Good Hotel Guide Review
In the heart of Wensleydale, Jane and Neil McNair welcome guests to their 18th-century watermill on the River Bain. ‘Beautifully restored, full of character and quirkiness’, it has everything you’d look for in a high-end hotel, with working mill apparatus to boot. The ‘amazing’, huge, dual-aspect, beamed Workshop room has a freestanding copper bath and walk-in deluge shower room, a log-burner, an emperor-size bed, a patchwork sofa – and the mill machinery. The Kiln Room has a king-size sleigh bed, a separate lounge area, a river view. ‘The fudge is a real treat – Temple Spa products, too.’ The hosts ‘clearly and rightly’ show great pride in what they have achieved, and a sense of fun is everywhere apparent. The lounge, warmed by a range fire, houses the grinding stones and spur wheel. Breakfast brings the full Yorkshire and its veggie counterpart, smoked salmon, blueberry pancakes, home-made bread and jams. ‘Jane and Neil’s attention to detail makes this guest house so special.’ (C and PB, and others)
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 15.
allowed in bedrooms, not in dining room, on lead in other public areas.
per room B&B single £90–£160, double £110–£180. 1-night bookings refused some Sats, bank holidays.
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