Rains Farm Holidays

“A 17th-century farmhouse offering accommodation in a peaceful and secluded setting” - AA Inspector



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Rains Farm offers six self catering properties which sleep from 2 to 8 in a stunning location in the Vale of Pickering with panoramic views to the hills of the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds. These barn conversions have recently undertaken a major refurbishment and now the west wing of the main farmhouse is available for self catering too. Farmhouse Cottage offers 4 en suite bedrooms, one on the ground floor. Two of the barn conversions are suitable for people with mobility problems as they are all ground floor and have no steps. The showers are easy access ones. No children under 14 years of age as Rains Farm is exclusively for adults ensuring a very peaceful holiday. Central position for the North York Moors, Coast and attractions including York, Castle Howard, the Steam Train at Pickering, Dalby Forest, the Yorkshire Wolds and many more interesting and historic attractions. Plenty of local places to eat and buy farm produce. Free WIFI and plenty of parking spaces.

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4 Star Self Catering

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Rains Farm Holidays
Rains Farm Holidays, Allerston Lane, Allerston, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7PQ
Phone : 01723 859333


  • Maximum occupancy: 27
  • Total units: 6
  • Offsite fishing
  • Private garden
  • Lawn area
  • Garden furniture
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Sky or freeview
  • En suite
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Internet
Room rates
  • Low season minimum price: £455
  • High season minimum price: £455
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Changeover day: Friday and Saturday. Farmhouse cottage can be booked from any start day.

About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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