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About your hosts, Adam and Claire....





Hi, and thanks for visiting our website!




We were lucky enough in 2003 to stumble across this lovely characterful cottage in Thornton-le-Dale, then a Turkish-themed restaurant. We knew instantly that we wanted to make this our home and our next venture.


Claire had previously established and run (for nearly fifteen years) a popular tearoom in the busy market town of Tadcaster, North Yorks. Adam was looking for a change from his work as an electronics engineer.


We spent the first winter transforming the premises into the homely but stylish environment you see today. Our building dates from around the 1760s, and is grade II listed, and so sensitive improvements were needed to respect its character.


Our strategy was, and remains, to build a successful business which, whilst allowing us the time and freedom to enjoy living in this beautiful area, also provides a valuable service to residents and visitors alike.


Our passions, apart from enjoying our work immensely, are walking with our dogs and mountain biking, both of which can be enjoyed in abundance from our doorstep.





Willow and Tully, our beloved, if slightly loopy, bearded collies