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Spire View

(Ref. 943752)

Pickering, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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66 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed here Mon-Fri and thoroughly enjoyed it."

    The flat is clean, comfortable and compact but there was plenty of room for the two of us. It's in an ideal location close to the many amenities that Pickering has to offer a must is a visit to the church to see the wall paintings and the on site parking was a bonus. We had a trip over the moors-stunning- used the bus to have a day in Helmsley and a journey on the NYMR for the Pullman dining. Our favourite place for an evening drink or two was the Sun-a traditional pub with excellent real ales. Would we book again? most certainly and will recommend to family and friends. Thankyou.

    So pleased you had a good holiday. Many thanks for your comments. We really appreciate your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely property great location very clean, comfortable everything you need in kitchen would stay there again"

    Thank you for your positive comments. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2024

  • "Nice accommodation well situated @ the bottom of the high street."

    This was our second holiday @. this location - came here 2 years ago & was not disappointed. Definitely can recommend the apartment.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in PIckering. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely apartment, very clean and tidy."

    A great location for exploring the area.

    Thank you for your comments. We appreciate you taking the time to give us positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Apr 2024

  • "Great location."

    Just a short walk to visit our relatives and all the other amenities and attractions. Off-street parking was a bonus. Pickering is such a lovely town. The N. Yorks Moors Railway 2 minutes away so we travelled to Whitby, well worth it. Will try to plan our next visit around the availabilty for Spire View, it was just so convenient.

    Pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Pickering. Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Apr 2024

  • "Apartment was in a great position."

    Lovely view of the high street & spire. Was warm & comfortable with everything we needed. Bus stop adjacent. Gateway to a stunning area. Off-road parking was a bonus. A lovely stay & definitely would like to return. No hesitation in recommending it.

    Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your accomodation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely flat, clean, warm, cosy and comfortable."

    Perfect location within the beautiful town of Pickering. Steam train arriving in Pickering Station within 45 minutes of our arrival was very special too! Thank you

    Thank you so much for you kind review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Feb 2024

  • "A loveley short break."

    We intend to return for a longer stay in the warmer dryer months of 2024.Great location,easy to find and park up.Everything we needed was at hand and apt felt very welcoming and cozy.

    Reviewed by James4.7Dec 2023

  • "Good central location"

    Reviewed by Hazel4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely location the apartment had everything we needed would definitely book again"

    Reviewed by Pamela3.8Aug 2023

  • "Very well situated in easy access to the castle and church plus all amenities on hand"

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Aug 2023

  • "We were very pleased to stay at Spire View."

    Everything was to our liking, and as described in the property description, although we found the bed mattresses a little on the hard side, but realise this can be very subjective. The unexpected (to us) arrival of King Charles to Pickering on the Monday morning, was an added bonus. We were able to have a grandstand view of the King as he met and shook hands with the crowds as he walked from the train station and up the market place. The bonus of the convenient, free off-street parking, in the middle of Pickering was very much appreciated and was one of the reasons for selecting this property for our stay.

    Reviewed by Rolph4.7Jun 2023

  • "Unlocking/locking the downstairs door from the inside was a bit of a problem, wouldn't want to be there if there was a fire."

    Car park a little cramped but not a problem.

    Reviewed by Kathryn Linda4.4May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage excellent location Faulty TV replaced within 15 min of call to owners Outstanding service Thank you"

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property, my only complaint is that you could not get live T."

    V. and there were no instructions in the apt about departure day! i.e what to do with bedding/towels etc.but we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Sue4.4May 2023

  • "Wonderful flat."

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Mar 2023

  • "Over all we had a lovely stay at spire view, it is well equipped and in a great ..."

    Over all we had a lovely stay at spire view, it is well equipped and in a great location, the only issue we had was the tv, with it not picking up the standard channels and relying on streamed channels it is a bit limited as what you have to watch, but we would go again

    Reviewed by Debby3.8Mar 2023

  • "Great location in town centre with parking space."

    Cosy and warm, well equipped and clean. Lidl, Co op, pubs, restaurants and takeaways all nearby. Whitby, Scarborough bus also close by if you want to use them. We will definately stay there again.

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2023

  • "Great location, comfortable, clean and well presented apartment containing everything we needed for our stay."

    Close to all the amenities in Pickering and to good local walks.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Feb 2023

  • "Would come again ."

    Couple of little niggles . Chairs not the most comfortable and could do with larger recycling bins.Beds very comfortable and apartment very clean.

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Oct 2022

  • "The apartment was comfortable, clean, and quiet."

    My friend and I would not use this apartment again only because of the amount of stairs to access properly. When I booked I did not realise this . Both my friend and I have mobility problems. We did enjoy our stay

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2022

  • "Perfectly situated for in and out of town facilities."

    Spire View is small but Perfectly formed for 2 people. We will be back. A big thank you to the owners. We had a bit of a medical problem and they were very helpful and kind. Highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was nice and clean and in an idea spot for the village facilities."

    The only thing's that let it down for us was the beds were very comfortable could feel the springs. And the TV was constantly pixalating unless you was lucky enough to find a free view channel to watch.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.1Aug 2022

  • "Excellent property, very comfortable, and well situated."

    Only one small niggle the tv was constantly breaking up with sound and vision, which I suspect was to do with the aerial not bringing in a good signal!

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Nicer than photos, perfect location wise too."

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Aug 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at Spire View."

    The apartment is in a great location for both walking out to have a drink and something eat at night. Its also in a great location if you want to drive to the coast or over the Yorkshire Moors. The apartment has everything you need for a very comfortable holiday. Nice carpets, furniture and is very well equipped. The shower room and kitchen are very nice. Everywhere was extremely clean and fresh. We would certainly stay again if looking to visit North Yorkshire in the future.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2022

  • "The armchairs weren’t in our opinion comfortable just would have been better ..."

    The armchairs weren’t in our opinion comfortable just would have been better if there was a sofa But understand why the is the two chairs The two single beds were comfortable but would have preferred a double it did state that they could be made into a double but only one of the mattresses had a zip Overall a very pleasant stay Paul

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2022

  • "Great place to stay central to everything not our stay here"

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2022

  • "De ligging van het appartement is perfect, midden in Pickering."

    Let er op dat je wel eerst 2 trappen op moet voordat je in het appartement bent. 2 x 13 treden. Het parkeren is wat aan de krappe kant, maar verder wel ok. De badkamer is wel dringend aan vervanging toe. De douche maakt erg veel herrie, en ook op de laagste stand is het water nog te heet. Er komt erg weinig water uit de douche. De wastafel heeft geen mengkraan en hangt op kniehoogte. Het is niet erg schoon, schimmel op de kitranden en doucheslang. De keuken heeft geen goede afvalbak, de keukenlaatjes werken niet goed, en in de andere prullenbakken ontbreekt een afvalzakje. Dat hebben ze overigens wel opgelost, ik kreeg een rolletje plastic zakjes nadat ik erom had gevraagd. Kortom, als je midden in Pickering een appartement zoekt, en de badkamer, de keuken en een wat oubollige inrichting voor lief neemt, dan is dit een prima appartement om in te verblijven, je kunt niet dichterbij het station van de stoomtrein verblijven!

    Reviewed by Maria2.5Jun 2022

  • "Enjoyed every moment, view fantastic, close to all amenities, Wi-Fi okay, clean ..."

    Enjoyed every moment, view fantastic, close to all amenities, Wi-Fi okay, clean rooms, if anything bigger bin in kitchen,

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2022

  • "A perfect apartment, very clean and comfortable, and with a wonderful view up Pickering High Street especially in the late afternoon sunlight."

    I agree with other reviewers that a solid shelf in the bathroom and a larger bin in the kitchen would have been useful, but otherwise, we loved it.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely holiday flat ."

    Everything that we needed included in the rental. Overlooks the main street and close to all the shops and railway. Would visit again and recommend to other people.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7May 2022

  • "Everything was for us "PERFECTION"."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property in a brilliant location."

    We will definitely stay there again. The only negative is the shower it needs more power,but it's a minor negative

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Apr 2022

  • "The apartment was as described."

    Very clean with most needs met. However, the need for a larger bin and at least some bin bags would be sensible in the kitchen! The smallish single beds were very uncomfortable, having said that, I understand this might be a personal preference. Overall, the apartment is ideally situated for town and amenities.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Apr 2022

  • "This property is in an ideal location for the surrounding countryside and the east coast resorts."

    The property is very comfortable and warm with all the amenities you need for a good holiday. Pickering is well worth a visit with many attractive things to see and do and the property although very quiet is at the centre of it. We have now been here twice and will be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Mar 2022

  • "Good place to stay in the centre of Pickering (especially with a parking space) and to venture from to Whitby and Scarborough."

    Reviewed by Mrs4.4Nov 2021

  • "Doors in flat poorly fitted"

    Reviewed by Audrey4.7Sep 2021

  • "A lovely apartment in easy walking distance for all Pickering's shops, pubs and restaurants with the bonus of a parking space."

    Pickering is iodeally placed for explori ng the North Yorkshire moors. One niggle- a shower caddy ion the shower enclosure would be much appreciatwed as would a shelf over the wash basin m o ther than that no complaints.

    Many thanks for your kind comments. Your suggestion of a shower caddy is very useful and this has now been provided. This flat will be redecorated over winter and we will be moving the mirror above the sink to a higher position and installing a shelf as you also suggested. Your feedback has been very useful to us and we appreciate that you have taken the time to let us know your ideas. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike3.8Jun 2021

  • "We were at this apartment 3 years ago and mentioned the shower at the time."

    3years later it's actually worse the shower is a liability and shower door is very likely to fall on someone. Which is such a shame as the rest of the holiday was lovely but to dread having a shower in the morning is ridiculous!! We won't be back until the shower is finally replaced.

    Many thanks for your feedback. Our cleaners alerted us to the fact that a runner was broken on the shower door after you had left which was promptly replaced before our next guests arrived. If you do choose to stay with us again please do not hesitate to contact us via either the telephone numbers we provide or the staff in the giftshop underneath the location of the flat. We strive for high standards and would be very happy to help with any problems you have during the course of your stay if we are able to. We are sorry you had a problem with the shower but hope this did not stop you from enjoying your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay3.1Jun 2021

  • "Flat good except electric shower needing replaced."

    Very noisy and not much pressure not much water coming out and had to keeping changing temp dial to get ideal temperature. Other than that a very clean and well presented apartment in an ideal location to explore Yorkshire coast.

    Reviewed by Catriona4.4May 2021

  • "Excellent holiday let, great central location, with free parking."

    Only comments would be that shower surround needs attention/replacement as doors did no close & runners kept coming loose, although advised to take own tea towels would have been nice if they had been provided with dish cloth & small amount of washing up liquid. Other than those minor item had a great stay. Highly recommend.

    Many thanks for your kind feedback. I am sorry that a dishcloth was not available, this is our error and one should have been provided. It is not necessary for guests to bring their own tea towels and these are also provided and I hope this was the case when you arrived. The washing up liquid was under the sink but it may not have been visible to you if it was behind something else. We do hope you enjoyed your stay and thank you again for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2021

  • "It’s a good place to spend a few days there."

    Enough to have a look round the shops and church and castle. Also good for the steam train to Whitby calling at Goathland if you wish. The bus stop is also just outside the cottage and is a pleasant run to Scarborough. Very good to have a private parking space. The cottage was also just big enough for the two of us and cosy and warm.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2021

  • "Spire View is a very comfy flat , bright and sunny with a great view up the High Street to the Church Spire , which is lit up at night."

    Everything you need and the location is handy for local shops and the weekly market. Pickering is an ideal base to explore the National Park, enjoy the NYM Railway and not that far from the coast. The RSPB at Bempton Cliffs made an amazing day out. But nearby rambles through Pickering Woods and to see the daffodils at Farndale were also highlights of our spring break. The owners are helpful and we felt everything was managed well.

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2021

  • "Great location, and a great view from the living room window."

    Very comfortable and has everything you need for a great shirt break. Shower is very noisy, not dure of the reason Stewart

    Reviewed by Stewart4.7Aug 2020

  • "A really lovely stay we had a brilliant relaxing break got lots of walking in ..."

    A really lovely stay we had a brilliant relaxing break got lots of walking in Also in easy reach of lots of other places

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2020

  • "Easy access to lots places, not bad parking, good accommodation"

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2020

  • "There were some little things that might be improved e."

    G. a glass in the bathroom so you can rinse your mouth out when teeth washing.

    Reviewed by Andy4.1Feb 2020

  • "Spire View is a very comfortable flat, with everything needed for a short break."

    Excellent location close to the High Street, local shops and the North York Moors Railway. We stayed the week before Christmas and the town was very pretty with lights and decorations - the view up to the Church Spire would be special at any time. Pickering is a good base for exploring the Moors and provides easy access to Scarborough, Whitby and interesting market towns such as Malton. Parking appeared a bit tight but was never a problem.

    Reviewed by David4.4Dec 2019

  • "Second visit to this property will certainly be booking it again in the future meets all our requirements."

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Dec 2019

  • "Good to be back at Spire View for the third time."

    Comfortable, homely accommodation, had a good holiday and arrived home before the heavy rain!

    Reviewed by Marian4.1Oct 2019

  • "Great location, good size accommodation, clean, warm, cosy, good parking, a few ..."

    Great location, good size accommodation, clean, warm, cosy, good parking, a few things need attention, shower very noisy, sitting room chairs not comfortable, kitchen bin too small, more cutlery needed, but on the whole a nice accommodation and would use again

    Reviewed by Mary4.1Oct 2019

  • "Extremely well situated and very comfortable apartment."

    Was nicely surprised to find tea and biscuits waiting for us when we got there.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2019

  • "Chairs are very uncomfortable and shower very noisy"

    Reviewed by Alister3.1Aug 2019

  • "Tide mark and some staining in WC which should have been removed."

    This was reported on arrival to a member of staff in the gift shop below who said they would advise "Helen" As no one appeared in the hours after our arrival, my husband cleaned the toilet. There were a number of small rubbish bins in the flat without any liners. The bin in the kitchen was miniscule for a kitchen, so completely inadequate. The flat lacks ventilation and depends on windows being left open, which is not always practical. That said the flat was in a wonderful location, well equipped and comfortable and we had an enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Aug 2019

  • "Excellent location, close to high st; ideal location for people watching; shops etc."

    Reviewed by Audrey4.7Mar 2019

  • "Central for visiting family and friends."

    Lovely location. Weather reasonable. Lovely people watching spot!!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jan 2019

  • "This was our second visit to Spire View, a cosy comfortable flat, an ideal location for exploring North Yorkshire and just 100 meters from the Heritage Steam Railway."

    Unfortunately I noted that the owner has still not attended to the sash windows which I (and several other people) commented on in the Summer - they need new sashes - the windows are likely to pinch fingers when trying to open them so we spent a week without airing the flat. Also, on a domestic note, it would be useful to have larger plates for serving up dinner (or perhaps we are just greedy eaters!) and it would be useful to have some pirex dishes or similar for heating food in the microwave or cooking in the oven. We like cosy winter nights at home on holiday so I cook on holiday but perhaps other people don't!

    Reviewed by Marian3.8Oct 2018

  • "Great location"

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Sep 2018

  • "Comfortable apartment, excellent location for travelling on the steam train and exploring the local area by bus or car."

    Pickering is an interesting town to stay in and we enjoyed our stay. The only problem encountered with the apartment was opening and closing the old sash windows - the weights are not working on the sashes. We talked with the owner who is aware of the problem and is waiting for a time when the apartment is not occupied to remedy the problem. We would recommend Spire View as a good choice to stay and also the owner showed us Station View (the apartment next door to ours) which was slightly bigger and more modern that also looked to be an excellent place to stay. Also we were a bit concerned about parking - we were the only occupant of one the two apartments and we have quite a large estate Volvo car which was difficult to manoeuver in the small car park and it probably would have been even more difficult if the other parking space had been taken. Car park looks large in the picture in the property details but it was really small!!!

    Reviewed by Marian4.1Jul 2018

  • "Central position good views of the high streetl basic and functional"

    Reviewed by John2.8Jun 2018

  • "It's ideal location and convenient foe exploring the well known sights of the area and it's coast."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2018

  • "The perfect location in Pickering, the centre of the towns main facilities and our beloved NYMR"

    Reviewed by Tom4.1Apr 2018

  • "I have ticked met my expectations above because I have been in four Sykes cottages and from experience I know I will get a fantastic holiday cottage."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2018

  • "Only that the accommodation is up two flights of stairs, 30 in all and not very practical if anyone who is infirm."

    For us we was exactly what we wanted and situation couldn't have been better.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2017

  • "The parking at the back was tight but the lady at the shop gave us a space that was the shops at the bottom corner."

    Very helpfull

    Reviewed by Alister4.2Jul 2017

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  • All first floor
  • One twin bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room. Please note - over the winter period all windows have been fully repaired and the property has been decorated through out.
  • Electric panel heaters
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Garden bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and steam railway 2 mins walk
  • Note: Adults only
  • Note: This property has two flights of internal stairs with handrails and may not be suitable for people with mobility issues

The property

Situated in a lovely position, overlooking the cobbled main street in Pickering, is this first floor apartment, set above a gift shop.

With the famous steam railway just a two minute walk away, it is just the ticket for couples wanting to explore this popular market town, known as the Gateway to the North York Moors National Park.

Two flights of Internal stairs lead up to the apartment, which is cosy and comfortable, with a compact kitchen with dining area and a separate sitting room, with views over the town to the church spire beyond.

With off road parking for one car in the courtyard at the back, guests can safely leave their car behind and hop on the train that puffs its way through the heather-clad moors to Grosmont and Whitby.

All amenities are at your fingertips, with quaint tea rooms, coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and independent shops at your disposal.

Pickering has much to offer visitors, with its castle ruins, museums, bike hire and trout fishing ponds.

With spectacular scenery on the doorstep and a wealth of stately homes and gardens to visit, including Duncombe Park, Nunnington Hall and Castle Howard, there is plenty to keep you busy.

Take a trip to the nearby market town of Helmsley, visit the castle and be sure to take the two mile walk along the valley to the beautiful Rievaulx Abbey.

With the east coast seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough within a half hour drive and the wonderful historic city of York an easy drive, you are well placed for an interesting and varied holiday.

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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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Note: Adults only.
Note: This property has two flights of internal stairs with handrails and may not be suitable for people with mobility issues.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas