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Victorian Railway Cottage on the North York Moors Steam Railway

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Cottage in Newbridge, Nr. Pickering, North York Moors

This delightful cottage has been fully modernised and equipped to high standards. The cottage was redecorated for the 2015 season. It's special attraction is the rail side location and watching the steam locomotives pass slowly by is a real treat. The railway is a tourist attraction and trains only run during the day. Footpaths and bridleways radiate out in all directions from the front door and open up to the whole of the North York Moors national park for the keen walker or cyclist. Places of interest such as Castle Howard, Whitby(we also have a cottage in Whitby E2561), Scarborough and York are a short drive away. The cottage has a well equipped kitchen, sitting/dining room, two bedrooms, bathroom and a garden with furniture and BBQ. It is cosy and warm with gas central heating and double glazing. The main bedroom has a superior king size bed and the twin room has two full size adult single beds. There is free WiFi access at the cottage and a TV digital recorder.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am a recently retired community pharmacist and my wife is a retired teacher.We love using the cottage ourselves when not occupied by guests and take a pride in presenting it to a high standard. As we live less than an hour away from the property we are able to clean and service it ourselves to ensure standards are maintained.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a brilliant week. Our boys (4 and 2) just adored the trains - the novelty never wore off even after a week. Weather was beautiful - ate outside every day. Thanks for an amazing week.
May 2015
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16 Reviews

4.4
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

Tunbridge Wells
4

Great family holiday

  • 4 of 5

We could not have chosen a better cottage for our family holiday with our two boys (aged 6 and 4) who are both huge steam train fans. They loved watching the trains going past and seeing the level crossing opening and closing. For our part we particularly enjoyed sitting in the pretty garden and eating on the decked dining area. Pickering is a great location to explore the surrounding area eg. York, Whitby, Castle Howard etc. The cottage itself was comfortable and well-equipped and we would not hesitate to recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so glad your children enjoyed their stay.
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5

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage in a great location. Very comfortable with everything you need to enjoy your stay. An easy stroll into Pickering for shopping. We spent most of holiday sitting out watching passing steam trains, much to the delight of my train loving husband. Weather was very, very good for September and large tree in the lovely cottage garden provided welcome shade. All in all a very relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I am really glad you had a relaxing time at our cottage and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
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5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

An idyllic setting - in the countryside yet near a town and right next to the heritage railway. The cottage was well clean, tidy and well appointed with everything we needed provided. Sitting in the garden listening to a steam train approaching and watching it go past was delightful. Pickering itself is a good town to be based near with lots of eating places, shops and things to do - especially the castle and church.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely cottage in great location

  • 4 of 5

We just came back from a week here, what a lovely cottage just right for our needs and the location was fabulous, never got tired of the steam trains coming past, the cottage was just the right size for us as a couple as we used the second bedroom as a dressing room, the wifi was fast as well, the only down side for me was the brightness in the bedroom, there were 2 blinds up at each window which didn't really block that much light and also there was a skylight right above my head in bed that had no blind at all so at this time of year it was light at 4.30am and woke us up. Apart from this the cottage is ideal and we would not hesitate to stay here again if in the area as loved it apart from the blinds.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for pointing out the problem with the blinds. We will look into improving them.
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Victorian Railway Cottage on the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location and a good place to explore the local area. The Cottage was clean and tidy and well decorated with everything you need for your stay including Wifi. Local walks nearby, together with the Steam Railway passing direct past the cottage. We had a wonderful week walking and discovering some excellent pubs and restaurants. Lots of places to visit and things to do, whatever the weather, including Castle Howard, Whitby, Robin Hood Bay and some great market towns selling locally sourced meat and farm produce. Would definitely recommend to our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your holiday and thank you for recommending us to your friends and family.
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5

Ideal for rail enthusiasts - as we are!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and homely. Everything you need for a perfect heritage rail enthusiasts holiday. Great location, (perfect weather, which was a bonus!) and a well equipped kitchen. Most definitely one to return to.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to our cottage.
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Location

From the Owner

My wife and I had spent several years trying to decide where to buy a holiday cottage. We had looked at the usual places such as Spain and France and came very close to buying in Spain just before the property crash (thank goodness we didn't proceed). By good chance I happened to be trawling through the property websites and found a cottage just outside Pickering which had recently been refurbished. One quick look at it on a snowy day in the middle of winter and we were both smitten. It might not have the weather of Spain but we don't have to spend hours in an airport. The area is stunningly beautiful and when the sun does shine we honestly can't think of anywhere better than the North Yorkshire Moors.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The beautiful coastal villages of Robin Hood's Bay and Runswick Bay are within easy reach and well worth a visit, as are the seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough. All are around 20 miles from the cottage. Whitby can also be visited by using the steam railway which offers special return tickets.

Travel:

Airports: Durham Tees Valley airport 52 miles. Leeds Bradford airport 62 miles.

Rail: NYMR steam railway station less than 1 mile. Malton station 9 miles. York main line train station 20 miles.

Ferries: Hull 65 miles. Newcastle 95 miles

Distances:

Pickering is less than a mile from the cottage and there are a number of different footpaths which lead to the town. Helmsley 15 miles. Scarborough 18 miles. York 20 miles. Castle Howard 10 miles.

Further Details:

Pickering is a lovely old market town with a large number of pubs and restaurants. There is an impressive Norman castle, a fascinating museum of Yorkshire life, a trout farm where you can catch your own dinner and the station of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from which you can board a train to take you on a memorable trip through the outstanding beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors all the way to Whitby. Newbridge Cycle Park which has been created in the woods near the cottage offers short though technical routes and Dalby Forest offers extensive routes for all levels of cyclists.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
31 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£340
 
 
Christmas/NewYear
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£510
 
 
Winter
8 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£340
 
 
February Half Term
12 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£385
 
 
Spring
26 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£360
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£470
 
 
Late Spring
23 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£440
 
 
May Half Term
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£545
 
 
Early Summer
4 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£495
 
 
High Summer
23 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£585
for 7 nights
£585
 
 
September
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£495
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£445
 
 
October Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£525
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A booking deposit of 25% of the total holiday cost is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. The cancellation policy is as follows:
Up to 8 weeks - full refund.
4-8 weeks - 50% refund.
2-4 weeks - 25% refund.
Less than 2 weeks- no refund.
Nb If the cottage can be re-let then full refunds may be given.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Saturday but it may be possible to be flexible. The cottage is available from 4pm on the day of arrival and should be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the cottage per week and are quoted in UK Pounds. 3 night stays are available at 70% of the weekly rate. Please check with owner for nightly rate for 4,5 or 6 night bookings. 2 night weekend stays are available through the winter months at a price of £180 for 2 people and £200 for 3 or 4 people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The cottage is under a mile from Pickering and we always enjoy the walk through the woods or along the beck into town. Although we did not think we were railway fanatics when we bought the property we are still unable to avoid rushing to the window to watch the steam trains go by. Sir Nigel Gresley is our favourite. We have become a bit like the railway children as we can't help waving at the people on the train. Pickering is a really friendly little town where people seem to have the time to stand and chat. There's loads of good eating places in and around the town. We are still finding new pubs to try each time we go over to the cottage. We are keen walkers and mountain bikers and we have yet to exhaust all the possible routes from the cottage. What more can I say - we just love it!

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom with corner bath and shower over, wc and wash hand basin. Toilet rolls and hand wash are provided.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with very comfortable king size bed, wardrobe and small chest of drawers. View over the railway to fields and woods. Bedroom 2 with very comfortable twin adult size single beds and a large chest of drawers.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage and area is suitable for children but we do not provide a cot or high chair. Unfortunately we do not take dogs. We operate a strictly no smoking policy in the cottage. Outside: The rail side cottage garden is a special feature of this cottage. A small decked terrace at the rear of the house is the perfect place for viewing the steam trains. There is also a decked dining area with a table and four chairs and BBQ. There is parking for two cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Good quality bed linen, towels and tea towels are provided. The rental price includes gas and electricity. The cottage will have been fully cleaned before guests arrive and we would appreciate it left in a clean and tidy state at the end of the stay.

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