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WELCOME A warm welcome to Hungate Cottages, your quiet and peaceful home from home - and the ideal place from which to explore the many delights of Yorkshire all year round. The 11 cottages have been beautifully converted from mid-18th century farm courtyards and retain much of their original character with old stone arches, fireplaces and beams. Hungate’s setting - the old stone paths and ‘secret’ gardens - give it a ‘village within a village’ feel. Inside, the high quality furnishings and décor create a warm welcoming atmosphere. The children have a secure play area and you also have free use of Pickering’s superb swimming pool just 3 minute’s walk away. Perfect.





































Sleeps 5+1 (can be combined with Rosedale) Sleeps 6 (can be combined with Farndale) Sleeps 10+2

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Hungate is just a short drive away from a host of sights. There’s the breathtaking moors, the spectacular East Coast from the old port of Whitby to the sands of Filey, the splendid Castle Howard and the nostalgic North Yorkhire Moors Steam Railway - not forgetting the 13th century Rievaulx Abbey, set in a beautiful valley. From Hungate you also have easy access to magnificent York and the many other historic houses and villages in the area. You can enjoy fishing, golf and pony trekking and more nearby. Don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at some views from our guests.

Pickering Castle

Fish for Trout

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Parish Chruch

Railway Station Market Place


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IN PICKERING Hungate is just a few minutes walk from so much to see and do in Pickering. Leave the car behind and l

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Swim (for free) in Pickering’s spacious indoor pool Visit the Royal Castle Shop in the market place Catch the Moors steam train all the way to Whitby Visit the Beck Isle Museum Catch the Moors bus See the famous wall paintings in the Parish Church Eat in really excellent restaurants Fish at the Trout Farm or (by appointment) in Pickering Beck Pickering Pool

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“ An idyllic place for a base camp to discover the splendour of the North Yorkshire Moors” THE CARRS

“... a delightful holiday... The accommodation and town of Pickering are everything and more than we hoped for. Highlights have been the railway, Eden Camp, Castle Howard... The children think we ought to buy the cottage!”


FR EE ENTR Y TO E DE in add it N CA M P io n Fore st & to Da lby sw im m P ickeri ng ing poo l.


Steam Train in Newton Dale


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Hutton Le Hole


Helmsley Helmsley is a pretty market town to the west of Pickering with good shops and eating. The 12C castle never saw action but was partially destroyed by the parliamentarians. Duncombe Park is on the edge of Helmsley with 35 acres of gardens described as “the supreme masterpiece of the art of landscape gardening”

Scarborough Scarborough’s South Bay, with the original inner fishing harbour on the right, overlooked by the Victorian Grand Hotel. The North Bay, beyond the Castle, is home to the Sea Life Centre, and the Peaseholm Park boating lake.

Gresley at Levisham station The Sir Nigel Gresley at Levisham station on the way to Pickering. This famous engine, recently restored, was the 100th A4, built in Doncaster in 1937. She holds the post WW2 steam loco speed record of 112mph and now works the Pickering to Whitby line through the North Yorks Moors.

York Minster One of the great cathedrals of the world and Europe’s finest Gothic church, York Minster has traces of every generation from the Norman conquest to the future.

Castle Howard One of Britain’s finest historic houses, Castle Howard has been in the same family, who built it, for over 300 years. Vanbrugh’s masterpiece is home to Waugh’s Brideshead Re-visited. /


P eace and quiet in Hungate’s gardens...

COME HOME TO REAL COMFORT Imagine returning to your cottage from a wonderful day in the Yorkshire countryside. To an open log fire, fresh flowers and all the amenities you’d expect at home. Whichever cottage you choose you can relax knowing your property is equipped and furnished to the very highest standards within lush, peaceful gardens. What’s more, each cottage at Hungate is lovingly looked after by its very own housekeeper, who treats the property as her own. We wouldn’t have it any other way. And neither should you. IN THE KITCHEN Cooking by electricity Auto washing machine/tumble dryer Dishwasher Fridge & freezer or fridge/freezer Tea towels Food mixer High chair Gas fired central heating l

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IN THE SITTING ROOM HDMI flat screen TV with Freeview Video CD/cassette Digital radio with iPod dock Books & games Free logs for all cottages with open fires l l l l l l

IN THE BEDROOMS Duvets & linen (blankets by arrangement) King size double bed (except Farndale) Towels Nightlights Stairgates Cot Hairdryer l l l l l l l

PETS ARE WELCOME All year round in Saltersgate, Ellerbeck, The Carrs, Hungate Garden Cottage, Lockton, Levisham and Bransdale. l

...AND MORE All visitors to Hungate enjoy free use all year round of Pickering’s sparkling modern indoor swimming pool with exciting flume ride! (3 minutes walk away, see page 4) Free entry to Eden Camp, award winning WW2 theme museum (15 minutes drive away) One free multi-entry pass to Dalby Forest (15 minutes drive away) Fenced off children’s playground with swings, slides, climbing frame and Wendy House Secure cycle shed Utility room with washing machine & tumble dryer Barbeques Fishing by arrangement Free access to broadband


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Children’s Playground


FARNDALE Sleeps 5+1 To approach this warm comfortable cottage overlooking the courtyard, you enter past the pear tree and under the old cantilevered flag stones of the original granary steps. With two doubles and a single, Farndale suits a family with small children, or two couples where one couple prefers separate bedrooms. This cottage can be combined with Rosedale to create one large cottage, linked by an internal door. Downstairs: Entrance porch and lobby, cloakroom/WC, sitting/dining room with open stone fireplace. New fitted kitchen. Upstairs: Two double bedrooms, one with wash basin. One single bedroom. Z-bed (for child). New bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Free Broadband connection. This cottage can be combined with Rosedale to create one large cottage.

W hat can I say? Had a fabulous weekend here celebrating a family birthday.

Don’t want to go home! Dalby Forest was excellent – thank you for the use of the free pass. Will definitely be back and will definitely recommend to others. Feb 2012

Wow, what a little treat! Perfect location to explore the surrounding countryside. The beach at Filey is glorious and if you are foodies we recommend The Star at Harome, a Michelin starred pub that’s well worth a visit. Nov 2011 12 /


ROSEDALE Sleeps 6 Rosedale has come on a bit since its days as the farm trailer shed. Behind its stone arched windows,Rosedale is a really comfortable family cottage that looks out onto the landscaped courtyard. The rooms are large, airy and relaxing. Upstairs you do not have to share. This cottage can be combined with Farndale to create one large cottage, linked by an internal door. Downstairs: Arched entrance porch leading to sitting-room with open stone fireplace. New fitted kitchen with large dining area. Cloakroom/WC. Upstairs: Master double bedroom with king-size sleigh bed and wash basin, overlooking the courtyard. Twin bedroom also overlooking the courtyard. Another twin bedroom. Large new bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Separate new shower room. Separate WC. Free Broadband connection. This cottage can be combined with Farndale to create one large cottage.

A s this is our 21st visit to Hungate Cottages, that speaks for itself and we are returning again later in the year, the upkeep and cleanliness is down to the managers and their staff. An excellent place to eat is The Forest and Vale Hotel. Oct 2010

We had a brilliant week. We don’t want to go home! The cottage has been so


comfortable and we are so impressed by the standard that we are already booking for next year. As a horse riding enthusiast the hacking at Bilsdale is second to none. A wonderful cottage in a stunning unspoilt area - I can’t wait to come back. /


HUNGATE GARDEN COTTAGE Sleeps 10+2 A warm welcome to the very original gardener’s cottage, rebuilt in 1998 and enlarged to make a really splendid holiday home for a large party. Limestone walls enclose the cottage and its beautiful mature garden to the south. If you wish, you can simply sit and relax with a good book in the sunny paved area just outside. Hungate Garden Cottage has its own driveway and ample parking spaces. It is especially suitable for a disabled person (couple) needing wheelchair access. Downstairs: Level entrance to hall. Spacious living-room with open fire. Spacious living/diningroom with another TV and door to private garden. South and east-facing, well-equipped modern fitted kitchen with granite worksurfaces, American style fridge-freezer and double electric range. Twin bedroom with newly installed en-suite bathroom/WC with shower (suitable for disabled use). Cloakroom/WC with wash basin. Upstairs: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, and newly installed en-suite bathroom/WC and overbath shower, and one with sleigh bed and wash basin. Two twin-bedded rooms, one with wash basin. Newly installed shower room with w/c and basin. All first floor bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, dormer windows and overlook gardens. Free Broadband connection.

We have had an excellent week in this lovely house which is extemely well-

equipped and very comfortable. Jack appreciated the disabled facilities - all rooms being so spacious. The Moors were beautiful, and the coast being so close was great for the children.

H ouse and location perfect for our needs. Children had a ball sledging, beach combing and swimming in the local pool – we would all happily return. Feb 2012 16 /



Rievaulx The first Cistercian Abbey in northern England, Rievaulx was once the largest and most important monastery in the country. Its beautiful ruins lie in a magical quiet valley, described by an Abbott as “everywhere peace, everywhere tranquillity”.

Goathland One of the prettiest high moorland villages, Goathland is half way between Pickering and Whitby and the starting point for many moors walks. Home to “Heartbeat”.

Jorvik A journey through the reconstruction of Viking Age streets as they would have been in AD975. In York’s Jorvik Centre.

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Dominated by the beautiful 13C Abbey (up the 99 steps), Whitby is a traditional maritime town with cobbled streets and sandy “blue flag” beach. Captain Cook served his apprenticeship here before his Endeavour explorations – his house is now his museum. /


DANBYDALE Sleeps 4 If you are looking for peace and quiet, welcome to Danbydale, pleasantly set in the quiet corner of the orchard. Danbydale used to be the stables - which explains the spacious sitting room. With separate shower room/wc and basin, this cottage is good for those who prefer not to share. And for couples who might like a four-poster bed! Downstairs: Entrance hall, cloakroom/WC. Large sitting-room with open stone fireplace and views towards the orchard. Sunny, new modern kitchen with dining area overlooking the courtyard. Upstairs: Two bedrooms, one large double with four-poster bed and one twin-bedded. New Ensuite bathroom/WC. New shower room/WC with basin. Free Broadband connection.

First visit to Yorkshire and Hungate Cottages. Wonderful time of year to visit -

were lucky enough to just catch the daffodils at Farndale (thousands of them!) Found Pickering an excellent base from which to explore Yorkshire and no shortage of places to visit whatever the weather. Definitely hope to come back again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this holiday - both the cottage and Pickering.

Beautiful cottage, so handy into town. Loved the cosiness of a real log fire. Lots to do for our small children (4 and 2) even on a rainy day as the local library had a storytime for under 5s on a Tuesday afternoon and the staff were so welcoming and friendly. March 2012 20 /


GLAISDALE Sleeps 5+1 This warm, sunny cottage looks over both the courtyard one way and the well-enclosed orchard the other. The arched area has plenty of room - perfect to sit in a big chair and read the morning newspaper in the sun, or for the children to use as a play area. Downstairs: Entrance hall. Large sitting-room with open stone fireplace and arch to spacious, new fitted kitchen/dining room. Cloakroom/WC. Upstairs: Double bedroom overlooking orchard. Twin-bedded room with wash basin and views towards the courtyard and orchard. Single bedroom. New bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Free Broadband connection.

We have been coming to Pickering for 18 years and every year we find

something different to enjoy. The one thing that doesn’t change is the wonderful scenery and North Yorkshire hospitality. We’re converts. Sept 2010

A wonderful place to celebrate a birthday with family. The beauty of Hungate is that it seems a million miles from anywhere yet the town is on the doorstep in an area with something to suit everybody.

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LEVISHAM Sleeps 6 Levisham is a highly attractive and bright cottage that was once part of the old hay barn. The sitting room enjoys a beautiful view over the cricket field, and the dining area looks over the old limestone courtyard. With two shower rooms and a bathroom, visitors don’t get in each other’s way in the morning. Levisham has an integral garage and parking space for another car. Downstairs: Entrance hall, cloakroom/WC, sitting-room with open fireplace. Adjoining dining area. A new fitted kitchen with French windows leading to garden. Upstairs: Master double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC and basin. Two twin bedded rooms. Bathroom/WC. Separate shower room. Free Broadband connection.

H aving come predominantly to go mountain cycling, the integral garage was a nice touch and ideal for keeping our bikes secure. The cottage is ideally situated with all the main features of Pickering being no more than a ten minute walk away. Oct 2011 This has been our first 3-generation holiday and we decided to re-visit North

Yorkshire. The cottage surpassed our expectations and was an ideal “home” for 2 young children (3 & 1) - really comfortable and well-equppied. Pickering, too, was an excellent location and we really appreciated both the proximity of the shops and the variety of places to eat - and all within walking distance. 24 /

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THE CARRS Sleeps 4 This is a charming ‘town’ cottage - a bit separate from the other cottages. The south facing sitting-room looks out, through lovely French windows, across the secluded patio towards The Carrs’ very own well-enclosed lawn and flower borders. Good for visitors who don’t want to share upstairs. Downstairs: New fitted kitchen with arch to dining-room. Large, south-facing sittingroom with gas ‘log-effect’ fire in stone fireplace and French windows to patio. Cloakroom/WC. Upstairs: Double bedroom with ensuite shower/WC.Twin-bedded room. Ensuite bathroom/WC with shower. Free Broadband connection.

W hat a fabulous cottage - we can’t believe that we’ve stayed in Pickering

for many years and never knew about this little treasure! A perfect base for exploring and Pickering itself is a joy to walk round. We’ve had a perfect relaxing holiday and will certainly be back. April 2011

The weather was fantastic. We have a 5 and 6 year old - we all enjoyed:


Dalby Forest (Bride Stones), Steam Train to Goathland, Hole of Horcum & Robin Hood’s Bay, a day trip to Scarborough, Sutton Bank - White Horse of Kilburn. Eating would recommend: Chicos for pizza, Spice4U (opposite), Trenchers Restaurant in Whitby. /



Harewood House Home to the Queen’s cousin, Harewood House is a mid 18C masterpiece set in spectacular landscaped gardens, built with West Indian sugar trade money. In the State rooms you can see Adam ceilings, Chippendale furniture and Old Master paintings.

Sinnington A sleepy picturesque village on the southern edge of the National Park, where the River Seven flows off the Moors, through Rosedale and into the Vale of Pickering. Good riverside walks upstream.

Dalby Forest The Great Yorkshire Forest comprises 8000 acres of rolling woodland, cycle and walking trails, picnic and play areas. Hungate provides a free-multi entry pass for each cottage.

Rosedale Abbey Horseshoe The Rosedale Ironstone Railway (dismantled in the 1930s) ran round the high moor horseshoe on three sides of Rosedale Abbey. Now it is a magnificent level walk with breathtaking views.

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Filey, a friendly Edwardian seaside town. The award winning sandy beach is protected by Filey Brig, a haven for a variety of bird and wild life.


ELLERBECK Sleeps 4 Once the original servants’ rooms, Ellerbeck has grown into a really cosy cottage overlooking the upper courtyard and its own little garden. Perfect for two couples who don’t want to share facilities upstairs and just a few yards from the big arched gate that leads to the town and those superb restaurants! What’s more, Ellerbeck shares the lovely secret walled garden. Downstairs: Entrance hall. Cloakroom/WC. Sitting-room with open stone fireplace. Corner dining area with chapel-bench seating. Pine-fitted kitchen. Upstairs: Double bedroom with large new en-suite bathroom/WC, and shower. Twin-bedded room with own bathroom/WC and over-bath shower. Free Broadband connection.

We have had a lovely time here in Ellerbeck Cottage. The log fire has been

great on the chilly evenings (very cosy). We have been to some beautiful beaches (Sandsend, Whitby, Scarborough to name a few). Our dog Poppy has loved it as well.

O ur 4th stay at Hungate. Walks in the magnificent, sometimes awe-inspring scenery, followed by a return to the warm and cosy cottage. Immaculate, Ellerbeck is persuasion enough to come yet again. Sept 2010

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SALTERSGATE Sleeps 7 Rebuilt in 1982 from the original stone of the old stock room, Saltersgate’s lovely large sitting room faces south and west over the upper courtyard. The new broad oak fitted kitchen enjoys the morning sun, and the dining area the evening sun. And not everyone has to share the upstairs facilities, as there is a separate shower room/wc and basin. You’ll adore the wonderful secret walled garden. Downstairs: Slate entrance hall, lovely large sitting-room with open stone fireplace and south facing bay window. Broad oak-fitted kitchen with large dining area with additional colour TV. Cloakroom/WC. Upstairs: South-facing double bedroom (king-size sleigh bed) next to a new separate shower room/WC with wash basin. Bunk-bedded room with full size bunks. Twin-bedded room. Single bedroom. A newWC with over-bath shower. Free Broadband connection.

A lovely holiday cottage with lots to do in the area for all ages. So nice not to hear any traffic once inside the black gates. Very convenient location as it is so near to all amenities. Would definitely return. The facilities and location must be very good as grandma didn’t find anything to moan about!

This is a fantastic place for a big family get-together. We had four cottages between us and have been impressed by them all. This is a beautiful setting. Thank you for all the effort and attention to detail that people have clearly put it. Nov 2011 32 /


BRANSDALE Sleeps 4 A very private cottage facing south over its own well-enclosed and secluded garden and shrub border, Bransdale has the advantage of a large sunny sitting-room from where you can watch the cricket just across the road. Downstairs: Entrance hall, cloakroom/WC, large sitting/dining room. New fitted kitchen. Upstairs: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. A new bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. The upstairs of Bransdale used to house an early beam oil engine that drove turnip cutters and a sheaf slicer. The engine is now on display in the Ryedale Folk Museum. Free Broadband connection.

P erfect location and beautifully equipped cottage - loved breakfast/evening

drinks in the sunny garden. Very central for exploring the coast, moors and forests. (Dalby Forest was a really pleasant surprise.) Super holiday! June 2011

Fab holiday again! Playdale Farm (near Scarborough) was a big hit with our


two children - a good place to visit if the weather isn’t great. Filey and Whitby are both worth a visit. Mister Chips did good fish and chips in Whitby, with kids menu! Peasholm Park is good for an afternoon stroll with boating lake and ducks galore. /


LOCKTON Sleeps 6 Converted from the original old hay barn, Lockton is a sunny spacious cottage that looks south over the cricket field and north over its own delightful enclosed private garden (with garden furniture). Very suitable for families who prefer separate baths and showers. Lockton also comes complete with an internal garage and parking space for another car. Downstairs: Entrance hall, cloakroom/WC, sitting-room with open fireplace adjoins dining area and new fitted kitchen. French windows leading to private garden. Upstairs: Master double bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC and basin. Two twin-bedded rooms. Bathroom/WC. Separate shower room. Free Broadband connection.

Thank you once again for an enjoyable, relaxing week in your lovely

cottage - I really would like to live here! Besides enjoying well loved places, we’ve discovered new lovely places - Sinnington and a walk beside the river, Runswick Bay and Scampston.

A nother enjoyable stay at Hungate Cottages.

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Hutton le Hole was a new visiting spot this year, and very scenic and quaint. Revisited NYMR, Burton Agnes Hall, Castle Howard, Eden Camp and of course the Magpie restaurant in Whitby. April 2011



Robin Hood’s Bay The village road runs steeply down to the edge of the rocky shore with intriguing alleyways weaving between tightly packed cottages of Robin Hood’s Bay.

Rosedale Abbey A tiny village, Rosedale is home to those who farm the upland pastures of the valley, one of a dozen or so valleys which cut down from the high moors and which lend their names to the cottages at Hungate.

NYMR The North Yorks Moors Railway now runs steam trains through to Whitby and back to Pickering. It was England’s second railway, built by Stephenson after the Darlington to Stockton.

National Railway Museum, York Inside the National Railway Museum (the world’s largest) are 200 years of world railway history from Japanese Bullett trains to Queen Victoria’s carriage to Stephenson’s Rocket to Mallard to the Flying Scotsman.

Eden Camp Shambles

Eden Camp (10 minutes from Hungate) is a WW2 museum experience in scenes using movement, lighting, sound and smells. Lots of exhibits in 24 huts on the site of POW camp built in 1942.

Shop in York’s Shambles - close to the Minster. /


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Hungate Cottages wish to acknowledge the kind assistance of all who helped in the production of this brochure, including all photography and design. Photography: Filey - Tony Batholomew Scarborough, Whitby(overlooked by Abbey), Runswick Bay & Robin hood’s Bay - Mark Denton Hutton Le Hole, Sinnington & Rievaulx - Mike Kipling Various photographs throughout -Visit York Design: Design & Art Direction HUNGATE COTTAGES 2014

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