Pickering is a vibrant market town situated at the edge of the rolling North York Moors, yet with excellent transport links to major towns such as York, Scarborough and Whitby on the stunning east coast it forms an ideal venue from which to base yourself for a holiday or short break.
The whole town is compact and easily accessible on foot. The traditional Monday market, a monthly farmers market and a daily indoor market selling both new and second hand goods offer excellent opportunities for the bargain hunter. The town is blessed with a number of public houses, restaurants, and cafes to suit all tastes.
Pickering is well served in terms of leisure services having its own library/resource centre and an excellent swimming pool.
For those wishing to explore the area on foot there are miles upon miles of walks and trails to explore the local area and the North York Moors.
For the adventurous there is everything from gentle country walks to long distance hiking, plus outstanding forest drives through nature reserves, and some of Europe's best 'world class' on and off road mountain trail bicycle routes in Dalby Forest - Dalby having hosted a round of the Mountain Bike World Cup Championships on two occasions.
The more adventurous amongst you can enjoy flying through the tree tops in Dalby Forest on the Go Ape zip-wire network.
Flamingoland adventure theme park is situated only 2 miles from Pickering with a range of white knuckle rides and wild animals contained within pleasant surroundings.
Pickering is also home to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway providing a 24 mile long heritage steam railway service through the heart of the North York Moors splendid scenery to Goathland, Grosmont, and Whitby Town on the east coast. Goathland is perhaps better known as Hogwarts Station in the Harry Potter films or as Aidensfield in the popular ITV series Heartbeat.
With an array of popular museums and visitor attractions including the mediaeval castle, the Parish church with its magnificently preserved 15th century wall paintings, and the many buildings of historical and architectural interest to entertain holiday makers, it is not surprising that Pickering is a great tourist destination.
Pickering can be accessed from the south along A169 Malton to Whitby road. This road connects with the A64 west for the A1/M1 and the national road network. From the north it is best accessed from the A170 Thirsk to Scarborough road with its interconnection to the A19 and A1 to the north. The cottage is located on Eastgate which is on the A170 road that leaves Pickering towards Scarborough. Proceed along Eastgate from the roundabout about 400 metres and you are there. The cottage is on the right hand side of the road.