“A blissful boutique-barn B&B: wood-burning stoves, cool styling and wild moorland through the windows”
This is an unbeatable place for hearty walking and deep relaxation prize break. Located deep into the moors, you arrive - and immediately know the journey has been worth it. A cream door in the huge stone barn swings open, and Graham and Fiona - all smiles and quiet elegance - take your coats and cases, and settle you in front of a wood-burning stove, with homemade scones, cakes and a menu of a dozen teas.
The teas are a clue. Both owners have lived abroad (Graham brought up on an Indian tea plantation), and beautiful furnishings and objets from their travels are scattered throughout the barn’s 3 huge floors. The first-floor dining and sitting areas are an airy, open-plan affair with exposed stone walls, open beams, limestone-flagged floors and lofty windows. The bedrooms are filled with exotic vases and colourful wall-hangings. A dream barn conversion, and perfect for couples in search of a stylish, outdoorsy, peaceful escape.
We can organise any number of nights and the following activities, just choose what works best for your campaign:
- A trip to Hawes in Wensleydale (24km/15m) and take a walk up to Hardraw Force - reputedly England’s largest single-drop waterfall - and explore the famous cheese ‘creamery’
- A guided walk from the doorstep: either a gentle stroll along the river or pick up the Dales Way (the 125km long-distance trail from Ilkley, West Yorkshire, to Bowness, Cumbria), which passes through the property
- Book a walk with a local shepherdess; she’ll even take people barefoot if they fancy that back-to-nature feel
- 30 minutes' drive from the Lake District for easy day trips
- A deliciously decadent in-room massage or a pampering facial or manicure