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“All the character you'd expect from a country hall”
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Austwick Hall
Ranked #4 of 6 Austwick B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 November 2010

Stayed for three nights in the Blue Room. This was rearranged after our postponement in June at short notice. No problem with new bookings despite contrary reports on this site.
The hall is at the top end of the village with ample parking at the front. We wer greeted in the hall way by the owner, a roaring log fire and fresh coffee and biscuits. We took the coffee through to one of the two residents lounge, also warmed by roaring fires.
The blue room is exactly as you see it on their website; spacious, warm, and full of old fixtures and fittings.
What may be relevant to you is: -
We walked to the local pub on Fri/ & Sun night in the dark. There are no street lights; in fact it was so dark we missed the turning on the way back. Or did we miss it because of the alcohol partaken, can't remember. However, take or torch or borrow the one left in the hall for residents use.
On saturday we stayed in and had the five course dinner; very good and would recommend for the quality, choice and the ambience of the surroundings.
Would we stay again, yes for the location if you want to be close to the best the Dales has to offer walkers but no for the bed. Unfortunately we didn't sleep well and didn't get the chance to pass our observations on to the owner. We had a standard double sleigh type bed. Now, we would think that most pepole who can indulge at places like this have at least a king size bed at home. Additionally, as an old wooden framed bed it creaked when you moved. So to have smaller bed that creaked was not conducive to good nights sleep. We would stay in other rooms if they had king size beds.
Finally, in the blue room; you get bare moving floor boards, a 24" telly (you can't see from the bed) and a fairly tight rain shower type shower cubicle (you have to get in, close the door, turn the water on with nowhere to hide and hope it warms quickly; it did by the way). They didn't bother us as the benfits of warmth, character, complimentary wine /coffee /chocolates and space meant we enjoyed relaxing on a sunday afternoon watcxhing the telly in our room. Bliss!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2010

I loved this amazing country home with tasteful quirky decor and feel. There are only 5 rooms, but all really spaced out so you don't really see the other guests. I can't stand those thin walled Chintzy B&B's where you feel you are staying with an elderly relative. I would recommend the Coronet room, with the double ended roll top bath. We also opted for late check out.

I read the reviews before and I can confirm, we had no issues with low lighting, short beds, the back staircase or inferior quality fruit juices.

Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
1  Thank SuperniceLou
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Reviewed 18 October 2010

What a glorious old country house set in beautiful woodlands and gardens. The owners made us feel very much at home when we arrived, and showed us around our bedroom and the various sumptuous lounges they have specifically for there guests, all with real fires. We stayed in the four poster room, and the attention to detail was spot on. The bed itself was extremely comfortable. We booked the five course meal on Saturday, all of which was excellent (much of which was home grown or locally sourced). After a long walk in the Dales on Sunday, we came back to a roaring fire and subsequently fell asleep in front of it! The breakfast was very tasty and filling. Overall the hotel is very friendly and informal, perfect for a relaxing weekend away to unwind. We'll be back again.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank 187062Debbie
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Reviewed 17 October 2010

This Hotel is exactly what we had in mind for our Romantic Break, stunningly kept and beautifully furnished in a great location. BUT!!!! When we booked we reserved meals for both evenings. Friday's dinner was basic for the type of venue but we decided that as there was a 5 course special dinner we would keep our reservation for the Saturday, we went down for dinner at the appointed time only to be ignored for 25 minutes till we were rudely informed that we had not reserved for dinner so could not eat (There were 2 couples eating that night), we were not happy! The solution from our arrogant hosts was that we wait till everybody else had eaten and see what was left. This was not what we had in mind for a country house break But it got worse - The patron decided that the best way to win me round was to argue 6 inches from my face and tell me I should be lucky to be in his Home - Oops silly me 'Luxury Country House Hotel' is what it says on their own website, nope it's his house and I should be happy to celebrate my Saturday night with what's left in his obviously very bare fridge. At this point it got worse as Eric (The patron's partner I assume) decided we should be evicted. Customer care seemed far from their minds. At this point Michael (who in fairness was happy for us to stay)and Eric started to argue between themselves so we decided we would go and eat elsewhere while they coped with the rush of 4 diners and decided if we would be allowed to stay in our room on our return. 2 Good things happened after this - We got the last table at The Game Cock in in Austwick and had brilliant service and food and Michael won the argument and when we got back we were allowed to stay in the room that we had paid for. The atmosphere in the morning was such that my partner felt so intimidated that we decided to not bother with breakfast! Eric and Michael we understand that miscommunication in bookings can happen - Had you not got arrogant with us and offered to hit the phone and get us a table nearby then we may well have been happier, when we returned had you checked if we had found somewhere then you might have redeemed yourself - Maybe after a nights sleep you might have apologised for telling me 'stop talking and listen' but no your attitude ruined what should have been a great break!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 September 2010

Like many people we have busy jobs and not that much free time so when we have the chance to have a weekend away it has to be good. And this is as good as it gets. Michael and Eric are wonderful hosts - helpful, friendly and obviously accomplished chefs. The decor is just right for an historic house with a modern day function. The lounge areas are comfortable and have quirky features (like the orangutan with a plastic banana). We had the Blue Room and could see grouse, squirrels and rabbits from the bath.The room was very well furnished and the extra touches - toiletries wine and chocolates make a real difference.
We had dinner both evenings - the 5 course dinner on Saturday was brilliant. I can rarely finish 3 courses but with the right portion size and fantastic menu composition I ate the lot!
The hotel is really quiet no traffic noise, sounds frm other rooms or anything else that would be intrusive or disturb a relaxing break.
There are 5 rooms to choose from so we plan on at least another 4 visits to try them all.
Unreservedly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kittys64
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Reviewed 26 July 2010

As part of an early midlife crisis my best girl chum and I decided to tackle the Yorkshire 3 Peaks. We are fussy ladies who dont camp and expect a certain standard of accommodation. Austwick Hall did not disappoint.
What a beautiful property, lovingly restored with charming fabrics and bits from around the world.
All the rooms are stunning and even though the one left when we booked had the "as yet to be renovated" bathroom (about which the owners were very honest) it was top!
The location is stunning, the ambience perfect and the hosts exactly the right mix of efficient and not intrusive.
The garden is clearly a work of love as is the food.
A great location for a child free romantic weekend and I shall be taking my husband.
A great base for doing the 3 peaks but knowing you can come back to a decent vintage and a roll top bath.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank gillandem
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Reviewed 11 July 2010

From a warm welcome we entered a fantastic building and were shown to a magnificent room with every comfort, marrying history and contemporary decor (without any chintz!). The house and gardens are overflowing with fabulous artifacts and sculptures. The food is wonderful, the best ingredients cooked to perfection.
Don't hesitate - just go!!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank IanHelenandaHarley
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Address: Town Head | Via Lancaster, Austwick, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle LA2 8BS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Settle > Austwick
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Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Austwick
Number of rooms: 5
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