My wife & I stayed at The Mistal for five nights. This is 5 star accommodation on a 12 acre farm in a beautiful rural setting and even has a lake with over 6000 fish! Very comfortable beds, private secure parking 5 feet from the entrance to the cottage and two sets of outside tables and chairs to catch the sun where you can just relax. Tennis court also just outside before the stables. Ideally located just outside the village of Knayton which is approx a 10 min drive from the charming market town of Thirsk (Tesco open until midnight, we would recommend the Thai (Racha) and Indian (Henna) restaurants if you like spicy food) and 30 mins from York. Ideal location to tour the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and surrounding areas. This is one of four cottages (Jeff is still working on the last two) that has all the mods cons from underfloor heating to soft closing drawers in the kitchen and the latest bathroom fixtures. The attention to detail really shows and we had a very nice welcome pack on arrival. This coupled with the help, advice and friendliness from Karen & Jeff (and Tangles the friendly resident dog!) who go out of their way to make sure your stay is a comfortable and memorable one. Jeff gave us a tour of his retirement project which is daunting for most people as he is a perfectionist. We did a similar project, albeit smaller, in Mexico where we now live so know the challenges they must have faced. What we wished that could have been better: Absolutely nothing. Our regret: Not having booked a longer stay at this beautiful property. Our advice: Book this property, you will not regret your decision. Thank you Karen & Jeff for sharing your beautiful property with us and the conversation & laughs we shared on our last night at The Carpenters Arms! We hope to be back some day when we are in this part of the world to see your Alpacas!