Saturday, 31 March 2012

Get ready to GO APE!


Go Ape is a forest adventure in North Yorkshire.  You can enjoy hill-to-hill zip wires above a plunging valley and stunning views of the Vale of Pickering.  
Now there's even more fun to be had with the launch of Go Ape! Forest Segway.  Get off the beaten track and enjoy a new experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway, a unique way to explore the forest trails.
So if you're looking for some action and adrenaline on your holiday then Go Ape! is an ideal way to fulfil you're adventurous side whilst still being able to appreciate the glorious countryside.
Whats more we can now offer our visitors a 15% discount card when they stay at one of our cottages.  So book now via www.valleyviewfarm.com or telephone 01439 798221.
To find our more about the Go Ape! adventure visit www.goape.co.uk


Friday, 30 March 2012

Yorkshire Museum of Farming re-opens this weekend!

The Yorkshire Museum of Farming re-opens this weekend of 31st March and 1st April for the season.

The 16 acre site holds a range of events and activities throughout the year based at Murton Park just outside of York.

This weekend the museum celebrates Country Crafts from a bygone age.  The attractions and activities will include; pottery, metalwork, leatherwork, woodwork, spinning and weaving.  It's also an opportunity to see the new Spring livestock.  All visitors to the museum this weekend will be able to enjoy a free ride on the Derwent Valley Light Railway to celebrate the opening of the season.

To find our more information visit www.murtonpark.co.uk

Valley View Farm is just a 50 minute drive away from York.  Why not book a weeks cottage break with us as the ideal base for exploration of all North Yorkshire has to offer.  Visit www.valleyviewfarm.com/what-to-see to find out more.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

April Markets 2012

If you're thinking of a visit to York this April why not check out one of the markets running this month.

Old Byland is just a 50 minute drive from York and so the ideal place to stay at one of our country cottages for a day trip to York.

York Chocolate Festival 6-9th April

Made In Yorkshire 11-15th April

Easter Fayre 12-15th April

Farmers Market 27th April

The York Newgate Market is open 7 days a week with over 100 retailers suiting all your shopping needs. For more information visit www.york.gov.uk/markets




Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Last Minute Availability - 30th March

We still have 2 cottages available for a week stay from 30th March.

Couch Cottage, 7 nights 30th March. £504
  • Cottage sleeps up to 2
  • 1 Twin bedroom with zip and link beds. Walk-in ensuite shower room.
  • Shower, Ground floor bedroom
Holt Cottage, 7 nights 30th March. £727

  • Cottage sleeps up to 6
  • A twin room with en suite bath with over head shower. Double room with shower room. Upstairs is a Twin room with bathroom.
  • Bath, Shower

Treat yourself to a break away and enjoy the arrival of spring in a beautiful countryside location. To find out more and to book visit www.valleyviewfarm.com or telephone 01439 798221

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

English Heritage Events - April

There are several English Heritage sites to visit in North Yorkshire.  Here are some of the things going on throughout April.

Rievaulx Abbey, 7 - 9th April - Medieval Falconry.  Watch a spectacular bird of prey display and learn about their use during the medieval period.

Whitby Abbey, 6-9th April - Easter Family Fun Trail. Complete the trail to be awarded a special Easter prize.

York Cold War Bunker, 16th April - Free Guided Tour for Members See original artefacts and learn about the part the bunker played during the Cold War.

Helmsley Castle 23rd April - Archaeology Store Tour.  Free guided tour to view the archaeological collection.

Clifford Tower, York 21 - 22nd April - Dragon Family Fun Trail. Help St George find the dragons for a prize.

There are plenty of things to see and do in North Yorkshire but if you just want to have a break and relax then the cottages are a tranquil place to unwind with a good book, newspaper or a game with the family. Click on this link to see what games we have available. All you need to do is bring your slippers!

Click here to book Valley View Farm Cottages

If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221 .

Saturday, 24 March 2012

York Chocolate Festival 6 - 9th April 2012

York is well known for it's history with the confectionery and chocolate industry.  Many of York's residents have had family that once worked in the dynasties of Rowntree, Terrys and Cravens.  Today the Nestle Chocolate Factory still creates one million Kit Kats a day.

The York Chocolate Festival held over Easter weekend, boasts an exciting program of dinners, workshops, tastings, lectures and Easter Egg hunts.  Parliament Street will host a mouthwatering market filled with chocolate traders offering delights from biscuits and cakes to luxury hand made chocolates.



This chocolate extravaganza is the perfect way to enjoy Easter weekend!  To find out more visit www.yorkchocolatefestival.co.uk

The City of York is a 50 minute drive away from Old Byland.   Valley View Farm cottages offer a relaxing retreat away from it all with the option to visit the excitement of historic York.  To find out more and check availability please visit www.valleyviewfarm.com







Friday, 23 March 2012

Beningbrough Hall - Batty about Bats!

Love bats or maybe you know nothing about them and are interested to learn more?  A special walk will take place on Sunday 1st April at Beningbrough Hall.  You will be led around at dusk to uncover the fascinating creatures.  So if you're thinking of visiting Beningbrough Hall then make sure you book onto this special event.

Also running from April will be some new regular walks & talks you can join in on:

- Hidden House Tours
- Meet the Laundry Maid
- Tasty (In the Walled Garden)

To find out more visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough-hall/

Beningbrough Hall is just a 45 minute drive away from Valley View Farm.  If you're booking a break away in one of our cottages then a visit there is not to be missed.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

New Website Live!

We have just launched our brand new website at www.valleyviewfarm.com

We hope the site will make browsing the cottages and booking online an easier and more pleasurable experience for all visitors.

Let us know what you think!



Monday, 19 March 2012

20% off a weeks cottage break from 23rd March


We have just one cottage left available for a 7 night stay from 23rd March which we have now discounted by 20%.

Form Cottage 7 nights from 23rd March 2012 £287, now £230.

We have the following cottages available for midweek short breaks also discounted by 20%

Holt Cottage 3 nights from 26th March 2012 £322, now £258.

Granary Cottage 3 nights from 26th March 2012 £344, now £276.


There are plenty of things to see and do in North Yorkshire but if you just want to have a break and relax then the cottages are a tranquil place to unwind with a good book, newspaper or a game with the family. Click on this link to see what games we have available. All you need to do is bring your slippers!
Click here to book Valley View Farm Cottages
If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221 .

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Open Farm Sunday 2012

Open Farm Sunday is organised by Leaf (Linking Environment and Farming) and will be held on Sunday 17th June.


Farms across the UK will be opening their farm gates to visitors and running events and activities throughout the day to show case their farms and farming practices.


Although Valley View Farm is not publicly opening its gates this year on Open Farm Sunday, a stay at our Valley View Farm Cottages at any time of year will give you an insight on our family run farm of sheep and arable land. 
If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221 .

Friday, 16 March 2012

Yorkshire Game Fair 2012

The Yorkshire Game Fair will be held at Stockeld Park near Wetherby on 26 & 27th May.

The Yorkshire Game Fair is in its 5th year and is home to several competitions like casting, dog shows, racing, day shooting, scurries and the Yorkshire Super Dog Competition. There is somethings for everyone at the show with a popular specialist shopping area offering a range of gifts, crafts, clothing and homewards. There will be also be a food pavilion full of delicious local produce.

New additions to this years show include;
- Countryside family adventure area
- The field kitchen
- The 2012 UK working whipper championship
- The Yorkshire super puppy championship
- The gundog clinic

To find out more information about the fair visit www.yorkshiregamefair.co.uk

Stockeld Park is just a 50 minute drive from Old Byland, so why not book a cottage break away and tie in a day visit to the Yorkshire Game Fair this May.




If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221 .

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Pickering War Weekend - Book now!


This years Pickering War Weekend will take place on the 12, 13 and 14 October 2012. So get organised as this is a very popular event and accommodation gets booked up quickly.

The Pickering War Weekend gives you the chance to revisit the past and wartime England, learning about Pickering and the surrounding villages in the way they were in the 1940s.

Events begin at noon on Friday when the flag is raised.  Saturday sees processions in the High Street, military vehicles, singers, bands and 40s style evening dresses.  The evenings host nostalgic dancing and musical fun.

The railway stations are taken over with Levisham becoming occupied France and Goathland defended by The Home Guard. It is a popular and fun event which is growing each year.



The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is just a 30 minute drive from Valley View Farmin Old Byland, so why not stay at one of our 4 star self catering cottages and journey back in time to wartime England and learn how the railways played their part in history. 

Click here to book Valley View Farm Cottages

If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221 .

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

North Yorkshire County Show 2012

The North Yorkshire County show will be held on Sunday 17th June at Otterington Hall near Northallerton.

The show offers something for everyone and all you would expect from a country fair.  There will be exciting attractions including bungee trampolines, traction engines, classic cars, cattle, sheep, poultry, rabbits, ferrets, country per suits, horticulture, arts, crafts & photography.  There will be a Yorkshire Food Marquee, Craft Marquee and variety of trade stands to keep visitors occupied.

For more information on the show and for tickets visit www.northyorkshireshow.co.uk

Otterington Hall is just a 30 minute drive from Valley View Farm and so the cottages are the ideal base if you want to visit the North Yorkshrie County show this year. 

To book a break visit www.valleyviewfarm.com or telephone 01429 798221.





Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Harrogate Flower Show 2012

The Harrogate Flower Show falls on 26 - 29th April this year and is the biggest independant gardening event in the UK.


There will be beautiful show gardens and plant nurseries to inspire, a shopping opportunity of garden related products, unique gifts, crafts and specialist food.  This April event hosts the largest floral art marquee in the country with over 160 individual staged works of art.


A Kitchen Garden team will be there to offer advice on growing fruit and vegetables at home and experts chef's will present ideas of turning the produce into delicious dishes.  As usual the Garden Roadshow and Garden Advice Bureau will also be on hand.


To find out more about the show and for tickets visit www.flowershow.org.uk


The show ground is just a 50 minute drive from Old Byland, so why not book a cottage for the weekend, or even turn it into a weeks holiday and take a day trip to the famous Harrogate Flower Show.




Valley View Farm is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the countryside.  Theres plenty to do in North Yorkshire, but the cottages are also a tranquil place to relax with a good book, newspaper or a game with the family.

Click here to book Valley View Farm Cottages

If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221 .





Monday, 12 March 2012

20% off a weeks cottage break from 16th March

We have just discounted the cottages for the week of 16th March 2012 by 10%.


Couch Cottage 7 nights from 16th March 2012 £287, now £230.

Form Cottage 7 nights from 16th March 2012 £287, now £230.

Formicary Cottage 7 nights from 16th March 2012 £287, now £230.

Holt Cottage 7 nights from 16th March 2012 £536, now £429.

Granary Cottage 7 nights from 16th March 2012 £574, now £460.

There are plenty of things to see and do in North Yorkshire but if you just want to have a break and relax then the cottages are a tranquil place to unwind with a good book, newspaper or a game with the family. Click on this link to see what games we have available. All you need to do is bring your slippers!
Click here to book Valley View Farm Cottages
If you would like to book a late deal at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottagesthen you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221 .

Easter Weekend - Family fun in North Yorkshire

Theres always Easter fun to be had in Yorkshire - here are just a few of the events happening around us on Easter weekend.

Castle Howard - Traditional Easter Fair
Beningbough Hall - Easter hunt trails & games
Nunnington Hall - Easter Eggstravaganza, trail & games, also see the spring farmyard friends with lambs, new born chicks and bunnys.
Duncombe Park - Easter Craft Festival

If you visit Valley View Farm this Easter for a break away, you'll be spoilt for choice on local Easter activities for the family!


Click here to book Valley View Farm Cottages


If you would like to book a break at one of the
 Valley View Farm holiday cottagesthen you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Duncombe Park Country Fair 2012

The Duncombe Park Country Fair falls on 4th June bank holiday Monday.

Attractions at the fair include:
- Trade stands & craft fair
- Farmers market
- Helicopter rides
- Open clay pigeon shooting
- Vintage cars, tractors & motorcycles
- Archery
- Funfair rides

There will be a typical array of competitions including:
- Foxhound showing and judging
- Terrier show
- Ferret show, racing and roulette
- Miniature horses
- Mini Grand National
- Coloured horse show

Duncombe Park is situated on the edge of Helmsley which makes Valley View Farm the perfect place to stay for your visit.  Whats more we are now offering 10% off cottages for the week in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Why not extend the bank holiday weekend with a cottage break away.  We still have 3 cottages available for the 1st June week which we have now been discounted by 10%

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 1st June 2012 £415, now £373.

Form Cottage 7 nights from 1st June 2012 £415, now £373.

Formicary Cottage 7 nights from 1st June 2012 £415, now £373.


Click here to book Valley View Farm Cottages

If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221 .










Friday, 9 March 2012

Easter events in York

There's plenty of family fun to be had in York this Easter.  Here are just a few special events you can visit:


York Castle Museum - Chocolate making demonstrations, chocolate history and Easter trails.
National Railway Museum - See the new Royal Train of Queen Alexander display along with free family crafts and Easter egg hunt.
York Parliament Street - Easter crafts and food fair with over 60 stalls lining the city street.
York Racecourse - 50th York Model Railway Show
Yorkshire Museum - Drop in stained glass workshops - create your own mini masterpiece.



Why not make your base one of the Valley View Farm Cottages, which are just an hours drive from York, so why not book a stay here in the North York Moors and then spend a day in York and make a visit to Clifford's Tower!

Click here to book Valley View Farm Cottages
If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottagesthen you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Great Yorkshire Show 10 - 12th July 2012

The Great Yorkshire Show is an agricultural show which takes place annually on the Great Yorkshire Showground in July in the spa town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. It is organised and run by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS). 

The Great Yorkshire Show returns for the 154th time this July.  Held over three days here is just a few things going on:

Tuesday
- Livestock Judging
- Fashion Show
- Sheep Shearing Competitions

Wednesday
- The Ukranian Cossaks display
- Falconry Displays

Thursday
- Ripon Select Foods Cock o'the North Show Jumping
- Cattle Parade
- Diggerland


Each year the Great Yorkshire Show welcomes over 125,000 visitors.  Why not be part of it this year and combine a weeks cottage break with a Yorkshire Show day trip.  Old Byland is just a 50 minute drive from the show ground.  

For more information on the show and for ticket enquiries visit www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk 

Click here to book Valley View Farm Cottages


If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221.


Wednesday, 7 March 2012

London 2012 Olympics

This year the Summer Olympic Games are scheduled to take place in London from 27th July to 12th August. 

We are now offering 10% off cottage stays for the Olympics fornight. So why not take advantage of these great rates to book a lovely summers week away.  Whilst you might not be visiting the Olympics there is plenty to explore and do in Yorkshire.


Couch Cottage 7 nights from 27th July or 3rd August 2012 £504, now £454.

Form Cottage 7 nights from 27th July or 3rd August 2012 £504, now £454.

Formicary Cottage 7 nights from 27th July or 3rd August 2012 £504, now £454.

Drey Cottage 7 nights from 27th July or 3rd August 2012 £664, now £598.

Holt Cottage 7 nights from 27th July or 3rd August 2012 £727, now £689.

Granary Cottage 7 nights from 27th July or 3rd August 2012 £765, now £454.


Click here to book Valley View Farm Cottages

If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221 .

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Mothers Day - 10% off weekend breaks

Theres still chance to book a weekend away to celebrate Mothers Day.  We are now offering 10% off the remaining available cottages.

Couch - 3 nights from 16th March - £172 now £155
Form - 3 nights from 16th March - £172 now £155
Formicary - 3 nights from 16th March - £172 now £155
Holt - 2 nights from 16th March - £322 now £290

Click here to book Valley View Farm Cottages

If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottagesthen you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221 .




The Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2012

To mark 60 years of The Queen's reign there will be a Diamond Jubilee this June.  There will be an extended weekend of celebrations on 2, 3, 4, and 5 June.

Why not extend the bank holiday weekend with a cottage break away.  We still have 3 cottages available for the 1st June week which we have now discounted by 10%

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 1st June 2012 £415, now £373.

Form Cottage 7 nights from 1st June 2012 £415, now £373.

Formicary Cottage 7 nights from 1st June 2012 £415, now £373.


Valley View Farm is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the countryside.  Theres plenty to do in North Yorkshire, but the cottages are also a tranquil place to relax with a good book, newspaper or a game with the family.

Click here to book Valley View Farm Cottages

If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221 .

Monday, 5 March 2012

Last minute availability - 7 nights from 9th March with 20% off

We now have 20% off the cottages for a late deal for a 7 night stay from 9th March 2012.

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 9th March 2012 £287, now £230.

Form Cottage
7 nights from 9th March 2012 £287, now £230.

Holt Cottage 7 nights from 9th March 2012 £536, now £429.

Granary Cottage 7 nights from 9th March 2012 £574, now £460.


Why not grab a week away and explore a bit of North Yorkshire - there's plenty going on from 9th March too.

Fountains Abbey, 3rd - 25th - Weekend winter tours, a perfect way to discover the fascinating history behind this world heritage site.

York city centre, 10th - 11th - Continental Market, a selection of stalls offering an array of treats from Dutch toffee waffles to wild boar and blueberry sausages.

National Railway Museum, 10th March - National Science & Engineering Week, find out how shapes have helped to build the railway with workshops, talks and activities for all the family to discover.





There are plenty of things to see and do in North Yorkshire but if you just want to have a break and relax then the cottages are a tranquil place to unwind with a good book, newspaper or a game with the family. Click on this link to see what games we have available. All you need to do is bring your slippers!

Click here to book Valley View Farm Cottages

If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221 .
Valley View Farm, Old Byland, Helmsley, York YO62 5LG
Tel. 01439 798221 or +441439 798221 mailto:sally@valleyviewfarm.com
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