Welcome to Byways, a luxury boutique bed and breakfast located in the quiet village of Flaxby, one mile from the A1(M) with easy access to Knaresborough, Harrogate and York.
We are your hosts Caroline and Darren. Having enjoyed staying at a number of individual B&Bs over the years, we renovated our home near Knaresborough to provide a bed and breakfast experience that we would choose for ourselves.
Our three beautifully decorated individual en-suite rooms - The Africa Suite, The Egypt Room, and The Mexico Room - allow you to experience a little bit of luxury in the heart of North Yorkshire.
|The Africa Suite, The Egypt Room and The Mexico Room|
Each room is individually styled and decorated to reflect our personal experience of these amazing places, filled with ornaments and paintings brought back from our travels. The guest rooms are in a separate side of the house to our living accommodation, and provide complete privacy for our guests. We are, however, always on hand should anything be needed at any time.
As experienced hosts, we take a huge amount of pride in the immaculate presentation and cleanliness of all our rooms, and love welcoming new guests to spoil.
Our peaceful rear garden is the perfect place to sit back and simply relax, either on your private patio area or on our swing seat. If you are a bird watcher, take a look at the list of our feathered friends who regularly visit our many bird feeders. (Please note that The Africa Suite only has access to the front garden).
|View of rooms from the rear garden|
We live in a truly beautiful part of North Yorkshire, and are keen to share everything that Byways Boutique B&B and the surrounding area has to offer.
Flaxby village is 3 miles from Knaresborough, a beautiful old North Yorkshire market town steeped in history with fascinating stories from the past. Cobbled paths and stone staircases lead down to the riverside, where you will find boats for hire, beautiful walks and friendly inviting cafes.
There are so many interesting places to visit - Knaresborough Castle, The Old Courthouse Museum, and the famous Mother Shipton's Cave to name just a few. The town also has a number of interesting individual shops to pull at your purse strings, and an array of friendly, inviting tea rooms, pubs and restaurants to tempt your tummy.
|Knaresborough's fabulous Nidd Gorge|
The beautiful spa town of Harrogate is 6 miles away, easily accessed by road, rail or bus, where the infamous Betty's Tea Rooms awaits you in addition to some fabulous shops.
The equally beautiful ancient city of York is 12 miles away, and the charming market towns of Wetherby, Ripon and Boroughbridge are also close by.
There are a number of beautiful walks around the local area, and both the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors are easily accessed, where some of the best walks in England can be discovered.
Byways is also ideally placed for guests attending events at the Harrogate Conference Centre, the Great Yorkshire Showground, and Rudding Park, all which are a short drive away. For weddings at Goldsborough Hall, Allerton Castle, Castle Farm, and Rudding Hall, we provide the perfect place to make the most of such a joyful occasion.
Check out our "See and Do" page to see all this amazing area has to offer.
Come and pay us a visit - we promise you won't be disappointed.