This imposing Edwardian country house stands in its own garden overlooking sheep grazing the common at Goathland, whilst the views of moors and forest may be enjoyed from the west-facing terrace. Set in the village of Goathland, perhaps better known as Aidensfield from the TV series Heartbeat, in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, it is in an excellent area for walking – the North Yorks Moors steam railway stops at the village station on its journey from Pickering to Grosmont. Horse riding can also be found nearby.
Whitby (9 miles) is a picturesque seaport famous for its Captain Cook connections, where the cobbled streets and yards stand in the shadow of the Abbey, overlooking the harbour. The three miles of sandy beaches lead to the pretty coastal village of Sandsend. Robin Hood’s Bay (renowned as a bygone smugglers’ haunt), Runswick Bay and Staithes are all worth a visit. Inland, the moors are scattered with villages, many with excellent inns. Goathland itself offers an excellent choice of inns and restaurants, in addition to local shops, post office and cafés. Scarborough 23 miles. York 38 miles. Shops 500 yards.
Entrance hall. Cloakroom/toilet. Spacious dining hall with original pitch-pine panelling staircase. Living room with TV leading to a large conservatory. Spacious drawing room with TV, open fire and window seats with stunning views. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with electric range cooker, granite worktops, American style fridge/freezer and TV with dining area. Utility. Covered passage leading to games room.
Double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed, TV, dressing room, sauna and en-suite bathroom with large, double-ended spa bath, walk-in shower cubicle and toilet. Further double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.
Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and additional single bed (for +1). Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Shower room and toilet.
Electricity, full oil central heating and fuel for open fire included (October–April £7 per night). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. Two high chairs. Five Freeview TVs. DVD (small library). X-box (small library). Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone.
Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Sauna. Hot tub. Games room with table tennis, pool table and table football. Darts, various board games and toys. Children’s outdoor play area with swings, climbing frame and slide. Smoking permitted.