The Moorlands Country House is in principle a B&B (resident hosts, no reception, fixed meal times), but with the comfort and style of a boutique hotel. If you like the “home-from-home” feel of the best type of B&B and like being spoiled with lots of luxury and superb food, you’ll love this place.
The house is a large renovated former vicarage, beautifully situated with stunning views in an isolated village – absolute peace and quiet. On the first floor are four sumptuously-furnished bedrooms with top-modern en-suite bathrooms, on the ground floor are the very cozy and comfortable guest lounge and the dining room. Everything is luxurious, immaculately maintained and spotlessly clean.
Breakfast is simply superb. Everything that can be home-made (muesli, marmalades, yoghurt, etc.) is home-made, fresh fruit salad, freshly pressed juice, eggs from own chickens, local bacon (the best I’ve ever tasted), and so on. Wonderful!
Dinner is a highlight of each day. Three courses, with a choice of three dishes for each course (you make your choice at breakfast-time for dinner in the evening), and coffee in the lounge afterwards. How they manage the logistics of this with just 4 couples dining is beyond me, and in 10 days we never saw a dish repeated. The type of food I would call “home cooking for guests”, with a standard of preparation and presentation very few have the talent to achieve. This is real cooking from scratch with fresh ingredients and often hours of preparation.
The resident hosts Ron and Gill are simply nice people, and you are treated as if you are personal and very spoiled guests in their own home. Early retirees, I think they have thrown themselves into running Moorlands because they love doing it. And it shows – the level of friendliness and helpfulness is unbelievable. If you need help with anything, however ridiculous, just ask – if it can be done they’ll love doing it.
A previous reviewer, who stayed at Moorlands at the same time as us, remarked to us that “this place is perfect”. That sums up our view exactly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Moorlands Country House is an elegant Victorian award-winning guest accommodation residence with 4 acres of garden. Set within the North York Moors National Park in the beautiful village of Levisham with stunning views across Levisham Valley. All rooms elegantly decorated with king size or larger beds. All breakfasts and dinners cooked to order using the finest and freshest locally sourced produce. Fully licensed. Ideal location for discovering North Yorkshire and what it has to offer. The Moorlands Country House has won many awards in the past 10 years including guest accommodation of the year 4 times, Excellence in England silver award twice. We offer a warm welcome and relaxing time to all our guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Moorlands Country House Hotel Levisham
- Moorlands Country House Levisham, North Yorkshire