Places We Love: 4 Boutique B&Bs in Yorkshire
by Anita on 01 December 2012
Plan a bespoke bed and breakfast break in Yorkshire at one of these beautiful boutique guest houses, where you can relax in elegant surroundings and enjoy a luxurious few nights.
Laskill Country House, Helmsley
Magnificent Laskill Country House provides a dream base close to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Run by friendly couple Mandy and Joe, the striking property is set in the beautiful village of Bisdale, with the natural beauty of the Yorkshire countryside providing a picture-perfect backdrop. This country manor is just as impressive inside as it is on the exterior, with much emphasis placed on attention to detail in each of the rooms, ensuring guests are in for a pleasant stay.
Whether you've booked a four poster suite or a double room, you will find your bed dressed in the finest feather and duck down duvet to snuggle under on a wintry break. As well as stunning boutique bedrooms, guests are treated to delicious food during their stay at Laskill Country House, with a hearty Yorkshire breakfast dished out in the morning, and wholesome homecooked evening meals served in the elegant dining room. The sights and sounds of North Yorkshire lie in wait nearby, so you can spend your days exploring and your nights in rural bliss next to a blazing log fire at this charming Helsmley B&B, with prices from £90 per night.
Thorney Hall, Leyburn
Enjoy an authentic English country break at Thorney Hall. Boasting beautiful views over the Yorkshire Dales and the Wensleydale Valley, this elegant inn is set amongst 5 acres of woodland and garden and is a wonderful spot for a weekend break during the lush, green summer months or in winter, when a fire blazes in the sumptuous guest lounge, transforming it into a cosy haven.
Thorney Hall is fabulously furnished with antiques and ornate pieces dressing the downstairs communal spaces and the well-presented guest bedrooms. Each one of the individually decorated rooms at Thorney Hall benefit from views over the River Ure, so guests can bask in the glory of their stunning rural setting from the moment they wake. Relax over an Aga cooked breakfast in the delightful dining room each morning, prepared from fresh, local produce, before heading out to visit nearby Leyburn, or to enjoy a dander in the Dales. A room for two at this Leyburn B&B costs from £110 per night.
The Old Registry, Haworth
Awards: EnjoyEngland Breakfast Award, Enjoy England 4*, EnjoyEngland Silver Award, Deliciouslyorkshire Breakfast Scheme
With rooms from £75 per night, Whisk your loved one away for a romantic weekend in Yorkshire with a stay at award winning Haworth bed and breakfast The Old Registry. The enchanting boutique rooms at this charming establishment have each been given an individual theme, with pretty names such as Secret Garden and Blue Heaven providing a hint of the style of decor you can expect to find inside. We adore The Memories Room, which has an amazing brass antique four poster bed, a whirlpool bath that is big enough for two, and an opulent gold and black decor for a real luxury finish.
As a weekend treat, guests can arrange to have their delicious Yorkshire breakfast, made using local fair and Fairtrade, organic produce, deliviered direct to their room. Food is another one of The Old Registry's key attractrions, and it has a downstairs bar and restaurant where you can snuggle up by the fire and tuck into some mouthwatering evening meals. With a fab location right in the centre of the picturesque village of Haworth, this is a great chance for literary fans to explore the home town of the Bronte sisters and spend a luxury few days away in the heart of Yorkshire.
The Manor Cullingworth, Bradford
Escape to the country with a 5 star break at The Manor Cullingworth. This refurbished 18th century manor has been designed with luxury in mind, and guests can enjoy a warm welcome and quality service from friendly owners Michele and Mark from the moment they arrive. The B&B has a range of beautifully designed rooms, suitable to sleep everyone from solo travellers to families of 3, and this boutique Bradford B&B is a popularbase for business travellers, who can easily reach Leeds or Manchester. Lovely little touches like homemade biscuits in each of the rooms, and an extensive DVD library that guests can pick and choose from, set this B&B apart, and most guests leave already planning their return visit.
The Manor Cullingworth's idyllic location makes it easy to explore the surrounding area either on foot or by car. The wide open spaces of Bronte Country lie in wait, and fans of the literary sisters can pop into nearby Haworth to visit their former family home at The Parsonage Museum. Bradford is within easy reach, as are the market and spa towns of Skipton and Harrogate, and guests are sent on their way each morning with a full belly after tucking into the B&B's award-winning breakfast, containing local sausage, free range eggs and much more. Spend a relaxing few days at The Manor, with rooms from £75 per night, and discover the best that Yorkshire has to offer.