Staxton has a local butchers and pub whilst Ganton which is only a couple of miles away has its own famous Golf Course that ranks among the very best of Britain’s inland courses. It has played host to many Amateur and Professional tournaments, so an ideal opportunity for a golfing day out. The area is also ideal for keen ramblers and cyclists with the Wolds Way running through the village or you can enjoy walking in the North York Moor National Park areas and Dalby forest which are just a short drive away. Scarborough is a great day out for all the family with plenty going on all year round including an open air theatre that plays host to some big named bands and a lovely beach and promenade with a fun-fair and amusements. There is also a great selection of shops, tea-rooms, inns and restaurants. The beautiful historic City of York is less than an hour away and well worth visiting with its stunning Minster, cobbled streets and museums. The North Yorkshire Moors Steam train from Pickering to Whitby is a must for everyone. It travels along the stunning Esk Valley line stopping at Grosmont and Goathland (Heartbeat Country) and ends up at the quaint fishing town of Whitby famous for its Fish and Chips.