Brock Cottage

Pickering, North York Moors

  • 4 Star
  • Traditional country cottage in an idyllic location the prefect getaway.

You can book this property from:

  • £976 per week
  • £139 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 zip & link beds - can be king/super king or single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to...?

  • Beach 21 miles
  • Pub 2.5 miles
  • Shop 9 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 5:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.



  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: Brock Cottage
Description:  Brock Cottage is a 2 bedroom, each en suite cottage set on two floors. The cottage is one of a row of three at Middlehead cottages, built in stone and pantile. They have been refurbished to a very high standard, and are featured in Alastair Sawday`s Special Escapes, a prestigious website for inspected and recommended self-catering accommodation. Entrance to the cottages is through a conservatory reception and along an internal, well- lit cloistered hallway with arched windows and doors looking out to a gardened central courtyard.

Pre-arrival: The cottages are located at the end of a 1/4 mile privately owned road, which is single track with passing points.
The nearest bus stop is:  Due to our rural location, there aren't any bus stops nearby although the Moors Bus ( runs from Friday 3rd May up until Sunday 29th September.
The nearest train station is:  The nearest main town with train links is Pickering – 9 miles (22 minutes)
The nearest food shop is:  Pickering is the closest market town with a Co-Op supermarket, large Lidl & several good grocers, bakers and butchers. Tea, coffee, milk and sugar are provided on arrival welcome tray. Tesco will deliver if you would like to order your shopping, please give them our No 01751 471540 for delivery details/ directions.
The nearest pub/restaurant is: ‘The White Swan’ in Newton upon Rawcliffe 2.2 miles (7 minutes), ‘The Fox & Rabbit’ on Whitby road & many more in Pickering.
The nearest petrol station is: Pickering – 9 miles (22 minutes)

Arrival and carpark
The car park/main entrance have photo- sensitive halogen flood lights and a lamp on either side of the steps.  Please ring in advance and advise estimated time of arrival so we can be ready to greet you, show you around your cottage and facilities, and help with bags if required. Check in time is from 3pm, but please let us know if you will be arriving after 6pm.
Type of parking available: One designated disabled space, 6 large spaces including The Old Farmhouse private driveway
For what sized cars?  Any
Good space to unload once parked? Lots of space
Number of spaces available:  6
The parking surface is:  Smooth Tarmac
Distance to the property from the parking: 40 yards to cottage
Is parking level?  Slight incline
Distance to nearest parking area:  N/A
Is it pay and display? No
The width of the path to the property is:  2 metres
How many steps are there en route to the entrance:  5 steps, 2 metres wide & 16cms high, there is also a ramp from the car park onto the terrace on the far-right hand side. 

Main entrance
How many entrances are there to the property? 2; The main entrance going into the reception and another going into the cottage
The doors widths are: Single door opening (main entrance & cottage entrance) is 80cms wide x 2m high, double door opening (main entrance) is 160cms wide x 2m high
Keyhole height: 40 inches
How many steps are there to the entrance:  5 steps up to Main entrance into reception & 2 steps up to the cottage 
Living and dining rooms the flooring is: Wooden flooring
The door widths are: 35 inches
Is there good space between the furniture:  Yes
Is it movable or fixed:  Movable 

The flooring is:  Wood
The door widths are: 35 inches
The worktop height is:  36 inches
Is the oven set high or low? Low
The fridge height is: 33 inches
The freezer height is:  33 inches
Is crockery stored high or low?  High
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: N/A 

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have:  1
The number of steps between floors is:  12 steps
The flooring is:  Carpet
The door widths are:  35 inches
Bed sizes are: Single beds - 90cm wide and 190cm long, King size bed - 76 inches wide by approximately 80 inches long, Double bed - 135cm wide and 190cm
Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed:  Movable 

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
The door widths are: 35 Inches
Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: no
Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?: no
Is there a ground floor WC?:  no
Is there a ground floor bath or shower room?:  no
Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted:  no
Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up?:  no
The flooring is:  Vinyl 

Outdoor facilities
External areas: 6-acre site with lawned gardens, a meadow & fishing pond
Permanent seating: Wooden tables and chairs and picnic benches
Colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps): no, only on steps inside building
Footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired: no
Barriers to entry into any part of the garden: no
Other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas: Fishing pond 

Is there a land line for guests to use?  no
Mobile reception details:  full coverage
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)?:  Yes
Are electrical sockets generally set low or high?  Low but high in kitchen
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?  no

Any other information:  All cottages have oil central heating, and have a centrally wired fire alarm system, which is serviced annually and certified as required by law. A full fire risk assessment has been carried out by North Yorkshire Fire Service which has been actioned and approved to the maximum safety requirements. There is a full automatic emergency lighting back up system in case of power cuts, ensuring guests safety until alternative lighting can be arranged, or until the power is restored. Instructions in case of the fire alarm going off or a power cut are in each cottage, and fire exits out of the building are clearly marked and lit.
The keys in the bedrooms open/ lock bedrooms, the main door to the cottage and the conservatory.

This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute’s is not to be held responsible for the content therein.




Brock Cottage sleeps four and is a dog friendly property. It is situated in Cropton Forest within the North York Moors National Park close to the delightful village of Cropton. This is a beautiful village with stunning views over the moors and it has a popular pub the New Inn which is the home of The Great Yorkshire Brewery and Cropton Brewery. A great place for a meal and a tipple.   Brock Cottage is close to all that the North York Moors has to offer, including wildlife, nature trails, cycling and walking for the adventurous. 1,436 km of stunning countryside in which you can roam freely amongst nature, flora & fauna at it’s most rural & natural. The coast is close by so you can enjoy fish and chips or explore the Abbey in Whitby, see the Castle or Sea Life Centre in Scarborough, visit nearby Danby centre or Dalby forest with it’s Go Ape and mountain bike hire.

Brock Cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished in a traditional country style. It is an ideal property for anyone looking to escape to the countryside to relax or recover in peace & tranquility.  There are lots of original features, such as wooden floors, beamed ceilings and woodburning stove in the living room.  This is a cottage suitable for couples or families to enjoy precious time together away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, sit back and relax, this will be a memorable stay for you. (If you require more space you can book this property with Y061 Meadow's Edge Cottage and Y063 Willow's End).

Entrance:  from an enclosed cloistered hallway with access to the garden courtyard, two stone steps into the property.

Living Room: A very cosy room which has the added advantage of a corner mounted woodburning stove, an undoubted feature of this lovely room.  There is ample seating on two comfy sofas, coffee table, sideboard and wall lights. The room oozes traditional charm with period features such as the beamed ceiling and wooden floor.  There is a large smart TV to curl up in front of after a day walking the moors, a coffee table and a large window letting in lots of light. Views over the meadow, edge of the forest & newly excavated fishing pond to the rear.

Kitchen: The kitchen is fitted with cream shaker style units and a wooden worktop, there is an electric double oven with a ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, built in under fridge with icebox.  The fully equipped country kitchen will be a lovely place to enjoy a lazy breakfast or a super supper using local ingredients and maybe a glass of Cropton Beer.  The traditional style is continued with the wooden floor and beamed ceiling. Fresh milk, fruit & herbs, tea, coffee & sugar, olive oil, salt & pepper, detergents, dishwasher tablets, cloths, tea towels etc are provided.

Staircase leading from the Lounge area upstairs to a small landing:

Bedroom 1: This lovely room is decorated and furnished in a very pretty country style.  The matching double bed and furniture are white and delicately carved.  There are bedside tables, dressing table and chair in this matching style.  Built in wardrobe with clothes rail, hangers and extra blankets.  There is an iPod docking station, hairdryer and a wall mounted TV with remote for your convenience.  Leading from this room is the en suite.
Ensuite Shower room: This is a good-sized light and airy room with a white suite including toilet and wash hand basin.  There is a fitted cubicle shower unit with an endless supply of hot water.  The walls are cream painted and have part tongue and groove panelling, completing the country look.  The flooring is quality solid oak, a charming room. Towels, complimentary toiletries, tissues, cotton balls, soaps, bath, toilet & rubber anti slip mat are provided.
Bedroom 2: This beautiful spacious room with either a King size or twin beds all with luscious bedding & comfortable pillows, built in wardrobe with storage above, side tables, lamp table dressing table and chair. Views out over the edge of the forest & newly excavated fishing pond & meadow.
Ensuite Shower Room: A light and airy room with a white suite including toilet and wash hand basin.  There is a fitted cubicle shower unit.  The walls are cream painted and have part tongue and groove panelling completing the country look.   The flooring is quality solid oak. Complimentary toiletries, towels, mats, tissues, soaps, toilet rolls etc are provided within the price.
Pets: Maximum of 2 x small dogs are welcome in this property at an extra charge of £25 for the duration of your stay.  Alternatively, we have on site heated kennels at the same price.
Parking: Ample free parking on tarmac private car park in front of main conservatory reception.
Heating: Oil central heating & log burner.
Short breaks: Minimum of 2 x night’s stay except high season, Christmas & New Year – minimum of 3 nights.
Notes:  Our cottages are fully equipped including all bedding, towels, soaps, WiFi, dry logs, kindling, firelighters, fresh milk, fruit & herbs, tea towels, dishwasher tablets, complimentary toiletries, toilet rolls, tea towels, detergents, cloths, tin foil, service & cleaning charges, heating etc..
Shop: 9 miles   Pub: 2.1 miles Beach: 21 miles



Area Information

The bustling market town of Pickering is a great place to enjoy a self-catering break. Our cottages in Pickering offer easy access to the town centre while the Vale of Pickering offers a peaceful location to relax. On Mondays you''ll find the popular Pickering Market in the town and there are a variety of independent shops to potter around, with cafes and tea rooms to drop by and indulge in after a day of exploring. You'll be spoilt for choice for things to do in the area, from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway taking you from Pickering to the coastal town of Whitby through breathtaking moorland, Pickering Castle and the Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life. Each October you'll catch the annual Pickering War Weekend, where the town is transported back to the 1940s with fantastic costumes, stalls and period vehicles everywhere to be seen.