Needed a pet friendly rental in Pickering. The location was good with private parking. Please note this is at the rear of the property on Whitby Road... not completely easy to locate which was the right entrance. Look for Sage green wooden gates which fold back . My small car fitted and I could close and bolt the gates at night. A much larger car may struggle but you are still off the road. There are steps up from the car space into to a pretty, gated and secluded garden with outdoor seating provided near to the back door. There is a tiny pond which is not easy to see so one would need to watch very small children. The garden is filled with birds and I discovered this also included a sparrow hawk which managed to catch a sparrow on the lawn. There were a number of steps down to the property. I would advise taking luggage through front door if you can get parked in Hallgarth and then move the car to the back later. There is no front door key only rear key so access the property first then you can unlatch the front door, otherwise its a lot of walking up and down steps with your bags....unless you travel very light, which I do not. The property is decorated in a "cottagy" and welcoming style. Bedrooms one double on first floor and a twin on second floor. All bedrooms are very roomy, double bed comfy no back problems . Bathroom smallish but adequate with separate electric show, Bath itself quite short and narrow a tall/wide person would struggle. Shower modern and roomy. Kitchen was well equipped everything you would need. Welcome pack provided but I didn't use most of it/passed it on to someone else cos I'm a vegan, something for the dog also included. Quibbles very personal to me I don't like air fresheners or pot pourri, others may, but I dislike the smell and the stairs if you struggle with stairs you may find these tiring after a while, I have arthritis definitely not suitable for those with limited independent mobility. Also take care when pulling out of the drive because you have three streams of traffic to take into account.
Deceptively spacious cottage in perfect location for all town amenities. Lovely secluded garden and safe off road parking plus and very pleasant welcome hamper.
Will certainly return.
From the moment we walked in, my husband said 'I/we could live here' and that's before we even looked at all of it..We truly felt it was a home from home and that we just settled in straight away. There was also the lovely thought of a super hamper, to greet us.
Nothing was missing, the beds /pillows were so comfortable. With amenities right on the doorstep. Yet far away for there to be any loud or disturbing noises. Perfect setting with a beautiful garden even a small pond with frogs and spawn, and endless amount of little birds all enclosed and private off road parking , if you couldn't find space at the front of the house.
Ideal for visiting literally everywhere, already booked for next year and if ever we have the opportunity of going for 2 weeks we would without hesitation. Nothing too much trouble for Heather (the owner) if we had any queries.
A dream weeks holiday in an amazing cottage. Photos don't do it justice, it's big!!
Perfection !! :o)
This was our third stay in the cottage and it is now always our first choice when staying in Pickering.
The booking process is very easy and Heather is extremely friendly and helpful.
The cottage is immaculately presented, warm and homely. Lovely welcome pack provided on arrival. It has a pretty little garden which is perfect for our small dog.
The cottage is in a excellent quiet position and only a short walk into town. Very useful private car park at the rear of the property or on street parking to the front.
Pickering has lots of little shops, cafes and restaurants.
My family and I high highly recommend this delightful little cottage.
A lovely, clean,cosy cottage. When we arrived we found a welcome basket and milk awaiting us. Though the weather hasn't been so good the cottage is cosy and warm. Our dog also likes the property but it would have been good if there had been a gate so we could let her out in the garden by herself.
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