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 that vibe: friendly, communal, open-house. Find glowing lamps, Persian rugs, wood fires and squashy sofas. Sleep well in good beds: airy Garden Room, Pigeon Loft with double-ended bath, cosy Rebellion Room, sleekly simple Potting Shed tucked in the garden. Breakfast is in the yellow ochre dining room: homemade everything, Whitby kippers, copious coffee. The garden has views over heathered hills; you’re in the heart of the North York Moors; Whitby and the coast are close. Return for a four-course dinner – a sociable affair with local produce.


  • 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
  • Dogs welcome
  • 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.
Dinner £25-£45, Fridays & Saturdays (rest of week by arrangement). Pubs/restaurants 10-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £115
Singles £90 - £125.
1 Annexe for 2
From £165
1 Suite for 2
From £135
2 Doubles
From £115


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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.