Good Hotel Guide Review
You may find it hard to leave this large stone villa with spacious rooms, home-made cake, triumphant breakfasts, walks from the doorstep and sweeping views south over Swaledale. Sheila and Robert Mitchell are 'as friendly and welcoming as ever', said guests on a return visit. The large, light-filled rooms are ‘beautifully furnished and presented’ with Arts and Crafts touches; there are sofas, books and a wood-burning stove in the lounge, and views over the pretty cottage garden and beyond from the conservatory. ‘Extremely comfortable bedrooms’, with exposed-stone walls, pine or brass bedsteads, pretty fabrics and plaid throws, share those ‘superb, far-reaching’ views. All have bathrobes, and baths as well as showers; edible treats, too. 'A highlight is always the award-winning breakfast' which is 'varied and delicious', including pancakes, smoked haddock, local eggs, croissants from the village bakery, and Sheila’s award-winning marmalade. The Mitchells, who have 'excellent knowledge of the local area', advise on dining options (some walkable), can provide picnics and packed lunches, and suggest walks. (Victor Williams, Ann Southworth, CK, SM)
closed 19 Dec–1 Mar.
lounge, dining room, conservatory, in-room TV (Freeview), small garden, terrace, bicycle storage.
1 dog allowed, by arrangement (£5 per night, welcome pack), not allowed in dining room.
B&B doubles from £130. Limited availability of 1-night bookings Apr–Sept.