Rectory Farm, Levisham, North York Moors
The Rectory Farm B&B and Holiday Cottages are on a smallholding in the pretty village of Levisham, just south of the dramatic Hole of Horcum. You have a choice of tasteful and luxurious accommodation, with Bed & Breakfast rooms in the main house and two self-catering cottages sleeping 3 and 4 people.
Owners Heather and Michael Holt have their own horses and the equine facilities are excellent, with loose-boxes as well as grazing in post-and-rail fenced fields, and a wash-down area. Levisham is towards the southern edge of the national park and there is a good variety of terrain to ride through, from rugged moorland and Dalby Forest to more gentle agricultural land.
In the evenings you can either prepare food yourselves (if you’re staying in one of the cottages) or take advantage of the delicious fare provided at Rectory Farm, which specialises in using ingredients produced on the smallholding or locally. The cosy Horsehoe Inn, barely a couple of minutes’ walk away, also does evening meals.
For non-riding days, the North York Moors Railway is always fun. Inland, the picturesque market towns of Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley are not far away, and the larger coastal resorts of Whitby and Scarborough also make a pleasant outing.
Visit the Rectory Farm website here
Tel: 01751 460304 / 07971 625898