Lonsdale House occupies an enviable position in the middle of the village, a couple of minutes walk from the well stocked shop, two pubs offering delicious home cooked food, yet set back from the road and offering a quiet and private place in which to relax.
The accommodation is sunny and spacious and the interior tastefully furnished to a high standard. The extensive garden offers views across the valley with both sunny and shaded areas along with a seasonal pond.
This holiday at a glance
Sleeps seven guests.
Four bedrooms, one en-suite shower room and one family bathroom.
Wood burning stove.
Extensive gardens with a seasonal pond.
Ample parking for three vehicles.
Sorry, no pets.
Small baby (under 6 months) and children over five years are welcome.
Minimum of a two night stay.
Ceramic hob, combined oven and grill, further combi microwave/oven.
Fridge/freezer, dishwasher, additional microwave in utility room, slow cooker, washing machine, tumble dryer.
41" LCD TV with Freeview, DVD/CD player, DAB radio with iPod docking station. TV and DVD player in the snug.
Landline telephone for incoming calls and local outgoing calls only.
Two travel cots and high chairs available on request.
Garden furniture and barbecue.
Bike rack for four bikes.
Attractions and nearby amenities
Situated on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park, and just north of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ampleforth is surrounded by beautiful countryside so there are plenty of scenic walks and cycling routes right from the front door of the property.
Visitors can take advantage of the sports centre facilities at nearby Ampleforth College and within a 5 mile radius there is fishing, pony trekking, golf, cycle hire and the newly opened cycle trails from Sutton Bank National Park Centre.
A 5 minute drive brings you to the pretty market town of Helmsley with its Castle, Walled Garden, Duncombe Park and a wide range of shops, hotels/pubs and restaurants.
Close at hand are the abbeys of Rievaulx and Byland and the National Trust properties of Nunnington Hall and Rievaulx Terraces and Temples.
Further afield, Whitby on the coast, Goathland and Pickering in the National Park, Masham, Ripon and Harrogate to the west, Castle Howard and Scampston Walled Garden to the east and York to the south are all within easy reach.
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