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Cosy Listed Character Cottage in The Heart Of Pickering 1 dog welcome

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage in Pickering, North Yorkshire

Rivendell can be found on Westgate a short walk from the centre of Pickering. Built around 1850 from local stone under a pantile roof and is a grade II listed property. It has been fully modernised to a high standard to make it as comfortable as possible whilst retaining its character. The sitting room has 2 comfy sofas, Freeview television, DVD player with a selection of DVDs to suit all the family, a selection of walking and local interest books and a remote controlled electric fire. The bathroom is downstairs providing a large P shaped bath with overhead shower, toilet, wash basin and crome towel rail. The fitted Kitchen has, fridge, oven, ceramic hob, extractor fan, washing machine, microwave, kettle, toaster and all the pots, pans and utensils you will need. The dining table and chairs are near the French doors which open out to the sunny fully enclosed dog friendly rear garden. The patio table and chairs are perfect for relaxing with a beer or glass of wine after a busy day walking or sight seeing.

The 2 bedrooms are up a steep staircase, the front bedroom has double bed, fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers. The back bedroom has twin beds, a wardrobe and drawers.

Whether you are looking to relax and take things easy or want to get out and explore the wonderful countryside and coast there is something for all ages and interests on the doorstep.

More Details

Ann and Martin Smith
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Ann and Martin Smith

About Owner: We have lived and worked in the area all our lives and have spent many happy hours walking the North Yorkshire Moors with our family and dogs.

Ann and Martin Smith purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Ann and Martin Smith chose Pickering

Rivendell is a cosy cottage in central Ryedale making it the ideal base for exploring the many attractions North Yorkshire has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

Within 10 minutes walk to centre of Pickering offering North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Castle, Museum, cafes, bars, restaurants, gift shops and weekly market. Pickering also stages several annual events including the very popular War Weekend, 60's Weekend and Steam Fair.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a lovely stay in a fantastic cottage, one of the best we have stayed in-Thank you, will certainly be back again. Jo and Dave (Sheffield).

Lovely clean and comfortable cottage will definitely come back thank you.

Val and Mick Scott (Grimsby).

Fantastic cottage in a beautiful area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Stella and Sarah Saunders. Newport South Wales.

Lovely clean, well decorated cottage, Excellent location, would recommend to others. Mr A Holder Morecombe, Lancs.
Mar 2015
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Pickering Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We accept 1 dog but it is not allowed on the furniture or upstairs. The dog must not be left in the cottage on its own.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Spacious downstairs bathroom with large P shape bath and overhead shower, basin, toilet and heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) + cot if required Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Please note the staircase is quite steep. This is a no smoking property. Outside: There is a fully enclosed garden to the rear with paving and flower beds. The patio table and 4 chairs are perfect for enjoying the south facing sun trap garden whilst listening to the steam train in the distance. There is on street parking to both the front and rear of the property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, tea towels and bed linen are all provided ( except cot linen). Highchair, travel cot and stairgate are all available on request.


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Cosy Listed Character Cottage in The Heart Of Pickering 1 dog welcome
average rating of 4.814815 based on 55 reviews

Great cottage, dog friendly and fully enclosed gar

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage, had amazing break in Pickering. Fully enclosed dog friendly garden. Spotlessly clean and everything you need to hand. Lots of great places visited in the area. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Fantastic short break

  • 4 of 5

Loved the cottage. Just felt guilty that it was February and very muddy outside and you walk into a front room with a cream carpet! We tried our very best! Beautifully furnished and cozy. Had everything we needed as we arrived so didn't have to dash to the shop quickly. That was such an added bonus. Want to come again.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, very clean. Everything we needed. Had a really nice break with our two little children. Thanks

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Beautiful and cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely welcoming property, very cosy, immaculately clean. Comfortable beds, great bathroom. Situated in a lovely area close to all amenities, would visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

very well clean and tidy , well stocked and all round pleasant stay,

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Lovely little cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Rivendell cottage during our half term, the cottage was clean and tidy and had all the little creature comforts needed to make our stay pleasureable.

We couldn’t fault anything with it at all, the only thing I will say is that the main road was very busy.

We had a lovely meal at the Middleton arms during our stay which i would highly recommend too. We would definitely revisit the cottage.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Pickering offers several interesting places to visit including the Castle, the Beck Isle Museum and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway where you can catch a steam train over the North Yorkshire Moors to Whitby.

The Moors are a perfect place to go walking and also Dalby Forest which is a 5 mile drive away where there are lots of walking and cycling routes to follow.

The East Coast resorts of Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington are all within a 30 to 40 minute drive.

Flamingo Land Zoo and Leisure park and Eden Camp wartime museum are only a short drive away. Helmsley, Hutton Le Hole and Thornton Le Dale are all pretty villages well worth visiting.

The historical walled city of York is a 25 mile drive away.

There are several stately homes including Castle Howard where Brideshead Revisited and Victoria were filmed all within easy driving distance.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
For weekly bookings Friday or Saturday.
For 3 or 4 night breaks Friday or Monday.

Notes on prices:
3 and 4 night breaks available, Christmas and New Year breaks also available please contact the owner for further details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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