We came across the Priory when looking for a wedding venue. Having seen other similar venues billed as being in the top 10 best places to get married and being decidedly disappointed, we weren't prepared for Syningthwaite. We got goosebumps just coming up the drive, and thereafter it only exceeded our expectations. Many of our guests complimented us on the choice of location and the atmosphere, helping to create one of the best weddings they'd been to.
We promised ourselves we'd come back for our anniversary, and did so with our newborn son in tow. We stayed in the same cottage, and this time were really able to appreciate it. We were lucky once again with the weather as while it was chilly it was beautifully crisp and the views remain understated but sensational.
Serena was as warm and welcoming as ever, and we see no reason not to be back again next year (though we will be bringing salt and pepper next time)!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ion: We have 7 newly built cottages, which are architecturally in keeping with the Priory, which is believed to have been built around 1160. We have named the Cottages after the Prioresses who ruled the Priory until the dissolution of the monasteries around 1536 when it had 12 nuns in residence. The building and estate was then bequeathed to Robert Tempest by King Henry VIII and is now a working farm.Creating a new complex of cottages, courtyard gardens, preserving a barn and a Priory has been a challenge but a worthwhile one as we are sure that you will appreciate the peaceful ambience that exists amidst a fascinating mixture of ultra modern amenities, contemporary furnishings and historical artefacts and architecture.All accommodation is professionally designed and each cottage is individually styled within a different theme. They are beautifully appointed to an extremely high standard with quality contemporary furnishings and close attention to detail. Each kitchen is fully equipped with every modern convenience, including electric and microwave ovens, ceramic hob, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and ironing facilities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Priory Holiday Cottages Hotel Wetherby
- Priory Holiday Cottages Wetherby, Yorkshire