There is a friendly atmosphere at Valley View Farm and we do all that we can to make your stay enjoyable.
Facilities At Valley View Farm
The price of the cottage includes all linen and the beds are made up with luxury feather duvets, synthetic bedding is also available on request. All bedrooms have a hairdryer and all bedrooms have large thick fluffy bath towels, hand towels and bath mats.
Mid Week Clean
For those of you staying a week you can now treat yourself to a mid-week clean. This costs £15 for a 1-bedroom cottage, £20 for a 2-bedroom cottage, £30 for a 3-bedroom cottage and can be booked when you book your holiday online.
Each holiday cottage has a dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, vacuum cleaner, kettle, toaster, and an ironing board and iron. They are well equipped with cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware. Each cottage has a radio and a TV, video and DVD player in the sitting room. Free WiFi is also available. All cottages have central heating throughout, and a fire in the sitting room. There are tea and coffee making facilities in all the cottages so you can enjoy a cup of Yorkshire Tea or coffee.
Children of any age are welcome. Cots, cot linen and high chairs are available on request. We charge £25 per Z-bed.
Dogs & Pets
All Pets are made welcome. Our cottages are dog friendly and there is the option of a kennel for your dog/s for days when you may want to enjoy a day out. We can also offer a dog sitting service. Cats and other small animals are also welcome. We have even had tortoise, parrots, ferrets and birds of prey staying!
There is ample off-road car parking in the farm yard next to the cottages.
Access information is available upon request, please email or telephone for further details, or alternatively click on this link to read the Access Statement.
Newspapers and groceries
The local shops are 5 miles away in Helmsley. The nearest supermarket is Tescos at Thirsk, 9 miles away. Alternatively, you could visit www.tesco.com and have your groceries delivered to the door. There are petrol stations in both Helmsley (01439 770 434) and at Thirsk (01845 522 243).
Market Day Friday
Parking Pay and display in Market Square. Free in Castlegate.
Banks Barclays, Nationwide, NatWest
Cash Disp. Barclays, NatWest
Shops Co-op and Costcutter Supermarkets, Bakeries, Butchers, Greengrocer, Newsagents, Delicatessen, Clothing Shops, Gift Shops, Bookshop, Pubs, Cafes, Italian Restaurant, Fish and Chip Shops
Market Days Monday and Saturday. Farmer’s market every 2nd Monday of the month
Parking Pay and display in Market Sq and surrounding streets. Free in The Marage.
Banks Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds TSB, Nationwide, NatWest, Santander, Yorkshire
Cash Disp. HSBC, Santander, Tesco, Yorkshire
Shops Co-op, Lidl, Tesco (towards Ripon) Supermarkets, Bakeries, Butchers, Greengrocers, Newsagents, Chemists, Off-Licence, Delicatessen, Clothing/Shoe Shops, Gift Shops, Bookshops, Craft Shops, Pubs, Cafes, Fish and Chip Shops, Indian/Chinese/Pizza Takeaways
There are still many traditional market towns in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas for you to visit. They are a great place to pick up quality fresh local produce as well as a good place to get a feel for the local scene.
Why not take a trip to the indoor market at Appleby? Or travel just outside the Dales to the outdoor market at Northallerton which lines the long broad high street every Wednesday and Saturday creating a bustling market atmosphere, attracting visitors from afar.
For market days by town in the Yorkshire Dales visit website:
Accident & Emergency Friargate Hospital, Northallerton 01609 779911
Directions: Go towards Thirsk, take the A19 North, after about 1 mile take the A168 to Northallerton, the hospital is signposted as you enter Northallerton.
The Medical Centre, Helmsley: 01439 770288
Surgery open Monday 8.30am to 6.00pm 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 6.00pm
Wednesday CLOSED between 12.00 and 1.00pm
Telephones manned Mon to Fri 8.00am to 6.00pm
General Enquiries phone from 11.00am to 3.00pm
Dr N J Wilson & Dr J F Matthews
The Medical Centre and Pharmacy
Directions:The Health Centre is located past the Market Square, along the Scarborough Road. The turn off is just before the traffic lights, on the left hand side, and opposite the BATA garage. The turn off to the surgery car park is the second on your left. Alternatively, you could park in the market place and walk to the surgery.
Useful Telephone Numbers:
North Yorkshire Police 01904 618691
Helmsley Medical Centre 01439 770288
NHS Direct 0845 4647
Nearest A&E/Casualty: Friargate Hospital, Northallerton 01609 779911
York District Hospital 01904 631313
Scarborough Hospital 01723 368111
Emergency Dental Treatment: NHS Health Services 31 Monkgate, York, YO31 7WA 01904 630351
Bondgate Dental Practice, 46 Bondgate, Helmsley, YO62 5EZ 01439 770493
Kirkgate Dental Practice, 33 Kirkgage, Thirsk 01845 522106
Alpha Dental Studio, Finkle Street, Thirsk 01845 522602
Helmsley Pharmacy 01439 770288
Towler Chemist Ltd, Market Place, Kirkbymoorside 01751 431229
Boots The Chemist, Market Place, Thirsk 01845 522110
Boots The Chemist, Chapel Street, Thirsk 01845 574730
Edgemoor Veterinary Practice, Station Road, Helmsley, YO62 5BZ 01439 771166
Skeldale Veterinary Centre, York Road, Thirsk, YO7 3BT 01845 522297
Tourist Information Centres:
Helmsley 01439 770173
Thirsk Website: http://www.visitthirsk.org.uk/pages/home.php 01845 522755
York Website: http://www.visityork.org/ 01904 550099
Pickering Website: http://www.visitryedale.co.uk 01751 473791
There are a number of taxi companies for those times when you don't want to drive.
JEB Taxis. 60 Bondgate, Helmsley 07971 777666
RED Taxis, Helmsley 07760 160244
There is no bus service to or from Old Byland. However, there are buses between local towns and the moors. The details of which are listed below:
Stephensons of Easingwold Tel: 01347 838990
Stephensons provide regular local bus services between Helmsley, Hovingham, Castle Howard and Malton, Kirkbymoorside, Helmsley, Easingwold and York, Helperby, Tholthorpe, Linton-on-Ouse and York and Malton and York. See website for timetable and fare details: http://www.stephensonsofeasingwold.co.uk/timetable.php
Ryedale Wolds Postbus Tel: 08457 740740
The Post Office runs a post bus service along the Ryedale Wolds between Malton and Foxholes. For details see the website: http://www.royalmail.com/you-home/your-community/postbus/routefinder?routeid=3162
Moorsbus Tel: 01439 770657 (National Park offices)
Is a bus service that is designed to help people explore the North Yorkshire Moors and in doing so reduce the number of vehicles that use the roads in and around the Moors. Coordinated by the National Park authority and using local bus operators, all services operate on Sundays and statutory Bank Holidays (including Good Friday and Easter Saturday) from 3 April to 30 October, plus Wednesdays from 6 July to 28 September. There should be a timetable in the red leather magazine holder in the lounge of your cottage or see the website: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/public-transport/moorsbus
Helmsley Spice, YO62 5BG, Tel: 01439 771777/770131 – Takeaway or eat in offering a wide variety of Indian Food.
Gepettos, Helmsley, YO62 5BG Tel: 01439 770479 Website: http://gepettos-helmsley.co.uk Takeaway pizzas and pasta. Restaurant that serves home cooked Italian food.
Scotts of Helmsley, 6 Bridge Street, YO62 5BG, Tel: 01439 772465 – Not just fish and chips but also pies, salads, soups, tea, coffee, cake and lots more. Eat in or takeaway. Visit their website for opening times and menus: http://scottsofhelmsley.co.uk/
Dragon Inn, 3 Finkle Street, Thirsk, YO7 1DA, Tel: 01845 523055 – a good selection of Chinese dishes to takeaway.
Raj of India, 42 Long Street, Thirsk, YO7 1AU Tel: 01845 526917/526866 – Good selection of Indian dishes to eat-in or takeaway. Visit their website to see the menu: http://www.rajofindia.net/
Hunters of Helmsley specialise in creating hampers packed with Yorkshire fare. There is a wide selection of hampers ranging in prices from £25 to £175. For special occasions why not choose the 'After Dinner Box Hamper' or treat yourself with the 'Champagne and Chocolates Hamper'. Click on this link to view the Hunters of Helmsley Hampers. Valley View Farm is able to arrange for you to have the Hunters of Helmsley hampers in your cottage, if you would like to arrive to a hamper full of goodies. If you have ordered a hamper directly with Hunters, then they will arrange delivery of your hamper with an additional delivery charge of £5, please make them aware that you are staying with us as this charge is reduced for our guests.