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Dowgill House
Ranked #2 of 6 Otley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 20, 2011

We last visited Dowgill House on 15/3/11, and wrote a review published below.
Our return visit on 18/12/11 was as equally pleasurable.
The accomodation has a tremedous advantage being so close to the centre of Otley, which has recently featured in the TV series of Inspector Banks.
The room we had was extremely big, and was provided with TV, a magnificent bed, probabaly Queen size. Ensuite facilities were modern and recently refurbished.
There is a very good selection from the cooked breakfast menu, as well as fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals and toast.
Helen and Tim are most welcoming of hosts.

Room Tip: Room 1 at the rear
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 5, 2011

Exellant place to stay.
Welcome was great and the breakfast was one of the best, will definately stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

We stayed here for one night as we wanted an early start the next morning for a visit to Harewood House which is about 8 miles away.
We couldn't have chosen a better place, there was a warm welcome from Tim and Helen and they continued to be the perfect hosts throughout our stay.
Dowgill house is full of character and retains many of its old features such as the cooking range and tiled floor in the breakfast room and the lovely old staircase but at the same time the bedrooms have been brought up to date with modern furnishings. Our room was comfortable, spotless and had everything we needed for our overnight stay which included tea and coffee making facilities, tv, hairdryer and a very useful information folder suggesting places to eat in the town and also some local history about the house and the town.
The bathroom was spacious with a good sized corner shower, cupboard space and a super heated towel rail which made it very cosy, this too was spotless.
After a good nights sleep in very comfortable twin beds we were served with a breakfast which was second to none. There was a huge choice, cereals, fruit juice, yoghurt, fresh fruit, followed by a full English breakfast which was well presented and was made up of locally sourced products and very tasty. Toast with a selection of jams etc to finish and tea or coffee.
Dowgill House is in the centre of the lovely market town of Otley which is full of character with its cobbled streets and specialist shops, it hasn't been spoiled with large supermarkets which is good to see and there are numerous places to eat out. There are lots of things going on throughout the year in the town and it is well worth a visit.
We would recommend Dowgill House to anyone wanting a good quality B & B, it is excellent value for money and we could not fault it in any way.
Thanks Tim and Helen, we hope to see you again soon.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank broughtonlass
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

We loved Dowgill House. Set right in the centre of the lovely town of Otley with easy access to Leeds, the beautiful countryside and many sites of Yorkshire. The room was very comfortable and spotless with every possible requirement catered for. The breakfast room was lovely and we couldn't fault the breakfast. Tim even had the rugby on in the sitting room for some interested guests.

The most comfortable bed I have slept in in years! Made by Bed Guru- Carl Walsh at Divan Centre, 34 Eastgate, Leeds with mattress by Sleepwise - Dream on -Jazz. Wonderful!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank RandomOuting
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Reviewed October 14, 2011

We had a four night stay at Dowgill House exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Fantastically clean rooms and showers-breakfast of local produce and the worlds most comfortable beds. Lots of information on things to do. All in all a most fantastic stay!

Room Tip: choose number 4 if you like a large shower room
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 5, 2011

A great little find. Perfectly placed in the area, easy access from Leeds. Comfortable, clean, smart and well thought out. Delicious breakfast with all locally sourced food. Very welcoming. Just tall people watch your head!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank ajbucket
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

This was our second stay at Dowgill House. We live in the US and we visit my Yorkshire father in law while on business in the UK. Dad stayed with us at the B&B this time, and we were lucky to be in Otley during the yearly Otley show. Tim and Helen are very kind and knowledgeable, and Tim's breakfast mushrooms are the best, hands down! "Our bedroom" overlooking town is comfortable, the pubs are great and there are two fantastic pork pie shops in town. Dowgill House is our favorite place to stay in the UK, and we will definitely be back soon.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Ragnhild L
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Additional Information about Dowgill House

Address: 5-7 Bondgate, Otley LS21 3AB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Otley
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Otley
Price Range: $73 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dowgill House welcomes recreational visitors to Wharfedale and business travelers alike. Our Georgian Grade II town house, dating back to 1753, is situated in the heart of the market town of Otley. Sympathetically renovated between March and November 2008 and retaining many of the original features and charm of its long history, Dowgill House offers quality individually designed and furnished en-suite accommodation.Our comfortable guest lounge is located on the ground floor for you to relax in. Free Wifi internet connection available on request. We have four car parking spaces, allocated on a first come first served basis, and there is plenty of public parking nearby. ... more   less 
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