Welcome to Surprise View Cottages and the North York Moors. Nestled on a farmstead in the North York Moors National Park at the lower end of Farndale, famous for its wild daffodils, Surprise View Cottages have been converted from barns alongside the historic buildings which were once a mill and tannery. The newly renovated farmhouse and cottages are set like a gem against the backdrop of the moors behind.
Surprise View cottages are an excellent base for walking or cycling, being on the edge of the Moor. You can walk out to moorland, fields, tracks, woodlands and a network of public footpaths including the link walk; you can walk or cycle out leaving your car behind! Surprise View is the name of the well-known, panoramic view looking down from the nearby church at Gillamoor; the cottages are only 1 mile from the picturesque village of Hutton-le-Hole with its renowned Ryedale Folk Museum. Surprise View Cottages are central for touring the area, being only 25 miles from York, Whitby, Scarborough and the east coast resorts.
They have a wealth of historic abbeys, churches and castles on their doorstep as well as major attractions like Castle Howard, North York Moors Railway, Flamingoland and the great Dalby forest. There are shops and services in the Market towns of Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside and Pickering close by. Both farmhouse and cottages are on a working farm keeping cattle and sheep; it has been farmed by our family for over two hundred years. Each of the cottages has a south-facing stone-paved patio area. Surprise View Cottage has flower troughs bordering the tiny mill race running along one side, and a fenced lawned area looking over fields, woods and the valley of Farndale.
Field Barn Cottage is set just up the hill enjoying panoramic views over fields, woods and the moorland edge. Lowna Farmhouse sits in the valley bottom with its sun-drenched garden looking down the meandering valley of the River Dove. Whichever of the cottages you choose you will find that guest’s needs are comprehensively met; the cottages are all stylishly furnished but above all :- comfort is the keyword!