Perched up high on a beautiful spot on the West of the North York Moors Innkeeper’s sits in the heart of the rambling moor and rolling hills. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the famous Cleveland Way is nearby and there is an abundance of walking trails and cycle routes quite literally on the doorstep, some of which take you east across the Moors to the sea.
Innkeeper’s Cottage really is the best of both worlds, with the beautiful village of Osmotherley just a few miles away, here you will find the village stores, a café, gastro pubs.
The village is on the famous Cleveland Way and the starting point for the Lyke Wake Walk, making it a great meeting spot for groups of walkers and cyclists.
As you amble around this picture postcard village with lots of history, discover the medieval church and the 18th century Methodist chapel, or follow the woodland path northwest of the village to the impressive ruins of Mount Grace Priory, the best-preserved Carthusian remains in the country.
Venture a little further to discover the beautiful picture postcard market town of Helmsley the only market town in the North York Moors National Park. It even has its own castle, a microbrewery, award winning shops and restaurants and the National Centre for Birds of Prey.
Also close by is the pretty village of Ampleforth where the Abbey has been home to a Community of Benedictine monks since 1802.The Abbey church is the centre of monastic life and everyone is welcome to join the Community for Mass and the Divine office. At other times the Abbey church is open to visitors who might like to simply look around. Explore the beautiful lakes, trails and woodlands or join a behind the scenes tour of the Abbey’s orchards and Cider Mill to see how Ampleforth Abbey’s famous cider and cider brandy is made.
The famous Castle Howard is just 30 miles from Chequers and well worth a visit. This magnificent house and gardens are simply breath taking, you may remember it from the Brideshead Revisited series which was filmed here. Evelyn Waugh’s stunning novel of duty and desire set amongst the decadent, faded glory of the English aristocracy in the run-up to the Second World War.
Nearby Rievaulx Abbey, was a Cistercian abbey in Rievaulx, situated near Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, England. It was one of the great abbeys in England until it was seized under Henry VIII of England in 1538 during the dissolution of the monasteries.
The cottage sits on the Moor in the North York Moors National Park
- Osmotherley Village 1 mile
- Helmsley 16 miles
- Harrogate 35 miles
- City of York 35 miles
- Yorkshire Dales 15 miles
- Castle Howard 33 miles
- Whitby, North Yorkshire Coast 40 miles