Journey through Yorkshire’s finest scenery, then drop down into the cobbled yard where this refined Victorian farmhouse sits on the side of a secluded valley – the views are fabulous. Come together for family suppers in the large kitchen, stoke up the fire when the weather isn’t playing, sleep in cosy, view-filled bedrooms with sleigh beds, original art and more of those views.
Fish on the river at the bottom of the fields and spot deer or perhaps an otter if you’re patient. Across the fields you’ll find a vaulted barn with a heated indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. There’s a gym too with table tennis and table football plus your own tennis court and football pitch. This is fabulous walking and cycling country – the whole of the Yorkshire Dales are yours to discover.
Take the scenic road to the market town of Richmond or further into Swaledale – there’s a reassuring timelessness to it all. Julia can also arrange yoga, therapy treatments, bike hire and art workshops.