Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Whats On November

There's always plenty to do in North Yorkshire.  Here are a few events you might be interested in coming up near us:


Illuminating York - 31 Oct - 3 Nov, York
Annual digital arts & lighting festival

Whitby Goth Weekend - 31 Oct - 5 Nov, Whitby
Alternative music festival

Christmas Crafts - 5 Nov, Ryedale Folk Museum
A chance to make your own glass decorations

Christmas Craft & Produce Market - 25 - 27th Nov, Castle Howard
Shop for Christmas gifts & treats


To find out more about attractions and events near us visit our 'What To See & Do' page on our website.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Late Deals - November Availability

We have some last minute availability for next week.  We can now discount 2nd November check ins by 20%

Form Cottage, from 2nd November, 7 nights was £287 now £230

Formicary Cottage, from 2nd November, 7 nights was £287 now £230

Couch Cottage , from 2nd November, 7 nights was £287 now £230

Granary Cottage, from 2nd November, 7 nights was £574 now £459


To make a booking please visit www.valleyviewfarm.com/booking or telephone 01439 798221.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Illuminating York Festival 31 October - 3 November 2012

The Illuminating York Festival returns this year and for the first time visitors to the main event will be able to gain access to the exclusive areas of York Museum Gardens. This festival boasts a £500,000 budget on lighting that transforms the gardens and with a 'Wonderland' theme what better way to prepare for the Christmas period?

Open from 6:30pm-10:30pm (last admission at 10pm) tickets are just £5 for adults and under 5's go free. A great family outing!

Valley View Farm is just a 50 minute drive away from York. So if you're thinking of planning a visit to the Illuminating York Festival our cottages can make the ideal base whilst you enjoy a relaxing break away and take a day trip to the wonderful City of York. To check availability and find out more please visit our website.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Witches & Wizards Weekend on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Enjoy some half term fun with a trip on the Railway and be transported back into a world of magic and enchantment on the 3rd & 4th November this year.

There will be non stop viewings of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone at Pickering Station, as well as book signings with I.R Johnson, author of ‘The Witcher Keys’.

Magic Mike shows will co-incide with train arrivals, there will be facepainting available at Goathland and falconry at Levisham.

On Sunday 4th join Hagrid on the story train departing 11.00 from Pickering Station and returning back 15.40 visiting all stations and plenty of time to stop for photos on the journey.

Its all aboard at Whitby Station as the Goth Express comes back to town. Step aboard the a specially named train service “Goth Express” between Whitby and Grosmont before heading up the line to check out all the spooktacular events.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Halloween Fun



There are always plenty of fun things to do on Halloween.  Here are just a few organised events around us:

Pumpkin Trail at Castle Howard 27th Oct - 4th Nov

Spooky Halloween at Beningbrough Hall Tour 31st Oct

Spooky Halloween Half Term at Newby Hall 29th Oct - 4th Nov

Halloscream Nights at York Maze 22, 27, 31 Oct & 1 - 3 Nov


There are special events for all occasions at the attractions in North Yorkshire.  You will always find plenty of things to do.  Visit our 'What to See & Do' page to find out more about our local area.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Half Term at The National Railway Museum

From 27th - 4th November, Paddington Bear will be visiting the National Railway Museum in York.

There will be lots of activities going on including, dress up like Paddington, Teddy Bear Treasure Hunt, and Paddington Bear Storytelling.  Alongisde this there will be the usual children's playground and steam train rides available to keep everyone entertained.

The National Railway Museum always host an array of activities during the school breaks and this is another one sure to be a hit with families.

To find out more visit The National Railway Museum website.

Valley View Farm is just a 50 minute drive away from York.  So if you're thinking of planning a visit to the National Railway Museum our cottages can make the ideal base whilst you enjoy a relaxing break away and take a day trip to the wonderful City of York.  To check availability and find out more please visit our website.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Bonfire Night


Bonfire Night is Monday 5th November and this can be a stressful time for pets, livestock and wild animals.

If you don't like all the noise of the fireworks over Bonfire night and your pets don't either, then why not consider getting away from it all. Come away with your pet for a quiet time at Old Byland, no loud noises here only peace and quiet awaits both you and your pets. Dogs and other pets are welcome.

From 2nd November 2011

Couch Cottage 7 nights from 2nd November 2012 £278.

Form Cottage 7 nights from 2nd November 2012 £278.

Formicary Cottage 7 nights from 2nd November 2012 £278.

Drey Cottage 7 nights from 2nd November 2012 £471.


We also have 3 night mid week breaks available.  Please visit www.valleyviewfarm.com/booking or telephone 01439 798221 for more information.


Tuesday, 2 October 2012

October Late Availability


We currently have some late deals available for October.


From 5th October 2012

We have some last minute availability for the week commencing 5th October which we can discount by 20%
Holt Cottage from 5th October, 7 nights was £561 now £449 
Form Cottage from 5th October, 3 nights was £187 now £150
Formicary Cottage from 5th October, 3 nights was £187 now £150

From 12th October 2012

Unfortunately we are fully booked for the weekend commencing 12th October.  However, we are able to offer some mid-week short stays. 
Formicary Cottage from 15th October, 3 nights was £187 now £169
Couch Cottage from 15th October, 3 nights was £187 now £169
Granary Cottage from 15th October, 3 nights was £360 now £324
Drey Cottage from 15th October, 3 nights was £299 now £270
Holt cottage from 15th October, 3 nights was £337 now 

To make a booking please visit www.valleyviewfarm.com or telephone 01439 798221.
Valley View Farm, Old Byland, Helmsley, York YO62 5LG
Tel. 01439 798221 or +441439 798221 mailto:sally@valleyviewfarm.com
View Valley View Farm Cottages location.