all year except Christmas–27 Dec.
lounge, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¼-acre riverside garden with seating, secure bicycle storage, unsuitable for disabled.
not under 12.
allowed, not in dining room, on lead in other public areas.
 per room B&B £110–£180, D,B&B £160–£230. Dinner £20–£25. 2-night min. stay preferred.
VisitEngland Five Star Guest House
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Full of character and quirkiness’, Jane and Neil McNair’s ‘wonderful guest house’ is in a ‘beautifully refurbished’ 18th-century corn mill on the River Bain. Thick stone walls and huge beams ‘add to the historic feel’: ask for a tour of the waterwheel – ‘it was astonishing to see the mill equipment turning through the house and even in our room,’ said a guess this year. Beyond the marvel of engineering, however, ‘it’s Jane and Neil’s attention to detail that makes this place so special’. A wood-burning range keeps the homely lounge cosy in winter months; in summer, the riverside garden appeals. Spacious bedrooms decorated with vintage finds look on to village, garden or river. ‘Our huge Workshop room had an emperor bed, an enormous copper bath and a wood-burner; the home-made fudge was a treat.’ The hostess’s rustic dinners, sourced from the village butcher and other local suppliers, are ‘a delight’. A short menu, served from 6 pm, might include pork chop, rhubarb chutney, new potatoes. Much of the ‘excellent breakfast’ is home made – bread, granola, jams and yogurt. The Yorkshire Dales national park is all around; the hosts have plenty of local knowledge to share. (Adam Gibson, 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.