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12 Castlegate

Pickering, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 954083)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved the location of the property."

    It was very clean. There was good communication ahead of the visit. The bed was comfortable. Garden was ideal. The only thing we would recommend is to have information on local walks. Even the shops did not have walks. We ended up walking elsewhere which is a shame as I am sure walks round Pickering are lovely.

    Reviewed by ColetteMar 2022

  • "We have stayed in Pickering at this time of year for over 30 years now, and love the area."

    We were new to Castle cottage though. It is a beautiful holiday home, very comfortable with everything you need. It is situated a short walk from the high street and right by the castle which gives easy access to lovely dog walks.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2021

  • "An absolutely lovely little cottage."

    Ideally situated for the castle, the town and the railway. Really cosy little home from home. Mike and Liz were really helpful before the visit and the welcome pack exceeded anything we've ever had before. Hopefully be back again in the future

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage superb situation exceptional cleanliness whats not to like"

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "It's our third time in this cottage and everything was just as we woudl have wished."

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage quiet area very piece full holiday will definitely book again."

    Nice little welcome pack on arrival tea,coffee,milk,biscuits and jam. Beautiful enclosed garden especially perfect for my dog.with the sound of the steam engine in the distance was a treat .

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, and the garden seating area was a bonus."

    It was quiet (apart from distant steam engines - an extra bonus!). Pickering is an excellent base for touring.

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2021

  • "Perfect location Pretty fully enclosed back garden very safe for the dog."

    Close to town centre for all amenities and walks from the doorstep Our second visit lovely cottage would definitely return . New addition of fridge freezer was a bonus

    Reviewed by BevJun 2021

  • "The cottage was cosy, clean and welcoming."

    The welcome pack and flowers were a lovely touch. The small back garden was charming and very secure for our little dog. It had all the facilities we needed and was within a couple of minutes walk of the town centre, pubs and restaurants. Being so close to the Castle was also a big bonus as it gave us an opportunity to walk the dog for a constitutional before setting off for the day. Parking wasn't an issue as there always seemed to be a space on the road. We would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by AnitaMay 2021

  • "The cottage is in a great location, only 5 minutes into town and nice and quiet at night."

    Parking can be a bit of a challenge at times as it can get fairly busy. The cottage was fairly clean on arrival, fireplace a little dusty and the microwave door wasn’t cleaned but other than that I was happy with the standard of cleaning throughout. The kitchen is very well equipped. One downside is the size of the fridge, for a family of 4 there was no where near enough room for a weeks worth of essentials and had to keep leaving items outside in the cold. The fridge was also a little temperamental and kept turning on and off throughout our stay. The cottage has a lovely little garden, great for our dog. Bedrooms are comfortable and the master has plenty of space.

    Reviewed by HeatherDec 2020

  • "We loved our stay at Castle Cottage."

    Clean, comfortable, quaint and well equipped facilities. The fridge/freezer is a bit small, so did our food shopping daily in the town. Great location to explore other near by towns, villages and seaside resorts. Pickering castle being literally on the doorstep was fantastic. Would definitely recommend staying here and we hope to come back again soon.

    Reviewed by MichaelaJul 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Castle cottage in Pickering, it is very clean and perfectly equipped for a family of 4 ."

    The cottage is nicely decorated, really welcoming ( we found available all what we might need, including fresh flowers, logs for the fireplace, fresh milk and local biscuits) . We would surely come back if we plan to visit again the Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by ElisabettaFeb 2020

  • "Clean warm comfortable."

    Well situated for shops and local attractions.

    Reviewed by TerenceNov 2019

  • "A lovely holiday!"

    Castle Cottage is a pretty, mid-terrace found towards the top of the road that gently climbs to Pickering Castle. It's very cosy and welcoming with some lovely period features as well as everything we needed to make our stay comfy. We found the beds very good and slept well, the sitting room perfect for us and the kitchen well-equipped although we didn't do much cooking as we preferred to eat out and relax. Plenty to see and do in the area, Pickering's a quaint place to wander and has excellent shops for everyday needed as well as a lively market day. We were blessed with a lot of lovely sunshine as well as a little English rain and enjoyed hearing the distant soundtrack of the steam railway. We loved Castle Cott and would be very happy to visit again.

    Reviewed by WillAug 2019

  • "Fabulous location close to the castle few minutes walk to Pickering town centre with all its amenities."

    The cottage is lovely spotless clean , and very pretty . Fully enclosed secure back garden perfect for sitting out and for our dog to enjoy . The only negative was the fridge is very small and grill pan in oven had no tray Would definitely return to Pickering and to Castlegate

    Reviewed by BevJul 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and very comfortable."

    All facilities are good and happy with it. My 2 friends were coming from Japan and they really impressed by traditional cottage. We all throughly enjoyed. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by KinukoJun 2019

  • "Hi we had a nice surprise when we entered our holiday cottage it was so warm and ..."

    Hi we had a nice surprise when we entered our holiday cottage it was so warm and welcoming the owners had left a welcom pack and fresh cut flowers which was loverly also the information on how to opparate all the new kitchen equals very good you could not have asked for a better location and everything you need was right their so I would say this is a very well thought out holiday home from home thank you allison

    Reviewed by AllisonJun 2019

  • "Lived up too our expectations thankyou sykes"

    Reviewed by SteveMay 2019

  • "Only fault is size of fridge."

    Too small - we managed as only two of us, but four would find it a real struggle.

    Reviewed by JuneApr 2019

  • "A really pleasant cottage, clean with a lot of well thought out touches."

    A nice size garden which is really relaxing to sit in on a sunny day. We will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2019

  • "Excellent and easy booking service with Sykes."

    All information provided as required. Cottage was in a fantastic location, easy to get to town centre (5 mins walk) and castle is across the road with lots of different walking paths to follow. No problems parking outside on the road. Quiet and peaceful. Bed was comfortable, loved the log fire on colder nights. Felt like home from home, everything we needed for a wonderful break with our well behaved dog.

    Reviewed by LorraineMar 2019

  • "It was a lovely cottage, with everything we needed for a family holiday and located an easy walk from the shops and restaurants of Pickering."

    Reviewed by MaryFeb 2019

  • "Lovely clean cosy cottage with all the amenities you would expect and safe ..."

    Lovely clean cosy cottage with all the amenities you would expect and safe enclosed garden for the dog Very well situated at the top of the Town Would recommend it

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2018

  • "We arrived to a really cute cottage, it was equipt with everything!"

    The kids loved all the board games and we thought it was a fab idea it brought us all together to have family time. The location is perfect for the town center and flamingo land. My only complaints are the main bedroom window needs a blackout curtain as the street light is directly outside the window, also the wardrobe in the main bedroom makes a lot of noise, not ideal when you have small children in a cot next to it. Not enough to put us off we would love to stay here again.

    Reviewed by LyndseyOct 2018

  • "A grreat place to relax"

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2018

  • "Great cottage ,clean ,cosy ideal stay , close to shops and train station ."

    Good area to base sight seeing trips . Highly recommend .

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2018

  • "Steep stairs otherwise we enjoyed our stay ,dog enjoyed walking round castle."

    nice garden. didn't think it was suitable for anyone who couldn't get up the stairs

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2018

  • "The cottage was immaculate and very comfortable."

    One big thing for us was the easy use of all the appliances! We were absolutely thrilled with the enclosed garden many times it is stated but not complete absolutely superb. Would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by CaroleApr 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a central location for walking around the town or long walks in the National Park / woodland."

    Reviewed by NicolaMar 2018

  • "Cottage and garden was beautiful."

    The owners were extremely friendly and helpful with key collections and left a lovely welcome package including biscuits, jams and milk and a lovely vase of flowers. It is a fabulously well equipped cottage for its size. We had a lovely holiday and would love to stay there again :-)

    Reviewed by HollySep 2017



    Reviewed by SusanSep 2017

  • "Great holiday."

    . Communications before we arrived were excellent and cottage was lovely. Flowers in kitchen, mini jams and ginger biscuits a lovely welcoming touch.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2017

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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 with open fire
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, under worktop fridge with freezer box,washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis
  • Private enclosed garden with furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome downstairs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: There are two steps down to kitchen.

The property

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

This charming Grade II listed property, 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 cosy sitting room, with beamed ceilings and a warming open fire, perfect for a romantic night in.

The separate dining room and modern kitchen cater for family needs, whilst upstairs, there are two comfortable 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, it’s just a few minutes’ walk away.

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

A warm and welcoming cottage at any time of the year.

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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