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North York Moors

 

The North York Moors: Yorkshire's Wild and Wonderful Escape

The North York Moors National Park in North Yorkshire can be remote and desolate but offers visitors a wild and wonderful escape from the bustle of city life. Stay for a weekend in winter in a stoutly built and snug Yorkshire holiday cottage or, in summer, a converted East Coast fisherman's cottage in picturesque Staithes or Saltburn-by-the-Sea. The North York Moors, are full of green fields grazed by hardy sheep and cattle and patchworked with dry stone walls. The moors cover 44,000 acres of bleak but beguiling moorland, the largest expanse of heather moorland in England and Wales. But there's more to tempt visitors wishing to enjoy the natural beauty of this rugged Yorkshire landscape: Lush green river valleys, tall cliffs and quaint fishing villages from Saltburn in the north to Scalby near Scarborough in the south, and from the hills at Cleveland to the coast at Whitby.

 

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The Coach House offers sophisticated coast and country accommodation for four in the North Yorkshire village of Levisham. It boasts subtle elegance with a stone exterior and contemporary interior, plus a delightful garden and open-plan design, all in the heart of the North York Moors and Coast.

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Lime Kiln Farmhouse is a beautiful stone-built rural cottage within Castel Howard Estate in Coneysthorpe, Yorkshire. The pet-friendly cottage promises seclusion and access to the Centenary Way, as well as generous grounds, a lovely furnished patio, tasteful antique furnishings and a cosy log fire.

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Applewood is a pretty one bedroom cottage situated in the village of Harome near Helmsley within walking distance of the Michelin starred Star Inn and nestled between the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and the Howardian Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Spectacular ocean views stretch to the horizon from Galatea, a coastal cottage within Whitby Lighthouse. The unique cottage offers elegant, light-filled accommodation and spacious furnished grounds, as well as a beautiful sea breeze, sophistication, seclusion and access to the Yorkshire coast.

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The Old Vicarage is an impressive detached property with lots of space, including four reception rooms. Set in a large, lawned garden, the property is in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors on the edge of the beautiful village of Rosedale Abbey.

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Steak & Egton is a sophisticated terrace in the delightful Egton village in North Yorkshire. The pet-friendly cottage offers stone walls and a pretty flowering courtyard, plus an elegant and spacious interior with clawfoot baths, contemporary styling, a secret snug, tiled floors and a log fire.

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A stone built holiday cottage in Hovingham overlooks a steam running past its frontage on a summer's day.
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Harwood Cottage is a truly elegant stone cottage set beside a small stream in Hovingham, Yorkshire, sleeping 6. A lawned garden hosts the conservatory, while the interior features a log fire in the sitting room as well as many original details lovingly restored, combined with contemporary comforts.

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Amari is a sophisticated romantic cottage offering views over Whitby in Yorkshire. Located in the heart of the seaside town, the pet-friendly cottage offers convenience and modernity, as well as traditional features such as vaulted beamed ceilings. Escape with your better half in this coastal gem.

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Ford End Cottage is a delightful rural cottage in the lovely village of Ampleforth in the North York Moors & coast. Ideally situated for an enjoyable holiday, the pet-friendly cottage offers an open fire plus a pleasant garden, as well as light-filled spaces & reminders of its 18th-century origins.

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The best time to view the purple heather on The Moors is in late summer and autumn when it is in full bloom covering the moors with a spectacular carpet of rich colour. Get out of the car and enjoy the views while riding at a more sedate and relaxing pace on the North York Moors Railway from Pickering to Grosmont. Enjoy a ‘Beck Hole Butty’ at one of Britain’s smallest pubs, the Birch Hall, in the pretty little moorland hamlet of Beck Hole.

Cyclists and walkers can share the Cinder Trail, a 21-mile trail that follows the old railway line from Whitby to Scarborough and offering some spectacular sea views. The North York Moors offer a stunning canvas all year round with its constantly changing scenery and a wonderful variety of wooded valleys and grassy hills. It is definitely a fascinating place to visit at any time of year.

A great way of really experiencing the Moors is by staying in one of its holiday cottages and really living the moorland life. Book a holiday cottage in Goathland, the location for the TV series of Heartbeat and the tallest waterfall on the North York Moors. If you are looking to combine a coastal holiday with moorland exploration, then seek out a fully-restored quaint fish