Lealholm, splashing around.  credit: Chris J Parker_NYMNP

Lealholm, splashing around. 
credit: Chris J Parker_NYMNP

This is absolutely hands down the most impressive place we have ever stayed, and we have stayed at a lot of places. Everything was perfect, from the well-stocked kitchen, the lovely extension space with loads of light, the fantastic bathrooms, lovely garden space and of course the amazing church itself. Sitting by the fire was so relaxing in the evening and it helped that we had beautiful sunshine every day as well. It has been an amazing few days and I am very reluctant to leave.
April 2018

Lovely place in a lovely part of the world. We would recommend:
The Star Inn at Harome
Whitby and the drive there over the moors - look out for the steam trains in the valley
The circular drive if you go up the lane, over the moors - beautiful scenery
(This is through Bransdale)
The Birds of Prey centre in Duncombe Park
Rievaulx Abbey
Helmsley itelf is lovely too

March 2018

We've had the most wonderful week, sightseeing and walking every day, and so lovely to come back to this beautiful home. The coldest time of the year, with snow on our arrival and green fields when we left, but all the while as warm as toast. We wanted to take our bed home with us - comfy doesn't do it justice. Best night's sleep we've had in a long while. Can you let us know if you ever want to sell!
January, 2018

Had a wonderful break in this unique holiday let. Had everything you could wish for - a real home from home. Extremely comfortable and warm. Beautiful countryside - lovely walk into Helmsley through the woods.
November 2017

We really enjoyed our stay in North Yorkshire. What a beautiful landscape - small hamlets, picturesque churches and most of all the perfect walking environment. We loved walking through the Esk Valley (Castleton to Lealholm), the coast (Sandsend to Staithes) and from Hutton-le-Hole to Lastingham.
The church is perfect, well-equipped - and sitting by the fire - “I could get used to it’!
Many thanks.
October 2017

We have had a lovely week at St Aidan’s. Lots of rest and relaxation. We have loved exploring Helmsley. Scotts for chips is excellent and Gepetto’s is good too. Can’t recommend Mannion’s enough - wonderful cafe, we went three times for lunch! Star Inn spectacular! Fresh eggs from next door - delicious!
We have really enjoyed our stay in this beautifully converted and restored building. Thank you for all the creature comforts.

October 2017

 View from Cropton Forest overlooking Newtondale and steam railway credit: Tracey Phillips_NYMNP

View from Cropton Forest overlooking Newtondale and steam railway
credit: Tracey Phillips_NYMNP

In ‘God’s Own Country’ we have been truly blessed! Super weather as we revisited Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay, Runswick Bay, Sandsend and Staithes - all holiday venues of some 63 years ago - oh the memories... 
Our retriever had never seen so many birds / fowl, and had she not been on a lead at all times we would have been roasting a brace of pheasant daily! Thank you for a comfortable, cosy and charismatic stay at St Aidan’s.
September 2017

Reivaulx Abbey