A small tranquil retreat from the world. Surrounded by nature and blessed with a babbling beck. Hear the birds sing and watch the steam trains as they pass. Take a seat in our garden and soak in the peacefulness and beauty.TEA GARDEN - Open April to late September - Drinks and light snacks served 11am until 4pm Thursday to Sunday - Bank Holidays too.
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.
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 the surrounding nature. 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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Comfortable room. Catered for my food intolerance's. We had a lovely time - Jan 2019
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
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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 - We have found that quite a few of our B & B guests have taken the option of an evening meal, which saves them the walk into Pickering or choosing who is designated driver!! During the warmer summer months we look forward to being able to serve our guests in the garden instead of the dinning room - very romantic!! Weather permitting, we serve breakfasts out there!!
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' a copy of which you can access at the bottom of our Look and Book page in our Booking Policy section.