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Knowles Lodge B&B, Appletreewick

20th Century, 5 star Canadian-style ranch house set in 17 acres of meadow and woodlands in the heart of Wharfdale.

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  • 20th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • Free car parking (on site)
  • Children welcome
  • Minimum age 7
  • Historic Property


  • Free broadband access
  • Shared gardens
  • Woodland walks
  • Television
  • DVD library
  • Sitting room
  • Open log fire

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (a short drive)
  • Museums (a short drive)
  • Historic houses
  • Recommended restaurants (a short drive)


Knowles Lodge offers 5 star awarded bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of Wharfedale, between Appletreewick and Barden in North Yorkshire. Other awards include an AA breakfast award and are included in the Michelin Red Guide book. Built in 1938, the Canadian-style ranch house has been lovingly restored and refurbished to provide stylish, attractive and comfortable accomodation for guests. Set on a small plateau and surrounded by 17 acres of meadow and woodland, Knowles Lodge enjoys breathtaking views in every direction, in particular over Black Park and towards Simon’s Seat. Within easy reach of some of the Yorkshire Dales’ most spectacular beauty spots and surrounded by places of valuable historical heritage. 

Accommodation is offered in four elegant and comfortable en-suite bedrooms three of which are on the ground floor. The three ground floor rooms all face west towards Hough Wood where, in May, you will see a stunning blanket of bluebells. The upstairs family room has an amazing view looking south down the Wharfe valley towards Barden & Bolton Abbey. For single occupancy please use the code SINGLE for available rooms. All rooms include fine linen, large soft towels in the bathrooms and tea trays in the bedrooms providing a selection of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits & fresh milk all help to make you feel at home. 

Chris and Pam will welcome you warmly with a cup of tea or coffee, preferably on the terrace (weather permitting) where, often as not, you can watch lots of pheasants feeding.

Food and Drinks

Breakfast is served around a large gate leg table where you can enjoy freshly squeezed orange juice, a choice of cereals or porridge, a hot mixed fruit compote and/or a cold apple and rasberry one followed by a full English breakfast of your choice. Eggs are laid 200 yds away and as much as possible is sourced within a few miles. Fresh coffee, a choice of specialist teas and home made marmalade to set you up for the day.

Packed lunches are available at a cost of £6 each. Lunches include a freshly made sandwich, yogurt, chocolate, crisps, fresh fruit and a drink.

Grounds and gardens

Knowles Lodge is a perfect first night stop for Dales Way walkers starting from Ilkley. The Dales Way runs through the bottom meadow and alongside the River Wharfe, the natural South-West boundary to the estate. Whether you want to walk, cycle, fish, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery, you're certain of a warm and friendly welcome here.

Other facilities

Relax in the comfortable sitting room as well as a small TV room with a wide selection of DVD's. Well behaved dogs are welcome. Guests can enjoy a stretch of fly-fishing on the Wharfe, just three minutes away. 

Dogs are very welcome at Knowles Lodge and there is a small charge of £6 per night for a dog stay.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Appletreewick, Skipton, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales, BD23 6DQ, United Kingdom

Check In: 4.00pm (Can be flexible). Check Out: By 11.00am.

Directions: From Skipton and Harrogate take the A59 to Bolton Abbey.
From Ilkley take the A65 to Bolton Abbey.

At the Bolton Abbey roundabout take the B6160, signposted Burnsall/Grassington. Pass the Devonshire Arms Hotel and after 3 miles, turn right immediately after Barden Tower (a partly ruined Castle). The road goes downhill and is signposted Appletreewick/Pateley Bridge. Cross a narrow hump-backed bridge, up a steep hill and follow the road for approximately three quarters of a mile after which it descends again, becoming narrower and steeper. At the bottom of the hill there is another narrow bridge. The entrance to Knowles Lodge is immediately on your left after crossing this bridge.

Nearest Train Station: Skipton

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, September 2013: We were really well looked after, the hospitality was second to none and so were the breakfasts. The beds were some of the best we have ever slept I . 5/5