hall, drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 14-acre gardens, hot tub, unsuitable for disabled.
not under 16.
per room B&B single £110–£140, double £125–£155. 1-night bookings refused bank holiday weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A visit to this B&B is to be remembered, not just for the quirky, individual rooms, but also for the dedication and kindness of its owners, Michael Pearson and Eric Culley.’ An inspector in 2017 was charmed by this ‘fascinating, lovingly restored’ 16th-century manor house, which stands in ‘nurtured, cherished’ Italianate gardens on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Arrive to tea in the ‘grand’, log fire-warmed hall, amid a collection of ‘well-framed’ art and ethnographic artefacts – ‘a treasure trove for antique cognoscenti’ – then swan about in one of the large bedrooms, each ‘decorated with fine taste’. ‘Ours had a brass chandelier, extravagantly thick curtains, and a beautiful Persian rug on the stained-wood floor. Two small carved tigers guarded the fireplace. The bathroom, with a freestanding bath, was entered through stained-glass doors.’ In the morning (‘an early breakfast was easily provided’), sit down to ‘strong tea (a range of teas is available); a succulent fruit salad; beautifully prepared eggs on good toast’. Sculptures and wild flowers flourish along woodland walks through the grounds.
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