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Victorian Railway Cottage on the North York Moors Steam Railway

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Newbridge, Nr. Pickering, North York Moors

This delightful cottage has been fully modernised and equipped to high standards. 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.Please note that trains do not run during some winter weeks. 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.


Owner
David Wilson
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

About David Wilson

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.

David Wilson purchased this cottage in 2009

Why David Wilson chose North Yorkshire

My wife and I had spent several years trying to decide where to buy a holiday cottage. 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. The area is stunningly beautiful and when the sun shines we honestly can't think of anywhere better than the North Yorkshire Moors.

What makes this cottage unique

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!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ryedale District in North Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 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
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
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
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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Victorian Railway Cottage on the North York Moors Steam Railway
average rating of 4.5 based on 30 reviews
5

Beautiful, peaceful, cared for, loving little touches, welcoming, a home from home.

  • 5 of 5

It was for us a simply perfect place to stay. Steam trains passing the window, birds at the bird table, comfortable, restful, beautifully cared for. We are going home filled with gratitude. We can't wait to come back. Pickering is an easy walk away, and lovely walks all around us. Admittedly we are steam enthusiasts! The railway was the real draw, but everything else was wonderful too.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your Christmas stay in our cottage and thank you for taking the time to write your review.
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5

Great property and location!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely comfortable, well equipped cottage. Nice touches like hairdryer and kitchen essentials such as salt, pepper, vinegar and teabags. Lovely to have steam trains running past and see them being prepared and put to bed from the bedroom window! Easy access to York, Coast and beautiful moorland around Goathland and Hole of Horcum.Pretty garden and seating area.

10/10.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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5

September Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely relaxing week. The Cava was much appreciated ! & the steam trains were lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location for a Steam loving family!

  • 5 of 5

What a great location to base your North Yorkshire moors holiday from. From Pickering as the gateway through to Whitby for your fish and chips, this is a great start point. The trains pass literally by the window, and all of us were running out of the house to see them as soon as we heard the clang of the signals changing and the crossing gates closing.

The cottage has all the amenities you need and a short drive to Pickering lets you pick up the bits you need. Or it's a short walk instead if you prefer (which we did too!).

This was our third year in Pickering, although the first time at Railway Cottage. All in all a great week away from it all, with the bonus of steam trains everyday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week staying with our two children (7 and 4). The cottage had everything we needed and the bottle of wine in the fridge was very much appreciated on our first night. We booked the cottage for the proximity to the trains for our son but the whole family enjoyed watching them during the day and visited the signal box as well where the children enjoyed seeing how everything worked. From the cottage we visited the National Railway Museum in York, Flamingo Land, Scarborough, we did the Gruffalo Hunt in Dalby Forest and caught the steam train to Goathland. The cottage was lovely and clean and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to holiday in this area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad you and your children enjoyed your holiday.
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5

Lovely warm clean and well equipped cottage great position for steam trains and surrounding area

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week loved the cottage and the area. Lot's of good places to eat and visit. Slight problem with hot water received a very quick response from owners and problem solved. Even the weather was good to us meaning we could enjoy the lovely garden and view. Would highly recommend we have spent lot's of holiday's in cottages my husband commented this was the bet one yet!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ryedale District, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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
 
 
Autumn
29 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£210
for 2 nights
From
£105
£340
 
 
Xmas & New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£520
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£210
for 2 nights
From
£105
£345
 
 
February Half Term
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£395
 
 
Spring
24 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£370
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£495
 
 
Late Spring
15 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£440
 
 
May Half Term
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£545
 
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£495
 
 
High Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Autumn
8 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£465
 
 
Oct Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£525
 
 
Winter
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£210
for 2 nights
From
£105
£360
 
 
Xmas & New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£535
 

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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