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“Location, location, location!”
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High Winds Cottage
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Staithes, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, England

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Ann T
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Location, location, location!”
Reviewed 19 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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person found this review helpful

High Winds is a lovely fisherman's cottage in the heart of the old part of Staithes village. It is perfectly situated, just off the high street (very quiet with no traffic), tucked away down a little ginnel. It is a stone's throw from the harbour, with a lovely pub 2 minutes walk away (literally) which does great food and also welcomes dogs. The cottage is very well equipped, with all you could need to make your stay a 'home from home'. We have stayed in many holiday rentals over the years and would rate this one up there with the best of them.

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Liked best: location and character of the property
Liked least: no negatives
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
19 Apr 2015
Hi Ann, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at High Winds, and thank you for your kind words. I hope we'll see you back there soon!
Best wishes, Eva
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Tony W
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent!!”
Reviewed 20 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

My wife and I are regular visitors to the Yorkshire coast and have stayed in 5 or so different cottages in Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay. This is, by far, the best cottage we have been to!
It has some modern facilities, but still retains that wonderful charm of a fisherman's cottage. The whole cottage was clean on arrival, with enough 'makings' for a fire in the wood burning stove. The owners are happy to take dogs and, quite rightly, confine them to the downstairs area only.
It also has the addition of broadband! This is a welcome bonus as phone signal is all but non existent and mobile data coverage is nil!
We will definitely stay here again on our next visit to Staithes.

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Liked best: Charming and Cosy
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Mar 2015
Hi Tony, I am so glad you both enjoyed the cottage so much, particularly as you have stayed in a few - it's great to hear from our guests that we're getting it right! :-) Hope to see you back soon
Eva
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Shona B
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A lovely cozy cottage”
Reviewed 17 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This is the second time I've stayed in High winds cottage and i haven't a bad word to say about it! It's cozy, well equipped, clean and a great place to relax for a lovely weekend away! I especially enjoyed using the wood burner which is a great benefit in the winter months cozying up on the sofa next to it with a glass of wine! Perfect! Eva the owner has been very helpful through my booking and has dealt with everything very quickly! I would recommend High winds to anybody looking for a lovely cottage getaway in the old fishing village of Staithes! You won't be disappointed! I will definitely be returning many times again in the near future! :)

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Management Response
17 Mar 2015
Hi Shona
Thank you so much for your lovely review! I am so glad you like High Winds, and look forward to your next visit.
All the best, Eva
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ValtteriK...
East Midlands, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
261 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“A perfect base to explore the area!”
Reviewed 9 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We love Staithes and this is the fourth different cottage in which we have stayed. We can't fault High Winds - it was just perfect for us! The cottage is charming and well equipped and in a perfect location in the centre of the village. It is ideal for a couple, but also plenty big enough for several children (or another couple) as well, since it has two bedrooms - the master is quite large with a very comfortable king size bed. The cottage has all the creature comforts, including a wood burner, and also has reasonable speed WiFi broadband - a must for staying in touch as most mobile networks have no coverage in the village. Cap it off with a very friendly owner in Eva and you have the full package! We have no hesitation in highly recommending High Winds.

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Liked best: Location, cosiness and facilities
Liked least: Lack of outside space (not really a problem though!)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Mar 2015
Thank you so much for your kind words, I am so glad you enjoyed the cottage and hope to see you again soon!
All the best, Eva
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Millie M
2 reviews
“Couldn't have been better!”
Reviewed 18 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

I think it's fair to say that when I look for a cottage to stay in for a break, I am quite fussy! This cottage was all that I dreamt it would be. Nicely tucked away and beautifully kitted out! You'll find everything that you need at the cottage, both in appliances and charm.
Cosy up by the log burner in the lounge on chilly evenings or cosy up in the kingsize bed in the huge bedroom on the top floor.
Eva, the owner was excellent with her communication via e-mail and phone.
Staithes is a small village with plenty to offer, walks along the beach and the headland gave us fabulous views out to sea. Friendly (dog friendly) pubs gave us great food too.
We took food and booze provisions with us and left our car in the car park at the top of the hill. We didn't use the car again until the day that we left to come home. A real escape!
Be sure to seek out the 8 3D paintings that are hidden in the village - we didn't want to cheat, but had to ask the locals to put us out of our misery when we couldn't find the last two!! Lol - we were wandering around the village like a couple of children on a treasure hunt!!

We had a fabulous break and only wished that we had booked for the full week. Thank you.

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Liked best: So many things, log burner, kingsize bed, great kitchen, the welcome pack
Liked least: That we hadn't booked for longer!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Jan 2015
I am so glad that you all had such a great time, it was an absolute pleasure to have you staying at our cottage, and I hope you will be back soon. Eva x
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