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Farmhouse bread, kingsize beds and fluffy lambs
ane and David Turnbull make you feel so at home at Whashton Springs, it’s easy to forget that you don’t actually live here. Within minutes of arriving you’re handed a steaming cup of tea and some oven-warm, home-made Yorkshire bread.
There’s more splosh available (along with coffee-making facilities) when you reach your room – which will either be in the main building (a biscuit-coloured Georgian house) or in the nearby courtyard.
As you stretch out on the kingsize bed and gaze out over the Yorkshire countryside, it’s easy to forget that this four-star B&B is still a working farm; so don’t be surprised if you get roped into some lambing and calving come the spring, or egg-collecting in the summer.
As well as some gorgeous countryside walks, you’ve got Richmond a few miles down the road – home to great restaurants like the Frenchgate and a bunch of riverside paths.
Before all that, though, comes breakfast at Whashton Springs. Besides the selection of cereals, fruit and toast, don’t forget to leave room for the full English with some scrambled eggs. Especially if you were the one who collected them from the resident chickens.