Lovely Summers Day ? destination Tudor House, Bell Busk Malham to see proprietors Bob and Sheila Marchant after contact being made on Twitter (I’m getting the hang of it now!).?I wasn’t sure what car to take but when I saw the sunshine it had to be the E-Type!
There are 2 routes from Richmond to Bell Busk, only the scenic route would suffice for the E-Type via Ribblehead , Settle and Hellifield.?First pit stop was the Cornmill Tea Rooms at Bainbridge?http://www.yorkshiredales-stay.co.uk/tourist/Corn-Mill-Tearoom.html , a change from the normal bacon butty and instead a toasted teacake for Grandad, Brymoors ice cream for Ryder.
At Ribblehead a stop is a necessity for a photo of the viaduct, I think I might even get this one framed……
………….then we arrive at Tudor House http://www.malhamdalehotels.co.uk/?welcomed by a Bob and Sheila, a fantastic cup of coffee, and delicious homemade cakes ? Ryder eyes widen!!
Bell Busk is a hamlet on the Skipton to Carlisle railway, the trains still run through and for any railway enthusiast or person looking for Yorkshire tranquility is a stay at Tudor House which has been converted from the old railway station ? perfect! There is even a room themed to a railway carriage even with the bunk beds and passing trains with friendly drivers are happy wave and toot to the kids.
Aswell as the hotel, the grounds are perfect for sitting out on a Summers evening, colorful, relaxing and tranquil, Bob has even created an outside dining room which I was immediately tempted to sit in with a chilled glass of wine. You really have everything you need here for a perfect stay with welcoming and friendly hosts.
As we left Bob recommended the route via Malham for a quick visit and then headed back via Kettlewell. Another day to add to Ryder’s portfolio, he and the E-Type looking lovely in the sunshine!