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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Pickering, North Yorkshire, England

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Brilliant long weekend ”
Reviewed 25 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Just returned from a brilliant long weekend at Platform 2 & 3/4. The cottage is more or less in the centre if Pickering so great for all the amenities and pubs. Although so close to the centre it is so quiet and relaxing. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you could need but more importantly a wood burner, great for those cold winter nights. I would highly recommend Platform 2 & 3/4 and I know we will definitely return. Thanks Richard, Jackie & pooches.

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Management Response
26 Jan 2016
Thank you ever so much for sharing this lovely review with us, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday! Getting cosy by the wood burner when those cold nights draw in sounds pretty perfect to us too - we are so happy you enjoyed it! We certainly look forward to your return!
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yorkshire
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A wonderful Christmas”
Reviewed 30 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

The property was easy to book and the correspondence with the owner was very good. The location of this property in Pickering is absolutely perfect with everything on the doorstep.
I booked this cottage because I had extended family staying in Pickering and also wanted a property in close proximity to York to enable us all to spend some time together over the Christmas period.

I will write in this review what would have been useful for me to have known beforehand.

On entering the property there is a small vestibule which opens into a hall, there is a door into the sitting room and a door into the dining area, although it is open plan. There is a door from the dining area into the kitchen and a door from the kitchen leading into the rear courtyard.

The kitchen is well equipped and I was able to cook a three course Christmas lunch for 4 adults and 3 children. I was able to do a hot and cold buffet for 6 adults and 3 children. The cooker and hob is gas. I am used to electric but had no problem with using this.
The washing machine worked well. There is a full size fridge and freezer and also a microwave which all worked well. There is plenty of work surface and crockery and utensils.

The rear courtyard is a good size and would be very useful in the summer.

The bedrooms are all a very good size, the rear one has a double bed and we also had three travel cots in it very comfortably. The bathroom has a shower over it. The stairs are steep, we took a safety gate with us and used it on the rear bedroom. I didn't ask the owners if the were able to provide one but they did provide a travel cot and high chair.The beds were all very comfortable.

We didn't have any problem with road or railway noises, the house is well soundproofed.

The TV has free view which worked well and the wifi was great.

We didn't use the log burner as it was so mild, but the central heating worked well. There was also plenty of hot water. This property also has plenty of storage space should it be needed.

We were provided with a parking permit for the trout farm which is only a short walk away, my daughter parked at the scout hut by the trout farm.

There was tea, coffee, sugar, milk and shortbread provided for us, which was very nice. There was also washing up liquid and some other cleaning products.

The local lidl and co-op are a very short walk away and everything is accessible. There are numerous pubs, bars, restaurants, takeaways, cash points, bakeries and numerous independent shops locally. It's a really bustling place with lots of people out and about. The steam railway was limited because it was Christmas. There is also the coast liner bus which stops just along the road.

I have a disability and use crutches to walk outside, however, although the stairs are steep I was able to manage them ok. The step into the bath is also steep. I did not contact the owner beforehand to check these things out. If you think it might be an issue for you I would advise you to do so. I think it's also worth mentioning that there are a couple of steps into the property.

I had two small dogs with me. I would say the property is dog friendly, there are no carpets downstairs. It's also safe when loading and unloading as the dogs can be shut inside.

We did see the traffic warden quite often checking the cars outside. There is parking opposite overnight or for an hour during the day and there are double yellows immediately outside.

I would stay here again and highly recommend it.

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Liked best: The size and location of the property
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
3 Jan 2016
Thank you ever so much for sharing such lovely and comprehensive feedback with us, we are so pleased that the property had everything you needed and that the surrounding area had plenty to keep you going. It sounds like you had a Christmas full of friends and family, how wonderful! We certainly hope that you make a return visit very soon!
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1sam825
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic cottage”
Reviewed 22 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We stayed here for a week in November. The cottage is well maintained with a lot of thought in decorating with a train theme. The bedrooms are all really large which was a pleasant surprise. The cottage is really clean and has everything you need. The wood burning stove was really nice in the evening as it was Novembef and added a definite cosy feel. The location of the cottage is great for all local resturants and bars. If you have dogs the station hotel is really good and the food is excellent. There are plenty of dog friendly bars and resturants in Pickering. Unfortunately the railway was closed for maintiance while we were there, closes at the end of October and opens again end of Novembef which was a shame. The only negative with the cottage was the far back bedroom didn't seem to heat up very well and was cold even with the radiator on full. We did find if you left all the doors open in the day while out and about it helped to distribute the heat. Good location to explore the area would highly recommend

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Tonia H
Abingdon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic location; comfortable cottage in the perfect location for exploring North Yorkshire”
Reviewed 15 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We stayed at Platform 2&3/4 in early August. Now with 2 teenagers who appreciate their own space, we decided to find a 3 bed cottage rather than the 2 beds that we have been used to in previous years. We also looked for a town location within easy reach of the coast and the moors both of which we love. We were not disappointed.

We had not stayed in Pickering before and the cottage and the town were a delightful find! Pickering is small enough to get to know quickly - everything is in walking distance; lovely independent shops, flea market, museum, North York Moors railway (directly opposite the cottage), Pickering castle, many many good places to eat, Lidl and Coop, post office, banks, etc. etc.

We were lucky with the weather but the cottage itself has everything you might need in both good or poor weather and at any time of year. It is a bit of a tardis with much more space on the inside than appears from the outside.

Travelling from Pickering to other parts of Yorkshire is very easy. We did a couple of beautiful Moors walks (recommend www.walkingenglishman.com), went to Whitby by steam train, visited Nunnington House and the Rievaulx Terrace, spent some time in York, pottered around Pickering... We actually ran out of time to do all the things we had planned so we definitely plan to return.

Would highly recommend.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MKMapman
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
654 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
“Great location opposite station”
Reviewed 10 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Platform 2 3/4 is in an excellent location for train lovers, as it's directly opposite Pickering station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway; one of the the three bedrooms looks out across the station. It's also very conveniently located for the town centre, being less than 2 minutes walk from the main streets, about 2 minutes fro the Co-op supermarket and 5 minutes from Lidl; there are numerous pubs, restaurants and takeaways convenient. As Pickering is realisably quiet, it doesn't suffer too much from noise and the small gravelled courtyard is secluded enough at the rear of the property. As noted by others parking is by arrangement with the trout farm about 10 minutes walk away - no problem if it's not raining.

Inside the cottage it has three decent sized bedrooms, two connected living rooms and a well equipped kitchen (although the collection of cutlery and crockery is a bit random - it sleeps 6, but there aren't six of almost anything in the kitchen!) There are also a couple of omissions - no bread knife (despite 3 bakers within 5 minutes walk), nor banking sheets on which to heat things like pizzas or pies).

The beds were comfortable enough, though there is no cupboard in one of the bedrooms (and no chairs upstairs at all). In fact there are only just about enough chairs for everyone to sit down at once. We couldn't find a promised CD player, though you might be able to play it on the TV's integrated DVD player. Wi-fi was available and worked fairly well with occasional drop-outs.

We were disappointed by the welcome pack - the milk was just tiny plastic UHT for coffees, and there was no banking or biscuits, though clearly this had been provided to some people from the guest comments book. Luckily we arrived in time to visit the shops listed above!

In summary it's great for parties of up to about 4, but might be a bit cramped with its maximum occupancy. It's less well equipped than many self catering we have stayed at in recent years, but has all the basics and is clean and, above all, in a great location if you want to stay in the heart of Pickering near the preserved railway.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Only one room with comfortable chairs
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Annetax
Bucks
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 18 March 2015 for a stay in December 2014

I stayed here with my sons family on a Pre Christmas visit to Yorkshire. The owner was excellent and kept us well informed about a heating problem but all was sorted long before we arrived. The cottage is comfortably furnished and well equipped. Parking is a little bit of a pain, as there is no parking for the property and the pull in opposite is time restricted. However, a permit space is available down the road. The bedrooms were comfortable, although the glass panel in the rear bedroom door lacks privacy but a bath towel worked! There is very little garden at the rear so maybe not a great choice for children in the summer but it is close to the shops and centre of Pickering. And there is plenty to do locally. But the highlight for us was being right opposite the NYM steam railway station - great for every enthusiast! Of course we had to take the Santa Special but you can easily watch trains come and go for free. Would definitely return again and we do have our York Panto tickets purchased for 2015...

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Neil S
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable, homely, ideally located cottage in Pickering town”
Reviewed 20 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Extremely comfortable cottage situated in the heart of Pickering. Quaint railway memorabilia throughout along with the sights and sounds of the local steam railway, make this a truly wonderful place to stay. Small enclosed garden, ideal for dogs/pets. Cottage overall is very well equipped and the lovely wood burner was great to cosy up in front of. The location is within a stones throw of amenities such as a butcher, bakers and the local supermarket.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Beds were slightly uncomfortable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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