Welcome To Surprise View Cottages
Two 4-Star North York Moors Cottages, each sleeping 4
Surprise View cottages welcome all visitors. Since Covid we have put in place even more rigorous cleaning procedures and safety measures; our cottages are warm and welcoming whatever time of the year you choose to visit.
The cottages are in an excellent location and the wonderful North Yorkshire air will blow away the cobwebs and invite you to come back to a comfortable warm cottage, and relax in your own space. Our hospitality Inns and Restaurants in the area are numerous and there to welcome you.
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 farmhouse and cottages are set with the backdrop of the moors behind.
The cottages are on a small working farm keeping cattle and sheep (not pigs or cows) - it has been farmed by our family for almost 250 years! The cottages sit by the River Dove in the sun-soaked valley.
Surprise View Cottage has flower troughs bordering the small mill race running along one side and a South-facing paved patio area. 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.
Whichever of the cottages you choose you will find that guests' needs are fully met; the cottages are stylishly and comprehensively furnished but above all - comfort is the keyword!
What Our Guests Have Said
Surprise View Cottages Reviews
"Everything we needed. Enjoyed relaxing on patio early morning and evening watching wildlife. Really comfy beds. Mr and Mrs Wass friendly but not intrusive. Great location for getting to many places of interest. Really good value for money. Would go again any time."
"The cottage is right on the edge of the moors so perfect for walks & travel to other areas.Our children loved having the sheep right on our doorstep but they were cleverly kept not too close by a charming haha wall. Recommended to couples, families, anyone…"
"First time here and highly impressed. A truly fantastic stay – a great cottage to escape the world - our favourite cottage by far! Thanks for the welcome, the cake and your attention to the little details that make a memorable holiday."
"A lovely rural retreat. Such a peaceful, and picturesque setting - what more could you want?"
Where We Are
Our North York Moors Location
Surprise View cottages are an excellent base for exploring the North York Moors. You can walk out to the moor, fields, tracks, woodlands and a network of public footpaths including the Tabular Hills link walk; you can tour, or walk or cycle 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 Gillamoor and also 1 mile from the picturesque village of Hutton-le-Hole with its sheep grazing the greens and the renowned Ryedale Folk Museum.
Surprise View Cottages are central for cycling, walking and touring the area; they are 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 give days of happy browsing.
Click to see more details of attractions in the North York Moors area, or click the graphic below to see an interactive map of our location.