We have just returned from another excellent weekend at Dalesbridge. Ovver the years I have stayed in the house on a B&B basis, camped and stayed in the four and six bedded bunkhouses.
Dalesbridge caters for the outdoor person, and this is also reflected in the B&B, so yes there may be a bit of dust and a lack of 'quality toiletries' in the shower room, but when we stayed we had a good nights sleep, in a decent ensuite room with an very large cooked breakfast.
The bunkhouses are, by bunkhouse, standard on the luxury side!! The 6 bunk rooms have a seating area, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle and an assortment of crockery and cutlery ( not always 6 of everything!). Yes there are cobwebs and the shower room is a little dated but the water is hot and the bunks are comfy. There are also picninc tables outside, so you can BBQ etc .
It can get a little noisy at times with traffic from the road and other groups can get rowdy but generally noise is kept to a minimum after 11pm.
There are showers and toilets also available on the camping field, which we occasionally use if there is a queue!!
If you dont fancy cooking, there is a pub in the nearby village - but is overpriced and the food wasn't very good last time we went. Settle is near enough and has pubs, cafes, Indian restaurants and fish n chip shops.
Dalesbridge is the ideal place for friends to have a good time together at a resonable cost. It is comparable in price to a Youth Hostel and at Dalesbridge you get your own toilet and cooking facilities!! The owners had no qualms about us 'dressing' up a bunk house for a '50' party and are friendly. The setting is perfect for the Yorkshire Dales with plenty of activities from the door, walking, show caves, biking.
Can't wait for our next visit.
PS - forgot - there is a bar on site as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Group bookings for up to 40 people or individual Bunkhouse bookings are a great accommodation offer that gives you all the views and delights of camping, but with your own toilet and shower, plus electricity, a bed and heating! Ideal for large groups, school groups, D of E groups, friends or family bookings. The Dalesbridge Bunk Houses offer both individual and group self catering accommodation here in the Yorkshire Dales, Forest of Bowland area. They are positioned with an open and sunny aspect, overlooking the nearby fells and limestone crags. There is ample hard standing outside the bunkhouses - useful for loading and unloading. Vehicles may be left here overnight, allowing easy access for when you want to get out and take the 'Three Peaks Challenge', explore Settle, the Ingleton Waterfalls, Caves and nearby attractions. Here at Dalesbridge we have four 6-bed Bunk Houses and four 4-bed Bunk Houses, each adjoining the other. Each of the Bunk Houses has its own individual shower and toilet. Utilising all the Bunk Houses will provide accommodation for up to 40 people, in compact well equipped units. Ideal for large groups who may also want to take advantage of our function facilities. The 6-bed units have a kitchen area with a free standing cooker with oven, fridge, separate washing-up sink and en-suite shower and toilet. All crockery, cutlery and cooking pots are provided. There is a seating area in each of the rooms, where you can relax and dine. The 4-bed units have en-suite shower and toilet as well as toasters, kettles and microwaves; perfect for the smaller group or family bookings. Groups and individuals normally bring their own sleeping bags or bedding, however bedding packs and towels can be hired if required.Camping is also available for groups and individuals, some pitches have electric hookup and all are flat and well drained. There is ample hot water in the modern showers with undercover wash up areas. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dalesbridge Bunkhouses & Campsite Austwick, Yorkshire