Thursday, 31 December 2015

Holiday Cottages to Rent – Huge Savings!

Holiday Cottages to Rent – Huge Savings!

As we look to the New Year, it’s time to treat yourself to a holiday, something to look forward to during the colder months! With big savings running across all six of our holiday cottages during the off peak season, a long weekend away might be just what you need!



Valley View Farm is based in the heart of the North York Moors, with towns and cities such as York, Harrogate, Scarborough and Thirsk all within travelling distance you can visit the Yorkshire sites and explore the local tourist attractions. With many events taking place throughout 2016, including the Yorkshire Warrior event running at the end of April 2016, we have affordable accommodation which can sleep a party of up to 10.

So if you’re planning to get muddy at the Yorkshire Warrior event 2016, brave the ice baths and scale the obstacles, book your stay at Valley View Farm, because you’re promised a peaceful night’s sleep after the grueling 10 mile course in the mighty Yorkshire countryside!




On another note we just wanted to thank all those who rang with concerns about Valley View Farm during the recent flooding, we’re lucky to say that we have been untouched by the floods. We would like to pass on our thoughts and best wishes to all those who have been affected by the weather and storms across the country. Although it is desperately sad to see York and surrounding areas affected by the floods, the good old Yorkshire community spirit has shone through and we know that York will be back to its beautiful self very, very soon!

You can book your stay at Valley View Farm here, we're open everyday of the year and available to take last minute bookings too! Email sally@valleyviewfarm.com or get in touch with a member of the booking team on 01237 459 888. 

Finally, we would like to wish all our readers and guests alike a very happy new year from all at Valley View Farm, see you all in 2016!


Sunday, 27 December 2015

2016 Cottage Breaks – HUGE DISCOUNTS!


2016 Cottage Breaks – HUGE DISCOUNTS


Now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas is now over, it’s time to look forward to 2016 and get planning special breaks away with your loved ones. At Valley View Farm Holiday Cottages we’re open all year round and next year we’re pleased to be welcoming guests throughout the Easter and summer breaks.


During the off-peak season we have fantastic discounts and reduced prices running across all six of our holiday cottages. So whether you’re looking for a peaceful weekend break, or an action packed week away taking in the Yorkshire attractions, Valley View Farm is the place for you!



With miles and miles of rolling countryside and scenic views to take in, there’s plenty of wildlife to explore at Valley ViewFarm - including two barn owls that like to pay a visit from time to time.


You can book your stay at Valley View Farm here. Email sally@valleyviewfarm.com or get in touch with the booking team on 01237 459 888.

We'd love to wish you a very happy, healthy & prosperous new year from all at Valley View Farm!

Friday, 18 December 2015

Tour de Yorkshire 2016


Tour de Yorkshire 2016



2016 looks like an exciting year in Yorkshire, the Tour de Yorkshire 2016 route has been announced from 29th April - 1st May 16. With the starting line at Middlesbrough, the route winds its way round through Northallerton, up Sutton Bank and on through to Helmsley, racing over the Cleveland hills, past Whitby and finishing at Scarborough.



Valley View Farm is a perfect place to stay during the event, with the race zooming through neighbouring Helmsley, this is a fantastic opportunity to experience the electric atmosphere of the Tour de Yorkshire. With six gorgeous cottages to choose from and prices starting from £295 for a 7 night stay, you’re promised a memorable holiday away!




You can book your stay at Valley View Farm here, we’re open every day of the year and available to take last minute bookings too! Email sally@valleyviewfarm.com or get in touch with the booking team on 01237 459 888.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

New Year at Valley View Farm Cottages

New Year Breaks at Valley View Farm

With the countdown to Christmas in full swing, it won’t be long until we see in 2016, what better way to celebrate than taking a long weekend break away with the family! Whether you’re looking for a quiet night in, cosied-up in front of the fire or a lively night out celebrating with the locals, there’s something for everyone at Valley View!



We host pet friendly cottages at Valley View Farm Cottages, so you can even bring along your pooch for the adventure too! Tucked away in the North York Moors, Valley View is a great place to take away timid pets who are frightened by fireworks during New Year’s Eve. With miles and miles of North Yorkshire Coast to discover, a gentle stroll on New Year’s Day is a perfect way to see in 2016 with loved ones.


For guests looking to grab a bargain and take advantage of the post-Christmas sales pop over to York, Harrogate or Northallerton, all within an hour’s drive. Why not catch a panto with your family?

Book Valley View Form, Sleeps 2


Book Valley View Formicary, Sleeps 2

Book Valley View Couch, Sleeps 2


We have three cottages available to book over the New Year’s break, book into Form, Formicary or Couch for a perfectly relaxed break away in the North York Moors. Pop over to our booking page, or give the letting team a call on 01237 459 888 to book your last minute break.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Winter Breaks in Yorkshire

Winter Breaks in Yorkshire

Valley View Farm holiday cottages are based in the heart of the North York Moors, surrounded by rolling countryside, stunning landscapes and networks of walking routes. Valley View is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle, relax and unwind from life’s stresses.


Choose from 6 stunning cottages, Drey, Granary, Holt, Form, Couch 
or Formicary, our cottages can sleep from 2 to 10 people


With the market town of Helmsley just 5 miles away you can whip through your Christmas shopping list on Helmsley high street this year’s Great British High Street Award winner! With York, Whitby and Harrogate all within an hour’s travelling distance you can explore Yorkshire cities at their best, with festive Christmas markets to discover and tasty local delicacies to devour a break away on our Old Byland farm might just be what you need!


Make sure that you book online today to get the best deal, or ring a member of the team on 01237 459 888 who will organise your booking for you, with six cottages to choose from we promise you a great stay at Valley View Farm!

Friday, 27 November 2015

The Big Garden Birdwatch




At Valley View Farm Holiday Cottages we’re open all year round and this year we’re pleased to be welcoming guests for the Christmas and New Year break, where they will be enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the North York moors and spending precious family time together.




It may seem like a distant thought but we’re busy preparing our calendar for exciting events happening in North Yorkshire in 2016! The end of January hosts the Big Garden Birdwatch at Sutton Bank National Park Centre, meet wildlife artist Peter Reynolds and help RSPB’s Chris Pye with the bird count across the moors. This is a great family weekend with children’s crafts and nature trails, which will encourage your kid’s to get birdwatching! What’s more you can continue the nationwide survey and record the birds which you spot in your own garden too!


With six self-catering holiday cottages located on our working family farm in the rural village of Old Byland in the North York Moors. With discounts running across our cottages during the off peak season, you can book a last minute break for your family. With miles and miles of rolling countryside and scenic views to take in, there’s plenty of wildlife to explore at Valley View Farm - including two barn owls that like to pay a visit from time to time.

You can book your stay at Valley View Farm here. Email sally@valleyviewfarm.com or get in touch with the booking team on 01237 459 888.



Friday, 20 November 2015

Cycling Holidays in North Yorkshire


Cycling Holidays in North Yorkshire


Valley View Holiday Cottages are located in the heart of the North York Moors, welcoming in guests from all walks of life, from those looking for a long weekend away from the rat race, to avid walkers and sightseers wanting to soak up Yorkshire in all its glory. But next year hosts a very exciting event for cyclists and sport spectators …. Tour de Yorkshire.


With Tour de Yorkshire 2014 remaining a lasting legacy throughout the area, we’re so excited for its return! Millions lined the race’s route cheering support for Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy and Sarah Storey (to name a few) as they wound their way through the glorious Yorkshire countryside, the atmosphere was electrifying! With many local businesses taking part, schools and volunteers playing part in the cycling event it demonstrates the community spirit at the heart of Yorkshire.



Neighbouring Scarborough hosts one of the start and finishing lines for the race during the weekend. Valley View Farm is a perfect place to stay during the event. With six gorgeous cottages to choose from and prices starting from £295 for a 7 night stay, you’re promised a memorable holiday away!

The Tour de France of 2014 inspired scores of folk to get on their bikes and take up cycling as a hobby, so why not explore the North Yorkshire scenery by bike? With a network of cycling routes across the Yorkshire Moors and extending out across the Yorkshire coast, you can explore the scenery and stop off for refreshments at local pubs too!



You can book your stay at Valley View Farm here, we’re open every day of the year and available to take last minute bookings too! Email sally@valleyviewfarm.com or get in touch with the booking team on 01237 459 888.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages

Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages

At Valley View Farm we welcome all pets to stay at our cottages, we certainly have had some wonderful creatures stay with us, from dogs and cats to giant snails. Our latest guests are no exception to our animal friendly cottages, we’re welcoming six horses and their owners to Valley View. Because we are a working farm, there are plenty of fields for your horses to reside whilst you enjoy your break away in the North York Moors. 

 Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in Yorkshire


There is no better place to have a canter than in North Yorkshire, you can explore the coastline, discover the National Parks and enjoy endless routes specifically for horse riders. Check out the Welcome to Yorkshire Horse Trail Guide so you can plan your stay at Valley View Farm. We have discounts running across all our holiday cottages during the off-peak season, we charge £5 per horse per night.



Last week Sara, a member of the Valley View team, spent half term exploring the tourist attractions of North Yorkshire here's a snap from a her day out to Scarborough Beach. You can keep up to date with Sara’s discoveries by popping over to our Facebook page.


Scarborough Beach

Don’t forget you can keep up to date with all the latest news from Valley View Farm by signing up to our newsletter, you can subscribe through the newsletter feature on the home page. Book your stay online today or give the booking team a call on 01237 459 888.

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Friday, 6 November 2015

November at Valley View


November at Valley View

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean the holiday season is! At Valley View Farm we have self-catering holiday cottages to rent all year round in the heart of North Yorkshire. Ideal for a cosy break away spending precious time with family and friends, with discounts running across all six holiday homes this season you’re spoilt for choice.

Located in the rolling hills near Helmsley, Valley View is surrounded by farmland and serves as a fantastic base for great days out in Yorkshire. 

With York, Scarborough and Whitby less than an hour away, and good old local pubs selling real ales and tasty Yorkshire grub, you’re promised a great trip away. What’s more, all our cottages are pet friendly so you can even invite a furry friend along for the trip!



So, what’s on in North Yorkshire in November and December?


RSPB Weekly Walks – Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington

With themed walks planned every Friday throughout November running through to January, you can explore local history and heritage with the help of a friendly volunteer guide. From ‘Geowalks’ to child friendly workshops and binocular and telescope demonstration, this is a fun day out for all the family. Make sure you book in advance!




Bridlington Real Ale Festival – 13th-14th November 2015

Showcasing Britain’s finest real ales and ciders, with food and great live music from the best local acts this isn’t an event to miss! Booking is essential.




 Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend – 5th-7th December 2015

An annual event to get the locals in the festive spirit, with guided walks, spectacular views, treasure hunts, storytelling and Christmas lights a plenty this is a magical day out for all the family! Fancy dress is optional – but why not join in the fun?



You can book your stay at Valley View Farm online, or you can give a member of the booking team a call on 01237 459 888, make sure you book now to avoid disappointment.



Friday, 30 October 2015

Stargazing in North Yorkshire

Stargazing in North Yorkshire

With the dark nights now upon us, what better way to celebrate than with a spot of star gazing? There’s no better place to gaze at the open skies than at the North York Moors, because of low light pollution and clear horizons you’re promised breath-taking views!

Photo Credit nationparks.gov.uk

With Sutton Bank included as a Dark Sky Discovery site, ValleyView Farm is the place to be to take in the spectacular night’s sky. With six self-catering holiday cottages to choose from you can book a peaceful break away in the heart of the North York Moors, with a network of countryside walks surrounding Valley View Farm you’re promised spectacular scenery, day and night whatever the weather!

North Yorkshire Holiday Cottages

Did you know you can spot ten times more stars than in the city? If you’re an avid star gazer pop on over to the Dalby Forest Observatory to explore more of the Milky Way! The York Astronomical Society holds annual events, hosting many lectures and public observing evenings throughout November and December, make sure you don’t miss out!

Also don’t forget that you can vote for Yorkshire at theWorld Travel Awards, we know most of you believe that Yorkshire is the best place to be, so give ‘Visit Yorkshire’ your support by voting online!


That's all for this week from Valley View Farm, don't forget we are open all year round with discounted rates now on, why not squeeze in a last minute holiday before the end of 2015? Take a look at our availability and treat yourself, you know you want to.


Friday, 23 October 2015

Enjoy a Night Away & Free Bra Fitting Service

Treat yourself with our exclusive offer!

We all need to take a break every now and again, now it's time to treat yourself to a relaxing break. That’s why we’re offering you just that. Teaming up with our sister company AmpleBosom.com, we’re inviting you to enjoy a relaxing break in the heart of North Yorkshire – where you can pamper, relax, unwind and treat yourself!



Book a night’s stay at a four star holiday cottage for just £50. What’s more you’ll receive a free bra fitting service from an expert member of the ​AmpleBosom.com team, with an exclusive 10% discount off any order over £100. We’ll help you find beautiful bras, swimwear and shapewear to take away with you. Lingerie that will make you feel confident, sexy and ready to take on the world!



Based in the bosom of Yorkshire Sally and the ​AmpleBosom.com team are on a mission to match make the perfect fitting bra with our customers. We understand that the struggle is real for the bigger busted lady. Finding a bra offering a good fit, support and oozing style is a daily dilemma – but with ​AmpleBosom.com we take that stress off your hands.

If you fancy a longer break in Yorkshire take advantage of our further deal, spend two nights at our self-catering holiday cottages for just £90. Invite a friend and book a spa day or even afternoon tea at Betty’s – or even a spot of Christmas shopping in the neighbouring city of York. To book your stay at ​Valley View Farm give the booking team a call on 01237 459 888 or email bookings@holidaycottages.co.uk

The extra bits
Booking is subject to availability.
Offer is only valid on our one bedroom cottages, dogs always welcome!
Offer is valid from 2nd November – 17th December 2015
Offer valid on Monday - Thursday


Friday, 16 October 2015

Days out in Yorkshire


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The cool weather might be drawing in, but the damp weather doesn’t put us Yorkshire folk off, oh no! With many an event planned across North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales there’s still a chance to squeeze in a last minute holiday at Valley View Holiday Cottages before the year is out!

Check out our last minute deals and book today, with 4 star holiday cottages available to rent in the heart of the Yorkshire Moors, we promise you a cosy stay with value for money. The Helmsley based holiday cottages are situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with miles and miles of stunning scenery to discover the only problem you will have is fitting everything into your stay!

Yorkshire Holiday Cottages

We welcome guests from across the globe, from avid hill walkers to potholing enthusiasts, dog walkers to mountain bikers; all with an appetite for exploring Yorkshire, visiting the sites and of course breathing in the fresh country air! With places such as York, Leeds and Harrogate in travelling distance you are guaranteed a wonderful Yorkshire break. Here are a list of the top 5 places to visit in Yorkshire as recommended by Valley View Farm!

Whitby Abbey
With Whitby within a one hour drive from Valley View Farm, we thoroughly recommend a day at the historic port - enjoy world famous fish and chips on the waterfront and you can also take your furry little friend along for the adventure too.

For those ready to see the sites take the 199 steps up to the cliff where you can meet face to face with one of Yorkshire’s most famous landmarks, discover tales of Dracula and take in stunning views of the Yorkshire coast. Whitby is a marvelous coastal town for all times of the year, we thoroughly recommend!

Photo Credit Stanokella
York Dungeons
A great way to break up the day in York, perfect for kids who love blood, guts and gore! With many tales to tell this is a giant history lesson with plenty of fun to be had.  Come face to face with the Vikings of York, discover Guy Fawkes’ gun powder plot and spend some time in the Castle prison with none other than Dick Turpin. This is a great day out for the kids during the school holidays, and big kids are always welcome at the York Dungeons. Advanced booking is essential.

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Just a few stops along the Yorkshire coast from Whitby why not visit Saltburn-by-the-Sea, complete with Victorian cliff lift you get stunning views of Yorkshire’s precious coast. With miles upon miles of beaches you can keep the family and dogs entertained! With surf shops, cafes and of course an arcade too this is a fab family day out.


Roseberry Topping
A trip for hikers and hill walkers! Just over the border into Teesside sits a well-known landmark, Roseberry Topping. With a gentle climb up the hill you’re promised a stunning view of the industrial landscape of Teesside, spot the famous Transporter Bridge and surrounding landmarks. With a good village pub at the bottom of the hill you can enjoy a well-deserved drink at the end of your adventure!

Found on joecornishgallery.co.uk
Castle Howard
For history lovers interested in discovering more about Yorkshire’s past, Castle Howard is a 300 year old historic house with acres of stunning gardens and many grand rooms to explore this is a great adventure on a rainy day!




To find out more about our last minute deals at Valley View Farm pop over to our website and choose from our six holiday cottages. Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter so you don’t miss out on the latest news and offers from Valley View Farm. To get in touch with the team email bookings@holidaycottages.co.uk or call 01237 459 888

Friday, 9 October 2015

Last minute Cottage Breaks at Valley View Farm


Book your last minute cottage break - with huge savings!

Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages

If you’re longing for a last minute break look no further than Valley View Farm, we have availability from 16th-23rd October with six delightful cottages to choose from, we promise you a peaceful trip to the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors. This is a perfect getaway maybe for a last minute weekend break or a week away exploring the stunning North Yorkshire scenery. And what’s more you can treat your furry friend to a break too, as with all Valley View Farm cottages we welcome pets!


A stone’s throw away from the town of Helmsley, Valley ViewFarm is the place to enjoy peace and quiet! During your stay there is a wealth of exciting events, festivals and memorable days out to discover!



Photo Credit: nymr.co.uk
16th - 18th October 15



MusicPort -Whitby Pavillion Music Festival
Whiskey-Dogs-Trio, Photo Credit: MusicPort
6th - 18th October 15



Photo Credit: The Leeds-List Guide
2nd - 18th October 15




22nd-25th October 15



Photo Credit; Yorkshire Evening Post
Runs until 10th January 16

Make sure that you book online today to get the best deal, or ring a member of the team on 01237 459 888 who will organise your booking for you, with six cottages to choose from we promise you a great stay at Valley View Farm!

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Valley View Farm, Old Byland, Helmsley, York YO62 5LG
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