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The Old Potting Shed

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 980345)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Great little cottage."

    Very well kitted out kitchen. Ideal for sorting you own food in. Would definitely look to stay again next time we’re in the area.

    Reviewed by MatthewNov 2021

  • "A lovely holiday home with a welcoming goodie tray."

    We have been to Yorkshire for over twenty years and stayed in many holiday cottages and this is one of the best. The photos don't do it justice and for me and my husband it was great to come away and have a good night's sleep! Thank you.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "What a fabulous family stay in a charming and characterful cottage!"

    A lovely welcome gift on arrival, scrupulously clean cottage, which was well equipped, with everything we needed, and very helpful owners with any questions about the local area and amenities. A great location from which to explore the Moors and North Yorkshire coastline. The perfect combination for our family half term holiday. We loved our stay!

    Reviewed by ClareOct 2021

  • "This was our seventh holiday in Kirkbymoorside, as on previous occasions the holidays have been first class."

    All the properties that we have stayed in have been first class, together with the local villagers superb friendliness we could not have enjoyed our holiday more. Even the weather was on our side........See you next year.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage."

    Very clean and close to the shops and pubs in kirkbymoorside. Own parking was great and a lovely walk from the doorstep. The only thing that would have made it even more perfect for us was a Smart TV.

    Reviewed by LuiSep 2021

  • "We had a great week and found the cottage comfortable, well equipped and clean."

    We didn't find the bed very comfortable but maybe personal taste as other reviewers said they did. The little patio area and communal garden were an added benefit especially as we had good weather. Loved the location as close to all the amenities of the town but quiet. Neighbours and locals were very friendly. We hope to return!

    Reviewed by GayleSep 2021

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful week in this cottage as a family of four."

    The property is kept in good condition, very clean and with helpful information in the property binder. The nature photographs dotted about the property were a lovely touch, the owner has some talent with a camera! There is a lovely little communal garden out the front and we sat out on the patio to have a fish supper one evening. The neighbours were very friendly and it's so well situated just a short walk from all the shops, cafes and restuarants on the market place. Kirkbymoorside makes a great base to explore this part of North Yorkshire we found that we had plenty to occupy us during our stay and wish we could have stayed for longer.

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2021

  • "Accommodation was comfortable and convenient nice to have a no dog policy."

    Kirbymoorside has a lot of facilities and amenities. A very friendly place and a lot of walks in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2021

  • "Perfect cottage, so quiet and peaceful despite having the main high street just round the corner."

    Cleanliness was excellent which is one of the biggest things for us. Kitchen well stocked with equipment. Lovely welcome hamper much appreciated. Great having the off road parking, garage and private patio area. It was wonderful to look out at the communal garden and the birds on the feeding table whilst listening to the church bells ringing out in the distance. Neighbours were all very friendly and respectful of distancing due to us shielding. The High Street had an amazing array of shops and places to eat - great to have so much choice on the doorstep. Great location for exploring this area of the country. We would love to return and hopefully next time make use of all the high street has to offer!

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2021

  • "The accommodation was first class, with everything we needed."

    The patio was a real bonus as it was a very warm few days and it was lovely to be able to sit out in a secluded garden. We met the neighbours and some local people and they were all very friendly. It was good to have off road parking as the Main Street could get busy. I would fully recommend this accommodation, and intend to return myself with friends and family.

    Reviewed by GillianJul 2021

  • "The Potting Shed was so clean and inviting and homely and the Prosecco and cakes were a special touch."

    Our 2nd visit and there will definitely be a 3rd

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful, exceptionally clean and very well stocked."

    There was everything we needed and more. The welcome pack was such a lovely touch. I would definitely recommend and I’m already looking at dates I can book next year .

    Reviewed by JoJun 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay , however it seemed the oven did not work."

    We only discovered this after buying and preparing an evening meal. ingredients wasted and had to go out for a late evening meal. We had to eat out more times than we had budgeted for ! May have been more economic to stay in a hotel

    Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. The owner has advised that she checks the oven during every changeover and noted that the fan and light came on so assumed it was working. Had you let her know there was a problem during your stay, she would have addressed this immediately. Upon finding your note on departure, she ordered a new oven which was fitted the same day after she realised the heating element had gone on the bottom oven (the top oven was still working). Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "The Old Potting Shed was a real treat , beautiful location , quiet yet close to all amenities."

    The cottage was immaculate and homely. A tray of treats on arrival and a detailed folder of useful information . We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "No it was lovely and clean warm and cosy we would stay there again it's a good base for seeing north yorkshire"

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2021

  • "This cottage was well equipped, spacious and clean."

    It was in a town but still quiet. Lots of things to do within an hour's drive of the cottage.

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable and located in a quiet area."

    The village has good shops and pubs and gives good access to all the Yorkshire Moors interesting sites.

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    We would really love to go back one day!

    Reviewed by EileenSep 2020

  • "This was the second time my wife and I stayed at the Old Potting Shed."

    We returned because we loved the cottage so much the first time and we will no doubt be back again.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2020

  • "The cottage was exceptionally clean."

    Reviewed by RonaldAug 2020

  • "We loved the tranquil setting of the cottage, its decor was lovely."

    It is situated in a very convenient place to explore NYM National Park and Hawardian Hills and Kirkby has all the local facilities one needs for a stay. The welcome pack was very much appreciated. We will hopefully return.

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2020

  • "Very clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a pleasant, quiet setting."

    Some very nice touches in welcome pack. Kirkbymoorside is an excellent centre to explore the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors and coastline. Everything is on hand in the town, and the locals were very welcoming and happy to have visitors in these challenging times. Some very nice local walks.

    Reviewed by LizJul 2020

  • "Probably the best self catering accomodation I have booked."

    Everything you needed. Warm, comfortable, great location.

    Reviewed by JanOct 2019

  • "I booked this correctly on your website, but when confirmation came through it stated I had actually booked for 5th September 2020!"

    ! I may be getting on in years but I am not that stupid, I am absolutely certain I had booked for 2019 as otherwise I would have had to move the indicator on the website on a year as well as setting the correct month. I telephoned immediately but was charged £30 initially for amending the booking. I did eventually have this refunded but I wonder if frankly this is not an isolated occurrence and other people have just accepted the situation - very unsatisfactory, if we do visit The Old Potting shed again, rest assured we would use another booking agent!!!

    Reviewed by DerekSep 2019

  • "This cottage is a real home from home."

    It also has the advantage of being a short walk from all the amenities of Kirkbymoorside.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2019

  • "The cottage really made the holiday and we loved the garden."

    Being a housekeeper I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the cottage too.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage in the perfect location for exploring the moors and vale of Pickering."

    The hosts had anticipated everything you would need for a holiday home from home. The beds were amazing! We all slept so well after long days walking the countryside using the information books and maps we found in the cottage. We had brought our own, but needn’t have bothered and managed to clock up 20 to 30,000 steps/day, hardly meeting a soul....but we did meet lots of lovely lambs and ewes. Kirkbymoorside has wonderful shops, so you do not need to load up with food beforehand. Try the butcher, the baker, we didn’t find the candlestick maker but there are local craft shops, and very well stocked Coop and Spar, plus other independent retailers. All within a few minutes walk from the cottage. Lastly parking, as all historic towns, having somewhere to park is invaluable! We loved it :)

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2019

  • "Superb cottage with everything you needed and that homely feel on walking ..."

    Superb cottage with everything you needed and that homely feel on walking through the front door and the welcome pack was a lovely touch

    Reviewed by AndyApr 2019

  • "A really fabulous cottage and such a great welcome to find a lovely fruit bowl, a bottle of procesecco and milk in the fridge."

    We will definitely use it again.

    Reviewed by EricaApr 2019

  • "The Old Potting Shed is a beautiful, spotlessly clean, well equipped cottage in the lovely small market town of Kirkbymoorside, with shops pubs and cafes minutes away."

    We have had several cottages over the years and this certainly is one of the best. The owners left an excellent welcome pack which was a lovely surprise after a long journey. Lots to see and do in the surrounding area, can't recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by JennyMar 2019

  • "The owners could not have been more helpful."

    We arrived an hour early but it was no problem for them there was a welcome pack including a bottle of prosecco the cottage blew us away just fantastic could not find a fault.

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2019

  • "Had a lovely break at The Potting Shed, Kirkbymoorside."

    Very lucky with the weather, enjoying the hottest days in February on record. The cottage had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. Very comfortable beds. Had a lovely meal at the Kings Head, which is a 2 minute walk from the property. Lots of places to visit. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by JackieFeb 2019

  • "Great place nice and cosy, everything provided."

    Lovely area too.

    Reviewed by PaulineFeb 2019

  • "Stunning cottage with loads of space and facilities in a very nice village"

    Reviewed by NicolaJan 2019

  • "Good location, lovely beds, comfortable and lots of seating in lounge, well-equipped kitchen We left something behind and hadn't realized."

    This was posted on.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2018

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable week and no complaints whatsoever, I will thank the owners."

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2018

  • "Pictures do not do the lovely ‘Potting Shed’ justice."

    Fresh, clean & very well equipped with a much appreciated welcome tray!! We had a fabulous holiday in this well located cosy cottage!

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2018

  • "Great holiday cottage!"

    Immaculately clean and so well equipped for families. Had a lovely time at The Old Potting Shed! Loved the owner’s photography and the welcome hamper too! Lovely touches.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2018

  • "A delightful cottage in an excellent location with the added advantage of own parking space a few feet from the door."

    Cottage was spacious, comfortable and very clean. Everything was quality from the mattresses to the ample fluffy towels. It was well equipped with everything you could need for a weeks holiday. The outside seating area is delightful with a view of the cottage garden. Would definitely book again. The Whiteheads - Sheffield

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2018

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The property

This lovely cottage is tucked away in the centre of the charming North Yorkshire town of Kirkbymoorside, providing comfortable accommodation for a family or couples looking to explore this beautiful part of Yorkshire.

Just off the main high street of Kirkbymoorside, The Old Potting Shed is a garden-themed mews cottage set in a pretty, communal garden with an enclosed private patio area perfect for sitting out in the sun to enjoy a cup of coffee or soaking up the afternoon sun.

Step through the stable door and find a cosy sitting room with beamed ceilings and a log burning stove, to your left and an open-plan kitchen/diner to you right.

This room offers a sociable space for enjoying tasty home-cooked meals and planning tomorrow's adventures.

Upstairs there are two pleasing bedrooms; one with a king-size bed and and a twin room that can also be converted into a super king.

In between the two bedrooms is the family bathroom.

The location of the property means that you are but a stone's throw from all the main amenities Kirkbymoorside has to offer; the selection of shops and eateries, as well as the numerous antique shops, art gallery, and gift shops.

The property also benefits from off street parking and a garage, which is rare for this location in the heart of the town.

The seaside resorts of Whitby and Scarborough are within driving distance and offer a range of quirky shops and independent places to eat as well as fascinating heritage attractions and Blue Flag beaches.

Kirkbymoorside is a great base for cycling in North Yorkshire, indeed the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire ran right through the town.

Dalby Forest mountain bike trails and outdoor activity centre are also just 30 minutes drive away.

This lovely cottage is the perfect place to base a romantic getaway, a break with friends or a family adventure in North Yorkshire.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king, 1 x twin (zip/link can be super king on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Power, fire starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Lockable garage and off-road parking
  • Patio at front with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs less than two minute walk
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Pickering 6 miles; Helmsley 5 miles.

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 is a charming place, full of Yorkshire character, and is the centre for the local farms and villages. Visitors will find a variety of shops from tea rooms, pubs and restaurants to antique shops, while there is a market day on Wednesday. The excellent walking and magnificent scenery of the National Park are close by, as are the picturesque villages of Hutton-le-Hole and Lastingham. Pickering is the base of the North York Moors Steam Railway - a ‘must do’ day out for all visitors to the area. Castle Howard, York, Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast are within easy driving distance.

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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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