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.