Finding a hotel in the Yorkshire Dales

hotel Yorkshire DalesBecause of its popularity as a holiday destination, there is a huge amount of accommodation available in the Yorkshire Dales. There are so many great hotels on offer in the area that it can be quite difficult to choose between them. Here’s a quick guide to finding the best hotel in the Yorkshire Dales.

First of all you should consider what aspect is most important to you in a hotel; sumptuous luxury, a restaurant with delicious, Michelin-starred haute cuisine, a spa and sauna area, beautiful surroundings or perhaps local attractions. If it’s luxury you’re looking for, there are plenty of incredibly high quality hotels in the area offering some of the most luxurious accommodation in the whole country. You could choose to stay in a historic manor house such as Goldsborough Hall or Ashmount Country House, or perhaps rent the whole of Car Hall Castle for a night for only around £2000. If you’re looking for something a little more understated, Tower House in Wakefield is a small guest house with a five star rating. Each of its rooms depicts a different era in the history of Yorkshire, and come as standard with soft, fluffy towels and delicious scented cosmetics.

If dining is important to you, the Castle View Guest House near the Colne Valley offers the best in local product at its Norwegian Grill House. Here, you can also enjoy tapas, barbeque grill and spa hot tub nights. Tower House in Wakefield has been praised for its home cooked fare, again made from the best in local product. Both Goldsborough Hall and Ashmount Country House have some delicious afternoon tea offerings (including a champagne afternoon tea at Ashmount Country House), while you could of course choose a hotel that is located near to some of the Yorkshire Dales’ finest restaurants. The Angel at Hetton is located in Skipton, while the Blue Lion is located in East Witton. Both of these restaurants have been rated as some of the best in the area. Yorkshire as a whole has a reputation as being the best county for fine dining in England, with the most Michelin starred restaurants of any area, so wherever you choose to stay you are likely to be near to some fantastic cuisine.

Many of the hotels in the Yorkshire Dales come with spa facilities; Ashmount Country House offers outdoor hot tubs and private spa areas, as well as sauna cabins in some suites. Castle View Guest House offers a canyon hot tub spa, while the Feversham Arms Hotel in Helmsley is attached to the Verbena Spa, which offers such a wide variety of spa treatments you could easily spend your whole holiday there in blissful relaxation.

If it’s dramatic natural scenery you’re after, the Castle View Guest House offers astounding views over the Colne Valley and Pennine Yorkshire, while the Wood Hall Hotel sits on a hill surrounded by 100 acres of some of the most tranquil countryside in all of England.

As you can see, there is something for everyone in the Yorkshire Dales. Whatever it is you’re looking for in your Yorkshire Dales accommodation, you’ll be sure to find it here.

Five star hotels in the Yorkshire Dales

hotels in the Yorkshire DalesAn area of outstanding natural beauty with a rich cultural heritage, the Yorkshire Dales are perfect for a short break. Whether you simply want to relax with a massage in the spa, take a walking tour of some of the area’s historical villages, or perhaps take in some scenery, there is accommodation to suit you. Here’s a quick guide to the best accommodation in the area; the five star hotels in the Yorkshire Dales.

For around £1000/per night, you can choose to stay in the former residence of a royal princess at Goldsborough Hall in one of six luxurious suites, each of which has its own unique character. Five of the six suites come with a four-poster bed, and every one comes as standard with a huge en-suite bathroom including whirlpool bath and monsoon shower. Not to mention ivory leather chesterfield sofas, 50” plasma TVs, and an iPod/iPhone docking station. The hotel stands in historic landscaped grounds and is surrounded by parkland. For complete peace and isolation, the hotel is located by a small, quiet village, far away from the bustle of nearby towns. This is truly one of the most beautiful buildings in Britain that allows guests to stay, and an opportunity to experience the Yorkshire Dales at their best.

For five star luxury at a less extravagant price, Ashmount Country House is available for only around £200 per night. Located in the beautiful surroundings of Haworth, West Yorkshire, an area famed as the area in which the Bronte sisters grew up and which inspired so much of their work, Ashmount Country House offers its guests private outdoor hot tubs where they can relax with a glass of champagne and gaze at the the bright stars of the countryside. Some suites come with their own sauna cabin, while some have access to private patios and spa areas. For a five star romantic break at a great price, it’s unbeatable.

For the ultimate in luxury, however, you can rent Car Hall Castle in the Yorkshire Dales for around £2000 per night. Yes, that does mean rent the whole castle. For £2000 per night you have access to the entire property with five beautiful double bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool, gym and hot tub. Not to mention its six plasma screen TVs with satellite television, steam room, gigantic real log fire, or the private deer park estate that it’s set in. There is even a private lake with a working water wheel and romantic bridge attached to the property. To me this seems like one of the most romantic hotels Yorkshire has to offer and would make the perfect honeymoon destination, but you could also choose to invite some friends along; perhaps the wedding party. Renting Car Hall Castle is expensive, but for such a once in a lifetime experience, I would say it’s definitely worth it.

As you can see, there are some truly first class five star hotels in the Yorkshire Dales. Why get on a plane to indulge yourself in the best hotels in Europe when you could do so on your own doorstep in the Yorkshire Dales?