Bongate House -
First rate in all respects.
Reviewer:Mr B | Sat 10th Aug 2019 | 1 week ago
Review summary -
A very pleasant place to stay, only sorry we could not stay longer
Reviewer:Ann T | Sat 10th Aug 2019 | 1 week ago
What a delightful place to stay in, we had a wonderful room on the ground floor, beautifully cooked breakfasts for all each day. We all agree that the hosts are so accommodating, they really do go over and above to make you feel at home- cannot wait to visit again
A pleasure to have you guys as returning guests. It feels like family walking through the door.
Reviewer:Deborah V | Thu 1st Aug 2019 | 3 weeks ago
Safe Haven. -
Thanks to Bongate House for saving the day. As 5 cyclists on a charity run we arrived at Bongate House soaking wet, 30 miles behind target and very deflated by the weather. We were looked after above and beyond the normal expectations by our host's to enable us to start the next day fresh and revived enough to complete the run (115 miles that day)and raise a large amount of money for charity. Till we arrived at Bongate this was looking doubtful, they made it possible, many many thanks Bongate House. Adeymac.
It was our pleasure to get you out of the rain.We hope you have us logged as a good port in a storm. :)Well done with the sponsored bike ride.
Reviewer:Adey M | Tue 30th Jul 2019 | 3 weeks ago
Peace and a warm welcome close to the Lakes and Dales -
We couldn’t have been happier with the warmth of the welcome or the quality of our stay at Bongate House. Ann was very helpful when we had to extend our booking and the room was quiet, comfortable and came with a wonderful view.
Thank you for your lovely review. Wishing you all the best for the future.
Reviewer:Matthew W | Mon 29th Jul 2019 | 3 weeks ago
The welcome could not have been more welcoming very comfortable and a great breakfast we would be quite happy to recommend
We, Mick,my sister and brother in law and myself, very much enjoyed your visit. We hope you are both well and hope that you find time for a return visit.
Reviewer:MrJ A T | Sun 28th Jul 2019 | 3 weeks ago
Stop over -
Stopped overnight between Glasgow and York. Ann was a welcoming host. Room was clean and bed comfy. Short walk to local pub for a night cap. Breakfast was cooked to order. Only downside was it was served between 8-9am and check out at 10. After working all week a little lie in would have been nicer especially at the weekend. Otherwise a nice stay.
Reviewer:Dorothy and Des C | Mon 15th Jul 2019 | 1 month ago
Excellent hospitality, rooms, facilities, menu and breakfast! Comfortable beds too. Thoroughly recommend 😀
Reviewer:Debbie C | Sun 14th Jul 2019 | 1 month ago
over night stay -
westayed for one night but we can not fault the place The welcome was warm and friendly the room was very clean and comfortable The breakfast was very good
Reviewer:Eric H | Sun 30th Jun 2019 | 1 month ago
Lovely Stay at Bongate House -
Very nice room, wonderful breakfast and very pleasant hosts, thoroughly recommended
Reviewer:Steve C | Sat 29th Jun 2019 | 1 month ago
Delightful B&B -
Spotlessly clean, superb service, delightful hosts. Thoroughly recommend Bongate House, perfectly placed to explore the Eden valley.
Reviewer:Jonathan H | Wed 26th Jun 2019 | 1 month ago
Beautiful stop on way home., -
We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay atBongate house. The owners were very friendly, we had a lot in common. The breakfast was very good, the best of our whole weeks holiday!
Reviewer:Yvonne H | Mon 24th Jun 2019 | 1 month ago
As good as always! -
Great hosts, comfortable bed and beautifully clean throughout.The somewhat date décor is being replaced as quickly as possible so don't let that put you off visiting!The bedrooms are wonderful and tastefully decorated and the bathrooms are fantastic.A lot of effort has gone into a quality upgrade and this takes time.Ann and Mick are certainly renown for putting the needs of their guests first going above what you might expect.Well done to you both!
Reviewer:Mr & Mrs G | Mon 10th Jun 2019 | 2 months ago
Easter 2019 -
As always, a warm welcome, comfortable room and a very good breakfast.
Reviewer:Colin G | Fri 17th May 2019 | 3 months ago
Cycling stopover -
What a lovely hotel and great hosts!We arrived in the rain, cold and wet and were warmly greeted by our host.Bikes were securely locked away.Our room was enormous as was the very comfortable bed. It was toasty warm and there were tea &coffee making facilities in the room as well as in the dining room. The room was spotlessy clean, there was a great walk in shower, perfect!Good recommendations for pubs - one nearby and others in the town.Breakfast was perfect too, nothing was too much trouble.We heartily recommend this establishment, great place, great stay!
Thank you for your kind words. We truly hope to see you again.
Reviewer:Val M | Mon 13th May 2019 | 3 months ago
Lovely stay -
Met on arrival by Anne who showed us to our 2 spacious rooms with super kingsize beds and modern bathrooms. We had room 8, on the ground floor, making it easier for us to let our dog explore the huge, beautifully kept garden. Mum had room 5, up one flight of stairs. We all slept well and enjoyed a good quality breakfast the next day. Anne set up a breakfast table in the lounge to allow our dog to join us, a really nice touch, as dogs cannot enter the dining room. There is a large, communal lounge for guests to relax in. Bongate House is about a 10 minute walk into Appleby and a couple of minutes walk to The Royal Oak, where we enjoyed an evening meal. We would not hesitate in returning to Bongate House. Thank you very much for making our visit so enjoyable.
Reviewer:Pam M | Tue 7th May 2019 | 3 months ago
Welcoming, comfortable and delicious stay -
The accommodation was spotlessly clean including the en-suite. Very comfortable beds with nice bed linen and duvets.The visit was completed with a very tasty breakfast.
Reviewer:Gay H | Mon 6th May 2019 | 3 months ago
Just the ticket-
Very comfortable newly upgraded bedroom. En suite was roomy and up to date.Breakfast was absolutely delicious. Owners were helpful, welcoming hosts. Don’t be put off by the dated entrance hall :this is a little gem.
Reviewer:Chris L | Sun 28th Apr 2019 | 3 months ago
Home from Home -
Had a lovely one night stay here.Very friendly, lovely room and excellent breakfast. I will be going back during this year.
It was lovely to have you stay. We look forward to your return.
Reviewer:Louise B | Tue 16th Apr 2019 | 4 months ago
We\'ll be back next year ! -
There for one night with friends on a golf trip. Ideal location, just five mins walk from town. Perfect for us, all the facilities we needed and an excellent breakfast in the morning
Thank you. we look forward to your next visit.
Reviewer:MrAndy W | Mon 8th Apr 2019 | 4 months ago
Lovely stay -
We were visiting friends and booked Bongate House for a 1 night stay. We had a lovely stay. Our host was very friendly and helpful. The room was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Great breakfast which set us up for the day.
So nice to meet you.Glad you enjoyed your stay and for taking the time to give us a lovely review.
Reviewer:Andrea R | Mon 8th Apr 2019 | 4 months ago
A great B & B -
Bongate House was a terrific stay from start to end. A warm welcome and a few laughs from Mick - and a quality breakfast and lovely chat before we left. Quiet and scenic, handy to town centre and local pub. Thoroughly recommended.
Reviewer:Barbara A | Wed 3rd Apr 2019 | 4 months ago
3RT Christmas Cycling Tour -
We stayed here for one night on our annual Christmas cycling tour, our bikes were stored in a secure garage, the facilities were very clean &the breakfast was the best of all the tour. Thanks Anne we will be back.
Dear Paul.Thank you for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you stay. I hope the cycle from us was not too cold.Kind regards, Anne
Reviewer:Paul C | Mon 17th Dec 2018 | 8 months ago
Cosy Comfortable and friendly B&B -
High quality furnishing and comfortable bed coupled with friendly welcome and tasty breakfast. Also good value. Top Notch.
Reviewer:Adrian L | Sun 2nd Dec 2018 | 8 months ago
Walking boots ready -
A welcoming and comfortable base for our challenging walk on the Pennine Way.
Reviewer:Mrs Judith B | Sat 27th Oct 2018 | 9 months ago
Walking boots ready -
A welcoming and comfortable base for our challenging walk on the Pennine Way.
Reviewer:Mrs Judith B | Fri 26th Oct 2018 | 10 months ago
Good value B&B -
Enjoyed the stay and the pub across the road.One of the best breakfasts ever!
Reviewer:Roger H | Fri 19th Oct 2018 | 10 months ago
Bongate house october 2018 -
Excellent accommodation and facilities, very welcome on a wet and windy evening
Reviewer:Dan E | Sun 14th Oct 2018 | 10 months ago
Warm welcome!! -
Extremely light, bright and comfortable room.Very warm welcome received from Ann &Mick.Really helpful and couple who were more than happy to advise on the local area, and on the best places to eat out.Great breakfast to start the day off too!Thank you for a great stay.
Reviewer:Jill H | Sun 14th Oct 2018 | 10 months ago
Walking The Dales High Way -
We arrived here on a Sunday evening, having completed the last stage of The Dales High Way. We were made to feel very welcome the moment we arrived. Our room was spacious and clean and the breakfast excellent. Would highly recommend Bongate House, for anybody planning a trip to Appleby
Reviewer:Roy L | Sun 30th Sep 2018 | 10 months ago
Lovely stay! -
Our room was just lovely and the owner, Ann, couldn't do enough for us. Breakfast was delicious with home cooked porridge too. All in all we'd definitely recommend Bongate House.
Reviewer:Frances J | Mon 24th Sep 2018 | 11 months ago
Warm Welcome and lovely accommodation -
This was our first visit, a recce for future stopovers here on our planned cycle forays to the southern Eden Vale.Staff were friendly and keen to make our stay pleasant.They made an extra effort to provide for our no-oil vegan(Dr Esselstyn) diet and are well set up for Cycle tourists.We will return next year, God willing.
Reviewer:Wendy W | Thu 20th Sep 2018 | 11 months ago
Calm, comfortble haven. -
My husband is cycling Land's End to John O'Groats, Bongate House proved an ideal place for both of us.Safe car parking for my and lock up garage for the bike. Mick welcomed us, was friendly and helpful. Thank you Mick.Great room and facilities good Recommended Royal Oak to eat just down hill.Good
Reviewer:Jane S | Mon 17th Sep 2018 | 11 months ago
Friendly, great breakfasts and good location -
Perfect for a stopover just on the outskirts of Appleby or for longer durations in the Eden Valley.We stayed in room 8, the only ground floor room which is ideal if you are travelling with a dog. There is also a large lawn at the rear of the house on which you can take your dog, although it is not enclosed.Lovely breakfasts and plenty of choice.
Reviewer:Angela B | Thu 13th Sep 2018 | 11 months ago
A very comfortable guesthouse with bedrooms and bathrooms newly refurbished and a lovely couple who couldn’t do enough to welcome 6 bedraggled PW Walkers . Good value pack lunches too xx
Reviewer:Lucy W | Tue 11th Sep 2018 | 11 months ago
A comfortable interruption between Scotland and the Ferry -
We have been verry happy to have such a comfortable stop on our yourney from Scotland to the Ferry at Hull. Having driven the hole day at is very relaxing to have a warm welcome and a comfortable room and bathroom. Starting with a rich breakfast in the morning helps to feel well the whole day. Thanks
Reviewer:Barbara & Jürgen L | Sun 26th Aug 2018 | 12 months ago
A home from home -
Would return to Bongate house and would recommend it to others, lovely big clean and comfortable room with a great ensuite, the breakfast was excellent - the hosts also friendly and helpful!
Reviewer:Roz A | Sat 25th Aug 2018 | 12 months ago
We had a very pleasant 1 night stay. We received a warm welcome and the room was very nice with views to the garden fields.our breakfasts was very good and we had good contact owners
Reviewer:David S | Wed 22nd Aug 2018 | 1 year ago
Walking the Lady Anne\'s Way -
My wife and I took 6 days to walk the Lady Anne's Way from Skipton to Penrith.Appleby was our penultimate night, and Bongate House was outstanding.Tea and cakes on arrival and a fantastic room.What more could you eant at the end of a 20 mile walk?THOROUGHLY recommended.
Reviewer:Mr Richard G | Wed 22nd Aug 2018 | 1 year ago
Short but very sweet -
Last minute booking phoned hotel room rate cheaper than last min sitesgreeted warmlyroom with balcony lovely and cosy breakfast lovely and load to eatno requests too much troublevery relaxed chatty and friendlywill definitely go back with dogs and teenager
Reviewer:Gaynor D | Tue 21st Aug 2018 | 1 year ago
Weekend in the Lakes -
Appleby is quiet and relaxing with beautiful scenery.Bongate house was lovley.Idealy located only 5 mins walk into town.We arrived early and was allowed to our room which was ready.3 very comfy beds.Breakfast was absolutely wonderful.Couldn't fault anything.Our hosts were lovely too.
Reviewer:Natalie M | Mon 20th Aug 2018 | 1 year ago
Out 2night stay at Appleby-
Ann and Mick the owners were lovely friendly people, and Mick cooks a fantastic breakfast ! The house was lovely and clean and the rooms are very comfortable with everything you need for your stay , when in that area again I would definitely stay again
Reviewer:Penny S | Mon 20th Aug 2018 | 1 year ago
Over night stay-
Lovely warm and friendly fantastic breakfast very close to town centre would highly recommend
Reviewer:Mr Keith B | Mon 20th Aug 2018 | 1 year ago
Helpful, friendly . Nothing too much trouble-
A group of friends stayed overnight . We were able to leave our bicycles safely the first day and our cars the second day and even given access to a room to freshen up after our bike ride. We had left behind a saucepan we needed and asked the lady where we could buy one - she very kindly lent us one . The bathroom in the triple room we shared was new and beautifully clean and well fitted. There were plenty of bath sheets and lovely shower / hand washes . Breakfast was very good and efficient with very attentive service.A superb find . Thank you very much indeed .
Reviewer:Mary S S | Mon 13th Aug 2018 | 1 year ago
Clean comfortable and excellent breakfast
Reviewer:Mr F | Tue 24th Jul 2018 | 1 year ago
A great wee find!!! -
Spent one night here in July and would happily recommend to anyone. Room was not only lovely but was also very spacious. Our host was very very friendly and nothing was a bother and the breakfast set us both up for the day, it was delicious!!! Will defo be back 👍🏻
Reviewer:Evelyn C | Mon 23rd Jul 2018 | 1 year ago
Very friendly & convenient location -
Short stay whilst planning a move to the area. Ann and Mick were super helpful, Ann with her useful tips on the area. Lovely quiet stay with superb English breakfast and other choices. We will be back for that cuppa in the near future :)
Reviewer:Marie H | Sun 22nd Jul 2018 | 1 year ago
Bongate House -
For me this was a last minute stay for 3 days whilst visiting my brother who live locally. Comfortable, clean and very well presented room. Was felt very welcome by my hosts, I was well looked after. Fed well on a veggie breakfast and am certain that I have gained a few extra Lbs!My choice to stay when I next visit. Thank you
Dear DavidThank you for the kind review. It was a pleasure getting to know you and your mum.We hope to see you again soon.Anne & Mick
Reviewer:Daniel N | Mon 16th Jul 2018 | 1 year ago
Family Visit -
I booked two rooms for a family visit from London, one for my mother and another for my brother, as my daughter and her family had taken over our house during the same visit.The rooms were lovely and clean and the owners amazingly friendly and accommodating (pun intended).Althoygh I didn't have one my veggie brother enjoyed the food and my mother complained she ate too much (!).All visitors have left now and have said how much they enjoyed their visit to Appleby.
Thank you Daniel.I know your family enjoyed visiting with you. It was a pleasure to have them stay with us so that we also benefitted with getting to know a fellow Appleby resident too.
Reviewer:Daniel N | Thu 12th Jul 2018 | 1 year ago
a stay in june -
enjoyed my stay very nice
Reviewer:Iain S | Sat 23rd Jun 2018 | 1 year ago
Fantastic stay -
Really welcoming, comfy - great breakfast and even gave us an OS map of the area when we realised we had the wrong one!
Reviewer:Simon K | Sun 27th May 2018 | 1 year ago
Really welcoming hosts -
We had a lovely stay at Bongate. We were made to feel extremely welcome and nothing was too much trouble---they even provided fantastic sunshine. Although the hotel was being re roofed at the time of our stay it did not affect us at all. We certainly will stay again if we return to Appleby. We certainly hope to as it is a lovely place.
Reviewer:Elaine C | Wed 9th May 2018 | 1 year ago
Wonderful service, beautiful room and reasonable price. Very helpful travel advice from the owner. Thank you so much.
Reviewer:Odelia M | Sat 28th Apr 2018 | 1 year ago
An ideal place to stay for our walking holiday. Comfortable beds (enough singles), good showers, good breakfasts and a friendly welcome.
Reviewer:Heather H | Wed 25th Apr 2018 | 1 year ago
Would definitely recommend this bed and breakfast.Very clean, comfortable,spacious. We had the room at the back with a balcony, lovelyviews. The owners Ann and Mick lovely people
Again thank you for your booking and kind review. The scaffold will soon be down and new furniture has arrived for the balcony. With that and some new flowerpots we hope that any future bookings will be an even nicer experience. Enjoy you next walking adventure and we hope to see you again.
Reviewer:Mrs Barbara H | Mon 23rd Apr 2018 | 1 year ago
Enjoyable weekend Stay at Bongate House -
Really enjoyed our weekend stay at Bongate House. Lovely room with comfortable beds and excellent breakfast. Anne was very attentive and helpful providing us with a sandwich lunch for our days walking. Also welcomed fresh milk being made available in the room for tea and coffee. Thank you and good luck with upgrading plans.
Thank you for your kind review. So glad you had lovely weather for your walk.
Reviewer:Gill K | Mon 23rd Apr 2018 | 1 year ago
First class -
First class friendly service. Good food. Good accommodation.
Thank you. I have to say I love this life. We get to meet so many lovely people.Thank you for staying at a time that we had the roof off and so the house not looking its best.
Reviewer:James W | Sun 22nd Apr 2018 | 1 year ago
Lovely stopover! -
A great little hotel with lovely owners.The refurbishment is well underway now and offers spacious rooms with beautifully appointed en-suite shower rooms including very large shower space.Lovely bedding and towels with decent toiletries add to the luxury.Breakfast offered a great choice of teas, and other drinks, fresh fruit, yoghurt and a fabulous cooked breakfast.We didn't try the porridge but I can't imagine it would be disappointing.With happy banter from Anne and Mick this proved to be a great stopover from Scotland and we'll certainly do it again.Many thanks.
Reviewer:Mr & Mrs G | Sun 11th Mar 2018 | 1 year ago
Top Quality B&B -
Very comfortable triple room.Good secure cycle storage.We enjoyed having use of the sitting room.Very friendly welcome &after a day of cycling, the coffee and banana cake were much appreciated!Excellent breakfast.
Reviewer:Mr Alan F | Wed 24th May 2017 | 2 years ago
fantastic holiday -
Thank you to anne and mick for being wonderful hosts. We were made at home right away and nothing was too much trouble. food was excellent and those beds were so comfortable we didn't want to get out of them.thank you so much for making our holiday so memorable.
Reviewer:Mr & Mrs P | Sun 23rd Apr 2017 | 2 years ago
What a delightful property and so welcoming. Being brought a jug of fresh milk for the tea and coffee in the room was a lovely touch, simple but it makes a huge difference.Breakfast was designed to stop me moving for an hour or two afterwards;well overfed just about sums it up.The room was spacious, comfortable and warm and despite being at the front of the house it was quiet enough that I slept far longer than I usually do.It is often hard to find anywhere that is happy to accommodate two dogs but the dogs were not only welcomed there is enough garden for them to take a quick bedtime constitutional without venturing onto the road.All in all, this proved to be a fabulous choice of accommodation with easy access to the town for evening meals and a couple of beers. I have a feeling that we will be back.Thank you.
Reviewer:Ian B | Tue 15th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
Home from home-
Very comfortable rooms.More than ample breakfast and our hosts were superb. Thankyou Anne and Mick.Highly recommended.
Reviewer:Colin D | Mon 14th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
An oasis on the Pennine way -
My son was walking the pennine way in November.Our stay at Bongate House provided us with the ideal respite that he needed after a mixture of camping and bunk houses.We were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for our hosts.We had an early morning start at around 06:30, but coffee and a packed lunch were waiting for us.I returned for an excellent full English breakfast later!The rooms were spotless and the heating and hot shower were very welcome.It was a pleasure to stay somewhere where our dog was genuinely welcome.I would highly recommend Bongate House.Thank you.
Reviewer:Dr. Chris T | Tue 8th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
November weekend break -
Bongate House is now under new ownership, and despite being the only guests in for the whole weekend, nothing was too much trouble for the new owners Mick and Anne. We were made to feel very welcome. Our room was spacious and lovely and warm on arrival. The whole house was spotlessly clean and the bed was very comfy with good pillows too. Breakfast selection was good and a full English breakfast was cooked to perfection. Although the house is a little dated in decor, Anne and Mick have plans to update it. We were fortunate to be given a tour of the house and rooms and to hear of the plans for the future of both the house and garden. We will definitely return and look forward to watching the transformation take place.
Reviewer:Mr. David R | Tue 8th Nov 2016 | 2 years ago
Very friendly and homely B&B, breakfast was great, single room as lovely, bed very comfortable, felt at home, highly recommended.
Reviewer:Frances S | Mon 4th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
Bongate House -
Only here for 1 day, Excellent hospitality from Anne and Mike, Room clean and comfortable if a little dated, Nothing was too much trouble for them, Great food and atmosphere will certainly be planning a return visit
Reviewer:Paul M | Mon 4th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
high standard typical English B&B -
Everything one can expect and wish from a typical English B&B.One small minor point was de wifi signal that dropped quickly to unusable going away from the hall. But steps are taken to solve this.
Reviewer:Guido V | Mon 4th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
Good Pennine Way Stay -
Stayed one night as part of a Pennine Way walk. Nice welcome. Comfy clean rooms, good breakfast, and lift to the start of my walk at Dufton. Very walker friendly, thank you for saving my legs! One thing could be better, fresh coffee at breakfast rather than instant.
Reviewer:Julie K | Mon 20th Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
nice stay -
nice room, comfortable bed enjoying a great night sleep, very nice bathroom, excellent breakfast. would recommend to family and friends.
Reviewer:Mr. steven c | Wed 25th May 2016 | 3 years ago
Dennis Wyatt -
Room 2 a fine double bedroom with ensuite with balcony roof good valueI had porridge for breakfast and it was very nice.Pleasant and polite patrons who had just taken over.I wish them every success.
Reviewer:Mr. Christopher G | Thu 19th May 2016 | 3 years ago
Very comfortable… would definitely stay again -
It may be listed as a B&B, and consequently the single room I stayed in may have been on the small side (i.e.. cozy)…. but in all other respects I found all facilities, service, hospitality and location first class. I checked in very early. Shared bathroom was spick and span… loads of towels.Breakfast… anything and everything that I might have expected seemed to be available (even Marmite).Even the room's folder of information was comprehensive (I checked my train times in it).And my host John made me feel very welcome.I was just sorry I wasn't staying longer !
Reviewer:Sean M | Wed 4th May 2016 | 3 years ago
Just the job -
Very friendly welcome. Comfortable beds. Helpful directions to local amenities and owner rang the pub to reserve a table. Excellent English breakfast with all the trimmings. Ideal stopover for tired walkers. No hesitation to recommend it. Thank you.
Reviewer:Mr. Steve J | Mon 2nd May 2016 | 3 years ago
lovely house -
Owners were lovely and made us feel at home. The room was spacious with ensuite.Good cooked breakfast. Garden is lovely too. Not too far a walk to town and very short walk to town. The ensuite was a bit cold so I would recommend getting a heated towel rail
Reviewer:Angela C | Tue 12th Apr 2016 | 3 years ago
- Pet Friendly
- Credit Card
- Free Parking
- Parking Facilities
- Golf Course Nearby
- Family Rooms
- Walking Holidays
Our cancellation policy is as follows;Up until 7 nights before your stay we refund full cost. After 7 Days we refund the cost minus the deposit and if cancelled less than 24 hours before your stay we charge the full amount.
Children between the ages of 0-2 are free of charge .Over 12’s are booked in at adult prices.
There is an option to check in/out early/late at an extra cost.
Dogs must be approved by us before booking.