The Old King’s Head ref: CC233034

Pickering, North York Moors

3 Stars



Local area

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  • Cot Available 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Car Parking Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal Property 


The Old King’s Head, which was formerly an 18th century inn, is a delightful, spacious cottage that has had a full restoration in 2004 and now provides modern, comfortable accommodation to suit all families and couples. It is perfectly positioned in a quiet courtyard only 50 yards from the centre of the picturesque market town of Pickering and overlooking a tranquil churchyard.The peaceful location is broken only by the chiming of the church clock. It has been decorated and furnished to a high standard and the wood burning stoves gives a welcoming, cosy feel to the property. It is in an ideal location for exploring the North York Moors with some excellent walking and cycle paths close by, including some challenging cycle tracks in the nearby Dalby forest, which is a great day out and has a Go Ape assault course, which is ideal for all ages to enjoy.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is heated by a gas fired boiler and comprises:
Lounge: With Free view LCD TV, DVD, radio, CD player, Wi-fi access and multi fuel stove
Kitchen/Diner: With gas double oven and 8 ringed gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine

First floor

Bedroom 1: With king size bed
Bedroom 2: With twin beds
Bathroom 1: With shower over bath, wash basin and WC

Second floor

Bedroom 3: With king size cast iron bed, single bed and traditional assembled cot and en suite shower room, with walk in shower, WC, wash basin and walk in dressing room

Third floor


All power, heating, bed linen and towels are included. One bag of logs provided. Cot and high chair available


Private parking in courtyard for 2 cars. Children’s play area in basement. Internet available, however there is a limit on the usage. If guests go over this limit there will be a charge for what they use (The usage is 2.5GB)
Please note there is an Access Statement available for this property. If required please call 01228 406701.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    50 Yards
  • Distance
    20 Yards
  • Restaurant
    50 Yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    250 Yards
  • Railway station distance
    7 Miles
  • Lake
    15 Miles

About the local area

Pickering itself has a lot to offer with local markets twice a  week, many restaurants and pubs, and a North Yorkshire Moors Railway station makes a trip on a steam train a most enjoyable, memorable experience. It will take you to Goathland (otherwise known as Heartbeat Country), Grosmont and then onto the fishing town of Whitby, with its cobbled streets and famous Fish and Chips. Pickering is in a central location not only to explore the North York Moors but also for a great days out within a 20 mile radius, including Flamingo Land theme park and zoo, the beautiful historic city of York, the seaside town of Scarborough with numerous activities for the whole family to enjoy. A stay at The Old King’s Head will ensure a memorable, restful holiday

Things to do nearby

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wolds Way Lavender

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

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