The Long House ref: UK2180

Pickering, North York Moors

3 Stars

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3
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3
Bathrooms
pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • All En-suite 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Dating back to the 16th-century, this 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, adjacent to the owner’s home, 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 the 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.
Inside this spacious cottage is decorated in a style to compliment the character of the cottage. Downstairs, the central dining room has a seating area around the decorative, Victorian range and a cottage dining table and chairs. The dining room leads into a spacious fully equipped kitchen (with a large farmhouse table), also into a cosy snug with its own decorative open fireplace, and to a separate living room. In the impressive living room, the cruck frame is exposed to the eaves in a vaulted ceiling; there is plenty of comfortable seating around a wood burner, while the kitchen is fully equipped with a range cooker. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom has an imposing timber frame exposed to the eaves and accommodates three people having a kingsize bed and a single bed. There is also a twin room and a double room. A small courtyard garden is accessed through patio doors from the living room.
The Long House is conveniently situated along the A170, just minutes from Pickering centre with its many fine inns, cafés, 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. The coast is just a short drive away, with the lively coastal resort of Scarborough 14 miles to the east. Thornton-le-Dale, Dalby Forest and the North York Moors National Park are all within a few miles. The walled city of York is just 50 minutes away and here you’ll find the Jorvik Viking Centre and the National Railway Museum. The gothic fishing town of Whitby is also a just a short drive with its links to Bram Stokers ‘Dracula’, an array of festivals and events, and 3 miles of beach. Beach 14 miles. Shop and restaurant ½ mile, pub 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Beamed throughout.
Living room 1: With wood burner, 42" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and patio doors leading to courtyard.
Snug: With 21" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining room: With flagged floor.
Kitchen: With gas/electric range, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer and tiled floor.
Uneven flagstone stairs to...

First floor

Beamed throughout.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, single bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.

Miscellaneous

Small courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Barbecue available on request. Bike store available on request. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Pickering
  • Shops
    ½ mile
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    ½ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Malton
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    8 miles
  • Lake
    12 miles

About the local area

To the north of York lies the North York Moors, a national park and one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK. The area is bordered by the awe-inspiring North Sea coast cliffs and the Cleveland and Hambleton Hills.

Wild and windswept, the landscape of the North York Moors is breathtaking. Visitors will find miles of purple heather moorland, dense pine forests, hills and coastline. The space and solitude of the moors and its hidden valleys contrasts with the busy villages and towns found dotted in and around the area. They provide excellent opportunities to stop for a drink, a meal or for a taste of culture and tradition, from ancient castles to modern day attractions.

Many visit for the outdoor pursuits on offer. There are thousands of kilometres of paths and tracks to follow on the moors, from short strolls to days-long treks. For serious walkers, hikers and cyclists, the North York Moors are crossed by a number of long distance footpaths, including the Cleveland Way and the famed Coast to Coast walk. For a more leisurely but no less stunning experience, travel the 18 mile journey on the steam railway from Grosmont to Pickering, right through the Moors.

Visit popular destinations in and around the national park. Rievaulx Abbey and its landscape gardens are beautiful, while Helmsley and Pickering are both renowned for their ancient castles. For family-friendly options, try the grounds of Castle Howard or the Ryedale Miniature Railway, as well as the coastline dotted with rock pools and gentle waves.

Things to do nearby

Wolds Way Lavender

A family run attraction with lots to see and do. Lavender fields, nature walks, tea room and giftshop selling unique gifts.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

One of the country's most popular steam railways, covering 18 miles between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont, travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Pickering

Pickering is a tranquil market town situated in the centre of the Vale of Pickering, the official gateway to the North York Moors National Park.

Castle Howard

An historic 18th century house with extensive collections, sweeping park lands and famous gardens. Outdoor tours, events, exhibitions and guides. Adventure playground, plant centre, farm shop and gift shop.

Sledmere House

Home to Sir Tatton Sykes, there has been a manor house at Sledmere since medieval times. The present house was begun in 1751 and extended in the 1790s. Visitors will find beautiful interiors and peaceful walled gardens.

The National Railway Museum

Home to the 'Flying Scotsman', visitors will discover the story of the train with three large galleries to explore and the only Bullet Train outside Japan.

Dalby, Great Yorkshire Forest
Dalby, Great Yorkshire Forest

8,000 acres of forest to explore and enjoy. The nine mile drive gives visitors access to play areas, BBQ places, waymarked trails and cycle routes. Plenty of wildlife. Visitor Centre (wheelchair friendly). Refreshments and cycle hire.

York Minster

York Minster is the largest medieval Gothic Church north of the Alps. It is a prime example spanning from Roman remains in the foundations through its time as a Norman Church and of course the 250 year period it took to complete.

Yorkshire Lavender

Double award winning visitor attraction, farm and gardens. Specialist lavender, herb and perennial nursey, gift shop, restaurant, lavendar maze , sculpture and deer park all set within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Nunnington Hall

The sheltered walled garden, with spring flowering organic meadows, orchards and peacocks, complements this beautiful Yorkshire house nestling on the quiet banks of the River Rye. Explore period rooms while hearing about the Hall's past.

Jorvik Viking Centre

The world famous Jorvik Viking Centre is a `must-see' for visitors to the city of York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK outside London. Everything in the Jorvik Viking Centre is based on the evidence unearthed at the site.

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