Keld Head Farm Cottages


Nine gorgeous character cottages in the Vale of Pickering, North Yorkshire.

  • roomUnits 9
  • person Sleeps 2 - 8
  • bed Bedrooms 1 - 4
  • petPets No
  • mobilityMobility Yes
  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Older Kids
From £320/week
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Set in the open countryside in the Vale of Pickering on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park Keld Head provides a fabulous base to explore the heritage coast and moors close by. The award-winning traditional stone cottages, set around a peaceful courtyard and amongst landscaped gardens achieved the Enjoy England Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service. Keld Head is a great location for a relaxing and revitalising break.

About this place

Best bits

  • Character filled properties perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of daily life.
  • Cots, highchairs and child safety equipment is all available upon request.
  • There is an abundance of outdoor furniture and gorgeous spots for sitting and socialise in the sun.

Top tips

  • Book in a babysitter and enjoy a kids-free evening at a local pub.
  • Pack wellies and walking boots to make the most out of all the beautiful surrounding countryside walks.
  • Celebrate a special occasion by having a gourmet meal expertly prepared for you and served in your cottage.

Plan your stay

What are the facilities like? Where can you eat? What can you do?

Outdoor play equipment
Baby listening

The traditional stone cottages and peaceful courtyard set the pace for this family holiday. Once you arrive it's wind-down time. The holiday gets off to a grand start with a welcoming tea tray complete with home-baked cakes to greet you. We enjoyed that whilst relaxing in the award-winning gardens.

The charming cottages maintain their original character with exposed beams and traditional stone fireplaces and are furnished to a high standard. Reassuringly they are spacious and equipped with all you might need, that includes the fully stocked kitchen as well as the cots, highchairs, games and videos that are a pre-requisite for most child-friendly breaks.

Julian and Penny have thought about what might help your holiday go smoothly which is telling by the fact that the cottages are extremely comfortable. But they've gone further. Meals are pretty much covered. If you pre-plan you can get the groceries delivered, the freezer stocked up with freshly prepared meals and arrange for a fully catered meal served to you in your own cottage without lifting a finger. When you do cook you may wish to use the garden house with its decked area and barbecue to enjoy an informal meal alfresco in the lovely gardens. There is also a listening and baby-sitting service available should you want to check out one of the pubs nearby.

As they are bordered by meadows you get that wonderful feeling of being in the country, particularly with the cows and sheep grazing near by - always a good one to distract the children. However, Pickering is within easy walking distance for even the most sprawling of families thereby giving you the flexibility to enjoy the grounds and then perhaps go hop on a steam train at the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway and spot the Harry Potter scenes, visit the local museum, explore the castle ruins or splash in the indoor swimming pool.

They are just the local things to do. You are of course on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors with all the marvellous walks and outdoor activities a plenty as well as tons of places to visit including the lovely beaches and tiny fishing villages along the heritage coast, the imposing Castle Howard or the stately buildings and cobbled streets of York.

The cottages have been awarded 4 stars and are classed as Accessibility Mobility 1 under the Access Scheme. Keld Head also participate in the Green Tourism Scheme for which they received a ‘Silver Award'.

Given that they share a communal courtyard the cottages would be suitable for a family get together - you'd just have a little extra space and privacy that is sometimes so very important!

Reviewed by Jo & family

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Six of the cottages are single storey and two of these have Visit England Mobility 1 Grading. The staff aim to make everyone's stay as enjoyable as possible, and are committed to providing suitable access for all guests, whatever their individual needs. A full accessibility statement is available on request.

Location & local area

About the owners

Julian & Penny

Listed since January 2009

We live on site and are always available and happy to help sort out any problems or advise you as to where to go out, eat, walk or cycle.

Owner recommendations

  • There are plenty of outdoor activities to try out – rambling, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, quad biking or fishing.

  • Visit Dalby Forest, only 6 miles from the cottages, with our free entry pass. There are bike paths and walking routes galore.

  • Book a treetop adventure at GoApe - also in Dalby Forest. A memorable day out for all the family.

  • Take the train to Whitby for the day. There you can explore the ancient Abbey, Whitby Museum, have a go at crabbing on the Harbour and trying the fresh fish and chips.

  • There is something for everyone in York, only 25 miles from the cottages. Wander through the cobbled streets and take in the history, shops and famous Yorkshire Tea.

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