Dating back to 17th Century, our Grade II Listed Yorkshire longhouse is located in the picturesque market town of Pickering, on the edge of the beautiful North York Moors National Park. The cottage is a fine example of a cruck-framed Yorkshire longhouse which was traditionally built to accommodate both family and cattle under one roof. It is featured alongside similar longhouses in Ryedale, in a book entitled ‘Houses of the North York Moors’ by Royal Commission on Historical Monuments. The house is brimming with character having a host of original features such as the oak cruck beams, stone flagged floors, exposed stonework, and a traditional cast iron Victorian range with a ‘smoke window’ in the dining room.
The spacious accommodation sleeps up to 7 guests, and is decorated in a style to compliment the character of the cottage. Downstairs, the central dining room has a seating area around the traditional range and a cottage dining table and chairs. The dining room leads into a spacious fully equipped kitchen (28’x12’) with a large farmhouse table, also into a cosy snug with its own decorative open fireplace, and to a separate lounge (17’x17’). In the impressive lounge, the cruck frame is exposed to the eves in a vaulted ceiling; there is plenty of comfortable seating around a wood burning stove, as well as a Freeview TV and DVD player. The kitchen is fully equipped with a range cooker, microwave oven, fridge, dishwasher, washer, dryer, toaster and coffee maker.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms.
The master bedroom has an imposing timber frame exposed to the eves and accommodates three people having a king sized bed and a full sized single bed. The bathroom has both a shower and a bath.
There is also a twin room and a double room both with en suite bathrooms with showers.
A small courtyard garden with garden furniture is accessed through patio doors from the lounge. Limited parking is available at the rear of the property and free on-street parking in front of the property
Secure bike storage is available on request, with bike hire available locally. Dogs are accepted by prior arrangement.
As you might expect from the age of the cottage, the floors are uneven and doorways are quite low in some rooms. Although the house is double glazed there is some traffic noise, mainly during the day.
The Longhouse is conveniently situated along the A170, just minutes from Pickering centre with its many fine inns, cafes, restaurants and attractions including a 12th century castle and the famous North Yorkshire Moors Railway running through the heart of the National Park. Quaint villages, Abbey ruins, National Trust properties and a wealth of activities including numerous walking trails and mountain biking in Dalby Forest are within easy reach. Award-winning beaches on the coast are just a short drive away.
The cottage is available for a changeover day of Friday and off peak short breaks can commence on either a Friday or Monday.