Whether you see Grassington as the stepping off point for a walk in upper Wharfedale or a pretty but twee, Dales-lite tourist honeypot, we rather like Grassington House Hotel.
Converting a large stone house into a small hotel makes for some odd configurations at times but they’ve done a pretty good job of creating silk purses out of some admittedly awkward spaces.
Ours was a regular double nicely done out but compact as the estate agents say. However if you can trade up to a premium or a superior double you get more room and more bells and whistles like French beds, chandeliers, Venetian mirrors, roll top baths, fancy showers and in room six the bling effect of a silver scroll topped bedhead, deep aubergine walls and the added delight of views across the Grassington rooftops from your bath at the end of the bed.
Whichever room you choose, the hotel is well positioned in the centre of the village. Browse the shops for Dalesalia; for walking gear and bijou nick-nacks, carved walking sticks or a postcard home. Book your room early for the Grassington Festival in July - a celebration of music, comedy and the arts.
Best of all, you can walk Wharfedale straight from the door of Grassington House and after a long trek, come home to one of those roll top baths, an easygoing bar which opens up to a patio, and round off with one of John Rudden’s excellent dinners.
How Much: £110-£130 per room. Look out for midweek special offers
Kids Stuff: Yes
Well Placed: In the centre of Grassington in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales
Good Grub: Chef and owner John Rudden cooks up a great dinner every night in the restaurant No 5 The Square. If you don’t want the full works they do excellent bar snacks. The Fountaine Inn at Linton and the Devonshire Fell are both a short drive away.
5 The Square, Grassington, North Yorkshire BD23 5AQTel 01756 752406
Part of Stay North Yorkshire
Review by Jill, 16 January 2016blog comments powered by Disqus