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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, pet 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 fully enclosed rear garden is pet friendly and perfect for relaxing with a beer or glass of wine after a busy day walking or sight seeing. 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.

Ann and Martin Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2017

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
  • 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
  • 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) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed and cot if requested. Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • 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 4.82 based on 51 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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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  • 5 of 5

A delightful and comfortable stay in this cosy cottage. Good location. Well equipped and very clean and tidy. Lovely finishing touches. Hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great place for a short break

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with everything you need and a short walk to shops

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Richmond, North Yorkshire

Clean and tidy.

  • 5 of 5

Nice cottage and decorated to a good standard. Have booked again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Excellent accommodation and location

  • 5 of 5

Property was well maintained and had everything you needed for a comfortable enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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The East Coast resorts of Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington are all within a 30 to 40 minute drive.


Close to the North Yorkshire Moors which offers spectacular scenery and vast areas of walking country.

Flamingo Land Zoo and Leisure park 4 miles.

Eden Camp wartime museum 8 miles.

Hutton Le Hole home of the Ryedale Folk Museum 7 miles.

The historical walled city of York 25 miles.

There are several stately homes including Castle Howard within easy driving distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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