Lealholm, splashing around.  credit: Chris J Parker_NYMNP

Lealholm, splashing around. 
credit: Chris J Parker_NYMNP

 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

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

Love, love, love the church - so peaceful. Great places we visited:
Staithes, Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay
Dalby Forest - Gruffalo hunt
Rievaulx Terrace - great den building
Eden Camp  - very interesting (good for a rainy day)
Helmsley Castle
Ryedale Folk museum

August 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

We’ve had a great holiday and enjoyed our time in St Aidan’s. It’s a lovely living space in a fantastic location. We enjoyed being by the farms and seeing all the creatures great and small. 
Our only gripe is that the barbecue has seen better days. (
We’ll get a new one for summer 2018 !)
July 2017


Reivaulx Abbey