My wife and I visited this delightful B & B on the 17th May 2014 for 2 nights, both the two advertised rooms in a separate Annex were fully booked up so we were offered the cottage house for our stay.
We arrived late on in the evening as we had spent the day in York seeing the sights & sounds of what York had to offer plus planning what we would do over the few days we had available in York, as there is SOOOO much to do and even in the 3 days we did have we found that there was still lots of places we missed.
On arrival Richard & Kim made us feel very welcomed and gave us a tour around the cottage and rooms that we were staying in which we loved the room and bathroom looked both AMAZING! The view from both the bathroom & bedroom out onto the Yorkshire Dales especially in the morning are STUNNING and have to say the best views from any of the rooms.
After a long journey we decided to use the amazing deep roll top bath, which was our ONLY problem of our whole stay was that after trying to fill the bath with hot water within 5-10 min's became lukewarm and we were unable to take advantage of this amazing looking bath, I proceed to have a shower which must have been on the same water supply and was also lukewarm at this stage. We proceeded to inform Richard about the issue and they were VERY apologetic about the whole situation and even offered us a bottle of wine for the inconvenience due to a boiler requiring turning on, and power outage earlier in the week.
Next morning hot water seemed perfect and VERY hot lol, the power shower... wooow was a POWER shower (VERY powerful and NICE!!!), we went to breakfast where a little gift was awaiting us from Richard & Kim to apologise regarding the hot water which was soooo kind of them (Which they didn't have to do), Breakfast was VERY tasty and both Richard & Kim were warm and welcoming again giving us lots of advise and ideas for the day plus the view into there back garden was stunning, watching woodpeckers and lots of birds animals around about's.
The surrounding area was amazing and I think this was also due to the AMAZING weather we had while we were there. It was a shame we never got to use the bath again as we didn't want to risk running the hot water out again just in-case.
For the one tiny incident, the rest of our stay was fantastic and they were very kind and understanding, would I recommend this place to anyone else and would we come back again YES YES YES!!! We loved the place and I am MORE than sure if we visited again everything will be 100%
Thank you sooo much again
Andy & Vicky
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A charming, former Woodsman's, country cottage, luxury retreat set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just 25 minutes drive to York and 3 miles from Castle Howard (famous as location of Brideshead Revisited) and Richard III's Sheriff Hutton Castle. Beautiful views, great walks, abundant wildlife, peace and tranquility mean you can "get away from it all" and still enjoy all York has to offer. ... more less