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The Traddock Hotel

Austwick, Yorkshire, England

Set in the spellbinding Yorkshire Dales, The Traddock is a small quiet luxury hotel whose genuine country charm, friendly staff and sublime food will instantly relax you. As a base for exploring and walking in the Dales, The Traddock is rather special.

At a Glance

  • Small country house hotel with wonderful hospitality

  • Perfectly positioned for exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales

  • Delicious 'slow food' served in the restaurant

  • Wide range of activities available from country walks to caving

  • Wonderful sense of peace and quiet

Adventure, Couples, Eco/ethical tourism, Food & wine

Insider's View

Take a walk onto White Scar, a limestone pavement beneath Ingleborough, for a taste of England at its most desolate and hauntingly beautiful.

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Description

Located in the sleepy village of Austwick on the glorious western edge of the Yorkshire Dales, The Traddock is a hidden gem of a small hotel. Extremely well run, and offering authentic warmth and relaxed home comforts, this elegant family-owned Georgian country house originally dating back to the 1740s is the perfect place to retreat to for a few days to enjoy the peace and quiet, the sensational limestone landscapes and the chance to challenge yourself on some of England's finest walks.

Lovingly but unfussily furnished, The Traddock is reassuringly old fashioned and has a welcoming and convivial atmosphere. The twelve en-suite rooms, most with impressive views of the surrounding countryside, are all individually decorated. Rooms vary in size but, along with pleasant homely touches such as fluffy towels and duck-down duvets, feature free WiFi, LCD TVs and Molton Brown amenities in the bathrooms.

After exploring the Dales, put your feet up and enjoy a good book in The Traddock’s peaceful gardens or share stories of your day with fellow guests in the inviting bar and lounge areas, before tucking into the restaurant’s locally sourced and seasonal organic slow food menu, complemented by a superb wine list. The cooked breakfast is simply one of the best around, and staff, who look after you incredibly well, will also be happy to make up a gourmet picnic hamper for you to enjoy while you are out and about.

Of course your main reason for staying is to explore the stunning limestone landscapes, arguably Europe’s finest, of the Yorkshire Dales. The Traddock is ideally positioned for walking among the Three Peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside, and we can arrange for a local guide to lead you and bring these amazing landscapes to life. The limestone pavement of White Scar beneath Ingleborough may well have you hallucinating that you are in Tibet! Close by are some dramatic caves including Ingleborough Cave with its wondrous stalactites and stalagmites and Gaping Gill, Britain’s largest, where a waterfall jets down over 300 feet to the cave floor.

The magnificent natural limestone amphitheater of Malham Cove is also nearby, and there are plenty of picturesque small market towns and villages to discover. Another popular outing is the Settle to Carlisle Railway, which crosses the famous Ribblehead Viaduct as it passes through some of the Dales’ and Cumbria’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. A few days at The Traddock is undoubtedly the best way to relax and get to know this very special corner of the world.

Accommodation

With just 12 very individual en-suite rooms, The Traddock is a wonderful boutique option in the Dales. Each room comes with Sheridan cotton sheets, duck down duvets or sheets and blankets if you prefer, LCD TVs, WiFi and Molton Brown toiletries. Rooms are identified by four categories, small double, doubles with en-suite shower, doubles with en-suite bath and luxury doubles.

Small Double

Room 9 - Town Head may be the smallest room at the Traddock, however is beautifully decorated in creams with views across Austwick village and heaps of English country charm.

Doubles with en-suite shower

These rooms are 5 (Burn Moor), 10 (Whernside) and 11 (Ingleborough) and all feature king-size beds. Characterised by their shower-only bathrooms, Burn Moor features green, cream and gold decor against dark wood furniture and views toward Bowland Fells. Whernside is found in the attic and has views to the Dales and Ingleborough, also in the attic is furnished in warm russet with views to Oxenbur hill.

Doubles with en-suite bath

These rooms are Rooms 2 (Dale Head), 3 (Oxenber), 4 (Fountain Fell) and Rooms 6 (Keasden) and 12 (Pen-Y-Gent). Dale Head is a family room with blue and cream color scheme and additional single bed. Oxenber has views over the fells beyond, Fountain Fell is a beautiful olive green room with original Georgian sash window. Keasden is blue, white and grey with views of the gardens and Bowland Fells whilst Pen-Y-Ghent has a walk-through closet, window seat and views over the village.

Luxury Double Room

Luxury double rooms are rooms 1 (Kickers Ghyll), 7 (Gordale) and 8 (Norber), all have super king double beds. Room 1 is the largest in the hotel, offers village street views from its first floor location and can be configured into a twin or super king double. With its grey, cream, gold and brown color scheme, this room is well-appointed and offers a large en-suite bathroom complete with claw foot bath, walk-in shower and dual sinks. Room 7 has cream and gold tones, views of the gardens, drench shower and walk-in closet. Room 8 is a mini suite with a similar color scheme to Room 7, has a lounge area and can also be either a twin or double.

Childcare

Younger guests are welcome and extra beds or cots are available for some rooms for children up to the age of 12. There is also a children's menu available between 5 and 6pm in the restaurant.

Facilities

The chefs at The Traddock source produce locally and offer good quality menus, inspired by traditional Yorkshire dishes and the English slow food movement.

Activities

In the area surrounding The Traddock Hotel there is much to see and do. The Yorkshire Dales offers a magnificent backdrop to walks from the doorstep, other attractions include Ingleborough Cave, Malham Cove and Settle to Carlisle Railway which is a popular day out.

Location & Directions

Austwick, Yorkshire, England

The Traddock is located in the small village of Austwick on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

When to go

It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk.

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