About this listing
Langcliffe House is situated in a quiet corner of Kettlewell and enjoys possibly the best views from the village looking south down Upper Wharfedale. This is home to Chris and Susan Beazley who have lived in this large stone Edwardian house with their children since 2001. From the day we moved in, we have shared our wonderful home with friends and family and now would like to welcome you as our guests to simply be here and maybe be inspired by your stay with us.
Guests are accommodated in two double bedded rooms with en suite shower and facilities. Bedlinen is high thread count Egyptian cotton and pillows and duvets are hypoallergenic. Fluffy bath sheets, hand towels and dressing gowns are provided with complimentary organic toiletries. Our clean, colourful rooms have free WiFi, comfy tub chairs, a TV with DVD, tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer. A delicious breakfast is served in the Dining Room from 8am-9am each morning, though we will make sure that early birds are catered for too! Our conservatory is exclusively available for our guests to enjoy the sublime views of God’s own dale and on warm, sunny days you can step outside and make use of our large, productive garden. A welcome cup of tea and cake or biscuits will be served either in the conservatory or garden on your arrival. As we do not have a licence, we are happy for you to bring your own wine to enjoy in the conservatory or garden too (please not in the bedrooms). A first floor gallery with Susan’s paintings and ceramics has seating, books and magazines, maps and local information plus DVDs and games to borrow.
Kettlewell is in the heart of Upper Wharfedale and the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is a marvellous base from which to explore this internationally renowned area. The Dales Way long distance footpath passes behind Langcliffe House B&B as it comes into Kettlewell from the south and the Dales Cycleway passes through the village. We even have a garage in the village for those arriving by car in need of petrol. The village has featured in films and TV programmes and has many facilities for hungry and thirsty tourists: the three pubs all offer evening meals, there are two tea rooms and an ice cream parlour. The Village Stores can provide essentials including packed lunches or a bottle of wine!
You can be assured of a very warm, yet discreet welcome to our lovely home from two colourful personalities with a wealth of experiences we are willing to share with guests.
Car parking, secure cycle storage
Welcome to Yorkshire member
Guests can use the conservatory with far -reaching views down the dale at all times and our fabulous garden. There is an upstairs landing area with books and games
Interaction with Guests
Chris and I will settle your in on arrival with tea and home made cake. We are happy to advise about the local area, provide maps and discuss the best walking routes. We largely work from home so are available much of the time excepting from 11am-4pm
In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park - an area of international renown for its breathtaking beauty, sublime walking, challenging cycling - and warm Yorkshire welcome. Dark skies at night - a dream for anyone fascinated by the night sky especially in spring and autumn
A bus service comes to the village from Skipton ralway station - see Pride of the Dales for bus timetable. Skipton trains serve east and west coast main rail lines, with trains via Leeds an easy option to route from London or Scotland
Other Things to Note
The village has three pubs all serving real ales and with food options for all budgets, a village stores where picnics can be made up, tea rooms and sublime walking! The Tour de France Grand depart passed through the village in 2014...we have garage space available for visitors with bicycles, so you can try your legs on the lanes and the climbs.
2015 Tariff: Room £90; single occupancy: £70
Weekend bookings are taken for 2 night stays ONLY ie Friday and Saturday night
Special rates are available for mid-week winter breaks – teleph(phone number hidden) details.
We regret we are unable to accommodate children under 11 years or pets.
A reservation constitutes a contract between you, our guests and Langcliffe House B&B. Any reservation, cancelled within seven days of arrival is liable to be charged in full, unless the room can be re-let to another guest. A non-returnable deposit of £35 per room per night is required at the time of booking. We suggest guests have travel insurance in case of cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.
All major credit and debit cards are accepted, excepting American Express and Diners. A surcharge of £2.00 is levied on credit cards, no charges are made for payment by debit card. Cheques, made payable to Susan Beazley are accepted, or cash. Guests are advised there are no ATM facilities within Kettlewell.
Arrival and check out times:
Guests are welcomed between 4pm and 6pm on the day of arrival and are asked to vacate their room by 11am on the day of departure. Please ask if you require an alternative check-in time and we shall do our best to accommodate you. For example, you may drop off luggage and collect your room key before 12am, though access to your room cannot be guaranteed before 4pm.
Car parking is available overnight in the drive of Langcliffe House, but cannot be guaranteed. Parking is at the owner’s risk – car and contents. Bicycles can be securely stored overnight.
Unfortunately, Langcliffe House is accessed by steps and guest rooms are on the first floor meaning our home is not suitable for guests with specific access needs.
Langcliffe House is our home and smoking is not permitted anywhere within the house. Guests found to be smoking indoors will be liable to a cleaning charge of £100. Guests may smoke in the garden, provided other guests do not object and ashtrays provided are used.
Damage and breakages:
We reserve the right to charge for breakages and/or damages to Langcliffe House.
We will hold any guest property left behind for 14 days, after which it will be disposed of. Items can be returned by post – any returns will be charged at cost.
Disability and Discrimination:
We abide by the spirit as well as the letter of the law and welcome everyone we can. However, our home does not enjoy flat and level access from the road (see Access).
All reservations personal information legally has to be held for 12 months. Credit or debit card information will be destroyed once guests’ payments are processed. Unless guests specifically agree to their contact information being held for marketing purposes by Langcliffe House B&B, we will not use your information to contact you. If you wish to be contacted with our annual e-newsletter and special offers, we promise that your details will never be passed on to a third party.
We sincerely hope you have no complaints about any aspect of your stay at Langcliffe House B&B. We welcome feedback, as the only way we can improve our service is to know what does and does not work for our guests. We encourage guests to make any grievance known immediately and we will do our utmost to rectify any issues or complaints promptly so you can enjoy the rest of your stay with us.
We had such a lovely visit in Kettlewell and our stay with Susan and Chris was a huge part of our overall enjoyment. They were both exceptionally warm and welcoming towards us and our daughter (15 months old). We were greeted with a cup of tea and lemon cake in their amazing garden then our daughter had a feast of strawberries fresh from the vine! They made us reservations at the best pub in quite possibly the UK (Kings Head), which is just down the street from their beautiful home. Speaking of which, their home is lovely, the room is perfect, breakfast is delicious, and the view from their sun room has to be the best view in Kettlewell, maybe even all of the entire region. My only regret is that we didn't plan on staying longer with them. We couldn't give a higher recommendation for this B&B or its hosts.
Best BnB we have stayed in! Great hosts, beautiful setting and felt like home. Kettlewell is a little gem in the Dales and worth a visit whenever you get a chance. You could not go wrong staying with Susan and Chris at Simply B&Be inspired.
We absolutely loved our stay with Susan in the Yorkshire Dales. Susan's place is very beautiful, tidy and she went out of her way to make us feel at home, and indeed we did. Her art work adds a lovely dimension to her house and comfort. Room and overall house has beautiful views throughout, and the breakfast was just wonderful. She advised us on places to go walking and in the evening we shared travel stories over a glass of wine.
I would absolutely stay with Susan again, she was such a great host.
About the Host, Susan
Having graduated with a 1st class degree in Psychology (Bristol University), I joined a graduate-training scheme in a London advertising agency. I spent 10 years from 1976 at Saatchi and Saatchi, rising to board level and running a large client service group. By 1991 I was running the London office of a multi-national advertising agency. After the birth of my third child, I became a joint partner in a strategic communications and issues research business.
By 2001, the conflicting demands of career, home and three pre-pubescent children were no longer reconcilable. I gave up work, relocated to the Yorkshire Dales and finally I allowed myself to discover my creative side. I started studying and making ceramics, later undertaking a Foundation Course at a local college. After walking the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in 2003, I realised that I wanted to focus on life painting. I have taken classes with several artists, locally, in London, Spain and France, to whom I owe much.
My paintings reflect my sense of the essential nature of the people and landscapes that attract me with their individuality and natural beauty.
My passion is celebrating the human landscape in all its conditions; particularly women, their body image and the woman within. I use professional life models, but prefer to ask ordinary women (and men) to sit for me.
The process provides an arena for quiet discussion where there is no judgement and we celebrate that person’s beauty and acknowledge their individual attractiveness. Modelling becomes a form of healing. I try and capture each person's inner and outer beauty and the values and personality that make them shine uniquely.
Exhibitions and Awards
May/June 2009: Hill House Gallery, Middleham, North Yorkshire
November 2009: Air Gallery, Dover Street, London
June 2010: North Yorkshire Open Studios
June 2011: Special recommendation: Light TimeSpace online gallery
April 2013: Cracoe Art Group exhibition, Grassington