Our home is a renovated farmhouse at the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds and the Vale of York; surrounded by rolling chalk hills and dales; near to the coast, the city of York and long-distance footpaths and shorter ones to some lovely country pubs.
Your en-suite room has a Harrison Spinks 6ft bed, an Ercol sofa and views over the garden through double aspect sash windows. You have use of a private sitting room too.
We offer a great breakfast every morning and by arrangement evening meals too.
We offer a beautiful and tranquil place to take a break from the hectic world.
Sited at the head of Milham Dale and sheltered by five acres of deciduous woodland, Thixendale Grange is a typical Yorkshire farm house, full of light, warmth and space giving room to stretch out and relax.
We are 750 feet above see level and at the edge of the Wolds escarpment. In spring the lanes and fields are alive with hares, wild flowers and deer. In the summer the nights seem to go on forever, and our resident barn owl hunts all day feeding its young. During autumn the silence, endless skies and muted colours bring us home to open fires and in the winter the warmth that modern insulation, central heating and our ancient green Aga brings mean Thixendale Grange is the perfect place to be cosy on long dark nights.
People have lived on or near the site of Thixendale Grange since antiquity. The road to our home was used by the Romans to journey to the fort at Malton and onward further north; before the Romans the Arras people farmed and hunted in the wolds that stretch between us, the Humber and the sea, both around 20 miles away, their tumuli and barrows litter the land around us.
Within a little over half an hours drive you can reach Scarborough, the North York Moors, Hull (2017 City of Culture), Castle Howard (of Brideshead Revisited fame), Beverley and York race courses. York has so much to offer including its bars and cafes, lively independent shops, the City Art Gallery and the National Railway Museum.
A number of long distance footpaths pass by, or within a mile of us, including the The Chalkland Way, The Wolds Way and The Centenary Way. For those who arrive wet and bedraggled our washing machine, tumbler drier and washing line are all available.
You have a large and airy room with a private en-suite bath and shower room, and downstairs you have a beautiful snug, with an open fire for your sole use. Tea and Coffee making facilities are available in the bedroom.
We have have free wifi and broadband. Your bedroom has a smart TV with internet access so you can catch up your favourite TV programmes or use Netflix, Amazon etc. There is no terrestrial TV in the bedroom.
A choice of cooked breakfast, including vegetarian options, plus fruit, yoghurt, muesli and home made bread with local jam and marmalade is included in the price of your room. Eggs are from our neighbour's happy hens and all meat is free range.
We also offer an evening meal for £25 per person for three courses but this must be arranged in advance and paid separately, we are looking into taking card payments but for now this has to be cash only.
We can also offer a paddock for your horse (or horses!) if you would like to bring them with you, our area has some great bridleways. The charge is £10 per night per horse.
We are really happy to answer questions or offer assistance. We are usually around the house or garden and happy to chat or leave you in peace if you prefer.