It’s relaxing here surrounded by William Morris wallpaper and 18th-century beams. Wake to the gentle chime of church bells, stroll to the shop for a breakfast loaf and cook together in the kitchen. Spend days out walking along the Cleveland Way with dogs in tow, thaw out cold toes in front of the open fire, and amble out through Helmsley’s chocolate box charming streets in search of dinner.
It’s a spoiling place for romantics with a sun-trap courtyard for lazy light evenings and a spa at the Feversham Arms where you can book yourselves in to be cossetted. Families and friends would be quite happy here too, in the two chintzy bedrooms – older children will love the attic.
You’re in the perfect spot for getting out and about, at the gateway to the moors with the coast just 30 minutes’ drive away. York city is under an hour: walk around the walls, browse the shops in Stonegate and return to Hemsley in time for tea.