De-stress and relax in nature

Re-discover the delights of nature. It’s easy to miss out on the simple things, from watching a sunrise to peering up at the starry dark skies or the peace brought by hearing nothing but the wind in the trees and birdsong.

A nature holiday at Carr House Farm allows you to immerse yourself in a stunning natural location. Set on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park in a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ – the Howardian Hills.

Discover the great outdoors in unique ways you wouldn’t be at home, with bird watching, forest-bathing, or simply connecting with nature and beauty in your own way.

Garden therapy

We keep extending our gardens to  create more outdoor space for you to enjoy. Holidaying in the North Yorkshire countryside doesn’t get much better than this.

Guest can enjoy their own private outdoor eating areas along with BBQ.

The little Holbeck stream

Carr House Farm sit at the foot of Shallowdale Gill (its name using three alternatives for valley – dale, gill and slack). A delightful stream – the Burtis Beck runs down the gill through the woodland behind Carr House  before it turns into the Little Holbeck .A lovely place to sit and have a picnic. If you are quiet there is a good chance you will see deer and their young. There are woodpeckers who nest here every year.

Dipping pool & wild swimming

There is even an icy cold dipping pool for those guests who are feeling brave! or if you fancy take the short drive to Gormire Lake for a spot of wild swimming.


You’ll find an abundance of flora and fauna in any of the surrounding fields and woodlands. . We have a family of deer who like to return behind the house most evening and the garden is full of wild birds. A barn owl skims the fields at dusk. There are red kites and buzzards that are high above and make for a great photo/video opportunity if you  wish.

The local moorland moorland provides a valuable habitat for rare species, including birds such as merlin and golden plover and plants such as sundew and cranberry. You’ll also see many other species of heathland plants – including crowberry and wavy hair grass – and bog plants too, notably sphagnum moss and the nodding cottonwool-like heads of common cotton grass. We also know a secret place to get myrtle to make beer from.

Borrow a four legged friend

For those of you who follow the Cuckavalda Gundogs on social media this is their home. If you would like to take one on a walk locally you just have to ask or even sit in the garden and do a bit of de stressing with your chosen new friend. You can tell them your worries,secrets and dreams and they wont tell a soul . We have Labradors and cocker spaniels and below is Minty who is always ready to be made a fuss of.

We don’t allow guests dogs at Carr House Farm but we have teamed up with a local kennel where your dog too can enjoy a holiday in North Yorkshire (£25/day), you can collect your dog and take them out with you for the day.