King William The Fourth Guest House in Settle, North Yorkshire
King William The Fourth Guest House provides high quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the centre of the beautiful North Yorkshire town of Settle. Ideal as a base for walking and cycling in the Yorkshire Dales or for those with an interest in the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway.
The ‘King Billy’ (as it was/still is affectionately known to Settle folk) was historically one of the local drinking holes. Hence why the rooms are named after beer! After the closure of the bar, it became an antiques shop for 25 years… before being converted to a Bed and Breakfast by the previous owners in 2004.
We bought the property in 2012 and it is a now a 6-bedroom guest house. Although the previous owners converted the building to guest accommodation, we have upgraded where necessary the bathrooms and décor, and continue to keep up to date.
Both of us (Jackie and Chris), previously lived in the South East and worked in catering; Jackie in hotel management and Chris as a chef. We’d dreamt of running a B&B in a rustic location where we could bring together our passions for hospitality, food and the outdoors for walking (we’re both also very keen cyclists – mountain and road), so began our search for the right property to fulfil our vision. The sale of the King William The Fourth Guest House brought us to Settle but since moving here we have thoroughly fallen in love with the town’s community and surrounding landscape.
Our en suite rooms are individual blending period features with contemporary decor. All have hospitality trays, flat screen TV’s and free Wifi. Bed linen is high quality Egyptian cotton and luxury white towels with quality toiletries. All bathrooms have powerful showers, one has a spa bath and another a double jacuzzi. The ground floor room accommodates ‘well-behaved’ pets, this room is also fully wheelchair accessible. Our breakfasts served in the dining room are cooked to order, using fresh local ingredients. We have a good choice for all tastes and even make our own bread for toast!