The North York MoorsThe North York Moors is a fantastic space to enjoy, with unexpected green dales cutting in to the more barren but beautiful moors. A paradise for walkers, painters photographers and even those that want a great view with a cup of tea or a pint. www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

The taste of YorkshireThe taste of Yorkshire. Whatever you fancy, it’s within easy striking distance from the Long Barn; Michelin starred restaurants, great pubs, tea rooms, fish and chips or a curry. Our local pub, the Moors Inn has a great atmosphere, fabulous food and beer 7 days a week and is only a couple of minutes walk. www.squidbeak.co.uk

The CoastThe Coast is amazingly varied from the towering cliffs at Flamborough to hidden harbours and sandy bays. As well as the wilds there are charming seaside towns like Staithes and Whitby. www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com

York and HarrogateYork and Harrogate Both centres are easily reachable from the Long Barn and offer great shopping, food, and tons of things to do. www.visitharrogate.co.uk and www.visityork.org

Cycling and horse ridingCycling and horse riding www.northyorkshirecycling.co.uk and www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/enjoy-outdoors/horse-riding

The North York Moors RailwayThe North York Moors Railway Steam trains run from Pickering up to Grosmont and Goathland and some all the way to Whitby.

Relax and PamperRelax and Pamper Locally the Verbena Spa at the Feversham Arms, Helmsley offers a fabulous range of pampering treatments. Or further afield, we can recommend a spa day at the Victorian Baths in Harrogate. www.fevershamarmshotel.com/verbena-spa

Local attractionsLocal attractions Both Pickering and Helmsley have historic castles and historic houses such as Castle Howard are in abundance. The area is dotted with attractive market towns which all have a market day, including Malton who host an annual food festival. For those that like a little more adrenalin, the rides at Flamingo land could be just the ticket www.castlehoward.co.uk www.flamingoland.co.uk

GardensGardens There are a number of beautiful gardens locally; one of our favourites is the Piet Oudulf designed walled garden at Scampston Hall. www.scampston.co.uk/gardens.html