Lealholm, splashing around.  credit: Chris J Parker_NYMNP

Lealholm, splashing around.
credit: Chris J Parker_NYMNP

Another lovely stay at St Aidan's. Mount Grace Priory and Castle Howard were well worth a visit. Thanks again for such an enjoyable week.
August 2018

Really enjoyed staying at St Aidan's, an amazing and quirky place, comfortable and well-equipped.
Recommend eating at
The Feathers and Gepettos, both Helmsley.  The train and walk at Goathland were well worth it, with a lunchtime beer at the Old School House, Grosmont.
August 2018.

A perfect week in an inspiring location. We love the history and rich narrative of the church combined with the modern living space. We enjoyed a great walk at Cowhouse Bank each morning with our two springers; they loved being off lead, and watching the chickens out of the back door window. The acoustics in the church were lovely. Great days out and the perfect base to pop back with nice food from Helmsley. The Indian was great, as was fish and chips from the Lemon Tree at Kirkbymoorside.
August 2018

 From Cowhouse Bank

From Cowhouse Bank

What a wonderful place to stay. I booked the church stay as a surprise trip for my husband's birthday, and our only disappointment was not being able to stay longer. Mary Magdalene East Moors, two miles north, also Temple Moore, worth a visit.
June 2018

What a magical little place to stay and wake up in for a birthday! Loved our short visit here. Peaceful, beautiful and quirky! 
June 2018

Congratulations to all who participated in the renovation and rebuild of the lovely place. Commendations to those who are involved in the ongoing management! It is the most delightful place. In keeping with our Aussie background - On Yer!!!
June 2018

Thank you for such a fantastic, relaxing week away. The church is a credit to you all, joining the old with the new.   Highly recommend the walk into Helmsley, turn right and then left just up the road, then a well-earned drink at The Feathers. PS don't forget to buy your eggs from next door!
June 2018

We have had a lovely few day's break, visiting Filey's beautiful beach, Helmsley and onto the Dales. The facilities here are lovely and we fell in love with the place.
May 2018

 Filey Beach credit: © Gordon Hatton and licensed for reuse under this  Creative Commons Licence

Filey Beach
credit: © Gordon Hatton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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

 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