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Railway Cottage - Pickering

Pickering, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 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

  • Period townhouse located in the heart of the North York Moors village of Pickering
  • Built in 1793 with oak beams, an inglenook fireplace and charming windows still retained
  • Wood burner in the dining area for cosy dinner parties in the colder months
  • Patio area with furniture and BBQ for al fresco meals
  • MP3 docking station, Nintendo Wii and PS3 for entertaining younger guests
  • Restaurants, pubs and cafes all within a mile
Property code: G0112

Once used as a saddlers, this delightful five-bedroom townhouse is now the perfect venue for multi-generational get-togethers.

This fabulous five-bedroom period townhouse is located in the heart of an attractive North York Moors village. It is the perfect large luxury cottage in Yorkshire for families and groups of friends. And in 2014, the cottage was awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for consistently excellent reviews.


This historical building actually dates back to 1793 when it was used as a Saddlers. Many of the original features have been restored including wonderful oak beams from Whitby ships and a huge inglenook fireplace in the dining room. The decor and furnishings throughout are contemporary but the inherent character of the house remains.


The accommodation is set across three floors. Downstairs you'll find an open-plan kitchen and dining area with a cosy wood burner in the fireplace, perfect for the colder months. There is a generous lounge complete with all of the creature comforts you would expect including a large TV with DVD. The house also includes an MP3 docking station, Nintendo Wii, a PS3 for the kids (or the grown-ups!) and a PC available for guest's use.


There are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. The second floor has a further two bedrooms (a twin and a double with additional single bed) and a shower room with separate WC.


There is a charming patio area to the rear of the cottage which includes patio furniture and a BBQ for guest's use. The front of the property faces the Main Street in Pickering and is a delightful spot to watch the world go by.


  • 5 bedrooms - 4 doubles (one with additional single bed) and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower room with separate WC
  • Oven and hob, fridge
  • TV, DVD, MP3 docking station, Nintendo Wii, PS3 and PC
  • Wood burner - logs and kindling available to buy in the local area
  • Patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, further parking available within a couple of minutes' walk
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Shops and eateries within a mile
  • Regret no pets

The cottage has a fantastic location in the heart of Pickering, a beautiful North York Moors village. Grand Georgian architecture stands alongside cosy traditional cottages to create a picture-postcard location. There are several excellent restaurants, pubs and cafes in the village, all under a 5-minute walk 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 and back again through some of the most picturesque countryside in Yorkshire.

Beyond the village lies the awe-inspiring North York Moors, a landscape of gently 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 which is also a great option if walking is your thing.

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 is 13 miles away and is well worth a visit. If you fancy a little pampering, you'll find a fantastic day spa here; the Verbena Spa. Perfect for a little me time indulgence.

The charming town of Kirkbymoorside is 7.5 miles away with its treasure trove of art and antique shops, tearooms, Ryedale Folk Museum and a great market on Wednesdays. You're also close to Castle Howard and York (both 26.5 miles) and the North Yorkshire coast, so lots of choice for day trips.

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


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Reviewed by Helen 20th December 2019

Fabulous location. Right in town. All amenities near by. Lots of great independent shops on the high street. The cottage itself was beautifully decorated for Christmas, had all facilities you would need. Very clean and comfortable. We loved our stay. The area generally is beautiful.

Reviewed by Marie 30th December 2018

cottage was roomy and comfy but lack of Christmas decs was a big disappointment


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.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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