As one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK due to its striking scenery and tranquillity, the Yorkshire Dales also happens to be the seat of a good number of luxury hotels. When there is so much on offer it can be difficult to choose, so here’s a quick guide to some of the best luxury hotels in the Yorkshire Dales.
Although not technically a hotel, Carr Hall Castle offers some of the most luxurious Yorkshire Dales accommodation. This is because you can’t pay for a room here; it is the whole property that is available for rent (and only the whole property). For around £2000 per night, you can play lord of the manor in this beautiful Celtic castle, which just so happened to be voted Britain’s Best Home in 2008, beating off some stiff competition from 27 other dream homes. The original character of the castle has been miraculously preserved, even while installing every modern convenience that could ever be necessary including a heated indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room, hot tub, and six plasma TVs with satellite television. Set in a private area of woodland and next to a private deer park estate, Carr Hall Castle literally couldn’t be any more secluded or romantic.
If you don’t quite feel like arranging your own meals (even if you are doing so while pretending to be a multi-millionaire in your own private castle), ultimate luxury can also be had at the ex-royal residence, Goldsborough Hall. This is a majestic, 400 year old Jacobean mansion offering just six exclusive suites for nightly rental. Each suite comes with a Jacobean antique four-poster bed frame and ivory leather chesterfield sofa bed, as well as every modern convenience a guest could desire including 50” plasma TVs as standard, whirlpool baths, wirelessly controlled monsoon showers, and Sony DAB iPod/iPhone docking stations. Goldsborough Hall isn’t open to the public, so this is a truly exclusive luxury experience.
If you’re headed to the Yorkshire Dales for a week of pure relaxation, you might like to consider the Feversham Arms Hotel at Helmsley, which is attached to the luxurious Verbena Spa. Here, you can choose from a wide variety of spa treatments including Anne Sémonin and Elemis facials, deep tissue muscle massages, treatments for men, an ocean detox or Elemis coconut rub as well as a milk ritual wrap. The hotel itself is beautifully designed in a mixture of contemporary and period style, and boasts a cocktail bar as well as several log-fired lounges.
If it’s luxury you’re looking for, you won’t be disappointed by the hotels in the Yorkshire dales. Here you’ll find royal residences, antique furniture, hot tubs, spa treatments, haute cuisine and cocktail bars, and all of this in one of the most tranquil areas in the whole of the UK. Could there be any better way to unwind and recharge? Perhaps it’s no wonder that the luxury hotels in the Yorkshire Dales are so popular with city-dwellers seeking to escape their hectic daily routine.