4.4★ Sykes rating 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Pets Yes Features Open fire Garden / Patio Cot available Highchair available Pub/shop < 1 mile Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews cottage (38) lovely (22) village (16) location (14) well (14) brookleigh (12) 52 Customer Reviews "Lovely cottage have been visiting here for a number of years at this time of the year." Very spacious and warm especially with the open fire after a day out walking. Pretty village and beautiful views whilst walking round . Reviewed by Jackie5.0★Jan 2024 "On arrival the living room was damp." The cleanliness of the property is just not good enough, dust under cupboards and beds, behind sofas and on skirting boards. The bathroom was mouldy in places, the window frames were disgustingly dirty - the shower was inadequate and took 15 minutes to work on a morning. The dishwasher just didn't work very well which just resulted in having to repeat cycles which is probably costing the owner more than a new dishwasher. Outside was positively dangerous - just having a notice about slippery surfaces isn't the answer as user need to access this area - it just requires jet washing periodically. This cottage could be fantastic with location and layout but currently just not worth the rental charge. Reviewed by Jonathan2.2★Dec 2023 "Think the property needs to be checked by the owner." Mould in kitchen ceiling which has been there a while. Dust and dirt on floors and under beds. Lack of welcome bits and bobs although milk was provided. No heating on for arrival and house was beyond cold. Had to sit with coats on. Fire not made up with lack of stuff to keep you going for the night. Patio extremely slippery so garden unsuitable for most of us and the dog. With some TLC we would recommend but the points need to be addressed. We would have asked for a part refund but reckon we used a lot of electricity to get the house warmed. Because of health problems one person had to spend a lot of day inside whilst the others went walking, I did take photos of the owners or Skye’s wish to have them. Thank you for your feedback. We’re so sorry you didn’t have a better stay. We have had the kitchen ceiling repainted as damp had come through from the hot water cylinder upstairs, which was leaking, but which has now been replaced. We also have the patio regularly washed and treated to reduce slippiness and we have bought outdoor matts to reduce this further. We are also sorry that house wasn’t in a good state when you arrived. It seems there was a mix up with the cleaners, which we have addressed. If you wish to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact us. Property Owner Reviewed by Gill1.9★Nov 2023 "After another great stay here again only let down by the cleanliness of the ..." After another great stay here again only let down by the cleanliness of the cottage the previous house keeper use to clean it properly I had to hoover before unpacking the amount of dust and hairs under the beds and around the wardrobe was ridiculous wouldn't put me staying again just need to improve the cleaning and the damp on the kitchen ceiling plus the amount of bird poo on the bedroom window sill needs cleaning it's been there years Reviewed by Darren2.8★Sep 2023 "Another return visit to this beautifully situated and well appointed cottage." We really enjoyed our stay; particularly the log fire of an evening and your splendid range of books to brows among. Thank you. Reviewed by Ian5.0★May 2023 "A beautiful cottage in a perfect location." Loved the quirkiness. Lower score for comfort as the beds weren’t too comfy and would be nice to upgrade to larger doubles. Cleanliness slightly lower due to kitchen items needing a wash and taps in bathrooms could do with a descaling. Electricity went off but owners responded very quickly and was fixed within the hour. Overall great value for money and these are very minor complaints and would happily return. Reviewed by Tanya4.1★Apr 2023 "Hutton le Hole was again the perfect venue for our holiday." Beautiful village, lovely people. Brookleigh cottage however didn't offer such a good experience. On our sixth stay there issues arose again which have been mentioned in previous feedback. On arrival we were unable to park at the cottage and had to wait for people to return to their vehicles before we could unpack our cars. This happened on several occasions during the week. Maybe better signage would help. The cottage is still very tired and in need of upgrading. The covers on the sofas are badly stained and we were pleased we brought our own throws to cover them. The bath and shower curtain are particularly grubby and off putting. Most concerning were the two occasions when the electricity supply to the cottage failed and we were unable to locate the fault on the fuse box. Calls to the emergency numbers went to voicemail and attempts to call us back failed as the village has no mobile coverage. Could a landline not be available for emergencies? Less important things that we have mentioned before about beds being uncomfortable and bedding being torn have not changed. Sadly our ideal holiday cottage turned out to be a bit of a nightmare this time. Reviewed by Martyn2.5★Apr 2023 "Absolutely lovely cottage and a very friendly and helpful owner." We are going back. Reviewed by John5.0★Feb 2023 "The radiator in the dining room wasnt working (this was the case last year too when we came)." However there were three plug in heaters that were available. Reviewed by Jackie5.0★Jan 2023 "The village of Hutton is hole is beautiful and has great attractions, Having stayed there many times the people are so welcoming it feels like coming home." However after staying at Brookleigh cottage for several years it's now in dire need of attention. Of particular concern are the electrics. When an appliance is turned on other appliances flicker or go off, The downstairs kitchen cold tap splashes every were soaking whoever turns it on. The upstairs basin hot tap turns a full 90' degree when turned on meaning the whole tap points towards the door.The living room curtains remain too long covering the convector heater constituting a fire hazard. The paving in the back garden remains uneven and incredibly slippery with a warning sign on the back door that can't be read. Smaller issues are no replacement light bulbs for the four lamps that don't work, torn and badly fitting cover covers, uncomfortable mattress, lack of basics like hairdryer. This cottage has been our favourite for many years now, but is sad to see the decline in standards. Reviewed by Martyn3.1★Sep 2022 "The cottage is lovely but we feel that some rooms would benefit from updating and decorating particularly the upstairs bathroom." Reviewed by Judith2.8★Sep 2022 "Nice cottage but needs some updating." Stairs slippy and quite steep, could do with a stair runner Reviewed by Aileen3.8★Sep 2022 "On arrival the fridge smelled very bad." I was concerned it wasn’t cold enough to store food. The patio desperately needs attention. Like a skating rink with the wet moss. Also tricky slope to manage when trying to avoid the slippery wet moss. Not very safe for older people. It isn’t really acceptable to just post a warning on the back door when the solution to just power clean and make it safe is cheap and simple. A shame as the cottage is beautiful. Reviewed by Susan3.1★Mar 2022 "Great cottage, very well equipped and in a wonderful location." Only faults were that the front door requires draft proofing and there was a problem with an influx of 20-30 dozy house flies that were clustered inside the window of the second double bedroom that we had to exterminate. Reviewed by John4.4★Feb 2022 "Fabulous cottage!" Perfect for us all. On the days we weren’t able to go out we could still enjoy looking out onto the picturesque village green. We loved all the books! Brookleigh was perfectly located for us to visit family and friends, and lots to see and do locally. The Crown was a short walk away, friendly staff and locals and fabulous food. We had such a wonderful and precious family break… Reviewed by Amanda5.0★Feb 2022 "Very comfortable well looked after." Very spacious and the log fire is very welcoming after a day out. Reviewed by Jackie5.0★Jan 2022 "We love this property and have already booked to return for visit number four." The only problem we found are the slippery paving stones in the back garden. We are really looking forward to coming back! Reviewed by Martyn5.0★Nov 2021 "Lovely cottage and location, beautiful views from cottage windows." Only grumble was having to put bin out for collection when there was 3-4 weeks of other peoples rubbish in and we had not added to that, especially when they had house keepers to look after the place. Other than that it was a great holiday and we had a great time. Reviewed by Janice4.7★Oct 2021 "The setting is idyllic,it was restful and peaceful,just what we all needed." Reviewed by Lisa5.0★Sep 2021 "We had a great stay here again the weather was also good too." Lovely cottage in a brilliant location the only negative thing is that it needs a freshening up redecorating I thought it might have been done whilst its been empty ,bird poo on the main bedroom window and window sill still there since last September already rebooked can't wait to return Reviewed by Darren3.4★Jun 2021 "Brookleigh is a lovely cottage in a fabulous location." There are a few comments I would like to make: 1. It is listed as having two bathrooms but in fact the second is just a downstairs WC. 2. The dining room lighting is insufficient. 3. The cottage was only just warm enough, even with leaving the electric heaters on. 4. There was no vacuum cleaner or broom and we were worried about not being able to clean. 5. There was a lot of condensation in the bedrooms, making the curtains wet and no extractor fan in the bathroom. 6. We had to make small repairs to a bed frame, coat hook and a chair and a bedside lamp didn't work. A small stock of lightbulbs would be an advantage, particularly as there is no local shop. None of the above would prevent us from either recommending or returning - for us, no phone signal was an added bonus and What'sApp still worked!! Hopefully the owners can use the constructive feedback to make small improvements. Reviewed by Helen3.8★Oct 2020 "Comfortable, roomy, well located house in beautiful village." Beds were very comfortable and house clean and homely with bonus of a large garden. The welcoming tray with cake was a nice touch. The booking process was smooth and efficient. Reviewed by Sheila4.1★Aug 2020 "Brookleigh is one of the nicest places we have ever stayed, with its sights of the little stream right outside the window, and the charming little village surrounding it." This is our second stay and we've never been disappointed by the accommodation. I would say that Covid-19 did make it difficult to go anywhere as even the pub across the road was fully booked that week. If you are going, look for places you'd like to go and book everything in advance. Reviewed by Sarah5.0★Aug 2020 "Could do with some wardrobes, wasn't to bad for us, if a family of five went they would be struggling." Bed in middle bedroom I couldn't sleep in so I slept in little bedroom, that was comfy for me. But the rest of cottage was ok Reviewed by Sylvia4.4★Jul 2020 "Cottage was nice but needs a refresh and a lick of paint." Cutlery and glassware also poor....only three wine glasses!! Also disappointed with the listing which indicates there are two bathrooms. There is ONLY one and a separate loo. This should be made clearer. Reviewed by Gary3.1★Feb 2020 "Lovely comfortable and warm cottage." Plenty of books to read and toys for my two year old grandson! We have already booked for next year. Reviewed by Jackie5.0★Jan 2020 "On arrival at this property we noticed scaffolding for next doors roof on Monday ..." On arrival at this property we noticed scaffolding for next doors roof on Monday morning workman came at 8 o’clock started banging around lucky for us we are early rises so we was all ready up don’t what would have happened if we had children as they was banging around most of the day if was a bit off putting putting that that aside we still enjoyed the week weather was kind for the time of year Reviewed by Sue3.8★Nov 2019 "Our stay a Brookleigh cottage was very relaxing, was lovely to return to this home from home holiday cottage after exploring the area." Hutton le hole is a place that I will return to again for definite. Reviewed by Patricia5.0★Oct 2019 "The cottage was in a lovely picture postcard village and was very well equipped, clean and comfortable." Reviewed by Kathleen5.0★Jun 2019 "Certainly not disappointed with our stay at Brookleigh." The accommodation was even better from what we had seen online, a larger property than expected which was a pleasant surprise. It was a home from home experience. We would highly recommend this cottage it offers everything you need for a good escape to the country, the location is hard to beat. A drive to the coast is well within reach so you have the best of both worlds. There's a good village pub in Hutton and two further pubs within a couple of miles offering superb food, The Royal Oak, Gillamoor and The Blacksmith's Arms, Lastingham so you are not stuck fast for dining out. Would we book here again? Definitely. Reviewed by Sheila4.7★May 2019 "This is a very charming well presented and equipped cottage." Perfect for exploring the local area. Would love to visit again. Reviewed by Helen5.0★Apr 2019 "Lovely cottage warm and cosy" Reviewed by Jackie5.0★Jan 2019 "What a fantastic stay in Hutton le hole at Brookleigh cottage!" My wife and I had a really enjoyable and comfortable time in this lovely location. Regards Mike Enright Reviewed by Mike4.4★Nov 2018 "A beautiful clean comfortable cottage with fantastic views across the village green and stream, we enjoyed watching the sheep arrive as we had breakfast." The cottage was larger than it appeared on the photos. It was very well equipped (scales in the kitchen would have been useful).It was lovely to arrive to a welcome tray and flowers in the dining room. The log fire in the lounge was well used and we played board games in front of it many afternoons. There were lots of games and toys which kept the children happy. A good location with the Ryedale museum (our grandchildren learnt to weave,make sources potions etc. there),tea rooms ,chocolate maker and craft shops made wandering round the village interesting. Lots of lovely walks and and friendly pubs offering good food in the location. We had a lovely holiday enjoyed a range of wether from snow to sunshine! Reviewed by Yvonne5.0★Oct 2018 "The cottage was lovely and very well equipped." The best treat was the availability of Netflix so managed to watch some of The Crown!! Reviewed by Barry5.0★Sep 2018 "No all fine house has old style charm mixed with modern." Lovely location for exploring the moors and villages . Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7★Sep 2018 "The house itself is beautiful and full of everything you need to keep a family entertained for a week." I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of books and toys provided in Brookleigh for those rainy days. Situated in the picturesque village of Hutton le Hole there is plenty to do within walking distance of Brookleigh. The garden is big enough for the children to play in, though my son did manage to fracture his leg whilst playing in the garden (though this was due to his sister, not the garden!) I would highly recommend Brookleigh to any family wanting a lovely peaceful holiday. We will most certainly be back Reviewed by Sarah4.7★Jul 2018 "Description of property did not really do it justice." Fabulous views across village green. Reviewed by Nick4.7★Jun 2018 "The cottage is in a fabulous location with easy access to the village but also to the North Yorkshire Moors." It is clean and welcoming with a lovely garden. Probably one of the nicest cottages we've stayed in. One suggestion is to have some deckchairs or garden seats so that you can sit on the lawn area of the garden. Reviewed by Diana4.7★Jun 2018 "Had a wonderful relaxing week in Brookleigh." Cottage was very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. Large enclosed garden was great for our dog who enjoyed mooching about in it. Location was fantastic too, lovely view over the picturesque village with sheep roaming around. A gentle stroll to 3 dog friendly cafes and the local pub, and being in the North York moors only a 40 minute drive to Whitby and the coast and York too. Hope to go back! Reviewed by Jodi5.0★Jun 2018 "Lovely well equipt cottage." Lots of places to visit nearby and lovely walks from the cottage too. Reviewed by Christine5.0★Mar 2018 "The cottage is well located in the beautiful village of Hutton le Hole." We will definitely be going back Reviewed by Colin5.0★Feb 2018 "This is the second time I have booked Brookleigh and would not hesitate in booking it again." while we were there our party of 14 who also booked through Sykes cottages in the same area came to look at Brookleigh and had decided that should they come to Hutton Le hole again they would book Brookleigh over any other cottage I replied not before I did Watch this space Thank you Reviewed by S4.8★Feb 2018 "The cottage was very comfortable even though the weather was extremely cold at times - the open fire was a lot of fun." The village is beautiful and the pub was very welcoming and served very good food. The local area had a lot to offer although a lot of the village amenities were closed for the winter. We would definitely like to go back again sometime. Thanks. Reviewed by Samantha5.0★Jan 2018 "This is a lovely property in a great location." I think you need some new and more pics of the property to show the views from the front windows and the two settees. The pics do not do the property justice. Very Good for dog lovers. Reviewed by Peter4.8★Dec 2017 "Fantastic cottage in an excellent location" Reviewed by Kim5.0★Nov 2017 "This was our third visit to Brookleigh." The cottage suits us very well. It is extremely well maintained and is a holiday home rather than just a holiday rental property. We look forward to returning in the future. Reviewed by Angela4.8★Aug 2017 "One of the best cottages we have stayed!" With a great pub just across the stream over the bridge. Very welcoming and homely. Reviewed by Vlasta5.0★Aug 2017 "Excellent cottage with good amenities and a few extras like fresh flowers all making it a home from home." Reviewed by Janet5.0★May 2017 "We were disappointed with the tv and Video." The tv is very small and the video ancient and kept sticking. Every thing else was brilliant. Reviewed by Colin5.0★Feb 2017 "Lovely cottage and area." Homely made very welcome. Very comfortable open fire bedrooms very spacious as well as lounge and dining room. Could live here! Reviewed by Jackie5.0★Jan 2017 "Loved the cottage and the area, Hutton Le Hole is a very pretty village, I wouldn't book for in the summer because of no private parking but another winter break would be lovely." We think the cottage needed blinds on all the windows, front and back, we didn't feel comfortable in the bathroom or downstairs toilet without any blinds up. we also felt that the TV was in need of updating, I haven't seen a TV that small for quite a few years, in summer you go out more but for a relaxing winter break it was used more and was most definitely too small. these are just a few points that we thought needed attention but we really enjoyed our stay and these things wouldn't put us off coming again to this wonderful cottage Reviewed by Kim4.8★Nov 2016 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Hide all Summary Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC Kitchen Utility with basin and WC Dining room Sitting room with open fire. Electric storage heaters with open fire Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher,40 inch TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Travel cot and highchair Ample roadside parking on first come, first served basis Lawned garden, enclosed with hedges only BBQ One well-behaved dog welcome Sorry, no smoking Shop and pub 5 mins walk Note: There is a stream 100 yards from the property, children to be supervised. The property A charming mid-terrace stone cottage, overlooking the picturesque village green in the North York Moors village of Hutton-le-Hole. Ideally situated, this Hutton-le-Hole cottage provides an excellent base from which to explore the spectacular surrounding countryside, but still be within close proximity to the market towns of Kirkbymoorside and Pickering. Offering spacious and comfortable accommodation, this Hutton-le-Hole cottage has a homely feel, with a warming open fire in the sitting room and an original, decorative Yorkist range in the dining room, making it the perfect bolt hole for a cosy cottage holiday. To the rear of this Hutton-le-Hole cottage is a secluded, lawned garden, providing a tranquil spot to relax in. With panoramic views over this chocolate box village, this Hutton-le-Hole cottage engenders the perfect atmosphere from which to unwind in this rural retreat. A short stroll over the village beck brings you to the local shop, pub and the popular Ryedale Folk Museum - well worth visiting. With a network of footpaths straight from the doorstep through beautiful scenery, this Hutton-le-Hole cottage is a walkers paradise. A few minutes drive brings you to the traditional market town of Kirkbymoorside, with its bustling market square, tea rooms, independent shops, inns and nearby excellent country golf course. There are numerous attractions in the vicinity including Castle Howard, Rievaulx Abbey and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Pickering. With easy access to the historic city of York and the seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough, this Hutton-le-Hole cottage will please everyone. View on map About the location HUTTON-LE-HOLE Kirkbymoorside 3.5 miles; Pickering 8 miles. Situated in the heart of the North York Moors National Park and handily placed for touring both Moors and Coast, the idyllic little village of Hutton-le-Hole is widely accepted as the prettiest in the area. Charming stone built cottages cluster around undulating village greens, with a stream (Hutton Beck) passing through. It's the perfect spot to sit and watch the world go by - but don't be surprised to find sheep grazing next to you! The village is home to the Ryedale Folk Museum, a 'hands on' museum of local life and tradition, which includes a reconstructed Elizabethan Manor House, farm buildings and craft shops. The village also has a complex of craft shops, workshops, tea rooms and gift shops. Nearby the attractive old market town of Kirkbymoorside lies on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, in between the towns of Helmsley and Pickering. It's a charming place with a slightly 'old fashioned feel' and visitors will find plenty to keep them occupied in the many shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. There is even an 18 hole course for golf enthusiasts and Pickering is the base of the North York Moors Steam Railway - a 'must do' day out for all visitors to the area. Both the City of York and the Yorkshire Coast are within easy driving distance.