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12 Castlegate

(Ref. 1119779)

Pickering, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (22)
  • lovely (14)
  • comfortable (11)
  • garden (11)
  • location (10)
  • clean (9)

23 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 12 Castlegate cottage."

    The property was clean, well equipped and in an amazing location. The enclosed garden is great, we could go out in the garden with our dog with no worry they may escape and it was lovely and private to have a morning cup of tea. Would highly recommend staying at this property.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2024

  • "A warm, comfortable and well equipped little cottage."

    Nice garden at the back which catches the sun at the bottom throughout the day. Very easy on street parking at the front door. Very comfortable bed. Excellent location; 50 yards from the castle and a 5/10 minute walk to the town centre and the Steam Railway. A couple of really good pubs close by.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2024

  • "An excellent, well maintained and clean cottage."

    There was plenty of space for a family of 3 and the kitchen and bathroom were very modern with everything we needed. The beds were very comfy, particularly the double bed which had a new mattress. The location is ideal with about a 10 minute walk to the centre of Pickering. It's on street parking but we got a space reasonably close each day. The road is wide enough for double parking to off load bags, etc.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Apr 2024

  • "Cottage well equipped and very clean."

    Nice welcome pack which was handy. In a very quiet location, parking was first come but we always managed to park. Ideal for dog owners, plenty of walks near by. Lovely garden but unfortunately didn't get to sit out, too cold. My only problem was the mattress has definitely seen better days, not comfy at all. There is a door between the lounge and the dining area which needs a mind your head sign as my husband banged his head on it many times, if your over 5ft8 remember to duck.

    Reviewed by Johanna4.1Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in great location with all amenities provided."

    Would recommend. St Peters and St Paul's Church a must visit to see the murals

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2024

  • "We stayed with young kids for a long weekend and had a great time."

    The cottage is pretty much next to Pickering castle (lots of fun for kids to run round) and walking distance to the steam railway and shops of Pickering. The cottage was very comfortable and clean. It had all the amenities we wished for and more (including a lovely welcome pack). Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Feb 2024

  • "A gorgeous cottage with wonderful facilities and amenities."

    Upon arrival all of the rooms were exceptionally clean and well presented. The living room was welcoming, the dining area was beautiful, the kitchen was well stocked and the bathroom was exceptional. Upstairs, the bedrooms were very cosy and the beds were very comfortable. Behind the cottage, the garden was very well kept. The welcoming gift package was exceptional, providing the first night essentials of milk, tea, coffee and biscuits. Overall, my experience was pleasant and I'd love to return at a later time! I would definitely recommend staying at 12 Castlegate!

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Jan 2024

  • "Beautiful and charming cosy cottage, lovely old world,being a listed building, but up to date with modern bathroom and kitchen, so it still keeps its oldy world feel Excellent private, secure back garden for our dog."

    Lovely central position for pickering, never used car once Will definitely return

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in an ideal central location for York or the coastal resorts."

    Decked out for Xmas with a welcome pack to help us settle in. Created the perfect relaxing get away before the chaos of Christmas Day.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Dec 2023

  • "Cosy and comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by Diana3.8Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was comfortable and cosy."

    Also a very central location.

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very happy with our stay in Castle Cottage."

    It was cosy and comfortable. We were very grateful that they accepted our new elderly dog, which they didn't need to, so many thanks. If I could point out two worries, not problems, one being the stair hand rail which was so low we couldn't use it (just us being old no doubt) and secondly the washing machine wasn't working during our visit. Unfortunately we only bring a couple of change of clothes as we usually wash them whilst at the properties. Hand washed but nowhere to dry. Overall we enjoyed our visit and North Yorkshire was wonderful. Couldn't believe how quiet the cottage was.

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in the heart of Pickering."

    Made to feel very welcome by the host's and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage suited us just about perfectly."

    Two adults and a small dog. Delightful quiet location near the castle and agreeable walk to the shops. Off road parking was never a problem. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2023

  • "An excellent little cottage in a great location."

    Would love to return.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful little cottage in an excellent location for travelling around North Yorkshire, ideally situated for the shops and bars aswell."

    Home from home, everything you need and very clean. Lovely little garden. Parking is on the street.

    Reviewed by Helena5.0Jun 2023

  • "This lovely cottage, is just how it’s described, we were very lucky with the weather, so after being out during the day, we spent the lovely evenings sitting outside, the garden is beautiful well kept and private."

    We cooked at the cottage a few times and everything we needed for use was there. Everywhere was clean. The shower was powerful with plenty of hot water. Going upstairs the main bedroom, was pretty, the bed lovely and comfortable. So if your looking for a gem of a place, look no further. 5 min walk your in the main town. Lovely restaurants which Tracey, the owner had recommended, pubs, shops, everything at hand, King Charles also visited Pickering on the Monday. So it was just a perfect week. Thank you toTracey and Ashley. For allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage. We will return. From Linda Shaun and Molly.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very clean and comfortable property."

    Also very welcoming and ideally situated for exploring. A good garden for sitting out in. We would be happy to stay there again. We liked the welcome pack. Parking on the street worked well.

    Reviewed by Norma5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Castle Cottage in early May 2023."

    It is ideally located being walking distance from the shops, heritage train station (not main line) and right by the castle. We stayed with our three-year-old who loved the garden and the gentle sounds of the steam trains during the day. There are some nice walks you can take from the front door across the fields or beside the river and the train track. A short drive away are other beauty spots and market towns. Tracey and Ashley gave us some great recommendations beforehand for trips, walks and food. The cottage is compact but very comfortable and the kitchen is well-equipped. Space-wise it was perfect for two adults and one child and could easily fit another child. I think it would be workable, but a bit cosy, with more than two adults in the dining/living space. We had a brief problem with the hot water, which Ashley and Tracey had fixed within just a few hours, despite being out of the country on a holiday of their own (and in a different time zone). All in all we had a great time and would definitely recommend Castle Cottage.

    Reviewed by John4.4May 2023

  • "Lovely characterful cottage, within a short walk to the centre of Pickering."

    Well equipped and very comfortable. The owners were extremely helpful and communicative. Close to the coastal resorts of both Whitby and Scarborough. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay in this cottage in Pickering."

    It really has everything that you could want for a lovely week or two away. The hosts were fantastic…and extremely communicative and welcoming if we needed them. The garden is beautiful too. Thanks so much for having us!

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Apr 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, everything we needed was provided."

    Good instructions for equipment to be used. A lovely cottage, and thoughtful owner.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Mar 2023

  • "This cottage is a little gem."

    So cosy and comfortable. The hosts have supplied everything you could ever need for your stay. It was spotlessly clean, with some gorgeous original features. All topped off with a beautiful cottage garden with ample space to enjoy alfresco meals and evening drinks. They also supply lots of information about the town and local attractions and eateries for you to visits. Absolutely lovely.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Feb 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single with pull-out bed
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, under worktop fridge with freezer box, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player, radio, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis
  • Private enclosed garden with furniture and barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, downstairs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: There are two steps down to kitchen

The property

12 Castlegate is a charming, attractive, characterful terraced cottage in a quiet position close to the castle, in the centre of the historic market town of Pickering.

This Grade II listed property with many original features is perfectly placed for exploring the stunning scenery of the North York Moors and the numerous attractions in this beautiful part of the country.

Tastefully furnished and decorated, using pretty Laura Ashley fabrics, a lovely, homely feel runs through the cottage, from the moment you step through the front door.

Downstairs, there is a sitting room, with beamed ceilings and a warming open fire, perfect for a romantic night in.

The separate dining room and sleek kitchen caters for family needs, whilst upstairs, there are two neat bedrooms.

The back door opens onto a delightful and very private rear garden, where you can relax in the sunshine, with a morning coffee, before heading off for the day.

A short walk up the hill brings you to the castle ruins, whilst a gentle stroll down the hill brings you into the hustle and bustle of this popular town, with restaurants, quaint tea rooms, pubs, independent shops, and a twice weekly market held in the main street.

Pickering is known as the Gateway to the North York Moors National Park, with fabulous walking and cycling opportunities over the stunning moorland and quiet country lanes.

A must is a nostalgic trip on the famous steam railway, that winds its way through wonderful scenery, from Pickering to Grosmont, or if you fancy trying your hand at trout fishing, there’s plenty of opportunity nearby.

The seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough are just a scenic drive away and nearby York is the ideal place for a day out, with its Viking Museum, National Railway Museum and Minster.

12 Castlegate provides a warm and welcoming stay, whatever time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Kirkbymoorside 7 miles; Helmsley 13 miles; Scarborough 18 miles; Whitby 22 miles; York 27 miles.

This historic market town, with its full range of amenities and traditional shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, serves as the official gateway to the beautiful North York Moors National Park, home of the Heartbeat countryside. Enjoy a ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, where Harry Potter fans can even explore some of the locations used in the filming of The Philosopher’s Stone! The Beck Isle Museum is also well worth a visit, with its unique collection of black and white photography and displays of rural life. Walkers will be spoilt for choice by the rolling hills, valleys, rivers and abundant wildlife of the North York Moors, whilst the city of York and the Heritage Coast are just half an hour’s drive away. All in all, a wonderful setting for a relaxing holiday.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas