Rawcliffe House Farm, Pickering
Located in gentle hills a few miles from Pickering, in the east of the North York Moors, Jan and Duncan Allsopp have created a delightful hideaway at their farmstead offering several options for self-catering accommodation. The house and cottages are surrounded by over 40 acres of their own land, with nothing but woods and fields in each direction. Rawcliffe House is well within the 'Dark Skies' zone of the national park, so you are guaranteed tranquility and freedom from light pollution.
The 4 cottages and 2 studio rooms are set around a pretty courtyard, and charmingly converted from former farm outbuildings such as the granary and hayloft – and even the pigsty! As each unit can accommodate between 2 and 7 people, there is plenty of flexibility for larger or smaller groups. For shopping and evening meals there are several country pubs locally and in the bustling market town of Pickering.
A quiet, sheltered paddock is available for horses. Excellent riding in the National Park is easily accessed from here, with circuits covering Cropton Forest, Spaunton Moor, and the Hole of Horcum. During your rides you may well see - and hear - steam trains on the scenic North York Moors Railway.
Visit the Rawcliffe House Farm website here
Tel: 01751 473292 / 07825 419678