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Wayside Cottage

Pocklington, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 1004708)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property hot tub was a huge hot with the children and us plenty of towels ..."

    Lovely property hot tub was a huge hot with the children and us plenty of towels provided xx everything you needed for cooking was available it was a brilliant week away many thanks

    Reviewed by HayleyJul 2022

  • "Really beautiful and comfortable place, was sad to come home!"

    Reviewed by AlexisJun 2022

  • "Everything was as described and very clean."

    Just short of perfect, however as we were a party of all adults there being only one shower despite having a second bathroom/en suite was a bit of a problem and time consuming in a morning. On vacating the property on last day there were no instructions as what to do regarding supplied bedding and towels. We stripped beds and placed all used towels in bathroom as we have been instructed to in previous rented holiday cottages. Despite the above we had a fantastic time and the hot tub was brilliant.

    Reviewed by GeorgeMay 2022

  • "Excellent stay, couldn’t fault the property."

    Some general info on how to use oven, hot tub etc would be useful (some people may need this but we worked it out) and also wi fi codes could be left (we found on back of hub). If you don’t always want to drive the bus service was very handy being only 2 minutes from the property, took only 45 minutes to get to York. Hope to rebook for next year as we loved it and had a very relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by MelenieApr 2022

  • "A lovely week, comfortable, clean house."

    Hot tub was a great addition and spotlessly clean. Lots of towels provided, and the milk and cakes on arrival was a thoughtful touch. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2022

  • "We spent a week here for Easter with my husband daughter and our 2 friends and there son we had a lovely week."

    The cottage is brill lovely and clean the kids had a brill time they lived the hot tub as did we they loved seeing the animals in the garden the little walk that is practically in the garden is lovely which takes you to the little farm with free roaming chickens and hens rabbits and 2 turkeys the kids loved seeing them. We had dinner at the Chinese it was delicious on the pricier side but was worth it for how nice it was. There isn't anything around that is the inly downside not even any walks really. Apart from that it was the perfect house for 2 families to enjoy a home from home and relax. I would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by ChloeApr 2022

  • "Our second visit to this lovely cottage was as enjoyable as the first!"

    We will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2022

  • "Abolsutley brilliant would defo book again Huge place bigger than pictures"

    Reviewed by KellyMar 2022

  • "A very good place to stay all the facilities you need hot tub as well very Near York great surroundings enjoyed my stay will be back in the future 5star."

    Reviewed by CarolFeb 2022

  • "Great stay well equipped beautiful property"

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2022

  • "Very pleasant stay at Wayside Cottage."

    The entire cottage was well presented, clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with essential items and towels provided. The hot tub was a lovely extra, even in the cold of February!! Would defintely recommend to others who want a homelike stay while visiting York and surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by CharlotteFeb 2022

  • "This large, spacious and comfortable holiday property was ideal for our family of six reunion."

    It had all the home from home facilities although it could been better supplied with cooking equipment. The property location is perfect for easy reach to many of Yorkshire’s main areas of attraction.

    Reviewed by RonJan 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Wayside Cottage."

    The house was as described, clean and had everything we needed for a pleasant family holiday. The beds were very comfortable, extra towels were available and Mike kindly accommodated our request for a desk so one of us could take some work calls. The Wi-Fi was strong and reliable. Thanks for everything - we would most definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by ClarisseJan 2022

  • "We spent 2 days here for my husbands 40th birthday and can not rate the place enough, everything was just lovely they even left some cupcakes as a welcome gift."

    The hot tub was fantastic and is definitely cleaned inbetween guest's as Mike the owner was there the morning we left to make a start with emptying and cleaning it. Everything was clean and bedding all smelled fresh. We will definitely be returning in the future!!

    Reviewed by KatieJan 2022

  • "Wow what a fantastic place to come and relax."

    There is everything you need and more. We will be back. Rob & Family

    Reviewed by RobertJan 2022

  • "Had a lovely new year break at Wayside Cottage."

    Cottage and hot tub were lovely. However a few essentials were missing such as dishwasher tablets, cooking utensils(ladles),cork screw. Was also surprised that there were no plastic Glasses for the hot tub. Cups and crockery could also do with an overhaul.The bath in the en-suite would benefit from having the taps changed to a shower mixer. No elf these things would cost a lot but would improve the overall ambience of the cottage. That aside, we had a lovely relaxing break.

    Reviewed by SueDec 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at wayside cottage."

    Clean spacious and the little 1 loved the hot tub

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2021

  • "We immediately felt very much at home in the Cottage."

    The hot tub was a lovely addition to the outside space. The bedrooms were spacious and we loved the kitchen/diner. We will definitely return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2021

  • "Cottage was bigger than expected from the photos, hot tub was a proper 6 seater which was great."

    One thing we did miss was not having a shower in the ensuite, only a bath. Otherwise a great location and very comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by JonathanOct 2021

  • "The cottage is excellent plenty of room."

    Didn't expect the cottage to be that big. Nice central position to get to York, Hull and the coast.

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage with a gorgeous hot tub."

    Comfortable beds and living space with ample room for our family of 5. Lots to do in the local area and delicious pub food at The Three Cups in Stamford Bridge.

    Reviewed by RobAug 2021

  • "Went with the family and the kids loved the house (2 and 7 year old) The cottage is much bigger than it appears in the advert."

    Very spacious and both inside and out. The outside area with the Hot Tub was great for relaxing and really private. Kids had plenty of room to run around. There’s plenty to do and see around the area but you do need a car as there is nothing in walking distance other than one pub and a small village shop. Also the cottage is described as being modern. If you going expecting an ultra modern interior you will be disappointed, rustic and homely would be a better description. Lovely place would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2021

  • "We had a great week at Wayside Cottage."

    Mike was a perfect host, answering any queries we had. We loved seeing the chickens, rabbits and were lucky to stay just after the piglets were born. Evenings in the hot tub finished off a each day brilliantly. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2021

  • "Just home from a 2 night stay here, the cottage is even better in real life!"

    It’s beautiful, plenty of space, the land it’s on is stunning, chickens & rabbits welcomed us when we arrived! The hot tub comfortably sat 6 of us, it was great. Location wise there isn’t much immediately around that we found, the pub across the road is lovely, York is 40mins away & well worth a visit! Overall could not fault the cottage at all. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by RachelJun 2021

  • "Considering this holiday was originally booked for during a worldwide pandemic, and when everyone else was offering customer’s money back, you did not."

    The only option was to lose our deposit or rearrange. Rearranging made the holiday even more expensive but we had little choice but to do it. Customers remember how they were treated during times when everybody was struggling and I will be making sure that I never book another holiday through Sykes.

    Reviewed by MatthewMay 2021

  • "The house was amazing!"

    It had everything we needed and then some. Plenty of towels, comfy beds, smart TVs, lots of space, very clean, big hot tub, very warm... like a home away from home and the perfect place to just relax. Thoughtful touches like the milk and cakes in the fridge were lovely too. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by PhilippaOct 2020

  • "Thanks to the host, Mike, for his excellent communication and the milk and cakes as a welcome gift on arrival."

    The house is well maintained and the cleanliness was excellent. The kitchen was well equipped and the sitting room was nice and cosy with the biggest Smart TV I'd ever seen. The bedrooms were spacious and very comfortable and the en-suite (to one of them) was a bonus. Although the cottage is next to a main road, the house was well shielded by by trees from the noise and it was very quiet at night. The house is situated at the north end of the village and is in a very private location with beautiful views across the fields. I would definitely recommend this cottage and would stay here again.

    Reviewed by NigelOct 2020

  • "Great cottage has everything you need and good communication from host would definitely stay ago pub across road and 2."

    5 mile to Pocklington

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2020

  • "Perfect cottage"

    Reviewed by AnnetteAug 2020

  • "We stayed at the Wayside Cottage for a fortnight and found it to be a spacious, comfortable, and a very well-equipped property."

    It was also extremely clean (something that is even more important during these COVID-19 times). Added to this, the hot-tub was a welcome treat at the end of the day. It is in an ideal location for exploring Yorkshire – York is a dozen miles away, Bridlington 30 miles away, and Scarborough, 40. The property is on a main road, although it is shielded from much of the noise by a surrounding of trees, which ensures its complete privacy. Hayton itself is small and has just a single store/post office (at the garage), whilst the Plough Inn, just across the road, has a Chinese restaurant (and operates a take-away service). The nearest supermarkets are at Pocklington (west) and Market Weighton (to the east). The village is served by an hourly bus service to York, and to Beverley/Hull. We have no hesitation in recommending Wayside Cottage, and would like to add our thanks to the owner, Mike, for his hospitality.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "The farmhouse/cottage was BEAUTIFUL, it surpassed all expectations."

    Mike was amazingly helpful. We look forward to rebooking.

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, set good location for visiting local attractions."

    Great privicy especially around hot tub and great views of surrounding farm land, beautiful sunsets. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by JulianJul 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here, the house is lovely."

    The little extras made all the difference, hand wash in the bathrooms and kitchen, washing up liquid, dish cloths etc dishwasher tablets, plenty of towels. Thank you to the owners for the fresh milk and cakes! The hot tub was the main reason we chose the house and we weren't disappointed. We arrived on a weekend of stormy weather but still managed to get in the tub which is quite open but in normal weather would be sheltered by fence and trees. We had a nice meal in the Chinese restaurant at the Pub 5 minutes walk away, they advertise a take away service but they said they had stopped doing it on a weekend. The house is only a short drive to Pocklington which is worth a visit and has a selection of places to eat, drink and get supplies, you can walk to the garage though if you want a newspaper or supplies. The only down side to the stay for us was its location next to a busy road.

    Reviewed by StephanieFeb 2020

  • "Location. Private environment."

    Quiet. Comfortable. Personal little touches. Just lovely. Will be returning.

    Reviewed by CatherineDec 2019

  • "As first time away from home at xmas this was an excellent choice the cottage was amazing really cosy at the same time spacious the whole family enjoyed the hot tub and the the treats left by Mike was so welcoming."

    fabulous cottage. would I go again yes I would.

    Reviewed by Anna-marieDec 2019

  • "We had the best time, the cottage had everything we needed."

    The only very small thing was the handle on the door up stairs kept coming off. Otherwise it was completely perfect and made for the loveliest weekend

    Reviewed by RachelDec 2019

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay at a lovely cottage."

    We would certainly think of staying there again. The cottage was clean, tidy and was very well equipped with all that was required for a pleasant and enjoyable break.

    Reviewed by GrahamDec 2019

  • "Fantastic property well worth the money."

    We loved our stay everything was clean, tidy, fresh. Beds were so comfy we didn't want to get up in the morning!! The area was lovely it was nice for a getaway and the hot tub was a great addition to the stay. We will definitely stay there again if we get the chance. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JenniferNov 2019

  • "Very clean and to a high standard."

    Will be stopping again

    Reviewed by Richard JohnNov 2019

  • "The cottage was clean and warm and we loved the hot tub."

    The hosts left us a lovely welcome gift which was a nice surprise. Our only complaint was the lack of toilet roll and that the sofas in the lounge really smelt musty. So much so that my clothes smelt bad when I unpacked my case.

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2019

  • "Wayside cottage is truly beautiful."

    The location had everything that we needed for a perfect break. Mike is welcoming and there was some nice treats in the fridge when we arrived. We loved the fact that there is not only a washing machine but also a dryer so we didn't have to take home any dirty washing. There's nothing worse than getting home and having to start cleaning clothes. The house . Although on a main road is hidden. And the only draw back was when the sat-nav kept telling us we had arrived. We couldn't find it. Had to contact Mike to find out the exact entrance . The experience was priceless. Would recommend this property to everyone

    Reviewed by IvyOct 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, though it's on the main road it still feels nicely rural and in the middle of nowhere, you can hardly hear the traffic in the cottage or the hot tub."

    The owner Mike helped us with anything we needed and pre-empted extra towels. The beds were so comfy. The kitchen was well equipped with anything we might need. A weekend enjoyed by all.

    Reviewed by LydiaSep 2019

  • "Wayside cottage is just perfect for home away from home."

    It had everything we needed. The owner is great and couldn't have been more helpful. Beautiful place to stay and the hot tub was great

    Reviewed by CherylAug 2019

  • "4 of us had an excellent 3 nights away from start to finish."

    The owner was very accomodating and made us feel welcome. The cottage itself is gorgeous and is in a lovely location. Cant fault a single thing about our holiday. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by StephanieAug 2019

  • "Everything was perfect, nice holiday."


    Reviewed by SudarshanAug 2019

  • "Gorgeous house and facilities."

    Location perfect for touring North Yorkshire & only a short drive from York. Welcome pack was in the fridge and the owner greeted us upon arrival. Kids went in hot tub twice a day. Beds comfortable and it comes with internet & smart TV Walks nearby are clearly defined and sign posted. Kitchen dining area very spacious. Could just do with extra outdoor lighting around the doors and hot tub area. Could do with extra utensils in the kitchen & crockery such as casserole dishes etc... All in all a great stay and we hope to come back !

    Reviewed by Thomas DominicAug 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link), 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x king-size
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, TV and WiFi
  • Utility room including washing machine, spin dryer and dishwasher
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed rear lawned garden and patio area with furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no smoking and pets
  • Shop 0.1 miles and pub 0.1 miles

The property

Resting in the pretty rural village of Hayton, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, is this superb cottage.

Fully furnished and renovated to a high-standard, this property has an exceptional modern design, with a light decor and an abundance of natural light flooding the rooms.

Entering the property, you will be greeted to a utility area, where you can kick off your coats and boots, before entering the spacious open-plan kitchen/diner.

Boasting quality white fitted units and sleek worktops, this kitchen provides a range of contemporary appliances so you can cook up a delicious evening meal, whilst the breakfast bar is convenient for enjoying a hearty breakfast whilst planning the day's events.

Walk through to the large sitting room and have a choice of two large sofas to curl up on and unwind into the evening enjoying quality family time together.

Upstairs also hosts a super-king-size bedroom, with zip and link features so whatever your group size there will be something accommodate your needs.

Discover the family bathroom on this floor, with an elegant bath and shower over, so you can decide how best to prepare for your day.

Follow the steps up to the first floor, offering a further two king-size bedrooms, all of which have a range of modern furnishings for storage purposes, with one hosting an en-suite bathroom room.

Step out to the rear enclosed garden with lawn and patio areas, where you can sit in the evening sun with a refreshing beverage, or take advantage of the provided hot tub and let those bubbling jets work their magic on your aching muscles from the previous days.

The nearby market town of Pocklington is the perfect choice for sampling pubs and restaurants with fine food options using local produce.

Discover the picturesque Burnby Hall Gardens which gives ample walking opportunities around two lakes.

The Acorn Gallery is an exceptional base for a spot of culture with its modern art displays, whilst the Church of All Saints provides that piece of history.

Further afield is the thriving city of York which offers an abundance of tourist attractions, including the Jorvik Viking Centre, a fully reconstructed Viking village and a museum.

Also nearby is the Gothic revival of York Minster and the 13th century Clifford's Tower which was once used as a prison.

Return to Wayside Cottage for a relaxing evening with your loved ones.

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About the location


York 13 miles.

The pretty little market town of Pocklington nestles at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds in the Vale of York. It is perhaps best known for Burnby Hall Gardens - 8 acres of gloriously beautiful gardens with two large lakes which are home to the National Collection of water lilies. There are several world famous attractions nearby - majestic Castle Howard, beautiful Sledmere House, and of course the historic city of York. The town boasts a leisure centre offering a wide range of sports, including swimming, a Civic Centre and the Pocklington Arts Centre, which shows various films and stages live shows throughout the year. Pocklington is also home to Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre, known worldwide for its meditation courses and retreats, plus the KP Golf Club is situated approx. 1 mile away and offers wedding and other event facilities, a stylish bar and a restaurant, as well as an 18 hole championship golf course. Just a few miles away is the village of Warter, which is where David Hockney produced his 'Bigger Trees Near Warter' painting. Nearby are various cycle ways including the North Sea Cycle Route and walkers will love either the long distance walks along the Wolds Way or one of the many more circular walks in the area for all abilities. For those who enjoy touring by car, Pocklington forms part of the Pocklington Round, a lovely scenic drive which takes in some of the area’s prettiest villages.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas