Lumley Cottage

Pickering, Yorkshire

A cosy launch pad for walking on the North York Moors, in a charming stone village three miles from Pickering – good pubs nearby


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 3


In a dapper row of stone cottages is this well cared-for village retreat. Welcoming a family of three and one well-behaved dog, it lies in the heart of ‘Heartbeat’ land with Dalby Forest on the doorstep – walkers’ and cyclists’ heaven. (There are family trails too, and a high-ropes Go Ape course not to be missed!). You have a part-walled courtyard garden out the back with wrought-iron furniture, a bird bath and a feeder; watch the birds as you sit in the sun. Inside: a warm red sitting room with a wood-burner, a leather chair and a sofa, the full Sky package for cosy nights in, and an excellent working kitchen, hub of the house, with a big black fridge and an eight-burner hob. Note the young owners leave you a bottle of wine to enjoy – the best way to ease yourself into a holiday. Up the stairs are two bedrooms with soft colours and new pine (the single bed is comfortably big), and a blue and white bathroom fresh and new. Horses (Snainton) and houses (Castle Howard) abound – and everyone loves the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, which runs all the way to Whitby.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £56
Weekly price
from £395
1 Cottage for 3
From £562 bedrooms


The cottage is magical. Great location on a very quiet road. Comfortable beds and sofa. Luxurious bathroom with bath and separate shower big enough for two. Wonderful wood burning stove. The kitchen is a cooks dream, excellently equipped, with all you need and even spices. Having a washer and dryer and some washing powder was a real luxury. The owners kindly decorated the cottage and there was a tree, wine and cake waiting for us. Their good taste is evident and they have thought of everything. We couldn't fault anything, and were very sad to leave as it felt like a real home. Thank you!

Louise, Norwich and addingham

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Charles Wood & Melissa Brewer

  • Thornton-le-Dale offers a good range of amenities with eating establishments and independent shops for stocking up on provisions (including a butchers, pharmacy, bakery and post office) all within a short walk from the cottage.
  • For a wider selection of amenities, the market town of Pickering is only three miles away. Take a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway to Whitby - a leisurely way to explore the area. sit back and enjoy the spectacular ‘Heartbeat' scenery.
  • Dalby Forest is on the doorstep providing excellent opportunities for those who enjoy outdoor activities. The forest offers endless tracks and trails for walkers and cyclists and for those seeking adrenaline, ‘Go Ape' with its high-wire tree top adventures
  • The spectacular historic house of Castle Howard, Wolds Way Lavender with its nature walks and lavender fields, Scampston Hall for garden lovers, Snainton Riding Centre sitting in the heart of some of Yorkshire's finest scenery.
  • Visit the spectacular heritage coastline with the popular seaside resorts of Scarborough, Whitby and beautiful Robin Hood's Bay.
  • If you would like to give your dog a good walk Whitby and Sandsend have great dog friendly beaches only 30 minutes drive away.