Linger over a lovely breakfast of local produce and homemade jams. Sit beneath the trees and listen to the birds. This 18th-century farmhouse, tucked into a corner of the sedate village green, is a stroll from the excellent King’s Arms.
There are walks from the door to the river Thirsk, and great food at the Crab and Lobster. For a memorable day out, visit the Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park, 17 miles. Denise and David have thought of everything, from maps to patios to a sitting room with a wood-burner.
Return to rooms in the old Wash House and Stable, and the lofty, striking Tractor Shed. Warmth, comfort, seclusion… everything works.