New brochure and prices

It is that time again when you will be receiving our annual brochure packed with new images of our cottages. We are also offering our usual £50 early booking discount for a 2019 break of 7 nights or more. Please look out for your new brochure during the first couple of weeks in October.


Christmas Markets and Lights Switch ons

Whilst you are visiting us at Hungate Cottages why not spend some time wandering around the local Christmas markets or celebrate the start of Christmas watching the lights switched on?

Christmas Markets

The Christmas Fair at Duncombe Park, Helmsley 16.11.2018 -17.11.2018

Leeds Christkindelmarkt 09.11.2018 - 22.12.2018

St. Nicholas Fair, York 15.11.2018 - 23.12.2018

Harrogate Christmas Market 15.11.2018 - 18.11.2018


Christmas Lights

Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland Launch NIght and Light Switch on at York Designer Outlet on Friday 16th November from 5pm. Visit for more information.

Malton's Lights Switch on is to be held on Sunday 25th November from 3.30pm - 6pm. Minster FM will be live on stage.

Pickering's Lights switch on - Saturday 1st December. Lights at 6pm. Santa and his sleigh, live performances and lots more.

Dog Friendly Attractions

Taking your pet on holiday? Wondering which local attractions accept pets? Below is a list we have compliled of dog friendly attractions in North Yorkshire.

Ryedale Folk Museum

Helmsley Castle

Whitby Abbey

Burton Agnes Hall

Rievaulx Abbey

Scarborough Castle

Kirkham Priory

Mother Shipton's Cave

There are also many beaches along the east coast which allow dogs all year round. These include Cayton Bay, Robin Hood' Bay and Runswick Bay. Some local beaches have restrictions during the summer but check on

Sea Life Centre Scarborough

Dive into an amazing underwater world at Sea Life Scarborough. With our 40% voucher you and your family can discover the ocean's armoured creatures, follow the fascinating journeys of their rehabilitating seal pups in Yorkshire's only Seal hospital, walk with penguins waddling by your feet in our walk through attraction and join us every day for funtalks, animal feeds and much, much more.


Pickering on TV

Back in March, Channel 5 aired a three part documentary about life on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The series went behind the scenes and showed the wonderful sites our visitors can see for themselves when visiting us. Don't worry if you missed the series as they are now showing repeats on My5.

Remember, all our guests (arriving until 3.11.2018) are eligible for 1 free adult return on the North Yorkshire Moor Railway.

Christmas in Pickering

Christmas is a wonderful time of year to spend with friends and family. We are now fully booked for Christmas 2018 but we still have availability for our New Year breaks arriving on Saturday 29th December 2018. Please check our availability page or our New Year blog for more details.

Our guests this year we be able to celebrate Christmas starting when they arrive on Saturday 22nd with a Christmas hamper with lots of treats for the whole family. Then on Sunday 23rd December we will welcome Stape Silver Band to the cottages and have carols, mince pies and mulled wine around around beautiful Christmas tree.

Wartime Weekend

We have had a lovely weekend watching all our lovely guests dressing up and getting into the spirit of Pickering's annual 1940s Wartime Weekend.

Low deposits

Are you staying with us soon?

Thinking about returning?

We are now offering guests the chance to book their next holiday with us for the low deposit of £50. Any guest who books their next holiday with us before they leave can do so for just £50.

Please see our card during your saty for more information.


New Year 2019

Thinking of getting the family together to celebrate the New Year? We still have availability for this New Year.

New Year breaks start on Saturday 29th December and are for 7 nights.

We have:

Danbydale which sleeps 4 for £840

Farndale which sleeps 5 for £850

Glaisdale which sleeps 5 + 1 child on a z-bed for £905

These prices are for 7 nights.

Please ring 07876 404152 or email for more information.


Ryedale Folk Museum

Did you know that all our guests receive FREE entry to Ryedale folk museum?

Only a 15 minute drive away located in the beautiful village of Hutton-le-Hole.

Please visit their website to see the special activities they are running during the school holidays and for more information.

Local Markets

Do you love to wander around picturesque villages and towns and sample what they have to offer? Then why not visit some of our local towns on Market day?

Helmsley - Friday

Kirkbymoorside - Wednesday

Malton - Saturday

Pickering - Monday

Thirsk - Monday and Saturday

Farmers' Markets

Helmsley - 3rd Friday of the month

Malton - 2nd Saturday of the month

Pickering - 1st Thursday of the month

Whitby - Every Thursday (May to October)

Wykeham - Every Friday

Walking days

Do you enjoy walking in beautiful surroundings? Visit to download routes around North Yorkshire. Need a printer? Just ask us when you arrive or during your stay and we will print the routes off for you.


Historic Castles

Did you know that Pickering had its very own castle? Pickering castle is situated just a 10 minute walk from Hungate Cottages. It is now own by English Heritage but is well worth a walk around.

We are also very lucky to have two other castles a short drive from Pickering. Scarborough Castle is an impressive site built on the cliff overlooking the North and South Bays. Helmsley's Castle dates back to the period after the Norman Conquest.

If you fancy visiting all 3 castles in one day why not hop on the 128 bus which provides an hourly service from Helmsley to Scarborough and Scarborough to Helmsley passing through many villages along the A170.

Access for All

Planning a visit to North Yorkshire? Bringing friends and family? Why not book Hungate Garden Cottage?

Hungate Garden Cottage has 5 bedrooms and benefits from a large private garden to the front of the property and a private carpark for at least 5 cars to the rear.

HGC has a ground floor bedroom with an en-suite wet room and a large living room, dining room and kitchen.

There are lots of places to visit whilst in North Yorkshire and 'Out and About in the North York Moors' have published their 2018 magazine which has a double page spread on 'Access for All'.

Here are a few places they recommend.

Cod beck Reservoir, Osmotherley

Eden Camp, Malton

Ampleforth Abbey

Sutton Bank

Rievaulx Abbey

Dalby Forest (HGC has two free unlimited passes for Dalby Forest)

Whitby Abbey and the Cleveland Way

Castle Howard

North Yorkshire Moor Railway

All our guests arriving before Saturday 3rd November 2018 and staying for 7 nights or more are entitled to one free adult return journey on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. We are also pleased to announce that we are now part of the Ambassador scheme run by the railway and we can offer each adult £4 off a return journey to Whitby. Look out for the vouchers in your welcome pack.  

Cropton Brewery

We recently visited The New Inn in Cropton and took a tour of The Great Yorkshire Brewery. We all thoroughly enjoyed both the tour and meal afterwards. You can take just the tour which start at 11am and 2pm or like we did The Brewery Tour Package which includes a 2 course lunch at The New Inn, a tour of the brewery, a gift pack and pint.

Visit their website for more information and also look out for deals on Groupon.


We are very excited to announce that we now have an instagram page!

We would love to see pictures of you enjoying your stay with us and of places you have visited.

Don't forget we also have a Facebook post.


Stape Silver Band

We are pleased to announce that we will be welcoming Stape SIlver Band on Sunday 23rd December to play a selection of Christmas carols for our guests.

We still have availability for Christmas so why not join us? All our Christmas breaks start on Saturday 22nd December for 7 nights.

Danbydale £861 Sleeps 4

Farndale £870 Sleeps 5

Lockton £1221 sleeps 6, accepts pets

Rosedale £967 sleeps 6



Short Breaks 2018 - 2019

Did you know that from Monday 29th October 2018 to Monday 25th March 2019 you can book a short break with us? *

Our short breaks are from Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday.

Please see our availability page for more details and prices or email us at or call us on 07876 404152.


*Christmas, New Year and February half term are all 7 night stays

Alpamare Scarborough 10% off

We have another exciting discount which we are pleased we can offer to our guests.

Alpamare Scarborough is 'A waterpark from another World' with 4 exciting slides, an indoor wave pool and 2 heated outdoor pools and now our guests can claim 10% off entry into the park.


2019 bookings

We are pleased to announce that you can now book a 2019 holiday at 2018 prices.

Please visit our availability page or ring 07876 404152 or email for further information.


Summer in Pickering

Ever wondered when you should choose to take your family Summer holiday at Hungate Cottages?

Here's a few reasons why.

FREE swimming at Ryedale Pool.

FREE admission To Ryedale Folk Musuem

One FREE adult return journey on the NYMR

5 minute walk to Beck Isle Musuem

5 minute journey to Flamingo land

7 minute journey to Eden Camp

Whitby and Scarborough only a short drive away

Castle Howard and other stately homes nearby

And lots more.


Rosedale/ Farndale

Fancy a break with the family but still want your own space? Why not book Rosedale and Farndale? With the inter-joining door you can spend time together as 1 large family but also have the luxury of your own kitchen, living room and bathrooms in each cottage.  

Rosedale has a large living room, separate kitchen/ dining room, 1 king bedroom and two twin bedrooms. Upstairs there is a bathroom with bath and over-head shower, a separate WC and separate shower. There is also a downstairs WC.

Farndale has a living room with the dining table in the corner, kitchen and downstairs WC. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and a single as well as a bathroom with bath and over-head shower.

Please ring 07876 404152 for prices.




We always know Summer is on the way when Pickering Cricket Club start playing on a Saturday afternoon. Three of our cottages have the advantage of looking directly on to the cricket pitch.