The landscape is rural and rolling, the lanes are quiet, and Healey is pretty-as-a-picture. Richard and Sarah, relaxed and genial, offer homemade cakes and coffee and the cosy feel of their home will put you instantly at ease.
Sit by the fire, sleep well in comfortable bedrooms, admire the vases of flowers in every corner. Sarah uses local ingredients for breakfast: dry cure bacon, award-winning black pudding, Wensleydale butter, home-laid eggs, kippers, or a continental with croissants and jams. Set off afterwards for long walks in the beautiful Dales.
Admire the views from the walled garden, spot all the different birds; there are lively market towns, castles and stately homes nearby. Further afield, Harrogate is 45 minutes – for the famous Betty’s, Turkish Baths and great shops.