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7 Nights See prices

  • £946  to  £1197

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Short Breaks From

  • £150 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £190 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

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£1000 Sat, 10 Aug 2024
7 nights - Save £250 - Any 7 nights August, shorter breaks available

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About The Longhouse

Our Grade II listed 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 in a book entitled 'Houses of the North York Moors'. The house is brimming with character having a host of original features such as the oak cruck beams, stone flagged floors, exposed stonework, a traditional cast iron Victorian range with 'smoke window' in the dining room.

The cottage features:

A spacious lounge where the impressive cruck frame is exposed up to the eves; it offers a comfortable, restful living space, having ample seating around the wood burning stove and TV.

The snug provides a second lounge for guests to read, relax, play games or watch TV.

A large kitchen with a range cooker provides a welcoming space for guests to cook, eat and socialise together around the farmhouse table; it is fully equipped with a microwave oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, toaster, laundry facilities. It is very well equipped with everything you should need to cook during your stay.

Upstairs, the warm and welcoming bedrooms all have private bath or shower rooms and are furnished with comfortable beds and cotton bed linen..

A small courtyard garden through patio doors provides a private sitting area amongst pretty shrubbery, to enjoy a morning coffee in the sun.

There is private parking for one car as well as a parking area on the road in front of the cottage.

As you might expect from the age of the cottage, the floors are uneven and doorways are quite low in some rooms. This property is situated on a main road with access from a private courtyard. It is fully double glazed and sound insulated to minimise road noise.

Conveniently on the A170, situated just 5-10 minutes walk to the town centre and all it's amenities.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Gillian Scanlon joined Independent Cottages in June 2023

Enquire online / Phone:

Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Eco / Green

Location (Yorkshire)

Pickering is a fantastic location for a visit to North Yorkshire, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy whether it be history and culture, days out and tea shops, excitement or nature, there really is something for everyone. Pickering, founded by the legendry King Peredurus around 270BC, is reputed to be one of the oldest towns in the district and boasts a number of visitor attractions. It's most famous being the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, a heritage steam railway running through the spectacular scenery of the National Park through to Whitby on the lovely North Yorkshire coastline. Pickering also has a 12th century castle, an ancient Parish Church with historic medieval frescoes, a museum of rural life and a busy street market each Monday selling excellent local produce.

The bustling high street has a good choice of pubs, cafés, restaurants and independent shops. Treat yourself to a hand made chocolate from the chocolatier or a delicious ice cream from the ice cream parlour. On Mondays’ market you can buy artisan bread, cheeses, fish and seafood, olives and much more; on the first Thursday of each month there is also a farmers' market.

There is a wide selection of local pubs, cafes and restaurants in the local area, serving locally sourced dishes; choose anything from local tea rooms and cafes with home baked dishes to fine dining at the Michelin-starred Black Swan at Oldstead and The Star Inn at Harome. Nearby, the quaint market towns are great places to see; the Food Lovers Festival of Malton is a gourmet treat, as are the award winning ice cream shop and delis in Helmsley.

The surrounding area offers some of the UK's most beautiful scenery. With the North Yorkshire Moors National Park on the doorstep providing an ideal base for walkers, cyclists and wildlife enthusiasts; this spectacular area of heather moorland, woodland and forest is wild and beautiful at all times of the year. With the Cleveland Way National Trail and hundreds of miles of footpaths in the North Yorkshire countryside, this is perfect walking country, either for a short stroll or an all day hike. If you prefer two wheels, the Moor to Sea Cycle route links over 80 miles of forest tracks, quiet country lanes and the old coast railway. A short drive away is the beautiful Dalby Forest renowned for its wide range of mountain biking trails, and walks, such as the Bridestones National Trust site.

Enjoy visiting the picturesque moorland villages, many with sheep grazing the common land in front of stone cottages. Sample their tea shops or call in the country pubs, like the Great Yorkshire Brewery at Cropton. With a wealth of England's heritage close by you can visit the castles of Pickering, Scarborough and Helmsley; the abbeys at Rievaulx, Ampleforth and Whitby; the fine stately homes of Castle Howard and Dunscombe Park; or travel further afield and visit the historic city of York.

More modern attractions can also be found nearby, with Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, Eden Camp, North Yorkshire Waterpark just a few miles away. Yorkshire's scenic heritage coast of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey, with miles of award winning beaches is easily accessible, as are the smaller fishing villages of Robin Hoods Bay, Runswick Bay and Staithes. The coast offers many water based activities such as surfing, paddle boarding or kayaking. For the more active, as well as walking and cycling, horse riding, golfing and fishing are available locally. It's easy to find holiday ideas for everyone to enjoy: you'll be within easy reach of a castle or country house one day and stunning outdoor scenery and great walks the next.

The Longhouse Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 12th Jul 2024 - Sat, 31st Aug 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £600 | 4 nights: £800 | 5 nights: £1,000 | 6 nights: £1,200
Additional Notes: Additional charge for dogs of £20/dog.

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 7 in 3 bedrooms (1 family room with a king and a single bed, 1 double room with a double )
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7787 950233 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Gillian Scanlon
Member Since June 2023

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New to Independent cottages but successfully let on other sites with excellent reviews. 

Last Minute Offers

Sat, 10 Aug 2024 for 7 nights, £1000
Save £250. Any 7 nights August, shorter breaks available
Mon, 26 Aug 2024 for 4 nights, £600
Save £100. Please enquire for other options

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The Longhouse 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 14th July 2024