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Keep Cottage

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Pickering, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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75 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful, clean cottage with lovely garden and sun room."

    Perfect location. Excellent communication with Gary and Rachael. Wished I could have stayed longer. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2024

  • "Perfect cottage in a lovely location."

    Very clean and comfortable, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. No issues with parking and cottage was very well equipped, had everything we needed. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2024

  • "This is a lovely cottage and we felt at home very quickly."

    It was only a 5 minute walk into the town which had some great shops and restaurants and a few minutes walk to the steam rai!way. The cottage had a very comfortable conservatory - ideal for cooler/wet days but a beautiful cottage garden for sunny days. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything top notch in the way of appliances, bedding etc."

    The conservatory and garden were a delight to sit in and everything was very well maintained, with a useful welcome pack on arrival, including the always needed milk! This was also beautifully presented on a delightful tea tray. The bedrooms were small, but there were three of them, so plenty of space for four people and the two bathrooms were also delightful.Downstairs was extremely spacious, but also very cosy in the living room, when it rained. Blue tooth provided speakers added to our enjoyment. The only downsides were the hill up to the cottage from the town, which was a short distance away and the presence of many flies during the four day hot spell, which vanished when it rained. I understand that this is due to a local chicken farm in Pickering and that Environmental Health are attempting to solve this problem. Pickering has lovely cafes and good takeaways and supermarkets.Eating out at night seemed less popular. We also enjoyed the Local History Museum and guided historical tour of Pickering, a bargain for a very small fee.Other lovely trips included the beautiful walled garden, beside the Castle in Helmsley and its wonderful cafes.There is also a lovely free walk round the moat of very nearby Pickering Castle, which I did every day. All in all, a lovely stay at one of the best cottages we have visited, so far, and we are regular cottage holiday makers!

    Reviewed by Frances5.0May 2024

  • "A really comfortable cottage in a great location."

    We couldn’t fault it. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2024

  • "It's a superb location parking is a tad hit or miss but allways get parked one ..."

    It's a superb location parking is a tad hit or miss but allways get parked one side or other so good all round Nice well kept garden and information on putting out bins good it's totally superb for family and adults alike and a fantastic holiday home well priced and sykes are very good company to be with so fantastic allways round

    Reviewed by Laurie4.1Apr 2024

  • "We have had a lovely week in this cottage."

    Very clean and everything we needed. Beds very comfortable. Cottage 2 minutes walk to the station, We could hear the whistle and see the steam from back bedroom window. The conservatory was lovely to sit in on an afternoon. Would like to stay again, highly recommend. Gary the owner got in touch to ask if everything was ok. Thank also for the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Mar 2024

  • "This was our first visit to Keep Cottage and after experiencing what a lovely well maintained, clean & homely place it was in which to spend a week in February, it certainly wont be our last."

    We where lucky enough to have some decent weather & took advantage of the conservatory overlooking the well maintained garden which will be a real bonus in warmer weather. Parking was on street in front of the cottage & was only a two minute walk to the shops & pubs etc. There is plenty to see & do in Pickering & is also an ideal base in which to tour the area. You only have to look at the lack of availability of bookings for Keep cottage to see that others are of the same opinion as us & are making return visits.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is a lovely clean cottage."

    The location is fabulous - the shops and cafes are a short walk into town also across the road is Pickering Castle with a lovely walk through the woods. The cottage is very comfortable and would describe as home from home. The welcome pack provided was appreciated and communication with the owners was great. The cottage is as described. Would definitely recommend this cottage and would definitely stay again if we are in Pickering.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Nov 2023

  • "Amazing cottage full of charm in the best location in Pickering, very peaceful at night and hearing the birds and steam trains through the bedroom window in the morning was bliss!"

    Brilliant enclosed garden for our dog to explore and we could keep an eye on him whilst sitting in the beautiful sun room,plenty of parking outside, we never had any issues and we had 2 cars....what's there not to like about this place...would love to visit again in the warmer weather so we can enjoy the outside space more,ignore any negative comments on previous reviews as I think they are not accurate and I'm guessing the reviewer is the type of person who makes a song and dance if the postman forgets to close their gate!!!! If you book a holiday at Keep Cottage you will have great time like 99% of customers who already have.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "Well located Beautifully presented Well equipped Comfortable, especially the bed!"

    All in all, a lovely little cottage worthy of a repeat visit.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage - great location."

    We have just returned from our August trip to Yorkshire and stayed at the delightful Keep Cottage! The cottage had everything we needed and more - two bathrooms, a dishwasher, a beautiful garden and a sun room which we used each night to relax in. The location was ideal a few minutes walk into Pickering but also only a 30 minute drive to the coast. It is on street parking but I never had an issue finding a spot even over a busy Bank Holiday. We also did a few walks in the surrounding area and overall we had a lovely week away. I would recommend Keep Cottage to all and I will return.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Keep Cottage."

    It's in an excellent location (on street parking but never had any issues getting parked near the cottage in the school summer hols) - 2 minutes from the castle and a 5 minute walk (down hill) from the town centre/trains. There's also some lovely walks through the woods and an adventure playground. Cappelman's fish and chips (where you can order via app and pop down to collect) was fantastic too, as was the Cedarbarn (between Pickering and Thornton) where we went for Sunday lunch. Was slightly concerned to read the negative review someone had posted from earlier in the summer but we thought the cottage was absolutely lovely - full of character, beds really comfy and a gorgeous, enclosed garden that our son loved playing in. Maybe the scatter cushions on the settees/chairs could do we a revamp (i.e. bit more stuffing) to make them a bit more comfy but that is a very, very minor point. I had a couple of questions for the owners, which I sent via text and they were really helpful and responded quickly - that said, all the info you need is in the folder when you arrive. We stay in Pickering a lot and love it - an excellent base for either going to the coast or in the other direction to Hemsley/Danby/Hutton le Hole/Dalby etc. and also near to Malton and Flamingoland and not that far from York. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Louise4.1Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is in need of attention to bring it to the description listed, Having rented a number of cottages through Sykes and being very pleased previously this was very disappointing."

    The welcome pack of 5 biscuits tea and coffee and milk compared to others in previous cottages was poor and did not give you the feeling any real thought had gone into it simply for cheapness. The kitchen table being a pine slatted construction was very unhygienic with lots of debris between slats from previous guests. This would benefit from a glass top in order to allow proper cleaning, or replacement. The pans were dirty and the pizza pan had burnt on pizza toaster dirty. The upstand at the back of the kitchen worktop had gap allowing a build up of debris to occur and not allowing proper cleaning of worktops plus the top of the upstand covered in grease and dust. The kitchen floor is in need of a deep clean due to the type of flooring. The vacuum cleaner was solid with rubbish which means its operation would be very poor. The cushions in the living room were flat!! Giving no support in your back and have clearly not been replaced for many years. The doors on the en-suite bathroom cabinet were cracking. The bedrooms were adequate. The conservatory was nice and the garden was nice. We choose because of location and reviews however we do no not feel the reviews previously were accurate. I also wonder what involvement if any the owners actually have with the property, I would suggest not enough unless these are the standards the feel acceptable. I would also make the point about contacting guests regarding bins if needed should be done at a reasonable time not 10.05 pm. Pictures are available to support comments.

    We are sorry we didn’t meet your expectations, we will take your comments on board. We always try to provide a great holiday for our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael1.9Jul 2023

  • "Lovely, clean and comfortable cottage."

    Would definitely recommend. Ideally located, for Pickering and surrounding area. Owners very helpful and informative.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent property and good location."

    The cottage is very clean and comfortable with everything you need. Would definitely recommend and certainly stay again. First class!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely homely cottage, 5 minutes walk into Pickering."

    Lovely Conservatory and enclosed garden ideal for our dog. Kitchen well equipped. Some lovely places to visit. No problem with parking always plenty of spaces and we have a camper van. The cottage was very well cleaned. Housekeeper did a good job. Thank you for milk and biscuits too. Hope to return. And would definitely recommend, you won’t be disappointed.. The owner even texted to check everything was okay.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in this cozy cottage."

    Everything as listed and good correspondence with the owners. Welcome pack too was a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful, well equipped cottage in a great location in centre of Pickering."

    Reviewed by Jess5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful, clean and quiet."

    Coming back in December.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage spotlessly clean through out."

    Comfortable beds and furniture. Well placed for walking into town centre and convenient garden for dog easily accessed through conservatory. One minor note kitchen tap needs washer replacement as it was dripping continuously. Only used log burner once as central heating kept cottage warm throughout. Would definitely visit again .

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely time in this delightful cottage."

    I’ve rated it 4 star for comfort purely due to the seating in the living room. We found the single chair low and the sofa backing onto the stairs quite hard and uncomfortable but it would not stop us from booking again. The beds were super comfy. Overall the four of us found the cottage very warm and welcoming and very well equipped. A big thank you to Mr & Mrs Holliday.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Nov 2022

  • "Amazing beautiful old cottage very near Pickering castle and within walking distance of the town."

    Lovely comfortable rooms and great secure back garden. Everything as described. Really enjoyed it. Our only problem was that it was on a popular route to the castle and lots of people walking past the front windows with their dogs which set my dog barking a bit. So we had to keep the curtains shut. This didn't spoil our stay though.

    Reviewed by Lyn4.7Nov 2022

  • "We have stayed in Pickering a few times."

    This is by far the best cottage . Five stars is not enough. The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need. We had a lovely relaxing stay and would highly recommend the property. Beautiful enclosed garden. The location is ideal for walks. Lots of eateries in the town. PERFECT. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a very comfortable, pleasant stay."

    Lovely cottage and garden, in a great location. Enjoyed some lovely days out to the beach and local towns. Good shops and eateries in Pickering. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and garden, very comfortable."

    Only problem we did have was hitting our head on the low ceiling at bottom of stairs as you go into the sitting room but we got used to ducking. Ideal location for many North Yorkshire attractions. Pickering is a very nice friendly town. Lots of great places to eat or get takeout from.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jun 2022

  • "Keep Cottage is fabulous and a credit to its owners, the cottage is as it says in its description and more the garden is beautiful we've just had a fab week in the cottage and it is agreat base to get to all the seaside towns."

    Pickering is also great with all the facilities you need including Lidl and a Coop,we will not esitate to highly recommend keep cottage and may be some day we will return, Thank you for a great time.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jun 2022

  • "Keep cottage is a wonderful place to stay in Pickering, it has everything you can possibly need."

    and it is perfectly placed. I would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Rosaline5.0Jun 2022

  • "We all loved our stay in Keep cottage!"

    Lovely and clean on arrival. The owners obviously had put a lot of care and attention into making the cottage a welcoming cosy place, just right for a family of four + a dog + a Grandad! Were a little concerned whether Grandad would be ok with cottage stairs, so pleased to find they were very manageable. Beautiful enclosed garden which was lovely to sit out in the evenings. Very good location; easy walk straight into woods and around castle, and less than 5 minutes walk into town or to the NYMR. Parking on road outside not a problem, even though we had large people carrier. We would definitely like to return to Keep cottage again please!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent cottage we will be back"

    Reviewed by David H5.0May 2022

  • "A good sized property for 4 of us."

    Very clean,well looked after house and garden,plenty of parking available. Shops a short walk away. Sounds of steam engines! Perfect

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Apr 2022

  • "I and my wife and daughter plus her 2 kids stayed at keep cottage it was superb ..."

    I and my wife and daughter plus her 2 kids stayed at keep cottage it was superb and close to all pickering had to offer we also managed on the street parking close to the cottage and had a nice welcoming message from garry so all good and a nice stay

    Reviewed by Laurie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Loved the cottage and the conservatory/garden is fabulous on a sunny day especially watching the sun go down with a glass of bubbly."

    The only things I missed having around were oven gloves, bleach for the kitchen sink and toilet duck for the loos. Just little things and certainly didn’t detract from a wonderful holiday, we would definitely book again if we came back to the area.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent , it had everything we needed ."

    Lovely touch welcome pack & milk in fridge . would definitely recommend it to friends

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location The cottage is far better than the ..."

    Fantastic cottage in a great location The cottage is far better than the images it is very comfortable and spacious the beds are great as is the log burner The conservatory was a pleasure to sit in during morning and early evening to watch the birds in the lovely garden The location is great for visiting the nearby villages and Dalby forest but also Whitby and Filey are within easy reach along nice roads to enjoy the fab scenery

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage in a great location."

    Really enjoyed our stay, would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Rachael4.7Feb 2022

  • "This was our 3rd visit to Keep Cottage, it’s a fantastic property with excellent facilities."

    It is in the perfect location to enjoy Pickering and the surrounding areas. (Thornton-le-dale being one of our favourites!) Pickering castle is right on the doorstep and the North Yorkshire Moors Steam train station running to Whitby is just 5 minutes walk! We visited the Beck Isle museum for the first time this year and it was great, much bigger than it looked from the outside, this was enjoyed by both the children and adults - definitely worth a visit, also you can return for free anytime within 12 months of your visit if you keep your receipt! Helmsley castle, Rievaulx Abbey and Kirkham Priory (all English heritage properties) are all relatively close by and worth taking the time to visit if you can! We enjoyed breakfast in ‘Feast’ good quality food, friendly service. The White Swan next door is lovely for an evening meal, but make sure you book early! We can also recommend Capplemans fish and chip shop, which also has a dine in option! Gary and Rachel were extremely helpful, keeping in touch throughout the stay and prior to arrival making sure everything was just right for us. The cottage was super clean as always and the enclosed garden as beautiful as ever! We enjoyed having the log fire burning on some of the colder/wetter evenings, making the cottage even cosier! Our group consisted of 4 adults, 2 children and 1 dog and Keep Cottage met all of our needs perfectly.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage fully deserving of the excellent reviews and 5 stars."

    Very well equipped and very clean. Ideally situated a few minutes walk from the centre of Pickering. The private garden was perfect for the glorious week of weather and I would imagine the cottage is lovely and cosy for a winter break. One hopefully helpful suggestion to the owners would be to supply a few comfortable garden loungers for maximum enjoyment of the garden in Summer and some sunshades ( there is little shade in the garden) and possibly a larger outdoor table( there is a smaller table with 4 chairs at the moment) so that 5 could comfortably sit round during the summer months. But in summary, a great cottage for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2021

  • "Keep cottage was a beautiful cottage clean with good facilities 10min walking ..."

    Keep cottage was a beautiful cottage clean with good facilities 10min walking distance from town where there were extremely nice people Would recommend booking this property

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owners are the part of the 'we' that were very good, the Sykes part far less so."

    After receiving brilliant supportive service 6 years ago, I was devastated at the attitude I got from Sykes staff last summer.

    Reviewed by June4.7Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage great location lovely garden many thanks for a superb holiday from Doug &Sue"

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0May 2021

  • "A very nice cottage will stay again"

    Reviewed by David H5.0May 2021

  • "Perfect, just perfect."

    It was in an ideal location, walks on the doorstep but also just a five minute walk into Pickering. The cottage was so quaint with its features and the conservatory was a real bonus, we sat in it each night. The garden was really secure for our dog. We can’t wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2020

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, the owners were very helpful in providing information where to walk and eat,very clean and tidy great location,easy to walk to pickering itself in 5 mins."

    There are place not far from Pickering ,like Scarborough, Filey also some stunning small villages to visit,all in all a great break.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage within walking distance of the town and castle."

    Clean and comfortable with everything you need for a week away from home. The conservatory is a lovely bonus. Owners are great and checked everything was ok via text following our arrival which was a nice touch. Felt entirely safe during these unusual times (Covid-19). Would definitely recommend this cottage and will definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Stunning cottage photo,s do not do the cottage the justice it deserves it's a ..."

    Stunning cottage photo,s do not do the cottage the justice it deserves it's a beautiful well maintained cottage with a lovely dog friendly garden spotlessly clean and all the comforts of your own home in a peaceful and quiet location absolutely love it and will be back great holiday let

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Aug 2020

  • "Our stay at Keep Cottage was lovely."

    More than enough space for the 5 of us with the 2 bathrooms, large conservatory and kitchen diner.The cottage is well equipped and prompt contact from the owners when needed. The garden was also an added bonus. Its location is near town and great for lovely country walks.Would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2020

  • "Keep Cottage is charming and situated in a great location."

    Although only a five minute walk into the town of Pickering it is lovely and quiet in the cottage. The rooms were spotlessly clean and the beds comfy. The garden was great for our little dog to potter around in and completely secure so she couldn't get out. The views from the garden are stunning and it is very sheltered. The milk in the fridge and selection of nice biscuits was very welcome when we arrived. We have had a lovely holiday and will be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0Aug 2020

  • "What a brilliant cottage."

    We had only been there 2 days and we booked to return next year. It is so comfortable and had everything you need.We would be very happy to live in Keep cottage it's that nice.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Nov 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great town centre location."

    Also great base for Dalby Forrest,Whitby and many other places.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Nov 2019

  • "The cottage in a beautiful town, was ideal for a relaxing break, and yet still gave us plenty to do."

    The cottage is roomy and and has all you could ask for. In a quiet road leading to Pickering castle, and a short walk to shops, pubs and the steam railway. We will certainly return to Keep cottage, and one of the most enjoyable holidays we have had.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    So comfortable and very nicely equipped. It immediately felt like Home. Can’t wait to visit again

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2019

  • "Nice cottage in a good location"

    Reviewed by David H5.0May 2019

  • "Keep Cottage is a warm and cosy cottage with plenty of space including a lovely conservatory."

    This was our second stay there which says it all and we would not hesitate in recommending it to anyone looking for a home from home in the delightful North York Moors.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2019

  • "Excellent propertry very clean with everything we needed"

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage made the Holiday!"

    ! we could not fault it. We wish we could have stayed longer. Hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2019

  • "Having holidays with Sykes before we knew the standards would be high and we were not disappointed."

    The Cottage was lovely and clean and comfortable. It was in an ideal location within five minute walk to the village where there was a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. We could walk out the front door and straight onto a lovely walk round the castle and through the woods which was ideal for our spaniel. We spent a lovely day in Scarborough and Whitby and did lots of walks nearby. We can particularly recommend The Black Swan Pub, The White Swan and the Willowgate Bistro - all great food and especially recommend Willowgate for their steaks!! Also the afternoon tea at the Middleton Tea Parlour nearby is recommended. We look forward to spending more time in Keep Cottage Pickering in the future. Trish & Ronnie Lunt

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2019

  • "Well-equipped, comfortable and warm cottage in quiet location next to the castle but within short walking distance of the town centre."

    Easy parking outside the front door. Having two bathrooms was an added bonus. We would definitely come back - probably in the spring/summer when we could enjoy the conservatory and the beautiful garden and more of the excellent walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Geraldine4.7Jan 2019

  • "Very lovely cottage, very clean and well presented."

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage,warm and cosy."

    Easy 5 minute walk into centre of Pickering. 3 dog friendly pubs , we used the Bay Horse. Hourly bus services to Whitby , Scarborough and York. We really enjoyed our week at Keep Cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2018

  • "A really lovely cottage."

    Going back next year

    Reviewed by David H5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage very clean and comfortable."

    Excellent location, very peaceful but within walking distance of the town centre.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was very well presented,cosy and well equipped."

    It was easy to use a base to explore but also an easy walking distance into the town centre. Parking outside the property easy and free. Overall one of the best cottages we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Sep 2018

  • "Keep Cottage was so clean and charming and only a few minutes walk to Pickering's main high street."

    Lots of lovely pubs and restaurants on the doorstep. It really was the perfect base for exploring North Yorkshire. We had a wonderful holiday and would not hesitate to book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2018

  • "Truly fantastic great cottage in a beautiful little town close to many places."

    Just loved it hopefully will be back

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, close to amenities and lovely walks for the dog through the woods, the owner kindly supplied a map of the routes."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2018

  • "Stayed at this beautiful cottage for a long weekend to celebrate a family member’s 80th birthday party."

    Beautiful, well equipped cottage. Close to amenities and walks. The added bonus was fantastic weather. Would definitely re-book and recommend.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a nice location We have booked it again already"

    Reviewed by David H5.0May 2018

  • "Had a lovely week, plenty to see in the area."

    The only negative thing is the low beams in the cottage, but other than that it was great.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was great and the market town Pickering very charming."

    Reviewed by Andreas5.0Jul 2017

  • "Great cottage, well equipped and comfortable, perfect location for exploring moors and coast, quiet yet convenient for town centre and we loved the conservatory and garden."

    Couldn't have been better. Would love to come back again.

    Reviewed by Alessandra5.0Jun 2017

  • "Very good cottage, near town centre but far enough away not be disturbed, note it is up a hill or steps from the town."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2017

  • "The cottage was charming and the garden absolutely smashing."

    The kitchen and house were well equiped. We would recommend it to anyone

    Reviewed by Clare4.2Apr 2017

  • "The cottage was beautiful as well as being practical for our family holiday."

    The kitchen and living areas were great, and the bedrooms comfortable. It made everything very easy, even with a small baby.

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Nov 2016

  • "What a wee gem of a cottage!"

    ! everything about it was lovely, spotlessly clean, very well equipped, and in a quiet location but only five minute stroll to to the town. couldn't fault anything.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with FreeSat, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking outside property
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: there are some low beams in the property. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100

The property

A superb 17th century mid-terrace, period cottage set in a quiet corner of the pretty market town of Pickering; the gateway to the North York Moors National Park.

Stylishly appointed throughout, this cottage provides wonderful accommodation for families and friends wishing to explore this outstanding countryside.

Oozing charm and character, this cottage is set over two floors with three pretty bedrooms upstairs, including a wonderful double bedroom with an en-suite shower room.

This Pickering cottage boasts a warm and welcoming sitting room with a cosy woodburning stove and a fabulous, well-equipped kitchen with a dining area set within a brick alcove.

Combining old world charm with state-of-the art technology including a Smart TV and WiFi, this Pickering cottage will delight guests of all ages.

A comfortable conservatory leads you onto a private and tranquil cottage garden with a patio, equipped with garden furniture and a barbecue, a perfect space to relax and enjoy the sunshine on glorious summer days.

A short stroll brings you to the town centre and market square where there are restaurants and pubs, quaint tea rooms and independent retail shops in abundance.

The castle ruins, Beck Isle Museum and countryside walks are on your doorstep ready to be explored.

Pickering hosts the terminus of the famous North Yorkshire Moors Railway, sending steam engines winding their way through the heather-clad moors to the small village of Grosmont.

There are many attractions in the area including the stately home of Castle Howard, Flamingo Land Resort, the walled city of York and Duncombe Park, just outside the popular market town of Helmsley.

With an easy drive to both the seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough, this Pickering cottage provides an ideal base for an enjoyable holiday all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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