From our Visitors Book...

"Warm welcome, warm sunshine, beautiful scenery. What more could we wish for?
Thank you for a true 'Home from Home'."

Gillian and Colin, May 2016

"Had a wonderful time - must come back!"
Sandra and Monty, October 2015

"Just like coming home to friends and good food. Such a privilege to be able to share the home and life of our hosts, who it is a pleasure to know."
David and Margaret, October 2015

"Super views, lovely breakfast."
Bob and Alva, October 2015

"A lovely quiet stop over - and the views, WOW!"
Sheila and Alan, June 2015

"We were looking for somewhere perfect and found it. A room with a view and the perfect hosts.
Hope to be back again next year."

Bob and Barbara, September 2015

"Cliff and Audrey are the ultimate hosts - a home from home - I will definitely be back!"
Pauline, September 2015

"Super holiday - Cliff and Audrey were exceptional - many thanks."
Mandy, September 2015

"Wonderful hospitality and food. Such a friendly and welcoming atmosphere."
Val and Robin, July 2015

"A home from home, made to feel like one of the family."
Donny and Susan, July 2015

"A lovely peaceful restful break. Thank you both."
Anne and Simon, July 2015

"Very enjoyable stay. Really enjoyed chatting."
Michael and Avis, October 2014

"Very enjoyable stay, very hospitable couple. Thank you."
Jean and David, September 2014

"Two visits. Very comfortable stay. Warm welcome and lovely food."
Tony and Rita, September 2014

"Long Stay - Nice People - Spotlessly clean."
John, September 2014

"Excellent as ever... We have recharged our batteries!"
Phil and Brenda, September 2014

"It has been lovely staying with you."
Tom and Anne, August 2014

"Thank you so much to you both for your warm hospitality and lovely food.
It has been a real pleasure for us and we hope to see you again soon."

Ros and Ian, June 2014

"Lovely to see you both again, thank you for everything."
Marilyn and Chris, June 2014

"Perfect hosts in a beautiful setting."
Audrey and Brian, June 2014

"We had a lovely time. Very well looked after."
Hansesgaard family, February 2014

 "A big ‘Thank You’ for your warm welcome, your generous hospitality in making your home so freely available to us; and your great food and company. We look forward to our next visit!"
David and Margaret, February 2014 

"Thank you for such a lovely break, lovely couple."
Lynn and David, August 2013

"Thank you for looking after us so well."
Peter and Amy, August 2013

"Thank you for a wonderful time"
Marilyn and Wayne (Canada), June 2013

 "Brilliant, home from home. Thanks for all the advice. Lovely house, food brilliant. Will definitely return"
Colette & Keith, July 2012

 "Home from Home, made very welcome. We enjoyed our stay - Thank you"
John & Jane, July 2012

 "Brilliant, could not have been better. Thank you for advice on where to walk and the dry stone walling masterclass"
John, June 2012

 "Thank you for a really enjoyable stay. Beautiful room and very comfy. Outstanding views & the breakfast was 100%.
Will definitely visit again. My Grandaughter loved the sheep."

Lynn & family, May 2012

 "What a lovely welcome! Thank you for a lovely visit to a beautiful area."
Anne, September 2011

 "Thank you for giving us a very enjoyable stay in your home. We appreciated the warmth of your hospitality and hope to return."
Margaret, September 2011


We were delighted to discover that Les from Yorkshire had written about his stay at Pen View on his own website. The article opens in a new tab so don't forget to come back to Pen View to book your accommodation and experience a stay in Wensleydale first hand!

Hospitality at its Best

Les, looking for somewhere to stay a few nights in quiet, peaceful surroundings in mid Wensleydale I came upon a very modest web site. A family run guest house offering bed, breakfast and optional evening meal sounded just ideal for what I wanted. When I looked on the map for the village of Thoralby (the location), it took some time to find. And no wonder. Well off the beaten track - it seemed tiny. Very promising!

An easy phone conversation with Audrey Bailey, the lady of the house soon confirmed my booking and I was already looking forward to being there.

"The Bailey family would welcome the opportunity of offering you their hospitality. Their friendly, personal attention is given to each and every guest and no effort is spared to make your stay a pleasant one."

Sounds great in their brochure - but can it be lived up to? Well, I'm very happy to say it did - and exceeded expectations. A warm welcome was to prove only the start of a relaxing, comfortable few days break. My room was comfortable and contained all I could need.

A hearty breakfast was cooked and presented by Clifford and relished by me. Set me up for each new day, it did! Oh, and I would say, a nice touch was being offered the chance to state the time I would like to eat. Audrey kindly filled my flask with tea each morning. Throughout the day each cuppa was very welcome.

Thoralby is a charming, typical tiny Dales village with its own Post Office cum village shop and a unique pub serving a wide variety of beers and wines. Delicious meals are prepared using local produce and served in a very cheerful manner by mein host Charles.

Pen View, situated between Hawes and Leyburn on the A684, deep in Herriot Country, is ideally situated for touring the surrounding area and Wensleydale, famous for its delicious cheese. Coverdale, Swaledale, Wharfedale and Dentdale are all within easy reach. For rail enthusiasts the Settle to Carlisle line, with its magnificent scenery, should not be missed during your stay. The historic towns of Skipton, Richmond and Middleham offer interest for everyone.

Pen View would suit anyone looking for a quiet break, within easy reach of many of the attractions in the Yorkshire Dales.

Les, Yorkshire-visitors-guide