Tantara Country Hotel is a Family owned Independent Hotel


Here at Cottage Lea’s we are a family run independent hotel, owned by mother and two daughters...Liz, Charlotte and Rebecca. We purchased the hotel in 2013 as Tantara Country Hotel, and in 2016 changed the name of the hotel to Cottage Lea’s Country Hotel to bring this beautiful property back to its roots.

Originally a farm house, Cottage Lea’s Farm was the home of the Whitaker family who ran a haulage business. It later became a B&B with the original farm house used to house guests. Cottage Lea’s has seen a few owners since then and has gradually developed into a hotel and restaurant.

We love hearing stories from past guests as well as locals who have worked at Cottage Lea’s over the years, and we were lucky to have connections to one of the previous owners who kindly provided us with some fascinating photos from his time here. We are currently in the process of restoring the original part of the farmhouse to provide further accommodation.

We love the peace and tranquillity that we capture here, and hope that you enjoy it too. We are great believers in using the local facilities available to us, whether you are enjoying our tasty steaks from the butchers’ in Pickering, the seasonal vegetables from our local farm shop, or our free-range eggs courtesy of our chickens in the garden, we hope that you will find Cottage Lea’s a home from home experience in our beautiful corner of Yorkshire.