A short walk leads to the heart of the village, where visitors will find a community shop, two pubs serving traditional meals, a fish & chip shop, & an Indian restaurant/takeaway. There are numerous walks & cycling trails from the doorstep, also just beyond, lie the Howardian Hills, an AONB. Local attractions include stately homes at Sutton Park, Castle Howard & Nunnington Hall, abbey ruins at Byland & Rievaulx & family fun at Flamingoland & Go Ape. Bustling market towns can be found at Easingwold, Malton & Helmsley, & there are numerous picturesque villages with traditional country inns serving generous Yorkshire hospitality & real ales. The ancient city of York is just a 20min drive away & appeals to all ages, with historic buildings & museums, river boat trips & street entertainers. Easily accessible are the North York Moors, with the famous steam train & miles of sandy beaches at the popular seaside resorts of Scarborough, Whitby & Filey. Shop 800yds, pub & restaurant 600yds.