Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa
A venue where classic elegance combines with beautiful contemporary twists, we’re not sure we could imagine a more stunning setting in which to spend Christmas. Escape for two or three nights over Christmas Eve or New Year for a traditional, festive celebration in the Lakes. With live music and a cocktail and canapé reception followed by a six-course black-tie Gala dinner on Christmas Eve, and a full Cumbrian breakfast before the main event – your six-course Christmas lunch in the award-winning Lake View restaurant – at Lodore Falls this Christmas the festivities will be in full swing. Kick off Boxing Day with a bracing walk, hot chocolate and mince pies before a four-course dinner, we can’t think of many better ways to bring the festive celebrations to a close.
Borrowdale Valley, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5UX
Grantley Hall’s selection of rooms and suites across the restored Old Hall and newly-built Fountains Wing are the perfect place to enjoy ultimate relaxation and pure luxury this festive season. Step back in time at the Grantley Hall Christmas House Party – a three night celebration over the festive period. With Christmas a time for indulging, dining at Grantley Hall won’t disappoint. Enjoy your extravagant, five-course Christmas Day lunch at the tempting Pan-Asian-style EightyEight, or during the build up, book the traditional Fletchers Festive Feast. Complete your stay with some R&R and take a trip to the Three Graces Spa. Relax in the 18-metre indoor swimming pool our outdoor hydrotherapy pool, and indulge in their menu of holistic and award-winning treatments.
Grantley Hall, Ripon HG4 3ET
The Rose and Crown at Romaldkirk
This Georgian gem in picturesque Romaldkirk offers 14 boutique bedrooms, award-winning dining, and a warm welcome to boot. This Christmas, cosy up by the crackling fire with an aperitif, before dining on classic cuisine with a contemporary twist (which has been awarded two AA Rosettes) in the bar or oak-panelled dining room, produced under the watchful eye of Head Chef David Hunter. The wine list is particularly impressive, with over 50 tipples sourced from all over the world, and there’s ample opportunity to make the most of the picture-postcard setting by taking a bracing walk through the surrounding countryside.
Barnard Castle DL12 9EB
Little Haven Hotel
With its prime seaside location, Little Haven is a firm family favourite and offers a wide choice of accomodation, from penthouse suites to executive rooms. The Boardwalk restaurant offers a varied menu with something for everyone. With Little Haven Beach just a minute’s stroll away too, wrap up and head out for a bracing walk to clear the pre-Christmas cobwebs.
River Drive, South Shields NE33 1LH
0191 455 4455
Walwick Hall Country Estate was simply made for a fabulous festive break. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind this season. Indulge in sumptuous dining, a winter-warming spa treatment, or their festive afternoon tea to really get into the holiday spirit. If you’re planning a Christmas gathering, take over Chesters Stables – luxurious self-catering accommodation for a blissful festive escape for two, or a home-from-home for all the family.
Humshaugh, Hexham NE46 4BJ
This stunning Georgian country retreat, set in 200 acres of rural North Yorkshire countryside, doesn’t hold back on Christmas festivities. Dine on delicious, locally-sourced dishes in their produce-led restaurant, Forge, or enjoy a feast in the more laid-back Coach House. If you’re in need of some time out from the festive frenzy, be sure to visit the Treatment Rooms for a handpicked selection of massages and facials. All rooms at Middleton Lodge are tastefully decorated but our favourites are the newly-renovated suites in The Dairy – complete with free-standing bathtubs and beautiful exposed beams.
Kneeton Lane, Middleton Tyas, Richmond DL10 6NJ
Set in a 1400-acre estate in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, The Coniston is a go-to for a luxurious stay this winter. The rooms are tastefully designed with stunning views over the surrounding countryside, and you’ll find activities aplenty – the estate’s Off-Road Centre and Shooting Grounds are great for exciting country pursuits. Their spa is the ideal place to enjoy a treatment, and when you’re ready for a bite to eat, the two AA Rosette-awarded Macleod’s Restaurant offers a mouth-watering selection of locally-sourced dishes.
Coniston Cold, Skipton BD23 4EA
The Devonshire Fell
The stunning setting of the Bolton Abbey Estate will make for an idyllic Christmas escape. The 16 bedrooms here are individually-styled and extremely comfortable, but the four luxury king rooms, including complimentary homemade treats, will really make you feel like royalty. The hotel’s location is perfect for guests looking to explore the stunning surrounds of the Yorkshire Dales. Hungry? The two AA-Rosette awarded The Fell restaurant serves fresh, British dishes with an emphasis on Yorkshire produce.
Burnsall, Skipton BD23 6BT