Overlooking a delightful pond and privately situated within the owner’s grounds, Waterside Cottage or Luxury Shepherds Hut for those who want to experience something different, provides an ideal base for a relaxing holiday with its open plan, contemporary interiors and King size bed. Numerous walking and cycling trails can be found in the surrounding area of the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and close by are several renowned country pubs where visitors can sample real ales and generous Yorkshire hospitality or enjoy superb Indian cuisine at the Jinnah restaurant. Castle Howard is just four miles away, a magnificent 18th century historic house(film and TV location for Brideshead) with art collections, with concerts and a range of interesting events,woodland and riverside walks, restaurant and farm shop. The ancient city of York (11 miles) is easilyaccessible and here visitors can wander along the cobbled streets, admire the ancient architecture,walk along the city walls and cruise along the River Ouse. Visit the beautiful minster, the NationalRailway Museum and the Viking Centre or just enjoy al fresco dining by the riverside and watch the world go by. York is a shopper’s paradise with an abundance of independent shops and out of town shopping at Monks Cross, The Vangarde and the designer outlet. It is also home to an exciting racecourse at the Knavesmire.Visit abbey ruins at Kirkham Priory and Rievaulx, and National Trust houses at Beningbrough and Nunnington Hall or explore the quaint market towns of Malton, Easingwold and Helmsley. The North Yorkshire Moors, The Dales and the traditional coastal towns of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey are all within an hour’s drive. Good public transport on hand.