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Come & Explore!

Welcome to a very special part of North Yorkshire -not only the "Foodie Central" of North Yorkshire but known as Critter County with Mouseman Thompson leading the way.

We will happily give our visitors guidance over places to go during their stay with us. Carr House Farm B&B is ideally located to visit near by Helmsley (just 6 miles away), or wander round historic York (18 miles); whilst delighting in the knowledge that on your return you can sit and relax in the garden and watch the little birds going about their daily routine. Carr House Farm is in both the North York Moors National Park and the AONB of the Howardian Hills.
A dark skies venue. Guests have free use of telescope.

Named as one of the 6 best places to picnic in the UK, this is only for guests use along with stream, icy cold dipping pool and acres of woodland to view nature undisturbed

Visit- Castle Howard -one of the Britain’s finest historic houses and gardens. There are many abbeys and historical sites around. Both English Heritage and National Trust Properties.

Whether you like shopping, fine-dining or simply exploring the countryside Carr House Farm is the place to stay.

You can even take a ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.



We’re situated approx. 1 mile from the picturesque village of Ampleforth. With two traditional village pubs serving food, a shop with post office/with off licence , and of course home to the famous Ampleforth Abbey and College. We have a resident artist,award winning photographer and friendly locals.


Fine Dining

Whether you are looking for fine dining, traditional pub food, or scrumptious afternoon teas, we’ve got you covered. Only 5min away is the Michelin starred restaurant The Black Swan at Oldstead.TV Celebrity Tommy Banks is the chef here. 7 miles away is the thatched and unique Star at Harome owned by Andrew Pern… our favourite place for over 40 years and makes special occasions special whether you just pop in for a drink or have a slap up meal


The Finest View in England

James Herriot once describe the view from the top of Sutton Bank (pictured) as “the finest view in England”. Located just a 10 min drive from Carr House Farm. The viewing platform is a short stroll from the visitors centre and is on the Cleveland Way. Or why not go south along the dramatic escarpment to the famous Kilburn White Horse. Guide to walking in the North York Moors.


Local & Talented

We are so lucky to have such talented artists across North Yorkshire . These are some  of my favourites. You are able to visit their workshops and buy their creations. Handblown glass from Gillies Jones in Rosedale, handmade walking sticks from The Stick Man in Helmsley and of course the famous Mouseman of Kilburn who is only 4 miles from here.

Meet Your Hosts

Carr House Farm is the idyllic home of Anna & Jack those friendly faces of North Yorkshire.

An idyllic retreat from the harsh, necessary realities of daily life. Anna and Jack have lived and worked in the area for their whole lives and will be happy to share their unique knowledge. Having offer accommodating to visiting guests now for over 40 years. Here there is a comforting sense of continuity and traditions. Experience the warmth, family life and generous hospitality.  You will have the feeling of been closer to nature. If you want to know the best places to eat and drink, the must see attractions or the hidden gems; these are the people to ask!
Jack enjoys working his Labradors and cocker spaniels. Sometimes there are puppies for you to enjoy as well as opportunity to take one of the adult dogs for a walk. He is a walking weathervane.
Anna tries to garden, loves to be near the water. Good job there are streams and waterfalls to sit besides.These are there for you to enjoy too. Long table dinners and entertaining is another of her passions so look forward to having treats left out for you. Anna is also a great story teller, no wonder she is writing a book .


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