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Swift At Mels Cottages

Pickering (4mls), North Yorkshire
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Indoor swimming pool
Spa Facilities
Decorated for Christmas
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A gorgeous, converted barn complete with open beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls
  • Make use of the communal indoor heated pool, as well as a spa and sauna, exclusive to guests at the properties
  • Gather together for a BBQ on the shared patio or enjoy a picnic in the tranquil gardens
Property code: 88956

Enjoy a magnificent stay at this gorgeous former barn at Newton-on-Rawcliffe in North Yorkshire. Sleeping seven guests, the three-bedroom, dog-friendly abode nestles on a tranquil site in the village together with several other holiday properties. Head back to your delightful, single-storey retreat after exciting days out to unwind with your family and friends and to make the most of the shared access you have to the indoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub.

Immerse yourselves in the spectacular countryside surrounding the village as often as possible. Venture out to explore the dramatic North Yorkshire Moors National Park or the picturesque North Riding Forest Park from the barn. Make the most of being just 4 miles from the market town of Pickering, with its medieval castle and museum, as well as its station on the heritage North Yorkshire Moors Railway. From Newton-on-Rawcliffe, you could also organise a visit to Scarborough, 22.5 miles away on the coast.

Step inside this exquisite barn, leaving your walking boots and jackets in the entrance, to discover an open-plan lounge/diner, with a high vaulted ceiling, beams and exposed stone wall. Stoke up the wood burner in here after bracing autumn and winter walks, search for your favourite television programme on the Smart TV or play games long into the evening.

Decide whose turn it is to whip up a tasty meal with the fresh Yorkshire produce you have bought through in the kitchen then set the table and gather round to enjoy it together.

When eyelids begin to droop, make your way through to the double room, the twin or the family room, which features a bunk with a double bed below and a single above. There are two family bathrooms to choose between at this property.

Stroll through the shared grounds, which include a water garden with a pond, and a patio with picnic tables, at your leisure. Amble over to the pool house to do a few lengths of the 6-metre exercise pool or to have a sauna or hot tub after your trips out. There is parking for two cars with this barn.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin and a double bunk bed (double on the bottom and a single on top)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 with shower and WC, 1 with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave
  • Two shared washing machines and a tumble dryer (operated by coin meter) are located in a separate laundry room
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Smart TV
  • Communal courtyard with benches, access to shared gardens including a water garden area with a pond and bridge
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Communal swimming pool (allocated times may apply in busy periods and children must be supervised) open 10am to 6pm. owners can be flexible with opening hours if pre-arranged
  • Communal hot tub and sauna - please note sauna is free but does need a £1 to operate which is returned
  • Pub is a short walk away, is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and serves food at weekends and shop 5 miles
  • PLEASE NOTE - This property is not suitable for parties due to being in a residential area and the owners kindly request that you consider the neighbours by keeping the noise down outside after 10pm.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Plan exciting expeditions from the barn at Newton-on-Rawcliffe. Discover the property is in an excellent position for accessing vibrant Pickering, for example, where you can wander the pretty streets, peruse independent shops and ponder in tearooms, cafes and pubs.

Discover Georgian architecture in the town standing alongside cosy traditional cottages, creating a picture-postcard backdrop to your afternoons out. The North York Moors Railway starts in Pickering, and from here you can catch a steam or heritage diesel train to Whitby and back again through some of the most picturesque countryside in Yorkshire.

Further afield, you can explore the awe-inspiring North York Moors, a landscape of gently rolling hills of heather, ancient woodland and lazy rivers winding through lush green valleys. If you want to head deeper into the naturally beautiful landscape, take a trip to the top of the high central moorlands, an area known for its superb hiking.

Also visit the other delightful towns and villages of these fascinating moors, where honey-coloured sandstone buildings lend a warm contrast to the deep purple and green of the surrounding hills. The charming town of Kirkbymoorside is 11.5 miles from your barn, with its treasure trove of art and antiques’ shops, tearooms, Ryedale Folk Museum and a lively market on Wednesdays.

There is a theme park and zoo at Flamingo Land, 9 miles away, and Eden Camp, a fascinating modern history museum, is an 11.5-mile drive. Head to Scarborough, 22.5 miles away, to see the castle or to go to the beach and enjoy a traditionally British day out at the seaside.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Sian 22nd October 2022

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Lovely cottage, plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 children in our party. Fantastic facilities the children loved the swimming pool and the adults loved the hot tub and sauna. Good all round holiday with something for everyone. Our girls even had Halloween sweets left on the doorstep which was a really night touch!

Reviewed by Vikki 9th September 2022

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Very spacious and good facilities for wheelchair user. Very clean and lovely village location

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