Good Hotel Guide Review
Not a cottage at all but an elegant Georgian manor house once owned by playwright and newspaper proprietor Major Edward Topham, now run as a B&B by Katrina and Derek Gray. Everyone is welcomed with ‘warmth and kindness’, and shown to one of six well-appointed rooms, four in the main house and two in an adjacent barn. Each is named after a former resident; all have a slightly different feel. The Major Topham Suite has a rather grand four-poster bed; the JB Bird Suite is more contemporary, with a stylish oversized headboard. Bathrooms are ‘spotless’ with a bath and overhead shower or separate walk-in shower, Cole & Lewis toiletries and home-made lavender soap. A hearty breakfast has a distinctly Yorkshire flavour: Yorkshire black pudding with the full English; locally smoked kippers, or perhaps Filey Bay crab and boiled egg, washed down with a cup of Yorkshire tea (other teas, plus coffee, available). Surrounded by farmland with the glorious Yorkshire Wolds beyond, this is the ideal spot for walking, birdwatching, croquet in the garden, or a visit to a certain column commemorating Major Topham’s discovery here, in 1795, of a meteorite. (DL, and others)
6. 2 in converted barn, 1 on ground floor, 2 self-catering cottages.
lounge, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 3-acre gardens (croquet) in 240-acre grounds (farmland, woodland), public rooms wheelchair accessible.
at breakfast in dining room.
all ages welcomed.
per person B&B £55–£90, family room £135–£200. 1-night bookings refused weekends in summer.