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Gateside Family Cottage in Newton Upon Rawcliffe, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 5
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Gateside Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Gateside is a former threshing barn which has been sympathetically converted to a high standard and is located in the Yorkshire village of Newton-upon-Rawcliffe near to Pickering. The property is an 'upside down' house and has three bedrooms (one double, one twin and one single) which with the addition of a family bathroom makes it suitable for five people. Also in the cottage, on the ground floor is a fitted kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room with a woodburning stove. Outside the cottage is a courtyard with furniture and off road parking for two cars 30 metres away. Gateside is a charming base to discover the wide variety of attractions on offer in this beautiful part of Britain.

The delightful, unspoiled village of Newton upon Rawcliffe is a picture-postcard village with stone cottages and farms clustered around the village green and duck pond, situated on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. The area has varied countryside and offers fantastic walking opportunities. Nearby Pickering is only four miles away and this historic market town is home to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, England's longest steam railway. Near the centre of Pickering is Beck Isle Museum; a centre of bygone rural crafts and the customs of the local area. The magnificent abbeys of Byland and Rievaulx are close by as is the historic walled city of York and the stately home of Castle Howard. With its many activities and attractions, this is a fabulous area for a family holiday.

The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.

Gas central heating with underfloor heating in bathroom and woodburning stove. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, table-top freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, telephone for incoming calls, selection of traditional toys. Fuel, power and basket of logs inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Parking bay next to property for load/unloading only, off road parking for 2 cars 30 yards further on. Courtyard garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Playing field with multi-sport hard court 3 mins walk. Shop 4 miles, pub 2 mins walk.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Telephone
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub
  • On a farm

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Mrs Taylor
April 2015
Delightful cottage in a lovely setting, perfect for exploring the North York Moors.
Mrs Harrison
July 2015
Just got back from a short break with my husband at Gateside which was excellent. We will definitely be returning. A quiet friendly village surrounded by beautiful countryside and a lovely cottage to return to at the end of the day.
Mr Guerrini
May 2015
The cottage was well presented with all amenities. It was spotlessly cleaned, nice and warm, and a pleasure to stay at. The kitchen was a highlight. The upside down arrangement worked very well and we all liked it. We were in a group of five adults and it worked well for us. We would certainly use it again if staying in the area as it is ideally placed for exploring the north York moors area. It was also very quiet. We were not disturbed at all by noise as the village is very quiet and there is little, if any, through traffic.
Mr Gibson
May 2015
The accommodation was excellent, and the village provided a good base for access to the rest of the area. The White Swan pub in the village was a joy, with good food and drink and wonderful friendly staff and locals.
Mr Tinsley
August 2014
A great peaceful setting a fab base for our days out in Whitby and Scarborough. The pub was also a very handy. The boys loved the upside down set up of the house.
September 2014
Very well equipped cottage in pretty village with welcoming pub serving good food. Good location for North York moors and exploring Pickering, Helmsley and the railway to Whitby.
Mr Eden
April 2014
The inverted layout of the cottage worked great, lovely well equipped kitchen and fantastic large lounge area. Log burner. Nice quiet village with good walking.
Mrs Davis
July 2012
I liked the upstairs living area which with its exposed beams seemed spacious and light. The kitchen was beautifully appointed. The house was extremely well equipped and had everything that was needed.
Mr Robinson
July 2013
The location was brilliant. Lovely part of the UK, and a great location for visiting many places, such as Whitby, York, etc.
Mrs Farey
October 2013
The house is upside down (living room upstairs) this meant we could see the lovely surrounding views. It is a very warm property and obviously well maintained. As well as being very central for the moors.
Mr Scott
August 2012
A very comfortable cottage in a good, quiet position within easy reach of local pub, Pickering and attractions. Large sitting room, very high quality kitchen appliances and facilities and good supply of spare towels etc.
Mr Butler
July 2012
The village is very, very nice and peaceful, which is exactly what I expected after visiting the year before. There is lots to see and do in the local area making for a great place to stay for a holiday. Try the drive over the moors to the North Yorkshire Moors visitor centre! The local pub serves excellent food, the best pint of Timothy Taylor's Landlord I've ever had and the staff are really nice and pleasant too. What more could you wish for?
Mrs Grayston
February 2012
Cosy cottage in a quiet village. It's within easy reach of the Moors and coast.
Mr Howard
May 2011
The location was lovely and very peaceful. The cottage was superb, very light and welcoming. We were within easy driving distance of several places of interest.
Mr McCusker
August 2011
The cottage itself was excellent, newly refurbished kitchen and very clean. Well placed in the village and an excellent base to see the Moors and Coast.
Mrs Teale
April 2011
Great location to access the various attractions and places that North Yorkshire has to offer.
Mr Moir
July 2011
A wonderful situation in a quiet village on the edge of the moors. Brand new state of the art kitchen. Wi-fi available. Very helpful caretaker. Lots of books and leaflets available in the living room about local attractions and walks.
Mr Butler
May 2011
The cottage was excellent, really well appointed. Kitchen was very nice and modern. The village was really attractive. The local pub (The White Swan) was wonderful, great food, great beer and great service.
Mrs Verver
January 2011
This is a very good functional cottage which is ideal for a family holiday. It is well and thoughtfully equipped. The owners were particularly helpful particularly as the weather and conditions were poor.Thank you.
Mr Murphy
June 2010
The area is fantastic, the coast is lovely, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is superb, our village is also lovely as was the pub!
Mr Moir
August 2010
Very quiet and peaceful. Walks from the cottage. Kitchen is the best equipped of any we have stayed in.
Mr Howes
October 2010
Quiet and relaxing, with easy access to walks on the moors, the steam railway and main road, and just a few steps from a pub with very good food and friendly locals.
Mrs Findlay
July 2009
Good village pub and lovely walks in the vicinity.
Mr Brown
November 2009
Enjoyed the location, local attractions, and the welcoming accomodation.
Mrs Gregory
August 2010
Good central base for exploring, cottage was excellent.
Ms Hanson
March 2009
A really cosy and easy cottage, nicely situated for Pickering and easy to access other attractions. The owners have created a lovely family home with much attention to details.
Mrs Seal
September 2009
Staying in a proper village with a village green, a pond and loads of tractors, is a million miles away from home. For us as a family there are lots of attractions in and around Pickering and our daughter (who's 3) really enjoyed the sea-side the Sea-Life Centre this year.
Mr Elks
June 2009
Lovely area with excellent facilities and places to eat out.
Mr Mrs Taylor
July 2008
For a family of Five the accomodation was faultless and certainly the best we have had. The amount of towels,linen,cutlery and crockery was plentiful and we found the cottage warm and welcoming.This is certainly a place we would love to return to!
Mr Morgan
August 2007
Excellent accommodation, good weather, good company.
Mr Ward
July 2007
An excellent barn conversion which provided a peaceful and very comfortable weeks holiday. Everything had been thought of , and we would happily go there again.
Mr Stevenson
January 2008
The cottage was very warm and cosy and welcoming, it was lovely to be able to light a fire. We all loved the underfoor heating in the bathroom. On our arrival there was a bottle of wine with a Christmas card which was a lovely touch. There were lots of games and activities to amuse the kids. It was a good location with plenty to do and see when the fog eventually lifted.
Mr Rooksby
November 2006
Peaceful, friendly village with lovely walks from the door. Plenty to visit. You will not want to leave!! We really enjoyed our stay, many thanks.
Mrs Brown
November 2006
The property and location were excellent. We felt at home from the first day.
Mrs Chapman
February 2006
Very pleasant cottage. Warm, clean and well equipped.
Ms Reay
January 2007
We really enjoyed our stay at Gateside. It was a Christmas break away from home and we felt very welcomed by the house. It was very well presented and had a generous and wholly hospitable feel. Decorations had been put up, the heating was on and a basket of logs was ready for the fire should we need it. Many thanks for a lovely stay.
Mr Catterick
August 2005
The living accommodation was spacious and the cottage was fully equipped for every need. Perfect for families with small children.
Mrs Bryson
February 2005
We have been to this cottage 3 times now, and still love it. The location is ideal - great walks, steam train and a pretty village. The cottage is extremely comfortable (even for 2 adults and 3 teenagers) and very well equipped. I couldn't fault it in any way.
Mr Wells
December 2004
The whole break was fantastic, the walks were great, and the cottage was like home from home.
Mr Draper
December 2004
An excellent base for touring the moors and an excellent village atmosphere. The owner was most hospitable and helpful.
Mrs Tomlinson
December 2004
Very friendly, helpful staff. A great holiday.
Mr Hall
December 2004
Once again a very good cottage provided by Sykes Cottages. Lots of character.
Miss Burnham
December 2004
The property was lovely and the Muddy Duck pub was great and food excellent.
Mr Brown
December 2004
The overall ambiance and peacefulness of the cottage and surrounding area.
Mrs Hodson
December 2004
What an excellent property - the location is ideal for North Yorkshire and the east coast. The Mucky Duck Pub - the food was very good, but you must try the pub in a village called Lastingham - The Blacksmith Arms, Food absolutely brilliant. The village of Newton upon Radcliff very quiet - nice tennis courts and park.
Mrs Bryson
December 2004
Our 3rd visit. This is an excellent cottage - very well equipped, extremely comfortable beautifully kept. A great base for your holiday. great walks from the doorstep. A perfect base for exploring the moors. We love it!!!
Miss Padget
December 2004
Nice village, good pub food, lovely surrounding countryside.
Mr Atherton
December 2004
Everything was perfect - the house was lovely and warm when we arrived.
October 2011
Gateside is very well equipped and comfortable. It benefits from a recently refitted kitchen which has been done to a very high standard. The 'upside down' accommodation was unusual but made the most of the views available. Great base for the moors with good links to Pickering and surrounding area.
April 2012
The accommodation had everything we needed, including very comfortable beds, the only slight downside being the rather dated bathroom. The couple who were looking after the cottage were friendly and helpful and the location was excellent with lots to do and see in the area. Pickering itself is the start of the North Yorks Moors light railway and the coastal towns of Scarborough and Filey are only an hour's drive away.
October 2011
Lovely and clean with everything you need to have as a base. Quiet location. Easy to get to all the places we wanted to visit, eg Whitby by steam train from Pickering, local museum in Pickering is worth a day's visit, local farmers' show was excellent. Base allowed us to relax on return from day out, plenty to do - well Yorkshire is God's own county!
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