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Bute Cottage

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


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely home annd beautiful garden."

    The cottage has jall the essentials. Perfect location for exploring all that is available nearby. Bathrooms slightly tricky to manage with two families sharing but worked ok for a short break. I would definitely recommend this property to others

    Reviewed by Emma4.7May 2024

  • "The Cottage was situated in a lovely village and was a good size for our party, the beds were comfortable, but I think guests should be made aware that one of the double bedrooms is located through the bedroom with the bunkbeds and this may not be suitable for their needs and the only bathroom upstairs is in that double room."

    The waste bin in one of the bedrooms had not been emptied and we also found items in draws left by previous guests, so obviously they had been missed. The cottage was not as clean as I would have hoped, lots of areas had been neglected, and tables etc. hadn’t been dusted there were stains on the carpets that could easily have been removed. The bathrooms where fine although I don’t think they had been moped and in the kitchen the cooker looked like it had never been cleaned and the grill only had one element working, so cooking a nice meal for the family was not an option. There were lots of DVDs and a dvd player buy unfortunately it could not be connected to the tv as they weren’t compatible, so it could not be used. The cottage was also full of flies when we arrived and took a while to get rid of, I appreciate we were in the country but we have never known this to happen before. Bute cottage is a great place to stay, I think is just needs more attention to detail, so your future guests can enjoy their stay. I hope you will take on board my comments.

    Reviewed by Julie3.4Apr 2024

  • "We went to Bute Cottage for a week, and it was exactly as you would expect a lovely old cottage to be."

    All rooms were very clean, with fresh linen and towels and plenty of spares. The beds were very comfortable, and my mother in law said it was the best she’s slept in years! It was decorated with beautiful pictures of country scenery and animals, and felt very homey and welcoming. There was a log burning fire with a basket of kindling, that toasted us in the evenings. There were welcome biscuits, which was a nice touch, and tea bags and some spices and cooking essentials in the cupboards. There were plenty of eco friendly cleaning supplies, so we were able to keep the place clean as the week went on. It was about a 40 min drive to York, and about 20-30 mins to Whitby and Scarborough. It was such a brilliant distance away from so many lovely towns, we barely managed to fit everything in as there was so much we could do! The cottage location itself was beautiful, in the peaceful country village with no noise but birds and the occasional cockerel crow. The lockbox for the key took us a moment to find, and we had to turn the central heating and hot water on at the boiler, but these were things we figured out fairly quickly and shouldn’t pose a problem for guests. It may be beneficial to explain where these things are located beforehand, in case some guests do struggle to find them. As an old cottage, it gets pretty cold, but the central heating works well and there are plenty of blankets and throws around. We don’t have a dog, but it seemed very pet friendly as we noticed a large, soft dog bed upstairs. I thought the value for the week was really good! Considering you’re getting a whole cottage with plenty of space, you can go as a larger family, or a couple of smaller families and split the cost. I would definitely recommend, and would go again!

    Reviewed by Melody5.0Mar 2024

  • "Bute cottage is a lovely comfortable cottage, we did enjoy our stay and has a wonderful Christmas."

    The shower pressure and temperature in both bathrooms were not great at all. Lack of dishwasher was also a shame but we knew this would be the case when booking. If possible it would be a nice addition to the cottage for many families particularly when at full capacity. Beds were very comfortable and the cottage was lovely and warm. The main reason for the 3 stars is the level of noise you can hear from all of the upstairs bedrooms. You can hear people talking at a very normal noise level and can hear the kettle boiling and smallest of noises from upstairs. It made it very hard to get to sleep or stay asleep. With the cottage at full capacity it’s hard to keep minimal noise down so made it hard for children to get to sleep. For this reason we would not recommend Bute cottage for families.

    Reviewed by Maymonah4.4Dec 2023

  • "Loved our stay at this gorgeous cottage with stunning views."

    The villagers and in particular the next door neighbour were all very friendly. Lovely tea shop. We hope to be back next year!

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Nov 2023

  • "The light switch’s took some finding ."

    Apart from that everything was excellent.

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely old cottage furnished and decorated in lovely traditional country style, 2 bathrooms a real bonus and more than adequate rooms for our party."

    Lovely comfortable beds too. Couldn’t fault the place and the village location was beautiful a perfect base for exploration Yorkshire. Would definitely book again when staying in Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had the most amazing stay at Bute cottage."

    The exterior of the cottage is breathtakingly pretty and the rear garden is superb. Outside patio area with pagoda was the perfect place to sit and relax. The cottage has everything you could need and the choice of three lounges that was very useful for us as we took parents so they could watch tv of their choice and we could chill in another room. The kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed cooking meals and eating together. We visited the Lockton Tea rooms several times and thoroughly enjoyed it. Trips to Whitby, Scarborough, Thornton le dale, Pickering, Malton and Goathland were brilliant and the cottage is the ideal central location. Our two spaniels enjoyed the local walks and the farmer even allowed us access to his farm fields to walk the dogs. I don’t know if I’m allowed to mention names but I would like to say a special thank you to the neighbour Gill for some plants she gave me and also Geoff who was absolutely wonderful to us. We were so taken with this beautiful cottage, location and the neighbours that we have already booked to go again next year. I really can’t wait as I had the most amazing holiday.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, beautiful location!"

    Loved staying there!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2023

  • "All really lovely and had a very nice stay with daughters and grandchildren ..."

    All really lovely and had a very nice stay with daughters and grandchildren Would definitely stay again Been picky patio could have done with a sweep and smell inside around fridge area This didn’t spoil our stay like I say we all loved the cottage and garden xx

    Reviewed by Anne4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet village."

    Kitchen well equipped, fridge needs a new shelf as one in there is missing a leg, great games in the games room particularly enjoyed kids against maturity! Beds very comfortable! Pasture at the bottom of garden great for the dogs! Only slight downside for us was no heating when we arrived as the boiler was turned off but owner talked us through how to turn it on would have been useful for the log burner to have been prepared for our arrival , a radio would be useful also. Could not find a hairdryer so unsure if there was one. Cottage in a great location handy for Pickering, Whitby and Scarborough around 20 mins away. Loved the cottage and would book again if we return to this part of Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2023

  • "Although the cottage was generally clean, it was a little disappointing to find the washing up (presumably from the previous client) still in the dish rack when we arrived in the late evening."

    Also, the log fire seemed to be ready to use but had no fire lighters, only an empty box, or dry wood in the log basket. Apart from these minor problems we had a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Apr 2023

  • "Chesterfield style sofas dusty and dirty , debris under cushions,vacuuming and wipe down needed before use."

    Kettle very dirty, hence purchased descale before use.Due to having to give access to neighbours, only able to park 2 cars, although it says ample parking.Needs mind your head on doorway to rear bedroom.Nèeds instructions for tvs central heating and appliances.Would be good to be able to access from front door, and also lock easily.Need to tell guests to park beyond next doors wooden gates, as this is their access , hence only able to park 2 cars, although says ample parking.Shower in en suite very low pressure, hence had to use downstairs bathroom.Floodlight to rear garden would be good,had to use torches.Driveway very muddy as we went in March.Scaffolding etc in drive meant reduced parking.Could do with more wardrobe space. Bed in rear bedroom as a bad squeak. Sorry would not return.

    Reviewed by Brenda2.8Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, very well maintained."

    Enjoyed a lovely weekend for my wife's 40th, with our 7 children. Was frozen outside, but the central heating kept us warm within. Only slight niggle is that we had no way of lighting the lovely log burner in the living room. Everything else was provided, kindling, logs firelighters, and coal, but no flame of any sort to actually start the fire! Managed to get a lighter from a shop so we could use the burner on the second night. Oh, and the flow in the en suite shower was very weak, but did not detract from our very lovely weekend. Top notch!

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Jan 2023

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with single and a bunk bed
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Games room with TV
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer dryer
  • 3 x TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Wood for the woodburner is not included
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed front garden and rear garden with lawn area
  • Large patio with a pergola and 10 seater table
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.1 miles, pub 1.1 miles

The property

Pickering 6 miles.

Settled amid glorious countryside in the small moor village of Lockton near Pickering, rests this remarkable, detached dwelling, Bute Cottage.

This stone-fronted property boasts a charming interior with its characterful beamed ceilings, open-fire and toasty woodburning stove, this wonderful holiday home makes a lovely escape for a family of eight.

Be greeted by ample off-road parking spaces, where you can leave your vehicle and admire the quaint setting.

Step inside to discover the sitting room, where you can unwind on the sumptuous sofa with the crackle of the open fire gently heating the room as you flicker through the TV or a good book.

For some peace and quiet opt for the snug room, where an alluring woodburning stove takes centre stage; here you can enjoy the intimate setting with a refreshing glass of wine.

Moving through the property, the younger ones will be thrilled with their own games room, which offers a corner sofa and large TV, away from the adults!

Discover the country-style kitchen/diner, where the designated chef can rustle up tasty dishes in the cooker and you can dine together at the table to chat about the highlights of the day.

After a day exploring, make use of the utility room to wash and dry your holiday attire without having to worry about running out of clothes.

Explore the beautiful garden, large enough for a quaint stroll with your canine companions and offering a lovely pond and pretty shrubbery, or make use of the large patio with gazebo, ideal for entertaining.

As the sky grows dark, retreat inside, and find the family bathroom on the ground-floor, beautifully tiled, where you can rejuvenate in the tub.

Choose between four adorned bedrooms, with a king-size and two doubles as well as a spacious family bedroom.

In the morning, make use of the fantastic facilities in the kitchen area or venture out on foot to sample baked goods at Lockton Tea Rooms & Gallery.

Bute Cottage is a superb base for a family adventure; visit Go Ape Dalby for obstacles amid the treetops and ramble across the deep forest of North Riding Forest Park either on foot or bike to soak in the splendour of nature.

For more excitement, the popular attraction of Flamingo Land Resort rests nearby, with a range of exhilarating rides to enjoy a scream!

Be sure to spend some time at the vibrant town of Pickering, just a short drive away, perfect for budding historians, where you can tour the world-famous paintings at Saxon Church, view the ruins of Pickering Castle and unveil the past at Beck Isle Museum.

A scenic drive will lead you to the thriving market town of Kirkbymoorside, home to two ancient inns for home-cooked meals and a variety of independent store to treat yourself.

Whisk your family away to Bute Cottage for memories you will cherish.

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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