Little Edstone in harmony with nature


The area around Litte Edstone
The Area

This page tells you about the area surrounding Little Edstone, places to visit, hobbies and interests that the area provides for, plus some suggested places for eating out.

Little Edstone organic farm and self-catering cottages is a unique location for a combined sea and country holiday. The beautiful North Yorkshire Moors are a delight to explore either on foot or by car, or alternatively, the steam railway runs along stunning scenery through many unspoilt villages including Goathland ('Aidensfield' in the television series Heartbeat).

Castle Howard is within easy driving distance, the coast is easily accessible and the popular seaside resorts of Scarborough and Whitby are delights not to be missed.

The quaint cobbled streets of Robin Hood's Bay, once a favourite haunt with smugglers, will keep children and adults entertained for hours with its shoreline full of strange and colourful pebbles.

Flamingo Land Zoo (a popular theme park) is well worth the visit.

The market town of Helmsley is 6 miles distant and has shops and inns as well as pretty walled gardens.

Many National Trust properties can be found within a 15 mile radius, including Nunnington Hall, Byland Abbey and Duncomb Park to name but a few. The ancient city York is but a 45-minute drive (27 miles).

Excellent walking can be found from the doorstep or after a 5 minute drive on toThe Moors. All the cottages combine country living, yet are close enough to the coast to keep any visitor happy, whatever type of holiday they may be looking for. Little Edstone Farm is the perfect place in which to relax and unwind - whatever time of year.


Places to visit during your stay at Little Edstone:

York Goathland - Hearbeat Country
Whitby Harrogate
Fountains Abbey The Deep, Hull
Scarborough Flamingo Land Zoo
North Yorkshire Moors Eden Camp, Malton
Castle Howard The Jorvik Viking Centre, York
Duncombe Park National Railway Museum
Rievaux Abbey Harewood House, Leeds
Pickering Steam Railway James Herriot Country, Thirsk
Helmsley York Dungeon
Castle Museum Shopping Monk's Cross
Designers Outlet North Bay Railway
Theatre Royal Stephen Joseph Theatre
The Spa Robin Hoods Bay
Whitby Abbey Dalby Forest

Interests and Activities:

The area surrounding Little Edstone offers a wealth of interest for nature lovers. For those seeking a more active break, the Yorkshire Moors provides for sports enthusiasts, outdoor activities and specialist hobbies such as bird watching.

Walking/hiking/running Mountain biking/cycling
Gliding Swimming
Karting (at Scarborough) Bird watching
Wild Flowers Wildlife watching
Horse riding/trekking Tennis and table tennis
Wind Surfing Angling/fishing
Shopping Painting/drawing
Photography Sightseeing/driving

Eating out:

All cottages are self-catering and our home-grown organic produce is available to buy year round. However, our guests often welcome the opportunity to dine out and sample the excellent food Yorkshire has to offer.

The following inns, pubs and restaurants are well worth a visit, all are reknown for their use of traditional, fresh and often organic produce:

The Plough,


The Fox and Hounds,

Saltersgate Inn,

The Plough Inn,

Cayley Arms,

The Watermark Cafe,

The Black Swan,

The Lion Inn,
Blakey Ridge

The White Swan,

The Anvil pub,

The Magpie Cafe
Whitby (fish and chips)

King's Head,

Scotts Fish and Chips,



Castle Howard

Whitby Abbey

The Sun Pavillion at Harrogate

The Sun Pavillion at Harrogate

chicken and egg