all year except Christmas/New Year, 'occasionally at other times’.
drawing room, sitting room/library, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 2½-acre gardens, unsuitable for disabled.
not under 12.
 per room B&B £120–£145, D,B&B £205–£230. Set dinner £42.50 (min. 48 hours’ notice). 1-night bookings occasionally refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Amid ‘tranquillity and comfort’, this ‘immaculately kept’ B&B is much liked by regulars who praise the ‘superb’ food, the ‘delightful rooms’ and the ‘great kindness’ of hosts Phillip Gill and Anton van der Horst. The hillside house stands amid flower-filled gardens; take in panoramic views of the Howardian hills from large picture windows in every room. Books and objets d’art fill the ‘restful’, traditionally furnished lounges – settle in here for tea and home-made cake every afternoon. In the ‘spacious’, ‘thoughtfully equipped’ bedrooms, binoculars are provided to spot the garden’s resident robins. Bathrooms are stocked with ‘fluffy’ towels and ‘nice’ toiletries (a guest this year would have liked a more powerful shower). Give notice if you want to try Phillip Gill’s ‘eclectic’ four-course dinner. ‘In ten years of visiting Shallowdale, I have never had a dud course, let alone a dud meal.’ At breakfast (‘so generous you can skip lunch!’) tuck in to dry-cured bacon and Whitby kippers; ‘the freshly squeezed orange juice deserves a mention’. (Richard Creed, Andrew Warren, and others)
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.