We just got back from a 2-night stay in Eldon Country Hotel's family room. We were in a lovely purple attic room (Settle) with a great big bed for us and 2 little camp beds for the kids under the eaves. Still plenty of room to walk round the room too. Big tv, nice power shower, fluffy towels, plenty hot water, even our kettle was purple! Much much nicer than we expected for the £75 per room per night. We were delighted and though I was confused over price when paying, this was superb value for money.
Fresh milk was in the fridge on the landing below (or would have been if over guests hadn't swiped it!) - a nice change from the UHT (tho UHT in the room would be handy when I'm in my PJs or when guests swipe the milk in the fridge!). Camp beds were great for our kids (age 6 and 9) and they were very cosy - slept very well.
We arrived at teatime and we arrived to a little note and our key, as agreed in a advance. Cheryle also left us her mobile number which was handy when I needed to know when breakfast was available. The service is quite 'hands-off' during the afternoon/evening but you can easily get hold of Cheryle during the morning at breakfast if you need anything. Our little boy had been sick during the first night and I'd tried to scrub up the carpet but mentioned it to Cheryle in the morning and before long she'd zipped in and given it an extra clean and changed his duvet cover too. No grumbles at the extra hassle at all.
Huge and hearty full English was great. You can pick whatever you like from all the usual fried options and our kids thought it was the best restaurant ever! Tonnes of cereals to choose from too, plus grapefruit. Cheryle kindly gave us fresh water for our walking bottles too.
Eldon House is a gorgeous gorgeous old house, respectfully maintained. Ignore the website, it must be out of date. Great job with decor - it's much lovelier than the pics on the website. No bar but there is a lounge with board games etc. We had no time for that but we did have a wander round the lovely garden. Long Preston is a nice Dales village with a fairly busy road running through it. It has 2 nice friendly pubs serving good food (and Boar's Head will forever be where my kids learned to play pool!). Short drive from Malham and Clapham kind of area.
Overall fabulous for the price.
- Also Known As:
- Eldon Country Hotel Long Preston, Yorkshire