Good Hotel Guide Review
The personal welcome, horizon-stretching views, homely touches and feeling of space make this former farmhouse a relaxing place to stay. David and Heather Armstrong run their Yorkshire-stone home, which has been in David’s family for more than 100 years, with a down-to-earth friendliness. There’s nothing pretentious, with a neat, conservatively furnished lounge, a large, rustic dining room with slate floor, open beams and fire in a stone fireplace, and bedrooms in converted outbuildings. Rooms range from traditional, with the odd antique, elegant sofa and botanical prints, to more contemporary, with startling wall decorations such as blown-up photographs of Audrey Hepburn. All rooms have thoughtful extras, including hot-water bottles, hairspray, sweets and home-made biscuits. David cooks generous portions of homely farmhouse-style meals from a surprisingly extensive menu. You can dine while overlooking the beautiful gardens with box hedge knot garden, pond, terrace, hidden corners with seats; a miniature cricket team on a lawn, and plenty to entertain children. Reports, please.
Monk End Farm
6 in garden buildings, some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except Christmas and New Year.
lounge, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), small conference facilities, 2-acre grounds on 100-acre farm.
classical, ‘easy listening’ in restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £90, double £140. À la carte £35.