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Potter Hill Cottage

Pickering, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1025071)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "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.

    Reviewed by KathrynJul 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 EmmaJul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Ideally situated. Very clean and really nice welcome pack provided

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2022

  • "Placed in lovely quiet area."

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

    Reviewed by MarkJul 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 MargaretJun 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 NoraJun 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 WilliamMay 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 LauraApr 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 NickMar 2022

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

    Well equipped, couldnt have wished for anything more

    Reviewed by KimberleyFeb 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-anneFeb 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 JaniceFeb 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 GeraldineDec 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 KellyDec 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 ChristinaDec 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 NoreenNov 2021

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


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

    Reviewed by MatthewNov 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 ClaireNov 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 JohnOct 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 JaneAug 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 TimAug 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 WayneAug 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 HelenJul 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 JenniferJul 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 GeraldineJul 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 KarenJun 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 KimJun 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 IanJun 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 DianeMay 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 DianeApr 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 LivApr 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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