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“Great B&B, lovely breakfast.”
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Bank Villa
Ranked #3 of 7 Masham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great B&B, lovely breakfast.”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

This was our second trip to Bank Villa and we enjoyed this time as much as the first. On arriving we received a warm welcome from Graham and Liz. We've stayed in rooms 5 and 6 and both were nicely decorated and very clean, including the en-suites and the house is full of character. The breakfast was lovely. Choice of cereal, toast, fruit, etc followed by a full english, tea and coffee.
It's in a great location as it's only a couple of minutes walk from the centre of Masham and the Black Sheep Brewery is literally a stones throw away, which was great as it was one of the main reasons we visited - it does excellent food as well as the beer!! The surrounding areas are lovely and it's not too far to drive to Ripon.
Would definately recommend Bank Villa and Masham and will be visiting again :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mashamduo, Owner at Bank Villa, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
How kind of you to write this wonderful review! It was a delight to meet you both again.
It is great that you enjoy the wide selection of goodies on offer at breakfast. We do our best to satisfy everyones needs and wishes with a wide selection and locally sourced quality produce. This area has so much good food it is hard not to.
We are really pleased you are planning a return visit, it is great fun having you both around.
Take care,
Once again thank you,
Best wishes
Liz and Graham
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Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

I booked Bank Villa as a anniversary gift away for my parents. I hoped my telephone experience in boooking would extend to my parents stay; and it absolutely did. They had a wonderful weekend and on their return couldn't compliment their stay enough.
They received a very warm welcome, the accommodation was fantastic as was the convenience of location. The food was very lovely. It seems nothing could beat the friendliness, sense of humour and kindness of the hosts; and I cannot thank them enough.
I would not hesitate in recommending Bank Villa for anyone's stay, it's a beautiful location and I hope to visit with my family. Thank you so much.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Mashamduo, Owner at Bank Villa, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
With sincere thanks for your review. It was a delight to speak to you on the phone and be able to welcome your parents to Bank Villa for their anniversary. We are delighted they enjoyed their stay, we certainly enjoyed their company.
Who knows we may even meet you in person as well before too long.
It is good to know our 'Gift Voucher' worked so well for you.
Love to your parents,
Kindest regards,
Liz and Graham.
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

We have been coming since 2004 and the hospitably from Graham & Liz is still outstanding, they are both so thoughtful and helpful. This time our impeccably clean double room, which had been stylishly redecorated, now contained a television. We even had Wi-Fi up in the bedroom! The bed was so comfortable that the only thing to tempt us out of it was the delicious award winning breakfast!
We dined in the restaurant every evening during our stay and really enjoyed the cuisine.
We will definitely be back next year!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mashamduo, Owner at Bank Villa, responded to this review, October 11, 2012
Many thanks for your wonderful review. It has been our pleasure to welcome you to Bank Villa over the many years. Gosh is it so long, it seems like yesterday when you first brightened our lives. It is always a delight to welcome you and sad to see you leave. At least when you go we have your return visit to look forward to, and your brilliant emails to enjoy along the way.
With love and best wishes,
Until your next visit. Happy Jewellery shopping!!
Graham and Liz
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

The weather wasn't up to much but our stay at Bank Villa more than made up for that, fantastic hosts Liz and Graham and a beautiful room.
I am partial to a nice breakfast and it was one of the best that I have had, setting me up for a days sightseeing, yes the sun did come out :)
Lovely area, beautiful scenery and very friendly locals.....oh and the Black sheep brewery is only a few yards away serving excellent food and of course one of the best Yorkshire ales.
I can honestly recommend Bank Villa to all.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mashamduo, Owner at Bank Villa, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
How lovely of you to write your wonderful review.
We are delighted that you enjoyed the room and longed for Sunday Roast and 'Deliciously Yorkshire' breakfast.
Sorry the weather was not up to much but there was some sunshine...... eventually.
Yes having the Black Sheep brewery at the top of the garden is a bonus!
We hope it is not too long before you return, it was great fun meeting you both.
Kind regards,
Graham and liz
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

The location of the bank villa spot on !!
The amenities were really good ! The place was absolutely spotless !! The breakfast was excellent too !! The only negative point was the landlady ! On more than one occasion she was very rude and abrupt with us ! She reminded me of a very bossy headmistress ! And made us all feel like naughty school children ! But her husband was the total opposite ! Perfect host and very friendly ! She would have been better keeping out of the way and letting her husband deal with customers and would have been much more diplomatic !!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Mashamduo, Owner at Bank Villa, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay.

With regard to Liz, she quietly and politely asked you not to drink your own alcoholic drinks in the conservatory. We are a licensed premesis and it is against the law to consume your own alcohol in our public areas without our consent . In ten years we have been inspected five times by the police, if they had found you drinking your own drink they would have prosecuted US (Not you).
It would be a very heavy fine and our license revoked, this would affect our business greatly.
Would you go in to a pub or restaurant with your own drinks and not expect the licensee to ask you to stop?
I am very sorry you have this oppinion of Liz (My Wife) she works extremly hard to achieve our high standards and to make peoples stay as happy as she can. She also has to look after me because I am in very bad health. Our guest think she is really good, that is why we have an 85% repeat business, most people leave our home as our friends.
Once again thank you for your comments. We hope you can see our point of view now.
Regards
Graham
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

My first experience of staying in a B&B was at the Bank Villa. Myself and partner decided to stay there after we attended a wedding at a local venue. From the moment we stepped through the door we were made to feel very welcome by both the hosts. We checked in inbetween the service and the night do and was in a rush to get back to the Wedding, after asking Graham and Liz if they could source us a taxi Graham went the extra mile and drove us back to the venue himself.

The room had a lot of character and the bed was very comfy. Our room came with en-suit and free wifi plus a kettle which is crucial for a Yorkshire person, the room was also very clean.

The following morning we were quickly served and the breakfast was delicious. There was more than enough to eat and Liz asked if we would like any extra food, ensuring we didn't leave the room hungry.

My time at the Bank Villa was an excellent experience and exceeded our expectations. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Bank Villa for anyone wishing to stay in the area. Graham and Liz have definitely set the bar very high for other B&B's to be compared.

Thanks once again

Rob & Danni

Room Tip: Room 6 is excellent, plenty of character.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mashamduo, Owner at Bank Villa, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
It was a delight to meet you both, although sadly for such a brief stay.
Many thanks for taking the time to write this fantastic review. We really do appreciate it. We are delighted that you loved the room. They were all refurbished this year and we were quite daring, so it is good to have feed back telling us we got it right.
Let's hope it is not too long before you make a return visit, for a little longer we hope.
Best wishes to you both.
Liz and Graham
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Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

Our third visit this year and as always we had a lovely stay with Graham and Liz. Perfect location, very welcoming and a fantastic breakfast! Visits to Bank Villa are becoming addictive, we even have a favourite room based on the view from the window (Black Sheep Brewery, just up the lane).

  • Stayed August 2012
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Mashamduo, Owner at Bank Villa, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
As always it was a pleasure and a joy having you stay again. Your sense of fun, and hubbies attire are always welcome. We are working through his wardrobe quite quickly now. Fur hat to bold shorts, what next ??? We cannot wait to find out.
Missing you both already. Love to all the gang. See you soon.
Love liz and Graham x
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Property: Bank Villa
Address: Bank Villa Bank Villa The Avenue, Masham HG4 4DB, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Masham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Masham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Yorkshire Dales is a beautiful and varied area to explore. Bank Villa in Masham is in the most perfect location for you to enjoy all that is on offer. You may not need to drive anywhere! Which is a good thing with first class restaurants, pubs and both Black Sheep and Theakstons breweries on the door step!If you want to get out and about there are fantastic walks, cycle rides and drives from our door which will take you into the beauty and tranquility of the Dales. We are on the actual route of the Tour de France. Cyclists will have their bikes locked away overnight. Motorbikes are locked behind gates. ... more   less 
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