Keep Cottage

What to Expect

This 17th-century mid-terrace stone cottage sits in the heart of the charming Yorkshire town of Pickering and is a superb place to unwind with family or friends and enjoy the North York Moors National Park.

Its central location in the market town means you’re never far away from something great to do, eat and drink, and there’s a private lawned garden and conservatory to enjoy the quiet atmosphere whatever the weather.

Take a steam train ride into the Moors, visiting Goathland of Heartbeat fame, try the weekly market in Pickering for the very best in local Yorkshire produce, spend days in charming moorland towns like Helmsley, and enjoy the miles of beaches along the Heritage Coast.

At A Glance

Central location
Original cottage
Preserved features
Alfresco dining
Lawned garden


Log burner
Gas + electric kitchen
Bike storage
On road parking
Pub & shop 5 mins

About Keep Cottage

Sleeping five in three first floor bedrooms, one double with en-suite shower, wash hand basin and WC, one twin and one single bedroom. Family size bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin and WC.

Stylish modern furnishing in the living room with preserved features, including wood burner, flat screen tv, fitted kitchen and dining suite house in a brick alcove for cosy home-cooked meals.

A bright, contemporary all-glass conservatory leads from the kitchen outside into the private, lawned garden, which has a patio, alfresco dining set and barbecue, to enjoy drinks and meals in the garden, whatever the conditions or time of day.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Pickering

Take a short walk from the cottage and you’re in Pickering town centre, very much a market town and the Gateway to the Moors. People and dogs will love exploring the old streets, and there are lots of cafes, restaurants, pubs and independent shops to help with provisions and relaxation.
The weekly market is on a Monday, and there is also a farmers’ market on the first Thursday of every month. There are many excellent arts, crafts, clothes and other goods to enjoy and buy, plus the very best in homegrown Ryedale produce.

Visit the Beck Isle Museum, open Monday to Saturday, and step back in time to Pickering as it was in the 19th century. The dog will love the blacksmith’s forge, and you can buy genuine products from the drapers and other emporia.
To keep up the theme, take a train journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, a working steam train service that passes through the Moors up to Grosmont and from there to Whitby. Along the way, stop off at the charming town of Helmsley, or take the car from Pickering and visit Castle Howard, or Flamingo Land for younger guests, plus the dog, of course.

Whitby lies on the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast, which has historic castles and fabulous waterfalls to enjoy and miles of clifftop walks, superb sights, and sandy beaches. Further down the coast is Scarborough, home to some very modern attractions, a grand seaside promenade and all the fun of the fair, all year round.

Last Word

This charming town centre cottage is both a great place to kick back and relax, as well as a base to start exploring this part of Yorkshire, somewhat less touristy than the nearby Dales but every bit as beautiful. Pickering is a thriving but unspoilt market town, full of history and character, not to mention everything the visitor needs to help make a holiday special. From its ancient streets to its buzzing markets, you’ll feel like enjoying yourself as soon as you hit town.

What better way to get out into the countryside than on a steam train, rolling across viaducts spanning river valleys? The land is moorland, high and rugged, and there are villages and towns nestled across the National Park, so you can always find somewhere to stop off, rest tired legs and sore feet or paws.
History buffs will have plenty to interest them, not least Castle Howard and Whitby Abbey, while nature lovers will be thrilled with the birdlife all across the moors and woodlands.

For fresh air and seaside walks, the Heritage Coast is a short drive to the east, so everybody’s sure to come home ready for sleep at night. Enjoy a late supper in the conservatory or out on the garden patio. A lovely cottage in a charming town in a beautiful part of the world.
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