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"Lots to do.  The best holiday I've ever had."
"There's so much to do around this area, we wish we had longer."

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Cowldyke Farm is situated only a short distance from the tranquil village of Great Edstone, and only 4 miles from the market town of Kirkbymoorside.    The historic city of York and the seaside resorts of Whitby, Scarborough and Bridlington are within easy driving distance.  The spectacular North Yorkshire Moors and many picturesque villages are just minutes away by car, and can be explored on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.
Pub meals are available in the villages of Marton and Normanby, only 3 miles away.
There are also lots of other attractions - something for everyone, whatever the weather!

Driveway entrance, Cowldyke Farm

Farmhouse paddock alongside the drive.

"Great farm and very welcoming hosts.
We particularly enjoyed Dalby Forest, the NYMR (steam train), The Moors Centre, and fish and chips at The Magpie Cafe in Whitby."

Visit Magnificent York Minster

 Rievaulx Abbey

Don't miss the War Weekend at nearby Pickering, October.

Book your accommodation early, as this yearly event is very popular.
You may bump into The Home Front look-alikes of Fraser, Captain Mainwaring, Private Pike, and Corporal Jones.

The old rallying cries of "Don't tell 'em Pike", and "You stupid boy !" will be ringing around Pickering whilst tanks, jeeps, other vehicles from yesteryear thunder through the streets.

Market days - Kirkbymoorside Wednesday, Helmsley Friday, Thirsk Saturday, Malton Saturday, with a cattle market in the town centre every 3 weeks.
Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life,
Pickering.  24 rooms packed with collections from the Victorian era.
Byland Abbey, between Thirsk and Helmsley.  Lovely medieval ruin set in peaceful meadows.
Rievaulx Abbey, near Helmsley.  Remains of largest monastic establishment in Britain.
Rievaulx Terrace & Temples.  Two mid 18th century temples.  Elaborate ceiling paintings, fine old 18th century furniture.
Castle Howard.  Grandest house in the North of England.  Known world wide as the location for Brideshead Revisited.  Collections of antique furniture, statues, paintings & porcelain.  1000 acres of parkland, lakes, fountains, woodland, gardens.
Dalby, the Great Yorkshire Forest, Pickering.  8000 acres of woodland with a nine mile scenic drive.
Duncombe Park, Helmsley.  One of the finest restored houses in Yorkshire.
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Malton.  Experience the sights, sounds and even the smells of wartime britain.
Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo, Kirby Misperton, Malton.  U.K.'s fourth most visited theme park, incorporating the north's largest privately owned zoo.  Also 100 rides, including Europe's only triple looping rollercoaster.
Helmsley Castle, Helmsley.  Spectacular 12th century fortress and Tudor Manor exhibition.
Malton Museum, Market Place Malton.  Renowned for rich archeological collection and Roman activity centre.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering to Grosmont.  Steam locomotives and 18 miles of track through one of the most beautiful national parks in the country.  Stations along the way include Goathland - Aidensfield in Yorkshire Television's series "Heartbeat".

Cowldyke Farm is listed on these web sites :-
Click Holiday Cottages - Holiday Cottages at the click of a mouse.  The Self Catering Directory
Go-Coastal Holiday directory  Villas, apartments and cottage rentals in England.
The Pets Directory  Your guide to pet friendly accommodation where your pets are always welcome

Tourist Information Centres

Helmsley  Tel  01439 770 173

Malton     Tel  01653 600 048

Pickering  Tel  01751 473 791

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