Pickering Central ref: UK30286

Pickering, North York Moors

4 Stars



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Satellite TV 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Station within 1 mile 


Pickering is the location of this wonderful property. This pretty market town is very popular with the locals as well as the tourists with a weekly market held every Monday and a large indoor antique centre, but the jewel in the crown is the North York Moors steam railway with the station just 200 yards away. Here you can catch the steam trains and take a breathtaking ride across the North Yorkshire Moors to Whitby, stopping off at Goathland, the fictional village of Aidensfield in the TV programme ’Heartbeat’.

Pickering Central has been lovingly restored to a very good standard with its own private terrace and hot tub. The duplex apartment is on the first and second floor with the bedrooms on the second floor, along with a bathroom with extra long, wide bath and feature water spout. It is conveniently located in the centre of the town with wine bars, pubs, restaurants and shops on your doorstep.

Once a year, Pickering is host to the ’War Weekend’ event. The whole town has a makeover, being taken back to the Second World War era. This event attracts international visitors and you have a prime spot with this apartment as you overlook the main event. Pickering is a half hour drive from the seaside resorts of Scarborough and Whitby where you can spend the day at the seaside and enjoy the beaches and wonderful walks along the clifftops. For the children and the big kids amongst you, the theme park Flamingo Land is just 15 minutes away. Exhilarating rides, fairground attractions and a fantastic zoo makes for a great day out. This area is also well known for the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race. Cycling is a great way to see these pretty villages that surround this area. For the more energetic among you, there’s Dalby Forest just a short ride from the property with fantastic bike trails from absolute beginners to the more challenging runs that have been used in the World Cup Mountain Bike competition. Beach 18 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

15 steps to entrance.
Living room: With 50’’ Sky Smart TV with Netflix.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Bedroom 1: With 2 double beds, 37" Smart TV and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and 37" Smart TV.
Bedroom 3: With double bed, 2 single beds and 37" Smart TV.
Bathroom: With bath, toilet and bidet.
Maximum occupancy is 8 guests.

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack and doggy extras.


Large first floor terrace with astro turf, garden furniture and BBQ. Hot tub for 6 (private). Bike store (in owner’s garage). 2 permits provided for public car park, 400 yards away. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    50 yards
  • Distance
    50 yards
  • Restaurant
    50 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    50 yards
  • Railway station distance
    200 yards
  • Lake
    13.3 miles

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wolds Way Lavender

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

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.

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