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The Piggery

Farndale near Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 911810)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

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

    Beautiful area, lovely and quiet and the cottage was so comfortable with everything you could possibly need. Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming and there if we needed anything. We would definitely recommend and look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by DianneMay 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous the best cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Very quiet and peaceful and luxurious

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2022

  • "The Piggery is gorgeous, equipped with everything we could possibly need and decorated and furnished to an extremely high standard and quality."

    The bed was very comfortable and super-king size which is surprisingly rare to find in a holiday home but, with a partner over 6ft tall, it is what we look for wherever we stay! Spectacular views from the cottage and a wealth of beautiful walks from the doorstep. We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by ClaireMar 2022

  • "Christmas at the Piggery 2021 was perfect."

    The owners could not have been more welcoming and friendly,and the barn offered everything we needed and more.We were sad to leave.An added bonus was that Santa managed to find us too,even in the fog!Would highly recommend The Piggery to anyone wanting a quiet, relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by LindaDec 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage with wonderful views over the Moors."

    The owner, Barry, was so helpful and greeted us with welcome biscuits and a cup of tea. He was on hand should we have needed anything but otherwise left us to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the surrounding area. Lovely bonus to have a smart tv whilst riding out Storm Arwen. Thank you to Barry for keeping the track clear when it snowed. The walk in shower was also absolutely superb. I can’t recommend The Piggery highly enough. We will be back.

    Reviewed by ThomasNov 2021

  • "The Piggery was excellent and the views were exceptional."

    Well worth the tricky drive to reach the premises. Ideally situated for the Moore and within easy reach h of the coast and all the time walking. Definitely one to go back to again.

    Reviewed by WalterOct 2021

  • "The Piggery is in a wonderful location in the North Yorkshire Moors with great views all around."

    The property was really well appointed and very cosy/comfortable. Barry the owner was very friendly and very helpful. We loved being there and would love to go back and see the area in spring now we have visited in autumn which with the leaves turning was beautiful. We would definitely stay at The Piggery again.

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and the information packs provided by the owners was extremely helpful and made our week all the more enjoyable."

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2021

  • "Great location, friendly host and outstanding accommodation with amazing views."

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Comfort peace and quiet lots to see and do friendly owners"

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2021

  • "Superbly equipped, tastefully decorated and in a beautiful location."

    Remote and peaceful with lovely views

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2021

  • "A beautiful, well presented Cottage in an isolated position with great views."

    The hosts are nearby, but leave you alone. Support is there , if you need it. One of the best cottages that my wife and I have stayed in and certainly the most ‘Chillaxing’ week we have ever had. If you want to ‘get away from it all’ then this is the place for you.

    Reviewed by KenAug 2021

  • "Wonderful holiday cottage in an amazing location."

    Views are breathtaking! Cottage is absolutely perfect, it has everything you could need during your stay. The owners were really helpful and have clearly done everything they can to make this one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in. There are so many walks from the door and great places to visit. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by KayJul 2021

  • "The remoteness and lack of a local shop was compensated by the peace and tranquility of the area it was beautiful."

    Reviewed by EricJun 2021

  • "I would recommend a stay at The Piggery, especially if you like peace and quiet ..."

    I would recommend a stay at The Piggery, especially if you like peace and quiet , a good base for the Yorkshire moors and coast , excellent if you enjoy walking , a little too far from a pub (walking) but plenty within 25 minutes in a car , wouldn't hesitate to book again within this area

    Reviewed by SteveJun 2021

  • "Other people have praised the Piggery cottage and they were right in all they say."

    I would like to comment on the wild life around the cottage which was great to see. The highlight was I got up early one morning and had a cup of coffee outside. I watched two Red Kites circling around and then one of them swopped down between the buildings and I could see all the details of its plumage it was beyond belief. This was not a one off they made an appearance every day. There was lots to see with the other wild life around. The Piggery cottage is an exceptional destination

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2021

  • "Set in a beautiful location."

    The cottage is 5 star +with everything you need for a great stay.Fantastic walks in the area and from the door.

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2021

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2021

  • "My husband and I decided after having two holidays abroad cancelled due to covid we just needed a quiet reatreat to relax ."

    ..and even though the weather wasnt to good that didnt bother us ,it was a true home from home the cottage had everything we needed ...barry and lynn had thought of everything..its beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean ,so cozy on those chilly dark night...our stay was probably during the coldest wettest time of this year 2nd/9 th 0ctober 20 but it was bliss and its definitely made me think of more staycations...Beautiful

    Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2020

  • "Fantastic out of the way property ,excelled in the comfort and cleanliness ,views were lovely in a morning over the valley."

    Great location for some fantastic walking

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage in a fantastic location."

    Loved everything about it. Cottage was spotless clean and provided all the equipment you could wish in current times. If you want peace and quiet this is the place to be. It was so comfortable we did not want to leave. Can't wait to return, will certainly book again

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

  • "Owners lived next door and were very friendly and helpful with tips about walks, food and birds in the area."

    A special place to stay with places to walk out from as well as lots to do further afield. Really comfortable accommodation with the bonus of an outside space and we were lucky to have a sea eagle fly over. So altogether perfect.

    Reviewed by RussellJul 2020

  • "The "Piggery" was immaculate, with underfloor heating!"

    Cosy and inviting! Everything you needed was there. Wonderful views from the house. Very comfortable Queen size bed, placed on a mezzanine upstairs. Perfect in every way. Good reliable WiFi. Barry, our host was excellent, though little seen. Thank you.

    Reviewed by KenMar 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful."

    Barry and Lynn have worked so hard to make The Piggery an amazing place to stay. It was just what we needed, and was totally perfect! We will return. 5* A+

    Reviewed by LauraNov 2019

  • "The cottage was just what we needed, so relaxing, stunning location, living in ..."

    The cottage was just what we needed, so relaxing, stunning location, living in the city this cottage was so peaceful, stunning ciews

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2019

  • "The Piggery is a lovely bolthole for a truly relaxing holiday."

    Its setting was fantastic looking down into Farndale. A warm welcome from Barry and the milk and biscuits were appreciated. The cottage itself is fabulous. Tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. Kitchen was well planned out with every utensil and homeware product provided. Very comfortable king size bed with mattress topper. Bathroom was very modern and the wet room was well used after a days walking in the hills. We would love to stay again either in the springtime or late summer for the flowering heather on the moors. 5 stars* Mr and Mrs Neville Simpkins Durham

    Reviewed by NevilleSep 2019

  • "Its in a lovely setting with views of Farndale."

    The Piggery has been thoughtfully rebuilt and refurnished throughout by the owners.

    Reviewed by GeoffAug 2019

  • "Brilliant cottage, fantastic service, perfect spot to relax and unwind."

    Host were welcoming but not intrusive. Situated away from it all, with amazing views. Everything was well thought out and all needs well provided for, down to including great folders with local useful information and guides.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2019

  • "The Piggery is in a beautiful spot beautiful views and the property was excellent cannot fault one thing about it will recommend it to anyone ."

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2019

  • "The whole experience was fab, the place, the owners and the facilities were better than we could have hoped."

    Loved it!!! 5☆☆☆☆☆

    Reviewed by KayeJun 2019

  • "We can’t recommend The Piggery more highly, it’s wonderful."

    Completely in the middle of nowhere with only the sheep and a few bunnies for company. Barry is extremely welcoming and was very much there if we needed anything, but let us get on with our holiday. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by KirstyMay 2019

  • "This cottage is extremely well appointed and cared for."

    It was cosy and comfortable with exceptional views. The hosts were really welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by AndreaMay 2019

  • "Peaceful picturesque beautiful and well equipped accommodation."

    Reviewed by ValerieMay 2019

  • "Everything about the cottage was perfect."

    The views spectacular, and the Farndale Daffodils lived up to expectations.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2019

  • "The cottage was superb in an area of outstanding beauty."

    May be remote for some but ideal for us. Not too difficult to travel for sightseeing and local amenities but great centre for walking.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage well set out and furnished very clean."

    A nice phone call from Barry two days before my arrival , to say how to get to the location and to give us a warm welcome. Just a perfect cottage everything you need. Hope to be back in the summer.

    Reviewed by TomNov 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, the hosts were wonderful and couldn't be more helpful, whilst remaining unobtrusive."

    We are in the process of booking another holiday at this property. We can't wait to go back there.

    Reviewed by AndieSep 2018

  • "The Piggery is set up on a hill overlooking wonderful views."

    It’s beautifully designed inside with a visitor’s book chockablock full of excellent comments.

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2018

  • "It was amazing to stay at the piggery."

    The location was perfect for walks and exploring the north york moors and the cottage the perfect place to come back and relax.

    Reviewed by AilsaAug 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful and comfortable."

    They had given a lot of attention to detail and had all the amenities one would expect. We had a very good time and hope to go there again.

    Reviewed by VineetaAug 2018

  • "The cottage is really beautiful, very comfortable and complete."

    We loved the pigs!!. We made great hikes in the moors and valley. One week is to short!!

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2018

  • "A beautiful renovated barn done to the highest of standards."

    Attention to decor and detail was brilliant. Instructions and information were accurate and useful. Lovely friendly hosts who were happy to help with information. We had a fortnight of excellent weather so were spoiled for choice of activities.Good walking area, easy reach of York and Whitby, lots of good places to eat out. Shopping needs to be planned for when you are passing through places with a supermarket, but several within easy access of 20 minutes plus. Would recommend this lovely place; we were sad to leave.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "This cottage is well off the beaten track."

    The road down to it is narrow and there is a long drive up. Look for the sign on the gate that says Hill Houses. The ‘top’ road has sheep grazing on the roadside and not too many cars. It’s all lovely! The decor in The Piggery is excellent. The bedroom is large and the bathroom is fabulous! Wonderful views. Great area to explore. Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and Staithes in particular. Highly recommended!!

    Reviewed by SueJun 2018

  • "Had a lovely time the cottage was great Barry was very nice and helpful"

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2017

  • "We love are stay at the Pigger,just what we needed a great place to relax, A wonderful cottages and we would love to go back some time."

    A big thank you to Barry Sunley.and Sykes cottages..

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2017

  • "The outlook at the end of Ferndale was fabulous."

    The cottage was very comfortable and the decor was beautiful. The owner, Barry, was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2017

  • "Fantastic out of the way location, beautiful scenery and lots of wildlife, ..."

    Fantastic out of the way location, beautiful scenery and lots of wildlife, lovely helpful property owner, highly recommended

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2017

  • "Very well equipped and well thought out accommodation."

    Lovely location and views. Perfectly located for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors.

    Reviewed by JudithDec 2016

  • "Fabulous accommodation in a picturesque area of Yorkshire."

    We enjoyed the tranquility of the cottage and would definitely like to return to this beautiful countryside!

    Reviewed by CathyNov 2016

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  • Mostly ground floor
  • One mezzanine super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire.
  • Ground source eco-friendly underfloor heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Blu-ray, radio, bluetooth music speaker dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed patio with furniture and access to shared paddock
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 9 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Some restricted headroom in bedroom
  • Note: Access is via steep farm drive
  • Note: Water is from a spring through a UV filter and is fully drinkable
  • Note: No infants or children under 16 years old. Note - This owner will accept a weeks Christmas booking from Friday 20th December 2019
  • Due to Covid-19 extra cleaning requirements, check in time is now 4pm and check out is 9am

The property

An imaginatively converted semi-detached stone barn conversion, with spectacular views around the pretty valley of Farndale, in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Offering the perfect romantic retreat for couples, this Farndale cottage is ideal for walkers and those who want the peace and grandeur of the surrounding countryside.

Step inside this North Yorkshire cottage to a contemporary open plan living area with a stylish kitchen, sumptuous seating area and a feature gas fire, ideal for cooler evenings.

The super king-size bedroom is set on a mezzanine level, whilst the shower room has a spacious walk-in shower.

With high quality fixtures and fittings throughout, this Farndale cottage will impress the most discerning guest.

The kitchen doors lead onto a small, enclosed flagged patio with exceptional panoramic views of the Yorkshire Moors - a wonderful, elevated spot to relax and unwind with a glass of wine, whilst visitors also have access to a small paddock.

A must is to walk in the Farndale 'Daffodil Dale', renowned for its spectacular display of native narcissi in April, whilst the popular Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk lies close by.

From this Farndale cottage there are many nearby local attractions, including the pretty market towns of Kirkbymoorside, Pickering and Helmsley.

They offer good restaurants, pubs and independent shops, whilst the Ryedale Folk Museum in Hutton-le-Hole is well worth a visit.

A lovely drive takes you to Castleton and the high moors and then onto the seaside town of Whitby.

A superb Farndale cottage for those looking for the peace and tranquillity of Yorkshire.

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About the location


Kirkbymoorside 9 miles; Helmsley 13 miles; Pickering 17 miles.

The beautiful valley of Farndale is a patchwork quilt of fields divided by ancient dry stone walls and narrow winding lanes. It is most famous for its spectacular display of daffodils, once reputed to have been planted by the monks of the Rievaulx Abbey. The attractive market towns of Kirkbymoorside and Pickering, and the picturesque villages of Hutton-le-Hole and Lastingham are all within easy reach and are well worth the visit. Walkers are also well provided for with the magnificent scenery and countryside of the surrounding National Park – a great location at any time of the year.

Note: No infants or children under 16 years old.
Note - This owner will accept a weeks Christmas booking from Friday 20th December 2019.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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