With three Michelin-starred restaurants within 30 minutes our cosy cottages are well-placed for foodies. Owner Claire is an avid cook, and an even more avid diner!

Our Fab local, where nothing is too much for the owners Nicky and Neil is the Rose and Crown  they give our customers the VIP treatment!

If you want to travel a little further afield, The Black Swan at Oldstead is the Traveller’s Choice Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the World 2017, according to TripAdvisor. Easily reached in around half an hour it is run by Britain’s youngest Michelin-starred chef, Tommy Banks with his brother John responsible for front of house. Eat fresh seasonal produce from this rising talent in the culinary world.

The building that is home to the Michelin-starred Star at Harome is said to date back to the 14th century. It’s an award-winning gastropub serving scrumptious food in an historic but stylish setting.

If you’re in York, try its sister location The Star Inn the City on the banks of the river (although this doesn’t hold a Michelin star, yet!)

Eating out locally

There are some amazing pubs that are local to us, between five and 10 minutes drive. Some are still doing takeaway or delivery. It’s advisable to book of course.

Our local – The Rose and Crown in Sutton on the Forest is so so good Nikki and Neil are fab! They do a great Steak Night on Thursdays and a delicious Sunday lunch.

You get real ale and amazing burgers at the Mended Drum in Huby  or try the White Bear Inn at Stillington which is a good all-rounder and value for money.

Our local Italian, Il Paradiso is amazing too –  one of our all-time faves! Or if you want a real treat take yourself to the Durham Ox. This Michelin-guide eatery is well worth a visit, it’s stunning. Booking is absolutely essential, probably quite a way in advance.


If you’re after a more traditional take away you have lots more choices.

Our local pizza spot is Pizzas World. It’s been business as usual for them!  They will deliver to us, or you can go to collect.

We have a new Cantonese too, the New Inn at Huby. Here you can eat in or takeaway.

And our local Indian is so good they don’t need a website! But can find details about The Gulshan in Stillington here.

If you need last-minute supplies

We are perfectly placed for York and central for lots of places but we are on a farm and therefore there is no shop next door (I jest but some have complained!).

We have a big Tesco at Clifton Moor (only 10-15 minutes’ drive away) if you want any nibbles, or there’s an M&S Simply Food on the Vanguard retail park, which is also just a 10 minute drive. You will find tea coffee, milk, and cake for a brew when you arrive.

The nearest shop is a Post Office at Stillington – note on a Saturday they only open until lunchtime and are not open Sundays.

Visit Leeds for an ultra-modern dining experience at Michelin-starred The Man Behind The Curtain where chef Michael O’Hare has built a reputation for food that is as exceptional as it is unusual.

If you’re happy to just eat great food without the Michelin association there are many other great gastropubs and restaurants close by. For seafood try the ever-popular Crab & Lobster just 30 minutes north in Thirsk. Or for traditional pub food with refinement, visit the Durham Ox at Crayke or the Bay Tree in Stillington.