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Wayside Cottage

(Ref. 1062267)

Pickering, North York Moors & Coast Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage in rural setting."

    Very well maintained,cleaned and equipped to a very high standard. We would certainly go back ( As a lot of guests seem to do) and would highly recommend it.What we would mention is the step into the kitchen is higher than normal.If you have mobility issues, it is worth mentioning to Keith as we discovered at the end of the holiday he will happily provide a temporary step to make it easier getting up into the kitchen. Keith the owner is so attentive and more than helpful and is easily available if there is any problems. Wonderful holiday, M&R

    Many thanks for the positive feedback. I'm glad you had an enjoyable time and that the weather was relatively kind for you. Please do book again if you are planning another visit to the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2024

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my second visit to Wayside Cottage."

    It stands in a very picturesque spot above woodland and is comfortable, clean, well equipped and always pleasingly cosy. Many thanks to Landlord Keith. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Wayside Cottage for a relaxing, away-from-it-all break. The short distance to open moorland was a big hit with me too.

    Thanks so much for the feedback Andrew. I'm glad you had another enjoyable stay at the cottage and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cosy comfortable cottage, beautifully presented and spotlessly clean, exactly as described."

    Welcome goodies much appreciated. Great location for nearby town of Pickering and discovering the North Yorkshire Moors. The Owner goes the extra mile to ensure your comfort and enjoyment.

    Many thanks for the positive review and comments Steve. I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit to Wayside Cottage. Please do book again if you are planning another trip to the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2024

  • "My partner and I had a lovely break to celebrate his Birthday at the Wayside Cottage, along with our two Dachshund’s."

    We all had a lovely relaxing break. The cottage is very spacious and very clean and tidy. The kitchen is well equipped. The tea, cake and milk was a lovely touch after a long drive on arrival. The eggs from the neigbour were fresh and tasty ;) we enjoyed having the log burner on in the evening with a glass of wine or 4. We would recommend Wayside Cottage to friends and family.

    Many thanks for the positive comments and recommendation. Glad you all had a good time at the cottage. Thanks for your booking and hopefully you will get the chance to return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "We have had a magical break at Wayside Cottage."

    We could not have asked for more: clean, cosy and so well equipped. We even had all the equipment we needed to cook Christmas dinner! We loved the fire, as did our dog, and hope very much to return in the future. Thank you Keith :)

    Thanks for the positive review Tom. Glad you had such a good break over Christmas and the cottage met all your needs. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back so please do book again if you are planning another visit to the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Dec 2023

  • "Wayside is a beautiful cottage in a peaceful location but only 7 miles from the lovely market town of Pickering."

    We have stayed here twice and have had wonderful stays on both occasions. We will be back again.

    Thanks again for your positive review for the cottage. I'm pleased you had another enjoyable stay at Wayside and look forward to welcoming you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Nov 2023

  • "Took my one year old little dog on her first holiday along with my 15 year old dog and they agree with me ( and previous holiday makers) everything just perfect!"

    Thanks Keith

    Thanks June. Glad you all had such a good stay at the cottage. Please do book again if you're planning another visit t the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by June5.0Nov 2023

  • "A perfect setting for a much needed holiday."

    Wayside Cottage is clean and comfortable. we have rebooked a return visit for 2024

    Many thanks for your positive comments . Glad you had a pleasant stay at the cottage and I look forward to welcoming you back. I'm interested in why you think the listing wasn't completely accurate. Please do let me know if you get the chance so I can amend the details if appropriate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ronald4.4Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely brilliant week at Wayside,the property was faultless."

    Superb kitchen,just what was needed after days out,also great to have laundry facilities to clean clothing after long walks.Lovely evenings spent in front of the log burner,a great way to wind down.Excellent place to spend a week,totally relaxing,just what was needed,will definitely return.

    Many thanks for the positive review Tony. Glad you had a good time. Please do book again if you're returning to the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our first stay at Wayside Cottage."

    Exceptionally clean and very well equipped with a cosy feel which made it easy to settle into on arrival. The thoughtful welcome pack was really appreciated. Milk/tea/cake etc. The Cottage was the perfect base for long walks with our Border Collie. Access to some footpaths from the gate with care on the road but only a very short drive to moorland/forest drives. Home cooked meals after a day of walking were easy to prepare with the kitchen so well equipped. The super comfy bed made sure of a good nights sleep ready for the next day! We would highly recommend Wayside Cottage for a peaceful break from busy life and we will certainly return. Thank you Keith. Karen and Derek

    Thank-you Karen & Derek. That really is a very comprehensive and positive review and it is greatly appreciated. I'm delighted that you found everything to your liking and enjoyed your stay in the area. Please don't hesitate to book again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2023

  • "We found Wayside Cottage near to ideal in every respect."

    It was spotlessly clean, with a practical spacious layout. The location is an excellent compromise providing accessibility to both the N. York moors and the City of York. It has comprehensive modern facilities and we greatly enjoyed every moment of our stay.

    Thank you for the glowing review Andrew. I'm glad you had a good stay in the area and found the cottage to your liking. You're more than welcome to pay another visit in the future if you're planning another stay in the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had such a lovely time at this very peaceful cottage."

    It was very well equipped and so clean. The welcome pack was very much appreciated. Cannot fault the cottage at all and we will be returning in the future. Lots of places to visit in the area. Thank you Keith

    Thanks for the very positive feedback David. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Please do book again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous stay in an exceptionally clean, cosy cottage within beautiful surroundings!"

    Welcome pack was very much appreciated! Wish I could have stayed longer; will definitely be booking again. Thank you Keith! Xxx

    You are more than welcome Angela. I'm pleased you had an enjoyable stay at the cottage and I look forward to welcoming you back for another stay. Thank-you for such a positive review! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wayside cottage was immaculately cleaned upon arrival and had a homely cosy feel."

    The location is secluded (which was great for us and our barky doggy!) but is surrounded by beautiful scenery and easy access to nearby towns. Keith was a fantastic host and was available if we needed anything. Overall a fantastic week spent at Wayside Cottage and will be booking here again in the future.

    Many thanks for the great feedback Madeleine. I'm pleased you had a good time at the cottage and it met all your needs. I look forward to welcoming you back for another stay in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Madeleine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent service by Sykes and really good communication with the owner."

    Cottage was perfect for what we wanted. Enough for the two of us to have a relaxing stay in the heart of the North York Moors. Could not fault either the cottage or the process of booking.

    Thank-you for the positive feedback Roger. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and hope to welcome you back for another stay in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful, clean, warm welcoming cottage."

    The welcoming gift was well received. Very relaxing and comfortable. One of the best beds I have slept in. Keith is a great host supplying every bit of information we needed and we knew he was on hand if needed. If I had one little thing I would alter it would be the sofa settee in the lounge. Only for comfort whilst sitting and relaxing but that is only our personal preference as it does serve its purpose. Well done Keith on an exceptional cottage and hopefully we will be back.

    Many thanks for the glowing report Theresa. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Wayside Cottage. I look forward to welcoming you back for another stay. As it happens I have since changed the bed settee for an ordinary sofa. The bed settee compromised comfort for functionality but as no-one used it as a bed (to my knowledge) it seemed sensible to make the change. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a great week, only problem was the step into the kitchen for me it was too high"

    Thanks for the positive feedback and constructive comment about the step. Hopefully it didn't spoil your enjoyment too much. If you wanted to make a return trip, I'm sure I can come up with a solution to that problem for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped, quiet and secluded, ideal base for visiting surrounding areas"

    Thanks for the positive feedback. Really pleased you had a good stay. Out of interest you are the first visitors not to give the cottage top marks for cleanliness. As I take great care and pride in this aspect of the cottage I'd welcome any suggestions you have to improve things. You have my email and text contacts so I look forward to hearing from you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2023

  • "One of the best equipped and attention to detail holiday cottage we have had , the nice welcome pack was also appreciated , Keith was available for any info or advice if needed , we would thoroughly recommend this cottage for a quit relaxing stay in a lovely part of the country ."

    Janet & James and the dogs

    Thanks so much for such positive feedback. Really pleased you had such a good stay in the area and the cottage met all your expectations. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our first stay at Wayside Cottage & we were not disappointed, the welcome hamper that Keith left for us to enjoy was a lovely touch & very much appreciated Thank you Keith."

    The cottage is just a five minute drive up onto the North Yorkshire Moors. The cottage was spotlessly clean & there was everything that we needed,. the Cedarbarn Farm shop was only a short drive away with a good selection of gifts & food items at very good prices. If you want a relaxing place to stay I would recommend staying at Wayside Cottage.

    Many thanks for your positive feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Please do book again if you're thinking of another stay in the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.7May 2023

  • "Well furnished property in a nice location with easy driving access to Pickering, it's facilities & the North Yorks railway."

    Would recommend the train ride to Whitby - fab day out. Lots of lovely villages and their very good pubs as well a forest walks. Parking was in a layby opposite the property, well off the road - fine as it was relatively quiet.

    Many thanks for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay. As it seems some aspects of the cottage weren't as good as they could have been, I'd welcome any ideas on how to improve things . Please let me know by text or email. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.4May 2023

  • "The cottage for us was as near to perfection as you can get ,we were comfortable , cosey and warm ."

    The wildlife was an exciting bonus , deer, squirrel ,bats at dusk and all manner of bird species ,so exciting that we bought a pair of second hand binoculars o get a closer loo through the cottage windows, Keith , the owner provided a welcome pack , which was a god send , as we arrived in a heavy rain storm , we were soaked but the cottage was warm and welcoming . Keith text to see if we needed anything and was a great help on departure day as we had forgotten to pack the dogs bed and other odds and end , he text us before we had travelled a short distance . Thanks Keith you are a diamond .

    Thanks for such a glowing review John. I'm so pleased that you had such an enjoyable stay at the cottage, even if you did have to splash out on a pair of binoculars! I'm also pleased the local wildlife managed to put in an appearance. It was a pleasure to meet you on departure day and I hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely cottage ideally located in a quite area."

    The cottage was very clean and warm and is well maintained with a well equipped kitchen, high standard bathroom and a good comfy bed what more can you ask for. The owner Keith was very helpful and was on hand if required. We loved our short stay and only wished we could have stayed a bit longer but no doubt we will try and come back for a longer stay in the near future. Would highly recommend Wayside Cottage to anyone. The location was just a short drive away to Pickering and if heading to Whitby the scenic drive was well worth it. There is a lot to see and do in this area and we hope if you stay at Wayside Cottage you enjoy it as much as we did.

    Thank-you for such a positive review and feedback Sue. I'm really pleased you had such a good break at the cottage and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thanks also for the recommendations to others. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent little cottage for 2."

    Owner extremely helpful.

    Thanks for the positive feedback David. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Wayside Cottage. Many thanks for your booking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "I'd definitely recommend a rural getaway at Wayside Cottage."

    On a quiet country road, very close to the moors, the house was warm, clean, comfortable and well equipped. Landlord Keith was an excellent host, welcoming and available if needed. He was especially helpful to me when snow was threatening disruption and uncertainty across the region. I've already booked again for next year. Great. Thank you!

    Thanks for the positive feedback Andrew, and for your future booking. I'm pleased you had a good stay at the cottage despite the uncertainties over the weather. I look forward to welcoming you back next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely countryside country retreat for a holiday break in a beautiful part of England The cottage is well equipped with everything needed for a break away from home, very clean and comfortable too."

    Would recommend to anyone thinking of visiting the area.

    Thanks for the positive comments and recommendation. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Please don't hesitate to book again if you're in the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Mar 2023

  • "Keith went above and beyond our expectations for this our 2nd Visit to Wayside Cottage - very seasonal, again a very chilled break."

    Couldn't recommend ebough thanks again Keith and A Happy New year to you.

    Many thanks for the positive feedback Andrew. Glad you enjoyed your return visit and hope to welcome you back before too long. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2022

  • "This cottage was everything we ask for, warm, comfortable, well equipped & clean, it is in a lovely place, out of the way but not too far from amenities if you want them."

    Thank you for your positive review. I'm so pleased you had a good stay at the cottage. Hopefully you'll return one day for another visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Dec 2022

  • "Had a lovely relaxing holiday in this beautifully presented cottage which is located in a peaceful location but not far away from many places of interest."

    We hope to stay again at Wayside Cottage.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Thanks for the positive review and I hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect for a quiet getaway."

    Lots of places to visit within a short distance and in a beautiful area. Great that dogs were made welcome and not just tolerated, and the owner was available if we needed anything....which we didn't because everything was great! We look forward to returning at some point.

    Thanks so much for such a positive review. Really pleased you enjoyed the cottage so much and I look forward to welcoming you back another time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerrie5.0Nov 2022

  • "I had the most wonderful stay at Wayside cottage."

    It has everything you need, is spotless. For me the location was perfect for walks with the dogs and only 15 mins from Pickering. It is a lovely little cottage, very comfortable bed and all the facilities you could need. So impressed I have booked for next year already.

    Thanks for such positive feedback Lisa. Glad you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back next time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very nice location for the Yorkshire moors."

    .the cottage was clean comfortable and beautiful location.

    Many thanks for your positive feedback. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Wayside Cottage. Please book again if you're thinking of another break in this area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Oct 2022

  • "Only issue is that it’s very close to the road and taking the dog out in the dark for him to do his business in the evening is a little scary."

    However, I would say the cottage is the best short stay place I have ever had.

    Many thanks for the glowing feedback! Glad you enjoyed your stay. I take your point about the road at night. The absence of street lights and a footpath do mean you have to take care. I am working on a possible solution to that with the purchase of some of the adjoining woodland, but that will take a bit of time to sort. Watch this space! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    Remote and very quiet but easy to get everywhere we wanted to go. The road from the cottage up to Goathland and Grosmont was spectacular. We found the garden a bit small for our 2 Gordon's, but not a problem. We had a really nice week and would definitely recommend it. The lovely welcome pack and milk was much appreciated after a long journey. Thank you for the use of your cottage Keith.

    Many thanks for such positive feedback and I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. I understand your reservations about the size of the garden and I'm hoping to extend ownership of the land to include some of the adjacent woodland to provide more amenity space. Hopefully if you decide to come again in the future there will be better provision in that regard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful, in immaculate condition, well equipped and in such tranquil surroundings."

    Perfectly positioned to get to breathtaking scenery, walks and the coast. Keith was very helpful and informative and we had a lovely welcome pack of cake and biscuits to greet us when we arrived. 10/10 would definitely book again

    Many thanks for your lovely review Ruth. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay and that the cottage worked so well for you. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Aug 2022

  • "Sorry for the delay."

    We had an awesome time in your cottage. We loved it. Thank you for the goodies. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. If anyone is worried about the steps don't be. Thank you very much.

    Thanks for your positive and helpful comments Andrew. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Wayside Cottage. Please do consider booking again if you intend returning to the area. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "This has been one of the best cottages that we have been to over the years."

    Keith was in contact with us through out our stay. His welcome pack was so much appreciated. The cottage for cleanliness and comfort was 10 out of 10 will certainly recommend to everyone.

    Thanks so much for your positive feedback Bridget. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage which has been thoughtfully and thoroughly prepared for an ideal 'get away from it all' break."

    Really well equipped and immaculately presented. Right in the North Yorkshire moors with great walks on your doorstep!

    Many thanks for the positive comments. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay at Wayside Cottage. Please do book again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage , remote but that’s what we wanted , quietness ."

    Excellent welcome pack and more than we expected. Well equipped and very clean

    Many thanks for such positive feedback. Really appreciate it. So glad you enjoyed your stay at Wayside Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very clean and well equipped But 2 issues the bathroom wasn’t near the ..."

    Very clean and well equipped But 2 issues the bathroom wasn’t near the bedroom I do think the owner should mention the steps to the property and had a problem with a step from the kitchen to the lounge that was a problem but otherwise a very clean and equipped property

    Thanks for your feedback and those positive comments about the cottage. I'm sorry you felt the need to award such a low overall score (the lowest of any guest so far). In terms of the steps I think you will find that the description of the property does mention all the steps and also says that because of them the property may not be suitable for people with mobility issues. I'd suggest you read the full details of any property you decide to book in future to avoid disappointment. I'm puzzled that you have marked the property so low on cleanliness despite commenting above that it was very clean. I've never had less than 100% scores for cleanliness! Your comments in the cottage guest book were also very positive which seems at odds with the feedback left online. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aurioll2.8May 2022

  • "This is a beautiful cottage with a great owner, Keith."

    Nothing was too much trouble for him. A lovely welcome tin with sticky cake, oat biscuits and tea bags awaited us - thank you. We didn't keep the lovely tin although I was tempted. Hardest thing to get used to was the absolute darkness as we have a streetlamp outside our house at home - I used the torch on my phone a lot in the night. There are so many places to visit and we found the people in Pickering among the friendliest we have ever met. Near the end of our week we found a lovely dog walking spot at the top of Middle Head Road just past the cottage, so if you have dogs with you, explore that early on. In summary, cottage was immaculate and comfortable - I have nothing negative to say about it.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7May 2022

  • "A delightful cottage spotlessly presented and very well equipped."

    .. 6 miles from Pickering and well placed for visiting all the lovely coastal places available. Would recommend 100%. Dr R. Parkes.

    Thanks for such positive feedback. Glad you had a good time and enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wayside cottage was warm and welcoming."

    Very high standard of cleanliness.Comfy bed ,great bathroom and shower.Fridge freezer was large and roomy something we dont usually find in holiday accomodatiEon.Brand new washer and tumble dryer.Overall we were very impressed with our accomodation and we would recommend this property to anyone who values peace,comfort good walking areas and a great host in KeithNewton

    Many thanks for your positive feedback. Really pleased you had a good stay at Wayside Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was extremely clean, 20/20."

    It was well equipped, bigger than what you see from the outside. It was very quiet and maybe a bit spooky at night. The location is perfect for walking or visiting. Pickering is a lovely little town, with a nice market on Monday. The negatives would be, a very uncomfortable sofa and there is no live TV, just Freeview on demand. you need to bring some games, books and DVDs. There are a couple of charity shops in town so you could get some. And since it is an old house the floors are not totally even, and there is a big step from the living room to the kitchen. It is not major, but it can become a problem. You can contact the owner for that. it is a really nice place. We had a good break. And the dogs made friends with the 2 free range chickens down the road, they just kept staring at each other.

    Thanks for your feedback. Glad you had a good break Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil3.8Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was very well presented, clean and cosy."

    Although clearly not in your control, we did find the road from the cottage a little frightening in parts, especially during the dark. Overall we both had an enjoyable and relaxing time and would recommend the cottage to friends.

    Thanks for the positive feedback. I'm pleased you had an enjoyable stay overall. I'm sorry you found the local road a little disconcerting. The cottage is set in a quiet part of rural North Yorkshire and the road reflects that I'm afraid. For some people that is part of the appeal of the location but I appreciate it might not be to everyone's liking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dennis4.4Feb 2022

  • "Wayside Cottage is a cosy, clean and very pretty rural property."

    There is access to a range of great walks, local shops in Pickering and Milton, with restaurants and historic places to visit. Wayside Cottage has a homely feel to it and is a wonderful place set in a beautiful, rural location that is not too remote with everything to ensure a great stay.

    Many thanks for the positive feedback and so glad you had a good time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charmaine5.0Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic quaint cottage, very clean and well equipped."

    We had a very relaxing week and highly recommended it.

    Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Wayside Cottage. Many thanks for visiting and thank-you for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Feb 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage and well presented."

    We would definitely return.

    Many thanks for your positive feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you returning in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jan 2022

  • "A lovely, quiet, relaxing Christmas week in a proper home-from-home setting."

    Well-equipped & comfortable. We'll definitely be returning.

    Thank-you for your positive feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your Christmas at Wayside Cottage and look forward to welcoming you back for another visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Dec 2021

  • "Wayside cottage is a lovely, comfortable, home from home cottage,very clean and cosy, a very well equipped kitchen,lovely bathroom ,comfy bed ,cosy lounge,everything was perfect,we even had snow Which added to the charm."

    would highly recommend this cottage ,it's everything and a bit more x

    Many thanks for your positive comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay despite the weather conditions. Hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great stay at Wayside cottage."

    The property was exceptionally clean ,tastefully decorated and well equipped .We would certainly stay again

    So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for visiting and for your positive feedback. I look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Oct 2021

  • "We were disappointed with the description of the property, primarily that there was an enclosed "garden" which turned out to be a very small patio with uneven steps as this was not good for us or our elderly greyhound."

    Also, the step between the lounge and kitchen, although noted in the property details was much higher than expected; the owner did make an intermediate step out of wood when we mentioned this to him. Furthermore, there was an ongoing issue with the central heating, the owner told us that he knew about this and although he did respond immediately and provided oil heaters it wasn't ideal in October - we went to bed at 8pm on our first night just to get warm! On the plus side, the sofa and bed were extremely comfortable, the latter with thankfully a high tog duvet! Also, the cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. We would like to thank Keith for the welcome pack which was much appreciated and his help whilst we were there but we did leave a day early due to both the cold and our dog becoming increasingly nervous of the patio steps after injuring her leg on one, by Thursday she wouldn't leave the cottage at all and we had to carry her out to the car :'(

    Thanks for the positive comments in your review. I'm sorry you were disappointed in any way by your stay at Wayside Cottage. I have amended the property details on the listing to make it clearer that there are steps down to the front door and that these and the step into the kitchen may make the property unsuited to people with restricted mobility. In terms of clarity for potential guests reading your review, I think it only fair to point out that there had been a previous problem with the heating, which I believed had been resolved. The problem you experienced was not on your first night, but on your second night (Saturday). You chose not to contact me until the Sunday morning and I attended within 30 minutes, got the heating going again and left some back up electric heaters in case the problem recurred. Had you contacted me on the Saturday evening you would have received the same service and not had to spend the evening in the cold. I spoke to you on the Tuesday of your stay and was told all was well, the heating was working and you and the dog had been out for the day. The next I heard was on Thursday evening when you left me a voicemail saying you were going home a day early because the dog wasn't well and you mentioned the heating had gone off again but didn't say when. I'm truly sorry the cottage fell short of your expectations. Had I been aware of the problems earlier, I may have been able to resolve them to your satisfaction. An engineer has since visited and carried out a repair to the boiler and as I say I've amended the property description to prevent any further misunderstandings for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.1Oct 2021

  • "The cottage had been very tastefully converted to modern standards without losing any of its character and coziness."

    The surrounding area is beautiful with bird-watching from the cottage window and lots to do and see within a few miles. We had some initial problems with the heating, but this was very quickly sorted by the owner, who was very friendly and easy to contact. Overall, we would not hesitate to recommend Sykes as a company and this very well equipped and comfortable cottage in particular.

    Many thanks for your positive comments. I'm glad you had an enjoyable stay at Wayside Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2021

  • "Really enjoyed my stay."

    It was just unfortunate that the views (or lack of them)was obscured by the bushes/trees of the neighbouring land,which cast a shadow into the cottage. Not enough to prevent me going back though.

    Thanks for your positive review. Sorry you felt the views (or lack of them) were disappointing. The cottage is surrounded by woodland which I don't own so there isn't much I can do to improve that I'm afraid. Hopefully it didn't spoil your enjoyment too much. I look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dennis4.7Sep 2021

  • "This was a brilliant place for us to stay."

    Quiet and relaxing with very high standards of equipment and facilities in the house A great base for exploring both near and far and a great place to retreat to when you return tired and weary The wood burner is brilliant and the kitchen very well equipped with high standard of equipment The shower was exceptional for a place in the middle of nowhere Overall thoroughly enjoyed our visit and Keith the owner was there when we needed him with an unusual issue early in our visit and attended after he finished work but otherwise left us to enjoy our break

    Glad you enjoyed your stay at Wayside Cottage. Many thanks for the positive feedback and I look forward to welcoming you back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely gem of a cottage."

    Absolutely immaculate and stylish. Well equipped and very cosy. Lovely comfy clean bed!!! We thoroughly enjoyed our week here and visited many local resorts, villages. Thank you!!

    Thank-you for your positive comments and feedback So glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Aug 2021

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Summary

  • One bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with sofa and woodburning stove
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Small front garden enclosed by a low level stone wall with lawn and furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome but mustn’t be left alone in the cottage
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles, pub 2.6 miles
  • Note : there are steps in the front garden down to the front door and a step up from the sitting room to the kitchen/diner, please take care, these steps may mean that the property is unsuitable for people with restricted mobility

The property

Enjoying a secluded location close to Pickering and the North York Moors National Park is this beautiful detached bungalow, Wayside Cottage.

A rustic and characterful dwelling, boasting original stonework and exposed beams, along with peaceful views over the countryside, Wayside Cottage is a blissful home-from-home for a couple's romantic break, or a base for walkers and cyclists to explore the beautiful surroundings of the North York Moors.

Take a moment to respire in the quaint front garden and look out at the surrounding vista, before making your way into this charming abode.

The sitting room is an inviting space, with a toasty woodburning stove to curl up around as you sip a glass of wine or beer.

A smart TV/DVD is provided in the sitting room and also in the bedroom.

Wifi is available to enable visitors to keep in touch with emails etc.

Continue through to the kitchen/diner, a space boasting fantastic laundry facilities and integrated appliances, including a large fridge/freezer!

After enjoying your meal for in the dining area, wash off a day of rural escapades in the shower room's walk-in shower.

Rest your head in the bedroom and reminisce about the lovely things you have been getting up to in the North York Moors.

Although equipped with a double bed in the bedroom, the settee in the sitting room also converts into a bed, should visitors require separate sleeping facilities.

After a well-deserved rest, head to the town of Pickering where you can find fantastic historic attractions to explore, including the medieval Pickering Castle and, Beck Isle Museum.

After savouring a tasty meal with a pint at one of the town's several pubs, or grabbing a quick meal-to-go from the convenience store, embark on a cycle through Newbridge Park or board the famed North Yorkshire Moors Railway to run through the beautiful rural scenery.

Helmsley is a delightful outing where you can dip your toes in its popular, open-air swimming pool, before touring the remains of Helmsley Castle and its idyllic walled garden; additionally, the close-by National Centre for Birds of Prey is an intriguing attraction to visit.

Venture towards the coast and spend the day in Scarborough where you can partake in many beachfront amusements, from exploring the fascinating SEA LIFE aquarium, to splashing in the waters in Alpamare, or simply sunbathe on the town's soft sands.

Kirkbymoorside isn't far and is not only home to an excellent golf club but is a gateway to the North York Moors National Park, with its easy access to the Park’s trails of the pretty Farndale Daffodil Walk and the extensive Wheeldale Roman Road.

Make the most of the Park with its vast moorlands to explore, or venture into the smaller North Riding Forest Park to wander through enchanting woodland.

Here thrill seekers can try out the high ropes, crossings, bridges, Tarzan swings and zip wires at Go Ape in Dalby Forest.

The Yorkshire coast awaits with the picturesque, seaside settlements of Filey, Ravenscar and Whitby and with their abundance of coastal activities.

For an unforgettable break, choose Wayside Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

PICKERING

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 only allows bookings to commence on a Friday. Failure to adhere to this could result cancellations.

This property has steps leading down to the front door and from the sitting room to the kitchen/diner