This impressive converted pottery blends historic features, modern comfort and an enviable location right next to Pickering Castle. Built into the hillside (you'll spot some of the exposed rock in the home), it also boasts spectacular views over the town and its heritage steam railway. A state-of-the-art kitchen in an elevated position is the heart of the home, overlooking the velvety lounge below – complete with sloping ceilings, skylights, bi-folding doors out to the deck and a cosy log burner. Rise early to explore the market town and its independent shops, restaurants and pubs, or enjoy a walk on the iconic Cleveland Way or in nearby Dalby Forrest, where you'll find gentle woodland trails and more of North Yorkshire's stunning scenery.
Home truths: *Two well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay in this home – there are external stairs down to the lawn
*There's a driveway for one or two cars
*There are some sloping ceilings – particularly in the fourth bedroom which contains bunk beds
*You'll have a private entrance
*If you're bringing little ones, there's a stairgate, children's tableware, books and toys – you'll need to bring your own travel cot
*This home is built into a steep slope
*There's laptop-friendly workspace here