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What people say about us:

Art Student on Roy Lang's April course 2013

Thanks again for a great three days.  I really enjoyed staying with you and Roy is an excellent teacher and artist.

Robin S.

Group Celebration August 2012

Thank you for a wonderful weekend.  We all loved the accomodation and location. Mum loved her birthday surprise and was especially complimentary about her room with the walk in shower, I'm waiting for the suggestion that we install one for her. Thanks again, and we'll definitely be recommending you to others.
Elaine H.

Group Celebration July 2012

Just want to see a big thank you for a superb weekend we all enjoyed ourselves so much and we thought your home and hospitality was fantastic. We hope to be able to visit again in the future and will certainly be recommending it to friends and acquaintances.

Janice P.

Trevor Lingard's course May 2012

Arrived home last night after a thoroughly enjoyable few days at your home. The hospitality was excellent and the food well what can I say. Have a good June and July, and I will see you in August.

Lyn R.

Art Student on Geoff Kersey's course 2012

I just wanted to congratulate you on running such a comfortable and efficient bed and breakfast farm, more of a luxury hotel I thought! It was sheer bliss to be looked after so well, the accommodation was spotless, the food amazing and it all went like clockwork from beginning to end. I can’t wait to come again because Anne H. and I will be first through the door.

Estelle M.

Art student on Geoff Kersey's course 2012

Thank you so much for a most enjoyable stay at Pear Tree Farm, everything was wonderful and food out of this world, I hope to come again next year
Diane H.

Group celebration April 2012

I just wanted to thank you for our stay at your gorgeous property last weekend (April 20th - 22nd). We had a wonderful stay, and found we had everything we could have ever needed at our disposal. We had a fabulous weekend celebrating Sarah's Hen Night, and Pear Tree Farm was the perfect venue for our needs, along with the welcome advice from Alan around local pubs and other amenities.

Liz and friends

Group celebration April 2012

Thank you for an absolutely fantastic weekend. Everyone really appreciated the accomodation and made it even more special.

Lynn and Richard

Family celebration and party 2012

Just to say another fantastic weekend at Pear Tree Farm...we do love it and it suits our purposes perfectly. Those of our party who had not previously been were really impressed with the quality of the accommodation.

Peter and family

Soraya French's course 2011

just to say that Soraya’s course was excellent, as was the food, as usual! 

Julie C.

I just wanted to write and say a HUGE thank you for a fantastic weekend in your lovely house.  We all enjoyed our stay in your beautiful house and managed to celebrate my 40th with lovely meals, lovely walks and fabulous company.  You house is amazing and is beautiful inside and out. Many thanks for your hospitality and guidance.

Claire J.

Roy Lang's course 2011

I would just like to thank you for your hospitality during Roys'  art course.  I have never felt more at home and looked after as I felt at your guest house.  There was not one thing to complain about, everything was just wonderful.  If only all places that run courses were like yours.

Looking forward to next year or maybe sooner.

Chris F.

Just a short note but to say a big thank you for all the things that you did for me during my stay from Sunday to Tuesday. I am really grateful for the lift to and from the station and also for all your hospitality, I had a really good time and do hope that at some stage I can come again. I have already mentioned you to a friend who regularly visits villages around the UK

Janet S.

Thanks so much for making our stay with you so enjoyable!   Accommodation, facilities,food  all excellent. We had a great time! Thank you both for all your hard work.

Freda, Jean, Grace, Amanda, Gill, Doug  Philip and Gordon.  

Pete Gill's Course

Many thanks for today I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of 'painting without a brush'! Pete is a very good tutor, good fun, very patient and informative all of which added to the enjoyment of the day.


John Wheeldon Raku Pottery Glazing and Firing Course

Thanks again for a fantastic course - I would not have believed, before the event, that you could teach so much, so well, in such a short time - I arrived knowing little about potting and nothing about Raku, and walked away 3 days later with the information and confidence to be ready to have a go on my own, as well as some pots that I'm really pleased with, all run in a great atmosphere and first class venue.


Just a quick note to thank you so much for a really great course.  The whole thing was so enjoyablebeing really relaxed yet so informative and productive!  The set up you have with Sue and Alan makes the whole experience so good.  Surely there can't be many courses where you can produce your own pots, be pampered and buy your winter woollies (John Smedley factory shop!) all at the same time?


Our group have over the years stayed at many places in our annual walking mini-holiday but Pear Tree Farm has undoubtedly been the best. You have done a super job in creating the Farm and accommodation, service, reception and attention to every detail were quite exceptional.

Philip & Monica. Tadcaster.  

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality which we had this week at Pear Tree Farm.  The food was excellent throughout my stay. The Lamb and Beef was the best I've tasted in years and reminded me of my grandfather's small holding and the lovely meals we had with him - all fresh and lovely!


Roy Lang's course 

Just to say what a great time I had at the course last week and how nice it was to meet you and Alan. The room was lovely and the food wonderful - back on the diet this week though.   Roy was an inspiration and was the best instructor I have ever encountered.  He treated everyone as a beginner but without it being apparent.  Although I have used oils before it has always been a bit 'hit or miss'  and I have never been taught how to mix colours and apply the paint so it was definitely quite a new and pleasant experience.  I am only sorry I had to leave my paintings behind at my sister's to dry but I didn't want to risk spoiling them by bring them back to Spain.  I have shown my husband the photos though and he was amazed   Please would you let me know about future courses by including me in your email-shots.   Many thanks for a delightful stay and I shall look forward to seeing you again.  I have 'sold' the concept to my husband, Alan, and told him all about the fishing available so no doubt there will be two of us next time! Best wishes and thanks again.  

Linda (from very hot Spain)

Thank you so much for your generous hospitality over the week-end. Thoroughly enoyed myself! You’ve really looked after us.  I can’t ever remember doing a course and enjoying every aspect of it before.  (I’m also 5lb fatter!)

Freda, Nether Heage.

A very enjoyable visit and super course, excellent hosts and wonderful food.
Ann,  Brundall, Norwich.  

Excellent Hospitality. Wonderful Food. Memorable Course.

Pat , Beeston, Nottingham.

Thank you for a fabulous weekend, we’re sure this will be the first of many.

Andi and Annette.  

Very many thanks for ... this excellent week-end.  A rare treat to be able to practice stone carving in such beautiful surroundings - and such delicious meals!  I don't aspire to the heights of Rodin but hope to see you again next year.
Dr J .F., Wilmslow.  

Lovely weekend. Thanks for such kind hospitality.  Looking forward to next time.
Cathy,  Stanmore, Middlesex.

Very nice indeed.  One of the best (and biggest!) breakfasts we have ever had.
Ian K. and Mayumi Masegawa, Fukuoka, Japan.

Just to let you know how much we all enjoyed our painting holiday at Pear Tree Farm.  Accommodation and food superb! It was a bonus to have the use of the studio.  Thank you for making us so welcome.  We have a meeting tonight so no doubt we will have lots to talk about and photos to look at!!  Many thanks.
F. (Burton Joyce Art Society)  

Thank you so much for a most comfortable weekend- I really liked Room 7 because I don’t think that anyone could hear me snore! – Perhaps they were too polite to say! Your home has such a lovely happy atmosphere and the wonderful meals were so beautifully presented.  Thank you once again for your generous welcome.


Unsurpassed hospitality and an interesting part of the UK. Thank you. Best wishes with your art venture.
Don & Norma, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

I would like to say how much I enjoyed my stay with you. The food was delicious, the bed wonderful and the surrounding countryside and peace and quiet were exceptional. Hope to see you all again very soon. Beautiful rooms and a Desperate Dan size breakfast, yum!

Aile, Ashley & Reuber

Many thanks for making our visit extra special.  We have thoroughly enjoyed your hospitality.

Peggy, Isobel and Greton  

Thank you for the wonderful two nights we had with you. I hope we can see you again next year on our annual trip back to the UK.   What a perfect spot you have- thanks for sharing it!

Lesley, USA

Thanks for a lovely stay.  The accommodation and food is faultless and the welcome was friendly.  We will certainly tell all our friends. 

Ann & Dave

A grand B&B with wonderful hosts.  We could have stayed a week! 

Sheila & Rod  Ontario, Canada.  

Heaven. Relaxing. Friendly. Extremely good service. Will come again.
Janet, Littleover.

Great place very modern, luv it!

Maya, London.  

Fantastic scenery and really friendly people - would love to come again. Thank you.
Heather, Ilminster, Somerset.

Wonderful setting and very well looked after.                                            

Ken & Diana,  Oxfordshire.

Lovely stay, super room, very welcoming.                                                 

Angela, West London.  

Very Friendly & lovely home – great lounge! We will be back.               

D. Family.