Monday, 4 April 2016

Stage 3 Tour De Yorkshire Passes Up Sutton Bank

We are delighted that the 2016 Tour De Yorkshire will be practically passing our doorstep on the 1st May with the Stage 3 cycle route going up Sutton Bank to Helmsley.

As you can see from the map the Stage 3 Tour De Yorkshire will start at Middlesbrough then will pass through the following places - Great Ayton - Stokesley - Hutton Rudby - Northallerton - Thirsk - Sutton Bank - Helmsley - Kirkbymoorside - Hutton-le-Hole - Danby - Glaisdale - Grosmont - Whitby - Robin Hood's Bay, finishing at Scarborough! 
With Tour de Yorkshire 2014 remaining a lasting legacy throughout the area, we’re so excited for its return! Millions lined the race’s route cheering support for Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy and Sarah Storey (to name a few) as they wound their way through the glorious Yorkshire countryside, the atmosphere was electrifying! Some of our team were there watching the action.

Neighbouring Scarborough hosts the start and finishing lines for the race during the weekend. Valley View Farm is a perfect place to stay during the event. With six gorgeous cottages to choose from, you’re promised a memorable holiday away!

Why not bring your bike on your break away, the Tour de France of 2014 has inspired scores of folk to get on their bikes and take up cycling as a hobby, so you could explore the North Yorkshire scenery by bike. With a network of cycling routes across the Yorkshire Moors and extending out across the Yorkshire coast, you can explore the scenery and stop off for refreshments at local tearooms and pubs enroute!

You can book your stay at Valley View Farm here, we’re open every day of the year and available to take last minute bookings too! Email sally@valleyviewfarm.com or get in touch with the booking team on 01237 459 888.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The North York Moors In May 2016

The North Yorkshire Moors is a beautiful piece of countryside to explore and there are plenty of things to do in the area this coming May.


1st May Stage 3 Tour De Yorkshire - The Tour de Yorkshire passes through
Middlesbrough - Great Ayton - Stokesley - Hutton Rudby - Northallerton - Thirsk - Sutton Bank - Helmsley - Kirkbymoorside - Hutton-le-Hole - Danby - Glaisdale - Grosmont - Whitby - Robin Hood's Bay - Scarborough
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2nd May 2016 - Nunnington Hall - Birds of Prey Event - 11-4pm Free event get up close and personal with birds of prey. See them soar across the sky, hold one yourself and find out all about them. We'll have experienced falconers onsite throughout the day to answer questions and demonstrate the exceptional predatory skills of these magnificent birds. Don't forget to bring your camera! Flying display.

6th– 8th May & 13th-15th May -  Late Spring Steam Gala North York Moors Railway -  the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is looking forward to welcoming steam enthusiasts and families alike for two great weekends during its Spring Steam Gala.





Saturday May 21 & Sunday May 22 Pickering Game & Country Fair Scampston Park - This excellent location provides the ideal opportunity to experience all the countryside has to offer – from all the country sports with loads of have-a-go opportunities, to fine foods and animals – all this and lots more not just for the country sports enthusiast but all of the family to enjoy throughout the weekend.

WalkFest 2016 - 28th May 2016 10:00am - 30th May 2016 9:00pm - North York Moors National Park event - Walks for all ages and abilities - Children’s treasure hunts to moorland hikes.Afternoon tea strolls and steam train rides - Expert guides, from the worlds of archaeology, wildlife, conservation, even brewing! There really is something for everyone!

Bank Holiday Monday 30th May 2016 - The Duncombe Park Country Fair - Entrance:Adults £8, Children £3, Concessions £6, Dogs on lead welcome. Attractions at the fair include: Trade stands & craft fair, Farmers market, Open clay pigeon shooting, Vintage cars, tractors & motorcycles, Archery, Funfair rides
There will be a typical array of competitions. Duncombe Park is situated on the edge of Helmsley which makes Valley View Farm the perfect place to stay for your visit

As you can see there are lots of things to do in the area in May 2016.

You can find out more about our local attractions by visiting our 'What to See & Do' page on our website.

We can offer a full week away or a shorter break to suit you, so why not book some time away in May.


Book your stay online today or give the booking team a call on 01237 459 888.

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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Things To See & Do In & Around Helmsley

Helmsley is a lovely market town with lots to offer. We are just 5 miles from Helmsley, making it a great place to visit whilst you are on holiday.

Here are some of the places to visit in and around Helmsley during your stay.

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Walled Garden

Helmsley Traditional Sweet Shop

Hunters of Helmsley


Helmsley Brewery

Helmsley All Saints Church

Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool

Hands On Traditional Crafts

Watch a film at Helmsley Arts Centre

Street market in the market square on Fridays.

Galleries.

Castlegate

Riverside Walks.

Do the Helmsley treasure hunt around Helmsley and learn abit about the town. The treasure hunt is a great fun and entertaining way of getting the whole family out and about in the fresh air doing something a bit different for a couple of hours

Relax and enjoy good food and drink in one of the old coaching inns.

Enjoy afternoon tea in one of the many tea rooms, or indeed enjoy a tea, coffee or juice throughout the day!

Walk the Cleveland Way which has it's starting point in Helmsley.

Duncombe Park

National Centre for Birds of Prey

Rievaulx Abbey


Rievaulx Terrace and Temples

Bilsdale Riding Centre


As you can see there are lots of things to do in and around Helmsley.

You can find out more about our local attractions by visiting our 'What to See & Do' page on our website.

We can offer a full week away or a shorter break to suit you, so why not book some time away.


Book your stay online today or give the booking team a call on 01237 459 888.

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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Holidays In March & Easter Breaks

There's lots going on in March especially with the Easter Holidays falling at the end of the month with Good Friday on the 25th March 2016, Easter Sunday falling on 27th March and Easter Monday on the 28th March 2016.

There's plenty to see and do in North Yorkshire and many of the local attractions have special events running for the children over the Easter break.

Here are some of the events taking place in March in the area. 

    5 – 6 Orchid Festival, Burton Agnes, near Driffield
    12 – 20 Flying Scotsman visits the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Be one of the first to travel behind this world famous locomotive following its restoration.
    18 – 11 April Northern Expressions, Inspired by...., Danby
    25 – 10 April Easter Egg Trail, Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield
    26 World War Two Living History Weekend, Eden Camp, Malton
    26 – 28 Easter Fair, Castle Howard
    27 – 28 Easter Egg Hunt, Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield

Theres always Easter fun to be had in Yorkshire - here are just a few of the events happening around us on Easter weekend.

Castle Howard - Traditional Easter Fair
Beningbough Hall - Easter hunt trails & games
Nunnington Hall - Easter Eggstravaganza, trail & games, also see the spring farmyard friends with lambs, new born chicks and bunnys.
Duncombe Park - Easter Craft Festival

You can find out more about our local attractions by visiting our 'What to See & Do' page on our website.

Easter is a lovely time to enjoy a break away.  The beginning of spring is a lovely time on the farm, and the countryside is fresh and waiting to be explored, so our cottages make a lovely base for a holiday.

We can offer a full week away or a shorter break to suit you over the Easter period, so why not book some time away.

Book your stay online today or give the booking team a call on 01237 459 888.

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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Mother's Day Break Away Sunday 6th March

Why not treat your mum to a break away for the weekend, or even a week away at one of our Valley View Farm Cottages, in the beautiful countryside of North Yorkshire.

Mother's Day is Sunday 6th March 2016 in the UK, so take a look at our availability for March and book a Mother's Day to remember!

Our cottages are ideally situated for a relaxing break in 4 star self catering accommodation, near the pretty market town of Helmsley.

Helmsley has lots to offer, explore the market place shops, watch the comings and goings of the motorbikes, see what’s playing at the Helmsley Arts Centre, visit Helmsley Castle or Helmsley Walled Garden.

There are long walks on the Moors, great country pubs to stop off on the way, and the coastline is only a short trip away.
 
Mother's Day is Sunday 6th March 2016 in the UK, so take a look at our availability for March and book a Mother's Day to remember!

Book your stay online today or give the booking team a call on 01237 459 888.

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Monday, 1 February 2016

Valentine's Day Weekend Away

Why not treat a loved one for Valentine's day with a few days away in the North York Moors. If peace and tranquility and stunning views are what you are after then stay at Valley View Farm. You can even treat your lady to some new lingerie whilst you are there as Valley view Farm is the home to AmpleBosom.com!  
 
Why not make a romantic gesture for this year's Valentines and treat your special someone to a weekend away.  Our cottages are based in beautiful countryside and offer peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of city life - the perfect spot to relax as a couple.

Valentines day falls on a Sunday this year, so why not surprise your loved one by asking them to pack their bags on Friday 12th February for a romantic and relaxing break away.

The Valley View Farm cottages are ideally situated for a quiet romantic break in 4 star self catering accommodation near the pretty market town of Helmsley.

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There are long walks on the Moors, great country pubs to stop off on the way, and the romantic coastline is only a short trip away. I can thoroughly recommend a trip to Fountains Abbey where some of the most romantic scenes from Jane Austens 'Pride and Prejudice' were shot or Whitby Abbey voted by countryfile magazine as a romantic ruin!

Helmsley has lots to offer, explore the market place shops, watch the comings and goings of the motorbikes, see what’s playing at the Helmsley Arts Centre, visit Helmsley Castle or Helmsley Walled Garden.
Book your stay online today or give the booking team a call on 01237 459 888.

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch Help Count Birds At Sutton Bank

Why not help the RSPB's Big Garden Bird Watch this weekend. Join North York Moors National Park staff at Sutton Bank National Park Centre on Saturday 30th January or Sunday 31st January between 10.30am and 4pm to take part in the Big Garden Bird Watch for RSPB.

It will be an interesting event with wildlife artist Peter Reynolds and Chris Pye of RSPB bempton Cliffs on hand to answer any of your wildlife questions. A great event to get the children interested in birds and wildlife, there will be some children's crafts to do as well. Or take a nature trail in the North York Moors. This event is free.

Why not get a way for the weekend, Valley View Farm Cottages are a great place to take a break and we are only 7 minutes away from Sutton Bank in the car so you can still join in with the Big Garden Bird Watch.

Here are some of the birds we have spotted.
A fieldfare

A blackbird
A bluetit

A chaffinch
A white wagtail
A sparrow
A robin
 
A magpie
What birds will you spot this weekend? 
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Valley View Farm, Old Byland, Helmsley, York YO62 5LG
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