Cottage in Lockton, North Yorkshire Moors, England - Attractive village in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park
About Robert Saunders
Holmlea Cottage is owned by a family company. We all use the cottage as often as we can and love the area. The family spans four generations; Great grandmother, the older generation, their grown up children and now a baby. Though he hasn't been to the cottage yet.
Robert Saunders purchased this Cottage in 1970
Why Robert Saunders chose Pickering
We bought it because it is not too far from where we live, mostly Yorkshire, and so we had often visited the area and wanted to be able to stay for longer. We all fell for the cottage on the first visit which is surprising with such a large family. The area is great with so many contrasts; sea, moor, forest, villages and for those who do not live so close, the city of York. We didn't want a large garden to look after so the secure sun trap behind the cottage is ideal and the village is picturesque but not just for tourists.
What makes this Cottage unique
We love the olde worlde feel of the place and the open fire reminds us of a past age. Whitby has become a must go destination in the years since we bought the cottage and we particularly like Runswick Bay and Staithes.
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Lovely holiday home
My wife and I have just spent a wonderful holiday in this beautiful cottage in the delightful village of Lockton.
It was very clean and had an open fire in the lounge which added a very homely touch.
It was a good centre for visiting Whitby (by the North York Moors Railway), Scarborough, Thirsk to name but a few.
We were so busy we didn’t have time to use the garden but it was a great outdoor space.
We hope to return in the future.
Thanks for everything- we had a lovely time.
Unfortunately I was taken seriously ill just prior to our holiday & have since had emergency surgery. Your website doesn't make it easy to attempt to speak to someone to see if any refund could be arranged. The owner was contactable & very sympathetic, but was unable to offer any refund. I'm sure our stay would have been excellent had we managed to get there, but I had to rate the property just to send this email. Very disappointed.
Lovely little cottage
Enjoyed our stay in this sweet, cosy, clean and comfortable cottage.
Only down side is the lack of a shower but we did know that when we booked it. Easy parking.
Well equipped homely cottage
Appreciated the well equipped kitchen n cleaning products n basics. Made cooking easier. We had passes for flamingo land so went every day. It was just 9 miles away so quite handy. We would stay again. We also used the outside space as weather was quite warm. Only two small points. Thicker curtains in the bedrooms, particularly the kids room as they woke as soon as the sun shone in each day and a shower in the bathroom wd b easier and water saving. Lovely stay all round. X
Quaint little cottage ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle
The cottage is small and quaint, I would have preferred to have a shower in the bathroom but you can't have everything. The grand kids loved it. Great base to explore the area.
A lovely little cottage in an ideal location for exploring the Yorkshire Moors and coast.
We had an enjoyable stay in Holmlea Cottage , Lockton . The weather was superb so we were able to sit out in the pretty cottage garden when we returned from our explorations. The cottage was cosy and well equipped for self catering. The lack of a shower was a downside but there was plenty of hot water for baths! The local town of Pickering was ideal for shopping and everyone was very friendly.
Whitby is located 17 miles away - and usually takes around 20 minutes by car. It has a quaint old harbour with a working fish dock a long sandy beach and historic connections to Captain Cooke and Dracula. Scarborough and other coastal towns and villages are also easily accessible.
Car use is essential in this location but the roads are good and usually quiet.
Many walking routes are accessible from the village, and Hole of Horcum 2 miles away. Two pubs, serving food, within 1 mile. The town of Pickering is a ten minute drive and has lots of eating places, a supermarket and other shops including a good second hand bookshop. The drive to Whitby and the coast is easy and it is well worth the visit as are Runswick Bay and Staithes. The Dalby forest visitor centre is about a five minute drive and here there are walks, cycle trails and an adventure trail.
2 local pubs, each about 1 mile away, the Horseshoe at Levisham and the Fox and Rabbit on the main road both serve good food. Supermarket, banks etc at Pickering.