Quintessentially British, this charming B&B may not be everyone's cup of tea but you certainly can't fault the effort that Robin and his wife go to to make you feel welcome and at home. As an old, characterful cottage it obviously has its fair share of creaking floors, interesting up-and-down stairways and anyone tall will need to walk around in a permanent stoop to prevent knocking yourself out on the beams however the rooms are clean, well prepared and comfortable albeit one of the singles had an extremely hard mattress! We had the luxury of booking out the whole house for a family birthday celebration and it was perfect in that we (3 generations of family with elderly grandparents and small children) could spread out and make the most of the rooms and the space offered. I'm not sure if I would be as keen to stay if it were just two of us as the communal area upstairs, although fabulous for a party or larger group, would be too cramped I feel and a bit obtrusive if there were a number of guests staying. Yes there are some extremely outdated and old fashioned elements to the house but they add to its 'olde worlde' feel and ambience. It is slightly disconcerting to have the owners come round and check the lights and curtains at midnight as we were convinced there was an intruder in the house but that's a minor issue. One of our family stayed in the Kingfisher Suite which gave them privacy and space plus the marvellously indulgent opportunity to lie in bed with a cuppa and listen to the nesting geese and watch the river meander by however we did have to request that the security lights outside the windows be turned off as they are extremely bright and prevented the smaller children from sleeping. All in all, with fabulous breakfasts and hosts who bent over backwards to accommodate us, if you are looking for modern comforts and clean lines with a sense of space then this isn't for you. If you want to immerse yourself in a quintessentially british cottage environment, slightly haphazard but lovingly put together, then you will thoroughly enjoy your stay. I can recommend the pubs in Grassington for food and ambience - just a short walk away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Idyllic 17th century riverside cottage offering en-suite bed and breakfast accommodation close to Grassington village. Large garden, ample parking and a warm welcome await. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bridge End Farm Hotel Grassington
- Bridge End Farm Grassington, Yorkshire