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!

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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


 Book Self Catering Holiday Cottages

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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