Why the North York Moors ?

We think you will be spoilt for choice with what to do in the local area.

The North York Moors National Park really has something for everyone, moorland walks, stunning coastline, picturesque market towns and historic sites.

There is a brilliant range of top food producers, restaurants and pubs. We even have a pâtissier who exports macaroons to France!

We have put together an on-line welcome guide which we send out to you before you arrive. This is packed with information and really takes the pressure off when you are wondering what to suggest to your friends and family.

  • Choice of varied walks from the door
  • Fabulous village pub 2 minutes walk
  • Market towns to explore
  • 25 miles from the coast
  • Many local restaurants and pubs
  • Great local produce from markets and farm shops
  • Historic sites to visit
  • International Dark Sky Reserve

The Village

There is so much that makes Appleton le Moors a truly unique place. We think our village is really special; you’ll be warmly welcomed into our community and treated like a local. We’ve blogged about some of the things we love most about Appleton from village life to our fabulous village pub The Moors Inn. If history is your thing we can organise a village history tour for you.

Things To Do

What makes the North York Moors so wonderful is the variety of places to go and things to do right on the doorstep.

Within easy striking range are well know attractions like Castle Howard and Rievaulx Abbey and the historic city of York.

The coastline has everything from little fishing villages like Staithes and Robin Hoods bay, the sweeping sands at Runswick bay and Sandsend, traditional seaside resorts like Whitby, Scarborough and Filey to the towering cliffs of Bempton and Flamborough Head.

As well as all the walks nearby there are also plenty of places to cycle on quiet roads or on laid out trails at Dalby Forest and Sutton Bank. If you haven’t brought your bike you can hire one locally, including e-bikes. For the thrill seekers Flamingo land is a just a few miles away.

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Town End Farm

In 2012 we had a mid-life crisis (although one of Ian’s colleagues told us we had already passed that marker). We have always been customer focused in our careers and had dreamed about taking control of our lives and running our own business. So, we took the plunge and decided to sell our house and set up a self-catering business for large groups of friends and family to meet up in style and comfort. We have put our hearts and souls into the restoration of this characterful luxurious self catering barn and tried to think of every detail you need to make your stay truly memorable. There is space to spread out in & relax, space to come together in. 7 generous en suite double bedrooms mean no one has the short straw. The Long Barn is the perfect place to escape to with family and friends for a special celebration in the beautiful North York Moors National Park.


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