Iris Cottage



(105 Reviews)

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

2 bathrooms

Property Overview

Centred in the middle of the historic market town of Pickering, North Yorkshire, Iris Cottage is a cosy ground floor apartment with plenty to offer guests looking for a quiet retreat. Sleeping up to four guests across two bedrooms, Iris Cottage is the perfect location for families and groups of friends to head to when looking for a getaway with lots to do on your doorstep with the beauties of the Yorkshire countryside at your fingertips.


Property Details

The Space
Iris Cottage has a cosy and homely living room, with wooden roof beams running elegantly across the ceilings, a comfy sofa, two matching, equally-comfortable armchairs and a flat-screen TV - this is a truly relaxing space for you to fall back on after your action-packed days exploring all that Pickering and the surrounding Yorkshire countryside has to offer.

The apartment's kitchen is full of character. With green wooden cupboards and drawers, the room is given a traditional, yet stylish look. All readily equipped with all the modern appliances that you’ll need to make the most of culinary grand designs from dishwasher to fridge-freezer, and kettle to oven and hobs. From there you can go ahead and take in the whole house for a meal together in the dining room, where four plush chairs surround the fine table set up.

Head to either of the two bedrooms and you’ll find tranquil spaces for easy living and soothing nights rest. There is a king size bedroom, as well as a super king. This bed can be split to form two singles, making Iris Cottage ideal for families staying with children. If this is something you are interested in, you will need to request this prior to your stay. All beds are made up using plush bedding and premium bed linens to ensure that you have the best night’s sleep possible. Both bedrooms are also en-suite. One has a bathtub, separate shower, WC, and wash basin, whilst the other en-suite boasts a shower, basin and WC.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during guest bookings. For this reason, we require all our guests to transfer a Damage Deposit (refundable, subject to an administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Iris Cottage is perfectly located in the market town of Pickering. The thriving town has plenty of independent shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars so you won’t tire of things to do. Explore Pickering Castle which is packed with a rich history dating back to the 12th century. Enjoy a walk on the iconic Cleveland Way, or head to Dalby Forest where you can explore the gentle woodland trails. Prefer to push yourself to the extreme? Go Ape Adventure Centre is for you!

From the beautiful North York Moors, to the expansive Great Yorkshire Forest and finally the delightful North Yorkshire coast, Pickering is ideally situated where you can experience everything the county has to offer.

Getting Around
Pickering has great bus routes with journeys to York, Malton, Thirsk, Helmsley, Whitby, Scarborough and Leeds.

The nearest mainline railway station can be found 8 miles away in Malton with routes to Scarborough, Manchester and Liverpool amongst others.

Iris Cottage is located just a short 10-minute walk to Pickering rail station where you can experience the infamous North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The station is a must see with a 1930s theme, so you’ll be transported back in time to the steam era. From here, you can travel to popular destinations such as Whitby, Grosmont and Goathland.

  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Children’s books and toys
  • Children’s dinnerware
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Family/kid friendly
  • First aid kit
  • Flat smooth pathway to front door
  • Free parking on premises
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • High chair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Path to entrance lit at night
  • Pets allowed
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet

Guests have access to the full apartment. Keys are accessed via a key safe and the details will be provided to guests shortly before their arrival date.

There is private parking available to guests to the rear of Iris Cottage.

Please note that the outdoor space on offer at Iris Cottage is semi-enclosed and is not suitable for sitting in.

Please note that an occupied apartment is above Iris Cottage.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

Guest Reviews


(105 Reviews)



Very clean.<br/>Comfortable.<br/>Great location.<br/>Modern facilities<br/><br/>The showers not working till end of holiday.<br/>Also I can’t remember anything about the waver insurance I had to pay the week before we went to get the code to get into property.<br/>Felt a bit like a hidden cost.



Very practical for the young ones , with it being ground level , and not to many items about , so they had room to play with their own toys etc. And they loved pottering about. kitchen is lovley .The showers are luxury. We all enjoyed our stay.<br/><br/>Only downfall was to have more access to opening windows , was not able to open windows in most of the areas.



Pleasure to stay. Well equipped.<br/><br/>Noisy neighbours, main road traffic.



We thought that both bedrooms were double beds but it didn't spoil are stay we would come back



Great location.3 bathrooms for 3 couples.Open plan downstairs ideal for a small group holiday. Really clean.Lovely to have crisps biscuits and Prosecco on arrival.



Would have liked coat hooks in hallway rather than cupboard, hooks on back of the door and egg cups in the kitchen! <br/>The only TV wanted was the one in the twin bedded room - couldn’t get it to work or find instructions.



Excellent location. Easy to get to everything in Pickering. Sizeable cottage. Plenty of room. Two huge en suite bathrooms a bonus. Host was responsive and always available to answer questions before and during our visit. Would highly recommend and already planning a return visit.



Great location, very clean and pleasant apartment. Well worth the stay.



Great location for exploring surrounding area.<br/><br/>Parking at location.





2 en suite bedrooms, well appointed kitchen. Off road parking behind property. Location, 2-3 mins from Pickering High St and 5 mins from the Ryedale Swimming pool.<br/><br/>Double bedroom is at the front of the property which front on to a main road. If a light sleeper this would affect you. I'm not and it was fine!



Large living and sleeping areas.Perfect for 2 families sharing and wanting own bathrooms and their own space. The bedrooms are separated by the dining room and entrance hall.<br/>This is our second time at Iris cottage.<br/>Close proximity to shops, restaurants and a lovely fish and chip shop.<br/>Car parking for two cars albeit a tight squeeze. <br/>It used to be an old tannery and it's been beautifully restored keeping the old beams and other architecture. <br/>The neighbours we met were all lovely.<br/>Nicely decorated, cosy and welcoming.<br/><br/>There's no outside space to sit. More lighting outside needed for a night time. <br/>It didn't really bother us but sometimes the road outside the bedroom window is busy.



Beautiful and cosy, great location<br/><br/>Not enough cooking utensils.<br/>Small frying pan, not great for 4 people







It was close to the shops and on a good bus route<br/><br/>There was no peeler or oven gloves. <br/>We needed to contact someone about the shortage of knives and forks which led one of our guests eating with a spoon instead of a fork.






Great place and location. Unfortunately they require you to pay an additional deposit or take out extra insurance. In addition they required additional ID verification. The duplication was kind of absurd as that’s literally why AirBNB exists.<br/>At the end they offered a discount to book direct next time.<br/>A putty about the host as the place is great.



The property was lovely and well decorated, and lots of home comfort s.<br/>Clean and tidy.<br/><br/>Just couldn't find the property on Google maps



Location only.<br/><br/>A lot. Noisy - unclean - general lighting poor - settee uncomfortable which they knew about from previous comments - dining chairs unstable/uncomfortable. - no terrace to sit out on as promised - blue bottle fly problems they knew existed immediately prior to our visit but failed to check - foisty smell in bathroom. E-mail of complaint not satisfactorily dealt with.



Iris Cottage is cosy and central to the area. Has good facilities on the whole, and each bedroom has an ensuite which is good when it's 2 couples staying. Easy, short walk from cottage to centre of town. Two supermarkets nearly at your door.<br/><br/>Kitchen needs a couple more utensils to make cooking easier, like tongs, a larger frying pan and an oven glove. <br/>Outside, approaching both front and back doors could be tidied up to make Iris Cottage more welcoming . . <br/> <br/>We had a problem with bluebottles, to the extent we had to buy fly spray. On one occasion on our return to the cottage, after making sure we had got rid of all bluebottles before going out for the day, there were 12 - 15 flying about.



We needed somewhere to stay near Pickering station for NYMR, this place was absolutely perfect. It had a touch of luxury that I doubt you would find in nearby hotels. It acted as the perfect base for our stay. It felt like a luxury apartment. It would make an ideal base for anyone wishing to explore the area. Russells cafe for breakfast is recommended although there is a co-op barely 50 yards away. I would recommend this place thoroughly.



nice spacious but cosy accommodation, and parking to rear of property, comfy bed. Not far from NYM railway which was why we were staying in Pickering.<br/><br/>noise from main road outside property. Maybe if the bed was on the wall alongside the cupboard the traffic noise might have been diffused or possibly wooden shutters on the window. Apart from that a slight problem with bluebottles, found several dead ones on window ledges which we removed but kept finding more so by the time we left there was about 5 flying around. Also in main bathroom there was a fishy smell coming up from shower drain on one day, so we ran the shower for a bit and it disappeared.

Moira M


The cottage, with parking to the rear, is ideally situated, very close and within easy walking distance of the centre of town. Also central for travelling to York, Scarborough etc. A small comfortable 2 bedroom cottage, with both bedrooms having ensuite bath/shower rooms. Whilst the cottage was clean, beds were very clean and comfortable, the kitchen was ideal, and would suggest adding a few items like an oven glove, kitchen tongs, a larger frying pan to make it perfect, and a suggestion to leave a dishwasher tablet for each day of guests stay. There were a few things that made us feel that the cottage just had a quick clean, like finding a personal inhaler under the couch, which could be seen without looking for it. The external of the cottage hadn't been cleaned for a good while, around both front and back doors were full of cobwebs, the path and corner at back door could do with a power wash and the bins could be situated in a better position. We had a problem with bluebottles when we stayed in the house, so bad we actually had to buy fly spray.



Beautiful cottage in a perfect location. Private parking an asset



A charming, modern cottage with all mod cons right in the heart of Pickering Town Centre with supermarket and a plethora of shops and places to eat right on your doorstep all within easy walking distance.<br/><br/>Nothing.



Very nice place but a little dangerous location for the meter box in the main bedroom. It couldn’t be seen behind the curtain and both my wife and I stubbed our toe badly.





The cottage was well located, very clean and well provisioned and I couldn’t fault it.<br/><br/>I wanted to give this review the lowest marks possible but in fairness the cottage was excellent. After agreeing the price and booking you then get hit with an email demanding either £250 deposit or a £25 waiver. I’ve booked a few properties on but never treated like this before so it seriously hacked me off. I detest these tactics as the price advertised should be the price you pay. I’ve since read other feedback about Host & Stay saying you do get far too many emails reminding you of this and that and on the day of departure a strict reminder you need to be out by 10am or a further charge may be applied. We loved the cottage and the stay was great and it provided small wee touches that you don’t get in all self catering, vinegar, dishwasher tablets etc so that took the sting out of it which is why I gave full marks but in future I’ll check if it’s a Host & Stay property.



Well appointed. Comfy beds and great shower. Perfect location for what we wanted . Great for the dog too<br/><br/>Traffic noise from main road. We slept in the back bedroom as no noise there





Excellent location and facilities<br/><br/>Nothing



Clean and comfortable. Great location for moors, wolds and coast. My second stay at this cottage.



Not applicable<br/><br/>All was well





Very nicely situated property, well set up and comfortable.



Beautiful cottage<br/><br/>Only thing that would have made it better was outside seating area but no space for one





perfect position, very well equipped, luxurious and spotless.<br/><br/>The apartment upstairs allowed their child to run constantly across the floor from 5am on the Sunday!<br/>The apartment was meant to have 2 parking spaces, luckily we decided to just come in one car as there was an abandoned motorbike taking up the other space.<br/>Felt it was unfair that we could only park there after check in and not before, we didn’t expect access to the property it just would have been nice to get there earlier and be in the town…<br/>had the bike not been there I imagine this wouldn’t have been a problem<br/>as there would have still been room for the cleaner as well as the other apartment!



fantastic location and lovely apartment. The hosts were exceptional.<br/><br/>the noisy road outside.



Very nice cottage in a good central location, just what we needed for a couple of days.<br/><br/>A bit noisy with traffic on the main road outside the main bedroom, but ok for a couple of nights.<br/>Far too many unnecessary messages from Host and Stay , and not happy about the way we're virtually forced to pay £25 accidental damage insurance ( non refundable, even if no damage occurred)<br/>This should have been pointed out before we booked , not after we were committed. <br/>This will definitely make us think twice in future.





So cosy with character features but beautiful modern bathrooms and kitchen.<br/>Location ideal.



very stylish, bathrooms were excellent<br/><br/>sofa was low and not suitable for my parents or husband to sit as unable to get up. Not able to get free view channels but there were ample online options if you are technically minded.



Decor is good although a bit bare in the main living area, could do with a few pictures. It was warm and clean. Spacious. Lovely bathrooms. Showers were great. Spacious kitchen, again a little bleak looking.<br/><br/>Mainly Host and Stay. Although the place was fine I would avoid booking with Host and Stay again. The Insurance they make you buy is an added hidden cost that really annoyed me. Why not just include it in the price as you are not actually paying the price you see. The idea of them taking £500 out of my account was even more unreasonable. The price for the accommodation was already high enough, after paying for that why should I have £500 in my account. I had planned for this to be a relaxing weekend, Host and Stay do their best to make the lead up anything but relaxing. They send endless emails which I struggled to have that one to read as I work. Then there is the insurance process and digital paperwork. During your stay they then start to send rather officious emails on how you should leave exactly on the dot or there will be extra charges etc. There is nothing about this that is friendly. All the automatic emails are signed off with platitudes that frankly make them even worse. If you email host and stay then you get a stock or automatic response so it doesn't feel like you are dealing with someone who cares at all about their customers. I didn't realise when I booked that I would be dealing with an additional company (plus a third company for the insurance). I would much prefer to deal with the property owners and I will certainly look out for the name Host and Stay and avoid them. It makes the whole transaction feel mercenary. I've had other lovely stays, in this town and many other towns and other countries, mainly through Airbnb and sometimes and in Pickering some just with their own websites or Facebook pages - much better, where you can deal with people direct who might actually care about their property or care that you have a good stay and correspond with you directly.



Location was excellent - just a few minutes' walk from the centre of Pickering, the vintage train station and a stone's throw from a supermarket. Close to York, Whitby and Scarborough. Pickering itself is an attractive town with independent shops, cafes and pubs. <br/> <br/>The accommodation was stunning - the photos don't do it justice. Everything was sparkling clean. Comfy beds, modern bathrooms, all the facilities you'd need.<br/><br/>The road is very busy outside so make sure you choose the right room if you're a very light sleeper! Plus the lock box is very stiff so some brute force is needed. <br/> <br/>Not overly impressed with a £250 deposit coming out of my account (not just account details held) plus a non-refundable £10 charge for this? <br/> <br/>But overall a lovely stay.



this property was nice! the kitchen was lovely, bedrooms and bathrooms decorated to a modern finish. location was great.<br/><br/>if honest this property was not clean, well not to our standard, dust, hairs, stains on towels and bedsheets mould on the undoubled glazed windows, all windows inside and out desperately need a clean! which leads me to the noise of the traffic, for me it was an issue as I’m a light sleeper but it was constant! whilst the bathrooms were very nicely decorated, the lovely wall paper was coming off the walls, plus not a very nice smell coming from the bathroom with the bath, I appreciate if the property hasn’t been used in a while that can happen but still not nice for us! as we arrived the curtain pole was holding on for dear life so again was nervous to draw the curtains. couldn’t use the freezer for ice as it’s all frozen up you can access the draws so no ice for our drinks. <br/>This accommodation was alright, nicely decorated with nice features but it is in need of a bit of diy and a full deep clean throughout, an investment of double glazed windows I feel would help but understand it’s costly! <br/>I know that this may reflect on the price of the cottage as I did look at other cottage similar to this but £397 for 2nigjts is still a lot of money, that’s nearly £200 a night. it was pleasant and I wish you well.







Beautifully decorated and furnished in modern style. Everything seemed new. Central location in the village. Car parking space behind the cottage. Lots of places to eat in walking distance.<br/><br/>Bedroom faced on to main road so was quite noisy with traffic.





Very central for Pickering. Very nice property with everything you could need. Everything in the property of a very high standard<br/><br/>Nothing



Very clean very good quality decor and furniture. Two ensuite bathrooms were excellent.<br/><br/>The master bedroom is slap bang next to a busy A road. Difficult sleep after 7am.



This apartment was one of the nicest we've stayed in as a family.



Very pleasant stay will definitely be back



The key lockbox was quite stiff to move but the instructions helped<br/><br/>I would recommend a blind in the large bathroom especially for bookings when it's dark earlier. Would feel more private using the facilities. No mention of the bedroom being by a busy road so traffic noise is a disturbance.



Lovely place, decor is beautiful and its right in the town centre



every thing was on same level and easy to find<br/><br/>nothing



It was very clean & the decor was nice<br/><br/>It said there was 3 car parking spaces but one was taken with the people staying upstairs & one was taken by a motorcycle so there was only one space for us



it is immaculately decorated. it is perfectly located to the town centre and train station.<br/><br/>A blind is needed on the bathroom window.





The apartment is decorated beautifully and to a really high standard. The furnishings are comfy and good quality. <br/><br/>The tvs have your standard apps and American channels on the main live tv section.<br/><br/>The equipment the kitchen did have was good quality and hosts provide items for you to wash up / utilise the dishwasher.<br/><br/>Both soft and firm pillows are provided and the beds were comfy however also soft so if you prefer a firm mattress be aware.<br/><br/>The bathrooms are both wonderful with amazing fixtures, the shower is powerful and the bath is wide with a sloped back so you can relax comfortably. <br/><br/>The check in/out process was simple and before our stay questions I had we're replied to promptly.<br/><br/>Overall a really enjoyable stay, just a few minor points!<br/><br/>The beautiful kitchen could be better equipped for cooking and baking. We chose the apartment for the kitchen as we love to cook but couldn't do most of what we'd planned. Couldn't find oven gloves. <br/><br/>The step going into the master bedroom is only carpeted up to the doorway then matches the wooden floor which makes it difficult to see if in any way visually impaired.<br/><br/>The traffic from the street is quite noisy especially on an evening as it's a route for lorries. The host have added an extra layer of protection so I'm sure this helps but we had to have our son's cot in with us as the noise woke him the first night. <br/><br/>The most from the upstairs neighbours is only disconcerting as it travels strangely so it sounds as though they're on the same floor as you. <br/><br/>The radiator in the living room area was switched off when we arrived which we didn't notice at first so it seemed very cold. Was fine once we turned it up though so check they're on.



modern and to a high standard<br/><br/>the road noise during morning rush hour



Lovely little cottage, very smart and comfortable. Done up to a high standard, very clean and well appointed. Great location in the middle of town, easy to find and walkable to everything. Front is on a fairly busy road though so bring ear plugs if you’re sleeping in the double room.





Ideal location pickering Station a few minutes walk a coop opposite and an aldi near enough next door.. plenty of places to eat...<br/>I was accompanying a disabled gentleman who used a mobility scooter and so the cottage was perfectly located.. loved the fact we both had our own bathroom too..<br/>I fell in love with the cottage.. absolutely loved the decor, actually googled some of the furnishings so I could pinch the inspiration for my home.. ie.. the lighting ...which can be found at ikea ?<br/>Extremely clean, loved the complimentary shampoo,soap and body wash, and in the kitchen was tea,coffee,sugar and milk plus all cleaning and dishwasher products and washing machine liquid hair dryer iron !! which I've never come across before when in a holiday rental.<br/>Don't get me started on the TVs !!! Every channel you could wish for Netflix, YouTube, and many more channels and free WiFi..<br/>I would highly recommend this cottage it's a little gem ? ?? ?<br/><br/>The kitchen utensils could do with some ..tongs. for turning you bacon and sausages ? that's the only thing I could possibly think of needed..<br/>But you could cope without them



Great space indoors, well furnished with everything we needed.<br/><br/>A gate on the passage way outside at the bottom of the stairs. We could have left the door open for air and not worried about the dogs escaping or the children.



This was a self catering property, the facilities for self catering were very good. We are not used to all electric, but managed OK. The location was perfect for us and with a little forward planning was pretty easy to find. The property was very comfortable, clean and well appointed. It had clearly been re-decorated and up graded fairly recently. Car parking was easy and OK. The property is 'dog friendly' and easy to look after.<br/><br/>I found the 'verification' process invasive and felt it totally un-necessary. I appreciate the desire to protect the property owners interests, but I feel that this additional and un-necessary step so close to our holiday start date which required a high level of personal information (Some of which I do not possess), to be very invasive. I am not comfortable with it. The re-cyclable waste bins were already full.



Not applicable<br/><br/>The outside area was a bit scruffy.





Great location in Pickering. Short walk (about 2 mins!) to Pickering and its attractions including NYMR. <br/>Spacious, comfortable cottage. Lovely beds, superb showers, great TVs, very well maintained and decorated property. Felt like a home from home. Great communication pre-booking from Host and Stay.



This is no bad reflection of the property itself. It was booked via, who subcontract to an agency called Host & Stay. Host and Stay are simply awful to deal with. I was bombarded with many, many irrelevant emails and clear entry information to the property was not provided in one simple message.



The cottage was beautiful and finished to a high standard.<br/><br/>A few cleanliness issues. I had to clean the fridge before use.<br/>I removed open/used food products from the bread bin and wiped down.<br/>The 3 tvs were unusable due to poor Internet connection. <br/>Although not used, it would be a good idea to have the option of access to the front door for an emergency exit.



Location very good for Pickering town. <br/>Cottage was absolutely lovely. The decor was well thought out and beautiful. Spotlessly clean with comfy beds and seating. Bathrooms great and well equipt kitchen.<br/><br/>Not knowing when the rubbish had to be put out by the road for collection.



lovely cottage, very comfortable. lots of space. a bit hidden down a narrow road, but once you know, it's easy to get in and out of. Good communication, especially when called to check on check in details. value, but be aware you are next to the main road so the bedroom by the road side is a little noisy at times. would recommend a visit!



Very handy for shops restaurants station. Good big fridge and freezer. Good oven easy to use and good dishwasher very handy.The showers were brilliant in both bathrooms. Very handy to have some milk when we arrived.<br/><br/>Not enough hanging and draw space, no safety mat or handles in both bathrooms. Only one exit door in case of fire. No windows to open in bedrooms and kitchen. Very sticky messy hob to operate. Poor maintenance outside back door loads of cigarette ends and weeds. They need to check the cleaners.



We enjoyed our stay and would book again!



Beautiful property, great communication. Would definitely return. <br/>Kitchen probably needs a few more things to cook with, we had to purchase a frying pan. Also, no washing up sponges etc. which we also had to get. Upstairs neighbours know the bin days… have suggested they add them to the otherwise comprehensive local notes. <br/>Only very minor points, we had a cracking time, perfect for two couples as both rooms have a private bathroom. <br/>Would recommend Willowgate Bistro for a lovely meal.



Stylish but really really noisy!!! The cottage is split in two and what’s AirBnB’d is the ground floor only! Yes it’s on a busy main road but the upstairs occupants were really anti social with excessive noise right through to 3:30am in the morning!<br/>On the plus side it’s a spotless apartment, plenty of hot water and nice arrangement close to the Main Street in Pickering.



Gill i., Cheshire


This property was extremely clean, stylish and well-equipped. It is spacious and well laid out. <br>It may be that we didn’t read the listing carefully enough, but it came as a bit of a surprise that the cottage is a ground floor apartment with an occupied flat above. That said, there was little noise. The property is situated on a busy road and so there was inevitably some traffic noise. The garden alluded to in the listing is simply the concrete back entrance to the property., which was disappointing.<br>All that said, we had a very enjoyable stay.



Great Location<br/><br/>Bins had not been emptied



Great, clean, spacious property. In the heart of Pickering, we walked easily to the station and got the NYMR up to Whitby. Good driving distance to other places of interest. Lots of nice places to eat nearby and convenient for the shops.



Great location and good to have parking space directly behind the property. Property inside has all facilities you could need, all to a high standard and spotlessly clean.<br/><br/>Nothing. If there was a small garden or terrace it would be absolutely perfect but there are plenty of areas nearby to sit outside and relax.



clean and comfortable<br/><br/>could not get bbc or itv on the tv



Private parking space to rear is handy and was clean and well presented. <br/>However property is located next to main road which had heavy traffic. The windows are single glazed sash windows. So not much noise is prevented. You could also feel vibrations of lorries going by. <br/> We left after one night. Then mattresses are very soft which may be fine for some depending on your preference but I found it set my back off the next day. Our elderly dog could not settle as in alert from all the traffic. <br/> Told the host we’d left and they assumed we were still at the property and sending messages saying hope you are enjoying your stay and a few days later a message reminding us to checkout.



Very conveniently placed for the centre of Pickering and the NYMR. Supermarket within 2 mins walking distance.<br/><br/>There was no mention that the property was in fact a downstairs apartment. It was a little disconcerting hearing people walking around overhead and playing music. <br/>In the smaller bedroom there is nowhere to dry your hair near a mirror. <br/>House had no outside space, so not suitable if you want a quiet weekend sat in the sun.

Mr David N


Lovely place to stay, very clean, hope to be back again.



Idyllic beautiful cottage.<br/>Everyone loves a quaint country cottage. Beautiful decor throughtout and finishings were to a high standard. Lovely place to stay and just get away from it all. Local shops pubs and bars only a short walk from where we were staying. Lovely and enjoyable stay. Would highly recommend







Great location in the centre of Pickering with added bonus of a parking space at the rear. Property is beautifully decorated and styled and was very clean.<br/><br/>All the pillows provided were very firm, none of us (4 adults) could sleep on them and had to use cushions. Showers were great but trays very slippy, mats would be a useful addition. Outside bins and recycling facilities were overflowing and obviously hadn't been emptied for a while. No instructions provided as to when or where to put them out for collection.

Jacki M.


Layout of cottage was brilliant. So much space and location was fab. Will definitely be returning here



Lovely, all on one floor property which was spotlessly clean, full of all the amenities you would need. Comfortable beds, great showers, nice kitchen. Easy check in and a moments walk from Main st in Pickering. Also easy to get to Whitby, Malton, York and Beverly. Had a super time.



We absolutely loved everything about the property. Communication was brilliant and Iris Cottage was clean, in a perfect location and the decor was lovely. Very impressed



Overall a good experience. We came in late at night and had difficulty finding the cottage and when we called for assistance, the property manager line never called us back. Luckily we found it. The entrance to the parking area is pretty tight, so keep a lookout for that as you go in. Loved the modern kitchen and bathrooms and the living area was cozy.



Great location. Very tastefully decorated with all mod cons. Nice and clean and tidy. <br/>Greta having own bathrooms and TV’s in each bedroom



We had a 3 night stay here unfortunately it wasn’t the best stay we have had, when we got there the code we had been given for the key box was wrong and had to wait for a phone call back which after a 4 hour drive was not needed, when we got into the building it did smell of cooking and one of the bath rooms had some hairs around the sink and toilet, it is well equipped and well decorated I can’t fault the decor at all the bathrooms are lovely apart from the hairs, the smaller bathroom however does have a slight problem that the window has no blind and the frosting is patchy so you can see straight though the glass, the WiFi extender also didn’t work we had to fix this ourself as the bedroom TV doesn’t work without it, there is also no shower gel, shampoo or other toiletries provided which is a shame as it doesn’t cost a lot to provide this, it was a nice stay but we wouldn’t stay again based on the cleanliness of the place and given the fact you are asked to clean down all of the hard surfaces before you leave does make me question why the hairs were missed if it was meant to be wiped down and then cleaned further. It’s unfortunate because it is a well equipped place just needs a bit more attention to detail when cleaning and maintaining the building.



The apartment was very clean and well furnished. We had a lovely time visiting a friend and exploring Pickering town centre.



Lovely cottage, great for being very close to the local amenities



Very Clean and fabulously decorated apartment. The only problems we had were the very hard pillows and no alternatives and there was a lack of place to get ready, mirror/ dressing table place. Some noise from the people upstairs but it was a Friday night and couldn’t be helped by the host. Overall a very nice stay!

Stuart Weston


Iris Cottage has been renovated to an extremely high standard, extremely comfortable and spacious, and the bathrooms are a work of art! Location is very handy too, right in the middle of town within a stones throw from all the restaurants, cafes, shops and bars. I couldn't recommend this place more.

Sarah Moore


Absolutely loved everything about this cottage, I’d go so far as to say it’s the best we’ve ever stayed in. The furnishings and decor are all stunning, and it had the luxury feel of a hotel stay with the comfort of a cottage. Everything we could have needed was there with an immaculately clean, fully equipped kitchen and games to play. We’re a family of four so the two beautiful en-suite bedrooms were perfect and the location was fantastic - in walking distance of all the lovely places Pickering has to offer. The cottage manages to feel really spacious while still being cosy. I would highly recommend Iris Cottage and can’t wait to stay there again. Thank you!



From the minute we arrived we loved it. The cottage is so beautifully decorated and in the perfect spot in relation to the high street. We had a brilliant weekend and will definitely be back again soon.

Avril Moore


Really enjoyed our stay at Pickering. This accommodation is very central for all the shops in the lovely market town. The accommodation was beautiful, lovely comfy beds, so had a perfect nights sleep. The kitchen was very well equipped - perfect for cooking a nice meal. I would definitely recommend, and we will be having another stay in Iris cottage.

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