If you're looking for something grand in Yorkshire, then you're spoilt for choice. Here's the selection of hotels that were shortlisted in the 2016 Large Hotel of the Year category at the prestigious White Rose Awards.
Winner of the 2016 Large Hotel of the Year in the prestigious White Rose Awards, located on the Duke of Devonshire’s Bolton Abbey Estate, The Devonshire Arms Hotel, with its quintessential country house character is the perfect location for a luxury break. From open fires in our dog lounge, delicious traditional afternoon teas served daily, relaxing spa faculties, two award winning restaurants, romantic four-poster beds and two helicopter pads inspires a perfect stay.
Gisborough Hall - Dating back to the mid-19th century, Gisborough Hall has been carefully refurbished and extended to provide a pleasing combination of original features and modern facilities. Bedrooms, including feature rooms, four posters and family rooms, are richly furnished and feature peaceful views over tendered lawns, the Cleveland Hills or charming woodland.
Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant - Holdsworth House stands in stunning, secluded gardens, just three miles north of Halifax in the heart of West Yorkshire’s dramatic landscape. Offering a sense of calm and comfort the 38 charming bedrooms are all individually furnished. Dinner is served by candle-light in the exquisite 17th century oak panelled restaurant, whilst the Long Bar offers local ale on tap, cocktails, spirits and soft drinks.
Leopold Hotel - Built on the former site of a Grade II listed Boys Grammar School, the Leopold Hotel is Sheffield’s only four-star boutique hotel. Each of the hotel’s 90 en suite bedrooms are uniquely furnished, offering every modern amenity necessary for the discerning traveller. Taking great care of the individual needs of the guests, the hotel's friendly staff are professional and efficient.
The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa - In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, The Coniston Hotel offers supreme comfort, outstanding friendliness, superb food and simply beautiful views. With 1400 acres of beautiful countryside centred around a 24-acre fishing lake, the hotel's facilities are perfect for both leisure and business guests. Whilst within the Estate the range of outdoor activities available includes a shooting school offering clay pigeon shooting, our own falconry centre and a 4x4 off road experience.
Wood Hall Hotel & Spa - Wood Hall Hotel & Spa in Wetherby is a tranquil country house hotel where today’s pressures seem an age away. It has been a place of peace and relaxation since the house was completed and fittingly stands next door to a Carmelite monastery. However, Wood Hall Hotel is not simply about quiet contemplation: the hotel offers 44 bedrooms, a 2 AA Rosette restaurant and a small health club and spa. From the moment you arrive, this country house hotel is yours to enjoy.
Winner of the 2015 White Rose Award for Large Hotel was The Black Swan Hotel in Helmsley. This is a centuries old coaching inn, turned boutique hotel, situated in the heart of this quaint North Yorkshire market town. It is smartly appointed, blending antiques with classic contemporary design and its varied exterior, complete with black and white timbers, plus Elizabethan and Georgian elements, portrays a rich history dating back to the 15th century.
Perhaps you fancy a stay in a luxurious boutique hotel? Well, Yorkshire certainly packs a punch when it comes to this too. Here's some of the hotels that were shortlisted for our Small Hotel of the Year award at the 2016 White Rose Awards:
Winner of the 2016 Small Hotel of the Year in the prestigious White Rose Awards, The Pheasant Hotel has arguably one of the most beautiful country hotel settings in North Yorkshire overlooking the duck pond in the picturesque village of Harome. Originally converted from what had been a blacksmith's shop, village shop and barns, the Pheasant offers one single and eleven double rooms within the main building - and now The Pheasant Suite and Plum Cottage bringing the total to 16 rooms - are all set around a sheltered courtyard of fruit trees.
Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa - The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa is a luxury retreat, nestled in the picturesque market town of Helmsley in North Yorkshire, the hotel’s secluded location is the perfect hideaway. Cosy yet contemporary, outdoors the hotel boasts a unique Mediterranean terrace and outdoor pool, whilst indoors offers welcoming lounges, open fires and a snug. All 33 bedrooms are tastefully designed with many boasting log burning stoves, balconies and terraces around the pool as well as large living spaces.
Herriots Hotel - As an independent hotel, Herriots Hotel prides itself on those little details and touches that can make all the difference. At Herriots you’ll find the simple things done well; a warm honest welcome, clean, comfortable and relaxing rooms and fantastic food. Situated just 5 minutes’ stroll along the canal path to the centre of the historic market town of Skipton, the hotel is a stone’s throw away from the scenic Yorkshire Dales.
The Talbot Hotel - Following a complete restoration of the Grade II listed building, The Talbot Hotel combines classic British design with traditional values of comfort and unobtrusive service, which boasts 26 individually designed bedrooms, landscaped gardens and not to mention a 2 AA Rosette restaurant. In the heart of the North Yorkshire market town, Malton, visitors are spoilt for choice on adventure and activity to do in the local area.
Grassington House - A striking brown-grey limestone Georgian house, Grassington House is one of the area’s most notable buildings, standing over the corner of Grassington market square. It was first converted into a hotel in the early 1900s, and has been lovingly restored. The house retains many of its fine heritage features, but with a thoughtful Grassington House twist – a pop of colour in one room, a free standing roll-top bath in another, each one different, each one a haven of relaxation and peace.