This is a generous place, where you’ll arrive to a superb breakfast hamper including homemade jams from Philip and Caroline’s garden fruit, and you can even order a home cooked supper. If you are bringing children there will be games, books and lots of space to play, inside and out. Even your dog gets a super welcome with throws, treats, towels and info on dog-friendly places to eat.
Doze on the pretty sun terrace under a vine, play games on the big lawn, snuggle up by the wood-burner with a good book if it rains. The roomy kitchen has excellent kit, sharp knives, a coffee maker and even proper scales if you want to bake.
Stock up at good independent shops in Pickering (15-min drive) which has a market every Monday and a stunning Saxon church. Stride out on bracing walks from the door, or bring bikes for endless cycle routes through the forest.