The Piggery

Sleights near Whitby, North York Moors and Coast (Ref. 1414)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A delightful, stone-built semi-detached cottage situated on the edge of Sleights, within the North York Moors National Park, three miles from Whitby. Renovated to a very high standard, this charming cottage retains the original beams and stone fireplace. With en-suite bedrooms, a private garden and French doors from both the living and dining areas opening onto outstanding views over the Esk Valley and North Yorkshire Moors Railway, this really is the perfect spot to relax and unwind. The surrounding area offers a wealth of attractions, including a steam railway, horse riding, Whitby with its abbey, cobbled streets and numerous restaurants, and of course famous Aidensfield just up the road!


Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite spa bath, basin, WC & TV, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x 4' double (access on one side only) with en-suite shower, basin & WC. Ground floor laundry room with basin & WC. Well-equipped fitted kitchen, dining area with sofa & French doors to balcony. Living room with open fire.


Central heating with open fire. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer with ice/water dispenser, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview & surround sound, DVD, Blu-ray, CD with iPod connection, WiFi, books, games, DVDs. Fuel, power & starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Welcome pack. Off road parking for 3 cars. Bike storage. Enclosed lawned gardens with furniture, splendid views of the Esk Valley, Moors and passing steam trains, BBQ available. Balcony with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome, £30 pppw. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 10 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk. Note: This owner collects a refundable £100 Good Housekeeping bond. Note: Check-in time 4pm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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Guest Reviews


    • “Home from Home, a delightful cottage in a stunning setting”
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    • “This is by far the best holiday cottage I have stayed in. Every home comfort was catered for in lovely surroundings. We were a party of six and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are eager to book a return visit. Ideally located for the coast and the countryside, would highly recommend.”

    FMW88, Beverley, United Kingdom, November 2014

    • “This is how you do it”
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    • “Have stayed in several holiday lets but none get anyway near this gem. 10 minute drive from Whitby (with traffic). After a day in the sun, I couldn't wait to get back. Spacious, homely, relaxing, stunning views and friendly locals. Had a day on my own with dogs to give them a rest. Sat on the balcony overlooking the Esk Valley, had a spell of rain so watched a film with the sounds of the country adding to the soundtrack, ended up looking past the TV and watching the cows coming down the field to graze. Wonderful. Only thing it needed was WiFi. Would come back in a heartbeat.”

    Batty69, Nottingham, United Kingdom, August 2014

    • “Really nice cottage overlooking wonderful scenery”
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    • “Great place. Spacious, well equipped, clean and homely. Wonderful view from the balcony outside over the valley. Good beds and comfortable lounge.”

    Niglom, Hertford, United Kingdom, May 2014

    • “Beautiful cottage,everything we needed,lovely views,very friendl”
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    • “The Piggery was perfect for my wife and I and two grown up daughters.Beautifully decorated,lots of little interesting paintings and nick knacks.Really enjoyed watching the wild life( lots of birds ,rabbits,deer and of course the cattle. Spent time watching the farmers working their fields and the steam trains passing . The village was ideal from the butchers and bakery and pleasant Cafe to the great fish and chip restaurant. Wonderful villages and towns and only less than an hour from York”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, GLENROTHES, October 2013

    • “Very comfortable and everything we could have wanted”
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    • “We could have asked for a more comfortable cottage to stay in. The views were fantastic and it had everything we needed and more.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Gateshead, December 2011

    • “Outstanding property, well situated with magnificent views”
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    • “The Piggery in Sleights is a beautifully presented, comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage with magnificent views over the Esk Valley. All the bedrooms are en-suite making it perfect for holidays involving extended families and/or friends. The owners and other visitors had left plenty of useful information about things to do in Whitby and the surrounding area, together with details of the best (and worst) places to eat in the locality. All in all probably the best holiday cottage we have stayed in so far (and we have stayed in a good few all over the UK over the years). A real credit to the owners and would definately recommend. We'll be going back again for sure.”

    Mike And Sandra Roberts, West Yorkshire, October 2011

    • “Home from home set in beautiful scenery”
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    • “The Piggery is a lovely cottage with more extras than you could want.The setting looks over the Eskdalemuir valley and sitting out on the balcony eating our meals of a evening was delightful.Sleights is a large village with a main road runnig through it.The bakery is wonderful and the butchers has a fantastic choice of all sorts of meats.The local pub is the Plough, we went twice and had a bar meal and then a barbeque night, very pleasant and reasonably priced.The accomodation at the Piggery is a1 everything you could need. I particularly liked the on suite and walk in wardrobes. Overall I would give the Piggery 9 1/2 out of 10 only spoilt by the very steep back garden which even our little dog had trouble getting around!All in all a very enjoyable week even with the heavy rain. Thank you.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Newcastle Upon Tyne, September 2011

    • “Didn't want to go home.”
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    • “The Piggery is an extremely comfortable house. The accommodation is of a very high standard. We enjoyed the beautiful views from the balcony and looked forward to the regular passage of the steam train. It is a great centre for a holiday and we particularly enjoyed the fish and chips from Eskdale Fisheries! Had a leak from the hot water tank, but within an hour of calling the owner, a plumber was on site and fixed it. I couldn't match that at home!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Aylesbury, September 2011

    • “The most beautiful setting!”
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    • “This cottage was situated in the most beautiful setting overlooking the valley. The cottage itself was immaculate but very homely and welcoming. I took my two year old son with me and the only downside was how steep the garden at the cottage was, which made it difficult for him to have any outdoor freedom, this was definately made up for though by the daily trips of the steam train passing the house and the cows in the field at the bottom of the garden. Sleights is a perfectly situatated to allow you to explore Whitby amoungst other area's. The village also has a fantastic butchers and bakery and the people were very friendly. The highlight for my two year old and his grandma was the day out on the steam train. I would definately return to the Piggary and Sleights.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Tameside, July 2010

    • “Brilliant North York Moors !”
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    • “The Piggery at Sleights is in a wonderful location and is a beautiful cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to anyone, and hopefully will be returning. The Cottage had everything we desired, a brilliant outlook, was definately 'a home from home' and it's situation is ideal for the local village amenities, also not far from Whitby, and of course perfectly placed for visiting different areas of the Moors. The one thing I liked best about the cottage was the large kitchen and dining table where we spent most evenings 'wining & dining'. - There was nothing I did not like, although ideally the en-suite could have done with being a little bit more spacious.”

    Fellrover, Lancashire, December 2009

    • “what a fab place”
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    • “fantastic service from the moment we booked our holiday to the day we left.cottage is fab,location is just spot on for taking in the most beautiful yorkshire countryside.the town itself is packed full of character with a must of visiting the butchers.we will defenitley be booking again”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cambridge, December 2009

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    • “The cottage was absolutely first class and the view matched it.We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay in the area and as a result we have just booked again to stay in the piggeries. We love Yorkshire anyway but this area was just perfect for visiting Whitby and Scarborough and the moors area. The only downside to our stay was when we witnessed a cow on the adjoining farm losing a calf and it was dragged away by tractor.However this is all part of country life so in a way I suppose we had an educating experience.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Hampshire, December 2009

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    • “The setting is wonderful, within easy distance to great walks and the coast. Also within walking distance of a good pub, lovely bakery and fantastic fish and chip restaurant.”

    Mr Williams, Hull, December 2014

    • “Cottage was perfect; very homely. The views were stunning. The locals were very friendly. Great location - not far from Whitby and Goathland (Heartbeat country). Will definitely go back again.”

    Mrs Southern, Newcastle Upon Tyne, December 2014

    • “An absolute diamond of a property for access to stunning walks, views and the coast. Excellent facilities and for a property that is dog friendly, the best we have ever stayed in. The owners understand how to provide for guests with a collection of books and DVDs. We felt very at home not wanting for anything.”

    Mr Bayman, Mansfield, August 2014

    • “The cottage was in fantastic condition and well placed for everything we wanted to do. Didn't need the car, has bus right on doorstep and very reasonably priced.”

    Mr Hood, Gateshead, July 2014

    • “The Piggery is one of the best cottages we've stayed in. It's cosy, very well-equipped; and in a great location for touring the area by car or on foot as there are some excellent walks from the doorstep. The views from the balcony are just stunning. The added advantage is that the local pub serves good food, and the staff are lovely. All in all an excellent holiday. Thank you.”

    Mrs Sawley, Derby, May 2014

    • “Very cosy and comfortable cottage. Spent the weekend here with friends and found everything we needed was provided. Lovely views in a quiet location but shop and pub close by. Welcome pack a nice touch. Would definitely return here again.”

    Mrs Mawson, Lincoln, March 2014

    • “The layout of the cottage was great, it worked well for our visit. The Christmas decorations were a lovely touch. The view was spectacular. We were all very sad to have to leave.”

    Mrs Baker, Shrewsbury, November 2013

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About the location


Whitby 4 miles.

Sleights is ideal for both a coastal and country holiday. Just 4 miles from the picturesque Yorkshire coastline, it is also on the edge of dramatic moors country, littered with attractive villages and scenery. Though quiet, Sleights boasts two pubs, a fish and chip shop, an antique shop (with cafe), a butcher's, a bakery, a hairdressers and a Post Office. The North Yorkshire Steam Railway terminus is a few minutes’ drive, together with regular public transport to and from the nearby port of Whitby. Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk and is ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire. It is an atmospheric town of winding streets and hidden alleys, with a picturesque harbour, safe sandy beaches and, of course, the abbey, reached by the famous 199 steps.