The North York Moors are incredibly beautiful with vast expanses of untouched natural landscape as well as meadows and countryside shaped over thousands of years by those who settled here. The Old Granary is in the quiet village of Gillamoor, within walking distance of a friendly pub serving good food and close to Kirkbymoorside and Pickering. Beautiful walks, scenic bike rides, historical castles and even a day at the beach can all be part of your holiday itinerary when you stay in this welcoming cottage which sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
A delightful self catering holiday cottage in the village of Hutton-le-Hole, one of the North York Moors prettiest villages. A perfect retreat for anyone wanting to explore this beautiful area and an ideal base for walking holidays. Enjoy riverside picnic areas, galleries and a pub on the doorstep, along with wonderful walking and plenty of attractions close by.
Close to the Yorkshire market town of Kirkbymoorside, this quaint Four Star holiday cottage is idyllically placed on the outskirts of the pretty village of Hutton Le Hole in the North York Moors National Park. Woodpecker Cottage is perfect for couples who want to explore the area, walk or simply relax amongst spectacular scenery. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Stay in luxury at The Hayloft at Flamborough Rigg. Awarded 5 Gold Stars for its consistently high standards, the stone cottage near Pickering in the North York Moors National Park sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is popular with couples and families visiting the area. You can see Cropton Forest from the cottage and garden, and with Dalby Forest also nearby there are an excellent variety of footpaths and cycling trails to enjoy. The Hayloft at Flamborough Rigg is also within easy reach of the Yorkshire Coast, including Whitby and Sandsend. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
Sitting in one of the North Yorkshire Moors prettiest villages Hutton Le Hole, this characterful holiday cottage provides an ideal base for exploring the areas many attractions. The village has a pub, museum and picnic area by the river with fantastic walks and easy access to the nearby market town of Kirkbymoorside. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Located on a farmstead in the North York Moors National Park, these two self-catering holiday cottages provide the ideal retreat for anyone who enjoys walking or simply wants to relax in beautiful countryside. Just a mile from Hutton-le-hole with a good pub serving food and within easy driving distance of Pickering, Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
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North York Moors National Park - Hutton-le-Hole is in the south of the North York Moors National Park and within easy reach of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the North Riding Forest Park. This enormous natural playground is ideal for anyone who enjoys being outside, particularly walkers, climbers, cavers, cyclists and mountain bikers. Whatever the weather or your skillset, there is a path or a trail for you.
The area immediately around Hutton-le-Hole is mainly fields and moorland, and there is a lovely circular route linking the village with neighbouring Lastingham, taking in views from Spaunton Moor and limestone escarpment. The moors are especially attractive in mid to late August when the heather blooms paints the landscape a stunning purple. Nearby footpaths and trails include the Lord Stones Walk and White Horse Walk, and paths take you to picturesque spots like May Beck and Falling Foss.
Yorkshire’s cycling routes are fantastic. Riders come from around Britain and further afield, enjoying sweeping roads and rugged mountain bike trails with breathtaking views. Hutton-le-Hole is close to Dalby Forest where off-road routes include everything from flat, family-friendly loops around the lake, to a four-mile black run used to host a stage of the 2011 Mountain Bike World Cup series. Half an hour in the other direction is Thirsk and the Sutton Bank National Park Centre’s mix of natural and constructed traffic-free trails.
Kirkbymoorside Golf Course is only a ten-minute drive from Hutton-le-Hole, while the beach and popular coastal resort of Scarborough are under an hour’s drive.
Attractions in Hutton-le-Hole - The Ryedale Folk Museum is one of the most significant attractions in the North York Moors National Park and within walking distances of many cottages. The open-air museum is a fascinating representation of what life was like here over the centuries, with lots of hands-on exhibits to keep the kids happy. Shopaholics can scratch their spendthrift itch at The Craft Workshops which is home to artisans like brothers Christopher and Gareth who run The Chocolate Factory. There are more places to eat, drink and shop in Kirkbymoorside, a lovely market town only three miles away.
Sights and attractions within a short drive or a leisurely cycle include the National Centre for Birds of Prey, Helmsley Castle, the Beck Isle Museum, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Nunnington Hall. Slightly further away but still within driving distance are places such as Castle Howard, Scampston Hall, Eden Camp, and Flamingo Land. The ancient city of York is about a 45-minute drive from Hutton-le-Hole, offering thousands of years of history as well as modern shopping centres, theatres and entertainments.
No British holiday bucket list is complete without a stay in the North York Moors. This spectacular landscape has inspired some of the nation’s most celebrated writers and artists, with the region immortalised in works that include Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and The Secret Garden. The weather can be harsh, but there is nothing unwelcoming about the warm, friendly communities like those in Hutton-le-Hole, where locals are proud to show off the unique beauty of what is on the doorstep.