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“At home in Holmedale”
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31 reviews
Holmedale from the hillside
Bedroom 2
The outside kitchen
Woodburning stove  in the living room
The other side of the front door
Master bedroom
The Bolts snickelway
Exterior
Bedroom 2
Patio in the sun
The bunks - full singles
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Robin Hood's Bay, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, England

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Kendal
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“At home in Holmedale”
Reviewed 18 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Just had one of our best holidays ever staying at Holmedale Cottage in Robin Hood's Bay. This cottage is quirky, cosy and full of character - with the comfiest beds in the UK!! Whatever you need Justin, the owner, has pre-empted! The neighbours were very friendly too. Robin Hood's Bay is idyllic, with a beautiful beach and windy lanes full of old world charm. We will definitely return to the Bay and will certainly stay at Holmedale Cottage as it was a real home from home.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Louise r
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“Fantastic break in a quirky comfortable cottage”
Reviewed 6 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We all had a great time in a fab cottage. Hope to return to such an idyllic location in the near future

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Steep hill
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Chas P
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Excellent location, cozy and well equipped holiday cottage”
Reviewed 7 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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Our group of four thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Holmedale, two of us have visited the bay many times over the years and this time brought some of our family with us. All for of us enjoyed this nice, cozy and peaceful little cottage.

Looking back at some of the previous reviews I feel a little redressing of the balance is needed. We read all the reviews before going and thought we'd see for ourselves and we were not disappointed.

It is small in places, especially for those over 6ft (as are 2 in our party) But this is to be expected when you visit old places and provided you keep your wits about you are there is no real issue.

It is tastefully decorated, very clean and has lots of character. The wood burner is great, although we didn't use it too much as we had brilliant weather for the time of year and the central heating heats up very quickly.

The beds are very comfy, slept like a log! The bedding was spotless. I was so impressed with the comfort of the mattress that I was going to check the make, but I forgot!

We didn't notice any marks on the paint or cracks in the walls, there was evidence of some repair but it was all fine.

There is a large, varied collection of books to read (we read quite a few) and whilst they may not be 'hot off the press' they are no worse than what you may find in a charity shop.
The games are neatly stored in a footstool and despite a thorough search we didn't find any 'tat'. The cottage is not cluttered.

Another bonus is that the owner of the property provides a quality wifi connection at no extra charge. There is wifi in the bay, but you have to pay to use it.

The outside space compliments the cottage nicely, and on a few mornings we had our breakfast out there.(Yes, even in November!) The fence is securely cemented into the patio, so unless you physically jump over it there, is no danger.

On the patio there is a vine that runs the length of the fence separating you from next door, there were even some grapes left on it. (Not a bramble)

We got to know the neighbours (A lovely couple with a young baby) quite well, as initially we couldn't find the bins. The lady next door showed us where to put the rubbish, and is evidently a resident of the bay as she told us she has lived there for many years. They are very friendly and helpful. They did play music occasionally, but it was at an acceptable level. They baby did cry on occasion, but that's what babies do.

The kitchen is very well equipped given the size, with quality goods throughout. The little breakfast bar area in the house has a second kettle, toaster, a microwave and even a mini fridge so on a morning if the weather is poor you can easily fix breakfast without having to go across to the main kitchen, which is on a couple of feet away anyway.

The cottage is perfectly located and should you have forgotten anything the little shop around the corner probably has it and the people that run it are helpful and friendly.

In summary, the cottage really enhanced our stay in the bay, we will be back!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Having to go home...
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Margot C
2 reviews
“Classic Seaside Holiday”
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This is a perfect place for a classic seaside holiday with small kids, which is exactly what I was looking for. If you are wanting a holiday when you spend all your time cooking exquisite gourmet meals, this is probably not the right place for you. The kitchen annexe is a bit quirky, but it is clear in the property details, Anyway, one expects, indeed hopes for character when renting an old house in the heart of an ancient fishing village perched in a steep seaside valley.
It was well-equipped, supremely comfortable beds, lovely comfy duvets and pillows and extremely clean. There is a steep drop from the patio but it is well-fenced. I pulled the chairs well away from the fence so that children not tempted to climb on them. Shop so close I could send a small child to learn independance and buy a pint of milk, RHB itself well-served with cafes, pubs and fish and chips, what more could we ask? The beach is brilliant, the sand tide-washed twice daily and lots of rock-pooling to be done. We had a wonderful holiday, so don't be put off by negative reviews!

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Liked best: Proximity to beach and village facilities
Liked least: Kitchen a little bit cramped for eating in, but no big deal.
Travelling group: Young Children
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scott s
York, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Very cosy cottage in a great location”
Reviewed 22 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Very homely and cosy cottage. Beds are very comfy. A quirky layout with the kitchen over the path but it's so quiet and no one walks past so it's not an issue. Needs some TLC in a few areas but it is an old cottage and adds to the charm. The real fire is fantastic. The shop is open until about six and sells everything you need. The Laurel is a good pub and the Flyingdales serves good food as does the Grovesnor hotel. Remember to the cash as there's no cash machine in the bay!

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