The Yorkshire Dales is gradually developing a reputation as an area for high-end relaxation holidays. For this reason, there is plenty of luxury accommodation Yorkshire Dales wide. If anything, there is perhaps too much to choose from.
For many people, the word relaxation is synonymous with the word spa. To truly relax, you need a Swedish massage. For ultimate spa-based relaxation, try the Feversham Arms Hotel at Helmsley in the Yorkshire Dales. This is attached to the popular Verbena Spa, where you can receive a wide variety of professional treatments such as Elemis and Anne Sémonin treatments. These include various facials, detox treatments and skin revitalising treatments, as well as a deep tissue massage. The hotel itself offers beautifully designed en-suite facilities. Each of its rooms has its own unique character, and photographs of each individual room are available on the hotel’s website.
The Wood Hall Hotel & Spa, meanwhile, offers a full health club and spa as part of its facilities. It comes with the added benefit of being completely isolated; the only other building nearby is inhabited by an order of silent nuns. Here, you can enjoy a variety of outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling or picnicking, returning to the hotel at the end of the day to wind down with a relaxing spa treatment. The restaurant here has won two Rosettes and serves the best in local cuisine.
For opulence on a royal standard, there is Goldsborough Hall. This used to be the residence of HRH Princess Mary, and is still not open to the public, so staying here is a real luxury and a glimpse into another world. There are only six suites available here, which is a measure of its exclusivity, and each suite is gargantuan and comes with an antique Jacobean four-poster bed, ivory Chesterfield leather sofa bed, and luxury bathroom facilities.
However, for ultimate luxury, you could hire one of the most romantic hotels in Yorkshire: Carr Hall Castle. At only £2000 a night (to sleep ten people), hiring a whole castle isn’t actually as expensive as you’d think it would be. For a family event such as a wedding, it’s perfect. Carr Hall Castle isn’t a spooky or draughty old ruin, by any means. It has been fitted out with every modern luxury facility imaginable, including indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, steam room, mini gym, and not one but six large plasma screen televisions. All of this comes along with the best in modern interior design, and the best quality of furnishings. With all of these features, it’s no wonder that Carr Hall Castle was voted the Best Home in Britain in 2008.
As you can see, there is plenty of luxury accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales. This is not a county simply for nature-lovers or hill walkers by a long shot. This is a county for some very high class entertainment and relaxation. The best thing about the area is that even five star hotels aren’t particularly expensive here, and can often be found for under £100 per night.