Rains Farm occupies a beautiful rural position in the Vale of Pickering with uninterrupted views to the hills of the North York Moors National Park & the Yorkshire Wolds.


When the pandemic and lockdown are over, we will be very pleased to welcome guests old and new to stay. We recognise that there may be some social distancing measures still in place and having space and privacy will be an important factor for all our guests and we can offer you that scenario in our self catering accommodation. We thoroughly clean between guests staying and have a disinfection protocol to give you peace of mind.

At Rains Farm Holidays we offer newly refurbished holiday cottages in a beautiful rural location away from crowds. You can certainly enjoy plenty of space, privacy and an area full of wonderful sights to see, but you can also easily avoid crowds too. Our very peaceful rural location is a perfect place to escape to, you are close to the North York Moors and the Yorkshire coast too. Our business, local eateries, and unique shops are all reliant on you choosing Yorkshire and enjoying a staycation, why not come to stay and you will be guaranteed a warm Yorkshire welcome.

BOOK DIRECT BY PHONE & beat the high % commission charged by on line booking systems! See below for our direct by phone prices. You can still check availability via our on line booking system, but ignore the prices on there!

Exclusively for Adults: Beautiful, tranquil rural setting, we offer five AA 4 star awarded 1, 2 & 3 bedroom holiday cottages which had a major refurbishment in 2019. Very peaceful location set in beautiful countryside. Even in the school holidays guests can enjoy peace as we are a child free zone! We do not accept children under 14 years of age.

We now accept dogs BUT ONLY in Primrose Cottage. There is an extra charge of £20 per dog per week, maximum of 2 dogs. We do not accept dogs in any other of our cottages.

Direct booking by phone prices; We are offering special prices at present ready for the end of the lockdown. These prices apply to any period during 2020: 

Dove cottage was £450 NOW £400 per week.
Orchard, Granary & Wren cottages were £695 NOW £500 per week. 
Primrose cottage was £720 NOW £530 per week.
You can check availability on line or phone us. BUT remember, phone us for these very special prices. Book now & pay no deposit and only pay in full 1 week prior to your stay!

Terms and conditions: If during that last week after you have paid, the government then brings in another official lockdown stopping us trading again, we will refund your payment in full. We cannot be fairer than that!

We normally offer a £100 discount off the price of 7 night stays in any 2 or 3 bedroom cottages for only 2 person occupancy. Please note: the £100 discount for 2 person occupancy does NOT appy to the above special prices.

Short breaks are available and prices are as stated on line, no discounts are offered on short stays.

Central location for visiting plenty of wide open spaces including the North York Moors, Yorkshire Coast including Whitby, Scarborough & Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire Wolds, Pickering & the NYM Steam train, Dalby Forest and many major attractions.

Close to areas ideal for walking, cycling, touring and enjoying great places to eat!
Free wifi, safe parking, very peaceful.

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How we care for the environment.

At Rains Farm we have worked the land, loved and cared for a vast array of animals and respected the environment. As a business we have to always have a clean and tidy appearance to our property and grounds but we allow certain areas of our orchard and gardens to enjoy a more wild look. This encourages many different birds, animals and insects to make Rains Farm their home. We are very fortunate to have many different species gracing our grounds. We continually work to improve their required habitats. In September 2019 we have begun developing another wildlife pond, this time in front of the cottages so that guests can view it from Wren, Primrose and Granary cottages whilst enjoying sitting in their lounges!

 Self-catering Holiday Cottages, near Pickering exclusively for adults! Accompanied young adults over the age of 14 are welcome.


We offer superb adults only, AA 4 star self catering cottages with a major refurbishment for 2019.

All have wonderful views and range from 1 to 3 bedrooms in size, sleeping 2 to 5 people. Dove and Orchard cottages are all ground floor ideal for the less agile with accessible shower facilities. We give a £100 discount off any 2 and 3 bedroom cottages when booked for only 2 person occupancy. Book direct prices range from £450 to £720 per week dependent on which size cottage is booked.

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Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast exclusively for adults!


In the main farmhouse we offer adults only bed and breakfast which is AA 4 star quality rated with a silver award in delightful en suite rooms, double or twin, one twin being on the ground floor allowing easy access for people with mobility issues. Full kitchen facilities available in the large open plan lounge/dining area for guests to use. Delicious locally sourced produce. B&B is £45pppn when 2 people occupy a room and £60pn for a single room. 

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Please note: In our Bed and breakfast & self catering cottages we do not accept persons under 14 years of age.

No smoking. No Pets allowed EXCEPT in Primrose cottage. Terms and conditions apply, please ask.  Accompanied young adults over the age of 14 are welcome. No stag or hen parties, college or student groups accepted.

Dining out

For train lovers why not enjoy the wonderful experience of dining on the North York Moors Steam train. See this link for details. You must pre book your places.

Other great pplaces to eat close by include;

  • The Brandy Snap Bistro at Thornton le Dale
    Tel 01751 474732
  • The Cayley Arms at Allerston
  • Tel 01723 859904
  • The Coachman Inn at Snainton
  • Tel 01723 859231
  • The New Inn at Thornton le Dale
  • Tel 01751 474226
  • Fox and Hounds at Sinnington
    Tel 01751 431577
  • The Royal Oak at Gillamoor
    Tel 01751 431414


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Contact us

Rains Farm Holidays,
Allerston, Pickering,
North Yorkshire, YO18 7PQ

01723 859 333 or 07760 752165

e mail:  rainsholidays@btconnect.com

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