Good Hotel Guide Review
‘The place breathes class,’ says a Guide inspector of Jake Dinsdale’s Jacobean-style country house, set high in the Yorkshire Dales on the Pennine Way. Built in the 17th century and remodelled in the early 19th, it is family-friendly, dog-friendly and relaxed. ‘I thought it would be rather stuffy,’ wrote a reader, ‘but now we’ve stayed there I highly recommend it.’ Traditional-style, newly refurbished bedrooms range from cosy to grand, with good antiques. A four-poster room had ‘a spotless, spacious, modern bathroom’ with good toiletries, ‘peafowl-pattern roman blinds’. By day there is a grazing menu, while in the restaurant, at lunch and dinner, a ‘tempting menu’ brings dishes such as ‘a delicate crab and peach salad; rich, savoury rigatoni’. At breakfast there are new-laid eggs from the hens, smoked haddock Florentine. Our inspector waxed lyrical: ‘To sit on a sunlit evening, sipping excellent Forest gin (one for connoisseurs) in beautiful gardens, with an uninterrupted view of the Dales, while admiring iridescent peacock plumage, is to get as near to heaven as is possible on this earth.’ (Jill Fossdyke)
20. 2 on ground floor suitable for disabled.
bar, restaurant, 3 lounges, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, 2½-acre grounds (hot tub), EV charging, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
‘low key’ in public areas.
all ages welcomed, extra bed for under-13s £40, for 13–16s £80.
welcomed in some bedrooms (1 dog £25 per stay, 2 dogs £35), 2 lounges, bar.
B&B doubles from £149. Set-price dinner £50 (£44 for pre-booked residents). 1-night bookings usually refused on public holidays.