Staying at Manor Farm

Up to four guests can stay in the private self contained rooms above the kitchens, and only one booking is accepted at a time. There is one double bedroom, and adjoining twin room with shared bathroom and sitting room.

Colourful old rugs lie on thick wool carpet. Soft tapestry cushions sit on Victorian sofas and Bergere chairs. Silk curtains frame the old Yorkshire sliding sash windows, and hang from hand painted poles. The sheets are cotton and linen, and some of the pillowcases are edged with hand sewn lace by my Aunt. Feather Eiderdowns sit on top of feather duvets.

A small bathroom houses a deep old cast iron bath, providing piping hot water from the Aga below. (There is no shower)

Make yourself a cup of tea or coffee with fresh milk, in lovely mugs or cups and saucers. Pick up a book or magazine and sit and relax in a world gone by, with just the farm sounds all around.

Come down for breakfast, served in the kitchen, cooked by the Aga, and tuck into fresh fruit and Longley yoghurt, cereals, and artisan breads, homemade honey, jams, and marmalades. Enjoy our own apple juice, and tuck into proper dry cured bacon, rare breed sausages, excellent black pudding, our own Buff Orpington eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms, and kidneys if desired.

The Wolds Way is on the doorstep. York is 17 miles, Malton 10, Harrogate 40, Pocklington 9, Beverley 25. Thixendale is a village on its own, miles from anywhere, but central for everywhere! There is a pub to walk to in the village, which serves meals. The Church is of interest with a sound and light tour explaining its history. Mobile phones do not work here, but there is the use of free wi-fi.

Cost: one night bed and breakfast £40 per person. Please note there are no credit card facilities. We ask for a deposit of half the total amount of your stay. Children over 14 years of age are welcome.

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