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Exciting news, we are a winner in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2021 which means we are in the top 10% worldwide! 
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. We recently conducted a major refurbishment of our holiday cottages.
Rains Farm is the perfect place to escape to the countryside and enjoy a relaxing holiday away from crowds of people yet you are within easy reach of many major attractions and sights. 


We are delighted to offer you a holiday where it is easy to socially distance and enjoy having space and privacy to relax in our self catering accommodation. We thoroughly clean between guest stays and have a strict cleaning & disinfection protocol in place to give you peace of mind.

Exclusively for Adults: Beautiful, tranquil rural setting, we offer six AA 4 star awarded 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom holiday cottages, sleeping from 2 up to 8 people. We recently undertook a major refurbishment of our properties, all of which have their own private patio area with garden furniture in the south facing courtyard. Guests have their own parking bay with extra bays available if required. Rains Farm is in a very peaceful location set in beautiful countryside. Even in the school holidays guests can enjoy peace and tranquility as we are exclusively for adults. 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. Please note: We do not accept dogs in any of our other cottages.

We operate on 7 night bookings and have Friday as a check in day for Wren & Orchard Cottages. Saturday as a check in day for Primrose, Dove and Granary.
Farmhouse Cottage sleeps 8 & can be booked for 5,6,7 or more nights from any start day of the week. The cost is £300 per night. Special Offer- Book 6 nights & get the 7th Free.

Terms and conditions: . We are offering special  terms for payment due to the continued uncertainty of the Coronavirus situation. We are trying to protect guests financially. These special terms give you peace of mind regarding your financial commitment.

  • Card details will be required to secure your reservation but no payment will be taken.
  • Full payment is to be paid 7 days prior to your holiday date. We will send you a reminder.
  • If the government actions a lockdown in our area, or your home address area which would stop us suppling accommodation, or you travelling to take your holiday, then a full refund will be given. 
  • If a lockdown is actioned by the government whilst you are staying at Rains Farm and you have to depart early then we will only give a part refund. The amount will depend on how many days you have stayed. We cannot be fairer than that!
  • Please note: These have to be official lockdown actions by the government to facilitate a refund.
  • Only guests who are named & booked to stay with us are allowed in our properties and grounds. That means we do not allow visitors who are not staying here. This is to minimise the associated risks of Coronavirus.
  • We implement a strict cleaning protocol due to the Coronavirus. Therefore, we request that guests check in between 5pm and 6pm, please inform us if you are going to be later. Check out on the day of departure is now 9am and not 10am. We hope you can understand the need for as many hours between guests as possible.

Short breaks may be available, no discounts are offered on short stays. 

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 with all the fresh air they offer! 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.

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 including Castle Howard, Sledmere House, York, Helmsley and many more interesting places.

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

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Click the link below to view our Youtube video of Rains Farm.

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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 a wide variety of species gracing our grounds. We continually work to improve their required habitats. In September 2019 we developed 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 lounge! 

 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, most underwent a recent major refurbishment. Cottages range from one bedroom to four bedrooms.


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Please note: 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.

Please look up these places on line to view their menus and also think about booking for busy periods in advance of your required day.

Other great places to eat close by include;


  • The Brandy Snap Bistro at Thornton le Dale open Wed to Sat
  • Tel 01751 474732 approx 4 miles away from Rains Farm
  • Fox and Rabbit Lockton near Thornton le Dale open every day
  • Tel 01751 460213 approx 6 miles away from Rains Farm
  • The Cayley Arms at Allerston open every day except Mondays
  • Tel 01723 859904 approx 1.5 miles away from Rains Farm
  • The New Inn at Thornton le Dale open every day
  • Tel 01751 474226 approx 4 miles away from Rains Farm
  • The Royal Oak at Gillamoor open every day
  • Tel 01751 431414 approx 16 miles away from Rains Farm 
  • The Providence Inn at Yedingham
  • Tel 01944 728093 approx 1 mile away from Rains Farm

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Contact us

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

01723 859 333 or 07760 752165

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