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Peg's Cottage

(Ref. 917006)

Pockley near Helmsley, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • friendly (13)

62 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent cottage everything we needed was there."

    The garden was a lovely space for our dog to run about in safely.Got to talk to Tim the gardener very friendly guy and knowledgeable about the area very helpful during the owners holiday absence.We will definitely book again thankyou.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely with everything you would need to have a wonderful and relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was a lovely homely comfortable cottage in a beautiful village."

    The photos don't do the property justice as it is so much more updated than the photos show. We had the full use of the owners garden which our dog enjoyed and the owner was very friendly and provided us with tea, coffee and milk when we arrived. We couldn't fault anything as it had everything we needed and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful, quiet location."

    It was home from home. The description in the advert needs updating. We read there was a DVD player but there wasn't . We had brought some DVD'S but couldn't watch them. Great base for exploring museums, castles etc. The gentleman who works on the property was very helpful and approachable. We had nice chats with him. He is a great asset, lovely guy.

    Reviewed by Angela3.8Jul 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Peggs cottage, the host and her two dogs were charming and made us and our dog "Sugar" more than welcome."

    Nothing was too much trouble. The property was cosy and well equipped and sugar loved the garden space. We were that comfortable that we were happy not to venture out to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding countryside. We would not hesitate to return should the opportunity present itself. Gary & Anne Hewitt, Birmingham.

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was wonderful, in a good location."

    Just the right size for two people. Very comfy bed, efficient cooker and easy to use. We will be back!!

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely welcome,great stay."

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7May 2023

  • "We found peg's cottage warm and comfortable the bed extremely comfortable, we ..."

    We found peg's cottage warm and comfortable the bed extremely comfortable, we feel the description should be amended as we found no dvds and only two books also there is no gas fire in the lounge , unfortunately our two labs didn't got on with tonia's

    Reviewed by Robert3.1May 2023

  • "Location is convenient."

    Village is pleasant and quiet with plenty local walks. Owner very helpful and garden was fine with good on site parking.

    Reviewed by Walter5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely as was the garden, Tonia was very nice just let you get ..."

    The cottage was lovely as was the garden, Tonia was very nice just let you get on with your holiday but was there if you needed anything, we loved the village so quiet, and the surrounding area, would go back to Pegs cottage

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a very good holiday."

    The cottage had everything you could need and was warm ,cosy and Spotless. Ideal for Rosie our dog with large area for her to roam. Will not hesitate to return when visiting that area again. Thankyou Tonia for a very pleasant holiday. October 21st to 28th 2022. Pat & Ian

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2022

  • "All good here, lovely lady owner, trusting, beautiful little cottage, as was the ..."

    All good here, lovely lady owner, trusting, beautiful little cottage, as was the village and surrounding area, would go back again tomorrow

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely clean, cosy cottage, 5 minutes drive from Helmsley, lovely walks from the door of the cottage via a very quiet village, the large gardens were beautifully maintained, secure parking right outside the door, the owner has provided everything you could possibly need and was on hand if you had any questions."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in a very quiet area."

    Nice big tv and the wi-fi was excellent. Plenty of room for 2 people and a large dog. The owner is very friendly. There is also a huge grassy area outside the cottage. There are some lovely walks close by, with many nice places to visit within easy reach. If you are looking to get away from it all this is the place for you.

    Reviewed by Leslie4.7Aug 2022

  • "Had a great week ,the cottage was very well equipped ."

    Will be going back there if we go to this area again. Owner will give advise if requested without being in your way recommended .

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay at Peg's Cottage with our two dogs."

    The owner is very friendly and accommodating. There are walks in the very quiet village, it's minutes from the lovely town of Helmsley (great fish & chips) and there is a farm shop/cafe a couple of miles away. Pockley is very well situated for the walks and attractions of the Yorkshire Moors

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2022

  • "Perfect for a couple and small dog."

    Tonia the property owner was very welcoming to my wife and I and our aged terrier. This was from initial phone contact through to meeting and sharing local knowledge. This was particularly helpful as we are considering buying property in North Yorkshire. She added helpful little touches of a welcome pack of tea/milk/coffee plus things for the dog. The cottage was small but perfectly laid out and equipped to a high standard.

    Reviewed by Dermot4.7Jun 2022

  • "Best dog friendly Skyes Cottage we have been to"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent little cottage, with all the facilities you need."

    Was made to feel welcome Plenty of walking locally.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2022

  • "We have stayed in several self-catering properties and Peg's Cottage is right up there as the best ever."

    Location, general layout, ideal kitchen facilities all important factors for us and these were exceptional together with a welcoming host.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2022

  • "Enjoyed our week at Pegs cottage."

    Everything was comfortable, and enjoyed the walks with the dogs. The cottage gave us all we needed and we shall certainly return at some time. Chris and Reg. 08-15 April.

    Reviewed by Reg5.0Apr 2022

  • "Such a lovely cottage."

    Tastefully decorated and comfortable. Slept really well and enjoyed the peace and quiet. Really appreciated that our dog was able to roam around the whole garden when the gates were closed and meet the owner's dogs. The gas log burner was really effective and quickly warmed up the whole place. Well equipped with crockery, cutlery but needed a new tin opener which we pointed out to the owner. We enjoyed some long walks with our dog along the country lanes.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "We enjoyed a few days break in a comfortable cottage in a wonderful location,"

    Reviewed by Eileen4.7Sep 2021

  • "Plenty of safe space for dog to play."

    We were very comfortable and everything needed was provided in the cottage .Bed was more comfortable than expected.I think a mattress topper has been added.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in fabulous location, owner very friendly and made us very welcome."

    Reviewed by A5.0May 2021

  • "Chipped crockery in kitchen."

    The bed was the most uncomfortable we have ever had left early because could not get a good night's sleep. You don't expect to pay £120 a night to sleep on substandard mattress

    Reviewed by Martin2.5Oct 2020

  • "It was a lovely cosy cottage in a nice location."

    It was a good size cottage for two people. We particularly appreciated the size of the kitchen.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very nice, understanding."

    pet friendly owners, and a nice quiet location on the edge of the village.

    Reviewed by Andre5.0Aug 2020

  • "Just would like to say tonya( owner) was very friendly and very helpful nothing ..."

    Just would like to say tonya( owner) was very friendly and very helpful nothing to much trouble) also would like to praise gardener he was very helpful and asked each day if everything was ok he also gave us good tips on places to visit and how to get there

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely in beautiful surroundings."

    The owner was very welcoming and accommodating. The only issue is the internet connection was extremely poor. Would definitely return .

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Aug 2020

  • "Very pleasant cottage highly recommended."

    Everything you need. Owner seems very helpful ( although we never met ) Nice touch log burner. Only recommended new mattress & bigger tv as the one seams a good one but to small. Never the less would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was very cosy and comfortable with all the amenities that one would have at home."

    The owner was very friendly .It is situated in an ideal position for exploring the area and coast. Very enjoyable few days.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely location, great garden area and felt very welcome."

    Would appreciate a more comfortable couch & the mattress is due to be changed but that’s the only thing that stands out. Cottage was ideal for dogs as garden was all enclosed and the property was spotless.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.1Aug 2019

  • "The property,it's internal ameneties, were fine and we really do hate to complain however - The Wifi for the period we were there was only available for a very, very short period and non existant for the remander."

    Likewise the phone signal. The owner was and is aware of this but if any prospective customer have real needs in that direction this is not the place for you. This should be noted in the description.

    Reviewed by Michael J4.4Aug 2019

  • "Very welcoming host, extremely dog friendly and lovely enclosed garden."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic little cottage in a beautiful part of Yorkshire."

    Great for a peaceful retreat and the dogs loved it too.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2019

  • "Chilled relaxed holiday."


    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2019

  • "Smashing little cottage on the edge of a quiet farming hamlet, excellent place for dogs with lots of walks nearby with next to no traffic to worry about."

    A very friendly owner couldn't be nice. Sure to return loved it

    Reviewed by Ray4.7Jan 2019

  • "Highly recommended."

    We shall certainly return later this year.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Dec 2018

  • "Pegs cottage is delightful, small cozy but fully equipped."

    It was great to be able to use the orchard to play with the dog.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage great area would definitely book again."

    Reviewed by Kath4.4Oct 2018

  • "Lovely well appointed cottage, one of the best we have stayed in."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2018

  • "A small though very well presented and equipped cottage in a very good location."

    Very small tv and unable to watch properly until we discovered that settee could be swung around on its castors.

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Sep 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely, everything you needed was provided."

    Quite resort, but ideal if you have dogs. Tonia the owner very welcoming, as was Hattie her lovely dog

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic for my two dogs."

    Owner very helpful .

    Reviewed by Jill & Dave5.0Aug 2018

  • "A lovely clean and well presented cottage in a great location ."

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2018

  • "Wonderful location with a really nice,considerate owner."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in good order."

    Quiet and peaceful

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Jun 2018

  • "Small private garden in lower area adjacent property with table and chairs would I’m sure be appreciated by guests."

    No vacuum cleaner so difficult to clean property before leaving. Larger TV I’m sure would be appreciated. WiFi signal poor but improved connection would help with holiday planning. The inclusion of the above points would further enhance what is a lovely little cottage.

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, Tonia made us very welcome & was on hand regarding any questions or needing any help."

    Our two dogs loved having run of big garden, Tonia's dogs, Hettie & Bundle were forgiving when Bella stole their toys & Hari kept barking at them!. Two downsides, absolutely no internet access which I could have done with for local / general information, & poor mobile phone reception. Also cost of car parking in Helmsley which I know isn't Tonia's doing, charges apply even with a blue badge, that's down to Rydale council, but yes we would stay at Peg's cottage again , wish we could've brought it home with us!.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2018

  • "Ideal venue for us."

    We need ground floor only accommodation and this cottage suited admirably. Owner - who lived in adjacent property - made us most welcome. cottage located in beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by Peter John5.0May 2018

  • "Great gardens and location for a peaceful break"

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2018

  • "Cosy cottage in a quiet village, great location for a restful break."

    The cottage is set on the edge of the moors with plenty of walking and beautiful scenery. Tonia was a great host and made us very welcome.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Dec 2017

  • "This break was just fantastic."

    The cottage was really cosy and so warm and had everything you could need and the owner even put Christmas decorations up and a small tree and presented us with a big bottle of Cava on arrival. The owner gave us advice on where to eat etc. We regularly bought fresh eggs from over the road which was a nice touch. It really is super peaceful there and I returned back home so relaxed. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2017

  • "Cosy, dog friendly cottage a few minutes from all facilities in Helmsley."

    Plenty of walks from the village. Friendly host, recommended place to stay.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2017

  • "Lovely and peaceful to recharge the batteries."

    A very good. Location for site seeing or stay locally and enjoy the views and listen to the countryside sounds! Charming host with two great dogs.

    5.0Jun 2017

  • "Very nice owner."

    Lovely gas burning wood stove, just what we needed with the wet weather we had.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.6May 2017

  • "Absolute perfection , cannot be beaten cant wait to return many thanks to Tonia , Hettie and bundle"

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Mar 2017

  • "An excellent cottage in a wonderful location, already recommended to my family for a stop over."

    all in all an excellent break

    Reviewed by David4.8Mar 2017

  • "Excellent facilities and location to explore the area"

    Reviewed by James John5.0Mar 2017

  • "No it was a beautiful cottage in a wonderful location."

    The owner was friendly and helpful.we would love to return next year.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2016

  • "Pegs cottagei is a little gem set in the most beautiful countryside."

    The cottage itself is very compact ,the bedroom is quite small,but adequate ,and there is a very nice,well appointed kitchen.One of the main attractions is the the lovely garden,and particularly for us ,the enclosed area where our dogs could run about in safety.We would definitely return for another holiday.

    Reviewed by Miriam4.6Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi (not suitable for streaming), selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles.

The property

Helmsley 2 miles.

A pretty, detached stone cottage in the small hamlet of Pockley, two miles from the delightful market town of Helmsley.

Set within attractive gardens, in a peaceful location, this cottage near Helmsley is ideal for couples wanting to explore the stunning countryside of the North York Moors National Park, and enjoy easy access to both the east coast and nearby country towns.

With accommodation set solely on the ground floor, this cottage near Helmsley provides a cosy and comfortable holiday home featuring a charming double bedroom, a modern kitchen, and a warming gas woodburner-style stove in the pleasant sitting room.

Outside this Helmsley cottage are lovely lawned gardens, with a small orchard where you can sit and relax with a glass of wine on balmy summer evenings, and set in an area unaffected by any light pollution, there are fantastic night skies to study for stargazing, weather permitting.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, this cottage near Helmsley offers ample walking and cycling opportunities and many attractions, including the steam railway at Pickering, the Ryedale Folk Museum at Hutton-le-Hole, Duncombe Park, and the stately home of Castle Howard.

The area is peppered with historic castles and abbeys, such as Rievaulx and Byland Abbeys and Pickering and Helmsley Castles, whilst the market towns offer quaint tea rooms, local inns, galleries, and independent shops.

For food lovers, there are superb restaurants nearby, including the renowned Star Inn at Harome and The Blacksmiths Arms at Lastingham, while keen golfers can enjoy a round at the Kirkbymoorside Golf Club.

This cottage near Helmsley is an ideal base for discovering this wonderful corner of North Yorkshire, all year round.

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About the location


Kirkbymoorside 6 miles; Thirsk 14 miles; Pickering 13 miles; York 26 miles.

Lying in a sheltered corner of Upper Ryedale, on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park, Helmsley is a prestigious market town with a spacious market square surrounded by houses, hotels and shops. The area is important historically - Helmsley has its own 12th century castle and English Heritage’s Rievaulx Abbey and Castle Howard are close by. Helmsley also boasts an arts centre showing films and plays, and an outdoor swimming pool, which is open during the summer. There is excellent walking on the doorstep - indeed the Cleveland Way starts in Helmsley - and the surrounding North York Moors with their hidden dales and villages are pretty in all seasons. York is less than an hour's drive south, as is Scarborough, Whitby and the east coast, whilst Pickering and the beginning of the famous steam railway line (North Yorkshire Moors Railway) are a little over 20 minutes' drive.