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.
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.
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.
What a magical little place to stay and wake up in for a birthday! Loved our short visit here. Peaceful, beautiful and quirky!
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!!!
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!
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.
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
Helmsley itelf is lovely too
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!