So that's the accommodation sorted? Holiday Cottages it is. Yes? Good. Now what are you going to do when you get here?

What ever the weather, your interest, age or energy level there is something here for you. This list is by no means exhaustive and we are always adding to it. We have visited most of the places listed here ourselves so if you have any questions just ask, likewise If you have stayed at the cottages before and have visited somewhere great that isn't listed here then please let us know about it.

Upcoming Events: 


to 5th Kids free at Kiplin Hall…8th/9th Hunton steam Gathering….8th Mashamshire Show at Masham Town hall….8th Bespoke craft Fair at Northallerton Town Hall….14th/16th Harrogate Flower Show ….15th Yorkshire Dales Chees Festival at Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes……13th/16th Heritage Open days…..22nd Family day at the Station, Richmond…..22nd Beer and Beef Festival at Springhill Farm, Jervaulx, (Ticket only)……30th SYD .Summer fair and Dog Show at Follyfoot Cricket Ground.


4th to 7th Tour de Yorkshire May Day Weekend

6th Sports Cars in the Park – Newby Hall

Spring Plant fair – Newby hall



Tractorfest – Newby hall


Yorkshire Game Fair

February/March -

All over York. JORVIK Viking Festival. A week-long commemoration of a seminal moment in British history, the arrival and conquest of England by the Great Viking Army in AD 866. With an exciting programme of events that explore the impact of the Viking invasion on Anglo-Saxon England, including living history encampments, walks, talks, tours and of course, dramatic combat performances, there is something for everyone. tel: 01904 615505 email: web:

Kiplin Hall, Nr. Scorton, Richmond. DL10 6AT. Snowdrops and Aconites - take a walk through the beautiful grounds to see a sure sign Spring is on its way. 10am-4pm Saturday to Wednesday. Normal admission prices apply - see website for details. tel: 01748 818178 email: web:

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Sutton Bank, Thirsk, YO7 2EH. Dark Skies Festival. A host of stellar events and family-friendly workshops to deepen your knowledge of our night skies. See website for details of individual events and prices. Advance booking and payment are essential for many of the events. tel: 01845 597426 web:

National Railway Museum, Leeman Rd, York YO26 4XJ. See the Russian Soyuz TMA-19M module in which British astranaut Tim Peake travelled to and from the International Space Station. Ages 13+ can also enjoy Space Descent VR, an out-of-this-world virtual reality experience narrated by Tim Peake himself. 10am-5pm. Free. tel: 0844 815 3139 email: web:

Nunnington Hall YO62 5UY. The Gadget Man - Heath Robinson. An exhibition of drawings by William Heath Robinson, known as the 'Gadget King' for his ridiculously complicated machines and inventions. 10.30am-5pm. Normal admission charge, free for Nat Trust members. tel: 01439 748283 web:


Places to visit...

Things to Do... 

Places to Eat and Drink...

For those not wanting to visit the attractions you can always cut your own path. Go for an explore and find your own gems. The cottages are situated in open countryside a ten minute walk from the village of Exelby where you will find a welcoming traditional country pub, with an open fire, beer garden and 'Yorkshire sized' portions on their seasonal menus. All of which can all be washed down with beer brewed in nearby Masham.

The market town of Bedale is two miles away. There is a good range of shops, pubs and cafes as well as a leisure centre with swimming pool. Bedale is the gateway to Wensleydale with its attractive countryside and market towns of Leyburn, Middleham, Bainbridge and Hawes.

High Grange is an ideal base for touring North Yorkshire. Centrally situated between two National Parks and with easy access to the A1. Travel west into the Yorkshire Dales or travel east to the North Yorks Moors and the coast. Alternatively visit Yorkshire's historic and picturesque cities. Walk the walls at York, have a boutique shopping experience in Harrogate or visit the historic market at Ripon.