The Most Romantic Hotels in Yorkshire

romantic hotels in YorkshireYorkshire is an area of outstanding natural beauty that is nonetheless not half as busy as some of England’s other attractions; the lake district, for example. Whatever time of year it is, you can find total tranquillity and isolation in the countryside of Yorkshire, making it the perfect county for romantic moorland walks and star gazing.

Due to region’s popularity as a couples’ retreat, there are plenty of romantic hotels in Yorkshire. If you’re looking for a luxurious romantic break, Ashmount Country House could be perfect. Set in the middle of Brontë Country (that’s the moorland surrounding Haworth), this hotel provides dramatic views across the moor from every beautifully decorated room, and all the luxury you would expect from a five star hotel at a very reasonable price. Here you’ll find al fresco hot tubs, perfect for watching the sun set over the moors with a glass of champagne in one hand and a canapé in the other, and private spa areas as well as private sauna cabins.

Stoney End B&B is also perfect for romantic and luxurious isolation. Set in the tiny hamlet of Worton, which is near Askrigg in Wensleydale, Stoney End is a barn conversion that has been done with the utmost attention to detail and every luxurious modern convenience you could ask for. This includes a sauna, hot tub and mini gym, as well as flat screen televisions with satellite in every room, access to wifi, a DVD player and an iPod dock. Despite these modern luxuries, the barn still retains its original character, with a real log fire in the lounge that provides for some truly romantic winter’s nights.

If you’re looking for something a little different in a Yorkshire Dales hotel, why not try the rustic charm of a B&B situated on a working farm? Perhaps the images that come to mind when you think of a farm don’t seem particularly conducive to romance – tractors, mud, dung – but Pickersgill Manor Farm B&B is an old-fashioned working farm that has retained its charm, rather than becoming overly industrialised. The owners serve the finest in organic product at breakfast time, including organic yoghurt, fresh fruit and granola, or a full English breakfast. The farm itself is situated on Silsden Moor, which gives easy access to the moors for walking and cycling.

Of course, there’s something wonderfully romantic about an old-fashioned seaside break, and you’ll find plenty of quaint little seaside towns all along the Yorkshire coast. Scarborough never quite lost its charm in the way that some might argue Blackpool did, and there are plenty of very reasonable hotels and guest houses here. The Mont Millais guest house in Bridlington, for example, is ranked four stars, has a Silver Award and a Breakfast Award from Visit Britain, has beautifully decorated rooms in a classical Victorian house, and can be had for under £40 per night.

Whether you want to relax in ultimate luxury, take a walk on the wild moorland, or stroll along an old-fashioned pier, there is plenty of romance to be had in Yorkshire, and plenty of romantic hotels in Yorkshire to make the experience complete.

Romantic Hotels in Yorkshire

romantic hotels YorkshireIt’s no surprise that Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, one of the most romantic books of all time, was conceived and set in the moors of Yorkshire. This dramatic landscape, with its unpredictable weather patterns and rolling hills, is the perfect scene for a stormy romance. This is no doubt why so many urban couples descend on the area each year, looking for a romantic getaway. If you’re looking to escape the daily grind and rediscover your passion for your partner, there are plenty of romantic hotels Yorkshire wide that will set the scene.

If you’re looking to explore the rugged moorland of Brontë country itself (the area around Haworth), there are two five star hotels willing to oblige; Ashmount Country House Hotel and the Manor Guest House. Ashmount Country House isn’t just situated in Brontë country; it actually has a real link to the sisters themselves, having once been the home of the Brontë’s physician, Dr Amos Ingham. There’s no doubt that the sisters would have visited the home of their doctor, and perhaps envisaged this place as one of the scenes of their fiction, perhaps even as Wuthering Heights itself. It’s easy to picture a ghostly Catherine banging at the window of the upstairs bedrooms here, which look out over the moorland.

Apart from its literary connection, Ashmount Country House is also a five star hotel with the type of luxury facilities you would expect. It comes with outdoor hot tubs, where you can enjoy the tranquil Yorkshire night with a glass of champagne. Some of the rooms have access to private patio and spa areas, while some come with their own private sauna cabin, and each suite has been designed with serious attention to detail.

The Manor Guest House, meanwhile, is a restored 18th century manor house that is ideal for rambling on the moors. Again, this is a five star hotel with an entry in the Michelin Guide. Its luxury rooms feature such extras as Jacuzzi baths, designer marble bathrooms, leather armchairs and open fires. Its literary credentials are verified by its age; the Brontës would probably have known the previous owners of this local manor house, and no doubt visited. Indeed, this too could be the house that Emily Brontë imagined when she pictured her scene of doomed passion in Wuthering Heights. Equally, this could be the manor where Charlotte Brontë imagined Mr Rochester living, with his ex-wife locked away in the attic. Here on the moors, it’s easy to find romance everywhere you look.

Of course,  Yorkhsire dales hotels aren’t what makes romance for everyone. For something that is charmingly romantic in its own way, but a little different, you could perhaps choose to stay in one of the many farm guest houses in the area. Hill Top Farm is for hire as a wedding venue, but it could also simply set the scene for a romantic getaway.

As you can see, there are plenty of romantic hotels in Yorkshire, whatever you’re looking for, whether that is luxury, beautiful scenery or simple rustic charm.