From the wild natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in the west, to the purple heather moorlands of the Yorkshire Moors in the east, a stay in one of our cottages will give you the chance to explore the rugged landscape and green hills of Yorkshire and the North East. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also historic towns and cities, a spectacular coastline, (much of which we look after) and stories after stories in the historic houses we care for. (Better take a few extra days off just to see it all. Tell your boss we said it’s okay.)
Whether you walk, run, cycle or stroll, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is definitely worth getting to know. It’s classic Yorkshire countryside, sculpted by numerous shady valleys, and a place of panoramic landscapes, waterfalls, valleys and woodland. And if you get a chance try to spend some time at the small fishing village at Robin Hood’s Bay. Not only is it as pretty as a spring day but it’s a great base for some breath-taking coast walks.
In North Yorkshire, the ancient abbey, deer park and Georgian water fountain at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden makes a place to relax, think, and rest. The quaint cobbled stones and cultural atmosphere of York make this city worth a visit. If you have time, take in the striking arts and crafts design of Goddards in the heart of York, whose owner Noel Goddard Terry was the owner of famous chocolate-making firm Terry’s of York.
There are lots of special outdoor places in Yorkshire and the Northeast, from the historic Hadrians Wall in Northumberland, an ancient Roman wall running across raw beautiful landscape to the Northumberland coastline and its grassy dunes that ripple in the breeze. We look after Embleton Bay, a beach set in the ruined castle of Dunstanburgh Castle, as well as 16th century castle Lindisfarne Castle, where grey seals nestle nearby.