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Reviewed 4 March 2013 via mobile

We stayed in A cottage (minster) which sleeps 7.
It has a triple room, twin and double. All rooms were perfectly presented, nice and clean and very spacious. Pillows quite hard though so maybe take your own. Kitchen and bathrooms were also very roomy, towels are provided too.

The surroundings were lovely, huge lake with ducks and plenty of space for fishing should you wish to. Also a few little benches and picnic tables for if weather is nice to sit around the lake.

Not much in near by vicinity apart from tesco over the bridge but there is a park and ride facility in tesco car park should you wish to take trips into York or the designer outlet mall.

We had a great family break here and we will be returning.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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1  Thank santaslittlehelper
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Clean,friendly ,peaceful, beautiful location and a sunny weekend lovely!!!
We arrived and were greeted by a man who asked about our journey and explained our stay. Arrived at our lodge that was vey clean and just what we expected . Greeted wit a jug of milk tea and sugar what more after a long journey. Comfy bed . Clean sheets , clean shower and clean towels. Loved it!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank Stacy198
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

Totally unimpressed by this place - the only good thing is the fab location. Extremly rude lady met us upon our arrival barking " yes can I help you" at us. we explained we had a booking to which she replied in a very rude and aggressive manor " ha! Not at 11.40 you don't" she the suggested we go over to tescos till 3 as the lodge wouldn't be ready till then. When we returned at 3 her obnoxious husband gave us our keys and didn't speak another worded us so we found the lodge ourselves. In dire need of a revamp as things were old and mismatched, wasn't told about the fact you had to pay for your own electric and we had to have the heaters on a lot as it was freezing, no hot water and instructions on how to work an immersion heater completely baffled me and nothing I did worked so we had no hot water for the duration of our stay. The utter rudeness of the staff here and pathetic attempt at being a "quiet lakeside lodge" when it's just a cabin with a lake banged in the middle of a very busy town means I won't be staying here or recommending this place to my dog never mind friends. A big and very expensive let down. I'm staying at premier inn next time and chances are it will be cleaner.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank leanne n
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Reviewed 23 February 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Minster cottage during half term 18-22 Feb and found the cottage to be quite spacious and perfectly satisfactory for our group of 7. No problems here with cleanliness and there were plenty of pots pans plates etc (we had brought some of our own due to other reviews but this wasn't necessary). The lake setting was beautiful & location couldn't have been much better, close to York. The guy who runs this place though does appear to be a little grumpy and needlessly curt. Not a big deal & it didnt spoil our stay but its not pleasant all the same. The lady in reception was lovely however so if you would like some help or need anything probably best to ask her :) ... Other than this we had a lovely break, the kids enjoyed themselves and we would most definitely consider returning as we found this cottage good value for money.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank RiggersBlackpool
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

We stayed in Lodge 9 for 3 nights over valentine’s weekend. The view from the lodge was amazing, a few times we sat outside on the decking with a glass of wine and watched the birds it was so peaceful! There is a lovely walk around the lake with beautiful snow drop flowers all around :)

Inside the lodge it had everything we needed and was spotless! The TV in the living room is a flat screen and much more up-to-date than the one in the pictures on the website. Our bed was comfortable and there was lots of space for clothes in the draws and wardrobe.

You pay for your electricity at the end of your stay, the owners make this really easy to monitor because the heating and water heating are on timers. (We had the heating on a few hours in the morning and night, watched the TV every night and used all the appliances in the kitchen and the electric bill came to £7)

The owner of the lodges is really nice, gave all the information we needed when we arrived and put together a fabulous welcome book filled with information from how things work in the lodge to local things to do.

The only things I could think of that might have made it even better is maybe a few more towels for a weekend stay and to supply some cleaning products like washing up liquid/ cleaning sprays.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Samantha C
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