Our second visit to Rains Farm this year (2010) and another warm, friendly welcome from the proprietor Lorraine. This time we stayed with two Dutch friends.in the 3 bedroomed Primrose Cottage which has two twin bed rooms and one double with one twin room and the double having handbasins. The second twin bedroom is the smaller of the three and would be suitable for children. On the same floor there is also a full bathroom with sink, bath, shower, toilet & heated towel rail plus an additional downstairs loo also with sink. Having the two loos proved very convenient for 4 people. Heating is provided by very efficient storage radiators .Large built in wardrobes for all bedrooms were situated on the landing between the rooms and we found this slightly inconvenient at times. OK if all the same family and don't mind seeing each other half dressed sometimes but not so good if sharing with friends.. Chests of drawers were provided in all rooms though those in the twin rooms were rather small. We were all however generally impressed with the cottage's quiet, peaceful location and the comfort, furnishings and equipment provided. Our Dutch friends particularly liked the Freeview TV.which they don't have in Holland. We had asked Lorraine, the owner, in advance if there was any chance of a slightly earlier takeover than normal on arrival day as our Dutch friends ferry arrived at Hull at 0800. She told us we could arrive as early as we liked (at no extra charge) as the booked cottage had been vacant the week previously and this was both extremely helpful and considerate and in effect added an extra half day to our break. The weather after a coolish start turned out to be glorious and our visitors loved North Yorkshire which they had never visited before but particularly enjoyed the nearby "Heartbeat Country," Whitby & Scarborough, loved fish and chips and like us were very impressed with local pub food, especially that in the nearby Providence Inn at Yedingham one mile away. (20 minute walk on a nice day),
We were able to siit out in the large courtyard to the cottages but we would have liked a few more seats with tables. (there was only one table) All other cottages were full and there were only small bench seats outside each cottage suitable for three people at most. This however is only a minor matter which we feel the owner would be likely to address.
The location of the cottages is off a country lane and a car is needed as the nearest bus service is in Allerston village a mile and a half away and there are no shops in the village but plenty within a short driving distance (3 or 4 miles at most)
Plenty of places of interest to visit also within easy driving distance
- Also Known As:
- Rains Farm Holidays Pickering, Yorkshire
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rains Farm offers a choice of holiday accommodation in either one of our wonderful self catering holiday cottages or delightful en suite bed and breakfast rooms in the main farmhouse or Dove suite which is annexed to the main farmhouse. Cottages range from 1 bedroom up to 3 bedrooms and the B&B are either double or twin bedded rooms plus Dove suite with it's own lounge and kitchen. We can offer ground floor in either cottages or B&B if stairs are a problem for guests. All accommodation has been inspected by the AA and awarded a 4 star rating with a special breakfast award PLUS Lorraine won the national award of being the 'AA's friendliest B&B for the whole of the UK 2012/2013' This recognises the warm happy atmosphere, delicious tasty Yorkshire breakfasts and the high standards of service you can expect whilst staying at Rains Farm. All cottages have floor to ceiling lounge windows with wonderful panoramic views. An oasis for the local wildlife, birds and guests! Come relax and unwind in our own little piece of heaven. ... more less
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