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“Wonderful cottage, home from home”
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Review of Kauri Cottage

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88 reviews
Cottage front and main access - view to communal lawns
View of front of Kauri Cottage front from the River Esk
Ground floor well equipped kitchen
Ground floor well equipped kitchen
Ground floor well equipped kitchen
Dining Room with French doors to outside patio and communal lawns
Dining Room with French doors to outside patio and communal lawns
Dining Room showing aspect of kitchen
Dining Room showing aspect of kitchen
Second Floor Lounge
Second floor lounge with French doors to outside balcony
View from second floor French doors and balcony
View from second floor French doors and balcony
First floor single bedroom
First floor bathroom with shower
Second floor double room
Second floor double room
Second floor double room
Second floor bathroom
Second floor twin room
Second floor twin room
Second floor twin room
Whitby beach walk to Sandsend
The famous St Hilda's Abbey
Whitby at night
Beach Sunset
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Whitby, Scarborough District, North Yorkshire, England

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Mummybaz
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful cottage, home from home”
Reviewed 26 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We booked the cottage as we always attend the goth weekend in Whitby, but prefer to be out of the town. The location here is perfect, quiet and tranquil but so handy for the town.
There were 4 adults in our group and we were all impressed with the level of the facilities. Everything we needed was there, we love to cook, even on holiday, and the kitchen was really well equipped.
The cottage was spacious, comfortable and beautifully presented.
The owners, Julie and Martin are lovely, they were great with communications and it was a hassle free booking .
We will definately return at some point and i would really recommend this cottage for anyone looking for accommodation in Whitby.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
28 May 2015
Thank you for your kind review - we look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.

Goth weekends are always popular so if you are able to book sooner rather than later it may avoid you being disappointed.

Kind regards - Martin and Julie
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tintin544...
Halifax, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Kauri Cottage - a pleasant stay in a lovely spot”
Reviewed 17 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

I have been going to Whitby in May for a weekend away with 2 friends of mine for 5 years now, each time staying at a different accommodation. This year, in keeping with our requirements (we each need our own bedroom; we're a little old and wrinkly to be sharing) I found Kauri Cottage and got what I feel was a good deal. The owner, Martin, was very punctual with communication and everything re the arrangements worked very smoothly.

Kauri cottage is located away from the centre of Whitby, but don't be alarmed. You will have parking space for free and the walk into town is not the way you drive in, it is in fact a climb up a steepish hill for 300m then a stroll on the flat down into Whitby along the viaduct, then you come out near the last big roundabout before reaching the town centre. All in all it's a 15 minute walk; that's enough time to build up a thirst or an appetite. A taxi back from the town centre was £8.50. I do not find East coast taxis cheap but there is more competition where I live, so some might not find that too bad.

The property itself is excellent. It is a modern build and it has everything you will need, though you do need to provide your own towels. A good TV in the upstairs lounge has BT TV with plenty of channels. The kitchen is again excellent and offers everything you need with a dining area to the side. There are 2 bathrooms, one on the first floor and one on the 2nd floor. I used the shower in the bath on the first floor and I found it to be very good. The 2nd floor bathroom does not have a shower so I think we all used the first floor facility but there are no complaints.

The property is spotlessly clean and the ambience of the development is ideal. I would recommend it to anyone unless they do not have a vehicle, as the walk into town is straight forward but reliant on the weather. Kauri cottage is an ideal base from which families can set off for the day then relax in a homely environment once you return.

I will definitely be contacting Martin, the owner, next year, to see if Kauri Cottage is available for hire.

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Liked best: I slept like a log in a comfortable bed with a nice heavy duvet, just as I like it..
Liked least: It's a bit picky to fault this but we had to take our own towels
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
28 May 2015
Thank you for taking the time to post a detailed review for us which I am sure will assist others when thinking of accommodation in Whitby.

We look forward to hearing from you again on your next visit to Whitby.

Thanks and regards - Martin and Julie
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Mrs L Th...
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Whitby Getaway”
Reviewed 4 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Just returned home after a fabulous weekend away with friends for a 40th Birthday celebration. There were 3 couples in our party and the cottage was perfect. Nicely decorated with all mod cons, wifi, etc. Owners Martin & Julie were excellent in providing information about the property, the local area and with recommending great restaurants. Everything went smoothly with this booking from start to finish, we had no problems whatsoever and would happily recommend this property to family & friends aswell as returning ourselves again.
Whitby itself was fabulous and we were lucky enough to be there when the Tour De Yorkshire Cycle Race went through, which was an added bonus.
The property itself is situated in a beautiful picturesque setting by the River Esk, making it a relaxing retreat from the town centre, but not too far away to walk to and from the main attractions of Whitby taking about 20minutes each way. But if you wished for a taxi, it costs approximately £5 each way. Thanks again to the owners, your cottage is lovely, very well equipped and nothing seems to much trouble for you. We will be back x

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
16 May 2015
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review for us - we look forward to welcoming you back very soon !!

Kind regards - Martin and Julie
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Barbiefie...
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Fabulous, home from home”
Reviewed 13 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Love this cottage, everything you need to enjoy your stay, absolutely spotless, great location, parking, ideal for families, I am a returning next year

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Apr 2015
Morning Babs - thanks for taking the time to post a review - We have you booked in for 2016 so look forward to welcoming you back !!

Kind regards - Martin and Julie
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kawasaki1...
Witchford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect weekend.”
Reviewed 2 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

4 of us and a dog stayed here and had a fantastic weekend. Everything you would need in the cottage was provided, cosy and warm with a nice view of the river. Walk into Whitby was about 20 mins ( once you get up the hill that is ). A bit steep but not too bad. Would certainly stay here again no problem.. Ann, Jerry, Caroline, Kevin and Kiyo the dog.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Apr 2015
Thank you for your review - its a great location for a dog with the open space and the water so close so hopefully he/she enjoyed it too !!

We look forward to welcoming you back at some stage in the future.

Thanks and kind regards - Martin and Julie
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elwpudsey
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 15 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

I stayed at Kauri with my sister, her husband, their two year old and my jack russell terrier! The cottage worked for all or our needs. The location is really excellent, an easy walk down the cinder track into Whitby centre and next to a beautiful viaduct over the river. The cottage itself was warm and welcoming and very well appointed with everything we needed for our short stay although we would have been fine if we had been stopping for longer. We couldn't believe how many glasses there were! The communication from Julie and Martin was excellent and although there were no problems during our stay I felt confident that they would have been happy to help if it had been needed. The only downside for us was watching a boisterous two year old over three floors but we knew that this was the case before we booked. Overall we would be happy to return to Kauri another time. I would definitely recommend it.

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Management Response
16 Mar 2015
Many thanks for your review - the glasses do seem to accumulate over time but rather too many than not enough we always think !!

I can appreciate that boisterous children and three floors can be a little noisy but as you say all was well and you have enjoyed your stay.

We hope to be able to welcome you back to the cottage in the future.

Kind regards - Martin and Julie
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Sian G
1 review
“Absolutely Lovely”
Reviewed 2 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

I stayed at Kauri Cottage this weekend with my 7 other friends for my birthday and it was absolutely beautiful! The surroundings were stunning, it is right under the viaduct next to the river with lovely views. Although it is a 30 minute walk into whitby, this worked for us as it was close enough to walk but far away enough to feel out of it and relaxed away from the madness! The cottage was brilliant. Despite there being 8 of us and being warned that it may be a bit cramped, we found that there was plenty of room for us and everyone had a bed! The cottage is beautifully furnished and decorated and just an all round beautiful place. We took full advantage of the balcony and its views every morning with our morning cuppa, and I have honestly never felt so peaceful! The weekend was absolutely brilliant and none of us wanted to leave! Everyone around us was so friendly, from Martin and Julie and the neighbours, to the residence of Whitby. It is all round just a lovely place and we can't thank Martin and Julie enough for allowing us to stay and trusting us with us being a large group of teenagers! Hopefully, we will be returning in September for another stay!

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Liked best: Views, balcony and decoration
Liked least: Upstairs toilet didn't work but it didn't cause any problems
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
16 Mar 2015
Thank you for your kind review - Martin and I are really pleased that all went well for you and that 8 of you was not a problem.

You left the cottage in perfect condition and we thank you for respecting our cottage and its facilities - you young ladies are all welcome back any time.

Thanks and kind regards - Martin and Julie
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