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North York Moors Self Catering cottage, Hogwarts Cottage, Pickering, sleeps 4

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Hogwarts Cottage

Hogwarts Cottage, Pickering, Yorkshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £285.00

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.


Hogwarts cottage
Hogwarts cottage is situated in a great position, central to town and steam railway, the cottage is spacious,and easy to locate,unfortunately thier are a few bad points, the shower and bath taps have a mind of thier own, the sofas are small and very tired, the quilts are paper thin, every radiator in the property was turned off apart from one, the crockery needed washing, as their was food still on them and stains in the cups,,and bathroom mirror not been cleaned for a long time(I wrote clean me on it) all these issues are a bit of a let down,and I do think a little more care is needed in cleanliness before guests arrive, and the welcome pack was bizarre, buscuits, a bar of chocolate, and a pack of crisps,sorry to be so negative but it is a honest revue,,,,,

Warm and cosy cottage
Perfectly situated opposite the railway station virtually in the centre of Pickering this cottage was great. There are comfortable beds and it's well equipped. This was perfect for our week's stay. As a rail enthusiast I was delighted that you could actually see the trains and the engines from the front room window!
Crispin H

Great location but the cottage was a little disappointing
A lovely little cottage just off the high street and right opposite the steam railway in Pickering but the cottage was advertised as having free parking (which is why we booked it) - and this was not the case. The parking on the road is limited to an hour after 8am. We found free parking elsewhere in the village but it wasn't ideal. There was no welcome pack / information provided which I found strange - I don't think I've ever been anyway where information on the local amenities, local chemist, instructions on how the cooker worked etc weren't provided. The owner did kindly left us a pint of milk, crisps and some biscuits. The cottage provided most of the basic things you might need but there was no hairdryer (which I would have expected) nor is there a freezer compartment in the fridge, and the bathroom lacked a toilet roll holder or towel rail . The sofas are a bit tired as is some of the decor around the cottage. It could be lovely - it just needs a bit of TLC. On a positive note Pickering itself is lovely with plenty of places to eat (try the Bay Horse pub) and well served by supermarkets as well as independent shops. We loved watching the steam engine being 'stoked up' which we could see from the cottage and the trip by train to Whitby is well worth it.
Mandy E

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.

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



Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


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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 inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc 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

Thornton-le-Dale, All Saints Church - 2.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Ellerburn, St Hilda's Church - 2.7 miles (Historic Church) 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

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

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