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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Stayed one night for a meeting with old friends near Harrogate. Room very clean, well appointed, comfortable and quiet (room 2). Supplied with ample tea, coffee, biscuits, toiletries etc.. Good breakfast with plenty of choice and locally sourced food.

3 Thank Roash
Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Stayed at Dowgill for the first time after finding it on the internet. What a lovely couple Helen and Tim are. They make you feel welcome from the start. We were shown to our room which was lovely, nice sized bathroom and both were lovely and clean. The breakfast service was excellent and Tim plays an excellent front of house.... More 

2 Thank angela m
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Stayed here twice, once for business and again soon after for pleasure. Business trip excellent hosts, fabulous building, great breakfast. Had a room at the rear slept well very quiet. Had very little time to look at town but seemed nice, ukulele band practising outside opposite b&b fantastic! They actually cater for young children my son was 18 months at... More 

3 Thank GrahamFH
Tipperary Ireland
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

We stayed at Dowgill House for 3 nights !2th to 15th August it was a charming place. Lovely ensuite bedroom , fabulous breakfast and lovely hosts Tim and Helen. Also it was in a lovely location would gladly go back.

1 Thank mafeTipperaryIreland
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

I stayed for one night ( business ) and could have stayed for more. Hosts were really welcoming without being intrusive and what a fabulous building to be used as a B & B. Built in the 1700's but tastefully and sensitively decorated and furnished. My room was at the front of the building, plenty of space and the bed... More 

2 Thank 187048David_B
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Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

We stayed at dowgill house back in February. We were slightly nervous travelling with our four month old baby but Tim and Helen made us feel very welcome. Our room was huge and the bed massive and more comfortable than our own. Would definitely recommend as a base for exploring the beautiful surroundings.

2 Thank Alison L
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

We stayed at Dowgill House in April 2013 for 3 nights as we hoped it would be a good location for visiting the family in Leeds. We were warmly welcomed by Tim and Helen and found their charming historical home a pleasure to stay in. There was parking just outside the front door, free WiFi and a large comfortable room... More 

3 Thank KarylAlan
Toulouse, France
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

Dowgill House is the perfect base for exploring Otley and surrounding Wharfedale -- comfortable and elegant, with spacious, immaculate rooms and all the traditional charm of a historic town house. Real Yorkshire hospitality and sustaining English breakfasts too. A rare find.

3 Thank 51Frenchresident
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

We lived in Otley until 2005 and booked into Dowgill House for two nights (12 & 13 April) for one of our return visits to catch up with some family and friends. Whilst we were aware of Dowgill House, we hadn't stayed here previously. On arrival, we were made to feel very welcome by Tim & Helen. The room was... More 

5 Thank Rockhoppers02
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

I stopped in Dowgill house for one evening after a hard days work and choosing to meet up with an old friend in Otley. Tim the proprietor was courteous and welcoming explaining everything and making me feel welcome. It was soon off around Otley for the delights of the ale houses. The room was clean, well presented with en-suite. Breakfast... More 

3 Thank MarkScottNSFC

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dowgill House welcomes recreational visitors to Wharfedale and business travelers alike. Our Georgian Grade II town house, dating back to 1753, is situated in the heart of the market town of Otley. Sympathetically renovated between March and November 2008 and retaining many of the original features and charm of its long history, Dowgill House offers quality individually designed and furnished en-suite accommodation.Our comfortable guest lounge is located on the ground floor for you to relax in. Free Wifi internet connection available on request. We have four car parking spaces, allocated on a first come first served basis, and there is plenty of public parking nearby. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dowgill House

Address: 5-7 Bondgate, Otley LS21 3AB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Otley
Price Range: RM309 - RM365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“We liked our room which overlooked a busy street with a view of the local pubs!”
 of 5 bubbles 624anniea, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 at front onto the main road but no noise with window shut”
 of 5 bubbles paulcN2348PQ, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 is on the back with views of the Chevin Ridge.”
 of 5 bubbles silverfox1942, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Back rooms are quieter, but Leeds Bradford airport is not too far away, so there is some aircraft noise but not during the night”
 of 5 bubbles EastLondonEjs, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“all good although the front 2 rooms have the main road through Otley just outside - have never been disturbed by the traffic though.”
 of 5 bubbles oldgitNorwichUK, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
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