We stayed in Willow Barn as a family group (four adults, two children, two dogs) and had a great time. We got a good welcome from Nicky which included a delicious home made lemon drizzle cake and some jam, and also some recommendations for pubs, beaches and tea shops. Just right - told us what we needed to know without being too intrusive.
The accommodation itself is very comfortable and well equipped; the bedrooms are all a good size and the beds are great. Everything was clean, the kitchen was good and the living area nicely designed.
There is a small field just across the road which was perfect for exercising the dogs first and last thing, and several footpaths within a short distance of the cottage if you want to walk a bit further.
The Fox and Hounds in Dalehouse is about 15 minutes' walk away and is a real old-fashioned village local with welcoming staff, good honest food and a couple of real ales. Well worth a visit (or two).
All in all, a great cottage in a great location and an excellent base for exploring the North Yorks Moors and coast. I was reading the guest book before we left and someone had written "if you can't have a good holiday here you have no one to blame but yourself". Couldn't put it better myself so I won't even try. Hope to return before too long.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ridge Hall Cottages provide superb self catering holiday cottage accommodation in the heart of the stunningly beautiful North Yorkshire Moors National Park near picturesque Staithes. The cottages are the result of imaginative and considerate conversion of a small group of barns close to the historic Ridge Hall with panoramic views of Borrowby Edge, Roxby and eastward to the sea and Staithes Valley. They are appointed to the highest standard and are beautifully designed with full central heating and feature wood burning stoves The cottages are available all the year round for both short and long breaks. Well behaved pets are welcome subject to prior agreement. We can also offer exclusive weekends catering for up to 16 which could include a 'Gala Evening' with dinner in the formal dining room of the main hall. We can also offer 'Team Building' for corporate groups, 'Yoga' and 'Tai Chi' for those who wish to really breathe the country air, 'Guided Walks' and much more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ridge Hall Cottages Staithes, North Yorkshire