Set in the grounds of Westerdale Hall the Coach House was converted around ten years ago and is now one of North Yorkshire best rural retreats. With it’s mullioned windows and wood burning stove it is really cosy if the weather is inclement and in summer the large garden can be enjoyed.
Being in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors the scenery is stunning.
The village of Castleton is a short drive away with it’s famous Castleton Tearooms, a local history book of Castleton and Westerdale was written here (we have a copy of it in the Coach House). There is also the Downe Arms on the main street, which sells good beer and excellent meals. Another good place for food is the Lion at Blakey Ridge, an old inn which dates from the 16th century it’s very popular with walkers as well as having a good dining room for formal meals. The only complaint we’ve heard is that the meals are too generous.
Further afield across the moors are the lovely market towns of Helmsley, with it’s castle and walled gardens as well as it’s numerous shops which are very different from the high street shops in most towns. Pickering also has a good array of shops including some good antique shops. There is also a steam railway, you can travel to Gromont and Goatland from here, a lovely journey.
Quite near to Westerdale is Hutton-le- Hole, a very popular and beautiful village with an excellent museum, the Ryedale Folk Museum. Add to this the wonderful seaside villages of Staithes , Runswick Bay and Robin Hoods Bay as well as Whitby and you realise there’s lots to do around the North Yorks moors.
After a long tiring day out what could be better than returning to the Coach House and it’s comfortable beds.
If you’re looking for rural retreats in one of the most beautiful areas of the country then look no further. We look forward to welcoming you to the best of North Yorkshire rural retreats.