We round up our top 10 Bed and Breakfast’s ahead of the release of our exciting Short Breaks supplement to give you a sneak peek of what’s to come

The Walls Bed and Breakfast
Each of the rooms here have been individually decorated to an extremely high standard and guarantee a comfortable stay. The Guest Lounge is also very popular with guests who like that little bit of extra room to spread out and relax, especially on winter nights in front of the cosy log fire. After a hearty, award-winning breakfast, head out and explore the local area: historic battle sites and rambling walks await.
8 Quay Walls, Berwick TD15 1HD
01289 330233

Helmsley Garden Cottage and Railway Carriage
Helmsley Cottage provides the utmost in B&B exclusivity with your own private entrance, lounge, dining area and bathroom, while the self-catering Mews Cottage is yours and yours alone for the duration of your stay. Of course, you could always stay in a railway carriage that has been converted into five-star luxury accommodation. Whichever you choose, expect an extremely warm welcome and comforts abound.
1 Bondgate, Helmsley YO62 5BW
01439 771864

Randy Pike
The three suites at Randy Pike are stylish and a little quirky, with large bathrooms. The Martindale Suite has an incredible walk-in shower, which is large enough to extend your shower sing-along into a dance party. The gardens are picturesque and even have their own TARDIS if you fancy travelling back in time to relive your stay.
Ambleside LA22 0JP
01539 436088

Skeldale House 
Large, spacious bedrooms, comfortable kingsized beds and stunning views are just some of the things you can look forward to at Skeldale House. The property is perfectly located for guests to explore the Yorkshire Dales, whilst the village of Askrigg offers a few great pubs where you can wet your whistle. 
Main Street, Askrigg, Leyburn DL8 3HG 
01969 650746 

The Old Church
This striking bed and breakfast offers three modern ensuite rooms complete with all life’s little luxuries, including an iPod dock and fluffy bathrobes. Breakfast is reason to visit in itself, with everything from traditional oak-smoked Craster kippers to oatmeal porridge with honey and a nip of whisky – what better way to start your day?
Horncliffe TD15 2XW
01289 382928

Stow House 
At Stow House, you’ll find seven luxurious rooms, each one enjoying striking views across the Dales. We love the ‘Shotgun Clare’ room with artwork by Tyneside artist, Tom French, and a freestanding bath. Aysgarth, Leyburn DL8 3SR 01969 663635 

The Malabar 
This Grade II-listed barn has had a complete transformation and is now a beautiful B&B. The rooms are bright, modern and tastefully decorated with sliding barn doors into the bathroom as a reminder of its history. Enjoy a complimentary afternoon tea on the day you arrive in the lounge, around the dining table or outside on the terrace.
Garths, Marthwaite, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5ED
01539 620200

Warkworth Old Post Office B&B
Dating back to the 18th century, the Old Post Office is the perfect place to explore coastal Northumberland. Each of the beautifully-furnished bedrooms is bursting with little luxuries to make your stay that extra bit special – from Egyptian cotton sheets to goose down duvets, it’s all in the detail.
32 Castle Street, Warkworth NE65 0UL
01665 711341

Old Coach House
At the Old Coach House, the bedrooms are sumptuously furnished with
your comfort in mind. While all the bedrooms have their unique charm, we love the original oak beams on display in the ‘double deluxe’ rooms. You’ll find a range of amenities available whichever room you choose and we’re sure you’ll enjoy a five-star stay (and then some!).
North Stainley, Ripon HG4 3HT
07912 632296

West Vale Country House
The lounge has a large bay window with fantastic views, including of Beatrix Potter’s cottage, so you can appreciate the local history from the depths of a sumptuous armchair. If you’re picky about your pillows — don’t fear! You can peruse their pillow menu, then rest your head in one of their comfortable bedrooms. For a real treat, book the junior suite and sink into a king-size bed, or put your feet up — in the complimentary slippers, of course — in the separate lounge area.
Far Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside
LA22 0LQ
01539 442817

Published in: August 2018

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