A very special hotel. It retains all the charm of a country house with tons of original features and friendly and willing staff to match. We were made to feel very welcome with just the right blend of formality and relaxation.
Our room (which was about half-way up the price range) was spacious and comfortable with stunning views acros the grounds. The complimentary drinks are a nice touch.
The dining room is a lovely space and the food terrific - and very good value.
The grounds are beautiful and tranquil, and the country house atmosphere is enhanced by the presence of guest's (generally very well behaved) dogs.
I was there to do a day-course at the cookery school which was brilliant, but be aware it's booked up months in advance so if you were visiting with that intent book the cookery school first.
Unsurprisingly there's no air-conditioning so the bedroom did get a bit warm on the (very warm) night we stayed.
The hotel is only about 15 minutes off the A1 so worth considering for an up-market stop-over if driving North/South.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A luxury castle hotel set in 200 acres of landscaped parkland in the Yorkshire Dales that is the home of the Cunliffe-Lister family and the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton. Traditional warmth and hospitality, contemporary comforts and award winning cuisine, with a menu inspired by the produce sourced from the surrounding estate and 4 acre walled garden. Cookery School with day and residential courses running throughout the year. Exclusive use Spa (with Jacuzzi and sauna) and treatment rooms. Conference facilities and licensed for civil ceremonies. Families welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swinton Park Hotel Masham
- Swinton Park Masham
- Hotel Swinton Park