My wife and I arrived on a lovely sunny but cool day, having wound our
way over hill and dale from the South through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park. Our heads were spinning with all the bends and hills, so to turn up here to a lovely warm hotel, and welcome, was a tonic. I can't praise the staff too highly. Everyone was cheerful, helpful
Our room,Bainbridge, is over the entrance with lovely views across the dales through the front windows, and across the grounds and towards
the village from a side window. We sat on the bed to see a stunning
autumnal sunset, which turned into a pitch-black night. Just the hotels
garden lights offering any light.
It's a large room with a sleigh bed; a bit firm for my taste, but we both slept well. Only gripe - the bedhead squeaks when you turn over!
There's an area with desk and wardrobe space and a couple of chairs, as well as tea/coffee/chocolate making facilities.
The bathroom is huge. A stand-alone bath in one corner and, along most of one wall, the shower area. This consists of two great rain showers side-by-side. Plenty of room to thrash your elbows around!
The lounge and bar areas are comfortable, and the dining room
bright and cheerful with decent space between tables. Didn't like the piped music though, as it was too loud. We were subject to the same
'loop' of music at breakfast and it sounded even louder - I'm not a
loud music-man in the mornings!
The food was fantastic. Portions aren't large but with an amuse bouche,
pre-dessert and a couple of buns, we were well full. Breakfast is super,
with a large cooked breakfast. If you don't fancy that, cereals, breads and other goodies are also available. They support local producers which is great. We purchased sausages that we had sampled at breakfast from the butcher in the village - they are good.
We were there one night an a mid-week Winter Break package which was great value. You virtually got dinner for nowt - as they say in Yorkshire.
Our test for any hotel is "would we return?"; the answer here is most emphatically yes - and we'd stay for longer.
Bainbridge is about 25 miles from junction 37 of the M6 along the A684.
Due to the winding and hilly road allow about 45 mins for the journey - even longer if you get stuck behind a line of traffic as there are not many
places to overtake.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yorebridge House is situated by the river on the edge of the unspoilt village of Bainbridge, Wensleydale in the North Yorkshire Dales. All Yorebridge's thirteen spacious bedrooms are individually inspired with sumptuous fabrics for complete comfort. Sky HD and DVD players available in all rooms. The bathrooms have been created for luxury and relaxation. All rooms have stunning views of the dales and some have their own terrace with hot tubs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Yorebridge House Hotel Bainbridge
- Yorebridge Hotel Bainbridge
- Yorebridge House Bainbridge, Yorkshire