Surprise View Cottages | Luxury Self Catering Holiday Cottages | North York Moors

Welcome to Surprise View Cottages and the North York Moors

These last few weeks have been eerily quiet -  Farndale daffodils have been at their best and gone over- primroses, and now bluebells replacing them.  Lambs gambolling in the fields! 

Unfortunately Covid 19 has overtaken us all and, along with many more establishments, we have had to close our cottages temporarily.  We apologise for the disappointment that that news will bring but we will be in touch as soon as further news about re-opening is possible.  We look forward to meeting you all again soon but in the meantime - Stay safe!

Nestled on a farmstead in the North York Moors National Park at the lower end of Farndale, famous for its wild daffodils, Surprise View Cottages have been converted from barns alongside the historic buildings which were once a mill and tannery. The  farmhouse and cottages are set with the backdrop of the moors behind. 

Surprise View looking down on the farm and cottages

Surprise View cottages nestled in the beautiful valley.

Surprise View cottages are an excellent base for exploring the North York Moors. You can walk out to moorland, fields, tracks, woodlands and a network of public footpaths including the Tabular Hills link walk; you can tour, or walk or cycle leaving your car behind!

 Surprise View is the name of the well-known panoramic view looking down from the  church at Gillamoor. The cottages are only 1 mile from Gillamoor and also from the picturesque village of Hutton-le-Hole with its sheep grazing the greens and the renowned Ryedale Folk Museum.

Surprise View Cottages are central for cycling, walking and touring the area; they are only 25 miles from York, Whitby, Scarborough and the east coast resorts. They have a wealth of historic abbeys, churches and castles on their doorstep as well as major attractions like Castle Howard, North York Moors Railway, Flamingoland and the Great Dalby forest.

Shops, services and attractions in the nearby Market towns of Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside and Pickering give days of happy browsing.

 The cottages are on a small working farm keeping cattle and sheep(not pigs or cows) - it has been farmed by our family for over 200 years! The cottages sit by the River Dove in the sun-soaked valley.

Surprise View Cottage has flower troughs bordering the mill race running along one side and a South-facing paved patio area. A small balcony looks over a fenced lawned area to fields, woods and the valley of Farndale.

Field Barn Cottage stands in the field up the hill, enjoying panoramic views over fields, woods and the moorland edge.

Whichever of the cottages you choose you will find that guests' needs are fully met; the cottages are stylishly and comprehensibly furnished but above all - comfort is the keyword! 

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