This was a stay with a subtle difference. If you feel B and B has become a little too corporate then treat yourself to a stay at Rowleth End. To begin with you have to venture a long way up the valley, well beyond Richmond and Reeth but it is a journey well worth taking. The house has tremendous character with views across the valley which you'd like to wrap up and take home with you and then the ambience is added to by Roger, the host's, generous personal touches. Need to use the internet? Make phone calls? Borrow a reading book? Help yourself. I do hope this spirit isn't abused. I haven't mentioned the comfortable rooms or the thoroughly enjoyable meals yet but I will squeeze in a mention for the Wensleydale brewery Poacher in the bar: draught bitter at it's best. Coupled with open fires it's a seductive combination. We'll be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Are you weary of stress and hectic living, and need to breathe new energy into body and soul? Then Rowleth End is for you. Hospitality at its best; on weekends, more a house party than a hotel or guest house. Its five guest bedrooms are individually styled with quality beds and period furniture. The evening menus feature the very best of local produce. Log fires; local real ales at the bar. Relax in style and comfort, yet with plenty of informality. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rowleth End UK/Low Row, Yorkshire