From a bountiful organic garden and “fire pit” to boutique bedrooms and a picture-postcard village setting, this creeper-clad Georgian hunting lodge “has it all”, according to one fan. Readers also confirm that chef and co-owner Frances Atkins is “at the top of her game”, delivering effortless Michelin-starred cooking full of season accents and clear, intelligent ideas. A menu of ‘Yorke Arms classics’ promises the likes of Wensleydale soufflé with sea scallop, vanilla and tomato or slow-cooked shoulder of lamb, loin and sweetbread with wild herb stuffing, apples and morels, while ‘dishes of the day’ move into more ambitious territory. How about lightly spiced partridge with truffle, green-olive tapenade, parsnip crisp, courgette and verjuice ‘gastrique’ or a dessert involving caramel, blackcurrant, chilled liquorice mousse, poppy seed feuillantine, chilli and mango? Just add thoughtfully chosen, top-notch wines for an “elegant, but very special” treat.