There was about 11 of us, we filled the house quite well, but there was space for different activities. But the cherry on top was the AGA. There was raisin buns made and local lamb cooked. The decor was on spot. Felt like a home away from home. It was shortly living in a fairy tale. Enough bathrooms for all of us. Beautiful garden and the view, I'll run out of synonyms. Everything was ready to go for us and went as smooth as slipping into the hottub in the back. My family still talks about the house and the villages around it. We were reluctant to leave.
As a group of friends we wanted to tie in a birthday, Mum-get-away and relaxation. We chose Hilltop house as a holiday rental. It is just lovely, cosy, relaxing, stunning views, hot tub. Truly beautiful. Not even the 4hr drive would put me off going again. I can’t recommend enough.
We hired for Easter and thought it was great. Loads of space and lots of charm. Given that it sleeps 10 easily I think it is good value for money. TV, WIfi, spots and Aga all working fine - though why anybody thinks Agas are good to cook on, beats me. If the grand piano could be tuned and have new hammer pads it would be perfect!
Hired for Christmas week, poorly maintained, expensive but no effort made by owner to reflect the Christmas week price hike. AGA wasn't working properly, 5 out of 10 spotlights in the kitchen were broken (not just the bulbs gone), the wi-fi tv spends most of its time re-buffering and is unwatchable amongst many irritants. The owner's failure to apologise or attempt to remedy anything made an annoying situation much worse. Shame because the feedback for the previous owner suggests she was a wonderful host and made huge effort to be welcoming.
Claire is the best hostess, very friendly & welcoming, down to earth & obviously enjoying what she does. Hilltop House has the most perfect location, so idyllic, great views, fantastic for walks / cycle rides. The room was a double in the house & it felt very cosy & homely. The bed was comfortable, with a generous supply of pillows & covers. The room & bathroom were spotless. Hope you like cats as they come & visit you in your room - which for me was great as I was missing mine. we stayed 2 nights & loved every minute of our time in this superb part of Yorkshire. Go to the Blue Bell Inn in Kettlewell for food, but be hungry! very large portions. Breakfast was good, came with fresh homegrown eggs. Just a couple of minus points - lack of internet signal, annoying especially when you don't know the area & you want to get about & find places & there was a fantastic variety of teas but only one instant coffee choice. A very happy stay & would go back again.…