The Farmhouse

Whitby, Yorkshire
Bed & Breakfast

Tea & cake on arrival, little bottle of sloe gin as you say goodbye…A catered ski chalet style retreat in the North York Moors National Park


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Chris and Clare own and run a Swiss ski chalet and their traditional farmhouse has the same vibe: friendly, communal, open-house. It’s set in two acres of gardens at the centre of a 100-acre estate enclosed by ancient oak woodland.

Foodies will thrive: tea and cake in the garden or next to the log fire when you arrive; packed lunches for day trips; lavish picnics. Weekend dinners include local game, fish from Whitby, cider from the monks at Ampleforth. Sleep well in stylish rooms: the airy Garden Room, the Pigeon Loft with its double-ended bath, the sleekly simple Potting Shed that’s tucked in the garden and has its own kitchen.

You’re in the heart of the North York Moors with hikes and bike trails galore; the nearest pub is a ten-minute walk, Whitby and the coast are close. Take the steam train from the village to Whitby or Pickering, explore the spectacular coastline. You can pre-book a star gazing session with an expert astronomer.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights, 3 nights in the annexe. Over 16s welcome.
January - March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner £45, Fridays & Saturdays (rest of week by arrangement). Pubs/restaurants 10-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £125
Singles £90 - £125.
1 Annexe for 2
From £165
1 Suite for 2
From £140
2 Doubles
From £125


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Chris & Clare Carr

  • Set within 2 acres of lovely gardens at the centre of a 100-acre private estate. Surrounded by the dales and moors of the National Park, but within a 5-minute walk of Goathland village.
  • Take steam train from village to Whitby or Pickering. Visit spectacular coastline with historic fishing villages, wide sandy beaches, clifftop paths. Explore winding alleys of Staithes, climb 199 steps to Whitby Abbey, discover Robin Hoods Bay.
  • The North York Moors is the largest expanse of open moorland in England & Wales. Find hidden dales, quiet moorland roads & hundreds of miles of footpaths, including renowned Cleveland Way, Lyke Wake Walk and the Coast to Coast. Miles of biking trails too.
  • Visit ancient abbeys Whitby, Rievaulx & Byland, country houses at Castle Howard (Brideshead Revisited), Duncombe Park, Scrampton; market towns Malton, Pickering & Helmsley. Over 500 miles of bridleway. Sailing, windsurfing & kayaking all nearby.
  • York 50 minutes by car: historic city dominated by York Minster with Roman remains, medieval cobbled streets & vibrant shopping centre. Hire a boat on the river, followed by tea at Bettys. Visit national railway museum; have a day out at the races.
  • For foodies: great country gastro pubs, famous fish and chip shops, Michelin starred restaurants, Malton food festivals. We can arrange a packed lunch, a lavish picnic hamper, afternoon tea and cake when you return and dinner on Fridays and Saturdays.


Chris & Clare Carr

Chris and Clare have spent 30 years planting trees and hedges, creating ponds and paths, rearing pedigree cattle and rare-breed sheep. Now, together with their two daughters, they’ve taken a step back from farming to run a smart B&B from their farmhouse and a cluster of self-catered cottages. They are charming, brimming with enthusiasm and genuinely love sharing their glorious 100-acre patch with guests.