Lowther House is a 200 year old stone built house. The ground it stands on has been part of the Duchy of Lancaster Estate for centuries. Set at the end of a long drive in a clearing in Pickering Woods there is a real country feel about it yet it is just a fifteen minute walk down a tree-lined road into Pickering Town Centre.
Bordered on two sides by Pickering Beck and on the other two sides by a wood and Lowther Butts wild flower reserve, it is well placed for a relaxing holiday getaway in a picturesque setting with many attractions close by to keep you entertained. The North York Moors Railway station - Pickering's most popular destination - is just ten minutes walk away and the passing trains can be viewed from our garden.
You can walk into the North York Moors National Park from our gate and the Yorkshire Wolds are near by too. This makes Lowther House the perfect location for exploring this beautiful area. There are also excellent cycle tracks close by and in the near by Dalby Forest. The coast is not far so you can sample the delights of seaside towns like Scarborough, Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay - to name but a few! For those that enjoy history there are many historic sites to visit in this area.
We look forward to welcoming you soon - John and Helen White
Evening Meals are available to our guests most of the year. (pre-booking is required). Select 2 or 3 courses from our Monthly Menu. Weather permitting we can even serve the meal outside if you wish. We can also serve you one of our delicious Afternoon Teas if you want a real treat! (pre-booking is required)
Open from April to the end of September. Listen to the babbling beck and the bird song. Watch the trains from NYMR pass by. Sample our savory menu or be tempted by our mouth watering cakes! During inclement weather we have a small dining room where we can serve you.
We have three cosy rooms all with private shower rooms and lovely views of our garden and the country side and Forrest. Tea and Coffee facilities plus a small fridge. We are dog friendly but you must inform us that you would like to bring your four legged friend as there is a size limit.
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Lovely welcoming couple, very professionally looked after - Pat and Henry - April 2019
Fab food. Excellent Hosts. Beautiful location - Sol and Michael - April 2019
Purfect!! - David and Vivian - May 2019
Beautiful. Great Breakfast. - Gill and Allan - May 2019
Very pleasant hosts. Good food and amazing cake! - Kim and Mark - May 2019
Another amazing visit. Thank you - Anna and Phillip - May 2019
Outstanding hospitality. We will definitely be back - Janie and David - June 2019
AMAZING. We will be back - Too many nice comments for names! - June 2019
Wonderful retreat with beautiful surroundings - Sandra and Phil - June 2019
Stayed for 4 nights and made to feel like its our own home - Phillipa and Sandy - July 2019
Lovely room and breakfast was superb - Tracey and Fred - July 2019
Enjoyed the peace and relaxation. Lovely home and garden - Clive and Pauline - July 2019
Very friendly and mindful hosts - Mr and Mrs Hartmann - July 2019
Lovely, interesting and Kind hosts - Alan and Kim - July 2019
Five star in all aspects - The Humphreys - Aug 2019
Excellent. We certainly intend to come again - Dave and Marian - Aug 2019
Helpful and friendly. Superb breakfasts and cake - Pete and Aiden - Aug 2019
If you like food and trains this is where to stay - Jan and Roy - Aug 2019
Beautiful place. The best Bakewell Tart EVER - Glynis and Chris - Aug 2019
Lovely comfortable stay in a beautiful house - David and Sue - Sept 2019
Everything you could need for a relaxing stay - Karen and Mark - Sept 2019
Best stay on our coast to coast rout. We will be back for sure - Mr and Mrs Kennedy - Sept 2019
Beautifully kept and clean. Very relaxing - Theresa and Keith - Sept 2019
Just wonderful. Thank you - Manda and Rainer - Sept 2019
Purfect for my birthday break - Karen and Irena - Sept 2019
Clean and comfortable. Just what we needed for our mini break - Cath and David - Oct 2019
Last visit 2018. As before everything great - Bob and Dawn - Aug 2020
Beautiful setting. Scrummy food - Lorraine and Bob - Sept 2020
Fruit platter is AMAZING. Great hospitality - Norman and Lesley - Sept 2020
Very pleasant surroundings. Great hosts and great food - Julie and Ian - Sept 2020
Absolutely wonderfu. Fab bedroom, Excellent Food - Michael and Doreen - Sept 2020
Fantastic stay. Food Excellent. Thank you - Steve and Cathy - Sept 2020
Attention to detail and comfort of guests is outstanding - David and Louisa - Sept 2020
Warm welcome and very pleasant stay - John and Sara - Sept 2020
Had a lovely stay. Room and food excellent. We'll tell friends and family what a great time we had - Linda and Ian - Sept 2020
Beautiful home. Wonderful breakfast. We'll be back! Jane and Brendan - Oct 2020
Perfect break. Location tranquil and full of wildlife. Set in beautiful surroundings - Patrick and Agatha - Jan 2020
Lovely hosts. Comfy room. Amazing food - Johanna and Michael - Aug 2020
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BOOKING - If you are planning to stay with us we would like to encourage you to book directly via this web site. If you prefer you can send us an e-mail from our 'Contact Us' page or just give us a call. We offer a lower rate than the on-line travel agents - make a direct booking via our Look and Book page now!
DINNING - Dinner can be booked by advance request only and is available from 1st September to May 31st. We have found that quite a few of our B & B guests have taken this option especially during the more inclement months. This saves them having 'discussions' about who is designated driver!! To view a menu click here evening meal
CHILDREN - We only accommodate children over 12 years old. We can not put an extra bed in any of the rooms - sorry.
DOGS - Your four legged friend is most welcome but only if he/she is a small to medium sized dog. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the dinning room during breakfast service - sorry. Please read our 'House Rules for Dogs' (click 'House Rules for Dogs' or there is a copy that can be accessed at the bottom of our Look and Book page in our Booking Policy section).