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Platform 2 & 3/4 in Pickering, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Platform 2 & 3/4 description

Holiday home
Platform 2 & 3/4 is a lovely terraced house opposite the steam railway line in Pickering. With three bedrooms, two doubles and a zip/link twin, it sleeps six people comfortably. The house also has a bathroom, kitchen and a sitting room with woodburner and dining area. Outside, there is both off road and roadside parking, and a small courtyard garden. Platform 2 & 3/4 is a great base for a family retreat, and most definitely for train lovers.

This historic market town, with its full range of amenities and with its traditional shops, pubs and restaurants, serves as the official gateway to the beautiful North York Moors National Park.

From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Near pub

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Mrs Fallows
February 2015
Lovely relaxing cottage, clean and comfortable. Lovely log burning stove and the scenery was beautiful. We would definitely go again.
Mrs Grant
November 2015
Very comfortable cottage in a good central location.
Mrs Goodman
July 2016
The cottage was lovely and made an excellent base. The owner was also very helpful.
Mrs Ursell
December 2015
We found it to be a lovely cottage in an ideal location. There was plenty to see and do and the property was well equipped with everything we needed which was excellent. The owners were very helpful and we couldn't of asked for more.
Mr Vater
January 2016
I loved the location of the cottage as it was right near the centre of Pickering so great for all the amenities and pubs. The cottage itself was excellent with everything we needed, so would highly recommend.
Mrs Wild
June 2016
The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. It's an ideal situation to explore the coast and moors. Booking was easy. I shall definitely book again.
Mr Taylor
June 2015
For me it was ten out of ten, very nice and in a perfect location in a small village with lots to do, and a good base for trips to other parts of Yorkshire.
Mrs Walker
July 2015
The location of the cottage was superb for local pubs and shops. It was beautifully decorated with lovely quaint features. It was centrally located for all the activities we as a family wanted to do around Yorkshire and we will definitely be back.
Mr Greenwood
March 2015
It was so enjoyable to have comfortable furnishings in a holiday let. The place was decorated with themed items, which were tasteful, and having the log burner was a real bonus. I think the owner has it about right.
January 2015
The location was excellent and the cottage lovely. The owner (and his dad!) were very helpful and went beyond expectations to ensure we had a good holiday. (And I heard owls!)
Mrs Mcgrory
February 2015
A lovely cottage in a great location, it had everything we needed for a fantastic week in Yorkshire.
Mrs Cholerton
August 2015
What a beautiful quirky cottage, keeping with the theme of the railway directly opposite. The cottage was centrally located and equipped with everything we needed.
Mr Wilderspin
October 2014
Good location - Didn't need to drive all the time to do things. Pickering is a lovely town and we really enjoyed our time there.
Mr Burrows
August 2015
The property was in a central location with great pubs and restaurants all less than 3 minutes walk away. North Yorkshire Moors Railway station was straight across the road so you could see all the amazing steam trains from the bedroom window! Pickering is great with family dog friendly locations throughout. Micro Brewery pub the Black Swan and Number 4 Wine Bar were brilliant.
Mrs Rave
April 2014
The location of the cottage to local amenities, especially the station. Good base as well for days out to Whitby, Scarborough, Helmsley, etc. Locals very friendly and welcoming. Enjoyed Willowgate Bistro one evening and also The White Swan. Tea, coffee, sugar and milk provided upon arrival to the cottage. We had asked for a travel cot and highchair and they were provided and in great (new) condition.
Mrs King
March 2014
Fantastic cottage, location couldn't have been any better. Loved the quirky furniture. Would definitely return.
Mrs Corfe
June 2014
Cottage nicely furnished, close to plenty of cafes, a good central location for visiting the other major towns.
Mr Ferguson
July 2014
Had a great holiday. The cottage was brilliant with everything we needed and more 10/10
Mrs Simons
January 2015
A lovely cottage in a lovely location. Ideal for the North York Moors Railway and exploring the area.
Mrs Burslem
September 2014
A lovely cottage - perfect layout for our party, fantastic location
Mr Constable
June 2014
A great cottage with a railway theme directly opposite Pickering Steam Railway Station. The cottage is ideally placed for great days out, and Pickering itself has many places to eat or shops to buy own food. The cottage was comfortably furnished and very clean. Would definitely use this cottage again if coming to the area.
Mrs Wooffindin
February 2014
The owners have taken great care with attention to detail. It was warm, comfortable and clean. Well equipped and had some interesting railway features to fit with the theme. Milk, tea, coffee, cake and a local newspaper where there to welcome us.
March 2014
Lovely, clean and comfortable cottage. Lots of room for our family of five. Very close to shops and a great position overlooking the train station. Lovely sitting area outside, the cottage has all you need including extremely comfortable beds. The owner was very helpful if we needed anything. Will definitely be coming again, was very impressed.
Nicola H
March 2016
Stayed for a week 13th February onwards. Loved it, really cosy and comfortabe. My wife loved getting to grips with the wood burning stove. We did have a problem with the dvd player in the front room soundwise, but a quick email to the owners and hey presto!, new tv installed. Since we were there just to chill out for the week and didn't have a car this was brilliant. Place very warm, very clean and nice enclosed area in the back so felt very safe to let the doggies out. Lidl and co-op very near for supplies, fish n chip shop and tea room round the corner, lovely bakeries too and best of all (for me) a second hand bookshop next door!! All in all, we had a really relaxing time and was very reluctant to go, stay, enjoy!!
June 2016
Had a fabulous week in this lovely cottage, would strongly recommend. Very convenient to everything and exceptionally comfortable.
January 2016
Just returned from a brilliant long weekend at Platform 2 & 3/4. The cottage is more or less in the centre if Pickering so great for all the amenities and pubs. Although so close to the centre it is so quiet and relaxing. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you could need but more importantly a wood burner, great for those cold winter nights. I would highly recommend Platform 2 & 3/4 and I know we will definitely return. Thanks Richard, Jackie & pooches.
February 2016
All the basics are there, fridge and freezer, washing machine, gas cooker and hob, also microwave and TV. We had to have the central heating on as it was February, however the house heated up nicely and retained the warmth so did not feel the cold from the outside. Clean tidy, the lounge has the TV and corner sofa for 6, the dinning room has a table for 6 two benches with legs made from railway springs, don't try and move the benches they are heavy, and two chairs, the kitchen is in an off shot extension. Upstairs there are Three reasonable sized bedrooms, was expecting smaller from the out side picture, so pleasant surprise there, and the bathroom. One odd thing was that there was only one mirror so the full length landing mirror became the place for the female members of our group to "get ready". Outside there is a small patio, which gets the sun so would expect this to be very pleasant in summer. As I said the title, parking in the area is very difficult you can stay for one hour on the street outside then you have to move, there is free parking offered at the trout farm about 1/2 mile up the road, it was a little far to walk so I found free parking on a road called Beacon Park, and also on Middleton Road which is much nearer.
December 2015
The property was easy to book and the correspondence with the owner was very good. The location of this property in Pickering is absolutely perfect with everything on the doorstep. I booked this cottage because I had extended family staying in Pickering and also wanted a property in close proximity to York to enable us all to spend some time together over the Christmas period. I will write in this review what would have been useful for me to have known beforehand. On entering the property there is a small vestibule which opens into a hall, there is a door into the sitting room and a door into the dining area, although it is open plan. There is a door from the dining area into the kitchen and a door from the kitchen leading into the rear courtyard. The kitchen is well equipped and I was able to cook a three course Christmas lunch for 4 adults and 3 children. I was able to do a hot and cold buffet for 6 adults and 3 children. The cooker and hob is gas. I am used to electric but had no problem with using this. The washing machine worked well. There is a full size fridge and freezer and also a microwave which all worked well. There is plenty of work surface and crockery and utensils. The rear courtyard is a good size and would be very useful in the summer. The bedrooms are all a very good size, the rear one has a double bed and we also had three travel cots in it very comfortably. The bathroom has a shower over it. The stairs are steep, we took a safety gate with us and used it on the rear bedroom. I didn't ask the owners if the were able to provide one but they did provide a travel cot and high chair.The beds were all very comfortable. We didn't have any problem with road or railway noises, the house is well soundproofed. The TV has free view which worked well and the wifi was great. We didn't use the log burner as it was so mild, but the central heating worked well. There was also plenty of hot water. This property also has plenty of storage space should it be needed. We were provided with a parking permit for the trout farm which is only a short walk away, my daughter parked at the scout hut by the trout farm. There was tea, coffee, sugar, milk and shortbread provided for us, which was very nice. There was also washing up liquid and some other cleaning products. The local lidl and co-op are a very short walk away and everything is accessible. There are numerous pubs, bars, restaurants, takeaways, cash points, bakeries and numerous independent shops locally. It's a really bustling place with lots of people out and about. The steam railway was limited because it was Christmas. There is also the coast liner bus which stops just along the road. I have a disability and use crutches to walk outside, however, although the stairs are steep I was able to manage them ok. The step into the bath is also steep. I did not contact the owner beforehand to check these things out. If you think it might be an issue for you I would advise you to do so. I think it's also worth mentioning that there are a couple of steps into the property. I had two small dogs with me. I would say the property is dog friendly, there are no carpets downstairs. It's also safe when loading and unloading as the dogs can be shut inside. We did see the traffic warden quite often checking the cars outside. There is parking opposite overnight or for an hour during the day and there are double yellows immediately outside. I would stay here again and highly recommend it.
Tonia H
August 2015
We stayed at Platform 2&3/4 in early August. Now with 2 teenagers who appreciate their own space, we decided to find a 3 bed cottage rather than the 2 beds that we have been used to in previous years. We also looked for a town location within easy reach of the coast and the moors both of which we love. We were not disappointed. We had not stayed in Pickering before and the cottage and the town were a delightful find! Pickering is small enough to get to know quickly - everything is in walking distance; lovely independent shops, flea market, museum, North York Moors railway (directly opposite the cottage), Pickering castle, many many good places to eat, Lidl and Coop, post office, banks, etc. etc. We were lucky with the weather but the cottage itself has everything you might need in both good or poor weather and at any time of year. It is a bit of a tardis with much more space on the inside than appears from the outside. Travelling from Pickering to other parts of Yorkshire is very easy. We did a couple of beautiful Moors walks (recommend, went to Whitby by steam train, visited Nunnington House and the Rievaulx Terrace, spent some time in York, pottered around Pickering... We actually ran out of time to do all the things we had planned so we definitely plan to return. Would highly recommend.
November 2015
We stayed here for a week in November. The cottage is well maintained with a lot of thought in decorating with a train theme. The bedrooms are all really large which was a pleasant surprise. The cottage is really clean and has everything you need. The wood burning stove was really nice in the evening as it was Novembef and added a definite cosy feel. The location of the cottage is great for all local resturants and bars. If you have dogs the station hotel is really good and the food is excellent. There are plenty of dog friendly bars and resturants in Pickering. Unfortunately the railway was closed for maintiance while we were there, closes at the end of October and opens again end of Novembef which was a shame. The only negative with the cottage was the far back bedroom didn't seem to heat up very well and was cold even with the radiator on full. We did find if you left all the doors open in the day while out and about it helped to distribute the heat. Good location to explore the area would highly recommend
Neil S
September 2014
Extremely comfortable cottage situated in the heart of Pickering. Quaint railway memorabilia throughout along with the sights and sounds of the local steam railway, make this a truly wonderful place to stay. Small enclosed garden, ideal for dogs/pets. Cottage overall is very well equipped and the lovely wood burner was great to cosy up in front of. The location is within a stones throw of amenities such as a butcher, bakers and the local supermarket.
March 2015
I stayed here with my sons family on a Pre Christmas visit to Yorkshire. The owner was excellent and kept us well informed about a heating problem but all was sorted long before we arrived. The cottage is comfortably furnished and well equipped. Parking is a little bit of a pain, as there is no parking for the property and the pull in opposite is time restricted. However, a permit space is available down the road. The bedrooms were comfortable, although the glass panel in the rear bedroom door lacks privacy but a bath towel worked! There is very little garden at the rear so maybe not a great choice for children in the summer but it is close to the shops and centre of Pickering. And there is plenty to do locally. But the highlight for us was being right opposite the NYM steam railway station - great for every enthusiast! Of course we had to take the Santa Special but you can easily watch trains come and go for free. Would definitely return again and we do have our York Panto tickets purchased for 2015...
May 2015
Platform 2 3/4 is in an excellent location for train lovers, as it's directly opposite Pickering station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway; one of the the three bedrooms looks out across the station. It's also very conveniently located for the town centre, being less than 2 minutes walk from the main streets, about 2 minutes fro the Co-op supermarket and 5 minutes from Lidl; there are numerous pubs, restaurants and takeaways convenient. As Pickering is realisably quiet, it doesn't suffer too much from noise and the small gravelled courtyard is secluded enough at the rear of the property. As noted by others parking is by arrangement with the trout farm about 10 minutes walk away - no problem if it's not raining. Inside the cottage it has three decent sized bedrooms, two connected living rooms and a well equipped kitchen (although the collection of cutlery and crockery is a bit random - it sleeps 6, but there aren't six of almost anything in the kitchen!) There are also a couple of omissions - no bread knife (despite 3 bakers within 5 minutes walk), nor banking sheets on which to heat things like pizzas or pies). The beds were comfortable enough, though there is no cupboard in one of the bedrooms (and no chairs upstairs at all). In fact there are only just about enough chairs for everyone to sit down at once. We couldn't find a promised CD player, though you might be able to play it on the TV's integrated DVD player. Wi-fi was available and worked fairly well with occasional drop-outs. We were disappointed by the welcome pack - the milk was just tiny plastic UHT for coffees, and there was no banking or biscuits, though clearly this had been provided to some people from the guest comments book. Luckily we arrived in time to visit the shops listed above! In summary it's great for parties of up to about 4, but might be a bit cramped with its maximum occupancy. It's less well equipped than many self catering we have stayed at in recent years, but has all the basics and is clean and, above all, in a great location if you want to stay in the heart of Pickering near the preserved railway.
Linda R
May 2014
We spent a week here with our young children and their grandparents. The accommodation was lovely, well-equipped and in a really good location. Some thoughtful touches, such as tea, coffee, milk, etc being provided for our arrival. The kitchen was well equipped with washer and dishwasher. The three bedrooms were all pleasant, the children particularly liked being able to see the steam trains in Pickering station out of the front bedroom window. We asked the owner to provide a travel cot and high chair during our stay and these were both in really good (new) condition. We found the location great for walking around Pickering, and also for heading off to other nearby places such as Scarborough and Helmsley. Pickering itself is a very pleasant town and everyone was friendly. Had some very enjoyable meals in the White Swan and the Willowgate Bistro. All in all, would highly recommend this cottage.
Margaret B
September 2014
We spent a week at this property and it was perfect for touring and for all the facilities of the town of Pickering. Some properties state 'within walking distance' but that's only if you like walking a marathon but not this property as it truly is just round the corner from the town's main high street. The parking isn't at the property but as we stayed opposite the train station a walk along the platform everyday to get the car was an added bonus. The only thing I would disagree with in the description is that there maybe noise being on a main road and opposite a train station - the road was mostly deserted at night and the station only used during the day - it was so peaceful The owner was great and so eager to ensure we had a problem free holiday - which we did! Strongly recommend
March 2014
My husband and I stayed in this gorgeous cottage in January 2014 with my parents. The accommodation was excellent and would provide ample space for 6 people. There was a lovely little wood burner which provided some much needed heat (it was January) and was really nice to cosy up to and watch a film. The little town of Pickering is lovely with lots of art and antique shops. When it's open, (it wasn't when we were there unfortunately) you can get the steam train to Whitby and it is really close to York and Scarborough so makes a great base. There are lots of lovely little nods to its steam train heritage in the property which is very tastefully decorated. Try the Post Office in Middleton (next village along) for afternoon tea - you won't be disappointed. I would definitely recommend this property but just to point out, it is on a main road and parking is quite limited. We parked at the Trout Farm just down the road.
Mrs Fallows
February 2016
Lovely little cottage that was very cosy. We loved the log burning stove on a cold winters night.
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