The Barn at Rigg End
About the Resort
The Barn at Rigg End offers a secluded rural getaway set amidst the wild beauty of the North York Moors National Park. With sweeping views of the scenic countryside surroundings, the location offers the perfect spot from which to explore the moors, with plenty of brilliant walking and cycling routes beginning right outside your door. It’s also a great home base for exploring the rest of Yorkshire, with the historic market town of Pickering within easy reach. Other towns nearby include Malton, Whitby, Helmsley and Scarborough, perfect for day trips or just picking up the essentials.
The property itself is a charming and unique cottage constructed from traditional Yorkshire stone. The accommodation’s 3 bedrooms are on the ground floor and each has French windows offering direct access to the garden, with its terraced area and BBQ. Upstairs is a spacious living room opening onto a balcony with comfortable outdoor furniture.
Things to Try
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
What better way to take in the sights of the Yorkshire countryside than on an old-fashioned steam train? This heritage railway runs services on a 24-mile route through the moors. From the station at nearby Pickering, take a nostalgic trip all the way down to the seaside town of Whitby.
With a huge theme park and a menagerie of amazing animals, Flamingo Land has something for everyone. There’s rides to suit the whole family, from tiny toddlers to extreme thrill-seekers. And there’s all sorts of wildlife to see, including lions, rhinoceroses, sea lions, and many, many more.
Go Ape Dalby
Get active in the treetops with this high-up rope course in Dalby, known as the Great Yorkshire Forest for good reason. It’s fun for all ages with a range of treetop adventure assault courses. Or you can get down to ground level with a ride through the forests on the all-terrain Segway experience.
Learn all about the history of this magnificent 13th-century castle, based on the edge of the North York Moors in the popular market town of Pickering. The striking structure has been used for various purposes by a parade of medieval kings – explore its secrets and find out all about it.
Create Incredible Memories
For Food & Drink
Whitby has become well-known as a dining destination, with a growing ‘foodie’ scene. Visit the Star Inn The Harbour, from celebrity chef Andrew Pern, for delicious seafood and other classic Yorkshire produce. Or head to the Magpie Café, Whitby’s favourite fish and chip shop (though that’s not all they offer).
Pay a visit to the Museum of Victorian Science in Glaisdale, near Whitby, for an imaginative look at how science used to be done, with demonstrations of all sorts of strange gadgets. Or head to the National Railway Museum in York and immerse yourself in 300 years of railway history.
The property’s location in the North York Moors means plenty of space for countryside pursuits. There’s countless walking routes, from the casual to the challenging, with a huge range of scenery to take in. Or why not bring along the bikes and seize the opportunity for some spectacular cycle rides?