Guest Reviews

Here are our lovely guest reviews for Spring Cottage North Yorkshire from our even lovelier guests.  

Aren’t they fantastic comments?

And they provide some top tips on where to visit, to explore and to eat. I can’t wait to welcome you all back!

November 2017 – Jackie and Tom
Had a fabulous weekend here, a lovely cottage, great weather and a very special weekend. The extra touches were really lovely (particularly the cakes!) and it all helped to remind us what a wonderful county this is.

October 2017 – Jayne and Mick
Beautiful cottage, equipped exceptionally well. Little extras much appreciated. Had a lovely time. The Grapes pub well worth a visit. Thank you

September 2017 – Stuart, Kerry and Hamish
What a gorgeous little cottage!! We have had a great time here and will definitely be back one day. The cottage really has everything you could possibly need. We loved the little extras for our little one – he loved playing with the toys and swings. You do a great job – thank you!

September 2017 – Elaine
Beautiful cottage, everything you need catered for. thank you for the treats, really nice after a long journey. I’ve been out and about visiting York, Castle Howard, Helmsley, Rievaulx Abbey, Harewood House and more. Sad to leave but would love to return. Thank you Karen and Simon x

September 2017 – Janet and Ken
Spring Cottage exceeded our expectations. It is comfortable and cosy in a nice setting and very clean. Welcome goodies were appreciated. We visited some nice places – Castle Howard, Beninbrough Hall and the Yorkshire aboretum.  We look forward to our return – thank you Karen

September 2017 – Amanda, Andy, Freya and Harry
Beautiful cottage with everthing we needed – including little Harry! Thank you for our welcome supplies too – much needed! We will definiely be back.

August 2017 – The Dickinsons
Fantastic cottage, wonderful location and even the weather was good! Thank you for a lovely weeek – I’m sure we will be back!

August 2017 – The Brennan family
We’ve had the most wonderful, relaxing week in this beautiful cottage. We love everything about it and our little boy was especially happy with all the board games (especially Downfall) and the Wii.  Thanks for the treats, the brownies were amazing! Perfect location for exploring, we’ve visited Malton, Helmsley, Thornton le Dale (our favourite), Brompton, Scarborough and Robin Hoods Bay. We will most definitely be back!

Whitby Harbour at sunset

August 2017 – Malcolm and Margaret
What a lovely few days we have had in this lovely cottage: everything provided including treats! We were able to visit cousins at Sleights and visit many of our old haunts. I specially enjoyed the garden (it’s my big hobby at home) – hope to come again. Many thanks Karen.

July 2017 – The Woodhead family
Really enjoyed our first stay at Spring Cottage. Lovely accommodation, gorgeous garden swings used may times by our little ones. We visited Malton, Helmsley and a great Sunday lunch visit to The Grapes. Absolutely loved all the fine details and little homely touches.

July 2017 – The Green family
4th stay in our home from home. Lovely relaxing time. Weather mixed so we couldn’t make as much of the garden as we usually do but didn’t stop us enjoying this gorgeous cozy cottage. Thank you for the cake Karen- such a nice surprise!

July 2017 – The Beesley family
We have had a great stay in this lovely cottage. Everything that you need is hare and you can see that a lot of time, effort and thought has gone into making it into a holiday cottage. Jessica has loved all of the toys, both inside and out!

July 2017 – Peter & Fiona
We have had the most wonderful stay – this cottage is total perfection. Beautiful – and the owners have thought of everything to make it comfortable too.  Gorgeous garden – very peaceful and we had fabulous weather too. Lots of fab walks. NYM steam train ride fab and beautiful villages in NY Moors.

July 2017 – David, Julia and Esmee
Spring Cottage is delightful, a wonderful home from home. We absolutely loved staying here.

luxury cottage in Yorkshire with a gardenJune 2017 – Darren and Nikki
Just enjoyed a lovely holiday at Spring Cottage which certainly didn’t disappoint!  A gorgeous cottage with everything we could need and more. Very luxurious and relaxing with such a beautiful garden. Perfect for our baby and 5 year old boy and a great location for exploring Yorkshire. Lovely interior with a huge master bedroom with blackout blinds and a cosy lounge to escape to once we had put the little ones to bed!  Thank you to Karen for all the little extras and for answering my many questions prior to the holiday!
Definitely recommended.

June 2017 – Alan and Lyn
Lovely cottage which is perfect for exploring the area. RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs and Farnborough Head are a must.  Lighthouse is open at weekends. Have your cameras ready.  Recommend lunch at family run cafe next to lighthouse. Plenty to see and do in York and recommend The Grapes and The Feathers Hotel in Helmsley.

June 2017 – Henry, Georgia and Tabitha
Definitely one of the nicest holiday cottages we have every stayed in! Tabitha loved the garden and playing with all the toys. Can recommend Castle Howard, York and the stream train from Pickering to Whitby as brilliant days out.

June 2017 – Marie and Ted
Our second holiday in this beautiful cottage, what a lovely week we have had. Cannot fault a thing. Thank you Karen for everything.  Hope to visit N Yorkshire again soon and spend time at Spring Cottage. PS the garden is a delight, lovely to see it in summer.

May 2017 – Hilary and Alan
Fabulous first visit to N. Yorks – glorious weather, very comfortable cottage (loved Treacles treats, thank you!) Our highlights were Malton, Helmsley, Filey and the walking – and the food!  So many places we wanted to try but not enough time. We’ll definitely be back.

May 2017 – Peter and Julie
Had a lovely relaxing weekend in this gorgeous cottage – beautiful.

May 2017 –  Rog, Gill and Oscar
Wonderful stay again at Spring Cottage. We even had lovely weather and very peaceful and restful good fayre at the Grapes ‘as usual’. Thanks again Karen

April 2017 – Vicky & Rick
Great stay in a perfect location. Lovely cottage! Thanks Karen

a special holiday cottage in YorkshireApril 2017 – The Watsons
Thanks for a great week, one of the best cottages we’ve ever stayed in – extremely well equipped especially for kids and in a great location with lots to do nearby. The garden is great. Thanks for the welcome goodies.

April 2017 – The Moles
We’ve had the most wonderful week in this gorgeous cottage in beautiful North Yorkshire. Even after a visit last year, we still have so much to discover – we’ll be back. The children really enjoyed Dalby Forest. Castle Howard well worth a visit. Helmsley and Malton lovely.

April – 2017 – The Cooks
Such a lovely welcome (chocolate brownie was fab!) at this gorgeous cottage. We’ve enjoyed sitting in the garden. Great trips out – Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay, Dalby Forest, Birds of Prey centre; enjoyed eating at the village pub too.

March 2017 – Martyn and Justina
We had a lovely week – Spring Cottage is one of the best cottages we have stayed in and we will certainly be re-booking in the future!
Thank you Karen for making our stay so comfortable and enjoyable – we were particularly grateful with the lovely welcome pack that was set out for us on arrival.
There is plenty to do in and around the local area and we have also been able to enjoy a couple of days at the coast.  The towns of Malton, Helmsley and Pickering are particularly pleasant and only short drives from the cottage. We hope to return to this beautiful part of the country very soon.

Surprise View at Gillamoor North York Moors

January 2017 – Lynda and Helen
Had a fantastic stay at Spring Cottage, such a beautiful place. Lovely and relaxing, gorgeous views of the countryside from bedroom windows. As recommended by Karen we had a lovely short drive to the picturesque village of Thornton-le-Dale. Thank you so much.

January 2017 – Clare and Mark
Fabulous stay in this gorgeous cottage. Facilities and amenities fantastic; best we’ve stayed in for comfort and luxury!! Lovely meal in the Grapes Inn, great menu for a small village pub

And there’s more …

December 2016 –  Blanchard Family
Another wonderful Christmas spent here. Relaxing and beautifully decorated with lovely attention to detail as always. Always love spending time in this charming cottage.

November 2016 – Marie and Ted
A beautiful week, the cottage is so homely and comfortable, thank you for letting it out to us; what a little gem. Cannot fault all recommendations on eating, houses and places to visit. We will definitely be back. Thank you North Yorkshire for your kind hospitality.

November 2016 – Tina and Sean, Dusseldorf
This is the second entry of ours in this book and this time round it was even as good as the first, if not better! The beautiful cottage makes us feel right at home and when not enjoying/relaxing here, this time we’ve spent a day shopping and lunching in York, driving to the coast, having dinner in The Grapes and now as we leave we’ll stop by Castle Howard for a nice walk in the grounds on a lovely sunny day!   Thanks Karen – am sure we’ll be back again!

Holiday Cottage near Castle Howard

October 2016 – The Doyle Family
A real treat of a cottage – cosy, super comfortable and everything we could possibly want supplied. A gorgeous autumn week with lots of walking and eating Thank you for your hospitality.

October 2016 – Chris, Claire and Charlotte
A wonderful week away.  Fabulous facilities to come back to after days’ exploring. We’ve been to the coast (Runswick Bay to Scarborough), Nunnington Hall, Beninborough Hall and Gardens and Flamingo Land – just shows the wide range of activities within easy travelling distance. Thank you!

September 2016 – Roger & Gill
A wonderful relaxing stay at the beautiful Spring Cottage where every wish and need has been catered for.  The Grapes most definitely enhanced our stay. We shall most definitely return – what more is there to say! Brilliant!

September 2016 – Mr & Mrs Woosnam
What a peaceful cottage. Everything you could ask for. Really enjoyed our stay – cottage and weather perfect.  Fantastic pub in village and made us feel really welcome, would certainly recommend a visit to all our friends and family.

August 2016 – The Steel Family
Lovely stay – faultless. Afternoon Yorkshire tea on arrival was amazing; took us all week to finish the cake!  We had lovely weather for our stay, Castle Howard even looked beautiful in the drizzle.  Spent a lovely day at Nunnington Hall and Riveaulx Terrace in the sun.  Our son (10) loved Flamingo Land which is a very short drive from here.  Will definitely be back as this cottage has everything you may need and more!

the galley kitchen in this luxury Yorkshire cottageAugust 2016 – The Mountain Family
This is our 3rd stay in Spring Cottage and it never fails to disappoint. We have had lovely weather so have spent 2 days in Filey – one on the beach and at the paddling pool and the 2nd we parked at the country park and enjoyed staying near the children’s play area with a picnic and games and kite flying. The other day was at Flamingo Land; kids occupied for the full day and lots to see and do. Hope to return again. Children are aged 8 and 3.

August 2016 –  The Stirling Family
Spring Cottage is just lovely, we had a great time in Yorkshire, too much to do we will need to come back to see everything. Would highly recommend The Grapes Inn, beautiful food and great service . The boys had a great time in the garden with the Velcro bats & balls. Thank you Karen

July 2016 – Mr& Mrs Raven
Lovely cottage. Thank you for the bottle of wine, very nice! We enjoyed our brief visit and we were able to visit our grandson’s family close by. Would recommend cottage to anyone. X

July 2016 – The Green Family
Back for a 3rd year as we love Spring Cottage & beautiful Yorkshire. As usual everything was perfect, including the weather! The extra little touches are always appreciated & the girls loved the cupcakes. We are happy to recommend a stay at Spring Cottage, & having done so with my sister, it’s good to see she enjoyed it too. (See below comments from Lennox family.) Thank you!

July 2016  – Lennox familyself catering in Yorkshire
We’ve had a lovely relaxing week at Spring Cottage.  The weather has been a bit mixed at times, but it hasn’t spoiled our enjoyment as there’s so much to do. Castle Howard was a fantastic day and I can highly recommend a trip to York, or a ride on the North Yorkshire Moors railway to Whitby. Great food and friendly staff at the local pub, The Grapes Inn. Loved sitting out in your gorgeous garden when the sun did come out and when it didn’t the wifi was much appreciated with teenagers. Thanks so much for the perfect stay and all the little treats on arrival. Hope we get the opportunity to come back again. Xx

June 2016 – Damian & Mary
We had a lovely week at spring cottage, it is so relaxing, the garden is just perfect, sitting out for breakfast on the sunny mornings, lots of birds which Damian loved. Lots of places to visit, York, Whitby, Pickering, Malton and the surrounding villages. The cottage has everything you need and more. Will need to return in the winter so we can cosy up in front of the log burner. Thank you for the welcome tray, cakes were delicious, the Yorkshire wine was the nicest rose wine I’ve tried as I am not a rose fan, but would definitely buy that one. Sad to leave the cottage, felt so at home and would love to live in a cottage like this. Just perfect.

June 2016 – Phil & Linda
We had a lovely week at Spring Cottage. Would have liked better weather but we do come from Wales. The cottage was lovely as is Yorkshire. Perhaps next time you could arrange some sunshine. Many Thanks!

June 2016 – Peter & Wendy
Thank you so much- your cottage is absolutely charming, and the “luxury” tag is well deserved. All the goodies you put out for us were delicious. And the weather!! Wall-to-wall sunshine all week – and coming from the Highlands this was appreciated!

May 2016 – Mr & Mrs Percival
This was a break at a very stressful time of my life with aged parents and lots of other events. All I wanted was time on our own and not having a good phone signal was paradise, I didn’t let anyone know the phone number either…. We had brilliant weather spent a lot of time in the cottage but spend our birthdays (same day!) in Helmsley.  We went to the garden centre down the road and Pickering. Can’t fault the cottage and everything that goes with it… you’ve done a wonderful job Karen.  Keep up the good work. Have no negatives at all.

May 2016 – Debra and Rodger 
We had a lovely relaxing time. Thank you for all your help and guidance. The area, privacy, garden and layout of the cottage was excellent. We will definitely come again and Rodger would like to know if you decide to sell!

May 2016 – Mr & Mrs Prender
Fantastic break; nice and relaxing and a great base to explore from.  Lovely local pub with fantastic food – we were made very welcome.  Thank you very much for all the lovely welcoming touches – especially the Yorkshire wine.

April 2016 – Mr & Mrs Burns and Mr & Mrs Bennett
We had a lovely time visiting for a long weekend whilst Le Tour de Yorkshire was on. It was great to see the crowds give support and villages decorated. The cottage is lovely, very warm and welcoming. The goodies you left were delicious. Thanks

April 2016 – The Dickinson family
Thank you for putting so much love and attention into Spring Cottage. We had a super time exploring the local area and eating in The Grapes!

April 2016 – The Elliston family
This has been a lovely holiday; one we will never forget. A great break away from our busy lives. This cottage has everything needed for a young family.  The games and garden equipment allowed us to enjoy our final day in the sun before we made our journey home.

March 2016 – The Bakers
We’ve had a fabulous week here, visiting York, Castle Howard, Whitby and Scarborough and then coming back to relax in your beautiful cottage. The girls were thrilled with their Easter eggs and have spent hours on the swings (giving mummy and daddy a bit of peace). We’ve loved it, thank you.