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Reviewed 14 June 2013

My husband and I just arrived home from a wonderful three nights at Ashfield house. It was a very very nice experience. The owners and staff could not have been more attentive. We had a lovely meal in the evening, on our last night, it was very good. The breakfast meal is enough to last you for the day. It was very good and had a great variety of things. If you are looking for a wonderful English Experience Ashfield house is for you.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank sloaneLondon
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

I have just stayed for one night with a friend so we had a twin room which was quite small but extremely well appointed with a super shower room. I can't think of anything that would have made our stay better. We arrived rather later than expected but were made very welcome and after a delicious 3 course meal we sat in the lovely sitting room for coffee and then collapsed into our beds. We had a great night's sleep and only wish we had booked for longer. We spent the morning wandering around the picturesque village of Grassington and it was very difficult to set off home. Next time we will definitely stay longer.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank joannahbatist
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

We had been given very good recommendations for this hotel and considering the cost we expected it to be wonderful. Now it was reasonably good but were disappointed in a number of areas. We had booked a deluxe room and were disappointed that it did not have a bath. The ensuite was really small. We were also above the kitchen and there were some unpleasant cooking smells. The room however was very pleasant and comfortable. The three course gourmet meal was good but for what it cost should have been better. The dining room was cramped with small tables, private conversations not possible. In summary good food and nice rooms but overpriced. Should have been much better!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank George P
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

Ashfield House is located in a superb location tucked away in the centre of Grassington down a little lane just off the high street, so it is very quiet despite the activity that is ongoing in the village centre. It has its own parking for 8 cars although the parking spaces are very small. If we’d have taken my Ford Mondeo I doubt it would have fitted down the lane or in a parking space, but using the VW Golf was fine (see photo by Gordon R on 15th May 2013).

Arriving late morning we checked-in and left the car registration details with Sandra – a very pleasant accommodating lady who went through the ‘rules & regs’ advising our room key would be available later. Sandra asked us to move the car closer to the wall in the car park before we went off exploring the village. Having moved the car to what we thought was a more accessible space (as marked out on the prominently placed car park plan) we were greeted by a man who asked ‘why we could not follow instructions regarding parking spaces as they were expecting 8 cars that day’. We had in fact parked the car in one of the specified spaces which was an extremely tight squeeze (avoiding stone walls) even for a small VW Golf, however it appeared that we should have reversed into the allocated space as shown on the very detailed diagram – Ooops! Well and truly scolded!

It transpired that it was Joe (the co-owner of Ashfield House) that had been rude to us before we’d even set foot in the place as guests. However, once joined by Elizabeth (the co-owner) we had a very charming, civilised chat and they both made us welcome. Beware – Ashfield House is accessed via a very narrow drive and the car park is very small, the owners do their best to fit 8 cars into very small spaces, so if you are not confident at parking (and don’t want to bear the wrath of the owner) then choose somewhere else to park.

The accommodation is a very traditional Yorkshire cottage setup with original doors, windy stairs, low ceilings, original fireplaces etc. We paid £25 per night for a room upgrade to a superior room before arriving and were allocated a room with an orthopaedic mattress for my wife’s bad back condition, though I’m not sure what the additional tariff paid for, since the room was quite small and had a side view of the neighbouring room and part of the garden. We were allocated room 4 which had two arm chairs, wardrobe, drawers etc but didn’t feel cramped though nor was it really spacious (after all it is an old cottage with various extensions). The en-suite in our bedroom was extremely small but was complemented with modern fittings. There was plenty of hot water and the flow of water from shower was excellent. Room 4 needs a touch up of paintwork in places, new drawer liners and cushions and a valance that fits the divan bed.

Joe (Maltese) and Elizabeth (American) are joint-owners but it is Joe that ‘keeps house’ whilst Elizabeth is a solicitor during office hours. Both the owners and all the staff are very attentive and are very well trained, plus they have very good English language skills as a few of the staff are Polish. Whilst Joe can appear to be a bit ‘over the top’ in some aspects and his manner can at times appear a bit abrupt, he is actually a very caring and considerate individual. This shows through once you get used to his manner and you get past what can appear to be abruptness.

Breakfast was excellent with the usual choice of cereals, porridge, fruit juice, plus cooked breakfast with a choice of eggs and extra thick cut bacon – very filling and sets you up for the day. Breakfast is served from 08:15 to 09:00 so it can be a bit earlier than you’d get elsewhere although this didn’t bother us. There was a limited choice of evening meals with 2 starters and 2 main courses and you are asked by the staff to pre-order from the menu prior to meeting in the lounge for canapés and a chat at 7pm. The dining room is cosy but has a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of chat with other residents. I’m not sure that the phrase ‘gourmet cuisine’ quite fits, though the chicken we had for our meal was very nice, cooked with an apricot sauce and we were offered homemade soup to try when we had finished our starters.

Having enjoyed afternoon tea in the private dining room on Sunday we were so full that we didn’t need a meal in the evening, just a snack would suffice. So on Sunday evening we walked to the local pub only to find they had stopped serving food at 8pm as the village was very quiet this time of year – so don’t bank on getting an evening meal in Grassington later on Sunday evenings. When we mentioned this to Joe later he told us we should have said and they’d have rustled up a meal for us.

Ashfield House is advertised as a 5 star hotel on TripAdvisor but is actually a Guest House. A very pretty building full of character with a lovely garden (weather permitting) but maybe a bit overpriced for the accommodation and dinner.

Excellent location and Grassington is a lovely village and a great place as a base for walking in the area. The local scenery and the river are beautiful and there are many well-marked pathways. The locals are very friendly and the cafes, pubs and shops all welcome walkers, cyclists and well behaved dogs.

Room Tip: Be aware some rooms have a separate en suite down the public corridor.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank chchester
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

We returned to Ashfield House last weekend after only 8 months. We needed a break and simultaneously came up with where we would go. Effusive welcome from Joe on arrival and found Elizabeth shortly afterwards - they remembered us OK! The Garden Suite was sheer luxury with all the trimmings - could not be faulted. Could not manage a 3-course dinner but the breakfasts were great. Grassington is a lovely hamlet in the Yorkshire Dales and Ashfield house is the 'Jewel in the Crown'. Small and superb in all respects. We'll be back - it is only 1.5 hours fro York.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Gordon R
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