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“Cosy retreat for two”
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Pickering, North Yorkshire, England

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hopefultr...
Manchester
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Cosy retreat for two”
Reviewed 17 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Kings Haven is an immaculately presented, small cottage for two, just far enough from the town centre to be peaceful and to make the stroll in enjoyable .Peaceful, extremely comfortable, really well-equipped with quality fittings and furnishings, a great welcome pack: everything makes for a relaxing break in a lovely area. And if you use the NYMR to travel to Whitby, you don't even need to use your car for a few days. Our third visit, and not our last, I'm sure...

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Liked best: The cottage feels like a home from home.
Liked least: Concerns over an emergency escape route from upstairs.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Oct 2015
We are delighted that you enjoyed your return visit to Kings Haven cottage and we look forward to welcoming you on your return.
Thank you for your most positive review.
Regards John
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steve s
boston
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 13 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

My wife and i stayed at this cottage for a week as she has always wanted to stay in one, and i really liked the look of it from the website, she said it was what she expected and more besides. It was a very relaxing week for us, the cottage itself was spotlessly clean and very well presented, the welcome pack was very much appreciated,it was our first time in a cottage and John and Julie have set a very high standard as nothing is too much trouble for them. I would also recommend a day trip on the steam train to Whitby,which we both enjoyed,there are also some really good places to eat in the town centre.

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Liked best: The quietness and relaxation
Liked least: That it was only for aweek.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
18 Sep 2015
Thank you for visiting Kings Haven and for your most positive review. We look forward to seeing you both again as I know that there is much more for you visit and appreciate in Pickering and the local area.
Kind regards, John and Julie
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Robert S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Bijou and perfect”
Reviewed 4 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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This was an extremely well-presented, furnished and equipped property. A welcome pack of eggs, bread, butter, fresh OJ and homemade jam was provided. John, the owner, visited a decent time after our arrival and gave us further information on the property and local amenities, which was useful.
The property is a listed building and stands on Westgate, which runs into Pickering from Thirsk. There is a comfortable lounge and separate kitchen on the ground floor with a bathroom and WC to the rear. Upstairs is a comfortable bedroom and a room with a TV and mini hi-fi system. Our only minor criticism is that hanging space for clothes in the wardrobe is a little limited.
The whole property was spotless and in good repair. Parking is to the rear at the end of a paved garden which is equipped with garden furniture and a charcoal barbecue. Plenty of flowers in the hedge and a number of tubs.
In a word, faultless.
Restaurants and pubs recommended:
Cilantro. Popular pan-Asian restaurant. Good choice of dishes,friendly service, reasonably priced.
Black Swan. Massively improved since the turn of the year. Excellent Sunday lunch and evening menu. Slightly dearer than your average Harvester-type pub but brilliant, freshly cooked food. Great staff team and management and a very wide range of traditional and craft beers. Ate there three times in seven days which, for us, says it all.
The Sun Inn. Highly rated by CAMRA, good range of traditional andcraft beers, friendly atmosphere. Not much of a food pub as they have chosen to make their garden room a community resource. This ensures that the pub is well used by locals for a wide variety of activities.

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Management Response
5 Jul 2015
Thank you for your most positive review and I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Pickering and found good food and well kept real ales. We hope that you will visit us again soon.
Best wishes, John
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MKCScotla...
scotland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Beautiful cottage”
Reviewed 7 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

My wife and I spent the week in Kingshaven. Great location, private offstreet parking, very well equiped with all good quality finishings. (wifi, dvd player & lots of information about local area). Convenient for the town with lots of choices to eat also. It was great to arrive and find milk, jam, bread and eggs etc. The cottage was spotless and we thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful stay. Would highly reccommend. Look forward to another visit.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
9 May 2015
I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Kings Haven and we wish to thank you for your excellent review. I am sure there is a great deal more for you to see in the Pickering area and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Kind regards John and Julie
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elizabeth...
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A great 4 night stay”
Reviewed 27 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

A beautiful cottage in a wonderful place, everything you need. Very clean, welcome pack 2 eggs from the chickens and a bottle of champagne what more could you ask for. It was our second time here and we will be back again. Thank you very much for the use for your beautiful cottage.

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Management Response
28 Mar 2015
Thank you for your kind words and for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. Returning quests are the best indicator we have to ensure that we get things right. We look forward to seeing you again at Kings Haven.
Cheers John and Julie
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West Midlands, UK
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Lovely Stay”
Reviewed 19 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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person found this review helpful

We stayed for 7 nights in January. The cottage had everything you could possibly need, and more! It was very clean, with a touch of luxury - dishwasher, dressing gowns, toiletries, welcome hamper - with lovely home-made jam. Parking was easy and conveniant at the back of the property. The walk to Pickering was short and easy enough. All in all a lovely place to stay and we would not hesitate to recommend, and stay again ourselves.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
28 Mar 2015
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Kings Haven and that you liked the amenities on offer in Pickering.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Kind regards,
John and Julie
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Chris R
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A perfect retreat.”
Reviewed 16 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

This was our fourth stay at the Kingshaven cottage in Pickering. Yet again we were not disappointed, the cottage is always immaculate in every way. Thankyou yet again for a lovely stay at your cottage.

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Management Response
20 Nov 2014
Thank you for returning to Kings Haven, it is very pleasing to know that the cottage retains its charm for you. Thank you also for leaving the cottage so lean and tidy .
Kind regards,
John
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