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Dairy House

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Newton-upon-Rawcliffe near Pickering, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Cleverly converted farm building with everything you need for an active or inactive holiday!"

    The utility/boot room was ideal for cleaning a wet dog, mucky boots and especially good clothes drying facilities. Warm and plenty of seating and space - a bit of a tardis really, looks smaller from outside but it isn't at all. Lots of interesting walks on the doorstep with plenty of information provided. Our dog had a fantastic time. A good value stay in mid March. Only slight niggle was that the sofa cushions are a little tired and thinning, which became noticeable of an evening. Overall a very good, well equipped place to stay to explore this area of the North Yorkshire Moors. We will certainly stay here again.

    Thank you for your positive feedback, we look forward to seeing you again and in the meantime, we'll think about how to refresh the sofa! Mary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Honor4.7Mar 2024

  • "Excellent stay in an excellent cottage - everything we needed and very comfy too - will be back!"

    Thank you, you will be very welcome, Mary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely, comfortable, quirky, well stocked cottage in a lovely area."

    Highly recommended and we would 100% stay again

    Thank you Donna, look forward to seeing you again! Mary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2023

  • "This property is amazing."

    Warm, cosy and well equipped. Lovely spot for walks and visiting the area. We would love to visit again and recommend highly x

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Dec 2022

  • "What a beautiful place to stay."

    Dairy House is charming, clean, comfortable and in a great location. We had a wonderful week away. You can tell that’s it’s a property that is loved by the owners and that they want their guests to feel at home for the duration of their stay. The location is great for getting out and about, whether driving or walking. The communication from Mary was clear and precise. Having a call from Christine whilst we were there, making sure that we had all that we needed was very much appreciated. We loved our stay and would definitely recommend booking.

    Thank you so much Karen, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Merry Christmas! Mary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property had everything you would require, and was a first class base for accessing other places of interest."

    The house is in a lovely quiet area. Our only minor observation is that the shower in the upstairs bathroom could be improved. However this did not detract in anyway from our very enjoyable holiday. Thanks to Mary for keeping in touch.

    Thank you Kathleen, we are always seeking to improve the cottage and the upstairs shower is certainly high on the list - we just need to get through the oil costs of this winter first. Mary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Aug 2022

  • "It is easily one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in."

    Everything one could possibly need was there, we cannot fault anything.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely setting, and delightful property, ideal for our needs."

    The downstairs bedrooms were ideal for myself and my husband, because of my disabilities. Very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Marian4.1May 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable place to stay."

    Would recommend to others. Lovely little village near to the North Yorkshire Moors.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Feb 2022

  • "The Cottage was lovely."

    The only thing we would change is the dining table which was only a gateleg and consequently uncomfortable. Trying to avoid the huge wooden structure in the centre and the legs at either end in the middle was impossible. Also, it would have been better if there was an alternative lightweight cover for the bed as the quilt was very hot. Even so, we enjoyed our stay very much.

    Thank you for your feedback, we have a lovely new dining table, without a gateleg! Kind Regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2021

  • "Our week at the cottage was very good."

    It is comfortable and well furnished. The village is lovely and the pub serves excellent food Friday, Saturday and Sunday to eat in or take away. It’s only 4 miles from Pickering but we were unlucky as roadworks caused a lengthy diversion. Fresh flowers and a bottle of wine made a lovely welcome gift. Lovely walks around the village as well.

    Reviewed by Avril3.8Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage it is bigger on the inside than it looks, Very clean and well kept with all the needed amenities."

    The only minor fault is that the garden is not enclosed for our dog which could be rectified with a fence an gate otherwise it could not be faulted. Enjoyable watching the horses train in the nearby paddock from the living room window.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Sep 2020

  • "Dairy House was cosy, surprisingly spacious and well- equipped."

    Lots of plus points: log fire and generous basket of logs, secure bike store (for 2 bikes), quite a good selection of books / DVDs / games provided, location on the edge of the North York Moors near Pickering, Helmsley, Dalby Forest, Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay, Scarborough and other places on the coast, village playground with zip wire and football pitch (in March the tennis net was down and the pitch was too muddy anyway for tennis), village pub. Everything went smoothly with Sykes: booking, payment, cottage instructions etc. Cottage owners were great and made a courtesy phone call to confirm details and sent us useful extra information about the cottage and local area. We even had a call from the local contact for the cottage after we'd arrived to check everything was ok. The complimentary bottle of wine was a nice touch. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Juan5.0Feb 2020

  • "The house was excellent, meeting all our needs."

    And with style!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is a very cosy and comfortable cottage."

    Mary and Ann made us feel very welcome. The bed we slept in upstairs was very comfortable. Lovely garden to sit in. Peaceful surroundings. Plenty of nice walks and places to visit. Our dog loved it too - none of us wanted to leave.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2019

  • "I was particularly impressed to find that the owners had supplied replacement appliances for the kitchen in case of failure."

    We managed to break the kettle switch, rang the Cleaner, and were guided to a 'secret' cupboard containing replacements. Absolutely marvellous service!

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0May 2019

  • "Cosy comfortable cottage."

    Everything available for our needs. The directions and key collection very good. Would not hesitate in returning to this property if in that area again.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Dec 2018

  • "A wonderful cottage, cosy yet spacious and very well located for trips around North Yorkshire, plus an excellent pub in walking distance."

    We really enjoyed our time in the Dairy House!

    Reviewed by Nikolaus4.4Oct 2018

  • "Relaxed atmosphere, great area"

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2018

  • "Well located property which we really enjoyed."

    Comfortable and clean great to have dishwasher and other amenities. Would recommend with 4 or more adults that upstairs bath has screen fitted and wall holder for additional shower. Otherwise very comfortable

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Aug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely village and a very nice helpful owner."

    Despite the weather we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Dec 2017

  • "The Dairy House is a lovely place to stay."

    It is very spacious and comfortable. The house is spotlessly clean and very welcoming. It is set in a quiet location next to a farm, and the surrounding scenery is beautiful. It has a lovely homely feel and is very well equipped. There is a downstairs bedroom and shower room which are very handy for disabled guests. There is a friendly pub nearby which serves good food. The owner is very helpful, as is the lady who looks after the place. Nothing is too much trouble, and a lot of thought has gone into making this house a real home from home. I would highly recommend Dairy House and would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Nov 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, plenty of space, very quiet setting, local pub just a few yards away and served lovely food, and very friendly."

    A short drive to Pickering and about 45mins to the coast. Cottage was very well equipped and has a real fire to light on cold nights. Would recommend for a quiet break or a base to explore. Beautifully kept.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.6Sep 2016

  • "The most beautiful cottage and location we've ever stayed at."

    The children loved it,my husband and I didn't want to come home! So much to do in the local area and the views were amazing. Definitely recommend to friends and family and we can't wait to go again!

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor single, 1 x family room with 3 singles (zip/link, can be 1 king size and 1 single on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Galleried sitting room with oak beams and woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with solar panels and woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, DAB radio, iPod dock, free WiFi, good mobile reception
  • Fuel, power and one basket of logs for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Open lawned garden with furniture
  • One adult well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Playing field with multi-sport hard court 3 mins walk
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Ramped access to entrance
  • Secure bike locker for two bikes
  • Please note: This property only accepts minimum 3 night stay

The property

A quality sympathetic conversion of an old stone farm building, resulting in an individual holiday home of great character and comfort. With an exceptionally high standard of furnishing and equipment, this cottage nestles high on the moors in a quiet National Park village above Newtondale where the steam trains whistle below. In the 19th century, the property housed a horse driven threshing machine and more recently it became a dairy and features a unique stone fireplace, along with massive timber beams, which may have come from oaks in Newtondale or from ships broken up at Whitby. Ecologically aware, Dairy House offers spacious accommodation over two floors with three bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room, and provides a light and airy feel, whilst it also feels cosy in winter. Footpaths nearby wander through wild flower pastures, beautiful woodlands and on to the moors.

Cyclists can enjoy gentle meanders or challenging banks and a few miles away, Dalby Forest offers mountain biking trails for all levels. Enjoy a steam railway ride, which takes you up the valley and across the moors to the coast - one of the most spectacular railway journeys in Britain. A delightful cottage offering peace and tranquillity.

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About the location


Pickering 4 miles; North Yorks Coast 21 miles; York 30 miles.

A delightful unspoilt village on the southern fringe of the North York Moors National Park. Old stone cottages and farms cluster round the village green and duck pond. A haven of peace in delightful countryside, miles of forest and moor offer wonderful walking and touring. Picturesque villages; abundant wildlife. The places of interest in the area are too numerous to detail, but here are a few: The medieval walled city of York; castles and markets at Pickering and Helmsley; magnificent abbeys at Rievaulx and Byland; many old country houses (including Castle Howard) are all within easy reach; the North Yorkshire Coast, with its spectacular cliffs and beaches (approx. 21 miles); the spa town of Scarborough, famous for its summer concerts and theatre; Whitby, with its ancient abbey and quaint fishing harbour and many other fishing villages.

Please Note: This property only accepts 3 nights minimum

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas