Applestore is a luxury 5 star gold property which ideally sleeps 4, but it can sleep 6 as there is a pull out sofabed in the master bedroom. This quaint country cottage nestled in the Middleton Hall grounds is the perfect harmony of old world charm and modern comfort. It boasts a private garden and private off road parking, as well as access to a lockable bike storage. Situated on the western border of the thriving market town that is Pickering, one can access the town by a short 20 minute walk along quiet neighbourhood streets, or one can drive or take the bus there in a matter of minutes. Middleton Village itself has a wonderful pub serving food and drink, a petrol station, a convenience store, a post office and a tea room.
Entering the cottage, take a couple of steps down to a country-style kitchen with original quarry tiled floor, farmhouse table and seating for six. This fully equipped kitchen enables you to prepare comprehensive meals or simply enjoy the cream tea upon arrival! Granite work surfaces complement the modern appliances in a traditional space. Off the kitchen, you will find a spacious sitting room with wood-burning stove, natural flagstone floor, oak features and a Georgian toilet converted from the original earth closet, to meet modern expectations.
Upstairs, there is a large master bedroom with prominent beams, a king-sized bed and a relaxing sofa. The newly built bathroom set on stilts over the garden provides a light and airy feel with wide windows looking out onto bird feeders in the trees outside. Our guests tell us this bathroom with its large bath and low level lighting affords lovely romantic evenings! Alternatively, the modern shower set to one side offers a choice of luxury. The second bedroom is a twin bedroom and is in the old apple store with entry through a low door. At the far end of the room is an attractive separate bathroom with bath and hand shower, toilet and basin. In each bedroom, you will find high quality cotton sheets and contemporary textiles, large soft bath towels and designer soap.
The cottage has its own ‘secret’ walled garden with table, furniture, and barbeque. The area has been extended with the new bathroom work to exploit the suntrap opportunities and to encourage the wild birds. Our guests have use of our garage for bikes and hosepipes for cleaning, as well as an outdoor washing line. You are welcome to share our large mature garden most of the year and we do not expect you join us in its weeding! Beyond is the shared paddock with trampoline, live willow house and fruit trees. The grass is cut to form a series of paths through the wild flowers and tall grasses. Beyond is the wooded area with a variety of wildlife. We would like to keep Applestore Cottage and its furnishings to a high standard for the enjoyment of all our guests. Unfortunately, this means that we cannot have pets or smoking. Our cottages are family friendly and we can provide cots and high chairs.