Reconnect in this former smuggler’s cove in the North York Moors National Park. Cook together in the charming kitchen – handmade and hand-painted – and serve up suppers on the table in the bay window. On rainy days take lazy breakfasts in bed or stoke the fires and sink into the sofas with books and games. Bedrooms are beautifully outfitted in antiques.
When the sun shines you’ll find a little bench on the front path for your morning coffee – greeting the locals as they go. Martin and Diana have left you the essentials – add to them with dressed crab from the fishmonger or scones from the tea room.
Check the tide and amble to Ravenscar’s wild seal colony across the wide stretch of sand or bring bikes to pedal part of the Coast to Coast route which starts nearby.