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Keep Cottage

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



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61 Customer Reviews

  • "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 LesleyAug 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 StephenJul 2021

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

    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 AudreyJul 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 JuneJun 2021

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

    Reviewed by DouglasMay 2021

  • "A very nice cottage will stay again"

    Reviewed by DavidMay 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 ElizabethOct 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 GrahamSep 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 LorraineSep 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 EdwardAug 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 LouiseAug 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 GeorgiaAug 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 YvonneNov 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by StephenNov 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 RussellJul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage."

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

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2019

  • "Nice cottage in a good location"

    Reviewed by DavidMay 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 KeithMay 2019

  • "Excellent propertry very clean with everything we needed"

    Reviewed by DianeApr 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 CatherineMar 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 PatriciaMar 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 GeraldineJan 2019

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

    Reviewed by EdwardDec 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 DavidDec 2018

  • "A really lovely cottage."

    Going back next year

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage very clean and comfortable."

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

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 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 KatharineSep 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 AlisonAug 2018

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

    Just loved it hopefully will be back

    Reviewed by MelvynJul 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 AmandaJun 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 AndrewJun 2018

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

    Reviewed by DavidMay 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 ChrisApr 2018

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

    Reviewed by AndreasJul 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 AlessandraJun 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 StephenJun 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 ClareApr 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 LaurenceNov 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 MargaretOct 2016

  • "The cottage was lovely, we particularly liked having a big kitchen with a table in it, and having the conservatory in addition to the living room meant more room to spread out."

    The two bathrooms were also very useful. The location was perfect for walking into town, and also to use as a base to explore further afield.

    Reviewed by EveJul 2016

  • "Great cottage in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, nice and warm and nicely furnished, North Yorkshire is a beautiful part of the U."

    K. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2016

  • "Keep Cottage is in a good location and is very comfortable."

    Reviewed by BarbaraDec 2015

  • "The cottage was very cosy yet still had plenty of room for a group of 5 adults."

    It is within easy walking distance of the town and all its facilities.

    Reviewed by PamelaNov 2015

  • "It was all finished to a high standard and was very comfortable."

    In an excellent position, very quiet but only a short walk to all amenities.

    Reviewed by KennethSep 2015

  • "Keep Cottage was an excellent base for visiting local attractions."

    The cottage was very relaxing and ideal with our two grandchildren, with extra space in the conservatory and the garden for activities.

    Reviewed by BarrieJul 2015

  • "A beautiful cottage with excellent walks from the doorstep for the dog, and the town is just down the road for all the shops."

    Loved it and will be back.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2015

  • "A fabulous cottage, lovely town and great countryside."

    Reviewed by RonMay 2015

  • "The cottage was extremely nice and well looked after."

    The location was very good with walking access into town and near to other places of interest. We would go back there again and recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by JeffApr 2015

  • "Extremely comfortable, warm and clean."

    Very peaceful and relaxing.

    Reviewed by HelenJan 2015

  • "Warm and welcoming, even on the coldest days in January."

    A quaint character cottage sympathetically updated with all the mod cons you could want. Perfect location - quiet, but minutes away from Pickering's market street and an excellent base for touring the beautiful Yorkshire countryside villages - we really didn't want to come home!

    Reviewed by ValerieJan 2015

  • "Keep Cottage is like home from home."

    Lovely cottage, very clean and welcoming. The location was fantastic - close to village centre and also castle and woods for walking. Would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by LorraineNov 2014

  • "An excellent cottage, well positioned and done to a very high standard."

    We would return.

    Reviewed by LynnNov 2014

  • "The cottage was well equipped and very clean."

    We made use of the log store in the garden to have a lovely fire in the evenings, it was great not to have to buy logs from the shop and to use the cottage honesty box instead. Pickering is a great base for trips out to the coast, Dalby forest, York etc and having Pickering Castle and the NYMR on the doorstep was great for our two adventurous boys. We would certainly return.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2014

  • "A top rate cottage."

    Everything was perfect for us.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2014

  • "Good location, comfortable and clean accommodation."

    Reviewed by AdamSep 2014

  • "We found this a very comfortable cottage to stay in, and a very good location as our holiday base."

    Pickering is an attractive town to stay in and practical for food shopping etc. It was very handy for visiting York and also for spending some time on the coast at Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay etc.

    Reviewed by PatrickAug 2014

  • "This is a lovely cottage - located just far enough out of the centre of the town to be quiet."

    All the facilities of shops, butchers and bakery are just a very short walk away. Pickering itself is a nice small town with everything you need - good pubs & shops - and is a really good location for exploring. The cottage is very comfortable with really good quality fixtures, comfy beds, comfy sofas and a well equipped kitchen. It is just a lovely place to spend time.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2014

  • "A home from home."

    Such a lovely property!

    Reviewed by KathrynJun 2014

  • "The cottage was extremely well kitted out."

    An easy stroll into town and roads to the Moors, coast and city. Although there was no individual parking there was never a problem finding a space. We loved the place and would like to return next spring. Hope it will still be available to rent then!

    Reviewed by SheilaJun 2014

  • "Pickering is central for so many activities and attractions ."

    The cottage was delightful, a great balance of modern facilities and quaint Yorkshire cottage. The garden is private and a sun trap.

    Reviewed by SeonaidMay 2014

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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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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