We spent our usual week at The Old Star B and B this summer and will return next year. Premises (very clean etc) consist of an old pub (sadly no longer licensed but you can bring your own drinks and, in any event, the acclaimed Fox and Hounds is almost opposite) with excellent bedrooms and bathroom facilities plus the added gem of a country-garden cottage out back converted into two spacious bedrooms (where we always stay). Breakfasts are broadly whatever you want, stretching from cereals, fruit etc to the proverbial Full English. All of this with the special advantage of genial and helpful hosts, Barbara and Barrie Martin - you couldn't wish for anything more!
If you are visiting the Dales, thinking about it, en passant or whatever, this is the place to use as a base for walking; visiting the various local market towns (Leyburn on doorstep, Richmond a short car journey away); absorbing the history (eg Richmond and Middleham castles); eating (try the pub and award winning Wensleydale Heiffer Restaurant); or even for a quiet, relaxing time. And Barbara's and Barry's welcome is the icing on the cake!
We love The Old Star.
- Also Known As:
- The Old Star West Witton, Leyburn