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.
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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!
- Also Known As:
- Austwick Hall Hotel Austwick
- Austwick Hall Yorkshire