This would include a drive down an idyllic country lane to stay in a well kept 17th-century stone house, surrounded by a piece of England’s most beautiful countryside. To wander down typical Yorkshire hill villages with its narrow cobblestone streets, old thatched roof houses and tea shops that will make you think you have stepped into a Dickens or perhaps a Bronte novel!
We have enjoyed many excellent stays in various parts of the world using Airbnb. It wasn’t until we went up to the North of England and booked into a beautiful 17th c farmhouse, did we realise that not all Airbnb’s are equal in standards or service.
In our opinion, we were utterly spoiled, from the warm welcome, a comfortable bed in a large room with the cosiness of an open fire, to the delight of eating a delicious breakfast in a place that overlooked a garden and surrounding fields. Looking out further past those fields, we were told that the house we could see was once occupied by the Bronte sisters. The breakfast was enjoyed at a leisurely pace, which indeed set us up to enjoy a full day’s exploring around a district, that can only be described as one of Englands must do’s.
An unexpected part of our stay was watching our hosts do some maintenance on their beehives. A tasty treat will be in store for those visitors wanting to purchase fresh honey.
As with most things in life, no two things, or situations and in this case Airbnb’s are ever the same. I have not documented all the places we have stayed. This post will be the start of a catch up of sorts, with the Airbnb’s we have enjoyed the most.
High Gale, Kirkby Lonsdale, is a beautiful 17th C stone farmhouse on quiet lane on the doorstep to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks . Welcoming home in the perfect location for weekend breaks, walking, cycling, pretty tea shops and renowned restaurants. Well behaved pets welcome.
We invite you to unwind and relax by the log fire. Start the morning with our traditional breakfast and a pot of coffee while planning the day ahead. We look forward to meeting you.
Have I tempted you? If so, then before you head off to book your weekend or a more extended holiday, do go and check out this tranquil countryside B & B – High Gale.