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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is large and rooms are spacious."

    It is on a farm but there are no views from any of the windows, you are extremely close to the farm house and farm entry has no entry signs. The kitchen has a range of pots/pan/utensils but no oven gloves and you will need to bring your own dishwasher, salt, rinse aid as the dishwasher was out of both. The sink also doesn't have a plug. The kitchen/living area has six loft lights but they are all caked in dirt and there is no way of opening them. The heating was on when we arrived (we stayed in August) and you have to contact the owners if you wish to change it as the controls are locked away. The information about the cottage on the website needs updating as there is no BBQ/DVD Player/Games/Books and the information board in the cottage has the wrong WiFi password. The main bathroom has a roof light but it is caked in dirt so you can't lay in the bath and look at the sky. There is no lock on the door. The master bedroom has windows on three sides two of which are next to the main walkway to the other cottage and farmhouse. The farmhouse has bright security lights that don't go out until 1am, so you will need to bring a sleep mask. The mattress is very uncomfortable and you can feel the springs.We did not sleep well. The ensuite extractor fan and sink plug are broken. The second bedroom has loose laminate floor by the window that moves when stepped on causing my children to slip twice.

    Reviewed by Rebecca1.9Aug 2023

  • "A nice cosy cottage, with everything you could ask for."

    Clean and tidy. Owners were pleasant and did not bother us during our stay as they had the farm to run, but if they the saw you they would stop for a chat.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really cosy country get away."

    Well equipped kitchen. Was a little bit inconvenient not being able to control the heating however I expect the owners would have responded to change the settings if we asked as they communicated this in their information at the cottage. Perfect for a quiet family get away.

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Nov 2022

  • "This cottage was well up to the standard expected from a Sykes cottage."

    The directions looked good but the sat nav/postcode option was so accurate I didn't really take much notice :) It really is that far down the drive! A departure from normal was a tablet with property notes and links to attractions which was a nice touch. Tea/coffee and choc biscuits on arrival a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Max5.0Sep 2022

  • "My family and I had a lovely stay in your cosy cottage."

    It was clean and comfortable and had all the facilities needed for a relaxing holiday, thanks so much!

    Reviewed by Arlene4.7Jul 2022

  • "For the kitchen some undercounter led strip lights as its quite dark ."

    Maybe In the future some roof blinds for the top windows as it was very hot in there during the day .. just to keep the sun out .

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2022

  • "Rough road in for about a mile."

    Nice cottage but furniture could do with updating especially in the bedroom. Clean, comfortable and friendly hosts

    Reviewed by Eileen4.1Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great location for Leeds,York and surrounding areas. The owner Wendy was lovely and helpful. Left you alone but close by if needed. Furniture could do with updating,but comfortable enough. Mattresses could deffinately do with renewing,but we were that tired,we slept okay. 1 mile road down to cottage was bumpy and a bit of a pain,but worth the bumpy drive to see the wildlife at dusk,especially the white owl that we often saw. On the whole,a lovely holiday and would go again.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.1May 2022

  • "The owner was very friendly and helpful."

    The accommodation was first rate just what my friend and I needed for our stay in the area. I did suggest that a shelf be installed in both the bathroom, en-suite and shower cubicle to stand toiletries on. Initially the tap water was brown water but the owner explained that there had been a problem with the filters but that slowly resolved itself. I would suggest anyone staying there take bottled water for drinking. I would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Antoinette Marie4.7Apr 2022

  • "Wasnt the best of stays took my one year old daughter wasn't able to bath her as ..."

    Wasnt the best of stays took my one year old daughter wasn't able to bath her as the bath water was discoloured also we couldn't control the heating so it was very cold

    Thank you for your feedback following your stay at pines farm cottages. I'm sorry that you did not feel our property met your expectations, we work very hard to ensure all our guests have a comfortable, enjoyable stay and if any issues arise we aim to provide a suitable solution as soon as possible. As explained during your stay, we monitor the temperature of our properties to ensure the temperature is around 21 degrees, we are always happy to adjust temperature for the comfort of our guests the radiators all have thermostatic valves which can be controlled individually by our guests for their comfort, as some of the radiators had been turned off during the stay this would affect the temperature beyond our control.We were unaware of any further issues during the stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul2.8Feb 2022

  • "The cottage is located on a working farm along a farm track."

    The listing is accurate, the photos do not show the size of the cottage- it is very comfortable with large rooms. Each room was spotless and cleaned to a high standard. We used the property as a base and parked at Church Fenton station and took the 10 minute train journey to York. The owners were very helpful and would highly recommend staying at Pines Farm Cottages.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    More spacious than expected.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2021

  • "From the start of the holiday we arrived at the cottage used the pin number supplied by the owner and we were really surprised at the facilities in the cottage."

    The bedrooms were roomy well presented,the lounge/kitchen was massive and everything was there to use for a comfy week.We met the owners and were greeted and said anything we wanted just ask. When we left on the last day they came around and said it was a pleasure to have us there and will always be welcome to come again,we thanked them all as we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was perfectly placed for days out, and we loved seeing the cows in the morning."

    It was bigger, brighter and airier than we had anticipated from the photos, and the welcome was very friendly without being overbearing - the owner even baked us a cake for our wedding anniversary, which we very much appreciated. We loved the enclosed garden - very safe for the children and lovely for hanging our washing out to dry (although there was ample drying space to hang it indoors for rainy days). The only niggle was that the water pressure wasn’t great and the pump on the shower was quite noisy (though it did its job of giving decent water pressure for showers). Despite this minor niggle, we have already recommended this cottage to a number of relatives, and we definitely intend to stay there again ourselves.

    Reviewed by Ray4.7May 2021

  • "The location is great and there is loads to do nearby."

    It is the most peaceful holiday I have ever had. My children loved seeing the cows and really enjoyed their stay. We didn't get to enjoy the garden because of the weather, hopefully next time. The cottage is really cosy, very smart and very well equipped with everything I needed and more. The owners are so lovely, welcoming and ready to help when needed. I would recommend the cottage and will definitely be booking there again.

    Reviewed by Moud5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Pine Farm Cottages."

    It was in an ideal position for day trips between York, Harrogate and Leeds with journey times ranging from 20-40 mins. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we could possibly need. We felt very safe with the new Covid procedures our host had provided, such as providing an i-pad instead of a paper welcome pack and a safe system to collect the keys. Before our holiday started, our host provided us with a list of local producers who would deliver to the cottage and also recommended a cycle route for us, as we had said we were bringing bikes with us.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Oct 2020

  • "Disappointing to say the least."

    The owner was not welcoming at all, did not ever speak to us although on site all week. Needs to supply can of fly spray as flys in double figures all the time. Only three dishwasher tabs our stay was 7 nights. Water pressure very low needed 5 mins to fill washing up bowl. Loos always needed two flushes. Windows very dirty including the skylights which were disgusting and encouraging the flys. Glad I took my own duvet and pillow as only polyester supplied. No access to the farm animals which would have been upsetting had we had any children. Walls full of pictures of cows but none to be seen anywhere. Welcome tablet was slow and we couldn’t find any proper information from it. Compared to other cottages we have stayed in very poor value for money.

    Reviewed by Jacqui1.9Sep 2020

  • "We had a great time as pines farm cottage."

    It was a great base and we were out all day every day seeing different things. The high chair, travel cot and toddler bed rail were all useful thank you. The facilities are what you would expect and it was a very good value stay. My main criticism was that the bed was very uncomfortable. The children enjoyed being on the farm and although we didn’t get up close they enjoyed seeing the sheep and cows from the windows. I would definitely return if we were going to that area again if the price were the same.

    Reviewed by Jenny3.8Aug 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage, luxuriously furnished and the perfect location for a relaxed break."

    Easy access to rail links to York and the beautiful Yorkshire coast - so no hassle with parking! Lovely friendly owners who have worked very hard to provide premier class holiday accommodation.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Feb 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely clean spacious well equipped, on entry of the cottage there was fresh milk tea coffee sugar and home baked cup cakes all ready and waiting."

    Will happily return. :)

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jul 2019

  • "Strange tasting water probably we are not used to Yorkshire water"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2019

  • "Nice quite location water pressure very low and tiny tv in a very large room,did not meet owners nice garden and good for getting to all locations,looked forward to seeing g some RAF aircraft as said near training base but they had moved 4yrs ago so info needs updating nice local pubs."

    Reviewed by Susan3.1May 2019

  • "We have stayed at this cottage several times now and it is excellent."

    It is well appointed, spacious and very comfortable and is perfectly situated for access to Harrogate, Leeds, York and beyond. We look forward to visiting again soon hopefully.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week in this cottage, a real home from home."

    The accommodation was very well equipped and spacious. The secluded spot, a mile down a track was so peaceful but we were only 10 miles from York and all it's attractions making it a perfect base for exploring Yorkshire. The family were really friendly and a nice touch was finding a full milk jug in the fridge and some home made cakes on our arrival so we were able to have a cuppa and relax strait away before venturing out to do a shop for the week. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Pine farm cottage and would certainly recommend it. We plan to return to York again in 2021/22 and we shall definitely be booking this cottage again for our visit.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2019

  • "We took our two small children."

    We all loved the garden, the track walk, the games in the cottage, seeing the cows, and meeting the dogs! We hope to visit again and will continue to recommend both Pines Farm Cottage and Sykes holidays to friends and family. The hosts are very accommodating and thoughtful with regards to guest comfort.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2019

  • "Everything was as shown in the brochure, and the weather was kind to us, and we had a lovely relaxing holiday."

    would certainly go there again.

    Reviewed by Selina5.0Mar 2019

  • "Comfortable, warm and well-equipped holiday cottage."

    Nice , quiet spot and made to feel very welcome by the hosts. Excellent all round.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Feb 2019

  • "We loved animals birds farmyard activities so peaceful cottage was ..."

    We loved animals birds farmyard activities so peaceful cottage was exceptional spacious clean all facilities very friendly people just so relaxing

    Reviewed by Patrick3.8Feb 2019

  • "This was the third time we have stayed at 1 Pines Cottage."

    It is spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. It gives easy access to many parts of Yorkshire and we will be staying again in 2019.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Nov 2018

  • "This is our second visit to this cottage." won’t be or last.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in rural location."

    Very clean, comfortable and spacious and most things provided that we needed. Water pressure isn't the best so the shower over the bath wasn't very good but there was another shower in the ensuite so not a major problem. Owners live next door and were very helpful collecting a parcel for us and posting something back that we left behind which is much appreciated. Great location for visiting York and other surrounding towns and near enough to the coast for day trips.

    Reviewed by Fraser5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely location, great space and very convenient for all the local area, especially York!"

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Jun 2018

  • "Excellent Company."

    Our stay was really great good clean well equipped cottage and a good location withim easy reach of the York area.The company were very helpful on the times I had to call them. Everything was what one could wish for to help make it a very enjoyable holiday/.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2018

  • "An extremely spacious home from home."

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Apr 2018

  • "Lovely cottage a lot bigger then we thought,very clean even had home made cakes on arrival."

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Mar 2018

  • "Being on a farm you came from a muddy road way with pot holes and puddles and mud and then walked it all in to the cottage this needs improving you park you car in all the mud so all the mess goes into your car as well as the cottage."

    You need wellingtons from the car to he cottage when its wet.

    Reviewed by Karen3.5Dec 2017

  • "No everything was as expected, owners very friendly there should you need them."

    As stated by previous residents reviews cakes are superb. Excellent location for shopping and site seeing, enjoyed walk around Towton Battlefield.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2016

  • "Having moved away from a nearby village earlier in the year, we wanted somewhere near our old village where we could not only visit friends but also have them to visit us."

    This location was brilliant for us being within 5 miles of everywhere we wanted. It also allowed us to invite friends back to the cottage. The cottage itself was extremely comfortable and warm. There was central heating as well as a log burner. We only needed the central heating, and whilst we didn't have access to the thermostat the heating was running ninety percent of the time we were there. We visited at the end of October/ beginning of November and not having access to the thermostat was not a problem. In fact at times the place was too warm, although this could easily be remedied with the individual radiater stats. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. We will certainly be visiting again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2016

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  • All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area & sitting area with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, WIFI, TV with Freeview, DVD, stereo/CD, books/games
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Extra wood available to purchase from owner
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with furniture & BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops & pubs 4 miles
  • Note: Farm activity increases during harvest (Jul, Aug, Oct, Nov)
  • Note: Cottage is close to RAF training base, some aircraft noise will be heard
  • Note: Cottages accessed via 1 mile long unmade farm track - drive slowly & with care.

The property

Tadcaster 4 miles. A brick-built, semi-detached, single-storey cottage, on the owners' arable and livestock farm 4 miles from Tadcaster.

This Tadcaster cottage has been furnished in a contemporary fashion to provide quality accommodation in a rural location.

The Tadcaster cottage offers quality facilities, including an open plan living area with Velux windows, creating a lovely, bright and cheery environment.

Two delightful bedrooms and a first-class contemporary bathroom make this a perfect Tadcaster cottage for a romantic break, or as a great touring base from which to enjoy the many attractions on offer.

Outside there is a small enclosed garden, perfect for dining alfresco.

The area is packed with stately homes and historic monuments including Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey, making this Tadcaster cottage an ideal choice for discovering this stunning part of the country.

Nearby Tadcaster boasts a wide variety of pubs, the local John Smith's Brewery and restaurants.

Visit the cities of Ripon and York, with their cathedrals, museums, pubs, shops, tea rooms and restaurants, all easily accessible from this Tadcaster cottage.

Note: Cottage is next to Ref. 4457, and together they sleep 10.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


York 10 miles; Harrogate 15 miles.

Tadcaster is an ancient market town, ideal as a base for touring the stunning countryside of both the North Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy wonderful walks by the River Wharfe, as well as cycling, climbing, fishing, boating, golf or just sitting and taking in the tranquil atmosphere and beautiful scenery. The high quality Tadcaster water is drunk throughout the world in the famous beers which is brewed in the three breweries sited here. John Smith's was formed in 1758 and is one of the oldest breweries in the UK with regular and popular tours through the brewery. The fascinating, historic cathedral cities of Ripon and York are close by, plus the spa town of Harrogate, as are the great stately homes of Castle Howard and Harewood House, the Cistercian Abbeys of Fountains, Rievaulx and Jervaulx, and the castles of Middleham, Bolton and Richmond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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