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Mallard At Mels Cottages

Pickering (4mls), North Yorkshire
Sleeps 6
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

  • An idyllic rural retreat for up to six guests, situated close to the North Yorkshire Moors
  • Perfect for walkers with an abundance of walking routes from the doorstep
  • After a long day, sink into the hot tub or sauna in the communal leisure suite for the ultimate way to unwind
Property code: 88958

Treat yourselves to a stay at this comfortable, stone cottage in the peaceful village of Newton-on-Rawcliffe in North Yorkshire. Sleeping six guests, and welcoming happy hounds too, the three-bedroom, two-storey retreat property nestles on an appealing site alongside other attractive holiday homes. All the properties, including this cottage, have shared access to an indoor pool, sauna and hot tub, where you can swim and relax after your many excursions.

On the fringes of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and the North Riding Forest Park, this cottage is ideal for keen walkers and those wishing to visit the bustling market town of Pickering, 4 miles away, with its medieval castle, museum and heritage trains along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. It could also suit guests wishing to plan a day out to the coast at Scarborough, 22.5 miles away.

Enter the property at ground-floor level and make your way through to the kitchen/diner to make a cup of tea for your friends and family and start preparing dinner. There is a table in here where you can all sit down to your hearty Yorkshire feasts together.

Light the wood burner in the lounge on chilly evenings, then find a film to enjoy together on the Smart TV as it crackles gently in the background. Play games in here and discuss the following day’s activities before heading off to bed.

One of your bedrooms, a twin room, are at ground-floor level, together with a family bathroom, while a double, a twin and another family bathroom are upstairs.

Spill out into the shared grounds on sunny days. Look out for wildlife in the water garden, with its pond, or dine out on warm evenings at the picnic tables on the patio. Spend time at the pool house having a sauna or hot tub or doing a few lengths of the 6-metre exercise pool. There is parking for two cars with this cottage.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 2 twins
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 with shower, bath and WC, 1 with bath/hand-held shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, slim dishwasher and microwave
  • Two shared automatic washing machines and a tumble drier (operated by coin meter) is located in a separate laundry room
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • 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.
  • Please note there are head level beams in first floor bedrooms
  • 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

Enjoy exploring your beautiful Yorkshire surroundings from this cottage at Newton-on-Rawcliffe. Make time to visit the historic town of Pickering, 4 miles away, where you can stroll down charming streets, amble round independent shops and pause for refreshment in tearooms, cafes and pubs.

Appreciate the Georgian architecture which stands alongside cosy, traditional cottages in the town. Find time to catch a steam or heritage diesel train along the North York Moors Railway, which starts in Pickering and runs to Whitby and back 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 the cottage and is a treasure trove of art and antiques’ shops and tearooms. Also visit the Ryedale Folk Museum while you are here and make time to browse in the lively market on Wednesdays.

Theme park and zoo Flamingo Land is 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 Joanne 23rd December 2022

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We booked this as a getaway for Christmas as it was the first one without our dad . It didnt dissapoint . The village is lovely with lots of country area to walk the dog . The cottage is very homely with a log burner , comfortable beds and two bathrooms . The spa was lovely too

Reviewed by Christine 9th December 2022

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Thoroughly pleased with the whole cottage, from start to finish, the cottage was well equipped, clean, welcoming and ideal for our party, 1 who needed downstairs facilities of which was ideal. The warmth when we arrived by both the owner Claire and the cottage was exceptional, arrived to a lovely bottle of wine and a box of shortbread waiting.... sRead moreuch a lovely 'touch' thank you..... this wont be our last visit Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 24th November 2022

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A lovely cottage, very well equipped and great to have a log burner. Having the Christmas decorations up was a lovely touch. The owners were very kind and helpful, nothing was a bother and the leisure suite was a real bonus. Amazing location with lots of lovely walks nearby. We would definitely recommend this property to other families.

Reviewed by Jenny 18th November 2022

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