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    Centrally located to explore all North York Moors National Park areas

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    • Asset 46

      3 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 7 people

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      0 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Games room
      Games room
    • Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Stairgate
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Pets – not allowed
      Pets – not allowed
    • Green scheme
      Green scheme
    • Walk-in shower/bath
      Walk-in shower/bath
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
    • Children's play area
      Children's play area
    Safer Stays

    We have encouraged all of our owners to adapt their cleaning routine. The provider of this accommodation has confirmed they are following the Safer Stays principles, which include:

    • Extra cleaning and sanitisation
    • Extra time for property to air
    • Safe key collection and key drop
    • Hand soap or sanitiser provided
    • Social distancing guidance
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Centrally located to explore all North York Moors National Park areas\n\n\nGround Floor \n\n\nLiving Room\n With Free view LCD TV DVD radio CD player and multi fuel stove \n\nKitchenDiner\n With gas double oven and 8 ringed gas hob microwave fridgefreezer dishwasher and washing machine. \nLower ground floor \nChildrens\nplay room.\n\n \nFirst Floor \n\n\nBedroom 1\n With king size bed \n\nBedroom 2\n With twin beds \n\nBathroom 1\n With shower over bath and toilet.\n\n \nSecond Floor \n\n\nBedroom 3\n With king size cast iron bed single bed and travel cot and en suite shower room with walk in shower toilet and walk in dressing room\n\n \n\n \n\nGas central heatong power heating bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. One bag of logs provided. Travel cot stair gate and high chair available\n\n Courtyard with BBQ shared. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars in courtyard. \n\nThe Old King’s Head which was formerly an 18th century inn is a delightful spacious cottage providing 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. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/732/840/732777.jpg CC233034

    The Old King’s Head reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.5 out of 10 – based on 6 reviews

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    out of 10

    We stayed at the Old King's Head over the new year period (family of 2 adults and 3 young kids). The house itself is situated just off the top of Pickering front street, and while it seemed to confuse the sat-nav, once you are there it is great, as you can roll out of the house and into a restaurant, or shop, or pub. There are many of each on the main street. Parking is in the courtyard, just outside of the house, and the parking area is flat and spacious enough to manoeuvre around. The kids were blown away when we got into the house, having never been in a house with high ceilings and 4 floors (basement, ground, first, second). They described it as a 'mansion'. It certainly felt spacious enough to comfortably accommodate our family. The games room in the basement immediately caught the attention of the kids, who played for many happy hours with the table football, octopool, indoor bowls, Lego, jigsaws etc. Quite a low ceiling in this basement (would estimate around 5 foot), but that didn't matter to the little people. The kitchen, on the ground floor, is very spacious and extremely well equipped. The key positives from this room are a large range cooker, huge dining table, and cupboards packed with all of the cooking and eating utensils you would need. The living room, also on the ground floor, is large enough to accommodate a family of 5, and had a 3-seater, a 2-seater and a 1-seater chair. The log-burning stove was a welcome treat on an evening, with plenty of wood and kindling being supplied. We watched a lot of Netflix on the Sony TV of an evening. The 2 bedrooms on the 1st floor were large, and the beds were reasonably comfortable. The twin bedroom was ideal for 2 of our children who slept well here. The bedroom suite on the second floor was fabulous, with a dressing room and an en suite. There was an additional single bed and cot in this room when we were there, which was good for us with a very young child. Pickering is a lovely little village with lots of independent shops (butchers, bakers, greengrocers), restaurants, pubs, Co-op. All of these are immediately accessible from the cottage, i.e. less than 30 seconds walk to most of them. Nearby there are plenty of places to visit and walk to. We missed out on the North York Moors Railway as it closed down on the 1st Jan, but we made it to Flamingo Land (3 miles away) and did some short walks nearby. It's worth addressing the Church bells, which are audible, since the cottage is next door to the Church. These bells chime every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, but unless you are an ultra-light sleeper you will get used to these and cease to notice them. The only exceptions are on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings (7-9pm) where it sounds as if a group of enthusiastic amateurs are celebrating a Royal wedding, as they go about their bell-ringing practice. It was just our luck that our baby had his one early night on the Wednesday we were there, and was awoken by (what must have sounded to him like) the end of the world. Apart from that one experience on the Wednesday there were no problems, and most people wouldn't be affected by this. Overall, thank you for a wonderful stay, and we hope to stay again. * As an addendum, we left a bag of stuff at the cottage by accident, and the housekeeper very kindly organised for it to be sent up to us, which we greatly appreciated.



    out of 10

    Absolutely beautiful house very comfortable grandchildren didn’t want to leave everything you needed there for a fantastic holiday. Church bells were not a problem



    out of 10

    Wonderful cottage, excellent location. Very well equipped. Great for a family. Wonderful games room. Will visit again.



    out of 10

    Spacious cottage and very convenient location. The only negative was the church bells ringing every fifteen minutes and on the hour chiming the hour. Other than that a quiet location and lots of interesting small shops. The cottage was very well equipt good bedrooms and plenty of room. One of the single beds does need a new mattress as the springs were sticking up, had to put a spare duvet over it to cushion it. Overall it was very good and we would recommend it.



    out of 10

    We found The Old Kings Head very spacious, clean and well equipt for our party of 5. We used the lower access road to and from the courtyard which is rather narrow initially but much closer to house. The gravel courtyard is shared with 3 other houses and spaces are allocated which worked well with careful manouvering. The town centre is a minute away and we loved the market (Sunday and Monday) local shops and Co-op. Excellent location for exploring North Yorkshire by car. Buses not frequent enough for a relaxed day trip sadly. We had a great steam ride up to Whitby from the local station. Tickets are rather costly but lovely experience. The house itself was a home from home. It is adjoining the church yard and personally I found the Church chimes ( every 15 mins) disturbed my sleep even with the thoughtfully provided earplugs! However others were not too bothered by them , especially in twin room at the front. The basement is full of toys for children although ceiling rather low for anyone over 5 feet . A great place overall for families but not so accessible for those with mobility issues. One of the nicer holiday homes we have rented.



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