Situated on the River Swale, this Georgian building with careful, extensive renovations is immaculate inside and out. Three trim gardens, with a charming stone-walled and wood-beamed seating area, an expansive kitchen garden and delightful ‘infinity lawn’ overlook the peaceful ruins of Easby Abbey.
   Three is a recurring theme here, as the three bedrooms are equally as charming as the gardens. The smallest - the Abbey - has the best views, while the others impress with large bathrooms and pretty wallpapers.
   Our reporter Fiona Duncan praised the breakfast, especially the home-made rhubarb compote, but noted that the weekend prices veer rather close to being overpriced for a country guesthouse. However, it’s worth it and the service is pretty special – it’ll make you feel as if you’re staying in a hotel, but one with the personality of a family-run bed-and-breakfast.