Step Back In Time: The Old Coach House In Ripon Offers Charming Elegance And Historic Ambience

Issue 98

One of the more interesting things to drop into my mailbox recently was the opportunity to visit the Old Coach House.

Situated a short drive away from the picturesque city of Ripon this is one of North Yorkshire’s best kept secrets.

It is run by my old friend and veteran hotelier Neil Slade and is an absolute accommodation jewel.

The 18th century coach house stands in the grounds of North Stainley Hall, overlooking the lake. Immaculately presented this luxury B&B guest house offers a sophisticated and stylish ambience and all the modern comforts and facilities discerning guests expect today.

The Coach House boasts eight ensuite bedrooms with an innovative mix of colour, pattern and texture and is furnished to a superb standard.

Every bedroom overlooks the beautiful courtyard gardens whilst some enjoy the glimpses of the neighbouring North Stainley Hall.

Features include king size beds, fluffy towels, robes and slippers, 42 inch smart TV’s with freeview channels as well as complimentary wi-fi, beverage tray and fruit bowl.

A huge variety of locally sourced breakfast options are available to suit all dietary requirements and tastes and provide the perfect way to kickstart your day.

Sister venue The Staveley Arms is located across the road and is a winner also. This is a family and dog friendly pub, open seven days a week serving locally brewed ales and traditional pub food. During our stay we enjoyed the most sumptuous Sunday Lunch here and whiled away the afternoon.

The Old Coach House has recently been recognised for its excellence by scooping the ‘Best B&B in Yorkshire’ title at the recent Yorkshire Post Tourism Awards for 2023.

Judges said “The Old Coach House has exceptional customer reviews demonstrating a consistent commitment to delivering outstanding service to its guests repeatedly.”

We couldn’t agree more. Highly recommended.


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