Our second time in this amazing place! Did a big loop through Riccal Dale to Helmsley as well as a high moor walk from Lion Inn to see the 19thC ironstone kilns. Absolutely love this area and this place.
Lovely stay, what an amazing place to rest and relax. What an incredible location. Highlights -Helmsley for coffee (Mannions) and scones; the walk via the track to Helmsley; Whitby; and a lovely lunch at the Durham Ox in Crayke.
Lovely building - nicely done and probably the nicest we’ve stayed in. We enjoyed Helmsley, Fountains Abbey, North York Moors Steam Railway, Hovingham, Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall and the moors.
Lovely week, most days having much better weather than the morning forecast. We ranged all over - Byland Abbey and Aldborough Roman site to the west; Pickering, Whitby Abbey, Scarborough Castle and Nunnington Hall to the east; Rievaulx Terrace and Abbey and Mount Grace Priory to the north; and York Railway Museum and Clifford’s Tower to the South. Not forgetting Helmsley Castle, the Bird of Prey Centre, and many ice creams!
Fabulous stay! Renovation of the church and extension is excellent. Fantastic walking from the church, we parked the car up all week. Lovely walk to Helmsley through the valley and woods with the dogs. The Star Inn at Harome is a must - fabulous. The welcome basket was a nice touch and everything was immaculately clean.
A beautiful place in a beautiful location. We loved the native and bee-friendly planting.
We have really enjoyed our quiet and relaxing time at St Aidan’s. We were blessed with amazing weather making walks with our dog even more beautiful. A spa day at Verbena in Hemsley was the icing on the cake. A wonderful stay in a very cosy, quirky, quiet setting.