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  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Very nice and clean throughout."

    Nice garden area for the only concern for myself and brother was the steep stairs (old age) but it is an old cottage. Apart from a noisy road it was lovely

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Mar 2024

  • "Lovely place, very nice neighbours, great walks."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by Bernard4.7Mar 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our week's stay at Ducky's."

    Being January, it was pretty cold outside, but the heating was quick and efficient and the cottage warmed up quickly. Secure, off-road parking was an absolute godsend for this type of property and the garden a bonus for our dog. Everything you might need seemed to have been thought of: plenty of kitchen equipment for cooking and torches for nocturnal wanderings. Town within an easy walk, lots of dog friendly pubs and cafe's and nearby places to visit. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jan 2024

  • "We enjoyed our stay at this lovely cosy cottage - Ducky’s is in a really good location - short walk to Pickering centre and short drive to Whitby & Scarborough."

    There are a lot of personal touches around the cottage which makes it even more cosy & homely Just one concern re the back 3rd bedroom - it is extremely cold and also damp - we managed to make it more comfortable by leaving heating on and the bedroom door open. Other than that - we had a perfect stay and would recommend Ducky’s and would not hesitate to stay again !

    Thank you for your positive feedback, i am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Regarding the coldness of the back bedroom, being at the back of the house it is north facing and more exposed so somewhat colder than the other rooms and consequently is more prone to condensation. I will be staying there myself shortly so I will sleep in that room and will see what I can do to improve it, probably upgrading the duvet and putting in additional blankets initially. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Dec 2023

  • "Stayed here a few times great location."

    Place is warm and comfortable. Has everything you need for a lively stay short or long.locals very friendly.owner very nice and always accommodating. Always leave a welcome pack which is a lovely touch.nice and clean too.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Dec 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Ducky’s."

    The cottage was lovely and warm even with freezing temperatures outside. A lot of extras are provided such as cling film, cooking oil, salt and pepper and plenty of cleaning products and hand soap at both sinks. The bed was lovely and comfortable and there is plenty of storage. The location is excellent, about ten minutes from the town and the garden space excellent for the dogs. The welcome basket was great, wine and biscuits for us and chews for the dogs. Thank you Jim

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2023

  • "Exactly as described."

    We had a problem with the boiler but the owner arranged for a plumber to arrive first thing next morning to fix it minimising any inconvenience. It’s handy also having the parking space at the back. About a 10 min walk to the town so handy for all shops.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay and the property was very comfortable."

    We were 4 adults and 2 dogs. Only aspects that could be improved - highlight better in details that garden is separate, across a shared driveway, as very important to know that you can't just let dogs out. Also, suggest to provide better blankets as the small back bedroom was a bit chilly so we had to give up fleece throw from another bedroom.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Ducky's is a lovely cottage, well situated for the town centre."

    Couldn't fault the facilities and perfect for dogs, having the separate garden. My only niggle, it is supposed to take 5 people however found the living room very small for this amount.

    Thank you for your feedback, i am really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Ducky's. Regarding the number of guests for the size of the property I would like to make it clear that I have always insisted that that the maximum number of guests is 4 and this should be clear in the property details. I have checked the details on Sykes listing and this is the case though it is possible that some third party booking agents have not been 100% accurate. I will be checking other booking sites and will attempt to rectify this should I find any discrepancies. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karin4.4Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, well placed for a short walk into Pickering, with the added bonus of off street parking which is like gold dust in Pickering!"

    Yes, there is a little road noise but it’s to be expected for such a great position. Night lights are fab! Fab treats left for us in the kitchen. Great host, thanks Jim.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a very lovely stay at Ducky’s ."

    Well equipped with all you could need. Great places easy to go to visit different places. Very friendly dog friendly pub.

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Aug 2023

  • "Everything you need and I would definitely stay again."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Ducky's cottage, Pickering."

    The house was perfect for our family of four and the board games were an added bonus! It was also a great base for touring some of North Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Perfect cottage in great location Had everything we needed Spotlessly clean"

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our family had such a lovely holiday in this beautiful cottage."

    Great location and within walking distance of the local supermarkets. The cottage was fully equipped with everything we needed and the board games made our evenings more enjoyable. We loved the decor and the beds were extremely comfy. The detached back garden is a huge space, ideal for playing games and for the dog to have a run around. We would definitely recommend any family staying here and we would love to stay again. Thanks for having us

    Reviewed by Billie-jo5.0May 2023

  • "Stayed for 2 nights at this lovely terraced cottage Good location to explore ..."

    Stayed for 2 nights at this lovely terraced cottage Good location to explore North Yorkshire small walk to centre ,train station and local shops Good selection of cafes which provide food at reasonably prices Accommodation excellent information provided and immaculately clean and cosy Lovely log burner and tastefully decorated Bedrooms comfortable and plenty of storage for clothes Kitchen well equipped to prepare own meals Lovely to receive complementary items Thank you Jim Would not hesitate to stay again if we are in Pickering

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2023

  • "The accommodation was fine and we were very happy with our stay in Pickering."

    Reviewed by David3.1May 2023

  • "Ducky's is a lovely cottage, well maintained, well appointed and comfortable."

    We enjoyed our week there. The only minor negative, for us, was that the mattress in the main bedroom was extremely hard, but we fully understand that this is so that the mattress will last for a long time. Our compliments to the owner for providing a lovely place to stay in. Tony Ratcliffe

    Reviewed by James4.7May 2023

  • "Ducky’s is a delightful, cosy cottage."

    Beautifully furnished and maintained with thoughtful extras. In a great situation in Pickering, a cosy place to return to after a busy day out. Little sunny courtyard and large grassed space for the dog. Good real ale pub 5 minutes walk away; friendly neighbours and a very helpful owner, Jim. Would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Jen5.0May 2023

  • "Cottage was clean and adequately equipped."

    Unfortunately the sink in the bathroom is very small and the plug does not seal, so losing water, The cottage is right on the A170 and the traffic is non stop, impossible to get a decent night sleep due to the number of lorries passing through all night

    Thank you for your feedback and for flagging up the washbasin plug not sealing properly, I will get it fixed asap. Unfortunately I cannot do much about the noise of the traffic, it seems to bother some people more than others, I guess this depends on whether or not they are light sleepers and what they are used to where they live. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8Apr 2023

  • "Loved our stay here was well equipped and had some lovely walks with the dog would definitely stay again"

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Nov 2022

  • "Well equipped cottage in a good location."

    Everything we needed, great welcome pack and we really enjoyed our mini break

    Reviewed by Kev4.7Oct 2022

  • "Comfortable accommodation in a good location close to Pickering town centre."

    Well equipped kitchen

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely holiday cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant cottage."

    Great location for the coast, Whitby, Scarborough etc. Great pub down the road, The Sun. Cottage was very clean and well equipped. We wi definitely try and return.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage within easy walking of the town centre."

    Really nice friendly nabours.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lamp in lounge would be nice and perhaps a blind in middle room otherwise a lovely place to stay."

    Thanks for recommendations of places to visit and Italian was wonderful- we went twice!

    Thank you for your comments, suggestions noted , I will look into implementing them at the next opportunity I have. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.1Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and clean."

    Garden was a plus to relax in after a busy day, also the small yard with chairs and table. Good to be able to park car off the road. Cannot fault this property. Lovely area plenty to see and do.

    Thank you for your comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic. Immaculate."

    Fresh, roomy and comfy. Words that sum up this cottage. Great attention to detail and consideration to make our stay as pleasurable as possible. Thank you. We are quite particular about where we stay and we could not fault Ducky cottage. We had the young grandchildren with us and they loved it too especially the private enclosed garden. I'd recommend this cottage and its location to anyone and would consider staying there again. We lived our stay. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback, as my first proper paying guests , it's a great start and I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate and self-assembling travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Rear garden with lawn and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: No stag/hen parties or single gender groups under the age of 25
  • Please note: This property only takes bookings of a minimum of 3 nights.

The property

Settled in the historic market town of Pickering, North Yorkshire, is this superb three-bedroom terraced cottage, Ducky's.

Ideally located just moments away from the local amenities, and within easy reach of the North York Moors National Park, Ducky's is a fantastic pet-friendly choice for couples or a family of four.

Look forward to cooking up a storm in the spacious and well-equipped kitchen, featuring a full size dishwasher and washer/dryer, ready to savour at the dining table or alfresco out in the rear garden.

The garden also features lockable bike storage.

After dinner, kick-back and relax on the plush seating in front of your favourite show on the TV, as your pooches curl up beside the crackling woodburning stove.

Climb the stairs up to the first floor, where you can wash away the day with a soak in the bath or freshen up under the overhead shower, before retiring to one of three well-presented bedrooms, a king-size and two singles, all with plenty of storage for your belongings.

Explore your surroundings, where you can refuel at the end of the day at the renowned real ale pub, The Sun.

There is also Figaro's Italian Restaurant, Willowgate Bistro, or pick up essentials from the convenience store.

Within the town, you can visit the remarkable Pickering Castle with exceptional views, delve into history at the Beck Isle Museum, or hop aboard the North York Moors Steam Railway for scenic rides through the National Park or to Whitby, some of which locations you may recognise from Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone.

There are a plethora of walks and cycling trails available from your new home, including the renowned Cleavland Way.

Continue onto Helmlsey, home to its own impressive castle and near to the fascinating sites of Rievaulx Abbey and the National Trust site of Rievaulx Terrace.

Further afield, you’ll find Scarborough, well-known for it’s beautiful beaches, castle, open air theatre and theme parks of Alpamare and Luna Park.

All this and more awaits at Ducky's.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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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Important information for booking in May: For the period between the 24th May and the 30th a 7 night booking can only be taken from the 24th May.
Please note: This property only takes bookings of a minimum of 3 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas