The B&B at High Park Farm is located between Kirkbymoorside and Gillamoor, on the edge of the North York Moors. This enviable position offers 360° views of the Vale of Pickering and the Howardian Hills. It's remote but that's by no means a bad thing as you'll genuinely be able get away from it at all and enjoy a truly relaxing getaway.
If you're keen to get out and about, three footpaths past right by the house and if you ask the owners, they'll happily share their favourite places on the estate to have a picnic. They can also advise on the best places for which to set up your easel and paint if you're a budding artist.
High Park Farm has two beautifully appointed en-suite rooms. Each has a Victorian brass bed, a comfortable mattress, goose and duck down pillows and duvets, tea/coffee making facilities and iPod dock.
The Scott Suite features a king size four poster bed, double ended bath in the en-suite and plenty of "smellies" to help you unwind and relax. The Reckitt Suite has a super king bed, 20 miles of uninterrupted views to the south and a shower with massaging jets.
The room rates includes a full English breakfast which is served in the dining room or conservatory. Lighter options like freshly prepared fruit salads and smoothies, and pain au chocolat and croissants are available. When the weather's nice, the garden terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a meal.
Dinner and supper is also served but subject to availability. At least 48 hours notice is required. A four course dinner is £35 per person and the two course supper is £22.50 per person.
Where possible, locally sourced produce is used.
The guest wing has a cosy lounge area which features a glass fronted log burner, Freeview TV and Wi-Fi access. There's also a mini kitchen and a drying room.
Thanks to a recent refurbishment, the house has been brought into the 21st century with a state of the art biomass boiler and under floor heating.
Dogs are welcome though not allowed in the bedrooms. They are invited however to in the back area along with the owners' spaniel.
Hard tennis court and billiard table available for guest use.
The area is rife with things to see and do including: Castle Howard (of Brideshead Revisited fame), Nunnington Hall, Rievaulx Terrace and the castles of Pickering and Helmsley. Gardening devotees will absolutely want to pay a visit to Helmsley and Scampston Hall, near Malton.
Hutton-le-Hole, which is two miles from Gillamoor, is a picture postcard village with tea shops, and the wonderful Ryedale Folk museum. If you head into Pickering then you can join the famous North York Moors Railway for an unforgettable trip on an old train.
The rate includes a full English breakfast and tea and cake on arrival.
Cots and mattresses are available free of charge for children under five.
There's a separate room for children to use if they're sharing your bathroom and the charge is £25 per child under 18.