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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
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ryedale District in North Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse 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 4.571429 based on 35 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.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: 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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Another wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Once again Railway Cottage delivered on everything. The owners take so much care to present this cottage at a very high standard with everything provided that you need to enjoy your stay.

We particularly enjoyed the garden during our time here which is well cared for and gave us inspiration for our own garden at home. We spent many happy hours sitting out admiring the variety of plants.

The passing trains on North York Moors Railway always got our attention and we always enjoyed waving to the passengers on board. The walk into Pickering and back was done daily and it has a variety of shops on offer with a Lidl and Coop for all your grocery needs.

All in all this was the perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday.
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Lovely cottage with all we needed. Fun location.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was nicely and comfortably equipped with all we needed thank you. We had a relacing stay exploring North York Moors and loved watching the steam engines go by (especially our two boys). Good location to walk into Pickering to the station and town so nice to leave the car put every now and then. Thank you for the welcoming bubbly too.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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Super cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage and very well equipped in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ryedale District, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Oct Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Xmas & New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Half term
9 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
23 Feb 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
13 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring
28 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Half Term
25 May 2019 - 1 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
2 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Summer
13 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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