We stayed here on Sunday night (just after the Tour de France had been through the area) and got a fantastic deal via Travelzoo. The package included DB&B accommodation for two, a cream tea on arrival, a five-course tasting menu dinner and a late (12 noon) checkout.
We have stayed at the posher and more expensive Devonshire Arms a couple of times, so we were interested to see what was on offer just six miles up the road.
The staff we met throughout our stay were wonderful, particularly the staff in the restaurant both in the evening and in the morning, super-friendly.
The room (No 7) was on the small side but perfectly kitted out, with a selection of snacks and soft drinks, and a superbly appointed bathroom with complimentary toiletries. Fixtures and fittings are just as good as the Devonshire Arms, as far as I can see.
The food was a highlight - the tasting menu was terrific, with some of my favourites on there, including wonderful scallops. Breakfast the following morning was as good as the Devonshire Arms, with a perfectly cooked eggs benedict brought to the table.
My only criticism - I was woken from my deep slumber twice before my alarm clock finally went off; once by a very noisy wagon/delivery beneath our first floor window and secondly by the (otherwise lovely) cleaning ladies who store their gear opposite Room 7. When you are on a leisure break in the middle of the countryside, these dawn choruses are not very welcome, so perhaps seek out a room on the opposite side of the hotel.
Best of all was the location - the Devonshire Fell is in an elevated position just overlooking the lovely village of Burnsall and the River Wharfe, just five minutes walk from the front door. In short, I can thoroughly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the pretty village of Burnsall, The Devonshire Fell Hotel lies in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, nestled among rolling hills, country lanes and dry stone walls. The property has free WiFi and there is free parking. There are 16 bedrooms at the Devonshire Fell, each boasting their own individual character, with many affording breathtaking views of Yorkshire countryside. The reception area and bar is vibrant and cosy, with colourful armchairs where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can relax in the 1 AA Rosette restaurant and soak up the striking views as they dine on mouth-watering dishes made using locally sourced produce. The local area is a paradise for walkers and their dogs, which are equally welcomed and stay for free. Many ancient castles, country houses and UNESCO World Heritage Sites are within a 30-minute drive. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Devonshire Fell Hotel
- The Devonshire Fell Hotel Burnsall, Yorkshire