We booked Hazel Brow for 5 days to mark a family birthday celebration in August 2017. What strikes you most when you arrive are the incredible views across Swaledale from the house which is situated high above the river. The beds were very comfortable with lovely linen and the rooms were all individual and nearly all had great views. Catherine provided some extra crockery, table linen, tables and cutlery for a celebration lunch on the Sunday where we were able to seat 24 in the dining room (see photos) and the weather was good enough for us to take breakfast on the terrace on two of the mornings that we were there. We made use of the additional parking provided nearby (just ask Catherine) so that non of our guests had to park on the road. We booked a local chef (Georgina Anderson) to drop off the food for the formal sit-down lunch which was delicious and meant that we just needed to serve. The rooms in the house are high-ceilinged and elegant and we found the snug a good place for those wanting to just watch TV. Hazel Brow is a great base from which to explore the Pennine Way, Swaledale and Wensleydale. We hope to be back again next year.
Amazing views from the house, easy to walk from the door along the Swaledale valley. Large house, well equipped, beautifully presented. Warm welcome from Catherine who is readily available if needed. All bedrooms and bathrooms very clean and spacious. Lovely warm duvets, comfortable beds, good quality linen and towels. Large dining room and very cosy lounge, well equipped kitchen with plenty of options for cooking! The Punch Bowl pub just up the road offers excellent food and very friendly service - highly recommend.
This was our 3rd visit and we are now planning our 4th! We love the house - always clean, warm and cosy. The views from the house are beautiful. Great walks in the area and the local pub/restaurant serve great food! Can't wait for next year!
Hazel Brow is one of those rare houses that can accommodate larger parties in style and complete comfort, located in the heart of Swaledale. The rooms are tastefully decorated and beautifully furnished. Period furniture and fixtures and fittings as well as big comfy sofas. Uninterrupted views from the front door look over the stunning U shaped valley. A short walk takes you to the local pub and eatery.
The house was warm, a must during our January stay, and the welcome too. There are plenty of bathrooms, hot water, good cooking facilities, real fires, tv and a snug hideaway to read a book. In fact everything for a pampered time away. There's also garaging for the push bikes and parking. We will be returning!
"We should have done this years ago" was what everyone said as our large, extended family departed our lovely family Christmas week at Hazel Brow. Plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the festivities and have some privacy when desired, plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms to choose from to suit the various members of the family. Cath, the owner, had decorated the house for Xmas with style and charm, so we were able to walk into a ready made setting, with fires lit and ready to enjoy ourselves, which we did. Swaledale was gorgeous, with plenty of walks from the door of the house, and far more nearby locations and attractions that we had time to see. Will certainly be doing this again, and would happily recommend Hazel Brow for such a gathering.Thanks Cath for your part in the best family Christmas we've had for many years.
Spent a lovely weekend at Hazel Brow House in a party of 13. The house is lovely, loads of space, great bedrooms for all, plenty of bathrooms and all the facilities needed to cook, dine and relax.
Cath was on hand to help with any problems.
Would definitely recommend.
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