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Mill Farm

Mill Farm, Pocklington, Yorkshire

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Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 10

Pricing From: £526.00

This farmhouse is located in the village of Yapham near Pocklington and can sleep twelve people in five bedrooms.

Mill Farm is a red brick farmhouse set in the hamlet of Yapham near to Pocklington in North Yorkshire. The cottage sleeps twelve people and has three double bedrooms (two with en-suites and one with a sofa bed), two twins and a family bathroom. Also in the cottage are a fitted kitchen, a dining room and a sitting room with an open fire.

Outside is off road parking and lawned gardens with outdoor furniture and a barbecue. Close to the North York Moors National Park and the city of York, Mill Farm is a wonderful touring base for a Yorkshire family holiday.


Large, clean enough. However very dated/shabby inside. Extortionately expensive - over £1500 for weekend and insisted arrive after 5PM on Friday and out by 9AM on Sunday. Nice furniture in photos had been removed. No fuel for fire. No tea and coffee. A couple of toilet rolls and 2 dishwasher tablets. It felt like owner had gone out of their way to provide the absolute minimum.
Jonathan B

The guy who owns this house is the most unprofessional person I have ever dealt with. He lied time after time when I was chasing him for an item left at the house and told us he was "going to" post it or that his daughters were dealing with it. This went on for around 8 months until I called him out and he told me it was sent a long time ago by post and he wasn't responsible for the post? Even though I had offered multiple times to pay for tracked postage and he just ignored me and family members who had got involved to help. This has caused me so much distress as it was a really personal sentimental item and he just didn't care enough to post it for me. It's standard practice in any hotel or professional establishment to send an item back to the owner without all of this. He has clearly lost it and doesn't care that it was clearly a personal sentimental item.

This property looked promising on arrival, lovely setting on the edge of the village of Yapham, however, once inside things started to go downhill. Upstairs the carpets were frayed and coming away from the door strips creating a trip hazard, and in one of the rooms plaster was coming off the walls, my daughter vacuumed the entire upper floor before she would unpack. In the downstairs en suite, which was our room, the cushioned vinyl flooring was stained around the toilet, to be blunt the whole floor looked filthy due to the staining. I went to wash my hands only to find the hot tap didn?t work, I walked through the house to the downstairs cloakroom only to find that neither the hot or cold tap worked in that room! Hands washed in the kitchen and then on the phone to the owner. He said he was aware of the plumbing issues as sometimes the taps worked and sometimes they didn?t, he said he was out but would come around and ?have a look? I was at this point still willing to give the benefit of the doubt, so I agreed to waiting until he could sort it. We decided to carry on with our holiday, as we were all family we could muck in and cope. The owner did not attend the property at all that week and we decided to work around the issue. Later in the week I decided to use the tumble drier and the iron. The tumble drier didn?t work unless you held the door shut, and the iron had cuts in the outer cable cover exposing the inner wires, none of the electrical items had been pat tested since 2016. I know there is no legal requirement for this, but there is an obligation to make sure electrical items are safe. There were other issues around outside drainage which meant that the neighbouring properties bath water overflowed onto the lawn for our property and showers that stopped working is someone else ran a bath. As a family we decided to put up with it rather than spend the week stressing. On return home I contacted Sykes supplying them with photos and videos of the issues, despite numerous chase up emails all I have received is an automated email giving me a reference number. We are looking to book a large property for 2019, it won?t be booked through Sykes.

The location was ideal for our holiday with a dog; there were good walks on the doorstep it was a short drive to many attractions. The house; with a great combination of accommodation, garden and car parking it was well suited to a family celebration.
Mrs Morris

The cottage was comfortable and very warm for a large house. It was great for a large group as there was plenty of space to spread out and not be in each others way! It is ideally situated, being in lovely, quiet surroundings but only a short distance away from places to visit such as Beverley and Scarborough. We will definitely visit again!
Mrs Reed



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Oil central heating with open fire
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, selection of books and DVDs
Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Travel cot and highchair on request
Ample off road parking
Lawned gardens with furniture and BBQ
Two well-behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 2 miles
This property accepts maximum 8 adults and 2 children
This property accepts Fri-Fri check in only

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Bishop Wilton, St Edith's Church - 1.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Great Givendale Church - 1.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Burnby Hall Gardens - 2.3 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Bugthorpe, St Andrew's Church - 3.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Kirby Underdale, All Saints Church - 4.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Warter, St James' Church - 5.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Londesborough, All Saints Church - 6.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Thixendale, St Mary's Church - 6.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Bossall, St Botolph's Church - 6.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Fridaythorpe, St Mary's Church - 6.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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