Keld Head Farm Cottages

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Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
Keld Head Farm Cottages
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Bordering meadows where sheep graze, these nine highly individual cottages provide a perfect base for those seeking a countryside setting whilst still being only a short walk to the lovely ancient market town. Pickering's attractions include the famous North York Moors steam railway, a historic 12th century castle, Victorian museum and indoor swimming pool as well as excellent shops, market, pubs and restaurants selling superb local produce. The traditional stone cottages are set around a peaceful courtyard and fountain with large adjoining gardens that contains a Garden house and barbecue and play area. They retain much of their original rustic character with open beamed ceilings, traditional stone fireplaces and pan tile roofs so typical of the area.

What makes a stay at Keld Head Farm Cottages unique?

Keld Head Farm Cottages boasts the benefits of being only a short walk into town yet our rural location gives you views over open fields where you can sit and watch the sun set. The cottages have been awarded the Trip Advisors Travellers’ Choice Award 2021 for consistently delivering fantastic service to our guests, well known for our homemade welcome treats and with the owners living on site who are always happy to share their wealth of local knowledge, whether that’s for tourist attractions, Local walks, services in town or just a recommendation for a good evening meal. The great thing about being a short walk into town is you can leave the car at the cottages and jump on a steam train to the beautiful coastal town of Whitby or relax on a bus journey to the historic City of York or the quaint villages of the North York Moors. Keld Head Farm Cottages is the perfect location to explore the best parts that Yorkshire has to offer.

What is the capacity for Keld Head Farm Cottages?

Keld Head Farm Cottages range in sizes. The Smithy - a one-bedroom, single-storey cottage with its own lawned garden. Mill and Barn Cottage and The Granary all have two bedrooms set over two storeys and can sleep up to four guests. The Byre, Wheelhouse and Pigeon Cote are all single storeys with two bedrooms, with a Four Poster Bed. The Wheelhouse also has its own garden. The Stables is a three-bedroom, single-storey cottage and the biggest cottages of all is the Pasture View Cottage, a four-bedroom, single-storey cottage with its own lawned garden. 

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Pickering area?

The Cottages are at the gateway to the North York Moors, so take time to discover their spectacular rolling hills, heather clad moorland, forests and pretty villages (Heartbeat & Harry Potter country). Within a short drive is Yorkshire's heritage coastline with sandy beaches, towering cliffs, bird reserves and tiny fishing villages or the ancient city walls and narrow cobbled streets of the historic city of York. All around, the area has some of the finest stately homes, castles, museums, theme parks, zoo, working farms and breweries or be energetic - go rambling, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, and quad biking, fishing or play golf. Whatever you're ideal holiday, a Keld Head Farm Cottage holiday will exceed your expectations and once experienced, will draw you back time and time again.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

These spacious cottages have superbly equipped kitchens for home cooking and are furnished to an extremely high standard with the emphasis on comfort and relaxation. But if you want to take the 'self' out of catering there is a tasty range of ready meals available from Cedar Barn Farm Shop and also at The spar shop a short walk from our cottages. You can walk into Pickering where there are wonderful eateries to choose from:- Spice 4U - Indian Figaroes - Italian Fortune Inn - Cantonese Chicos - Pizzeria (takeout) The White Swan Inn The Black Swan Inn The Station Hotel Willowgate Bistro The Middleton Arms, Middleton Cedar Barn and many more cafes! Further afield:- Michelin Starred restaurants - The Star in Harome The Black Swan in Olstead Roots in York Many more in nearby villages and the city of York.


Based on 2 reviews

“Great find, would stay again!” Great base for exploring the North Yorks Moors with small children. The cottage we stayed in was super clean with loads of facilities, eg high chairs provided, cots, fully equipped kitchen (including all those things you would forget to pack - tin foil, salt & pepper, washing liquid, etc). Nothing seems too much trouble for the owners who are on site and ready to answer questions. Great outdoor facilities for toddlers including swings and toy carts. Would definitely stay again.


We had a lovely stay.The owners are friendly and welcoming.The accommodation is practical, warm and just right for our young family. The courtyard is pretty, views over fields also good. The location being walking distance into Pickering also suited us. We'd visit again as we also love the area.


“Excellent” We have been staying at Keld Head for many years and always found the properties provided everything we needed for a good holiday. Constant upgrading of cottages and facilities give you confidence when booking your stay. The owners are always very welcoming.


“First class cottage beautifully appointed.” Lovely location with plenty to see and do within easy traveling distance. Well appointed spotlessly clean cottage that just felt like home from home.


Accomodation spotlessly clean with really comfortable beds and lovely clean, fresh bedding and towels. The setting around the courtyard is beautiful and a lovely place to sit and relax.


The Cottage is very well equipped and very comfortable. We liked the fireplace. Very helpful and friendly owners.


“Great!” Great cottage for a family holiday. We especially loved the gardens and outdoor play areas!


“Excellent holiday.” Thoroughly enjoyed staying at Keld Head. Great cottage set in lovely grounds.


Excellent cottage. Julian and Penny were great hosts. Highly recommended.

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Facilities & information


Parking (free)

No smoking

Child friendly

4 Star Official Rating


Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Private/enclosed garden

Garden furniture

Tennis court

Swimming pool

Children's cots

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Babysitting, Listening Services, Child Care

Bathroom & Laundry

Children's highchairs

Woodland walks


Four Poster Beds



DVD library

Book library

CD player

Luggage storage


Gas / Electricity Details

High Chair

Kitchen Facilities

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Parking Available

Linen included

Towels included

Spa Offsite

10+ People Capacity

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

DVD player

Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Central heating

Bicycle storage

Bring your own travel cot


Badminton Courts, Lawn Badminton

Bicycling, Cycling

Bowls, Boules, Petanque


Climbing, Abseiling

Cricket pitches



Flying, Hang gliding, Paragliding, Hot Air Ballooning

Football Pitches

Horse Riding, Equestrian

Jogging, running

Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, punting

Sailing, boating, cruises, yachts

Shooting, Clay Shooting, Stalking

Surfing, Windsurfing, Diving, Jet Skis


Other Activities (generally outdoor)

Other games & sports

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Beach (a short drive)

Pub (walking distance)

Pub (a short drive)

Museums (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Tennis courts (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Theatre (walking distance)

Theatre (a short drive)


Electric oven

Electric hob




Extra info

Room Details: 9 Cottages
Gas & Electric Included:
Vendor Accreditation: Quality in Tourism - 4 Star & Access Mobility 1. * Quality in Tourism “Gold Award” for exceptional quality of accommodation & customer service * Quality in Tourism Welcome: Walkers, Cyclists and Families Grading Scheme
Price Per Week From: 320.00
Price Per Week To: 1,440.00

Arrival information & directions

Address: Keld Head, Pickering, North Yorkshire, PickeringYO18 8LL, United Kingdom

Coming from Thirsk Keld Head is on the right hand side of the A170, 7.5 miles after the roundabout in Kirkbymoorside. Go through Middleton and then a garage on the right hand side, soon after there is a left turn to Marton, take that turn and Keld Head Cottage entrance is immediately on the right hand side. Coming from Pickering Keld Head is 0.9 miles from the roundabout in the town on the A170 heading towards Kirkbymoorside, you will pass a pond on the left hand side, soon after there is a right turn to Marton, take that turn and Keld Head Cottage entrance is immediately on the right hand side.


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