Sunday 24 October 2010
Commendation for a great horticultural B&B
Today's edition of The Observer includes an article by Desmond Balmer entitled Homing instincts: Britain's top 10 boltholes, reviewing the forthcoming Good Hotels Guide for 2011. First on the list, which picks ut ten characterful places to stay, is Austwick Hall, located in Austwick in the Yorkshire Dales. We had a wonderful few days there in June 2008, enjoying the beautiful house, the superb food and the lovely garden. The house and food get their mead of praise from Mr Balmer, but he doesn't mention the garden, which is a major focus of attention for the owners Michael Pearson and Eric Culley.