The Piggery

Sleights, North York Moors

  • 5 Star Gold
  • With exposed beams and wooden floors this 200 year old luxurious cottage has stunning views of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

You can book this property from:

  • £1,184 per week
  • £169 per night
  • 5 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 king/super-king beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 4 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Electric car charging point
  • Rural location

How far to...?

  • Beach 5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views
  • Electric car charging point

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Preferred changeover day: Monday and/or Friday
  • Check in: 5.00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.



  • Ground floor toilet
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

The Piggery

York stone flagged car park with two irregular steps, approximately 200mm high down to original stone flagged path which is uneven and 600mm min. width. Alternative access can be gained by exiting onto highway footpath outside the car park and entering down the footpath to the front door. There is an access gate which is 900mm wide, the path slopes downward and is again made up of the original uneven stone flags.

Front door over threshold 700mm wide into hallway with floor tiles.

Off hallway, right turn, behind front door  into utility room with toilet 650mm wide door onto tiled floor.

Off hallway left turn through 700mm wide door into tiled lounge with rugs.

Off lounge patio doors to rear garden 750mm single opening and 1580mm double opening.

Three steep steps to slightly sloping stone flagged path and seven further irregular steps down to sloping garden.

Alternative route from front door to garden along original stone flagged uneven path down gentle slope to seven irregular steps down to garden through housekeeping area with two gates.

Off lounge, down two steps into timber floored kitchen area.

Off kitchen patio doors onto timber effect resin floored balcony 590mm single opening and 1200mm double opening.

Off lounge through 700mm wide door into carpeted bedroom 1.

Down 90mm high step in short corridor 640mm wide to walk in wardrobe with 620mm opening door.

Turn right into tiled bathroom through 700mm wide door and 570mm step into bath with shower over.

Off lounge area twelve carpeted steps up turning through 90o to upper floor

Off stairs, turn right through 700mm wide door into carpeted bedroom 2

Off bedroom 2 through 750mm wide sliding glass door into bathroom with 160mm step up into shower with bifold door max opening 420mm.

Off bedroom 2 through 640mm wide door into walk in wardrobe.

Off stairs turn right through 700mm wide door into carpeted bedroom 3.

Off bedroom 2 through 750mm wide sliding glass door into bathroom with 160mm step up into shower with bifold door max opening 420mm.

Off bedroom 3 through 700mm wide door into walk in wardrobe.


The Piggery is a stunning holiday home, filled with character, and offering guests luxurious accommodation and fantastic views over the Esk Valley. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway's steam trains can be seen winding their way through the Valley on their way to and from Whitby. Dating from the 1800s, this beautiful property exudes quality and feature details. The wooden floors, beamed ceilings and oak doors are just the beginnings of the character of this cottage.

The kitchen's oak units and granite worktops house quality appliances including a breadmaker which will provide you with a fresh loaf for your arrival, in addition to the generous welcome hamper packed with Yorkshire delicacies. If you enjoy home-cooked meals you'll find all kinds of gadgets to make cooking a pleasure, and then have the choice of eating at the generously sized dining table or al fresco on the balcony accessed through patio doors from this superb kitchen dining area. The sitting room has a stone surround real fire, perfect for relaxing in front of on cooler evenings, and large Smart TV with Netflix and a DVD player. An Apple iPad is provided so you can stream Apple music to the Bluetooth speakers. Patio doors lead out to a patio and further garden. The Weber BBQ provides an alternative to kitchen cooked meals.

There is a bedroom on the ground floor and two further bedrooms upstairs, all with an en suite shower room with complimentary Elemis toiletries. All bedrooms have king size beds with deep mattresses and super thick mattress toppers. Cushions and snuggly throws add to the appeal of these delightfully restful rooms, and each has a Smart TV.

The cottage is in the village of Sleights, a perfect location for a Yorkshire holiday, within the North York Moors National Park and close to Whitby and the heritage coastline. Situated away from the main road on a quiet lane leading to Grosmont (2.5 miles), a typical Moors village and the location of the engine sheds for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. In Sleights you will find a small supermarket, a Bothams bakery, delicatessen, butchers, fish restaurant and a couple of pubs which serve food. Whitby, is just four miles away, has a wealth of attractions including the world famous Abbey, inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, a delightful old town filled with local shops, and a superb range of restaurants and tea rooms.

Cloakroom and laundry: Washbasin, toilet, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Lounge: Three large comfortable sofas (a combination of leather and fabric), coffee table and side tables, real fire in a stone surround, Smart TV with Netflix and a DVD player. Apple iPad and Bluetooth speaker. Patio doors lead to a stone patio area with stunning views of the Esk Valley, and a path leads from here down to the garden.
Bedroom 1: King sized bed, oak chest of drawers, Smart TV and feature fireplace. Off the bedroom you will find a built in wardrobe with hangers and a further chest of drawers.
En suite: a generously sized room with built-in vanity with basin topped with granite worktop, toilet and walk-in rainfall shower with separate hand held shower. Elemis toiletries.
Back through the lounge and down 2 steps to the open plan kitchen/diner. The kitchen has oak units and granite work surfaces, with a range of appliances including a single oven, gas hob, American style fridge freezer with ice and chilled water dispenser, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine and bread-making machine. The dining area has a generous dining table and 6 leather chairs and a large leather sofa provides comfortable seating for those not busy in the kitchen. Patio doors lead out to a large decked balcony with metal railings (made by the local blacksmith) to maximise enjoyment of the views over the fields and the Valley. A table and chairs here makes dining outside an absolute pleasure.

Bedroom 2: King sized bed, Smart TV, feature fireplace, walk-in wardrobe with chest of drawers.
En suite: Rainfall shower with separate hand held shower, toilet, washbasin. Elemis toiletries.
Bedroom 3: King sized bed, Smart TV, feature fireplace, walk-in wardrobe with chest of drawers. Beautiful views over the Esk Valley.
En suite: Rainfall shower with separate hand held shower, toilet, washbasin. Elemis toiletries.

Pets: Two dogs welcome.
Garden: Enclosed lawned rear garden with flowers and shrubs, patio area with furniture and balcony with furniture. Front garden with patio catching the morning sun, flowerbeds and fruit trees - help yourself when in season!
Parking: Paved parking area to the front of the cottage for two cars. Electric vehicle charging point. Bike storage.
Heating: Central heating, real fire in the lounge.
Short breaks: Accepted all year round. Arrival days are Mondays and Fridays.
Notes: Connectivity: Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. External 3G/4G mobile phone signal is variable; mobile phone calls can be made conveniently over the free WiFi.  Travel cot and high chair available upon request.
Pub: 0.5 miles. Shop: 0.5 miles.


We came across the Piggery by accident looking for a place to bring the family together for a break as a Christmas present for my parents and we are so glad that we did as it was perfect. The attention to detail and general standard of conversion is superb, we couldn't fault the furnishing, everything we could possibly need was there, and as for the view...! Our only issue is that we never agreed on how many pigs were around!! Thank you for making our parents - and the rest of us - very happy. We are looking forward to coming back soon.

Mrs K,

We had a another New Year stay in this very well appointed and welcoming property. The attention to detail with the furnishings makes The Piggery very comfortable. The kitchen has all the utensils you might ever need, and the freshly baked loaf of bread waiting on arrival is a lovely touch. The Piggery has a fantastic balcony and the view from the cottage is to die for. The location is brilliant with it only being a short walk to the village shops and the pub. The car parking is a little tight depending on your vehicle(s) and the waste bins can get a little over-full as they are shared with at least two other rental properties. However that said, you’d go along way to beat The Piggery, and the owners are very approachable and friendly. We love The Piggery!

Linda G,


Area Information

Sleights is a stunning, traditional village located about three miles from Whitby, and is one of the largest villages in country. Along the bottom of the village runs the River Esk, where many salmon can be seen leaping in the river. Salmon fishing permits can be obtained for anyone interested in trying their hand at fishing. The village has fantastic amenities including a shop, bakers, an award-winning butchers, pubs, church, village hall, fish and chip restaurant and a post office. It is a wonderful location for walks and is perfect for a family or couples holiday.

For more information on Sleights and the surrounding area and local events see our Yorkshire Coast Guide and the Festivals & Events Guide.