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4 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Whitby, Scarborough District, North Yorkshire, England

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Carole B
Hessle, East Yorkshire
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“Large house but not ideal for young children”
Reviewed 3 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

The Anchorage was ideally situated to visit local places in Whitby, being a short walk from everything we needed. While I appreciate that we stayed there during a very busy week, parking was a nightmare and involved much juggling from space to space. The house itself was rather tired and dated and the kitchen cupboards and trays in the oven not as clean as they could have been.
We had a comfortable stay there but the downstairs rooms contained a lot of furniture which made it feel very crowded, especially with 6 adults, 2 children and a toddler. Fortunately we took our own black out blinds because the curtains were thin and did not block out the light, although I appreciate that this is not a problem for many people. The description of the house did not emphasise the potential dangers of all the stairs but again we had taken our own safety gates which really were a necessity and perhaps ought to be provided if young families visit. The house was otherwise well equipped.
I think this would be a great location for a week away with groups of friends but is not ideal for young children.
One real hazzard I would like to point out is the entrance to the downstairs toilet which is accessed via 3 stone steps- the door to this toilet does not have a lock on the outside and our two year old leaned against the door and tumbled backwards down the steps, somehow miraculously escaping serious injury.

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Liked best: Location, Well equipped although dated kitchen.
Liked least: Only one bathroom was problematic, Over furnished downstairs rooms.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
29 Oct 2013
Seasoned tripadvisor users hopefully can read between the lines here. All our visitors over the last ten years have loved the house, including many repeat visitors. To respond to specific points:
The house is very conveniently situated for parking. There is plenty of unrestricted parking around the Park and all within 5 minutes walk. Shuffling from space to space is unnecessary.
The house is dated having been built in 1740 and has all the original Georgian panelling and charm. It is recently decorated and the furnishings can be seen on the web sites.
Likewise the rooms are furnished to seat 8 but there is no playground in the house.
The stairs are normal stairs with one main landing and two half landings so they are entirely safe with four short runs.
It is true that we do not supply blackout blinds.
We love the house and regard it as our home and it is presented as such. Please check out the pictures on our various web sites.
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