The Old Cartway

What to Expect

This delightful original mid-terrace stone cottage sits in the heart of the traditional Yorkshire market town of Pickering. It is a superb place for a getaway for a family, a group of friends and one dog.

Its private, lawned back garden with a dining set is ideal for enjoying sunlit mornings and quiet evenings, and the front door leads onto the street only a short walk from the town centre.

Step back in time at the Beck Isle Museum, enjoy walks by the Pickering Beck, take in the markets and visit the North York Moors National Park by steam train if the mood takes you.

At A Glance

Town centre location
Period cottage
Open fire
Lawned rear garden
Outdoor furniture
Gas central heating


2 x TVs
Travel cot & high chair
Lockable shed
1 x off road parking
Pub & shop 2 mins

About The Old Cartway

Sleeping six across two floors, a double, adult bunks and a single upstairs, and snug on the ground floor, which doubles as a single bed for extra flexibility in sleeping arrangements. First-floor bathroom with bath, shower over bath, wash hand basin and WC, ground floor shower room with basin and WC.

With a ramp up to the back door, this means level access all the way across the ground floor if this is needed. Comfy fabric sofas in the sitting room with open fire, separate dining area and state of the art kitchen.

There’s a gravel area for off-road parking for one car and alfresco dining set out on the rear lawn.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Pickering

Take the dog for a walk into Pickering, and follow the beck right through the heart of town. Stop off in the Beck Isle Museum, where pooch and people will be fascinated by the working blacksmith’s forge, as well as the sights and smells of Victorian shops. There are lots of great independent shops in the town itself, places to eat and drink, and there is a weekly market where you can buy all manner of things or just enjoy trying them out / on. There’s also a monthly farmers’ market on the first Thursday of each month, so you can stock up on the very best Yorkshire produce.

Pickering is the gateway to the North York Moors, which lie all around, so a short drive will take you right to their heart. Favourite local towns and villages include Kirkbymoorside, Helmsley and Malton. A great way to see the moors is on board the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, which chuffs its way across river valleys and viaducts, and was used in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Get off at Goathland, a lovely moorland town that was the setting for tv’s Heartbeat.

The railway (or a half-hour drive) eastwards takes you to the Heritage Coast, where you can enjoy hours of dog-friendly beach walks or stop off at the bird watching nature reserves along the way. At the heart of the coast is Whitby, where you can climb the 199 steps up to the Abbey, immerse yourselves in the town’s growing Goth culture, and have some superb locally caught fish with homemade chips.

Last Word

A great place to take the family on holiday or escape with a group of friends (including the dog), especially if one guest would benefit from level access. With Pickering town centre only a short walk away, everybody can enjoy its charms, from the beck which flows through its heart to the historic, living museum and all the amenities of a thriving market town. You don’t have to go far to buy almost anything you want, as well as eating and drinking your fill, plus soaking up the town’s history and culture.

The natural wonders of the North York Moors are there to be explored, from long walks to hillside farms, woodland and rare wildlife, with unspoilt villages and towns every few miles to help the day go by. For a memorable experience, the steam railway really does take some beating and runs all year round. The moors are also home to historical sites such as Castle Howard, so there’s something to interest everybody.

If the beach is more to people’s (and dog’s) taste, there are more sandy beaches in this part of Yorkshire than anywhere in England. Whether you’re looking for an active holiday or just somewhere to relax, this charming cottage has everything you need.
The Old Cartway
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