Back in 2007 the Times wrote: ‘Some people put their newly born children down for Eton, others put them down for a room at the Star Inn’.
When Andrew and Jacquie Pern first opened their restaurant at the Star Inn there was no accommodation, - in fact there was barely headroom in the roof space above the dining room so they made into a coffee lodge and a private dining room.
Then they bought Cross House Lodge, where they created eight stunning, bedrooms, a dining room, lounge and dedicated kitchen out of derelict farm buildings just a few steps from the inn itself. All rooms have state of the art bathrooms, beds with pillows and duvets you could get lost in, towels, tea tray the lot. But what makes it special are the individual bedrooms, room one for instance has a roll top bath at the end of the bed, room three is more traditional with tartan, chintz and polished oak, four comes with a rope-slung bed, five has its own billiard table, and eight has a piano. What a hoot!
Downstairs you can relax beside the fire, order coffee or drinks from the kitchen and settle into a book, a magazine, the papers. Next morning, chef will lay on the perfect Star Inn breakfast, served at the mighty - and yes we really mean mighty - communal oak table in the Wheelhouse a room of ancient beams, and exposed stone. You don’t have to put your name down at birth, but you might think it worth it.
How Much? £180-£260 per room inc breakfast
Kids Stuff? Yes
Well Placed? Close to Helmsley, Rievaulx, Nunnington Hall and the southern edge of the North York Moors. It’s shooting country, too, round here, if that’s your bag.
Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5JETel 01439 770397
Part of Stay North Yorkshire
Review by Jill, 31 January 2017blog comments powered by Disqus