7 (all year)
The Showfield is a gorgeous holiday rental sleeping six people in three bedrooms. Tucked away on private grounds with spectacular views, it's only a short walk from the Horseshoe Inn, allowing you to feel part of village life and enjoy a fantastic menu of delicious locally sourced food and drinks without having to sacrifice your space or the opportunity to cook and eat whatever, and whenever, you choose.
Levisham is a charming rural village in the North York Moors National Park. It's wonderfully picturesque, with views for miles and a sense of welcome and community hard to find in impersonal cities. You can walk out of your front door to Levisham Station for a journey on the North York Moors Railway (recognisable to fans of the Harry Potter films as Hogsmeade Station), continuing through the breathtaking countryside as far as Whitby on the coast. Walkers love this region for the variety of footpaths, including to the Hole of Horcum, less than a mile from the cottage. You're only five miles from impressive paths and mountain bike trails in Dalby Forest, where there is also a Go Ape venue.
Grocery shopping is a revelation when you stay at The Showfield. Forget bland and soulless supermarkets and pick up provisions at Pickering's Monday market or one of the region's fantastic farm shops. Other local markets are Kirkbymoorside (Wednesday), Helmsley (Friday), and Malton (Saturday). Malton has a reputation as Yorkshire's Food Capital with a wide variety of independent retailers, a brewery and a gin distillery. The diversity of excellent regional shops, together with the option to dine at the Horseshoe Inn, will ensure every mouthful of every meal is one to savour.
It's almost impossible not to fall in love with the North York Moors, especially when you have such a comfortably luxurious place in The Showfield. Other attractions and places include Pickering Castle, Castle Howard, Yorkshire Lavender, White Scar Cave, and the impressive ruins of Whitby and Rievalux Abbey. There are footpaths to suit all abilities and many opportunities for mountain biking, road cycling, and even horseback riding.
Mr & Mrs Wood joined Independent Cottages in July 2022
The Showfield is made from local stone with accommodation over two levels, a private garden, and panoramic rural views.
Outside: The enclosed garden has seating and far-reaching rural views. There is off-street parking for two or three cars.
Additional Information: Rental of The Showfield includes bed linen, bath towels, WiFi and utilities. Pets and smoking are not allowed.
Rural retreat in the centre of Levisham . Summer weeks available only £2950 per week . Short stroll to The Horseshoe Inn. ( Sleeps six people .)