Full Steam Ahead For Lowther House, Pickering
The legendary locomotive is coming back into service next month following a £4.2m overhaul – and will be running literally alongside the tea garden and grounds of Lowther House between 12th and 20th March 2016. Kimberley and Allan, who moved into the property and took over the existing bed and breakfast business in November of last year, have spent the last few months preparing the grounds, refurbishing rooms and opening up a new Garden Room in anticipation of a busy Spring and Summer season. The arrival of the Flying Scotsman is just one of the special events they have planned throughout the year.
“We are so excited to be here at Lowther House,” says Kimberley. “There are few – if any – houses which have a nicer aspect, prettier grounds or a more interesting history than this one and we were delighted to have secured the tenancy at the end of last year. Allan and I plan to use our joint experience in the catering and hospitality trade to make this a real ‘jewel in the crown’ for Pickering. It has everything – character, charm, comfort and quiet. There’s even a pretty little fishing river running alongside us. I would urge everyone to come and see us and enjoy both Lowther House and the sight of the Flying Scotsman in full flow from one of the best vantage points in the county.”
Set at the end of a 200-metre drive in a clearing in Pickering Woods, Lowther House is a Grade II listed property of Georgian design. Built of local stone, it was originally the home of a Mr Woodward, the gentleman responsible for overseeing the woods on the Pickering estate. The Pickering estate is one of the oldest parts of the ancient Duchy inheritance dating back to a gift from Henry III to his son Edmund in 1267.
For further information on Lowther House, which is open for breakfast, lunches, teas and dinners as well as for overnight stays, please visit the website: www.lowtherhouse.co.uk.