|Centrally located in our popular and attractive village in the North York Moors National Park with large village green, pond and village pub, four holiday properties in converted stone stables and granary with stabling and paddocks for DIY livery by Guests. Set in 2 acres above picturesque Newtondale. Indoor heated pool, spa and sauna available for exclusive use by our Guests.
The tastefully furnished and comfortable Cottages at Mel House are situated within extensive level grounds having peaceful sitting-out areas with patio tables and chairs plus picnic benches, herb garden, enclosed water garden with fish pond, barbecue and table tennis.
Mallard - sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms, 5 beds). Tastefully pine-furnished two-storey cottage, the ground floor offers open plan and spacious sitting room and a wood-burning stove set in a stone fireplace. The cottage has a recently re-fitted kitchen separated from the dining area by a peninsula unit with cupboards under. One double, one twin bedroom, and a bathroom upstairs plus a further twin bedroom and bathroom downstairs. Cot and highchair available. Accredited Access Level ‘M3’ for access by accompanied wheelchair users.
Swift - sleeps 5 (3 bedrooms, 4 beds). All ground floor with porch, sitting room with a dining area (having a vaulted ceiling plus exposed beams, wood-burning stove and feature stonework), and fully-fitted kitchen. One double, one twin bedroom, and one single bedroom plus a bathroom and a separate ‘Wet Room’. Cot and highchair available. Accredited Access Level ‘M3’ for access by accompanied wheelchair users.
Owl - sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms, 3 beds). Attractively furnished and readily accessible (no steps) ground floor apartment (below Granary) having an open plan sitting room with dining area and fitted kitchen. One double and one twin bedroom. Cot and highchair available. Accredited Access Level ‘M1’ for access by those with mobility impairment (not suitable for wheelchairs).
Granary - sleeps 3 [+ 1] (2 bedrooms, 2/3 beds). Character first-floor apartment (above Owl) with attractive original beams and external stone steps with hand-rail. Triple aspect open plan sitting-room with dining area and fitted kitchen. One double and one single bedroom (with the option of a further single bed to accommodate 4 at a supplemental charge), spacious bathroom with corner bath & separate shower cubicle. Cot and highchair available. Granary is regarded as suitable for infants who are not yet mobile and not young children – if you wish to clarify this, please contact the Owners.
The Owners live 'on-site' and are keen to ensure that their Guests have a thoroughly relaxing and trouble-free stay in this beautiful part of the UK - feel free to telephone at any reasonable time if you feel this will be helpful.
Please note that Short Breaks are available during the Winter Season only - roughly early November to mid-March each year.
Out and About
The duck pond, play area, and village pub, are all close by - and security lighting, which comes on at dusk and goes out at dawn, shows Guests the short journey home in the evening!
Surrounded by open countryside which overlooks the Vale of Pickering and Newtondale, and adjacent to Cropton Forest, our delightful village stands in the North York Moors National Park. It free of busy roads and ideally situated for access to the many stunning walks, bridleways, and cycle routes to be found in the area.
A 'must' for visitors of all ages, the North York Moors Steam Railway runs from Pickering (4 miles away) past Levisham (station less than 1 mile on foot - steep descent/ascent} and on through Independent Television's 'Heartbeat' country to Grosmont. Why not reserve a table aboard the Pullman for a nostalgic evening dinner?
With its historic Abbey, Captain Cook Museum, Jet Jewelry, sandy beaches and boat trips - Dracula landed here, of course - the fishing port of Whitby is only 20 miles away via a scenic minor road north across the Moors.
To the east, the Victorian seaside resort of Scarborough offers more beaches, family entertainment and shopping. For an evening out here, book a performance at Alan Ayckbourn's excellent Stephen Joseph Theatre - converted from an Art Deco Cinema to provide both a conventional and an 'in-the-round' stage.
For those wishing to have little to do with cooking whilst on holiday there are numerous good value eating places to visit, giving access to an extensive range of menus to suit all tastes from traditional fish and chips to cordon bleu, but please be warned - portions served tend to be extremely generous!