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We are surrounded by beautiful countryside so its difficult to be very specific. To provide a bit of guidance we have put together a selection of some of the most beautiful places to visit within day trip distance of any of our cottages.

North Yorkshire Moors National Park

Magical moorland, delightful dales and spectacular coastline crowned with towering cliffs. Over 1,400 miles of paths and tracks to choose from this wonderful corner of North Yorkshire is overflowing with opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding. The only potential problem is knowing where to begin!

Dinosaur Coast, Whitby/Scarborough

North and East Yorkshire have some of the best Jurassic and Cretaceous geology in the world. Erosion of the massive cliffs reveals an array of spectacular fossils. The deep valleys formed during the last Ice Age give many inland exposures and spectacular beauty spots. The wide range of fossils provides evidence for the changing environment of tropical seas, rivers and swamps in the region’s ancient past.

Dalby Forest, Pickering

Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a ‘Rigg and Dale’ landscape whilst to the north the forest sits on the upland plateau.

A 9-mile scenic drive with car parks, picnic places, way marked walks (up to 2 miles) including Habitat Trail, orienteering course. Guided walks available. Visitor centre in Low Dalby village, 1 mile along the drive from the Thornton Dale entrance.

Friars Hill Stables, Sinnington

Friars Hill Stables offer good pony treking and a great way to enjoy the countryside. It is a family run business owned by Alison Brown and combines professionalism with a relaxed friendly atmosphere. 
Situated on the Gateway to the North Yorkshire Moors the stables is only a short drive from Pickering.


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What Our Guests Say

Perfect. Pickering was chosen as an equidistant base for the coast, York and Harrogate and really could not have been better. Pickering is great with lots of amenities.  We stayed in the Farmhouse and everything was spot on. The place was clean and we had a bit of cake and cheese to welcome us. The place exudes quality from the kitchen utensils, fixtures and fittings through to the bedding and towels. The staff were great and the whole set up was just perfect. Thanks to all.

- Redianyard
What Our Guests Say

Perfect Cottage We come back to Eastgate Cottages again and again and they are the standard by which we judge over holiday cottages. The staff are so friendly and helpful. We have come here for nearly seven years and are already thinking about when we will be back!

- Tyr Whittall, London
What Our Guests Say

5 minutes from town centre in a private quiet courtyard. I have stayed in several of the cottages over the last couple of months. Each cottage is finished to a high standard and very comfortable. Kitchens and bathrooms are modern and have every amenity.I would recommend very highly, and would gladly stay again in the future.Helen and her staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

- 994JohnP
What Our Guests Say

“The cottage was of such a high standard real home from home feel. The cleanliness was spot on. We have visited Eastgate cottages for 16 yrs now and very often see the same people returning. Over that time we have stayed in most of the cottages at Eastgate and never had any cause to complain about anything.”

- Catherine and James, Nottingham
What Our Guests Say

We have just returned from a weeks stay in Maybeck cottage in Pickering, the cottage is lovely, everything you could wish for is provided.The cottage is very spacious and outside is a lovely seating area, private parking is a bonus as you are only a short walk from the centre of Pickering.There are plenty of places to eat and drink and you are a short walk from the Steam Railway.You are greeted on arrival and given all the information you need, everyone who works there are very kind and friendly we will be returning before long Thank you very much…

- Myadam, Rotherham


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