Nestled in an enviable location, with views over towards the National Trust's Roseberry Topping, where you can explore many bridleways and cycle routes, is Plum Cottage.
Ideally suited to families and groups of friends, this Yorkshire getaway rests just outside the market town of Guisborough, in the quiet hamlet of Pinchinthorpe.
The interior boasts a wonderful social space in the kitchen, perfect for foodie feasts around the dining table or enjoying a morning coffee at the breakfast bar.
The modern units and large range cooker only add to the appeal of this room, which can be accessed from two sides.
After dinner, head into the spacious living room and wrap yourselves around the warmth of the wood burning stove, which comes with a handy basket of logs to get your fire ablaze.
The ground floor double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower room is ideal for those travelling with grandparents or those who shy away from climbing stairs.
There is also a family room on this floor, playing host to a king-size double and a pull-out Trundel bed which can sleep two singles.
Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms and a glossy family bathroom.
The Court Yard garden is fully enclosed, making it safe for the kids to run around with the dog, while you enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple in the courtyard patio.
The property is located on extensive grounds, surrounded by woodlands.
Please note there is a moat and care should be taken with children.
The moat is not suitable for swimming.
Dogs should be kept on a lead in this area, as there are other animals in the surrounding fields.
A half mile drive away is the Kings Head pub, and a further mile away is Great Ayton with an array of village shops, an excellent butchers, coffee shops and pubs.
An interesting fact is that Captain Cook attended school here as a child.
Guisborough offers plenty more amenities to suit, including independent shops, twice-weekly market, pubs and an array of eateries, not forgetting the flourishing Guisborough Forest, hosting a myriad of thriving wildlife habitats.
A little further away is Stokesley, an attractive market town with a variety of pubs, restaurants with take-away options.
There are many more walking trails to challenge the avid walker, including The Cleveland Way and the Tees Link, though Roseberry Topping is well worth a climb to see breath-taking vistas from its peak.
You can also spend a day or two travelling along the eastern coastline, with the historic town of Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay and Scarborough to explore.
A glorious break in the heart of North Yorkshire.
About the location
Saltburn-by-the-Sea 6 miles; Staithes 13 miles; Whitby 21 miles.
Guisborough is an attractive market town set in rural surroundings on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.
Steeped in history, Guisborough is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the town's most notable feature is the beautiful ruined abbey, Gisborough Priory; standing in full glory, to its original height of 97 feet, the dramatic gothic east gable towers high over the market town and has become a well-known icon of the town.
This bustling small town has twice-weekly market days, a good selection of eateries, excellent pubs and many independent shops.
Around Guisborough sits the spectacular woodland of Guisborough Forest.
Guisborough Forest & Walkway is situated in Pinchinthorpe on the outskirts of Guisborough at the northern end of the A173.
It extends for 2.5 miles along part of the route followed by the old Guisborough Branch Railway line, heading west towards Nunthorpe, and east to Guisborough Forest, which is managed by Forest Enterprise.
It is a gateway site to the North York Moors National Park and offers splendid views of Roseberry Topping to the south.
Points of local interest include Highcliff Nab and Hanging Stone.
Captain Cook 92s Monument is also within walking distance.
The Cleveland Way and the Tees Link walks pass through Guisborough Forest, and are just two of the many walking routes easily accessible to visitors.
This super country park has cycle trails, walking routes, bridleways, a trim trail and an easier sculpture trail.
The park includes the Guisborough Walkway which runs along the former trackbed of the Middlesbrough to Whitby railway line.
This includes a wetland area with boardwalks, woodlands and grasslands.
You can also climb Highcliff Nab for fabulous views of Teeside and the coast.
The park is also very popular with mountain bikers with a number of super trails to explore.
There is an excellent visitor centre with full details of all the trails in the park.
The long distant trail of the Cleveland Way passes close by, whilst nearby Roseberry Topping is well worth the climb to take in the spectacular views.
An easy thirty minute drive brings you to the Heritage Coastline, with historic villages and resorts, including Staithes, Saltburn and Whitby to enjoy..