Good Hotel Guide Review
Enviably placed between the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Wolds and the coast, this Georgian manor house offers elegant rooms, restful views and a warm welcome. Katrina and Derek Gray emphasise that it’s their home, not a hotel. ‘It’s exactly that ambience which makes the place attractive,’ says one guest. Set amid mature trees and landscaped gardens, including terraces and a pond, the handsome red brick house overlooks farmland. Gracious interiors of sash windows and high ceilings include a sitting room with a real fire and ‘tasteful’ art, and an elegant dining room with wine-red walls and a polished-wood table for shared breakfasts. The menu – including porridge, locally smoked haddock with poached egg, Yorkshire ham and cheese, plus home-made bread – should outweigh any unease at communal eating. Bedroom choices range from traditional with antiques and silky drapes – one has a four-poster – to more contemporary, where neutral colours are jazzed up with a tartan-covered armchair or a bold throw. Most have a bath and shower; all have robes and fresh milk. Go to walk, birdwatch or just relax.
6. 2 in converted barn, 1 on ground floor, 2 self-catering cottages.
lounge, dining room, 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.