Burnley House, Hutton-le-Hole, North Yorkshire

Our window overlooked a small green which, like the main common land in the village, was dotted with free-roaming sheep and their fluffy lambs.

Burnley HouseIf you’re looking for a rural retreat for a short break or holiday in Yorkshire and want somewhere with lots to do right on your doorstep, then a holiday in Hutton-le-Hole could be just what you’re looking for. Burnley House is a pretty B&B in the heart of the village, close to all the visitor attractions: the Ryedale Folk Museum, the craft centre, tea rooms and local pub.
Our large, spacious room on the first floor featured a four poster bed, with elegant Out of Eden bed linen. There was a welcome tray with fresh milk, biscuits and chocolates from local choclatier’s, The Chocolate Factory. The large en suite bathroom had a free-standing bath and a separate walk in shower and there were plenty of towels and ‘his and hers’ bathrobes and slippers.
Burnley House Sheep
Our window overlooked a small green which, like the main common land in the village, was dotted with free-roaming sheep and their fluffy lambs. This really is a rural idyll. An evening stroll around the village, provided the perfect antidote to our usual hectic lifestyle and, besides the odd bleat of a sheep, the whole place was just so quiet, so tranquil. Our hosts, Joan and Andrew had kindly reserved us a table at the local pub, which was fortuitous as, once we’d arrived, here were no more tables available. The Crown, is a welcoming country pub, tastefully decorated and featuring well cooked pub food. If you’re staying in the area for more than one night, you should also consider booking a table at The Moors Inn, a pub in the neighbouring village of Appleton le Moor, where the food and wine are exceptional. Wherever you dine, you might not want to have dessert the night before breakfasting at Burnley House as there’s an incredible full English breakfast on offer, complete with black pudding and locally produced sausage and bacon. Fresh fruit salad, cereals and lighter cooked breakfast options are also on offer. There was another welcome addition to the breakfast table: a printed weather forecast for the day for the local area or, for those returning home, a forecast for their home town. Our breakfast set us up for the day and, after visiting the local craft centre, we headed to nearby National Trust property, Nunnington Hall, where we explored the stunning garden, marvelled at the collection of miniature rooms, enjoyed a delicious lunch at the cafe and hand fed some peacocks, before heading off to Visit the ‘Mouseman’ museum and showroom at Kilburn where you can treat yourselves to some of the most collectible furniture made in the UK today. The legacy of Robert Thompson lives on thanks to his grandsons and some incredibly talented local craftsmen. We marvelled at the hand-carved oak furniture and gifts, some in the classic Arts and Crafts style and each bearing the distinct hand-carved mouse.
MouseMan Musuem
The Ryedale Folk museum is also well-worth a visit. Like The Crown and The Moors Inn, it’s dog-friendly so, if you’re staying with your dog in one of the dog-friendly rooms at Burnley House, it’s a great place to visit. To check availability or to book a stay at Burnley House, visit: http://www.burnleyhouse.co.uk/

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Angie Aspinall is Co-editor of LoveMyTrips. She's also a freelance journalist who writes about luxury travel, spa breaks, dog-friendly holidays, ecotourism, and dining experiences. Angie lives in Scotland with her husband, professional photographer and freelance journalist, Richard Aspinall, and their Westie, Tilly. Follow Angie on Twitter @Aspinall_Ink and follow Tilly @TillyTheWestie.

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