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
Third Night Free Special Offer
For every three nights bed & breakfast booked, the third night of the stay will be absolutely free. A minimum stay of three nights applies to this offer. This offer applies only to stays between 1st October 2018 and 31st January, 2019. This offer is also subject to the standard booking terms and conditions, and subject to availability. To benefit from this offer, please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
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.