Although not in Aysgarth it is only a short distance away on the outskirts of Hawes.This is a lovely hotel, beautifully kept with glorious views, and surely is one of the most dog friendly hotels myself and little oz have ever stayed in, although there are miles of wonderfull walking all around the hotel they have even provided a dedicated area for "exercising" your dogs (complete with poop-a-scoop bins), and much to my amusement amongst the reading materials in the lounge was 'Dogs today'magazine!
This hotel is of an excellent standard, the rooms are immaculately kept and there is a choice of rooms including the fabulous 'conservatory'rooms which have their own conservatory(obviously) and ground floor entrance which leads straight into the garden , ideal if you are bringing your four legged friend . The decor is very 'country house' and cosy, with lounge, bar, games room/library and excellent restaurant.The grounds are large and immaculately kept and there is lots of parking.What are you waiting for?, book yourself a room!
I know that not everybody is a dog lover- ( look at my photo-how could you not love me!), but my mums criteria is if you want my money- my dog comes too, my mums other criteria is that she doesnt 'slum it', we stay at dog friendly accomadations but they have to provide excellent quality as well, and if you are one of those strange people that is not a dog lover rest assured just cos I am allowed to stay with my mum doesnt mean that the hotel is overun by dogs or that there are dog hairs everywhere, wherever we have stayed -without exception have been spotless.
Take a look at my stow house travellogue for a photo tour of the hotel, dont forget to take alook at the hotels website too.
Typically warm yorkshire welcome, with a small staff of hard working , very pleasant people led by the owner-nothing is too much trouble, food is excellent and good value ( in fact the whole hotel is exceptional value).
Originally a vicarage (the hotel is named after the reverend stow who built the place), the hotel is decorated in a victorian style with many antiques, you feel more like you are staying in the vicarage of a hundred years ago ( except with all mod cons), rather than a hotel in the 21st century. The owner has strived to maintain the character of the original vicarage and has succeded wonderfully!
There is a small bar lounge or settle yourself in the reading lounge to study one of the many books available- thats if you can take your eyes from the breathtaking view of the dales that is the view through the french windows,
The bedrooms are large and airy with tea/ coffee facilities and t.v, decorated in character with the rest of the house.
This is a superior place to stay when in the Aysgarth area, you couldn't be much closer to the fanous Aysgarth Falls (a 5 minute stroll through a lovely atmospheric churchyard).
The hotel only has 9 guest room, so the atmosphere is that of aweekend retreat more than an impersonal hotel.
The grounds are beautifully maintained( with croquet & tennis lawns), despite the best efforts of the local bunny rabbit population that can be seen grazing on the lawns early morning!
Lovely gardens for a little dog and his mum to sit in and have tea& cakes in!
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