wife who assured me this accommodation would be suitable so I have wasted my money and we even came home early as we couldn't stand another night in this property!!

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Management Response
21 Oct 2015
I'm sorry that this guest did not read and fully understand the clear description of the accommodation and sleeping arrangements. It was also verbally explained that our one bedroom cottage had one double bed and one sofa bed, which incidentally is not only nearly new, but also of good quality, fully sprung, and full size. All sofa beds are only ever intended for occasional use, but my 6'4" son has no problems with this bed, and I have had no other such complaints. This guest informed me that he had been unhappy that his 2 teenage children had had to share a bed. I fail to see how one double bed and one sofa bed could provide anything other than this arrangement ! The cycle storage also was fully explained in that I made it clear that the outside, attached brick shed would hold 2 cycles, which it does, and the other 2 could be secured outside the back door to a steel ring and padlock which is securely fixed to the wall. The shower (over bath) only leaks through the floor if the user does not properly close the shower screen to seal the bath rim, as per the clear written guidance left in the bathroom. The downstairs toilet flush was never mentioned at the time, but it did have a minor flush problem, which was repaired as soon as I became aware of it. Our cottage is regularly fully booked throughout most of the year, generally by couples and occasionally by those with younger children, and I therefore have no reason to misrepresent the facts to a guest in order to secure a booking. In fact I would rather leave the cottage unoccupied than rent it to someone who did not fully appreciate its charm, or for whom it was not suitable.
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narcol
Northumberland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Idylic, peaceful, chillaxing.”
Reviewed 19 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

River bank cottage is situated in a lovely location by the river Esk. It is very comfortable and well equipped, we had a lovely few days chilling out with our two dogs in the peaceful environment. It was a short walk into Whitby, over a very impressive viaduct towering over the landscape. It was also refreshing to see children catching crabs down by the water, or feeding the ducks, playing on swings etc. instead of the dreaded play station.

Overall, it was exactly what we had hoped for.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Liked least: Video and TV connection kept failing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Kitkatkel...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Simply Stunning!”
Reviewed 26 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Our first holiday away with our 19 month old and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. The accommodation was lovely and homely. The welcome pack was a great touch and the tea, milk and biscuits were much appreciated upon our arrival. The cottage is located on the bank of the river which is quiet and peaceful. The view from the living room window is absolutely breathtaking. The communal garden to the rear of the cottage was really well maintained and our little one loved having breakfast out there every morning.
Ideally located for the scenic walk along the cinder path into Whitby.
Cannot WAIT to go back and would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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PinkGodes...
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Idyllic holiday haven.”
Reviewed 25 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Beautiful surroundings near River Esk and North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
Cottage immaculate, comfortable and all needs catered for, including dishwasher!
Lovely panoramic view from 1st floor lounge.....saw young seal swimming in estuary on first evening of stay, and brilliant sight of steam trains.
Highly recommended!

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Liked best: Views from comfy lounge!
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Your age range 50-64
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Adele071
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Faultless, would highly recommend.”
Reviewed 22 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We stayed at this lovely little house by the river for a long weekend in October.
My husband, myself our teenage son and little Jack Russell thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the house has everything that you would need and was so homely we would definitely return and would highly recommend to anyone.
It was great to see the river in front of the house and the trains running by.
Would recommend Beckett's coffee shop, the food is lovely and they welcome dogs, even when wet, with open arms!

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Liked best: Being able to take our dog
Liked least: We liked everything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Kathryn W
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic Again!!!”
Reviewed 16 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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person found this review helpful

This is the second time we have stayed here. A beautiful quiet homely cottage, with everything you could wish for. A lovely welcome pack yet again! Just a ten minute walk into Whitby. This time we walked the cinder path to Robin Hoods Bay and back, a lovely walk with fantastic scenery. Also got the steam train to Pickering, again fantastic scenery. Even passed the cottage on the way! Thank you Tricia and Russ for yet another brilliant stay.

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Liked best: Absolutely everything!
Liked least: Nothing to dislike!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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