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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Pickering, North Yorkshire, England

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Robert S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Bijou and perfect”
Reviewed 4 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
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This was an extremely well-presented, furnished and equipped property. A welcome pack of eggs, bread, butter, fresh OJ and homemade jam was provided. John, the owner, visited a decent time after our arrival and gave us further information on the property and local amenities, which was useful.
The property is a listed building and stands on Westgate, which runs into Pickering from Thirsk. There is a comfortable lounge and separate kitchen on the ground floor with a bathroom and WC to the rear. Upstairs is a comfortable bedroom and a room with a TV and mini hi-fi system. Our only minor criticism is that hanging space for clothes in the wardrobe is a little limited.
The whole property was spotless and in good repair. Parking is to the rear at the end of a paved garden which is equipped with garden furniture and a charcoal barbecue. Plenty of flowers in the hedge and a number of tubs.
In a word, faultless.
Restaurants and pubs recommended:
Cilantro. Popular pan-Asian restaurant. Good choice of dishes,friendly service, reasonably priced.
Black Swan. Massively improved since the turn of the year. Excellent Sunday lunch and evening menu. Slightly dearer than your average Harvester-type pub but brilliant, freshly cooked food. Great staff team and management and a very wide range of traditional and craft beers. Ate there three times in seven days which, for us, says it all.
The Sun Inn. Highly rated by CAMRA, good range of traditional andcraft beers, friendly atmosphere. Not much of a food pub as they have chosen to make their garden room a community resource. This ensures that the pub is well used by locals for a wide variety of activities.

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Management Response
5 Jul 2015
Thank you for your most positive review and I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Pickering and found good food and well kept real ales. We hope that you will visit us again soon.
Best wishes, John
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MKCScotla...
scotland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful cottage”
Reviewed 7 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

My wife and I spent the week in Kingshaven. Great location, private offstreet parking, very well equiped with all good quality finishings. (wifi, dvd player & lots of information about local area). Convenient for the town with lots of choices to eat also. It was great to arrive and find milk, jam, bread and eggs etc. The cottage was spotless and we thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful stay. Would highly reccommend. Look forward to another visit.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
9 May 2015
I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Kings Haven and we wish to thank you for your excellent review. I am sure there is a great deal more for you to see in the Pickering area and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Kind regards John and Julie
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elizabeth...
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A great 4 night stay”
Reviewed 27 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

A beautiful cottage in a wonderful place, everything you need. Very clean, welcome pack 2 eggs from the chickens and a bottle of champagne what more could you ask for. It was our second time here and we will be back again. Thank you very much for the use for your beautiful cottage.

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Management Response
28 Mar 2015
Thank you for your kind words and for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. Returning quests are the best indicator we have to ensure that we get things right. We look forward to seeing you again at Kings Haven.
Cheers John and Julie
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DayTrip80...
West Midlands, UK
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Lovely Stay”
Reviewed 20 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed for 7 nights in January. The cottage had everything you could possibly need, and more! It was very clean, with a touch of luxury - dishwasher, dressing gowns, toiletries, welcome hamper - with lovely home-made jam. Parking was easy and conveniant at the back of the property. The walk to Pickering was short and easy enough. All in all a lovely place to stay and we would not hesitate to recommend, and stay again ourselves.

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Management Response
28 Mar 2015
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Kings Haven and that you liked the amenities on offer in Pickering.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Kind regards,
John and Julie
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Chris R
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A perfect retreat.”
Reviewed 16 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

This was our fourth stay at the Kingshaven cottage in Pickering. Yet again we were not disappointed, the cottage is always immaculate in every way. Thankyou yet again for a lovely stay at your cottage.

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Management Response
20 Nov 2014
Thank you for returning to Kings Haven, it is very pleasing to know that the cottage retains its charm for you. Thank you also for leaving the cottage so lean and tidy .
Kind regards,
John
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hopefultr...
Manchester
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Snug haven after a day's exploring”
Reviewed 9 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Warm and snug on a chilly day, Kings Haven is superbly equipped with modern fittings where it counts, on-site parking and a very generous welcome pack to boot. Just the right distance from the town centre to be peaceful yet make you feel virtuous when you walk in and out each day. We've stayed twice and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. The stairs are a bit steep if you are unsteady on your feet, otherwise perfect!

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Liked best: The quality of the accommodation
Liked least: The bathroom being a bit istant from the bedroom!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
20 Nov 2014
Thank you for your kind words and we are pleased that you enjoyed you return visit to Pickering. I have recently installed a new stair rail which I hope will improve and assist movement up and down the staircase.
Kind regards,
John
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Annette O
Fakenham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Charming cottage in a lovely town.”
Reviewed 14 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

A perfect cottage with everything we could wish for. All mod cons, comfy bed with good quality bed linen - even towelling bathrobes to use.
We were left a welcome basket including homemade jam, fresh eggs and garden produce!
Pickering is ideally situated for exploring North Yorkshire moors and the coast. Plenty of shops, tea shops, pubs etc within walking distance.
A wonderful holiday all round!

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Liked best: It was all so good I can't choose
Liked least: Nothing really but a clock radio would have been handy
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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Management Response
24 Sep 2014
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Kings Haven and that you experienced the beautiful countryside around Pickering. Your comments are most welcome and I hope that you will visit us again soon.
Kind regards John
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