|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Visit England ROSE award winner 2016Dating from the 17th century, this Grade II listed Yorkshire longhouse was a traditional working farm until 1997. Sympathetically renovated with great care and attention to detail, this unique holiday property adjoins the owner’s single-storey study and retains the charm of a bygone era alongside high specification modern-day facilities including smart TVs. There are open beams in abundance, an original range fireplace; stone flagged floors, period furniture and sumptuous furnishings throughout. This spacious farmhouse is ideal for couples and extended family gatherings, where celebration meals can be enjoyed around the dining table beside the wood-burning stove. A delightful spiral staircase leads from the ground floor bedroom to a mezzanine library, where guests can curl up with a good book. Wheelchair users and disabled guests are warmly welcomed and carefully provided for - the cottage meets the M3 National Accessibility Scheme criteria. Enjoy the private fold yard and grounds where there are two wildlife ponds and extensive views towards the Hambleton Hills. This is a popular area for walking and cycling with numerous footpaths in the area and beautiful countryside in the Vale of York and the North Yorkshire Moors. The famous steam train departs from Pickering and transports visitors to the ancient fishing port of Whitby, renowned for its Captain Cook connections, miles of sandy beach and delicious fish and chips! Visit Eden Camp modern history theme museum, abbey ruins at Byland and Rievaulx, and stately homes at Castle Howard and Nunnington Hall. There are quaint market towns at Malton and Helmsley, pretty villages at Hovingham and Coxwold, and many traditional inns and gourmet pubs offering generous Yorkshire hospitality. Historic York (26 miles) appeals to all ages with its exquisite architecture, magnificent minster, museums, art galleries, river boat trips and ghost walks. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
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