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Puddleduck Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was warm and comfortable- everything we needed was there."

    We loved the proximity to the shops and cafes and there were lovely walks from the door. We’d certainly stay again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Nov 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage with all the facilities and equipment we could need."

    Excellent location, close to pubs, restaurant, shop, ice-cream parlour, tea room and chippy; and well placed for visiting the sights. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise and much appreciated, and put smiles on our faces when we arrived! We docked you one point on comfort as the sofa and tub chairs weren't the most comfortable....we like to slob around on a big sofa! Having said that we would love to visit again one day. Thank you for having us (sorry we didn't make a note in your guest book, we didn't have a pen)

    Reviewed by Carl4.7Oct 2023

  • "Thanks to Jane & Simon for a fantastic week's holiday lovely cottage and great location."

    Will definitely book again. Thank you for the welcome pack . Keith & Carole Durham.

    It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Jane and Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was ideal for us as a family of 4."

    Very cosy, well equipped kitchen and a lovely garden which we were able to have breakfast in most days! The cottage is in a great location in the village, within walking distance to it's amenities (shops, pub, ice cream etc) and a great location too for exploring the North York Moors - we had a great time in Dalby Forest, and some lovely walks in the moors as well as on the coast.

    Reviewed by Melanie3.8Aug 2023

  • "Short stay Aug 15th to 17th with 4 year old grandson."

    Comfortable, well decorated. The welcome basket was well appreciated, especially the wine. Everything we needed was there and would recommend staying here. Only complaint can you make the sign stand out a bit more. It blends into the brick work and we missed it a few times. All in all we had a comfortable stay.

    Perfect guests. Please come and stay again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Aug 2023

  • "The only thing we would recommend is to change the sofa and chairs to more comfortable ones otherwise very happy"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely barn in a pretty village."

    Very convenient for coast and country. Good family room for 1 to 3 persons. Main bedroom very nice but the bed is very firm. Jane kindly supplied a topper which helped. Well equipped kitchen. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Jul 2023

  • "Directions for getting there were not at all good."

    Very difficult to find as it is off road. A phone call to your office didn't help either as it just resulted in an email full of gobbledegook.

    Reviewed by Albert5.0Jun 2023

  • "A wonderful little cottage, we really appreciated the welcome pack."

    The owners had thought of everything, the only thing we did go out and purchase was an extension lead for the single bedroom as we had nowhere to charge all the devices and some medical equipment. We found a little dust under the bunk bed but it didn't impact on our stay (we left a little note mentioning it, however only so whoever cleaned it could address it for future guests who may be bothered). The only way to improve it would be to change the couch and chairs in the living room, we all found them pretty uncomfortable. It was great to have faultless wifi, the visitor book was a great addition and was all the information we needed for our stay however the leaflet “basket” could do with an update. We had a wonderful time though and would recommend it, especially if the furniture was updated.

    Reviewed by Sam4.7Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage with lovely garden in picturesque village close to our favourite cycle rides."

    Thank you for being perfect guests! So pleased you enjoyed your stay and the cycling! Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage,everything we needed,Only Met Jane but she was very friendly & recommended places to visit."

    Will definitely recommend this place to others.

    Thank you for choosing to stay at Puddle Duck Cottage. We really enjoyed having you stay. You were perfect guests. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon we hope! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a nice location."

    Just a short walk to the village. The owners Jane and her Husband were really friendly people. We would definitely go back.

    Many thanks for choosing to stay at Puddle Duck cottage. You were a delight to have stay. We appreciate your feedback greatly and hope to welcome you again soon. Jane and Simon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jun 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with single and bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Private rear lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are two small steps up to the bathroom and a further two steps up to the family bedroom; please take care
  • Note: This property does not provide car charging
  • Note: Please take utmost care when using the top bunk bed due to the below stone flooring
  • Note: The fireplace is a decorative feature only

The property

Puddleduck Cottage is an endearing stone-fronted, detached dwelling, set in the chocolate-box village of Thornton-le-Dale, one mile from the popular market town of Pickering.

Originally a barn, the property has been lovingly restored to a high standard and now provides a delightful single-storey holiday home for the most discerning guests, looking to tour North Yorkshre.

With bags of character, there are flagged floors throughout and the open-plan living area has high pitched ceilings with the original exposed timbers, a well-equipped galley-style kitchen, and a homely sitting area.

The double bedroom leads off the living room, whilst two small steps lead up to the sleek bathroom and the second family bedroom.

Comfortably furnished to a high standard, the cottage has a lovely, homely feel and will be a pleasure to come back to after a day of exploring.

Outside, there is a private sunny garden to the rear of the property, where one can sit and relax with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down.

A short stroll along the side of the beck brings you into the centre of this most picturesque village, with an array of interesting shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants.

There are numerous walks straight from the door, while nearby bustling Pickering hosts the terminus of the famous North York Moors Steam Railway, which winds its way through heather clad moors to Grosmont and Whitby.

Local attractions include Dalby Forest, with its biking and walking tracks, Duncombe Park, Castle Howard and the pretty market town of Helmsley.

With the seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough just a short drive and the spectacular scenery of the North York Moors National Park to discover, Puddleduck Cottage provides an excellent base any time of the year.

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

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About the location


Pickering 3 miles; Scarborough 16 miles; York 25 miles.

The beautiful village of Thornton-le-Dale lies just two miles to the east of Pickering within The North York Moors National Park and the Dalby Forest. This is an idyllic location at the head of a beautiful valley and is a walkers, bikers and nature lovers paradise. Scarborough and Whitby are 13 and 20 miles away and offer all the amenities and facilities of two of the country's best coastal resorts. York and Castle Howard are about an hours drive away and offer all the history and culture that any holiday would need. The neighbouring market towns of Pickering, Malton, Kirbymoorside and Helmsley are great destinations and are the hubs for many summer festivals and shows. The National Park and Coastline offer many opportunities for a great day out. The North York Moors National Park is on the doorstep with miles of open moor to wander through.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas