My husband and I booked this B&B for one night as part of our Pennine Way walking holiday. Unfortunately there were no reviews on Trip Advisor when we booked. After booking we received a confirmation letter of our booking, which also informed us to wait in the garden if we arrived before 5.30pm and to telephone if we were going to arrive after 6pm as the host might be out. We have never been given such a short time window to arrive by in the past. However
we did arrive before before 5.30 and I was pleased it was not raining whilst having to wait for the host to arrive.
We got a cold instructional welcome of all the things to do and not to do when in the B&B. We were ordered to carry our backpacks into the accommodation in a certain way to prevent damage to the wallpaper/paintwork. There was a pile of old newspapers in the room to lay out our stuff to dry any wet clothes. We did not have any as it was dry that day and the previous B&B's all had drying rooms where we were able to dry any wet clothes/boots.
We had to choose what we wanted for breakfast before 6.30 pm, my husband just asked for a 'Full English' but was instructed to read the menu - as others had chosen this, then wasted things on their plate.
Inside the room there were notices giving further instructions on everything like no packs on the furniture, closing the shower door when in the shower, no take-aways allowed to be eaten in room, all clinical waste to be taken and given to host ASAP etc.
There was mould +++ in the shower around the bottom of the cubicle and in the grouting on all the tiles. The electric shower was old and one minute the water was scalding hot the next freezing cold which was pretty dangerous when very hot. I got a strip wash in the sink it was safer.
The room was pretty dull and very dated, with dust on the wardrobe, cobwebs +++ in the toilet/shower room. There was a paper handkerchief left on top of the radiator with blood on it. The kettle was screwed down to the table. The beds and bedding were of poor quality resulting in a poor sleep. The curtains were 2" too short sitting on top of the windowsill allowing the light to pour in early morning.
We had both been really looking forward staying at this B&B and to visiting Hebden Bridge. We had to walk extra miles from and to the Pennine Way to visit Hebden Bridge. We had never visited before and it was going to be one of the highlight's of the holiday which was very much spoiled by our chosen B&B. We both felt depressed.
It was certainly an experience that we will not forget. It has now really put us off B&B's. We now feel it is a lucky dip as to what you may get. In future we will book hotels or B&B's with fantastic reviews on trip advisor. This B&B was a little more expensive compared to some other B&B's on the Pennine Way that we used. The others offered much better value for money and were far superior in every way. I feel that if you receive a warm welcome upon arrival it can compensate for any failings that the B&B may have.
On a positive note the room was warm, the heating was on. TV had good reception. The room had it's own private entrance through the garden. There were lots of maps and books to read on history, things to do in the area etc. The breakfast was very good too.
In our opinion this B&B did not really seem suited to walkers compared to all of the others we have stayed at over the years.
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