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Prospect House

Ampleforth, Yorkshire (YO103)
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Prospect House holiday home details

Prospect House is a handsome, three storey, four bedroom family home and a perfect base for exploring all of the beautiful countryside and coast of North Yorkshire. The house was originally owned by a family of stonemasons who worked on the local churches, houses and schools including Ampleforth Abbey. The name of the house reflects the wonderful views of the so-called Gilling Gap from the first floor bedrooms!

Ampleforth has existed as a village since Saxon times and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The village is situated at the southern boundary of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, just north of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and surrounded by beautiful countryside, offering scenic walks and cycling routes right from the front door. Just five minutes’ drive away is the pretty market town of Helmsley with its Castle, Walled Garden, Duncombe Park and a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Mason's Cottage (sleeping two guests) is next to Prospect House and available to book through Rural Retreats.

This holiday at a glance

  • Sleeps eight guests.
  • Master bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite.
  • Two further double bedrooms (one king-size and one with 6' zip and link) and a twin bedroom.
  • Family bathroom and further shower room.
  • Wood burning stove.
  • WiFi.
  • South facing lawned garden
  • Paved patio.
  • Walks and cycle routes from the front door.
  • On-street parking.
  • Children and infants welcome.
  • Up to two well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge)
  • Minimum of a three night stay.

Additional features

  • Views from first floor windows.
  • Second floor den.
  • Electric oven and separate electric hob.
  • Microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
  • Television room with internet enabled TV.
  • Telephone with honesty box.
  • A stairgate, two highchairs and two cots available on request.
  • Garden furniture.

Attractions and nearby amenities

  • Opposite the property is Kirk’s Coffee House serving excellent coffee, delicious food and daily baked bread which is always a fast sell-out! The village also provides a well-stocked shop and Post Office, a five minute walk from the property. Both village pubs, The White Swan and The White Horse Inn, have excellent reputations for good food.
  • Visitors can take advantage of the sports centre facilities at Ampleforth College and within a 5 mile radius there is fishing, pony trekking, golf, cycle hire and the newly opened cycle trails from Sutton Bank National Park Centre.
  • A 5 minute drive brings you to the pretty market town of Helmsley with Helmsely Castle, Helmsley Walled Garden, Duncombe Park and a wide range of shops, hotels/pubs and restaurants.
  • Close at hand are Rievaulx Abbey and Byland Abbey and the National Trust properties of Nunnington Hall and Rievaulx Terraces and Temples.
  • Further afield are Whitby on the coast, Goathland and Pickering in the National Park, Masham, Ripon and Harrogate to the west, Castle Howard and Scampston Walled Garden to the east and York to the south are all within easy reach.

For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here.

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