Make a day of it at The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa. Set in a stunning 1400-acre estate on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, The Coniston has been home to the Bannister family for over 5 decades. The hotel and estate features 71 luxurious bedrooms, 3 self-catering holiday cottages, 2 AA Rosette dining in Macleod’s, relaxed dining with a view in Huntsman’s Lodge, a host of country pursuits and an award-winning spa.
Whether you are joining with a group of friends, family or colleagues, we can tailor make the perfect occasion whether you visit for the day or stay over.
The 2 AA Rosette restaurant, Macleod’s is at the culinary heart of the hotel. The ever-changing menu has a focus on high quality local ingredients as well as seasonal produce from the 1400-acre estate. The a-la-carte menu can be enjoyed with a perfectly paired wine flight.
Alternatively, you can dine in Huntsman’s Lodge which offers a relaxed all-day dining experience with magnificent views of the lake. Take in the incredible scenery on the terrace in summer months or warm up by the roaring open fire in the winter. Serving brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, the menu is packed full of seasonal dishes that use local produce and artisan suppliers.
Both of the restaurants at The Coniston are open to both residents and non-residents.
The Coniston Spa
With state-of-the-art facilities including a 15m indoor swimming pool, thermal suite, gym, fitness studio, 8 spa treatment rooms, relaxation areas and a stunning outdoor infinity pool and terrace, The Coniston Spa is a truly luxurious offering. The Spa is adjacent to the hotel, and boasts stunning views of the surrounding countryside and lake. This peaceful setting is the perfect place to relax. Recently awarded the Best Country Retreat Spa at the Good Spa Guide Awards 2018.
The Coniston Off-Road Centre
Come and experience the thrill of off-road driving in the breath-taking surroundings of the estate, which has been developed over many years. An exhilarating, thrilling experience. Based on the estate we take you from steep slopes to sheer drops, through deep gulley’s and rutted tracks. Whether you’re a complete beginner, including first-time junior drivers, or an off-roading expert, our enthusiastic instructors will leave you grinning from ear to ear!
The Coniston Falconry Centre
Get back in touch with nature. Join us in this stunning location, home to a wonderful array of magnificent hawks, falcon, eagles and owls, for an exclusive experience you will never forget. We have a wide range of experiences for families, group and individuals on offer at the barn and aviary, based a mile onto the estate. With a range of packages to choose from, including family hawk walks, half and full day experiences, as well as eagle and hunting days.
The Coniston Shooting Ground
One of the best shooting grounds in the country, The Coniston Shooting Ground was awarded Premier Plus Ground status by the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association. The breath-taking Canadian lodge is home to an open log fire – perfect to warm up next to in the winter months. Whether you are a member or visiting for an experience, you will be made very welcome by Peter and his team.
Fishing on The Coniston Estate
The estate boasts a beautiful 24-acre lake which is well stocked with rainbow trout and also holds a good head of wild brown trout. It is an ideal location for fly fishing beginners and more experienced anglers alike. The hotel is open for fly fishing from 1st April to 1st October.