Rains Farm holiday cottages near Pickering, North Yorkshire

AA inspected and awarded 4 Stars Self Catering Holiday Accommodation

Cottages sleep from 2 to 5 people. Dove sleeps 2 and has an en suite bedroom, Granary, Wren & Orchard sleep up to 4Primrose sleeps up to 5.


  • If you desire a beautiful, peaceful place to enjoy your holiday then you will appreciate that we do not accept children under 12 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
  • 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 12 years of age. No smoking or pets of any kind are allowed in any of our cottages.

Facilities provided in all our cottages

  • Firstly you have the most wonderful views from from floor to ceiling windows in all lounges.
  • Fitted bespoke kitchen units especially made in antique pine.
  • Electric Cooker (halogen hob, double oven including a fan oven)
  • Dishwasher.
  • Fridge, Freezer, Microwave oven, toaster, electric carving knife, electric food mixer.
  • All cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.
  • Bath with proper shower over the bath in fully tiled bathrooms with fitted bespoke antique pine units. Shaver point and mirror light. Dove cottage has an en suite bedroom with shower and toilet. 
  • Wide screen H.D digital Freeview T.V & D.V.D player in cottage lounges.
  • i pod docking station & CD player
  • Dining Table and Chairs.
  • All bedrooms have TV's.
  • Good quality beds with comfy deep mattresses.
  • Quality leather suites to relax on in the lounges. Primrose cottage has a luxury material suite.
  • Wardrobes with plenty of hanging space.
  • Bedside units with lamps.
  • Hair Dryer in each cottage.
  • Iron and ironing board.
  • Night storage heaters in all rooms. Lounges also have a feature electric fire.
  • 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 suprise 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 no longer accept cheques unless payment is made 8 weeks in advance of your holiday date. This is because banks will no longer guarantee a cheque and we therefore have to be sure the payment has cleared. We happily accept debit card or credit cards. 

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Contact us

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

01723 859 333 or 07760752165

e mail:  rainsholidays@btconnect.com

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