Welcome to Surprise View Cottages and the North York Moors
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Nestled on a farmstead in the North York Moors National Park at the lower end of Farndale, famous for its wild daffodils, Surprise View Cottages have been converted from barns alongside the historic buildings which were once a mill and tannery. The newly renovated farmhouse, and cottages, are set against the backdrop of the moors behind.
Farndale daffodils in April
Surprise View cottages are an excellent base for exploring the North York Moors. You can walk out to moorland, fields, tracks, woodlands and a network of public footpaths including the Tabular Hills link walk; you can tour or walk or cycle out leaving your car behind!
Surprise View is the name of the well-known, panoramic view looking down from the church at Gillamoor; the cottages are only 1 mile from the picturesque village of Hutton-le-Hole with its renowned Ryedale Folk Museum.
Farmhouse and cottages nestled in the beautiful valley; unspoilt landscape and huge vista.
Surprise View Cottages are central for cycling, walking and touring the area, being only 25 miles from York, Whitby, Scarborough and the east coast resorts. They have a wealth of historic abbeys, churches and castles on their doorstep as well as major attractions like Castle Howard, North York Moors Railway, Flamingoland and the great Dalby forest.
Shops, services and attractions in the nearby Market towns of Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside and Pickering and area, give days of happy browsing.
Both farmhouse and cottages are on a small working farm keeping cattle and sheep (not pigs or cows);it has been farmed by our family for over 200 years.
Each of the cottages has a south-facing stone-paved patio area.
Surprise View Cottage has flower troughs bordering the mill race running along one side, a small balcony looks over a fenced lawned area to fields, woods and the valley of Farndale
Field Barn Cottage stands in the field up the hill, enjoying panoramic views over fields, woods and the moorland edge
Lowna Farmhouse sits in the valley bottom with its South-facing garden looking down the meandering valley of the River Dove.
Whichever of the cottages you choose you will find that guest's needs are fully met; the cottages are all stylishly furnished but above all :- comfort is the keyword!
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