We went to Clapham to do the climb up Ingleborough which I'd attempted in 2004 and had been driven back by extreme weather conditions. We stayed at Crooklands and it was superb, John and Diane gave us a warm welcome and we had tea and biscuits in their lovely lounge area. Our room was spacious, warm, comfortable, beautifully decorated, fresh,and had a nice en-suite with a large shower cubicle. The views from the window where spectacular. The breakfast menu was mouth watering, we had a bowl of fresh fruit every day with home made yoghurt, cereals, and a varied selection of hot items including black pudding if required, home made jams and marmalade for your toast, all were locally sourced. A lovely setting, and a lovely couple, the accommodation is about 1.5 miles outside Clapham, so eating out does involve a car journey, however this slight negative is easily overcome by a multitude of positives so I would recommend this accommodation to anyone without reserve.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 17th century former farmhouse on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park & close to the Forest of Bowland AONB and about an hour from most of the Lake District. Picturesque Clapham village is just over a mile away. We have one double en-suite and one double or twin en-suite, both good-sized rooms facing south with views over the garden to the valley beyond. It is quiet & peaceful, ideal for touring, walkers & cyclists - Ingleborough, one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks is easily accessable by paths within 10 minutes walk of here. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Crooklands Clapham, Yorkshire