Peter and Amanda, London escapees keen on cycling and walking, have stylishly restored this big old house, adding contemporary touches and all the comforts. The atmosphere is relaxed and sociable, there’s an honesty bar with local craft beers and excellent wines, plenty of space to chill, and heaps of bedrooms with deeply comfortable beds to choose from. The rooms at the front have the views. Breakfast tables have white cloths and wild flower posies; wake to homemade granola, sausages, bacon, sourdough toast and great coffee. Join the Coast to Coast path by foot or bike, hop on the wonderfully scenic Settle to Carlisle railway.