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Keep Cottage

Pickering, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 904784)



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  • “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! ...

    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.

    - Mrs Hodgins, August 2021

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.


  • 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

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas