Morndyke near Thirsk is one of Herriot Country’s long-standing family businesses owned by the Phillips family for over 100 years, Morndyke was originally a clay quarry that now offers luxury glamping, farmhouse self-catering, a farm experience and fabulous fishing lake three miles from the centre of Thirsk and the World of James Herriot.
When you just need some ‘you time’, away from the hustle and bustle and daily grind, Morndyke offers the perfect child-free retreat and the location is ideal for exploring Herriot Country.
Morndyke Shepherds Huts are fully equipped with a luxurious double bed and single bunk above, as well as a log burning stove, mini kitchen and comfy, sheepskin-lined chair. A host of extra luxury items provide the finishing touches, including Bronte by Moon blankets and cushions, Emma Bridgewater mugs, and Duck Island bathroom products. Outside there is a firepit, a table and a barbecue on the private patio where relaxation is assured and with a selection of books, films and games for any rainy days. Watch the sun set and barbecue for dinner as you enjoy a complementary glass of wine.
Morndyke farmhouse annexe includes a small kitchen with breakfast bar, kitted out with Emma Bridgewater crockery and kitchenware, a microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, fridge and cooker and a full range of utensils, cutlery and cookware. It has French windows opening onto a patio with a fire pit, a table and chairs and beyond is the old English garden that leads to the old brick garden shed where there’s a free-range hen run tucked away in the corner. It’s quality and luxury in a farmhouse setting.
The Hambleton Hills can be viewed over the farmland stretching for miles. You’ll see the occasional roe deer and buzzards soaring above you.
Morndayke Lake is a two-acre lake that is stocked with mirror & common carp, barbel, roach, green and golden tench and chub as well as eels and an array of water birds, has been beautifully maintained and run by the Phillips’ family since it was first opened. Morndyke Lake is aerated through the night in summer to oxygenate the water, the lake sustains a vast number of fish that range in size from 3lb roach to 28lb carp. There are 27 platforms (pegs) to fish from, all of which can be accessed easily from the path around the lake.