Sarah and Marcus Lyon have lived at Greets Farm for over 20 years.

While they would always recommend a walk the mile to the village, to either the Crown & Cushion pub or Dogh bakery and tearooms please do pick their brains about other places to visit...

Marcus, in particular, is well worth having a chat to about ‘back road routes’ to get you home to the campsite from the coast or York on busy summer days! If you are driving into York, the Monks Cross shopping complex is home to an excellent park and ride into the city centre. YO32 9JU

We would recommend Florios Italian restaurant in Malton (10 minutes’ drive away) if you want to order takeaway pizzas for collection. Florios also does a good early-bird menu and is one of those old-fashioned Italian restaurants that every town should have. Florios, 11 Yorkersgate, Malton. YO17 7AA. 01653 692008

We all like the Wentworth Arms in Old Malton. It is still a ‘proper pub’ and the food is good and reasonably priced. We usually end up having their brilliant burgers. Marcus rates the beer! Wentworth Arms, 111 Town Street, Old Malton. YO17 7HD. 01653 692618.

For fish and chips head in the York direction down the A64 and go to Thompsons Famous Fish & Chips. There is a restaurant (fish pie highly recommended) and takeaway. Thompsons, Malton Road, York. YO32 9TW. 01904 468022

If you are visiting York, we highly recommend the excellent set menu at French restaurant Rustique, which is available both lunchtime and early evenings. Mussels, garlic mushrooms, steaks, crepes. Centrally situated close to Fenwick’s department store. Rustique, 28 Castlegate, York. YO1 9RP. 01904 612744. If there isn’t much of a queue, Betty’s famous tearoom is a treat There is The Ivy around the corner, but Betty’s is a Yorkshire institution.

If you fancy a walk in the ‘other’ direction away from Welburn and Castle Howard, Kirkham Abbey (home to an historic priory) offers a delightful route along the riverbank. Once across the A64, you will be amazed how tranquil it is. Best of all, there is the Stone Trough pub. A perfect place to sit outside and enjoy a summer’s evening. Friends say the Sunday lunch is good. The Stone Trough Inn, Kirkham Abbey, York. YO60 7JS

Malton is a lovely traditional dog-friendly market town, but Kirkbymoorside, Helmsley and Pickering are all also well worth a wander around. While the charm of the area around us - the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - is well-documented, Sarah is a particular fan of the wolds and the East Yorkshire countryside. Thixendale, Sledmere and all the little places between here and Beverley, which is a real hidden gem of a town.

While there is no getting away from the joys of a visit to Scarborough, Whitby or Filey don’t forget Sandsend, Cayton Bay, Hunmanby Gap or Fraisthorpe. Less touristy and perfect for a dog walk; maybe even a dip in the sea!

We hope you enjoy your stay with us. Any questions or special requests please do ask,

The Lyon Family