Earlier this week my partner and I stayed for two nights B&B at Pry House Farm. What an amazing beautiful and peaceful location right at the top of Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The farmhouse was built in the late 1800s but the land has been farmed since 1665.
Glenda was a perfect host, friendly and welcoming and very knowledgable about the area. The visitor accomodation was very clean and comfortable and we stayed in the ensuite double room which had a wonderful view across the valley to the fells at the other side. Breakfast was served round the farmhouse kitchen table by Glenda every morning and there was a choice which we gave her before we settled for the evening. My partner had the full farmhouse breakfast which looked delicious and I selected poached eggs on muffin which came with two rashers of bacon. All the food was locally sourced and responsibly reared or grown. With a pot of Yorkshire Tea it went down well.
The only things we could hear in the location were owls, curlews, lapwings and sheep and the wind blowing across the land - idyllic.
There is plenty of parking onsite, two B&B rooms and a wonderful converted Sheperds Hut in the nearest field to the house.
If, like us, you want a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life in a peaceful and beautiful location then I recommend you try Pry House. We will be visiting again soon.
Pry House Farm retains its traditional feeling, with its lovely, unspoilt wood beamed rooms, deep window sills, beautiful wood doors, open fire with cosy living room, farm kitchen with aga and dresser and traditional tableware. We were very warmly welcomed by Glenda and Chris and enjoyed our stay with them hugely. Glenda was able to advise us about the best walks in the area, places to eat, and the history of the cow houses (an historic feature of the area). She also provided us with fantastic breakfasts of local produced food and in every way made us feel at home. Upper Swaledale is another world: we loved it.
This working farm is several miles west of Thwaite and Keld which on a dark rainy night after the pub can seem very long! But quiet and really "out in the Dales!". Nice farmhouse with only 2 B&B rooms.No internet and tv in lovely lounge (not room) Glenda will give you a flask of real milk if requested for tea tray. Real farmhouse breakfast . Probably excellent walking but rain and foot injury prevented this . Friendly Chris and Glenda are farming hosts (ask about the sheep).
Pry House is perfect if what you are looking for is some peace and quiet.
Location: very close to villages (Keld, Muker), Hawes, Kirkby Stephen, etc., yet with no neighbours next door, the B&B offers solitude and tranquillity. It's a working farm but in July there were no animals in the vicinity (I was worried about 'animal noises' at night), and it was definitely the best sleep I had had for ages!
Hosts: Glenda and Chris are wonderful hosts. We were taken care of and given recommendations on walks, places to visit, etc. They willingly answer questions about the local area and the life on the farm, and I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations! (Chris, thank you for your patience with my endless questions!)
Rooms: we had a double with ensuite. A lovely cosy room with lots of attention to detail and tea-making facilities (including a jar of little chocolate treats). The view into the fields is beautiful and tranquil and you can enjoy it straight from your bed. The bathroom is spacious with soft towels and basic toiletries. The house itself is lovely and guests even have a separate sitting room.
Breakfast: Glenda makes delicious hot breakfast, and there is a choice of cereal too. She even bought us bananas because my we mentioned we eat them for breakfast!
Other things to keep in mind:
- there is no wifi, no mobile data or signal, although Glenda can offer you her laptop to browse. Personally, I enjoyed being cut off. There is also wifi in most pubs around, especially in Hawes.
- All eating places in the area shut down by 8.30pm. A few restaurants nearby require bookings (!) but the pub in Muker is great. Hawes has a good selection of eateries
I highly recommend the Pry House B&B not only for the place itself but for the wonderful hospitable people who run it - they made our holiday very special.
Glenda is a very welcoming and warm host. Helpful, knowledgable about the region and sharing information about the farm, living in the Dales etc.
Nice room and beds, good bathroom and nice lounge with every night logfire!
Very rural and quiet area, great views around the house.