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Westgate Cottage

(Ref. 904079)

Pickering, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice property and the owners were very helpful."

    Will certainly consider staying again. Thank you

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very nice cottage, very helpful owners, good location for shops, amenities and walking."

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage perfectly situated to explore Pickering on foot or to use as a base to explore North Yorkshire."

    The owners are welcoming and have supplies available to use upon arrival which was a lovely touch. The cottage was clean and had everything you'd need for your stay. I would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "We have stayed in Westgate Cottage before."

    The cottage is in a great position in Pickering easy access to all facilities. Great for access to all N and E Yorkshire attractions. The amenities of the cottage have been kept updated over the years. Certainly will use again in the future.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2023

  • "This was our first time staying at Westgate Cottage, and we were not disappointed."

    The cottage was comfy, cosy and clean. It was perfectly situated to explore Yorkshire. Owners were friendly and helpful. Would certainly recommend and make a return stay.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "Good location, well equipped, welcoming hosts."

    Reviewed by Dean3.8Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage very helpful owners My 4 year old grandson loved collecting ..."

    A lovely cottage very helpful owners My 4 year old grandson loved collecting eggs with the owner We had a lovely stay

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "A very warm welcome, a really lovely cottage, and everything you need provided."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely traditional cottage in a pretty courtyard within easy walking distance of the town centre."

    Clean, well equipped and comfortable with good hosts nearby. A very enjoyable place to stay in a lovely Yorkshire market town.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was the best cottage we have used on Sykes Cottages."

    It ticked all the boxes for a perfect holiday, and the owners Sarah & Chris were the perfect hosts and answered all our questions. The property was so comfortable and clean with a fully equipped kitchen which contributed to a relaxing holiday. We will certainly return in the future.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8Mar 2023

  • "Pickering is perfectly situated and lovely."

    We were there in early March and the weather was cold, but the cottage was lovely and warm.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, just 3 things, I found the bed quite hard and uncomfortable, missed having a tv in the bedroom and I found it very hard to have a shower as no room to be able to get under the shower head."

    Reviewed by Janet3.1Jul 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cosy cottage."

    Easy walking distance to centre of Pickering for shops, restuarants etc. Nicely situated for Whitby, Scarborough and surrounding areas. Owners really friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Micheal5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely, clean, cosy, comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    My Dad and I really enjoyed our 2 might stay.

    Reviewed by Simone5.0Nov 2021

  • "An excellent place to stay just less than 10 mins walk from the centre of Pickering."

    The cottage is attached to the owners property so assistance is on hand if required, the place was really well equipped , spotlessly clean and we would certainly consider going back there. A good point to note for people with limited walking or wheelchair use is that the walk into Pickering is very flat and has nice wide footpaths. There is nice off road parking at the cottage which is a bonus. In all a great place to stay .

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a brilliant holiday in Pickering."

    Westgate Cottage was lovely and clean. The owners are next door and were helpful and friendly but not intrusive, which was perfect. The cottage is comfortable, modern and well equipped, with everything we needed. Parking is conveniently in an allocated space just outside the house. It is perfectly placed for a short walk into town and great drives to the country and coast. There are some good quality takeaways and cafes within walking distance. Overall, I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2021

  • "A comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean cottage just a short walk from Pickering town centre."

    Parking is off road and easy of access. The owners live next door and are friendly and welcoming. It is Ideally placed for exploring the NY Moors, and the NYM railway. We shall certainly return.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely, and the owners were very helpful and we would book again"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was spacious and had all the facilities we wanted."

    The beds and seating were very comfortable. It was good to be able to park right in front of the cottage. The Wifi couldn't really cope with 3 people on their laptops / iPads at the same time but that wasn't a major problem for us. I never found out how to open the bathroom window. We were very happy with our stay here.

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2020

  • "Owners were extremely friendly and helpful."

    Beds were comfortable and we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2020

  • "Westgate Cottage was the best one that we have stayed in."

    It was very clean and cosy. It was fully equipped. Central to all amenities. It has a good car park and in fact you don’t have to use your car because there is a good bus service and steam train to Whitby.

    Reviewed by Ernest5.0Sep 2019

  • "Westgate cottage is a lovely property."

    Clean , comfortable and well equipped. The little touches, milk and cake to welcome you are appreciated. the garden is lovely, 2 seating areas to catch the sun when its out. My favourite was the bench in the grassed area to sit and crochet and watch the world go by. All in all we had a lovely stay and look forward to returning. thankyou.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Firm, comfy mattresses."

    Cottage warm and inviting. Fully equipped kitchen. Plenty of pots and pans, all spotlessly clean, clean oven and microwave. I was as happy cooking here as in my own kitchen. The best holiday cottage we have ever rented.

    Reviewed by Jeannette5.0Apr 2019

  • "There are so many positives about staying in Westgate Cottage."

    The location is ideal. The cottage is well furnished, clean and well equipped with almost anything you would need including a coffee pod machine and pods! The one small detail which we felt could have been provided was a small bistro table and chairs outside the door as there is no rear to the cottage. That said, it is advertised as having a communal garden area and we were blessed with exceptionally hot weather. There isn't a whole lot of space for outside seating due to accommodating parking spaces, so it is a compromise. We did feel though that a couple of folding chairs to enable us to sit out would have been the icing on the cake. This is a really lovely cottage and the owners are thoughtful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Suzie4.4Apr 2019

  • "It is one of the cleanest places we have stayed at and we holiday 5 times a year in our local area."

    Every thing was perfect.Brian J Smith

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2019

  • "Friendly owners living next door."

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Mar 2019

  • "First class accomodation at westgate cottage."

    very welcoming cake and everthing to make a drink on our arrival. hosts who also run attached b&b very helpful and friendly. ideal location for north yorks railway to whitby. can highly reccomend fish & chip shop just down the road and also the black swan public house in pickering for a nice evening meal. pickering is a ideal location for visiting this part of yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Feb 2019

  • "Cottage very comfortable and quiet."

    Snug and warm for a winter stay. Owners most helpful and attentive. Lots to do in and around Pickering any time of the year. Superb pub, 200 yards away. Locals very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Dec 2018

  • "We have booked holiday properties with you over many years and have yet to have a bad experience."

    The couple who own the cottage run an adjoining b&b and were extremely friendly and helpful during our stay.

    Reviewed by Andy4.4Sep 2018

  • "Westgate Cottage is in a peaceful setting, clean comfortable and cosy."

    Sarah and Chris are very welcoming and full of any advice you need to know about the area, and good places to visit. Incidentally the cottage is in an ideal area to visit many places without travelling too far. We arrived to find a very nice welcome tray with cake, tea, coffee and milk, which was most appreciated. It was a pleasure to arrive back at the end of the day and be able to chill out in comfort. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2018

  • "A very comfortable, clean and welcoming house."

    Convenient location for exploring the North Yorkshire area both by car and by public transport. Booking and key collection arrangements very smooth and easy.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent and in a good location for exploring the local area."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. I would certainly go back again.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely fresh fully equipped house well placed for all the amenities nearby and very warm welcome from the owners who live next door."

    Picture of garden slightly misleading as you have to cross the courtyard to access it but it has a good private parking space two steps from the door. Pickering short walk away, steam train and countryside all easily reached without having to drive.Flamingoland 15 minutes in car and ideal for our teenager. Would be happy to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2018

  • "Really well appointed cottage with everything needed for a home from home feel."

    Even the tea,coffee & cake awaiting our arrival! Weather wasn't the best so after a long days walking it was a pleasure to come back to a warm comfortable cottage. The cottage is well placed to visit lots of places, we took the steam train to Goathland (heartbeat fame) walked Mallyan spout then on the rail trail to Gosmont & train back. Rydale folk museum was another fascinating day out with lunch in the pub next door. We also easily got to Whitby with in 40 minutes. We will be recommending both the cottage & the area to friends & family.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2018

  • "Westgate Cottage was cosy even when the weather was not great."

    Mr and Mrs Jones accommodated my son's needs with providing facilities to wash and store his bike. The cottage provided everything that we required for our stay. Thank you, we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2018

  • "This was an excellent stay in a very comfortable and well-located cottage in the charming town of Pickering."

    The owners were very welcoming and the cottage had everything we needed plus a few appreciated extras. It was an excellent restful Week.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2017

  • "The cottage was very well presented and comfortable."

    The owners were very friendly and welcoming. Pickering was an ideal place from which to explore the North East area of Yorkshire. We were also fortunate to have good weather.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Apr 2017

  • "The cottage was faultless unfortunately Pickering itself was disappointing which is why we would not return."

    Reviewed by Lesley4.8Dec 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • External utility.
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, shared use of tumble dryer in external utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front and rear shared gardens with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Property lies on the A170, some road noise may be heard.

The property

This attractive, semi-detached, stone-built cottage, adjoining the owners' home and bed and breakfast, is situated in the historic market town of Pickering, the gateway to the North York Moors National Park.

This cottage is well placed for families wishing to explore the spectacular surrounding countryside, with easy access to the popular seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough.

Offering bright and airy accommodation, the cottage has two tastefully-styled bedrooms, as well as a modern, family bathroom.

An open plan living area features a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area where you can sit down to enjoy family meals and discuss the day's adventures, and a comfortable sitting area, where you can cosy up after a day exploring the Yorkshire Moors.

Outside are well-kept communal gardens, where you can sit on sunny summer mornings and enjoy a cup of coffee, before embarking on a day of adventures across North Yorkshire.

An easy ten-minute walk brings you into the centre of this popular, bustling market town, boasting a wide range of independent shops, tempting tea rooms and friendly pubs and restaurants.

Take a magical trip on the North York Moors Steam Railway, which winds its way through beautiful scenery to the small village of Grosmont.

History buffs will love to while away pleasant afternoons at the Beck Isle Museum and Pickering Castle, and for theme park lovers, Flamingo Land is a few minutes’ drive from this Pickering cottage.

Enjoy a fun-filled day riding the roller coasters and meet the animals in the zoo!

On lazy summer afternoons, why not try your hand at trout fishing at the local trout farm?

Visit the stately homes of Duncombe Park, Castle Howard and Scampston Hall, and marvel at the abbey ruins of Byland and Rievaulx.

With the North Yorkshire Coast merely a half hour drive away, and fantastic walking opportunities over the nearby open moors, this cottage truly makes a fantastic base, all year round.

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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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