The Yorkshire Dales are fast becoming known for the quality of the luxury accommodation that can be found here. There are plenty of five star hotels to choose from, whether you’re looking for a grand converted manor house or a cosy luxury B&B, many of which come at a very reasonable price.
Stoney End B&B, for example, is a Grade 2 listed building that dates from the seventeenth century. Situated in the tiny hamlet of Worton in Wensleydale, an area famous for its cheese, Stoney End has the sort of facilities that you’ll rarely find in a B&B. Here you’ll find not just beautifully decorated bedrooms and an award winning breakfast, but also a sauna, mini gym and private patio with a hot tub. Every room is kitted out with the best in modern luxury equipment including an iPod dock, flat screen television with DVD player and satellite connection, and wifi access. It’s no wonder that this small and unassuming barn conversion has managed to obtain the coveted five star ranking whilst earning a name for being one of the most romantic hotels in Yorkshire.
Thorney Mire Barn B&B is another example of five star Yorkshire Dales accommodation which comes at a very reasonable price. There are only 3 luxurious en-suite rooms here, which adds to the atmosphere of peaceful tranquillity. The B&B is situated within an area of private woodland and is two miles from the nearest village, which makes it perfect for a relaxing break. Every room is kitted out with all modern conveniences, and the en-suite bathrooms come with high end Molton Brown cosmetics. The nearby town of Heaves is a historic market town which is well-worth a visit too.
Tower House in Wakefield is slightly larger, with six individually furnished bedrooms. Its five star rating has been achieved due to the unsurpassed attention to detail the owners have shown in the design of each room. Each room has its own theme, inspired by a certain period in Pontefract’s history, and each comes with helpful and informative booklets about its particular theme. This helps to whet guests’ appetites for the local tour the owners provide around nearby Pontefract. The home-cooked food here is delicious, and made from the absolute best in locally sourced ingredients.
Ashmount Country House in ‘Bronte Country’ (the area surrounding Haworth) is a converted manor house that is steeped in cultural history. Not only is it situated on the moors immortalised by the Bronte sisters, but it also happens to be the former home of their physician. Nowadays, Ashmount has been redesigned as a luxury spa hotel, offering guests al fresco hot tubs, private spa areas and sauna cabins. Again, each suite has been designed with the sort of care and attention that merits its five star rating.
Most of these hotels are available for less than £100 per night, which is very reasonable considering that five star hotels in major cities are able to charge upwards of £500 per night, without any extra facilities such as saunas, spas or hot tubs. As you can see, there is plenty of truly luxurious Yorkshire Dales accommodation.