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Appleleaf Cottage

(Ref. 969686)

Pickering, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is well equipped with modern decorative design and fittings."

    We were perhaps unlucky that the main road outside is currently having new gas pipes laid with single lane traffic and traffic lights resulting in long queues of lorries (main route to Scarborough and Whitby) and cars from 6am to 6pm. Very noisy. Cottage was well situated and easy to walk into town or NYM station which given the roadworks was a bonus! Eventually we cut short our stay by two days as the roadworks were too intrusive but we did enjoy trips on NYR railway, and visits to Whitby and Helmseley. Perhaps self catering is not for us anymore.

    Hello Hazel,

    We are glad that you found the cottage to be well equipped and liked the decor.

    It is disappointing that you did not fully enjoy your stay. We have secondary glazing in the property and other guests have mentioned that they haven't been disturbed in previous reviews. We work hard to make sure everything is perfect and it is frustrating that something out of our control like emergency gas works has stopped this from happening .

    As you found Appleleaf Cottage is a short walk away from the town’s attractions and a great base to explore the local area.

    ℹ ✉ Alison and Mark at Appleleaf Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel4.4Oct 2023

  • "Everything at apple leaf cottage was amazing and suited our holiday requirements perfectly."

    The cottage is welcoming and homely, set on the edge of the town centre which is only a pleasant 8 minute stroll away from shops, supermarkets etc. also great central point for visiting the many attractions that North Yorkshire has to offer. Private parking right at your rear entrance was a big bonus. We would certainly love to return in the future.

    You're welcome, Peter. We're so happy that you had a great timee at Appleleaf Cottage. We hope to welcome you back as our guest in the future.

    ℹ ✉ Alison and Mark at Appleleaf Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "Spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable cottage."

    Felt at home as soon as we walked in the door. Car parking spot could be bit tight for larger cars. Ideally situated for walking into Pickering center

    Thank you for your review, Pauline We are so happy to hear that you felt comfortable and at home during your stay at Appleleaf Cottage. 
    ⭐Alison and Mark at Appleleaf Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very clean and comfortable property."

    Very handy for town. Great parking space . Would stay again.

    Thank you Alan. Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
    ⭐Alison and Mark at Appleleaf Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jun 2023

  • "Such a lovely immaculate cottage, the pictures don't do it justice and was a perfect base for what we wanted to do."

    The owners were fantastic all the way through and very understanding at the end of our holiday. Would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for the for the review Russell. Look forward to you staying again.
    ⭐Alison and Mark at Appleleaf Cottage⭐ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russell4.7May 2023

  • "The cottage was excellently renovated, comfortable and well equipped."

    It was also in a very convenient location for a short walk into Pickering and for going to places a little further afield. The off-road parking was a bonus. I am sure that we will be back.

    We will be happy to have you back Jacqueline. Glad that you all enjoyed your break.

    ℹ ✉ Alison and Mark at Appleleaf Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2022

  • "Cottage was everything you could want, spotlessly clean, well equipped, comfortable beds and good location."

    Owners were very helpful too. Really can’t fault it at all. Pickering is a great town with nice pubs and restaurants and two supermarkets. Ideal for north York railway and coastliner.

    Thank you Natalie for the comments us on here and the brilliant review you also gave for ‘Appleleaf Cottage’ on Google.
    ✦ Searching for us by name will show our other reviews ✦
    ⭐ Alison and Mark at Appleleaf Cottage⭐ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Perfectly placed to explore all that Pickering has to offer and for trips further afield."

    Very welcoming, extremely comfortable and a happy place for a holiday.

    Thank you Christine for your kind words. We are really glad that you enjoyed your time here. It makes us happy when we receive positive feedback for ‘Appleleaf Cottage’ on here or elsewhere.
    ⭐Alison and Mark at Appleleaf Cottage⭐ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2021

  • "Really nice cottage in a great location, the cottage had everything you needed and more, after you have been out all day it’s a great Base for North York Moors and coast, then come back in and sit in the garden and enjoy the sunshine, but a great cottage will use again."

    Thank you so much for the for the review.
    ⭐Alison and Mark at Appleleaf Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "Good location easily accessible to local places within area."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was everything we wanted."

    We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Feb 2020

  • "Sometimes photographs mislead you sometimes, they were spot on, superb accommodation, great location, so much to do locally, very friendly people."

    Very comfortable, main road outside the door but barely bothered us, access easy, loved it

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2019

  • "The location was fabulous and it was a wonderful feeling to open the cottage door and realise how accurate the description had been."

    Totally loved every minute.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2019

  • "We have just returned from a weeks stay at Appleleaf cottage."

    Lovely location to visit many places of interest. Steam train from Pickering to Whitby, Thirsk to the James Herriot museum, York where we used the park and ride facility which is so useful,Robin hoods bay, Goathland and Malton. Pickering it’s self is a lovely little market town with lots of places to eat. Beautiful weather all week to, Lovely break.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Sep 2019

  • "Had a lovely stay in Appleleaf Cottage."

    Very nicely furnished and decorated, and well equipped - everything you could need for a great stay. Alison was very helpful both prior to our arrival and during our stay. Was spotlessly clean with a lovely welcome pack of wine, milk a biscuits - a lovely touch. Lots of communication prior to our arrival with excellent directions. A lovely cottage in a great location, just a short walk into the town centre where there are a good selection of shops and pubs. Would highly recommend Appleleaf Cottage, everything you could need for a great stay. Would not hesitate in staying again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a lovely short holiday in the cottage."

    It is within walking distance (10 min walk) from two large supermarkets and the town centre and the town is very well placed to explore the North York Moors. The cottage is clean, well furnished, with all kitchen utensils you may want to use, including a cafetiere and two fans. It is a small cottage and I understand why the owners won't put 4 chairs in the kitchen as they would get in the way. With the lovely hot weather, we had breakfast and dinner 'al fresco' in the back garden. It is a patio with a rockery, but is surrounded with an ivy hedge and there is a feeling of peace. I really enjoyed sitting there and watching the swifts go past and the sparrows chirp. The kids really loved the cottage. We had a circular walk from Goathland to Beck Hole and a detour to Thomason Foss. We didn't get the steam train, but waited at the station to see it arrive and depart from Goathland. We visited the lovely Beck Isle museum, full of interesting things. Pickering town is well worth a visit, with the beck and shops. We also spent a day at Thornton-le-Dale. The last day we relocated to Filey as it was too hot!

    Reviewed by Africa5.0Jul 2019

  • "A fantastic cottage, clean, cosy and very welcoming."

    The little touches left for us on arrival by the owners were really appreciated. Ideal location for exploring the Yorkshire moors and within walking distance of local amenities, restaurants and the train station. An excellent weeks holiday!

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2019

  • "Amazing cottage."

    We had a very comfortable stay, Well equipped. The owners were very helpful and went the extra mile to ensure our stay was everything we hoped for. Excellent location close to amenities. The bottle of wine upon arrival was a lovely touch. Thank you Alison and Mark. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jun 2019

  • "The accommodation was all that we hoped it would be and had everything we needed; comfortable and cosy."

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0May 2019

  • "We had a wonderful time but think it is important that the second bedroom is shown to be 2 single beds which cannot be put together."

    The owner was very accomodating and easy to contact. The place was lovely and warm with a nice log effect fire.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Feb 2019

  • "Great communication from Alison leading up to the stay and afterwards."

    Lovely cosy cottage, exactly as described with great facilities. We used the cottage with two young children (a 4 year old and 11 month old) and it was perfect. Fantastic location being only a 5 min walk from town.

    Reviewed by James5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely,comfortable cottage."

    Parking space at the back is great as the cottage is right on the main road. The owners got in touch to see if everything was ok and if we needed anything we just had to ask, we didn't need to. Pickering is a great location and not far to drive to the coast. Robin Hoods Bay is well worth a visit. This was a last minute weekend away and would definitely recommend Appleleaf to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jan 2019

  • "We found this cottage to be excellent for our needs."

    Very clean and cosy. There is everything you need. Good position for exploring the local area. The parking space at the end of the garden is a bonus not often available with cottages. Pickering is a very pleasant town with all the amenities we required. York and Whitby are in easy traveling distance. We used the excellent Park and Ride service to avoid any car parking issues. Enjoyed our stay very much and hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    Was abit disappointed to find that there was no iron or ironing board when you are staying somewhere for a week I wouldn't of expected to have to buy an iron while we were away. Also there was no hoover so we could only use a dustpan and brush to pick up things. Just felt for the money paid and having a washing machine we would of expected a iron and ironing board. Nice to have a bottle of wine left for us. Overall enjoyed our stay and visiting the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Gemma3.4Aug 2018

  • "All round excellent cottage that perfectly matched the description."

    Would 100% recommend Sykes Cottages and Appleleaf again.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0May 2018

  • "Perfect location ,beautiful cottage"

    Reviewed by Gail5.0May 2018

  • "This is a delightful, cosy little cottage situated on the main street of Pickering."

    The decoration and furnishings have been designed by a person with flair in this area. The cottage is scrupulously clean, and well equipped. There is a dedicated parking place at the rear of this listed building, which was originally a farm workers' dwelling. The communication by owners Mark and Alison was excellent. The property is within walking distance of Pickering town centre and the North York Moors Railway. There are also many other attractions close by (Scarborough, Whitby, York, Castle Howard, Flamingo Land Zoo) I would have no hesitation in returning to this property

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    Elderly, very young children, or people with poor mobility should be aware that the bathroom is on the ground floor, and the stairs are steep. The cottage is only a pavements width from the very busy A170 and you do have very loud road noise. Having said all that we managed and had a great week. Hosts very helpful, great communications, and a bottle of wine to welcome us. Lovely neighbours.

    Reviewed by Garry3.8Apr 2018

  • "The cottage description should state that the bathroom is on the ground floor."

    It should also be clear that although it sleeps 4 persons there is only dining/ table seating for 2.

    Reviewed by Sally3.8Apr 2018

  • "Really lovely cottage finished to a very high standard with lovely period features."

    Lots of nice extras (we were left wine, coffee, tea, biscuits and milk) and only a short walk to Pickering centre for the NYMR and shops etc. Highly recommend and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table
  • Sitting room with feature fireplace and woodburning effect stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning effect stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, Fibre Optic WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed garden to the rear with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 to 5 min walk
  • Note : From the 01/01/2024 the check in day for this property is Saturday
  • If the purpose of your trip is not a holiday, please call us on 01244 345700 option 1, to discuss whether or not the owner is able to accommodate your booking Please be aware that charging of electric cars is not permitted at the property

The property

This charming cottage rests in the village of Pickering, providing guests with a comfortable holiday experience all-year-round.

Ideal for a small family or couples looking to get away from it all, this retreat is everything you need for a memorable adventure.

The sitting room is neutrally decorated and a woodburner effect fire sits inside a stone fireplace, whilst ceiling beams overlook the formation.

A country style kitchen boasts a selection of appliances as well as a breakfast table for you to enjoy a morning cup of tea amongst the peace and quiet.

Stairs will lead you to a twin bedroom with views overlooking the garden, set up in an L shape, perfect for travellers or couples to stay.

The double bedroom is home to a feature fireplace, period wood floors and charming features that you wake up to each day.

Relax on the patio outside for some fresh air and take in the homely surroundings along with those just a short distance away.

With its full range of amenities and traditional shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, Pickering serves as the official gateway to the beautiful North York Moors National Park.

Walkers will be spoilt for choice by the rolling hills, valleys, rivers and abundant wildlife of the North York Moors, whilst the city of York and the Heritage Coast are just half an hour’s drive away.

Certainly worth a visit, however you choose to spend your holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Kirkbymoorside 7 miles; Helmsley 13 miles; Scarborough 18 miles; Whitby 22 miles; York 27 miles.

This historic market town, with its full range of amenities and traditional shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, serves as the official gateway to the beautiful North York Moors National Park, home of the Heartbeat countryside. Enjoy a ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, where Harry Potter fans can even explore some of the locations used in the filming of The Philosopher’s Stone! The Beck Isle Museum is also well worth a visit, with its unique collection of black and white photography and displays of rural life. Walkers will be spoilt for choice by the rolling hills, valleys, rivers and abundant wildlife of the North York Moors, whilst the city of York and the Heritage Coast are just half an hour’s drive away. All in all, a wonderful setting for a relaxing holiday.

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If the purpose of your trip is not a holiday, please call us on 01244 345700 option 1, to discuss whether or not the owner is able to accommodate your booking.