Days spent taking in the crisp air and breathtaking views, the empty landscapes all to yourselves…
Evenings nestled in the mellow glow of a crackling fire, indulging in warming winter fare…
Languorous mornings gazing out at the icy weather, blissfully aware you don’t need to rise from your toasty bed…
It’s hard to disagree with the idea that winter is the best time for a romantic getaway.
And tucked away in a tranquil village surrounded by windswept landscapes, the Timble Inn is simply made for your couple’s retreat this winter.
In its recent article on the UK’s ten best country pubs for a winter break, The Guardian spoke of how the Timble Inn’s nine bedrooms ‘ooze cocoon-like comfort, with pocket-sprung beds, Egyptian linens, fluffy robes and a well-stocked tea tray.’
Each room has its own unique character, combining rural charm with elegant contemporary design, with some rooms also offering deliciously deep baths and dedicated dressing areas.
Look out over the quaint, picturesque village or the sweeping countryside and you feel as though you and your special someone have escaped civilisation.
Savoury seasonal fare
There’s no need to overcomplicate a winter escape. A beautiful setting, good company, and of course, food that fills you with warmth and joy.
In this regard, we don’t overcomplicate things either. The Yorkshire Examiner, in their article on the Inn’s top-10 achievement, highlighted our ‘Beautifully presented, tasty food with a pleasing-to-see limited menu based on seasonal fare (rather than the extensive world cuisine mega menus) and brilliant service.’
You see, we’re proud of our Yorkshire roots. Not only is this a gorgeous part of the world, but its rich agricultural heritage means the quality of its produce is unparalleled. All we do is choose the best of whatever’s in season and give it our own modern twist. We also have a vegan menu that would tempt even the most ardent of carnivores.
If you’re wondering how to treat a special someone this winter, you could do a lot worse than a romantic meal at the Timble Inn. We’ll also have some little extras on the evening of Valentine’s Day.
At the Timble Inn, Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is on your doorstep. It’s a stunning backdrop for you and your special someone to enjoy each other’s company.
Paths branch out in all directions from the village, so you can venture straight out from the door of the Inn.
Less than a mile away, Swinsty and Fewston Reservoirs offer panoramic views across the water. Circling both reservoirs and back to the Inn is around eight miles, but you can always just do one if you’re not feeling quite so lively.
Another option is to head out of the village at the rear of the Inn and down to Timble Gill Beck. You can follow this along the tranquil wooded banks until you reach the River Washburn, then follow that until you reach the reservoir.
Heading further afield, Malham Cove and Gordale Scar offer dramatic limestone formations and astonishing views if you can make it to the top. If you park at Malham village, you can also take in the lovely Janet’s Foss waterfall on the way.
There’s something romantic about water cascading over rocks. If you have a few hours to spare, Ingleton Waterfall Trail is well worth the effort. Marvel at these wonders of nature together as you hike through peaceful oak woodland.
Both Malham and Ingleton are around an hour’s scenic drive from the Inn.
For something a little less strenuous, try RHS Harlow Carr, where you can amble around the unique landscapes. This time of year brings a sensational display of seasonal snowdrops. It’s only a fifteen-minute drive from the Inn.
If you crave a return to civilisation during your stay with us, drive the nine miles or so into Harrogate, an utterly charming Victorian spa town. Experience total relaxation in the UK’s finest Turkish Baths, complete with fabulously ornate Islamic arches and Italian mosaic floors. A range of massages and treatments allow you drift away together.
Harrogate is also full of boutique shops where you’ll find all manner of romantic gifts, and you’ll find shelter from the cold in the town’s eclectic mix of bars and cafes – including the famous Bettys Tea Room.
Wherever you head off on your romantic adventure together, you’re sure to find a warm and cozy welcome back at the Timble Inn – the ‘ultimate walkers’ stop-off after a wet and windy hike,’ according to the Telegraph and Argus.
Use the booking form below to take a look at our available rooms, pick your favourite, and plan your winter couple’s retreat.