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Avoncroft, High Hawsker, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4LH

Description of the self catering property

Avoncroft Cottage is superbly located in the village of High Hawsker, Whitby, on the Yorkshire Coast. The North Sea Coast is just a fifteen minute walk away and the cottage provides the ideal base for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors as well as the pretty towns of Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay. This wonderful area has much to offer-from fossil hunting on the dinosaur coast, learning about wartime Britain at Eden Camp to the Moor to Sea Cycle Way for the more energetic!

Best Features

The cottage itself is extremely well equipped with your comfort in mind and has been awarded 4* by enjoy England. The comfortable living area has TV with Freeview, a DVD player with a selection of family DVDs, comfortable sofas and a stereo with CD and radio. The dining area has table and chairs for six people and the kitchen is fully equipped with cooker, hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, oven and all the cutlery and crockery you will need. A washing machine can be found in the downstairs utility room. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and a twin bedroom. Each is fitted with anti allergy pillows and duvets and spare blankets, should you need them.

Sleeps: from 0 to 6

Pets: Yes

Contact Details

Contact Name: Andrew Preston

Telephone: 07769 974088

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11 of 17 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2012
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This cottage was just perfect for our needs. There was my husband & myself, my daughter & Son in law & 2 Grandchildren ages 3 & 6 months. it is a 3 bed cottage with a large loungs, dining room & big kitchen which was fully equiped with everything that you would need. there was also a downstairs toilet & utility room which was very handy. upstairs there are 3 good bedrooms and everyone in the party said how comfortable all the beds were. all in all it was one of the better property's that we have stayed in and value for money

Make up of party:  all family
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: good Views: adequate
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: lyric Review Added: 11.06.2012
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10 of 16 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 12/2011
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lovely place and location every thing you need home fron home just could have done with a few xmas decoration

but really enjoyed

Make up of party:  couple and 2 dogs
Cleanliness: good Location: good
Facilities: good Views: adequate
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: jopips Review Added: 21.01.2012
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7 of 18 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 10/2011
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Myself and my partner stayed at the Avoncroft cottage for 1 week in October 2011, I found the cottage to be excellent value for money. The cottage was very well equipt and had much more than you would normally find in a holiday cottage, everything in the cottage was of a high standard from the furniture right down to the kitchen pots and pans. The advantage of the garage was great and provided a secure space to store the car overnight. The secure outside space was great too as we had our dogs with us and due to the secure garden we didn't have to worry about the dogs getting out onto the road so this makes this cottage not only ideal for dogs but also for children. The cottage is in an excellent position, just yards away from an excellent pub (the Hare and Hounds) which serves fantastic food and is only a short drive away from Whitby town centre. I will definatly be staying at the Avoncroft again in the the future.

Make up of party:  2 couples
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: hughesnat Review Added: 16.11.2011
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7 of 16 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 08/2011
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Very good cottage lots of space, comfortable and well equipped. Benefits off road parking with a very good size garage. Just off main road to Whitby in small village which has a very good pub but no shop. Walks and cycle hire from the door and very good location for Whitby and Moors.

Make up of party:  Mum,Dad,Son and The Dog
Cleanliness: good Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: neal67a Review Added: 03.10.2011
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11 of 18 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 07/2011
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Large house with generous size rooms - easily accommodated 2 couples and a 2yr old and we all had our own space. The house was equipped to an excellent standard - absolutely everything thought of. Everything spotlessly clean. Very comfortable lounge suite - not at all the usual holiday put you on. I would suggest you take a couple of your own towels as even though towels are provided, we got through them and although there is a washing machine you don\'t want to be waiting for the towels to dry. Great location for getting to local resorts.On the road leading to Robin Hoods Bay but not noisy. Book with confidence - you will not be disappointed.

Make up of party:  Granma/Grandad/Son/Daughter/Grandson (2. 5yrs)
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: adequate
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: nellyroo Review Added: 08.08.2011
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9 of 16 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2011
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We stayed for one week at Avoncroft and overall found the accomodation to be most agreeable. The location of the cottage couldn't be better, with Whitby only 5 minutes by car and Robin Hoods bay even closer. There are also many walks to be had around the cottage location and the pub opposite is my new favourite with very good pub style food and child friendly atmosphere. Overall 10/10.

Make up of party:  Family of five plus one dog.
Cleanliness: good Location: good
Facilities: good Views: adequate
Value: adequate Overall rating:
Review Added by: playle76 Review Added: 03.08.2011
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9 of 15 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2011
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very well appointed, comfortable cottage and very spacious. well located for whitby and surrounding area and the bus stop came in very handy as parking in whitby and scarborough would have been difficult.

There was everything we needed in the kitchen, comfy beds and sofas, constant hot water.

my only problems, which are only small ones...the freeview/dvd player did not work, informed the owner who knew about it, so we only had 5 channels to watch (the weather wasn't good). and the cleaning (done by a cleaning company i think) there was dust on the windowsill, in which I wrote 'clean me' with my finger. The towels provided in the bedrooms are not big enough so i would take a couple of spare. the double room could do with a king size quilt on it. that's it really apart from the owner could do with replacing the dvd/freeview

Make up of party:  me, hubby, ma, dad and auntie
Cleanliness: good Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: tillymint Review Added: 03.06.2011
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9 of 18 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2011
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Lovely clean house, with good facilities. In an ideal place for exploring Robin Hoods Bay & Whitby. We had a lovely week, whih was made even better by the fact we had alovely house to go to at the end of the day. Gary the owner is also kind and helpful if any assistance is needed. We would definitely go again.

Make up of party:  Family
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: adequate
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: monk75 Review Added: 20.06.2011
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10 of 18 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 03/2011
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Had a very enjoyable weeks stay in Avoncroft. Beds clean and comfortable as was the furniture and fittings. Area was pretty and plenty of things to do. Local pub a few yards up the road did wonderful meals.

Make up of party:  Party made up of two grandparents, and mum, dad and six year old.
Cleanliness: good Location: good
Facilities: good Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: bowness Review Added: 20.04.2011
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12 of 15 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 03/2011
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This was a nice, spacious, clean, well provided and confortable. Its a great location if you want to walk or cycle, which we did, It\'s easy to dive along the coast or inland to the moors. The pub in the village was very good.

Make up of party:  Family 3 generations - children, parents, grandparents
Cleanliness: good Location: good
Facilities: good Views: poor
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: Guest Review Added: 28.04.2011
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8 of 17 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 12/2010
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This is our second visit to Avoncroft and again we were not disappointed. We travelled from Grimsby and the roads were slow after all the bad weather but when we arrived the cottage was welcoming and warm. As usual everything was spic and span and spotlessly clean. We were there for my broterh in laws birthday and we made him a champagne breakfast on Saturday morning, the cottages dining room making for a lovely setting for our feast. We ventured into Whitby on Saturday taking a leisurely walk (about an hour) returning later that afternoon to go to the Hare and Hounds in the village for what we can only describe as a top class meal. Again the bedrooms in the cottage were comfortable and cosy and all in all we have had another lovely stay.

Make up of party:  Two couples sharing
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: CatfoodKaz Review Added: 14.12.2010
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10 of 19 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 10/2010
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This property was huge - plenty of space for us all without being under one anothers feet. Warm and welcoming, decorated and furnished to a high standard with everything thought of. Plenty of off road parking which was advantageous due to property being situated on a busy corner. Comfortable pub just across the road and nearest shop a short drive away.

Make up of party:  Myself and my husband and our 16 year old daughter. My 15 year old neice and my mum and dad plus a lively jack russel and a lazy shihtzu.
Cleanliness: good Location: good
Facilities: good Views: adequate
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: Strategicme Review Added: 01.11.2010
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12 of 20 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 08/2010
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fantastic cottage,clean and very well equiped. ample parking. beds are really comfortable. great base for visiting whitby and surrounding areas. food at hare and hounds across the road is fabulous, although slightly expensive but worth the treat,need to book. will be deffinatly visiting again.

Make up of party:  myself and my husband. our parents and our 4 month old son. and our 2 jack russells
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: adequate
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: ally fox Review Added: 02.10.2010
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9 of 18 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 07/2010
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An excellent base for visiting the Whitby/Scarborough area. Well equipped and very comfortable - absolutely everything we needed.

Make up of party:  Family
Cleanliness: good Location: good
Facilities: good Views: poor
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: bradles Review Added: 29.08.2010
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7 of 15 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 07/2010
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Excellent facilities inside - better than expected from the photographs on the website.Garden not as big as anticipated and no grass, though secure fencing which was needed as the road is quite busy.

Make up of party:  Family - 2 adults, 2 teenagers plus a border collie.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: good Views: adequate
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: Pete&Mandy Review Added: 31.08.2010
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10 of 21 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 07/2010
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Excellent property; well situated. Very well equiped. No garden so dog had to be walked a 100 yards or so up the road to do it's business but as we were there a walking holiday it made no difference. The pub (Hare & Hounds) is really good. Easy cycle/walkway to Robin Hoods Bay takes about an hour. Great food at the top of the hill there in the Victoria Hotel with a lovely view across the bay. No teapot cosey! [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  Two adults, three children, one sheepdog.
Cleanliness: good Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: adequate
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 04.10.2010
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8 of 17 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Probably Date of visit: 06/2010
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The cottage is in a great position, ideal for Whitby and other touring areas. It has everything you need and is very spacious. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  2 Adults and two children (11 and 15)
Cleanliness: adequate Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 23.07.2010
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11 of 20 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Probably Date of visit: 06/2010
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a nice comfortable cottage. no shops nearby a down side. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  couple and two dogs
Cleanliness: good Location: good
Facilities: good Views: adequate
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 25.07.2010
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11 of 16 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Probably Date of visit: 05/2010
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Very well equipped and well situated for getting around North Yorshire. Clean, Bright and airy. A few repairs need doing though, nothing major (broken wardrobe handle, hot wate tap that wouldn't turn off properly) but would just create the impression that the owners care. Chose this property because they take dogs, unfortunately we have small dogs so they could get out through the fence straight onto road.

Make up of party:  Family of 5
Cleanliness: good Location: good
Facilities: good Views: adequate
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: green2960 Review Added: 21.07.2010
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Owner response:
The owners live 140 miles away and cannot check the cottage every weekend. We rely upon the cleaners and the guest themselves to report any damages and faults. We only became aware of the broken wardrobe handle and dripping tap when we visited in July - we fixed them the same day. This week the guests reported a broken toaster plug and toilet seat - these were fixed within 24 hours by our handyman.

We take the maintenance of Avoncroft very seriously. We are assessed every year by "Enjoy England", and have been awarded 4 stars. We also have a comprehensive emergency PropertyCare service in place that will repair any faults and breakages to the heating, plumbing, electrics and drains within 24hours.

8 of 17 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 03/2010
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Very spacious property in a lovely little village. Well situated for touring or walking the North Yorkshire Moors or Coast.The road through the village can be busy during the day, but more peaceful at night.

Make up of party:  Couple
Cleanliness: good Location: good
Facilities: good Views: adequate
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: mabeak Review Added: 05.05.2010
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9 of 18 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2009
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This is a lovely house to stay in,just 4 miles from whitby,were you can get some brilliant fish and chips from the quaryside fish shop.It is very clean and bright and well decorated.The kitchen has every think you need,a real home from home.Plus in the down stairs clockroom there is a washing machine which i found very usefull.I liked the seperate dinning room,the lounge is also spacious and very comfortable.The bedrooms are also clean and bright,all linen is clean and fresh and the beds are very comfotable.There is a good shower over the bath in the family bathroom.You also have the added bonus of the pub just over the road. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review although the reviewer has yet to be authenticated]

Make up of party:  2 Adults and one child, plus 2 dogs.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 27.10.2009
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9 of 22 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2009
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This is a lovely cottage to stay in.It is only 4 miles from Whitby where you can get brilliant fish and chips from the quayside fish shop. The cottage is really clean and tidy and very well decorated. All the rooms are very bright and spacious. The kitchen has everything you need, a real home from home. In the downstairs bathroom is a washing machine which I found very useful. I like the separate dining room and the lounge is very comfortable. The bedrooms are also bright and spacious - the furniture is in very good condition - looks nearly new. All the bed linen is clean and fresh, the beds are very comfortable as well. There is a good shower over the bath in the family bathroom. Plus you have the added bonus of the pub just over the road HA HA!

Make up of party:  2 Adults and one child plus two dogs
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: elephantlady Review Added: 28.10.2009
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16 of 23 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 08/2009
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A really clean and bright airy house with lots of space. All the rooms are spacious and have everything you need. The kitchen is well equipped with all the utensils to cook just about any type of meal, it even has a wok. The shower is powerful and the bathroom is lovely and clean. All the furnitue in the house seems to be new, beds are very comfortable and linen is lovely and fresh. Its literally a 5 minute drive into Whitby. The Hare and Hounds Pub is just across the road, 2 minute walk and the food is delicious and not over priced, you really need to book though as they are busy every night.

Make up of party:  4 related adult ladies and 1 dog
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
Value: exceptional Overall rating:
Review Added by: suzanne.warrick@ciwm.co.uk Review Added: 14.09.2009
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