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Victorian Railway Cottage on the North York Moors Steam Railway

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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.

David Wilson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

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 Ryedale District

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!


Ryedale District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One bathroom with corner bath and shower over, wc and wash hand basin. Toilet rolls and hand wash are provided.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
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 4.5454545 based on 33 reviews

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 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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Super cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage and very well equipped in a great location.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage was everything as described. Beautifully decorated everything we needed was there but with no loss of character. The Trains being so near was wonderful and we would certainly like to visit again. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Heaven for Steam Enthusiasts

  • 5 of 5

Great little Cottage in excellent location for anyone interested in watching trains on the North York Moors Railway - even from the bedroom window if it's raining.

Only one mile from Pickering station, so an easy flat walk.

Well equipped, in all departments, with the added bonus of being able to record TV on the Freesat box.

We are looking forward to booking a return visit very soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review and we agree that the bedroom is a great place to watch the steam trains pass by though the decked area is even better when the sun is shining.
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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.


  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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September Holiday

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Car: recommended


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.


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


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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.