The Sidings is a Grade II listed cottage steeped in history and was reputedly once a bakery and a public house, set in the thriving and historic market town of Pickering at the foot of the glorious North Yorkshire Moors National Park.
Nowadays it is a lovely cosy cottage with original beams set over three floors with three bedrooms, including a twin room on the second floor.
There is also a kitchen with a dining area where you can enjoy a meal together before relaxing in the sitting room.
The attractive patio is a real suntrap and is a perfect retreat for relaxing and alfresco dining at the picnic table.
Stroll across the road and embark on the Pullman Dining Train for an unforgettable lunch, afternoon tea or evening meal in luxurious style.
The cottage has off road parking just outside the front door and with so many options for exploring this fantastic area you can head off for a great adventure and the car can stay put!
There is a good bus service linking all the towns, villages, moors and coast.
Hop on and off the bus and sample some of the excellent walks on offer.
The Sidings offers tantalising views towards the North Yorkshire Moors Railway station and the railway is one of the world's greatest heritage railway experiences, seeing the 24 miles of amazing scenery is an absolute must.
For Harry Potter fans Hogsmeade Station is really Goathland in disguise!
The drive to Whitby is across the atmospheric and undulating moors whilst Scarborough is a pleasant and scenic route passing through pretty villages.
The North Yorkshire Moors is not all about the emotive landscape; comprising of over 1400 miles of pine forests, shimmering coastline, amazing wildlife, castles, abbeys and mile after mile of some great off-road cycling this National Park is breathtakingly beautiful.
The area is dotted with exceptionally pretty villages with hearty pubs serving traditional Yorkshire fayre making this a great choice for families and friends alike who are looking to explore the area.
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.