Sixpence Cottage



(33 Reviews)

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

1 bathroom

Property Overview

If you're looking for the perfect place to bring your family or group of friends, then look no further than Sixpence Cottage in Pickering. This Georgian property, dating back to approximately 1750 has character throughout and also boasts a beautiful well-stocked and secure walled garden where you enjoy the peaceful surroundings and let the children explore. Sixpence cottage also welcomes up to two well behaved dogs.


Property Details

The Space
The living room at Sixpence Cottage is full of colour and character. With a plush sofa and a beautifully patterned armchair, you can enjoy a well-earned rest after wandering the local area.

The space has a traditional feel and features a cast iron fireplace, perfect if you are visiting during the colder months. The room features a flat screen TV fitted with SKY for when you want to wind down in the evening.

The kitchen is tastefully decorated with neutral walls and pale green metro wall tiles. Fully equipped with everything you need for cooking at home you can make the most of your self-catering stay.

The dining area is a spacious room with ample seating for all guests, and a table large enough for everyone to enjoy a meal in comfort. The room also comes with an atmospheric log burner to keep everyone warm and toasty.

Sixpence Cottage’s first bedroom is yet another traditional and cosy space featuring a super-king-size bed. The second bedroom is a great room for everyone, with twin beds and plenty of storage space.

The bathroom has a more modern feel with a bathtub with an overhead shower, a wash basin, and a WC. You’ll also find a separate WC on the ground floor for your convenience.

A well-secured garden awaits you at the end of a long day. Featuring a four seater bistro set and parasol you can enjoy dining alfresco in the warmer weather.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during bookings. For this reason, we require all of our guests to transfer a £250.00 Damage Deposit (subject to a £10.00 administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver for £25.00 which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Sixpence 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 so 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.

Pickering 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.

  • Bed linens
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Town
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Heating
  • Free parking on street > Street parking
  • Smoke detector
  • First aid kit
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Refrigerator
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Private entrance
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washer
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Bathtub
  • Coffee maker
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)

Guests have access to the full property. Access to the property is via a digital door lock.

Free on-street parking is available outside the property on a first come, first served basis. Gas works are currently being carried out which may have an impact on parking availability.

Due to the age of the property, some of the floors are not completely level so extra care should be taken when stepping in and out of the kitchen and hallway.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

Guest Reviews


(33 Reviews)



The cottage was lovely, I can’t fault the house. It was well positioned, clean and spacious. HOWEVER! The property is managed by a company called Host and Stay. Host and Stay then use an insurance provider for a damage deposit called superhog. To stay in this cottage you have to either pay a £250 refundable deposit or a £25 waiver fee which is arranged by Superhog.<br/> I paid the waiver fee and I was charged twice. When I requested the money back all my emails were ignored. <br/>I strongly advise you to research the reputation of Superhog on trustpilot. They are not trustworthy.<br/>It was only after countless emails to superhog, host and stay and finally going back to Airbnb and a threat of the financial Ombudsman was my refund finally paid. I raised my concerns for the insurance to host and stay but I was told they have no issues with the company.<br/>Because of the association with Superhog I would never stay in a host and stay property again.



Too many emails . And I had to pay an additional charge for damage wavier



Unquie property<br/>Can't think of anything I didn't like



Very spacious -interesting decor - L ovely comfortable bed. Great shower with soft towels.<br/>Good kitchen.<br/>Smashing outside space<br/>We had no complaints with this property but it may not be suitable if you are not good on the stairs.



Hoe compleet het huisje was. Echt van alles voorzien, en ook goede kwaliteit. Als voorbeeld, goede scherpe messen. En bij aankomst lagen er vaatwasblokjes, was er thee en zelfs melk in de koelkast.<br/><br/>Er was niks wat tegenviel.



Cosy cottage Parking diffucult as property is on a very busy road, as advertised <br/>Slept well in the comfy beds Enjoyed breakfast sitting in the garden






Great & rebooked









Comfy beds. Lovely kitchen.<br/>There were some cobwebs!



We loved Sixpence Cottage. Beautifully presented, very comfortable. Excellent location for exploring the area.



This was a great cottage in a great location. There was everything that we needed in the cottage. Comfortable and well equiped. Pickering is a good location for the coast and inland places to visit



Very spacious house with lots of room for two kids, two adults, the dog and even lots of bags storage. Loved the separate dining room. The whole property is very well equipped and comfortable.<br/>Can’t fault this lovely home at all. We wouldn’t hesitate to book again if we’re in the area.<br/>Although on a fairly busy road, the on-street parking was no problem and the secondary glazing meant no road noise at all. So handy for the town centre, the NYMR railway and Co-Op and Lidl supermarkets (5 mins stroll). <br/>Very peaceful and private back garden lovely to sit out in.



A very nice and spacious house with all the amenities and equipment we needed. It was also quiet inside too. We found it easy enough to find parking nearby and also found some excellent restaurants in the town.



wifi,keuken,locatie,bedden<br/><br/>ventilatie van het huisje.rook ramen lastig te openen..



Lovely cottage, huge bedroom. Very comfy. Lovely garden.<br/>Not easy to get into the property at first with the digital lock. Busy road, parked in the car park 5 mins walk away.



beautifully clean, good size , great location for a train loving grandson, 6 years old. close to so many places and towns<br/>nothing



Everything was perfect in an excellent location for local sightseeing<br/>Nothing



House is a good location in the middle of Pickering, it is a good base to visit the local area. Kitchen had everything needed for cooking etc. all was very clean and the TV had sky included. The living area also had a log burner which made it very homely of an evening.<br/>As others have mentioned parking is an issue due to being on the main street (although a public car park is available 10 mins walk away). My biggest issue was the surprise deposit fee that was required, you have to pay either £10 fee plus the £250 deposit or a £25 'insurance fee', this is done through a company called 'Superhog' which requires you to enter all your personal details and looks very dubious (they have many complaints on trustpilot).



We enjoyed our stay at Sixpence Cottage which was delightful, however we will not be returning and in future will avoid all Host & Stay managed properties. There is a hidden charge of £25 per stay that might not be much over three days but for a one night stay makes a significant difference to the basic cost. This is charged by stealth and their claim that it is stated in the booking information when it is actually hidden away as a footnote in the House Rules is disingenuous. As it is compulsory add it to the up front cost or show it clearly.



The cottage was well presented ,clean and very comfortable. The garden is very pleasant to sit out in with a cup of coffee and the king size bed is probably the most comfortable I've ever slept in.<br/>The only thing I didn't like was the painting of the procuress and prostitute in the bedroom. I'm an artist and art teacher so I'm not upset by paintings of the naked body. I just found this particular painting a bit creepy and upsetting.



Lovely stay at Six Pence cottage. Very clean and exactly as described. Exactly what we wanted. Very close to Flamingo Land and Dalby Forest. We’d definitely return!



Sixpence cottage was delightful and in an ideal location for visiting the local area. We would definitely consider using the cottage again in the future.<br/>There was very little that we didn’t like. The parking could of been an issue with no dedicated parking, however, we did get a space fairly close to the property but this was a first come first served basis.

Leslie & Jade


Our second time at this property which<br/>Speaks for itself.<br/><br/>Home from home.

Leslie & Jade


Great cottage in the centre of town whilst still being quiet.<br/>Amazingly comfortable bed and cozy front room.

heather d


Pickering is an interesting town, full of independent shops, many are dog friendly. My dog and I visited cafe's, hotels, charity shops, there is even a dog friendly bakery! The people are really friendly, I felt very at home during my stay. I am unfamiliar with this area, it has so many interesting places explore. I will definitely visit Pickering Cottage again, it is a very convenient base to travel from, to experience a wealth of sights and experiences within the area. The cottage is very comfortable, the owners have decorated it to a high standard, and in keeping with the period it was built, with the addition of 'modern facilities'which are expected these days. The beds are very, very comfortable, and generous in size, with luxurious bed linnen. I slept so well, it was a pleasure to wake up refreshed in the morning. I am looking forward to staying at Pickering Cottage again.



Good location<br/>The stairs case !



Nice cottage, tastefully decorated. Unfortunately the heating and hot water did not work when we arrived so the place was cold. They could not fix it until the next day and did not offer any substitute heaters. The parking as mentioned is away from the cottage.



lovely cottage in a great town

Charlee S


What a perfect weekend break - we absolutely loved it at Sixpence Cottage, we can’t wait to back! It was comfortable, cosy, clean and so beautifully decorated by the hosts! We loved exploring Whitby, which is just a short drive away. The only down side is we didn’t get to stay longer to visit Scarborough but we certainly will be next time. The amenities you are fantastic and better than lots of other cottages we’ve stayed in everything is brand new! Sitting out in the garden with a cuppa in the morning admiring all the lovely wild flowers in the garden was a lovely treat. 100% recommend this stunning cottage to anybody ?

Matt J


Amazing place! Very clean and a home from home. Beds were so comfy! Pub across the road, shops near by. Will definitely be going back!!



Lovely cottage. Really clear instructions and good communications with hosts. <br/>Some lovely nice touches in the cottage - toiletries etc. All linen and towels lovely. <br/>Great that you could take dogs. Fab location for Pickering. Good guest information.

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