Wayside - on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors
Owning a holiday home lodge at Wayside is the perfect way to explore Yorkshire’s rich tapestry of fields, towns, coastline and national parks. There really is something for everyone.
We’re minutes away from the picturesque market towns of Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside and Pickering – home of the iconic North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway.
Shop until you drop in Leeds or discover independent boutiques in historic York and the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. North Yorkshire is also an area rich in history as visits to Castle Howard, Rievaulx Abbey and Duncombe Park will surely attest.
For the more adventurous, Dalby forest is thirty minutes away where you’ll find dedicated cycling routes and the North Yorkshire Moors or Howardian Hills offer great walking country. Not forgetting the almost undiscovered Yorkshire Wolds.
If all you’re really looking for is great food and a walk by the seaside then that’s sorted too: Yorkshire is the home of fantastic pubs and the seaside towns of Scarborough, Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay all offer individual charm.
Benefits of the area
It’s a struggle to find a perfect place to holiday but if there is such a location then it’s surely Wayside. We’re situated on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, surrounded by wonderful scenery, incredible pubs and close to some of the most beautiful towns and cities in the country. The North Yorkshire Moors are truly stunning and trips to see Farndale’s daffodils in the spring, incredible views at Hole of Horcum or a hearty meal at the Lion Inn should be on your to do list.
Just a short drive from the town of Pickering, Wayside is quiet and peaceful but equally not isolated either. From your holiday home base it’s easy to reach stunning coastlines, walking country or shopping havens.
Wayside is fantastically positioned to make the most of everything Yorkshire has to offer; between them the nearby towns of Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley have a wide range of independent shops to fulfil all requirements. Each town holds a fantastic market day, brimming with local produce, on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday respectively.
Yorkshire has a very strong network of farm shops across the county, both local outlets, Cedarbarn and Beadlam Grange stock their own meat and farm produce as well as products from other regional suppliers. They both also have cafes for a perfect Yorkshire Tea after you’ve finished shopping. A little further afield is the farm shop at Castle Howard, which with its incredible surroundings is also worth visiting.
It’s only a short walk to our local pub, the Buck Inn at Wrelton and in nearby Pickering both the White Swan Inn and Cappelmans, a superb fish and chip shop which receives great reviews. We’re also only a couple of minutes away from the Cropton Brewery – their beers are fantastic! We are fortunate that Yorkshire boasts a culture rich in food and drink and Mark's own personal restaurant favourites are The Fox and Hounds, Sinnington and The Blacksmith's Arms, Lastingham. Should you fancy a Michelin starred treat, the Black Swan at Oldstead, is Yorkshire personified and full of charm.