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
The Middleton Arms, Middleton
Cedar Barn and many more cafes!
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.