Sykes House Bed and Breakfast, Village store and Tea Room
Situated in the heart of the traditional village of Askrigg, Sykes’s House is thought to have been built around 1687 and can be found opposite the beautiful 15th century church of St Oswald’s. The history of the village is further evident with the presence of the cobbled market place with its market cross and the village water pump all visible from Sykes House.
The building has undergone many changes over the years, from being a family home to having once been a Temperance Hotel. Now, it is a thriving village store with a Tea Room as well as having two large Bed and Breakfast en-suite letting rooms as well as a large secure covered courtyard that can accommodate bicycles and has plenty of room for any maintenance you may need to do. Wet coats can be left here overnight rather than dripping in your room!
We are centrally placed in the village and are in easy walking distance to our 3 friendly pubs that all serve very good food and drink, and we are well placed to start good walks.
Throughout all the changes the building still maintains many of its original features including the stone spiral staircase, exposed beams and fireplaces. All renovations have been made sympathetically.
We offer a genuinely warm, friendly welcome as well as a hearty breakfast to set you up for your day, both our rooms are large and have en-suite facilities, the hospitality tray has the usual tea and coffee making facilities along with home made biscuits. Fresh milk is available throughout the day and we will leave a bottle of fresh milk at your door early in the morning on request.
We look forward to meeting you , whether as a customer in the shop, tea room or as a guest in our B&B.
Alison and Michael