Relax outside and enjoy a nice cup of Yorkshire tea
Comfy sofas to sink into after a day out sightseeing
The stairs leading from the kitchen
Breakfast in bed why not!
Rear of the cottage - so sweet
Kingsize bed with sumptuous bedding
Gorgeous cosy living room with log burning fire
Take a look into this oh so cosy bedroom
Log burning stove
Chink, chink
Cooking on gas!
Dining for 4 guests
What will you rustle up?
Superking it is
Fabulous twin room which can be made up into a super kingsize bed
Family bathroom
Binoculars at the ready
Seasonal pots, so pretty
Pretty seasonal hanging basket
Traditional cottage in Pickering
Fabulous review
The market town of Pickering
1 / 24  Relax outside and enjoy a nice cup of Yorkshire tea
2 / 24  Comfy sofas to sink into after a day out sightseeing
3 / 24  The stairs leading from the kitchen
4 / 24  Breakfast in bed why not!
5 / 24  Rear of the cottage - so sweet
6 / 24  Kingsize bed with sumptuous bedding
7 / 24  Gorgeous cosy living room with log burning fire
8 / 24  Take a look into this oh so cosy bedroom
9 / 24  Log burning stove
10 / 24  Chink, chink
11 / 24  Cooking on gas!
12 / 24  Dining for 4 guests
13 / 24  What will you rustle up?
14 / 24  Breakfast
15 / 24  Superking it is
16 / 24  Fabulous twin room which can be made up into a super kingsize bed
17 / 24  Family bathroom
18 / 24  Binoculars at the ready
19 / 24  Seasonal pots, so pretty
20 / 24  Pretty seasonal hanging basket
21 / 24  Traditional cottage in Pickering
22 / 24  Fabulous review
23 / 24  Welcome
24 / 24  The market town of Pickering

Dove Cottage - Pickering

Pickering, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming, 3-storey traditional cottage set on the edge of Pickering town centre
  • Walk or cycle the beautiful Dalby forest and North York Moors located nearby
  • Pickering castle, pubs, restaurants and shops within half a mile
  • Designated parking space available
  • Hop on the North York Moors Railway to Whitby, starting in Pickering
  • Two canines welcome along with the family
Property code: G0049

A traditional cottage offering a charming home from home in the pretty market town of Pickering, making the perfect base to discover the unrivalled beauty of the North York Moors and beyond.

This atmospheric property is a charming three-storey traditional cottage set in the pretty market town of Pickering. This lovely little retreat is perfect for couples and small families who enjoy both town and country life, with lots of cafes and restaurants on your doorstep. The stunning North York Moors National Park is less than 3 miles away and Dalby Forest 12.5 miles away, ideal for cycling. There is also a treetop rope course to enjoy.

This luxury holiday home is set within a terraced row just a walk away from Pickering town centre. It is Grade II listed and retains much of its historic charm, with beamed ceilings and original features throughout, giving it a cosy authentic feel.

Step inside to discover a good-sized lounge featuring a beautiful inglenook fireplace and wood burner. There's comfy seating to curl up on by the fire each evening. For your evening entertainment there's a TV with inbuilt DVD and Wi-Fi is also provided if you want to catch up online.

Make your way through to the rear of the cottage to find the kitchen/dining room. The kitchen has cream shaker-style units, a white porcelain sink, gas hob, microwave and electric oven. There is also a washer/dryer and freezer across the courtyard to the rear of the cottage along with secure cycle storage. The dining table seats up to four and offers a pleasant space in which you can enjoy dining together. Pick up some Yorkshire produce from one of the local shops in Pickering and settle down to a holiday feast.

Both bedrooms in this holiday home are upstairs. The gorgeous master bedroom is on the first floor and offers generous proportions, a king-size bed, cast iron fireplace, original wooden floorboards, beams overhead and a charming window seat where you can watch village life go by. The house bathroom is next door where you'll find a bath with a shower overhead, perfect if you fancy a long hot soak each evening.

Head up to the top floor to discover the second bedroom, offering twin beds which can also be configured as a super-king if requested. The comfy chair up here also converts to a single sofa bed should you need it.

Please contact the owner directly to confirm how you would like the beds to be configured if different from standard set up.

Outside the cottage you'll find a small courtyard with patio furniture offering a sheltered space for al fresco dining. It's also a nice spot to take your morning coffee in the warmer months, easing yourself into the day by reading the paper.

Dog fees are charged per dog at £20 for up to 7 nights, £40 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20 for every week or part week thereafter.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king-size and 1 twin which can be configured as a super-king on request
  • 1 family bathroom
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Pub within half a mile, shop within half a mile
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • LCD Smart TV, MP3 blue tooth speaker
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Outside seating area and courtyard
  • Kitchen: electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer
  • Starter pack of logs plus firelighters provided
  • Secure bike storage
  • Tea, coffee, sugar, mild and store cupboard basics provided

This quaint country cottage is in a fantastic location in the heart of Pickering, a beautiful North York Moors market town. Grand Georgian architecture stands alongside cosy traditional cottages to create a picture-postcard setting. There are several excellent restaurants, pubs and cafes in the town, all within a stone's throw from the cottage.


The wonderful North York Moors Railway starts in Pickering (the station itself is just a few hundred yards away) where you can catch a steam train to Whitby (21 miles) and back again through some of the most picturesque countryside in Yorkshire.


Beyond the town lies Dalby Forest and the amazing North York Moors, a landscape with gentle rolling hills of heather, ancient woodland and lazy rivers winding through lush green valleys. If you want to get away from it all, take a trip to the top of the high central moorlands, a great option if walking is your thing. For families, the lure of local the theme park, high ropes and cycle trails may be difficult to resist.


In addition to Pickering there are many well-heeled towns and villages dotted about the Moors, where honey-coloured sandstone buildings lend warm contrast to the deep purple and green of the surrounding hills. The beautiful market town of Helmsley (15 miles) is close by and well worth a visit. If you fancy a little pampering, there’s a day spa you can visit – why not spoil yourself with a massage?


You could also journey to Castle Howard (16 miles), York (27 miles) or Scarborough on the North Yorkshire coast (20 miles).

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 21st December 2019

This is a lovely clean well appointed cottage. Modern kitchen and beautifully decorated. Centrally located next to numerous lovely shops, bistros and pubs. Pickering is a nice little market town and a great base for exploring the area.

Reviewed by Kevin 9th October 2019

This cottage is comfortable,warm and inviting, it has all the home comforts that you could possibly need. It is centrally locates and is a good base to visit other places from.

Reviewed by Samantha 27th September 2019

Great cottage but back yard not great for dogs due to access by neighbours and lack of grass.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 16th August 2019

Small and cosy with just about everything you need. Great location for Whitby, Scarborough etc plus shops, cafes and pubs on the doorstep. Back yard was good for the dogs with plenty of nice walks round the castle. The only downside was that its on the main through road which is busy all day, every day and the noise and pollution was noticeable.

Reviewed by Lyn 26th July 2019

A really beautiful little cottage in a great location. The parking in the Black Swan worked perfectly and the pub itself made us very welcome. We would definitely go back for another visit.

Reviewed by Lucy 12th July 2019

Beautiful little cottage in a great location. We were very lucky with the weather so made use of the lovely little courtyard garden in the evenings. Would DEFINITELY stay again!

Reviewed by Michael 28th June 2019

A lovely cottage that had everything that we required. It ideally located for the North York Moors for walking and exploring and for the coast. Lovely walk from Whitby to Robin Hoods Bay. Helmsley is a great village to visit.

Reviewed by Anita 9th January 2019

Lovely but tiny cottage - don't bring any cats to swing. Kitchen is incredibly small but is well equipped. Excellent amenities around, great location. Parking can be a problem as its first come..

Reviewed by Ian 27th October 2018

Lovely cottage let down by a bed with an old mattress that you roll into the middle with and really not convinced that the oven or fridge were cleaned. Pretty place though in a handy situation

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Ian, Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. I do agree Dove Cottage is a lovely cottage in a fabulous location. The owner has thanked you for your constructive feedback and she will be purchasing a new mattress this week. She has also confirmed that the oven and fridge are cleaned during each changeover. I do hope we can book you into another Gorgeous Cottage sometime in the future. Take care Louise

Reviewed by Jonathan 22nd October 2018


Reviewed by Jane 13th October 2018

We love Pickering and Dove Cottage is ideally located for enjoying both the town and the beautiful surroundings. The facilities within the cottage were first class and the owners had thought of everything you might need. Excellent.

Reviewed by Hannah 26th August 2018

Dove cottage is beautiful, everything you could wish for. Really lovely decor, comfortable, beautifully clean and real attention to detail. We hadnt realised the cottage was near the main road but it really doesnt detract from the overall loveliness ??

Reviewed by McGrath 18th August 2018

Super cottage, would definitely recommend. It is a little noisy at night and the main road is very close but those issues and the lack of dedicated parking are the only downsides.

Reviewed by Kelly 13th August 2018

Our stay at Dove Cottage was lovely! As a family of four, we required a home from home in a good location to explore the beautiful moors, and Dove Cottage delivered. There was a thoughtful basket of treats awaiting us on arrival and milk in the fridge- really kind. We didnt come across anything that the owners had overlooked. The town itself has maRead moreny local shops adding to its charm, as well as Lidl and CoOp- so plenty of choice and all in walking distance; ideal for families. We took the train from Pickering station through to Whitby- a great day out! The cottage is located on an A road and having read the reviews prior to booking we were aware of this and decided that we could deal with this given the other many benefits the accommodation had to offer. Neither of our children were disturbed by the traffic noise, us adults were a little, but as we were up and out early every day we chose to see it more as an alarm clock! Parking is first come first served, as mentioned and we did find ourselves driving by a couple of times trying to get parked, but as the owner says, spaces do become available quite quickly. I would highly recommend Dove Cottage. The moors and the surrounding area is beautiful and we found our accommodation to compliment this perfectly! Hide

Reviewed by Erica 2nd August 2018

I loved this little cottage. Beautifully presented and decorated, good quality, very well equipped and very clean. It really had everything you would need. I particularly loved the style of the master bedroom (French shabby chic) the light and airy kitchen and small but pretty courtyard garden.The road outside could be noisy but I slept well everRead morey night -even with the windows wide open- the bed and mattress were really comfortable. Every single item in the welcome hamper was gorgeous - no cost cutting there -and it got my holiday off to a flying start. A great cottage to explore the area from - and there is a lot to see- my favourtites ; Castle Howard, Bempton Cliffs RSPB and the steam train from Pickering station! Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 24th July 2018

Loved our stay at Dove Cottage very welcoming & a great hamper to receive on arrival. Great place to be based for travelling around. Lovely well equipment & clean cottage. An easy walk to the centre of Pickering to the local shops. Very enjoyable stay, we would definitely visit again.

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Relax outside and enjoy a nice cup of Yorkshire tea
Comfy sofas to sink into after a day out sightseeing
The stairs leading from the kitchen
Breakfast in bed why not!
Rear of the cottage - so sweet
Kingsize bed with sumptuous bedding
Gorgeous cosy living room with log burning fire
Take a look into this oh so cosy bedroom
Log burning stove
Chink, chink
Cooking on gas!
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

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