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Cosy Stone Built Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Lockton, North Yorkshire Moors, England - Attractive village in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park

Holmlea is a cosy stone built, listed cottage that sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. Ground floor accommodation consists of lounge/dining room with a traditional beamed ceiling and an open fire and a kitchen. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has two single beds. Parking is on the quiet street in front of the cottage. Behind the cottage is a pretty garden with a patio which is a real sun trap. The cottage is located in the centre of Lockton overlooking the village green. Lockton is a small, unspoilt, friendly village in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, just off the Pickering to Whitby road and ideally situated for walking on the moors or by the coast. The popular steam railway runs through neighbouring Levisham - and on a still day you can hear the whistle blow.

Robert Saunders
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Robert Saunders

Holmlea Cottage is owned by a family company. We all use the cottage as often as we can and love the area. The family spans four generations; Great grandmother, the older generation, their grown up children and now a baby. Though he hasn't been to the cottage yet.

Robert Saunders purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Robert Saunders chose Levisham

We bought it because it is not too far from where we live, mostly Yorkshire, and so we had often visited the area and wanted to be able to stay for longer. We all fell for the cottage on the first visit which is surprising with such a large family. The area is great with so many contrasts; sea, moor, forest, villages and for those who do not live so close, the city of York. We didn't want a large garden to look after so the secure sun trap behind the cottage is ideal and the village is picturesque but not just for tourists.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the olde worlde feel of the place and the open fire reminds us of a past age. Whitby has become a must go destination in the years since we bought the cottage and we particularly like Runswick Bay and Staithes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Levisham in Scarborough District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom with bath, WC and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed (duvet). Bedroom 2 with two single beds (one 2'6'', one 3') (duvets).
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: Open fire, storage heaters and electrically heated water all fuel provided. Well behaved pets welcome. Outside: Patio area with table and chairs. Garden has fence or walls on all sides so is secure for bike storage or pets but access is through the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning at the start of the let, linen and towels provided weekly.


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Cosy Stone Built Cottage
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

Lived up to our expectations

  • 4 of 5

Cosy cottage with more than adequate facilities available

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very clean and tidy, beautiful location, fantastic value for money.

  • 4 of 5

My only complaint is that the windows throughout the property were sealed shut, as an asthmatic, I like to have lots of fresh air, especially when it is warm, so that was a little frustrating, other than that it's a fantastic little cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I am sorry that you had a problem with the windows. The windows are not "sealed shut", every window has one moving sash. They must have got sticky from lack of use, I will see to this as soon as possible. Robert Saunders
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lovely little cottage

  • 4 of 5

A lovely little cottage. We've enjoyed staying there for a week. I would have loved to sit more often in the garden, but there was too much rain. Wonderful walks around Lockton & the tearoom in the village has the best lemon drizzle cake we've ever had!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, please come again and you may get better weather. Robert Saunders
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Lovely cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a lovely stay. The cottage has a friendly comfortable feel. The views on the road to Whitby are sublime. Be careful if you decide to take a peep at the next village Levisham as we did as a last minute idea on our way back one evening. We found ourselves driving along the steepest hill imaginable with twists and turns and frightening drops. Apparently there is another road somewhere but we didn't find it. We enjoyed a fabulous weekend and would like to stay again in the future. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We would be delighted if you could come and stay again. The road to Levisham is very steep and twisty but the only other road is a Forestry Road through the station which is normally closed to cars except for access.
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Small but prefect. Clean and tidy

  • 5 of 5

Great place to explore from. Very quiet. Beautiful little garden.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Holmlea cottage. Please come again. Robert Saunders.
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Lovely stay in comfortable, well equipped, well situated cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Holmlea. Extremely comfortable, with very useful notes explain how things worked, and laminated maps for walking. Great for walking from the door. Horseshoe Inn at Lewisham, nearby very good for a dog friendly Sunday lunch. So close to moorland and within easy distance of the coast. Couldn't have had a more enjoyable stay. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
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Car: necessary


Whitby is located 17 miles away - and usually takes around 20 minutes by car. It has a quaint old harbour with a working fish dock a long sandy beach and historic connections to Captain Cooke and Dracula. Scarborough and other coastal towns and villages are also easily accessible.


Car use is essential in this location but the roads are good and usually quiet.


Many walking routes are accessible from the village, and Hole of Horcum 2 miles away. Two pubs, serving food, within 1 mile. The town of Pickering is a ten minute drive and has lots of eating places, a supermarket and other shops including a good second hand bookshop. The drive to Whitby and the coast is easy and it is well worth the visit as are Runswick Bay and Staithes. The Dalby forest visitor centre is about a five minute drive and here there are walks, cycle trails and an adventure trail.

Further Details:

2 local pubs, each about 1 mile away, the Horseshoe at Levisham and the Fox and Rabbit on the main road both serve good food. Supermarket, banks etc at Pickering.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Levisham, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May half term
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Holiday
21 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
late summer
2 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

fixed costs £140
Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
Ring or e-mail for details. 10% deposit required on booking. Balance paid 5 weeks before letting.
Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible - please contact us to discuss your requirements. Arrival; after 3pm Departure; by 11 am

Notes on prices:
Prices are in UK pounds.
Special off peak discount: visitors booking two consecutive weeks pay only the three night tariff for the second week (not available 22 July - 2 Sept).
3 nights or less are typically charged at 2/3rds the weekly rate but minimum price is £150.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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