"A home of great comfort from which to discover England’s most beautiful and uncrowded county . . ."
For over 30 years, English Country Cottages has featured Hungate Cottages in its brochure.
A short stroll from the heart of this charming old country town, Hungate Cottages are tucked away with a delightful ‘secret garden’ atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. A wonderful holiday location, with the vast and magnificent North Yorkshire Moors on the doorstep, there is easy access to the beautiful east coast, the city of York and a whole host of fascinating places to visit. Outstanding comfort and style of these cottages, combined with a superb location, makes this an ideal all-year holiday destination.
Pickering is a delight - old fashioned friendliness and an unhurried pace of life combine with charming old inns, 12th-century castle, museums, and remarkable medieval frescoes in the local church, and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway takes visitors on a nostalgic journey through spectacular heather-clad moorland scenery to Grosmont.
Castle Howard, setting for TV’s Brideshead Revisited, Nunnington Hall (NT), Duncombe Park, and Rievaulx Abbey, are just a few treasures to discover. York offers the majestic minster, the fascinating Jorvik Viking Centre, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum, and excellent shopping facilities. On the east coast lie Scarborough and Bridlington, the picturesque fishing villages of Robin Hood’s Bay, and Staithes, and the fascinating old port of Whitby, with its Captain Cook connections. Closer to home visitors can enjoy free use of Pickering’s swimming-pool, just 3 minutes’ walk away, good cycling in Dalby Forest (bikes can be hired in Pickering), as well as forest walks, fishing, pony trekking and golf. Pickering’s shops 5 mins’ walk.
THE CHARACTER OF HUNGATE
The cottages have been converted with great flair by the owners, Mike and Sue Kitching, from the outbuildings of Hungate House. The delightful setting includes eight secluded gardens, courtyards and an orchard, as well as a safe, enclosed play area for children. Each cottage retains much character, with old stone arches, fireplaces and beams carefully retained. Immaculately maintained, warm, clean and superbly well-equipped, these cottages are truly a ‘home from home’. No wonder so many visitors return time and again. The owners provide plenty of helpful information on the huge choice of places to visit, as well as menus from the local restaurants.
Hungate is best summed up by a visitor who wrote, "There was nothing more we could have wished for in a holiday home. We loved the fire, the free logs and little touches such as fresh flowers – it felt like home. The children loved the freedom of the gardens and could not wait to get home from our excursions! We loved coming and going through the heavy black gate into an oasis in this nice town."
A lovely feeling of space welcomes visitors to Rosedale, with its stone-arched windows in the spacious sitting room and the kitchen/dining room looking out over the courtyard. Arched entrance porch leading to sitting room with open stone fireplace. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Cloakroom/toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms looking on to the courtyard, one double with sleigh bed and one twin. Twin bedroom. Large bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate shower room. Separate toilet.
- Open fire – logs inc
- Elec and full gas CH inc
- Shared garden with furniture
- Bed linen, towels and tea towels inc (blankets by arr)
- Bed guard on req
- Night lights
- Hair dryer
- HDMI flatscreen TVs with Freeview
- DAB radio/iPod docks
- Shared utility with w/machine and t/dryer
- BBQs avail
- Secure cycle storage
Note: Rosedale may be interconnected with Farndale and booked together to provide accommodation for up to 11 people.
- Digital HDMI flatscreen TVs and DAB radios with iPod docks
- Fenced-off children’s play area – with climbing frame, swings and Wendy House
- Private half-mile stretch of nearby Pickering Beck – fishing is available by arrangement
- Secure cycle storage on site (bike hire locally)
- Pets welcome in Saltersgate, Ellerbeck, The Carrs, Bransdale, Levisham, Lockton and Hungate Garden Cottage all year round