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“The Malabar is a contemporary-style barn conversion offering huge rooms, cool bathrooms and sumptuous breakfasts. Remote-feeling location, with walks on the doorstep, yet only five minutes from the M6.”

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“The Malabar is a contemporary-style barn conversion offering huge rooms, cool bathrooms and sumptuous breakfasts. Remote-feeling location, with walks on the doorstep, yet only five minutes from the M6.”

Hotel Overview

“The 18th-century stone barn, surrounded by fields and moorland, has been converted by Graham and Fiona with style and boldness cleverly mixing vintage and Indian furnishings with a crisp, modern touch. Both have lived abroad - Graham was brought up on an Indian tea plantation - hence the exotic touches: colourful cushions, colonial chairs, bronze ornaments, and an extensive list of teas. Guests are welcomed with a charming afternoon tea of mini-scones and cakes in the first-floor, open-plan sitting-and-dining area with its exposed stone walls, beams, wood-burning stove and cool flagged floors.
Bedrooms, spread over three floors, are vast and, like elsewhere, mix vintage and Indian pieces - perhaps a rustic dressing-table and rattan colonial chair, or velvet-upholstered armchair and angle-poise lamp. Bathrooms, cleverly tucked behind sliding wooden doors, are sleek and roomy with walk-in showers and roll-top baths. While they have impressive original features of thick stone walls and open beams, as it's a barn, bedroom windows can be small.
Breakfasts are a feast ranging from home-made granola and yogurt and five different porridge toppings to a cooked choice that includes wild boar bacon, and venison and damson sausage. For evenings, simple charcuterie or cheese-boards can be ordered.”

Recommended for
  • Active Holiday
  • A warm and welcoming spot to return to after an active day exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • Country Escape
  • The perfect rural weekend away with elegant rooms, cosy sitting rooms, roaring fires and spectacular landscape.
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Honesty
  • Fireplace
  • No restaurant
  • If you arriving late, we can arrange for a light supper upon your arrival.
  • Garden
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Great walks
  • Excellent walking: Dales Way runs through the property.
  • Other Activities
  • Don't forget to visit Hawes, the home of Wensleydale cheese.
  • Local markets
  • Explore the local farmers market in Sedbergh.
  • Cycling
  • Superb cycling routes surround the hotel and those that feel brave can take on the Stage 2 of the Tour de France in Hawes.
  • Birdwatching
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park is a great place to watch birds of prey.
  • Museums
  • Abbott Hall Art Gallery in Kendall

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“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Our guests always appreciate the secluded position we're in, it feels like a very private little haven with the spectacular backdrop of the Howgills; this creates a very restful experience that guests seem to benefit from as soon as they arrive. Yet we are minutes from the motorway so easy and quick to find.

What is there to do in the area?
Walking, cycling, exploring the Dales and Lakes in the car or on foot.

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
We have a big breakfast menu and guests order their breakfast from a menu left in their rooms. Everything is either made in our own kitchen (bread, baked beans, granola, juice, lassi) or sourced locally (wild boar bacon, venison sausages, Sedbergh black pudding), eggs are from our own hens. We have a good vegetarian option that includes grilled aubergine and vegan black pudding as well as two types of vegetarian sausages. We do seasonal porridge toppings (cardamom milk and jaggery, sour cherries and toasted almonds for example) and guests can have as much as they'd like from the menu!
There's no set time for breakfast and we try to offer the option of communal dining or a quieter table depending on preference.

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
We always recommend dining options (Three Hares in Sedbergh is superb) and book taxis and tables for guests ahead of their stay. We offer soup and a charcuterie board (£25 for two sharing) if guests prefer to stay in.
A generous afternoon tea (all home made) is served to all guests on arrival (3:30-5pm)

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
We have 6 rooms/3 types (double, large double, suite) - Kundaly (double) and Camellia (large double garden room) are the most popular

What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
The three suites all have sofa beds and we can put addition rollaway beds in too. We prefer families with young children to take the Ladbroke suite unless they are taking the whole house. We have cots and high chairs and offer a children's breakfast menu

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
We welcome all our guests as friends and hope they feel at home as soon as they step through the front door.”

Other Reviews

The Cool Hotel Guide: The Malabar, Cumbria

"It’s all quintissentially English, yet inside this new boutique B&B with six bedrooms there’s a distinctly Indian feel. British Indian colonial-era furniture is scattered in a series of rooms with Indian rugs, old tea-plantation adverts and colourful art showing peacocks and roses."

Originally published by The Times (view article)

Book It: Four cosy countryside retreats

"A stay in this lovingly restored 18th-century barn leaves a lasting impression. The six rooms and lounge (with wood-burning stove and honesty bar) have furniture collected from the owners’ travels and fresh flowers, plus the Howgill Fells are on the doorstep."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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6 rooms from $208 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Active Holiday
  • A warm and welcoming spot to return to after an active day exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • Country Escape
  • The perfect rural weekend away with elegant rooms, cosy sitting rooms, roaring fires and spectacular landscape.
Activities
  • Great walks
  • Excellent walking: Dales Way runs through the property.
  • Other Activities
  • Don't forget to visit Hawes, the home of Wensleydale cheese.
  • Local markets
  • Explore the local farmers market in Sedbergh.
  • Cycling
  • Superb cycling routes surround the hotel and those that feel brave can take on the Stage 2 of the Tour de France in Hawes.
  • Birdwatching
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park is a great place to watch birds of prey.
  • Museums
  • Abbott Hall Art Gallery in Kendall
Other highlights
  • Quiet
  • No restaurant
  • If you arriving late, we can arrange for a light supper upon your arrival.
  • Full of character
  • Views
  • All around.
  • Romantic
  • B+B
  • The Malabar pride themselves on their delicious home made breakfast and choice of teas.
  • In/by a Nature Reserve
  • Wellbeing
  • Relax and arrange for a massage in your room.
  • Charming
  • Intimate

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