all year except when owners take a holiday.
sitting room, dining room, small conference facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), walled garden, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
B&B per room single £60, double £90. 1-night bookings refused during the Early Music Festival and the Folk Festival.
VisitEngland Five Star Bed and Breakfast
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Perfect hosts’ Nuala and Walter Sweeney clearly enjoy welcoming guests to their ‘beautiful Georgian house’ in a market town dominated by its sublime Gothic minster. Trusted Guide readers found ‘a home from home’, occupied by the Sweeney family and their bull terrier. The bedrooms have paintings and antiques, and are supplied with those extra touches that speak of pride in the operation: fresh milk in a mini-fridge, biscuits, chocolate, good china. The largest and most fun, the double-length Drawing Room, has a sofa, armchairs, original fireplaces, mantel clocks and overmantel mirrors, crammed bookshelves, knick-knacks and photos, even a rocking horse. It reminded one reader of ‘a nursery or library’; the shutters should screen out ‘intermittent’ traffic noise. Iveson and its bathroom offer ‘wonderful views’ of the walled garden, with potager, ponds, a waterfall. This room has a claw-footed bath – ‘peaceful’ Appleton has only a shower. Breakfast brings ‘a wide choice’ of local produce – a full Yorkshire, fresh fruit salad. The town centre, with Saturday market and independent restaurants, is two minutes’ walk away. (S and JJ, and others)