Hotel Rockwood House (Skipton, United Kingdom)


Hotel Rockwood House (Skipton, United Kingdom)

About Rockwood House

Rockwood House is a bed and breakfast in the picturesque village of Embsay which is on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The light and airy double and twin en-suite rooms offer comfortable accommodation and creature comforts such as tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms have views over Embsay Crag. Rockwood House's garden terrace is a perfect spot to enjoy the stunning views  and those with cars can can use the free parking opposite. The garden terrace offers beautiful views and is the perfect spot for a relaxing drink. Free parking is available opposite Rockwood House. A complimentary breakfast is served every day – guests can choose a full English breakfast or something a little lighter. For other meals, the Elm Tree Inn is a popular choice. It’s just across the road and offers a range of traditional pub meals. An eight-minute drive away, Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is a must for rail enthusiasts. The town of Skipton with its castle and shops is five miles away.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


14 Main Street, BD23 6RE, Skipton, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  9.0 / 10
  • Rooms
    Good  7.9 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  8.7 / 10

Positive Reviews


Great location

If you are planning to explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, then you'll love Rockwood House. The Dales are a stone's throw away which means it's easy to go hiking for the day. The little village of Embsay is also popular with guests who have stayed here - there are a couple of nice pubs which serve food and the village is quiet and relaxing.


Good hosts

For the most part, guests found the owners of Rockwood House very friendly. It seems that they are keen to offer assistance when required but are equally happy to leave guests to enjoy their stay in peace.


Well-kept accommodation

Guests report that the rooms at this bed and breakfast are kept very clean and that the décor is tasteful and welcoming. The beds are also comfortable and offer a restful night's sleep.

Negative Reviews


Issues with the shower

Some guests were a little disappointed with the size of the showers which they felt were too small and cramped. There are also reports that the pressure of the water is inadequate and that it can take up to three minutes for the water to get hot enough for a pleasant shower.


Limited check-in times

Rockwood House operates a small check-in window in the late afternoon and some guests found this problematic.  On a couple of occasions guests had to wait for the owners to return before gaining entry to their rooms.


Confusion over toiletries

The perceived lack of complimentary toiletries was an issue for a few guests. There was also confusion over the usability of what some thought was just hand wash but was actually both a hand wash and shower gel.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Parking
  2. Terrace
  3. Porter service
  4. Non-smoking rooms
Room amenities
  1. Bathtub (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 17:00
  2. Check out: 10:00


14 Main Street , BD23 6RE , Skipton , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1)756799755 | Fax: +44(1)756802345 | 

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