Platform 5 & 3/4

What to Expect

This terraced stone cottage nestled in Pickering is an excellent getaway for a fairly large family or group of friends, including a well-behaved dog, to enjoy the North Yorkshire air.

Its preserved features and central position give a feeling of timelessness, as does Pickering itself, whose town centre is only a short walk away. The cottage has a secluded patio to the rear where you can sit back and relax in peace.

Take a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors steam railway, right into the heart of the North York Moors, visit the lovely towns and villages along the way, take in a stately home or two, and experience the miles of sandy beaches along the Heritage coastline.

At A Glance

Central location
Original cottage
Secluded rear garden
Paved patio
Outdoor dining set
Summer house


Log burner
Freeview + wifi
Gas central heating
Summer house
Permit parking 200 yds
Pub & shop 2 mins

About Platform 5 & 3/4

Sleeping six in three bedrooms on the first floor, one double, one family room with double and a single, and a single room accessed from the family room. There’s an Upstairs bathroom with an old-style traditional freestanding bath, basin and WC, downstairs shower room shower, basin and WC.

Laminate flooring in the living area with rugs and comfy sofas facing log burner in original fireplace, paved kitchen floor leading to a seating area with cushioned pew and table, patio doors leading out into the private garden for alfresco dining, with a summer house at the far end of the garden.

Permit parking scheme 200 yards from the cottage and very close proximity to the working steam railway.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Pickering

The laminate and paved flooring make this a very dog-friendly cottage, and so is Pickering. Take a short walk out of the front door and head down into the town centre, with Pickering Beck running through its middle.

Enjoy riverside walks, and you’ll soon come upon the Beck Isle Museum, home to the sights, sounds and scents of the working Victorian town which was Pickering. Walk up to the town centre and spend time exploring its characterful streets, where you can pick up essentials and luxuries to help with your holiday. Try and catch Monday’s weekly market and the farmers’ market on the first Thursday of the month.

No visit to Pickering is complete without a ride on the North Yorkshire Railway, an authentic steam train line with its terminus in the town. From here, you can travel into the heart of the North York Moors, looking out for locations made famous by Harry Potter (hence the cottage’s name).

Either by train, car or bike, you can enjoy hundreds of miles of walks and trails once on the Moors, looking out for lovely towns like Kirkbymoorside. Visit the National Trust properties at Nunnington Hall and Rievaulx Abbey and discover the area’s long history.

A short drive eastwards will take you to the Heritage Coast, 45 miles of unbroken seaside walks and dog-friendly visitor attractions, including Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby and Scarborough. Try the RSPB Bempton Cliffs nature reserve near Filey, and stop off for some superb fish and chips almost anywhere along the way.

Last Word

This is a superb cottage to get away from it all. People of all ages will love it and you can bring along your four-legged friend making it even better. Enjoy the log burner in the sitting room’s fireplace while watching the state of the art tv, relax on the indoor dining set or cushioned bench while admiring the garden, and get out into the spacious garden, complete with a summer house for extra flexibility.

Pickering will soon woo you with its charms, from the river flowing right through it to its Beck Isle Museum and lovely town centre. Two of the major attractions are the Heritage railway and the North York Moors, which connect perfectly with each other.

There are hundreds of miles of walks and nature trails to enjoy, so the fit and healthy are sure to enjoy a walk, ride or canoe trip, while there are more sedate paths to follow, as mapped out and advised by the National Park authority.

Lovers of history and culture will enjoy the National Trust properties within a short drive, and the dog especially will want to explore the miles of sandy beaches all along the Heritage Coast.
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