A COUPLE providing luxury rural accommodation in a picturesque hamlet in North Yorkshire are celebrating after making it to the national finals of a tourist award.

Paul and Amy Callin, owners of Woodlands Farm, of Thimbleby, near Osmotherley, are one of ten B&Bs in Britain to have made the final shortlist for the Tastiest Breakfast in the 2018 Eviivo Awards, the so-called ‘Oscars’ of the independent guesthouse industry.

They opened the accommodation business in 2014 after moving from Harrogate where Amy, a chef worked as a senior tutor at Bettys Cookery School for nine years. In May, they were awarded five Gold Stars and a Breakfast Award by the AA and in June they were shortlisted for the prestigious White Rose Awards, organised by Welcome to Yorkshire with the winners to be announced in November.

The accommodation is set around the Grade II listed farmhouse and in converted stables and outbuildings. The business prides itself on using beautifully handcrafted oak furniture made by Beaver Furniture, Thirsk and Robert Thompson’s 'The Mouseman' of Kilburn.

Amy Callin said: “We are proud to be shortlisted for this Tastiest Breakfast award. We offer an extensive breakfast menu, from the traditional full Yorkshire breakfast using local sausages using an award-winning secret family recipe to home-made Scotch pancakes served with honey from a beekeeper in the next village. We are very lucky to be surrounded by some great producers in the area, which make our breakfast special.”

Woodlands Farm is just over a mile from the popular walkers' village of Osmotherley, which offers views of the North York Moors National Park. Paul and Amy have already welcomed guests from all over the world. The winner of this category will be announced at an award ceremony in London on October 16. The judging panel includes celebrity TV chef, Phil Vickery.

For more information visit woodlandsfarmthimbleby.com or call 01609 883524.