I booked this Landmark Trust property for a long weekend in December one year for my husbands birthday.
It was a great place but a bit spooky. We arrived in the middle of a howling gale in the dark and had to run up the path form where we parked (You cannot park immediately outside the property but have to drive past it beyond some trees,) Once inside it was quite cosy but the wind howled and the shutters rattled! To go from the loung to the bedroom or bathroom you had to go outside at the back and dash along the cobbles.
As it was pitch black this too made it quite spooky. It is amazing how many noises you hear in the middle of nowhere! I made my hubby get up and accompany me every time I had to visit the bathroom at night.
All in all it was a great experience and I would go again, however the Landmark Trust have so many interesting properties I may have to try out a few others first.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This little pavilion is dramatically perched above a steep wooded gorge, in the remnants of an outstanding 18th-century garden at Hackfall, conceived and created by the Aislabies. A richly decorated sitting-room opens onto a terrace and from under the ‘ruined’ arches miles of Yorkshire countryside roll out before you. The sitting-room is flanked by a bedroom and bathroom; flitting between the two wings across a moonlit terrace is a truly Gothic experience. ... more less