Local To Us

With so much to see and do near Kip & Nook, we've compiled a list of our favourite places to vist, pleases to eat and some nice walks to enjoy.


So you’re feeling a bit peckish and fancy something a little different. Why not try one of these fabulous places below? We’re big fans of all these venues, and can give a hearty recommendation to any of them, so we know you’ll enjoy them. Bon Appétit!

Middleton Lodge

The clue’s in the name: this stylishly converted building was once the coach house to the Georgian mansion where the owner grew up. The smart country bistro is located in the former stables and the modern British menu evolves throughout the day, via snacks, brunch and afternoon tea. Bedrooms are contemporary.


Our food is comfort street food with a heavy amount of passion used in its execution and high-quality ingredients used throughout. We’re pua dedicated to providing you lil stinkers with a unique casual dining experience, good food without the pretentiousness.

The Fox hole

Set in the Roman village of Piercebridge, The Fox Hole Pub & Kitchen welcomes all. With an inspired mix of traditional features and contemporary decor, we invite you here to come and eat, drink and relax. From our kitchen, enjoy dishes inspired by locally sourced, seasonal, fresh ingredients.

Raby Hunt

The Raby Hunt, led by Chef Patron James Close, is North East England’s first and only two Michelin Star restaurant. Set in the rural hamlet of Summerhouse, near Darlington, in the heart of the countryside, it is one of only twenty two Michelin Star restaurants in the UK.

The Yorke Arms

The food rules are, there are no rules! If you want fish and chips, that’s totally fine. If you’d prefer a six course tasting menu from a renowned chef with wine pairing from our well-equipped cellar, that’s fine too. Your Yorke Arms is intended to provide a home from home experience.

The Devonport

The Devonport, Middleton One Row is an 18th century Hotel, Freehouse & Restaurant, located on a beautiful village green. Located between Darlington and Yarm overlooking the beautiful unspoilt countryside and banks of the River Tees, with good access to Teesside and Darlington is a fantastic base to explore the area.


The vast natural beauty not withstanding, Yorkshire and Durham have a vast array of things for you to see and do upon your stay here at Kip & Nook. Take a look at a small sample of things you can do in the list below. I'm sure you will find there is something here for everyone, and whatever the weather.

Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum has a nationally renowned art collection and is situated in the town of Barnard Castle, Teesdale, County Durham, England. Experience wonderful new galleries, interactives and fascinating exhibitions. Enjoy acres of parkland with plenty of room for walks, picnics and games.

Brymor Ice Cream

Brymor has been creating beautiful, award-winning ice cream right here on the farm in Wensleydale for more than 34 years and we believe that the secret to making the best ice cream is simple... Start with love.

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral holds the relics of Saint Cuthbert, transported to Durham by Lindisfarne monks in the ninth century, the head of Saint Oswald of Northumbria, and the remains of the Venerable Bede. In addition, its library contains one of the most complete sets of early printed books in England, the pre-Dissolution monastic accounts, and three copies of Magna Carta.

Hamsterley Forest

Discover our picturesque woodlands which sprawl along the sides of a stunning sheltered valley. Escape the hustle and bustle of the everyday at County Durham’s largest forest. From wildlife watching to stargazing, and adventure play for all the family to exhilarating mountain biking, there is something to keep everyone busy.

Grantley Hall

Your visit to the Three Graces Spa starts with a deep breath and a meaningful pause to connect with the here and now. Our wellness philosophy behind the Three Graces Spa is based on balance – achieving a state of equilibrium which is unique to you, your wellbeing, your state of mind and your body’s unique needs.

The Station Cinema

Food, film and art - all day, every day - and all under one spectacular roof. Experience our exhibition galleries and 3D art store, award-winning artisan food producers, three-screen cinema and meeting rooms. We're a hub for community activities and courses too, such as photography, singing, crafts and language lessons.

Mother Shipton's

Within historic woodland along the River Nidd is Mother Shipton’s Cave, the birthplace of the famous prophetess. It is situated next to the Petrifying Well, England’s oldest visitor attraction. The attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the waters which turn objects to stone.


Discover our picturesque woodlands which sprawl along the sides of a stunning sheltered valley. Escape the hustle and bustle of the everyday at County Durham’s largest forest. From wildlife watching to stargazing, and adventure play for all the family to exhilarating mountain biking, there is something to keep everyone busy.

Kiplin Hall

Built by George Calvert, Secretary of State to James 1 and Founder of Maryland USA, in the early 1620s as a hunting lodge, Kiplin Hall is a unique Jacobean house filled with the furniture, portraits, paintings, and the personal belongings of the four families who have owned the Hall the past 400 years.

Roman Bridge

Discovered during gravel quarrying in 1972, the bridge provides valuable evidence of the engineering achievements of the Romans. The Roman bridge is one element of a much larger Roman site, which includes a fort, known to have existed from at least the 3rd century AD, and areas of civilian settlement.

Raby Castle

Raby Castle is surrounded by 200 acres of lush green parkland, where herds of red and fallow deer live wild. Explore the park and amble around the ponds to spot plenty of wildlife that inhabit this remarkable setting. We have 5 acres of traditional 18th century ornamental Walled Gardens which include fabulous yew hedges, a fig house, rose garden, trees, plants and ornamental features.

Thorp Perrow

Thorp Perrow is the most important Arboretum in the North of England and is unique to Britain. The Arboretum covers 100 acres and is currently home to 5 National Plant Collections and 51 Champion Trees. Situated in the Yorkshire Dales, not far from the historic town of Bedale, Thorp Perrow is an exciting place to explore offering something for everyone, and is home to some of the largest and rarest trees and shrubs in England.


The landscape in Yorkshire & Durham is truly wonderful to behold, and we have put together a set of walks for you if you wish to go venturing and see for yourself on foot during your stay at Kip & Nook.

Easby Abbey

The impressive ruins of Easby Abbey lie in picturesque surroundings by the River Swale in North Yorkshire. Easby is one of the best preserved monasteries of the Premonstratensian 'white canons', with the magnificent refectory, gatehouse and canons' dormitory remaining. The parish church within the precinct, which is still in use, contains rare 13th century wall paintings.

Billy Bank Woods

This walk takes you along the banks of the River Swale and through rough pasture behind Round Howe. You'll see fields that are being managed for wild flowers and steep sided hills cloaked in ancient woodland with distant views of Richmond. There are plenty of places to sit on the riverbank for a picnic and you'll even be able to skim stones in places!

Low Force Waterfall

Part of the River Tees in beautiful Upper Teesdale. Low Force tumbles over the Whin Sill, a layer of hard dolerite rock (known locally as whinstone). The Whin Sill formed 295 million years ago from molten rock, which cooled and solidified underground. Today, after millions of years of erosion it is exposed as rocky landscape features at Low Force, High Force and other places in Upper Teesdale.

Roseberry Topping

Distinctive and iconic landmark with fine views across North Yorkshire and Cleveland. Roseberry Topping is open for visitors, and you don't need to book to visit. We encourage everyone to observe social distancing measures. Please stay local if possible to avoid creating hotspots.

Imagine yourself...

Kip & Nook hosts the ultimate getaway with its collection of unique and quirky places to stay in the stunning backdrop of the Yorkshire countryside.

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