hall, drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, ⅓-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed, ‘depending on the children’.
not in public rooms, or unattended in bedrooms.
per room B&B £125–£165.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Expect ‘a warm welcome’ at this ‘lovely’, characterful B&B in a ‘peaceful’ market town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. ‘Slightly eccentric (in a good way!)’, Austin Lynch and Tim Culkin are ‘wonderful’ hosts ‘with a passion for Georgian interiors’. The ‘beautiful’ Georgian town house is filled with ‘gorgeous’ antique furniture, paintings, ornaments and objets d’art, from the ‘elegant’ drawing room to the ‘stylish, comfortable’, book-filled bedrooms. Much has been preserved – look out for the period fireplace and wig room in the King bedroom dating back to 1720. Outside is as inviting as in: leading down to the River Swale, the award-winning terraced garden – ‘full of interest’ – is ideal for quiet contemplation. ‘Even on a drab autumn day, the garden was inspiring.’ Breakfast is ‘superb’ – ‘the best I’ve eaten, anywhere’. In the light-filled dining room (oriental carpets, mahogany tables, pristine china), help yourself to an ‘outstanding array’ of local produce, fresh fruit, ‘a wide range of interesting cereals’; the cooked dishes receive much praise. (Lynn and Rodger Middleton, and others)
- The Independent: Ten of the best UK hotels with gardens