The Devonshire Fell
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The Devonshire Fell Hotel is located in the pretty village of Burnsall, lying on the edge of the Bolton Abbey Estate, nestled among rolling hills, country lanes and dry stone walls. The property has free Wi-Fi and there is free parking.
There are 16 bedrooms at the Devonshire Fell, each boasting their own individual character, with many affording breath-taking views of Yorkshire countryside.
The reception area and bar is vibrant and cosy, with colourful armchairs where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can relax in the 1 AA Rosette restaurant and soak up the striking views as they dine on mouth-watering dishes made using locally sourced produce.
The local area is a paradise for walkers and their dogs, which are equally welcomed and stay for free. Many ancient castles, country houses and UNESCO World Heritage Sites are within a 30-minute drive.
Guests receive complimentary access to the exclusive adult only Devonshire Spa at Bolton Abbey, and access into the Bolton Abbey Estate during their stay.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 16
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Room Service Not 24hr: Yes
- In Room Safe
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Name: SKIPTON
- Distance: 10 kilometres
- Name: LEEDS BRADFORD
- Distance: 25 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Types: Cats & dogs
- Free: Yes
- Nearest Rail Name: Skipton Distance: 10 kilometres
- Nearest Airport Name: Leeds Bradford Distance: 25 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 513 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Comfortable rooms, delightful setting and very good food
Stay Date: 07/2017, Dr_Bill_11 wrote this review.
First impressions aren't terribly good as, despite the lovely setting, the hotel itself is a bid forbidding from the outside with some features (like the bright blue railings on the steps) that jar. The welcome and greeting was excellent, including i… See more
First impressions aren't terribly good as, despite the lovely setting, the hotel itself is a bid forbidding from the outside with some features (like the bright blue railings on the steps) that jar. The welcome and greeting was excellent, including information available at the hotel's sister establishment the Devonshire Hotel, down the road at Bolton Abbey (including free parking at the Village car park which will save you £10). We had a dual aspect room on the first floor with views both of the river and fell. It was largish with a great bathroom, flatscreen TV (and metal locker in the wardrobe for you to store your Purdeys in!). Only niggle here was that it felt very warm and on a hot day could be uncomfortable. Dinner is served either in the conservatory at the front of the hotel or the main dining room looking onto the garden, the latter probably preferable as the chairs in the former are quite low. The food was well above expectations: grilled asparagus with a deep fried and bread-crumbed duck egg; crispy and meaty belly pork with a delicious jus; pink rump of lamb served with champ. Puddings a bit less successful but really good ice cream. Breakfast was fine with the usual full English options and very good quality sausages, eggs and bacon and super bread. Collapse
Very average, trying to be special.
Stay Date: 07/2017, William T wrote this review.
Whilst this hotel falls under the niche of boutique/spa type accommodation which the Devonshire chain is trying to achieve, it's failing quite tragically. Upon arrival at the hotel, the views are stunning and in a very peaceful location. Inside the… See more
Whilst this hotel falls under the niche of boutique/spa type accommodation which the Devonshire chain is trying to achieve, it's failing quite tragically. Upon arrival at the hotel, the views are stunning and in a very peaceful location. Inside the front door you're met with a tiny reception desk crammed in to a corner, just opposite the bar, when I say tiny please don't think I'm exaggerating it's almost comical watching the reception staff trying to sit on the stool behind it. Understandably things like this have to be in a convenient place close to the front door but the desk just doesn't fit! This set the theme quite aptly for our room, we booked a petite double, petite being the operative word here, we didn't expect a mass of floor space but you had to walk sideways to reach the other side of the bed (or climb over it). We were given room 16, opposite the cleaning cupboard which was frequently used but wasn't too intrusive. The room was very dusty and had cobwebs here and there, the building is quite old so we saw past this. Clearly the hotel are trying to achieve a shabby chic decor but often have actually achieved tacky chic. We saw a lot of reviews mentioning fresh fudge and other confectionary in the rooms, we arrived to 3 pieces of flapjack (tasted the same as the stuff you buy in a box from Tesco) in a clip lock jar, if this is the wow factor for people then you are very easily pleased! The beds are very comfortable and sheets clean and fresh. Our sleep was affected by the heat of the room, as mentioned previously the rooms on the 2nd floor are very warm, the hotel have tried to remedy this with a cheap 6inch desk fan which obviously doesn't work, no matter how small the room is! We resorted to opening the window, the sound of what I presume was the generator and accompanying road noise will wake you every now and then. We stayed on a half board basis, breakfast is a cold buffet style with ample fruit, cereals and yoghurt. The cooked breakfast is of good quality. The evening meal is trying to be 5* but the hotel simply don't have the experience or the quality to offer it. The starters were large and of good quality, the main meals were fine but I would feel I'd payed too much if it wasn't included in the price, my partner had the lamb and it was clear it had been doused in salt to preserve it for longer than it should have been, leaving it very tasteless. The deserts are pretty poor, around the standard you'd find in a chain pub at double the price. Other things to mention: The price of alcohol boarders on extortionate at £4.90 for a pint of mainstream lager. The 5% service charge seems a little odd, although it is mentioned beforehand and is specified as optional, it is automatically added to your bill and is chargeable on EVERYTHING spent at the hotel, I think tipping should be on merit rather than just a given. The staff in general are great but even they often seem confused by the identity of the hotel. Collapse
Wedding - great hotel and staff
Stay Date: 07/2017, redrabbit29 wrote this review.
We stayed one night for a wedding. Our room was lovely, good hot shower, all clean, comfortable bed and bottle of water in room. Good quality tea and coffee provided. Tv in room as well. All staff at the hotel were lovely. The hotel was closed off … See more
We stayed one night for a wedding. Our room was lovely, good hot shower, all clean, comfortable bed and bottle of water in room. Good quality tea and coffee provided. Tv in room as well. All staff at the hotel were lovely. The hotel was closed off to others due to the wedding. It was all very relaxed and the service was excellent. Breakfast was slightly confusing as the waitress came up and asked "would you like a full cooked breakfast?" And we all said yes and gave our preferences - eg scrambled egg... no bacon, etc... It was only about 10 minutes after that I saw other wedding guests breakfast coming out and saw things like: Bacon sandwich Eggs and salmon Boiled eggs and toast With no breakfast menu and the waitress asking "full English?" I wrongly assumed that was the only option. I wasn't too fussed but maybe there should be a menu or the waitress could state the options available. Overall a lovely hotel. Collapse
Stay Date: 07/2017, wolfybug wrote this review.
First time staying in this hotel. Room: We had the luxury fell view room which was nicely appointed and very generous size. Minor point is no separate walk in shower so had to step into the bath. Food: Good food though limited vegetarian options, al… See more
First time staying in this hotel. Room: We had the luxury fell view room which was nicely appointed and very generous size. Minor point is no separate walk in shower so had to step into the bath. Food: Good food though limited vegetarian options, also unclear on the menu as to what was/was not vegetarian so had to keep confirming. My husband was very happy with the meat options. Dog friendly: We were able to have our dog dine with us in the conservatory for any meals which was nice. General: As part of the same group you can get access to the Devonshire spa and the Bolton Abby grounds free via the main car park. Collapse
Stay Date: 05/2017, Julie L wrote this review.
Had a fab weekend stay at this lovely hotel. Clean, nice decor, lovely breakfast. The views are amazing and its about a five minute stroll the the picturesque village of Burnsall. The only slightly negative comment is regarding the expensive price… See more
Had a fab weekend stay at this lovely hotel. Clean, nice decor, lovely breakfast. The views are amazing and its about a five minute stroll the the picturesque village of Burnsall. The only slightly negative comment is regarding the expensive price of drinks in the bar otherwise this rating would have been five. Collapse
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