Founded in 1398, Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens is one of the best-preserved Carthusian monasteries in England. The monks who called it home lived as a community of hermits and today you can explore this isolated lifestyle in a recreated monk’s cell and garden. The priory and its beautifully preserved gardens still offer an appealing sense of solitude – making for a peaceful holiday. In the 17th century the guest house was transformed into a family residence, which was extended in 1901 by Sir Lowthian Bell, wealthy patron of the Arts and Crafts movement. You can see some of the rooms refurbished in this style, complete with William Morris wallpaper. During your stay, take the chance to enjoy the surrounding Yorkshire countryside. Discover the wealth of activities at your fingertips in the North York Moors and along the Cleveland Way National Trail.