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“Olde World Charm”
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Whitby, Scarborough District, North Yorkshire, England

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“Olde World Charm”
Reviewed 16 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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This cottage is a very rustic type of property with interesting period furniture and panelling throughout. It is a very narrow house with one room on each floor. The main bathroom is on the ground floor at the side of the kitchen but there are an extra two lavatories, one on the middle floor, and one on the top floor, the one on the middle floor is painted a most unusual colour, it made me feel as if I was in a womb!
In my personal opinion, I didn’t find the property to be very child-friendly to be honest. We took along our 7 year old and 9 month old grandsons. The ground floor has stone tiles on the floor which were too cold for the baby to crawl on, and the lounge on the first floor had stripped floorboards which were rather uneven. We immediately moved lots of things out of his way. Also, the middle lavatory was not suitable for the seven year old as the light pull is so high up he couldn’t reach it which was a problem during the night. However, his main concern was a very large poster of Nosferatu the Vampire on the stairs outside his bedroom as he found it very scary and because it is screwed to the wall we couldn’t take it down or cover it up.
However, a high chair is provided along with plastic cutlery for young children and there is a chest full of games in the lounge and a bookcase full of children’s books on the middle floor.
The range of crockery and glasses more than met our needs. If you are visiting this property please remember to take along pepper, sauces, vinegar etc as apart from salt there were none provided, but the biscuits were very nice.
The best room in the house is definitely the double room on the top floor, this is the only room which provides a view, and has its own tiny en suite and a rooftop patio which allows you to look across to the abbey. However, please mind your head when you are using the stairs, this room would probably not suit less mobile people. Also, the seagulls woke us each day at 5 am as they are nesting on every chimney pot around the property, and opening the curtains and seeing several seagulls staring at you from the fence was a surprise each morning.
All in all, an excellent stay.

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Liked best: Roof top patio
Liked least: Should have recommended that visitors take their own Sky card
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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Management Response
15 May 2012
Thank you for the time taken in providing your review. After receiving your comments, the owner has made the decision to remove the Nosferatu film poster and they are also going to arrange for the cord in the hallway toilet to be lengthened, by 16 May 2013, to make it easier to reach for children. The owner is disappointed that there were aspects of the property that you did not find to be child-friendly as they strive to make it suitable for all guests. They have advised that they opted for terrazzo tiles in the kitchen as these are much easier to keep clean and hygienic. The owner is very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the property and is grateful for your feedback as they value all comments received.
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