Ardenia is situated on the edge of the delightful village of Appleton Wiske. There are two pubs [serving food], a village shop and playing fields all within easy walking distance. The village is only 5 miles from the A19, which leads easily onto the A1. It is an ideal base to explore The North Yorks Moors, which are a short drive away. The historical cities of York and Durham can be reached in under an hour. Travel a bit further and you can explore the beautiful villages and countryside in the Dales. The charming seaside locations of Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Runswick Bay are all within easy reach.The property is annexed to the main bungalow, occupied by the owners. There is a large bedroom with a 6 foot bed and en suite shower room. The bed will also make into 2 singles, please specify your preference on booking. A 4 foot sofabed in the lounge is provided for a 3rd guest [please note the shower room is only accessible from the main bedroom]. We have a travel cot [please bring bedding], baby bath and high chair for people travelling with a baby. The shower room has a toilet, washbasin and easy access shower. The lounge leads into a dining area and then a fully fitted kitchen, with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and double oven and grill. A conservatory leads out onto a large rear, fully fenced patio area with table and chairs and a barbeque. A small patio at the front of the property allows you to take advantage of the sun whatever the time of day. There is an off road gravelled parking space for one car, but a 2nd car could be accommodated if required. Well behaved pets are welcome [fees apply- see details under availability] and there are a number of pleasant walks from the property over fields. There is strictly no smoking in the house, ashtrays are supplied outside on the patio areas. For people with limited mobility, the accommodation is on one level, however there are 2 steps into the house at the front and back.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 en suite|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle or LeedsBradford 70 km, Nearest railway: Northallerton 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Situated in the north east of England, the area has a varied landscape, ranging from rugged moorland and wooded valleys of the North Yorks Moors to quaint seaside resorts on the north east coast and rolling hills, rivers and waterfalls of the Yorkshire Dales.
The region is dotted with historical cities, castles and stately homes. The famous Lyke Wake Walk runs through the region which is a haven for walkers and the area is also popular for cyclists. The North York Moors railway operates steam trains from Whitby to Pickering and has been made famous by it's connections to the Harry Potter films and the Heartbeat TV series as well as the spectacular scenery. Captain James Cook's connections to the area can be seen in and around the Whitby area and further afield and the famous Wensleydale cheese originates in the Dales. Local vet Alf Wight whose books and TV series were so captivating is celebrated at 'The World of James Herriot' museum in Thirsk.
The Harrogate Flower Festival and The Great Yorkshire Show are among many festivals, shows and events to take place annually and The Tour De France took place here in July 2014. The Swaledale Music Festival is held in May/June and the British Touring Car Championships takes place at Croft Circuit in June. Catterick, Thirsk and Ripon Races operate horse racing events throughout the season.
Slightly further north, two major events the Sunderland Airshow and the Sunderland Kite Show are both held in July.
Appleton Wiske is a small village set in a rural location. The nearest towns are Northallerton 9 miles, Yarm 7mls and Darlington 12mls. The house is located on the edge of the village overlooking fields to the front and rear. The village has a large playing field next to the river with a children's play area and small skate park, also a large field for ball sports. Local attractions [within 15mls] include the pretty village of Osmotherley on the edge of the North Yorks Moors [6mls], Mount Grace Priory - a well preserved Carthusian monastery [6mls] Thorpe Perrow Arboretum and Falconry Centre [15mls], Preston Park Butterfly World and Victorian Street Museum [12mls], Stewart Park and Captain Cook Museum Middlesbrough [15mls], Croft Racing Circuit [6mls], Northallerton Leisure centre - swimming pool [9mls], Tees Barrage Whitewater Rafting Centre [15mls], Cinemas, bowling and Casino - Teesside Park [12mls]