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Plum Cottage

(Ref. 998097)

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Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Well what a great find for our family reunion This property is just perfect for a group stay with everything you could possibly need."

    The cleanliness is 5star with space for everyone to feel comfortable. My only issue which needs attending to is the dining chairs. At least three of them are about to give way and could cause someone to be hurt. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in the cottage with our family over a 2night break ."

    The cottage is really something special with a large garden great for our grandchildren to run around and very private .Lots of space inside and all comfy and clean and would definitely go again for longer next time we didn’t want to leave . Many Thanks Anne &Family

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Hired the cottage as a family base for our daughters wedding."

    Great spacious accommodation, full of original features and charm. Easily and comfortably accommodated 10 adults. Loved the conservatory. A big thankyou to Michelle for speedily securing access to it when a key was not present. We know this area very well and the cottage is perfectly situated to make the most of this beautiful area. The outside spaces are large and could be stunning with a tidy up, plants and lawn overgrown but a minor detail . Totally recommend plum cottage for any large group ⭐️

    Reviewed by Donna4.7Apr 2023

  • "A clean and well presented property."

    If I was being 'picky' a couple of items needed attention. 1. Some light bulbs were not working in the ceiling chandeliers in the kitchen and living room 2. No hive instructions in the welcome pack and the batteries needed replacing. 3. One of the kitchen sockets was not working. BUT ...Plum Cottage was a great place to stay and my family thoroughly enjoyed their stay.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage next to pinchinthorpe hall, great for large groups or families."

    Nice, clean and comfy

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a great 3 night stay at Plum cottage."

    Our family have a yearly gathering, and Plum cottage offered everything we needed. Large property with everything you could need. Also close to a lot of our favourite costal places, skinninggrove, saltburn and Whitby. Would recommend

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a great property."

    Ideal for a large or small party. Perfect country location. Nice clean beds and towels. We were all quite disappointed with the cleanliness though. Lots of dust which needed removed from dining chairs before sitting down. Oven not cleaned. Bbq filthy. I dropped something on the bedroom floor and had to pull bedside cabinet out, I wish I hadn’t. Bottle of water under couch in lounge and a child’s note saying do not enter our house. Walled garden area could have done with a good sweep and lots of large weeds around all of the cottage. It is a beautiful property and they have thought of everything but need to look into the cleaning as unfortunately that will let them down.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, room for all the family and very comfortable."

    Nice and clean and provided everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, website photos do not do it justice."

    Plenty of space for our party of 6 adults and 4 children. Large enclosed garden for the children to play in. Best local beach was Saltburn by the Sea.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7May 2022

  • "Perfect for families"

    Reviewed by Gina4.7Apr 2022

  • "What a beautiful home and location."

    We had a wonderful week (helped by the glorious weather) and thoroughly enjoyed Plum Cottage. It was very clean, extremely nicely presented and very comfortable. The garden was lovely and we enjoyed listening to the birds. Great location and perfect for walking straight from the door, and exploring the beautiful countryside. Hopefully we will return one day.

    So pleased you had a relaxing holiday. Thank you for the lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is a rare instance where the photos do not do the property justice."

    The cottage is spacious, clean and warm. An excellent location for a family holiday with plenty of outside space for the kids to run around in! The cloakroom off the front hallway could do with some TLC, but the rest of the house is perfect. I would happily stay here again

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Plum Cottage."

    Lots of space and such a big garden. There is a lovely large dining room and kitchen. The conservatory was lovely for a morning coffee when the sun was shining. The lounge was big, bright and comfortable with 4 large sofas. The beds were comfortable with crisp white bed linen and there were good showers with plenty of hot water. Plenty of cupboards and storage space. Two bedrooms on the ground floor was great too. The Stables Restaurant next door was amazing, well worth a visit. Their Sunday lunch was the best. Breakfast as we left was excellent too with friendly staff and lovely surroundings. Lots of super places nearby to visit. Saltburn is only 10 mins away and Great Ayton was a delight too. Thank you. We will return.

    Reviewed by Anthea4.7Feb 2022

  • "A well equipped generally comfortable property (except for the downstairs double room which had a terrible bed, no bedside table or shelf - hence nowhere for a table or lamp, no chair to sit at makeup mirror on drawers)."

    The rest of the house was very comfortable, and the owner's agent dealt quickly and efficiently with a small problem.

    Reviewed by Eric4.7Jan 2022

  • "Fabulous stay at Plum cottage."

    All the family enjoyed our weekend away. Spacious and comfortable, would definitely stay again if we return to this area . WiFi now improved at the cottage

    Reviewed by Regina4.7Nov 2021

  • "We as a family have stayed at plumb cottage 4 or 5 times,superb location ,lovely spacious comfortable house and good to see the problem of fridge space,and the bins been emptied have been resolved will come back again thank you."

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2021

  • "Plum Cottage is situated in the grounds of Pinchinthorpe Hall in a very rural setting."

    Large property consisting of two ground floor bedroom, both ensuite and one a family room. 2 double bedrooms on the 1st floor, sharing a large family bathroom. Large fully fitted dining kitchen with double doors to a courtyard, with tables and chairs and BBQ and another giving access to a conservatory. Large lounge with 4 comfy couches and TV, double doors leading to a large enclosed garden. This property has everything that is needed and would suit family groups or friends. Plenty of places to visit locally or ideal house to just chill out. A couple of things to consider, due to the rural nature of the cottage, there can be flies and spiders and in the warm weather the upstairs bedrooms can be very warm. Cottage managed locally and they ca be contacted by text at any time.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a lovely accommodation, spacious house and gardens, an ideal spot to explore the North Yorkshire area and beyond"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was spacious and in a great setting however the furnishings were very dated and less than comfortable."

    The standard of housekeeping was very poor with spiders and cobwebs in every room, a dishwasher full of dirty dishes awaited us on arrival and a teapot full of mould from previous tenants leaving it not emptied from the last use. The fault with the WiFi has gone on for months and needs to be resolved . This property could be much more with just a little attention to detail.

    Reviewed by Lisa2.5Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect for 6."

    Another shower room would make it good for 8. WiFi was a little troublesome, but didn’t detract much. Area is lovely, and the railway walks start in Pinchinthorpe.

    Reviewed by William4.4Sep 2020

  • "The house is in a great location approx 30 mins from several beaches."

    It has plenty of space and is lovely and private. We had a great break & would love to stay again. I would definitely recommend this house.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2020

  • "The owners had recurrent problems with the internet - these had not been sorted."

    It was not what we had been lead to believe. We had both young children and work demands that required WiFi - one of the reasons we choose Plum Cottage. For us it wasn’t working until Wednesday evening and we had to host the BT Open Reach engineers who needed access to the property. We weren’t informed about the problems beforehand and had to make enquiries ourselves on three successive days - Sykes had 1hour plus waiting times on the phone so no luck there. This is not okay. We would like to receive recompense for this situation, and it was made clear that Sykes would sort this out for us as they have with previous Holiday tenants. We look forward to hearing from you. Michelle - Odd Socks - was as helpful as could be - but this didn’t change the situation. The internet problem was not new - it caused difficulties for both our children and ourselves. Two of which live with autism and for which the ability to have internet connection is very helpful. On a couple of other points - we would encourage the purchase of a freezer rather than suggesting a small ice box in a fridge is a freezer. The dishwasher is past its best. Cleaning under sofas and lower levels of coffee tables would be great. Lovely and quiet - although it would be helpful to let tenants know that people have a right of way across the lawn to get to the walled garden and back - we had our children playing in the garden and strangers suddenly appearing and chatting to them. Great space both internally and externally. Fantastic water pressure. Well stocked with cooking equipment.

    Reviewed by Marion3.1Aug 2020

  • "On arrival we found areas which were not satisfactorily cleaned, in particular the hob, the oven and grill and the fridge."

    Very dusty and full of cobwebs. Underneath sofas were filthy. In fairness when we complained the cleaners returned and addressed most of this. The outside courtyard was dusty and poorly maintained, which we felt added to the serious issues we had with flies. We had to request removal of previous guests rubbish from the courtyard which had been left in bin bags. The patio furniture was also very dirty.The hot tap in the family bedroom was so stiff it was difficult to operate and it took until day 6 for this to be fixed. The Wifi did not work throughout our stay, which the owners representative knew about and we were not informed of before our arrival. We would have thought twice about booking this property had we known this as it was particularly inconvenient to some of our party needing to do some work. Also because of no internet we could only use tv in kitchen with DVD player . We feel because of all of this a significant refund would be appropriate.

    Reviewed by Michael1.9Aug 2020

  • "Ten of us stayed at Plum Cottage for my sister's 40th birthday, not one of us could think of one thing we would complain about, the cottage is beautiful, set in stunning surroundings and views of Roseberry Topping which was a 4 mile walk from cottage there and back."

    The kitchen was well equipped with everything you needed and more, the whole place is tastefully furnished and decorated. Would definitely recommend and hopefully we are going to make it your yearly girly get together.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Plum Cottage, it was so clean, tidy and decorated lovely for Christmas."

    Plenty of space and facilities and situated in a lovely scenic environment. Thank you for such a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Dec 2019

  • "Myself and my 3 daughters & 3 granddaughters had a wonderful girls break at the cottage, which is well equipped and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week in this house, it worked really well for a group of 4 adults and 3 children plus our very well behaved Springer Spaniel."

    The lower ground wing was perfect for the family and young children .The older generation were able to enjoy a peaceful quiet night on the upper floor. The French range probably needs a service. I have a gas Viking range, thus experience. The front left ring was very temperamental and I could not manage to heat the left oven to a high temp, pity we did not find a guide book, when there was so much detail on the heating system. But luckily I could roast the potatoes in the electric oven. A burglar alarm was ringing for about 2 days in the unoccupied manor house next door, before being attended to, which was mildly irritating . Overall we enjoyed the property very much and found it very comfortable and practical, and would happily return.

    Reviewed by Lois3.8Oct 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation finished to a high standard and well equipped."

    A suggestion would be to equip the conservatory as a games room. Small pool table for example. Great outdoor space. The location is also good for visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Oct 2019

  • "Photos on site don’t do the property justice."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage and gardens with lovely weather for our stay."

    Very quiet and relaxing

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Ample space to entertain the family. Unfortunately The weather was against us. With having a toddler a dryer would have been useful. Overall would recommend this cottage to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Debbie3.8Aug 2019

  • "Very safe garden and grounds for small children,fenced and gated."

    Only comment would be that the fridge is rather small for the size of the cottage/kitchen.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had an absolutely lovely time at plum cottage, the house is very clean, really well kitted out and perfect for a large group."

    The location is perfect for getting to the local hills and pubs! Michelle was really helpful throughout our stay. I would highly recommend plum cottage. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2019

  • "This is a beautiful cottage but had a few issues which hopefully were teething problems but nevertheless impacted on our enjoyment."

    In addition, if you are thinking of taking children or animals then take caution as there are 2 ponds at the back of the hotel grounds that are hidden but are accessible quite easily from the cottage. We also had several rats in the courtyard which was a shame as it was beautiful. Hopefully that’s been sorted now.

    Reviewed by Jeanne3.1Apr 2019

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor family room with king-size double and two single pull-out beds with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory.
  • LPG central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV, Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • Enclosed front garden with lawned area, enclosed courtyard patio at rear with furniture
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: There is a moat and ponds on the grounds, care should be taken with children and animals.

The property

Nestled in an enviable location, with views over towards the National Trust's Roseberry Topping, where you can explore many bridleways and cycle routes, is Plum Cottage.

Ideally suited to families and groups of friends, this Yorkshire getaway rests just outside the market town of Guisborough, in the quiet hamlet of Pinchinthorpe.

The interior boasts a wonderful social space in the kitchen, perfect for foodie feasts around the dining table or enjoying a morning coffee at the breakfast bar.

The modern units and large range cooker only add to the appeal of this room, which can be accessed from two sides.

After dinner, head into the spacious living room and wrap yourselves around the warmth of the wood burning stove, which comes with a handy basket of logs to get your fire ablaze.

The ground floor double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower room is ideal for those travelling with grandparents or those who shy away from climbing stairs.

There is also a family room on this floor, playing host to a king-size double and a pull-out Trundel bed which can sleep two singles.

Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms and a glossy family bathroom.

The Court Yard garden is fully enclosed, making it safe for the kids to run around with the dog, while you enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple in the courtyard patio.

The property is located on extensive grounds, surrounded by woodlands.

Please note there is a moat and care should be taken with children.

The moat is not suitable for swimming.

Dogs should be kept on a lead in this area, as there are other animals in the surrounding fields.

A half mile drive away is the Kings Head pub, and a further mile away is Great Ayton with an array of village shops, an excellent butchers, coffee shops and pubs.

An interesting fact is that Captain Cook attended school here as a child.

Guisborough offers plenty more amenities to suit, including independent shops, twice-weekly market, pubs and an array of eateries, not forgetting the flourishing Guisborough Forest, hosting a myriad of thriving wildlife habitats.

A little further away is Stokesley, an attractive market town with a variety of pubs, restaurants with take-away options.

There are many more walking trails to challenge the avid walker, including The Cleveland Way and the Tees Link, though Roseberry Topping is well worth a climb to see breath-taking vistas from its peak.

You can also spend a day or two travelling along the eastern coastline, with the historic town of Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay and Scarborough to explore. A glorious break in the heart of North Yorkshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


  • Saltburn-by-the-Sea 6 miles
  • Staithes 13 miles
  • Whitby 21 miles

Guisborough is an attractive market town set in rural surroundings on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Steeped in history, Guisborough is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the town's most notable feature is the beautiful ruined abbey, Gisborough Priory; standing in full glory, to its original height of 97 feet, the dramatic gothic east gable towers high over the market town and has become a well-known icon of the town. This bustling small town has twice-weekly market days, a good selection of eateries, excellent pubs and many independent shops. Around Guisborough sits the spectacular woodland of Guisborough Forest. Guisborough Forest & Walkway is situated in Pinchinthorpe on the outskirts of Guisborough at the northern end of the A173. It extends for 2.5 miles along part of the route followed by the old Guisborough Branch Railway line, heading west towards Nunthorpe, and east to Guisborough Forest, which is managed by Forest Enterprise. It is a gateway site to the North York Moors National Park and offers splendid views of Roseberry Topping to the south. Points of local interest include Highcliff Nab and Hanging Stone. Captain Cook 92s Monument is also within walking distance. The Cleveland Way and the Tees Link walks pass through Guisborough Forest, and are just two of the many walking routes easily accessible to visitors. This super country park has cycle trails, walking routes, bridleways, a trim trail and an easier sculpture trail. The park includes the Guisborough Walkway which runs along the former trackbed of the Middlesbrough to Whitby railway line. This includes a wetland area with boardwalks, woodlands and grasslands. You can also climb Highcliff Nab for fabulous views of Teeside and the coast. The park is also very popular with mountain bikers with a number of super trails to explore. There is an excellent visitor centre with full details of all the trails in the park. The long distant trail of the Cleveland Way passes close by, whilst nearby Roseberry Topping is well worth the climb to take in the spectacular views. An easy thirty minute drive brings you to the Heritage Coastline, with historic villages and resorts, including Staithes, Saltburn and Whitby to enjoy.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas