A warm friendly welcome awaits you when you arrive at Sykes House, Alison and Michael look forward to providing you with a relaxing break during your stay in Askrigg and will endeavour to make you feel at home.
Situated in the heart of the traditional village of Askrigg, in Upper Wensleydale within the Yorkshire Dales National Parks Sykes’s House is thought to have been built around 1687 and can be found opposite the beautiful 15th century church of St Oswald’s. Askrigg offers a local shop with tearoom (within Sykes House) a cafe, three pubs, and a church, and is an ideal location to explore the beautiful countryside, attractions, rivers, waterfalls and villages that the Dales have to offer. Askrigg, also known as 'Darrowby' in the well known TV series “All Creatures Great and Small”, and is the home of Skeldale House which was the veterinary practice of James Herriot and the Drovers Arms which is now named the Kings Arms.
The building has undergone many changes over the years, from being a family home to having once been a Temperance Hotel. Now, it is a thriving village store with two large Bed and Breakfast en-suite letting rooms and a tea room.
There is a large secure covered courtyard that can accommodate bicycles and has plenty of room for any maintenance you may need to do. Wet coats can be left here overnight rather than dripping in your room!
Throughout all the changes the building still maintains many of its original features including the stone spiral staircase, exposed beams and fireplaces