Conveniently located within a couple of minutes walk from Grassington village centre and it’s pubs/eating places, this traditional style guesthouse is a good base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. I’d recommend that you check for directions in advance on Google Street View or similar as the house is tucked down a narrow road at the edge of the village. It provides a peaceful setting but you're unlikely to drive-by unless you're lost. There is parking for a few cars on the driveway.
We were running later than scheduled for our arrival after exploring nearby Malham in almost tropical temperatures however Julie was on hand to meet us with some welcome iced lemon water. We had pre-booked the “Green Room” on the first floor level direct by phone at £84 B&B.
It was decorated in a light traditional fashion and with windows to the front and side it was bright and reasonably spacious. We were only staying one night and didn’t unpack our bags however there was adequate wardrobe and drawer space for a longer stay. Tea/coffee making facilities, a small flat screen television, radio/clock alarm and even a hot water bottle were provided - not that we needed the latter. We visited during an unusually hot spell of weather which made for an uncomfortably warm night for sleeping, not helped personally by a very soft mattress. Everyone of course has preferences in this regard and it may be ideal for others!
The ensuite had an electric shower in a compact cabinet - no bath. Lavender toiletries were provided.
Breakfast was served on the ground floor around a communal dining table and included a traditional bacon, eggs, sausage, selection together with a few options which could be pre-selected the night before - e.g. scrambled egg with salmon or smoked fish. Prepared fresh fruit was also available to accompany cereals and homemade jam for the toast. I found the scrambled egg with salmon a bit over salted but breakfast in general was pleasant in the company of fellow guests with Julie & Sandy as hosts joining the conversation.
In the evening we dined at The Foresters Arms in the village which provides a reasonable selection of pub meals.
Overall I’d say that this is a very pleasant looking traditional guesthouse with friendly hosts well located in a peaceful village for exploring the Dales. We enjoyed a hike across to Conistone Dib with lunch at nearby Kilnsey on our second day in the area. Guide maps and advice can be obtained from the helpful local Tourist Information Centre/Gift Shop (where parking is also available for £4 for the day after check-out). The guesthouse also has lots of information about the area in the residents lounge on the first floor if you’ve got the time to browse and see http://www.grassingtonweb.co.uk/walks/index.asp for many suggested trails.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yew Tree House is an excellent base for exploring the Dales on foot or by bicycle, car or public transport. We have ample parking and, whilst situated in a quiet location, we are two minutes walk from the main village square. We offer a warm welcome together with quality, spacious and comfortable accommodation. There are three bedrooms - one with a standard double bed, one with a king sized bed and one with a super-king bed that can alternatively be configured as a twin. Each bedroom is complete with an en-suite containing a walk in shower, hand basin and WC. One en-suite also has a full size enameled bath. All the bedrooms have generous tea/coffee making facilities, flat screen colour TVs with separate CD/DVD players, and iPod/iPhone bedside docking stations incorporating alarm clocks/FM radios. There is on-site car parking, and guests have use of a comfortable sitting room where there is a large display of local books and tourist information. We also offer a high speed WiFi network, available in all rooms and free of charge. Vegetarian, gluten and/or dairy free free breakfasts provided if required. ... more less
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- Yew Tree House Grassington, Yorkshire