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The Piggery

(Ref. 8720)

Sleights near Whitby, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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82 Customer Reviews

  • "As this was our 5th stay here, i think that speaks for itself Margaret is the perfect host and the welcome pack best ever."

    Thanks Andrew and Sue

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is a lovely little cottage in which to stay."

    We arrived to the heating being on and a nice warm house. The arrival gifts were extremely welcome and much appreciated. The house is equiped with everything likely to be needed during a stay and Sleights nearby has an excellent Butcher's shop with an excellent choice of pre prepared meals to be reheated. Will definitely be returning and would recommend to others

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is a well appointed, immaculately clean, cottage in a nice secluded location."

    The welcome pack was generous and well appreciated. We had a great stay here and would definitely go back and recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautifully presented, just as we remembered."

    The Piggery is like a home from home. A very thoughtful gift basket upon arrival was great. Contact with the owner was easy, they made sure everything was ok and said that if we needed anything then to get in touch. Can't wait to book again

    Reviewed by Trina5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, with everything you need."

    Very homely and comfortable. The owner left a lovely Welcome Pack, which was very much appreciated. Excellent position close to the coast and the NYMR. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had an amazing time at the Piggery."

    The accommodation and surroundings were beautiful and we loved the welcome pack. The location was fantastic. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Corinne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Super cottage."

    Very clean and extremely well equiped and everything worked! Could not fault it. Such a warm welcome from the owner made this one of the best we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2023

  • "The personalised touches and contacts from the host were amazing."

    Lovely property, very well equipped. Great location for local walking and coastal visits.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2023

  • "Welcome pack is extensive and shows the owner wants to make you feel welcome, rather than a source of income."

    The property has everything you could want for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2023

  • "The owner, Margaret, is incredibly helpful and generous, always leaving large welcome packages."

    The cottage is located in the picturesque hamlet of Ugglebarnby and is close to many great attractions, including Eden camp and Whitby, as well as a small village containing a Spar, an outstanding butchers and a delicious fish and chip shop. Inside, the cottage is nicely furnished, excellently equipped and very clean.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2023

  • "This cottage is absolutely beautiful."

    It is superbly furnished and has every conceivable item and comfort you require.The owner has thought of everything.It sits in beautiful surroundings with outside setting to take in the splendor of the countryside.The cottage is a five star gem and one I would recommend to family and friends without hesitation.The owner is extremely helpful and has also supplied a food pack on arrival.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fab place every thing you need is on hand views front and back are ..."

    Fab place every thing you need is on hand views front and back are brilliant Thank you for the welcome pack really enjoyed If you want peace and quiet but close enough to explore the moors or whitby then you won't be disappointed would recommend this to all

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jun 2023

  • "We love to stay at the Piggery a feeling of home from home."

    Close to the Coast and the Dales, so plenty of places to visit, hope to be back again soon.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our week at the Piggery."

    we found the property to be very clean and tidy, with all that you need. The welcome pack is a nice touch. outside was nice for taking in the views and nature. there is also loads of off road parking. It was also nice to be able to get in touch with the Host should you need to. We would say this is the best place to date that we have used.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely appointed cottage."

    We were there and the weather was very cold but the accommodation was warm and cosy. It’s well located for exploring the east coast and beyond, whilst being isolated for that get away from it all feeling

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage / conversion."

    Very tastefully decorated and fitted out accompanied by the warmest of welcomes. It was everything we could have wished for. Perfectly situated to make the most of the coast and the Moors. We had 3 busy but fantastic days away and coming back to relax in the cottage was perfect.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is a lovely warm, clean, peaceful, comfortable cottage and a good location."

    The owner, Margaret, left lots of extras and treats to make our stay enjoyable and she kept in contact. I would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Marjorie5.0Oct 2022

  • "We absolutely love the Piggery."

    Third visit and will be back. Its a haven of tranquility yet 10minutes to Whitby. Thanks Margaret. Andrew and Sue

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2022

  • "We love The Piggery."

    It's out of the way so you can have a peaceful holiday, but it's near enough to Whitby if you want noise and bustle. The owner is wonderful and the Welcome pack is lovely.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Sep 2022

  • "The little patio at the back with the wonderful view was a nice surprise."

    Margaret's welcome goodies were much appreciated and so very thoughtful. We had a lovely week and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "The best holiday cottage we have stayed in."

    As well as having lovely views of the countryside. Owner provided lovely welcome back and was keen to make sure you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great little cottage."

    Home from home. Well stocked with all cleaning materials, pots, pans, plates etc. Lovely welcome pack a nice surprise and even milk and eggs. Location great as long as you have a car. Wonderful views at the back. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Rona5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful Cottage in a good location."

    Everything we needed was in the cottage and was a very enjoyable break for both of us.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022



    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our break at The Piggery, we felt at home as soon as we entered the cottage."

    The welcome pack was much appreciated also was the cleanliness of the cottage and garden. A big thanks to Margaret for making our stay enjoyable and relaxing in a well equipped and spotlessly clean cottage. Highly recommended. Gill & Peter Barford.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely stay in a beautiful part of the world."

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a really enjoyable week at the piggery."

    Was really relaxing and we spent a night or two in the cottage just enjoying the view. Welcome pack was awesome. Will definitely be back in the future. Weather was a little hit and miss so it was nice to have somewhere to go and relax. Chippy just down the road and Whitby and other places not far km the car.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Feb 2022

  • "Our 4th time at the Piggery and the holiday was as fabulous as all the previous visits."

    The welcome pack was wonderful. Margaret is lovely and so helpful. The cottage is full of character and so cosy after a windswept day walking on the nearby moors!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cosy, comfortable and very clean cottage."

    Friendly, helpful owner who provided an excellent welcome pack. Nice quiet location with some nice walks locally, yet only a short drive into Whitby. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2022

  • "Really lovely property with every care taken to provide a comfortable stay for visitors."

    Super location too.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Oct 2021

  • "What a Joyous place to stay, idyllic location, views from the rear garden were breathtaking."

    On entry we found our welcome basket with wine and various treats and basics to start your holiday.. Inside the cottage was a relevation, quality fixtures and fittings and everywhere was spotless. The presentation of this cottage made for an extremely enjoyable holiday and my wife and I thank Margaret for checking our arrival and welcoming us to her wonderful cottage. Thank you Margaret. Brian / Pauline Christian

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday at the Piggery."

    The cottage has everything you could ask for and the welcome pack was a lovely touch. The views from the garden are fabulous and are children loved playing on the lawn. We will definitely be back in the future.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Aug 2021

  • "'The Piggery' is a delightful cottage, which has been converted very sympathectically."

    The owner is a very friendly lady, who clearly wants you to have a very agreeable stay. The space outside at the back of the property, which includes a small field is a lovely, peaceful place to sit and the view from there is beautiful.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and attention had been payed to ensure that it was covid safe."

    The Piggery is a very comfortable cottage and is well located for access to both the countryside and the coast, no wonder it is popular all year round.The welcome pack that was provided is outstanding, so a big thanks for that.We had a great time staying there for the week and where able to explore the area, mainly by car but there are a number of walks that could be started from the cottage itself and also by short drives.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Piggery and would highly recommend it."

    We would definitely like to stay again sometime. The one issue to mention is that the sofa is a little tired and the support is not what it once was and therefore not that comfortable to use. Good communication with the owner.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2021

  • "Fifth visit to the Piggery, excellent as usual."

    Look forward to another Sykes holiday soon.

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2021

  • "Excellent welcome pack."

    Good, quiet location with easy access to local facilities and attractions, but a bit dated and in need of a facelift. Also cleaning standards left a little to be desired.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.4May 2021

  • "A beautiful little holiday home on the top of an idyllic valley."

    It's was very cosy with all you could need for a stay. There are some lovely walks in the local vicinity and within a short drive of Whitby the coast is never far away. We'll definitely be coming back here to stay as it was so peaceful. The gift basket was a lovely touch and delicious also.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0May 2021

  • "A fantastic break (at last) big thank you to Mrs Wilson"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2021

  • "An excellent little cottage, in a peaceful setting."

    Well equipped, the only slight shortage was of glass tumblers. A delicious welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2020

  • "A haven of peace Very well kitted out Excellent Welcome Pack Loved it Already booked for 2021!"

    Well done Andrew Mitchell Leeds

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2020

  • "I booked a cottage at the last minute,3 days before we were due to arrive."

    I had no confirmation e mail or phone or any contact number for the owner. The owner phoned me late the evening before we had booked as she had not heard from us. I phoned Sykes office the next morning to say I had no communication from yourselves, was put on hold for 15 mins then hung up in frustration. Had to phone the owner for directions etc. I feel an e mail with all the relevant information should have been sent to me from you. Owner was lovely and the cottage was fantastic. Very disappointed with your office

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in a peaceful location."

    Welcome pack was brilliant, thank you Margaret especially the car parking disc. We made full use of it. The cottage was perfect for us allowing access to Moors and Coastline exploration.

    Reviewed by William John5.0Sep 2020

  • "What a superb little cottage in a lovely location."

    We had no concerns about any covid19 risk as the cottage was spotless and every precaution had and was being taken. Very handy for many attractions both coastal and inland although both Whitby and Scarborough were too crowded for the current situation we are in. Hope to return in more "normal" times.

    Reviewed by Paticia5.0Aug 2020

  • "We stayed at the Piggery July 20."

    It was super clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The location was amazing for a quiet getaway with stunning views, and it was only a 10 minute drive to Whitby and the beach. We highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Eve5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage immaculate ."

    Lovely welcome pack and flowers in the cottage when we arrived a lovely suprise along with some free range eggs!!

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Feb 2020

  • "The cottage is stunning and set in a lovely rural location."

    Views are beautiful over the rolling countryside. Each room was spotless and the welcome pack stacked with some lovely treats. The owner was so accommodating and friendly. Cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jan 2020

  • "On arrival at the Piggery it was situated in a lovely quiet spot and was warm and cosy and felt very homely."

    Mrs Wilson had provided one of the best welcome packs we have had since staying at different properties with Sykes Cottages. Mrs Wilson was both friendly and helpful to us regarding collection of the key and also when we needed to contact her at the beginning of our stay. The Piggery was very clean and nicely furnished and the kitchen had every utensil you could wish for and you could not have wanted for any other household item as it was all provided, which was really appreciated. We felt that a lot of thought and care has gone into making sure the Piggery provides a comfortable, relaxing and fully equipped base from which to enjoy your holiday. This certainly was the experience we had and would definitely stay there again. Many thanks to Mrs Wilson.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Nov 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage, even better than the pictures and the owner made it a pleasure, do nice and helpful."

    Fantastic food pack, milk, eggs, tea, biscuits and cake on arrival. We couldn't have wished for a better holiday, location just nice to drive into Whitby and property extremely clean. Brilliant, we will have difficulty beating this!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2019

  • "Superb cottage stunning location."

    A big thank you to Margaret for her hospitality and the lovely welcome pack which was truly appreciated.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Sep 2019

  • "The quality and attention to detail coupled with the friendliness of the owners of this cottage made it the perfect holiday destination."

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Piggery never fails to please, the welcome pack is second to none!"

    Margaret (owner) always makes you feel at home the moment you arrive!

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jul 2019

  • "This place is so good this was our 3rd visit and nothing compares to it now."

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very nice cottage in stunning location"

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jun 2019

  • "It is the third time for us at the piggery, each holiday has been wonderful."

    Lovely cottage bueat

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "Perfect in every way - location, views, close to Whitby and the moors."

    The cottage was exactly as advertised, with all the amenities needed for stress free holiday. Special thanks to Mrs. Wilson for her hospitality.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2019

  • "Peaceful and scenic location would definetly visit again"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely, well equipped, clean cottage in a quiet rural location."

    Amazing views over the countryside out towards the coast. Great spot for bird watching, although the woodpecker was a bit elusive (could be heard but not seen!). Deer grazing in the field opposite every morning. We only spent 3 days here - wish we'd stayed a week as we didn't want to go home, despite the change in the weather. The welcome pack was very generous and the fresh flowers left in the lounge a lovely touch. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Mar 2019

  • "A gem of a property where you can catch sight of roe deer and hares and hear the toot of an owl very close to the cottage."

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely very quirky and finished to a high standard."

    The location was beautiful looking out onto rolling landscape. Will be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Feb 2019

  • "The welcome pack was a very nice surprise & the cottage was very clean & warm"

    Reviewed by Ivor5.0Oct 2018

  • "Excellent cottage in lovely surroundings."

    The owner, Mrs Wilson has gone the extra mile to make this holiday home a memorable place. The welcome gift was superb. We are very pleased with our experiences dealing with Sykes.Efficient and easy to book on line.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Oct 2018

  • "The piggery is a luxurious charming cottage in a lovely picturesque location with great views and peace and quiet."

    Plenty to do around Whitby, including a beautiful waterfall "Falling Foss" and tea room only 2 miles south of the cottage. North York Moors Railway Steam Gala was a great day out.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2018

  • "It is the second time at the piggery and both holidays we have loved, ideally situated to explore the dales and Yorkshire coast."

    So good were off again next year.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2018

  • "‘The Piggery’ , set in beautiful Yorkshire scenery , even on a rainy day."

    Fully equipped cottage, warm and cosy. Welcome package on arrival. Fresh free range eggs! There are no bad points about this cottage, peace and quiet, breath taking views. Wished all holiday cottages were set out this way 5 stars all the way !

    Reviewed by E5.0Aug 2018

  • "We could not fault this cottage at all, it was perfect and in a beautiful location!"

    The owner was friendly and welcoming and the cottage was lovely, clean and cosy. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2018

  • "This property is only suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and one child."

    It is 4 miles from Whitby and in the back of beyond which is not for everybody and bear in mind there are 4 substantial up/down roads to get here. Personally I think the location/ facilities are second to none.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2018

  • "Personal touches from Margaret the hostess were lovely."

    The location is fabulous for visiting that part of North Yorkshire. Just wonderful.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2018

  • "Thanks to Mrs Wilson wonderful holiday again."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2018

  • "This cottage was absolute perfection, very clean and the amount of extras were amazing."

    Mrs Wilson had not only filled a welcome basket with free range eggs, tea, coffee and cakes but also left 2 vases of fresh flowers and all sorts of lovely extras like tooth brushes, shower buffer and mouth wash plus every type of cleaning product you could wish for in the kitchen and lounge. Very good kitchen utensils and a range of pots and pans, we couldn't get to grips with the washing machine however. We especially loved sitting on the patio with a glass of wine/tea/coffee/cider and admired a stunning scenery, it was very helpful that Sykes had arranged brilliant weather for our stay!!! The only drawback was that it was a way out of the village for walking to the local pub and shops, very steep hills. We were able to get about via the local taxi service when we didn't want to drive ourselves. The local butchers was a gold mine and we came home with a freezer box full of beautiful meat locally sourced, absolutely wonderful selection. We visited Whitby, Scarborough, Robin Hoods Bay, Floss Falls and a few local villages and their facilities, our first time in the North Yorkshire area we are certain to return to The Piggery and explore further, all in all a wonderful holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2018

  • "This was our fourth visit to the Piggery in four years."

    It is a beautifully appointed and comfortable cottage with everything being of the highest quality.It is ideally located and is set in very attractive and secluded surroundings.Margaret,the owner,is very genuine,friendly and attentive with her excellent welcome pack always being so appreciated.It is such a home from home that it's such a wrench to leave when the holiday is over! Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful, clean and everything we could wish for."

    The location was peaceful and the views were lovely. It was perfect. The welcome pack was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2018

  • "We have had many holidays in cottages booked through Sykes and The Piggery was by far the best."

    The owner had thought of everything.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2018

  • "Another perfect holiday in the very well equipped cottage."

    The owner makes you feel very welcome and is only a phone call away if you have any problems. The welcome pack in the Piggery is the best we have come across. We will return!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2018

  • "Booking the cottage was a very easy process."

    The cottage itself was extremely warm comfortable and clean. We got a lovely welcome pack including milk, teabags and fresh eggs. The cottage is in easy reach of Whitby and other nearby places of interest and the holiday was relaxing for everyone.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Nov 2017

  • "There were not enough instructions on how to use heating, putting out recycling bins etc."

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.0Sep 2017

  • "Quite simply the best cottage that we have stayed in!"

    Fantastic in every way. We hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2017

  • "We would have liked to find in the kitchen: salad bowl, garlic press, sieve."

    Reviewed by Gerald4.8Jun 2017

  • "Beautiful surroundings."

    Rolling hills and sea in the distance. Large garden that was perfect for my 4 yr old daughter. Every comfort catered for. Attentive and helpful owner. Just perfect!

    Reviewed by Claire4.8May 2017

  • "For a couple this property is unbeatable."

    WIFI would be useful

    Reviewed by Mike4.8Feb 2017

  • "A very cosy and comfortable character cottage in a peaceful idyllic location."

    Rebuilt/restored to a very high standard. Lovely to be in "Heartbeat" country with Whitby and "Aidensfield" close by

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2016



    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 4 ft double (restricted head room to one side of bed)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, WIFI, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden and patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property is suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

The property

Sleights 1 mile.

A sweet, little detached stone and pantile cottage, originally an old piggery, situated in the tiny hamlet of Ugglebarnby, one mile from Sleights.

With exposed timbers and oak doors, this characterful and charming Sleights cottage has been lovingly renovated to a high standard.

Traditionally furnished and well equipped, this Sleights cottage provides a very comfortable and romantic hideaway, with a spacious sitting room, modern kitchen and bathroom plus two cosy bedrooms.

Outside this Sleights cottage, a flagged patio and pretty garden is the perfect spot to sit in and relax, taking in the glorious views over rolling countryside.

Enjoy excellent walks from the doorstep, with a network of public footpaths in the vicinity, including the Eskdale Walk and the Cleveland Way coastal path.

The village of Sleights has good amenities, including two pubs, a local shop, bakery and superb butcher's.

Enjoy the fishing port of Whitby, with its winding cobbled streets, famous abbey and wonderful fish and chips, or explore the spectacular coastline and dramatic North York Moors.

The area surrounding this Sleights cottage offers a wealth of attractions, including the steam railway at Grosmont, the pretty market towns of Pickering and Helmsley and stately homes and gardens such as Castle Howard.

The Piggery is a wonderful Sleights cottage in a superb location.

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About the location


Whitby 4 miles.

Sleights is ideal for both a coastal and country holiday. Just 4 miles from the picturesque Yorkshire coastline, it is also on the edge of the dramatic North Yorkshire moors country, littered with attractive villages and scenery, which is very popular with walkers and cyclists. Though quiet, Sleights boasts a pub, a fish and chip shop, an antique shop, a butcher's, a bakery, a hairdressers, a Post Office within a Spar shop. The North Yorkshire Steam Railway terminus is a few minutes’ drive with steam trains coming through Sleights, together with regular public transport to and from the nearby port of Whitby. Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk and is ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire. It is an atmospheric town of winding streets and hidden alleys, with a picturesque harbour, safe sandy beaches and, of course, the abbey, reached by the famous 199 steps.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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