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Dowgill House
Ranked #2 of 6 Otley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at dowgill house back in February. We were slightly nervous travelling with our four month old baby but Tim and Helen made us feel very welcome. Our room was huge and the bed massive and more comfortable than our own. Would definitely recommend as a base for exploring the beautiful surroundings.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We stayed at Dowgill House in April 2013 for 3 nights as we hoped it would be a good location for visiting the family in Leeds. We were warmly welcomed by Tim and Helen and found their charming historical home a pleasure to stay in. There was parking just outside the front door, free WiFi and a large comfortable room with modern ensuite. As we didn't want to drive and park in Leeds for a day around the town, the bus was only a few minutes walk from the front door. The room was clean and beautifully decorated and I would stay here again.

Room Tip: We stayed in a front room looking onto the street and found it quiet to sleep.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank KarylAlan
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Dowgill House is the perfect base for exploring Otley and surrounding Wharfedale -- comfortable and elegant, with spacious, immaculate rooms and all the traditional charm of a historic town house. Real Yorkshire hospitality and sustaining English breakfasts too. A rare find.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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3  Thank 51Frenchresident
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We lived in Otley until 2005 and booked into Dowgill House for two nights (12 & 13 April) for one of our return visits to catch up with some family and friends. Whilst we were aware of Dowgill House, we hadn't stayed here previously. On arrival, we were made to feel very welcome by Tim & Helen. The room was spacious and tastefully decorated in keeping with such a historic building. Everything was just SO CLEAN and beautifully presented and we had such a relaxing stay and restful couple of nights' sleep that we didn't want to leave! Last, but not least, the breakfast was perfect. There was a selection of yoghurt, fruit and cereals to start, followed by a fabulously tasty cooked breakfast - all so fresh and flavoursome. Thanks again Tim and Helen - it was a flying visit for us catching up with folk this time, but Dowgill House was like an oasis of calm to return to. It felt more like 'home from home' than a B&B! Hopefully, we'll manage a return visit to Otley for a little longer later in the year.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

I stopped in Dowgill house for one evening after a hard days work and choosing to meet up with an old friend in Otley. Tim the proprietor was courteous and welcoming explaining everything and making me feel welcome. It was soon off around Otley for the delights of the ale houses. The room was clean, well presented with en-suite. Breakfast was prompt, welcoming, adequate and served with a smile.
When leaving for the day it was discovered the van had a flat battery and Tim and his wife were fantastic in assisting me get back on the road with the help of a local mechanic. Despite what could have been a busy morning for them they put the customer first.
Top marks and I'd be happy to recommend to anyone else staying in Otley.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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3  Thank MarkScottNSFC
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

We booked into Dowgill house for the weekend of 15/16th March which was just awful weather. The snow started on the Friday morning & by the time we got there on Friday afternoon it was coming down hard.
This didn't matter though as we were made very welcome by Tim & Helen & shown to our lovely warm room.
The Saturday morning dawned with a quick look out of the window revealing that in the night the snow really had come down, but we didn't care as the full English breakfast set us up for the day & a walk up the Chevin in the snow (Not for the faint hearted).
I've stayed in a lot of B&B's in the UK & this is up there in the top 10 for friendliness, cleanliness & nicely appointed rooms & location in the town.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank grubbytech
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Lovely little B&B - can't fault it! Warm welcome and lovely spacious room with everything you might need. Huge and very comfortable bed - stylish room without being over the top. Breakfast was again just what we wanted - a delicious full english, although other options were available.

Room Tip: NO 1 is lovely and spacious and quiet - overlooking the garden but also a few industrial buildings...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank skates
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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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Dowgill House Otley, Yorkshire

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