9. 2 (1 on ground floor) in converted barn suite.
lounge, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 1-acre garden.
in breakfast room.
all ages welcomed (by arrangement).
per room B&B £89–£200. Min. 2-night bookings preferred at weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Just outside a picturesque little village’, host to an annual gooseberry show, in the North York Moors national park, this ‘high-quality B&B’ is run by owners Georgina and Michael Curnow. Bedrooms vary in size, from a compact attic room with views over the Esk valley and moors, to a dual-aspect room with a sofa in front of a feature fireplace. The May Barn, with private access, has a ground-floor sitting room, double bedroom, wet room and patio; a first-floor double with exposed beams and stonework, a travertine bathroom, walk-in shower, a roll-top bath with a view. ‘Decor was modern, clean, like an upmarket barn conversion… Farrow & Ball-type colours.’ All rooms are supplied with hospitality tray, good toiletries. Breakfast, cooked by Michael, is ‘good, with attention paid to local sourcing’. Scrambled eggs, a test of timing, were perfectly done – but, says a reader, guests staying for a few days might appreciate more choice. It is a ten-minute walk to the pub, across the river by stepping stones, a ten-minute drive to Whitby, for fans of Dracula (the ruined abbey), and fish and chips (the Magpie).
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