Good Hotel Guide Review
Overlooking the village pond, this golden-stone group of buildings set around a pretty courtyard ticks all the boxes for country house comforts, memorable food and good service. ‘It is as good as ever,’ reports a reader this year. Converted from a former blacksmith’s and barns, it has a deliciously informal yet stylish air, with bright, colourful lounges and an indoor pool to relax in after a day exploring the North York Moors. Jacquie Silk, the owner, is very much ‘involved in the day-to-day running’. Dinners are ‘consistently good’ and include sophisticated dishes such as smoked haddock ravioli with duck egg yolk, or venison with salt-baked celeriac and fig purée. ‘The fish was excellent, and the substantial prawn cocktail starter deserves special mention.’ There is a ‘good selection of wine by the glass’. Bedrooms, with a modern country house look of bold wallpapers, jazzy headboards and plaid carpets, show good attention to detail: ‘complimentary fresh fruit, biscuits and bottled water were appreciated’. Breakfast doesn’t disappoint, either – for one guest it proved the ‘best ever’ eaten in a hotel. (Peter Anderson, and others)
16. 3 on ground floor, 4 in courtyard, 1 in hotel suitable for disabled.
bar, lounge, conservatory, restaurant (vegetarian menu), in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, heated indoor swimming pool, terrace, ½-acre garden, public areas wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £40.
allowed in 2 bedrooms (£30 per night), on terrace and in garden, not in public rooms.
B&B doubles from £200, singles from £105. Tasting menu £55–£75, à la carte £50.