This has to be one of the best places to stay in the Wensleydale area. The hosts Ian and Carol do all they can to make a stay perfect. The house, Park House has an excellent range of facilities for the visitor. The room we had was excellent in all respects and we had access to a well equipped lounge area.
We have stayed before and were looking forward to Breakfast -we were not disappointed. All aspects, as before, were outstanding. There is a really wide range available and it really is a place to go to just for the food!
For the evening meal we went to the Coverbridge Inn - recommended by Ian - and again a magical place. Park House also have a taxi business which we tempted to use so that we could enjoy the excellent beer and food without driving - next time we will!
The family also own an excellent cafe for walkers and visitors as well as the ruins of Jervaulx Abbey just across the road. The Abbey has been in the ownership of the family since the 1970s and is well worth a visit. Once a powerful Cistercian Abbey it is now a romantic, picturesque ruin. The buildings are quite well preserved in parts and be easily interpreted with a guide from the house.
If you are visiting Wensleydale then we think this is THE place you should stay. It is ideally placed to visit the whole area and we would go out of way to stay here if driving through Yorkshire and wanted to break our journey.
We used this as a base to visit the Wensleydale Railway where we had a day learning how to drive a DMU locomotive!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Park House Guest accommodation is all you would want from a luxury bed and breakfast. Set at the entrance to the Yorkshire Dales and steeped in history, Jervaulx along with its Abbey was home to the Cistercian Monks for centuries and is now owned by your hosts, you can enjoy what is now the tranquil ruins of Jervaulx Abbey. ... more less