all year except Christmas and New Year.
2 lounges (log fire, honesty bar), dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 1-acre garden, bicycle storage, unsuitable for disabled.
all day in public rooms.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 2 bedrooms, public rooms.
per room B&B £60–£180. 1-night bookings refused on busy weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Drawn by the possibilities for walking, climbing and cycling, ‘enthusiastic, hard-working’ Amanda Walker and Peter Jaques invite visitors to share in Dales living at their lovingly restored Victorian house. Guide inspectors praised the many ‘clever touches’ from a thick, colourful rope acting as the wall’s handrail up the stairs, to handmade cast iron wardrobes. Oblige the ‘tempting’ cakes, available in the reception room (their sign says ‘Please eat me’); carry on into the book-lined sitting room, where drinks are available from the vintage honesty bar, and study the eclectic display of prints, watercolours, etchings and photos. A curving staircase leads up to ‘well-designed’ bedrooms, each with a ‘comfortable’ bed, ‘good lighting’ and ‘plenty of hot water’. A room at the front of the house will let you wake to ‘that wonderful view’, all the way to Howgill Fells. Served in the ‘light, bright’ dining room, on crisp linen, breakfast is ‘excellent’: ‘delicious’ local yogurt, fresh berries, creamy scrambled eggs, ‘proper’ home-baked sourdough bread, home-made marmalade – splendid preparation for a hearty hike to the Dales High Way, observed by resident red squirrels and curious sheep.
- USA Today: 20 of Britain’s best hotels for walking
10% Discount Midweek Special Offer
10% off midweek – Mon-Thur – until the end of May 2019 for Good Hotel Guide readers. Please use this code when booking on he hotel’s website: GHG10.
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This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.