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  • West End - North Yorkshire (incl. Whitby) - 24516 - photo 1

West End

Yapham near Pocklington, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 24516)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed here after buying our new house in Pocklington."

    It was very enjoyable, relaxing, clean and a view to die for. We will be returning for a few more weeks, hoping to complete our purchase. It's right on the doorstep of the lovely market town of Pocklington. Thank you so much for our enjoyable, streefree stay ☘

    Reviewed by JunieMar 2022

  • "The property was fabulously located for us with a dog, and we could just walk straight out of the door into beautiful countryside."

    The lounge/diner was really comfortable, and so was the bed. Personally not the biggest fan of hard floors in a bedroom (it feels so cold!), but it was easy to maintain. The kitchen was well stocked, and we had all the stuff we needed to be self-catering. Top marks for supplying hand san, washing up liquid, salt, pepper, soap and towels - that should definitely be clearer on the description because it’s so handy! The only thing was the crockery cupboard - people have clearly put back wet crockery, and it smells very strongly of damp (including on the crockery), and the bathroom light cord got stuck a few times, but they are very minor issues. 9.9/10 would recommend!

    Reviewed by CharlotteOct 2021

  • "All good, Trevor popped to see us and anything we needed just pick up the phone."

    Previous holidays been good too. Lovely man, nothing to much trouble, been a few times now. Pocklington nearest town, very nice, got some nice shops/cafes, easy to get to places like Driffield or Beverly a little further, plus other places. Lovely big garden centre, Langlands nearby if you just want a wander round its shop etc. Theres a park to walk around right near Pocklington. Lovely bit of East Yorks.

    Reviewed by DianeSep 2021

  • "The annex was clean and well equipped."

    The disappointment for me was that the garden was not secure for my two dogs, which meant I had to take them out on leads. There were three gates which any small or medium sized dog could have got under and out into the fields and the other cottages on the estate. This is something to be aware of if you are booking this cottage with dogs.

    Reviewed by MissSep 2021

  • "Property was a bit tired, older cheap furniture, bathroom grout discoulered, could do with a fresh coat of paint etc."

    Nothing wrong but certainly not high quality.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, everything I needed Toilet is very low though - think junior school size!"

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2021

  • "Great breakaway the only downside need a new mattress but apart from that lovely place"

    Reviewed by JennyJun 2021

  • "We stayed here while between houses and there was everything we needed."

    The owners were very helpful, the place was peaceful, clean and tidy and very comfortable with ample room and a fabulous view over the fields. We’d highly recommend West End and in fact any if the units at Mill Farm considering we stayed in another there also.

    Reviewed by ClareMay 2021

  • "The toilet was so low I had trouble getting on it and getting off The pull ..."

    The toilet was so low I had trouble getting on it and getting off The pull switches in were so high most people would have trouble getting hold of them The coat rack in the hall way was too high

    Reviewed by NeilApr 2021

  • "A great starting point for any break in Yorkshire."

    Was a lovely location and a short drive to York, Whitby and Scarborough. Will highly recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by MarcSep 2020

  • "A peaceful and tranquil holiday,it had everything you need,lovely views of open countryside a great place to unwind and chill."

    Sainsbury's and Aldi 5mins away in Pocklington for all your grocery needs. Quite central with York only 15 miles away and around an hours drive for the east coast ie. Bridlington etc. Would recommend to anyone who wants a relaxing holiday with plenty of walks for our furry friends, would give it a 5 star rating.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2020

  • "Although the place and scenery was great and lovely and quiet, the only complaint we have is it didn't meet up to our expectations by being dog friendly."

    We have a puppy who is very friendly and likes to explore (alot) and is easily distracted. When sat out in the garden area or taking him outside for him to relieve himself (in the end) we had to tie him up or put him on a lead as the garden was not secure. There is a hole in the fence (which he ran through twice) and no gate on the entrance to the garden. There are also wild mushrooms growing in the garden which he tried to eat a few times. Apart from that the place was lovely and comfortable and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by ToniSep 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and larger than I expected."

    The garden is large but not secure, no gate at far end and archway in wall through to field. The gate to separate cottage next door had 2 slats missing so our dog kept visiting neighbours to play with children, fortunately they didn't mind. The WiFi was fine we were able to watch Netflix.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "All that was needed was there , loved the bed for comfort, lovely surroundings , all good."

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2020

  • "Well, almost met our expectations."

    The place was spotless, spacious, and very well equipped. However, there were a couple of maintenance issues that need sorting. The front (and only) door sticks, and at times we had real problems getting in and out! Also, the shower would not always fire up first go, and you had to fiddle with the main on/off switch in the loo a few times to get a result. The big problem was the Wifi. This is essential to us as we have a close relative who is housebound and not very well at all, and this is the way we keep on touch with her. The problem was that we could connect, but after a few seconds it would all drop out, and you had to start all over again. The longest I managed to keep it going at any time was about two minutes, and when it did connect, it was d-e-s-p-e-r-a-t-e-l-y s- -l- -o- -w! I also experienced messages on my computer stating that 'another computer on the network was using my IP address' and 'the name of my computer was already being used on the network' - why was I on anyone's network at all? I have mentioned this to friend of mine who hosts internet sites, and is a bit of a whizz with this sort of thing, and he states that this is not right at all! My partner's iPad running the latest OS could not get any sort of connection at all. Ther 'manual' for the cottage said we could contact the owner if there were any queries. I texted him one evening around 6pm - thought that was better than possibly interrupting a meal, but got no reply. I 'phoned the next morning, spoke to his daughter who said he was out, but she took my number, and said either he or someone else would get back to me .... and guess what, nobody did. I 'phoned again later the same day, and got hold of the owner, who told me that BT were having problems - but while walking the dog locally, I spoke to several residents, and they were having no problems at all, although the speed was not wonderful, but fast enough to watch catchup TV etc, so not bad. Mr. Woodliffe said he might be able to get out that evening if he could to see what he could do, so we stayed in, and guess what ........ no show. So, overall, the place was good on the whole, but the 'back-up' was very poor. Had this been sorted, or at least attended to as far as could be, we would have given it a glowing review, but under the circumstances, this side of things was disappointing. I don't wan't you to publish my feedback, but I would like it if Mr. Woodliffe was more co-operative with his guests in future. Mick Leary and Carol Parsons.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2019

  • "Had a wonderful break here."

    Absolutely spotless and very comfortable. Everything was provided down to a rolling pin. Only fault was the WiFi, the connection dropped or it was so slow I gave up whenever I tried to use it. Didn’t spoil our break though. Loved this break.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2019

  • "Only one point and that was there was a strong dog odour in the lounge which we were unable to get rid of even after spraying with air freshener."

    Also it would have been most useful to have a hair dryer for the use by all.

    Reviewed by EdwardJul 2019

  • "We only encountered one problem during our holiday."

    My partner is wheelchair bound and accessing the cottage is very difficult due to the width of the doorstep and the height from step to door frame. Unfortunately the picture on your website does not show that side of the house. Otherwise everything was fine in a beautiful part of the country

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2019

  • "No coat hangers in wardrobe, toilet too low and no blind on window."

    Outside light not working and smell of damp in kitchen cupboards. Loo roll holder broken and no milk satchets for tea facilities. No cold water from bath tap and Wi-Fi virtual none exsistant. On the plus side, it was warm and cosy with lovely views, plenty of parking and quiet.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2019

  • "The cottage was nice very clean the only downside was the central heating system the bedroom was very cold at night, heated by oil storage heaters no instructions on how to use it would come on for 20 minutes at 1800 hrs had to buy a fan heater to warm the bedroom and hallway warm, outside at night very dark no external lighting tripped over the paving slab for a step on arrival not a good start -------------------- Many thanks for your valuable feedback, we are very disappointed that one of our properties has seemingly let us down and not provided you with the experienced that we had hoped for."

    We will be contacting the owner of this property shortly regarding the points you have raised In the meantime If need to contact us then Our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm

    Reviewed by FrankFeb 2019

  • "Wonderful stay, comfy cozy cottage."

    Would have been helpful having a more informed information pack.example when beds are changed, local maps walks, places of interest. Correct place to park. These are very miner things and overall our stay was wonderful and relaxing, even the weather was kind

    Reviewed by JacquelineJan 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and cosy, we had everything we needed, the weather was a ..."

    The cottage was lovely and cosy, we had everything we needed, the weather was a mixed bag but it did'nt keep us in, we enjoyed visiting the christmas market in York as well as the shambles, had a lovely day in Pocklington, also a day out in Scarborough taking away lovely memories xxxx

    Reviewed by ShonaDec 2018

  • "Advertised as being able to walk from the door into the countryside."

    Walks only accessible after walking on narrow country lanes and many of the public pathways were across farmers fields which were not obvious as they had been ploughed and crops were planted. However, travelling a few miles by car led to walks in woods open to the public and the Yorkshire Wolds.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2018

  • "The cottage was really warm and comfortable considering the cold weather."

    The owners were very helpful and made us welcome. It was a very late booking by us so we were really grateful. Enjoyed the area and would definitely use West End again.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2018

  • "Nice place very remote loverly scenery."

    Only one thing toilet in cottage very low not good for people with bad backs.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2017

  • "Beautiful, clean & comfortable accommodation."

    Exceeded expectations! Warm, peaceful, welcoming. Loved it & would definitely recommend. Directions to site are good & satnav accurate, but property would benefit from house name sign!

    Reviewed by DebbieMay 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over and basin
  • Separate WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars, approx
  • 40 metres away
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles.

The property

Pocklington 2 miles.

A single-storey annexe set in the village of Yapham on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, two miles from the pretty market town of Pocklington.

With views over open countryside, this Pocklington cottage offers comfortable accommodation with a modern kitchen and bathroom and a spacious sitting room.

Bright and cheerful throughout, this Pocklington cottage is well located for touring the renowned stately homes of Castle Howard and Sledmere House, and the many attractive gardens in the area such as Burnby Hall, home to the national collection of water lilies.

The thriving town of Pocklington offers wide-ranging amenities including local pubs, restaurants and independent shops.

Take a pleasant walk along the canal, where you may spot barn owls and kingfishers darting the length of the waterway.

In the vicinity of this Pocklington cottage there are many easy walks and cycleways including the popular Wolds Way, which leads through the rolling countryside where Hockney found his inspiration for his famous paintings.

For culture lovers, a short drive from this Pocklington cottage brings you to the city of York, whilst further south you can visit the wonderful oceanic aquarium of The Deep in under an hour.

This Pocklington cottage offers a quiet retreat and an ideal touring base.

Note: This property is next to ref 24515 and together they sleep 14 people.

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About the location


York 13 miles.

The pretty little market town of Pocklington nestles at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds in the Vale of York. It is perhaps best known for Burnby Hall Gardens - 8 acres of gloriously beautiful gardens with two large lakes which are home to the National Collection of water lilies. There are several world famous attractions nearby - majestic Castle Howard, beautiful Sledmere House, and of course the historic city of York. The town boasts a leisure centre offering a wide range of sports, including swimming, a Civic Centre and the Pocklington Arts Centre, which shows various films and stages live shows throughout the year. Pocklington is also home to Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre, known worldwide for its meditation courses and retreats, plus the KP Golf Club is situated approx. 1 mile away and offers wedding and other event facilities, a stylish bar and a restaurant, as well as an 18 hole championship golf course. Just a few miles away is the village of Warter, which is where David Hockney produced his 'Bigger Trees Near Warter' painting. Nearby are various cycle ways including the North Sea Cycle Route and walkers will love either the long distance walks along the Wolds Way or one of the many more circular walks in the area for all abilities. For those who enjoy touring by car, Pocklington forms part of the Pocklington Round, a lovely scenic drive which takes in some of the area’s prettiest villages.