We've stayed here before ( a year ago), so we knew what to expect (otherwise would have checked the "exceeded" box! ). This is isolated enough to be "far from the madding crowd", yet with one or two kindly neighbours (especially the housekeeper), and a pub-with-meals half a mile down the road (albeit a bit pricey), it's also very secure. No TV, wifi or mobile signal (suits us but would suit everyone). An ideal, comfortable base for us to enjoy the Swaledale Festival.