They do things beautifully at the Oak Tree. Simple as that. The public rooms have been refurbished in a sensible contemporary style that works well with the old beams and exposed brick. You can eat in one of two dining areas or outside in the courtyard on fine days. They’re open all day, every day so you can idle from morning coffee and cake through to a candlelit dinner and all you have to do is climb the oak staircase to one of six sophisticated bedrooms - many steps beyond what you might expect of a village inn.
Beds are top of the range, made up with the smoothest of linens. Yorkshire-woven Abraham Moon fabrics in muted shades soften up curtains, headboards and furniture. Feature mirrors and chandeliers add a touch of drama and state of the art bathrooms with L’Occitane toiletries complete a treat of a stay.
How Much? Dinner, bed and breakfast £150-£175, but look out for offers
Kids Stuff? Yes, and children's menu in the restaurant
Well Placed? Country towns of Easingwold, Thirsk and Ripon all within easy reach. Good for Fountains Abbey, Beningborough Hall and Newby Hall and just 16 miles from York and all its pleasures.
Raskelf Road, Helperby, North Yorkshire YO61 2PHTel 01423 789189
Part of Stay North Yorkshire
Review by Jill, 2 October 2015blog comments powered by Disqus