Information on the local area

These North York Moors holiday cottages near Pickering are in a perfect place to stay for either a relaxing getaway or for a family holiday. Only 5 minutes walk away from the holiday cottages there is a small Play Park for the children with an all weather tennis court, also a village Tearoom for tasty treats.  Just 1-mile from the village there are 2 pubs that serve good food.  From the doorstep of the holiday cottages there are many beautiful walks, you can take a gentle stroll down the village or a more serious hike across the North York Moors National Park Countryside.  The holiday cottages are close to  Dalby Forest which offers you a variety of activities, one of which are the cycle and mountain bike trails for all abilities and ages to enjoy. The market town of Pickering is 5-miles away with a selection of shops and other amenities, along with one of the starting points for the North York Moors Railway.  Our holiday cottages are in a perfect location for you to relax, but only a 30 minute drive from the seaside resorts of Whitby and Scarborough or 40 minutes from the historic City of York. 

Places to visit nearby

These are just a few of the attractions you can visit near to the holiday cottages during your stay in North Yorkshire.

Lockton Tearooms and Gallery  
If you fancy a tasty treat, visit the village tearooms, they also have Bistro nights (booking in advance is advisable) see website for details

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering to Whitby.
Travel on the Steam train through the beautiful North York Moors calling at Pickering, Levisham, Goathland, Grosmont and now Whitby. Treat yourself to an evening meal or sunday lunch on board (must book early) Tel: (01751) 472508

Dalby Forest – The Great Yorkshire Forest Dalby Forest
One of the largest forests in Yorkshire is only a short distance from the holiday cottages with 8000 acres of woodland to explore, which offers so much for all the family, walking, cycling, play areas, barbeque area, wildlife, concerts and a collection of craft shops and studios. Cycle hire and refreshments are available. Tel: (01751) 472771

Pickering Castle & Kirkham Priory
Pickering Castle was built by William the Conqueror, much of the castle still remains offering wonderful views over the North York Moors. Kirkham Priory is just outside Malton, North Yorkshire. Tel: (01751) 474989

Beck Isle Museum, Pickering
Come and see the collections from over the past 200 years from in and around the North York Moors, which are set in a regency mansion in Pickering. This museum has a wealth of interesting displays for all the family, it’s well worth a visit.
Tel: (01751) 473653

Nunnington Hall
Visit this 17th century manor house situated in Ryedale North Yorkshire. Discover family rooms, the nursery, the haunted room and the attics. Nunnington Hall is surrounded by a sheltered walled garden on the banks of the River Rye. Tel: (01439) 748283

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole
Finest open air museum in North Yorkshire which has everything from rescued and restored historic buildings, Thatched cottages, gardens, a practising blacksmith and a thriving Art Gallery. Walk around the grounds of this open air museum and view a wealth of history from the Ryedale area. Tel: (01751) 417367

Eden Camp, Malton
Leave the comfort of the holiday cottages to go back to war time Britain, experience the sites and sounds from the Second World War housed in this original POW camp. This is a museum with a difference and appeals to all the family just north of Malton, North Yorkshire. Tel: (01653) 607777

Castle Howard
Visit this magnificent 18th Century House, one of the main historic houses in North Yorkshire and the 1000 acres of garden and parkland. There is so much to see and do including outdoor tours, exhibitions, adventure playground, boat trips, concerts, café, garden centre, farm shop and chocolate shop. Tel: (01653) 648333

City of York
Visit the thriving walled City of York, offering so much to see and do throughout the whole year. There is a wide variety of things to see including the beautiful York Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre, National Railway Museum, Castle Museum and a vast amount of shops on the Shambles and Stonegate just to name a few.

Further information about the North York Moors and things to do in the area.