Air doesn’t get much fresher than at this rustic, rural farmhouse, nestled in a deep green dale of the North York Moors National Park. With sweeping views over the valley to the bleak moors beyond, and located in an historic, secluded hamlet, Cockayne cottage is a wonderful winter escape to refresh, explore, and revitalise.
Located on a quiet lane with no through access, the whole area around this special place is a haven for wildlife, and likewise, walkers, cyclists, and nature lovers. Many routes crisscross the dale, including the Cleveland Way trail that picks up the northern end of Cockayne Ridge. For those who prefer exploring on two wheels, the Bransdale Loop is a highlight of any stay here. Nearby market town Kirkbymoorside, provides shops, cafés, an art gallery, as well as several pubs. Or you can venture a little further afield to Scarborough or Whitby for dog-friendly beaches and fish and chip dinners. Then once you’ve explored all the Yorkshire Moors has to offer, York itself is just over an hour’s drive from the cottage.