3 (all year)
17 Hallgarth is perfect for couples and families who want real home comforts while they are exploring the beautiful North York Moors. The Grade II listed cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is on a residential street in Pickering, close to everything for convenience but far enough away to be private and quiet. There are several good pubs within walking distance, independent cafes and shops, banks and a supermarket.
Pickering is a welcoming market town just south of the North York Moors National Park. As well as a broad range of amenities, it has good road and public transport links and is a convenient base for anyone visiting the area. A nice way to explore the region is via the North Yorkshire Moors Railway which runs vintage steam and diesel trains through twenty four miles of breathtaking countryside and charming towns and villages. Fans of the Harry Potter films should alight at Goathland station, which they may recognise better as Hogsmeade Station. Pickering also has an excellent local museum, the Beck Isle Museum, which is crammed full of fascinating displays, the ruins of a castle, and a 12th Century church.
One of the biggest reasons people visit the North Yorkshire Moors National Park is for the excellent walking opportunities. You can find your feet on a lovely two-mile walk around Pickering that starts at the Information Centre where they have a free trail map. There are no shortage of excellent footpaths, particularly in nearby Dalby Forest where there are also great mountain biking trails and a Go Ape climbing and adventure centre. Several reputable riding schools make it possible to explore on horseback, even if you are not an experienced rider.
Malton is around eight miles from 17 Hallgarth. The lively market town has an excellent foodie scene with a mouth-watering array of shops and an enviable monthly food market. Malton also has a mainline train station which links to the other main towns in the area. Further afield, you can spend the day at the beach with Scarborough and Whitby being only half an hour’s drive from the cottage. The historic city of York is around a forty minute drive from Pickering or thirty minute train journey from Malton, or you could spend the day admiring Castle Howard’s magnificent house and gardens.
With so much to enjoy on the doorstep, you will love having the comfortable welcome of 17 Hallgarth to return to after a fun-fuelled day enjoying everything the North Yorkshire Moors has to offer.
Heather Yeabsley joined Independent Cottages in September 2017
17 Hallgarth is a great mix of Grade II charm and 21st Century conveniences. The owners have created an environment that is warm and welcoming without detracting from its original character.
Accommodation is over three levels, with the living areas on the ground floor and bathroom and bedrooms on the upper two levels.
Outside: There is a lovely garden at the rear of the property. It is fully enclosed to maintain privacy and make it safe for children and pets, though young children should be supervised as there is a small pond. The garden is accessible through the kitchen, and there is a paved area with table and chairs as well as a lawned area. A private parking space is available at the back of the house, with further parking at the front on a first come, first served basis.
Additional Information: 17 Hallgarth has WiFi and central heating throughout. The cottage has steps, low doorways and beams and is not suitable for guests with restricted mobility. All utilities, linen and towels are included in the cost. Well behaved pets are welcome by prior agreement with the owner. Short breaks are possible depending on availability.
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Short breaks available. Book 3 nights from Friday or 4 nights from Monday on our website or enquire for other stays. Three plus dogs please check first.