the guest house is pretty and conveniently placed. However I felt that the hostess was rather unhelpful, blunt and intimidating in manner (as did guests I knew who were also staying at Bank Villa). The room cost £70 per night single occupancy with no TV, a bathroom across the landing which, although only for my private use, would not lock - a bit disoncerting as it was easily accessible to other guests! Amongst other things, I was disappointed in the quality of the bedding and I felt that the breakfast which, while tasty and well cooked apart from cold toast, was somewhat meagre (although i noted that those who had the 'full monty' were given a substantial meal) Most Importantly the fire alarm sensor had no cover and exposed wires.
I complained to the hosts on my return home some two weeks later, who (I felt) reacted strongly and accused me of being unreasonable, threatened to go to lawyers and criticised me for not saying anything at the time!! I did not do so as I did not want to risk upsetting them as the village was full of poeople attending the wedding event I was attending and I neeeded accommodation!
Bank Villa is a lovely house with a great position, but I believe it to be expensive for the standard of accommodation that I experienced. Disappointing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Yorkshire Dales is a beautiful and varied area to explore. Bank Villa in Masham is in the most perfect location for you to enjoy all that is on offer. You may not need to drive anywhere! Which is a good thing with first class restaurants, pubs and both Black Sheep and Theakstons breweries on the door step!If you want to get out and about there are fantastic walks, cycle rides and drives from our door which will take you into the beauty and tranquility of the Dales. We are on the actual route of the Tour de France. Cyclists will have their bikes locked away overnight. Motorbikes are locked behind gates. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bank Villa Masham/Ripon