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What's Near to Stable Barn Holiday Cottages

Our cottages are located in the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds. An area full of natural beauty and the muse of many artists like the world renowned David Hockney. It's the Wolds countryside charm that won Sledmere House, just 7 miles away, the award for "Most Romantic Destination" in the East Yorkshire region year after year.

Just a mile over the North Yorkshire border you can choose to explore; northwards to the Vale of Pickering or North Yorkshire Moors, to the west with York itself at the centre of the Vale of York with the stunning Howardian Hills, east to the Yorkshire Coast or south to the often missed corners of East Yorkshire.


If you want to leave the cottage there's so much choice for everyone and of course that famous Yorkshire welcome everywhere to go!

Here's a few ideas and links to help you decide . . .  


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Thixendale village

Less than 1 mile away is a delightful small country village with a cricket pitch, pub, church and village hall. It's a mecca for walkers and cyclists as it nestles in it's own remote dry dale.

0.8 miles

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Wolds Way walk

At the bottom of our  hill - in either direction - is the Yorkshire Wolds Way national trail. It's 79 miles long but for the less hardy has smaller 'stages' which can be enjoyed in a leisurely day. One of a host of walks locally.

0.7 miles

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Robert Fuller

A renowned artist, Robert - known for his One Show appearances - lives and has his gallery at Fotherdale Farm just 1.5 miles away. His love for wildlife is clearly portrayed in exquisite paintings, photos and on film.

1.5 miles


Fridaythorpe village

The halfway point of the fantastic Yorkshire Wolds Way walk. It also has a pub, pond, fuel station, church, local store and the Seaways Cafe (a bikers meeting place). 

1.8 miles

Areas & Places

Outstanding Natural Areas and Places of Interest


Yorkshire Wolds

Glorious, gently undulating hills, perfect for picnics, and picture postcard villages. Landscaped gardens and ponds aplenty. The Yorkshire Wolds are a pretty stretch of Yorkshire countryside not to be missed.

0 miles


Moors railway

Hop onboard the Moors Railway and enjoy a day filled with vintage charm. Amazing scenery on one of the best heritage railways. 24 miles of track running steam and diesel trains.

21.1 miles


Yorkshire coast

Enjoy breath-taking views of unspoilt coastline or explore vibrant towns and villages full of unique character. A visit to the Yorkshire Coast is full of surprises. From Staithes to Scarborough there’s something for everyone.

25 miles


Sledmere House

Sledmere has captivated visitors for over 200 years. Enjoy the beautiful walled garden, explore the grounds, see the rare breed animals or admire the fine art and architecture in this beautiful country home.

7.1 miles

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Howardian Hills

This AONB has a captivating landscape with well-wooded rolling countryside, a patchwork of arable and pasture fields, scenic villages and historic country houses with classic parkland landscapes.

11.7 miles


Bempton cliffs

Home to one of the UK's top wildlife spectacles. Around half a million seabirds gather here between March and October to raise a family on towering chalk cliffs which overlook the North Sea.

27.4 miles


North York Moors

History and nature have combined to form a vibrant landscape, rich in heritage and wildlife; an inspiring place to visit. From the wonder of ancient trees to wild birds of prey, discover more on the national park website.

22.7 miles

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Castle Howard

Experience the theatrical splendour of the house, art and furniture, exhibitions and fascinating stories of family members. Or just enjoy the gardens, grounds, cafe and farm shop.

14.8 miles

Town and City

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A town of artisan producers and makers, independent shops and great places to taste delicious food and drink. Superb local, farm to fork produce and exciting events, Malton is proud to be known as Yorkshire’s Food Capital.

10.8 miles



A city with Roman roots and a Viking past, where the ancient walls still stand. There's shops and vibrant eateries plus a festival for every month of the year. It also has thirty world-class museums to explore and a thriving cultural scene.

16.3 miles



A place to make memories and enjoy traditional seaside fun, local shops, eateries and beautiful gardens. Britain’s original seaside resort with two picturesque beaches, numerous attractions and a rich history.

24.4 miles

Town & City
Food & Drink

Food and Drink

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Cross Keys

A small one roomed village pub at the heart of Thixendale village dating back to 1851. Try a bar meal or enjoy yourself in front of the log fire.

0.9 miles


Hovingham market

Starting in 1256 the Hovingham village market is run by local volunteers to provide a monthly market for the village and neighbouring area. It’s held on the 1st Saturday of each month.

19.9 miles

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Jolly Farmers Inn

Located in Leavening holding many themed evenings. Serving excellent food - beef stew, Sunday roast, wood fired pizza and fish and chips. Join in with a pub quiz or just soak up the atmosphere.

5.6 miles


Malton market

A monthly food market held every 2nd Saturday with specialist stalls, street food and music. Popular with those who want to know about where their food is sourced, set against the magnificent backdrop of St Michael's Church.

10.9 miles

There's many more ideas in our Welcome Book including . . . castles, open farms, shopping, theatre, live music, cinema, arts, markets, crafts, gardens, historic buildings, museums, more food & drink, walks, cycling and outdoor adventures . . . and much more!!!

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