Rains Farm holiday cottages near Pickering, North Yorkshire

AA inspected and awarded 4 Stars Gold Award Self Catering Holiday Accommodation 2021.

Cottages sleep from 2 to 8 people. Dove sleeps 2 and has an en suite bedroom, Granary, Wren & Orchard sleep up to 4, all have 2 bedrooms, Primrose sleeps up to 5 and Farmhouse Cottage sleeps up to 8 in 4 en suite bedrooms. Both Dove and Orchard are suitable for people with mobility problems as they are all ground floor with easy access showers (Orchards shower has a an aproximate 4 inch step to access the shower tray but there are plenty of hand rails to help). Farmhouse Cottage has 4 en suite bedrooms, one twin is on the ground floor for easy access.


  • If you desire a beautiful, peaceful place to enjoy your holiday then you will appreciate that we do not accept children under 14 years of age.
  • All our cottages have an unrivalled position around a south facing courtyard with amazing uninterrupted panoramic views of beautiful North Yorkshire. The hills of the North York Moors National Park are to the North and the Yorkshire Wolds are to the South, we view both from our stunning location in the sweeping Vale of Pickering, 1 mile south of the village of Allerston.
  • We offer a very peaceful position set in open countryside. A perfect place to stay, secluded yet accessable.
  • Within easy reach of all the local tourist sights and attractions. 
  • Nature is right on your doorstep and from your arm chair you can spy many wild birds and animals.
  •  Within a short journey you have a wide choice of eateries including pubs, restaurants, an excellent bistro and takeaways. 
  •  All cottages are individually furnished, decorated and very well maintained. We recently conducted a major refurbishment of most cottages.
  • Free WiFi is available in all the cottages. 
  • Lorraine personally guarantees that your cottage is beautifully clean and pristine, ready for your arrival.
  • Open all year.
  • No children under 14 years of age. No smoking. No pets of any kind are allowed in our cottages except dogs are allowed ONLY in Primrose Cottage.

Facilities provided in all our cottages

  • Firstly, you have the most wonderful views from from floor to ceiling windows in all lounges except Farmhouse cottage whisch still has a big lounge window but its not floor to ceiling.
  • We undertook a recent major refurbishment of our cottages, 5 of which have had luxury kitchens fitted with integrated appliances. Dove  cottage, however has kept the original bespoke antique pine kitchen as befits its 17 century origins, but we have added a beautiful new granite work top.
  • Both Granary and Orchard cottages have also had new luxury shower rooms fitted for easy access for people with restricted mobility.
  • Electric Cookers, halogen hobs
  • Dishwasher.
  • Fridge, Freezer, Microwave oven, toaster, electric carving knife, electric food mixer.
  • All cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.
  • Wren and Primrose have bathrooms with a bath and electric shower over the bath in fully tiled bathrooms with fitted bespoke units. Orchard & Granary have new shower rooms with large walk in shower & shower seat (small step into shower) Dove has a walk in shower en-suite to the bedroom with a shower seat. All have shaver points and mirror lights. Farmhouse Cottage has 4 en-suite bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor.
  • Wide screen H.D digital tv with Freeview in cottage lounges.
  • i pod docking station & CD player except Primrose & farmhouse cottage.
  • Dining Table and Chairs.
  • All bedrooms in all cottages have TV's.
  • Good quality beds with comfy deep mattresses, ready made up with crisp cotton bedding. Towels are provided for guests.
  • Quality leather suites to relax on in the lounges. Primrose cottage has a material suite.
  • Wardrobes with plenty of hanging space.
  • Bedside units with lamps.
  • Hair Dryer.
  • Iron and ironing board.
  • Electric heating in all rooms. Lounges also have a feature electric fire. Farmhouse Cottage has gas central heating throughout plus a feature electric fire in the lounge.
  • Free Laundry on site with washers and dryers.
  • Smoke alarms, fire extinguishers.
  • Individual parking bay for each cottage and extra bays if required. 

All cottages have:

Bed linen provided and the number of beds required are made ready for your arrival. Towels, tea towels, washing up liquid, some dishwasher tablets and toilet rolls are provided to start you off. A surprise welcome gift is waiting for you in the kitchen.

All cottages are double glazed and well insulated. The roof windows you can see on any photos are over stair cases or bathrooms, all other rooms have amazing views.

 We accept payment debit or credit cards or bank transfer. We no longer accept cheques as banks will not honour them to businesses if there were ever any issues.

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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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