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“Great for dogs who take their owners with them.”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Whitby, Scarborough District, North Yorkshire, England

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Very good - based on 38 reviews
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drwilko1
Wednesbury
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great for dogs who take their owners with them.”
Reviewed 23 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Had an enjoyable stay at Doves Haven with the wife, son, sister inn law and dog.
On arrival found the keys in the door waiting for us.
I'd booked the cottage because the two bedrooms were en suite, there were warnings about the low headroom in the property description on Trip Advisor, but I opted to ignore this. Unfortunately I am 6' 4", so next time maybe a different cottage :-)
There are 6 cottages, so ideal if you have a large family who want to holiday together and there is also a field for tents and camper vans for the more adventurous.
We had a couple of problems over the week - the boiler pressure had dropped and the door had swollen making it hard to open - both of which were dealt with promptly and without complaint by Laurie.
Situated a 2 minute drive from Whitby with a Sainsburys at the bottom of the street and a woods a 2 minute walk away, it's ideally situated for exploring. Also a bus stop for getting to Whitby, Scarborough, Middlesborough and anywhere inbetween.
The cottage is well equipped, although it needs a hard brush or hoover if you have a particularly hairy dog (like we do) as the soft brush only just did it's job.
Pool table and football table in the games room, each cottage has it's own bench outside, owners let their dogs walk around, plus chickens, ducks and seagulls, also rabbits and moles, plenty of wildlife around - if you're lucky you'll get to see deer.
The only let disappointment was that the cottages are next door to a water treatment place, which can have a bit of a smell and the sofas and chairs in Doves Haven need a bit of a clean. The latter is easily sorted but not the former.
My labrador Dexter had fun making new friends, especially with Daisy the Staffie.
Overall a decent place, well situated for exploring the region.
I'd stop again.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Smell from Water Treatment Plant next door.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Gillybobs...
Healing, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely Cottage very close to Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay”
Reviewed 21 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We stayed in the Doves Haven cottage with our daughter and grandchild. The location is perfect, just minutes away from the beaches at Whitby and Sandsend.
The cottage was more than adequate for our needs and was equipped with TV, DVD, washing machine and of course a kitchen area. The bedrooms both had ensuite bathrooms which were adequate for our needs. The cottage has plenty of character and the owners were very friendly. Sainsburys supermarket is conveniently situated very close by so if you have a car full, it would be easy to get the food shopping when you arrived.
There is a children's play area and a games room on the site which was a nice touch.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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ClaireDai...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely stay and great value for money”
Reviewed 16 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We stayed here one night. It was lovely. I booked it because of the playground and my son loved it. Bedrooms are quite tight but it's a renovated barn so I expected that. Everything you need.

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Lesley P
1 review
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“Clean, comfortable, well equipped, no worry about parking car, the dog enjoyed his stay too!”
Reviewed 22 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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people found this review helpful

This was our second stay, this time in a different cottage. Liked this cottage as much as the first. Cottages are clean, comfortable, well equipped. No concerns over parking, left the car and enjoyed a walk into Whitby centre, however, if you wish to take car into Whitby arrive early, carparks soon get full! Owners of cottage are there if needed but not at all obtrusive, which we like. Will visit again.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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sezzy139
tamworth
2 reviews
“nice”
Reviewed 4 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We spent the week at Doves Haven the place was nice and clean great place for walking the dog over the fields and walking the cinder trail. Sainsburys was over the road and a great bakery over the road also. Halloween night the owners of the property came around each property with a carved pumpkin to display in our window which I thought was a nice thing to do. We had a lovely stay.

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Liked best: good base for traveling the area
Liked least: hight of shower
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Nov 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely comments and for looking after Doves Haven during your stay. Hope you will book again in the near future. Regards, everyone here at Broomfields Farm Holiday Cottages.
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Rebecca B
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“excellent location, clean & cosy cottage!”
Reviewed 29 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Spent one night here with my boyfriend. The bloke who welcomed us was very friendly. Had our coattage ready early so we could go straight in. Cottage was very clean and cosy. Everything you needed was already there. Eould definitely recommend and would like to go back again!

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Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Oct 2014
So glad you enjoyed your one night stay at Doves Haven. Also glad you found the cottage clean and well equipped. Many thanks for putting pen to paper with all your lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you again at some time in the future. With kind regards, the Farmer family
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Clairerbo...
1 review
“Excellent location, lovely and cosy.”
Reviewed 2 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed here as a family of 4 adults for one night and we can't compliment this lovely place enough.

It was clean, cosy and the surroundings are beautiful.

The rate was very reasonable and it was great that one night stays are available.

It's in a great location too.

We will be back again.

Thank you!

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Management Response
9 Sep 2014
Thank you. We're very happy that you enjoyed your one night stay here. One night stays are something we have recently started doing and it really appeals to a lot of guests so we'll be continuing to do that. We hope yo see you again in the future.
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