Aconley Cottage ref: CC233109

Pickering, North York Moors

3 Stars



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Pets allowed
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  • Bike Store 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 


This quaint little cottage dates back over 200 years and has been owned by the same family for more than 100 years. Aptly named after the lady that purchased the whole terrace of buildings in 1910 for the sum total of £150, the property has been transformed by her grandson into a cosy hideaway for three. Just 200 yards from the centre of Pickering, ideally located for exploring both the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, the Heritage Coast of Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Wolds. The historic market town of Pickering is home to a 12th Century castle, a small theatre and the North Yorkshire Moors steam train. Board the train, sit back, relax and enjoy some of Yorkshire’s finest scenery as it chugs its way through the glorious Esk Valley. Take a stroll along the cobbled streets on market day, browse the antique curio shops then pop into one of the many inns for lunch, all offering a warm and friendly welcome. War Weekends in Pickering sees the streets packed with visitors from far and wide. Dressed in their vintage costumes, the town becomes alive with music from the 40’s and is a sight to behold. There are fishing and trout farms just 400 yards from Aconley Cottage, providing fun days for adults and children alike and you are guaranteed a catch for supper!

Take the car and visit Heartbeat country with Goathland and Grosmont some 12 miles along the road. Discover quaint little villages tucked away deep in the valleys where some of the finest tea rooms proudly serve Yorkshire cuisine. For cycling enthusiasts there is Dalby Forest just a short drive with cycle tracks for all ages. You can even hire a bike here, or maybe swing through the trees at Go Ape. Hosting many music festivals throughout the season Dalby Forest has much to offer all the family.

The ancient seaport of Whitby is an easy 18 miles across the moors and is known for its connection with Captain James Cook and Count Dracula. Fishing trips and whale spotting can be enjoyed from the harbour. The brave at heart can take the 199 steps to St Mary’s Church and the stunning abbey ruins where, on clear day, the panoramic views are not to be missed. A more elegant day can be enjoyed a little further to the south in Scarborough, Britain’s oldest seaside resort. There’s an eclectic mix of shopping in the town centre and the cliff lift will take you to the south bay where everything from donkey rides, candy floss and fun palaces to fine dining is on offer. The award winning sandy beaches at both the north and south bay is perfect for a family day at the seaside.

Golf is available in Kirkby Moorside, seven miles, with pitch and putt 1.5 miles and a driving range just four miles. The cathedral city of York is 25 miles and Kirkby Moorside and Malton still host weekly markets where local produce can be purchased. With so much to do and see in the area you may find yourself returning year after year.Shop 200 yards, pub 10 yards and restaurant 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living Room: With electric coal effect fire, 22" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet
Steep stairs to...

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With single bed.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available.


Small courtyard with furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Steps to the courtyard.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    200 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Pickering (steam train)
  • Pub
    10 yards
  • Railway station distance
    400 yards
  • Lake
    400 yards

About the local area

To the north of York lies the North York Moors, a national park and one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK. The area is bordered by the awe-inspiring North Sea coast cliffs and the Cleveland and Hambleton Hills.

Wild and windswept, the landscape of the North York Moors is breathtaking. Visitors will find miles of purple heather moorland, dense pine forests, hills and coastline. The space and solitude of the moors and its hidden valleys contrasts with the busy villages and towns found dotted in and around the area. They provide excellent opportunities to stop for a drink, a meal or for a taste of culture and tradition, from ancient castles to modern day attractions.

Many visit for the outdoor pursuits on offer. There are thousands of kilometres of paths and tracks to follow on the moors, from short strolls to days-long treks. For serious walkers, hikers and cyclists, the North York Moors are crossed by a number of long distance footpaths, including the Cleveland Way and the famed Coast to Coast walk. For a more leisurely but no less stunning experience, travel the 18 mile journey on the steam railway from Grosmont to Pickering, right through the Moors.

Visit popular destinations in and around the national park. Rievaulx Abbey and its landscape gardens are beautiful, while Helmsley and Pickering are both renowned for their ancient castles. For family-friendly options, try the grounds of Castle Howard or the Ryedale Miniature Railway, as well as the coastline dotted with rock pools and gentle waves.

Things to do nearby

Wolds Way Lavender

A family run attraction with lots to see and do. Lavender fields, nature walks, tea room and giftshop selling unique gifts.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

One of the country's most popular steam railways, covering 18 miles between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont, travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park.


Pickering is a tranquil market town situated in the centre of the Vale of Pickering, the official gateway to the North York Moors National Park.

Castle Howard

An historic 18th century house with extensive collections, sweeping park lands and famous gardens. Outdoor tours, events, exhibitions and guides. Adventure playground, plant centre, farm shop and gift shop.

Sledmere House

Home to Sir Tatton Sykes, there has been a manor house at Sledmere since medieval times. The present house was begun in 1751 and extended in the 1790s. Visitors will find beautiful interiors and peaceful walled gardens.

The National Railway Museum

Home to the 'Flying Scotsman', visitors will discover the story of the train with three large galleries to explore and the only Bullet Train outside Japan.

Dalby, Great Yorkshire Forest
Dalby, Great Yorkshire Forest

8,000 acres of forest to explore and enjoy. The nine mile drive gives visitors access to play areas, BBQ places, waymarked trails and cycle routes. Plenty of wildlife. Visitor Centre (wheelchair friendly). Refreshments and cycle hire.

York Minster

York Minster is the largest medieval Gothic Church north of the Alps. It is a prime example spanning from Roman remains in the foundations through its time as a Norman Church and of course the 250 year period it took to complete.

Yorkshire Lavender

Double award winning visitor attraction, farm and gardens. Specialist lavender, herb and perennial nursey, gift shop, restaurant, lavendar maze , sculpture and deer park all set within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Nunnington Hall

The sheltered walled garden, with spring flowering organic meadows, orchards and peacocks, complements this beautiful Yorkshire house nestling on the quiet banks of the River Rye. Explore period rooms while hearing about the Hall's past.

Jorvik Viking Centre

The world famous Jorvik Viking Centre is a `must-see' for visitors to the city of York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK outside London. Everything in the Jorvik Viking Centre is based on the evidence unearthed at the site.

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