The Traddock – Austwick, Settle
Owned and run by the Reynolds family for over two decades, The Traddock is a small, country house hotel in the charming village of Austwick in Ribblesdale, just a few miles from Settle, and surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Rooms are all individually decorated in a comfortable and homely style, with wooden headboards, sink-into armchairs and a mix of period and modern furnishings (the best have a rolltop bath as well as a walk-in shower). Local producers are key to the three AA-Rosette restaurant where head chef Ryan Shilton and the team offer the choice of a brasserie menu or an 11-course tasting menu for supper. The latter could include dishes such as mussel tikka masala, Wagyu brisket, and langoustines served with Mangalitza belly and sea buckthorn. As well as two dining rooms, there are a trio of lounges for afternoon tea, a bar and a glorious walled garden to relax in. Ask staff to prepare you a packed lunch for excellent walks from the doorstep such as the Three Peaks of Whernside or around the nearby market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.
Doubles from £125
+44(0)1524 251224; thetraddock.co.uk