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Pheasant Cottage

(Ref. 1007774)

Danby, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Pheasant Cottage was excellent as was the attention of the owners."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2023

  • "Really enjoyed staying at Pheasant cottage, Danby."

    Lovely quiet rural setting. A rarity amongst cottages, in this one everything in the kitchen actually worked and had a comprehensive list of utensils. The wood- burner was easy to use Washer and dryer was a bonus Great welcome pack Thank you and well done Martin

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, ideal for two, choice of bedrooms (double or singles) thoughtful welcome pack of essentials provided by owner, thank you we had a great stay."

    Keith & Margaret

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2023

  • "The welcome treats were much appreciated and enjoyed, Thankyou."

    The cottage has everything that is needed to ensure a stressfree stay and is extremely well cared for. Thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet of Ainthorpe and the surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was a really lovely country cottage which benefits from being next to Danby."

    The cottage is quaint and has everything you need for a good week anway. It has a charming garden. It really benefits from the pub up the road, the railway and the bakery. All in all a lovely place.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Aug 2023

  • "We would like to say it was a lovely warm and cozy experience ."

    Wonderful atmosphere in the cottage everything you needed clear instructions on how to use equipment. Absolutely lovely welcoming pack and very much appreciated. Rachel was lovely and friendly we really enjoyed out stay and throughly recommended

    Reviewed by Rosaline5.0Jul 2023

  • "Pheasant cottage is in a very good location in the middle of north york moors and close to coast."

    Brilliant bakery close by, pubs and cafes also. The hosts were very obliging and friendly. The cottage was very old and quaint but comfortable. It was very well equipped

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Jun 2023

  • "This is the second time we've stayed at pheasant cottage and we must say that it's been very enjoyable."

    A beautiful location and the cottage facilities are second to none. Will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had nice stay at pheasant cottage pub nearby for good food weather hot and sunny - Ray and Dorothy"

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our first time in the North Yorkshire Moors and everything was perfect."

    Lovely well equipped cottage and we even managed a few evenings enjoying the sun in the garden. The village is very friendly, has a couple of fantastic pubs, a health food store and bakery. The walks in the surrounding areas are fantastic

    Reviewed by Debra5.0May 2023

  • "Had a perfect break in pheasant cottage the owners were very helpful would recommend this cottage all day long."

    One little thing would be happier if there was a hand rail in the bath for the shower. Other than that just perfect. Regards Janet and Kelvin Burton

    We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and for the helpful feedback about the hand rail. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and comfortable as described."

    However the sitting out, garden area was a disappointment. We always choose accommodation with a comfortable sitting out area even if it's only a small one. This was overgrown, weeds, nettles etc it looked like it still had all the winter debris, proper unkept. There were no seating cushions as shown in photograph and my clothes got dirty when I sat down. A real disappointment especially as the cottage was so nice. Danby village and local pubs great.

    Thankyou for your feedback, it's much appreciated and gives us the opportunity to keep improving. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Meg4.4May 2023

  • "The moment me and my husband entered the property we felt extremely relaxed and happy with how it looked and felt - the decor was very calming, light and pretty; the Welcome Pack was very much appreciated, and the host was extremely friendly and helpful."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing stay in the lovely quiet village of Danby and have already started recommending it to our family.

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brendan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Loved this place."

    ..homely, comfortable and lovely hosts in a great village. Had fantastic meals in the Fox and Hounds up the hill.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Loved staying at Pheasant Cottage."

    Appreciated the welcome pack. The cottage has character and charm and great base to reach out into the North York Moors. Great base if want to visit all the sites associated with Captain James Cook too from where born, went to school, did apprenticeship and finally Whitby. Overall a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Pheasant Cottage."

    Very relaxing. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. A little bit more crockery and cutlery would have been useful, to save frequent washing-up, but otherwise 5/5.

    Reviewed by Rudolf4.4Jul 2022

  • "A cosy well equipped cottage perfect for two in a great location - meaning we could enjoy great walks from the door."

    The email and phone call from the owner before our holiday was extremely helpful and at the cottage there was ample information about facilities (at the cottage and locally) as well as leaflets re things to do - including in our case a helpful brochure of local walks from the National Park Information Centre. One thing I would note however was that the smoke detector seemed extremely sensitive - it went off with alarming regularity every time I used the grill. Other than that we had a great holiday in a lovely cottage in a lovely spot on the Moors.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Pheasant Cottage."

    It was brilliantly located with everything we needed. The welcome pack was amazing and was very much appreciated. We especially enjoyed seeing the sheep wandering around this quiet village. We'd highly recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to explore the Yorkshire coast and the Dales.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "Pheasant cottage was a delight to stay in."

    Very well equipped, beautiful, comfortable beds with lovely outdoor area. So kind of the owners to leave such a generous welcome pack and have the stove all set up ready to light, disappointed that the weather was too warm to get to light it! Location was great for family getaway, very peaceful and picturesque, with a super pub that does food 5 minutes away.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have had an absolutely brilliant holiday staying in Pheasant Cottage."

    It was lovely, very clean and comfortable with everything that we needed. It was warm and snug and was perfect for coming back to after a day exploring. The village is very quiet and peaceful, a great place to unwind, however there is a co-op nearby for essentials and a fantastic bakery in Danby, not one to be missed. Would love to stay here again as there so much to do and see in the area.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at a Pheasant Cottage this week."

    Everything was perfect for us and the welcome pack made the cottage feel even more welcoming. The cottage was warm and cosy, even in the middle of January. We met the owners who made us feel really settled and they were very accommodating. We would definitely recommend Pheasant Cottage to others and will stay again.

    Reviewed by Jemma5.0Jan 2022

  • "Excellent location for walkers, nature lovers and scenery addicts."

    There were numerous walks from the door,although in this area not many on the flat,so suits reasonably fit types. The cottage was very comfortable and warm with good range of equipment,will certainly consider returning.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was a good base to explore the North East Coast of Yorkshire which we did each day."

    It was also in a very quiet location giving us a good nights sleep after our excertions. My only criticism would be the checking in and checking out times which I know are dictated by the current pandemic but a little bit of adjustment to 4pm in and 10am out would make all the difference.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2021

  • "We enjoyed it immensely and would highly recommend."

    It was really relaxing and peaceful. Fox & Hounds meals wonderful!

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic property with loads of character."

    Facilities were great, particular highlights were the wood burner and tranquil garden. Met Rachel on a couple of occasions and she was really welcoming, great host and I would recommend without hesitation! Nik, Alex & baby Dominic.

    Reviewed by Nikolai5.0Jul 2021

  • "A wonderful cottage with excellent facilities."

    Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a wonderful village found cottage very comfortable and clean highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Annette5.0May 2021

  • "Would recommend cottage for couples or small family, it is very well appointed and located in a lovely little village."

    The owners were brilliant, especially when lockdown came in during holiday. had to leave a couple of days which was a shame

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Oct 2020

  • "Cosy cottage in a beautiful location."

    The village bakery was a bonus, we weren't expecting such lovely bread, pies and treats just a short walk away. Lots of walking and things to do in the area. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Anne3.8Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was well furnished and very comfortable and despite having to remove items due to covid 19 restrictions we had everything needed."

    We met one of the owners and Rachel ensured we were happy and not requiring anything further. The voucher for use at The Fox and Hounds a short walk up the road in lieu of a welcome grocery pack was very welcome as we had two meals there and went one night for drinks.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2020

  • "A great little cottage, as expected from the description and surprised us - it was very well kitted out, a lovely welcome from the owners and plenty of information through the booking process and before our stay."

    I will likely be using Skyes again and will be recommending it to friends!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a great week at a cold time of year in this lovely warm cottage which had all the facilities needed."

    Reviewed by David4.4Jan 2020

  • "So happy we found Pheasant Cottage."

    A beautiful, cosy and well equipped cottage with lovely thoughtful touches. Walking distance to the pub which is perfect after a long day of hiking. Beds very comfy. The host, Rachel was very helpful and welcoming. Would be happy to stay there again

    Reviewed by Catherina4.4Nov 2019

  • "Pheasant cottage is a real gem - hosts have thought of everything and the property is extremely well equipped for a walking holiday exploring this beautiful area."

    Thoughtful welcome basket accounting for our two kids over Halloween was a nice touch as well. Excellent solid fuel stove for cosy evenings and even dressing gowns for snug mornings. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Oct 2019

  • "Pheasant's Cottage is beautiful and the owners had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable."

    The cottage is within walking distance of the local pub which served great food and the village itself is a great base for exploring North Yorkshire. We were only there for 3 nights but visited Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay and Staithes - all a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Sep 2019

  • "Everything was perfect in this most beautiful part of the whole of Britain."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2019

  • "Pheasant Cottage is a little gem!"

    Very well equipped and beautifully presented. Lots of lovely places to visit nearby and a good pub just up the hill.

    Reviewed by Libby5.0Aug 2019

  • "Clean tidy very pleasant cottage in a beautiful location good facilities with 2 pubs doing good food in the village, nice bakery."

    The train line to Whitby was good and not too expensive, easier to use the train than finding a parking space. Would recommend the cottage and village facilities

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Aug 2019

  • "A really warm welcome to this very well equipped cottage."

    We stepped out the door into the countryside with fantastic views, walking and cycling. A railway station in the village connects to the coast. A lovely relaxing home from home.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric night storage heaters and woodburning stove
  • Induction hob, electric oven, microwave, washing machine tumble dryer, books, games and DVDs, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking opposite the house
  • Rear patio area with table and chairs, in addition to a lawn area
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Pub within 0.2 miles, shop within 0.5 miles
  • Note: From December 2022 this property will accommodate a maximum of 2 adults only

The property

Enjoying a rural position upon the North York Moors, close to the pretty village of Danby is this this characterful, stone-built property, Pheasant Cottage.

This heart-warming retreat is ideal for a family seeking to explore this wonderful part of the rolling moorland, but is a delightful car journey to the coast where you will find the popular resort town of Whitby.

The interior of the property enjoys a seamless blend of contemporary and character, with the exposed beams framing the carefully selected furnishings and the quality features to ensure a relaxing break for the whole family.

Step into a galley-style kitchen, where you will find everything required to pack a picnic for a walk upon the countryside or to rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal during an evening in!

Beyond here, is the quaint sitting/dining where the roaring woodburning stove takes centre stage before the plush sofa, the TV and the elegantly-presented dining table which is situated in front of the window, offering a quaint space to tuck into your evening meal or breakfast.

After an action-packed day exploring, venture up the staircase to retire to the evening’s embrace within in the master double bedroom, or the twin bedroom which is perfect for any younger guests.

During the summer months, step outside to the rear garden and pour yourself a refreshing drink to enjoy at the patio area or head up the steps to find a lawn area with views across the countryside.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, a leisurely stroll will bring you to The Fox & Hounds Inn which serves delicious food and drinks..

For those feeling active, look forward to exploring miles of cycling and walking routes upon the surrounding National Park to immerse yourself in the breath-taking scenery.

Alternatively, soak up the sun at the beaches situated along the coastline or brush up on the local history by spending time within the fishing port of Whitby.

Pheasant Cottage is an outstanding base for exploring this wonderful location.

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About the location


Staithes 10 miles; Whitby 15 miles; Guisborough 10 miles.

The village of Danby nestles in the beautiful and peaceful Esk Valley in the heart of The North York Moors. The village has two pubs (both serving food), a bakery, a tea room and a health food shop. There is also an excellent National Park Visitor Centre at Danby Lodge – an historic building set in 13 acres of riverside pasture, with facilities which include exhibitions, nature trails and tea rooms. Danby also boasts the ruins of a 14th century castle and the only remaining working water mill on the River Esk. The scenic Esk Valley Railway line runs through the village on its way to Whitby. The quaint moorland villages of Hutton-le-Hole and Lastingham, the market town of Pickering, the city of York and the Yorkshire Coast villages of Staithes, Saltburn and Robin Hood’s Bay are all within easy touring distance.