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Yorkshire’s Best Keep Secret 

The Yorkshire Wolds is a little-known jewel that the locals have long kept a secret. Thorpe Bassett is an ideal touring base for the East Coast, York and the North Yorkshire Moors. 

On our doorstep 

The cottage offers beautiful views over farmland and is situated in a peaceful village location half a mile from bus routes and local facilities such as the Post Office and general store, butcher, a pub and a fish & chip shop.  
 
If your passion is to walk in peaceful and unspoilt countryside, then Ryedale should be top of your destination list. We are half a mile from the Yorkshire Wolds Way and are surrounded by many walks along beautiful country lanes and little becks. 
 
For road bike enthusiasts simply ride through the village to access the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route which passes about 2 miles from Rose Cottage. 
 
Visit Wolds Way Lavender or Scampston Walled Garden – both are only 5 minutes’ drive away and offer refreshments. Why not walk or take your bike? 
 
The traditional market town of Malton is 5 miles away. As well as a range of supermarkets the town is a great place to browse the independent shops, restaurants and cafes. Known as Yorkshire’s Food Capital, the food market held every second Saturday in the month is a must for anyone who loves local produce. 

Attractions in Yorkshire within 25 miles 

There are many places to visit within easy reach of Rose Cottage. 
 
Castle Howard, one of Britain’s finest stately homes is the where “Brideshead Revisited” was filmed, and is only 20 minutes’ drive. 
 
For thrill seekers and families, Flamingo Land provides a fun day out, and is only 16 minutes’ drive. 
 
Historic York and its many attractions is 24 miles away. Take the train from Malton or drive in and use the Park and Ride. 
 
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is only 17 miles away. The steam train to Whitby is a favourite with visitors of all ages. 
 
If you love the outdoors then Dalby Forest is worth a visit. It offers great Mountain bike trails, walks, outdoor activities, children’s play areas and visitor centre about 25 minutes away. 
 
Discover the Yorkshire Coast; it offers a variety of beaches, from the traditional seaside resort of Scarborough (20 miles), an excellent but quiet beach at Hunmanby Gap, surfing (including hire) at Cayton Bay, the fascinating rocks at Filey Brigg, to the Fishing Port at Whitby renowned for its excellent fish and chips. 
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