Good Hotel Guide Review
This Georgian town house with cool styling and a playful vibe offers comforting Yorkshire food, a cocooning spa and a sunny welcome to all, dogs and children included. Step through the porticoed entrance and ‘you know this place is going to be fun’, reports a Guide insider. A black-painted hall is lined with violins; a drawing room is full of art; a clubby bar ‘buzzes with a toy train, Johnny Cash spinning on a turntable’. The handsome house, a five-minute walk from the city walls, has had a ‘radical and daring make-over’ while retaining its Georgian good looks: sash windows flood rooms with light, the dining room has a modern elegance. Minimalist bedrooms of milk-coloured walls, floaty muslins and painted floorboards ‘make the most of often small-ish spaces’ while ‘the treats made me smile’: a turntable (vinyl library downstairs) and a guest pantry of sweets, cakes, soft drinks. Bathrooms with under-floor heating are ‘bright and well thought-through’. Dinner is stylish Yorkshire comfort food such as smoked venison with rhubarb, pork cutlet with herb polenta. Breakfast’s ‘excellent choice’ includes omelette and mushrooms on toast. (HP)
39. 1 suitable for disabled.
bar, lounge, dining room, private dining room, spa (5 treatment rooms), kitchen pantry, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, parking, EV charging, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed, under-4s free, extra bed from £25.
allowed in designated bedrooms (£25 per night, welcome pack), public rooms apart from dining room and spa.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £167. À la carte £37. Occasional 2-night min. at weekends.