Good Hotel Guide Review
Jane and Neil McNair’s unusual B&B is in their impressively restored late-18th-century corn mill on the River Bain, with glorious Wensleydale countryside stretching out beyond it. The water wheel still works today – admire the cogs and grindstones over tea and cake in the sitting room. Spacious bedrooms have exposed stone walls, soaring rafters, wooden floors and characterful features from the past. Each room has a wide bed, home-made biscuits and modern-day comforts (DVD player, iPod dock, radio alarm clock). For extra character, book the sympathetically converted Workshop Room, which retains the mill’s original winding gear and pulley wheel (a wood-burning stove and gleaming copper bath are among its more up-to-date features). Jan McNair’s two- or three-course rustic dinners are served from 6 pm to 7.30 pm in the candlelit dining room; wines are available by the glass. (Dietary requirements are catered for.) Next morning, find an excellent breakfast selection: home-made yogurt, berry compote, cereals, fresh and dried fruit; the cooked menu includes pancakes, home-baked Yorkshire ham, eggs from the neighbours’ free-range hens. In warm months, the long riverside garden is an ideal place to sit. Lounge (board games, large DVD library), dining room (log fire). Garden. Free Wi-Fi. No background music. Parking. Children over 11 and dogs (not in dining room) welcomed. 3 bedrooms. Per room B&B £105–£180. Dinner £20–£25.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.