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The Old Cartway

Pickering, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 964829)


(44 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Very well equipped."

    Excellent welcome pack, much appreciated. Adequate off road parking for a large SUV (Q7). As others have said, on main road. No double glazing so a little noisy in the master bedroom and lounge, however it is not that busy.

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2022

  • "It is clear that the owners have invested a great deal of time and thought into this property."

    However the significant amount of traffic noise diminishes the enjoyment of this property. I would recommend a more substantial, sound proof, front door and triple glazing be installed.

    Reviewed by PhilMay 2022

  • "A cottage for the perfect get away."

    Well placed for Pickering and touring the North Yorkshire Moors. The cottage has everything you’ll need for a break, a home from home

    Reviewed by GrahamApr 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay."

    Beautiful house in a beautiful area

    Reviewed by GemmaApr 2022

  • "A very welcoming/ homely cottage with everything you would need."

    Extremely comfortable double bed. Close to Pickering town centre and local amenities. Road noise was there but didn’t disturb us. Zac was very friendly and helpful when we arrived offering good advice on the best Indian and chippy- Yorkshire portions are certainly ones to fill you up!!! Plenty of places to visit within reasonable distances of the cottage.

    Reviewed by BryanMar 2022

  • "This was a very nice cottage."

    It was our fault because we didn't look at the pictures well enough so thought there were two double bedrooms. Otherwise it was clean comfortable and the kitchen was was very well equipped. The host was very helpful and welcoming. Pickering is well worth a visit and a good base for exploring so we would thoroughly recommend

    Reviewed by AlexMar 2022

  • "A wonderful gem with all the home comforts you would need."

    We made the owners aware of our late arrival and were so impressed that the lights had been turned on. This certainly made it easier with two tired children. We were also pleased with the milk and supplies that had been kindly left, it was very appreciated. The cottage is conveniently situated with only a 10 min walk into the centre of Pickering at the most. There is also off street parking and a great garden. It is certainly a tardis and very deceptive with more than enough space for a family of 4. It is very well equipped and comfortable and in February warm and cosy. We are certainly hoping to be back and would most definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by JennyFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    The owners have pretty much thought of everything you might need. Excellent quality throughout. Owner also went above and beyond to make it a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by LouiseDec 2021

  • "The cottage was really beautiful and really well fitted with everything you could possibly need during your stay."

    It was a perfect location too for walking into Pickering.

    Reviewed by KayDec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Everything you could need & more. Zak was extremely helpful and the welcome pack a great addition. Pickering is a nice little village & central for visiting the coast, York, Harrogate etc. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by JacquelineNov 2021

  • "The property was in a great location; close to a park, a pub, fish and chips and the town centre."

    It was clean and well equipped with everything you would need for your stay (including a lovely welcome pack). The owner was lovely and extremely helpful. All in all great place to stay and would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2021

  • "Fabulous ! Clean, tidy, beautifully cosy cottage."

    So handy for Pickering. It had everything we could ever need. Lovely to meet the owner on arrival and some wonderful goodies left for us which were so welcome after a long journey. I totally recommend this cottage and I will return ! Thank you Zak and family.

    Thank you You’d be welcome back anytime Thank you for the positive comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "Really comfortable cottage with everything you need"

    Reviewed by JackieAug 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage, very well equipped and wonderfully clean."

    Lovely linen on the beds and the beds are very comfortable. Hosts really helpful. Thank you very much!

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Fabulous accommodation in perfect location for touring the sites of Yorkshire."

    Welcome pack amazing and very helpful owner. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "Fantastic quirky cottage with plenty space and facilities."

    Owner very welcoming and the welcome pack much appreciated. Would happily have never left

    Reviewed by LornaJul 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage - clean, well maintained and spacious, with lots of lovely touches."

    The traffic noise from fronting a busy road is a downside, but this is offset by the convenient location near shops etc, and at the rear of the house and in the garden it is very peaceful. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2021

  • "The cottage is beautifully decorated."

    The only downside for us was the traffic noise from the main road and being unable to have the windows open because of this. This is to be expected with the location of the cottage, however if upvc windows and doors were fitted this would help to alleviate the noise when they are closed. Very well equipped.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2021

  • "The Old Cartway in Pickering was the perfect post-lockdown escape."

    The cottage's interior is beautiful throughout. A lot of care and attention has been taken with the décor, which proved to be a real mood booster. It was a lovely place just to hang out and relax. We visited in late April after the first easing of lockdown restrictions, so it was a very outdoor-focused holiday and it was nice having such a cosy cottage to return to. We were sad to leave and could have easily stayed here an extra week. Hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by JulietApr 2021

  • "Cottage in a great location as a base to explore East Yorkshire."

    Reviewed by StuartApr 2021

  • "Zak and Ruth were lovely- with some nice welcome treats ( including delicious fresh eggs) and then, later, very understanding about a small mishap with a kettle !"

    A new kettle and a cafetiere were provided very quickly and their friendly approach was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2021

  • "Lovely place,lovely town,excellent touring centre and Zac and Ruth ,lovely people."

    Will be going back.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2020

  • "Great cottage."

    2nd time here and will return. location great and cottage comfortable clean and well equipped

    Reviewed by JackieSep 2020

  • "Great cottage, great location, lovely owner and felt really safe."

    Reviewed by BillJul 2020

  • "Gorgeous cost cottage."

    Large fluffy towels and good quality bedding. Warm welcome from the owner. Lovely welcome pack. Very near town centre about 10 minutes walk. We would definitely recommend this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by AndreaNov 2019

  • "About a 10 minute walk and in an excellent location for central Pickering and NYMR Station ."

    A very high standard of refurbishment work has been carried out and is reflected in the standard of furnishings. A good gesture by the owners ( Zac & Ruth) is the supply of essential provisions. Would we return? You bet we would!

    Reviewed by TrevorSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely location we had an amazing time and would recommend and return."

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2019

  • "Great host and such a lovely cottage for a family to enjoy."

    Reviewed by ClareMay 2019

  • "The welcome pack left by the property owners was amazing and extremely appreciated!"

    The property was centrally located in a lovely market town with plenty to see and do.

    Reviewed by JeanMay 2019

  • "Realy nice clean comfortable and near amenities"

    Reviewed by RodneyApr 2019

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and great location."

    The noise from the main road was noticeable but we like to sleep with a window open and are use to living in a quiet village. It was very clean and the welcome bits and bobs( biscuits, juice, bread, milk etc) was really appreciated. A lovely cottage great for exploring the coast and North York Moors.

    Reviewed by RachaelDec 2018

  • "The Old Cartway was comfortable with tasteful decor and little touches that welcomed you as soon as you arrived."

    The location was ideal and Zak the owner was very informed on good places to eat and even valet parked the car for us. We loved it all.

    Reviewed by MOct 2018

  • "The Old Cartway was nice & clean, Warm, had was very well equipped."

    Zak, meet us on arrival was very nice & took time to show us around and show us where everything was. A big thank you Zak, we had a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2018

  • "A modernised listed cottage, private off road parking at the rear, clean, bright amd spacious."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. The fish and chip restaurant and the pub lived up to his recommendation. The scones and jam on arrival were a very nice touch. As others have said, it is on a busy main road but we did not find the noise too bad and the location was ideal for us. The Local Go Ape in Dalby Forest is highly recommended too.

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage, ideally situated for town centre and main roads to Whitby, Scarborough etc."

    Quaint, quirky cottage with lovely touches, loved it, so homely, didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2018

  • "Excellent cottage with everything we needed and more!"

    Perfect location for visiting York, Scarborough, Whitby, Thirsk, North York Moors. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2018

  • "Lovely to be met in person by the owners, I know this is not always possible but felt it was a nice touch."

    Although the property was on a main road, when the weather is nice the enclosed rear garden is quiet and gets the sun all day.

    Reviewed by CarolynJun 2018

  • "The Cartway is a delightful terraced property, the owners Ruth & Zac and incredibly helpful and welcoming."

    This property exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by RachelleJun 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable house which was spotlessly clean."

    You are very close to a busy road but the noise didn't bother us too much.Tea, biscuit s and homemade scones awaited our arrival.There was plenty of room for 4 adults and a 10 year old.Go Ape at Dalby Forest is about 10 minutes drive away and well worth a visit .

    Reviewed by SueMay 2018

  • "This is a lovely, quirky cottage which was beautifully presented and perfectly clean."

    Zak and Ruth met us when we arrived and were very welcoming and friendly and the welcome pack of home-made scones, butter, jam and cream plus biscuits, tea and milk was second to none. The only drawback is that the cottage is on a busy trunk road with heavy traffic thundering past the door all day and much of the night. Investment in double glazing on the front would make a difference as would the fitting of a less flimsy front door. Pickering and the surrounding area are beautiful.

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2018

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and very welcoming."

    Facilities are really good here. The only problem we had was that the house is on an extremely busy road (A170) and therefore very noisy in the lounge. That said it is also in an extremely good location. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by SharonMar 2018

  • "This is a lovely comfortable cottage, spotlessly clean, with high quality equipment."

    Owner very welcoming and even fixed my daughters brake lights for her. With the snow outside we couldn't have picked a better place to stay in and be comfortable. My 91 year old mother with severe mobility problems was able to move around the ground floor without any problems and use the shower, would definitely recommend downstairs snug/bedroom for anyone with stair problems. Beds wonderfully confortable. Many thanks for our stay.

    Reviewed by LucyMar 2018

  • "Great cottage , perfect location ."

    Owners made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by CarolineFeb 2018

  • "The Owners were very welcoming and there were home made scones, tea, chocolates on arrival."

    We were able to park 2 cars securely within the back garden area. The cottage was very homely, very well equipped and presented tastefully. It's less than a ten minute walk to town - lots of eateries and some dog friendly. We had a relaxing holiday - thank you Zac and Ruth.

    Reviewed by WillSep 2017

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks, 1 x single, 1 x snug/single bedroom
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and electric hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview and Netflix, DVD, WiFi, digital radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lockable shed
  • Enclosed rear lawn and patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Starter pack for fire is included during winter months only, October - March.

The property

A charming mid-terrace stone cottage located in Pickering, North Yorkshire, gateway to the Moors.

The sleeping arrangements and thriving location make this cottage ideal for a family to discover this Historic Market town and explore many of the popular tourist attractions and places of local interest.

The sitting room is warm and homely, complete with exposed beams, period open fire, comfortable seating and a large Smart TV.

The ground floor also boasts a modern, well equipped kitchen, an adjoining dining room with garden views and separate laundry area.

There is a ground floor snug with a single bed and shower room.

Well-lit ramp access from the rear of the house allows easy, single level access throughout the ground floor.

The original wooden staircase brings you to the first floor boasting three delightfully decorated, comfortable bedrooms as well as a modern family bathroom.

The Old Cartway comes with a private, gated garden consisting of a covered patio area with wicker furniture, an outside picnic bench as well as a well-kept lawn for children to play on.

A gravel area provides off-street parking.

Pickering town centre is just a short walk away, a town split by the Pickering Beck offering a fantastic range of amenities and some stunning buildings.

The North York Moors National Park is within easy reach, a must-visit whilst in Pickering as it offers tremendous natural beauty and a range of walking and cycling opportunities.

The seaside towns of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey are also within easy reach if you want to explore the coast.

The walled city of York is popular for both shopping and sightseeing.

This is a charming, comfortable cottage in a ideal location.

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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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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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