Hill Farm Holiday Cottages, Rosedale East, Pickering YO18 8RH
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Hill Farm Holiday Cottages are situated on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Rosedale, within the peace & quiet of stunning North Yorkshire countryside, but is easy driving distance to some of Yorkshire’s most beautiful scenery & attractions.

For those who love the great outdoors and wildlife enthusiasts this is the ideal destination, with wonderful footpaths, cycle routes as well as bridleways all radiating from your doorstep, giving you wonderful views through forests as well as over the rolling moorland.

Within minutes of leaving your holiday cottage you can join the famous ‘Old Ironstone Railway’ walk runs all the way around the valley, and you can stop off at the lovely inn en-route for some local ales and traditional food. The area is increasingly favoured by cyclists, who are also welcomed to cycle the old railway line.

The village of Rosedale Abbey is just 1½ miles away, the village church is steeped in history and on the site where a Cisterian Prioty once stood. The village offers a couple of pubs as well as two great cafés and a village shop. There is also a small pitch and putt golf course with a second larger golf course around a 15-minute drive away.

Views from Hill Farm and Rosedale.

Hill Farm Holiday Cottages are within easy reach of the charming market town of Pickering, often known as “The gateway to the Moors” with its many attractions including The North Yorkshire Moors Railway which goes all the way to Whitby, where you can enjoy possibly the most famous fish and chips in the UK. Pickering boasts a number of visitor attractions, and a busy Monday street market. A wide range of cafes, tearooms, traditional pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes can be found in Pickering.

The town also provides a stepping point for exploration of the North York Moors National Park, with its breath-taking scenery, and excellent trails, as well as the beautiful North Yorkshire coastline, plus the historic City of York.

Horse riding is available at several stables in the area & golfers are ‘well catered for’, with 18 hole courses a few miles down the road at Kirkbymoorside and Ganton, and a 27 hole course in Malton.

Fancy a visit to a zoo and amusement park, Flamingo land is just 4 miles from Pickering. It’s a great day out for all the family.

Drive just a few miles down the road to Malton, reported to be the food capital of North Yorkshire. The regular food markets and festivals are very popular with food lovers, known locally as Yorkshire’s Foodie Glastonbury.

Nearby Hutton-le-Hole, a picturesque village, offers a fantastic day out and even has its own home-made chocolate shop. Visit Ryedale Folk Museum and sample the popular local ice cream and take a paddle in the stream.

The Yorkshire Cycle Hub is 15 miles away at Fryup, offering cycle hire, alongside an excellent café. Dalby Forest is well worth a visit and is also great for cycling, with cycle hire and other adventure activities including zip wiring through the treetops.

You are only a 30-minute drive from the heritage coast, with Whitby, Scarborough, Robin Hoods Bay, Staithes and Saltburn on Sea all within easy reach. This is a delightful destination all year round, whether your walks will be laced with blue bluebells in the spring, vivid purple heather in the summer or glistening frost and deep virgin snow in the winter.

The famous City of York is located around a 45 minute drive from Hill Farm Holiday Cottages. With historic charm in abundance you will have plenty of choice to fill your day. Walk the City Walls, visit the impressive York Minster & journey back in time in the Jorvik Viking Centre and the York Castle Museum, not forgetting of course the excellent shopping and a trip along The Shambles, the 14th century cobbled street. Train enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to The National Railway Museum with its impressive collection of railway artefacts and iconic locomotives.

During your stay be sure to visit Ampleforth Abbey with its serene Abbey Church and grounds to explore at your leisure. Ampleforth boasts a great shop and tea room open in the summer, as well as orchards and a cider mill.

Fancy a stately home? Then look no further than Castle Howard, well worth a trip and a beautiful day out.

Fans of James Herriot must visit Thirsk and the James Herriot Museum and take across the top of the White Horse Bank at Kilburn. Visit the famous Robert Thompson furniture maker shop and museum at Kilburn and then drive along to Oldstead where you will find the Black Swan where you will find the Michelin star restaurant run by Tommy Banks (of Great British Menu fame).

North Yorkshire is full of amazing historical sites and you may recognise the landmarks from your favourite films. Much of the Yorkshire countryside and historical buildings have been used within film. The impressive Duncombe Park and Castle Howard have been featured in the recent series of Victoria. Castle Howard was the original setting for Brideshead Revisited, Harry Potter boarded a train at Goathland station, and Pickering and it’s station featured in the Dads Army film. Pickering also featured in the original James Herriot film.

Whether your interest lies in the countryside, beaches, Abbeys and Churches, Historical Houses and Sites, Beautiful Gardens and Lavender Farms or you are seeking thrills and adventure, Hill Farm Holiday Cottages are the perfect base to explore from.

For details of other popular attractions within easy reach of Hill Farm, go to our Local area page.

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