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Retiring in style in Yorkshire

26/10/2022 Mickle Hill, General, Corporate

Mickle Hill is a retirement village in Yorkshire that offers a fresh approach to retirement living with a selection of beautifully designed homes set in landscaped grounds.

Mickle Hill is for people over 60 who want to live life to the full in a vibrant retirement village where you are always made welcome and has an enviable location in the pretty market town of Pickering, gateway to the stunning landscapes of the North York Moors.

At the heart of this Yorkshire retirement village is The Pavilion. Here you will find our café Bistro, Cinema, Bar, library, hair salon, gym, Jacuzzi and village shop. There are also plenty of outdoor seating areas where you can enjoy summers set in tended gardens. When you retire in North Yorkshire, there are a number of hidden gems you can visit to enjoy your retirement in style.

What can you do in Pickering?

Mickle Hill is located in the beautiful setting of Pickering, a lovely and welcoming market town packed with over 100 independent shops, quaint cafes and traditional tea rooms and pubs. Pickering, North Yorkshire is the perfect setting for your retirement home. Part of the civil parish of Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, you will be living on the border of the North York Moors National Park.

Home to St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church with a large and active congregation which is used by the town for special occasions and concerts. It provides a stunning focal point with its extensive medieval wall paintings making it a place worth visiting on your trips out of the village or when family come to visit. The Beck Isle Museum is at the heart of Pickering’s heritage and brings to life the Victorian period, celebrating Pickering’s people, trade and history.

Where else can you visit when you retire in North Yorkshire?

Starting from the quaint Pickering station, you can travel 24 miles along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway through stunning scenery. You’ll be able to visit local beauty spots including the below:


Whitby is a lovely seaside town with great English heritage and dramatic coastlines. One of its most iconic attractions is Whitby Abbey, which was a 7th century monastery later turned into a Benedictine Abbey. It is a fantastic photo opportunity with the backdrop of the coast. You can also walk to the West Pier Lighthouse and enjoy the views that overlook the ruins of the Abbey whilst listening to the waves crashing and the seagulls soar. As well as seeing Whitby on foot, there are plenty of opportunities for boat trips and vintage tours on hop-on-hop-off buses.


Home to the TV series Heartbeat, the North Yorks Moors Railway has a station in Goathland which has also featured in the Harry Potter films. There are plenty of scenic walks to do in Goathland and several cafés and pubs to enjoy.


At Levisham you can take a trip back in history and experience its 1912 styled railway station. The Hole of Horcum is one of the most spectacular features in the national park and there are many archaeological remains there to explore. Again, there are plenty of walks and places to eat and drink and watch the day go by, set in the peace of the national park.


Did you know that Malton is Yorkshire’s food capital? They are passionate about their artisan producers and independent shops and there is an abundance of local farm produce and exciting events.


Scarborough boasts a breath-taking coastline and is home to some of the UK’s best award-winning sandy beaches. As well as the beaches, there are many world class attractions including the Scarborough Castle, Sealife Centre and the Open-Air Theatre hosting many concerts. This is a fantastic place to visit when your family are in town as there is something for all ages!

If you want to travel a little further afield you can visit the beautiful York, Ripon or Harrogate. 

Mickle Hill retirement village is located in a brilliant town and community that we are proud to be part of. You will immediately feel at home and your friends and family will love to visit and enjoy all that North Yorkshire has to offer. 

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