Carr House Farm located in beautiful countryside between Ampleforth and Wass is a wonderful Herriot Country home where owners Anna and Jack welcome visitors from around the world.
A 16th century farmhouse set in the wonderful countryside that James Herriot loved so much, Carr House Farm is a B&B that provides a unique insight into life on the farm and with high quality chintzy rooms and a hearty breakfast filled with local ingredients many of which are from the farm itself. The postman says he likes to deliver to Carr House Farm as when he opens the door, he can smell the warm bread !
Rooms are designed in a country style and are on the ground floor with your own front door and with modern private bathroom, TV and tea and coffee making facilities.
A place of peace and tranquillity and with stunning views and set in an acre of garden, with bluebell woods and fruit orchards Carr House Farm is tucked away in the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park and the Howardian Hills, an Area of Natural Beauty. Close to the market town of Helmsley, it’s an historic place and there is a comforting sense of continuity, and yet only a half-hour drive to the ancient City of York.
There is a lot to do here including the chance to take one of Jack and Anna’s dogs on a walk in the countryside, there are woodlands walks, it is great for mushroom searching and close to many attractions such as the World of James Herriot at Thirsk, Castle Howard, both just a 20 minute drive, Helmsley Castle, Rievaulx Abbey, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Pickering takes you to the coast at Whitby which is only an hour away by car.
If dining out is your favourite activity you are spoiled for choice, two examples are Andrew Pern’s famous Star Inn at Harome near Helmsley and recently voted ‘Best Restaurant in the World’, Tommy Banks’ the Black Swan Inn, Oldstead, plus many other local restaurants and good pubs with food in the area.
For many guests at Carr House farm it is simply a place to enjoy mindfulness by walking through the woodland, just sitting listening to the birds or by the stream under the trees and so reducing blood pressure and boosting the immune system. The Japanese call it Shinrin-Yoko and there are plenty of opportunities to practice it at Carr House Farm. Sounds like the perfect alternative that a busy vet like James Herriot would have enjoyed.