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The Traddock - Hotel in Yorkshire

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Austwick, Settle, LA2 8BY, Yorkshire
England, United Kingdom

Paul Reynolds

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+44 (0)15242 51224(landline)

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Gorgeous small hotel perfectly placed for the magical Dales - stylish bedrooms, open fires, lovely staff and pretty gardens all wait

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A northern outpost of country-house charm, beautiful inside and out. It's a family affair and those looking for a friendly base from which to explore the Dales will find it here. You enter through the drawing room – crackling fire, pretty art, the daily papers, cavernous sofas. Potter about and find polished wood in the dining room, panelled walls in the breakfast room, then William Morris wallpaper in the sitting room bar, where you can sip a pint of Skipton ale while playing Scrabble. Bedrooms are gorgeous, some coolly contemporary, others warmly traditional. The star of the show is the new suite – sand-blasted timbers, a lovely big sofa, a stunning free-standing bath - but all are charming, with chic fabrics, warm colours, comfy beds and the odd claw-foot bath. Downstairs, a white-washed sitting room opens onto the garden for afternoon tea, while delicious food waits in the restaurant, perhaps seafood chowder, braised lamb shank, apple and calvados mousse. Walks start at the front door, there are cycle tracks, even caves to explore (one is bigger than St Paul's). Unbeatable.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Paul Reynolds:

Local points of interest from
Paul Reynolds:

  • The Traddock has just won a Gold award from the GTBS, the highest green accolade possible for a Hotel. We are committed to a wide range of sustainable practices such as many home made foods, extensive recycling, low energy equipment a many more activities!
  • Settle to Carlisle railway, one of the most beautiful and interesting railway journeys in the UK through the glorious Yorkshire Dales.
  • The Yorkshire Dales national parks 3 Peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough & Pen-Y-Ghent offer a challenging 26 mile route or you can just climb one and enjoy the view of the other two from the top! Some of the quietest & most beautiful countryside in the UK.
  • Ingleborough or White Scar cave complexes show casing some of the biggest and best cave complex's in the UK. The limestone caves are still being explored and discovered and at present is thought to be the largest cave complex in Europe.
  • The National Trusts Malham Cove and Gordale Scar, stunning limestone geography with an impressive 80m cliff all within a short stroll from the picturesque village of Malham.
  • Ingleton Waterfalls offers a 4.5 trail through ancient Oak woodland and Yorkshire Dales scenery via a series of stunning waterfalls.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"We really enjoyed our stay. The food was excellent - I had my first full English breakfast in yearend may have to go back soon for another one! "

George - Arbroath, United Kingdom

March 2016

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  • 8 Doubles
  • , 1 Twin/double
  • , 2 Family rooms for 4
  • , 2 Suites for 2
Price:(i) £95 to£235 per night

Dinner, B&B £85-£160 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £25. per person per night.

Booking info:

Minimum two nights at weekends March-November. Extra beds £15 per person per night.


Lunch from £9.50. Dinner, 3 courses, around £30. Picnics from £7.50. Afternoon tea from £15.95.



Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

Walks from the door in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Dog treats:

Towels for drying and advice on walks.

Dog fee:

Dogs £5 per dog per day. Max. 2 per room (some of the smaller rooms can only take 1).

Bringing your dog

Austwick, Settle, LA2 8BY, Yorkshire

Hotel 8 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 95 to £ 165 per night
Hotel 1 Twin/double room
Price: (i) £ 95 to £ 165 per night
Hotel 2 Family rooms, each sleeping 4
Price: (i) £ 95 to £ 175 per night
Hotel 2 Suites, each sleeping 2
Price: (i) £ 180 to £ 235 per night

Paul Reynolds

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)15242 51224(landline)