Miss Sanderson, February 2020
My second stay at Cooper Cottage.. Keith was again very welcoming and helpful, and on hand to help with any queries.
We had a really restorative stay. The kids enjoyed the quiet, rural location, and had great fun on the swings, including in the dark, where they enjoyed star gazing in the absence of light pollution. Being on the edge of the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors, Cooper Cottage is a great base from which to explore this beautiful area, with many lovely places to visit. I recommend a climb up Roseberry Topping on a clear day. We would also highly recommend the Blue Bell Inn at nearby Ingleby Cross for excellent pub food and an unspoiled country pub atmosphere. The staff were lovely, and the chef caters well for special dietary needs, in particular gluten free.
Being a little "off grid" (no WiFi!) allowed us to enjoy some simple family pleasures, such as board games, in the evenings, where normally it might have been a struggle to prise my son away from his games console.
The log burner added a lovely cosy element to the evenings.
The facilities are lovely. Modern and clean, with all needs provided for, including dishwasher and washing machine. A minor point - ideally a fridge without a freezer compartment would be good, since the availability of a separate freezer (which is definitely a plus) negates any need for a freezer compartment in the fridge, and makes the actual fridge space rather small for a family.
My only minor negative comment is (having come with my husband and children this time, as opposed to my mum and sister last time), the games room could do with a little TLC. There are no tips on the pool cues, so despite the presence of a pool table, you can't actually play. Could treat the room to a couple of new sets of darts, and a puck for the air hockey. None the less, we did make use of the games room, mainly the darts and the table football, and all enjoyed ourselves.
I would definitely come again. Thanks Keith for a lovely stay.