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The Cottage

(Ref. 1123592)

Hartoft near Pickering, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "On arrival the cottage was clean and tidy."

    However, it was only a surface clean, there were spider webs and spiders that had to be got rid of. The work surfaces and table were not clean. The lighting switches were all mixed up and wrong way round, on was off and off was on. There was no landing light. There was no main light or pull cord in the bathroom of the double bedded room, only a shavers light, which made the lighting dim. The cutlery had to be washed before use and some of the plates too. The curtain pole at the landing window came down when curtains were closed. The toaster tripped the fuse on our first night and we had to make contact with yourselves and the named person on the folder in the cottage, which was difficult as no mobile signal and the phone box we were told to use was overgrown and not working. Once we found out where the fuse box was, we could ask the guests to flick it back for us. However, physical help was not available, so had there been no guests or they were out we would have been stuck with no electricity for a night. We had a fridge full of food and children, so this would not have been ideal. Information in the booklet was not correct about the phone box, there was no information about the rubbish, recycling, washing machine or what to do with the laundry at the end of our stay. We found out about the rubbish and recycling ourselves, though these bins were overflowing! The laundry, we stripped the beds and put it in a pile in each room as didn't know what else to do. However, we had a nice stay once settled and will have a cottage again, but this was not a nice experience for our first time.

    Reviewed by Kathryn2.8Aug 2023

  • "All very straightforward instruction to get to cottage."

    Parking good but little tight for larger cars. Lovely bed linen , bath towels bit small but all very clean

    Reviewed by Lynda4.4Aug 2023

  • "The electrical system is apalling, downstairs lighting fused twice during our stay and as the antiquated fuse board was located in a different property we were forced to walk down the road to find a phone signal and call the letting agent as the owners details were not supplied."

    Also when checking the smoke alarm i found the battery installed back to front!!!

    Reviewed by Roger2.5May 2023

  • "The cottage was very clean and everything you could want was there, linen ..."

    The cottage was very clean and everything you could want was there, linen spotless and towels spotless, all in all should have booked a longer stay, well done the owners

    Reviewed by Ken5.0May 2023

  • "The Cottage was clean and comfortable, and the wood-burning stove made is very cosy."

    It was so peaceful, and to be greeted by the sound of birds singing in the morning just topped it off! The cottage is in an ideal location for exploring the area - there are some nice walks locally and it is great base for exploring by car. We would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Apr 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Patio with table and chairs
  • no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles, pub 3.3 miles
  • Please note: one well-behaved dog welcome.

The property

Tucked away in a beautiful valley, amidst the scenic splendour of the North York Moors National Park, is this inviting abode, The Cottage.

Boasting character features and warm tones, this delightful base makes for a great base to call home whilst exploring the wonders of North Yorkshire.

After a day of fell walking, kick off your walking boots and retire to the lounge, perching on the sofa and tuning into the flatscreen TV.

Dust off those cooking books and head to the kitchen, complete with a choice of appliances to assist with home-cooking, whilst the dining table is where all can gather for a delicious feast.

Upstairs you can discover the bedrooms, including a double and twin, both complete with en-suite showers so you won’t have to worry about queues in the morning!

If you’re looking to get away from it all and experience the tranquillity of North Yorkshire, look no further than The Cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1123589 and 1123590, together they sleep 12.

Hartoft Valley Cottages

Pickering 8.7 miles. These wonderful properties sit in a beautiful, pastoral valley in the idyllic North York National Park. Situated nine miles from the historic market town of Pickering, these quaint dwellings offer relaxing accommodation for families and friends looking to escape the rush of everyday and embark on walks through the local countryside. Set in the same building, all cottages boast off-road parking with wealth of original features and woodburning stoves. The living areas come amply-equipped, with each kitchen housing all the essentials for a week away, along with dining tables for hosting mealtimes. To the outside is a patio space with picnic benches, ideal for enjoying your morning coffee whilst you ponder on the day ahead. The surrounding valley is isolated and beautiful, providing flat bottomed, gentle slopes that is perfect for rambling. The amenities of Pickering can be reached in a short drive, including a wide range of independent shops, tempting tea rooms, friendly pubs and restaurants. Hop on board the North York Moors Steam Railway, winding its way through beautiful scenery to the little village of Grosmont, whilst those history buffs will be drawn to Beck Isle Museum and Pickering Castle. There’s also a selection of stately homes in the region, including Scampston Hall, Castle Howard and Duncombe Park. Choose Farmhouse Cottages for a great escape to North Yorkshire.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas