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Potter Hill Cottage

(Ref. 1025071)

Pickering, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "We stay in a quite a few properties and I have to say that Potter Hill Cottage was one of the best."

    Great communications from the off, very clean, well equipped, warm, everything just worked really well. Also a great location just off of Pickering town centre, with a top pub just around the corner! No dedicated parking, but with a bit of common sense and effort, everyone was happy. We'd love to return to the area, so Potter Hill Cottage will be our first port of call when we do.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2024

  • "We have loved staying at No."

    61.A beautiful house in a great location,easy access to town,but quiet.It has everything you need,a mixture of traditional and modern fittings,all of the highest quality,and immaculately clean.Thank you for the welcome basket,would definitely recommend 5*

    Thank you so much for the 5 star rating , we always strive to make potter hill feel like a home from home. Also you were 5 star guests , hope to see you again soon , Mel & Irene. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2024

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    We had a lovely stay at Potter Hill cottage. It is clear to see that Mel and Irene haven't just created another holiday let but a real home from home. They have really thought of everything with added little extra touches. Great location, warm and immacutely clean. Simply put - just perfect. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage, very warm and cosy, very clean with everything you could possibly need, would highly recommend"

    Thank you for the lovely comments , warm , cosy and clean is what we always aim for. Really glad you enjoyed your stay , hope to see you soon , Mel & Irene Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, thoughtful welcome basket with goodies in."

    Definitely would stay again.

    Thank you so much , really hope to see you again soon. Mel & Irene. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Dec 2023

  • "Five stars simply isn't enough for this beautiful property, by far the best holiday cottage we have had, would not hesitate to recommend."

    Thank you so much , as i have probably said many times before it makes it all worthwhile to get wonderful feedback from our lovely guests , Hope to see you again soon Mel & Irene Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was the first time at Potter Hill, and we have already booked to return next December, I think that says it all."

    Very nicely decorated, warm, cosy and furnished. We have stayed at a number of places in Pickering but this has become a firm favourite.

    Thank uou so much. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay at Poter Hill. And it always gives us a warm feeling when Guests rebook to visit us again. See you next December. Mel & Irene Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "We have had several lovely stays at No61 and we are not disappointed."

    Thanks Mel and Irene

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2023

  • "Having stopped at 3 other cottages next to the train station over the past 3 years and been a bit disappointed we decided to look at other cottages in Pickering."

    We quickly found potter hill and read the reviews sounded amazing so booked for 3rd November. owner contacted me to say cottage was available early at 2,30 which was nice, opening the door to the cottage we couldn't believe how well presented it was spotlessly clean throughout, cottage was lovely and warm very nice welcome hamper and milk in the fridge. kitchen was amazing everything you could possibly need all pots and pans including 2 frying pans spotless like new , cooker looked as if had never been used I cannot praise the cleanliness of this cottage enough, little things like kitchen foil, baking paper, wash tabs for the washer and tabs for dish washer , upstairs really nice shower very comfortable bed, towels and bedding lovely and fresh, As described in the description of the cottage stairs are a bit steep but after using them a couple of times you get used to them I would highly recommend potter hill cottage and cannot wait until we can come back A very big thank you to Mel and Irene for letting us use your beautiful cottage

    Ythank you so much for the heartwarming review , and thank you for being perfect guests , it made the changeover a pleasure. As you could see we like the cottage to feel like its your home for the duration of your stay. We are so pleased all our guests love the cottage and can't wait to return. We really hope to see you soon. Mel & Irene. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrain5.0Nov 2023

  • "September 8th 2023 This was a lovely cottage."

    It was very clean, comfortable, tastefully decorated and well equipped. The owners had obviously put a great deal of thought in providing everything a holiday maker would need. The cottage was ideally situated just five minutes away from two big supermarkets and also near transport links. We actually didn't use our car all week prefering to use our bus passes to travel to the places we wished to visit. We were sorry to not meet the owners during our stay. We would thoroughly recommend family and friends to stay there..

    Thank you for the lovely positive feedback , we are so glad you enjoyed your stay , we have always tried to make the cottage feel like a home from home and equip it with all the thing you might need during your stay. Also thank you for leaving the cottage really tidy , it gave me chance to power wash the courtyard. hope to see you again soon. Mel & irene . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Potter Hill."

    It was clean and comfortable and we felt at home. The welcome basket was a lovely extra which was much enjoyed and appreciated! The owners checked in with us on the day of arrival and leaving to make sure everything was OK. Could not fault our experience at all and would return.

    thank you . we always try to make our guests feel at home and know we are only a phone call away if there are any problems . so glad you enjoyed your time at potter hill . see you soon Mel & Irene Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was our first stay at Potter Hill Cottage but won't be our last!"

    It was very clean, very comfortable and very well equipped with everything you might need being provided, as well as a generous welcome pack and milk in the fridge. All the furniture was of a good quality and it felt more like a home than a holiday cottage. It is obvious that the owners have put a lot of effort into making this cottage perfect for holidays. The location was excellent as well - being a short walk into the centre of Pickering and an even shorter walk to the Sun Inn - excellent real ales and the very good Potter Hill Fish and Chip shop. All in all - highly recommended!

    Thank you for the great positive feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed our cottage just as much as we do. We can't wait for our next chance to stay over. Hope to see you again soon. Mel & Irene Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was beautiful and ideally located to visit the moors, Whitby, Scarborough and the many English heritage abbeys and castles in the area."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean, comfortable and very well stocked with everything you could think of and lots of little things easily forgotten from home. They even provided three fans to help keep us cool! We had a welcome text when we arrived and the owners messaged us on the day of departure saying we didn't have to rush out. Not intrusive but we knew the owners were there if we needed. The local area had a pub, fish and chip shop and a supermarket all within a very short walking distance. The local community was very friendly. The whole holiday was just perfect. Thanks to the owners for everything!

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We love our little cottage and we are so pleased you loved it too. Pickering is a perfect center for everything north Yorkshire has to offer. Hope to see you again soon Mel & Irene Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house was in immaculate condition, quality bedding and towels - indeed, quality throughout!"

    The galley kitchen is extremely well designe, lwith all appliances to hand and light floods in through the window and the ewroof window. The bedrooms were beautifully furnished and the beds were extremely comfortable. The bathroom, likewise, was very well presented. Overall, a beautifully presented and exremely comfortable cottage.

    hi Alison we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay you seemed to have picked two perfect weeks of weather to enjoy all yorkshire has to give. see you next june. Mel & Irene. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was a delightful ,well maintained cosy cottage,we really enjoyed are stay."

    Ideally situated for exploring this area of North Yorkshire.On arrival there was a welcoming pack of goodies which was a nice touch.Would most certainly recommend this little cottage.

    thank you for the lovely feedback , we are so glad you loved our little gem in the heart of Pickering. when we read these messages it always brings a smile to our faces to know everyone loves it as much as we do. best wishes Mel & Irene. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2023

  • "Well equipped to a high standard, decor modern."

    The property was spotlessly clean throughout. A little gem so close to the centre of Pickering. It was good to find a holiday cottage that was true to all the photos. Thankyou for the welcome pack which went down a treat.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback , we are really glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy , it was a pleasure to do the changeover after your visit. Really hope to see you again. Best wishes , Mel & Irene Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely brilliant, beautiful house."

    Lovely and clean and inviting. Would absolutely recommend without a doubt. Absolute gem

    Thank you , so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you soon Mel & Irene Property Owner

    Reviewed by Layla5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely clean comfortable cottage close to amenities would recommend."

    Thank you so much. Really appreciate it when people recommend our cosy home from home. With everything in easy reach Pickerihg is a perfect base to explore, coast , dales , moors , forests And also all the quaint towns snd villages that North Yorkshire has to give. Thanks again , hope to see you again soon, Mel , Irene and Molly the dog. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay the cottage was nice and clean and was nice and warm when we arrived There was a lovely welcome basket for us which was very much appreciated."

    It was a pity we had to leave a day early due to the inclement weather but not a lot anyone can do about that and we would definitely come back to Potter hill cottage and recommend anyone to stay there many thanks Phil

    thank you for the lovely positive feedback. we try to make our cottage feel like your home for the week. the welcome basket always helps to get you settled with tea , coffee , sugar . milk and munchies. so glad you enjoyed all pickering has to offer , and so sorry you had to cut your break short. hope to see you again soon Mel , Irene & Molly the dog. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage just a short walk into the centre of Pickering."

    Walks from the door to the castle and beyond. The cottage was very well equipped and felt more like a home than a let. My daughter loves her own little room and the night lights were a nice touch. The courtyard was large enough for our small dog to have a sniff around and we loved how dog friendly Pickering is. Highly recommend Nosh, Feast and the Black Swan for food and drink with your pooch. We managed to park right outside no problem.

    we are so glad you loved our little cottage in the heart of pickering. The lovely comments make it all worthwhile , we cant wait to have a few days there . Pickering and the surrounding areas have everything you need for a great relaxing or energetic holiday. thank you for being the perfect guests. Mel , Irene & Molly the dog. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very clean comfortable good location."

    Like home from home. Very warm and cosy .

    thank you for the lovely feedback , really makes it worthwhile when guests love our cosy cottage. Mel & Irene Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Feb 2023

  • "Potter Hill Cottage is beautifully decorated while still being cosy and inviting."

    It has everything we needed for the perfect self-catering holiday. The location is great, just a short walk to the shops and plenty of nearby open spaces for walking our dog. The parking is on-street but we never had a problem finding a spot near the Cottage. Communication with the owners was easy and they responded quickly to any queries we had. We loved staying in Potter Hill Cottage and will definitely look to see if it's available for our next visit to Pickering.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, it makes it all worthwhile to read such lovely comments on our little cottage. Kind regards Irene & Mel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Blythe5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Potter Hill Cottage."

    The owners were so kind and accommodating for us as we stayed there with our baby. Would not hesitate to recommend and hope to visit again in the future ! Perfectly situated to explore the coast as well as other lovely places like York and Malton.

    thank you for the wonderful feedback . you were the perfect guests . we are so happy you enjoyed your stay in our home from home. hope to see you again soon . Irene & Mel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Potter Hill Cottage."

    The cottage was really warm and cozy as well as being absolutely immaculate and well equipped, well done to the turn around team. I’ve never seen such a neat and tidy kitchen in a holiday let. Everything close at hand in Pickering and all very dog friendly. We had a few lovely meals in neighbouring village pubs. We rented it for two of us and the dog but our kids in their twenties came for the weekend and were jealous that we got to stay all week. Lovely days out at Scarborough, Whitby and Filey even in January. Would definitely recommend

    thank you for the wonderful feedback , we are so glad you enjoyed you stay at potter hill cottage . its our home from home. hope to see you again soon. Irene & Mel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jan 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a perfect location, a short walk away from the town."

    Very clean , comfortable accommodation. Warm and spacious and a well equipped kitchen. Beautiful welcome basket . The most comfortable beds I've ever stayed in , great shower and facilities. A highly recommended property - would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend to family or friends. Managed to park daily outside the property and excellent communication from the property owners. There were no negatives to report from our stay! We thoroughly enjoyed our new year visit - thank you.

    Wow....thank you so much for the amazing feedback, we do our best to please and this makes it all worthwhile xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Dec 2022

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed in ,was lovely to arrive on a cold wet evening and to be greeted with a clean and warm cottage and great welcoming pack ,on top of that a great location for many trips out over the week we were there."

    Hats off to the changeover crew for getting the cottage ready and warm for our arrival. Would use Sykes holiday cottages again.

    thank you for the lovely feedback. really glad you enjoyed your stay Irene & Mel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Dec 2022

  • "There is nothing but good to say about this property."

    Warm, cosy, spotlessly clean and very well maintained. Everything is thought of and the kitchen is especially well equipped. I looked forward to coming back after a day exploring and will definitely return. Perfect!!!

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. Hope to see you again soon. Mel & Irene Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a fantastic weekend at Potter hill."

    Spotlessly clean beds very comfortable, shower excellent. Lovely to have wine and treats on arrival. Appreciated. Would definitely return and recommend.

    thank you for the lovely feedback. so glad you enjoyed your stay at potter hill cottage. hope to see you again soon Irene & Mel. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Thank you for the welcome basket and milk."

    The fans for each bedroom were a welcome addition. Could maybe do with a few more pegs for the washing line but otherwise there was plenty of everything. Great location, a few occasions when we couldn’t park outside but we used a nearby street so all fine. Perfect for exploring Pickering itself and the North Yorkshire Moors & coast.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Ideally situated. Very clean and really nice welcome pack provided

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Jul 2022

  • "Placed in lovely quiet area."

    Lots of amenities nearby. Property was really nice and clean.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jul 2022

  • "We loved the property and its close proximity to the town ."

    The furnishings are pretty the beds very comfortable with good quality bed linen . The kitchen has everything required ( although we ate out ) We were delighted with the overall experience of our stay.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2022

  • "We enjoyed a lovely stay at potter hill cottage The house is beautiful, comfortable,clean and convenient to local amenities."

    Pickering is a lovely town surrounded by gorgeous countryside.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback for our cottage much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nora5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very very nice clean warm & comfortable cottage, very well equipped with ..."

    Very very nice clean warm & comfortable cottage, very well equipped with everything you need, short stroll into lovely town wonderful dog walking as far as you wish to go, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Quality

    Reviewed by William5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and spotlessly clean."

    Very spacious, fantastic shower and well kitted out kitchen. Nice, short walk to the steam railway and town. Welcome basket and milk was a nice touch. We were very lucky with the weather but a clothes airer would be useful for when it's raining. We would stay again and will recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent house in quiet location with gorgeous bathroom and shower."

    The whole house was spotlessly clean, modern and inviting. Lovely new kitchen with all essentials was another bonus. A very nice base to explore the forests with our cocker. We will definitely be back as we love Pickering. Highly recommended is the chip shop 30 metres up the road and spice 4U if one prefers a curry.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic base for our weekend break with two young children."

    Well equipped, couldnt have wished for anything more

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0Feb 2022

  • "This tastefully renovated house was a very comfortable and cosy retreat during a wet and windy week in February."

    Parking is on street but we never had problems finding a space. The chippy at the end of the road is excellent. Pickering is a lovely little town, perfectly situated for visits to the moors, York, Whitby and the coast. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie-anne5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a fabulous week in a lovely and clean cottage in a great location."

    Decorated to a very high standard. Felt like home. Plenty of places to eat and drink. We love walking and the location had plenty of good walks with lovely scenery. The owners made us feel like part of their family. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Feb 2022

  • "Mel and Irene have a wonderful property don't let the stairs put anyone off my ..."

    Mel and Irene have a wonderful property don't let the stairs put anyone off my late disabled wife was OK with them caant wait to return but please don't try to book my weeks trev and victoria

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Dec 2021

  • "This cottage was stunning, and warm and cosy also the gift basket was really thoughtful, We really enjoyed our stay, The only thing that was a little disappointing was the surrounding area I feel it’s more for younger families but would definitely recommend this cottage."

    Reviewed by Kelly4.4Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic house in a fantastic location."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christina4.7Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely gorgeous place to say."

    ..there is nothing you need that they havent catered for with children and pets. Thank you very much!

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank your so much for the lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Noreen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great place, really well presented, stones throw from everywhere, thoroughly recommend!"


    Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback..... Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Nov 2021

  • "What a fantastic cottage!"

    The pictures make the cottage look amazing but it is even better in real life. When we arrived, there was a welcome pack which was over and above our expectations - milk, biscuits, crisps, treats for our dog, even a bottle of wine- a lovely touch that we didn't expect. The beds were really comfortable too. Location-wise, it was perfect for us. We had a fantastic holiday and we will definitely return - we would love to stay here again. Thank you Potter Hill Cottage!

    Hi Claire, Thank you for the lovely feedback for our cottage, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Irene & Mel (Potter Hill Cottage) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2021

  • "Amazing cottage, sparklingly clean, very comfortable, every attention to detail catered for."

    Would highly recommend staying here. Will definitely be booking potter Hill cottage again. Thank you.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you Again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage , helpful owners we had a great time thank you"

    thank you for being perfect guests , hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2021

  • "What a absolute gem of a cottage!"

    Everything you could need has been thought of. Smart clean and fresh in appearance, wonderful location for exploring. Really had a fabulous time we will be back.

    thank you for being perfect guests , hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning little cottage."

    Not kidding, you would have thought the entire place had just been redecorated the week before our stay. Beautifully finished & immaculately clean. Only downside was that we weren't there longer to fully appreciate it. Would definitely stay again without hesitation.

    thank you for being perfect guests , hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Aug 2021

  • "From the moment we walked through the door we were blown away with this beautiful cottage!"

    They thought of everything beyond our expectations and would not hesitate in going back. Thank you so much

    thank you for being perfect guests , hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week in this lovely cottage, it was like home from home with everything that you could need."

    It had a lovely welcome hamper which was greatly appreciated as well as milk in the fridge! It was a short walk into Pickering with lovely shops, cafes and pubs. We found it a great base for visiting Scarborough, Whitby and York all our favourite places. The only downside was the parking unfortunatly our car got hit outside on our last night, this does not reflect the cottage at all as we loved it but just to be aware it is a very narrow street with double sided parking.

    sorry to hear about the car being bumped. first time ever that has happened. hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jul 2021

  • "Probally the worst sykes holiday ever but even sykes can't organise the weather the property was superb as was the owners and I would recommend it to anyone but not the weeks I want!"

    whilst the warning of the stairs was good as a disabled person I cooped OK so please don't be put off yet again 5 *+ property

    Sorry about the weather . hope its better for your next visit thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Jul 2021

  • "The beds were a bit springy for us but that is a personal preference."

    We couldn’t find any egg cups and apart from that very small detail it was very well provided in every way top marks

    Egg cups are now in place , thank you for letting us know. hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage at potter hill was at a very high standard of cleanliness."

    The cottage was in an area close to all amenities and a brilliant location for exploring.. Would recommend to anyone who loves walking especially with a dog.

    thank you for being perfect guests , hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is in a really good location and is very clean and well kept, could not fault it."

    We would definitely recommend it and hopefully stay again in the near future

    thank you for being perfect guests , hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely clean and well presented cottage."

    Kitchen well equipped. Lovely bedrooms. Great to beable to walk into the pretty town and within walking distance of supermarkets-- Lidl and Co op. Quite a good base to visit other places eg; York, Whitby, Scarborough Only downside is no designated parking. Would recommend and would visit again.

    thank you for being perfect guests , hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7May 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage- I wanted to live there!"

    thank you for being perfect guests , hope to see you again. glad you loved the cottage so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2021

  • "Property could do with one more toilet with sleeping 5 but other than that we had a lovely stay and the cottage was spotless on arrival."

    i wish we could fit in another toilet but these 200 year old properties dont offer lots of spare space. glad you loved your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liv4.7Apr 2021

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  • Three-storey cottage
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove (starter pack provided)
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Rear enclosed courtyard with furniture and secure bike storage
  • One well-behaved pet welcome (with an additional pet on request)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note; There are steep winding stairs to the first floor which may unfortunately not be suitable for those less able
  • Note: There are some head restrictions when entering the second floor from the stairs

The property

Found resting at the centre of the historic market town of Pickering, just a short stroll away from all of the town's wonderful amenities, is Potter Hill Cottage.

A contemporary, three-storey mid-terrace boasting a prime position for exploring both the coast and the North York Moors National Park, it makes a splendid choice for families or groups of friends seeking an escape to North Yorkshire.

Park up at the roadside before entering through the front door to be met by the beautiful living/dining space; light up the woodburning stove upon arrival to bring a homely aura to the room and take a seat on one of the sofas, the Smart TV sure to provide all your entertainment in the evenings, or gather around the table together with one of the provided games!

Step up into the galley style kitchen to find a stylish spot to prepare all your meals, a good host of appliances sure to make mealtimes a breeze, or take a trip to the award-winning fish and chip shop at the end of the road when you don't feel like cooking.

Take the winding staircase up to the first floor to be met by the stylish shower room where you can enjoy a warming rinse off after a day of exploring, as well as both a king-size bedroom, complete with a walk-in wardrobe, and a single room being found here too, each boasting an elegant interior.

The stairs to the second floor lead you to a further double bedroom sitting beneath the rustic beams and eaves, making a lovely hideaway for two.

Begin your days out in the enclosed courtyard with a coffee in hand, the perfect place for your canine companion to stretch their legs.

Collect your bike from the secure outbuilding and head out to explore the wonder of the local area and fantastic cycling routes.

Pickering is host to a wonderful range of amenities catering to every taste; enjoy a delicious meal in the nearby Indian restaurant, or indulge in a hearty pub lunch in one of the many public houses scattered around the streets, with lots of convenience stores too for picking up your own essential ingredients.

Visit the trout farm in walking distance of the cottage where you can delight in an idyllic day on the water, or follow the many bike paths leading from the town to explore the surrounding splendour of the area.

The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway is a must-see, taking you all the way to the coastal town of Whitby on 'The Optimist' whilst passing some of the most scenic landscapes it makes the perfect way to explore the area in a more relaxed way, or discover the locations used in the Harry Potter film The Philosopher's Stone, a wonderful experience for the film fanatic.

Whitby offers a traditional seaside experience which is sure to be a delight for all ages, home to a beautiful beach, historic wonders such as the Whitby Museum and the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, and the famed 199 Steps leading you up to the imposing Whitby Abbey with its spectacular scenery, it makes the perfect day trip at any time of the year.

Venture into the depths of the National Park to find plenty of outdoor activities such as rambling, cycling, horse riding, watersports and more, or simply spend a relaxing day in Pickering exploring the Beck Isle Museum and the town's 13th century castle.

In easy reach of so many fantastic attractions, Potter Hill Cottage is the perfect choice for your fun-filed 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