Monday, 8 May 2017

Roseberry Topping

Roseberry Topping is a distinctively shaped hill on the border between North Yorkshire and Cleveland.

With magnificent 360 degree views from the summit, on a clear day visitors may see as far as Teesside in one direction and the Yorkshire Dales in another.

The area is rich in wildlife, particularly moorland birds so a camera, binoculars and a pocket guide to bird spotting may be useful! Explore the wooded areas, take a walk in this beautiful landscape or climb to the top for wonderful views of the area.

Roseberry Topping is approximately 23 miles from Old Byland by car so why not make Valley View Farm Cottages your base as you explore Roseberry Topping. If you would like to book a short break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

The Yorkshire Vet At Valley View Farm

We are very excited to let you know that Valley View Farm will be featuring on Channel 5's The Yorkshire Vet programme very soon. The Yorkshire Vet visited our farm and Channel 5 filmed the visit for their programme. The Yorkshire Vet practices at the Skeldale Veterinary Centre which is based in our local market town of Thirsk in North Yorkshire and is the original James Herriot practice.



We don't know when we feature on the programme so keep watching this excellent programme which is aired at 8pm on Tuesday's on Channel 5 or watch it on catch up via the Channel 5 link.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Repairing Stone Walls On The Farm

We have been busy repairing some of our old stone walls and building new stone walls.




It's a busy time here on the farm as we have our sheep lambing later, so we are getting ready so we are getting ready for the ewes to lamb and making sure the fields are ready when we need to turn out the ewes and lambs.

We are based in the North York Moors, in a tiny village called Old Byland with stunning scenery, the views are amazing and the countryside is tranquil. You may just hear the sound of bleating lambs, but that just adds to the wonder.

If you fancy a stay on a real working farm then we have 6 holiday cottages that sleep 2, 4 or 6 people.
Take a look at our cottages to check availability.

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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Valley View Farm, Old Byland, Helmsley, York YO62 5LG
Tel. 01439 798221 or +441439 798221 mailto:sally@valleyviewfarm.com
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