The Tack Room

The Tack Room: Countryside getaway in a themed Tack Room set in a picturesque village and stables. A boutique self-catering on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.

The Tack Room Ruston is in a quaint village with stream running through it. We are sited on the Dawnay private Estate and have the perfect access to explore the North York Moors National Park and the Yorkshire Coast.

King Size bed (sleeps 2) includes a welcome breakfast with fresh eggs from our farm, bread, butter, milk, fresh coffee, plus a chilled bottle of Prosecco. 

Availability via the link, email for direct bookings.


Escape to the Yorkshire Coast

Beach, forestry or both!?

We are pet friendly - bring your horses and dogs on holiday with you. We have the most amazing set up for furry friends and the best walking, hacking and biking from the farm.

We live 15 mins drive from the wonderful rugged coastline which is a must when visiting the area. We are happy to recommend our favourite walks, romantic spots and places to explore.

Please check out our experiences for guided tours on horseback - sunset rides- make your own sour dough pizza. nights - afternoon tea etc

Enrich your stay with our experiences

Want to enrich your stay with a authentic local experience? Why not book a Horseback Tour through the forest or to the coast? We also do make your own pizza nights, take away afternoon tea or ploughmans or a professional photoshoot with your horse/dog.

Horse Back Tours - from the farm

Bring your own horse and be escorted around the woodland, dales and forestry. £20 per hour per group

Horseback Tours from the beach

20 mins drive away experience our magnificent coastline from horse back. A 7 mile stretch of beach. £60 per hour per group

Professional Photo Shoot

Why not capture the occasion on camera and have an amazing keepsake to take home? One hour professional photo shoot from a beautiful selected spot on the farm with you and your pet. £150

Afternoon Tea / Ploughmans

A favourite with our guests - takeaway Afternoon Tea or Ploughmans from our local caterer. Have it delivered ready for your arrival. 1 box includes a selection of goods and alcholic/soft drink. Please ask for a menu £15 per box

Make your own sour dough pizza night

A fun, interactive pizza making night for your friends and family. We provide the pizza oven, sour dough balls and know how and you bring passata, mozzerella cheese and toppings! We set up a station and show you how do make the most delicious pizzas then leave you to enjoy. £10 per person (minimum 4 people)

Massage & Therapy

Coming to relax and unwind? Then why not book at relaxing therapy with our local masseuse at your accommodation. Hot day? Then why not set up outside and lay back listening to the sounds of nature. Enquire for price list. Early booking recommended.


Acre & Shelter is an eco-minded and sustainable business. Living sustainably is important to us and we endeavour to do what we can for the environment. The accommodation and site has been sensitively designed and restored using wood from the farm, reclaimed materials and English antiques. We have used upcycled and reclaimed materials in the design and interiors of the yurts. All plastic, paper and glass is recycled. All our toiletries and cleaning products are earth friendly. In addition to this we seek to work with local businesses who share our values and ethos.

Customer Feedback

We love feedback, here are some reviews from our lovely guests:

Jee wizz and wow! What an experience to stay on a real working farm! The height of the building is something we won’t forget. The dog with the beard was our favourite. We will recommend this lovely spot to all our family and friends. Thank you for having us!

Georgia, Liam and Murphy (the dog)

Our 4th stay here and is always a relaxing, friendly atmosphere.. Red (my horse) thinks its her 2nd home and Kate is always keen to help keep her and me happy! Love this place so much!

Janine, Red and Chilli

We have truly fallen in love with this wonderful quirky space. Thank you for a lovely few days. The cuddles with your gorgeous dogs have made it really special. We cannot wait to return, to explore the area further and see some more of the hosts recommendations

Jenny & RIchard

“Kate’s place is fantastic - clean, spacious, with lots of character and luxurious touches. Highly recommend if you are exploring the North York Moors. The bed and couch are super comfortable, especially after a long walk in the beautiful area! We have returned multiple times and would love to again. Kate, thank you so much for another wonderful stay. You put so much care into your place and it’s always a treat to visit!”


“Our stay at the tack room was delightful from arrival to departure. My partner and I took along our two dogs and my horse. There were lots of little extra thought out bits like tea bags, fresh eggs, milk, bread, literally all the little essential for the weekend. The tack room was spotlessly clean, the bed was comfortable and the dressing gowns made you feel very at home. The stable facilities were great, honey was well looked after whilst we had slower mornings and Kate went out of her way to make her feel at home. The hacking around the area was idyllic, with Kate’s help we were able to plan a route which was great for both the horse and anyone on foot with dogs. The route also incorporated a pub stop which was fab! We loved it and will definitely be returning in the future and recommending Kate’s place to friends. Thank you for a lovely stay.”

Sophie & Honey

“Wonderful cosy little place to stay for a few days. The space is beautifully done, bed extremely comfy, lack of TV a welcome break from screens. Lots of beautiful walks from the doorstep, a great pub mile and a half walk away and quality butcher in the next village. Thanks for a lovely stay, we both really enjoyed it and had a wonderfully relaxing couple of days! The prosecco, eggs bread etc were really touches and much appreciated :)”


“Really enjoyed our stay at the Tack Room. Loved the cosy setting, good heating and comfy bed. The fresh eggs and horses coming and going were a real treat. Lovely country walks on the doorstep and a cosy pub near by. Recommend place to book for anyone wanting a little break from the hustle and bustle.”


Lovely stay in the super cosy tack room! I don’t think either of us have ever slept that well! This stay was exactly what we needed. Perfect base to explore the surrounding area and having a nice quiet place to come back to. Thanks for the walk recommendations too

Gina & Harry

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get the latest news and updates.