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Review of Kauri Cottage

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88 reviews
Cottage front and main access - view to communal lawns
View of front of Kauri Cottage front from the River Esk
Ground floor well equipped kitchen
Ground floor well equipped kitchen
Ground floor well equipped kitchen
Dining Room with French doors to outside patio and communal lawns
Dining Room with French doors to outside patio and communal lawns
Dining Room showing aspect of kitchen
Dining Room showing aspect of kitchen
Second Floor Lounge
Second floor lounge with French doors to outside balcony
View from second floor French doors and balcony
View from second floor French doors and balcony
First floor single bedroom
First floor bathroom with shower
Second floor double room
Second floor double room
Second floor double room
Second floor bathroom
Second floor twin room
Second floor twin room
Second floor twin room
Whitby beach walk to Sandsend
The famous St Hilda's Abbey
Whitby at night
Beach Sunset
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Whitby, Scarborough District, North Yorkshire, England

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Leanne J
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 3 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary. It was like a home away from home and we enjoyed every minute of our trip. The accommodation is very modern, clean and has everything you need. We had lovely weather for our trip away and it was relaxing to sit on the balcony soaking up the fresh air and great views. We highly recommend Kauri Cottage - its a true gem!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Sep 2013
Thanks very much for taking the time to do a review for us - we are delighted that your first anniversary was celebrated at our Cottage and everything was to your satisfaction. We hope you will visit us again in the near future.

Many thanks and regards - Martin and Julie
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pauline l
hoddesdon
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“100% great place to stay”
Reviewed 27 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Kauri Cottage offered everything that our family could have asked for. The location is good, being close to Whitby. The kids adored being by the river, feeding the ducks, crabbing, waving to travellers on the steam train, and playing with all the other children nearby. The cottage is very comfortable and modern and is equipped with everything that we needed. It is close to the new Sainsburys Supermarket for easy access to shopping and fuel. The owners are very obliging and booking was quick and easy. We have now stayed at the cottage three times.

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Liked best: Location, facilities and decor
Liked least: Not applicable
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
12 Sep 2013
Many thanks for posting a review for us - we look forward to welcoming you back to Kauri Cottage for a fourth visit !!

Kind regards - Martin and Julie
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782Defaul...
Bingley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I miss you Kauri Cottage”
Reviewed 3 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

What a wonderful place to stay. The age group of our extended family was from 12 to 82 plus a small King Charles spaniel. It is not often that a location and accommodation can suit everyone, but Kauri cottage achieved it with all of our party. We stayed Mon - Fri, the house was clean, comfortable and well thought out. The tranquil setting was exactly what we wanted and after full days out in local tourist places we were able to return to relax and enjoy the views. Our 12 year old was utterly transfixed with a crab line at the waters edge until dusk each evening and never once asked to use X Box or the like. I will most definitely be booking again.

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Liked best: The location/scenery and the clean and modern facilities of the house.
Liked least: No wi fi and would have liked a comfy chair in the dinning room for my dad who is old
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
5 Aug 2013
Martin and I are really pleased you have enjoyed the cottage and its surrounding areas - it is always good that the youngsters are entertained which generally makes for an enjoyable holiday for the adults !!. I guess the dog was happy too with the water and the grassed areas to roam around.

Your feedback is appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Kauri Cottage in the future.

Kind regards and thanks - Julie
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ElaineWB
Birmingham UK
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Superb cottage in great loation!”
Reviewed 3 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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person found this review helpful

We have just returned from a week's holiday at Kauri Cottage with our family to celebrate a 60th birthday. The cottage is absolutely delightful, beautifully furnished and fitted out with everything we needed. The photographs really don't do it justice! Everything is beautifully co-ordinated and extremely comfortable. Clearly, a lot of thought has gone into making it a home from home. There were also lots of information leaflets about local things to do and places to visit.
The location is also amazing, being just under the Larpool Viaduct alongside the river. The geese provided our morning entertainment, particularly our daughter's attempts to avoid them!
We were fortunate to have good weather and were able to walk into Whitby several times. The walk is a strenuous one, but well worth doing over the viaduct and Cinder Track.
I really can't recommend this cottage highly enough.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
3 Aug 2013
Thank you so much for posting a review. We have upgraded the cottage this year and it is something we try to do each winter ready for the forthcoming season. It is sometimes difficult to assess what people want but a 'home from home' atmosphere is what we strive for and we are delighted everything was to your satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Many thanks and regards - Martin and Julie
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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The distance to the nearest shop (Sainsburys is a 10 minute drive away)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Jul 2013
We are delighted you had a good holiday at our Cottage and glad you had time to appreciate its location (which we think is great too!). The steam trains passing and the wildlife are certainly very relaxing and most children enjoy feeding the ducks. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon and we thank you for taking the time to do a review for us.

Kind regards - Martin and Julie
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