Built as a shooting box in the 18th-century, this friendly house is on the edge of the North York Moors. Charming rooms with pots of flowers and colourful rugs, relaxed artist Alice and amiable terriers all help you feel at home. Bedrooms have window seats, comfy beds, splendid views and big bathrooms. Choose a book from laden shelves – sit by the fire or outside with the birds. Breakfast includes homemade bread and marmalade, garden fruits and heather honey, local or home-reared bacon and sausages. Heaps to do nearby: walks, bike trails, historic houses, festivals; the coast is 45 minutes; walk across fields to a pub for supper.