About the farm:
This is a uniquely wild and beautiful place. You will love it but in
winter bring wellies as the yard can
be muddy - also some warm clothes - it can be breezy up here! You
are free to wander on the farm, hang out or enjoy it in your own way (or
have a late lie-in!). It is isolation par excellence - from the
farmhouse you see heather moors all around with streams and ancient oak
woods down in the steep valleys which border the farm. You will find
yourself amidst a wealth of untouched history - huge dry stone walls
surround tiny fields, old vernacular buildings - real ‘Herriot’
country (actually Lidmoor is pictured as a double page background for
the dedication 'To my grandchildren ...' in James
There are many lovely and fascinating walks from
This is a
favorite nesting area for curlews
and lapwings. An occasional pair of buzzards visit, and more rarely hen
harriers and goshawks. Woodpeckers
can often be heard in the ancient oak woods, which are also home
to a wide range of flora and fauna including deer and
badgers. Foxes and stoats thrive on a large population of
rabbits. There was a sighting of an otter on the farm in 2004.
For hot days there is a large pond
which is good for swimming. Its
a fantastic experience to swim up on the hill in the middle of nowhere.
Hodge beck is a wonderful stream to explore and there are a few places
deep enough to swim.
are many charming and interesting places within reach –
the old fishing harbour of Whitby, the maze of narrow streets at
Robin Hood's Bay, the quaint Victorian resort of Scarborough and
historic York (all about 1 hour drive). Also there are
the National Trust properties of Rievaulx Abbey and Terraces, and
Nunnington Hall. Castle Howard is about a half hour drive.
As Lidmoor is
a sheep farm we regret that we cannot have dogs to stay.
Please bring house slippers as we ask visitors not to use their outdoor
shoes in the house for obvious farmyard reasons!!
travel cot is available f.o.c but please bring your own bedclothes
serve a delicious continental breakfast using top quality products,
organic where possible. If you wish to indulge in a late 'lie-in' you
may come down to breakfast at any time that suits you
sort of farming at Lidmoor?
is a 150 acre sheep farm with a hardy flock of Black Welsh Mountain
cross and Masham breeding ewes plus their lambs. As you see in the
photos the terrain is exceptionally varied, rugged and sometimes steep.
The farm is registered organic. Our farming policy is towards natural
methods and to avoid all intensive systems.
per person per night
up to 12 years old : £15
free - bring your own bedding stuff
welcome to use our wifi
is a list of local pubs and restaurants and cafes on the printable
directions page. All offer a vegetarian menu