Yorkshire Hotels to Book for a Luxurious Spring Break
Sometimes we all need a little luxury, and that's exactly what you'll find at these fabulous Yorkshire hotels
Manor House Lindley
In brief: A luxury hotel and restaurant in the pretty Yorkshire village of Lindley.
Our highlight: From live music evenings to chocolate truffle workshops and tasting menus in The Lantern Room – there’s always a new experience to enjoy.
Insider guide: Each of Manor House’s 10 bedrooms has its own personality, but all promise a luxurious night’s sleep. Some combine classical Georgian architecture with modern design while others celebrate Victorian elegance. Manor House really has everything you need; top of the range gym equipment, stylish but relaxing lounge areas and seriously good food. Take a seat in The Kitchen for brunch, lunch and coffee, indulge in afternoon tea in The Clock Tower Lounge, and enjoy your favourite tipple in The Clock Tower Bar.
1 Lidget Street, Huddersfield HD3 3JB
No. 1 by Guesthouse, York
In brief: A characterful and welcoming boutique hotel set in a Regency townhouse in the heart of York.
Our highlight: Raiding the pantry, which is kept topped up with delicious savoury snacks, soft drinks, ice creams and homemade sweet treats so you can help yourself whenever the fancy takes you.
Insider guide: It’s the little things that make a big difference here. You’ll find a Crosley record player in every room (choose a record from the vinyl library downstairs); you can bring the dog with you (there are local dog walkers available to help out if needed); and if you’re bringing the kids there are in-room tipi hideouts and out-and-about instant cameras to keep them entertained. For a more relaxing experience, book a bespoke wellbeing experience in one of the five treatment rooms in the spa, which sits beneath the arches of the cellar. A new restaurant, Pearly Cow, will launch this spring with a ‘fire and ice’ theme (for ‘fire’ think quality meats, seafood and vegetables cooked over wood and charcoal, for ‘ice’ everything from fresh oysters to yellow fin tuna and salt cod tacos).
1 Clifton, York YO30 6AA
In brief: A luxury York city centre hotel that offers the perfect opportunity for a weekend getaway.
Our highlight: The on-site restaurant serves dishes made by an expert team of chefs using the best local ingredients.
Insider guide: Well-known as one of the best places to stay in York, Middletons is a bastion of the city’s past, present and future. With 56 bedrooms in five impressive listed buildings, they aim to provide guests with the perfect stay, and from comfy rooms to homely touches this is the ideal base for your city break adventures. An on-site gym helps you stay active, city centre parking makes your adventures convenient and a central location means seeing the sights is simple – what more could you ask for?
Skeldergate, York YO1 6DU
The Feversham Arms
In brief: A fabulous four-Red Star hotel and spa retreat in one of Yorkshire’s prettiest market towns.
Our highlight: The Verbena Spa is a haven of beauty and relaxation – don’t miss the outdoor pool terrace.
Insider guide: Set in the charming town of Helmsley, there’s plenty to fall in love with at The Feversham Arms. The hotel’s 33 rooms and suites are generous and luxurious, with all the little extras that make a stay special (choose one of the five newly-styled poolside suites and you can walk straight out to the pool from your own private terrace). At the spa, as well as the outdoor pool and hot tub you’ll find a saunarium, steam room, aromatherapy room, monsoon shower and foot spas, plus fabulous Temple Spa treatments. Make sure you don’t miss the two-AA Rosette Weathervane Restaurant, where head chef Jon Appleby creates modern British dishes which make the most of North Yorkshire’s abundance of delectable produce.
High Street, Helmsley YO62 5AG
In brief: A sustainability-driven country retreat rooted in history, set within 200 acres of picture-perfect Yorkshire countryside.
Our highlight: Its history. The Allison family have spent the past 16 years reviving the original characterful buildings and surrounding landscape into a relaxing, timeless retreat.
Insider guide: This hotel retreat is home to two outstanding restaurants, award-winning treatment rooms and a range of individually-designed event spaces, all of which have been carefully restored to conserve the original Georgian buildings and landscape. Those looking to stay the night can choose between rooms in the 30-bedroom hotel, or hire one of the two self-catered cottages. Each room is calm and welcoming, with a home-from-home feeling throughout. Inside, subtle colour schemes and botanical inspired decor combine with characterful features. City dwellers looking for a stay completely connected to nature can also choose between four new hand-built shepherd’s huts. At the hotel’s relaxed Coach House restaurant head chef Ross Forder brings you a taste of the landscape through seasonal, hearty dishes from the land, garden and sea (it’s open all day, every day). The second restaurant, Forge, is open from Thursday to Sunday for evening reservations only. At Forge, head chef Jake Jones has created a unique tasting experience that has been created with a clear passion for sustainability. Keep an eye out for a new Forest Spa which is set to open in the late spring/early summer of 2023.
Kneeton Lane, Middleton Tyas, Richmond DL10 6NJ
In brief: A unique retreat set between the sea and the moors, with cosy rooms and stylish suites.
Our highlight: With woodland-filled grounds, a home-grown restaurant and a tranquil spa – how can we choose?
Insider guide: With Sandsend beach and the North York Moors both on your doorstep, whether you choose coast or country this is a brilliant base for seeing the best of Yorkshire. Head to Restaurant and Bar 1822 to dine on fabulous local produce, including just-picked veg from the Dales, the freshest seafood from Whitby, and herbs from Raithwaite’s own organic garden (sustainability is key at Raithwaite, as they strive to protect and respect their stunning surroundings). Couples, families, groups and four-legged friends are all welcome in their range of cosy bedrooms, and don’t miss Raithwaite’s airy spa, complete with heated indoor pool, steam room and sauna, as well as rejuvenating spa treatments.
Sandsend Road, Whitby YO21 3ST
Brocco On The Park
In brief: A Scandi-chic, award-winning boutique hotel in Sheffield.
Our highlight: Apparently Picasso stayed here in in the 1950s when it was the Peace Guest House.
Insider guide: The eight luxury bedrooms here boast original Edwardian features and bird-inspired décor (a nod to its location next to Endcliffe Park). Comfort is key here – take the soft wool rugs and Bronte lambswool blankets, and the pocket-sprung mattresses filled with cashmere and wool layers, for example. The food is a hit too – head to the Michelin-listed restaurant where there are options for vegetarians, vegans, wheat-free and gluten-free diners, including afternoon tea and Sunday lunch.
92 Brocco Bank, Sheffield S11 8RS
0114 266 1233
Wrea Head Hall
In brief: An elegant, independently-owned country house hotel on the very edge of the North York Moors National Park.
Our highlight: The 1881 restaurant in the original oak-panelled dining room, which serves up fresh, seasonal dishes on a daily-changing menu and has large windows which overlook the gardens.
Insider guide: Nothing is too much trouble for the attentive team at this Gothic country house, and every detail of your stay will be taken care of. It’s a much-loved adult-only retreat where you can expect impeccable service and heaps of charm. Enjoy cocktails on the terrace, or settle down by the fire in the hall with a good book, before heading to the romantic 1881 restaurant to enjoy the daily-changing menu which, in winter, features pheasant, venison and duck from the surrounding estates, and in summer features produce from the kitchen garden. The 24 rooms are spread across the main house and carriage house but each has its own character and is individually designed, with plenty of historic features. Our favourite? The Chauffeur’s Room in the carriage house has its own entrance, a super-king sleigh bed and a free-standing tub.
Barmoor Lane, Scalby, Scarborough YO13 0PB
In brief: A country hotel perfect for relaxing and recharging in a quiet corner of the Yorkshire Dales.
Our highlight: The 1783 Bar & Restaurant offers an award-winning fine dining experience with home-grown Yorkshire produce.
Insider guide: Individually named after local villages, each bedroom is unique meaning no two stays here are ever the same. Muker has a fantastic period fireplace, Eskeleth has a private patio area, and Thwaite’s cushioned window seat looking out over the village green means you can watch the world go by in peace. Shaped by the changing of the seasons, the restaurant’s menus are ever-changing but sustainably sourced seasonal produce is a promise.
On The Green, Reeth, Richmond DL11 6SN
In brief: A majestic luxury hotel within acres upon acres of landscaped parkland.
Our highlight: There’s just so much to do here – from relaxing in the contemporary spa, to exploring the beautiful grounds, getting hands-on in Swinton’s Cookery School, or having a go at fishing or clay shooting.
Insider guide: There are 42 beautifully-appointed suites and bedrooms at Swinton Park Hotel, and while each has its own personality, views across the parkland are guaranteed (choose a Signature Suite for the ultimate Swinton experience). The contemporary Country Club and Spa is a big draw here – make time to discover the indoor and outdoor spa pools, thermal suite, relaxation and treatment areas – and there’s also a wild swimming pond in the grounds. Head to Samuel’s Restaurant for seasonal fine dining which uses produce from the walled garden and from across the 20,000-acre estate, including venison, trout and game. The gorgeous Terrace restaurant is open for morning coffee, lunch, light bites and dinner too.
Masham, Ripon HG4 4JH
Grays Court York
In brief: One of the most historic hotels in England with views across York’s medieval walls.
Our highlight: Grays Court is packed full of history and was built to entertain visitors on royal, state and church business. It’s the oldest inhabited house in York and the only privately owned building with direct access to York’s city walls.
Insider guide: The 12 lovingly restored ensuite rooms in this hotel offer unbeatable views of the cobbled courtyard, the extensive gardens protected by the city walls and even York Minster. From the William IV poster bed in the Willoughby to the double monsoon shower in the Cumberland, luxury is key at Grays Court. The Bow Room restaurant, which has earned its place in the Michelin Guide, serves a sumptuous tasting menu overseen by head chef Adam Jackson and on warmer days you can head to the Garden Bar for a craft beer, a glass of wine or a cocktail crafted using seasonal ingredients from the gardens. In such peaceful surroundings, it’s hard to believe the city centre is only a stone’s throw away.
Chapter House Street, York YO1 7JH
In brief: A stunning manor house hotel on the edge of the historic town of Settle.
Our highlight: The picturesque terrace, where you can look over the Yorkshire Dales while enjoying a sundowner (or two).
Insider guide: Surrounded by breath-taking views of the Yorkshire Dales countryside, Falcon Manor is the perfect base from which to explore everything that the Dales has to offer. There are 16 beautifully-appointed rooms and suites, furnished to the highest standards with traditional touches and sumptuous styling – we love the quirkily-shaped Turret Suite, or choose their flagship Rafters Suite. There’s an inviting bar area and a light-filled restaurant here, which leads out onto the terrace with immaculate gardens beyond.
Skipton Road, Settle BD24 9BD
In brief: A lovingly-restored Georgian Grade-II listed hall in the heart of East Yorkshire, with both traditional and contemporary charm.
Our highlight: The 17 beautiful acres of parkland surrounding the hall, including wooded areas and a secluded walled garden – a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of every day.
Insider guide: From 1067 ’til the 1970s the Saltmarshe Estate remained in the same family, and current owners Kate and Roland Whyte and are only the third family in 900 years to own the hall. There are 14 luxurious ensuite rooms with a range of styles and sizes to suit all guests, including a three-bedroom converted stable house and a two-bedroom cottage on the estate. This is the perfect place to put your feet up, unwind and indulge. If you’re looking for the ultimate retreat, book the Howdenshire Suite – it’s in prime position to appreciate the beauty of the grounds and overlooks the the river.
Saltmarshe, Howden DN14 7RX
In brief: A stunning hidden gem in the Yorkshire Dales with a luxury spa and gym.
Our highlight: A visit to the Michelin-starred Shaun Rankin Restaurant, followed by a drink at Grantley Hall’s opulent Norton Bar.
Insider guide: With 47 lavish bedrooms, five indulgent restaurants and three bars, there are plenty of options at luxurious Grantley Hall – but making your choice might not be so easy. One thing’s for certain, you’ll enjoy a tranquil escape and want to make the most of the Three Graces Spa and state-of-the-art facilities in the ELITE Luxury Gym. Indulge in afternoon tea, take a culinary journey with Shaun Rankin or try classic Asian dishes at Bar & Restaurant EightyEight, then relax in your room or suite. The Royal Suite is a sight to behold, set over two floors with breathtaking views to the formal gardens, fountain and the River Skell.
Ripon HG4 3ET