Self Catering in Yorkshire - Loftus
Areas: North Yorkshire
Old Stables Cottage
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Pricing From: £335.00
A character cottage resting within the centre of Loftus, sleeping up to six people in three bedrooms.
Old Stables Cottage is a characterful cottage resting within the village centre of Loftus. It comes with three bedrooms, comprising of a double with an en-suite and two additional doubles, together sleeping up to six people. There is also a ground-floor bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC.
Completing the interior is an open-plan living room, with kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with a woodburning stove. Outside, there is off-road parking for one car. Old Stables Cottage is an idyllic base for exploring this part of North Yorkshire.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Location good, cottage needs some TLC
Firstly, the location of this cottage is good, short distances to Saltburn, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay etc. There is a very reliable bus service from Loftus to Whitby (much better than trying to find a parking space or indeed using the park and ride)
The village / town of Loftus isn?t pretty with few amenities. It's a typical working (mining and steelworks) area.
We stayed at the cottage with my son, daughter in law, granddaughter aged 5 and grandson 15months.
There was no ?guide? or introduction to the property or area. There was no welcome pack, it's usual to leave guests at least a bottle of milk and perhaps some biscuits.
The cottage is advertised as having parking for one car. This is not correct. On arrival we asked about parking and were told to park at the side of the building on a ramshackle driveway to an equally ramshackle garage which was not part of the property.
There is no outside area, I?d wrongly assumed there would be perhaps a small back yard or drying area.
The property consists of an open plan ground floor lounge and kitchen/dining room, an entrance hall and a ground floor bathroom. There is a set of stairs at one of the cottage leading to a double bedroom and another set of stairs off the entrance hall leading to the other two bedrooms (one of which has an en-suite). The stairs are not an easy climb.
The sofa and chairs in the sitting room are comfy, the dining table only seats 4 (property is advertised to accommodate 6) although there are two folding stools which were very shaky and unusable.
The decor is dated - even for a country cottage look, but serviceable. The kitchen area is tired and ill equipped. Crockery is a mishmash, cutlery is very poor quality. There wasn?t a sharp knife, although there was a strange mixture of dishes and pots! The cooker looks very old and it took a long time to cook anything. It felt like the property had been equipped by the owners with items they no longer wanted or used or even charity shop/carboot purchases.
There's no dishwasher or washing machine which wouldn?t normally bother me but having small children with us a washing machine would have been a boon (although remember there's no drying area)
Also there was no high chair - a real problem.
The conversion of this property hasn?t been done to a very high standard, most worryingly the electrics (particularly the living room ceiling light and taped up sockets) The electric shower took some working out (in both bathroom and en-suite) - want hot water then turn the dial to cold - both switches had been fitted the wrong way around. The decor (panels not tiles) was to a very poor standard with a gap around the bath. The bathroom sink was wobbly. There were no bins in the bathrooms and only one toilet brush.
The bedrooms have skylight windows with no blinds meaning that bedrooms are light and bright at 5am in the morning (not good with young children). The bed personally for me was too soft.
Of most concern was safety. There is only one entrance/exit to the property. In the case of fire the exit route would have been unusable and escape from upper windows impossible due to their size.
In short it appears that property has taken on the life of a holiday rental, but the conversion has been done cheaply and poorly with little thought.
Oven, hob, microwave, TV and WiFi
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Fuel and power inc in rent and log starter pack for winter months
Off-road parking for one car, public parking close by
Sorry, no smoking allowed
Two pets welcome
Pub and shop within 200 yards
Note: there are 2 staircases in the property
One staircase takes you to two bedrooms and the 2nd staircase takes you to the 3rd bedroom
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