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West Wing Pet-Friendly Cottage in Aislaby, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

West Wing Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Originally built as the wing of a country manor house, this property has exceptional sleeping accommodation for groups of up to four people. The decoration is to a very high standard and the accent is on luxury; the sitting-room has its own library and snooker-table, there is a four-poster bed and a whirlpool bath. In addition, the spacious kitchen-diner is well equipped and offers plenty of room for family meals. In the summer, the cooking can be done outside, as there is a spacious garden, complete with garden furniture and a barbecue.

The North York Moors are the largest area of open heather moorland in England and Wales, and the uplands either side of the River Esk are some of the most beautiful. By the end of summer the heather creates a pink and purple carpet stretching for miles. Aislaby sits comfortably within this idyllic setting, its sandstone cottages and old church blending into the Esk Valley with ease. Local attractions include the church of St. Hedda and the Arncliffe Woods. The North Yorkshire Moors National Park is just a short drive away, offering miles of unspoilt scenery, many walks and a variety of opportunities for observing wildlife. Slightly further afield is the historic town of Whitby, famous for its Abbey and supposedly the location where Dracula first visited Britain.

The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.

Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV/video, DVD player, radio/CD player, WiFi, snooker table. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Enclosed, lawned and gravelled garden to rear, with garden furniture and BBQ. Shared use of 7 acres of grounds. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 5 mins walk. Note - This property is unable to accept 14 night bookings in June, July and August.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Snooker
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mr Hawkins
July 2015
The cottage was perfect for our needs, which included the chance to chill out (with fantastic views) and have our two Cairn terriers with us. We would definitely want to come back here again.
Mr Walton
October 2015
A lovely warm welcome from the owners to the most wonderful accommodation we have ever stayed in coupled with the huge garden area with a view to die for. Plenty of exercise space for our dog. Definitely recommend to others and we certainly plan to return.
Mr Cockerill
June 2015
The addition of a full sized snooker table was such a nice touch, and the customer care that the owners showed. The property and the grounds were very dog friendly, also close to a very good pub and the park and ride into Whitby. Looking at the guest books comments you can see why people return time and time again.
Mr Noble
March 2015
Liked the warm friendly welcome from the owner, the excellent accommodation, the location, and in fact pretty well everything.
Mrs Dziegiel
April 2015
Uninterrupted views from window, peace and quiet. Dog friendly with field for dogs. There was everything you could need. Friendly hosts.
Mrs Wade
May 2015
We felt welcomed and treated as individuals, with help available at all times. The location is stunning and our son spent many happy hours at the cottage. We visited the obvious and hidden gems of this area, all within easy reach. It was perfect for dogs - even a mowed field for early and late trips outside!
Mr Johnson
January 2015
The cottage was fantastic in all ways; brilliant views and very friendly owners who could not do enough to help. Was great for a dog large with a field at the bottom of gardens so he could run free. Will be booking again and would recommend to all. Thanks for a great break.
Mrs Stimson
November 2014
Lovely property to stay in with lots of places within easy reach. Great for our two dogs with a field for them to run around in.
Mr Reavey
September 2014
Very friendly and helpful owners, lovely spacious accommodation which was very quiet and had lovely views over the Esk Valley when not misty!
Mr Warne
June 2014
The location was perfect for travel to all the attractions and for walking. Coming back from a long walk and sitting with a glass of wine, the view from the cottage was so relaxing. The dogs loved it .
Mrs Christie
October 2013
We particularly enjoyed the fact that West Wing's owners were on site, yet low key. The cottage was very clean and comfortable.
Mr Atkinson
April 2014
Excellent lounge and view.
Mr Clarke
April 2014
Fabulous location. Spacious accomodation. Love the full size snooker table.
Mrs Flint
May 2014
Our holiday was brilliant for the whole time we were at West Wing. The owner was friendly and welcoming and very helpful explaining everything and showing where everything was. As for West Wing it was just perfect for us. Where it was, the view from the garden nothing could have improved on our stay even the fact it was misty for the first two days didn't spoil our holiday as there was the snooker table and plenty of books to read. Also there were lots of places to walk our dog as well as the big field to play in. It is definitely a place we would like to stay at again.
Mr Cummings
September 2013
The West Wing is a very spacious comfortable property. We loved the two seating areas, and the snooker table is a wonderful bonus. It was nice to return to after a day out, and to sit in the lounge or garden appreciating the fantastic view. The owners were very welcoming.
Mr Ellicock
September 2013
Overall the accommodation was excellent, the views from the lounge window exceptional and the people very friendly.
Miss Bolton
August 2013
It was a very comfortable cottage, well equipped, with lots to entertain if it rained, and a lovely garden with lovely views, ideal for barbecuing (which we took advantage of multiple times!).
Mrs Sowter
July 2012
We chose this property as it seemed to be ideal for taking my elderly parents for a break. It worked out very well and they enjoyed their holiday.
Mr Gibson
July 2012
The whole package ticked all the boxes positively. The owners are very helpful in every way possible, no complaints whatsoever. We cannot wait to go back and we understand why so many people do also. They are very dog friendly as well.
Mrs Todd
May 2011
The owners, the property, everything you could ask for.
Mr Richardson
July 2011
West Wing was fantastic. Would certainly recommend.
Mrs Smith
November 2011
Best place we have been to in over 40 years, both home and abroad.
Mr Stacey
April 2011
West Wing is ideally located it had a good level of equipment and the welcome from the owners was very good.
Mrs Wray
October 2010
Everything was superb at West Wing, we had a wonderful week's holiday and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We will return. It was truly delightful.
Mr Frost
September 2010
The West Wing has everything you need for a perfect holiday and the owners are very friendly and helpful.
Mr Brown
August 2010
Excellent place. This was our second visit. Central for most attractions. Owners very welcoming and very helpful.
Ms Guilding
July 2010
You felt as if you were out in the middle of nowhere but Whitby was a few mins drive away. The owners were friendly and extremely helpful and considerate. The garden was enclosed and extremely safe for our dogs. The house was extremely comfortable and had everything you needed.
Mrs Dixon
March 2010
The property is exemplary. Exceptionally high standards throughout the property. Excellent hosts who ensure you have everything you need. Very relaxing break.
Mrs Millington
April 2010
The property is spacious, highly and beautifully decorated and finished. Better than anticipated!! Excellent location for the area but peaceful and very special. Wonderful for snooker enthusiasts and dog owners!
Mrs Lynch
December 2009
We stayed at Beech Hill Manor and the West Wing for my Brother's 40th birthday. We had a brilliant time. The photos do not do this house justice. What a fabulous place. I would not hesitate to stay again. To top it all it has a fantastic view. Great time had by all.
Mrs Charles
August 2009
The property was very well equipped and luxurious, which made it the nicest property we have ever stayed in.
Mr Mrs Jones
September 2009
We were left to do exactly what we liked. Enclosed garden for the dog and views to die for. Owner very approachable and helpful. I would stay again without hesitation. Wonderful holiday.
Mr Robertson
October 2009
The house was perfectly described in the comments. We loved the snooker table and large lounge. Especially we liked the enclosed garden for the dogs.
Mrs Atkin
July 2009
The location was perfect for a quiet and relaxing holiday. The West Wing was well cared for, really comfortable and had everything we needed. The view from the bay window exceeded our expectations the wildlife in the garden kept us entertained for hours. It was probably the best holiday we have had in years and would love to go there again very soon.
Mr Bow
August 2009
West Wing is well-kept and very attractive, and ideally placed with plenty of lovely scenery and great attractions all within reach. We will definitely come again.
Mrs Ellingham
April 2009
Superb accommodation with wonderful views, location and attentive owner. We would love to return in the future.
Mr Mrs Matthews
June 2009
Lovely cottage in a lovely location, stunning views from the garden and huge picture window! The area in general was as dog friendly as the cottages owners, best holiday in years!
Mr Houghton
June 2009
Large and well equipped kitchen. 2 bathrooms, one with power/whirlpool. Four poster in main bedroom. The lounge contained full size snooker table. The garden was secure for dogs, stunning views.
Miss Asher
September 2008
The West Wing is luxurious accommodation of the highest standard set in idyllic surroundings. Superb in every way and highly recommended.
Mr Garfield
October 2008
What a truly wonderful property with stunning views and a real home from home atmosphere, made all the better by the friendliest and most generous hosts we have ever had. Everything you could possibly want and more to make it the most relaxing holiday. Hope to come back!
Mr Wood
November 2008
We had a most enjoyable week in West Wing. It is a luxury cottage with brilliant views across the local area. The owners were most helpful and made us most welcome. We would definitely recommend this property to anybody who needs to take a break in a wonderful cottage.
Mr Taylor
November 2008
I celebrated my 40th Birthday in Beech Hill Manor and the West Wing. The house sits on a hill with views of the rolling N. Yorks countryside. The grounds have a small football pitch with goal-posts and ball which my young newphew's loved. Overall Beech Hill Manor The West Wing made a very memorable weekend Birthday Party which we will remember for years to come. I just need an excuse to return!!
Mr Billington
December 2008
The wonderful welcome and everything about it. We shall be returning again.
Mrs Slater
March 2009
The property was furnished to a high standard and the kitchen was superb with quality appliances and utensils etc, it was as comfortable and as well equipped as being at home. The garden was private and fenced off so we could let our dogs out and relax knowing they could not get out.
Mr Jeacock
April 2009
The location of the West Wing was excellent, near to Whitby with spectacular views of the valley below. The layout of the West Wing is also very good with the 2 bedrooms at either end of the Wing. The lounge is huge and has a fantastic view from the big bay window. The kitchen had everything you could need. My wife and I and our 2 dogs will definitely go back here and we would recommend it anyone whom requires a relaxing break in a beautiful location.
Mr Berman
June 2008
The property is as described. An ideal base for two couples. It really is pet friendly. The owners were on site, available, very helpful, very friendly and discreet. The library had something for all tastes. The ambiance of the property is superb... you can use it as a base to explore, or just stay there and chill out in comfort, with a view to die for.
Miss Boardman
July 2008
This was a fantastic place to stay. The bottle of wine biscuits and milk on arrival were lovely touches and I only hope that if we are in a position to holiday here again and that we will be able to find space to book in, as I am sure it will remain fully booked up.
April 2015
Have just spent a week in the West Wing (4 of us and a dog) and the only downside was having to leave it to return home. The accommodation was perfect with everything we could possible need. The uninterrupted view from the bay window was spectacular. Our dog was made very welcome and there was a meadow for him to run and chase his ball. The snooker table kept the menfolk busy for hours on end. Also recommend the local pub - The Forge - for great food and dog friendliness (but be warned meals sometimes need to be booked in advance) Thank you Richard and Mary for a truly memorable holiday.
May 2015
Wow..We arrived at the west wing & got a great welcome from our hosts Richard & Mary..can't describe how delighted we all were when we stepped into this fabulous cottage .Two big bedrooms en- suites with top quality luxurious bedding towels etc & a fantastic power shower .Large fully fitted kitchen with everything you will ever need & I mean everything. Iron hoover also on hand.Great large relaxing lounge with comfy sofas ,a snooker table, well stocked up on books games cds etc .The view is amazing , our pugs loved romping about in the well kept gardens & going for a run down the field All in all a well & truly beautiful cottage ..Loved it ..We are booking to go back .Thank you Richard & Mary xx
June 2015
Immediate help and advice from Mary and Richard for 2 sen cits +adult son+ large dog. Everything we wanted or needed in accommodation and recreation.Snooker table inspiring ! Local pub friendly ,as were villagers,Moors provided wonderful walks and stunning scenery. Dog (and walker !) blessed with access to large ,mown, field on site.
January 2015
Fell in love with this cottage. Although 'cottage' doesn't adequately describe this property. It is spacious & comfortable & feels like you really are staying in a stately home. The snooker table provides something different for everyone. It kept a 14 year old happy for best part of a week! Well equipped for a family, especially those with a dog. Lots of land to let dogs run & nice pub virtually next door. Stayed over New Year, winter views amazing, would like to stay again in summertime. Owners are nice people & very welcoming. We will be back again!!!
Colin N
March 2015
I'm tempted to leave an awful review, because I want to make sure there is always a week available for me to go back to the West Wing! The Truth must be told, however, We spent a week with friends there, and can honestly say, not only one of the best apartments we have ever stayed in, but the owners Richard and Mary (and Buddy) were so friendly and hospitable, on site to help with any advice. Perfect for dogs, with an enclosed garden, and a field that stretches for ever. Nice dog friendly pub within easy staggering distance, and even the flippin' weather was good. One of the huge plus points, though, is even if the weather isn't good, there is the snooker table, a massive library and TV, videos, etc.
Stephen F
April 2015
Well! First - the hosts: Mary and Richard are great. Friendly and genuinely sincere. They are nearby if needed, and on the one occasion we needed assistance were a great help. The location: Wow, lovely. In a cracking little village, a decent pub with good food (even a quiz if you like that sort of thing). The locals we found very friendly and entertaining too (OK, I admit, quiz night). The best thing about the particular location of West wing is the large field just down from the cottage. What a fantastic spot right on your doorstep for exercise. Our dog loved it! The views from this field are beautiful. From another aspect the location lends itself well to daytripping. A great variety of days out available from here. Don't want to go by car - no problem as there is also so much good walking to be had locally. Bridleways and quiet country roads. Plenty of local knowledge on offer from Richard and Mary if asked. The cottage: Two comfortable ensuite bedrooms, at each end of the cottage (individual privacy for two pairs of couples). The main room is the best feature. I loved the snooker table. It is a very well cared for, top quality and rare snooker table with a quality set of balls, a set of pool balls also available for novelty factor. There is a full and varied library selection to pick and choose (unless you are on a project, leave your own books at home, impossible not to find something interesting here). The view from the main room and the kitchen is lovely, looking out over the valley, and is the same view you will enjoy when venturing out the short distance to the large field. I think I have covered the main features. I should point out it is the only cottage we have returned to more than once. We like to find new places just for the variety, but this place is special. Very secure off road parking, well out of sight of the quiet village road. I recommend this cottage to my family and friends - if you are looking for a great place to go in the North East you have found it. Lastly, I suspect there will be many other great reviews of this place which will never grace a keyboard, because of people out there trying to keep the wee gem a secret! A look through the guestbook on our last stay confirms this! Stephen & Clara
October 2013
Myself and my husband are just home from a marvellous weeks stay at West Wing. Such a great place to chill out. It was quiet with outstanding views over the valley and our own private garden to sit out and enjoy the views and birdsong. The West Wing interior is very well presented, very clean and very comfortable. The bedroom we used had a kingsize four poster bed and an en suite with the best shower ever. The double bedroom at the far end of West Wing has an en suite with bath. (Can't remember if there was a shower there as well) There is a large kitchen with washing m/c, dishwasher, fridge and large freezer, everything spotless. The lounge was massive, with a leather sofa and chairs around the large bay window to take full advantage of the views. Another large area with sofa and chairs, coffee table around the telly. And a full size snooker table AND library, yes it really is that big! Another big plus for us is that it is very dog friendly. Apart from our own private garden, there is shared use of the owners 7 acre gardens and field for the dogs to run free. The owners were very friendly, they lived on site but were very low key. Aislaby village is pretty, with an excellent pub/restuarant 5 minutes walk from West Wing. Aislaby is only 5/10 minutes drive from Whitby which gives you the best of both worlds. We enjoyed our time at West Wing so much, 24 hours after returning home we booked for next year. Thank you Mary and Richard.
September 2013
We were drawn to West Wing because of the full size snooker table but the property was much more than that. With two seating areas in the huge lounge it was nice to sit in the window looking out over the garden and view of the hills beyond during the afternoon/early evening then migrate to the TV area at night. I read a novel from the huge selection of books available in 'the library' at one end of the room. The master bedroom is spacious with a comfortable four poster and en suite shower room whilst the double is smaller but very adequate with a modern whirlpool bath. The kitchen is large and well equipped with a TV which was great for our two year old granddaughter to watch CBeebies at breakfast time in the leather wing back chair which she made her own. We were very happy to return to West Wing after a day out to sit in the garden or lounge, play snooker and relax in this luxurious but very homely property. Mary and Richard, the very friendly owners, welcomed us with biscuits and milk/teabags and lovely fresh roses. The local pub in Aislaby is very nice with friendly staff and the food was excellent. Whitby is a vibrant place, very picturesque with beaches, shops and restaurants. We were blessed with a week of very good weather. We will definitely stay here again.
November 2010
This is a top quality cottage with stunning views across the valley and the owners were very friendly and eager to please, hovever we were dissapointed to find that the local pub had closed down. we would recommend this cottage to anyone.
January 2012
first clas facilities,friendly, helpful owners, ideal for the dogs, can't wait to go back again next year
September 2012
We have stayed in West Wing, Beech Hill Manor and Tower cottages at Aislaby but going back to the Snooker Cottage (as we like to call it) felt like going home. Russ and I were able to recharge our batteries completely. Although we booked it for the Folk week and Regatta we found we just wanted to be mainly at the cottage. Our 18 year old daughter who vowed never to go with us to Whitby again said 'count me in' when she heard I'd booked West Wing. It is spacious, comfortable and luxurious. You can just lose yourself in the beauty of the views and surrounding areas and the peace. We all loved playing snooker and pool too. We were really sad to leave. So Mary and Richard we'll be back soon. xx Sheelagh, Russ, Shelley and Stevie Weevie LEEDS
September 2012
very friendly helpful hospitable owners cant wait to go back next year,the property is situated in a very nice area with views across a valley and also witby and the sea which are only 5 mins away.Well situated for touring and pets are made welcome also.The property has adequate space in every room. peace in abundance, Highly recommended
Mrs Anita Millington
June 2010
The accommodation was absolutely first class and very well appointed throughout. It is located in a wonderful position, a short distance from the North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby and a fantastic base from which to explore. The owners were delightful and helpful in every way and the standard of cleanliness was exemplary. The dogs were safe in an enclosed garden area and this added to our relaxation and enjoyment. We would very much like to stay again in the future.
June 2010
The property is well furnished with everything you need and is in a superb position with lovely views over the valley. Whitby is worth a visit and the North Yorkshire countryside and coastline is on the whole stunning.
December 2009
The West Wing had everything we needed for a perfect, relaxing holiday. From the warm welcome we received and the first glimpse of the stunning view things just got better. All the equipment we needed was provided and the thoughtful welcome pack, with the most delicious biscuits, was a lovely gesture. The 2 double en-suite bedrooms provided the perfect accommodation. The view exceeded our expectations and the wildlife in the garden provided additional entertainment. It was an easy drive into Whitby and a good base for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. You could hear the trains, but couldn't see them (that would have been a real bonus). Probably the best holiday we have had for many years and we would like to thank Richard & Mary for their hospitality.
December 2009
We loved everything about the property and had a lovely holiday. The owners were friendly and helpful. The location was good for Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay etc and walking with the dogs. It was great for self catering, but if you wanted to eat out, a local pub doing lovely, well priced meals was a 5 min. walk away and other eateries were close at hand. Confidential For Sykes Cottages only......Not for publication.....Our only minor complaint was that the 2nd bedroom (near to the large house that they also rent out) had a connecting door and during the weekend that it was rented out there was a lot of noise early in the morning (7/8 am as they had children) and later into the evening. Possibly the door connects to the kitchen/lounge of the large house so the two properties can be rented jointly. BUT it was as if the people renting the large house were in the bedroom te sounds were so clear and a little disconcerting as if they could just open the door and walk in, although the door was locked. As the door is one end of a small walk through corridor, of about 1 meter, a solution would be to put a 2nd door at the other end of the corridor, directly into the bedroom, to muffle the sound and make it feel more private. This is not a complaint only a minor criticism that we would appreciate your passing on to Sykes.
December 2009
Excellent accommodation and grounds. Very friendly ownners. Had a good stay and excellent surroundings. Would recommend to anyone.
September 2012
We have stayed in West Wing, Beech Hill Manor and Tower cottages at aislaby but going back to the Snooker Cottage (as we like to call it) felt like going home. Russ and I were able to recharge our batteries completely. Although we booked it for the Folk week and Regatta we found we just wanted to be mainly at the cottage. Our 18 year old daughter who vowed never to go with us to Whitby again said 'count me in' when she heard I'd booked West Wing. It is spacious, comfortable and luxurious. You can just lose yourself in the beauty of the views and surrounding areas and the peace. We all loved playing snooker and pool too. We were really sad to leave. So Mary and Richard we'll be back soon. xx Sheelagh, Russ, Shelley and Stevie Weevie Leeds
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