Meet Your Hosts

Carr House Farm is the country home of us, Anna & Jack, two renowned friendly faces of North Yorkshire and noted “champions” of the area We have both lived and worked in the local area for our whole lives. Jack from Byland Abbey and Anna from Wass Grange, the farm across the road .We grew up 5 fields apart. Needless to say we love to share our unique knowledge of the area with guests. If you want to know the best places to eat and drink, the must see attractions or the hidden corners and unique gems; we are the people to ask!

Here there is a comforting sense of continuity and tradition

We’ve been welcoming guests now for nearly half a century.  It is on our genes to be hospitable North Yorkshire hosts as  Jack’s mother, Brenda, took in guests at College Farm at Byland Abbey when Jack was a lad in the 1960,70 and 80s. Back in the 1930s Anna’s paternal grandmother Mary Louisa [better known as May] accommodated guests – a lot were artists as they liked the light at Wass Grange. We like to let guests experience the warmth, family life and generous hospitality of true Yorkshire-folk and make them feel at home .

Jack walking his dogs
Boys with Kawasaki mule came travel
Our family have been farming this land for generations

The family have lived here for over 140 years .

Jack enjoys working his Labradors and Cocker Spaniels. Sometimes there are puppies for you to play with and there is always the opportunity to take one of the adult dogs for a walk. Jack is a walking weathervane if you want the forecast for the day! His favourite meal is  rare Roast Beef and a stack of Yorkshire puddings. Want to learn how to speak with a broad North Yorkshire accent join Jack for the day. By’t end on it thee might ‘ave larnt yan r mar wods . An official Champion for the North York Moors National Park.

Anna , who is a Ambassador for the North York Moors , enjoys cooking, can often be found rustling up some treats for guests in the kitchen. Samples too many herself ,loves nothing better than bread and butter and has resigned to being no catwalk model, more like a little barrelful of chocolate.  Nothing better than having a long table party in the garden, when the weather is kind . Grows lemons trees. Loves foraging in the bluebell woodland behind the house heading up to the stream and waterfall.  When time allows gets her metal detector out,  waiting for that special peep.  Anna organising the Ryedale Business Awards and also the World Jam Festival as well as being a fundraiser for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Was on the board of the last North York Moors National Park leaderboard responsible for handing over £3m to help local businesses.

They have lots of tales to tell and their knowledge of the area is phenomenal.

The most important meal of the day!