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“Comfortable, welcoming and dog-friendly”

The Estate House Bed & Breakfast
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The Estate House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #29 of 32 Skipton B&B and Inns
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Good b&b establishments that positively welcome (rather than tolerate) dogs aren't easy to find. The Estate House ticks a lot of boxes whether you've four legs or two: it's well located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park yet convenient for the M6; it's run by a friendly, caring local couple who try hard to please; accommodation is clean, comfortable and good quality; the breakfasts are excellent (the 'full English' plus toast plus cereals really set us up for a day's touring); and it's good value.

From a dog's point of view, it's a lot of fun. Dogs are accommodated in the bedrooms and even allowed in the residents' lounge/breakfast room (where there are also games for young and old plus toys for kids); a dog bowl and bag of treats was provided; and there's a safe walled garden beside the house for leg-stretching. Two minutes' drive down a lane takes you to a quiet stretch of the Leeds & Liverpool canal, where the towpath winds through rolling countryside, running through the friendly and characterful little town of Barnoldswick in one direction and out towards Gargrave and Skipton in t'other. For evening meals, there's an attractive dog-friendly pub a mile away - the Cross Keys at East Marton - that offers a menu that's a cut above the average country pub without being 'gastro' or greedy.

Top tip: ask for the Garden Room or one of the other rooms at the rear of the house. Our room (the Gledstone), although generously proportioned, attractively decorated and with a very comfortable king-size bed, fronted the main A59 road and the old-fashioned single-glazed sash window meant that road noise was noticeable - although this isn't a deal-breaker as the A59 doesn't carry a huge amount of traffic at night.

Many thanks to Zoe, Rob and daughter Georgina for looking after us so well, and to Dudley the family's own dog for flirting with our two - even if it was just a holiday romance!

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear are quieter.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

After a gruelling trip taking 3 times as long as it should have, we were greeted warmly and helped with our luggage. The home made ginger cookies helped to restore my karma. The rooms we had booked were comfortable, clean and homely. We had a "welcome" pack for our dog as well! Breakfast is wonderful and freshly cooked for us after a surprisingly restful sleep. The beds were comfortable, but our rooms were at the front of the house on the A59. I had expected to be kept awake all night, but the road does get quieter and did not stop a good night's sleep. Would warmly recommend this place to anyone with a dog (or without come to that).

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

I stayed with Zoe & Robin, and Georgina, and Dudley of course, for 2 nights in May 2011. (Apologies to Zoe & Robin for the ridiculous delay in writing this review.) I was travelling with my 2 Labradors in my Campervan & had booked a room at The Estate House B&B having found them on a 'dog friendly' places to stay website. Everything about the Estate House and the owners was spot on; friendly, clean, welcoming, comfortable accommodation. I had booked a single room at the front of the House, which was plenty big enough for me and the muttleys, but sleeping with the window open I had a very disturbed sleep on the first night. In fact, I looked so awful the next morning at breakfast that Robin noticed and asked how I had slept. Bless them, they straight away offered me a different room for my 2nd night. What great customer service! And it worked, I slept 100% better! Robin & Zoe suggested places for me to eat in the evenings, and I chose the Cross Keys pub in the neighbouring village. Breakfast was lovely at the B&B. My 2 dogs played with Dudley in their garden. Even a 'mistake' by 1 of my dogs was greeted with a 'never mind, we can sort it' attitude by Zoe (& an embarrassed owner!). Couldn't fault The Estate House B&B, West Marton!

Room Tip: Rooms away from front of property are quieter. Plenty of off road parking at property, or good on st...
  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 October 2011

We stopped over here on a Saturday night on our stopover for our East to West Coast sponsored bike ride. What a lovely place it was. The owners were extremely friendly, as was the dog and the place felt very homely. The rooms were very comfortable with fresh plush bedding which is precisely what we needed on this occasion. The concerns we had about it being a little out in the sticks turned out not to be a problem at all as there's a pub just over a mile away serving good beer & food and they even kindly gave us a lift to the pub in the evening. The room was not ensuite so the 4 of us who stayed in 2 rooms shared 1 bathroom but this didn't really cause any problems. For breakfast there were cereals, toast and a full english to kick the day off which went down a treat. There was ample space for our bikes to be stored also so all things considered, this was an excellent B&B to stay if you are in the Skipton area.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

Had a loveley stay, the rooms were amazing value.the bedding was very plush. The breakfast was all locally sorsed. The owners were so friendly,dudley the dog was so cute.and they were pet friendly. We will be returning asap. Brilliant

  • Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed 18 June 2011

We were given a very friendly welcome & enjoyed a very comfortable stay.
Robin & Zoe were very keen to meet all of our requirements & provided us with a very comfortable bed & first class breakfast.
Our room was fresh, roomy, spotlessly clean & quiet.
Looking for a perfect restful stay in the Dales ? look no further than the Estate House.
We will definately return as soon as possible.5 STAR !!

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Reviewed 22 May 2011

We spent a very pleasant night here in May after a days walking in the Dales.Great location for walking and sightseeing in and around Skipton. Very comfortable and well appointed room(we were in the Garden Room).Breakfast was great with helpful and friendly staff. They are also happy to take well behaved pets(our dog felt very much at home)! Pub and good food nearby. Great value for a friendly stay!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: The Estate House Gledstone Road | West Marton, Skipton BD23 3UE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Skipton
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Ranked #29 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Skipton
Number of rooms: 4
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The Estate House Bed & Breakfast Skipton, Yorkshire

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