To me this is the perfect getaway. Seriously
Large bedrooms with four-poster beds and huge en-suites. So warm and cosy with two down duvets (I suspect the top one is an 'eider-down'?) and a multitude of pillows and cushions. The decor is funky/unusual in some rooms, but if I've have wanted bland I'd have stayed in a Travel Lodge..... Check out the pictures.
Rooms this well appointed are found in five star hotels, not guest-houses (I don't even own a DAB iPhone dock at home!.. Malton Brown cosmetics! Thank you very much). There's also a TV, Teas and Coffees, hairdryer etc etc. I was also impressed that there was any phone reception (in truth I was hoping to be completely unobtainable!) and to get WiFi was a major bonus.
I cannot fault our Hosts hospitality which is warm and patient. And the breakfast deserves the hype! Bacon, eggs, sausage, mushrooms, tomato, toast, homemade jams, cereal, yoghurt as standard; or any other requests if they can be filled including kippers.... or trifle
I can't imagine that anything would be too much bother for Anna as she went out of her way and followed us to give me my glasses back when I left them behind on leaving. This is 'above and beyond service'. And each time we have stayed we've received a little gift on leaving (the curd cakes were scrummy) which really does 'ice the cake'.
This is my second visit. I didn't review the first time as I didn't want 'the word to get out' and it be fully booked each time I wanted to come. That was selfish, sorry. This time we stayed for Valentines and we were the only ones there, which was great for us, not so good for the tourist industry...This place deserves to be busy.
This isn't a 'farm' but does have dogs and cats which is a great for me as I love them.
Now to answer some of the mean spirited reviews:
How can a breakfast be over-hyped? Please, if you weren't impressed then I feel sorry for you.
A set time for breakfast is common in guest houses, why didn't these people just ASK? Why put up a bad review?? It makes me so mad! This is not a major chain with a staff of a 100, its one person. Get a grip.
This is marketed as a farm, complaining about dogs barking is a bit off.
BTW Tripadvisor makes it difficult for a business to 'answer' negative feedback.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Romantic 4 poster bedrooms ensuite. Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Yorkshire. Twixt the Abbeys of Ampleforth, Byland and Stanford. Eat delicious Yorkshire food.Award winning Yorkshire breakfast and finalist in Deliciously Yorkshire. Best use of Local produce on a Plate. Recent finalists in the White Rose Awards, Visit York Awards and also the York Press Business Awards. Named by the Guardian in the top 12 for Uk for wild flower gardens,meadows and orchards On the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Half an hour to ancient city of York. 45 minutes to the coast. Lots of local knowledge to help you our family have lived around here for generations. . Complimentary use of cycles,telescope. We now have the first bed of Ampleforth roses. Anyone interested in bees we have an apiary. ... more less