Good Hotel Guide Review
Where the road turns into a moorland track, this country hotel offers peace, seclusion and comfort far removed from the modern world. On the edge of the North York Moors, the former 17th-century farmhouse – all sash windows and wisteria – has been run by the Wood family for 60 years. Their style is firmly traditional (some might say a time warp) but they make guests feel ‘very welcome and comfortable’. The lounge and dining room have views of the terrace and rose garden, real fires, newspapers, and home-made scones and tea for guests on arrival. Bedrooms, although a little ‘dated’, have all ‘the creature comforts’, including fresh milk, coffee machines and baths with showers. There’s a drying room for recovering from a day’s walking. Dinner is a five-course affair that might start with game ballotine and continue with local partridge with Pernod hollandaise. Generous portions can leave guests ‘too full for pudding, but we chose raspberries in elderflower jelly – light and delicately flavoured’. The hotel charms: ‘A nurturing place for people to escape from ordinary life.’ (RB, and others)
11. Plus self-catering cottage in village.
all year except 22 Nov–4 Mar.
hall, lounge, dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), 10-acre grounds (terrace, garden, orchard, croquet, boules), restaurant wheelchair accessible.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms with prior consent, lounge, garden but not in dining room.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £140–£144, double £198–£220, D,B&B double £275–£290. À la carte £42.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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