Located on the edge of an AONB 3.5 miles drive from Castle Howard & with pleasant open countryside views towards both the Howardian Hills & the Wolds, walkers can enjoy country walks with footpaths from the door. The historic city of York, 12 miles, easily accessible & appeals to all ages with its wealth of attractions including the minster, the castle & railway museum, The Jorvik Centre & the Chocolate Story. There are art galleries & theatres, quirky shops along the cobbled streets & numerous inns. Castle Howard hosts an interesting programme of events & has a lovely restaurant & farm shop. Visit the abbey ruins at Kirkham Priory & Rievaulx, & the NT properties at Nunnington & Beningbrough. Families can enjoy a trip to Flamingo Land & Go Ape in Dalby Forest & the North Yorkshire moors & the coast, with the towns of Pickering, Scarborough & Whitby all within an easy drive.