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Lockton Cottage

(Ref. 983666)

Pickering, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage,would like to visit again soon."

    Thank you very much, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Nov 2023

  • "Our visit to Lockton cottage was perfect, Ideally located for shops."

    pubs and of course the Railway which we used everyday. The cottage is very well equipped comfy sofa's and beds remember to duck when climbing the steep stairs, Parking space was also a premium. Our only gripe was the kettle lid kept opening when on the boil, maybe ready for a new one, but overall 10/10 thank you. Jacqui.

    We are glad you had a good holiday in beautiful North Yorkshire. Thank you for letting us know about the kettle - it has already been replaced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqui4.7Sep 2023

  • "This cottage was spotlessly clean, lovely welcoming gifts, within easy reach of shops, cafes, pubs etc."

    also ideal place if you would like the odd trip out into Whitby, Scarborough, Filey. We would definitely go again and recommend to anyone.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2023

  • "We’ve had a lovely stay at Lockton Cottage."

    Nice & clean, comfy & cosy. Wonderful to receive some extra yummy treats on arrival from the owners. The beds are very comfortable & it’s an added bonus to have off-road parking in the centre of Pickering. We hope to book again soon for another family holiday.

    It was great to have you back again and we look forward to your next visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Holly-anastasia5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, everything you needed ."

    Close to coastal towns for days out.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in beautiful North Yorkshire and hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Convenient for the town centre and the railway."

    It suited my son and I very well.

    THank you! I hope you enjoyed Pickering and the wonderful NYM railway. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.8Jun 2023

  • "Very pleasant cottage with garden."

    Many homely touches and the welcome pack was a nice touch. The kitchen surfaces and appliances could have been cleaner, and one of the bath towels was not a clean one. Beds and sofa were soft but not uncomfortable. 09:00 checkout is extremely early, especially given that you have to pack and clean up after breakfast.

    I am so sorry about the towels; we have looked into this oversight and have upgraded our practices. We agree that 9am is rather early for a checkout, and we have since changed this to 10am. But we always try to be as flexible as possible about check-in and check-out times. Next time, please just give us a call and we'll see what we can do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dean4.1May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Lockton Cottage, it was really comfortable and clean."

    All the equipment we needed in the kitchen and a great welcome pack. The off street parking was an added bonus. We would recommend this Cottage and hopefully will return sometime in the future.

    We are so glad you were comfortable and had a good holiday in Pickering. We hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Lockton Cottage, it was perfect for us ."

    The welcome goodies were a really lovely touch and we were grateful for the tea, coffee etc.. after our long journey. It's perfectly located for exploring Pickering and surrounding areas. We would definitely book again. The only thing i would say is that checkout at 9am is a little early for us.

    We are so glad that you enjoyed Pickering and the lovely surrounding area, and that you were comfortable in Lockton Cottage. THank you for mentioning the checkout time, I agree that it is early and we are looking at changing this. If you book again (we do hope you will!) please let us know if you would prefer a later checkout and we shall be as flexible as possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage."

    Very comfortable beds and sofas. Very well equipped kichen. Nice and cosy. Good base for going out and about. Very nice welcoming gifts including the Easter Egg (my Granddaughter claimed that!) would definitely recommend this cottage for a nice relaxing break

    We are so glad you had a good holiday in Pickering and that you were comfortable in Lockton Cottage. We hope to welcome you back in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Apr 2023

  • "Very disappointed with this cottage, firstly we were expecting all foodstuffs to be removed prior to our arrival."

    Secondly the settees in lounge were low and very uncomfortably soft. Bed mattress was lumpy, needs changing. As do settees.! Blind in kitchen un-usable, was tied up. As a blind retailer/fitter, found it disappointingly poor. Kettle unusable, need a good clean filter and inside. Did not use any of utensils or pots pans or any think, we bought our own. We have stayed in Pickering 6 or 7 times, at a cottage a few door's away Kings Haven and never had any problems there, on the 5 occasions we stayed there. We love Pickering and all of Yorkshire, we will be back again but alas not at lockton cottage. Sorry to be so blunt, but somtimes you have to say it as it is for owner's to step up to the mark, and not take customers for granted.

    Reviewed by Robert1.9Sep 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Lockton cottage, the house was perfect and had everything we could possibly need."

    It is an easy walk from Pickering centre, a pretty town which we enjoyed exploring and especially watching the steam trains arrive and depart. It was also perfectly located to visit lots of Yorkshire's beautiful towns and country side. The only minus was the traffic, which the owner does mention on the details of the cottage so we were expecting.

    So glad you enjoyed Pickering and that you were comfortable in Lockton Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2022

  • "Disappointed with the overall quality of the white goods and their cleanliness."

    Fridge had not been defrosted, Hoover not emptied and needs fixing. General tidiness of kitchen i.e. greasy toaster with previous stays crumbs. Bed uncomfortable needs new mattress, maybe move someone’s personal birth control from bedside drawer! Settee is uncomfortable. Just disappointed as we have stayed in many Sykes Cottages and we often visit the Yorkshire. Have been trying to contact Sykes privately with photos but impossible. Information in cottage needs updating as reading we were given impression owners were based in Italy hence why we didn’t contact them directly. Just needs a little updating and love and would be a special place to stay.

    We are sorry that you didn't find everything as you would have liked, and only wish that you had let us know so that we could have sorted things out immediately. We have sorted out the issues you mention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen2.5Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely it was our second stay would definitely recommend it"

    We are so glad that your trip went well, and we are delighted when our previous guests come back again. We hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday pickering is a stunning place,visiting all ..."

    We had a wonderful holiday pickering is a stunning place,visiting all attractions we had on our list, wonderful scenery wonderful cottage many thanks Clive Russell

    We are so pleased you had a good holiday in beautiful Pickering and we hope to welcome you back to Lockton Cottage in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent cottage will definitely book this one again, Only small problem 2 car parking is very tight"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage ideally situated for visiting the surrounding area will definitely stay in this cottage again"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2021

  • "Hi the holiday home itself it a great little cottage!"

    The only reason I didn't give five stars is for some of the general cleaning. We requested a highchair which was very dirty and we diddnt use it all week! A few other things like the plates in the cupboards weren't very clean. The cottage is lovely and in a great place where you can stroll in to Pickering.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Jul 2021

  • "First class cottage within walking distance of Pickering."

    The cottage was a good size and very comfortable. Good parking and lovely garden. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely, cosy and well equipped cottage with lots of thoughtful touches from the owners."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Apr 2021

  • "Excellent cottage in an excellent location."

    Cosy and homely and immaculately clean. Beautifully decorated and with excellent amenities. We had a few questions about the facilities for our toddler as we weren't sure if he would fit in a travel cot. The owner could not have been more helpful and even ordered some bed guards in case we needed them. These were fitted and a baby gate made available. The cottage itself was convenient for day trips to Scarborough, Whitby, York and Goathland but we just scratched the surface of this beautiful area. Off road parking was an excellent bonus too. A lovely holiday and we are sure to book again.

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is situated on the main road in to Pickering, but due to it's entry porch from the street and window glazing we never felt that the outside noise was intrusive."

    The rear off-street parking and garden likewise made for a cosy bit of seclusion away from the street, and the nice extra touches (little gifts left out for our arrival etc) we felt welcomed and supported throughout our week long stay. All of Pickering's main attractions are a short walk away, but again once the sun goes down the cottage takes on a cosy 'feel' and you have your own little oasis even in a bustling little town. Pickering and the Moors is a place we find ourselves returning to time and again, and Lockton Cottage will certainly be one property we will look to whenever we book.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Easy access to town centre."

    All on the flat so anyone with mobility issues should be fine. We'll worth using 840 coastline bus to Whitby lovely relaxing journey and the scenery is fantastic. Lovely trip through Goathland village were Heartbeat was filmed.

    Reviewed by John.4.7Jul 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage everything you could possibly want ."

    Really appreciated the tea coffee sugar milk biscuits and of course the wine and chocolates which were there to greet us ! Many thanks and what a great and friendly town Pickering is.

    Reviewed by Paauline5.0Oct 2019

  • "It was the best short break we have had."

    The cottage had everything. We had a problem with accessing the key for the cottage on arrival which was our fault but it was resolved very quickly by Sykes .

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Sep 2019

  • "It was great to arrive at Lockton Cottage and find there was coffee, tea bags, sugar and milk to hand, along with a few other treats too!"

    The Cottage had everything we needed to make our holiday 'home from home', including private parking at the rear of the property. We were within easy walking distance of Pickering town centre and train station, and it was only a 20 minute drive to Scarborough. We had a lovely holiday - thank you.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was located in an ideal setting for exploring North Yorkshire."

    The facilities were very good and the owner had thought of everything we needed. There was a lovely welcoming pack of goodies. We enjoyed walking to the local pub one evening. I made use of the local swimming pool as well which was great. We would definitely recommend the cottage for a holiday break.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was in an ideal location walking distance to Pickering town centre and train station."

    There is plenty to see within a short distance with lovely villages to visit. The cottage was very well equipped with everything you needed, and very clean. A great holiday but shame about the weather, but it didn't stop us going out.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2019

  • "It was easy to book, good information from Sykes cottages."

    Exceptionally well equipped cottage, heating etc included in price and it was very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Apr 2019

  • "We would be staying there again"

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Apr 2019

  • "This cottage is very good, spacious, facilities were excellent and a lovely garden."

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, superbly situated and, possibly, the best equipped we have ever stayed in."

    Bountiful welcome basket was well received. Pity that some obvious maintenance issues that were clearly not new, had not been attended to. Loose capping on the outside steps causing me to fall over, miher tap in kitchen needs attention as water spurts out from base when cold tap turned on, old break in patio table pushed back together and nearly had a full hot mug of tea in my lap and I noticed that one of the chairs had a broken horizontal stabilising spar brokenl. The Amazon TV turned out to be disconnected as we discovered on last day. All the above issues were within 2-3 hours of arrival but the balance of the two weeks were fine. I emailed the owners regarding the above but have had no response to date.

    Reviewed by Gerry4.7Aug 2018

  • "Lockton Cottage - what a cottage!"

    We had a fantastic week in North Yorkshire and it started from the moment we arrived at our cottage - it was beautiful and full of character and was, without doubt, the best-equipped cottage we've ever stayed in. Our four-year-old son loved the garden and his cosy seaside themed bedroom and the overall furnishings were second to none. The cottage had a lovely homely feel but was modern in its features and immaculate - the welcome pack was much appreciated and included essentials along with a bottle of lovely red wine and Italian coffee. Packing at the back was ideal and a short walk into Pickering which has everything you need and a stone's throw from a great local pub. All in all great value for money I would definitely recommend this cottage to couples and small families.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2018

  • "We as a family of four had a fantastic time at this cottage."

    Very well equipped for all needs and beautifully presented. In a fantastic location for North York Moors and Coast. I would highly recommend this cottage to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0Jul 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, slow cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and Amazon fire stick, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking to the rear of the cottage for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: This property has fairly steep cottage stairs
  • Note: This property is on the main road (A170) into Pickering but is secondary glazed
  • Note: there is a £50 Good Housekeeping Bond on this property.

The property

This beautifully presented, end-terrace stone cottage, is in the historic market town of Pickering, the gateway to the North York Moors National Park.

Renovated to a high standard, this Grade ll listed property is perfect for families and friends wanting to explore the stunning surrounding scenery and the nearby seaside resorts of Whitby and Scarborough.

Full of warmth and character, there is a bright and modern kitchen with a small dining area and a door opening onto the rear garden.

A cosy sitting room leads off from the kitchen, with a warming open fire set in the original fireplace, beamed ceiling and tongue and groove doors; a comfortable and welcoming room in which to relax after a busy day out.

Traditional cottage stairs take you up to the two pretty bedrooms and the family bathroom.

Tastefully furnished, with great attention to detail, the cottage has a lovely homely feel, ensuring guests have a very pleasant stay.

Outside to the rear, there are a couple of steps up to the sheltered lawned garden and patio, a perfect place for a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine!

With the added benefit of off road parking, rarely found in Pickering, guests can leave their cars safely behind.

A ten minute walk brings you into the hustle and bustle of this popular market town, where a wide array of individual shops, tempting tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and a weekly market along the main street await you.

There are many attractions in the immediate area, including the Beck Isle Museum and the castle ruins, whilst both young and old will enjoy a magical trip on the steam railway, which winds its way through the heather-clad moors to the small village of Grosmont.

Well worth visiting are the stately homes and gardens of Castle Howard (from Brideshead Revisited) and Duncombe Park, along with the pretty market towns of Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside.

Golfing enthusiasts can enjoy a round at the excellent courses at Malton and Kirkbymoorside, whilst culture lovers will enjoy Byland and Rievaulx Abbeys.

With easy access to the coast and wonderful walking through spectacular countryside, this splendid cottage provides a good base, all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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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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Note: there is a £50 Good Housekeeping Bond on this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas