|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Standing peacefully in the heart of picturesque Ryedale, this carefully converted detached barn offers superb quality spacious holiday accommodation perfect for families and groups of friends. Situated in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are walking and cycling tracks in abundance, an ideal way to enjoy the stunning scenery, quaint villages and market towns. Hovingham (3 miles) is the ancestral home of the Duchess of Kent and this picturesque village has a bakery where visitors can enjoy freshly baked bread and pies. The magnificent 18th-century house at Castle Howard, location for the filming of Brideshead Revisited is close by and hosts annual events and concerts, has an award-winning farm shop and beautiful gardens. Local places of interest include Nunnington Hall, Rievaulx Abbey, Eden Camp Museum and Flamingo Land. Helmsley (10 miles), with its Walled Garden, Duncombe Park and an open-air swimming pool (summer season only), has a variety of individual shops, inns and traditional tea shops, and from Pickering (13 miles) you can board the famous steam train and travel through the scenic North Yorks Moors National Park to the fishing resort of Whitby. Along the Heritage Coast there are miles of sandy beaches and smugglers’ coves can be found at Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay. The historic walled city of York (20 miles) holds irresistible appeal for all ages with its minster, castle and railway museums, Jorvik centre, river cruises and ghost walks. Shops and pub 1½ miles.