About this listing
A contemporary and peaceful architect designed woodland eco home close to the North York Moors and the Yorkshire coast. A twin and a double room with ensuite and breakfast - perfect for families. Entire house can also be rented (6 bedrooms) POA.
This house is an amazing award winning home designed by a well known local architect sited in a disused quarry on the edges of the North York Moors National Park. It's modern architecture at its best with lots of glass, light and wood floors. The kitchen is openplan and has huge sliding doors that open onto the garden - on a sunny day you feel like you are sitting outside. The hot water and heating comes from our biomass boiler. There is a studio above the garage which can be used for therapeutic massage, yoga and pilates.
It's incredibly peaceful here, no traffic, no light pollution, no neighbours, only the stars and the sound of owls at night. The house sits in a lovely secluded woodland garden covering 3 acres surrounded by woodland and fields.
There are 2 large double bedrooms with a generously sized shared jack and jill ensuite bathroom. One room has a kingsize double bed and the other has twin beds which can be zipped together to form a super king size double bed or be used as two singles. These rooms have their own lobby which is accessed via the main house, and make up a guest suite. They are perfect for couples, families and/or friends who don't mind sharing a bathroom.
If you are interested in renting the entire house, there are also 4 further bedrooms which are currently used by us with a master bedroom/ensuite and 3 children's bedrooms which could also be used by adults. These 3 generous sized rooms share a family bathroom. We have alternative accommodation close by if you would like to rent out the entire house without us being there - this would be done with a separate negociation and would need to be rented out for at least a week.
We have all the equipment necessary for children including trampoline and rope swings in the garden. Cots and children's beds. Highchair and children's chairs. BBQ. Stove. Sky. Wi-Fi. Aga. Piano. Guests may also use the studio which has a rowing machine, swiss ball, weights and mats etc.
Close by are the historic market towns of Kirkbymoorside, Helmsley and Pickering, famous for its steam train that takes you across the magnificent moors to the coast at Whitby. There are lovely beaches 40mins away at Runswick Bay, Sandsend and Robin Hoods Bay.
The North York Moors National Park is an area of oustanding natural beauty and it's right on our doorstep, full of amazing walks and hiking. Dalby Forest with its fantastic walks and mountain bike trails are also closeby. If you like outdoor activities, this area is perfect for you.
For culture vultures, the Ryedale Festival in July is a fantastic opportunity to hear world class music of all genres from all over the world. Rievaulx Abbey, Byland Abbey and Fountains Abbey are all within easy reach. Castle Howard, the walled garden at Scampston, Duncombe Park, Nunnington Hall and Hovingham Hall are all nearby.
For foodies, there are some amazing places to eat including the Star and the Pheasant both in Harome, the Black Swan in Olstead, the Black Swan in Helmsley, the Hare at Scawton to name a few. If you enjoy spas, the Feversham Arms in Helmsley has the award winning Verbena Spa is for you.
This is a very rural area so although there are some local buses, you would really need a car to explore. The nearest train stations are Malton (8m), Thirsk (20m) and York (25m).
We are an easygoing family of 5 which includes 3 little boys. I understand however that not everyone wants children around on their relaxing break so it is really no trouble at all for them to stay at Granny's house nearby during your stay if you prefer. Please get in touch - we would love to welcome you into our home.
The two rooms are on the ground floor and are accessed via the main house through a lobby which keeps any sound down and retains a sense of privacy. Guests are welcome to use our TV room, the main open plan living space and kitchen, and use the washing machine if necessary. Therapeutic massage is available in the studio next door to the main house, which can also be used as a gym/yoga/meditation space by guests. There is a rowing machine, swiss ball and weights in the studio. Upstairs in the main house is private.
Interaction with Guests
One of us will be here to welcome you when you arrive, and point you in the right direction if you are going out etc. Therapeutic massage can be arranged at a convenient time once you get here in the studio next door to the main house. Unless you specify that you prefer not to have children around, our children are here during the evening on school days, and at weekends and holidays.
Beautiful spot close to the North Yorkshire Moors and the historic market town of Kirkbymoorside. Great pubs and good walking locally. Not far from the Yorkshire coast - Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay. The moors steam train not far away either.
You need a car to get around here. You can walk to Kirkbymoorside in about 15 minutes.
Other Things to Note
Although separated from the main house via a door and lobby, access to the guest rooms is via the main living/kitchen area. It is a family home so we live there with our (mainly) well-behaved children.
1. Make yourself at home
2. Relax and enjoy yourself
3. Take off your shoes!
I am mother to 3 little boys and also a registered osteopath doing my best to juggle home and work - still not finding that balance - does it exist? I love art and design - I studied Art History at UCL years ago. I also speak fluent French and lived in Paris for a while in my early twenties. I also speak a bit of Spanish, fairly badly. I'm into swimming, Pilates and Yoga but never seem to find as much time as I would like to do these things. Recently been getting interested in gardening - I love being outside when it's not raining. I'm sociable and enjoy meeting new people which is one of the reasons for joining Airbnb. I've travelled a lot myself and found that staying with people is often the best way to find out about an area. I grew up in this area and my husband is Scottish.