Excellent experience for a small town B&B. Well appointed large double room (triple room looked great too). Great powerful shower. Tasty English breakfast - cereal, fruit juice, toast and fry up. Friendly owner.
My wife can be put off by staying in B&Bs (childhood memories of sharing loo's with the owner's family etc). This like most modern B&Bs offer privacy, access 24 hours a day (we were back late from a wedding), and the family live in a separate area to the guest accommodation so you don't feel like you are imposing. Would recommend over identikit chain hotels for a pleasant, good quality experience.
Booked direct with the owner via his website - http://www.fountainhouseripon.co.uk/
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fountain Guest House is a beautiful Victorian terrace situated less than 10 minutes walk from Ripon’s market place, cathedral and city centre. Many of the period features remain in the house including its high ceilings and sweeping staircase. The three en-suite bedrooms are elegantly decorated with period pieces. The River Ure is on our doorstep providing an ideal location for countryside walks. ... more less