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The Old Farm Cottage

Pickering, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A pretty cottage set in a charming village location which is a great base for keen walkers and cyclists
  • Perfect for exploring the Howardian Hills and close to the North York Moors
  • Nearby Pickering, Whitby and York are worthy of a lovely day out
Property code: G0129

A perfect bolthole for a small family and a romantic getaway for a couple, this delightful cottage offers cosy accommodation in a beautiful and tranquil part of the North Yorkshire countryside.

Set in a sleepy North York Moors village, this dreamy two-bedroom bolthole is less than 20 miles from the fabulous city of York. With exquisite country cottage interiors, a beautiful private garden and a gastropub just a stone's throw away, it's an idyllic retreat from which to explore this stunning area of Yorkshire.

The interior decor is a mix of contemporary and country-chic, with stylish fixtures and fittings set against a warm and comforting backdrop. Downstairs, you'll find two generous reception rooms, a spacious family/dining room looking out onto the pretty cottage garden and a cosy living room complete with a wood burner. The lounge offers a TV with DVD and Wi-Fi is also included. French doors afford views to the cottage garden to the rear.

A galley-style kitchen boasts well-stocked cupboards and all the mod cons including a dishwasher and retro-style fridge/freezer. Elegant units combine effortlessly with exposed brick, tiles and chunky wooden worktops to create a charming country kitchen look. It's a real pleasure preparing food in here.

Both bedrooms are upstairs: a stunning master bedroom and a sweet twin room. The master bedroom comes with a king-size bed and with a soft colour scheme, has a warm and peaceful vibe. The adorable twin room is perfect for children or adults who enjoy their own space at night. Both rooms have lovely views out across the garden and to the countryside beyond. There's also a spacious family bathroom upstairs which has a stunning free-standing bath and separate shower. Perfect for those long hot soaks after a day's sightseeing. There's also a handy WC downstairs next to the front door.

Outside, the cottage boasts a private south-facing patio and lawned garden. It comes complete with a vegetable patch, herb garden and swings for the little ones. On a warm, sunny day there are few finer places to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside.

If you are bringing children with you, the cottage comes well-equipped with a host of additional extras to make your life easier. You'll find everything from toys and monitors to a toddler seat for the WC.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and WC
  • 1 ground-floor WC
  • Dishwasher, fridge/freezer, oven, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV, DVD
  • Wood burner
  • Garden with BBQ
  • Allocated parking space in front of the property
  • Regret no pets
  • Travel cot, highchair and cot
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shop within 5 miles
  • Pub just a few metres away
  • York 22 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

The cottage is located in Great Habton, a peaceful little village featuring a lovely pub and a scattering of houses. Great Habton is set in the rolling Howardian Hills on the cusp of the North York Moors. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987, the lush pastures and woodlands of the southern Moors play host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market towns.

The town of Pickering is just 6.5 miles away. You can catch a steam train here taking you all the way to Whitby via some picture-postcard villages and stunning scenery. Pickering itself makes for a relaxing afternoon's mosey with its pretty houses, shops and tearooms. Malton has a similar appeal and is 5.5 miles away.

The beautiful market town of Helmsley is a little further on (14.5 miles) but is well worth a visit. A real foodies paradise with some great restaurants, cafes and delis. If you fancy a little pampering, you'll find a fantastic day spa here; the Verbena Spa. Perfect for some rest and rejuvenation.

There is a theme park and zoo at Flamingo Land 3 miles away and Eden Camp, a fascinating modern history museum, is just 4 miles. Castle Howard (7 miles), York (24 miles) and the North Yorkshire coast are all within easy reach too, so lots of choice for fun day trips.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by William 16th September 2022

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First class cottage in every respect. Would have no hesitation in returning.

Reviewed by Jennifer 12th August 2022

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We have just had the most wonderful holiday at this cottage. The owners have made it a relaxed and easy stay, everything you need and more. The garden is very pretty and we felt instantly relaxed the second we arrived. Our children absolutely loved it, lots of books and toys in their bedroom and garden toys with swings. It's a very quiet peaceful lRead moreocation, but easy access to pickering, malton and we caught the train into York which only took 30 minutes, just all felt very easy! Excellent. Hide

Reviewed by John 15th July 2022

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Lovely cottage with a very pretty garden. Well equipped with everything you need to enjoy a break in the Countryside. Plenty of suggestions for walks, cycle rides etc provided by the owners, unfortunately we didnt have the time to experience them all. The property is well placed for visits to Milton, Pickering & Helmsley and close enough to visit tRead morehe coastline. The pub at the end of the road is very welcoming and serves superb food. We will definitely be making a return visit. Hide

Reviewed by David 17th June 2022

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We had high expectations from the website and they were exceeded. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable and in a lovely location. Ideally situated to visit coastal towns and inland attractions. Pretty garden to sit in. The food in the pub (200 yards) is very good. However, it is very popular and gets booked up. If you want a specific daRead morete and time it is wise to book as soon as you arrive - we had to wait 4 days. The Kings Head in Amotherby serves very good Chinese food. Hide

Reviewed by Frances 27th May 2022

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An absolutely beautiful cottage in a brilliant location for seeing the sights of Yorkshire. The owners have really thought of everything you would need to make your stay a home away from home.

Reviewed by David Muir 6th May 2022

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Cottage well planned and equipped to make maximum use of available space. Quiet setting in countryside with well maintained gardens. Local inn convenient and within walking distance for pub-style meals with shopping and other restaurants within a six-mile radius.

Reviewed by Matthew 2nd April 2022

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This was our first holiday in three years after the pandemic, and it really hit the spot. First, the cottage has *everything* - dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, Wii, netflix, books and DVDs galore, several boxes of toys for kids, even a crate full of garden games. The cottage is some distance from large towns, so it's a golden chance to do sRead moreome stargazing. Yet, you're also in a safe, secure village and don't feel isolated. It's only about a 10 minute drive to a big supermarket. Top marks! Hide

Reviewed by Sue 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by John 24th September 2021

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We had a great time. Everything we might need had been thought of. The cottage was very clean and comfortable and an ideal location for places we wanted to visit, including York, Whitby, Staithes, Robin Hood's Bay and Brimham Rocks.

Reviewed by Brian 27th August 2021

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Spring Cottage was perfect.We were greeted with a tray of goodies,lemon cake,biscuits and jam and milk in the fridge.The cottage was equipped with everything you could wish for and more.The rooms were beautifully furnished and the beds were so comfortable. Outside there was a gorgeous cottage garden and patio.Ideal for a morning coffee.We would allRead more return in a heartbeat.Sorry to leave. Hide

Reviewed by Kathy 30th July 2021

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Beautiful cottage with a lovely garden. A real home from home.

Reviewed by Martine 21st May 2021

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A beautifully presented cottage, spotlessly clean, near to all the top tourist spots in North Yorkshire. It is a perfect place to stay for couples or families catering for all ages. There is a lovely garden perfect for relaxing at the end of a busy day which even has a play area for children. You can even do all your holiday washing before returninRead moreg home. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 23rd October 2020

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We did just want to say how much we enjoyed our stay and that the cottage was wonderful. Weve stayed at a number of properties over the years but I dont think weve stayed anywhere with such a high thought of everything rating. Youve clearly put a lot of effort into considering the needs of guests which really does make it feel like a home from homeRead more. Hide

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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