We strongly recommend this small but warm and cosy cottage, one of a row set above the River Esk in North Yorkshire. You get a warm reception from the owner, backed up by very generous provisions put in the kitchen to welcome you.. The sitting room has a wood-burning stove, much appreciated on a wet dark afternoon- given the season, it was very nice to have a decorated Christmas tree there too. The bathroom has recently been done up and the kitchen is very well-equipped. The bedroom is warm and has excellent views; the bed is very comfortable. Contrary to a previous report, we found everything spotlessly clean. If you want a quiet few days in the country, punctuated by trips to the pub 50 yards down the road, we can't think of a better venue.