The Yorkshire Dales are a perfect getaway for anyone who enjoys peace and quiet, traditional fare and romantic scenery. Every year, hundreds of nature lovers, walkers, cyclists and honeymooners all descend on the area to enjoy the atmosphere of tranquillity, staying in one of the many hundred hotels, B&Bs and guest houses in the area. Many of these hotels are high end luxury hotels with facilities such as indoor swimming pools and spas, but if you look carefully it is possible to find cheap Yorkshire Dales hotels, even in summer time.
If you’re willing to venture out from the main towns of the area and stay in one of the surrounding villages and hamlets, you can be rewarded with some very cheap, high quality accommodation. For example, in the tiny village of Austwick you’ll find the Wood View Guest House, a Grade 2 listed building that was built around 1700. Inside the original features of the building have been well preserved, with original wooden beams and log fires remaining. Each of the en-ensuite bedrooms has been beautifully decorated in traditional style, and the guest house provides great access to one of the most scenic areas of the dales, for anyone who wants to enjoy walking or cycling. There’s a pub nearby in the village, and you can enjoy some romantic nights sitting next to the log fire with a glass of wine too.
If outdoor pursuits are your thing, you may also enjoy staying at Pickersgill Manor Farm B&B on Silsden Moor which makes a great base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. This is still a working sheep farm, so if you have young children and come during lambing season they can enjoy watching the new born lambs bounce around the fields. The farming family own and run the B&B, which creates a really welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, and some of the food they serve is grown on the farm itself. You don’t get much fresher than that! There are only two rooms at Pickersgill Manor Farm, which contributes to the homely atmosphere.
Westfields Farm at Leyburn also offers bed & breakfast facilities. The farm is actually located outside of Leyburn, so you don’t have to worry about being bothered by the bustle of a busy market town. The breakfast here is so delicious it has won not one but two awards, from Deliciouslyyorkshire as well as Enjoy England. They also offer a four-poster bed, open fire, and the choice of being based in their main building for a more bed & breakfast like experience, or in the next door converted barn, for a little more privacy and the use of your own cooking facilities. Leyburn itself offers some great restaurants and interesting little shops, so you’ll never run out of things to do even if you tire of outdoor activities.
All of these are available for the very reasonable price of less than £40 per night, and this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cheap Yorkshire Dales hotels. As you can see, if you’re willing to look, you’re sure to find something within your budget range.