Visit great gardens

If you love visiting country houses with pretty gardens, you will love staying at Dalesend Cottages. Our own garden is available for you to relax and enjoy a drink watching country wildlife in the 25-acre park in front of the house.

Our closest gardens are Constable Burton Hall gardens, Leyburn and the display of tulips in the spring are a constant favourite for locals and visitors. We also love Thorp Perrow Arboretum and gardens where you can walk amongst a fine private collection of different trees and shrubs, enjoy the birds of prey and mammal centre  – yes meerkats. It is dog-friendly too.

We also recommend a visit to Newby Hall and gardens and further afield Castle Howard . These are grand and well-known Yorkshire houses and they offer much to see and do on a day out. The Himalayan Gardens near Ripon are something of a secret – but as locals we would like to recommend them as a place to visit. They have an extensive collection of rhododendrons and Himalayan plants, quite unusual to find in Yorkshire – and also a sculpture park. We think garden connoisseurs will love a visit here. (seasonal times. Months of April – June and Oct-Nov).

Further afield from us – the Walled Garden at Scampston Hall and Helmsley Walled Gardens are noteworthy and mesmerizing.