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Hogwarts Cottage

Hogwarts Cottage, Pickering, Yorkshire

  Booking through:
Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   Phone booking on 01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £226.00 - 586.00

A charming holiday property in Pickering, next to the steam railway station, sleeping four people in two bedrooms.

Hogwarts Cottage is a delightful, terraced cottage set in Pickering, opposite the steam railway station and close to the many amenities of the town. With a double and a twin bedroom, the property can sleep four people. There's also a family bathroom on the first floor, whilst on the ground floor is a galley-style kitchen, a dining room with gas fire and a sitting room with gas fire. Outside is a small courtyard and parking is available nearby in a public car park, five minutes' walk from the cottage. Hogwarts Cottage occupies an excellent position for this touring this lovely area of Yorkshire.


Good location but parking is an issue
We absolutely loved the location of the house as opposite the train station and practically on the high street, this does however mean that parking is restricted. We have a 1 year old, so not being able to park for any length of time by the house was awkward and time consuming. We managed to find unrestricted parking 5-10 minute walk away on Middleton road. Being so central also means a lot of road noise, especially early morning with lorries driving past the house. The house itself on first appearances seems good, however needs some TLC. One of the sofas is broken and so not very comfy to sit on, only 3 drinking glasses provided, and general shabbiness on closer inspection. A lovely selection of welcome goodies were left in the kitchen, tea, sugar etc provided. However no welcome information pack about what to do with rubbish, how to use the cooker/microwave, local services etc.would have been helpful. All in all we have enjoyed our week away and pickering is a great base. But would look to stay elsewhere based on my previous comments.
Sam P

Damp mouldy dusty cobwebs ridden hovel
Appalled how we found this property! No sign as to what property it is, garden overgrown and sightly. Carpets stained and dirty. Living room door hanging on by one hinge. Tv unit and fireplace thick of dust. Bluray player not working. Table runner stained. Dining room window wall thick of damp and mould! Only 3 glasses provided when there were 4 of us staying. Every plate chipped. Kettle leaked on every use. Vent above cooker extractor stuffed with towel/sheet, cobwebs present in every room! General decor scruffy and dated. Double bed noisy and terribly uncomfortable. No garden table chairs or umbrella as advertised in the photos instead we got an empty dirty yard with weeds, we didn?t even have a wheels bin! To top it off we received a parking fine as we were unaware we could not park outside the property for more than 1 hour, so had to pay for public parking a 10 min walk away all week! Would never book again or recommend to anyone. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!
Donna G

What a delightful little cottage in a wonderful setting got to watch the steam train one morning from the bedroom window lovely little grocers next door to fabulous tea rooms a little further down the road and lovely local pub near by, very clean and comfortable with excellent amenities very well equipped with a lovely welcome pack when we arrived will be booking again for the summer

Brilliant cottage
Pickering,very friendly,place,with all amenities you need.The cottage is excellant,makes you feel comfortable as soon as you walk in,Plenty space,warm,I have stayed in a few cottages,all lovely,but this one is hard to beat,I adored it.Took my grandkids,they loved it.Will go again.Thank you to whoever owns it.Spot onx We know pickering quite well,so I forget to say there is a castle steam engines museum etc I would give 6 and more stars if possible.
A TripAdvisor Member

Booked this cottage through Sykes Cottages , read reviews which were all good as were majority in the book in the property, but i seem to have ended up in the same cottage in another dimension !!. Booked for location which was perfect. thats about where it ended. on entering , dirty stained carpets, filthly cooker no grill pan , broken fridge so badly frosted could not get anything in ice box and the door to it missing , shelves in fridge door except 1 missing salad box broken , cutlery drawer full of crumbs, chipped broken crockery, bag of dog poo left in back yard, Complained to Sykes Cottages but asked for comments to be forwarded to owner on departure, we booked for the location and it was peak season so unlikely would find anywhere else. This was a MISTAKE , Sykes will take no responsibility as i should have allowed the owner to rectify the problem !!! should have read Terms and Conditions Apparently so no one is prepared to take responsibility for this owner will not offer refund , then sykes on my second phone call said he would offer no more than ?40 . I did not want full refund but this was a joke. !! I took phortos and sent them to Sykes they forwarded to owner but I am not allowed to have any feedback on this, Terms and Conditions !!! should have allowed owner to recify during my stay not after i had left !!!! My advice Dont Book anything with Sykes Cottages !! they only want your money .
Joliz B



Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Gas central heating with gas fires
Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, 50" TV with Freeview, Blu-ray, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Free overnight parking opposite on first come, first served basis plus public car park 5 mins walk
Small yard with furniture
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shops and pubs 2 mins walk
Note: Due to the location, some road and railway noise can be heard

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

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - 0 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Beck Isle Museum - 0.1 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Pickering Church - 0.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Pickering Castle - 0.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Cawthorn Roman Camps - 3.7 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Lastingham, St Mary's Church - 5.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Eden Camp - 6 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Scampston Hall - 6.7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Old Malton Priory - 7.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Amotherby, St Helen's Church - 7.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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