Visitors' book


If you have stayed at Dunsley and enjoyed yourselves, it would be wonderful if you could post a review on Trip Advisor ( Many thanks!


May 2017

Fabulous stay at Dunsley, amazing weather, great walks and lovely evenings a the Cod & Lobster. Can't wait for our next visit. James & Kat, Liverpool


Lovely week in Staithes. Very lucky with the weather too. We plan to return to this cosy cottage! Phil & Claire, Abbots Bromley


April 2017

Another lovely weekend, great walks, good food, lovely wether. Ian & Kim, Manchester


We have had super weekend at Dunsley. Weather was fantastic. Visited Cleveland Corner Bistro on Saturday and had a lovely meal. Cod & Lobster was good too. Managd a trip to Beamish, and will be back. Ian & Alison, Leeds


Our first time here. What a find. Friendly locals, super cottage and beautiful surrounding areas. Did a few good walks: Sandsend and Saltburn, Robin Hoods Bay all lovely. The Barn at Burniston, near Scarborough does brilliant food. In Staithes Dotty's Tearoom and top of ban teashop also good. We will be back. Sue & Barry, Derby.


March 2017

30 years ago Dunsley Cottage was a favourite weekend away with our children, who loved it.The coal fire was a great attraction! Now back just the 2 of us. The cottage is just a lovly, a relaxing stay. Thank you. Pauline & John, Sheffield


Our 3rd stay at Dunsley and just as lovely as ever. A blustery walk to Runswick Bay and tasty meals at the Cod & Lobster. Hopefully be back again soon! Jules & Dan, Sheffield


A comfortable, cosy stay at Dunsley. Staithes is beautiful and it is like stepping back in time. once you park up at the top of the village. We recommend The Ship Inn at Port Mulgrave, Dotty's and Cod & Lobster in Staithes and the Runcible Spoon in Hinderwell. Thank you for a lovely weekend, we really enjoyed it. We also came way with goodies fro the sweet shop Betsy & Bo's which is a gorgeous little plc. We will miss our special nights in front of the fire and in the snug. Thank you Dunsley. Rachel & Andrew, Barkston Ash


February 2017

Thank you for letting us have this opportuniy to recharge our batteries in your beautiful cottage. We have met some lovely couples at the Cod & Lobster, had peac and quiet and read 2 books! Cozy nights eith the roaring fire is magical. Lesley & Glen, Cleethorpes  


January 2017

Lovely stay in a beautiful 'home from home'. We both fell in love with the area, it's stunnig. Chris & Janet, Chester


Thank you for such a clean, clearly well-loved, well equipped cottage. We have had a long, relaxing break with walks along the Cleveland Way. Seafood kebabs amazing at Cod & Lobster! Amy & Nick, Huddersfield


Lovely quiet trip, lots of reading and writing done. Lovely cottage with everything you could want. Beth, New Mills


December 2016

Lovely Christmas break. Very relaxing. Lovely cottage. Richard & Sue, Sheffield


Yet another brilliant stay! Great walks on Cleveland Way. We're all rested up for Xmas now. Katie & Josh, Leeds


This is our 4th visit to Dunsley and it was just as special as the 1st! This place feels like the start of Christmas to us... it is our home from home and we will definitely be back same time next year. Charlotte & Andy, Newcastle


October 2016

Back to reality!  Just to let you know we had a brilliant time at Dunsley and wish we were still there!  Loved everything about Dunsley and Staithes, both very special indeed. It's not surprising people keep returning, just hope you manage to fit time there around all the bookings! Malcolm enjoyed the fishing at the harbour around tea time while I watched the sun going down sitting at your lovely spot by the car deck.  What a sun trap when no easterly wind and not bad for Oct! The Illusion Trail was a great way to explore all the fascinating alleyways tho we still missed one of them! We enjoyed a meal and quiz night at the Cod and Lobster and had a fabulous meal at Cleveland Corner. It was the perfect place to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and have lots of lovely memories and photos. Thanks for sharing your wonderful cottage with us. Susan & Malcolm, Whitley Bay


We have had a great, relaxing time at this warm & cosy cottage. It is very well equipped with everything you could wish for (and more). We hope to return soon. Jeff & Christine, Cambridgeshire


What a lovely cottage, we had a very relaxing stay. Loved Staithes and did some great walks. Nice food & locals. Don't want to leave, hope to come back soon! Dave & Kath, Halifax


September 2016

Stunning! Everything we could hope for and more. Dunsley Cottage is a place of comfort & relaxation. The local area is full of wonderful views & a local community to be proud of. Many thanks. David & Julia, Woodbridge


I absolutely love Staithes, first came here in 1995, it has changed a little bit but is still well worth coming back to. Enjoyed the Captain Cook museum, so much to see. Dunsley is fantastic, with everything you need, cosy & homely. Thank you, will certainly recommend. Weather has been very good all week! Jill & John, Shropshire


August 2016

Thank you Duncan and Judy. The cottage certainly lived up to its name: romantic, cosy, comfortable. We absolutely loved Staithes. Will be back! Karen & Mark, Nottingham


Beautiful cottage, very comfortable, wonderful week in Staithes. We will return very soon! Gill & Michael, Leeds


Very lovely cottage & great caretaking from Judy. We really enjoyed our stay in Staithes & hope to return in the near future. (The seagulls are the best alarm clock ever!) Kim & Toby, Germany


July 2016

A lovely stay in a beautiful, well-equipped cottage. Lovely and clean, super-comfy bed! Lots to see and do in Staithes and surrounding area. Thank you! Chris & Marie, Bolton


Fantastic week spent on the North Yorkshire coast, lots of lovely walks and places to visit. The cottage is excellent, we could not have wished for more. Even the weather was kind to us! Thank you. Steve & Gill, Lancs


Lovely quaint cottage, just the right size, we particularly liked the upstairs sitting area, very snug. Great walks and some good fishing on the far side of the hjabour. Thank you also to the housekeeper, Donna, who kept everthing clean and tidy. Wonderful! Louise & Ian, Irlam


June 2016

Beautiful quaint cottage in a beautiful quaint village. Very tastefully decorated with everything you could possibly need. We were the first to appreciate the sedum decorated roof on the outbuilding beside the parking and it was lovely to sit and appreciate the sunset. Well done, Duncan. The weather wa just perfect and a big bonus. Thank you both. Keith & Michaela, Macclesfield


Our second visit to Dunsley, and another lovely week. We were very lucky with the weather. Recomend the Illusion Trail was a way to explore Staithes. Hope to come back next year. Richard & Elaine, Notts


Now we're back home (and back to work/reality!) I wanted to drop you a quick line to say how much we enjoyed our week's stay at Dunsley. Staithes was as lovely as ever and we were very lucky with the weather, but our wedding anniversary week was most definitely made perfect by having your beautiful cottage to relax in between all the walking, eating and drinking we managed to squeeze into our stay. Dunsley was a revelation, comfortable, spotlessly clean and well equipped. We will definitely be rebooking with you when we plan our next stay in Staithes! Corrie & Steve, Stockport


We had a wonderful time in Staithes despite cold weather. This beautiful cottage was the perfect retreat for a short break. We will definitely be returning. Caroline & David, North Shields


May 2016

Cottage is enchanting. Staithes is fabulous but taxing on the legs. Sympathetic restoration to be applauded. Thank you for the chocolates and biscuits. We loved it! Lynda & Fred, Bury


Lovely cottage, Staithes is like going back in time. We had a great time. Sarah & James, Cumbria


Regular visitors, just love it here, see you again soon! Carl & Lynne, Bradford


We have really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage, everything was just perfect. The Cod & Lobster: good food and very friendly. Andrea & Mike, Lincolnshire


Our stay in Staithes was lovely, the cottage was lovely and it had everything we needed. We had a great weekend, Dave enjoyed the chocolates... Janice & Dave, Warrington


April 2016

Back again to our favourite seaside retreat. Dunsley was warm and comfortable even if it was snowing and a howling gale outside. We still managed to get out and about and had a great time. Di & Andrew, Brigg


Enjoyed our stay very much. Very cold but no rain so lots of walking. Gareth & Wendy, Nottingham


After the stress of planning our wedding we really needed a relaxing trip away. Dunsley was just perfect and Staithes is charming, and a great base. We have had a wonderful honeymoon here and hope to return. Megan & Andy, London


SUPERB! Janet & Ray, Preston


Great place to stay for a birthday treat. The cottage is amazing and has everything you could wish for. Quiet location and beautiful views. Staithes s the perfect place for a relaxing and stressfree holiday. We will definitely be back. Dunsley is the perfect home from home. Rico & Claire, Leicester


March 2016

A lovely cottage with everything we needed, a great place to hide away for a relaxing few days. Kirstie & Dan, Pontefract


Brilliant cottage in a perfect spot. We have walked for miles – evening stroll to Port Mulgrave, and a long walk to Whitby and back! Coastal walk to Loftus. Completed with a hot shower, great open fire and glass of wine. Hopefully we will return. Marion & Pete, Lenzie


Our first time in Staithes, can’t wait to come back. Dunsley is simply perfect, a great location, clean and everything you would need for your stay. Bridget & Rich, Hull


First time we’ve been to Staithes, what a lovely quiet village. Cottage is lovely, has everuthing we needed for a relaxing break away. Helen & Ken, Northumberland


Our first trip to Staithes. What a quaint little fishing village and brilliant pubs. But what really made our wedding anniversary so special was the gem of a cottage that is Dunsley. Judy has made sure that all visitors’ needs are catered for, even down to little things like ear plugs and sewing kit. Plus all the details are sent to you pre-stay with excellent explanations. Also the parking space is a real advantage – we parked the car and left it there for the full duration! With this cottage being so well appointed, spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated, we will definitely return. It's an amazing village full of character and what locals there are, are very friendly - we went to the quiz at the Royal George on Friday night!! And the weather also was brilliant. So, a fantastic weekend.  Margot & Graham, Harrogate


February 2016

Another lovely stay at Dunsley (our 3rd). Bracing walk to Runswick Bay and dinner at the Cod. Cottage cosy and warm as ever, we’ll be back. Hilary & Graham, Sheffield


Staithes is great whatever the weather, we never tire of the views and the place. Bliss... off to the pub now... David & Linda, Leeds


Our 3rd time at Dunsley, 2 lovely walks to Boulby and Roxby/Borrowby. Tea rooms by car park frequented a few times. Dunsley is a great base, thank you. Sue & Steve, Derby


Our first time at Dunsley, hopefully not our last! Loved the cottage, especially the bed and the village itself. People were all very friendly and the whole place has a lovely atmosphere. For a cheap drink and large food portions, head to the Cod & Lobster! Hannah & Ryland, Edinburgh & Stockport


January 2016

Brilliant weekend again, weather held up for us. Mussels at Cod & Lobster were to die for, rest of food was lovely too. Going home well rested and with aching thighs from all the walking: a perfect end to another perfect weekend here. See you next year! Adriana & Michael, Keighley


December 2015

Another magical weekend in Dunsley. This is still our favourite place, so cosy and romantic. Wish we didn't have to leave. We will definitely be back next year for the 4th year running. Charlotte & Andy, Newcastle


Lovely quaint cottage. Comfortable bed, great shower, everything you need. Cod & Lobster: good food and atmosphere. All in all a good break. Everyone should visit Staithes at least once! Craig & Geraldine, Macclesfield


Our first time visiting Dunsley - such a fab place. We highly recommend watching the sunrise over the cliff tops by the water edge: a great way to start the day. Will definitely be back next Christmas. Katie & Josh, Leeds


November 2015

Thank you for another lovely stay, nearly three years after our first. Blustery weather but very cosy inside. Katie & Chris, Leeds.


Our first visit to Staithes. Enjoyed our break in your cosy cottage. We explored the narrow alleyways and had good meals in the Cod & Lobster. It's a very relaxing spot. Would recommend. Sean & Sam, Shrewsbury


A perfect short stay tucked up in Dunsley, despite gale force winds, rain, sleet and snow. Explored the village, watched the waves: high! A trip to Whitby and lunch at Sandsend overlooking the sea. Thank you Duncan and Judy. Lindsey & Mark, North Yorkshire


We have had a lovely break in this lovely cottage and village The fire is a great bonus. Would recommend Sunday lunch at the Endeavour and mussels at Cod & Lobster. Suzie & Iain, Sussex


Dunsley is superb! thank you! Staighes is the ultimate relaxation. Cod & Lobster + Wednesday quiz: brilliant! Son't miss their seafood platter and mussels. Fabby break. Craig & Steph, Jedburgh


October 2015

Just returned from our weekend in Dunsley Cottage. What an idyllic hideaway! We had a lovely time and must say you really have thought of everything to make for a very comfortable and special weekend. We loved the coal fire and kept it going most of the weekend. We had a few visitors passing by obviously curious to see the cottage that had been featured on ‘Homes by the Sea’ and one who asked to come in and look at the “mast from Captain Cook’s ship”!!  We felt like celebrities! Once again many thanks for a delightful short break. Gill & Colin, West Mids


It really was a More 4 Homes By the Sea little gem! A beautiful cottage in a stunning location. See you again (Sunday lunch at the Endeavour restaurant was wonderful). Lisa & Chris, Cambridgeshire


Wonderful 5 days in this romantic and thoughtfully presented cottage. Three great rooms, fully equipped and beautifully furnished. We hope to return very soon, but there are so few dates left to book! Dave & Julie, Doncaster


September 2015

Perfect bolt hole away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. A wonderful few days even with the

downpour on the first day. Don't want to leave. April & Liam, Buxton


Beautiful cottage in superb location. Great weather as well. Quiz at Cod & Lobster enjoyable although overall preferred the George. Recommend Fallling Foss at Lealholm, to visit. Richard & Elaine, Nottingham


Beautiful cottage in a lovely setting. We loved Staithes (our first visit) and we will be back. Parking platform is a real bonus. Lynne & Steve, Sheffield


Excellent stay, perfect relaxing long weekend. Russ & Deb, Leics


August 2015

What's not to like? Beautiful cottage, making it a perfect stay for Lifeboat Weekend. Need longer next time in order to finish the jigsaw! A lovely weekend. M Waltham. London


Perfect! Blessed with the weather, enchanted by Staithes, smitten with the cottage. Don't want to leave and have told everyone we know to book. Thank you! Nicky & Stuart, Lincs


Have walked around this lovely place and each day found something lovely, Completed the Art Trail and photographed so many steps! A beautiful cottage, thank you. Doreen, Bognor Regis


July 2015

Judy and Duncan, you have done a fabulous job with Dunsley Cottage. We could not ask for anything more and have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. John & Sandy, New Zealand


A lovely stay in this cottage. The views are beautiful and the locals are very welcoming and friendly. The Cod & Lobster is a great pub, fantastic food. We really enjoyed our stay.   Ali & Kirk, Cambridge


A lovely cosy stay, good job there are ear plugs against the seagulls! Thank you, a wonderful place. Roland & Alice, Leicestershire


June 2015

Lovely cotage, great village and surrounds, everyone very friendly and helpful. We walked and walked! Never knew Yorkshire could be such fun!  Charles & Wendy, Seattle


A wonderful cottage and location. We have had a truly relaxing and memorable week and hope to come back. Thank you! Peter & Helen, Essex


May 2015

Our first visit to Dunsley although we hope this won't be our last. A delightful cottage, we could stay forever! George & Angie, York


This was our 5th time at Dunsley. Relaxing and beautiful surroundings, weather very good, cottage as perfect as ever.  Andrew & Di, North Lincolnshire.


Four days of absolute bliss! Had such a relaxing and carefree weeekend, beautiful surroundings and welcoming pubs & restaurants. Dunsley has everything you will need and more. Would certainly return! Kelly & Adi, Hull


A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location. Going home totally relaxed. Mandy & Dave, Sheffield


April 2015

Fantastic cottage in a great location. Will heartily recommend a stay in Staithes to our family and friends. Perfect! John & Jane, Edinburgh


A lovely, comfortable stay at cosy Dunsley. Alex & Beck, Leeds


Many thanks for a lovely stay. Rosie & Ben, London & Bradford


Lovely cottage. Lovely location. Lovely weather. Lovely time. In short, loved it. Bob & Sue, Salford


Absolute little gem of a cottage. Had a brilliant time, walked lots, ate lots, drank a fair bit too. Weather really good although very windy! Fab time had by all. We will definitely be back next year. Adriana & Michael, Keighley


March 2015

The cottage is great. Weather was forecast poor but turned out fine day after day: Staithes must have its own micro-climate. Cod & Lobster nice: good food and beer. Walked to Runswick Bay and returned by bus. Port Mulgrave looks interesting too... we will be back! David & Linda, Leeds


We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this lovely cottage. Thank you. Tony & Helen, Warwickshire


Such a lovely cottage, wish we were staying longer. Anna & Mark, Sheffield


10/10.  Kim & Paul, Dronfield


A lovely stay, comfortable and relaxed. Both Dunsley and Staithes are full of charcter. Even the seagulls behaved! Gordon & Barbara, Glasgow


February 2015

Another perfect stay at Dunsley, thank you. Sue & Steve, Derby


January 2015 / New Year

Really nice cottage, we really enjoyed it, definitely will come back.  Jamie & Charlene, Doncaster


December 2014

XMAS: Lovely cottage. Having parked our 21st century mode of transport we walked into a Dickensian scene. A wonderful week and we shall definitely be back.  Alex & Carol, North Lincs


Another amazing stay in Dunsley. Very relaxing and romantic... We will definitely be back next year, we love this place.  Charlotte & Andy, Newcastle.


November 2014

We have had a wonderful time. Your information about your home and area was so good - we were very impressed. The people of Staithes have been amazing - we want to live here!!! What a great experience, thank you for a great time and allowing us to share your home. Julie & Steve, Stockton on Tees


We spent our 33rd wedding anniversary here! Walked the Cleveland Way, toured around, ate lots of British chocolate and had a wonderful time. Thank you for a lovely place, we will be back. Wendell and Julie, Canada


October 2014

Thank you for another great stay in this lovely cottage. It has everything we need, and we love the area too! Phillipa & John, Bolton


Thank you both for a lovely week we have had in a beautiful part of the world. We have seen some gorgeous places including Birch Hall Inn. Someone in Staithes told us about it. It was like going back in time. We have really enjoyed our stay in your beautiful cottage. No complaints at all, the cottage had everything.

Phil and Marian, Rochdale


We are safely home after a lovely stay in Dunsley. Any longer and we may have had a 'sit in'. Everything was perfect and so clean and welcoming. Tony got lots of inspiration from the beautiful scenery and we have even asked about hiring Slipway art studio [opposite Dunsley] for a long weekend next year! That would be great fun if it was possible. Thanks again for sharing your lovely place with us and we hope to return.  Roseanna and Tony, Tyne & Wear


Beautiful cottage, beautiful village, had a relaxing time and created some wonderful memories; we will be back.

Tracy and Andy, Wardle


September 2014

Had a much needed break (first time without children!) for our 25th wedding anniversary. Dunsley and Staithes perfect for getting away from it all. The cottage had everything we neeced and spotlessly clean. Locals very friendly.    Andrew and Helen, Sheffield


What a beautiful cottage in perfect surroundings, visited for our first wedding anniversary. Had great weather and rest, all snuggled in the cottage. Would definitely come back and recommend to friends.  Beki and Andy


We had a lovely time at Dunsley and will cherish the memories we made here. Conor and Sophie, Hull


August 2014

Just married!! We’ve had a very relaxing week here in Dunsley. Plenty of walks, good food and sea air. The cotage is lovely and well equipped – we pasrticularly liked the artwork from New Zealand! Watching the surfers down at Runswick Bay, then tea at the cafe is a must.   Rob & Samantha


What a fab place for a honeymoon! Fantastic cottage, lovely food and great walks and pubs! Will definitely return. Thank you!  Vicky & Kelvin, Leeds


Perfect cottage, well equipped. Lovely weather but would love to be here in winter too. Great location and Staithes is a great little village with everything you need.   Sue & Steve, Derby


We had a wonderful time: walked to Port Mulgrave and Runswick Bay, the AA guide walks at Danby, Glasidale and Goathland, and walking from Ravenscar halfway to Robin Hood’s Bay and back. The combination of coast and heathery (emtpy!) moors away from it all, and then the perfect cottage has been amazing. Thank you!   Christine & Matt, London


What a haven Dunsley is! We have rock-pooled, walked, eaten, drunk and lazed about all week. This cottage is a delight – beautiful and with every need catered for. Thank you so much! Erika & Mark, Newcastle


Perfect! What a beautiful cottage – you’ve thought of everything! Planning our next visit already...  Alison & Andrew, Huddersfield


July 2014

Everything you need in one cosy cottage for a relaxing few days away! Clive & Tina, Essex


Again, we enjoyed Dunsley and the beautiful surroundings very much after our first visit in 2013. And still more to explore! Conny & Ludger, Germany


Thanks for a lovely stay, we really enjoyed our break and feel relaxed and refreshed for our return. Catherine & Joe, Derbyshire


June 2014

Thanks for sharing your beautiful house for our holiday. Very well equipped, and a home-from-home feeling. Loved Staithes, Runswick Bay and Saltburmn. Did lots of walking!  Claire & Mick, Derby


Arrived Friday, felt completely at home. Spent many a happy hour sitting on the patio with a bottle of wine, watching the world go by. Thank you. Robbie & Hellie, York


A beautiful retreat, a lovely relaxing week. Staithes is quaint, we found plenty to do, loved the cottage. Thank you! Rob & Mel, Coventry


May 2014

Thank you for such a lovely place to stay. The cottage was perfect. We loved Staithes and our long hike on the trail along the coast. The weather was beautiful and warm. Judy and Duncan, thank you for a lovely place to call home on our trip across The Pond!  J'Lene & Betty, California


We had a lovely relaxed break in beautiful surroungs. Thank you for a great stay. Tina & RIchard, Manchester


Had a wonderful couple of days in pretty Staithes and the lovely Dunsley cottage. Hope to be back, maybe in September for the arts festival.  Jo & Pete, Nottingham


Had a wonderful week in Dunsley. We enjoyed the North York Moors steam railway, Castle Howard, Saltburn by the Sea and lovely drives across the moors. Also loved exploring Staithes, meeting the people and other visitors. The Runcible Spoon in Hinderwell does a yummy full English and good coffee!  Jane & Jamie, Wallingford


April 2014

Dunsley is a lovely cottage, we really enjoyed our stay. Recommend the walk to Whitby, lovely views.

Leigh-Ann & Paul, Belfast


We enjoyed Dunsley immensley, a wonderful retreat. Can't wait to return and bwe're both sad to leave it behind. The cottage is so tasteful, warm and inviting. Brilliant. Kim & Kenny, Sheffield


Beautiful cottage, a real gem in a stunning village. Thank you for all the extras - biscuits, milk etc. We were blessed with plenty of sunshine but cool enough to have a nice fire each evening. We've had a brilliant wekend, would definitely recommmend and would love to come back. Simon & Janet, York.


Our fourth stay at Dunsley and every bit as good as our first. Super weather made for excellent walking, plus a few pints of excellent OP at the George. We'll be back! Di & Andrew, Lincs.


Cottage is absolutely spot on, with meticulous attention to detail. Val & Peter, Powys


March 2014

Great week, hope to be back soon. Glyn & Michelle, North Wales


Super cottage. Super weather. Super walking. Perfect. Chris & Cheryl, Cheshire


Had a lovely restful weekend in your cosy cottage, thank you. Peter & Bianca, York


You have done a great job with this cottage, it is very peaceful and everything, especially the decor, seems strategically planned. Everything hits my high standards of excellence, even the books in the library! And the main thing: the bed is the best I have ever slept on: Heavenly. Judy genuinely cares: thank you! Christine


February 2014

Thank you! We have had a great weekend. Ellen doesn't want to go home. I think you may have cost me a loft conversion.  Mick & Ellen, Chesterfield


Beautiful cottage & beautiful village. Had a fantastic time, would happily come back here again

Natalie & Daniel, Wigan


Wonderful break in a wonderful home - subzero temperatures outside made an open fire so appealing on our return from walks. Alison & David, Northumberland


A lovely break, great walks, beautiful scenery, food, wine & relaxation. Keith & Helen, West Yorks


Our second visit to 'our' cottage! Had a lovely relaxing holiday with mostly good weaather, hope to be back soon.

Hilary & Graham, Sheffield


January 2014

A gorgeous cottage for the perfect romantic week in Staithes, loved every second. Kimberley & Ryan, Leeds


Amazing weekend, the cottaage is beautiful and Staithes is fab. We will definitely be back!

Robin & Emma, West Yorks


Lovely cottage, perfectly situated for conducting coastal research. Thank you.  Helen, Guisborough


December 2013

A beautiful cottage and relaxing week. Hope to come back soon.  Jeff & Shauna


November 2013

Fantastic weekend! Staithes is wonderful and the cottage perfect. Thank you Judy and Duncan for all your help in making our stay really special. You both went that extra mile and that means a lot to both of us. Our stay was too short and we will definitely be back again - perhaps in summer for our honeymoon! Eddie & Mariola, Mirfield


Had the most amazing few days in this gorgeous cottage! Such a lovely little village and a beautiful place to visit for a mini-holiday. Thanks for all the little touches that made our stay perfect.  Charlotte & Andy, Newcastle


Had a lovely week, thank you for your cosy cottage.       Julie & Keith, Doncaster


October 2013

We loved staying in the cottage - cosy but surprisingly spacious too. Enjoyed some lovely sunny walks along the coastal path.    Philippa & John, Bolton


Not quite long enough! Good walks and good weather. The White Hart in Sandsend is the best place to eat Sunday lunch, £30 for lunch, drinks and tip. Dunsley has all you need and Mike thinks the gate is very ‘Armac’! Perfect!       Mike & Sue, Lincs


A lovely cosy cottage with all you need for a break. Staithes is just away from it all, but close enough to other places too.     Kim, Morpeth


A much-needed week’s break in a charming cottage. Even though the weather wasn’t good Dunsley is the perfect retreat: cosy, and everything one could wish for. Eleanor & Andrew, Norwich


We had a lovely week at Dunsley. Scenery is great, so is the cottage, and the village. We recommend the fishmonger near the car park - great crab! What a way to celebrate 12 years together.  Arne & Sanne, London


September 2013

Well-equipped home from home. Nostalgic trip around the area. Staithes has its own very special magic.

Anne & Anthony, Barnard Castle


Fortunately blessed with warm, sunny weather all week. Visited both pubs and bistro - all good - and a day walking around Eskdale, the North York Moors Railway and Whitby - so much to do, so little time. A great stay!

Jan & Helen, Denbighshire


Dunsley has a magic all of its own. Everything about this place is wonderful and it has a really happy vibe. Can’t wait to come back!           Sue & Keith, Nottinghamshire


Great cottage, great location, we really enjoyed our stay. Enjoyed the local area, visited Saltburn and walked to Runswick Bay, a lovely weekend.    Juliette & Dan, Sheffield


I wanted to properly thank you for sharing Dunsley with us, we had such a lovely time and although we've been back in the real world a few weeks, the memories are staying with us and I'm sure they will for a long time. Dunsley is truly gorgeous, a real home from home. I really hope we can make the time to come back soon!                                                    

Jess & Chris, Monmouthshire


August 2013

We were thrilled when we saw your cottage, it is even better than all the pictures we had seen! Staithes is a step back in time, very relaxing. The walks along the cliffs have been stunning, weather has been great. Happy Birthday, Dunsley!  Kate & Val, Newmarket


Even better this time, we stayed for a week! Some great walks, lovely sunshine, great beer and wine, locals lovely, many many thanks...       Ian & Kim, Manchester


Our first stay but hopefully not the last. We had everything we could wish for a perfect summer holiday.

Ludger & Conny, Germany


July 2013

Beautiful village and very comfy cottage. Had stunning weather, we’ve been so lucky. Runswick Bay is beautiful! Enjoyed visiting Whitby, Hutton le Hole, Saltburn, Pickering, Runswick and of course the Sea Life Centre at Scarborough! Ryedale Museum and Staithes Museum are great. Food at Moon & Sixpence in Whitby was very nice. What a beautiful week - thank you! Hope to come back, and soon!  Hannah & Matt, Sheffield


A lovely cottage with everything we could need for a relaxing holiday. Enjoyed ourselves very much, had great weather, walked a lot and totally chilled out.  Tom & Aileen, Ayrshire


We’ve really enjoyed our week in this lovely cottage. We’ve done plenty of walking on the coast path, to Whitby, Saltburn and Runswick Bay, and spent relaxing evenings reading in the cosy sitting room.

Katherine & Burkhard, London



June 2013

Wow! What a cottage. What a place. Loved every minute of our stay. Weather was just right for walking and your cottage is beautiful. I actually complained that I wanted some rain so I could stay in and relax in the house!! Have stolen a couple of design ideas from you and even went out and bought a barometer in an antiques centre in York as Clive liked yours so much !! Thank you again and we hope to be back soon

Monica & Clive, Bury


We have had a lovely holiday here at Dunsley, it's a beautiful cottage just as you describe it ! Will definitely book with you to return here in the future. We do lots of cruise holidays but its lovely just to please yourself ! We could do exactly that here. Dawn & Garry, Bromsgrove


We have enjoyed a lovely relaxing week at Dunsley and will be back soon. Visited lots of fantastic places. Many thanks, your cottage is beautiful.  Carol & Alwyn, Huddersfield



May 2013

Our first ever visit to Dunsley - for our honeymoon. Absolute bliss! We loved every minute and will defijnitely be returning. The cottage is perfect and there is much to do in the surrounding area. Big thank you Judy and Duncan, for making our first week of married life special and unforgettable.  Lisa & Alex, West Midlands                                                                                      


The cottage is delightful, with everything we needed for a perfect break. Staithes is lovely, even in rainy weather                                                                  Peter & Gill, Sheffield


Our third stay at Dunsley, weather improved dramatically for our walks. Super cottage as usual. Andrew & Di, Brigg


April 2013

Cottage and the area are wonderful. Despite my knee injury I managed to get about and even found a small fossil!   Anna & Bob, Northamptonshire


What a wonderful cottage and a great place to visit. Loved the open fire and the bed is super-comfy, especially after enjoying the great walking in the surrounding area. A fantastic few days, thank you Dunsley!  Rob & Sarah, Banbury


Great place, cottage and village both quaint and comfy. Lynn & Paul, Loughborough


Ideal location on the Cleveland Way! Cottage very well equipped and a great base for walkers, excellent bus service so able to ride one way and walk back: Whitby, Saltburn. Fantastic shower, loved the open fire, - a perfect base to return to after a long walk. Thanks! Jan & Paul, Barnsley


We absolutely loved our stay at Dunsley & exploring the surrounding countryside. We walked everyday and believe it or not even caught the sun on our faces! Many thanks for making it such a welcoming place to stay. Sarah & Rob, Oxfordshire


What a beautiful retreat, and just what we needed. The perfect place to do as much or as little as you like.

Cat & Ed, Leamington Spa


March 2013

Three days of snow and driving wind: thank goodness for Dunsley! Recommend the coast walk to Whitby, 12 miles but worth the distance, especially knowing we had this lovely cottage to rest our legs in! We will definitely be back.    Katie & Peter, London


Just to let you know that we very much enjoyed our Easter break at Dunsley Cottage. It was all that we could wish for, you have certainly taken a lot of trouble in creating a very comfortable cottage to stay in and the sun came out too!!  Kevin and Sue, Tyne & Wear


Cosy and comfortable,especially in the evenings in front of the fire. We have appreciated the attention to detail. We have a soft spot for Staithes and are sure we will return. Ian & Kim, Manchester


February 2013

The kids bought us this week for Sue's 60th. What a treat. Wandered about, met some of the local people, dined and drank well- and all in God's own country, Yorkshire! John and Sue, South Yorks


January 2013

Delightful cottage,comfortable, a nice break for hubby's birthday after Christmas. Simon & Catherine,Derbyshire


We have had a lovely week, the cottage is fantastic. Thanks for the coffee,milk and biscuits, just what we needed when we arrived late Friday. The shower and bed are great. We will definitely be back. Phil & Lorraine,Keighley


December 2012

What a lovely little cottage and what a great time we've had. Everything we needed in a  great place, your information pack was brill! And the history about all the things was really interesting. Lovely to have some of New Zealand here! Liz & Craig,Preston


Just what we needed before the Christmas rush. We had a great time walking, eating, exploring with a lovely home from home to come back to. Thank you. Eleanor & Tony, Sheffield


A really lovely cottage, warm and cosy, feels spacious. Loved the layout and decoration. Thank you very much for a relaxing birthday weekend, will definitely be back. Lynn & Kevin, Gateshead


November 2012

Thank you for providing a beautiful retreat. We've had a great time here and look forward to returning, perhaps in finer weather! Scott & Rachel, Kent


This is a lovely place to stay and we had everything we needed. Fox & Hounds steak pie recommended!

Ruth & Matt, Bingley


First visit, had a great time, even the rain didn't stop us! Just like home from home, thank you. 

Liz & Neil, Sheffield


First visit to Staithes for many years for me and Kim's very first. Great to see Staithes looking so good! We had fine days, a comfy cottage and the pleasure of each others' company. John & Kim, Barnsley


Great to be back, cancel all bookings, we're moving in to Dunsley! See you again soon!

Steve & Claire, Brigg


Had a great few days in and around Staithes. Cottage lovely and cosy with everything you need. Lucky with the weather! Hope to be back next year. Patrick & Lyndsey, Worksop


Good break,comfy cottage, appreciated how warm it is as the weather wasn't always great. Only downside: didn't manage to finish the Staithes jigsaw in time! Sue & John, Penrith


October 2012

Had a fab weekend, cottage excellent, weather great, loved it! We come every year and will continue to do so... Staithes a little Yorkshire gem!. Ang & Chumpf, Leeds


Had a really lovely few days, cottage is just perfect and Staithes is so quaint. We will definitely be back again.Carol & Mick, Doncaster


Lovely cottage, lovely place, great weekend, thank you. Geoff & Eileen, Liverpool 


We've had a lovely week in your cosy cottage. I love the warm feeling of wood everywhere and the beautiful artworks. Staithes has kept us fit, walking up the bank everyday, but has been a lovely place to relax in. Rob & Bekki, Cambridge


September 2012

Dunsley was the perfect place to come back to after a good day's walk. I am so pleased I found Dunsley on the internet! It is wonderful, and very beautifully done out. It's quirky and quaint, just like Staithes, we loved it!Caroline & Jon


A perfect weekend in a perfect Dunsley! Will be back soon.              Carl & Lynne, Bradford


Wonderful way to spend a honeymoon, we had such a wonderful time. Lovely cottage, thank you.Elliott & Gemma, Selby


August 2012

Perfect week in a lovely cottage, the sun has shone everyday, couldn't ask for more. Cottage had everything we needed, WIFI a great bonus.              Moira & Mark, Edinburgh


Thank you for a wonderful stay in a cottage where every little detail has been thought about. We are very sad to leave so soon, especially as the weather is so good! Hope to come back to this beautiful part of the world.Selma & Mick, Cardiff


The sweetest, cutest cottage. You have another gate lover in Nick - where did you get it made? [Duncan made it himself, see our blog for details!] Had a lovely weekend with the perfect place to retreat to at the end of the day. Helen & Nick, London


Happy first birthday, Dunsley! It's a year since Dunsley welcomed its first visitors, thanks for the bubbly, Judy & Duncan! A wonderful week in a gorgeous cottage, great weather too. We hope to be back!  

Julie & Jamie, Manchester


Our second stay at Dunsley. The cottage is as beautiful as ever. The new CD player is good and the gate is a work of art! Super weather, really enjoyed it again.Di & Andrew, North Lincolnshire


July 2012

Lovely and very comfortable cottage, beautiful weather and great trails - what more do you need for a perfect holiday?     Achim & Christina, Germany


Wonderful stay in lovely Dunsley. We’ve enjoyed walking parts of the Cleveland Way, Saltburn, Runswick Bay and Ravenscar. Plenty of sunshine, too!    Bob & Nicky, Ipswich


What a special place to celebrate my birthday back in the UK on holiday. Many childhood memories relived: crabbing, rock pools, walks, fresh air and fishing. The cottage is fantastic, with a lot of thought given to it. Very welcoming. Hope to return again one day.    Elly & Mark, Australia


Fantastic, relaxing but busy week. It really has been a home from home. Thanks so much for the personal service - emailing the day before our arrival to reassure about the weather was an unexpected kindness. Highlights: buying fresh (live) lobster from the Whitby Seafish outlet at the top of the bank. First wedding anniversary dinner at the marvellous Estbek House in Sandsend. Varied and interesting walk around Goathland It has been a wonderful week, thank you.Martin & Katharine, Surrey


June 2012

A perfect location for a short honeymoon without the children! Beautiful cottage and village, we could ask for no more.      Tracy & Philip, Boston


We loved our stay in your very stylish cottage. Stayed in [another Staithes cottage] last year and yours is 100% better. Well done! Hope to be back soon.    Ashley & Linda


A perfect cottage in an idyllic location. We were torn  between exploring the village and using it a a base to explore further afield, so we did both! The Cod & Lobster is very friendly, especially on quiz night Wednesday. Thanks for the Wifi!       Phil & Sue, Derbyshire


Had a lovely time in Staithes, we really enjoyed it. We loved the cottage, which had everything we needed, and will definitely recommend it to others.     Peter & Selina, Derbyshire


May 2012

Lovely comfy cottage. Really enjoyed our stay, surrounding coastal countryside is stunning. Kevin & Kesley, Kent


Wonderful cottage in a fantastic location - reminds me of holidays around the dales and moors when I was a nipper! Will definitely return to discover more gems.   Dee  & Jamie, London


A truly lovely cottage, very tastefully and thoughtfully done. Perfect retreat from our busy lives. The restaurant on the corner is lovely.   Andrew & Ann, Wigan


What a fabulous cottage, so many thoughtful details. Have fallen head over heels in love with Staithes.

Mike & Jean, Spalding


One of the nicest cottages we have stayed in. Very comfortable and cosy. A restful and enjoyable stay!

Warren & Anne, Wigan


April 2012

Lovely house, beautifully presented, comfy bed. Staithes very pretty, even in driving wind and rain!

Kay & Shane, Stafford


What a beautiful cottage. Peaceful and relaxing weekend. Sad to be leaving, looking forward to our next weekend here.     Mike & Jo, Thirsk


Loved the cottage! Loved the Cod & Lobster! Loved the seagulls! Loved the friendly locals! Loved the sea air! Loved the walks and returning to the coziness of the cottage! Didn’t love the hills! although prefer my thighs now to before... We’ll be back!  Nicky & John


March 2012

A fantastic weekend, cottage great and in a good position. Our walking activity not a patch on other guests but we excelled in the pint at the pub, cake eating, and fish’n’chips. Would recommend to other people.

Mick & Julie, Lancashire


Loved the cottage, so tastefully renovated and fitted out, and loved the village. The glorious weather made our stay truly memorable.    John & Ruth, Lancashire


February 2012

We’re just back from Staithes and I wanted to thank you for the care you have taken to create such a beautiful cottage. We felt snug and warm, slept like logs and had an absolutely magical time. Starry nights and sunny days. Thank you again - it was marvellous.Tracey & Greg, Nottingham


Lovely restful cottage, lots of walks, fresh air and seagull spotting.James & Theresa, Newton-le-Willows


January 2012

We wanted to tell you what a great stay we had at your beautiful cottage. You have worked very hard in making it a special place. We will definitely be back. Also thanks for the great communication before our stay. Very precise. We have stayed at some decent places in the past but you both have gone the extra mile. Steve & Clare, Hull                                                                  


Lovely cottage, especially the shower and very comfortable bed. We have had a wonderful two weeks and will definitely be back.   Heather & Malcolm, Kent


Christmas 2011

We LOVE Dunsley! We so appreciate being here and feel very lucky to have found it. We love the cosy kitchen, little lounge, fantastic shower and the bedroom is the best sleeping space - I am getting enormous amounts of sleep here, it's so good. Also - very important - everything is spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated with attention to detail that makes it a joy to stay here.  Anita & Gjalk, Holland


November 2011

What a lovely cottage! It’s so beautifully decorated, cosy, clean and comfortable. We love this area and were happy to spend a longer time here. Thank you, thank you, thank you!   Carol & Stefan, British Columbia, Canada


October 2011

Quirky cottage, really pleasant place to stay. Liked the ‘newness’ of the kitchen equipment, a real home from home.                   Linda & Geoff, Castle Donington


Lovely cottage, beautifully presented.   Michael & Suzanne, Lancashire


Excellent cottage, loved the stained glass in the door. Food really good at Magpie Cafe in Whitby. Good base for walking, Runswick Bay worth a visit. Sylvia & Graham, Norfolk


September 2011

Great cottage and a beautiful location. We have had a lovely week - hot and sunny every day, a real Indian summer. Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay, Rievaulx Abbey all worth a visit plus fabulous walking Hutton-le-Hole, Lastingham, Dalby, Lealhom and along the cliffs to Runswick Bay - super beach. Sorry to be leaving!

Keith & Hilary, Norfolk


August 2011

A lovely few days’ break. We enjoyed the clifftop walking [using the bus to return to Dunsley]. Have taken far too many photos of Staithes - so many different views and angles! A very special village to stay in.  

Peter & Cindy, Liverpool


Love the cottage - such a feeling of comfort and relaxation after a day’s cycling. We ate a lot of local produce and really enjoyed using the kitchen and sitting room. Thanks for the great holiday venue, we will definitely recommend you.    Stephen & Tina, Edinburgh


You’ve done such a fantastic job turning this wee nook into an airy, romantic retreat. A great base for walkers – the coastal route to Whitby is a must – and lovely to come home after a muscle-aching hike to that shower!The house is really beautiful – we very much appreciated all the care and work you’ve put into it. Had a lovely holiday, ate a lot of ice cream. Surfing at Saltburn was excellent!

Fiona & Tat, Argyll, August 2011(Dunsley’s first guests!)