Flamborough Rigg Cottage
10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A great B&B with walks from the door
"I chose Flamborough Rigg Cottage because of the great reviews and advice from the Forums â they werenât wrong! What a great welcome I got from Philip and Caroline (and Katie and Meg the dogs). I was allocated Shaw, a huge ensuite room which was very well appointed and beautifully decorated in a very warm and contemporary way. The bathroom even had underfloor heating! The French doors let out onto a small terrace with table and chairs overlooking a charming garden full of early spring daffodils. As the nights were quite cold, the log fire in the lounge was very welcome and the breakfasts were made even more special by collecting fresh eggs from the six resident hens (this isnât mandatory!). The area is wonderful for walking, very varied - forest trails, moorland, stone-built villages and farmland and the sun shone, which because I was a âsoft southernerâ I wasnât expecting! I hadnât visited North Yorkshire before, so also found time to see Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay and also York, where I very much enjoyed climbing the tower of York Minster and visiting Bettyâs tearoom."
- Travel date: 24th April 2009
JUST AS GOOD THE SECOND TIME!
"We were only the second occupants of the Hayloft when it first opened last year and had such a lovely time that we said we would return. The accomodation is wonderful - exceptionally clean, decorated and furnished to the highest standard. Little touches like fresh flowers and a welcome hamper containing locally sourced produce make you feel so welcome and relaxed from the moment you get there! Phil and Caroline are the perfect hosts - there if you need them with loads of information and help but not intrusive. We took friends and family the second visit and they all enjoyed it and we are now planning a third break in this beautiful accomodation. I would normally hesitate to recommend places to stay as realise we all have different ideas on what is good, but with Flamborough Rigg even the most difficult to please would be hard pressed not to like it!"
- Travel date: 20th April 2009
Luxurious accomodation in beautiful quiet countryside
"My family and I recently spent a fantastic weekend at Flamborough Rigg. The Hayloft accomodation is supurb, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. My children loved exploring the grounds and playing with the owners two gorgeous dogs. There are many lovely walks close by, but we really just enjoyed the peace and relaxation in lovely surroundings. I would highly recommend this accomodation. Many thanks to Phil and Caroline for making it a very special and enjoyable break."
- Travel date: 15th April 2009
Peace and quiet in the countryside
"I have just stayed at Flamborough Rigg cottage and had the most relaxing and peaceful few days away from trhe everyday stresses of life. The room was beautifuly furnished, lovely and warm and overlooked the garden. The hospitality was second to none, fab breakfast ,yummie evening meals and excellent wines. Curled up on a huge comfy sofa in front of a blazing log fire I didnt want to go home. Phil and Caroline have got everything just right!"
- Travel date: 20th March 2009
Absolutely fantastic place
"I stayed at Flamborough Rigg Cottages, back in February and it was fabulous from the moment we arrived till we went home. Phil and Caroline were fantastic hosts, knowing all about the local area and even picking us up from the pub in the evening so we didn't have to drive! The room that we stayed in was beautifully furnished with everything that you could need for your stay. Breakfast was supberb and used local produce and even eggs from their own hens. We opted to have dinner cooked by Phil on one evening and I would recommend that everyone does this at least once, especially if the walnut tart is on the menu! All in all a fantastic gem of a bed and breakfast, we will definately be back"
- Travel date: 11th March 2009
"Had one nights stay here. Needed somewhere quiet but not far away from everything...have found the ideal place. Situated just outside Pickering. (it is very well sign posted from the main road, so you can't get lost.) Welcomed on arrival by Philip & Caroline....they were ready with a drink after our journey. The room we had was lovely. Exceptionally clean (I have a thing about bathrooms). They appear to have thought of everything you would want. ...even a few books in our room. After a gorgeous long shower, we didn't know what to do for tea. So we went and asked. A trip to the White Swan in the next village was suggested. They dropped us off and we telephoned when we were ready to be picked up....service or what!!! It is mentioned on the website that dogs are welcome but we didn't bring ours....wish we had. They are really doggy friendly and the place is superb for walking. I can't express what a idilic time we had. Philip and Caroline have really thought about what people want and need when they are away. Please, take my advice give it ago...you won't be disappointed"
- Travel date: 2nd March 2009
Fantastic- much better than a hotel!
"We had a lovely 2 night break in February. Our room was beautiful, very nicely furnished, and very comfortable. We had a luxury bathroom with twin end bath , and our own little sitting room adjacent. Downstairs there was a lovely dining room and lounge with a roaring woodburner stove, and big comfy sofas - great for relaxing. The food and hospitality were excellent and nothing was too much trouble for Phil and Caroline. We'd previously stayed there last year with our children aged 6 and 2 , and we were all made very welcome then as well."
- Travel date: 18th February 2009
Home from Home in North Yorkshire
"We recently visited Flamborough Rigg Cottage for a New Year's Eve with friends. The property consists of 3 double ensuite rooms on a bed & breakfast basis plus the self contained Hayloft offering a twin bedded room, a double, bathroom plus kitchen and lounge. The owners Philip and Caroline had obviously spent a great deal of time renovating the property as it perfectly combines old world charm with state of the art efficiency. It is only some 7 miles from Pickering yet one has the sense of being in splendid isolation. Our room was bright and airy with a flat screen tv, a plethora of quality room extras including ground coffee and home baked biscuits, bathrobes and even an umbrella though we didn't need it. We were served a superb dinner in the main dining room with the highlight being partridge. There is an emphasis on fresh local produce evidenced by the excellent eggs provided for breakfast which were produced by hens on site. The whole experience was invigorating and we are planning our return."
- Travel date: 3rd January 2009
New Year House Party
"Just returned from a 3 night break at Flamborough Rigg. We were joined by friends for 2 of the nights and had an excellent house party on New Years Eve. Caroline & Phil catered for 8 adults with ease, great hospitality and fantastic food. We stayed in the Hayloft which is beautifully "done out" and totally right for us & our 2 boys. As any parent will agree it is always good to have a washing machine available after some muddy tumbling. A great place for some R&R after a day on the coast, riding on the steam train or a bit of football in the field. The self catering aspect meant we were able to deal with the childrens (ours & others from the party) meals in the evening leaving us all to enjoy the excellent dinner party later. Great time and would recommend to anyone who enjoys the outdoors or is interested in touring around North Yorkshire."
- Travel date: 2nd January 2009
Luxury B&B in a great Yorkshire setting.
"Friends of friends recommended this place when we were looking to get out into the countryside for a few days. What a find, they weren't exaggerating when they said how amazing it was. It is north of Pickering and is a great base to explore the whole of North Yorkshire. This pretty old house is in a fab setting and offers amazing views. It is in the middle of a field, in the middle of a forest, in the middle of the North York Moors. You couldn't find a better spot to get away from it all in comfort. After a warm welcome we were shown to our fabulous room, it was like staying at a luxury boutique hotel but managed to also make you feel cosy and relaxed. A lot of thought has obviously gone into creating a great ambiance. There were lovely smellies in the shower room and an exceptionally good tray of tea, coffee and goodies in the room. The room leads out through patio doors onto a small private patio and into a glorious garden which you are encouraged to use as your own. We had great days out: after picking the brains of our lovely hosts Phil and Caroline we set off for a drive across the moors and then along the coast road taking in the pretty fishing villages, we finished up in Whitby, wonderful! The next day we mountain biked along the forest trails, that start from the cottage gate during which we were lucky enough to see several deer (Phil kindly helped us plan a route that included a good pub for lunch). Sadly the weather spoilt out plans for a long hike, again from the cottage gate, on our last day so we headed into Pickering to hop on a steam train at the North Yorks Railway. The delicious breakfast was served in the pretty dining room or to your room. As on the second morning we were enjoying glorious sunshine we sat out on our patio for a relaxing breakfast while enjoying the garden. (We even popped round to see the chickens and to say thanks for the great eggs) On our first afternoon and after the drive to get to Yorkshire we wanted a walk so Caroline suggested a lovely walk to a pretty village pub for dinner and came to collect us later in the evening. What service! Our second night evening we bought amazing fish and chips in Whitby and ate them dangling our feet over the seas wall like kids. The third day the weather had remained good, one of the few this summer so after our bike ride we picked up supplies for a BBQ from the surprisingly good shops in Pickering. We returned to Flamborough Rigg cottage and sat on sun terrace (a real sun trap) enjoying chilled wine from the honesty bar while our dinner cooked away on the BBQ. On the last night we decided to take our hosts up on something they mention on their website, a home cooked dinner. We had only asked at breakfast but as with everything at Flamborough Rigg nothing was too much trouble. We sat down that evening with one other couple staying at the B&B to a delicious three course meal. Phil took pride in pointing out that they had grown much of the produce themselves or otherwise they were from local suppliers. We recommend any one visiting the B&B do this on at least one evening. We will be back. We are just finalising dates in November with friends so we can take up Phil and Carolineâs suggestion of a house party. We will be taking our dog with us this time!"
- Travel date: 11th September 2008