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Cottage Lea's Country Hotel and Restaurant

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#3 of 5 small hotels in Pickering
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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See why so many travellers make Cottage Lea's Country Hotel and Restaurant their small hotel of choice when visiting Pickering. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a charming setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

In addition, as a valued Cottage Lea's Country Hotel and Restaurant guest, you can enjoy an on-site restaurant that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Pickering Castle (2.0 mi) and St Peter's & St Paul's Church (2.2 mi), guests of Cottage Lea's Country Hotel and Restaurant can easily experience some of Pickering's most well known attractions.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the pubs, including The Middleton Arms, The Bay Horse Inn, and White Swan, all of which are a short distance from Cottage Lea's Country Hotel and Restaurant.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Gillies Jones Glass, which is a popular art gallery amongst tourists.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Cottage Lea's Country Hotel and Restaurant as you experience all of the things Pickering has to offer.

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Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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susancrow wrote a review Mar 2020
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom68 contributions78 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a shame the Cottage Leas is so out of the way, approx 1 Mile up the lane between the pub & church in Middleton near Pickering, this gem of a place has the most amazing views and food.
There are usually about 4/5 different main courses on for Sunday lunch, we have sampled the pork, beef & lamb and all were cooked to perfection. The veg are fresh & there’s always roast & one other type of potato. Yorkshire pudding with all meats is a bonus too.
The desserts are all home made which is an achievement in this day and age when they are usually all frozen.
The prices are affordable @ £10 for the main course & £14 for 2 courses, I’ll defy anyone to eat 3 for £18, the service is good and the staff are extremely pleasant.
The venue has recently been refurbished and is very light, airy and above all comfortable.
My only suggestion would be to get some paper towels or a dryer in the toilets, otherwise a faultless place.
Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Honest John wrote a review Feb 2020
Lancashire, United Kingdom49 contributions45 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked into this hotel for the one night, the room was a little small but adequate for our needs an en suite shower room and drinks facilities were provided along with the usual towels etc.
We had a nice view of the farm and also got to meet a lot to the resident pets, the views outside were also over the local farmland as driving to this hotel does seem to take forever down its long farm track.
The food was very good in its restaurant in the evening and as well in the morning for breakfast was provided which was very good.
As usual would I stay here again... Yes
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Pat M wrote a review Jul 2021
Manchester, United Kingdom31 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location is remote , but that is way its called a Country Hotel. This was one of the most beautiful scenic Hotels we have ever stayed in.
Its more suitable for the older clients, walkers and especially dog lovers , has they are dog friendly and they have loads of their own, but they are not a pest or anything like that, they are kept in kennels and do not roam the Hotel and only allowed out for walks , but I would say not for children unless they love animals, has it has got sheep , cows and horses outside the Hotel.
It is a family run hotel , mum does the cooking, which is lovely, daughters do the front of house etc, its such a pleasant family run Hotel with extremely high standards . It was such a pleasure to stay here.
The location is great to reach Whitby, Scarborough and surrounding areas, not forgetting Pickering with the steam trains.
Fantastic place loved every minute
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms have a view, over the fields to the horses or the back with sheep
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SILVERBACK REVIEWS wrote a review Nov 2023
Warrington, United Kingdom104 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Previously I have stayed at larger more commercial brand name hotel in Pickering but the experience of self check-in and the impartiality of it along with same old branding and drone like feeling gave way to wanting something a little more personal and informal. Search engine found me this hotel and what a bonus is was. I was only staying the night whilst in the area searching out some classic cars nearby. The hotel was very secluded down a very long driveway and in excellent walking and countryside pursuit territory. First impressions on arrival were very good, checked in with a warm welcome all under 5 mins. The reception area was aligned with the bar area and snug. The hotel appears family owned and run and this was reflected in the friendly manner demonstrated by everyone -even the cat. The room was perfectly functional and for £76.50 for the night including an excellent full English breakfast you couldn't argue. Larger branded hotel was asking £88 without breakfast! The room itself had an ensuite shower/toilet, television and free wi-fi which had excellent connectivity. Tea and coffee was more than you could expect at the bigger branded hotel with proper mugs and a cute bottle of milk rather than awful plastic container things. Unfortunately by the time I arrived at 8pm I was too tired to experience the bar or order a meal so didn't try either. Anyhow, I had a good nights sleep in a very comfortable bed and the room was very clean and orderly with hair dryer and so on. In the morning I headed down for breakfast which is from 0800hrs onwards. The owner who was ever attentive without being overwhelming had my breakfast order and on the table inside of 10mins and he made sure that I had everything I needed including some pleasant conversation. A little noise intrusion from the bar area but no more so than anywhere else and to be fair If I had gone to the bar for a nightcap I would never have known anyway. Overall, excellent value for money and it clearly is a great area and venue for weddings (including a fire engine in the car park for hire), outdoor activities, passing through types such as me or just somewhere to lose yourself for a few days I would have thought. Breakfast in the dining room was nice with a log burner going on this autumnal morning and must be really nice on a crisp winter day with frost or snow in the air. Lots to do and see in the area highly recommended and I will be returning when in the area again.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Best to find it in the light.
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Andrew G wrote a review Sept 2020
40 contributions35 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is at the end of a long drive/track and has super surroundings.
We were unlucky that our room was on the top floor with only a velux window - not sure this should not have been kept as a staff room - perhaps it was.

Dinner was very nice , well cooked and good ingredients. The wine was reasonably priced. There was a disappointment at the end of the meal an Espresso coffee is not just a standard filter coffee in a small cup.

Breakfast (my favourite country hotel meal) was badly cooked and from cheap ingredients - not what I would call a "Yorkshire Full Breakfast".

Our other concern was that while there was acknowledgement of the COVID restrictions with the guests separated some of the time by 2 metres, none of the staff ever wore masks.
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Date of stay: September 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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robert boness wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well from the moment we arrived the feeling was you were part of the family, a very big friendly welcome from the owners and staff. the hotel is in a very safe and quiet location, the rooms are just like home, beds are great and the TV, drinks tea and coffee. Food is out of this world from breakfast to evening meal, the staff are there to cater for every thing you ask for, there is no problem they did not provide an answer for. Also you can take your dogs. I will be making the trip from Canterbury to Cottage lea's again, The 4 days I have just had with my wife and my brother and his wife were out of this would.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All the rooms are at a very high standard.
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Vicky wrote a review Aug 2023
Chester3 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dreadful stay. The place itself is nestled in the beautiful countryside. Please don’t let this mislead you.

The hotel is definitely aware of the sound issues and have done nothing to rectify them. I was reading through some of the reviews after my stay and the hotel knew there was a problem with soundproofing back in 2017. You could hear every single word from the room next door. This equaled no sleep for us and our son who was a few room away from us and he had the same issue, unable to sleep due to being able to hear every single word from the other rooms.
Supposed to be a beautiful Yorkshire Breakfast this was cheap cheap ingredients service was very poor. mould and paint flaking in the bathroom, bathroom sink had a cracking in it. Mattress was well past its best. Place is very dated. Didn’t ask how my stay was? When I did tell them I had no sleep due to hearing every single word from the room next door to me . She didn’t mention anything, but just walked off. I think £130 for a room and £90 for a single room is way too much for what they are providing. This is not a hotel. It is a B&B at best but to be honest it’s more like an Airbnb when you are in someone’s home. You almost feel as if you are intruding, I would not stay in this hotel again, and I would recommend others to do the same. The whole point of staying in a hotel is so you get some sleep and get a good breakfast. They failed miserably on both accounts and I paid for that privilege utterly disappointed.
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Date of stay: August 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you really want to stay in this hotel, bring your own food and earplugs.
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Emallen30 wrote a review Aug 2023
41 contributions9 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I (and the dog) stayed for three nights in this wonderful hotel. The location is peacefully idilic, boasting views of the countryside with plenty of parking. Our room was extremely comfortable and immaculately clean. The bathroom was lovely and decorated to a high standard.
We all slept so well and the only noise I heard was a local Owl!
The food was delicious and all ingredients sourced locally ( we even managed to pick up some of the sausages & black pudding from the butcher ourselves to bring home!)
The staff couldn’t be more helpful and we really enjoyed their company and knowledge of the local area.
We can’t wait to return soon.
Thank you to Lovely family for an amazing & relaxing stay
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Richard2508 wrote a review Sept 2020
Derby, United Kingdom68 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a gem of a place, the room we had (5) was really comfortable, immaculately clean and so quiet.
The service from the owners and extended family was brilliant, we felt so welcome like we were house guests not hotel guests.
The food for both evening meal and breakfast was faultless and cooked to,order.
Will definitely return
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Glynis C wrote a review Jul 2021
Brigg71 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just stayed here for 1 night but wish we were staying for longer. Apart from the odd sheep bleating in a nearby field it is a wonderfully peaceful location. The hotel has character, and the staff are so friendly and welcoming. The room we had was very comfortable and the breakfast very good. All in all we had a fantastic stay and we will definitely be visiting again soon.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Victoria S asked a question Aug 2018
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom17 contributions4 helpful votes
Are dogs allowed to stay over with guests?
Answer from janet B
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom13 contributions7 helpful votes
yes,I should think a friendly dog that gets on with their two would be ok! They seem to be an animal-friendly family,
Answer from Lozhow
Preston, United Kingdom58 contributions15 helpful votes
We just dressed casual... Only the four of us, so obviously depends on function, I would say just relaxed as going out for meal.
SILVERBACK REVIEWS wrote a tip Nov 2023
Warrington, United Kingdom104 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best to find it in the light."
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RB wrote a tip Oct 2023
Bourne, United Kingdom10 contributions10 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be very aware of Room 18"
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Vicky wrote a tip Aug 2023
Chester3 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you really want to stay in this hotel, bring your own food and earplugs. "
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Ben B wrote a tip Aug 2023
Sheffield, United Kingdom32 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel is located a couple of miles from the town centre so transport will be needed if going out in the evenings."
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johngpatterson09 wrote a tip May 2023
Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom7 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared to do a bit of walking ,as the premises are around a mile and half from.Pickering but Penny the manageress will.gladly sort you a taxi out "
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£118 - £132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Tantara Country Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandYorkshireNorth YorkshirePickering
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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COTTAGE LEA'S COUNTRY HOTEL AND RESTAURANT - Updated 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about Cottage Lea's Country Hotel and Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Cottage Lea's Country Hotel and Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Beck Isle Museum (2.1 miles), St Peter's & St Paul's Church (2.2 miles), and Pickering Castle (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cottage Lea's Country Hotel and Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Cottage Lea's Country Hotel and Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cottage Lea's Country Hotel and Restaurant?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cottage Lea's Country Hotel and Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brandysnap Bistro, Nosh, and Middleton Post Office Tea Parlour.
Are pets allowed at Cottage Lea's Country Hotel and Restaurant?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Cottage Lea's Country Hotel and Restaurant?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Crypt of Lastingham Church (4.1 miles), All Saints Church (2.5 miles), and Cawthorn Roman Fort (1.7 miles).
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