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“A delightful cottage within a fantastic city”

Review of Waverley

A cottagey look to a townhouse close the the city centre
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A cottagey look to a townhouse close the the city centre
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The living room
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The newly fitted bathroom
Front bedroom
Front bedroom
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Attic Bedroom
Attic en suite
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Townhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
York, North Yorkshire, England

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Rowena C
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A delightful cottage within a fantastic city”
Reviewed 16 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

From the time of booking and during the holiday Mary was easy to contact and ready to answer all questions that we had - she even provided us with milk in the fridge, some biscuits and things like toilet paper, kitchen roll etc which were very grateful for.
The house is lovely and homely with pretty much everything you could imagine needing especially in the kitchen - which although small, we preferred to our own large home kitchen. The photos are an accurate reflection of the house and the only thing you can't see in the kitchen photo is the lovely new Fridge Freezer.
The stairs are definitely steep but it clearly states that in the description so we were not surprised and left the teenagers to climb to the attic bedroom !
Having the car parking permit saved us a fortune - we looked at the car park prices around the corner and it was £12 for a day - we went out by car for a few days and always managed to get parked by the house each evening.
We were amazed at how close to the York Minster we were and walked everywhere - 5 mins into York and 10 mins into the furthest part of the shopping area - from the Attic bedroom we could see the Minster and in the evenings you could sometimes here the bells.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday and would definitely recommend to anyone without mobility problems including families.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Jul 2017
I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and that you liked the house. Sorry we couldn't have provided better weather for you! Perhaps next time!
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Bev E
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Cosy, comfortable and quirky.”
Reviewed 16 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Excellent base to visit York, 10 mins walk to all attractions. Quirky cottage with comfortable beds, warm and cosy. Stayed with my husband, three daughters and boyfriend of one daughter. Loft room has en suite which is a bonus. The stairs are not a problem unless you have severe mobility issues. Only down side was downstairs bathroom but again no real concern unless mobility is an issue. Everything you need is there and a wonderful chocolate cake as a welcome. Thank you for a memorable family stay,

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 May 2017
Pleased you liked the house and enjoyed your stay. The chocolate cake was a new recipe so glad it went down well!
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Nick W
UK
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage in a great location”
Reviewed 1 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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This cosy cottage is a short walk (10mins) from the centre of York and judging by the number of hen and stag dos, you're better off outside the walls!

The house itself is on a quiet street and has a real homeliness about it. There was just two of us on our trip but it would comfortably sleep 6 in the three double bedrooms.

The owner Mary was also great, especially in being so understanding when our train was delayed... we arrived at gone 1am. Little touches like milk in the fridge made a big difference in us feeling welcome.

This was a great base from which to explore York and comes highly recommended.

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Management Response
2 May 2017
Thank you Nick for a lovely review. Pleased you enjoyed your stay, and hope your journey home was uneventful!
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essexcoas...
Essex Coast
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Sweet cottage in great location”
Reviewed 24 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

I have stayed in York a lot over the last five years, with two offspring being at the university, and have rented several places. The location of this cottage is truly excellent and it was a bonus that we could take our dogs. It is clean and comfortable, but if you are looking for immaculate and sterile then this is not for you. We felt very comfortable there. I would give it five stars except I feel that this would indicate excellence, and there are a few tweaks that would make it better, including a heater in the bathroom which was freezing. The stairs are indeed steep but we managed. The owners were really helpful and I would stay here again no question. Especially in the summer!

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Management Response
26 Jan 2017
Thank you for your review. I am glad you found the house comfortable. As it happens we are having a new heater put in the bathroom in a few days - it was unfortunate you hit a really cold spell for your visit.
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tethersto...
Cornwall, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great location with everything you need.”
Reviewed 1 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

This was a very quaint cottage which had everything you could need for your break. We stayed over Christmas to be near family, and the cottage was very welcoming with a few Christmas decorations up, which was lovely. The beds were really comfortable so we all slept really well.
The only down side was the bathroom being on the ground floor, as we live in a bungalow we were not used to going down stairs in the night.
The cottage was in a great location and you could easily walk into York. We took our dogs, there wasn't anywhere close by to walk them which had grass, but we got by.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Jan 2017
Thank you for your response. I'm pleased you enjoyed your Christmas stay and found the house comfortable and convenient. I know having the bathroom downstairs is not ideal but it is quite common in this area in this type of house (the en suite in the attic bedroom means two people don't have to go downstairs in the night!). Apologies for not telling you that two or three minutes' away you can walk dogs on the path by the River Foss - perhaps I should add it to the notes.
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Morag L
2 reviews
“Great location and home from home”
Reviewed 13 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Lovely cottage like town house, in superb location for city attractions shops and restaurants. Home from home, much more than a holiday let-it has everything you could want. Owner very friendly and easy to deal with.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Nov 2016
Thank you for your review. You said you would like to return, we hope you do.
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Joss1979
Lancashire
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Smashing location”
Reviewed 3 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The owner said my 6 yr old would be fine walking to the city centre and we wouldn't require the car and it was true. It was perfect we walked miles over the 4 days and could see York minster from the attic bedroom. Lovely cottage with parking as promised can't fault it just needed a couple more days to finish sightseeing

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Management Response
11 Aug 2016
York is an excellent place for walking and almost all the main sights are no more than a easy walk away. Glad your 6 year old managed it ok, and that you liked the house.
Why not complete your sightseeing with another visit?
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