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The Piggery - Whitby

Whitby, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stone cottage tucked away in the pretty village of Sleights
  • Cosy and luxurious with the perfect balance between sweet and stylish
  • Rear balcony boasting stunning views over the Eskdale Valley
  • Close to long sandy beaches, perfect for a traditional seaside getaway
  • Plenty of rural walks on the doorstep, ideal for nature lovers
  • Private garden with BBQ and outdoor furniture for dining alfresco
Property code: G0155

Dating back to 1821, this property is a beautiful stone cottage where you can experience the very best of the North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast.

Dating back to 1821, this darling stone cottage is tucked away in the pretty village of Sleights, just 5 miles from Whitby. With stunning views of the Eskdale Valley from the fabulous rear balcony, come and experience the very best of the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Coast in this cosy luxury hideaway.

Stepping inside is like being hugged by an old friend. This gorgeous luxury cottage is super cute inside; decorated in soft tones and stylish wallpaper with many original features, it strikes just the right balance between friendly and elegant. The warm and welcoming sitting room has a lovely open fire, comfortable furniture and stunning views of the North York Moors countryside from the French doors. It is sheer romance to sit here with a cup of Yorkshire tea and watch the steam trains puffing along from Whitby to Pickering far below.

For your entertainment, the property comes equipped with a Smart TV, a DVD player, Bluetooth speakers, an iPad for your use, an iPod dock and lots of games, books and DVDs, plenty to keep everyone busy!

The well-equipped kitchen and pretty dining area enjoy the same magical views through patio doors; throw them open and enjoy breakfast with only the sound of birdsong for company. The kitchen features a solid granite worktop and is stocked with the finest Wedgewood crockery and crystal glassware. If you fancy rustling up a hearty Yorkshire stew, you'll love finding Le Creuset dishes in the cupboards. And if you haven't had time to make it to the shops yet the honesty bar and fresh goodies on arrival will be a welcome sight. There is also a handy cloakroom downstairs which houses a washer and tumble dryer, sink and WC.

All of the three bedrooms in The Piggery are en-suite, offering king-size beds with pocket sprung mattresses and dressed in 600-thread count cotton bed linen. They also boast Smart TVs, perfect if you want to catch up on a bit of morning TV in bed. One bedroom is housed on the ground floor, great for older guests or those with reduced mobility. En-suite facilities include a large walk-in shower with a seat if needed. On the first floor of this luxury cottage, you'll find the two additional king-sized bedrooms, both with shower and WC. Complimentary Elemis toiletries are provided for you and you'll also find fluffy white bath sheets and hand towels.

The front of the cottage has a charming patio area, great for soaking up the morning sun. The star of the show, however, is to the rear of the property. There is a fabulous balcony from which to gaze at the stunning scenery below and there's also a private garden to relax in, with BBQ and outdoor furniture. There are few finer spots to enjoy an al fresco lunch.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms, all with king size beds
  • 1 bedroom and ensuite is on the ground floor 
  • 3 en-suite bathrooms and 1 cloakroom with WC located on the ground floor also
  • Oven, gas hob, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Royal Doulton glassware and crockery
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer 
  • Open fire with starter fuel included 
  • Ample parking for 2 to 3 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Smart TV, Netflix, Ipad with Apple music account and a Bluetooth speaker, DVD player, books and games
  • Gorgeous welcome hamper for your and your doggie, and well-researched local guide included, and honesty bar included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub, Restaurant, shops including award winning Butchers, deli and Bakery within a ten minute walk away
  • Complimentary Elemis toiletries

The location of this cottages is fantastic. Perched on the hillside of the beautiful Esk Valley in the village of Sleights, you can be hopping on a steam train at Grosmont (3 miles) or feeling the sand between your toes on Whitby's beach (5 miles) not long after arriving.

Sleights itself is a peaceful little village with a scattering of shops and places to eat. Under half a mile from the cottage, you'll find a traditional and welcoming village pub with cask ales, hearty local food and a log fire to keep you warm and toasty in the colder months. And if you decide to eat in, you can pick up some excellent local produce from the bespoke butcher and deli. If you are enjoying this luxury cottage with children there is also a lovely children's park in the village.

5 miles east from the cottage takes you to the stunning North Yorkshire coastline, a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages. With long sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside trimmings of yesteryear, this is proper bucket 'n spade territory. That's not to say it's stuck in the past, in fact, the coast's villages and towns combine the traditional and the contemporary effortlessly, with trinket shops and tea rooms sitting alongside upmarket champagne and oyster bars.

Although you could happily spend the weekend mooching about the independent shops, bars and cafes along Whitby's bustling medieval streets, it's well worth striking out to sample some of the other coastal villages nearby. Robin Hood's Bay (8 miles) is one of the most popular coastal locations in Yorkshire. The village is a maze of cobbled streets and higgledy-piggledy houses which seem to tumble down towards the sea. Sandsend (5 miles), Staithes (17 miles) and Runswick Bay (12 miles) are also all within easy driving distance, each with their own unique charm.

Head west from the cottage and you can be in the heart of the North York Moors within a couple of miles. Take a tour of the impossibly pretty towns and villages in the area or head up on the high moorland of Castleton Rigg (15 miles) - we guarantee on a clear day it will take your breath away. Suffice to say this area is a walker's paradise and many suggested routes are provided for you in the cottage.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Debra 2nd September 2019

The Piggery is a lovely quirky cottage with a fabulous view- to be enjoyed all weathers. I dont think we sat in the lounge at all, we loved the kitchen with great views and cosy fire. Three bedrooms all en suite was a bonus for three friends staying. We met the owner on the last day, he was really nice.

Reviewed by Ray 26th July 2019

The Piggery is a comfortable and characterful place, with superb views over the valley and hills. Well kitted out, it's almost perfect. Only slight negative is limited parking space: a third car may need parking on the street.

Reviewed by David 6th March 2019

The Piggery was in a fabulous location with outstanding views from the rear looking over the Esk Valley. The overall layout and furnishing was to a very high standard and a credit to the owners. We stayed 1st to 4th March so were not able to make use of the outdoor balcony but next time we will go in the warmer months and enjoy the sun with the Read morebreath-taking panorama. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 13th February 2019

Excellent cottage-clean and views to die for . Would come back but ensuites upstairs are very very small.

Reviewed by Carole 29th January 2019

Beautiful cottage with a good range of facilities and great attention to detail. Having 3 bedrooms, all with ensuite, make it a perfect place for a relaxing break with friends. Great location for exploring the Yorkshire coast and fabulous views from the cottage across the Yorkshire Dales.

Reviewed by Jen 22nd January 2019

Really loved our stay at The Piggery. Gorgeous cottage with amazing views. Would recommend to others and would return again.

Reviewed by Ray 22nd December 2018

We had a great time at the Piggery last week. Lovely views from the back windows. All mod cons provided within a characterful surround, great interior design style and hospitality elements. Bedrooms very comfortable if a little small, lots of quality showers, but missed a bath! We liked it enough to book again next summer!!

Reviewed by Tracy 24th November 2018

Amazing, comfortable cottage, the owners thought of everything to make our stay as relaxing as possible, we loved every minute and cant wait to return xx

Reviewed by Kate 20th November 2018

Just lovely. The attention to detail and thoughtful extras are great. Really well thought out and obviously much loved. The views are simply spectacular. Perfect for a group of friends or family, its a real delight.

Reviewed by Les 23rd October 2018

Although the communal rooms were excellent, the bedrooms were small with limited storage space. The whole place was quite cluttered with ornaments and decorators pieces making it a bit of an obstical course. The gate to the off-road parking is tight for modern cars and it was a squeeze to get two cars in. It was spotlessly clean with every possibleRead more amenity and the views were quite stunning. A really good base for the area. Hide

Reviewed by David 4th October 2018

Visited The Piggery 3.09.18 to 7.09.18.The cottage is in a brilliant location and was extremely well equipped with lots of attention to detail that went beyond what one usually finds. The newly baked bread, toiletries and welcome hamper were examples. The whole of the cottage was very clean and thoRead moreughtfully furnished throughout. The integrated downstairs arrangement of kitchen/diner and lounge works well to provide one large living space while also providing discrete areas for different activities. The utility room/downstairs cloakroom with its separate washer and drier was also particularly useful.The two upstairs bedrooms were very disappointing. While accepting that this is a traditional cottage property the rooms were very small. The decision to include king size beds exacerbated this and in one room left only about 12 inches either side of the bed. The hanging space in both rooms was confined and limited and the position of the chests of drawers made them virtually impossible to use. The en-suite shower rooms while obviously very welcomed and well equipped were similarly very small. The shower cubicles have restricted openings which might prove difficult for a larger person as could use of the loos which are not well positioned. The smart TVs in both rooms were a welcomed facility.We chose this property mainly because of the downstairs bedroom with its en-suite wet-room. One of our party was elderly with mobility problems. The information provided suggested that this accommodation would be well-suited. Unfortunately this bedroom has a step down into the en-suite that made it very challenging particularly at night. Likewise there are two quite steep steps down between the lounge and dining area. There is a hand rail but much assistance was needed to transport our elderly relative from one area to the other. It would also have been impossible to even consider taking her outside onto the rear patio where there are even steeper steps. Again the combination of a step and very uneven paths at the front only allowed walking with much assistance. The property is very well presented and the owners are to be commended on what they have achieved but in fairness to future guests the points that I have mentioned above should be made clear in any advertising material.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to complete a review, it is appreciated. I agree the cottage is located in a brilliant location and is very well equipped with everything a Gorgeous Guest would need and more! I am sorry to hear you were disappointed with the upstairs bedrooms. We have had very few adverse comments and prior to the owner refurbishing the cottage, they did carry out market research which indicated that guests do prefer to have the en-suite facilities and a larger bed. Due to the design and style of the cottage the bedrooms have been designed to maximise the space available. We do advertise that the cottage is suitable for people with reduced mobility however, we do appreciate that dependent upon a guest's level of mobility, this property may not be suitable due to its quirky nature. The owner has thanked you for your constructive feedback and she will be taking a look later this month on how she can make changes to the cottages in order to improve their accessibility. I do hope we can book you into another Gorgeous Cottage sometime in the future. Take careLouise Hide

Reviewed by Sue 30th September 2018

A spotlessly clean cottage with stunning views. The garden was secure enough to stop our dog escaping, which is a bonus.Something to be aware of, the bedrooms are beautifully appointed, however they are small. Six guests would find not much drawer or hanging space for a lot of clothes. The downstairs by contrast is spacious and the kitchen well eRead morequipped. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 6th September 2018

We had a wonderful holiday at the Piggery. Everything was top quality and the view was to die for. Very comfortable and everything you need. I loved the ice machine. We all enjoyed the welcome pack including the dogs who were thrilled by their goodies. The garden was great for them to run around in, though small dogs can find an escape route if peRead morersistent, I do have a Houdini in my pack!! Drying the bath towels in the upstairs bedrooms is an issue, but nothing to take away from the overall package.The butchers and the bakery in the village are superb and a must to visit, although the bakery could be a huge temptation!!Parking on the coastline is expensive and not exempt for disabled badge holders, so make sure you have lots of pound coins. Hide

Reviewed by Keith 1st September 2018

very nice cottage in a good location with lovely views.

Reviewed by Tins 18th August 2018

Fantastic luxury cottage with amazing views. Lovely welcoming hamper of goodies for us and also one for our dog! Friendly owner who baked us fresh bread and gave us ideas of where to visit and eat out. Perfect holiday-Thank you.

Reviewed by Gary 20th June 2018

Superb location. Very well appointed cottage and property very well maintained by Geoff. Always a joy to return.

Reviewed by Jean 19th May 2018

A lovely week spent in the cottage was everything we hoped it to be. The only comment would be the size of the basins in the two upstairs ensuites which were too small to shave or clean your teeth, fine for a weekend but a bit impractical for a week

Reviewed by Nicky 9th May 2018

A beautifully equipped cottage in a great location with a stunning view !

Reviewed by Helen 28th April 2018

Had the most amazing family holiday for my husbands 50th birthday, the cottage was the most beautifully decorated & equipped ever with a gorgeous open fire & the most stunning views it was a holiday to remember for a long time we definitely hope to come back.

Reviewed by Sandra 10th April 2018

Lovely cottage, beautiful location, very nice helpful owners.

Reviewed by Gillian 10th April 2018

Fantastic break Beautiful cottage Excellent amenities Can't wait to return

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

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