Stow House

Leyburn, Yorkshire
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1969 663635
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Walks start from the door of this fun B&B with delightful owners and unique style in the lush landscape of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Past ancient stone walls and fields of lambs you reach sleepy Aysgarth and this dignified rectory. Step inside to find – Shoreditch pizzazz! Sarah and Phil have swapped the world of London advertising for a dream house in the Dales; she does cocktails, he does breakfasts and their take on Victoriana is inspiring. Floors, banisters and sash windows have been restored, stairs carpeted in plush red, sofas covered in zinging velvet. Bathrooms are wow, bedrooms are soothing and the papier-mâché hare’s head above the bar says it all. A stroll down the hill are the Aysgarth Falls, beloved of Ruskin, Wordsworth and Turner.


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Raw beef bones from the butcher, great dog walks, and towels.

Max. 1 dog per room.

Magnificent walks and big garden. Owners to keep dogs on a lead when walking through livestock.

Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £120
Extra bed/sofabed available £10 - £20 per person per night.
6 Doubles
From £120
1 Family room for 3
From £175



This is a real gem and the owner very professional and helpful. The room was magnificient with beautiful views. The bathroom nice and large. The location perfect for walking and visiting places. Highly recommeded.

Rebecca, Cambridge

Our 3 night stay at Stowe House made our first visit to the Yorkshire dales quite special. Definitely feels more like a hotel than a B&B with wonderful views from beautifully furnished rooms. The decor is of a very high standard with many interesting pictures and all creature comforts are provided. Sarah is a welcoming and thoughtful host and Phil's delicious breakfasts are a great way to start the day before exploring the surrounding countryside. Would definitely return.


We had a sublime stay at Stow House with our two young daughters during the May half term. Hosts Sarah and Phil couldn't have made us feel more welcome and we loved what they have achieved with the refurbishment of this elegant former vicarage. The public rooms - a chic bar/sitting room, a sun filled breakfast room with beautiful views across the Dales and an inviting jewel of a library - are elegant and full of personal touches with beautiful and interesting original pieces of art. Fab breakfast. Top class cocktails. Can't recommend it highly enough.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sarah & Phil Bucknall

  • There are some simply stunning walks that start right from our doorstep. Stroll along the River Ure past waterfalls and herons or climb to the top of Penhill and stride across the moors listening to the curlews call.
  • Our honesty bar is extremely well stocked and open from midday to midnight. Every evening Sarah will be serving up punch-packing cocktails for an hour or so - they're not to be missed ....
  • The views from our rooms will recharge even the tiredest souls.
  • We take breakfast seriously. The bacon and sausages are second to none and come from David Hartle, our local butcher. Granola is home-made and we make our own bread too.
  • Love cheese? Stow House is a mere 20 minute drive from the Wensleydale Creamery, the only maker of real Wensleydale cheese.
  • We throw blisteringly brilliant parties. So if a significant birthday is coming up or you just fancy celebrating life, why not hire out the whole house?