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“Not value for money”
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Nethergill Farm
Ranked #3 of 3 Buckden B&B and Inns
Bolton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not value for money”
Reviewed 18 October 2012

I booked for B&B and an evening meal for the last night of our holiday and although it was more expensive than the places we usually stay at we thought it would be a lovely end to our holiday. On arrival I was surprised to find a lot of the paint was peeling off the front door and the garden resembled a wilderness, not a good first impression. Whilst we were given a nice welcome we were taken up to our room and when I went to look at of the window I noticed that the window frames were covered in green mould. I have no complaints about the room or the ensuite just the state of the window frames which must not have been cleaned for quite a while.
When we went down for our evening meal the dishes were palced on a table in the room and we had to help ourselves to the beef stew and vegetables.The gravy had not been thickened and was very watery and not really enjoyable. Then we noticed there was another small dish of fruit crumble and cream which we once again helped ourselves to and no offer of tea or coffee to finish off the meal. The breakfast was nothing to write home about but adequate.
Whilst the farm is situated in a lovely area I feel that it is very overpriced at £85per room per night for bed and breakfast and £19 per person for the evening meal. Maybe we should have kept to our normal price range and not tried to have a bit of luxury.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nethergill, Owner at Nethergill Farm, responded to this review, 6 November 2012
We are so sorry that your stay at Nethergill Farm did not meet your expectations. It is no excuse, but unfortunately you visited Nethergill at the end of a year of very harsh and unforgiving weather conditions. The front door did have peeling paintwork and as planned earlier in 2012, will be replaced in mid November. We have also ordered 4 new window frames to be replaced at the same time. Nethergill is 1200 feet above sea level and as such is subject to harsher elements than most.

Our evening meal has always been serve yourself, as indicated on our website. Our
rare breed White Shorthorn beef casserole has been universally enjoyed by other
guests and we are really sorry it was not to your taste. If guests would like tea and
coffee we provide a jug of fresh milk and they make tea and coffee in their room and
bring it down to enjoy in the large sitting room on the comfy leather settee in front of the wood burning stove.

We won the Deliciouslyyorkshire Breakfast award in 2010 and feel we have
improved and added to our breakfast many times since our award. We are always
striving to improve, but I am sorry Nethergill did not fulfil your hopes.
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

Walking the Dalesway, we chose this B & B for the way in which it split the distance between Kettlewell and Dentdale. However, it turned out to be absolutely first class. Right from the start we were welcomed by Fiona with tea and flapjack and matters continued in the same vein. Our room was spacious with everything that we needed and a nice hot bath to sink into. Being on foot, we ate in and had a lovely meal. Lots of good home made cooking as was breakfast. The setting at the top end of Wharfedale is remote and we were fortunate to enjoy good weather. However, when the cloud is down it might be a different storey.

It was most interesting to be taken around the new self catering accommodation that Chris and Fiona have created from the old barn. This looks to be a quality finish and with fascinating use of the different levels. Also worthy of note and most enterprising was the facility for passing walkers with hot drinks and cakes, with an honesty box, as well as toilets.

Do not miss a stay here if you are in the area. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

Lovely B&B in a very remote location, a great place to get away from it all and get an authentic experience of a sustainable farm. Fiona and Chris have created a delightful oasis, with logbooks telling the story so far, and exciting plans for the future with a wildlife education centre. The dinner they cooked for us was delicious, and the homebaked bread a real treat. As well as the livestock there is a wide range of wildlife, including delightful lilttle housemartins flitting around the windows having nested in the eaves. Nethergill is a labour of love, and one we felt glad to support.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

We only stayed for a night but wish we'd stayed for longer. The location is very remote but it suited us well as we were looking for peace and quiet. Fiona made us feel very welcomed. It was pouring down with rain when we arrived, yet she waited outside (in her raincoat) to welcome us. We were greeted with a nice pot of tea and delicious flapjacks in front of a log fire in the lounge which was very comfortable indeed. We did not pre-book an evening meal, but Fiona was very accommodating and cooked enough to cater for us last minute. We were put in 2 rooms, both very comfortable and clean. Breakfast was lovely, it was nothing like the greasy fry ups that you tend to get at most B&Bs. Eggs were very fresh from Fiona's own chickens. The only downside is that the portion is a bit small, but there's plenty of cereal and toast on the side. I would definitely return again, next time with a pair of walking boots to explore the area around the farm.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Hälleforsnäs, Sweden
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

Were out for 10 days on the dales way, and this was the best of all the places we stayed at. Wonderful house, wonderful hosts and the best location in the Dales.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Barrow upon Humber, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

Arrived on Friday afternoon to a lovely welcome of tea and flapjack followed by a delicious evening meal washed down by a gorgeous red wine. Had a perfect evening relaxing only having to throw on the occasional log to fire the log burning stove. After a quiet nights sleep in comfortable surroundings was met by an excellent cooked breakfast. Fiona and Chris made us and the two other couples that accompanied us most welcome and were a mine of information about local area. Spent two enjoyable nights at Nethergill Farm and have recommended it to lots of friends.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

We completed the Dales Way today and have stayed in some wild, whacky and beautiful places en route. Nethergill was one of the best! Fiona has a very unassuming manner, quietly efficient and making her guests feel instantly at home. Nethergill is a credit to both Chris & Fiona as they strive to make it a sustainable refuge in the Yorkshire Dales. A big pot of tea and flapjack was our reward for a great day walking followed by a beautiful home cooked seasonal meal. The beds and bedding were the type you'd like to take home with you, and the breakfast choice was flexible and tasty - porridge with home made lemon curd :) If you want to be reminded of what life should really be about, a stay at Nethergill is a must.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Nethergill Farm

Property: Nethergill Farm
Address: Nethergill Farm Oughtershaw | Skipton, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Buckden BD23 5JS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Buckden
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Buckden
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nethergill Farm, 400 acre hill farm. Self catering Haylofts, Nature Barn, bird hides, ready meals from our own rare breed meats. Eco farm using renewable energy with the highest green credentials. ... more   less 
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Nethergill Farm Buckden, Yorkshire

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