Out & about
Honeypot Barn is situated on the outskirts of Cropton, a quiet unspoilt village near Pickering, dating back to Doomsday. Situated on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, it offers easy access to the Yorkshire Moors, Coast and the Historic City of York.
Below are just a few examples of what can be found nearby.
Norman Motte and Bailey Castle
Many stunning walks are available in and around the village, one of the owners' fields contains the site of a Norman Motte and Bailey Castle with spectacular views of Rosedale valley, and another field is filled with wild orchids through the summer months.
The New Inn at Cropton offers both bar and restaurant meals and is home to the famous Great Yorkshire Brewery, a short stroll from Honeypot Barn.
The area provides plenty of opportunity for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing, golf and swimming.
North York Moors Steam Railway
North York Moors Steam Railway, located 10 minutes drive away in the Market Town of Pickering, winds its way through the dramatic Newton Dale Valley to the seaside resort of Whitby.
Full details are available on their website here
Castle Howard, one of Britain's finest stately homes, is situated just a few miles away, halfway between Honeypot Barn and York.
The house is set in a thousand acres of sweeping parkland dotted with statues, temples, lakes and fountains. Inside discover world-renowned collections gathered by succeeding generations of the Howard family. Built over 300 years ago, today it still remains a family home.
Dalby the Great Yorkshire Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors and the entrance is less than 30 minutes drive away. It offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore and enjoy, including play areas for children, barbecues for the family and plenty of waymarked cycling and walking trails for all abilities. Vist the website for more information here.
The Yorkshire Coast
Just over 30 minutes away, the Yorkshire coastline encompasses some of the UK's most rugged and charming countryside, from tiny fishing villages clinging to rocky cliffs such as Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay, to the glorious stretches of white sand at Sandsend, the fascinating harbour town of Whitby, or family friendly seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Filey or Bridlington. Vist the website for more information here.
This nearby National Trust property offers sheltered walled garden, with spring-flowering organic meadow, orchards and flamboyant peacocks, complementing this beautiful Yorkshire house, nestling on the quiet banks of the River Rye. Enjoy the atmosphere of this former family home. Explore period rooms while hearing the Hall’s many tales, and then discover one of the world’s finest collections of miniature rooms in the attic. The Hall also holds a series of important art and photography exhibitions during the year and there is a lovely tearoom. Visit the website for more information here.
No other city in northern England says 'medieval' quite like York, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth that has lost little of its pre-industrial lustre. A magnificent circuit of 13th-century walls encloses a medieval spider's web of narrow streets. At its heart lies the immense, awe-inspiring York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. Visit the website for more information here.
Vet and author James Herriot declared the tremendous view from the dramatic Sutton Bank escarpment over the Vale of Mowbray and the Vale of York, the "finest in England". So why not stop at the top of the bank, visit the Centre and blow away the cobwebs with a walk or cycle ride? It's an official Dark Sky Discovery Site too, one of three in the North York Moors. Visit the website for more information here.
Housed within the buildings and grounds of a former Prisoner of War camp, a visit to this unique museum will take you back to wartime Britain. Experience the sights, sounds and even smells of life on both the Home Front and the Front Line. Visit the website for more information here.
"The barn is so welcoming and tranquil" Steve and April, Wiltshire
"Honeypot Barn is a little gem, superbly designed and well equipped. You are the perfect hosts and we wish you well for the future" Anne and Frans, The Netherlands