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Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms £65-£90 prpnb


Lowther House

Lowther House


North Yorkshire,
YO18 8JL


North Yorkshire,
YO18 8JL


Lowther House: The Enchanting Woodland B&B

Set at the end of a two hundred metre drive in a clearing in Pickering Woods, Lowther House is a million miles from city living, yet is just a ten minute stroll down a tree-lined avenue into Pickering Town Centre.

The house is bordered on two sides by Pickering Beck and is part of the Duchy of Lancaster Estate - our beautiful home is owned by "Her Most Excellent Majesty Queen Elizabeth II".

A few hundred metres away runs one of the world's first railways - now over 175 years old, the Pickering to Whitby Line. Built by George Stephenson it even predates steam, originally the trains were pulled by horses and even a winch was used over the steepest parts! Today it's part of the North York's Moors Steam Heritage Railway.

The house sits between the North York Moors National Park - which you can walk into from our gate, it's all of 300 metres! - and the Yorkshire Wolds to the south, making it the perfect location for exploring some of the most spectacular scenery in all of England.

We pride ourselves on the freshness and quality of our food, all our fresh food is purchased from local butchers, bakers, greengrocers, fishmongers and grocery stores ensuring we know when and where it grew or was made.

Meals can be served in the dining room; the deck or terrace, weather permitting.
Gardens and Cafe

Please feel free to wander in our lovely gardens – we can lend you a net so you can try fishing for Brown Trout, if you catch a big enough one we can cook it for you, but mostly they're tiny and you have to throw them back!

The rear garden also forms part of our café and tearoom from 10 - 6 every day, snacks and lunches are available.

We cater for picnics on the lawn under the apple trees as well, a delightful way to spend an hour or two!

The lovely riverside country garden is a haven of tranquillity, during the summer months people were invited to picnic under the apple trees rather than sit at tables, dogs could splash in the beck, and everyone could sit relaxing under a parasol watching the steam trains of the NYMR puffing by.

Now that summer has gone, we are opening our ‘Den’ five days a week. Tea, coffee, pastries and snacks are available as well as lunches, with extra-special lunches being served on Sundays.

Our food can be quite eclectic, reflecting our taste for unusual dishes from around the world, on any one day there may be Mexican, Texan, Italian dishes available, as well as comfy British favourites.

Sunday Lunches are really something - traditional fare, but with a distinctive twist! Please take a look at the monthly Sunday menus as well as the weekday one.

The garden deck area will be open with umbrellas all winter to accommodate hardy hikers, bikers and dog walkers too!

Children welcomeTelephoneRadioTelevisionSatellite TVTea/coffee making in bedroomsUnlicensedPacked lunches providedSpecial diets availableIroning facilitiesTravel agent bookingsSnacks/afternoon teaPrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesElectric shaver pointsTelephone (public)FishingChildren's outdoor play areaRestaurant open to non-residentsCycles for hireVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementVegetarian diet availableWiFi or internet accessDVD playerCD playerEuros acceptedSingle sex groups welcomedEvening mealsHairdryerReal log/coal fires

We are located on the entry trail to N. Y. Moors National Park, hiking and mountain biking are available right outside our gate, the house borders Pickering Beck and we can allow fishing using our equipment - not for serious fishers though! Food is available throughout the day, also picnics on the lawn, and packed lunches etc. Children welcome from any age.


    Mature / Senior Couple Annette
    Co Durham, United Kingdom
    23 April 2015
    Rated as 5 out of 5

    “Excellent B&B”

    We were made very welcome, a lovely room with tea/coffee (including a smallfridge with fresh milk) biscuits & jug iced water. Our hosts explained "the wet room" ensuite which we found very easy to use. Breakfast was amazing freshly prepared quality ingredients cooked to perfection. Garden was lovely with birds singing & enjoying treats in bird feeders a small stream with water running by & steam trains, a perfect & tranquil location would highly recommend staying.

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    Plan route to Lowther House using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: SE 801853  Lat: 54.25711 Long: -0.77193

    By Road:
    Lowther house is reached from the Pickering turn off from the A64 York - Scarborough Road. At the junction with the A170 in Pickering take the road north to Newton Rawcliffe. This road takes you past Pickering railway station, proceed for ¾ of a mile, at the end of the avenue of trees an entrance will appear on the right hand side. Lowther House is at the end of the 200 metre drive.

    By Public Transport:
    There is no main line station in Pickering. Malton - 8 miles away - being the nearest. We are willing to pick up guests from Malton. There is no public transport that passes near the house.


    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • TelephoneTelephone
    • RadioRadio
    • TelevisionTelevision
    • Satellite TVSatellite TV
    • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
    • UnlicensedUnlicensed
    • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
    • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
    • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
    • Travel agent bookingsTravel agent bookings
    • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
    • Private parkingPrivate parking
    • GardenGarden
    • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
    • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
    • Central heatingCentral heating
    • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
    • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • FishingFishing
    • Children's outdoor play areaChildren's outdoor play area
    • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
    • Cycles for hireCycles for hire
    • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
    • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
    • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
    • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
    • DVD playerDVD player
    • CD playerCD player
    • Euros acceptedEuros accepted
    • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
    • Evening mealsEvening meals
    • HairdryerHairdryer
    • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires

    We are located on the entry trail to N. Y. Moors National Park, hiking and mountain biking are available right outside our gate, the house borders Pickering Beck and we can allow fishing using our equipment - not for serious fishers though! Food is available throughout the day, also picnics on the lawn, and packed lunches etc. Children welcome from any age.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
      • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
      • YesGravel
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
      • YesEntrance to reception
      • YesLounge
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
    • YesClear surfaces such as glass doors have contrast markings
    • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


    • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
    • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
    • Bathrooms available with:
      • YesWet room


    • Introduction We offer two letting rooms, a double with en-suite wet room, and a twin or super king which has a private lockable wet room. All our fresh food and vegetables are locally sourced and freshly cooked to order. Getting Here Lowther House is located just off the the road from Pickering to Newton-on-Rawcliffe. Approaching Pickering by car follow the brown signs to the N Y M Railway, pass the station on your left then follow the road for 3/4 mile, past the trout farm and just after the 'bend in the road' sign, we are down the tarmac drive to your right, with the small sign on an orange post at the entrance, this is just after the bend. The nearest bus is in the town some 3/4 mile away almost alongside the Railway, then a walk along the roadside as detailed above. Note: there are no streetlights for the majority of the walk. The nearest mainline railway station is in Malton, 10 miles away. If you are coming by bus or train please advise when booking and we will make arrangements to collect you. Arrival & Car Parking Facilities There is ample private gravelled car parking, with the facility to drop-off next to the paved entrance. There is a single 10cm step onto the pathway then a 95cm wide path to another single step of 12cm onto a 66cm radius step that then leads into the property. Main Entrance & Reception Entrance is into a 180 x 150cm hallway which adjoins the dining room. A large section of coir matting is on the floor area which creates a lip of 2cm to a tiled floor. Registration can be completed seated in the lounge. All guests will be shown to their rooms with a full explanation of all the available facilities. Baggage will be attended to from your vehicle. Public Areas - Hall, Stairs, Landing, Corridors etc The two bedrooms are at first floor level. Opposite the entrance door are the 13 x 73cm wide steps to the first floor landing. The double room is on the right at the top of the landing. The twin room is along the350 x 70cm wide landing to the right. The stairs, landing and both rooms are carpeted in oatmeal Berber carpet. Public WCs The double room has an en-suite. The twin room has a private bathroom. We have an outside WC for the use of our café/garden guests. Dining room Breakfast and optional dinner are provided in the ground floor dining room - or served on the deck or terrace if you prefer - weather permitting. All guests will be shown this room on arrival. Tables have legroom of 67h x 48w. Chairs have no arm restrictions. The tables can be positioned to suit any requirements you may have. Menus are available in both the bedrooms and the dining room. If you have special dietary requirements please advise when booking to ensure we cater successfully for your needs. We have a whole house no smoking policy. Laundry We can undertake laundry for you An iron/ironing board is available should you require them. Shop The nearest shops are all situated within Pickering town centre, 3/4 mile away. We have a small range of toiletries available should you forget to pack them! Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas The double bedroom has full en-suite wet room facilities. There is limited space around one side of the bed. The twin room has zip/link beds and can be made into a double, please ask when booking. This room has a private lockable wet room along the corridor at the top of the stairs, complementary slippers are in the room. This is the larger room of the two. Both rooms have wall mounted TVs' with Freesat service, giving both digital TV and radio coverage, the TV also has facility to play CD and DVDs'. Both rooms have tea/coffee making facilities. Bathroom/Shower-room Both wet rooms have level floor access. Both are 160 x 140cm with wall hung sink and shelves for toiletries, the toilet is in the opposite corner to the shower and can be divided by a shower curtain. Entrance doors are 70cm for the twin and 63cm for the double. A seat is available for showering if required. Toilet height is 40cm and is 16cm away from the wall. Grounds and Gardens The gardens are available for all guests with plentiful seating to enjoy the tranquility. Most seating is on gravelled area. The gardens are a 1/3rd acre and with many flowers and an orchard and summerhouse. Additional Information Mobile telephone reception is patchy, not available in the house but certain networks in certain areas of the garden can be lucky! You are welcome to use our landline. Please advise us when booking of any special requirements, we will do our very best to ensure we meet and exceed your needs. Contact Information: Tula or Paul ADDRESS Lowther House, Newbridge Pickering North Yorkshire YO18 8JL Telephone: (44) (0)1751 474998 Email: Website: Arrival & Departure Your room will be available after 2pm, once checked in enjoy welcoming refreshments in the garden. Luggage can be left earlierfor safe keeping - just let us know. On the day of departure please vacate your room by 11am. Contact Telephone and Email Address We welcome your feedback to help us continually improve our service.If you have any comments please phone (44) (0)1751474998 or


    • YesSteps to the main entrance
      • 1
        Number of steps to entrance
    • YesEntrance well lit
    • YesBell at main entrance


    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
    • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
      • YesLow sodium
      • YesNut free
      • YesVegetarian
      • YesVegan


    • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
    • YesStaff have had disability awareness training