Good Hotel Guide Review
The picture-perfect setting of this honey-stone hotel, with its courtyard garden and views over the village pond, has all the ingredients for a restorative stay. ‘Informally comfortable’ with ‘gentle and kind service and lovely food’, declares one reader. ‘It is all a hotel should be.’ Converted from a former blacksmith’s and barns, it is stylish yet relaxed with brightly coloured lounges, one with a wood-burning stove. Modern country house bedrooms have designer wallpapers and jazzy headboards, and bathrooms with under-floor heating – some are compact but ‘very modern and certainly adequate’. Generous treats include fresh milk, sloe gin and fresh fruit. After a day exploring the North York Moors, relax in the indoor pool before the ‘big attraction’ of dinner. Sophisticated and ‘excellent’ dishes could include house-smoked salmon with crumpets and caviar, and charcoal-cooked venison with black trumpet mushrooms and liquorice. There are vegan and vegetarian menus. Breakfast doesn’t disappoint, either – guests give it top marks – while owner Jacquie Silk’s hands-on presence is ‘always a good sign’. (Peter and Anne Davies, PA)
16. 3 on ground floor, 4 in courtyard, 1 in hotel suitable for disabled.
bar, lounge, conservatory, restaurant (vegetarian/vegan 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 £170. Tasting menu £75, à la carte £55.
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