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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Aislaby, North Yorkshire, England

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Stephen F
Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
1 review
“Superb”
Reviewed 1 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Well!


First - the hosts: Mary and Richard are great. Friendly and genuinely sincere. They are nearby if needed, and on the one occasion we needed assistance were a great help.

The location: Wow, lovely. In a cracking little village, a decent pub with good food (even a quiz if you like that sort of thing). The locals we found very friendly and entertaining too (OK, I admit, quiz night). The best thing about the particular location of West wing is the large field just down from the cottage. What a fantastic spot right on your doorstep for exercise. Our dog loved it! The views from this field are beautiful.

From another aspect the location lends itself well to daytripping. A great variety of days out available from here. Don't want to go by car - no problem as there is also so much good walking to be had locally. Bridleways and quiet country roads. Plenty of local knowledge on offer from Richard and Mary if asked.

The cottage: Two comfortable ensuite bedrooms, at each end of the cottage (individual privacy for two pairs of couples). The main room is the best feature. I loved the snooker table. It is a very well cared for, top quality and rare snooker table with a quality set of balls, a set of pool balls also available for novelty factor.

There is a full and varied library selection to pick and choose (unless you are on a project, leave your own books at home, impossible not to find something interesting here).

The view from the main room and the kitchen is lovely, looking out over the valley, and is the same view you will enjoy when venturing out the short distance to the large field.

I think I have covered the main features. I should point out it is the only cottage we have returned to more than once. We like to find new places just for the variety, but this place is special.

Very secure off road parking, well out of sight of the quiet village road.

I recommend this cottage to my family and friends - if you are looking for a great place to go in the North East you have found it.

Lastly, I suspect there will be many other great reviews of this place which will never grace a keyboard, because of people out there trying to keep the wee gem a secret! A look through the guestbook on our last stay confirms this!


Stephen & Clara

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Liked best: Snooker table, warmth and friendliness of the hosts
Liked least: Leaving at the end of the week
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Colin N
Rugeley
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67 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“A wonderful week's holiday.”
Reviewed 21 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

I'm tempted to leave an awful review, because I want to make sure there is always a week available for me to go back to the West Wing! The Truth must be told, however, We spent a week with friends there, and can honestly say, not only one of the best apartments we have ever stayed in, but the owners Richard and Mary (and Buddy) were so friendly and hospitable, on site to help with any advice. Perfect for dogs, with an enclosed garden, and a field that stretches for ever. Nice dog friendly pub within easy staggering distance, and even the flippin' weather was good. One of the huge plus points, though, is even if the weather isn't good, there is the snooker table, a massive library and TV, videos, etc.

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MadamCret...
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Perfect get away”
Reviewed 1 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Fell in love with this cottage. Although 'cottage' doesn't adequately describe this property. It is spacious & comfortable & feels like you really are staying in a stately home. The snooker table provides something different for everyone. It kept a 14 year old happy for best part of a week! Well equipped for a family, especially those with a dog. Lots of land to let dogs run & nice pub virtually next door. Stayed over New Year, winter views amazing, would like to stay again in summertime. Owners are nice people & very welcoming. We will be back again!!!

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Management Response
13 Feb 2015
Thank you so much for your glowing review! We are so pleased that you all had a wonderful New Year and that the the snooker table and grounds were enjoyed by all. We would love to see you again soon!
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suzy57_9
edinburgh
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Such a relaxing holiday.”
Reviewed 14 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Myself and my husband are just home from a marvellous weeks stay at West Wing. Such a great place to chill out. It was quiet with outstanding views over the valley and our own private garden to sit out and enjoy the views and birdsong. The West Wing interior is very well presented, very clean and very comfortable. The bedroom we used had a kingsize four poster bed and an en suite with the best shower ever. The double bedroom at the far end of West Wing has an en suite with bath. (Can't remember if there was a shower there as well) There is a large kitchen with washing m/c, dishwasher, fridge and large freezer, everything spotless. The lounge was massive, with a leather sofa and chairs around the large bay window to take full advantage of the views. Another large area with sofa and chairs, coffee table around the telly. And a full size snooker table AND library, yes it really is that big!
Another big plus for us is that it is very dog friendly. Apart from our own private garden, there is shared use of the owners 7 acre gardens and field for the dogs to run free.
The owners were very friendly, they lived on site but were very low key.
Aislaby village is pretty, with an excellent pub/restuarant 5 minutes walk from West Wing. Aislaby is only 5/10 minutes drive from Whitby which gives you the best of both worlds.
We enjoyed our time at West Wing so much, 24 hours after returning home we booked for next year. Thank you Mary and Richard.

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Liked best: Peaceful and relaxing.
Liked least: Wish there was a fence at the bottom of our private garden.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Magsfury
Cheshire
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48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful location and excellent accommodation”
Reviewed 7 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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We were drawn to West Wing because of the full size snooker table but the property was much more than that. With two seating areas in the huge lounge it was nice to sit in the window looking out over the garden and view of the hills beyond during the afternoon/early evening then migrate to the TV area at night. I read a novel from the huge selection of books available in 'the library' at one end of the room. The master bedroom is spacious with a comfortable four poster and en suite shower room whilst the double is smaller but very adequate with a modern whirlpool bath. The kitchen is large and well equipped with a TV which was great for our two year old granddaughter to watch CBeebies at breakfast time in the leather wing back chair which she made her own. We were very happy to return to West Wing after a day out to sit in the garden or lounge, play snooker and relax in this luxurious but very homely property. Mary and Richard, the very friendly owners, welcomed us with biscuits and milk/teabags and lovely fresh roses. The local pub in Aislaby is very nice with friendly staff and the food was excellent. Whitby is a vibrant place, very picturesque with beaches, shops and restaurants. We were blessed with a week of very good weather. We will definitely stay here again.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Reviewed 14 September 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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sheelandr...
leeds
1 review
“Going back to stay at the 'Snooker cottage' was like going home - fab!!”
Reviewed 5 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We have stayed in West Wing, Beech Hill Manor and Tower cottages at Aislaby but going back to the Snooker Cottage (as we like to call it) felt like going home. Russ and I were able to recharge our batteries completely. Although we booked it for the Folk week and Regatta we found we just wanted to be mainly at the cottage. Our 18 year old daughter who vowed never to go with us to Whitby again said 'count me in' when she heard I'd booked West Wing. It is spacious, comfortable and luxurious. You can just lose yourself in the beauty of the views and surrounding areas and the peace. We all loved playing snooker and pool too. We were really sad to leave. So Mary and Richard we'll be back soon.
xx Sheelagh, Russ, Shelley and Stevie Weevie LEEDS

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Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Extended Family
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