Just back from a very lovely stay with Sarah and Phil. As one would expect from two ex-advertising creatives the house has been carefully and beautifully decorated. Each room is different, and the whole feel of the place is closer to boutique hotel than guest house.
The rooms are comfortable, stylish and filled with beautiful things. For example ours had an exquisite antique musical box and rather lovely art on the walls. Room fixtures, bathrooms and so on are top notch and reflect the care that's obviously gone into the whole house.
Sarah and Phil are fine hosts. Sarah tends to be front of house, serving up some rather punchy cocktails in the bar. She's also great company. Meanwhile Phil delivers a fine breakfast at a suitably lazy hour.
The falls at the rear of the property are rather beautiful, as is the church and surrounding grounds. The pub is 2 minutes walk and is a decent place to spend an evening.
We spent the drive home discussing what we'd do when we came back...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stow House is a boutique bed and breakfast set in the heart of Wensleydale, just minutes away from Aysgarth Falls. With seven luxurious en-suite rooms and great views, this is the perfect place for walkers, wildlife lovers or just people looking for a relaxing break in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Once you've finished exploring the local area, we have a large sitting room with a woodburner, a cosy snug and an honesty bar. ... more less