Set in the heart of Goathland, a beautiful village in the North York Moors, Halmer Grange is a spacious and comfortable family holiday home. With all 4 bedrooms ensuite and generous living areas downstairs, it’s the perfect choice for groups who enjoy plenty of space. And it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to the local cafes and pubs!
Halmer Grange has been subject to a recent refurbishment giving this historic sandstone building a fresh clean look. It has a bright and friendly feel, with lovely views of the village from almost every room. Downstairs you’ll find several reception rooms including a large family lounge, a separate snug for the kids to escape to and a formal dining room. The lounge comes equipped with a Flat screen TV with Freeview. Wi-Fi is also included. There is also a selection of books and games to keep you entertained off-line.
The kitchen is designed with families in mind. Along with contemporary cream units, you’ll find a large range cooker with an induction hob, a large American-style fridge with ice-box and everything you could need in the cupboards to cook up a hearty family dinner. There’s also a separate utility housing a washing machine and dryer, and very handy for housing any muddy walking boots!
Downstairs is also home to one of four bedrooms, a real plus if you have someone with reduced mobility in your party. This large bedroom has a super-king size bed which can also be set up as two singles. The remaining three bedrooms are all upstairs, another king size (or twin room) plus an additional two king-size rooms. All of the spacious bedrooms boast en suite shower rooms with TVs and seating areas, perfect if you feel like chilling in your room for a bit and the upstairs rooms offer lovely views of the village and surrounding moorland.
Outside this Goathland holiday home, there’s a sheltered walled garden complete with a small patio area for your morning coffee. The garden is completely enclosed and offers delightful views of the village church and surrounding moors. You are just a stone’s throw from the village green, pubs and shops, and there are some gorgeous walks right from the doorstep.
The location of Halmer Grange is fantastic. Nestling in the heart of Goathland (famous as the location for the TV series Heartbeat) within easy walking distance of everything this stunning moorland village has to offer. There are a handful of gorgeous little tea-rooms, sweet village shops, a Post Office and several good hotels and pubs – all offering excellent food and all within a few minutes’ walk of Halmer Grange.
The train station at Goathland is also well-known, it was Hogsmeade station in the popular Harry Potter films. Today this beautifully preserved heritage station is part of the North York Moors Railway line from Whitby to Pickering. You can hop on a steam train here throughout the year and enjoy a traditional ride through some truly stunning scenery.
If you enjoy the outdoors you are in heaven here. With the North York Moors National Park just a few miles away, there are walking trails in every direction and the countryside here is just breath-taking. See if you can discover one of the several waterfalls in the area including Mallyan Spout, Falling Foss, and Thomason Foss. Take a tour of the impossibly pretty towns and villages in the area, Egton, Danby, Castleton, Rosedale. The quaint village of Beck Hole is just down the road and boasts one of the smallest and best-preserved pubs in Yorkshire. Or head up on the high moorland of Castleton Rigg, we guarantee on a clear day it will take your breath away.
A few miles east from here takes you to the stunning North Yorkshire coastline, a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages. With long sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside trimmings of yesteryear, this is proper bucket & spade territory. That’s not to say it’s stuck in the past, in fact, the coast’s villages and towns combine the traditional with the contemporary effortlessly, with trinket shops and tea rooms sitting alongside upmarket champagne and oyster bars.
This region is best known for the gorgeously gothic town of Whitby. Playing host at one time to Romans, Saxons, Celts and Danes amongst others, the town’s rich heritage is immediately obvious. Straddling the river Esk and dominated by the 13th Century ruins of St Hilda’s Abbey on the East Cliff, Whitby’s crooked cobbled streets and picturesque harbour have been a magnet for artists and tourists alike for centuries.
Although you could happily spend the weekend mooching about the independent shops, bars and cafes along Whitby’s bustling medieval streets, it’s well worth striking out to sample some of the other coastal villages nearby. Robin Hood’s Bay is one of the most popular coastal locations in Yorkshire or the UK for that matter. The village is a maze of cobbled streets and higgledy-piggledy houses which seem to tumble down towards the sea. Sandsend, Staithes and Runswick Bay are also all within easy driving distance, each with their own unique charm.