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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 rural 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

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.

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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

Reviewed by Jane 4th September 2020

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This cottage is so lovely,equipped to the highest standard,clean ,very comfortable.I think the owner has thought of everything .We found cake ,brownies,and crisps,and wine,waiting for us plus a pot of beautiful homemade jam.Karen had even left us a note telling us of a road closure that may affect us.Its so convenient for a lot of Yorkshire attractRead moreions.The Yorkshire moors are very near and such a wonderful place to visit. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 20th July 2020

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What a beautiful cottage! We had such a lovely time here, lots of space, well equipped kitchen, comfy beds and a delightful garden. The Grapes Inn down the road serve delicious food and the location is perfect for lots of days out. We loved it!

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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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