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SPECIAL OFFER! If there are only 2 people staying in any 2 or 3 bedroomed cottage you can enjoy £100 off the advertised rate. This can only be booked direct with us by phoning Lorraine tel 07760752165. For example if a cottage is advertised at £700, you only pay £600.  _____________________________________________________________________________________
All our cottages have been awarded an AA 4 Stars Gold Award for 2022
We are also a winner in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2021 which means we are in the top 10% worldwide! 
Rains Farm is exclusively for adults (only youngsters over the age of 12 accepted) & 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 central situation 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 including North York Moors, Yorkshires heriatge coast, Vale of Pickering & The Great Yorkshire Forest (Dalby Forest). The market towns of Pickering, Malton & Helmsley are close by as is the North York Moors Steam Railway and The Yorkshire Wolds. York is only around 30 mins drive to the outskirts of this famous city. You can enjoy some amazing drives, walks and bike rides around the area. There are many wonderful places to eat close by, see bottom of this page.


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 Gold awarded 1, 2 & 3 bedroom holiday cottages, sleeping from 2 up to 5 people. All our properties 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 12 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.
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. 
  • We implement a strict cleaning protocol due to the Coronavirus. Therefore, we request that guests check in between 4pm and 6pm, please inform us if you are going to be later. Check out on the day of departure is now 9.30am 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. 

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 a wide variety of species gracing our grounds. We continually work to improve their required habitats.  

 Self-catering Holiday Cottages, near Pickering exclusively for adults! Accompanied young adults over the age of 12 are welcome.


We offer superb adults only, AA 4 star Gold Award self catering cottages, most underwent a recent major refurbishment. Cottages range from one bedroom to three bedrooms.


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Please note: We do not accept persons under 12 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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