Converted from farm buildings that once served as the hall and dating back to 1685, these detached, holiday cottages retain much of the original character with exposed beams and stonework. The cottages offer space and character in a delightful courtyard setting. Birdforth Hall Cottages have shared use of superb leisure facilities which include an indoor heated swimming pool and additional area in which to sit and relax. A perfect base from which to explore the diversity of North Yorkshire. The historic city of York, 16 miles, offers a wealth of attractions with its minster, castle and railway museums, Jorvik Viking Centre, city walls, river cruises and ghost walks. The cathedral city of Ripon, 17 miles, is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. The North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway offers a relaxing ride through the stunning moorland and forest of Heartbeat country, leading to the Heritage coastline where abbey ruins stand high above the bustling harbour at Whitby, Smugglers’ Coves can be found in Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay. The 18th-century house at Castle Howard, NT Beningbrough Hall with its National Portrait Gallery and the World Heritage site of Fountains Abbey, provide excellent days out. The World of James Herriot can be found in Thirsk, and Flamingo Land and Lightwater Valley provide fun for all the family. Horse racing at York, Thirsk and Ripon. Both properties (25720 and 25721) can be booked together to sleep 16+4. Shops 4 miles, pubs 2 miles, restaurant 1/4 mile.