Our first stay at this cottage. very clean and well fitted out. New Carpets due by Xmas after one guest(s) badly stained one/some. Garden large and well maintained by a Gardener. Washing Line no longer usable as Garden shrubbery has grown since the Photos used on various sites were taken. I suggested to the owner that a folding Dryer would be useful but a Washer Dryer is fitted. It is on a quiet road in Kirby Moorside across from a playing field which may be noisy in School Holidays. Only a 200 yard level walk to the Market Place in Kirby Moorside which has a Spar and a Co-op. No big supermarket. Several Tearooms, two of which at least have Wifi. The cottage does not have Internet or Wifi Access. We would definitely stay there again - as seasoned Cottage renters this is way up near the very top of the list of the best we have stayed at. Hate to give such a glowing reference as it may make it difficult to book it again! WE saw and heard Barn owls in the Garden and a Raptor, ? a Sparrowhawk crash landed on the lawn near to where I was sitting when it just just missed a pigeon and hit a hedge - it stayed on the lawn, regathering its dignity for a magical minute or two before taking off again. Low local light pollution makes star gazing good too! Pickering and Helsley Castles, Riveaulx and Byland Abbeys well worth visits as is Nunnington Hall (in Season) and the North York Moors Railway runs Steam from Pickering to Whitby and back. The Hutton le Hole Rural Life Museum, sounds boring, but it is fascinating - allow 3 or 4 hours there - and if you recognise lots of the exhibits like we did you know that you are older than you think! We will return!