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Cosy Stone Built Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 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:
10 August, 2017

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 North Yorkshire

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 4.875 based on 8 reviews

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: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect place for walking the N York Moors

  • 4 of 5

We are a well travelled couple, renting cottages throughout the UK and with our own holiday cottage in France. We found Holmlea a quaint, no frills, cosy, clean, cottage in a splendid N York Moors location. It has a wonderful 1960's feel which we appreciated and is perfect for dog owners seeking a safe, enclosed outside space with direct access to great walks. Managing without washing machine, shower, and internet was challenging but fun. We loved the coal fire and were grateful for the plentiful fuel supply. Communication with the owners before and during our visit was excellent. Thank you.

Sadly there was no welcome pack of tea/coffee/milk and local delicacies. We have appreciated this in most of the cottages we have rented over the years and it does make us feel immediately at home. The kitchen was well equipped with utensils, crockery and cutlery. As there were no (or insufficient) cooking or household basics such as kitchen rolls, washing up liquid, scouring pads, cling film and foil, loo cleaner, hand wash detergent etc be prepared to bring your own and maybe leave some behind for the next holidaymakers.

There is a regular bus service between Pickering and Whitby from the main road just 10 minutes walk away but a car is recommended as Lockton has no local facilities.

The North Yorkshire Moors steam railway from Pickering to Whitby is a ‘must’, with the possibility of stopping off en route for a circular walk and picking up a later train. In Whitby lunch overlooking the lovely active harbour, a walk round the old town and a visit to the Captain Cook museum are all essential plus a hike up to the ruined abbey for the energetic and Dracula fans.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

So. the cottage is clean, well furbished and has a lovely back garden for relaxing in. Parking on the street was easy.

The village is pretty and very peaceful, but there are no walking distance amenities (unless you like long walks), as the listing says a car is pretty important. The cottage is perfectly located for some lovely walks and bike rides from the door. Add a car, and you've got the whole of the moors to explore.

The price was very reasonable too, I thought.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your good review I am so glad you enjoyed the cottage.
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Lovely cottage in a quiet village

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights in this cosy cottage in early June. As the weather was a bit chilly we used the open fire, although the storage heaters do keep the place warm. It was a good base for exploring the N York Moors, and there are some nice walks, if a little steep, in wooded valleys nearby. One day we cycled the Cinder Track from Whitby to Scarborough and back - which is 40 miles and quite a challenge. The cottage was just what we needed. Although there's no wifi the village now has a good O2 4G signal, and the TV has freeview. The artists studio open days in Lockton are worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. You were brave to tackle the whole cycle track in one go, we did it in two parts. You can hire bikes if you haven't brought your own and it is a great trip. Cycling is also good in the Dalby Forest if you like more up and down. Hope you can stay with us again sometime. Robert Saunders
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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
Summer Holiday
22 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
late summer
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

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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