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Lowther House

Lowther House

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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!

TelephoneRadioTelevisionSatellite TVTea/coffee making in bedroomsUnlicensedPacked lunches providedSpecial diets availableSnacks/afternoon teaPrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementVegetarian diet availableWiFi or internet accessDVD playerCD playerSingle sex groups welcomedEvening mealsHairdryer

We are located on Just outside Pickering in an area called Newbridge. There is a public footpath right outside our gate that takes you onto the Yorkshire Moors. The house is set next to a wooded hillside and our garden borders Pickering Beck. Food is available throughout the day when our tea room is open. Evening meals can be requested by residents. Children welcome from age 12.


Mature / Senior Couple J M
United Kingdom
19 July 2018
Rated as 5 out of 5

“First Class Bed & Breakfast in beautiful location”

Extremely pleasant couple who run a first class B & B with very nice facilities in a beautiful was the little touches that made the difference and they were so well organised.

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North Yorkshire,
YO18 8JL



See location of Lowther House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 801853  Lat: 54.25649 Long: -0.76844

By Road:
When you get to Pickering via the A170 follow the signs for the NYM Railway (turning at traffic lights). Drive past the Railway Station and continue as if heading out of Pickering. Look out for the bend in the road sign as the road begins to rise slightly. Now start looking to your right. Our sign board is at the bottom of a long drive. If you reach the railway crossing you have gone too far.
By Public Transport:
There is a bus from Scarborough - 128 - which can be caught outside the main line station. It will drop you off outside the library in Pickering. At quiet times of the year we can pick three people up from Pickering as long as there is not too much luggage!!


  • 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
  • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • 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
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer

We are located on Just outside Pickering in an area called Newbridge. There is a public footpath right outside our gate that takes you onto the Yorkshire Moors. The house is set next to a wooded hillside and our garden borders Pickering Beck. Food is available throughout the day when our tea room is open. Evening meals can be requested by residents. Children welcome from age 12.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
    • YesGravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall


  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesWet room


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


  • 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:
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours


Introduction We offer three letting rooms, a double with en-suite wet room, a twin / super king or a double room. These two rooms share a lockable wet room.. Exclusive use of the bathroom can be requested. 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 out of Pickering. Our entrance is on the right just after the 'bend in the road' sign. The nearest bus is in the town some 3/4 mile away opposite the library. 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 try to collect you if not possible we can arrange a taxi. 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 three bedrooms are at first floor level. Opposite the entrance door are the 13 x 73cm wide steps to the first floor landing. The room with a King bed is on the right at the top of the landing. The room with the Double bed in on the left of the stairs 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 / super king room and the double room have a shared wetroom styled bathroom. We have an outside WC for the use of our tea garden guests. Dining room Breakfast and optional dinner are provided in the ground floor dining room - or served on in the garden - weather permitting. All guests will be shown this room on arrival. Tables have legroom of 67h x 48w. Most 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. The nearest shops are all situated within Pickering town centre, 3/4 mile away. Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas The King 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 super king bed, please ask when booking. This room has a shared 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 three. The double room shares the wetroom with the twin / super king room. Exclusive use of the shared bathroom can be requested and will be granted if bookings allow. All 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'. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities. 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. 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 a slabbed area. The gardens are a 1/3rd acre and with many flowers and an orchard. 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: Helen or John White ADDRESS Lowther House, Newbridge Pickering North Yorkshire YO18 8JL Telephone: (44) (0)1751 474998 Email: Website: Arrival & Departure Your room will be available after 3pm. Luggage can be left earlier for 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