My wife who is of very slight build, with a slight disability and therefore susceptible to balance problems, was initially somewhat perturbed to read the feedback with regard to the stairs of this property being difficult to negotiate.. On arrival however, we were delighted to find that all was well for her. They are essentially nothing more than "old cottage" stairs, fairly steep and with a shorter flat section on which to place one's feet, but she found no trouble using them. The thing she DID find difficult however, was the small path running from the car parking space to the front door which is uneven and for her, a little troublesome. It forms part of the character of the place however, and we wouldn't expect it to be changed.
Make no mistake about it though, this semi detached Grade 2 listed building is essentially a delightfully quaint and attractive little place to relax. It is also one of the best equipped cottages in which we have ever stayed, we could find no fault with anything. Everything and more was there in plenty.
It was let down by only one aspect, the cooker is absolutely filthy! An attempt to use the oven on the first night resulted in the whole place ending up stinking, and the food we prepared was thrown away because it tasted of burned on grease. No second attempts there then...…. we stuck to the microwave thereafter ….. but some attention required please as a matter of urgency!
Eating out is thirty yards next door at the wonderful pub, "The New Inn", where the food is excellent, but from where there is never any disturbance. A delightful country pub welcome awaits all.
Would we return? Most certainly, and we will! Quiet enough to feel remote, but near enough to civilisation in Pickering which is a mere three miles away thus offering the best of everything!
Book with confidence, a cracking, comfortable little cottage well worth a visit.