We have recently returned from a very enjoyable three night stay at the Harmony Country Lodge guest house at Burniston, three miles north of the Yorkshire seaside resort of Scarborough.
Our first impression of Harmony Country Lodge was very favourable indeed. It is a unique octagonal building surrounded by beautiful countryside, and situated within its own extensive grounds, which are very neat, tidy and immaculately well-kept. The guest house itself is situated on a small hill at the end of a fairly long driveway, placing it a good distance away from the public road, and although the road itself is not busy, the location does make the premises very quiet and peaceful. There is also ample room at the top of the driveway, close to the premises, for guests to park their car.
Upon entering Harmony Country Lodge, we were most impressed by how spotlessly clean, tidy and well cared for the entire premises are. It is obvious the owners take great pride in looking after the premises - and rightly so, as it is such a unique and charismatic place. The décor throughout is fresh and clean and there was a lovely feeling of peace and tranquillity… a perfect place to relax, unwind and escape the “rat-race” of everyday life. We were warmly greeted by Tony, the owner, and shown to our room on the first floor.
Our en-suite room, (although not large), was absolutely fine, having everything necessary for a short stay, including tea/coffee making facilities, flat-screen TV, radio/alarm clock, and even a selection of toiletries in the en-suite! The room was nicely decorated, and like the rest of the premises, spotlessly clean and well presented. Its location afforded a very nice view of both the beautiful surrounding countryside, and the sea over in the distance.
Breakfast was served between 8:30 and 9:00am, and consisted of a choice of cereals, prunes, grapefruit, fruit-juice etc., along with tea or coffee. A traditional cooked English breakfast followed, along with warm white and brown toast, butter, marmalade and jam, as preferred.
The cooked breakfast was, in our opinion, very nicely cooked. The scrambled egg was just right… not sloppy and runny, nor was it spongy and rubbery either - perfect! The sausage, bacon, tomato and baked beans were also “spot-on”… not swimming in grease or fat, as is sometimes the norm. All credit to Tony’s cookery skills!
In conclusion, we have no hesitation whatsoever in thoroughly and wholeheartedly recommending Harmony Country Lodge guest house. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay, and are very much looking forward to returning at some point in the not too distant future.
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