The Piggery is a dog friendly luxurious & homely, family & friends favourite

Offering all the romance and luxury of a boutique hotel, but with the space and privacy of your home. With exposed beams and a roaring fire, The Piggery is a 200-year-old luxurious cottage that has been renovated with signature quality, and design inspired by the surrounding landscape in which it sits. Stunning views of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and the Esk Valley which can be enjoyed from every window.

The Piggery exudes impeccable style and comfort throughout and is the perfect place to return to after a day exploring the nearby beaches and bays of the north Yorkshire coast as well as the surrounding North Yorkshire Moors National Park! Private gardens, a fabulous large glazed balcony off the dining kitchen where you can sit and soak up the evening sun or enjoy a tipple while watching the North Yorkshire Moors steam trains puff along into Whitby in the valley below. Complimentary warm freshly baked bread and a well stocked welcome hamper for you and your doggies awaits your arrival…


The Piggery has everything you could possibly wish for in a home away from home

Wedgwood crockery and Royal Doulton crystal glassware, Dualit toaster and kettle, Panasonic breadmaker, Neff appliances, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, SMART TV, Netflix, DVD player, Apple iPad for music streaming with bluetooth speakers. Full heating throughout. There is a washing machine and dryer in the laundry room.

Welcome Goodies

Includes warm freshly baked bread, bottle of wine, jam, chutney, tea, coffee, sugar and cake, all ready for your arrival.


SMART TV, Netflix, Apple iPad, open fire, quality fabrics and furnishings, honesty bar.


Birdsong, pheasants, partridges, sheep, clip clopping of passing horses, distant church bells.

Nearest Shops

10 minutes walk away.

Nearest Pub / Restaurant

5 minutes walking distance, and you will be sure of a friendly welcome and log burning fire.

Useful to Know

The Piggery is in Sleights, one of the North Yorkshire Moors villages and is surrounded by sheep-filled pastures, ancient woodlands and tinkling streams.

Wellies, brollies, binoculars, torches, iron/ironing board, washing up liquid, cloths and scourer, kitchen cleaner, dishwasher and laundry tablets, kitchen towel and tea towels, toilet rolls, kitchen roll, liquid hand wash, cling film, foil, condiments, are all provided for your use.

  • Private Parking
  • EV (electric vehicle) charging point available for you to use
  • Bike Storage

What’s Nearby

Fish restaurant and pubs serving home cooked food within a 5 minute walk away. Shops, bakers, butchers and Deli, within 10 minutes walk. Close to sandy beaches and coastal paths, set within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Beautiful walks and cycle trails from your doorstep.

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This stunning luxury holiday cottage close to Whitby oozes laid back loveliness

The Living Room
Your luxury cottage holiday will begin in style, with a fire ready laid for you to light and the smell of freshly baked bread as you open the door, together with a luxury hamper filled with local goodies. There’s deep feather-filled sofas, with views that will take your breath away, an Apple iPad connecting to a bluetooth speaker which is also loaded with bespoke travel suggestions, free Wi-Fi, smart TV’s with Netflix and a DVD and book library.

Style and Character

Dating from 1800, this former farm labourer’s cottage has immense historical charm and a pretty cottage garden. All 3 bedrooms enjoying their own en-suites it really is a fab getaway for friends or families. However the incredible view is the star of the show here.

It’s been decorated in a modern rustic style, with pieces made by local Moors artisans, including the ironwork of the new balcony, hand-forged by our local blacksmith, local artist painting, and the stone built fireplace.

The Kitchen
The Piggery kitchen area is perfectly formed and stocked with everything you need to cook that Sunday afternoon roast.
Granite work surfaces, sharp knives, Wedgewood crockery, Royal Doulton glassware, gas hob, electric oven, large fridge/freezer with ice-maker, dishwasher, and a range of cookery books to inspire the foodie in you.There is a chunky Oak dining table with overhead industrial pendant lighting and also a comfy seating area with a vintage leather sofa, so you can chat to each other whilst preparing and serving – ideally with a glass of something scrummy from our honesty bar.Or why not throw open the french doors onto the balcony and eat al-fresco while watching the steam trains puff along in the valley on their way into Whitby!


Sumptuous Bedrooms
Whichever of the 3 bedrooms you choose, your bed is king-sized and as comfortable as a cloud, with ultra-soft 600 thread count Egyptian cotton bed sheets layered with plump pillows and sumptuous mattress toppers. It is incredibly peaceful and the views are of the sheep-filled pastures and wooded moorland and trickling streams.


The ground floor bathroom has a walk in shower and is suitable for guests with reduced mobility, and there is a cloakroom with WC on the ground floor too.

  • Hairdryers in all bedrooms.
  • Shower chair for our guests with reduced mobility.
  • En-suites to all bedrooms.

Fire up the Weber BBQ and cook your steak or lobster to perfection on your own private patio, or eat on the large glazed balcony leading off the kitchen and catch those amazing sunsets.

There is a lawned area to the rear so children or dogs have the space to run and play and a private front garden with well stocked shrubs, fruit trees (help yourself if in season) and a further patio area with seating in which to soak up the morning sun!

Watch the deer in the field, or a partridge hop into your garden. There is an abundance of wildlife.

Enjoy al-fresco meals

Plan your day with coffee, or enjoy a glass of fizz while watching the North Yorkshire Moors Steam train puff along in the valley below on its way into Whitby.

3 Bedrooms with King size beds, deep pocket sprung mattresses, heavenly 600-thread count linens and wall mounted TVs.

All bedrooms en-suite with LED sensor mirrors, heated towel rails, shaver sockets, fluffy towels and Elemis toiletries

Two dogs are very welcome. We charge £50 per week or short break, per dog.

Dog Friendly Information Page

Doggy Day Care or Boarding

Just a short distance from the cottages is a local doggy day care and boarder the Happy Hounds Pet Service, should you require to book prior to your arrival. You can contact them on 07835 889731

Happy Hounds Pet Service

Travel Cot and high chair available upon request (bring your own bedding).

  • There is private parking for up to 3 cars.
  • EV (electric vehicle) charging point is available for your use.
  • Bike storage is also available.

The house is fully WiFi connected so you can keep in touch with the outside world if you need to and make full use of the SMART TVs and iPad.

Friday or Monday, short breaks available all year except Christmas / New Year. Call Molly and Lewis at Unique Retreats on 07787758854 at anytime for more information.

Quick Check Availability

This calendar is just a quick guide to what availability we have for this cottage. If your dates are available (in Green) then please click the yellow button below to book.

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