Looking for somewhere to stay? If lording it up in a 13th century Hall floats your boat, Braithwaite Hall, a stunning Grade 1 listed National Trust gem takes some beating.
The location is breathtaking – standing in the lower reaches of Coverdale, straddling the Dales and the North York Moors, it’s ideally placed for fabulous walks from the door. Sweep up the drive for a warm and smiley welcome from tenants Vicky & Charlie Duffus. Charlie’s family has farmed the land for three generations, and their combined knowledge of the area is really worth having.
Inside, a magnificent stone flagged entrance hall with a huge 17th century fireplace, and a unique, wide-stepped staircase. The sumptuous, oak paneled four poster room is big enough to throw a party in, bathrooms are contemporary and spotless. Vicky’s breakfasts will set you up for a day’s walking or riding; if you just want to sit around taking tea with milady, that’s fine too.
How Much? £65 – £95
Kids Stuff? Over 12’s only
Well Placed? Just over a mile west of Middleham, Off the A6018 from Leyburn
Good Grub? There's the Sandpiper at Leyburn and the legendary Blue Lion a mile down the road from Braithwaite Hall at East Witton. The nearby Coverbridge Inn is famous for its ham and eggs or get posh fish and chips at the Wensleydale Heifer in West Witton.
West Witton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 4SYTel 01969 640247
Part of Stay North Yorkshire
Review by Mandy, 1 December 2014blog comments powered by Disqus